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s« admit of no such Alienation, though promised
by the King: That the People of Burgundy like" wife exclaimed against it ; that the Princes, his - Friends and Confederates, were all of the same
Opinion : And therefore he had been obliged, cs in his own Defence, to enter into a strict Alliance “ with them.” Then he concludes with imploring all the Christian Princes, not to see him and his Children wronged; but he says not one Word of the Oath he had taken to obligate him to return to Prison.
The By GeQRGE CAVENDISH, Esq; • the Law; and therefore in his • late give awuy the Patrimony
princely Place he hath consti- of the Church, and so, in Pros • tuted a Chacellor, order • cess of Time, leave nothing
for him the same, and theres for their Succesors to main-
fift from the Rigour of the Exe- was Jewed to him. Then,
Master Shelley, have la Power, ness, that I am his most faithor may I with Conscience give ful Subject and obedient Bead away
which is now mine man, whose Command I will for me and my Succeffors? ' in no wise disobey, but will in
If this be Law and Conscience, • all Things fulfil his Pleasure, • I pray you lew me your Opis
the Fathers of the Law
fay 1 may: Therefore I charge Forsooth, quoth he, there is your Conscience to discharge no great Conscience in it, but • me, and how his Highness • having regard to the King's from me, that I muft odefire
great Power, it may the better • his Majesty to remember there • stand with Conscience, who is is both Heaven and Hell. And • sufficient to recompence the thereupon the Clerk took and • Church of York with the double wrote the Recognizance, and • Value.
• after some secret Talk they de• That I knowo well, quoth 'parted. my Lord, but there is no such Thus continued
my • Condition, but only a bare and Afur ; receiving daily Melfimple Departure of others • fages from the Court, some
Rights : If every Bishop should • good, and soine tad, but more O do so, then might every Pre- . ill than good; for his Enemies,
The Imperialists were not wanting in setting out a long Answer to this Apology, rețorting upon the King all he charges upon the Emperor.
First, as to the Breach of Faith, they prove it upon the King in the Treaties of Paris and Noyon,
as the Case was decided by the King of England, “ when he was conftituted Umpire to adjudge which " of them had infringed the Articles of these Treaties, “ who had absolutely declared against France.” Then they bring in many Instances of the King's
unjust The SECRET HISTORY of the CARDINAL, perceiving the good Affection the King. The King demand• the King bare always to him, • ed, saying, Have you feen « devised a Means to disquiet his * yonder Man !-Yes, Sir, quoth • Patience, thinking thereby to • he :-How do you like him?
give him Occasion to fret and quoth the King.--Sir, quoth he, chafe, that Death should rather • if you will have him dead, I ensue than otherwise, which • will warrant you he will be
they most defired, for they · dead within these four Days, • feared him more after his Fall, • if he receive no Comfort from " then they did in his Prosperity, you shortly.
fearing that he should, by Rea- • Marry, God forbid, quoth • fon of the King's Favour, rise • the King, that he should die,
again, and be again in Favour, • for I would not lose him for • and great at the Court; then • 20,000l. I pray thee go to « his Enemies might be in Danger • him, and do your Care to « of their Lives for their Cruelty
« him. « wrong fully ministred unto him, • Then must your Grace, • and by their malicious Surmises quoth Dr. Butts, send him • invented and brought to pass fome comfortable Message.--So
• against him : And did conti- • I will, quoth the King, by you; • nually find new Matters against • therefore make Speed to him « him to make him vex and fret, again, and you
shall deliver him • but he was a wise Man, and • this Ring from me for a Token. • did arm himself with much • In the which Ring was the • Patience.
King's Image engraven with • At Christmas he fell very • a Ruby, as like the King as « fick, and most likely to die might be devised : This Ring • the King, hearing thereof, was • he knoweth well, for he gave
very sorry, and sent Dr. Butts, me the same ; and tell him, • his Physician, unto him, who " That I am not offended with • found him very dangerously • him in my Heart for any • fick in Bed, and returned to thing ; and that mall be
: • known
it be poslible.
unjust Proceedings, as « his agreeing with Pope.
