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Those suns of glory, those two lights of men, Order
gave each thing view ; the office did Met in the vale of Andren.*
Distinctly his full function. NORF. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde : Buck.
Who did guide ? I was then present, saw them salute on horseback; I mean, who set the body and the limbs Beheld them, when they 'lighted, how they clung Of this great sport together, as you guess ? In their embracement, as they grew together ; Norf. One, certes, that promises no elementa Which had they, what four thron'd ones could In such a business. have weigh'd
I pray you, who, my lord ? Such a compounded one?
Norf. All this was order'd by the good Buck. All the whole time
discretion I was my chamber's prisoner.
Of the right-reverend cardinal of York. [freed NORF.
Buck. The devil speed him ! no man's pie is
That such a keecho can with his
bulk Became the next day's master, till the last
o the beneficial sun,
Surely, sir, Shone down the English ; and, to-morrow, they There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends : Made Britain, India : every man that stood, For,-being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were Chalks successors their way; nor call'd upon As cherubins, all gilt: the madams too,
For high feats done to the crown; neither allied Not us'd to toil, did almost sweat to bear
To eminent assistants ; but, spider-like, The pride upon them, that their
labour Out of his self drawing web,—he gives us note, — Was to them as a painting : now this masque The force of his own merit makes his
way ; Was cried incomparable ; and the ensuing night A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys Made it a fool and beggar. The two kings, A place next to the king. Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst,
I cannot tell As presence did present them ; him in eye, What heaven hath given him,-let some graver eye Still him in praise : and, being present both,
Pierce into that ;-but I can see his pride ’T was said, they saw but one; and no discerner Peep through each part of him : whence has he Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these suns
that? (For so they phrase 'em) by their heralds challeng'd If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ; The noble spirits to arms, they did perform Or has given all before, and he begins Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous A new hell in himself. story,
Why the devil,
Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
Who should attend on him? He makes up the file
Must fetch him in, he papers."
* Andren.] So in the original, and so also in Holinehed, whom Shakespeare followed. The valley of Ardren lies between Guynes and Ardres; and, at the period alluded to, the former belonged to the English, and the latter to the French.
b Durst wag his tongue in censure.] That is, in judging either superior to the other.
¿ All was royal ;] These words and the remainder of the speech are in the old copies given to Buckingham.
d No element-] No rudimentary knowledge even. e Keech--) See note (e), p. 530, Vol. I.
ľ Out of his self drawing web,-he gives us note,-) The old text reads :
“Out of his Selfe-drawing Web. O gives us note," &c. Steevens surmised that the manuscript had, "'A gives us note," which the compositor mistook for “O gives us note." This is not improbable; but the expression, “self-drawing web," which every editor adopts without comment, appears to us an error likewise. The sense is better and more clearly expressed by omitting the hyphen.
% A gift that heaven gives for him, &c.] This is a very doubt
ful line. Mr. Collier's annotator changes it to
" A gift that heaven gires him, and which buys;"
and his own letler,
Must fetch him in, he papers.)
And his own letter,
I do know Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY (the purse borne before By this so sicken’d their estates, that never
him), certain of the Guard, and two SecreThey shall abound as formerly.
taries with papers.
The CARDINAL in his Buck.
passage fixeth his eye on BUCKINGHAM, and Have broke their backs with laying manors on BUCKINGHAM on him, both full of disdain.
'em For this great journey. What did this vanity
Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha? But minister communication of
Where's his examination ? A most poor issue ? *
Here, so please you. NORF. Grievingly I think,
Wol. Is he in person ready ? The peace between the French and us not values 1 Secr.
Ay, please your grace, The cost that did conclude it.
Wol. Well, we shall then know more; and Всск. . Every man,
Buckingham After the hideous storm that follow'd, was
Shall lessen this big look. A thing inspir'd; and, not consulting, broke
[Exeunt CARDINAL and Train. Into a general prophecy,—That this tempest, Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, * Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
and I The sudden breach on't.
Have not the power to muzzle him ; therefore NORF. Which is budded out;
best For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book e attach'd
Out-worths a noble's blood. Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
What, are you chaf d ? ABER.
Is it therefore Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance The ambassador is silenc'd ?
Marry, is't. Which your disease requires. ABER, A proper title of a peace; and pur- Buck.
