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O, you go far.
* All clinquant,] All glittering, all shining. Clarendon uses this word in his description of the Spanish Juego de Toros. 5 Durst
his tongue in censure.] Censure for determination, of which had the noblest appearance.
• That Bevis was believ'd.] The old romantick legend of Bevis of Southampton.
the tract of every thing, &c.] The course of these tri
Would by a good discourser lose some life,
Who did guide,
who set the body and the limbs
Nor. One, certes, that promises no elemento
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
the rays o' the beneficial sun,
umphs 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 here, 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.
Chalks successors their way,) nor call d upon
I cannot tell
Why the devil,
I do know
- 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.
Grievingly I think,
Which is budded out;
Is it therefore The ambassador is silenc'do Nor.
Why, all this business
'Like it your grace, The state takes notice of the private difference Betwixt
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 minister in his power: You know his nature,
5 What did this vanity,
But minister, &c.] What effect had this pompous show, but the production of a wretched conclusion. Johnson.
• "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.
I À proper title of a peace;] A fine name of a peace. Ironically. *JOHNSON.
8 Our reverend cardinal carried.] To carry a business was at this time a current phrase for to conduct or manage it.
That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword
rock, That I advise
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.
Ay, please your grace,
Buckingham Shall lessen this big look.
[Exeunt WOLSEY, and Train. Buck. This butcher's curo 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-worths a noble's blood." Nor.
What, are you chaf'd? Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only, Which
butcher's cur-) Wolsey is said to have been the son of a butcher.
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.