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Nor. As I belong to worship, and effect
Who did guide,
Nor. One, certes, that promises no element'
I pray you, who, my lord ?
Buck. The devil speed him ! no man's pie is free'd
i— the tract of every thing, &c.] The course of these triumphs and pleasures, however well related, must lose in the description part of that spirit and energy which were expressed in the real action. $ — the office did
Distinctly his full function.] The commission for regulating this festivity was well executed, and gave exactly to every particular person and action the proper place. JOHNSON.
- element —] No initiation, no previous practices. Elements are the first principles of things, or rudiments of knowledge. The word is here applied, not without a catachresis, to a person.
1- fierce vanities !] Fierce is bere, I think, used like the French fier for proud, unless we suppose an allusion to the mimical ferocity of the combatants in the tilt. Johnson.
? That such a keech - A keech is a solid lump or mass. A cake of wax or tallow formed in a mould, is called yet in some places a keech. There may, perhaps, be a singular propriety in this term of contempt. Wolsey was the son of a butcher, and in The Second Part of King Henry IV. a butcher's wife is called -Goody Keech.
I cannot tell
Why the devil,
I do know
3 — the file —] That is, the list.
* Must fetch him in he papers.) He papers, a verb; his own letter, by his own single authority, and without the concurrence of the council, must fetch him in whom he papers down.
But minister communication of
Grievingly I think,
Which is budded out;
Is it therefore
Why, all this business
'Like it your grace, The 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 5 - What did this vanity,
But minister, &c.] What effect had this pompous show, but the production of a wretched conclusion. Johnson.
6 The ambassador is silenc'd ?) I understand this of the French ambassador residing in England, who, by being refused an audience, may be said to be silenc'd. Johnson. * A proper title of a peace ;] A fine name of a peace. Ironically.
Johnson. & Our reverend cardinal carried.] To carry a business was at this time a current phrase for to conduct or manage it.
What his high hatred would effect, wants not
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 BUCKINGIIAM 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 Buck
ingham Shall lessen this big look. [Exeunt WOLSEY and Train.
Buck. This butcher's curis 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-worths a noble’s blood'. Nor.
What, are you chaf'd ? Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only, Which your disease requires.
9 — butcher's cur -] Wolsey is said to have been the son of a butcher.
1- A beggar's book
Out-worths a noble's blood.] That is, the literary qualifications of a bookish beggar are more prized than the high descent of hereditary greatness. This is a contemptuous exclamation very naturally put into the mouth of one of the ancient, unlettered, martial nobility. Johnson.
I read in his looks
Stay, my lord,
I'll to the king :
Be advis'd :
He bores me with some trick :) He stabs or wounds me by some artifice or fiction.
s— from a mouth of honour -] I will crush this base-born fellow, by the due influence of my rank, or say that all distinction of persons is at an end. Johnson.