I read in's looks chas'd
Matter against me ; and his eye revil'd At a superfluous rate!
Me, as his abject object : at this instant Buck.
Why, all this business He boresd me with some trick: he's gone to the Our reverend cardinal carried.
Like it your grace, I'll follow, and out-stare him. The state takes notice of the private difference NORF.
Stay, my lord, Betwixt
and the cardinal. I advise you, And let your reason with your choler question (And take it from a heart that wishes towards What 't is you go about: to climb steep hills, you
Requires slow pace at first: anger is like Honour and plenteous safety,) that you read A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way, The cardinal's malice and his potency
Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England Together : to consider further, that
Can advise me like you : be to yourself What his high hatred would effect, wants not
you would to your friend, A minister in his power. You know his nature,
I'll to the king; That he's revengeful ; and I know his sword And from a mouth of honour quite cry down Hath a sharp edge: it's long, and 't may be This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim said,
There's difference in no persons. It reaches far; and where 't will not extend,
Be advis'd; Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel, Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that That it do singe yourself: we may outrun, rock
By violent swiftness, that which we run at, That I advise your shunning.
And lose by over-running. Know you not,
(*) Old text, venom'd-mouth'd.
But minister communication of
A most poor issue ?] That is, But furnish discourse on the poverty of its result. Communication in the sense of talk, or discourse, is found so repeatedly in writers of Shakespeare's time, that the passage would hardly have required explanation, if the commentators had not overlooked this meaning of the word, and Mr. Collier, in adopting "consummation,"-a reading of his annotator,-had not pronounced the old text "little better than nonsense.
A beggar's book
Like it your grace,-) Equivalent to “An it like your grace."
his eye revilla Me, as his abject object." d He bores me with some trick :) According to Johnson, He stabs or wounds me with some artifice or fiction. Rather, He undermines me with some device.
I am sorry
The fire that mounts the liquor till’t run o'er, And break the foresaid peace. Let the king In seeming to augment it wastes it? Be advis'd :
know I say again, there is no English soul
(As soon he shall by me) that thus the cardinal More stronger to direct you than yourself, Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases, If with the sap of reason you would quench,
And for his own advantage. Or but allay, the fire of passion.
NORF. Brck. Sir, I am thankful to you ; and I'll go To hear this of him ; and could wish he were along
Something mistakenin't. By your prescription :—but this top-proud fellow, Buck.
No, not a syllable ; (Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but I do pronounce him in that very shape From sincere motions,) by intelligence,
He shall appear in proof.
Enter BRANDON ; a Sergeant-at-arms before him,
and two or three of the Guard, Buck. To the king I'll say't; and make my vouch as strong
BRAN. Your office, sergeant; execute it. As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
Of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I
Lo, you, my lord, As here at home, suggests the king our master The net has fall’n upon me! I shall perish To this last costly treaty, the interview,
Under device and practice. That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a BRAN.
I am sorry, glass
To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on Did break ï the rinsing :-*
The business present : b'tis bis highness' pleasure, NORF.
Faith, and so it did. You shall to the Tower. Buck. Pray, give me favour, sir—this cunning Buck.
It will help me nothing cardinal
To plead mine innocence ; for that dye is on me The articles o' the combination drew
Which makes my whit'st part black. The will of As himself pleas'd ; and they were ratified,
heaven As he cried, Thus let be, to as much end
Be done in this and all things !-I obey.As give a crutch to the dead : but our count- 0
my lord Aberga'ny, fare you
well ! cardinal
BRAN. Nay, he must ar you company.Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey,
The king [To ABERGAVENNY. Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows, Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, till
know (Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
How he determines further. To the old dam, treason,)-Charles the emperor,
As the duke said, Under pretence to see the queen his aunt,
The will of heaven be done, and the king's (For 't was indeed his colour ; but he came
pleasure To whisper Wolsey,) here makes visitation : By me obey'd ! His fears were, that the interview betwixt
BRAN. Here is a warrant from England and France might, through their amity, The king, to attach lord Montacute; and the Breed him some prejudice ; for from this league
bodies Peep'd harms that menac'd him: het privily Of the duke's cónfessor, John de la Car, Deals with our cardinal ; and, as I trow,- One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor, Which I do well, for, I am sure,—the emperor Buck. Paid ere he promis'd; whereby his suit was These are the limbs o' the plot :- :-no more, I granted
hope ? Ere it was ask’d; but when the way was made, BRAN. A monk o' the Chartreux. And pav'd with gold, the emperor thus desir'd ;- Buck.
