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nal fome Uneasiness. Being at Dinner, surrounded with his Chaplains and the rest of his Attendants, Dr. Augustine, a Physician, cloathed with a heavy Velvet Gown, in arising up, pushed against the Cardinal's Silver Cross, placed at the Corner of the Table, which fell so heavy upon Dr. Bonner's Head, one of the Chaplains, that the Blood came trickling down his Shoulder. Upon this the Cardinal, im
mediately retired to his Chamber, and, An ill Omen.
shaking his Head, tàid, I do not like this Omen. * It was observed afterwards, That, about the same Hour
as this happened at Cawood, Sir Walter Walsh fets out Walsh, Knt. one of the Gentlemen of the for the North. King's Bed-chamber, Jet out from Court
. to attend the Lord Piercy, who became Earl of Northumberland upon his Father's Death, and they were dire&ted jointly to arrest the Cardinal upon a new Accusation of High Treason; and this Matter was transacted fo privately, that neither Master Cromwell, nor any other of the Cardinal's particular Friends, had the least Intelligence of it.
Sir Walter Walsh, upon his Arrival in the North, communicated his Initructions to the Earl of Northumberland, who very readily accepted of this extraordinary Trust; thereupon he and Sir Walter repaired 'to Cawood to put their Commission in Execution, and came to the Cardinal's Seat, the Friday in the Afternoon before the intended Installment, attended by several Horsemen.
The Earl and Sir Walter on their Arrival first went into the Hall
, and demanded the Keys of the Palace from the Porter, who refusing to deliver them
* This he expounded in the bis Enemies, and an Informer ; following Manner :
Dr. Bonner's r the Master of the The Cross reprefented bis Per- Faculties) being wounded imported, Jon ; Dr. Augustine, who threru that his Power was at an End, and
dorun, be suspected to be one of that Death would quickly enfue,
without his Master's Order, to prevent any further Di. sturbance, they contented themselves with taking an Oath from the faithful Porter, “ That no Person should
go out or come in at the Gates until he received
further Orders." The Cardinal all this while remained ignorant of what passed below, Care being taken that no one should go up to inform him; but at last one of the Servants found Means to acquaint his Master, that the Earl of Northumberland was in the Hall, who, harmlesly taking it to be only a friendly Visit, immediately rose from Table, and, they meeting on the Top of the Stairs, mutually embraced; but the ungrateful, guilty Earl, trembling, said, I arrefi
Earl of Noryou of High Treason. Upon this the Car
Upon this the Car- thumberland dinal demanded to see his Authority; arrefts Wolfor he could not at first be pursuaded, fey of High
Treason. that a Nobleman, who had been educated in his Family, and so kindly used by him, could have been prevailed on to execute so unthankful an
The Earl refusing to shew his Commission, Wolfey with great Presence of Mind replied, I will not then submit to your Arreft; but, whilst they were debating together, Sir Walter Walsh came up Stairs, whom the Cardinal knew, and, he repeating what the Earl had before faid, his Eminence readily surrendered himself to him ; for, as he was one of the Bed-cham
* We can with Pleasure say,' Trust, he publickly declared the that in our T'ime we had an In- great Obligations he was under to stance of a very contrary Conduct, the unhappy Lord, and begged in an honourable Gentleman now Leave to decline it; being, doubtin high Station, (when an Im- less, rather under a Concern, that peachment was exhibited in Par- there was any Occasion for an liament against a noble Lord, and Enquiry of that Sort, than offi. a Chancellor too, on' a Charge of cious to be concerned in it. High Crimes and Misdemeanours) Example moft worthy of Imitawho,
among other Members of tion, and which we hope will the House of Commons, was pro- not soon be forgotten ; and that posed to be one of the Managers it might not be so was the chief to carry on the Prosecution ; but, Motive of our making this Me: indead. of pagerly accepting the mento.
ber, he had Power, as it was then held, by a verbal Order only, to arrest the greatest Peer of the Realm.
His Grace being now in Custody, Is in Cuftody.
