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cu sit unpracticable ; but, as he had for a long Time s borne a sensible Part in his Misfortune, so now he reşs joiced with him on the Occasion of his Delivery.” The Ambassador had further in Charge to make an Offer, in the King's Name, of any Service that might either be for his Advantage, Pleasure, or Honour.

These Ambassadors, whilst they were in France, re: çeived further Instructions, drawn up by the Cardinal, concerning a League between England and that Court, and were directed to represent to Francis, “That the

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The Secret HISTORY of the CARDINAL, ping his vehemency, soberly not but you would ; and there

faid :. Sir, of all Men in this fore abate your Malice and • Realm you have least Cause • Spite, and consider we are

to dispraise Cardinals; for if I • Commissioners for a Time, and poor Cardinal had not been, ? cannot by Virtue of a Com. you should not at this present ! mission proceed to Judgment, have had a Head; upon your without the Knowledge and Shoulders, wherewith to make . Consent of the Head of the fuch a Brag in Dispute of us, Authority, and Licence obtain, who wish you no Harm; neither ed from him, who is the Pope, have given you fuch Cause to · Therefore do we neither be offended with us. I would ? more nor less than our Com,

have you think, my Lord, I ' mission allows us ; And if apy { and my Brother wish the King Mạn will be offended with us, as much Happiness, and the he is an unwise Man: ThereRealm as much Honour, Wealth • fore pacify yourself, my Lord, and Peace, as you, or any other

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and speak like a Man of HoSubject of what Degree soever i nour and Wisdom, or hold your he be within this Realm, and • Peace. Speak not reproachwould as gladly accomplish his fully of your Friends, you belt lawful Desires.

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to any Person till now, either do in such a Case as this, if to inine own Praise or your

i you were one of the King's Dishonour. Whereupon the ? Commißioners in a foreign ke- Duke went his Way, and

gion about fome weighty Mat- ? said no more, being much difter, the Consultation whereof contented. was very doubtful to be decided · This Matter continued thus Would you not advertise the a long Season, and the King King's Majesty ere you went was in Displeasure against my thro with the same I doubt ! Lord Cardinal, because his Suit ?

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suitable Return : That no Perfon had his Ho" ñour, or his Interest more át Heart, than the

King, who would omit nothing that should be for ct the Advancement of them, and as a sincere Friend, < united in the strictest Bonds that Amity could proto duce : That he would concur in every Thing that ¢c was for their mutual Interest, and that, for his

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imaginable to cultivate the Friendship and good * Correspondence between them.” Then he proceeds to acquaint the Ambassadors withi

the By GEORGE CAVENDISH, E/9; i had no better Success to his • be too long ere it would be Purpose.

• determined, sent an Ambassa• Notwithstanding the Cardi- • dor to the Pope, to persuade < nal excused himself by his Com- ( him to fhew so much Favour • mission,which gave him no Au- to his Majesty, as that it might thority to proceed to Judgment be sooner determined.

• without the Knowledge of On this Ambassage went Dr. • the Pope, who reserved the Stephen Gardiner, then called • fame to himself. At last they by the Name of Dr. Steven;

were advertised by a Poft, that • Secretary to the King, after

they should take Deliberation wards Bishop of Winchester: & in the Matter until his Coun- 6 This Ambassador staid there * sel were opened, which should • till the latter End of Summer, not be till Bartholomew-tide next. • of whose Return you shall here.. • The King, thinking it would after hear.

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ed the Queen to be re- Grafton in Northamptonshire ; aš * moved from the Court, and fent • also Cardinal Campainë, being

to another Place, and presently a Stranger, should be conducted • after the King rode on Progress, • thither by my Lord Cardinal.

and had in his Company Mrs. And so the next Sunday there

Anne Bulloigne, in which Time were divers Opinions, that the • Cardinal Campaine made fuit to King would not speak with • be discharged, and sent Home • my Lord; whereupon there + to Rome : And in the Interim were many great Wagers laid. i returned Mr. Secretary; and it • The two Prelates being come was concluded, that my Lord to the Court, and alighting

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the Overtures that had been made at our Court, in the Presence of the French Ambassador, concerning a reciprocal Obligation to be entered into between the twe Powers; and that what he had proposed had been well received both by the Ambassadors and the King's Commiffioners, appointed to treat with them.

By these Instructions our Ambassadors carried on the mutual Reconciliation at the Court of France, while those of Francis were pursuing the same here ; insomuch that both Princes neglected no Opportunity of shewing the utmost Friendship for each

other: The Secret History of the CARDINAL, expected to be received of the vers Noblemen of his Friends, great Officers, as the Manner " to welcome him to the Court, was, but they found the con- by whom my Lord was advertrary: Nevertheless, because the "tised of all Things touching

• • Cardinal Campaine was a Stran- • the King's Favour or Dil

ger, the Officers met him with • pleasure ; and, being thus in« Staves in their Hands in the out- • formed of the Cause thereof,

ward Court, and foconveyedhim • he was more able to excuse

to his Lodging prepared for him; himself. ' and after my Lord had brought • So my Lord made him rea• him to his Lodging he departed, 'dy, and went to the Chamber

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Chamber, as he was wont io do. dinal, where the Lords of the • But it was told him, he had no Council stood all of a Row in Lodging or Chamber appoint-order in the Chamber, and all

• • ed for him in the Court, which • the Lords faluted them both : « News did much astonish him. • And there were present many

