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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight:
This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of the two famous houses of York and Lancaster: 'And so haue at you Peter with downright blowes, as Beuys of South-hampton fell vpon Askapart.' See 2 Henry VI, ii. 3. 92. The story of Sir Beves of Hamtoun was edited for the Mailland Club in 1838 by Turnbull, and has recently appeared among the publications of the Early English Text Society, edited by Dr. Kolbing. lb. go far, go beyond the limits of belief, exaggerate. Compare Cymbeline, i. 1. 24: 'Second Gent. You speak him far. First Gent. I do extend him, sir, within himself.' Speak him far' means ' speak of him in exaggerated terms.' 39. As I belong to worship, as I am a nobleman. For this sense of 'worship' see Winter's Tale, i. 2. 314: 'Whom I from meaner form Have bench'd and rear'd to worship!' 40. the tract, the course or process. Johnson paraphrases the sentence thus: 'The course of these triumphs and pleasures, however well related, must lose in the description part of that spirit and energy which were expressed in the real action.' But possibly there is also in the word 'tract' the meaning 'description, narration,'as in 'process' itself. 42-47. In the first three folios 'All was royal... together' is given to Buckingham, and Norfolk's speech begins, 'As you guess.' The present arrangement is Theobald's. In the fourth folio the words 'All... guess' are given to Buckingham. 44. the office must here mean the officers who had charge of the arrangements. 45. Distinctly, clearly, without confusion. 48. certes, certainly, is here a monosyllable; but in The Tempest, iii. 3. 30, one of Shakespeare's latest plays, it is a disyllable: 'For, certes, these are people of the island.' So also in The Comedy of Errors, iv. 4. 78, which is one of the earliest: 'Certes, she did; the kitchen-vestal scoru'd you.' I... [via]