Cant.He seems indifferent, 72
Or rather swaying more
Than cherishing the against us;
For I have made an offer to his majesty,
our spiritual convocation, 76
And in regard of causes now in hand,
Which I have open'd to his Grace at large,
As touching France, to give a greater sum
Than ever at one time the clergy yet 80
Did to his predecessors part .
Ely. How did this offer seem receiv'd, my lord?
Cant. With good acceptance of his majesty;
Save that there was not time enough to hear,— 84
As I perceiv'd his Grace would fain have done,—
The and unhidden
Of his true titles to some certain dukedoms,
And generally to the crown and seat of France,
Deriv'd from , his great-grandfather. 89
Ely. What was the impediment that broke this off?
Cant. The French ambassador upon that instant
Crav'd audience; and the hour I think is come
To give him hearing: is it four o'clock? 93
Ely. It is.
Cant. Then go we in to know his
Which I could with a ready guess declare 96
Before the Frenchman speak a word of it.
Ely. I'll wait upon you, and I long to hear it.
73 upon our part: to our side
74 exhibiters: i.e., those who presented the bill in Parliament
76 Upon: upon the authority of
81 withal: with
86 severals: details
passages: lines of succession
89 Edward; cf. n.
95 embassy: message