Imatges de pàgina

This other Eden, demy paradise ;
This fortress, built by nature for herself,
This happy breed of men, this little world;
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Is now leas'd out (I die pronouncing it)
Like to a tenement, or pelting farm.

Richard II. A. 2, S. 1.

I S SU E. Thou elvish-mark'd abortive, roasting hog! Thou that wast seal'd in thy nativity The Nave of nature, and the son of hell ! Thou slander of thy mother's heavy womb! Thou loathed iilue of thy father's boins ! Thou rag of honour ! Richard III. A. I, S. 3,

Care not for issue; The crown will find an heir: great Alexander Left his to the worthieft: fo his fucceffor Was like to be the best. Winter's Tale, A. 5, S. 1.

Kings are no less unhappy, their iffue not being gracious, than they are in losing them, when they have approved their virtues.

Winter's Tale, A. 4, S. 1.

JUDGMEN T. For my voice, I have lost it with hallowing and singing of anthems. To approve my youth further, I will not: the truth is, I am only old in judgment and understanding; and he that will caper with me for a thousand marks, let him lend me the money, and have at him. Henry IV. P. 2, A. 1, S. 2. You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?O judgment, thou art fled to brurish beasts, And men have lost their reafon Bear with me;

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My heart is in the coffin there with Cæsar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

Julius Cæfar, A. 3, S. 2.

His silver hairs
Will purchase us a good opinion,
And buy men's voices to commend our deeds :
It shall be said, his judgment ruld our hands,
Our youths, and wildness, shall no whit appear,
But all be bury'd in his gravity.

Julius Cæfar, A. 2, S. 1.

I charge you by the law, Whereof you are a well-deserving pillar, Proceed to judgment. Merchant of Venice, A. 4, S. 1. Under your good correction, I have seen, When, after execution, judginent hath Repented o'er his doom.

Measure for Measure, A. 2, S. 2.

-How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you, as you are?

Meafure for Measure, A. 2, S. 2. When I that censure him do so offend, Let mine own judgment pattern out my death, And nothing come in partial.

Measure for Measure, A. 2, S. 1. To promise is most courtly and fashionable : performance is a kind of will, or testament, which argues a great sickness in his judgment that makes it.

Timon of Athens, A. 5, S. 1. But when we in our viciousness grow hard, (O misery on't) the wise gods seal our eyes; In our own filth drop our clear judgments; make us Above our errors ; laugh at us, while we strut To our confufion. Antony and Cleopatra, A. 3, S. 11,

Beware Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in,


Bear it that the opposer may beware of thee.
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Hamlet, A. 1, S. 3.
His years but young, but his experience old;
His head unmellow'd, but his judgment ripe.

Two Gentlemen of Verona, A. 2, S. 4. My fallad days'! When I was green in judgment: cold in blood, To say, as I said then!

Antony and Cleopatra, A. 1, S. 5.

Whether defect of judgment
To fail in the disposing of those chances
Which he was lord of; or whether nature,

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*My fallad days!
When I was green in judgment : cold in blood,

To say, as I said then ! ] This puzzles Mr. Theobald. He says, Cleopatra may speak very naturally here with contempt of her judgment at that period: but how truly with regard to the coldness of her blood, may admit some question. And then employs his learning to prove, that at this cold season of her blood, she had seen twenty good years. Shakespeare's best justification, is restoring his own fense, which is done merely by a different pointing :

My fallad days;
When I was green in judgment. Cold in blood!

Tu fay as I said then. Cold in blood is an upbraiding expoftulation to her maid. Those, says she, were my fallad days, when I was green in judgment; but your blood is as cold as my judgment, if you have the same opinion of things now as I had then.

WARBURTON. I would prefer ballad days. What are fallad days ? Does fallad give any particular or appropriate idea of youth? or do the editors read sallad, because Cleopatra is here speaking of her green judgment? Green, in this place, however, has not the Imallest reference to colour, it certainly means unripe; and do we fay of fallad that it is unripe? The true reading, I should fuppose, is ballad days, i. e. Days when she was little given to thought or reflection. We now say, “our dancing days," when we speak of the earliest and liveliest part of our life.

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Not to be other than one thing, not moving
From the casque to the cushion, but commanding

Even with the same austerity and garb
As he controllid the war : but, one of these,
(As he hath spices of them all, not all,
For I dare so far free him) made him fear'd,
So hated, and so banish’d: but he has a merit,
To choak it in the utterance".

Coriolanus, A. 4, S. 7.


Let us be clear'd
Of being tyrannous, since we so openly
Proceed in justice; which shall have due course,
Even to the guilt, or the purgation.-

Winter's Tale, A. 32

S. 2. See how yon' justice rails upon yon' simple thief: Hark, in thine ear: change places; and handydandy, which is the justice, which is the thiefThou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar? and the creature run from the cur? There thou might'st behold the great image of authority : a dog's obey'd in office.

Lear, A. 4, S. 6. -The usurer hangs the cozener. Through tatter'd clothes finall vices do appear ; Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate fin with



he has a merit, To choak it in the utterance. ] He has a merit for no other purpose, than to destroy it by boasting it.

JOHNSON. Dr. Johnson has mistaken the sense. It is not the relative to merit, but to defect. :-one of those defe&ts in Coriolanus, which Aufidius had enumerated a little before. Whatever defeat he may have (says Aufidius), he has a merit to countervail it.

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And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks :
Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it.

Lear, A. 4, S. 6,
Let the great gods,
That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads,
Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch,
That hast within thee undivulged crimes,
Unwhipt of justice.

Lear, A. 3, S. 2.
Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep
Over his country's wrongs; and, by this face,
This seeming brow of justice, did he win
The hearts of all that he did angle for.

enry IV. P. 1, A. 4, S. 3.
Thus hath the course of justice wheeld about,
And left thee but a very prey to tiine ;
Having no more but thought of what thou wert,
To torture thee the more, being what thou art.

Richard III. A. 4, S. 46

Then the justice;
In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise faws and modern instances.

As you like it, A. 2, S. 7.

We hear,
Such goodness of your justice, that our soul
Cannot but yield you forth to public thanks,
Fore-running more requital.

Measure for Measure, A. 5, S. 1.

Worthy prince, dishonour not your eye
By throwing it on any other object,
Till you have heard me in my true complaint,
And give me justice.

Measure for Measure, A. 5, S. 1.

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