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  • A monk o’ the Chartreux.
  • I told my lord the Duke, by the devil’s illusions The monk might be deceiv’d; and that ’twas dangerous for him To ruminate on this so far, until It forg’d him some design; which, being believ’d, It was much like to do.
  • But all hoods make not monks.
  • The King’s attorney on the contrary Urg’d on the examinations, proofs, confessions Of divers witnesses; which the Duke desir’d To have brought viva voce to his face; At which appear’d against him his surveyor; Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor; and John Car, Confessor to him, with that devil-monk, Hopkins, that made this mischief.
  • Presently the Duke Said, ’twas the fear, indeed; and that he doubted ’Twould prove the verity of certain words Spoke by a holy monk, "that oft," says he, "Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit John de la Car, my chaplain, a choice hour To hear from him a matter of some moment; Whom after under the confession’s seal He solemnly had sworn, that what he spoke My chaplain to no creature living but To me should utter, with demure confidence This pausingly ensu’d: ’Neither the King nor’s

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