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Quote: “A gift that heaven gives for him which buys a place next to the King.”

Answer: Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 75-76.  Norfolk to Buckingham.  Norfolk and Buckingham are good friends. Both are dukes, senior dukes. An angry Buckingham speaks of Cardinal Wolsey, saying “The devil destroy him. No man’s pie is freed from his ambitious finger.” Cardinal Wolsey is the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is a very powerful man in Henry VIII’s court, feared and loved by many, being as close to the king as he is. Norfolk, more accepting of things as they are, says “the force of his own merit makes his way.” He gives Wolsey more credit than might be due. To his misfortune, Buckingham hardly hears what Norfolk has to say.

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