Imatges de pÓgina

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v. sc. vi.

Thus used in his play, in Etheldrede celebratis : Ut rectitled, Much ado about Nothing, te monet Doc. Thomas Here act v. sc. vii. vol. ii. p. 86. fhawe.” Etymol. in vice. We Benedick.

find it in Spenser's Pastorals, Aprill. “ Do not erect in this

his And gird in


walte, own tomb e'er he dics, For more finenesle, with a . He shall not live no longer tawdrie lace.

“ in monument than the As to the other present, promised Bells ring, and the widow by Camillo to Mo Ja, of sweet, weeps.

or perfumed gloves, they were Beatrice." And how long is frequently mentioned by Shake" that think you?

Speare, and were very fashionable Benedick. Queftion; Why in the age of Elizabeth, and long

an hour in clamour, afterwards. Thus Autolicus, in " And a quarter in rheum." the song just preceding this par

But I should rather imagine, sage, offers to fale, he wrote charm your tongues, as

Gloves as sweet as damask Sir Thomas Hanmer has altered it, roses. as he uses the expression, third Stowe's Continuator, Edmund part of King Henry the Sixth, act Howes, informs us, that the Er

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costK. Ed. Peace, wilful boy, or ly wash or perfume, until aI will charm your tongue.

" bout the fourteenth or fifAnd in Othello, Moor of Venice, teenth of the queene [Elizaact. v. sc, viii. p. 397.

beth), the right honourable lago. “ Mistress, go to, charm Edward Vere earle of Oxford your tongue.

came from Italy, and brought Emilia. " I will not charm


with gloves, fiveet tongue, I am bound to

" bagges, a perfumed leather * speak;

“ jerkin, and other pleasant " My mistress lies here mur thinges: and that yeare the “6 dered in her bed.”

queene had a payre of perWe meet with the like expref fumed gloves trimmed onlie fion, and in the same fense, in " with foure tuftes, or roses, of Ben. Johnson, Cynthia's Revels,

“ cullered silke. The queene act i. ic, i.

“ tooke such pleasure in those Mercurio." How now my dan gloves, that shee was pictured

cing braggart, in decimo fexto; “ with those gloves upon her " charm your skipping tongue, or

« hands : and for many yeers 46 I'lla

Dr. GRAY. “.after it was called the erle of P. 307. run fromised me a Oxfordes perfume.Stowe's tawdry lace and a pair of Jueet Annals by Howes, edit. 1614. gloves.] Tawdry lace is thus de- p. 868. col. 2.

p. 868. col. 2. In the annual Icribed in Skinner, by his friend accounts of a college in Oxford, Dr. Henshawe. " Tawdrie lace, anno 1630, is this article, folut. "attrigmenta, timbriæ, feu fa- pro fumigandis chirotheis. 55 sciolze, emptæ Nundinis Sæ.


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P.312. Dispute his own estate.] life of Parker, p. 9. That is, Does not this allude to the next the boys when their voices, were heir foeing for the estate in cases changed, or broke, and confeof imbecillity, lunacy, &c. quently rendered unserviceable to

Mr. CHAMIER. the choir, were to be removed P. 320. Autolicus, -- I have to the university. Mr. WARTON, Sold all my trumpery, not a cik". P. 384. The iteward might in terfeit sione,

these days wear a chain as a badge Not a ribbon, glass, fomander.] of office, or mark of dignity; and A pomander was a little ball made the method of cleaning a chain, of perfumes, and worn in the or any gilt plate, is by rubbing it pocket, or about the neck, to

with crums.

Mr. STEEVENS. prevent infection in times of

P. 390. For imphatic.I read plague.

emphalical. In a tract, intitled, Certain ne P. 392. The lady of the Aracesary directions, as well for (u- chy married the yeoman of the ring the plague, as for preventing wardrobe.] Stracchio (see Tor. infektion, printed 1636, there are riano's and Altieri's Italian Dicedirections for making two sorts tionaries, under the letters T I of pomanders, one for the rich K A,) fignifies rags, clouts and and another for the poor.

And Torriüno, in the Dr. Gray. grammar at the end of his dicP. 323. Pedler's excrement, is tionary, fays, that straccio was pedler's beard.

pronounced Aratchy. So that it P. 324. Therefore they do not is probable, that Shakespeare's give us the lye.] The meaning meaning was this, that the chief is, they are paid for lying, there- lady of the queen's, wardrobe fore they do not give us the lye ; had married a yeoman of the they fell it us.

king's, who was vastly inferior to P. 330. Where we offend ber her.

