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conscience
used in Henry VIII

24 uses
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Definition
feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • On my Christian conscience, this one christening will beget a thousand; here will be father, godfather, and all together.
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — The palace yard (39% in)
  • All the commons Hate him perniciously, and, o' my conscience, Wish him ten fathom deep.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Westminster. A street (32% in)
  • I have this day receiv'd a traitor's judgement, And by that name must die; yet, Heaven bear witness, And if I have a conscience, let it sink me, Even as the axe falls, if I be not faithful!
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Westminster. A street (40% in)
  • It seems the marriage with his brother's wife Has crept too near his conscience.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (13% in)
  • No, his conscience Has crept too near another lady.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (13% in)
  • And with what zeal! for, now he has crack'd the league Between us and the Emperor, the Queen's great nephew, He dives into the King's soul, and there scatters Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience, Fears, and despairs; and all these for his marriage.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (20% in)
  • O my Wolsey, The quiet of my wounded conscience, Thou art a cure fit for a King.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (51% in)
  • But, conscience, conscience!
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (99% in)
  • But, conscience, conscience!
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (99% in)
  • You, that have so fair parts of woman on you, Have too a woman's heart, which ever yet Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty; Which, to say sooth, are blessings; and which gifts, Saving your mincing, the capacity Of your soft cheveril conscience would receive, If you might please to stretch it.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — An ante-chamber of the Queen's apartments (30% in)
  • Thus it came; give heed to't: My conscience first receiv'd a tenderness, Scruple, and prick, on certain speeches utter'd By the Bishop of Bayonne, then French ambassador; Who had been hither sent on the debating A marriage 'twixt the Duke of Orleans and Our daughter Mary.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (73% in)
  • This respite shook The bosom of my conscience, enter'd me, Yea, with a splitting power, and made to tremble The region of my breast; which forc'd such way, That many maz'd considerings did throng And press'd in with this caution.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (78% in)
  • Thus hulling in The wild sea of my conscience, I did steer Toward this remedy, whereupon we are Now present here together; that's to say, I meant to rectify my conscience,—which I then did feel full sick, and yet not well,— By all the reverend fathers of the land And doctors learn'd.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (84% in)
  • Thus hulling in The wild sea of my conscience, I did steer Toward this remedy, whereupon we are Now present here together; that's to say, I meant to rectify my conscience,—which I then did feel full sick, and yet not well,— By all the reverend fathers of the land And doctors learn'd.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (85% in)
  • Speak it here; There's nothing I have done yet, o' my conscience, Deserves a corner.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — London. The Queen's apartments (18% in)
  • This morning Papers of state he sent me to peruse, As I requir'd; and wot you what I found There,—on my conscience, put unwittingly?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (28% in)
  • Then, that you have sent innumerable substance— By what means got, I leave to your own conscience— To furnish Rome, and to prepare the ways You have for dignities; to the mere undoing Of all the kingdom.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (72% in)
  • I know myself now; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (83% in)
  • May he continue Long in his Highness' favour, and do justice For truth's sake and his conscience; that his bones, When he has run his course and sleeps in blessings, May have a tomb of orphans' tears wept on 'em!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (87% in)
  • I cannot blame his conscience.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — A street in Westminster (51% in)
  • Methinks I could Cry thee amen; and yet my conscience says She's a good creature, and, sweet lady, does Deserve our better wishes.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A gallery in the palace (15% in)
  • My good lords, hitherto in all the progress Both of my life and office, I have labour'd, And with no little study, that my teaching And the strong course of my authority Might go one way, and safely; and the end Was ever, to do well; nor is there living, I speak it with a single heart, my lords, A man that more detests, more stirs against, Both in his private conscience and his place, Defacers of a public peace, than I do.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — The council-chamber (26% in)
  • That I shall clear myself, Lay all the weight ye can upon my patience, I make as little doubt as you do conscience In doing daily wrongs.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — The council-chamber (39% in)
  • There is a fellow somewhat near the door, he should be a brazier by his face, for, o' my conscience, twenty of the dog-days now reign in's nose; all that stand about him are under the line, they need no other penance: that fire-drake did I hit three times on the head, and three times was his nose discharged against me; he stands there, like a mortar-piece, to blow us.
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — The palace yard (44% in)

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