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W 0 L S IS Y, MB CARDINAL-CHANCELLOR…

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'r' Perceiving a shadow on the wall, the Primaco <L8ked:"Whoisthere?" It is I, sir," was the reply. How do you ?" inquired the dying Cardinal; what is it of the clock ?" Being told that it waa past eight in the morning, he fell into a kind of reverie. Eight of the clock," quoth be; that cannot be eight of the clock, eight of the clock ? N&y, by eight of the ctock thou shait lose thy master; for my time dra weth near that I must depart out of the world." Doctor Palmer, his confessor, then asked Cavendish to inquire whether the Cardinal would be shriven, and presently for a time he talked with his ghostly father in Latia. Getting worsa next day, Master Kingston thought it his duty to question Wolsey respecting the disposi- tion of the money known to be in his possession at Cawood, and received an explanation to the effect that he had none of his own, but only certain suma borrowed of his friends to bury him and to bestow among bis servants who had taken great pains with him and been true and faithful men." Notwithstanding," said the dying Cardinal, scarcely able to articulate, if it be the King's plea- sure to take this money from me, I hold myself con- tent. Yet I humbly beseech his Majesty to see my good friends repaid, that my conscience may be at rest." Who be they ?" asked the Constable of the Tower. Sir John Ailen of London, Sir Richard Gresham, the Master of Savoy, Dr. Hickden, Dean of my CoHege in Oxford, the Treasure of the Church of York, the Dean of Yorl:, my Chaplain EUls, and my Steward." Kingston seems to have doubted whether the names and the amounts-fifteen hundred pounds in all-had been correctly stated, and pressed for tun Ãçi' p&i.-Muui&fs, saymg he wouM cjme to Mm ag'a.inonthemorrow. Claat That morrow came, but another author'ty sup- I plated the Constable of the Tower, and his prisoner M &.rn.st,'d bv Dca.¡,b. jjavtcg reused a cullis made of chicken," on the sronud cbut it was.,t. Andrew's Day, and that he shou't!. fast, tha Cardinal was in confession for the SPGM of an hour." Kingston c",m'} to his bedside about seven o'clock, bade h'm good morrow, and a.sked how he did. M)f," was the dyisg prei&ce's reply, I t&rry but the wi? and pleasure of God, So render my simple sou! into His dtvice hands." Na.y, s'r. m good faith. quot.h the oSccr. you ha in dolour and peBsu-fcess, which maketb you much worse than ye shouid be." Weij. weU, Master hing-stoD," replied the Car- d':ia!. raising his voice wtth au effort. 1 see the rr).nt<)- apii18t me, how ir. is i'r&med; but if had served God as dWgently as I have doae the Kio;? he would not .have s,,ivvn me over :n my grey ha1fs." Thou w!:t yet recover, my tore)," interposed Cavendiab. stoojjiag over his ouster's face. That wu! be." the officer whispered in broken tones; "tha.twi'Jba." "Xa.y, titas may not be," the Cardinal said in a soiemn voice; bowbeit, this is the iust rew&rd that Lmus:ret-e!ve for royworJdiy diligence and pains tl,.at, ) havA had to do the service, only to f&t!s'y his vain pteasure, and not regarding my duty to God." He then bade them commend him to his Majesty, spoac of him j6.3 h&ving "ruya! courage and a princely heart;" &nd st&ted t'Jat he had often hnett before him for the space of an hour or two "to persuade him from his will and appetite." He then expressed a hope taut the King in God's name" would enforce the mandate which, as Legate, he bad issued the new pernic'ous gect of Lutherans;" II "PUk B of the foily of tru&tiag in routs or uata.w- ful assemblies of common people," and uttered a benediction. FMCwe!)."said the Cardinal to Kingston, Ca.von- diob. and one or two othera who stood at his bed- "me f are-woil. I can no more but wish aU things 'right' tohavegood success. MytimodrnwethoB fast. I m&y not tarry with you. Forget not, I pray thee, a)\- wishes and my messages to the King." Shortly utter, in presence of the atdermen and other officials, on fuesd&y. the 29th November, the Cardinal Arch- htshop of York gave up the ghost. H's body was found to be clothed in a hair-shirt and was subse- quently transferred to a coffin of boards," all orna- ments, as mitre ring, crosses, and other emblems and honours, set in goM and jewels, being placed on him a.s appurtenant to his rank." Lying there all day in his comn, open to view, his remains were carried into the chapel at night with great solemnity, by the abbot and officers of the convert. M&ny torches were iit, and the four men, who kept watch by him while he was dying, sang discover him when dead. About four in the mcrmng mass was said, the body being interred with cectncy and order. The ceremony was of brief dttr-mon. n-ad before suanRe the great Cardinal was k'fc in his Jocely tomb. The prfcise spot in which the remans of the Cardinal Cs.a-t"e!!or of England repose is unknown. Ruin and dmo!a.tion mark the scene of his death and burial, and the hand nf modern improvement has removed nea.r'y a.H the vestiges of St. Mary de Pratis. The heautifut mortuary chalet which be designed and built tor himself at Windsor now bears another name; white in the aarcophac'us brought by the Prelate-Minister from Italy eíson sleeps beneath the dome at St. Paul's Cathedral. ADDENDA. LEICESTER ABBEY: "The ancientfabric,"sa,ys the iateMr.JaniesThomp- son, in his admirable Bihtory of Leicester," do tiot long out)ast the mighty Cardinal. Six years tuter an Act of Parliament was passed for the suppression of the iesser monasteries, and on]y three years ia' er stUI another Act was adopted by which the surrender of the targer monasteries to the Crown was conSrmed. The Koyal Commissioner-Mr. Francis Caveâvisited ¡ the abbey in 15S7, and called on the Abbot and Convent to surrender. This, in the first instance, they refused to do; but they consented before August, tha date of his letter, :L\ot long after the plate and jeweis were set aside for the King; the furniture and goods sold; the church, dorters, and monks' apart- ments stripped of th.? lead wttich covered the roofs; and the whole building being dismantled, was left to fall into utter ruin and decay. White all this was tahing place in regard to the Abbey, the various ecciesiaafcal bodies in the town were dissolved, and their pc;;spssions gr&ntpd to the j Crown. In tf) yea.rs aitw I dea.th-U all colleges aad chapels, cha,rit,M3, .hoa- pitats, ano tra.t.ernities, with cneir lands, tenementa, and other property, were deuvered over to Henry VIII. In the spring of that year a sale took place of tbe J'-ieø' _Ye"Jiçb-KÃ!!B8&ltM.

W 0 L S IS Y, MB CARDINAL-CHANCELLOR…