The executioner is, I believe, very expert; and my neck is very slender
The king has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a marchioness. Then he raised me to be a queen. Now he will raise me to be a martyr.
O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.
Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die.
King has absolute power. And what he has given he can taken away.
From a private gentlewoman you have made me first a marchioness, then a queen; and, as you can raise me no higher in the world, you are now sending me to be a saint in Heaven.
If any person should meddle with my cause, I require them to judge the best'.
And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me.
Remember me when you do pray that hope doth lead from day to day.
If it ever lay in my power, I will work the Cardinal as much displeasure as he has done to me.
O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.
To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus receive my soul.
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