Henry VIII
mainCont width actsCont width
mainCont left actsCont left
mainCont right actsCont right
selAct left selAct right
  absolutní levá pozice
  acts cont padding (l/r) 3%

First folio
Modern text

Definitions

Key line

Enter the Duke of Norfolke, Duke of Suffolke, Lord Enter the Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Suffolk, Lord H8 III.ii.1.1
Surrey, and Lord Chamberlaine.Surrey, and the Lord Chamberlain H8 III.ii.1.2
Norf. NORFOLK 
If you will now vnite in your Complaints,If you will now unite in your complaints H8 III.ii.1
And force them with a Constancy, the CardinallAnd force them with a constancy, the Cardinalconstancy (n.)persistance, perseverance, steadfastnessH8 III.ii.2
force (v.)urge, press, enforce
Cannot stand vnder them. If you omitCannot stand under them. If you omit H8 III.ii.3
The offer of this time, I cannot promise,The offer of this time, I cannot promiseoffer (n.)offering, proposal, invitation, inducementH8 III.ii.4
But that you shall sustaine moe new disgraces,But that you shall sustain moe new disgraces H8 III.ii.5
With these you beare alreadie.With these you bear already. H8 III.ii.6.1
Sur. SURREY 
I am ioyfullI am joyful H8 III.ii.6.2
To meete the least occasion, that may giue meTo meet the least occasion that may give me H8 III.ii.7
Remembrance of my Father-in-Law, the Duke,Remembrance of my father-in-law, the Duke,remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionH8 III.ii.8
To be reueng'd on him.To be revenged on him. H8 III.ii.9.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Which of the PeeresWhich of the peers H8 III.ii.9.2
Haue vncontemn'd gone by him, or at leastHave uncontemned gone by him, or at leastuncontemned (adj.)
old form: vncontemn'd
unscorned, undespised
H8 III.ii.10
Strangely neglected? When did he regardStrangely neglected? When did he regardneglect (v.)disregard, slight, give little respect [to]H8 III.ii.11
strangely (adv.)like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
The stampe of Noblenesse in any personThe stamp of nobleness in any person H8 III.ii.12
Out of himselfe?Out of himself? H8 III.ii.13.1
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
My Lords, you speake your pleasures:My lords, you speak your pleasures. H8 III.ii.13.2
What he deserues of you and me, I know:What he deserves of you and me I know; H8 III.ii.14
What we can do to him (though now the timeWhat we can do to him – though now the time H8 III.ii.15
Giues way to vs) I much feare. If you cannotGives way to us – I much fear. If you cannotway (n.)opportunity, scopeH8 III.ii.16
Barre his accesse to'th'King, neuer attemptBar his access to th' King, never attempt H8 III.ii.17
Any thing on him: for he hath a WitchcraftAnything on him, for he hath a witchcraft H8 III.ii.18
Ouer the King in's Tongue.Over the King in's tongue. H8 III.ii.19.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
O feare him not,O, fear him not; H8 III.ii.19.2
His spell in that is out: the King hath foundHis spell in that is out. The King hath found H8 III.ii.20
Matter against him, that for euer marresMatter against him that for ever marsmatter (n.)subject-matter, content, substanceH8 III.ii.21
The Hony of his Language. No, he's setledThe honey of his language. No, he's settled, H8 III.ii.22
(Not to come off) in his displeasure.Not to come off, in his displeasure. H8 III.ii.23.1
Sur. SURREY 
Sir,Sir, H8 III.ii.23.2
I should be glad to heare such Newes as thisI should be glad to hear such news as this H8 III.ii.24
Once euery houre.Once every hour. H8 III.ii.25.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
Beleeue it, this is true.Believe it, this is true. H8 III.ii.25.2
In the Diuorce, his contrarie proceedingsIn the divorce his contrary proceedingscontrary (adj.)
old form: contrarie
opposite, opposing, rival
H8 III.ii.26
Are all vnfolded: wherein he appeares,Are all unfolded, wherein he appears H8 III.ii.27
As I would wish mine Enemy.As I would wish mine enemy. H8 III.ii.28.1
Sur. SURREY 
How cameHow came H8 III.ii.28.2
His practises to light?His practises to light?practice (n.)
old form: practises
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
H8 III.ii.29.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Most strangely.Most strangely. H8 III.ii.29.2
Sur. SURREY 
O how? how?O, how, how? H8 III.ii.29.3
Suf. SUFFOLK 
The Cardinals Letters to the Pope miscarried,The Cardinal's letters to the Pope miscarried,miscarry (v.)[of letters] go astray, fall into the wrong handsH8 III.ii.30
And came to th'eye o'th'King, wherein was readAnd came to th' eye o'th' King, wherein was read H8 III.ii.31
How that the Cardinall did intreat his HolinesseHow that the Cardinal did entreat his holiness H8 III.ii.32
To stay the Iudgement o'th'Diuorce; for ifTo stay the judgement o'th' divorce; for ifstay (v.)delay, defer, postponeH8 III.ii.33
It did take place, I do (quoth he) perceiueIt did take place, ‘ I do ’ – quoth he – ‘ perceivequoth (v.)saidH8 III.ii.34
My King is tangled in affection, toMy King is tangled in affection to H8 III.ii.35
A Creature of the Queenes, Lady Anne Bullen.A creature of the Queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.’creature (n.)dependant, servantH8 III.ii.36
Sur. SURREY 
Ha's the King this?Has the king this? H8 III.ii.37.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Beleeue it.Believe it. H8 III.ii.37.2
Sur. SURREY 
Will this worke?Will this work? H8 III.ii.37.3
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
The King in this perceiues him, how he coastsThe King in this perceives him, how he coastscoast (v.)move in a roundabout courseH8 III.ii.38
And hedges his owne way. But in this point,And hedges his own way. But in this pointhedge (v.)deviate from a straight path, shift directionH8 III.ii.39
All his trickes founder, and he brings his PhysickeAll his tricks founder, and he brings his physicphysic (n.)
old form: Physicke
medicine, healing, treatment
H8 III.ii.40
After his Patients death; the King alreadyAfter his patient's death: the King already H8 III.ii.41
Hath married the faire Lady.Hath married the fair lady. H8 III.ii.42.1
Sur. SURREY 
Would he had.Would he had! H8 III.ii.42.2
Suf. SUFFOLK 
May you be happy in your wish my Lord,May you be happy in your wish, my lord, H8 III.ii.43
For I professe you haue it.For I profess you have it. H8 III.ii.44.1
Sur. SURREY 
Now all my ioyNow all my joy H8 III.ii.44.2
Trace the Coniunction.Trace the conjunction!trace (v.)follow on from, come fromH8 III.ii.45.1
conjunction (n.)
old form: Coniunction
union, uniting, joining together
Suf. SUFFOLK 
My Amen too't.My amen to't! H8 III.ii.45.2
Nor. NORFOLK 
All mens.All men's! H8 III.ii.45.3
Suf. SUFFOLK 
There's order giuen for her Coronation:There's order given for her coronation. H8 III.ii.46
Marry this is yet but yong, and may be leftMarry, this is yet but young, and may be leftmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryH8 III.ii.47
To some eares vnrecounted. But my LordsTo some ears unrecounted. But, my lords, H8 III.ii.48
She is a gallant Creature, and compleateShe is a gallant creature, and completegallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grandH8 III.ii.49
complete, compleat (adj.)
old form: compleate
fully equipped, with everything present
In minde and feature. I perswade me, from herIn mind and feature. I persuade me, from her H8 III.ii.50
Will fall some blessing to this Land, which shallWill fall some blessing to this land, which shall H8 III.ii.51
In it be memoriz'd.In it be memorized.memorize (v.)
