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Servant; but then, Love prevailed over all Confiderations ; and who can withstand it?
Matters being in this Situation Part of the Evening was spent by Anna Bulleyn, in contriving with the Cardinals Foes, how to divert the King the next Morning, from having any Coversation with him ; though his Majesty had then commanded his Attendance, and said, he would talk further with him. This she thoroughly accomplished; for, when the
King. It may well be,
Nor. It's Heaven's Will,
King. If we did think
He takes his Seat, whispers Lovel, who goes to Wolsey.
King. Good my Lord,
Cardinal came in Obedience to that Command, the King was just ready to mount his Horse, and, without taking further notice of The King neg
leets him at ibe him, in a cool Manner crdered him to con
2d Meeting fult with the Lords of the Council : Anna Bulleyn also passed Wolfey with an insulting Mein, and rode to take the Air with the King; and, to prevent his Return before the Cardinals Departure, had taken care to provide an Entertainment for his Majesty in Hanwell-park.
Her Times of Preservation, which
King. You have said well.
Woit. And ever may your Highness yoke together,
King. 'Tis well faid again,
Wolf. What Tould this mean?
Woll. My Sovereign, I confefs. your Royal Graces,
The King's leaving the Cardinal in fo abrupt a Manner proved in the Event the decisive Stroak
3 but he was too wise to expose himself to the Raillery of the Court, by waiting for his Majesty's Return, which Anna Bulleyn had taken so effectual a Precaution to retard, judging rightly, that there was no contending for him against the Power of this
King. Fairly answer'd :
Wolf. I profess
King. 'Tis nebly spoken ;
[Exit King, frozuning upon Cardinal Wolsey, the Nobles throng after him, whispering and smiling.
Wols. * The last Time of his seeing the King.
Lady over the Person in whose Breast she had already, in so triumphant a Manner, established her Empire ; and therefore immediately after Dinner he departed with his colleague, Campeius, for London, in their way to which they had much serious Difcourse on this Presage of the great Calamities which shortly after fell heavy on Wolsey
. What should this mean!
To the Pope ?
Tho' Shakespear aseribes, as one their Hearsay without any Eviof the Causes of the Cardinal's dence whatsoever, all his great Disgrace, to his designing to fend Wealth, as it afterwards ap- : to Rome the great Wealth he had peared, confitted only in rich got together, which Account he Goods, and fome Jewels, not in has taken from some of our old Money ; and, whatever it was, Chronicle Writers, who relate the King had all at latt.
The Cardinal was no fooner got to returns to Lon- London, but his Enemies set the Lawyers
to work in drawing up Indietments, Apa ticles, and other Charges for male Administration, NATURAL TREATMENT TO FALLEN MINISTÉRS; but they did not think proper to exhibit them till after Campeius was departed the Kingdom; and that he might the sooner be gone, in order to give him his Audience of Leave, the King hastened to London, where Compeius was soon introduced to his Majesty. The King had such a Command of himself
as to take no notice of Campeius's Pros Campeius has his Audience of
ceedings, but looked pleasantly on him, and wished him a good Journey. Being
returned from his Audience, he took an affectionate Leave of his Brother Cardinal, and then prepared to embark.
His Baggage was sent before him to be put on Board the Ship, where the Czystom-house Officers throughly searched it, under Pretence of looking for contrabard Goods; but Bishop Burnet afsigns us two Reafons for this Search ; 1/1, in hopes of catching Wolley's Ircafure among it ; 2dly, of finding the King's Love-letters to Anna Bulleyn, which were privacely conveyed out of his Cabinet and sent to Rome, where he saw them in the Vatican Library; for, he knowing the King's Hand, he was convinced they were writ by him, though so ill wrote, they were scarce legible, and the French faulty ; which he got Dr. Fell to copy out for him. But the Bishop's Difciple; Rapin, gives us a 3d Reason ;
“ It is probable, says " he, the King hoped to find the Decretal Bull,
which he had seen in his Hands, not knowing it was burnt."
Campeius made loud Complaints of this Infult, and writ to the King to demand Satisfaction, as an Affront of the highest Nature done to the Legate of