Saturday was spent in packing up some of his Effects, and preparing for his Journey ; but, as foon as the Country People were informed of what the Earl and Walso had been doing, the Palace was surrounded by a great Number of Persons, who made the Air ring with repeated Cries, May the foul Evil overtake them, who are taking him from us ! And there they continued waiting, in order to see the Cardinal carried away, that they might take their mournful Farewel of him, which gave Northumberland and the Knight no little Uneasiness. Sets out for
On Sunday, the ist of Nov. early in the London. Morning, he proceeded on his Journey towards London. As foon as he came out of his Gate
* This bafe Transaction shews Man could devise. In fact, the what Height of Rancour reigned Cardinal's noble and commendin the Hearts of his imbittered able Behaviour, from the Time of Foes, and the Meanness of Soul his Retreat to his being arrested, they had reduced Henry the no way bespeaks Guilt; had it VIIIth to; especially if we con- been otherwise, we are of Opinion, fider, that this worthy Prelate if he had given the Word to his was peaceably retired to serve Domesticks, and the Country God and his Flock, from the vain about him, both the Earl and Pomps and Deceits of a moft cor- the Knight would have found it rupted, fallen Court, and troubled no easy Matter to have carrinot his Head with any of their ed him away in Custody: He Affairs ; yet even here his Ene- was conscious of his own Inmies could not help envying his nocence, and therefore quietly Happiness: For the Repose of this submitted. But, happy for us, now inoffensive Man, forsooth, it is not so in our Days! How they must disturbs and what then? many great Men have we feen, why arrest and take him into Cu- who have given Disgust, or at Hody, upon no less a Charge than least been disapproved of, that High Treason, although the King have been suffered not only to had, no longer than the Month retire in Peace, but so to remain ; of February before, granted him nay, such has been the prevailas ample and full Pardon, for all ing Prudence and Clemency, supposed Crimes, which Lord fome of them have been recalled, Coke admits was penned as learn- and afterwards filled high Sta edly and largely as the Wit of tions with great Applaule.
the People, with great Lamentations, expressed their Concern at being likely to lose so humane, so pious, so exemplary a Benefactor and Father; and with bitter Eclamations wished, That a Judgment might attend those that were the cause of his being taken away from them! and thus they followed him for several Miles, until the Cardinal, with his usual Serenity, desired them to be patient, for that he feared not bis Enemies, hut entirely submitted to the Will of Heaven.
The first Night he lodged at Pomfret- Arrives at Abbey; the next night with the Black Pomfret. Friars at Doncaster ; and the Night following at Sheffield-park, where he remained eighteen Days. Here he was kindly entertained by the Earl of Shrewsbury, had great Respect shewn him by the neighbouring Gentlemen, who flocked in to visit him; and among others his very honourable and grateful Friend William Fitz-williams, Esq; paid his Respects to him, which gave his Eminence great Satisfaction. Whilst at Sheffield, the Cardinal was taken very ill one Day at Dinner, insomuch that he found a sudden Coldness at his Stomach, which instantly spread Is taken ill. itself through his whole Body; and, as he apprehended it to be an Oppression occafioned by Wind, he immediately sent for something to expel it; when the Earl of Shrewsbury ordered his own Apothecary * to prepare the Medicine, which gave him Ease, and, finding himself afterwards pretty well recovered, he retired to his Chamber.
When Cronwell was informed, that his Master was taken into Custody, he expressed great Uneasiness, and spoke to the King in his Favour, who assured him, that, though he had caused him to be arrested at the Importunity of some of his
* Quere, Whether this Apo- ful Mistake in preparing the Methecary did not make some wil. dicine.
Council, he should be fairly heard before any Sentence Mhould be passed on him, and in the mean time should be treated with the utmost Refpect, and some few Days after his Majesty directed Mr. Kingston to repair to the Earl of Shrewsbury's, in order to receive the Cardinal into his Custody, and attend him to Town.
Mr. Kingston, upon his Coming to the Earl's Seat, was acquainted with the Condition the Cardinal was in ; therefore it was thought proper to defer Mr. Kingston's Waiting upon him till the next Day, and that the Earl should first let him know it in such a Manner as not to make him uneasy. Accordingly, the next Day the Earl visited the Cardinal, who he found very ill with a violent Purg
ing: Nevertheless he told his Eminence, The Earl of
“ That he was heartily sorry for his Slirewihury's Concern for
“ Misfortunes ; that he had wrote to the King in his Behalf, and would omit
“ nothing that lay in his Power to assist hin against his Enemies; that he would have him “ be of good Chear; and that, as he had often wished " to appear before the King, he now seemed to have “ an Opportunity, and he did not in the least quef« tion but he would clear himself of the Accusations
against him:” Acquainting him also, “ That Mr.
Kingston was just arrived, attended with twenty“ four Horsemen, who had been his old Servants “ and Attendants, in order to conduct him to Lon“ don.” The Cardinal at first expressed some Uneasiness at mentioning Kingston's Name, because he was Lieutenant of the Tower ; but the Earl begged, “ He “ would be under no particular Concern on that Ac
count ; for he was fure King fton was sent down “ to serve him, and that he himself knew he was one Mr. Kingston
“ of his Friends." Upon this his Emiintroduced, nence replied, I should be glad to see
him," and immediately Mr. Kingston was introduced to him, where, after proper Sa