old form: memoriz'd
make memorable, cause to be remembered
H8 III.ii.52.1
Sur. SURREY 
But will the KingBut will the King H8 III.ii.52.2
Digest this Letter of the Cardinals?Digest this letter of the Cardinal's?digest, disgest (v.)endure, brook, put up withH8 III.ii.53
The Lord forbid.The Lord forbid! H8 III.ii.54.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
Marry Amen.Marry, amen! H8 III.ii.54.2
Suf. SUFFOLK 
No, no:No, no. H8 III.ii.54.3
There be moe Waspes that buz about his Nose,There be more wasps that buzz about his nose H8 III.ii.55
Will make this sting the sooner. Cardinall Campeius,Will make this sting the sooner. Cardinal Campeius H8 III.ii.56
Is stolne away to Rome, hath 'tane no leaue,Is stol'n away to Rome; hath ta'en no leave; H8 III.ii.57
Ha's left the cause o'th'King vnhandled, andHas left the cause o'th' King unhandled, and H8 III.ii.58
Is posted as the Agent of our Cardinall,Is posted as the agent of our Cardinalpost (v.)hasten, speed, ride fastH8 III.ii.59
To second all his plot. I do assure you,To second all his plot. I do assure yousecond (v.)support, assist, reinforceH8 III.ii.60
The King cry'de Ha, at this.The King cried ‘ Ha!’ at this. H8 III.ii.61.1
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
Now God incense him,Now God incense him, H8 III.ii.61.2
And let him cry Ha, lowder.And let him cry ‘ Ha!’ louder! H8 III.ii.62.1
Norf. NORFOLK 
But my LordBut, my lord, H8 III.ii.62.2
When returnes Cranmer?When returns Cranmer? H8 III.ii.63
Suf. SUFFOLK 
He is return'd in his Opinions, whichHe is returned in his opinions, which H8 III.ii.64
Haue satisfied the King for his Diuorce,Have satisfied the King for his divorce, H8 III.ii.65
Together with all famous ColledgesTogether with all famous colleges H8 III.ii.66
Almost in Christendome: shortly (I beleeue)Almost in Christendom. Shortly, I believe, H8 III.ii.67
His second Marriage shall be publishd, andHis second marriage shall be published, andpublish (v.)
old form: publishd
announce, make public, make generally known
H8 III.ii.68
Her Coronation. Katherine no moreHer coronation. Katherine no more H8 III.ii.69
Shall be call'd Queene, but Princesse Dowager,Shall be called Queen, but Princess Dowager, H8 III.ii.70
And Widdow to Prince Arthur.And widow to Prince Arthur. H8 III.ii.71.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
This same Cranmer'sThis same Cranmer's H8 III.ii.71.2
A worthy Fellow, and hath tane much paineA worthy fellow, and hath ta'en much pain H8 III.ii.72
In the Kings businesse.In the King's business. H8 III.ii.73.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
He ha's, and we shall see himHe has, and we shall see him H8 III.ii.73.2
For it, an Arch-byshop.For it an archbishop. H8 III.ii.74.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
So I heare.So I hear. H8 III.ii.74.2
Suf. SUFFOLK 
'Tis so.'Tis so. H8 III.ii.74.3
Enter Wolsey and Cromwell.Enter Wolsey and Cromwell H8 III.ii.75
The Cardinall.The Cardinal! H8 III.ii.75.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
Obserue, obserue, hee's moody.Observe, observe, he's moody. H8 III.ii.75.2
Car. WOLSEY 
The Packet Cromwell,The packet, Cromwell, H8 III.ii.76
Gau't you the King?Gave't you the King? H8 III.ii.77.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
To his owne hand, in's Bed-chamber.To his own hand, in's bedchamber. H8 III.ii.77.2
Card. WOLSEY 
Look'd he o'th'inside of the Paper?Looked he o'th' inside of the paper? H8 III.ii.78.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
PresentlyPresentlypresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceH8 III.ii.78.2
He did vnseale them, and the first he view'd,He did unseal them, and the first he viewed H8 III.ii.79
He did it with a Serious minde: a heedeHe did it with a serious mind; a heedheed (n.)
old form: heede
consideration, care, attention
H8 III.ii.80
Was in his countenance. You he badWas in his countenance. You he badebid (v.), past form bade
old form: bad
command, order, enjoin, tell
H8 III.ii.81
countenance (n.)expression, look, face
Attend him heere this Morning.Attend him here this morning.attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]H8 III.ii.82.1
Card. WOLSEY 
Is he ready Is he ready H8 III.ii.82.2
to come abroad?To come abroad?abroad (adv.)away from home, out of the houseH8 III.ii.83.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
I thinke by this he is.I think by this he is.this, byby this timeH8 III.ii.83.2
Card. WOLSEY 
Leaue me a while. Leave me awhile. H8 III.ii.84
Exit Cromwell.Exit Cromwell H8 III.ii.84
It shall be to the Dutches of Alanson,(aside) It shall be to the Duchess of Alençon, H8 III.ii.85
The French Kings Sister; He shall marry her.The French King's sister; he shall marry her. H8 III.ii.86
Anne Bullen? No: Ile no Anne Bullens for him,Anne Bullen? No, I'll no Anne Bullens for him; H8 III.ii.87
There's more in't then faire Visage. Bullen?There's more in't than fair visage. Bullen!visage (n.)face, countenanceH8 III.ii.88
No, wee'l no Bullens: Speedily I wishNo, we'll no Bullens. Speedily I wish H8 III.ii.89
To heare from Rome. The Marchionesse of Penbroke?To hear from Rome. The Marchioness of Pembroke? H8 III.ii.90
Nor. NORFOLK 
He's discontented.He's discontented. H8 III.ii.91.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Maybe he heares the KingMaybe he hears the King H8 III.ii.91.2
Does whet his Anger to him.Does whet his anger to him. H8 III.ii.92.1
Sur. SURREY 
Sharpe enough,Sharp enough, H8 III.ii.92.2
Lord for thy Iustice.Lord, for Thy justice! H8 III.ii.93
Car. WOLSEY  
(aside) H8 III.ii.94
The late Queenes Gentlewoman? / A Knights DaughterThe late Queen's gentlewoman, a knight's daughter, H8 III.ii.94
To be her Mistris Mistris? The Queenes, Queene?To be her mistress' mistress? the Queen's Queen? H8 III.ii.95
This Candle burnes not cleere, 'tis I must snuffe it,This candle burns not clear; 'tis I must snuff it, H8 III.ii.96
Then out it goes. What though I know her vertuousThen out it goes. What though I know her virtuous H8 III.ii.97
And well deseruing? yet I know her forAnd well deserving? Yet I know her for H8 III.ii.98
A spleeny Lutheran, and not wholsome toA spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome tospleeny (adj.)hot-headed, over-emotionalH8 III.ii.99
wholesome (adj.)
old form: wholsome
good, beneficial, advantageous
Our cause, that she should lye i'th'bosome ofOur cause, that she should lie i'th' bosom of H8 III.ii.100
Our hard rul'd King. Againe, there is sprung vpOur hard-ruled King. Again, there is sprung uphard-ruled (adj.)
old form: hard rul'd
difficult to manage, obstreperous
H8 III.ii.101
An Heretique, an Arch-one; Cranmer, oneAn heretic, an arch-one, Cranmer, one H8 III.ii.102
Hath crawl'd into the fauour of the King,Hath crawled into the favour of the King, H8 III.ii.103
And is his Oracle.And is his oracle. H8 III.ii.104.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
He is vex'd at something.He is vexed at something. H8 III.ii.104.2
Sur. SURREY 
I would 'twer somthing yt would fretthe string,I would 'twere something that would fret the string,fret (v.)wear out, eat away, erodeH8 III.ii.105
The Master-cord on's heart.The master-cord on's heart!master-cord (n.)main sinewH8 III.ii.106.1
Enter King, reading of a Scedule.Enter the King, reading of a schedule, and Lovellschedule (n.)