• Sir Henry Norris, who was • Gentlemen, which came " then Groom of the Stole, came • Purpose to observe the Meet• unto him, and desired him to

ing and Countenance of the • take his Chamber for a while, King to my Lord Cardinal : ' until another was provided for · Then immediately after the • him ; For I assure you, quoth • King came into the Chamber

he, here is but little Room in • of Presence, standing under the • this House for the King, and • Cloth of State. therefore, I humbly beseech Then my Lord Cardinal took your Grace, accept of mine for Cardinal Campaine by the Hand,

• a Season. My Lord, thanking and kneeled down before the • him for his Courtesy, went • K. but, what he said unto him,

to his Chamber, where he ! I know not, but his Counte• shifted his riding Apparel. nance was amiable, and his In the mean time came di. Majesty stooped down, and

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other : And this favourable Change has been attributed to the refined Policy and good Conduct of Cardinal Wolfey. In short, these Negotiations terminated in a new Treaty concluded between the Kings of England and France, which was settled by Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, with the French Ambassadors; wherein the two Monarchs agreed, “ Not to make any Peace with the Em

peror, before he restored to Francis the Ift his

two Sons, who were still detained in Spain as Hostages, “ for the Performance of the Treaty of Madrid.

Both By George Cavendish, Esq; « with both his Hands took him • Then was there set up in the

up, and then took him by the • Presence-chamber a Table for • Hand, and went to the Win- .' my Lord, and other Lords of • dow with him, and there talk- • the Council, where they dined • ed with him a good while. together; and fitting at Din

• Then to have beheld the ner, telling of divers Matters, • Countenance of the Lords and • The King Thould do well, quoth • Noblemen that had laid Wa- ' my Lord Cardinal, to send his

gers, it would have made you • Bishops and Chaplains home to • îmile, especially those that had • theirCures and Benefices. --Yea, • laid their Money, that the • marry, quoth my Lord of Nora • King would not speak with folk, and so it were meet for

you to do allo. I would be • Thus were they deceived, very well contented therewith,

for the King was in earnest quoth my Lord, if it were • Discourse with him, insomuch • the King's Pleasure to licence • that I heard the King say, How me with his Grace's Leave to go

can this be? Is not this your • to my Cure at Winchester : • Hand? and pulled a Letteroutof Nay, quoth my Lord of Nor. • his own Bosom, and hewed the folk, to your Benefice at York; • same to my Lord. And, as I where your greatelt Honour • perceived, my Lord so an- • and Charge isom

Even as it • swered the same, that the King • shall please the King, quoth • had no more to say ; but said

my Lord Cardinal; and so they Lord Cardinal, Go to • fell upon other Discourses. For your Dinner, and take my • indeed the Nobility were loth • Lord Cardinal to keep you • he should be so near the King, • Company, and after Dinner as to continue at Winchester. • I will speak further with you ; • Immediately after Dinner they

and fo they departed. And « fell to counsel till the Waiters . the King that Day dined with had also dined. Mrs. Anne Bulloigne in her • I heard it reported by those • Chamber.

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Both the Pope and the Venetians were foun informed, that King Francis would refufe to execute the Treaty of Madrid, and that he would be glad to enter into a League, in order to protect himself against the Emperor, whom, they knew, would naturally resent Francis's refusing to fulfil the Treaty. This induced these Powers, with the Duke of Milan, to fend Ambassadors to the French Court, which was then kept at Cognać, who were foon introduced to an Audience of his most Christian Majesty, to whom they imparted the Sentiments of their Masters, with re

gard The Secret History of the CARDINAL, ' that waited on the King at " had done much less than he kathi i Dinner, that Mrs. Anne Bul- done, they should have loft their * loigne was offended as much as I Heads erë this.

the durit, that the King did so • Then I perceive ( quoth the

graciously entertain my Lord King) you are none of my ' Cardinal, saying; Sir, Is it not • Lord Cardinals Friends. Why

a marvellous Thing to see into • Sir, quoth she, I have no Cause, o what great Debt and Danger he

that love you ; no more with all your

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your Grace, if you did well Subjects? How so? quoth the ' confider his indirect and unlara King. Forsooth;quoth she, there fuel Doings. is not a Man in all your whole By that Time the Waiter's

Realm of England worth a • had dined, and took up the Prendred Pounds, but he hath in- ( Table; and fo for that Time

debted you to him (meaning the I ended their Communication. i Loan, which the King håd of • You may perceive by this; ' his Subjects.) Well, well, quoth how the old Malice was not the King, for that Matter there I forgotten, but begins to kindle

was no Blame in him, for I and be set on fire, which was • know that Matter better than * ftirred by his åntient Enemies, you, or any else.

' whom I have formerly named Nay, quoth thé, besides that, i in this Treátise. i what Exploits hath he wrought • The King, for that Time, i in several Parts and Places of departed from Mrs. Anne Bul

this Realm, to your great Slan- loigne, and came to the Chamber der and Difgrace? Tisere is ne- • of Presence, and called for my ver à Noblémán, but, if he had • Lord, and in the great Window i doné half so much as he hath I had a long Discourse with him, done, were well worthy to lose but of what I know not. Afhis Head. Yes, if my Lord of 'terwards the King took him • Norfolk, my Lord of Suffolk, r by the Hand, and led him into Thiy Father, or any other Man, the Privy Chamber, and lat

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