I Arrest thee of high treason, in the name of our most sovereign king.
These exactions, Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are Most pestilent to the hearing; and, to bear ’em, The back is sacrifice to the load.
My sovereign, I confess your royal graces, Shower’d on me daily, have been more than could My studied purposes requite, which went Beyond all man’s endeavours.
Thou art, alone, If thy rare qualities, sweet gentleness, Thy meekness saint-like, wife-like government, Obeying in commanding, and thy parts Sovereign and pious else, could speak thee out, The queen of earthly queens.
Thus far, My most dread sovereign, may it like your Grace To let my tongue excuse all.
Dread sovereign, how much are we bound to Heaven In daily thanks, that gave us such a prince; Not only good and wise, but most religious; One that, in all obedience, makes the Church The chief aim of his honour; and, to strengthen That holy duty, out of dear respect, His royal self in judgement comes to hear The cause betwixt her and this great offender.
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