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. VI. has fresh grass carried to him thic omitted in all; by which means ther, upon which he feeds gree. the bastard is made to deny that i

Dr. Gray. flatly at first, which the poet only 136. -Restoration hang meant to make him evade, or Thy medicine on my lips--] Dr. return Night answers to, till he Warburton says that Cordelia in- is urged so far as to be obliged vokes

the goddess of health, Hy- to shelter himself under an imgicia, under the name of Resto- mediate falfhood. ration; but I believe the reader

Mr. Steevens, will join with me in thinking, P. 145. The goujeres shall conthat if Shakespeare meant any

fume them files and fell.] goddess in this place, it was one Both flesh and skin. of his own making for we may

So Skelton's works, p. 257: suppose the Pantheons of that age

“ Nakyd afyde (from whence most probably he “. Neither filesh nor fell.furnished himself with his know. Chaucer useth fell and bones, for ledge in mythology) were not fo skin and bones, particular as to take notice of " And said that he and all his the secondary deities; and the

o kinne at once, Poet, had he been acquainted “ Were worthy to be brent with her name, would certainly “ with fell and bone.have called her, by it, Reflora

Troilus and Crefeide, 1.91. tion means no more than reco


P. 170. In the note, for or Mr. Steevens. art, read of art.

Do you not love my P. 175. In the note, for well Fifter?

be him, read well be he. Edm. In honour'd love.] After P. 320. ---the enemies caftle.] this line, the quarto of 1608 The Revisal aförms, and, I think, continues the dialogue thus; and proves, that cask is right. I no reason why it should be

Get me a ladder.] omitted.

Mr. Theobald has very officiously Reg. But have you never found transplanted this half line into my

the mouth of Lucius, and desires To the fore-fended place ? to know why the Moor, who Balt. That thought abuses you.

wanted to have his child faved, Reg. I am. doubtful trvat you lould ask for a ladder. have been conjunet

Aaron very properly answers, And bafom'd with her, as far get me a ladder, that is, hang

me, but spare my child. Could Bait. No, by mine honour, ma

any circumstance thew a greater dam.

defire of saving his child than The first and last of these speeches the offer of himself in its room? are inserted in Sir T. Hanmer's, Aaron knows he must die, and and I believe in Theobaid's and being quite careless about it, Dr. Warburton's editions ; ' but would only haften that which he the two intermediate ones are

fees is unavoidable at last, to


very personified.

P. 140.

P. 347;


brother's way

as we call hers.

P. 340.


P. 405.

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make it the means of saving his not yet attained. The death of own offspring. Mr. Steevens. the king only could neither insate

Marc. My Lord, I the crown, Lo Macbeth, nor afam a mile beyond the moon.] complish any other purpose, while My lord, I ayme a mile beyand the bis fons were yet diving, who

had therefore just reason to ap: Folios 1623, and 1632. prehend they should be removed

Dr. Gray. by the same means. The design

those Yound and to fix the murder on some innocent firm-fit carib.] A corrupt perfon had taken effect, for it was reading will sometimes direct us already adjudged to have been to find out the true one. The done by the grooms, who apfirft folio has it,

peared intoxicated, even after it -thou fowre and firm-set earth, was discovered, and during that This brings us very near the right states were supposed, at first, to word, which was evidently meant have been guilty of its though to be,

the flight of Malcolm, and his -íhou fure and firm-fet earth. brother, afforded Macbeth after

Mr. Steevens. wards a fairer pretext for laying Certainly right.

it to their charge. P. 408.“ Macbeth, Sleep that it

Pin by Mr.STE ÉVENS. knits up the ravelld sleeve of P. 440. For inditet, read care.] To confirm the in- indiget.

in the genious conjecture that sleeve P. 468.-bell is murky.] Lameans feaved, filk ravelled, it is dy Macbetb is acting over, in a observable, that a poet of Shake- dream, the business of the murSpeare's age, Drayton, has al- der, and encouraging her husluded to it likewise, in his quest band, as - when awake, She, of Cyntbia.

therefore, would never have At length I'on a fountain said any thing of the terrors of

hell to one whose conscience the " Whose brim with pinks was faw was too much alarmed abrea“ platted,

dy for her purpose. She cer« The banks with daffadillies tainly imagines herself here talkdight,

ing to Macbetb, who (the fup" With grass, like leave, was poses) has just said, bell is mur. * matted,

ky, (i... hell is a dismal place to Mr. Langton. go to, in consequence of such a P. 419.

