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here introduced, as well as one transcribed from the Original, now extant in the Exchequer Re
maketh much more Building more that heartily asked for • there than you do, because you your Grace. Mafter Treasurer, • have Men from London. We Mafter Comptroller, Mafter Se
say, No: Yet we cannot be be- cretary, and the most part of 6 lieved in that Matter. And al- • the Gentlemen in the Court, • fo you are spoke of, because when they saw me, came to your
Grace should take Ma- • know how your Grace does, •fter Doddington to be Steward; and was right glad to hear of • for it is said, That he is not be- • the Behaviour of your Grace. 6 loved in that Country. I made • Master Alward is at Ipswich, • answer, That he had never had • but he hath made Answer for • the Staff in his Hand. Also your Chapel-book to Master
you are spoke of, that your Cromwell: And as for more • Grace should give away an Of- • Books we cannot get of Ma• fice that you had granted to • fter Stubbs. He says, Heis in « Master Edwards. I said, It was « Premunire, and cannot tell how • not so, that ever I heard of. • he small do. The King's High• Master Stubbs says, That he ' ness hath given, to Master Se
hath no Money for your Grace, cretary, Hanword Term of his as he hath made answer to · Life. The King is at Windsor ;
Mafter Cromwell. As yet he how long he shall tarry there is at Kingston ; at his coming • I cannot tell. Thus Almigh
to London he will provide a 'ty God preserve your Grace • Piece of Baudkin, or Cloth of ' in good Health, and long Life, • Gold. Also Mafter Eften fays, ' to his Pleasure. At London, the « That your Grace fall have ' 1oth Day of June, by, your
Wine of kim this Year. true and faithful Steward, • Also Master Amyda fays, He
* ROBERT SMYTHE,' • has no Plate for your Grace as
Endorsed, • To my Lord Caryet ; but I perceive, from
• dinal's good Grace.'
to understand, that I • Hull, your Grace shall have • have made search in the City, Quails sent
you. Other News • and also caused Stephen Samble, • here is, one Henry Man speaks • and Thomas Yonge, your old « much Honour of your Grace, • Servants and Workmen, as well • in ordering yourself among the as others of my Friends, to - Gentlemen in the Country. I I make search for Cloths of • have made your Recommenda- Baudkin, or Cloths of Gold,
tion to all that your Grace " and we do find the City defti• commanded me, with many
tute of such Stuff, parily by
cord-office, from Mr. Lawrence Stubbs, another of the Cardinal's faithful Friends, and the Gentleman mentioned in Mr. Smythe's Letter.
The Cardinal still continued to keep Defires Cromwell to come
a close Correspondence with his faithful to him.
Servant and Friend, Cromwell, and, as he
was settled at Cawood, he required him to come thither, that they might transact fome Affairs together, which were not proper to be communicated in Writing ; and at the same time familiarly gives him an Account how he passed his Time, and what Satisfaction he took therein. To this Cromwell anfwered, by a respectful Letter, which is preserved in the Exchequer Record-office.
In the first Part he gives his Master Cromwell's
an Account what was said of him ar Answer.
Court, and speaks of his Retirement in the following Words.
• reason of your late great oc- wise, yet I shall not fail to
cupying thereof, and partly be- ' purchale for your Grace the 'cause the King's Highness hath said Cloths, though I should
• • since taken much of the same • for the Payment thereof lay to
kind; and also for that Flo- pledge and fell all the Plate I rence and the Country there- • have. Since your Grace has been abouts, from whence such ' in Trouble, I have sold Lands
Cloths come, doth not, to the yearly Value of 81. and • Merchants say, make such Stuff; spent the Money. Your Grace
but do now occupy themselves • shall ever have me a true and
more in War than in Mer- « faithful Servant to you, and • chandize. I befeech your Grace • daily Orator, as knoweth the • take this for no Delay in me, Holy Trinity, who have your
for, though I be a Priest of small • Grace in his blessed Tuition, Lands, and Promotions, and a • Written at Westminster, the ift poor Man, daily suitaining great • Day of July.
Charges by abiding here at • Your most humble Ser• Wesiminfier, in the King's "vant, and Orator, Buildings, and also am at great
• LAWRENCE STUBBs.t • Cost in defending myself in an · Westminster, the • Action of Premunire, and other- ist Day of July.' - † This Gentleman was President of Magdalen College in Oxford, and owed his Preferment to the Cardinal.
