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By all your goodleaves, gentlemen;—Here I'll make
My royal choice.
K. HEN. You have found him, cardinal :5

[Unmasking.
You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord :
You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal,
I should judge now unhappily.
Wol.

I am glad, Your grace

is

grown so pleasant. K. HEN.

My lord chamberlain, Pr’ythee, come hither: What fair lady's that? CHAM. An't please your grace, sir Thomas Bul

len's daughter, The viscount Rochford, one of herhighness’women.

K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one.--Sweet

heart,

I were unmannerly, to take you out,
And not to kiss you.?-A health, gentlemen,
Let it

go round.

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* You have found him, cardinal :] Holinshed says the Cardi. nal mistook, and pitched upon Sir Edward Neville upon which the King laughed, and pulled off both his own mask and Sir Edward's. Edwards's MSS. STEEYENS. unhappily.) That is, unluckily, mischievously.

JOHNSON. So, in A merye Jeste of a Man called Howleglas, bl.l. no date : "-in such manner colde he cloke and hyde his unhappinesse and falsnesse.” STEEVENS.

See Vol. VI. p. 55, n. 2. MALONE. 7 I were unmannerly, to take you out,

And not to kiss you.] A kiss was anciently the established fee of a lady's partner. So, in A Dialogue between Custom and Veritie, concerning the Use and Abuse of Dauncing and Minstrelsie, bl. 1. no date, “Imprinted at London, at the long shop adjoining unto saint Mildred's church in the Pultrie, by John Allde :"

Your grace,

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Wol. Sir Thomas Lovell, is the banquet ready l' the privy chamber? Lov.

Yes, my lord.
WOL.
I fear, with dancing is a little heated.

K. Hen. I fear, too much.
WOL.

There's fresher air, my lord,
In the next chamber.
K. HEN. Lead in your ladies, everyone.-Sweet

partner, I must not yet forsake you :-Let's be merry;Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen healths To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure To lead them once again; and then let's dream Who's best in favour.-Let the musick knock it."

[Exeunt, with Trumpets.

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“ But some reply, what foole would daunce,

“ If that when daunce is doon, “ He may not have at ladyes lips

“ That which in daunce he woon?” STEEVENS. See Vol. IV. p. 43, n. 5. MALONE.

This custom is still prevalent, among the country people, in many, perhaps all, parts of the kingdom. When the fiddler thinks his young couple have had musick enough, he makes his instrument squeak out two notes which all understand to say, kiss her!

Ritson. - a little heated.] The King, on being discovered and desired by Wolsey to take his place, said that he would « first go and shift him : and thereupon, went into the Cardinal's bedchamber, where was a great fire prepared for him, and there he new appareled himselfe with rich and princely garments. And in the king's absence the dishes of the banquet were cleane taken away, and the tables covered with new and perfumed clothes.Then the king took his seat under the cloath of estate, commanding every person to sit still as before; and then came in a new banquet before his majestie of two hundred dishes, and so they passed the night in banqueting and dancing untill morning.” Cavendish's Life of Wolsey, MALONE.

ACT II. SCENE I.

A Street.

Enter. Two Gentlemen, meeting.

I'll save you

1 GENT. Whither away so fast? 2 GENT.

0,-God save you ! Even to the hall, to hear what shall become Of the great duke of Buckingham.

1 GENT. That labour, sir. All's now done, but the ceremony Of bringing back the prisoner. 2 GENT.

Were
you

there? 1 GENT. Yes, indeed, was I. 2 GENT. Pray, speak, what has happen'd? I Gent. You may guess quickly what. 2 GENT.

Is he found guilty ? 1 GENT. Yes, truly is he, and condemn’d upon it. 2 GENT. I am sorry for't. 1 GENT.

So are a number more. 2 GENT. But, pray, how pass'd it?

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Let the musick knock it.] So, in Antonio and Mellida, Part I. 1602:

Fla. Faith, the song will seem to come off hardly.
Catz. Troth, not a whit, if you seem to come off

quickly. Fla. Pert Čatzo, knock it then.STEEVENS. 0,-God save you !] Surely, (with Sir Thomas Hanmer,) we should complete the measure by reading :

0, sir, God save you! STEEVENS.

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1 GENT. I'll tell you in a little. The great duke Came to the bar ; where, to his accusations, He pleaded still, not guilty, and alleg'd Many sharp reasons to defeat the law. The king's attorney, on the contrary, Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions Of divers witnesses ; which the duke desir'd To him brought, vivá voce, to his face :: At which appeard against him, his surveyor; Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor ; and John Court, Confessor to him; with that devil-monk, Hopkins, that made this mischief. 2 GENT.

That was he, That fed him with his prophecies ? 1 GENT.

The same. All these accus’d him strongly ; which he fain Would have flung from him, but, indeed, he could

not: And so his peers, upon this evidence, Have found him guilty of high treason. Much He spoke, and learnedly, for life; but all Was either pitied in him, or forgotten.

2 GENT. After all this, how did he bear himself? 1 Gent. When he was brought again to the bar,

to hear His knell rung out, his judgment,-he was stirr'd With such an agony, he sweat extremely,

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. To him brought, viva voce, to his face :) This is a clear error of the press. We must read-have instead of him.

M. Mason. : Was either pitied in him, or forgotten.] Either produced no effect, or produced only ineffectual pity. Malone.

he sweat extremely,] This circumstance is taken from Holinshed : “ After he was found guilty, the duke was brought to the bar, sore-chafing, and sweat marvelously.STBEVENS.

And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty:
But he fell to himself again, and, sweetly,
In all the rest show'd a most noble patience.

2 GENT. I do not think, he fears death.
1 GENT.

Sure, he does not, He never was so womanish; the cause He may a little grieve at. 2 GENT.

Certainly, The cardinal is the end of this. 1 GENT

'Tis likely, By all conjectures: First, Kildare's attainder, Then deputy of Ireland; who remov'd, Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too, Lest he should help his father. 2 GENT.

That trick of state Was a deep envious one. 1 GENT.

At his return,
No doubt, he will requite it. This is noted,
And generally; whoever the king favours,
The cardinal instantly will find employment,
And far enough from court too.
2 GENT.

All the commons Hate him perniciously, and, o' my conscience, , Wish him ten fathom deep: this duke as much They love and dote on; call him, bounteous Buck

ingham, The mirror of all courtesy ;:1 GENT.

Stay there, sir, And see the noble ruin'd man you speak of.

* The mirror of all courtesy;] See the concluding words of n. 1, p. 42. STEEVENS.

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