Henry VIII

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Enter Trumpets sounding: Then two Aldermen, L. Enter trumpets, sounding; then two Aldermen, Lordtrumpet (n.)
trumpeter; herald, announcer
H8 V.v.1.1
Maior, Garter, Cranmer, Duke of Norfolke with his Mayor, Garter, Cranmer, Duke of Norfolk with his H8 V.v.1.2
Marshals Staffe Duke of Suffolke, two Noblemen, marshal's staff, Duke of Suffolk, two noblemen H8 V.v.1.3
bearing great standing Bowles for the Christening Guifts: bearing great standing bowls for the christening gifts;standing-bowl (n.)bowl standing on a pedestalH8 V.v.1.4
Then foure Noblemen bearing a Canopy, vnder which the then four noblemen bearing a canopy, under which the H8 V.v.1.5
Dutchesse of Norfolke, Godmother, bearing the Childe Duchess of Norfolk, godmother, bearing the child H8 V.v.1.6
richly habited in a Mantle, &c. Traine borne by a Lady:richly habited in a mantle, etc., train borne by a Lady;mantle (n.)
loose sleeveless cloak
H8 V.v.1.7
habited (adj.)
clothed, dressed, clad
Then followes the Marchionesse Dorset, the other Godmother,then follows the Marchioness Dorset, the other godmother, H8 V.v.1.8
and Ladies. The Troope passe once about the and ladies. The troop pass once about the H8 V.v.1.9
Stage, and Garter speakes.stage, and Garter speaks H8 V.v.1.10
Heauen From thy endlesse goodnesse, send prosperous Heaven, from thy endless goodness, send prosperous H8 V.v.1
life, / Long, and euer happie, to the high and life, long, and ever happy, to the high and H8 V.v.2
Mighty Princesse of England Elizabeth.mighty Princess of England, Elizabeth! H8 V.v.3
Flourish. Enter King and Guard.Flourish. Enter the King and Guard H8 V.v.4
(kneeling) H8 V.v.4
And to your Royall Grace, & the good Queen,And to your royal grace, and the good Queen! H8 V.v.4
My Noble Partners, and my selfe thus prayMy noble partners and myself thus praypartner (n.)
co-sponsor at a christening
H8 V.v.5
All comfort, ioy in this most gracious Lady,All comfort, joy, in this most gracious lady, H8 V.v.6
Heauen euer laid vp to make Parents happy,Heaven ever laid up to make parents happy, H8 V.v.7
May hourely fall vpon ye.May hourly fall upon ye! H8 V.v.8.1
Thanke you good Lord Archbishop:Thank you, good lord Archbishop. H8 V.v.8.2
What is her Name?What is her name? H8 V.v.9.1
Elizabeth.Elizabeth. H8 V.v.9.2
Stand vp Lord,Stand up, lord. H8 V.v.9.3
The King kisses the child H8 V.v.10
With this Kisse, take my Blessing: God protect thee,With this kiss take my blessing: God protect thee! H8 V.v.10
Into whose hand, I giue thy Life.Into Whose hand I give thy life. H8 V.v.11.1
Amen.Amen. H8 V.v.11.2
My Noble Gossips, y'haue beene too Prodigall;My noble gossips, you've been too prodigal;prodigal (adj.)

old form: Prodigall
wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
H8 V.v.12
gossip (n.)
godparent, baptismal sponsor
I thanke ye heartily: So shall this Lady,I thank ye heartily. So shall this lady H8 V.v.13
When she ha's so much English.When she has so much English. H8 V.v.14.1
Let me speake Sir,Let me speak, sir, H8 V.v.14.2
For Heauen now bids me; and the words I vtter,For heaven now bids me, and the words I utter H8 V.v.15
Let none thinke Flattery; for they'l finde 'em Truth.Let none think flattery, for they'll find 'em truth. H8 V.v.16
This Royall Infant, Heauen still moue about her;This royal infant – heaven still move about her! – still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
H8 V.v.17
Though in her Cradle; yet now promisesThough in her cradle, yet now promises H8 V.v.18
Vpon this Land a thousand thousand Blessings,Upon this land a thousand thousand blessings, H8 V.v.19
Which Time shall bring to ripenesse: She shall be,Which time shall bring to ripeness. She shall be –  H8 V.v.20
(But few now liuing can behold that goodnesse)But few now living can behold that goodness –  H8 V.v.21
A Patterne to all Princes liuing with her,A pattern to all princes living with her, H8 V.v.22
And all that shall succeed: Saba was neuerAnd all that shall succeed. Saba was neverSaba (n.)
[pron: 'sahba] in the Bible, Sheba, proverbial for wealth
H8 V.v.23
More couetous of Wisedome, and faire VertueMore covetous of wisdom and fair virtue H8 V.v.24
Then this pure Soule shall be. All Princely GracesThan this pure soul shall be. All princely graces H8 V.v.25
That mould vp such a mighty Piece as this is,That mould up such a mighty piece as this is,mould up (v.)