Mr. SMITH. new.] The Rerijal reads, Were P. 393. ---how now, my nettle we offenders new. Very reason. of india ?] The poet must ably.

here mean a plant called the urP. 380. By my troih the fail tica marina, abounding in the has an excellent breast.] That Indian seas. Quæ tacta totius is, he has an excellent voice. It corporis pruritum quendam exwas proposed 10 Theobald to read " citat, unde nomen urticæ eft breaib for breast. Theobald's rea fortita. Wolfgan. Hij. Animal. fons for retaining breafl, may be

" Urticæ marinæ omnes prucorroborated from the following “ ritum quendam movent, & passage in the itatutes given to " acrimoniâ suâ venerem extincStoke College by archbishop Par. tam & sopitam excitant. « Of which said que

Fobufton's Hift. Nat. de Evang, risters, after their breasts are Aquat. p. 56. “ changed, we will, the most

Mr. STEEVENS. apt be helpen with exhibition P. 399. Tray-trip.] I am alof forty shillings, &c." Strype's molt certain that tray.trip was a

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then in fashion,' as I have Sir Thomas was the very person Somewhere read among the com- represented by Shillow. To set mendations of a young nobleman, blundering parson Evans right, that he was good at the game of Shallow tells him, The luce is try-trip, or trar-trip.

not the lorife, but the fresh fish, Pām not sufficiently acquaint- or pike, the salt fith (indeed) is ed with the characters of the two an old cout. The plain English persons, to be able to fay, fup- of which is, if I am not greatly posing the game to be called mistaken, The family of the rry trip, which may be the same Charlcott's had for their arms a as wrestling, whether either of falt fish originally ; but when them had courage erough to William, son of Walter de Charlhave given such a challenge. cott, assumed the name of Lucy,

Mr. STEEVENS. in the time of Henry the third, -- P. 429. Clown. Nay, I am he took the arms of the Lucys. for all masters.] i. e. a cloak This is not at all improbable, for for all kinds of knavery; taken we find, when Maud Lucy befrom the Italian proverb, Tu hai queatbed her estate to the Piermantillo da ogni acqua.

cies, it was upon condition, they

Mr. Smith. joined her arms with their own. P. 431. Are you not mad, &c.] « And, says Dugdale, 'tis likely The reading may stand, and the " William de Charlcott took the sense continue such as I have name of Lucy to oblige his given in the note.

“ mother," and I say farther, P. 441. Sir To. Then he's a it is as likely he took the arms of rogue, and a part measure pai- the Lucys at the same time. nim.] Then he's a rogue, after a

The luce is the fresh fish (our pali-measure pavin, folio 1632, modern coat of arms); the Jalt and probably right, being an fisa (our ancient coat) an old allufion to the quick measure of coat.

Mr. SMITH. the pavin, a dance in Shakespeare's The luce a pike, or jack, time.

Dr. GRAY. “ Many a fair partriche had he P. 452. Evans. The dizen white lovefes do become an old coat “ And many a breme, and many well, &c.

a luce in ftewe.” Shallow. The luce is the fresh Chaucer's Prologues of the Cano fish, the falt fish is an old coal.] terbury Tales, 351, 52. Shakes; eare by hinting that the P. 453. Shallow. The council arms of the Shallows and the fall hear it; it is a riot.] He alLucys were the same, Thews he ludes to a statute made in the reigncould not forget his old friend of king Henry the fourth (13th, Sir Thomas Lucy, pointing at him chap. vii.) by which it is enact. under the character of Justice ed, " That the justices, three, Shallow. But to put the matter or two of them, and the fheout of all doubt, Shakespeare has “ riff, shall certifie before the here given us a distinguishing “ king, and his counfelle, ali park, whereby it appears, that “ the deeds and circumstances

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© thereof, (namely, of the riot) ing fack were tricks in practice in " which certification should be of Shakespeare's time ; the one was $" the like force as the present. done by putting soap into the bot

ment of twelve : upon which tom of the tankard, when they “ certificate, the trespassers and drew the beer; the other, by mix“ offenders, shall be put to an- ing lime with the fack (i.e. sherry) “ fwer, and they, which be to make it sparkle in the glass. “ found guilty, Mall be punish- Froth and live is sense; but a. ed according to the discretion little forced; and to make it fo, of the king and counselle.” we must fuppose the host could

