And it was [so], that when any man came nigh [to him] to do him
To pay his respects, and bow to him, as being the king's son, a prince of the blood, and heir to the crown, as was supposed:
he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him;
he put out his hand and shook hands with him, or took him about the neck and kissed him, and by this free, familiar, affable, and courteous manner, strangely won upon and gained the affections of the people, as follows. Fortunatus Schacchus F5 thinks he put forth his hand to be kissed by them, and then kissed them, which was more than was usual.
F5 Eloeochrism. Myrothec. l. 3. c. 34. col. 964.