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Too, whom as great a charge as little honour
He meant to lay upon: and his own letter,
The honourable board of council out,
Must fetch him 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. Have broke their backs with laying manors on them For this great journey. What did this vanity,

O, many

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-council out,] Council not then sitting. Johnson. The expression rather means, " all mention of the board of council being left out of his letter.” STEEVENS. That is, left out, omitted, unnoticed, unconsulted with.

Ritson. It appears from Holinshed, that this expression is rightly explained by Mr. Pope in the next note: without the concurrence of the council

. “ The peers of the realme receiving letters to prepare themselves to attend the king in this journey, and no apparent necessarie cause expressed, why or wherefore, seemed to grudge that such a costly journey should be taken in hand without consent of the whole boarde of the Counsaille.

MALONE. 8 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. I don't understand it, unless this be the meaning,

POPE. Wolsey published a list of the several persons whom he had appointed to attend on the King at this interview. See Hall's Chronicle, Rymer's Fodera, Tom. XIII. &c. STEEVENS. ? Have broke their backs with laying manors on them

For this great journey.] In the ancient Interlude of Nature, bl. l. no date, but apparently printed in the reign of King Henry VIII. there seems to have been a similar stroke aimed at this expensive expedition: Pryde. I am unhappy, I se it well,

“ For the expence of myne apparell

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

sold

Towardys this vyage
6 What in horses and other aray
“ Hath compelled me for to lay

All my land to mortgage.. Chapman has introduced the same idea into his version of the second Iliad : “ Proud-girle-like, that doth ever beare her dowre upon

her backe." STEEVENS. So, in King John :

“ Rash, inconsiderate, fiery voluntaries,
“ Have sold their fortunes at their native homes,
Bearing their birth-rights proudly on their backs,

" To make a hazard of new fortunes here." Again, in Camden's Remains, 1605: “ There was a nobleman merrily conceited, and riotously given, that having lately

a mannor of an hundred tenements, came ruffling into the court, saying, am not I a mighty man, that beare an hundred houses on my backe?” MALONE.

See also Dodsley's Collection of Old Plays, edit. 1780, Vol. V. p. 26; Vol. XII. p. 395. REED.

So also Burton, in his Anatomy of Melancholy : 'Tis an ordinary thing to put a thousand Oakes, or an hundred oxen, into a sute of apparell, to weare a whole manor on his back.” Edit. 1634, p. 482. WHALLEY.

What did this vanity,

But minister &c.] What effect had this pompous show, but the production of a wretched conclusion. Johnson.

Every man,

After the hideous storm that follow'd, &c.] From Holin. shed: * Monday the xviii. of June was such an hideous storme of wind and weather, that many conjectured it did prognosticate trouble and hatred shortly after to follow between princes.” Dr. Warburton has quoted a similar passage from Hall, whom

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Too, whom as great a charge as little honour
He meant to lay upon : and his own letter,
The honourable board of council out,
Must fetch him 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,

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- council out,] Council not then sitting. Johnson. The expression rather means, “all mention of the board of council being left out of his letter.” STEEVENS. That is, left out, omitted, unnoticed, unconsulted with.

Ritson. It appears from Holinshed, that this expression is rightly explained by Mr. Pope in the next note: without the concurrence of the council. “ The peers of the realme receiving letters to prepare themselves to attend the king in this journey, and no apparent necessarie cause expressed, why or wherefore, seemed to grudge that such a costly journey should be taken in hand without consent of the whole boarde of the Counsaille.

MALONE. * 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. I don't understand it, unless this be the meaning.

Popë. Wolsey published a list of the several persons whom he had appointed to attend on the King at this interview. See Hall's Chronicle, Rymer's Fædera, Tom. XIII. &c. STEEVENS. 9 Have broke their backs with laying manors on them

For this great journey.] In the ancient Interlude of Nature, bl. l. no date, but apparently printed in the reign of King Henry VIII. there seems to have been a similar stroke aimed at this expensive expedition: Pryde. I am unhappy, I se it well,

“ For the expence of myne apparell

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

sold

« Towardys this vyage
“ What in horses and other aray
“ Hath compelled me for to lay
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land to mortgage.' Chapman has introduced the same idea into his version of the second Iliad : “ Proud-girle-like, that doth ever beare her dowre upon

her backe." STEEVENS. So, in King John :

“ Rash, inconsiderate, fiery voluntaries,
“ Have sold their fortunes at their native homes,

Bearing their birth-rights proudly on their backs,

“ To make a hazard of new fortunes here." Again, in Camden's Remains, 1605 : “ There was a nobleman merrily conceited, and riotously given, that having lately

a mannor of an hundred tenements, came ruffling into the court, saying, am not I a mighty man, that beare an hundred houses on my backe?" MALONE.

See also Dodsley's Collection of Old Plays, edit. 1780, Vol. V. p. 26; Vol. XII. p. 395. REED.

So also Burton, in his Anatomy of Melancholy : “ 'Tis an ordinary thing to put a thousand oakes, or an hundred oxen, into a sute of apparell, to weare a whole manor on his back.” Edit. 1634, p. 482.

WHALLEY, 1 What did this vanity,

But minister &c.] What effect had this pompous show, but the production of a wretched conclusion. Johnson.

Every man,
After the hideous storm that follow'd, &c.] From Holin-

“ Monday the xviii. of June was such an hideous storme of wind and weather, that many conjectured it did prognosticate trouble and hatred shortly after to follow between princes.”— Dr. Warburton has quoted a similar passage from Hall, whom

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Too, whom as great a charge as little honour
He meant to lay upon: and his own letter,
The honourable board of council out,
Must fetch him 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.
Have broke their backs with laying manors on them
For this great journey." What did this vanity,

O, many

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- council out,] Council not then sitting. Johnson. The expression rather means, “all mention of the board of council being left out of his letter.” STEEVENS. That is, left out, omitted, unnoticed, unconsulted with.

Ritson. It appears from Holinshed, that this expression is rightly explained by Mr. Pope in the next note: without the concurrence of the council. The peers of the realme receiving letters to prepare

themselves to attend the king in this journey, and no apparent necessarie cause expressed, why or wherefore, seemed to grudge that such a costly journey should be taken in hand without consent of the whole boarde of the Counsaille.

MALONE. 8 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. I don't understand it, unless this be the meaning.

Popë. Wolsey published a list of the several persons whom he had appointed to attend on the King at this interview. See Hall's Chronicle, Rymer's Fædera, Tom. XIII. &c. STEEVENS. ? Have broke their backs with laying manors on them

For this great journey.] In the ancient Interlude of Nature, bl. 1. no date, but apparently printed in the reign of King Henry VIII. there seems to have been a similar stroke aimed at this expensive expedition: Pryde. I am unhappy, I se it well,

“ For the expence of myne apparell

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