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And sometime make the drink to cond, the dance in the figure, the bear no barm,
laft, the song or tune to the Mislead nighe-wand'rers, laugh- dance, Anon.
ing at their harm?] This " And song in all the rounded account of Robix.goodfeliow cor lustily.” responds, in every article, with Chuucer's Knight's Tale, 1531. that given of him in Har fenet's
Dr. GRAY. Declaration, ch. 20. p. 135. P. 136. Snowt. By’rlaken 'a “ And if that the bowle of parlous fear.] By our ladycurdes and creame were not kin, or little lady, as ifakins is a duly fett out for Robin-goodfele corruption of by my faith. These low, the frier, and fiffe the dairy kind of oaths are laughed at, in maid-why then either the pot. the first part of Henry the Fourth, tage was burnt to next day in act iii. fc. iii. When Hotspur tells the pot, or the cheeses woald not lady Percy, apon' her saying in curdle, or the butter would not good footh, " You swear like a come, or the ale in the fat ne * comfit maker's wife, and give ver would have got head. But “ such farcenet surety for your
a pater-nofter, or an hovlle 6. oaths, as if you never walke egge were beturned, or a patch “ farther than Finfoury." of tythe anpaid-then beware
Dr. GRAY. of bull beggars, spirits, &c." He P. 132. There are but three is mentioned by Cartwright, as fairies that falute Bortom, nor a spirit particularly fond of dife does he address himself to more, concerting and disturbing domes- though four had entered before' cick peace and economy. whom the queen had called by “ Saint Francis and Saint Beo name, and commanded to do nedight,
their courtesies. In fhort, I can“ Blesse this house from wick. not tell what is become of moned wight;
fieur Moth, unless he be pru“ From the night-mare, and dently walked off, for fear of the goblin,
Cavolero Cobweb: for we hear “ That is hight GOOD-FEL no more of him either here, or LOW ROBIN.
in the next act, where the queen, “Keep it, &c."
Bottom and fuiries are introduced Cartwright's Ordinary, act again. Anon. Dr. GRAY. iii. sc. i. y. 8.
P. 134e And at our stampm] Mr. WARTON. I apprehend the stamp of a faiP. 118. It is not right, &c.} ry's fcot might operate to the full Tu note vel atră
as strongly on this occasion, as the Lumen, et in folis tu mihi turba ftump of a tree. Mr. Steevens. locis.
P. 147. In the note, for a. P. 120. Queen, Come now, a buy read aby. roundel, and a fairy Song )
Bottom. Nothing, From round comes roundel, and good monsieur, bue to help Cavalero from roundel, roundelet. The first, Cobweb 10 Jora'ch.] Without the form of the figure, the se: doubt it nould be Curale a
Pealebloom: as for Cavalera « Ne was Satyrane her far beCobweb, he had just been dis
“ hind patched upon a perilous adven " But with like fierceness did
Anon. Dr. GRAY. " ensue the chace : P. 161. Ther. -Call Phi. " Whom when the giant faw,
loftrate.) Call Es@us, edit. " he foon resign'd 1632, and Egeus answers to his “ His former suit, and from name there, and every where
" them filed apace ; else in that old edition,
“ They after both, and boldly Dr. GRAY. « bаd him base. P. 162. The thrice three mufes Fairy Queen, book ii. canto ii. v. murning for the death
Dr. GRAY. Of learning, late deceas’d in P. 190. Julia. I see you have
beggary. ] I do not know a montb's mind to them.). A whether it has been before ob- month's mind was an anniversary ferved, that Shakespeare here, per- in times of popery; or, as Mr. haps, alluded to Spenser's poem, Ray calls it, a less solemnity di. entitled, The Tears of the Mujes, rected by the will of the deon the neglect and contempt of ceased. There was alfo a year's learning. This piece firft ap- mind, and a week's mind.' See peared in quarto, with others, proverbial phrases. 1591.
The oldest edition of This appears from the interthis play, now known, is dated rogatories and observations a1600. "If Spenser's poem be here gainst the clergy, in the year intended, may we not presume 1552. Inter. VII. " Whether that there is some earlier edition “ there are any month's minds, of this play! But, however, if « and anniversaries?! Strype's the allusion be allowed, at least it Memorials of the Reformation, vol. serves to bring the play below ii. p. 354. 1591.
