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"voured to make his Efcape; which his Imperial Majefty took no notice of, but only ordered he might "be more ftrictly obferved: That the Proteftation, men"tioned in the Apology, was never made: That "all Conditions, provided they be poffible, ought in "Juftice to be performed: That the Emperor afked "for no more than was his due: That he had given his Sifter in Marriage to the Duke of Bourbon, who,
next his Brother, was Heiress to all his vaft Do"minions: That the Parliament of Paris had acted "like
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Still the Lords thought long till my Lord was removed further off the King's Way; wherefore, among others of the Lords, my Lord of Norfolk faid, Mafter Cromwell, methinks the Cardinal, thy Mafter, makes no hafte to go Northwards; tell him, if he go not away, I will tear him with my • Teeth; therefore I would advife him to prepare away with Speed, or elfe I will fet him forwards. These Words reported Mr. Cromwell to my Lord at his next Repair, which was then at Richmond, having • obtained Licence of the King to remove from Afpur to Rich‹ mond; and in the Evening my Lord, being accustomed to walk in the Garden, and I, being with him ftanding in an Alley, efpied certain Images of Beafts counterfeited in Timber, to which I went nearer to take the better View of; among whom I there faw a Dun-cow, whereat I most mufed of all thofe Beafts. My Lord then fuddenly came upon
me unawares, and, speaking to
me, faid, What have you efpied there, whereat you look fo ear• neftly?
For footh, quoth I, if it please your Grace, I here behold thefe Images, which I suppose were ordained to be fet up in the King's Palace; but amongst them all I have most confidered this Cow, which feems to me the Artificer's Mafter-piece. Yea, marry, quoth my Lord, upon this Cow hangs a certain Prophecy, which perhaps you never heard of; I will fhew you there is a Saying,.
When the Corv doth ride the Bull,
"like Flatterers, in telling their King, he was not bound to the Obfervation of the Treaty: That what was required of him, and he had fworn to per❝ form, was no Alienation, but Reftitution: That the Burgundians, fpoken of in the Remonftrance, had "been inftructed with regard to what they were to fay: And that, in cafe he would not perform "the Premises, he ought to render himself Pri"foner again, as he had fworn to do; and, as his "Predeceffor King John had done, when re"leafed
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King's Beaft, betokens the King, and the Bull betokens Miftrefs ⚫ Anne Bulloigne, who after was Queen. Her Father the gave black Bull's Head in his Cognizance, and was his Beaft, fo that, when the King had married Q. Anne, it was thought of all Men to be fulfilled; for what a Number of Priests, religious and fecular, loft their Heads, ⚫ for offending of thofe Laws, 'made to bring this Matter to 'país, is not unknown to all the World; therefore it may well be judged, that this Prophecy is fulfilled.
You have heard what Words the Duke of Norfolk spake to • Mafter Cromwell, touching my 'Lord's going into the North; then faid my Lord, Tom, it is time to be going, there Ifore I pray you go to the King, and tell him I would go to my Benefice at York, but for want of Moneys, defiring bis Grace to help me to fome; and you may say, the laft Money I had from his Grace was 100 little to pay my Debts, and to com
pel me to pay the rest of my Debts is too much Extremi ty, feeing all my Goods are taken from me : And alfo fhew my Lord of Norfolk, and the reft of the Council, that I would depart, if I had Money. Sir, quoth Mafter Cromwell, I fhall do my best and fo, after other Communication,departed, and came to London. Then, in the beginning of Lent, my Lord removed his Lodging into the Charter house at Richmond, where he lay in a Lodging that Dr. Colet made for himself; and every Afternoon, for the Time of his Refidence 'there, would he fet in Con
templation with fome one of ⚫ the most antient Fathers there, ⚫ who converted him to defpife the vain Glory of this World; and there they gave unto him Shirts of Hair to wear next his Body, which he wore divers ⚫ times after.
The Lords affigned, that my Lord fhould have 1000 Marks Penfion out of Winchester, for his going down into the North, which, when the King heard
leafed by them to the English on the fame "Terms."
Notwithstanding these Pieces were published, the French Ambaffadors continued their Endeavours to prevail with the Emperor, to comply with the King their Master's Request, but all in vain; for he refused to make the leaft Alteration in the Treaty of Madrid; and his Imperial Majefty was fo provoked at King Francis's Behaviour, that he told the French Ambaffadors, "That their Master had done lachment "&
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of, he commanded it should be forthwith paid to Mafter • Cromwell, and the King commanded Master Cromwell to repair to him again, when he had received the faid Sum, which accordingly he did; to whom his Majetty faid, Sherw your Lord, that I have fent *him 10,000 Pounds of my Be⚫nevolence, and tell him, he shall not lack; bid him be of good Comfort. Mafter Cromwell, on my Lord's Behalf, thanked the King for his royal Liberality towards my Lord, (and with that departed to Richmond) to whom he delivered the Money and the joyful Tidings, wherein my Lord did not a little rejoice; forthwith there was a Preparation made for his going. He had with him in his Train 160 Per• fons, and 12 Carts, to carry his Goods, which he sent from his College at Oxford; ⚫ befides other Carts, for his daily Carriage of his Neceflaries for his Buildings. He kept his fo• lemn Feast of Eafter at Peterborough, and upon Palm-funday
• he bare his Palm, and went on Proceffion with the Monks; • and upon Thufday he made his Maundy, having 59 poor People whofe Feet he wafhed and • kissed, and, after he had dried them, he gave every one of
them 12 d. and three Ells of good Canvas to make them Shirts, and each of them a Pair of new Shoes, and a Cask of Red-herrings. On Eafter-day he rofe to the Refurrection, and that Day he went in • Proceffion in his Cardinal's Vestments, having his Hat on his Head, and fung the High Mafs there himself fo• lemnly; after his Mass he gave his Benediction to all the Hearers with clean Remiffion. From Peterborough he took his Journey into the North, but made fome Stay by the Way, and many Paffages hap 'pened in his Journey too te⚫dious here to relate. At the laft
" & mechantment, (that is, bafely and wickedly) the very "Words Francis declared Charles fhould be free to charge "him with, if he did not perform the Treaty."
