Speeches (Lines) for Earl of Surrey
in "Henry VIII"

Total: 24

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1

III,2,1834

I am joyful
To meet the least occasion that may give me
Remembrance of my father-in-law, the duke,
To be revenged on him.

2

III,2,1855

Sir,
I should be glad to hear such news as this
Once every hour.

3

III,2,1862

How came
His practises to light?

4

III,2,1865

O, how, how?

5

III,2,1873

Has the king this?

6

III,2,1875

Will this work?

7

III,2,1881

Would he had!

8

III,2,1884

Now, all my joy
Trace the conjunction!

9

III,2,1895

But, will the king
Digest this letter of the cardinal's?
The Lord forbid!

10

III,2,1953

Sharp enough,
Lord, for thy justice!

11

III,2,1968

I would 'twere something that would fret the string,
The master-cord on's heart!

12

III,2,2038

[Aside] The Lord increase this business!

13

III,2,2140

The king, that gave it.

14

III,2,2142

Thou art a proud traitor, priest.

15

III,2,2146

Thy ambition,
Thou scarlet sin, robb'd this bewailing land
Of noble Buckingham, my father-in-law:
The heads of all thy brother cardinals,
With thee and all thy best parts bound together,
Weigh'd not a hair of his. Plague of your policy!
You sent me deputy for Ireland;
Far from his succor, from the king, from all
That might have mercy on the fault thou gavest him;
Whilst your great goodness, out of holy pity,
Absolved him with an axe.

16

III,2,2169

By my soul,
Your long coat, priest, protects you; thou
shouldst feel
My sword i' the life-blood of thee else. My lords,
Can ye endure to hear this arrogance?
And from this fellow? if we live thus tamely,
To be thus jaded by a piece of scarlet,
Farewell nobility; let his grace go forward,
And dare us with his cap like larks.

17

III,2,2180

Yes, that goodness
Of gleaning all the land's wealth into one,
Into your own hands, cardinal, by extortion;
The goodness of your intercepted packets
You writ to the pope against the king: your goodness,
Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious.
My Lord of Norfolk, as you are truly noble,
As you respect the common good, the state
Of our despised nobility, our issues,
Who, if he live, will scarce be gentlemen,
Produce the grand sum of his sins, the articles
Collected from his life. I'll startle you
Worse than the scaring bell, when the brown wench
Lay kissing in your arms, lord cardinal.

18

III,2,2201

This cannot save you:
I thank my memory, I yet remember
Some of these articles; and out they shall.
Now, if you can blush and cry 'guilty,' cardinal,
You'll show a little honesty.

19

III,2,2209

I had rather want those than my head. Have at you!
First, that, without the king's assent or knowledge,
You wrought to be a legate; by which power
You maim'd the jurisdiction of all bishops.

20

III,2,2221

Item, you sent a large commission
To Gregory de Cassado, to conclude,
Without the king's will or the state's allowance,
A league between his highness and Ferrara.

21

III,2,2227

Then that you have sent innumerable substance—
By what means got, I leave to your own conscience—
To furnish Rome, and to prepare the ways
You have for dignities; to the mere undoing
Of all the kingdom. Many more there are;
Which, since they are of you, and odious,
I will not taint my mouth with.

22

III,2,2239

I forgive him.

23

V,3,3176

'Tis no counterfeit.

24

V,3,3213

May it please your grace,—

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