Henry VIII/#3/Quotes and Answers

Quote: “Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.”

Answer: Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 168-169.  Norfolk to Buckingham.  Norfolk is doing his best to calm Buckingham. For various reasons, Buckingham is really angry with Wolsey. Norfolk may too be angry with Wolsey, but he is more realistic. He is abundantly aware that Wolsey is a powerful man who has the king’s ear and the king’s confidence. Norfolk says to Buckingham “We may outrun by violent swiftness that which we run at and lose by overrunning.”

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