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King's Mother, with the Dauphin and the Duke of Orleans, on the French Side. In the midst of the River was a large Bark, moored fast with several Anchors ; then the King, with Lanoy the Vice-roy of Naples, and a certain Number of Gentlemen, went into one Boat, and at the fame Time the Dauphin, the Duke of Orleans, and Marshal Lautrec, with the like Number of Gentleman, entered another Boat ; then moving equally, both at one Time, to the opposite Sides of the Bark, into which the King came

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The Secret HISTORY of the CARDINAL, of the wisest Kings that reigned mer Seat ; but she went pre

in Spain these many Years. So sently out of the Court, leaning they were both wise Men and upon the Arm of one of her noble Princes ; and it is no • Servants, who was her general

Question but they had wise Receiver, one Mr. Griffith. Counsellors of either Realm, as • The King, seeing that she 'be now at this Day : Who was ready to go out of the thought, at the Marriage of you Court, commanded the Cryer and

me, to hear what new De- to call her again by these vices are now invented against

« Words, Katherine, Queen of me; to cause me to stand to the England, come into the Court.

Order of this Court? And I con- • Lo, quoth Mr. Griffith, you ceive you do me much Wrong, may are called again : Go on, jou condemn me for not answering, quoth she, it is no Matter ; it having no Counsel but such as you « is no indifferent Court for me, assigned me: You must confider,

" therefore I will not tarry, go that they cannot be indifferent on • on yourWay; and so they demy Part, being your own Subjeets, parted without

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further and such as you have made Choice • Answer at that Time, or any

of out of your own Council, where- • Appearance in any other Court

into they are privy, and dare not after that. disclose your Pleasure.

• The King seeing she was Therefore I molt humbly beseech departed thus, and considering you to spare ine, until I know how • her Words, said to the Aumy Friends in Spain will advise dience these few Words in

then let « Effect. your Pleasure be done.

Forasmuch, quoth he, as the • And with that the rose, mak- « Queen is gone, I will in her

ing a low Courtesy to the King, « Absence declare unto you all : • and departed from thence; all - She hath been to me a true • the People thinking she would • obedient Wife, and as comfort. have returned again to her for-able as I could with or desire ;

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with twelve Spaniards, and the young Princes, with twelve French Gentlemen, exactly at the same Moment, the King being exchanged for his two Sors, who were conducted in his Boat to Spain, and the King got safe into France in the Boat that brought them to the Bark.

No fooner was the King on Shore in his own Kingdom, but he mounted on Horse-back, and rode full speed to St. Jean de Luz, and the next Day to Bayonne. In the mean time the Vice-roy of Naples con

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By George CAVENDISH, Esq; & the hath all the Virtues and • his Mafter thereof, whether

good Qualities that belong to our Daughter Mary should be a Woman of her Dignity, or • legitimate in respect of my

in any of meaner Estate ; her Marriage with this Woman, “ Conditions will well declare being some time my Brother's 6 the fame.

• Wife, which 'Words (I pon• Then, quoth my Lord Car- dering) begot such a Scruple in • dinal, I humbly beseech your my Conscience that I was much

Highness to declare unto this « troubled at it, whereby I * Audience, whether I have been thought myself in Danger of

the first and chief Mover of God's heavy Displeasure and • this Matter unto your High

Indignation, and the rather beness, or no ; for I am much cause he fent us no Issue Male; • suspected of all Men.

for all the Iflue Male that I • My Lord Cardinal, quoth • have had by my Wife died in• the King, you have rather ad- • continently after they came

vised me to the contrary, than • into the World, which causes • been any Mover of the fame. me to fear God's Displcafu • The special Cause, that moved • in that particular. Thus

in this Matter, is a certain • Conscience being tossed in • Scruple that pricked my Con- · Waves of troublesome Do

science, upon certain Words and partly in Despair to
• spoken by the Bishop of Bayon, any other Issue, than I h
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came hither to consult of a 6 Wite ; it behoved met
Marriage between the Princess • sider the Estate of this

our Daughter, the Lady Mary, and the Danger it ftan • and the Duke of Orleans, se- lack of a Prince to fus • cond Son to the King of

• I thought it therefore France; and upon Resolution Release of this mig and Determination, he desired then on my Confe Respite to advertise the King • also for the quiet Eft

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ducted the young Royal Captives to Fuenterabia, and delivered them to the Care of Don John Tovar, Marquis of Barlanga.

Lanoy having thus far proceeded, and taken Leave of the young Princes, passed over to Bayonne, to attend King Francis, in order to receive the Ratification of the Treaty. At first Francis shewed some Inclination to perform it; but at last he fet out for Paris without doing it. Thus was the King of France set at Liberty, after

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The Secret HISTORY of the CARDINAL, • Realm, to attempt a Trial in ( then in some Doubt, you mov.

the Law herein: Whether I ? ed me to ask Counsel of the · might lawfully take another rest of the Bishops; whereupon • Wife without carnal Concu- I moved it to you, my Lord

piscence, by which God may Cardinal, to have your Lisend more Iffue, in case this ..cense, forasmuch as you are

my firit Copulation was not · Metropolitan, to put this Mats good; I not having any Dif- 'ter in question ; and so I did • pleasure in the Person, or Age to all you, my Lords, to which . of the Queen, with whom I you all granted under your

could be well contented to Seals, which is here to shew.

continue (if our Marriage may « That is Truth, quoth the < stand with the Law of God) as Bishop of Canterbury, and I

with any Woman alive ; in • doubt not but my Brothers will · which Point confifteth all the acknowledge the fame. No, « Doubt that we go about, now • Sir, not so, under Correction,

to know by the learned Wif- ? quoth the Bishop of Rochester, s doin of you our Prelates and

have not my Hand Pastors, of this Realm and • and Seal. No, quoth the King, Dominion, now here assem- • Is not this your Hand and • bled for that Purpose, to whose • Seal ? and Thewed it to him in

Consciences and Learning, I " the Instrument with Seals : have committed the Care and · No, forsooth, quoth the Bishop. • Judgment, according to which · How say you to that, quoth I will (God willing) be well the King to the Bishop of

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Canterbury ? Sir, It is his ç and obey the same: And when • Hand and Seal, quoth the Bi

my Conscience was so troubled, Top of Canterbury. No, my I moved it to you, my Lord Lord, quoth the Bishop of Roof Lincoin, in Confession, then ? Chester, indeed you were in being my Ghostly Father : • hand with me to have both my And forasmuch as you were Hand and Seal, as other of

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