Henry 8

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    I come no more to make you laugh; things now

  • That bear a weighty and a serious brow,

  • Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe:

  • Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow,

  • We now present. Those that can pity, here

  • May (if they think it well) let fall a tear;

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    The subject will deserve it. Such as give

  • Their money out of hope they may believe,

  • May here find truth too. Those that come to see

  • Only a show or two, and so agree

  • The play may pass, if they be still and willing,

  • I'll undertake may see away their shilling

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    Richly in two short hours. Only they

  • That come to hear a merry, bawdy play,

  • A noise of targets, or to see a fellow

  • In a long motley coat guarded with yellow,

  • Will be deceiv'd. For, gentle hearers, know,

  • To rank our chosen truth with such a show