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377. The Admiralty Scribe. John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), who contributed two hundred and sixty articles to The Quarterly Review, was Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830.

His Feast of the Poets.' Published in 1814.

378. Thus painters write their names at Co. From Prior's Protogenes and Apelles. Burke quoted the line in his Regicide Peace (Select Works, ed. Payne, p. 94). For this passage, etc. Leigh Hunt and his brother John were in prison for two years from February 1813 for a libel on the Prince Regent in The Examiner (March 22, 1812). Leigh Hunt was sent, not to Newgate, but to the Surrey Gaol in Horsemonger Lane, where he wrote The Descent of Liberty: A Masque, and the greater part of The Story of Rimini. Gifford's review of Rimini appeared in The Quarterly Review for Jan. 1816 (vol. xiv. p. 473).

378. Yet you say somewhere. In the review of Hazlitt's Lectures on the English Poets (Quarterly Review, July 1818, vol. xix. at p. 430).

Note. Mary Robinson (1758-1800), known as 'Perdita,' from her having captivated the Prince of Wales while she was acting in that part in 1778. On being deserted by him she devoted herself to literature, and became one of the Della Cruscan School ridiculed by Gifford. Hazlitt refers to Gifford's Baviad, 11. 27-28:

'See Robinson forget her state, and move

On crutches tow'rds the grave, to "Light o' Love."'

Put on the pannel, etc. "If I can help it, he shall not be on the inquest of my quantum meruit.' Burke's A Letter to a Noble Lord (Works, Bohn, v. 114). Note. Mr. Sheridan once spoke. See speech of March 7, 1788 (Parl. Hist., vol. xxvii.).

379. John Hoppner (1758-1810), the portrait-painter.

Charles Long (1761-1838), paymaster-general, created Baron Farnborough in 1826.

380. From slashing Bentley,' etc. Pope, Prologue to the Satires, l. 164. 381. It was Caviare to the multitude.'

Act . Scene 2.

Note. Hamlet, Act п. Scene 2.

'Twas caviare to the general.' Hamlet,

382. An Essay on the Ignorance of the Learned. The Scots Magazine (New Series), iii. 55.

Republished in Table Talk, from

384. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Founded by William Blackwood (1776

1834) in 1817.

You have tried it twice since. That is, in his reviews of Characters of Shakespear's Plays (January 1818, vol. xviii. p. 458) and of Lectures on the English Poets (July 1818, vol. xix. p. 424).

385. Be noticed in the Edinburgh Review. By Jeffrey, July 1817 (vol. xxviii. p. 472). 'Dedicate its sweet leaves.'

'Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air,
Or dedicate his beauty to the sun.'

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'Lay not that flattering unction to your soul.'

Hamlet, Act 1. Scene 4.

387. The authority of Mr. Burke. Burke refers to Henry VIII. as one of the most decided tyrants in the rolls of history,' and speaks of his iniquitous proceedings' when he resolved to rob the abbies.' Revolution in France (Select Works, ed. Payne, ii. 136-137). See also a Reflections on the passage in A Letter to a Noble Lord (Works, Bohn, v. 131 et seq).

With Mr. Coleridge in his late Lectures.

Hazlitt probably refers to The

Statesman's Manual (1816). See Political Essays. 'Truth to be a liar. Hamlet, Act 11. Scene 2.

Speak out, Grildrig.' See Swift's Gulliver's Travels (Voyage to Brobdingnag). 388. The insolence of office, etc. Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.

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Those who crook, etc.

Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2.

Spafields. Where the famous meeting of reformers had recently (December 2, 1816) been held.

A seditious Sunday paper. The Examiner was published on Sunday.

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Mr. Coleridge's Conciones ad Populum.' Two anti-Pittite addresses published in 1795.

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389. The pride, pomp,' etc. Othello, Act II. Scene 3.

"One murder makes a villain, etc.

From Bishop Porteus's prize poem Death

390. The still sad music of humanity. Wordsworth's Lines composed a few miles above

Tintern Abbey.