No fooner was the Emperor's Refolution known, but Lanoy quitted the French Court, and proceeded to put himself at the Head of the Emperor's Army, ordered to march for Naples, and foon after he arrived in Corfica.
Matters having been carried to this Extremity, the League, that had been concluded at Cognac, was
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ferved, would he go to fome ⚫ poor Parish-church thereabouts, and there would fay the Divine Service, and either faid or heard Mass, and then caufed one of his Chaplains to preach the Word of God to the People; and afterwards he would dine in fome honeft Houfe in the Town, where fhould be diftributed to the Poor Alms, as well of Meat
all the Doctors and Prebends of the Church of York did repair to my Lord, according to 'their Duties, as unto the chief Head, Patron, and Father of their Spiritual Dignities, who did joyfully welcome him into thofe Parts, faying, It was no 'fmall Comfort unto them, to fee their Head among them, whe had been fo long absent from them, being like to fatherless and com
and Drink, as Money to fup-fortless Children for want of his
ply the want of Meat and Drink, if the Number of Poor did exceed : Thus, with other 1: good Deeds, practising himself during the Time of his Abode there between Party and Party, they being at Variance. About Michaelmas after he removed ⚫ from thence to Cayrwood cafle, within feven Miles of the City of York, where we had • much Honour and Love from all Men, high and low, where ⚫he kept a plentiful Houfe for ⚫ all Comers; alfo he built and repaired the Cafle, which was much decayed, having at the leaft 300 Perfons daily in Work, to whom he paid Wages laying there: Whither
Prefence; and, that they trufted fhortly to fee him amongst them in his own Church. To whom he made answer, That it was the most especial Caufe of his Coming, to be amongst them as a Father, and a natural Bro• ther.
Sir, quoth they, you must understand the Ordinances and Rules of our Church, whereof, though you be the whole and fole Governor, yet you are not fo well acquainted as we he therein; therefore, if it please your Grace, we shall (under Favour) open unto you fome Part of our antient Laws and Cuftoms of our Church, that our head Prelate and Paftor, as 6 you
no longer kept a Secret, but publifhed in all the Courts of Europe, and the King of England was ftrongly follicited to become a principal Party therein; which he declined, because fome Articles of that Treaty were apprehended prejudicial to his Intereft, and others omitted which most concerned him; therefore Walfey demanded, in his Majesty's Behalf, "That Com"miffioners might be fent by the Powers mentioned "in this Treaty, in order that fuch Parts thereof might be qualified, wherein the King did not feem
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you now are, might not come above our Quire-door, until by • due Order he be installed. Nor if you fould happen to die be fore your Inftallation, you should not be buried above in the Quire, but below, in the nether Part of the Body of the Church: Therefore we bumbly defire and be feech you, in the Name of all our Brethren, that you would vouchfafe to do therein, as our antient Fathers, your Predeceffors, have • done, and that you would not break the laudable Customs of our Church ; to the which we are obliged by Oath, at our firft Admittance to obferve, and divers others, which in our Chap⚫ter doth remain upon Record.
Thefe Records, quoth my Lord, would I feigr fee, and then fhall you know further of mine Advice and Mind in this Bufinefs.
A Day was affigned to bring their Records to my Lord, at which Time they reforted to my Lord with their Regifter and Books of Records, wherein were fairly written their • Institutions and Rules, which
every Minister of their Church was most principally and chiefly bound to obferve and infallibly keep and maintain.
When my Lord had read the Records, he did intend to be at the Cathedral Church of York, the next Monday after Albollan-tide, against which Time 'due Preparation was made for the fame; but not in fo fumptuous a wife as were his Predeceffors before him: Nor yet in fuch fort as the Fame and common Report was afterwards 'made of him, to his great Slander, and to the falfe Reporters no fmall Dishonesty, to become Divulgers of fuch ⚫ notorious Lies, as I am fure they did; for I myself was fent by my Lord to York, to fee that all Things there should be or 'dered and provided for that Solemnity* in a very decent Form, to the Honour of that antient and worthy Monaftery ' of York.
It came to pass, that upon • Alhollows-day, one of the head and principal Officers of the faid
Yet many Authors, the Cardinal's inveterate Enemies, havé
averred the contrary.