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A C T I. SCENE, An Antechamber in the Palace.
Enter the Duke of Norfolk, at one door: at the other,
the Duke of Buckingham, and the Lord Abergavenny.
Nor. I thank your Grace:
* Healthful, and ever since a fresh admirer Of what I saw there.
Buck. An untimely ague
Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde ::.
In their embracement, as they grew together ;
[weigh'd Buck. All the whole time, I was my chamber's prisoner.
Nor. Then you loft .. . * The view of earthly glory: men might fay, 'Till this time Pomp was fingle, but now marry'd To one above it self. Each following day Became the next day's master, 'till the last Made Former wonders, its. To day the French, All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods, Shone down the English ; and to morrow they Made Britain, India : every man that stood, Shew'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were As Cherubins, all gilt ; the Madams too, Not us'd to toil, did almott sweat to bear The pride upon them; that their very labour Was to them as a painting. Now this mask Was cry'd, incomparable ; and th' ensuing nigh Made it a fool and beggar. The two Kings, Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst, As presence did present them; him in eye,.. Still him in praile ; and being present both, 'Twas said, they saw but one; and no discerner Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these funs (For so they phrase 'em) by their heralds challeng'd . The noble fpirits to arms, they did perform Beyond thought's compass ; that old fabulous story (Being now fèen possible en That.t Bevis was believ'd.
Buck. Oh, you go far., .
Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect In honour, honesty ; the tract of every thing Would by a good discourser lofe some life, Which Action's self was tongue to. All waş royal ; (3)
Phatit Beruis wou go far..whip, and a thing
To the disposing of it nought rebellid;
Buck. Who did guide,
Nor. One, sure, that promises no element
in fuch a buay you, Worderd by of York.is pye is free
Buck. Pray you, who, my lord ?
Nor. All this was order'd by the good discretion
Buck. The devil speed him ! no man's pye is freed
Nor. Yet, surely, Sir,
Aber, I cannot tell
Diftinčtly his full Function. Who did, &c.] Thus hitherto these Speeches have been regulated : but, I think, miltakingly. Buckingham could not with any Propriety say This ; for he wanted Information as to the Magnificence, having kept his Chamber with an Ague during the Solemnity. I have therefore ventur'd to split the Speeches, so as to give them Probability, from the Persons speaking; without hazarding the Author's Sense by this new Regulation. (4)
whence has he that, If not from hell ? the Devil] Thus has this Passage been pointed in all
took he upon him
If not from hell, the devil is a niggard,
Buck. Why the devil, .
Aber. I do know
Buck. O, many
Nor. Grievingly, I think,
Buck. Every man, .
Nor. Which is budded out:
Aber. Is it therefore.
Nor, Marry, is't.
the Editions ; but the very Inference, which is made upon it, directs the Stops as I have regulated them ; and as Mr. Warburton likewise communicated to Me, they should be.
Aber. A proper title of a peace, and purchas'
d o Ac 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. I advise you, (And take it from a heart, that wishes tow'rds 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 pow'r. You know his nature, That he's reyengeful; and, I know, his sword Hath a sharp edge: it's 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 born before him, certain
of the guard, and two secretaries with papers ;. the Cardinal in his passage fixetb bis eye on Buckingham, and Buckingham on him, both full of disdain.
Wol. The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor ? ha?
Secr. Here, so please you.
[Exeunt Cardinal and his train.
Nor. What, are you chaf'd ? Ask God for temp'rance ; that's th’appliance only, . Which your disease requires.