" Your Grace is right happy, that you are now
at Liberty to serve God in your own Way, not “ doubting but you have learnt by Experience, to “ banish and exile the vain Desires of this unstable “ World, that does nothing but allure every Per“ fon therein, especially such as God has most en“ dued with the greatest Gifts, &c. Wherefore, your “ Grace being as you are, I judge you would not “ be as as you were for a hundred times as much
as you were poffefsed of.” Then he gives him a Relation of what was transacting both at Home and Abroad, and concludes with affuring his Master, " That he would render him all the Service he pof
sibiy could during the Remainder of his Life ;?' but excuses himself from coming down to him, for that his Affairs would not perinit him, and conceived he was much more capable of serving him by staying at London, than if he was with him.
The Cardinal received this Letter vety kindly, yet at times he expressed The Cardinal's
Enemies busy in fome Uneasiness at his not coming to
hurting him. him : On the other Hand there were not wanting Persons about the Court, who not only inviduously represented the Cardinal's publick and generous Actions, but, as they saw with Envy the Friendship that subsisted between him and Cromwell, they likewise earnestly endeavoured to break it, as appears from what Cromwell tells his Master in another Letter. " That his modest Behaviour and · Cromwell's
Letter to him. Humanity had gained him the Love " and good Respect of the Country, where he liv. " ed, as well as in the Court ; but your Enemies * “ deprave all. Sir, fome there be that do alledge, your “ Grace keeps too great a House and Family, and " that you are continually building; for the Love of “God therefore have respect and refrain. Vol. IV.
" I * Creatures cot to be pleased in any Shape,
“ I am informed your Grace hath me in some Dif“ fidence, as if I did diffemble with you, or procure
any Thing contrary to your Profit and Honour ; I “ much muse that your Grace should think or suf
pect it fecretly, considering the Pains I have taken: “ Wherefore I desire you to speak without feign
ing, if you have such Conceit, that I may clear
myself. I reckoned that your Grace would have “ written plainly to me of such Things, rather than
secretly to have misreported me; but I shall bear your Grace no less Good-will. Let God judge be
tween us! Truly, your Grace something over-shoot“ eth yourself; there is Regard to be given to what
Things you utter, and to whom.” It appears from this Letter that Cromwell kept certain Scholars in Cambridge ; for he concludes with entreating the Cardinal to prefer them to Benefices that should fall in his Archbishoprick. His Answer.
The Cardinal immediately answered it.
Tho' Cromwell was full pert in his Let“ I suspect not, says he, and that may appear by my Deeds, for I use no Man's Help nor Coun" sel but yours. Complaint, indeed, has been made, 66 that Cromwell has not done me so good Offices as “ he might, concerning my Colleges and Archbi
fhoprick, but I have not believed them. It's true, " I have asked of our common Friends, How Crom< well hath behaved towards me? and, to my great “ Comfort, have found you faithful : Therefore I “ beseech you to continue stedfart, and give no Cre“ dit to the false Suggestions of such as would make a • Variance between us, and by that Means leave me “destitute of all Help.” This Letter had the defired Effect, for they were thoroughly satisfied with each other.
During the Time that the Cardinal reThe King seeks to bring Wolsey
sided at Cowood, several Applications were into bis Views 'made to him, as well by Promising as
Threatning, to prevail on him to aid in concluding the Affair of the Divorce according to the King's Mind, without having any Regard to the Orders of the Court of Rome ; but he positively refused to intermeddle any further in the Affair : Therefore his Majesty, finding him inflexible, determined his entire Ruin, as the Sequel shews.
The Cardinal, not yet being acquaint- The Clergy of ed with this extraordinary Resolution, the Cardinal.
York attend continued to employ his Time agreeable to his Function. The Clergy of the Cathedral Church of York, consistent with their Duty and Good-liking, attended him, who treated them with a Respect that shewed their facred Relation, declaring, “ The most
special Cause of his Coming was to be among them,
not only as a religious Brother, but as a Father." This kind Treatment was most dutifully received, and, in communing with his Grace, they begged, 66 That he would come to the Cathedral at York to be “ installed, according to the Custom of his Predecef" fors." He took Time to consider of this, and at last consented to it; but insisted, “ It should be done 56 “ without that great Shew and Pomp practised here
tofore, because the Misfortunes he had met with
had sufficiently weaned him from the Grandeur of $ the World.” The Monday next after All Saints Prepares for his
at Day was appointed for his Installment, Infallment as
York. and, contrary to the Cardinal's Knowledge or Desire, great Preparations were made at York, in order to receive him into that City in a Manner equal to his high Dignity, the Abbots, Priors, and neighbouring Gentlemen of the Country, sent in all Sorts of Provisions ; so that, the Week before the intended Ceremony, every Thing was got ready for his Reception : But the preceding Sunday an Accident happened, which gave the CardiX X 2