-This murd'rous deed) and repeats his-words in Jhaft ibat's hot

contempt of his cowardice. Hath not yet lighted-] The Heil is murky! -Fie, fie, my soaft has not yet lighted; and lord, &c. though it has done mischief in This explanation, I think, its fight, we have reason to ap- gives a fpirit to the passage, prebend fill more before it has which, for want of being unspent its force and falls to the derstood, has always appeared ground. The end for which languid on the stage. the murder was committed, is


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472. To confirm the juft- seems to me no need of emendanefs of May of life for way in tion. The meaning is, that feMacbeth. Mr. Colman's quo- nators and plebeians are equal, tation from Much ado about No. when the highest taste is best pleased thing, 106,9844

with that which pleases the lower " May of youth and bloom of eft.

Mr. STEEVENS, te o "luftyhood.”'{,"13". "

P. 555. Read,
1:54 And another passage, Hen- What may be sworn by, both
ry V. p. 292.

divine and human,
23.6. My puissant liege is in the Seal, what I end withal.
D'U! 3:64} very May-morn of 'his

REVISAL. 5. Szyouth.”

I think rightly
Mr. 'LANGTON. P. 562. Clean kam] The
31 P. 478. I pull in resolution.] Welch word for crooked is kam.

Mraffohnson in the room of this P. 578. My first fon.] The
would read, I pall in resolution ; Revifal reads, my fierce for ; but
but there is no need of change; surely first may stand for first in
for Shakespeare, who made Trin- excellence: Prima virorum.
ralo in the Tempeft say, I will let P. 601. As is the osprey to the
Loose my opinion, might have fifs.] We find in Mich,
written, I pull in my resolution. Drayton's Poly-Olbion, Song 25,
He had permitted his courage a full account of the osprey, which
like a horse) to carry him to the fliews the justness, and the beau-
brink of a precipice, where see- ty of the fimile, and confirms

ing his danger, he refolves to Í heobald's correction to be right: pull in that, to which he had The spray oft here seen, given the rein before.

" though seldom here is Mr. STEEVENS. “ breeds, s'R' P. 519., I'll potch at him fome " Which over them the fish no at way. ] The Revifal reads

• sooner do espy,
poach, but porch, to which the “ But, betwixt him and them,
objection is made, as no English “ by an antipathy,
word, is used in the midland “ Turning their bellies up,
counties for a rough? violent " as though their death
push." 1

" they faw,
P. 553.
when the great

“ They at his pleasure lie to eft vaste

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P. 27." Brutus. The genius Like to a little kingdom, suffers
on and the mortal instruments, then
Are then in council, and the The nature of an insurrection.]

Instead of instruments, it should,

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I think, be inftrument, and ex- “ the common oath of the Soge plained thas;

tbians was by the fword, and The genius, i. e, the foul, of “ by the wind; and that the fpirit, which should govern; and Trifbe used commonly to Iwear the mortal instrument, i. e. the “ by their frørds: and that they man, with all his bodily, that is, “ do at this day, when they earthly passions, such as, envy, go out-to-battle, fay certain pride, malice, and ambition, are

prayers, and charms to their iben in council, i. e, debating swords, making a cross thereupon the horrid action that is to " with on the earth, and thraftbe done, the soul and rational " ing the points of their Blades powers diffuading, and the mortel“ into the ground, thinking instrument, man, with his bodily " thereby to have better fucçels paffions, prompting and pushing " in the fight." on to the horrid deed, whereby To this custom Spencer alludes the state of man, like to a little in other places. " kingdom, suffers then the nature “ So fuff'ring him to rise, he of an insurrection, the inferior “ made him fwear, powers rising and rebelling a- “ By his own fword, and the gainst the superior. See this ex- “ cross thereon, emplified in Macbeth's soliloquy, “ To take Briana for his loyand also by what King John fays,

ing Fere."

