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When howling winds, and beating rain,

In tempests shake the sylvan cell; Or midst the chace on ev'ry plain,

The tender thought on thee shall dwell.

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Each lonely scene shall thèe restore ;

For thee the tear be duly shed; Belov’d, 'till life could charm no more;

And mourn'd, 'till pity's self be dead.

THE END.

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Printed for, and under the Direclion of, John Bell, British Library, STRAND, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the PRINCE OF WALES.

MDCCLXXXVII.

ANNOTATIONS

UPON

C Y M B E L I N E.

ACT I.

Lire 1. You

do not meet a man, but frowns : our BLOODS No more obey the heavens, than our courtiers',

Still seem, as does the king's.] We do not mert a man but frowns; our bloods-nour countenances, which, in popular speech, are said to be regulated by the temper of the blood-no more obey the laws of heaven-which direct us to appear what we really are than our courtiers':-that is, than the bloods of our courtiers; but our bloods, like theirs still seem, as doth the king's.

JOHNSON. In the Yorkshire Tragedy, 1619, which has been attributed to Shakspere, blood appears to be used for inclination :

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« For 'tis our blood to love what we are for

bidden." Again, in K. Lear, act iv. sc. 2.

-Were it my fitness “ To let these hands obey my blood.In K. Henry VIII. act iii. sc. 4. is the same thought:

“ subject to your countenance, glad, or sorry, " As I saw it inclin'd."

STEEVENS. I would propose to make this passage clear by a very slight alteration, only leaving out the last letter:

You do not meet a man but frowns : our bloods
No more obey the heavens than our courtiers

Still seem, as does the king. That is, Still look as the king does; or, as he ex. presses it a little differently afterwards:

-wear their faces to the bent Of the king's look.

TYRWHITT. 28. You speak him far.] i. e. you praise him extensively.

Steevens. 29. I DO EXTEND him, sir, within himself;) I extend him within hiniself: my praise, however extensive, is within his merit.

JOHNson. Perhaps this passage may be somewhat illustrated by the following lines in Troilus and Cressida, act iii.

-no man is the lord of any thing, " 'Till he communicate his parts to others : “ Nor doth he of himself know them for aught, “ 'Tilt he behold them form’d in the applause “ Wicre they are extendid," &c. STEEVENS.

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