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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.
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.
Printed for, and under the Direclion of, John Bell, British Library, STRAND, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the PRINCE OF WALES.
C Y M B E L I N E.
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 :
« 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
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.