old form: Scedule
document, paper, scroll
H8 III.ii.106
Suf. SUFFOLK 
The King, the King.The King, the King! H8 III.ii.106.2
King. KING HENRY 
What piles of wealth hath he accumulatedWhat piles of wealth hath he accumulated H8 III.ii.107
To his owne portion? And what expence by'th'houreTo his own portion! And what expense by th' hour H8 III.ii.108
Seemes to flow from him? How, i'th'name of ThriftSeems to flow from him! How, i'th' name of thrift, H8 III.ii.109
Does he rake this together? Now my Lords,Does he rake this together! – Now, my lords, H8 III.ii.110
Saw you the Cardinall?Saw you the Cardinal? H8 III.ii.111.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
My Lord, we haueMy lord, we have H8 III.ii.111.2
Stood heere obseruing him. Some strange CommotionStood here observing him. Some strange commotioncommotion (n.)perturbation, agitation, disturbed excitementH8 III.ii.112
Is in his braine: He bites his lip, and starts,Is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts,start (v.)jump, recoil, flinchH8 III.ii.113
Stops on a sodaine, lookes vpon the ground,Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground, H8 III.ii.114
Then layes his finger on his Temple: straightThen lays his finger on his temple; straightstraight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceH8 III.ii.115
Springs out into fast gate, then stops againe,Springs out into fast gait; then stops again,gait (n.)
old form: gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
H8 III.ii.116
Strikes his brest hard, and anon, he castsStrikes his breast hard, and anon he castsanon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyH8 III.ii.117
His eye against the Moone: in most strange PosturesHis eye against the moon. In most strange postures H8 III.ii.118
We haue seene him set himselfe.We have seen him set himself. H8 III.ii.119.1
King. KING HENRY 
It may well be,It may well be, H8 III.ii.119.2
There is a mutiny in's minde. This morning,There is a mutiny in's mind. This morningmutiny (n.)rebellion, revolt, quarrelH8 III.ii.120
Papers of State he sent me, to perusePapers of state he sent me to peruse, H8 III.ii.121
As I requir'd: and wot you what I foundAs I required; and wot you what I foundwot (v.)learn, know, be toldH8 III.ii.122
require (v.)
old form: requir'd
command, summon, demand
There (on my Conscience put vnwittingly)There, on my conscience, put unwittingly? H8 III.ii.123
Forsooth an Inuentory, thus importingForsooth, an inventory, thus importingimport (v.)represent, depict, indicateH8 III.ii.124
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
The seuerall parcels of his Plate, his Treasure,The several parcels of his plate, his treasure,parcel (n.)part, piece, portion, bitH8 III.ii.125
plate (n.)special tableware, household utensils of value
several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
Rich Stuffes and Ornaments of Houshold, whichRich stuffs, and ornaments of household, whichstuff (n.)
old form: Stuffes
material, cloth
H8 III.ii.126
I finde at such proud Rate, that it out-speakesI find at such proud rate that it outspeaksoutspeak (v.)
old form: out-speakes
far exceed, more than warrant
H8 III.ii.127
proud (adj.)fine, splendid, luxurious
rate (n.)mode of life, style of living
Possession of a Subiect.Possession of a subject. H8 III.ii.128.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
It's Heauens will,It's heaven's will; H8 III.ii.128.2
Some Spirit put this paper in the Packet,Some spirit put this paper in the packet H8 III.ii.129
To blesse your eye withall.To bless your eye withal. H8 III.ii.130.1
King. KING HENRY 
If we did thinkeIf we did think H8 III.ii.130.2
His Contemplation were aboue the earth,His contemplation were above the earth H8 III.ii.131
And fixt on Spirituall obiect, he should stillAnd fixed on spiritual object, he should stillstill (adv.)ever, now [as before]H8 III.ii.132
Dwell in his Musings, but I am affraidDwell in his musings; but I am afraid H8 III.ii.133
His Thinkings are below the Moone, not worthHis thinkings are below the moon, not worthmoon, below the
old form: Moone
of this world, not spiritual
H8 III.ii.134
thinking (n.)thought, meditation, reflection
worth (adj.)worthy of, deserving, meriting
His serious considering.His serious considering. H8 III.ii.135.1
King takes his Seat, whispers Louell, who goes to The King takes his seat, whispers Lovell, who goes to H8 III.ii.135.1
the Cardinall.the Cardinal H8 III.ii.135.2
Car. WOLSEY 
Heauen forgiue me,Heaven forgive me! H8 III.ii.135.2
Euer God blesse your Highnesse.Ever God bless your highness! H8 III.ii.136.1
King. KING HENRY 
Good my Lord,Good my lord, H8 III.ii.136.2
You are full of Heauenly stuffe, and beare the InuentoryYou are full of heavenly stuff, and bear the inventorystuff (n.)
old form: stuffe
substance, composition, quality, essence
H8 III.ii.137
Of your best Graces, in your minde; the whichOf your best graces in your mind, the which H8 III.ii.138
You were now running o're: you haue scarse timeYou were now running o'er. You have scarce time H8 III.ii.139
To steale from Spirituall leysure, a briefe spanTo steal from spiritual leisure a brief spanleisure (n.)
old form: leysure
opportunity, moment, available time
H8 III.ii.140
To keepe your earthly Audit, sure in thatTo keep your earthly audit. Sure, in thataudit (n.)account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]H8 III.ii.141
I deeme you an ill Husband, and am galdI deem you an ill husband, and am gladill (adj.)unskilful, inexpert, unskilledH8 III.ii.142
husband (n.)houskeeper, steward, domestic manager
To haue you therein my Companion.To have you therein my companion. H8 III.ii.143.1
Car. WOLSEY 
Sir,Sir, H8 III.ii.143.2
For Holy Offices I haue a time; a timeFor holy offices I have a time; a timeoffice (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityH8 III.ii.144
To thinke vpon the part of businesse, whichTo think upon the part of business which H8 III.ii.145
I beare i'th'State: and Nature does requireI bear i'th' state; and nature does require H8 III.ii.146
Her times of preseruation, which perforceHer times of preservation, which perforceperforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matterH8 III.ii.147
I her fraile sonne, among'st my Brethren mortall,I, her frail son, amongst my brethren mortal, H8 III.ii.148
Must giue my tendance to.Must give my tendence to.tendance (n.)attention, care, solicitudeH8 III.ii.149.1
King. KING HENRY 
You haue said well.You have said well. H8 III.ii.149.2
Car. WOLSEY 
And euer may your Highnesse yoake together,And ever may your highness yoke together, H8 III.ii.150
(As I will lend you cause) my doing well,As I will lend you cause, my doing well H8 III.ii.151
With my well saying.With my well saying! H8 III.ii.152.1
King. KING HENRY 
'Tis well said agen,'Tis well said again, H8 III.ii.152.2
And 'tis a kinde of good deede to say well,And 'tis a kind of good deed to say well; H8 III.ii.153
And yet words are no deeds. My Father lou'd you,And yet words are no deeds. My father loved you; H8 III.ii.154
He said he did, and with his deed did CrowneHe said he did, and with his deed did crown H8 III.ii.155
His word vpon you. Since I had my Office,His word upon you. Since I had my office,office (n.)role, position, place, functionH8 III.ii.156
I haue kept you next my Heart, haue not aloneI have kept you next my heart, have not alone H8 III.ii.157
Imploy'd you where high Profits might come home,Employed you where high profits might come home, H8 III.ii.158
But par'd my present Hauings, to bestowBut pared my present havings to bestow H8 III.ii.159
My Bounties vpon you.My bounties upon you. H8 III.ii.160.1
Car. WOLSEY  
(aside) H8 III.ii.160
What should this meane?What should this mean? H8 III.ii.160.2
Sur. SURREY  
(aside) H8 III.ii.161
The Lord increase this businesse.The Lord increase this business! H8 III.ii.161.1
King. KING HENRY 
Haue I not made youHave I not made you H8 III.ii.161.2
The prime man of the State? I pray you tell me,The prime man of the state? I pray you tell meprime (adj.)principal, chief, foremostH8 III.ii.162
If what I now pronounce, you haue found true:If what I now pronounce you have found true;pronounce (v.)deliver, speak, declareH8 III.ii.163
And if you may confesse it, say withallAnd, if you may confess it, say withal H8 III.ii.164
If you are bound to vs, or no. What say you?If you are bound to us or no. What say you? H8 III.ii.165
Car. WOLSEY 
My Soueraigne, I confesse your Royall gracesMy sovereign, I confess your royal graces, H8 III.ii.166
Showr'd on me daily, haue bene more then couldShowered on me daily, have been more than could H8 III.ii.167
My studied purposes requite, which wentMy studied purposes requite, which wentstudied (adj.)deliberate, carefully planned, intentionalH8 III.ii.168
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
Beyond all mans endeauors. My endeauors,Beyond all man's endeavours. My endeavours H8 III.ii.169
Haue euer come too short of my Desires,Have ever come too short of my desires, H8 III.ii.170
Yet fill'd with my Abilities: Mine owne endsYet filed with my abilities. Mine own endsfile (v.)
