Notes to Act III, scene iv

resign: the Cardinal will resign his church position only temporarily to command in the army

habit: uniform

dumb-show: pantomime, acted out with no words, only music

divers: various

mean: common, lowly born

determine: to make decisions concerning

free prince: independent ruler

looseness: unchastity

dowager: owner of property she received at the death of her first husband

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