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Buck. Oh, you go far.
Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect
In honour, honesty; the track of every thing
Would by a good discourser lofe fome life,
Which action's self was tongue to. All was royal ;
To the disposing of it nought rebellid;
Order gave each thing view ; the office did
Distinctly his full function.
Buck. who did guide,
I mean, who set the body and the limbs
of this great sport together, as you guess ?
Nor. One, sure, that promises no element
In such a business.
Buck. Pray you, who, my
Nor All this was order'd by the good discretion
Of the Right Rev'rend Cardinal of York.
Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pye is freed
From his ambitious finger. What had he
To do io these fierce vanities? I wonder,
That such a ketch can with his very bulk
up the rays o'th'beneficial lun, And keep it froin the earth.
Nor. Yet, surely, Sir,
There's in him ituff that puts hin to these ends.
For being not propt by ancestry, whole grace
Chalks successors their way; nor callid upon
For high feats done to th’crown; neither ally'd
To evinent affiitants; but spider-like
Out of his leit-drawn web; -this gives us note,
The force of his own merit makes his way;
A itt that heaven gives, which buys for him
A place next to the King.
Aber. I cannot tell
Wbat beav'n hath giv'n him; let some graver eye
Pierce into that : but I can fee his pride
Peep through each part of him. Whence has he that ?
If not from rell, the devil is a niggard,
Or has given all before ; and he begins
A new hell in himtelt
Buck But why the devil,
Upon this French going out, took he upon him,
aliment, for talent, capacity.
Without the privity o' th' King, t'appoint
Who should attend him? He makes up the file
Of all the gentry: for the most part such,
On whom as great a charge as little honour
He meant to lay : and his own letter only
(The honourable board of council out)
Must fetch in him he papers *.
Aber. I do know
Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have
By this so ficken’d their estates, that never
They shall abound as formerly.
Buck, O, many
Have broke their backs with laying manors on 'em
For this great journey. What did this great vanity
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
A thing inspir'd; and not consulting, broke
Into a general prophecy, that this tempeft,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboaded
The sudden breach on't.
Nor. Which is budded out :
For France hath flaw'd the league, and bath attach'd
Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
Aber Is it therefore Th'ambassador is filenc'd I ?
Nor. Marry, is't.
Aber. A proper title of a peace, and purchas'd At a superfluous rate!
Buck. Why, all this bufiness
* He papers, a verb. His own letter, by his own single autherity, and without the concurrence of the council, must fetch in him whom he papers down. Mr Pope.
+ Hall says, “ Monday, 18th day of June, there blew such forms a. of wind and weather, that marvel was to hear; for which hideous,
tempest some faid, it was a very prognostication of trouble and-hati “ tred to come between princes," la Henry VIII. p. 800
Silenc'd, for recall'de
Our Rev'rend Cardinal carried.
Nor. Like it your Grace,
The state takes notice of the private difference
Betwixt you and the Cardinal.
(And take it from a heurt that wilhes 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 miniiter in his power.
You kuow his nature,
That he's revengetul; and I know his word
Hath a sharp edge ; 'tis long, and 't may be said
It reaches far; and where 'cwill not extend,
Thither, he darts it. Bosom up iny countel,
You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that rock
That I advise your thunning.
SC E N E
Enter Cardinal Wolsey, the purse borne before him, cero
tain of the guard, and two Secretaries with papers ;
the Cardinal in his paffage fixeth bis eye on Buckingham,
and Buckingham on him, both full of disdain.
Wol. The Duke of Buckingham's furveyor? ha!
Where's his examination ?
Secr, Here, so please you.
Wol. Is he in person ready?
Sect. Ay, an't please your Grace.
Wol. Well, we shall then know more;
And Buckingham thall lefen this big look.
[Exeunt Cardinal and his train.
Buck. This butcher's cur is venon-mouth'd, and I
Have not the pow'r to muzzle him ; therefore.best
Not wake him in his lluinber. A beggar's look
Out-worths a noble's blood.
Nor. What, are you chaf'd ?
Alk God for temp'rance, that's th' appliance only
Which your disease requires.
Buck. I read in's looks
Matter againit me, and his eye
revil'd Me as his abject object : at this instant
* plenteous, for full, entire.
He bores me with some trick, he's gone to th' King.
I'll follow, and outstare him.
Nor. Stay, my Lord ;
And let your reason with your choler question
What 'tis you go about. To climb Iteep hills,
Requires flow pace at first. Anger is like
A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way,
Self-mettle tires him Not a man in England
Can advise me, like you : be to yourself
As you would to your friend,
Buck I'll to the King,
And from a mouth of honour quite cry dowa
This Ipswich fellow's intolence, or proclaim
There's diff 'rence in no persons.
Not Be advised ;
Heat not a turnace for your foe so hot,
That it do linge yourself. We may outrun
By violent (wittnels, that which we run at,
And Jole by over-running: know you not,
The fire that mounts the liquor toli't run o'er,
Seeming t'augment it, wailes it? be advis'd.
I lay again, there is no English foul
More stronger to direct you than yourself,
If with the sap of reason you would quench,
Or but allay the fire of paffion,
I'm thankful to you, and I'll go along
By your prescription; but this top-proud fellow,
Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
From sincere * motions, by intelligence,
And proofs as clear as founts in July, when
We see each grain of gravel, I do know
To be corrupt and treasonous.
Nor. Say not, treafonous
Buck. To th'King I'll lay't, and make my vouch s
As shore of rock Attend. This holy fox,
Or wolt, or both, (for he is equal rav’nous,
As he is lubtle; and as prone to mischief,
As able to perform t), his mind and place
• In the sense of fyncerus, Lat, legitimate, out of love to my souniry, and from no private prejeựices.
Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,
Only to thew his pomp, as well in France
As here at home, suggests * the King our master
To this last costły treaty, th’interview,
That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass
Did break i' th' rinsing.
Nor. Faith, and so it did.
Buck Pray, give me favour, Sir,—This cunning
The articles c'th' combination drew, [Cardinal
As himielf pleas'd ; and they were ratify’d,
As he cry's, Let it be to as much end,
As give a crutch to th' dead. Bui our court Cardinal
Has done this, and 'tis well for worthy Wolley,
Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,
(Which, as I take it is a kind of puppy
To th' old dam, treason), Charles the Emperor,
Under pretence to see the Queen his aunt,
- (For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came
'1o whisper Wolfey), here makes visitation,
His fears were, that the interview betwixt
England and France might through their amity
Breed him fome prejudice; for from this league
Peep'd harms that menac'd him. He privily
Deals with our Cardinal, and as I trow,
Which I do well--for I am sure the Emperor
Paid ere he promis'd, whereby his luit was granted
Ere it was ask'd. But when the way was made
And pay'd with gold, the Emp'ror thus defir'd,
That he would please to alter the King's course,
And break the foretaid peace. Let the King know,
(As soon he shall by me), that thus the Cardinal
Does buy and tell his honour as he pleases,
And for his own advantage.
Nor I am sorry
To hear this of him ; and could wish
Something miltaken in't.
Buck No, not a fyllable.
I do pronounce him in that very shape
He thall appear in proof.