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What heaven hath given him, let some graver eye
Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
Peep through each part of him: Whence has he that?
If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ;
Or has given all before, and he begins
A new hell in himself.
Buck,

Why the devil,
Upon this French going-out, took he upon him,
Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
Who should attend on him? He makes

up

the file?
Of all the gentry; for the most part such
Too, whom as great a charge as little honour
He meant to lay upon : and his own letter, 3
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, 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

0, many

2 List. 3 Sets down in his letter without consulting the council.

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Into a general prophecy,—That this tempest,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
The sudden breach on't.
Nor.

Which is budded out;
For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd
Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
Aber.

Is it therefore
The ambassador is silenc'd ?
Nor.

Marry, is't.
Aber. A proper title of a peace; and purchas'd
At a superfluous rate!
Buck.

Why, all this business
Our reverend cardinal carried. 4
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 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,
That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword
Hath a sharp edge: it's long, and, it 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.

4 Conducted.

Enter Cardinal Wolsey, (the purse borne before

him,) certain of the guard, and tuo 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. Wol. Is he in person ready? 1 Secr.

Ay, please your grace. Wol. Well, we shall then know more; and Buck

ingham Shall lessen this big look.

[Ercunt WOLSEY, and train. Buck. This butcher's curs 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 your disease requires. Buck.

I read in his looks Matter against me; and his eye

revil'd Me, as his abject object : at this instant He bores 6 me with some trick: He's gone to the

king; I'll follow, and out-stare him. Nor.

Stay, my lord, And let your reason with your choler question What 'tis you go about: To climb steep hills, Requires slow pace at first : Anger is like

5 Wolsey was the son of a butcher,

6 Stabs,

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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 down
This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim,
There's difference in no persons.
Nor.

Be advis'd;
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it do singe yourself: We may outrun,
By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
And lose by over-running. Know you not,
The fire, that mount's the liquor till it run o'er,
In seeming to augment it, wastes it ? Be advis'd:
I say again, there is no English soul
More stronger to direct you than yourself;
If with the

sap
of reason you

would quench,
Or but allay, the fire of passion.
Buck.

Sir,
I am 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 Júly, when
We see each grain of gravel, I do know
To be corrupt and treasonous.
Nor.

Say not, treasonous.
Buck. To the king I'll say't; and make my vouch

as strong As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox, Or wolf, or both, (for he is equal ravenous,

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As he is subtle ; and as prone to mischief,
As able to perform it: his mind and place
Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,)
Only to show his pomp as well in France
As here at home, suggests the king our master
To this last costly treaty, the interview,
That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass
Did break i’ the rinsing.
Nor.

’Faith, and so it did. Buck. Pray, give me favour, sir. This cunning

cardinal The articles o'the combination drew, As himself pleas'd; and they were ratified, As he cried, Thus let be: to as much end, As give a crutch to the dead: But our count-cardinal Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey, Who cannòt err, he did it. Now this follows, (Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy To the old dam, treason,)-Charles the emperor, Under pretence to see the queen

his aunt, (For 'twas, indeed, his colour ; but he came To whisper Wolsey,) here makes visitation : His fears were, that the interview, betwixt England and France, might, through their amity, Breed him some 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 suit was granted, Ere it was ask'd;-but when the way was made, And pav’d with gold, the emperor

thus desir'd ;-

7 Excites,

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