Fairy Queen, book 6. canto 1-53. Nay in the body of this

Dr. GRAY. “ Aeshly land,

This note, which is referred to “ This kingdom, this confine this place by its authour, may

" of blood and breath, deserve more consideration to the ** Hoftility and civil tumult reader of Hamlet, where the

friends of Hamlet are required to “ Between my conscience, and swear upon his sword. my cousin's death,

P. 155. Cleo. Go to the fellow, Mr. Smith. good Alexas; bid them to report P. 122. Ant. Now by my the feature of Oétavia, her years, fword.). An expression used by her inclination ; let them not leave Shakespeare, Winter Night's Tale, out the colour of her hair.] This is a act ii. sc. lalt. Leontes to Antie manifeftallufion to thequestion put gonus.

by Queen Elizabeth to Sir James Leo. -"Swear by thy sword, Melvil, concerning his mistress, “ Thou wilt perform my bid- the Queen of Scots.

16. She de“ ding." See act iii. sc. ii. “ fired to know of me what coAnd in allusion to the Danish « lour of hair was reputed best? customs, Hamlet, act i. sc. ix. “ And whether my Queen's bair See Titus Andronicus, act iv. sc. i. or her's was beft? And which

Spencer observes in his View “ of them two was faireft? I of the State of Ireland, Works, “ answered, The fairness of them 12mo, 1564 ) from Lucian's Dias was not their worst faults. fogue, intitled Toxaris, “ That

Dr. GRAY,'

act iv. p. 453

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P. 172, Char. Three in Egypt Entwine his root with that of

Cannot make better note.] Al. the vine (patience,) and in the luding to the old catches, which end patience muft out-grow grief. were in three paris.

This I take to be the sense, and * : 46

Dr. GRAY. that therefore we should read P, 1970, Ant, When I ENTwine. Mr. HAWKINS. ajacry'd, Hoa! :D

P. 354. hy sluggish carrack.] -Cry'd hga! like bays unto a muss, Mr. Simpson reads, thy sluggis -- 1 kings would

crare. "A crare was a small trad-
Start forth, and cry, Your will.] ing vessel, called in the Latin of
Mufsen a scramble. Solused by the middle ages, crayera.
Ben Johnson. See the Magnetic

Lady, act iv. sc. iii. p. 44.

This I think is right. Bias," I keep her portion P. 355. The robin-red-breast “ safe, that is not scatter'd, called ruddock, by Chaucer and The moneys rattle not; nor Spenser. are they thrown

The false lapwinge, all full “ To make a muss, yet 'mong

“ of trecherie, “ the game fome suitors." The starling that the counDr. GRAY.

« fails can bewrie, P. 260. In the note, for " The tamé ruddock, and the Don Belliarus, read Don Bellian

coward kite.” nisa

Dr. GRAY. P. 286. What both

P. 382. Or to take upon yourand jop.] I think Imogen means self,] Read, Or 'take' upon yourto enquire what is that news, self.

REVISAL that intelligence, or information,

Thou fool for a you profess to bring, and yet witch.] In one way of trying withhold: at least, I think, your ' a witch, they used to place her explanation a mistaken one, for upon a chair or stool, with her Imogen's request fuppofes lachimo legs tied across, that all the an agent, not a patient.

weight of her body might rest Mr. HAWKINS.

upon her feat; and by that P. 347 : Urtwine bis perishing means, after some time, the cisreet, &c.] The attribute of the culation of the blood, in some elder in this place is perishing, hours, would be much stopt, and that of the vine encreasing. Let her fitting would be as painful therefore the finking elder grief as the wooden horse.

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P. I. Gregory. On my word, Shakespeare uses it in this fenle

1 uill not carry csals.] An Life of King lienry V. act iii. expression then in use, to signify fc. q. p. 360. the pasient bearing of injuries. Bose Nya and Bardolph are

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