Mr. WARTON. " Was the month's mind of P. 176. Of this play, wild “ Sir William Laxton, who died and fantastical as it is, all the “ the laft month (July 1556) parts in their various modes are “ his herfe burning with wax, well written, and give the kind 16 and the morrow mass cele. of pleasure which the authour de “ brated, and a fermon preachfigned. Fairies in his time were " ed, c.” Strype's Memorial, much in fashion; common tra.
vol. iii. p. 305
Dr. GRAY. dirion had made them familiar, A month's mind in the ritual and Sperfer's poem had made sense fignifies not desire or incli
nation, but remembrance, yet ! P. 189. Lucetta. Indeed I suppose this is the true original
bid the base for Protheus-] of the expression. Lidling the base was a country P. 197. Ob! excellent modiversion, not unlike what is tion, &c.] I think this paffage called barly break in the North, requires a note, as every reader where some pursue others in or. does not know, that motion, in the der to take them prisoners. language of SbakeJpeare's days,
fignifies puppet. In Ben. John- lasted but a few days: it is
Mr. HAWKINS. plainer of the inarticulate lan P. 234. —awful men.] This, I guage of the actors: the speech think, should be lawful, in oppo. of the servant is an allusion to fition to lawless men. In judicial that practice, and he means to proceedings the word has this say, that Silvia is a puppet, and sense.
Mr, HAWKINS. that Valentine is to interpret to,
P. 276. For Zenith, in the or rather, for her.
note, read youth. Mr. HAWKINS. P. 281. Lucio.--'lis my faP. 198.. Here Silvia calls
miliar fin, her lover servant.--And again, With maids to seem the lapa below, she calls him gentle fer wing, and to jeft. vant; this was the language of Tongue far from heart] The ladies to their lovers, at the modern editors have not taken time when Shakespeare wrote, in the whole fimilitude here: and as the word is no longer they have taken notice of the used in that sense, would it not lightness of a spark's behaviour be
proper to fix it by a note, on to his mistress, and compared it this passage?
Mr. HAWKINS. to the lapwing's hovering and P. 227. --St. Nicholas be thy Auttering Aying. But the chief,
Speed.] That this Saint pre- of which no notice is taken, is, fided over young scholars, may-and to jeft. (See Ray's Probe gathered from Knight's life verbs.) “ The lapzing cries, of Dean Colet, p. 362. For by " Tongue far from heart," most, the statutes of Paul's school, fartheit from the nest, i. e. She there inserted, the children are is, as Shakespeare has it here, required to attend divine fer Tongue far from beart. vice, at the cathedral, on his " The farther she is from her anniversary. The reason I take “ nest, where her heart is with to be, that the legend of this “ her young ones, she is the saint makes him to have been
or, perhaps, all a bishop, while he was a boy, tongue.'
Mr. SMITH, At Salisbury cathedral is a mo Shakespeare has an expression nument of a boy bishop, and it of the like kind, Comedy of Eris said, that a custom formerly rors, act iv. sc. iii. p. 246. prevailed there, of chusing, from Adr. Far from her nest, the among the chorifters, a bishop, lapwing cries away, who actually performed the par My heart prays for him, tho' toral functions, and disposed of
my tongue do curse. such prebends as became va- We meet with the same thought cant during his episcopacy, which in John Lilly's comedy, intitled,
Compalpe, (first published in To draw will idle spider's
things; Alex. “ Not with Timoleon meaning by ponderous and fuba
jou mean, wherein you resemble ftantial things, pleafure and " the lapwing, who crieth moft wealth. “ where her neft is not; and so P. 3426 Clown. Sit, it is á
to lead me from elpying your miyfery, &c.] If Mr. Warburton • love for Compalpe, you cry had attended to the argument by “ Timoclea." Dr. GRAY. which Bawd proves his own proP. 318. And follies dotb fesfion to be a mistery; he would
not have been driven to take re. A faulcon doth the fowl.] Qu. fuge in the groundless fuppofifaulconer.