old form: fill'd
keep pace, stay in line
H8 III.ii.171
Haue beene mine so, that euermore they pointedHave been mine so that evermore they pointed H8 III.ii.172
To'th'good of your most Sacred Person, andTo th' good of your most sacred person and H8 III.ii.173
The profit of the State. For your great GracesThe profit of the state. For your great graces H8 III.ii.174
Heap'd vpon me (poore Vndeseruer) IHeaped upon me, poor undeserver, Iundeserver (n.)
old form: Vndeseruer
one who deserves nothing, unworthy person
H8 III.ii.175
Can nothing render but Allegiant thankes,Can nothing render but allegiant thanks,allegiant (adj.)loyal, faithful, stemming from allegianceH8 III.ii.176
My Prayres to heauen for you; my LoyaltieMy prayers to heaven for you, my loyalty, H8 III.ii.177
Which euer ha's, and euer shall be growing,Which ever has and ever shall be growing, H8 III.ii.178
Till death (that Winter) kill it.Till death, that winter, kill it. H8 III.ii.179.1
King. KING HENRY 
Fairely answer'd:Fairly answered! H8 III.ii.179.2
A Loyall, and obedient Subiect isA loyal and obedient subject is H8 III.ii.180
Therein illustrated, the Honor of itTherein illustrated. The honour of it H8 III.ii.181
Does pay the Act of it, as i'th'contraryDoes pay the act of it, as, i'th' contrary,pay (v.)repay, requite, recompenseH8 III.ii.182
The fowlenesse is the punishment. I presume,The foulness is the punishment. I presumefoulness (n.)
old form: fowlenesse
dishonesty, wickedness, bad reputation
H8 III.ii.183
That as my hand ha's open'd Bounty to you,That as my hand has opened bounty to you, H8 III.ii.184
My heart drop'd Loue, my powre rain'd Honor, moreMy heart dropped love, my power rained honour, more H8 III.ii.185
On you, then any: So your Hand, and Heart,On you than any, so your hand and heart, H8 III.ii.186
Your Braine, and euery Function of your power,Your brain and every function of your power,power (n.)
old form: powre
faculty, function, ability
H8 III.ii.187
Should, notwithstanding that your bond of duty,Should, notwithstanding that your bond of duty, H8 III.ii.188
As 'twer in Loues particular, be moreAs 'twere in love's particular, be moreparticular (n.)intimacy, personal relationshipH8 III.ii.189
To me your Friend, then any.To me, your friend, than any. H8 III.ii.190.1
Car. WOLSEY 
I do professe,I do profess H8 III.ii.190.2
That for your Highnesse good, I euer labour'dThat for your highness' good I ever laboured H8 III.ii.191
More then mine owne: that am, haue, and will beMore than mine own; that am, have, and will be –  H8 III.ii.192
(Though all the world should cracke their duty to you,Though all the world should crack their duty to you,crack (v.)
old form: cracke
split asunder, snap
H8 III.ii.193
And throw it from their Soule, though perils didAnd throw it from their soul; though perils did H8 III.ii.194
Abound, as thicke as thought could make 'em, andAbound, as thick as thought could make 'em, and H8 III.ii.195
Appeare in formes more horrid) yet my Duty,Appear in forms more horrid – yet my duty, H8 III.ii.196
As doth a Rocke against the chiding Flood,As doth a rock against the chiding flood,chiding (adj.)noisy, brawling, tumultuousH8 III.ii.197
Should the approach of this wilde Riuer breake,Should the approach of this wild river break,break (v.)
old form: breake
interrupt, break in on, cut in on
H8 III.ii.198
And stand vnshaken yours.And stand unshaken yours. H8 III.ii.199.1
King. KING HENRY 
'Tis Nobly spoken:'Tis nobly spoken. H8 III.ii.199.2
Take notice Lords, he ha's a Loyall brest,Take notice, lords, he has a loyal breast, H8 III.ii.200
For you haue seene him open't. Read o're this,For you have seen him open't. Read o'er this, H8 III.ii.201
(He gives him papers) H8 III.ii.202
And after this, and then to Breakfast withAnd after, this; and then to breakfast with H8 III.ii.202
What appetite you haue.What appetite you have. H8 III.ii.203.1
Exit King, frowning vpon the Cardinall, the NoblesExit King, frowning upon the Cardinal; the nobles H8 III.ii.203.1
throng after him smiling, and whispering.throng after him, smiling and whispering H8 III.ii.203.2
Car. WOLSEY 
What should this meane?What should this mean? H8 III.ii.203.2
What sodaine Anger's this? How haue I reap'd it?What sudden anger's this? How have I reaped it? H8 III.ii.204
He parted Frowning from me, as if RuineHe parted frowning from me, as if ruin H8 III.ii.205
Leap'd from his Eyes. So lookes the chafed LyonLeaped from his eyes. So looks the chafed lionchafed (adj.)enraged, irritated, angeredH8 III.ii.206
Vpon the daring Huntsman that has gall'd him:Upon the daring huntsman that has galled him,gall (v.)
old form: gall'd
injure, harm, wound
H8 III.ii.207
Then makes him nothing. I must reade this paper:Then makes him nothing. I must read this paper:nothing (n.)[state of] nothingness, oblivion, extinctionH8 III.ii.208
I feare the Story of his Anger. 'Tis so:I fear, the story of his anger. 'Tis so; H8 III.ii.209
This paper ha's vndone me: 'Tis th'AccomptThis paper has undone me. 'Tis th' accountundo (v.)
old form: vndone
ruin, destroy, wipe out
H8 III.ii.210
Of all that world of Wealth I haue drawne togetherOf all that world of wealth I have drawn together H8 III.ii.211
For mine owne ends, (Indeed to gaine the Popedome,For mine own ends – indeed, to gain the popedom, H8 III.ii.212
And fee my Friends in Rome.) O Negligence!And fee my friends in Rome. O negligence, H8 III.ii.213
Fit for a Foole to fall by: What crosse DiuellFit for a fool to fall by! What cross devilcross (adj.)
old form: crosse
perverse, contrarious, contradictory
H8 III.ii.214
Made me put this maine Secret in the PacketMade me put this main secret in the packetmain (adj.)
old form: maine
very great, major, considerable
H8 III.ii.215
I sent the King? Is there no way to cure this?I sent the King? Is there no way to cure this? H8 III.ii.216
No new deuice to beate this from his Braines?No new device to beat this from his brains?device (n.)