391. You have forgotten Mr. Burke, etc.

Works, ed. Payne, iii. p. 50).

"Go to, etc.

See Letters on a Regicide Peace (Select

'Go to, Sir; you weigh equally; a feather will turn the scale.'

Measure for Measure, Act iv. Scene 2.

'The weight of a hair will turn the scales between their avoirdupois.'
2 Henry IV., Act II. Scene 4.

"Cinque-spotted, etc. Cymbeline, Act 11. Scene 3.

Note. Carnage is the daughter of humanity. See note to p. 214 and Notes and Queries, 9th series, ii. 309, 398; iii. 37.

392. Red-lattice phrases. Alehouse language.

Act 11. Scene 2.

See Merry Wives of Windsor,

393. Such welcome and unwelcome things. Macbeth, Act iv. Scene 3. The objection to Romeo and Juliet.

criticism of Paradise Lost in his Lecture on Shakspeare and Milton (Lectures See ante, p. 249. Hazlitt refers to the on the English Poets).

Note. Quoted from a review by Jeffrey in The Edinburgh Review, August 1817 (vol. xxviii. at p. 473).

394. One of the most perfect, etc. Quoted from Gifford's review of Characters of Shakespear's Plays (vol. xviii. p. 458).

Ends of verse, etc.

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394. The geometricians and chemists of France. Burke's A Letter to a Noble Lord (Works, Bohn, v. 142).

Present to your mind's eye.' Hamlet, Act 1. Scene 2. "Holds his crown, etc.

Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (Select

Works, ed. Payne, ii. 17).

395. The ingenious parallel, etc. See ante, p. 171.

The article in the last Review.

Quarterly Review, July 1818 (vol. xix. p. 424).
Hamlet, Act v. Scene 1.
Hamlet, Act iv. Scene 2.

398. We must speak by the card, etc. A knavish speech, etc.

Shakespear says, etc. Othello, Act II. Scene 3.

400. The authority of Mr. Burke. Hazlitt quotes inaccurately a passage in Burke's essay On the Sublime and Beautiful,' Works (Bohn), i. 81.

Emelie that fayrer, etc. Canterbury Tales (The Knightes Tale, 1035-8). 401. The only mistake. The reference is probably to a passage in the first edition, where Hazlitt says, 'Prior's serious poetry, as his Alma, is as heavy, as his familiar style was light and agreeable.' Gifford quotes this passage and adds: Unluckily for our critic, Prior's Alma is in his lightest and most familiar style, and is the most highly finished specimen of that species of versification which our language possesses.' In the second edition Hazlitt substituted Solomon for Alma.

Mr. Coleridge. See Biographia Literaria, Chap. iii., note at the end. Cole. ridge had already in the first number of the Friend referred to this passage, which appeared in a footnote by the editor of The Beauties of the AntiJacobin, and not in The Anti-Jacobin itself. See Athenæum, May 31, 1900. Your predecessor. Gifford was himself editor of the Anti-Jacobin, or Weekly Examiner, which appeared from November 20, 1797, to July 9, 1798. 402. Dying, make a swan-like end.

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"Then, if he lose, he makes a swan-like end,
Fading in music.'

Being so majestical, etc.

Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 2.
Hamlet, Act 1. Scene 1.

'Love is not love, etc. Shakespeare, Sonnet cxvi.

403. A writer of third-rate books.' He is a mere quack, Mr. Editor, and a mere bookmaker; one of the sort that lounge in third-rate book shops, and write third-rate books.' From a letter in Blackwood's Magazine, August 1818 (vol. iii. p. 550).

An Essay on the Principles of Human Action. Published in 1805.

408. Mirabaud. D'Holbach's Système de la Nature is wrongly attributed to
Jean Baptiste de Mirabaud (1675-1760), the translator of Tasso.
409. 'On this bank and shoal of time.' Macbeth, Act 1. Scene 7.

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