The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:|
"Peace, father," answered Leicester, "I have erred in doubting
thee. Not to mortal man, nor to celestial intelligence--under
that which is supreme--will Dudley's lips say more in
condescension or apology. Speak rather to the present purpose.
Amid these bright promises thou hast said there was a threatening
aspect. Can thy skill tell whence, or by whose means, such
danger seems to impend?"
"Thus far only," answered the astrologer, "does my art enable me
to answer your query. The infortune is threatened by the
malignant and adverse aspect, through means of a youth, and, as I
think, a rival; but whether in love or in prince's favour, I know