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But Rich exits infrangibly dignified; he is not going to have his hard-won dignity broken by any moral strictures. Earlier; More had addressed Cromwell with another statement which recalls many political trials: 'What you have hunted me for is not my actions , but the thoughts of my heart. It is a long road you have opened . For first men will disclaim their hearts and presently they will have no hearts. ' This applies, of course, to any country , at any time . As soon as More has been found guilty , his manner changes.

Notice that the heavy, deliberate bell continues, reducing what follows to a babble. As so often in real life, the really moving moments are made chaotic by the intrusion of 'the common man', insensitive to others , but anxious for his 'position' and to keep himself out of 'trouble'. However, Alice throws him off, and does make her last exit with considerable dignity on the last stroke of the bell. More's answer to the Jailer's last appeal that he was a 'plain simple man and just wanted to keep out of trouble ', is meant by Bolt to be a passionate cry against all the 'plain simple men' - and women - who think only of themselves, 'to keep out of trouble ' .

When More enters, asking if the visit is personal or official, Chapuys says he has a personal letter from King Charles. More refuses to take it . When Chapuys says More's views arc 'well-known', More protests th ey are 'much guessed at', but his loyalty to his country is less well-known . Margaret enters with a large bundle of bracken , and when Alice enters, More uses them as witnesses to see that the letter was unopened and returned to Chapuys, who leaves with the Attendant, saying More is 'utterly unreliable'.

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