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KING Henry the Eighth.
and then Lord Chancellor.
Queen Catharine, firft Wife to King Henry, afterwards di
vorced. Anne Bullen, beloved by the King, and afterwards married
to bim. An old Lady, Friend to Anne Bullen. Patience, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Catharine. 3
Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shews. Women attending upon the Queen ; Spirits, wbich appear to her. Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
The SCENE lies mostly in London and Weftminter ; once at Kimbolton.
I come no more to make you laugh; things now,
That bear a weighty and a serious brow,
, let fall a tear ;
the gen'ral throng, and sweat
or to Jee a Fellow In a long motly Coat,] Alluding to the Fools and Buffoon, introduc'd for the Generality in the Plays a little before our Author's Time: and of whom he has left us a small Taste in his own. (2)
fee The very Perfons of our noble Story,] Why the Rhyme should have been interrupted here, when it was so easily to be supplied, I cannot conceive. It can only be accounted for from the Negligence of the Press, or the Transcribers: and therefore I have made no Scruple to replace it.