Demeanure

De`mean´ure


n.1.Behavior.
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Hall begins his account of Elizabeth with positive interjected evaluations, documenting her "beautie & fauor," "sober demeanure, louely lokyng, and femynyne smylyng" as well as her "toungue so eloquent, and her wit so pregnant." (43) He details Elizabeth's sexual and intellectual influence over Edward IV as both well-deserved and well-executed: she "wisely" resists the king's desire to make her his mistress, and thus realizes an even more powerful position as his wife.