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my son,

not such grinning honour as Sir Walter hath: give ine life : which if I can save, so; if not, honour comes unlook'd for, and there's an end.

Henry IV. P. 1, A. 5, S. 3. I will intreat you, when you

fee To tell him, that his sword can never win The honour that he loses.

All's well that ends well, A. 3, S. 2. A jewel in a ten-times barr'd-up chest Is-a bold spirit in a loyal breast. Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; Take'honour from me, and my life is done.

Richard 11. A. 1, S. 1. I am not covetous for gold ; Nor care I, who doth feed upon my cost; It yerns me not, if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my

desires : But, if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending foul alive.

Henry V. A. 4, S. 3.

If they wrong her honour, The proudest of them shall well hear of it.

Much ado about nothing, A. 4, S. 1. Those that leave their valiant bones in France, Dying like men, though buried in your dunghills, They shall be fam'd; for there the sun shall greet

them, And draw their honours reeking up to heaven; Leaving their earthly parts to choak your clime

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Henry V. A. 4, S. 3. Though we lay those honours on this man, To ease ourselves of divers flanderous loads, He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, To groan and sweat under the business, Either led or driven, as we point the way.

Julius Cæfar, A. 4, S. 1.

New-inade honour doth forget men's names;
I 'Tis too respective, and too sociable,
For your conversing. King John, A. 1, S. 1.

I quake,
Left thou a feverous life shouldst entertain,
And six or seven winters, more respect
Than a perpetual honour.

Measure for Measure, A. 3, S. 1.
O, that estates, degrees, and offices,
Were not deriv'd corruptly! and that clear honour
Were purchas'd by the merit of the wearer!
How many then should cover, that stand bare?
How many be commanded, that command ?

Merchant of Venice, A. 2, S. 9.

What, shall one of us,
That struck the foremost man of all this world,
But for supporting robbers; shall we now
Contaminate our fingers with base bribes ?
And sell the mighty space of our large honours,
For so much trash, as may be grasped thus? -
I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Than such a Roman Julius Cæfar, A. 4,

If, you can report,
And prove it too, against mine honour aught,
My bond to wedlock, or my love and duty
Against your sacred person, in God's name,
Turn me away; and let the foul'st contempt
Shut door upon me, and so give me up
To the sharpest kind of justice.

Henry VIII. A. 2, S. 4.

S. 3•

I 'Tis too respective.] i. e. respectful.

STEEVENS. “ Respective” is not, in this place, respectful, but particular

, too much attached to self.

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Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it
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flatterer. Tempest, A. 3, S. 3.
Hope is a lover's staff; walk hence with that,
And manage it against despairing thoughts.
Two Gentlemen of Verona, A.

3, S. 1.

Were it good,
To set the exact wealth of all our states
All at one cast? to fet so rich a main
On the nice hazard of one doubtful hour?
It were not good : for therein should we read
The very bottom and the foul of hope'.

Henry IV. P. I, A. 4, S. 1.
When this loose behaviour I throw off,

the debt I never promised, By how much better than my word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's hopes.

Henry IV. P. 1, A. 1, S. 2.

In God's name, march: True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.

Richard III. A. 5, S. 2. O momentary grace of mortal men, Which we mure hunt for than the grace of God! Who builds his hope in air of your fair looks, Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast;

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therein should we read The very bottom and the soul of hope. To read the bottom and soul of hope, and the bound of fortunè, though all the copies, and all the editors have received it, surely cannot be right. I can think on no other word than risque.

“therein should we risque “ The very bottom, &c.”

Johnson. Change is unnecessary. "To read" is to discover.' We now talk of reading a man, i. e. that we are able to discover, that we can cafily see through his designs.

A. B.

Ready,

Ready, with every nod, to tumble down
Into the fatal bowels of the deep.

Richard III. A. 3, S. 4.
Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss,
Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope.--
He dies, and makes no sign.

Henry VI. P. 2, A. 3, S. 3. The ample proposition, that hope makes In all designs begun on earth below, Fails in the promis'd largeness: checks and disasters Grow in the reins of actions highest rear'd: As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap, Insect the sound pine, and divert his grain, Tortive and errant from his course of growth.

Troilus and Cressida, A. 1, S. 3.

O, how wretched Is that poor man, that hangs on princes favours ! . There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and our ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer; Never to hope again. Henry VIII. A. 3, S. 2. I will despair, and be at enmity With cozening hope: he is a flatterer, A parasite, a keeper back of death, Who gently would diffolve the bands of life.

Richard II. A. 2, S. 2.

A cause on foot Lives so in hope, as in an early spring We see the appearing buds; which, to prove fruit, Hope gives not so much warrant as despair; That frosts will bite them.

Henry IV. P. 2, A. 1, S. 3. The miserable have no other medicine, But only hope. Measure for Measure, A. 3, S. 1.

I fome

I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not;
As those that fear they hope, and know they fear!.

As you like it, A. 5, S. 4.

HORROR.
Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;
Threaten the threatner, and out-face the brow
Of bragging horror. King Jobn, A. 5, S. 1.

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HORSE.
I would my horse had the speed of your tongue;
And so good a continuer.

Much ado about nothing, A. 1, S. 1.
Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he, or fits he?
Or does he walk? or is he on his horse?
O happy horse to bear the weight of Antony !
Do bravely, horse! for wot'st thou whom thou mov'st?

The đemy Atlas of this earth, the arm
And burgonet of man.

Antony and Cleopatra, A. I, S. 5.

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As those that fear they hope, and know they fear.] This strange nonsense should be read thus :

“ As those that fear their hap, and know their fear.” i.c. As those that fear the issue of a thing, when they know their fear to be well grounded.

WARBURTON. The depravation of the line is evident, but I do not think the learned commentator's emendation very happy. I read thus : “ As those that fear with hope, and hope with fear.”

JOHNSON. The author of the Revisal would read :

“ As those that fear their hope, and know their fear." Blackstone,

As those that feign they hope, and know they fear." Musgrave,

" As those that fear, then hope, and know their fear." I read,

“ As those that hope they fear, then know they fear." I am puzzled, or perplexed like to those persons, who at one time form to themselves imaginary notions or fears; who then hope those fears are groundless, and who afterwards are convinced that they are fo.

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