Leo the Xth, to divide the Emperor's Dominions “ in Italy ; his encouraging the Rebellion in Spain ;
his invading Flanders and Navarre, and much more
to the same Purpose.” As to the Affair of Milan they urge, " the King of France commenced the War " without any Right to that Dukedom, which is
undoubtedly a Fief of the Empire”. In regard to Flanders and Artois they plead," the Imperial Dig
is . nity takes off all Acknowledgment of Superiority
to By George CAVENDISH, Esq; known shortly; therefore bid Mrs. Anne's Behalf, he advan
• , bim pluck up his Heart, and • ced himself in his Bed, and 'be of good Comfort: And I
• received the Tokens very joycharge you come not from fully, giving him many Thanks him, till
you have brought him • for his Pains and good Comout of the Danger of Death, if • fort. He told him further, that
• the King's Pleasure was, that * Then spake the King to Mrs. • he should minister unto him Anne Bálloigne, Good Sweet • for his Health ; and, for the
heart, as you love me, send the • better and more assured Way, • Cardinal a Token at my Re
• he hath also sent Dr. Cromer, quest, and, in so doing, you Dr. Clement, and Dr. Wotton, 'fhall deserve our Thanks. She, • all to join for your Recovery;
being disposed not to offend " therefore, my Lord, quoth
Lord very gentle and loving Words. was contented, and sent for . And lo he departed to Ajhur “ them to hear their Judgments; ; with Speed ; and after him the .but he trusted more to Dr. King fent Dr. Cromer, Dr. • Cromer than all the rest, be! Clement, and Dr. Wotton, to 'cause he was the very Means 'consult and advise with Dr. • of bringing him from Paris to Buts for my Lord's Recovery. • England, and gave him partly Now after' Dr. Buts had been 6 his Exhibition in Paris. To be with him, and delivered him short, in four Days they set the Tokens from the King him again upon his Feet, and
' and Mrs. Anne Bulloigne, with • he had gotten him a good the most comfortable Words he « Stomach to Meat. All this could devise on the King's alid
6. done, and
Lord in a right
to any other , besides that, the Fealty of these sa Provinces were unduly introduced by Philip the Ift." Concerning the Duke of Bourbon they say, “ that no “ Promises from the Emperor, but the King's re“ fusing to do him Justice, obliged that Prince to « fly to his Imperial Majesty for Protection ; that “ the Earldom of Provence of Right appertained to “ the Emperor, and not to the King; that the King “had not been conquered by Fortune, but by dint of ! Valour; was conveyed into Spain at his own Request,
" and The Secret History of the CARDINAL, good . Way of Amendment, the King had made an Ex! they took their Leaves and de- change with him for Hampton,
parted, to whom my Lord of • court, Had the Lords of the şfered his Reward; but they re. Council known of these Fa. • fused, saying, The King hath yours from the King to the
given a special Commandment, Cardinal, they would have per that they should take nothing ' suaded the King to the cor:of him, for at their Return trary, for they feared left his he would reward them of his now Abode near the King own Coft.
might move the King at some • After this my Lord conti- • Season to resort unto him, and nued at Ashur till Candlemas, to call him Home again, con
before and against which Feast, sidering the great and daily " the King caused to be sent to • Affection the King bare unto Lord three or four Loads
Therefore they moved of Stuff; and most thereof, ex- the King that my Lord might cept
Beds and Kitchen-stuff, was go down to the North, to his loaded in Standards, wherein was Benefice there, where he might & both Plate and rich Hangings, be a good Stay (as they al
• ( • and Chapel-ituff
, which was • ledged) to the Country ; to done without the Knowledge ? which the King condescended;
of the Lords of the Council ; thinking no less but that all • for all which he rendered the • had been true according to their
King most humble and hear- Relation, being with Tuch Coty Thanks; and afterwards lour of deep Confideration, that made suit unto the King to the King was straitway perbe removed from flour to • fuaded to their Conclusion
Richmond, which request was whereupon my Lord of Norgranted.
folk by Master Cromwell, who The House of Richmond a • daily did resort to my Lord, little before was repaired by willed that he should say to him, I my Lord to his great Coft, for • That he must go home to his
* and there treated as if in his own Kingdom : That “ he himself proposed to yield up all his Pretences
in Flanders, Milan, Genoa, and Naples, and, in “ Lieu of Burgundy, to conquer Florence and Venice " for the Emperor ; to bear half the Charges of " the Emperor's War, and to serve him in Person : 6 That he was never threatned with perpetual Im
prisonment, but had Liberty to walk Abroad and “ hunt : That the King notwithstanding was carrying on Projects against the Emperor, and had endea
66 voured By GEORGE CAVENDISH, Esq; Benefice : Well then, Thomas, thought very necessary that he
quoth my Lord, we will go • should have the same still, " then to Winchester. I will • who executed all Things so • then, quoth Master Cromwell, • well and exactly, that he was • tell my Lord of Norfolk what • had in great Estimation for
you say; and so he did at his • his Behaviour therein. next meeting of him. What • Now it came to pass that. should be do there? quoth the ' those; to whom the King had * Duke ; let him go to the rich given any Annuities or Fees • Bishoprick of York, where his • for Term of Life, or by Pagreatest Honour and Clarge ' tent, could not be good buc
lieth, and so fhew him. The only for and during my Lord's • Lords who were not his Friends • Life, forasmuch as the King • perceiving, that my Lord was " had no longer Estate therein, "disposed to plant himself so • but what he had by my Lord's • nigh the King, thought then • Attainder in the Premunire ; • to withdraw his Appetite from and, to make their Estate good • Winchester, moved the King to • and fufficient, there was no
give my Lord a Pension of other Way but to obtain my
4000 Marks out of Winchester, • Lord's Confirmation of their • and all the rest to be distribut- • Patents; and to bring this a• ed amongit the Nobility and • bout, there was no other Mean's • his Servants ; and so likewise • but by Master Cromwell, who to divide the Revenues of St.
' was thought the fittest Inftru: * Albans, whereof some had 200 ment for this purpose; and for • Pounds : And all the Revenues. • his Pains therein he was wors • of his Lands, belonging to his • thily rewarded ; and his Dea
l • College at Oxford and prich, * meanor, his Honesty, and * the King took into his own ( Wisdom was such, that the • Hands; whereof Master Crom- King took great notice of • well had the Receipt and Go- • him, as you shall hereafter
vernment before : Alignment, wherefore it was