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I come no more to make you laugh ; things
That bear a weighty and a serious brow,
Only a show or two, and so agree, The play may pass; if they be still, and willing, I'll undertake, may see away their shilling Richly in two short hours. Only they, That come to hear a merry, bawdy play, A noise of targets ; or too see a fellow In a long motley coat, guarded willı yellow, Will be deceiv'd: for, gentle hearers, know, To rank our chosen truth with such a show As fool and fight is , beside forfeiting Our owu brains , and the opinion that we bring, (To make that only true we now intend,) Will leave us never an understanding friend. Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are
known The first and happiest hearers of the town,
Be sad, as we would make ye: Think, ye see
King Henry the Eighth.
and his Man. Page to Gardiner. A Cryer. Queen Katharine, wife to King Henry; after
wards divorced. Anne Ballen , her maid of honour ; afterwards
An old Lady, Friend to 'Anne Bullen. Patience, Woman to Queen Katharine.
Women attending upon in the dumb shows;
'the , which appear
to her, Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
SCENE, chiefly in London, and Westminster; KING HENRY VIII.
once at Kimbollon.
- ACT I. SCENE I.
London. An Antechamber in the Palace.
Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, at one door;
the other, the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, and the Lord ABERGAVENNY,
Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How have
Since last we saw in France ?
Nor. I thank your Grace :
Buck. An untimely ague
Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
Reheld them, when they lighted , how they cluvg In their embracement, as they grew together; Which had 'they, what four thron’d/ ones could
have weigh'd Such a componnded one ?
Buck. All the whole time