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Henry VIII
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  • The King in this perceives him, how he coasts And hedges his own way.
  • Heaven has an end in all; yet, you that hear me, This from a dying man receive as certain: Where you are liberal of your loves and counsels Be sure you be not loose; for those you make friends And give your hearts to, when they once perceive The least rub in your fortunes, fall away Like water from ye; never found again But where they mean to sink ye.

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  • That you may, fair lady, Perceive I speak sincerely, and high note’s Ta’en of your many virtues, the King’s Majesty Commends his good opinion of you, and Does purpose honour to you no less flowing Than Marchioness of Pembroke; to which title A thousand pound a year, annual support, Out of his grace he adds.
  • The Cardinal’s letters to the Pope miscarried, And came to the eye o’ the King; wherein was read, How that the Cardinal did entreat his Holiness To stay the judgement o’ the divorce; for if It did take place, "I do" quoth he "perceive My king is tangled in affection to A creature of the Queen’s, Lady Anne Bullen."
  • ] I may perceive These Cardinals trifle with me; I abhor This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.

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as in: perceive the system as unfair Define
to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
as in: though blind, can perceive light Define
to become aware of -- especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
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