old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
H8 III.ii.217
I know 'twill stirre him strongly; yet I knowI know 'twill stir him strongly; yet I know H8 III.ii.218
A way, if it take right, in spight of FortuneA way, if it take right, in spite of fortune H8 III.ii.219
Will bring me off againe. What's this? To th'Pope?Will bring me off again. What's this? ‘ To th' Pope ’?bring off (v.)rescue, save, deliverH8 III.ii.220
The Letter (as I liue) with all the BusinesseThe letter, as I live, with all the business H8 III.ii.221
I writ too's Holinesse. Nay then, farewell:I writ to's holiness. Nay then, farewell! H8 III.ii.222
I haue touch'd the highest point of all my Greatnesse,I have touched the highest point of all my greatness,touch (v.)
old form: touch'd
achieve, accomplish, attain
H8 III.ii.223
And from that full Meridian of my Glory,And from that full meridian of my glorymeridian (n.)highpoint, culmination, climaxH8 III.ii.224
I haste now to my Setting. I shall fallI haste now to my setting. I shall fall H8 III.ii.225
Like a bright exhalation in the Euening,Like a bright exhalation in the evening,exhalation (n.)meteor, shooting starH8 III.ii.226
And no man see me more.And no man see me more. H8 III.ii.227
Enter to Woolsey, the Dukes of Norfolke and Suffolke, theEnter to Wolsey the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, the H8 III.ii.228.1
Earle of Surrey, and the Lord Chamberlaine.Earl of Surrey, and the Lord Chamberlain H8 III.ii.228.2
Nor. NORFOLK 
Heare the Kings pleasure Cardinall, Who commands youHear the King's pleasure, Cardinal, who commands you H8 III.ii.228
To render vp the Great Seale presentlyTo render up the great seal presentlypresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceH8 III.ii.229
Into our hands, and to Confine your selfeInto our hands, and to confine yourself H8 III.ii.230
To Asher-house, my Lord of Winchesters,To Asher House, my lord of Winchester's, H8 III.ii.231
Till you heare further from his Highnesse.Till you hear further from his highness. H8 III.ii.232.1
Car. WOLSEY 
Stay:Stay: H8 III.ii.232.2
Where's your Commission? Lords, words cannot carrieWhere's your commission, lords? Words cannot carrycommission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]H8 III.ii.233
Authority so weighty.Authority so weighty. H8 III.ii.234.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Who dare crosse 'em,Who dare cross 'em,cross (v.)
old form: crosse
contradict, challenge, go against
H8 III.ii.234.2
Bearing the Kings will from his mouth expressely?Bearing the King's will from his mouth expressly? H8 III.ii.235
Car. WOLSEY 
Till I finde more then will, or words to do it,Till I find more than will or words to do it –  H8 III.ii.236
(I meane your malice) know, Officious Lords,I mean your malice – know, officious lords,officious (adj.)meddlesome, interfering, overzealousH8 III.ii.237
I dare, and must deny it. Now I feeleI dare, and must deny it. Now I feel H8 III.ii.238
Of what course Mettle ye are molded, Enuy,Of what coarse metal ye are moulded – envy;coarse (adj.)
old form: course
inferior, low-quality, poor
H8 III.ii.239
How eagerly ye follow my DisgracesHow eagerly ye follow my disgraces H8 III.ii.240
As if it fed ye, and how sleeke and wantonAs if it fed ye! And how sleek and wantonsleek (adj.)
old form: sleeke
oily, fawning, unctuous
H8 III.ii.241
wanton (adj.)merciless, cruel, pitiless
Ye appeare in euery thing may bring my ruine?Ye appear in everything may bring my ruin! H8 III.ii.242
Follow your enuious courses, men of Malice;Follow your envious courses, men of malice;envious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
H8 III.ii.243
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
You haue Christian warrant for 'em, and no doubtYou have Christian warrant for 'em, and, no doubtwarrant (n.)licence, sanction, authorizationH8 III.ii.244
In time will finde their fit Rewards. That SealeIn time will find their fit rewards. That seal H8 III.ii.245
You aske with such a Violence, the KingYou ask with such a violence, the King, H8 III.ii.246
(Mine, and your Master) with his owne hand, gaue me:Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me; H8 III.ii.247
Bad me enioy it, with the Place, and HonorsBade me enjoy it, with the place and honours,bid (v.), past form bade
old form: Bad
command, order, enjoin, tell
H8 III.ii.248
During my life; and to confirme his Goodnesse,During my life; and, to confirm his goodness, H8 III.ii.249
Ti'de it by Letters Patents. Now, who'll take it?Tied it by letters patents. Now, who'll take it?letters patent (n.)open documents issued by the sovereign which conferred an office, privilege, right, etcH8 III.ii.250
tie (v.)
old form: Ti'de
ratify, approve, authorize
Sur. SURREY 
The King that gaue it.The King that gave it. H8 III.ii.251.1
Car. WOLSEY 
It must be himselfe then.It must be himself then. H8 III.ii.251.2
Sur. SURREY 
Thou art a proud Traitor, Priest.Thou art a proud traitor, priest. H8 III.ii.252.1
Car. WOLSEY 
Proud Lord, thou lyest:Proud lord, thou liest. H8 III.ii.252.2
Within these fortie houres, Surrey durst betterWithin these forty hours Surrey durst better H8 III.ii.253
Haue burnt that Tongue, then saide so.Have burnt that tongue than said so. H8 III.ii.254.1
Sur. SURREY 
Thy AmbitionThy ambition, H8 III.ii.254.2
(Thou Scarlet sinne) robb'd this bewailing LandThou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land H8 III.ii.255
Of Noble Buckingham, my Father-in-Law,Of noble Buckingham, my father-in-law. H8 III.ii.256
The heads of all thy Brother-Cardinals,The heads of all thy brother Cardinals, H8 III.ii.257
(With thee, and all thy best parts bound together)With thee and all thy best parts bound together,part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]H8 III.ii.258
Weigh'd not a haire of his. Plague of your policie,Weighed not a hair of his. Plague of your policy!policy (n.)
old form: policie
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
H8 III.ii.259
weigh (v.)
old form: Weigh'd
balance [as in scales], poise, match
You sent me Deputie for Ireland,You sent me deputy for Ireland, H8 III.ii.260
Farre from his succour; from the King, from allFar from his succour, from the King, from all H8 III.ii.261
That might haue mercie on the fault, thou gau'st him:That might have mercy on the fault thou gav'st him; H8 III.ii.262
Whil'st your great Goodnesse, out of holy pitty,Whilst your great goodness, out of holy pity, H8 III.ii.263
Absolu'd him with an Axe.Absolved him with an axe. H8 III.ii.264.1
Wol. WOLSEY 
This, and all elseThis, and all else H8 III.ii.264.2
This talking Lord can lay vpon my credit,This talking lord can lay upon my credit,credit (n.)reputation, name, standing, honourH8 III.ii.265
I answer, is most false. The Duke by LawI answer is most false. The Duke by law H8 III.ii.266
Found his deserts. How innocent I wasFound his deserts. How innocent I was H8 III.ii.267
From any priuate malice in his end,From any private malice in his end H8 III.ii.268
His Noble Iurie, and foule Cause can witnesse.His noble jury and foul cause can witness. H8 III.ii.269
If I lou'd many words, Lord, I should tell you,If I loved many words, lord, I should tell you H8 III.ii.270
You haue as little Honestie, as Honor,You have as little honesty as honour, H8 III.ii.271
That in the way of Loyaltie, and Truth,That in the way of loyalty and truth H8 III.ii.272
Toward the King, my euer Roiall Master,Toward the King, my ever royal master, H8 III.ii.273
Dare mate a sounder man then Surrie can be,Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be,mate (v.)be a match for, cope withH8 III.ii.274
And all that loue his follies.And all that love his follies. H8 III.ii.275.1
Sur. SURREY 
By my Soule,By my soul, H8 III.ii.275.2
Your long Coat (Priest) protects you, / Thou should'st feeleYour long coat, priest, protects you; thou shouldst feel H8 III.ii.276
My Sword i'th'life blood of thee else. My Lords,My sword i'th' life-blood of thee else. My lords, H8 III.ii.277
Can ye endure to heare this Arrogance?Can ye endure to hear this arrogance, H8 III.ii.278
And from this Fellow? If we liue thus tamely,And from this fellow? If we live thus tamely, H8 III.ii.279
To be thus Iaded by a peece of Scarlet,To be thus jaded by a piece of scarlet,jade (v.)
