“Cranmer” mentioned in Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII”

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Character

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Text

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Henry VIII
[II, 4]

Henry VIII

1611

[Aside]. I may perceive
These cardinals trifle with me: I abhor
This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.
My learn’d and well-beloved servant, Cranmer,
Prithee, return: with thy approach, I know,
My comfort comes along. Break up the court:
I say, set on.

2

Henry VIII
[III, 2]

Duke of Norfolk

1909

But, my lord,
When returns Cranmer?

3

Henry VIII
[III, 2]

Duke of Norfolk

1919

This same Cranmer’s
A worthy fellow, and hath ta’en much pain
In the king’s business.

4

Henry VIII
[III, 2]

Cardinal Wolsey

1955

[Aside] The late queen’s gentlewoman,
a knight’s daughter,
To be her mistress’ mistress! the queen’s queen!
This candle burns not clear: ’tis I must snuff it;
Then out it goes. What though I know her virtuous
And well deserving? yet I know her for
A spleeny Lutheran; and not wholesome to
Our cause, that she should lie i’ the bosom of
Our hard-ruled king. Again, there is sprung up
An heretic, an arch one, Cranmer; one
Hath crawl’d into the favour of the king,
And is his oracle.

5

Henry VIII
[III, 2]

Cromwell

2312

That Cranmer is return’d with welcome,
Install’d lord archbishop of Canterbury.

6

Henry VIII
[IV, 1]

Second Gentleman

2536

He of Winchester
Is held no great good lover of the archbishop’s,
The virtuous Cranmer.

7

Henry VIII
[IV, 1]

Third Gentleman

2539

All the land knows that:
However, yet there is no great breach; when it comes,
Cranmer will find a friend will not shrink from him.

8

Henry VIII
[V, 1]

Gardiner

2809

But, sir, sir,
Hear me, Sir Thomas: you’re a gentleman
Of mine own way; I know you wise, religious;
And, let me tell you, it will ne’er be well,
‘Twill not, Sir Thomas Lovell, take’t of me,
Till Cranmer, Cromwell, her two hands, and she,
Sleep in their graves.

9

Henry VIII
[V, 1]

(stage directions)

2883

[Re-enter DENNY, with CRANMER]

10

Henry VIII
[V, 1]

Henry VIII

2953

Be of good cheer;
They shall no more prevail than we give way to.
Keep comfort to you; and this morning see
You do appear before them: if they shall chance,
In charging you with matters, to commit you,
The best persuasions to the contrary
Fail not to use, and with what vehemency
The occasion shall instruct you: if entreaties
Will render you no remedy, this ring
Deliver them, and your appeal to us
There make before them. Look, the good man weeps!
He’s honest, on mine honour. God’s blest mother!
I swear he is true—hearted; and a soul
None better in my kingdom. Get you gone,
And do as I have bid you.
[Exit CRANMER]
He has strangled
His language in his tears.

11

Henry VIII
[V, 2]

(stage directions)

2999

[Enter CRANMER]

12

Henry VIII
[V, 3]

(stage directions)

3046

[Enter Chancellor; places himself at the upper end]
of the table on the left hand; a seat being left
void above him, as for CRANMER’s seat. SUFFOLK,
NORFOLK, SURREY, Chamberlain, GARDINER, seat
themselves in order on each side. CROMWELL at
lower end, as secretary. Keeper at the door]

13

Henry VIII
[V, 3]

(stage directions)

3065

[CRANMER enters and approaches the council-table]

14

Henry VIII
[V, 3]

Henry VIII

3200

You were ever good at sudden commendations,
Bishop of Winchester. But know, I come not
To hear such flattery now, and in my presence;
They are too thin and bare to hide offences.
To me you cannot reach, you play the spaniel,
And think with wagging of your tongue to win me;
But, whatsoe’er thou takest me for, I’m sure
Thou hast a cruel nature and a bloody.
[To CRANMER]
Good man, sit down. Now let me see the proudest
He, that dares most, but wag his finger at thee:
By all that’s holy, he had better starve
Than but once think this place becomes thee not.

15

Henry VIII
[V, 5]

(stage directions)

3368

[Enter trumpets, sounding; then two Aldermen, Lord]
Mayor, Garter, CRANMER, NORFOLK with his marshal’s
staff, SUFFOLK, two Noblemen bearing great
standing-bowls for the christening-gifts; then
four Noblemen bearing a canopy, under which the
Duchess of Norfolk, godmother, bearing the child
richly habited in a mantle, &c., train borne by a
Lady; then follows the Marchioness Dorset, the
other godmother, and Ladies. The troop pass once
about the stage, and Garter speaks]

Source: http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org, search date: 2017-12-05

 


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