To still the tempest Wolsey had only one resource left: this was to render Clement favourable to his master's designs.
Is it the thought of Wolsey which makes him frown—or is he wondering where he left his catapult?
In his last years Henry had surrounded himself by ministers less notable and less capable than Wolsey or Cromwell.
In his misfortunes, he showed no more fortitude than Wolsey.
Did he, for example, direct Wolsey or did Wolsey (as is the common view) in reality lead his King while appearing to follow him.
It will do no more for you on a dying bed than it did for Cardinal Wolsey.
Wolsey also had narrowly escaped with his life, after repeated attacks.
In this act, the King shows Wolsey that he has discovered his plottings.
But these expressions were few, for, though tottering, Wolsey was yet too formidable to be insulted with impunity.
Yet Henry had approved Wolsey's appointment as papal legate.