old form: Iaded
deceive, dupe, make a fool of
H8 III.ii.280
Farewell Nobilitie: let his Grace go forward,Farewell nobility. Let his grace go forward, H8 III.ii.281
And dare vs with his Cap, like Larkes.And dare us with his cap, like larks.dare (v.)daze, paralyse with fear, terrifyH8 III.ii.282.1
Card. WOLSEY 
All GoodnesseAll goodness H8 III.ii.282.2
Is poyson to thy Stomacke.Is poison to thy stomach. H8 III.ii.283.1
Sur. SURREY 
Yes, that goodnesseYes, that goodness H8 III.ii.283.2
Of gleaning all the Lands wealth into one,Of gleaning all the land's wealth into one,glean (v.)collect, scrape together, gather upH8 III.ii.284
Into your owne hands (Card'nall) by Extortion:Into your own hands, Cardinal, by extortion –  H8 III.ii.285
The goodnesse of your intercepted PacketsThe goodness of your intercepted packets H8 III.ii.286
You writ to'th Pope, against the King: your goodnesseYou writ to th' Pope against the King! Your goodness, H8 III.ii.287
Since you prouoke me, shall be most notorious.Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious. H8 III.ii.288
My Lord of Norfolke, as you are truly Noble,My Lord of Norfolk, as you are truly noble, H8 III.ii.289
As you respect the common good, the StateAs you respect the common good, the state H8 III.ii.290
Of our despis'd Nobilitie, our Issues,Of our despised nobility, our issues – issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantH8 III.ii.291
(Whom if he liue, will scarse be Gentlemen)Who, if he live, will scarce be gentlemen –  H8 III.ii.292
Produce the grand summe of his sinnes, the ArticlesProduce the grand sum of his sins, the articles H8 III.ii.293
Collected from his life. Ile startle youCollected from his life. I'll startle you H8 III.ii.294
Worse then the Sacring Bell, when the browne WenchWorse than the sacring bell, when the brown wenchwench (n.)girl, lassH8 III.ii.295
sacring (adj.)[in the Mass] rung at the moment of consecration
Lay kissing in your Armes, Lord Cardinall.Lay kissing in your arms, lord Cardinal. H8 III.ii.296
Car. WOLSEY 
How much me thinkes, I could despise this man,How much, methinks, I could despise this man,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
H8 III.ii.297
But that I am bound in Charitie against it.But that I am bound in charity against it! H8 III.ii.298
Nor. NORFOLK 
Those Articles, my Lord, are in the Kings hand:Those articles, my lord, are in the King's hand; H8 III.ii.299
But thus much, they are foule ones.But thus much, they are foul ones. H8 III.ii.300.1
Wol. WOLSEY 
So much fairerSo much fairer H8 III.ii.300.2
And spotlesse, shall mine Innocence arise,And spotless shall mine innocence arise H8 III.ii.301
When the King knowes my Truth.When the King knows my truth. H8 III.ii.302.1
Sur. SURREY 
This cannot saue you:This cannot save you. H8 III.ii.302.2
I thanke my Memorie, I yet rememberI thank my memory, I yet remember H8 III.ii.303
Some of these Articles, and out they shall.Some of these articles, and out they shall. H8 III.ii.304
Now, if you can blush, and crie guiltie Cardinall,Now, if you can blush and cry ‘ Guilty,’ Cardinal, H8 III.ii.305
You'l shew a little Honestie.You'll show a little honesty. H8 III.ii.306.1
Wol. WOLSEY 
Speake on Sir,Speak on, sir; H8 III.ii.306.2
I dare your worst Obiections: If I blush,I dare your worst objections. If I blush,objection (n.)
old form: Obiections
accusation, charge, allegation
H8 III.ii.307
dare (v.)challenge, confront, defy
It is to see a Nobleman want manners.It is to see a nobleman want manners.want (v.)lack, need, be withoutH8 III.ii.308
Sur. SURREY 
I had rather want those, then my head; / Haue at you.I had rather want those than my head. Have at you!have at [someone]
old form: Haue
[said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
H8 III.ii.309
First, that without the Kings assent or knowledge,First, that without the King's assent or knowledge H8 III.ii.310
You wrought to be a Legate, by which powerYou wrought to be a legate, by which powerlegate (n.)papal representativeH8 III.ii.311
work (v.), past form wroughtwork for, plan, try to arrange
You maim'd the Iurisdiction of all Bishops.You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops.maim (v.)
old form: maim'd
make powerless, undermine, subvert
H8 III.ii.312
Nor. NORFOLK 
Then, That in all you writ to Rome, or elseThen, that in all you writ to Rome, or else H8 III.ii.313
To Forraigne Princes, Ego & Rex meusTo foreign princes, ‘ Ego et Rex meusego...my king and IH8 III.ii.314
Was still inscrib'd: in which you brought the KingWas still inscribed; in which you brought the Kingstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyH8 III.ii.315
To be your Seruant.To be your servant. H8 III.ii.316.1
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Then, that without the knowledgeThen, that without the knowledge H8 III.ii.316.2
Either of King or Councell, when you wentEither of King or Council, when you went H8 III.ii.317
Ambassador to the Emperor, you made boldAmbassador to the Emperor, you made bold H8 III.ii.318
To carry into Flanders, the Great Seale.To carry into Flanders the great seal. H8 III.ii.319
Sur. SURREY 
Item, You sent a large CommissionItem, you sent a large commissioncommission (n.)delegation, body of officialsH8 III.ii.320
item (n.)[legal] particular point
To Gregory de Cassado, to concludeTo Gregory de Cassado, to conclude, H8 III.ii.321
Without the Kings will, or the States allowance,Without the King's will or the state's allowance,allowance (n.)permission, approval, sanctionH8 III.ii.322
A League betweene his Highnesse, and Ferrara.A league between his highness and Ferrara. H8 III.ii.323
Suf. SUFFOLK 
That out of meere Ambition, you haue caus'dThat out of mere ambition you have causedmere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
H8 III.ii.324
Your holy-Hat to be stampt on the Kings Coine.Your holy hat to be stamped on the King's coin. H8 III.ii.325
Sur. SURREY 
Then, That you haue sent inumerable substance,Then, that you have sent innumerable substance – innumerable (adj.)
old form: inumerable
incalculable, countless, immense
H8 III.ii.326
substance (n.)property, wealth, possessions, treasure
(By what meanes got, I leaue to your owne conscience)By what means got I leave to your own conscience –  H8 III.ii.327
To furnish Rome, and to prepare the wayesTo furnish Rome, and to prepare the waysfurnish (v.)provide, supply, possessH8 III.ii.328
You haue for Dignities, to the meere vndooingYou have for dignities, to the mere undoingmere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
H8 III.ii.329
Of all the Kingdome. Many more there are,Of all the kingdom. Many more there are, H8 III.ii.330
Which since they are of you, and odious,Which, since they are of you, and odious, H8 III.ii.331
I will not taint my mouth with.I will not taint my mouth with.taint (v.)sully, infect, stainH8 III.ii.332.1
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
O my Lord,O my lord, H8 III.ii.332.2
Presse not a falling man too farre: 'tis Vertue:Press not a falling man too far! 'Tis virtue. H8 III.ii.333
His faults lye open to the Lawes, let themHis faults lie open to the laws; let them, H8 III.ii.334
(Not you) correct him. My heart weepes to see himNot you, correct him. My heart weeps to see him H8 III.ii.335
So little, of his great Selfe.So little of his great self. H8 III.ii.336.1
Sur. SURREY 
I forgiue him.I forgive him. H8 III.ii.336.2
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Lord Cardinall, the Kings further pleasure is,Lord Cardinal, the King's further pleasure is –  H8 III.ii.337
Because all those things you haue done of lateBecause all those things you have done of late,late, ofrecently, a little while agoH8 III.ii.338
By your power Legatiue within this Kingdome,By your power legatine within this kingdomlegatine, legative (adj.)
