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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 tempeft,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
The sudden breach on't.

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

Aber. Is it therefore 9 Th' ambassador is silenc'd ?

Nor. Marry, is't.

Aber. ' A proper citle of a peace, and purchas'd At a superfluous rate !

Buck. Why, all this business
Our rev'rend Cardinal carried.

Nor. Like it your Grace,
The state takes notice of the private difference
Betwixt you and the Cardinal.

and the Cardinal. I advise you,
And take it from a heart, that wishes tow'rds you
Honour and plenteous fafety, that you read
The Cardinal's malice and his potency
Together ; to consider further, that
What his high hatred would effect, wants not
A minister in his pow'r. You know his nature,


Every man,

ing proper to be said of an Oras Asier the hideous storm that folu tor; and an ambassador or pub

low'd, &c.] His author, lick minifter being called an O. Hall, fays, Monday, 18th day rator, he applies filenc'd to amof June, there blew such storms baffador. WARBURTON. of wind and wrather that mar I understand it rather of the vel was to hear ; for which bi- French ambassadour residing in decus tempeft jome said it was a England, who by being retused very prognostication of trouble and an audience, may without any batred 10 come between princes. remote meaning, be said to be In Henry VIII. p. 80.

filenc'd. WARBURTON, 2 A proper title of a peace.) A 6 TB' ambasador is filenc'd ?) fine name of a peace. Ironical Silenc'd for recall'd. This be- ly.


That he's revengeful; and, I know, his sword
Hath a sharp edge, its long, and, 't 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 bim, cer.'

tain of the guard, and two secretaries with papers ; the Cardinal in bis passage fixeth bis eye on Buckingham, and Buckingham on bim, both full of difdain.

Wol. The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor ? ha?
Where's his examination ?:

Secr. Here, so please you.
Wol. Is he in person ready?
Secr. Ay, an't please your Grace.

Wol. Well, we shall chen know more ;
And Buckingham shall leffen this big look.

[Exeunt Cardinal and bis train. Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouthed, and I Have not the pow'r to muzzle him; therefore best Not wake him in his number. 3 A beggar's book Out-worths a noble's blood.

Nor. What, are you chaf’d?
Ask God for temp’rance; that's th' appliance only,
Which your disease requires.

Buck. I read in's look
Matter against me, and his eye revil'd
Me as his abject object; at this instant

-comes that rock.] To make more prized than the high dethe rock come is not very just. scent of hereditary greatness.

A beggar's book This is a contemptuous exclaOut-worths a noble's blood.] mation very naturally put into That is the literary qualifica- the mouth of one of the antient, cons of a bookish beggar are unlettered, martial nobility.



+ He bores me with some trick. He's gone to th’ King; l'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 fteep hills,
Requires flow pace at first: Anger is like
A full-hot horle, 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 diff'rence in no persons.

Nor. Be advis'd';
Heat not a furnace for your foe fo hot,
That it do finge yourself. We may out-run
By violent swiftness that which we run at,
And lose by over-running; know you not,
The fire that mounts the liquor 'tillt run o'er,
Seeming t'augment it, waltes it? be advis'd;
I- lay again, there is no English Soul
More stronger to direct you than yourself,
If with the fap of reason you would quench,
Or but allay, the fire of passion.

Buck. Sir,
I'm thankful to you, and I'll go along
By your prescription ; but this top proud fellow,
(Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
From sincere motions) by intelligence


4 He borës me with some trick.) fons is at an end. He ftabs or wounds me by some -Sincere motions. ] Honest artifice or fiétion.

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And proofs as clear as founts in July when
We see each grain of gravel, I do know
To be corrupt and treasonous.

Nor. Say not, treasonous.
Buck. To thoKing I'll say't, and make my vouch as

As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
Or wolf, or both, for he is equal rav'nous,
As he is subtile; and as prone to mischief,
As able to perform't

, his mind and place
Infecting one another, yea reciprocally,
Only to shew his pomp, as well in France
As here at home, suggests the King our master
To this last costly treaty, th' interview,
That swallowd so much treasure, and like a glass
Did break i'th' rinsing:

Nor. 'Faith, and so it did.
Buck. Pray, give me favour, Sir.---This cunning

The articles o'th' combination drew,
As himself pleas’d; and they were ratify'd.
As he cry'd, let it beto as much end,
As give a crutch to th dead. But our Court Cardinal
Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey,
Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,
Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
To th' old dam, treason ; Charles the Emperor,
Under pretence to see the Queen his aunt,
(For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came
To whisper Wolfey) here makes a visitation:
His fears were, that the interview betwixt
England and France might through their amity


-his mind and place Infecting one another ;] This is very fatirical. His mind he rę. presents as highly corrupt; and yet he supposes the contagion of the place of first minister as ad.

ding an infection to it.

WARBURTON. :-suggests the King our master] Juggests, for excites.



Breed him some prejudice ; for from this league
Peep'd harms, that menaced him. He privily
Deals with our Cardinal, and, as I trow,
Which I do well, for I am sure, the Emperor
Paid ere he promis'd, whereby his suit was granted,
Ere it was alk'd. But when the way was made,
And pav'd with gold; the Emp'ror thus desir’d,

That he would please to alter the King's course,
And break the foresaid peace, Let the King know,
As foon he shall by me, that thus the Cardinal
Does buy and fell his honour as he pleases,
And for his own advantage.

Nor. I am forry
To hear this of him; and could wish, you were
Something mistaken in't.

Buck: No, not a syllable:
I do pronounce him in that very shape
He shall appear in proof.


Enter Brandon, a Serjeant at arms before bim, and two

or three of the guard.
Bran. Your office, Serjeant ; execute it.

Serj. Sir, ...
My Lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earl
Of Hertford, Stafford, and Northampton, I
Arrest thee of high treason, in the name
Of our most Sov'reign King.

Buck. Lo you, my Lord,
The net has fall’n upon me; I shall perisk
Under device and practice.

Bran. % I am sorry

9 I am sorry

ry that I am obliged to be preTo see you ia'en from liberty to fent and an eye-witness of your

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