One, certes, that promises no element
In such a business.
I pray you, who, my lord?
All this was order'd by the good discretion
Of the right reverend Cardinal of York.
The devil speed him! no man's pie is freed
From his ambitious finger. What had he
To do in these fierce
vanities? I wonder
That such a keech can with his very bulk
Take up the rays o' the beneficial sun
keep it from the earth.
There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends;
For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose
Chalks successors their way, nor call'd upon
For high feats done to the crown; neither allied
assistants; but, spider-like,
Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note,
The force of his own merit makes
A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys
A place next to the king.
I cannot tell
What heaven hath given him, let some graver eye
Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
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.
Why the devil,
Upon this French going out, took he upon him,
Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
should attend on him? He makes up the file
Of all the gentry; for the most part such
To whom as great a
charge as little honour
He meant to lay upon: and his own letter,
The honourable board of council out,
fetch him in the papers.
I do know
Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have
By this so sickened their estates, that never
shall abound as formerly.
Have broke their backs with laying manors on 'em
For this great journey. What did this vanity
minister communication of
A most poor issue?
Grievingly I think,
The peace between the French and us not values
The cost that did conclude it.
After the hideous storm that follow'd, was
A thing inspired; and, not consulting, broke
general prophecy; That this tempest,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
The sudden breach on't.
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