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W 0 L S IS Y, MB CARDINAL-CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND. HISTORICAL :ROMANCE! (ALL BIGHTS EESNRYED.j -lad gone far on his way bd aem back for a red buckram bag which he had left in bt, almonry sealed with his sea.). The messenger, ridmg with speed brought the bag to Pomfret, and it wao handed to the Cardinal soon after he retired to M< chamber in the abbey at night. The bag contained three ahirts of hair, which he delivered to his chaplain, his ghostly father very tecreMy." On leaving Pomfret the monks and the townsfolk turned out, craved his benediction, and running before him with candies in their hands, cried God save you? gra.cp, my good Lord Cardinal'" Thus he entered the monastery of Blackfriars, near Doncaster. On the morrow Wolsey was taken to Sheffield Park accompanied by a mighty concourse of all classes, who cried and lamented as be rode along." 4, The earl and counteas, with a train of gentle- women and gentlemen, and yeomen, standing with- out at the gates, received him. "My lord," quoth the earl, "your grace is most heartily welcome. I am right glad to see you in my poor Jod(>, and have often desired to entertain you. Woutd that you bad come hither under happier con- ditions Ah. my gentle lord of Shrewsbury," said the Cardinal, I heartily thank you Md although I have no cause to rejoice, yet, so far a t sorrowful heart may have joy, I am glad that I i,;Ave come into the hMds and custody of so Bob'e a person, of whose ap- proved honour and wisdom there can be no doubt." The earl declared that he did cot receive him as a prisoue?, but as "a good lord and the King's true faithhj! subject." May it please you, my lord Cardinal," cried the warm-hearted nobleman, here comes my wife to salute you." Wolsey, advancing bareheaded, kissed the coun- tess and saluted all her gentlewomen in a familiar way, shaking hands with all the gentlemen and yeo- men there assembled. He was then conducted into a fair chamber at the end of a goodly gallery, within a new tower." Across the midst of the apartment a traverse of sarsa-net was drawn, dividing it in twain—one part for the Cardiaa.1 and the other for the earl. Here it was that his custodian informed him that he daily received letters from the King commanding him to pnteirtain the Primate as one that he loveth." A missive with cheering words also reached Wolsey here from Patch, otherwise John Williams, which rented his master to tears. Be assured, my good !ord," said the jester, that thy poor fooi bears thy revered name in mind, and will m no case tail to keep thee in honour before the Kmg." The Cardinal bfJgan to grow worse every day. After tarry lag a? Sbem?d Park for nearly a fort- night, an apothecary was called upon to prescribe for him, and sent a "white confection" which greatly thieved him. In the course of the day on which thia madicH.'e was adrntaiatered to Wolsey, Sir Wtltia.m Kingston, Constable of the Tower, arrived and took charge of the prisoner. Th's had the effect of exciting him very much. Baving been informed by some fortune-tellers in previous 'yül\rs that he should have his end at Kingbolt," he interpreted their statement to mesn that he would die at Kiagston-on-Thames, which p!ace being near Hampten Court, might not un- reasonably have been nxed upon by them as the <cece of his demise. In the Cardinal's weak state, harrowed by his journey and long itiness, he was eredu!oHS enough to believe that he would perish in the Tower white in the custody of Kingston. Death, however, was nearer at hand, and doubtless saved him from the fate of Buckingham, whom he was fatsdy accused of having sent to the block whereas a few flippant words respecting Henry's ex- travagance and folly at Gruines on the occasion of his 'meeting with F.fa.ads on the Field of the Cloth of Go)d. brought: about the resutc. Whf'a the Constable of the Tower assured his pr'sofBr that be had orders to convey him by easy -jour cn-ys to London," Wolsey seemed to be somewhat reinsured, but he evidently felt that he had already ent,f,red into the vatley of the shadow of death. i caank you for your good news and kindnesa, Alai,i-,er K:ngt.ton, said the Cardinal, when ashed on what: day he was wilung to proceed, "and woularide foMh with you at onco, but I am sorely distressed, haYiag a maiacty whIch mal:eth me very weak, and EasMe to sit on my muie Dur:cg the easuiMg night he was so seriously HI that it was thought ha would die. By some it was said the Carciitia.l had been poisoned, and by others that he had poisoned himself. I If I !lave not some be)p shortly," he whispered f&mtiy to C&vandish, it wut co&t me my hfe." Thea it was that Dr. NicholM, a physician, was I COHSuited, aEir, gave an opmion to the ea'cct that he wcuid not !ive iocgfr tha.n four or five dayf. NMver- theless the Cardina,' d-sired to set forth, arid nfxt 6ay, against a)J advice, "he took jouruey with Master Kingston and the guard." The servants about him were sorely distressed, and when the melancholy party reached Hardwick-on- LiG8, about four miles from I-.I"ew8tead, wbere the Earl of Shrewsbury had another house—not Hardwtck Hall m Derbyshire—it was clear that the band of death was upon him, Being anxious to proceed, and refusing a litter which was prepared for hur), he was carried forward to Nottingham, where, "stcker stiU," he lodged t.hat night. The next day the Cardina! waxed so sick that he Was divers times tiheiy to have fallen from his muie." De!ay on the road prevented them from reaching Leicester before night!a! bat the Abbot, with aU in Ma convent, being apprised of his coming, met him with the light of many torches," and received the dying Prelate with honour and reverence. Father Abbot," said Wotsey, I am come hither to leave my bones amopg you." They then brought, him on his mule to the foot of the stairs leading ro his chamber, and as there flighted. The CoMtaMe of the Tower who assisted him said he never carried so heavy a burden in his life. This was on Saturday night. On the morrow he became woref, and on Monday, Cavendish, standing by his bedside, about eight o'clock, the 'windows being close shut, and wax hghto burning on t the cupboard," beheld hit mMter, "iast drawine to tMeend."

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W 0 L S IS Y, MB CARDINAL-CHANCELLOR…

W 0 L S IS Y, MB CARDINAL-CHANCELLOR…