old form: vp
go to create, help to form
H8 V.v.26
piece (n.)
specimen, masterpiece
With all the Vertues that attend the good,With all the virtues that attend the good,attend (v.)
accompany, follow closely, go with
H8 V.v.27
Shall still be doubled on her. Truth shall Nurse her,Shall still be doubled on her. Truth shall nurse her, H8 V.v.28
Holy and Heauenly thoughts still Counsell her:Holy and heavenly thoughts still counsel her; H8 V.v.29
She shall be lou'd and fear'd. Her owne shall blesse her;She shall be loved and feared. Her own shall bless her; H8 V.v.30
Her Foes shake like a Field of beaten Corne,Her foes shake like a field of beaten corn, H8 V.v.31
And hang their heads with sorrow: / Good growes with her.And hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with her; H8 V.v.32
In her dayes, Euery Man shall eate in safety,In her days every man shall eat in safety H8 V.v.33
Vnder his owne Vine what he plants; and singUnder his own vine what he plants, and sing H8 V.v.34
The merry Songs of Peace to all his Neighbours.The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours. H8 V.v.35
God shall be truely knowne, and those about her,God shall be truly known, and those about her H8 V.v.36
From her shall read the perfect way of Honour,From her shall read the perfect ways of honour, H8 V.v.37
And by those claime their greatnesse; not by Blood.And by those claim their greatness, not by blood. H8 V.v.38
Nor shall this peace sleepe with her: But as whenNor shall this peace sleep with her; but as when H8 V.v.39
The Bird of Wonder dyes, the Mayden Phoenix,The bird of wonder dies, the maiden phoenix, H8 V.v.40
Her Ashes new create another Heyre,Her ashes new-create another heir H8 V.v.41
As great in admiration as her selfe.As great in admiration as herself,admiration (n.)
amazement, astonishment, wonder
H8 V.v.42
So shall she leaue her Blessednesse to One,So shall she leave her blessedness to one –  H8 V.v.43
(When Heauen shal call her from this clowd of darknes)When heaven shall call her from this cloud of darkness –  H8 V.v.44
Who, from the sacred Ashes of her HonourWho from the sacred ashes of her honour H8 V.v.45
Shall Star-like rise, as great in fame as she was,Shall star-like rise, as great in fame as she was, H8 V.v.46
And so stand fix'd. Peace, Plenty, Loue, Truth,Terror,And so stand fixed. Peace, plenty, love, truth, terror, H8 V.v.47
That were the Seruants to this chosen Infant,That were the servants to this chosen infant, H8 V.v.48
Shall then be his, and like a Vine grow to him;Shall then be his, and like a vine grow to him. H8 V.v.49
Where euer the bright Sunne of Heauen shall shine,Wherever the bright sun of heaven shall shine, H8 V.v.50
His Honour, and the greatnesse of his Name,His honour and the greatness of his name H8 V.v.51
Shall be, and make new Nations. He shall flourish,Shall be, and make new nations. He shall flourish, H8 V.v.52
And like a Mountaine Cedar, reach his branches,And like a mountain cedar reach his branches H8 V.v.53
To all the Plaines about him: Our Childrens ChildrenTo all the plains about him; our children's children H8 V.v.54
Shall see this, and blesse Heauen.Shall see this, and bless heaven. H8 V.v.55.1
Thou speakest wonders.Thou speakest wonders. H8 V.v.55.2
She shall be to the happinesse of England,She shall be, to the happiness of England, H8 V.v.56
An aged Princesse; many dayes shall see her,An aged princess; many days shall see her, H8 V.v.57
And yet no day without a deed to Crowne it.And yet no day without a deed to crown it. H8 V.v.58
Would I had knowne no more: But she must dye,Would I had known no more! But she must die –  H8 V.v.59
She must, the Saints must haue her; yet a Virgin,She must, the saints must have her – yet a virgin; H8 V.v.60
A most vnspotted Lilly shall she passeA most unspotted lily shall she pass H8 V.v.61
To th'ground, and all the World shall mourne her.To th' ground, and all the world shall mourn her. H8 V.v.62
O Lord ArchbishopO lord Archbishop, H8 V.v.63
Thou hast made me now a man, neuer beforeThou hast made me now a man; never before H8 V.v.64
This happy Child, did I get any thing.This happy child, did I get anything.get (v.)
win, gain, obtain victory in
H8 V.v.65
This Oracle of comfort, ha's so pleas'd me,This oracle of comfort has so pleased me, H8 V.v.66
That when I am in Heauen, I shall desireThat when I am in heaven I shall desire H8 V.v.67
To see what this Child does, and praise my Maker.To see what this child does, and praise my Maker. H8 V.v.68
I thanke ye all. To you my good Lord Maior,I thank ye all. To you, my good Lord Mayor, H8 V.v.69
And you good Brethren, I am much beholding:And you, good brethren, I am much beholding:beholding (adj.)
beholden, obliged, indebted
H8 V.v.70
I haue receiu'd much Honour by your presence,I have received much honour by your presence, H8 V.v.71
And ye shall find me thankfull. Lead the way Lords,And ye shall find me thankful. Lead the way, lords; H8 V.v.72
Ye must all see the Queene, and she must thanke ye,Ye must all see the Queen, and she must thank ye; H8 V.v.73
She will be sicke els. This day, no man thinkeShe will be sick else. This day, no man thinksick (adj.)

old form: sicke
unhappy, hurt, downcast
H8 V.v.74
'Has businesse at his house;s for all shall stay:'Has business at his house, for all shall stay: H8 V.v.75
This Little-One shall make it Holy-day. This little one shall make it holiday. H8 V.v.76
Exeunt.Exeunt H8 V.v.76
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