old form: Legatiue
as a legate
H8 III.ii.339
Fall into 'th'compasse of a Premunire;Fall into th' compass of a praemunire – praemunire (n.)
old form: Premunire
[pron: preemyu'neeree] writ accusing someone of recognizing the power of the pope [as opposed to the sovereign]
H8 III.ii.340
compass (n.)
old form: compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
That therefore such a Writ be sued against you,That therefore such a writ be sued against you:sue (v.)initiate, institute, prosecuteH8 III.ii.341
writ (n.)written authority, formal order, warrant
To forfeit all your Goods, Lands, Tenements,To forfeit all your goods, lands, tenements, H8 III.ii.342
Castles, and whatsoeuer, and to beChattels, and whatsoever, and to bechattels (n.)moveable possessionsH8 III.ii.343
Out of the Kings protection. This is my Charge.Out of the King's protection. This is my charge. H8 III.ii.344
Nor. NORFOLK 
And so wee'l leaue you to your MeditationsAnd so we'll leave you to your meditations H8 III.ii.345
How to liue better. For your stubborne answerHow to live better. For your stubborn answer H8 III.ii.346
About the giuing backe the Great Seale to vs,About the giving back the great seal to us, H8 III.ii.347
The King shall know it, and (no doubt) shal thanke you.The King shall know it and, no doubt, shall thank you. H8 III.ii.348
So fare you well, my little good Lord Cardinall.So fare you well, my little good lord Cardinal.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]H8 III.ii.349
Exeunt all but Wolsey.Exeunt all but Wolsey H8 III.ii.349
Wol. WOLSEY 
So farewell, to the little good you beare me.So farewell – to the little good you bear me. H8 III.ii.350
Farewell? A long farewell to all my Greatnesse.Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness! H8 III.ii.351
This is the state of Man; to day he puts forthThis is the state of man: today he puts forth H8 III.ii.352
The tender Leaues of hopes, to morrow Blossomes,The tender leaves of hopes, tomorrow blossoms, H8 III.ii.353
And beares his blushing Honors thicke vpon him:And bears his blushing honours thick upon him.blushing (adj.)glowing, rosy-coloured, lustrousH8 III.ii.354
The third day, comes a Frost; a killing Frost,The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, H8 III.ii.355
And when he thinkes, good easie man, full surelyAnd when he thinks, good easy man, full surelyeasy (adj.)
old form: easie
careless, unconcerned; or: naive, trusting
H8 III.ii.356
His Greatnesse is a ripening, nippes his roote,His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, H8 III.ii.357
And then he fals as I do. I haue ventur'dAnd then he falls, as I do. I have ventured, H8 III.ii.358
Like little wanton Boyes that swim on bladders:Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playfulH8 III.ii.359
bladder (n.)air-filled bag
This many Summers in a Sea of Glory,This many summers in a sea of glory, H8 III.ii.360
But farre beyond my depth: my high-blowne PrideBut far beyond my depth. My high-blown pride H8 III.ii.361
At length broke vnder me, and now ha's left meAt length broke under me, and now has left me H8 III.ii.362
Weary, and old with Seruice, to the mercyWeary, and old with service, to the mercy H8 III.ii.363
Of a rude streame, that must for euer hide me.Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.stream (n.)
old form: streame
current, flow, drift
H8 III.ii.364
rude (adj.)[of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
Vaine pompe, and glory of this World, I hate ye,Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye. H8 III.ii.365
I feele my heart new open'd. Oh how wretchedI feel my heart new opened. O, how wretched H8 III.ii.366
Is that poore man, that hangs on Princes fauours?Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours! H8 III.ii.367
There is betwixt that smile we would aspire too,There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, H8 III.ii.368
That sweet Aspect of Princes, and their ruine,That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin,aspect (n.)gaze, lookH8 III.ii.369
More pangs, and feares then warres, or women haue;More pangs and fears than wars or women have; H8 III.ii.370
And when he falles, he falles like Lucifer,And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer,Lucifer (n.)in the Bible, the name of a principal devil; or, the DevilH8 III.ii.371
Neuer to hope againe.Never to hope again. H8 III.ii.372.1
Enter Cromwell, standing amazed.Enter Cromwell, standing amazed H8 III.ii.372
Why how now Cromwell?Why, how now, Cromwell? H8 III.ii.372.2
Crom. CROMWELL 
I haue no power to speake Sir.I have no power to speak, sir. H8 III.ii.373.1
Car. WOLSEY 
What, amaz'dWhat, amazedamazed (adj.)dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmedH8 III.ii.373.2
At my misfortunes? Can thy Spirit wonderAt my misfortunes? Can thy spirit wonder H8 III.ii.374
A great man should decline. Nay, and you weepA great man should decline? Nay, an you weepand, an (conj.)if, whetherH8 III.ii.375
I am falne indeed.I am fall'n indeed. H8 III.ii.376.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
How does your Grace.How does your grace? H8 III.ii.376.2
Card. WOLSEY 
Why well:Why, well; H8 III.ii.376.3
Neuer so truly happy, my good Cromwell,Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell. H8 III.ii.377
I know my selfe now, and I feele within me,I know myself now, and I feel within me H8 III.ii.378
A peace aboue all earthly Dignities,A peace above all earthly dignities, H8 III.ii.379
A still, and quiet Conscience. The King ha's cur'd me,A still and quiet conscience. The King has cured me,still (adj.)quiet, calm, subduedH8 III.ii.380
I humbly thanke his Grace: and from these shouldersI humbly thank his grace, and from these shoulders, H8 III.ii.381
These ruin'd Pillers, out of pitty, takenThese ruined pillars, out of pity, taken H8 III.ii.382
A loade, would sinke a Nauy, (too much Honor.)A load would sink a navy – too much honour. H8 III.ii.383
O 'tis a burden Cromwel, 'tis a burdenO, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden H8 III.ii.384
Too heauy for a man, that hopes for Heauen.Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven! H8 III.ii.385
Crom. CROMWELL 
I am glad your Grace, / Ha's made that right vse of it.I am glad your grace has made that right use of it. H8 III.ii.386
Card. WOLSEY 
I hope I haue: / I am able now (me thinkes)I hope I have: I am able now, methinks,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
H8 III.ii.387
(Out of a Fortitude of Soule, I feele)Out of a fortitude of soul I feel, H8 III.ii.388
To endure more Miseries, and greater farreTo endure more miseries and greater far H8 III.ii.389
Then my Weake-hearted Enemies, dare offer.Than my weak-hearted enemies dare offer. H8 III.ii.390
What Newes abroad?What news abroad? H8 III.ii.391.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
The heauiest, and the worst,The heaviest, and the worst, H8 III.ii.391.2
Is your displeasure with the King.Is your displeasure with the King.displeasure (n.)being out of favour, discredit; or: discomfort, troubleH8 III.ii.392.1
Card. WOLSEY 
God blesse him.God bless him! H8 III.ii.392.2
Crom. CROMWELL 
The next is, that Sir Thomas Moore is chosenThe next is that Sir Thomas More is chosen H8 III.ii.393
Lord Chancellor, in your place.Lord Chancellor in your place. H8 III.ii.394.1
Card. WOLSEY 
That's somewhat sodain.That's somewhat sudden. H8 III.ii.394.2
But he's a Learned man. May he continueBut he's a learned man. May he continue H8 III.ii.395
Long in his Highnesse fauour, and do IusticeLong in his highness' favour, and do justice H8 III.ii.396
For Truths-sake, and his Conscience; that his bones,For truth's sake, and his conscience, that his bones, H8 III.ii.397
When he ha's run his course, and sleepes in Blessings,When he has run his course and sleeps in blessings, H8 III.ii.398
May haue a Tombe of Orphants teares wept on him.May have a tomb of orphans' tears wept on him. H8 III.ii.399
What more?What more? H8 III.ii.400.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
That Cranmer is return'd with welcome;That Cranmer is returned with welcome, H8 III.ii.400.2
Install'd Lord Arch-byshop of Canterbury.Installed lord Archbishop of Canterbury. H8 III.ii.401
Card. WOLSEY 
That's Newes indeed.That's news indeed. H8 III.ii.402.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
Last, that the Lady Anne,Last, that the Lady Anne, H8 III.ii.402.2
Whom the King hath in secrecie long married,Whom the King hath in secrecy long married, H8 III.ii.403
This day was view'd in open, as his Queene,This day was viewed in open as his queen, H8 III.ii.404
Going to Chappell: and the voyce is nowGoing to chapel, and the voice is nowvoice (n.)
