Act 3 - Scene 2
Ante-chamber to KING HENRY VIII's apartment.
Enter NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, SURREY, and Chamberlain
If you will now unite in your complaints,
And force them with a constancy, the cardinal
Cannot stand under
them: if you omit
The offer of this time, I cannot promise
But that you shall sustain moe new disgraces,
these you bear already.
I am joyful
To meet the least occasion that may give me
Remembrance of my father-in-law, the duke,
be revenged on him.
Which of the peers
Have uncontemn'd gone by him, or at least
Strangely neglected? when did he regard
stamp of nobleness in any person
Out of himself?
My lords, you speak your pleasures:
What he deserves of you and me I know;
What we can do to him,
though now the time
Gives way to us, I much fear. If you cannot
Bar his access to the king, never attempt
thing on him; for he hath a witchcraft
Over the king in's tongue.
O, fear him not;
His spell in that is out: the king hath found
Matter against him that for ever mars
of his language. No, he's settled,
Not to come off, in his displeasure.
I should be glad to hear such news as this
Once every hour.
Believe it, this is true:
In the divorce his contrary proceedings
Are all unfolded wherein he appears
would wish mine enemy.
His practises to light?
O, how, how?
The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried,
And came to the eye o' the king: wherein was read,
the cardinal did entreat his holiness
To stay the judgment o' the divorce; for if
It did take place, 'I do,' quoth
My king is tangled in affection to
A creature of the queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.'
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