n.1.See Purveyance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On the topic "Of the pourveyance of a kynge," Aristotle in Robert Copland's 1528 translation of the Secreta Secretorum counsels Alexander, "It behoveth that a wyse kynge thynke often of thynges to come that he may provide for suche thinges as may be contrary to hym." (80) Anticipating disaster in the future of the comedy when others thought the future promised prosperity permitted Elizabeth's grim expression at the end of the comedy to serve as evidence of her greater wisdom.