old form: voyce
talk, rumour, opinion
H8 III.ii.405
Onely about her Corronation.Only about her coronation. H8 III.ii.406
Card. WOLSEY 
There was the waight that pull'd me downe. / O Cromwell,There was the weight that pulled me down. O Cromwell, H8 III.ii.407
The King ha's gone beyond me: All my GloriesThe King has gone beyond me. All my glories H8 III.ii.408
In that one woman, I haue lost for euer.In that one woman I have lost for ever. H8 III.ii.409
No Sun, shall euer vsher forth mine Honors,No sun shall ever usher forth mine honours, H8 III.ii.410
Or gilde againe the Noble Troopes that waightedOr gild again the noble troops that waited H8 III.ii.411
Vpon my smiles. Go get thee from me Cromwel,Upon my smiles. Go get thee from me, Cromwell; H8 III.ii.412
I am a poore falne man, vnworthy nowI am a poor fall'n man, unworthy now H8 III.ii.413
To be thy Lord, and Master. Seeke the KingTo be thy lord and master. Seek the King –  H8 III.ii.414
(That Sun, I pray may neuer set) I haue told him,That sun, I pray, may never set! I have told him H8 III.ii.415
What, and how true thou art; he will aduance thee:What and how true thou art. He will advance thee; H8 III.ii.416
Some little memory of me, will stirre himSome little memory of me will stir him –  H8 III.ii.417
(I know his Noble Nature) not to letI know his noble nature – not to let H8 III.ii.418
Thy hopefull seruice perish too. Good CromwellThy hopeful service perish too. Good Cromwell,hopeful (adj.)
old form: hopefull
promising, giving hope of success
H8 III.ii.419
Neglect him not; make vse now, and prouideNeglect him not; make use now, and provideuse (n.)
old form: vse
opportunity, benefit, advantage
H8 III.ii.420
For thine owne future safety.For thine own future safety. H8 III.ii.421.1
Crom. CROMWELL 
O my Lord,O my lord, H8 III.ii.421.2
Must I then leaue you? Must I needes forgoMust I then leave you? Must I needs forego H8 III.ii.422
So good, so Noble, and so true a Master?So good, so noble, and so true a master? H8 III.ii.423
Beare witnesse, all that haue not hearts of Iron,Bear witness, all that have not hearts of iron, H8 III.ii.424
With what a sorrow Cromwel leaues his Lord.With what a sorrow Cromwell leaves his lord. H8 III.ii.425
The King shall haue my seruice; but my prayresThe King shall have my service, but my prayers H8 III.ii.426
For euer, and for euer shall be yours.For ever and for ever shall be yours. H8 III.ii.427
Card. WOLSEY 
Cromwel, I did not thinke to shed a teareCromwell, I did not think to shed a tear H8 III.ii.428
In all my Miseries: But thou hast forc'd meIn all my miseries, but thou hast forced me, H8 III.ii.429
(Out of thy honest truth) to play the Woman.Out of thy honest truth, to play the woman. H8 III.ii.430
Let's dry our eyes: And thus farre heare me Cromwel,Let's dry our eyes, and thus far hear me, Cromwell, H8 III.ii.431
And when I am forgotten, as I shall be,And when I am forgotten, as I shall be, H8 III.ii.432
And sleepe in dull cold Marble, where no mentionAnd sleep in dull cold marble, where no mention H8 III.ii.433
Of me, more must be heard of: Say I taught thee;Of me more must be heard of, say I taught thee –  H8 III.ii.434
Say Wolsey, that once trod the wayes of Glory,Say Wolsey, that once trod the ways of glory, H8 III.ii.435
And sounded all the Depths, and Shoales of Honor,And sounded all the depths and shoals of honour, H8 III.ii.436
Found thee a way (out of his wracke) to rise in:Found thee a way, out of his wreck, to rise in, H8 III.ii.437
A sure, and safe one, though thy Master mist it.A sure and safe one, though thy master missed it. H8 III.ii.438
Marke but my Fall, and that that Ruin'd me:Mark but my fall, and that that ruined me.mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
H8 III.ii.439
Cromwel, I charge thee, fling away Ambition,Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition: H8 III.ii.440
By that sinne fell the Angels: how can man thenBy that sin fell the angels. How can man then, H8 III.ii.441
(The Image of his Maker) hope to win by it?The image of his Maker, hope to win by it? H8 III.ii.442
Loue thy selfe last, cherish those hearts that hate thee;Love thyself last, cherish those hearts that hate thee; H8 III.ii.443
Corruption wins not more then Honesty.Corruption wins not more than honesty. H8 III.ii.444
Still in thy right hand, carry gentle PeaceStill in thy right hand carry gentle peacestill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyH8 III.ii.445
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
To silence enuious Tongues. Be iust, and feare not;To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not.envious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
H8 III.ii.446
Let all the ends thou aym'st at, be thy Countries,Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's,end (n.)purpose, aim, designH8 III.ii.447
Thy Gods, and Truths. Then if thou fall'st (O Cromwell)Thy God's, and truth's. Then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, H8 III.ii.448
Thou fall'st a blessed Martyr. / Serue the King: Thou fall'st a blessed martyr. Serve the King; H8 III.ii.449
And prythee leade me in:And prithee, lead me in. H8 III.ii.450
There take an Inuentory of all I haue,There take an inventory of all I have, H8 III.ii.451
To the last peny, 'tis the Kings. My Robe,To the last penny; 'tis the King's. My robe, H8 III.ii.452
And my Integrity to Heauen, is all,And my integrity to heaven, is all H8 III.ii.453
I dare now call mine owne. O Cromwel, Cromwel,I dare now call mine own. O Cromwell, Cromwell, H8 III.ii.454
Had I but seru'd my God, with halfe the ZealeHad I but served my God with half the zeal H8 III.ii.455
I seru'd my King: he would not in mine AgeI served my King, He would not in mine ageage (n.)mature years, old ageH8 III.ii.456
Haue left me naked to mine Enemies.Have left me naked to mine enemies.naked (adj.)defenceless, undefended, unarmedH8 III.ii.457
Crom. CROMWELL 
Good Sir, haue patience.Good sir, have patience. H8 III.ii.458.1
Card. WOLSEY 
So I haue. FarewellSo I have. Farewell, H8 III.ii.458.2
The Hopes of Court, my Hopes in Heauen do dwell.The hopes of court! My hopes in heaven do dwell. H8 III.ii.459
Exeunt.Exeunt H8 III.ii.459
 Previous Act III, Scene II Next  
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL