Henry VIII
King Henry VIII –
In these last days, I’ve been thinking a great deal about loss.  What loss, your grace, is to man most irrecoverable?
Charles Brandon –
His virtue.
King Henry VIII –
No, for by his actions he may redeem his virtue.
Charles Brandon –
Then, his honor.
King Henry VIII –
No, for again he may find the means to recover it, even as a man recovers some fortune he has lost.
Charles Brandon –
Then I cannot say, Your Majesty.
King Henry VIII –
Time, your grace.  Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable, for it can never be redeemed.
Charles Brandon
From The Tudors, Season 4 / Episode 10 – “Death of a Monarchy”


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