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Such a compounded one?
Buck.

All the whole time
I was my chamber's prisoner.
Nor.

Then you lost
The view of earthly glory: Men might say,
Till this time, pomp was single; but now inarried
To one above itself. Each following day
Became the next day's master, till the last
Made former wonders it's: To-day, the French,
All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods,
Shone down the English; and, to-morrow, they
Made Britain, India : every man, that stood,
Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were
As cherubins, all gilt: the madams too,
Not us'd to toil, did almost sweat to bear
The pride upon them, that their very labour
Was to them as a painting : now this mask
Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing night
Made it a fool, and beggar. The two kings,
Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst,
As presence did present them: him in eye,
Still him in praise : and being present both,
'Twas said, ihey saw but one; and no discerner
Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these suns
(For so they phrase them), by their beralds challeng'd
The noble spirits to arms, they did perform
Beyond thought's compass ; that former fa
Being now seen possible enough, g

credit, That Bevis was beliey'd. Buck.

O, you go far. Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect In honour honesty, the tract of every thing Would by a good discourser lose some life, Which action's self was tongue to. All was royal; To the disposing of it nought rebellid,

Order gave each thing view; the office did · Distinctly his full function, Buck.

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Of this great sport together, as you guess? ir

Nor. One, cerles, that promises no element
In such a business.
Buck.

I pray you, who, my lord?, * Nor. All this was order'd by the good discretion. Of the right reverend cardinal of York.

Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pie is free'd
From his ambitious finger. What had he
To do in these fierce vanities? I wonder,
That such a keech can with his very bulk
Take up the rays o'the beneficial sun,
And keep it from the earth.
Nor.

Şurely, sir,
There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends :
For, being not propp'by ancestry (whose graco
Chalks successors their way), nor call'd upon .
For high feats done to the crown; neither allied
To eminent assistants, but, spider-like,
Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note,
The force of his own merit makes his way;
A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys
A place next to the king.
Aber.

. ", I cannot tell .
What heaven hath given him, let some graver eye
Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
Peep through each part of him: Whence has he that?
If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ;
Or has given all before, and he begins. . ,
A new hell in himself.'.
Buck.

Why the devil,
Upon this French going-out, took he upon him,
Without the privity o'the king, to appoint
Who should attend on him? He makes up the file
Of all the gentry; for the most part such
Too, whom as great a charge as little honour
He meant to lay opon: and his own letter,
The honourable board of council out,
Must fetch himn in he papers.
Aber.

I do know

Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have
By this so sicken'd their estates, that never
They shall abound as formerly.
Buck.

O, many
Have broke their backs with laying manors on them
For this great journey. What did this vanity
But minister communication of
A most poor issue?
Nor.

: Grievingly I think,
The peace between the French and us not values
The cost that did conclude it.
Buck.

Every man,
After the hideous storm that follow'd, was
A thing inspir’d: and, not consulting, broke
Into a general prophecy, That this tempest,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
The sudden breach on't.

Nor.in . Which is budded out;
For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd
Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
Aber.

Is it therefore
The ambassador is silenc'd? '
Nor.

Marry, is't.
Aber. A proper title of a peace; and purchas’d
Al a superfluous rate!
Buck.

. Why, all this business
Our reverend cardinal carried.
Nor.

Like it your grace, T'he state takes notice of the private difference Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you (And take it from a heart that wishes towards you Honour and plenteous safety), that you read The cardinal's malice and his potency Together: to consider further, that What his high hatred would effect, wants not A ininister in his power : You know his nature, That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword Hath a sharp edge; it's long, and, it may be said, It reaches far; and where 'twill not extend, Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel,

You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that rock, That I advise your shunning. Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY (the Purse borne before him), certain of the Guard, and two Secretaries with Papers. The CARDINAL in his Passage fixeth his Eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full of disdain.'

Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha? Where's his examination? 1 Secr.

Here, so please you. Wol. Is he in person ready? 1 Secr.

Ay, please your grace. Wol. Well, we shall then know more; and Bucking

ham Shall lessen this big look. [Exeunt Wolsey and Train.

Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I, Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore, best Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book Out-worthis a noble's blood.

What are you chaf’d? Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only, Which your disease requires. . Buck.

I read in his looks
Matter against me; and his eye revil'd
Me, as his abject object : at this instant
He bores me with some trick : He's gone to the king;
I'll follow, and out-stare him.
Nor.

Stay, my lord,
And let your reason with your choler question
What 'tis you go about: To climb steep hills,
Requires slow pace at first: Anger is like
A full-hot horse; who being allow'd his way,
Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England
Can advise me like you : be to yourself
As you would to your friend.
Buck. :

I'll to the king:
And from a mouth of honour quite cry down
This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim,
There's difference in no persons.

Nor.

Buch would to vo you: be to ih in England

Nor.

Be advis'd:
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot ,
That it do singe yourself: We may outrun,
By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
And lose by overrunning. Know you not,
The fire, that mounts the liquor till it run o'er,
In seeming to augment it, wastes it? Be advis'd :
I say again, there is no English soul
More stronger to direct you than yourself;
If with the sap of reason you would quenchi,
Or bat allay, the fire of passion.
Buck.

Sir,
I am thankful to you; and I'll go along
By your prescription :—but this top-proad fellow
(Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
From sincere motions), by intelligence,
And proofs as clear as founts in July, when
we see each grain of gravel, I do know
To be corrupt and treasonous.
Nor.

ot, treasonous. Buck. To the king I'll say't; and make my vouch as

strong
As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
Or wolf, or both (for he is equal ravenous,
As he is subtle; and as prone to mischief,
As able to perform it: his mind and place
Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally),
Only to show his pomp as well in France
As here at home, suggests the king our master
To this last costly treaty, the interview,
That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass
Did break i'the ri
Nor.

Faith, and so it did.
Buck. Pray, give me favour, sir. This cunning
The articles o'the combination drew, [cardinal
As himself pleas'd; and they were ratified,
As he cried, Thus let þe: to as much end,
As give a crutch to the dead : But our count-cardinal
Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey,
Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows

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