Dr. GRAY. guess, by his skill in doing the P. 454. Slender. How does former, how he would succeed your fallow greyhound? I heard in the world. Falstaff himself Say he was outrun on Cotfale.] complains of limed sack. Cotswold, a village in Worcestera

Mr. STEEVENS. foire, or Warwickshire, was fa. P. 464. The anchor is deep.] mous for rural exercises and Nym, in this place, does not sports of all forts. Falstaff, or mean that Mrs. Ford resembles a Shallow, in another place, talks hip’s anchor, but a calk called of a ftout fellow, Cotswold man, an anchor, which smugglers “ 1. e. one who was a native of this make use of to this day, for the

very place, so famous for tryals convenience of carrying their " of strength, activity, &c. and brandy on horses ; and says, the “ consequently, a robust athletic anchor is deep, in answer to Fal“ person.” I have seen a poem, staff's expression, that he spies or rather a collection of poems, entertainment in her; for what which, I think, is called, The greater entertainment could Nym Cotswold mufe, containing a de- have an idea of, than was to fcription of these games.

be found in a diep anchor, proIbid. Piftol. How now Me- vided the liquor it contained was phistophilus?] This is the name to his taste. of a spirit, or familiar, in the The word is generally spelt old story book of Sir John Fause anchor. Chambers says it is a tus, or John Fauft.

measure chiefly used at AmsterMr. WARTON. dam, and spells it from the Dutch P. 463. Let me see thee froth word anker. and live.] This passage has

The remarks the two characpassed through all the editions ters make on Falstaf's report, without suspicion of being cor are the most proper that could be rupted; but the reading of the old put into their mouths. Pistol, quartos of 1602, and 1619, Let who affects to borrow phrases me see the froth and lyme, Í take from literature, says, he hath ftuto be the true one. The host died her will, and translated ber calls for an immediate specimen out of honesty into English. Nym, of Bardolph's abilities, as a tap- whose turn it is to speak next, fter; and frotking beer and line and who loved hard drinking


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better than any thing else, bor And with a flick, a short firing, rows an allusion from it, and and a loose, says, the anchor is deep:

Would shew the people tricks at Mr. STEEVENS. fast and loose. I do not think this right. Theobald has throng instead of

P.467.-Revolt of mien.] This thong. The latter seems right. quaint expression, in the mouth

Mr. LANGTON. of Nym, seems to imply no more P. 504. We have linger'd, &c.] than one of the effects he has The expression of having linjust ascribed to jealousy. He ger’d, in this place, seems to says, he will posjefs him with yof- mean no more than that Slenlowness, and surely revolt of mien, der has been backward in his or change of countenance, is one own addresses, as indeed he may of the first fymptoms of being be allowed to have been, as he affected by that passion.

never ventured further in his first Mr. STEEVENS. interview, than to recommend P. 468. Simple. He hath but himself obliquely to his mistress; a little wee face. ] Wee in the and he had declared before, that Northern dialect, signifies very if he married her, it would be at little.

the requelt of Shallow, not pro“ The quene aftonyít ane mising himself any great degree

of happiness, from the part his “ At the first sicht, behalding own love would have in the af« his bewte.

fair. Shallow says, We have, Gawin Douglafs's Virgil, p. 32. speaking in his own person, as

Dr. GRAY. well as for his friend. P. 468. And vetch me in my

Mr. STEEVENS. clofet un boitier verd.) Boitier, P. 526. In the note for lanes in French, signifies a case of sur- read lunes. geon's instruments. Dr. GRAY. P. 547. Falstaff. Divide me P. 484.

Falstaff. (To Nym like a bribe-buck, each a haunch, and Pistol.) Go, go, a mort I will keep my fides for myself, knife and a thong to your manor my shoulders for the fellow of this of Picthatch.] Part of the em- walk.] To the keeper the ployment given by Drayton, in froulders and humbles belonging the Mooncalf, to the Baboon, as a perquisite, Dr. GRAY, feems the same with this recom Mr. Reynolds is of opinion that mended by Falstaff.

by the fellow of this walk is He like a gipsy oftentimes would meant Herne the hunter. go,

In the note, for inAll kinds of gibberish he had telligible, read unintelligible.

learnt to know,

06 little we

edit. 1710.

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