Meantime, his Eminence continued his melancholy ride, murmuring between his mustaches, "These four men must positively be mine." (56.80)
The Cardinal recognizes talent and ability, and he wants it in his service, not the King’s.
Felton was a Puritan; he abandoned the hand of this woman to kiss her feet. He no longer loved her; he adored her. (57.28)
This is the moment when Felton’s loyalties irrevocably turn from the Lord de Winter to Milady.