0, Nicholast Hopkins ? That he would please to alter the king's course, BRAN.
(*) old text, wrenching. (t) First folio omits, he. · Mistaken-) Misapprehended. b The business present :) That is, I am sorry, since it is to
(*) Old text, Councellour. (t) Old text, Michaell. see you deprived of liberty, that I am a witness of this business.
Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er-great Are in great grievance: there have been comcardinal
missions Hath show'd him gold : my life is spann'd already: Sent down among 'em, which hath flaw'd the heart I am the shadow of poor Buckingham,
Of all their loyalties :—wherein, although, Whose figure even this instant cloud puts on, My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches By dark ning my clear sun. My lord, * farewell. Most bitterly on you, as putter-on
[Exeunt. Of these exactions, yet the king our master,
(Whose honour heaven shield from soil !) even he
Language unmannerly, yea, such which breaks SCENE II.-The same. The Council Chamber.
The sides of loyalty, and almost appears
Not almost appears, the Lords of the Council, Sir Thomas LOVELL,
It doth appear ; for, upon these taxations, Officers, and Attendants. The King enters
The clothiers all, not able to maintain leaning on the Cardinal's shoulder.
The many to them ’longing, have put off
The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who, K. Hen. My life itself, and the best heart of it,
Unfit for other life, compellid by hunger Thanks for this great care: I stood i' the level
And lack of other means, in desperate manner you Of a full-charg'd confederacy, and give thanks
Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uproar, To that chok'd it.-Let be call'd before us
And danger serves among them. you That gentleman of Buckingham's : in person
Taxation ! I'll hear him his confessions justify;
Wherein ? and what taxation ?--My lord cardinal,
You that are blam'd for it alike with us,
Know you of this taxation ?
Please you, sir,
I know but of a single part, in aught The King takes his state. The Lords of the
Pertains to the state ; and front but in that file Council take their several places. The
Where others tell steps with me. CARDINAL places himself under the King's
No, my lord, feet, on his right side.
You know no more than others : but you frame
Things, that are known alike, which are not wholeA noise without, crying, “ Room for the Queen."
Enter the Queen, ushered by the Dukes of To those which would not know them, and yet must NORFOLK and SUFFOLK : she kneels. The
Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions, KING riseth from his state, takes her up, Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are kisses, and placeth her by him.
Most pestilent to the hearing; and, to bear 'em,
The back is sacrifice to the load. They say Q. Kath. Nay, we must longer kneel; I am a They are devis’d by you ; or else you suffer suitor.
Too hard an exclamation. K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us :
:-half K. HEN.
Still exaction !
The nature of it ? In what kind, let's know, Never name to us; you have half our power: Is this exaction ? The other moiety, ere you ask, is given ;
Q. Katu. I am much too venturous Repeat your will, and take it.
In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd Q. Kath.
Thank your majesty. Under your promis'd pardon. The subjects' grief That you
would love yourself, and in that love Comes through commissions, which compel from Not unconsider'd leave your honour, nor
each The dignity of your office, is the point
The sixth part of his substance, to be levied Of my petition.
Without delay; and the pretence for this K. HEN. Lady mine, proceed.
Is nam’d, your wars in France: this makes bold Q. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few,
mouths : And those of true condition, that your subjects Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze
(*) Old text, Lords.
affords an intelligible meaning. Our idea of it is, that by figure is meant his own form, and that the expression “cloud puts on, signities assumes obscurity; or possibly, is eclipsed by cloud.
By dark'ning my clear sun.)
b Putter-on--] Contriver, deriser. So in "The Winter's Tale," Act II. Sc. 1:
" You are abus'd, and by some pulter-on."
Allegiance in them ; their curses now,
By my life,
And for me,
Traduc'd by ignorant tongues, which neither know
malicious censurers; which ever,
a This tractable obedience is a slave--] So the old text. Rowe reads,
“ That tractable obedience," &c. And Mr. Collier's annota:or,
" Their tractable obe nce,” &c. b No primer business.] The old copies have "basenesze," which was corrected in Southern's copy of the fourth folio.