Speeches (Lines) for First Gentleman
in "Henry VIII"

Total: 34

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1

II,1,815

Whither away so fast?

2

II,1,819

I'll save you
That labour, sir. All's now done, but the ceremony
Of bringing back the prisoner.

3

II,1,823

Yes, indeed, was I.

4

II,1,825

You may guess quickly what.

5

II,1,827

Yes, truly is he, and condemn'd upon't.

6

II,1,829

So are a number more.

7

II,1,831

I'll tell you in a little. The great duke
Came to the bar; where to his accusations
He pleaded still not guilty and alleged
Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
The king's attorney on the contrary
Urged on the examinations, proofs, confessions
Of divers witnesses; which the duke desired
To have brought viva voce to his face:
At which appear'd against him his surveyor;
Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor; and John Car,
Confessor to him; with that devil-monk,
Hopkins, that made this mischief.

8

II,1,845

The same.
All these accused him strongly; which he fain
Would have flung from him, but, indeed, he could not:
And so his peers, upon this evidence,
Have found him guilty of high treason. Much
He spoke, and learnedly, for life; but all
Was either pitied in him or forgotten.

9

II,1,853

When he was brought again to the bar, to hear
His knell rung out, his judgment, he was stirr'd
With such an agony, he sweat extremely,
And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty:
But he fell to himself again, and sweetly
In all the rest show'd a most noble patience.

10

II,1,860

Sure, he does not:
He never was so womanish; the cause
He may a little grieve at.

11

II,1,865

'Tis likely,
By all conjectures: first, Kildare's attainder,
Then deputy of Ireland; who removed,
Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too,
Lest he should help his father.

12

II,1,872

At his return
No doubt he will requite it. This is noted,
And generally, whoever the king favours,
The cardinal instantly will find employment,
And far enough from court too.

13

II,1,882

Stay there, sir,
And see the noble ruin'd man you speak of.
[Enter BUCKINGHAM from his arraignment; tip-staves]
before him; the axe with the edge towards him;
halberds on each side: accompanied with LOVELL,
VAUX, SANDS, and common people]

14

II,1,974

O, this is full of pity! Sir, it calls,
I fear, too many curses on their beads
That were the authors.

15

II,1,981

Good angels keep it from us!
What may it be? You do not doubt my faith, sir?

16

II,1,985

Let me have it;
I do not talk much.

17

II,1,991

Yes, but it held not:
For when the king once heard it, out of anger
He sent command to the lord mayor straight
To stop the rumor, and allay those tongues
That durst disperse it.

18

II,1,1005

'Tis the cardinal;
And merely to revenge him on the emperor
For not bestowing on him, at his asking,
The archbishopric of Toledo, this is purposed.

19

II,1,1012

'Tis woful.
We are too open here to argue this;
Let's think in private more.

20

IV,1,2378

You're well met once again.

21

IV,1,2380

You come to take your stand here, and behold
The Lady Anne pass from her coronation?

22

IV,1,2384

'Tis very true: but that time offer'd sorrow;
This, general joy.

23

IV,1,2391

Never greater,
Nor, I'll assure you, better taken, sir.

24

IV,1,2395

Yes; 'tis the list
Of those that claim their offices this day
By custom of the coronation.
The Duke of Suffolk is the first, and claims
To be high-steward; next, the Duke of Norfolk,
He to be earl marshal: you may read the rest.

25

IV,1,2405

That I can tell you too. The Archbishop
Of Canterbury, accompanied with other
Learned and reverend fathers of his order,
Held a late court at Dunstable, six miles off
From Ampthill where the princess lay; to which
She was often cited by them, but appear'd not:
And, to be short, for not appearance and
The king's late scruple, by the main assent
Of all these learned men she was divorced,
And the late marriage made of none effect
Since which she was removed to Kimbolton,
Where she remains now sick.

26

IV,1,2454

Marquess Dorset:
And that the Earl of Surrey, with the rod.

27

IV,1,2458

'Tis the same: high-steward.

28

IV,1,2460

Yes;

29

IV,1,2468

They that bear
The cloth of honour over her, are four barons
Of the Cinque-ports.

30

IV,1,2474

It is; and all the rest are countesses.

31

IV,1,2477

No more of that.

32

IV,1,2480

God save you, sir! where have you been broiling?

33

IV,1,2487

How was it?

34

IV,1,2524

Sir,
You must no more call it York-place, that's past;
For, since the cardinal fell, that title's lost:
'Tis now the king's, and call'd Whitehall.

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