And shall these hands, so lately purged of blood, So newly joined in love, so strong in both, Unyoke this seizure and this kind regreet
3, after bidding farewell, before the imminent duel, to his cousin Aumerle, Bolingbroke turns to his father: "Lo, as at English feasts, so I regreet
/ The daintiest last, to make the end most sweet" (67-68).
One of the books previously ensconced in John's library among the romances was Coke on Littleton, and it is precisely this book--a commentary on law--that Bayard is reading as we regreet
him, now a man of twenty-four, living in the home of his law professor, Wilkins, who, Faulkner tells us, will later become a judge.