Dr. GRAY. tion, " that part of the dialogue P. 328. Lucio. -ha? what “ had been loft or dropped.
Jay's thou trot?] It should The argument of the Hangbe read, I think, what sayf man is exactly similar to that of thou to't? the word trot being the Bawd. As the latter puts, feldom (if ever) used to a man. in his claim to the whores, as
Old trot or trat, fignifies a members of his occupation, and, decrepit old woman, or an old in virtue of their painting, would drab." In which sense it is used' enroll his own fraternity in the by Gawin Douglas, Virgil's Æ- mistery of painters ; fo the fornead, book iv.
mer equally lays claim to the “ Out on the old trat, agit thieves, as members of his occuwiffe, or dame."
pation, and, in their right, en
Dr. GRAY. deavours to rank his brethren, Trot, or as it is now often the hangmen, under the mistery pronounced honest trout, is a fa- of fitters of apparel, or taylors. miliar address to a man among the The reading of the old editions provincial vulgar.
is therefore undoubtedly right; P. 331. Clackdish.] The beg. except that the last speech, which gars, two or three centuries ago,' makes part of the Hangman's arused to proclaim their want by a gument, is by mistake, as the wooden dish, with a moveable reader's own fagacity will readily cover, which they clacked, to perceive, given to the Clown or fhew that their vessel was emp- Bawd. I suppose, therefore, the ty. Their
appears in a passage poet gave us the whole thus : : quoted on another occasion by 66 Whor, Sir, it is a mistery. Dr. Gray.
• Clown. Proof P. 336. The Revifal reads “ Whor. Every true man's thus,
“ apparel fits your thief: If it be How may such likeness trade in too little for your thief, your crimes,
true man thinks it big enough. Making fraélice on the times, “ If it be too big for your thief,
your thief thinks it liule enough, P. 406.-Tryconclusions.) Two So every true man's apparel fits of the quarto's read confusions,
which is certainly right, because I must do Mr. Warburton the the first thing Launce does; is to justice, to acknowledge that he confuse his father by the direchath rightly apprehended, and tions he gives him. explained the force of the Hang
Mr. STEEVENS. 1 man's argument. REVIS AL. P. 408.
-Your child that mosP. 345.--that spirit's poles, fall be.) Launce, by your with hafte,
child that shall be, means, that his -$79. That wounds the unfisting por- duty to his father shall, for the kilinin tal with these Arokes.] Such future, thew him to be his child. - is the reading of the original co It was rather become necessary
py, from which later editors for him to say something of that
Mr. STEEVENS tal.
P. 416. Laun. Then it was not P. 349. Tie the beard ] The for nothing that my nose fellæ Revisal recommends Mr. Simf bleeding on Black Monday laft. ] fon's emendacion, die the beard ;
"" is a moveable the present reading may well “ day, it is Easier Monday, and ftand,
6 was so called on this occasion. P. 369. Informal women.] I " In the 34th of Edward III. think, upon further enquiry, “ (1360) the 14th of April, that informal fignifies incompetent, " and the morrow after Easfer. not qualified to give testimony. “ day, king Edward, with his
Of this use I think there are “ hoft, lay before the city of precedents to be found, though I “ Paris; which day was full cannot now recover them.
- dark of mist and hail, and so P. 323. there is the Count
“ bitter cold, that many men Palatine.] I make no doubt so died on their horses backs but the Count Palatine was some 66 with the cold. Wherefore, character notorious in Shake " unto this day, it hath been fpeare's time. When Sir Epic
When Sir Epic “ called the Blacke-Monday.". ture Mammon, in the Alchem:ft, Stowe, p. 264-6. Dr. GRAY. is promising Face what great P. 424.-Your mind of love.] things he will do for him, he This imaginary corruption is refays, be fall be a Count, and moved by only putting a come adds Nily, ay, a Count Palatine. ma after mind. Mr. LANGTON. The editor of Johnson has taken P. 446. Whose fouls do bear no notice at all' of the passage, an equal yoke of love.] “ An nor observes that the latter part egal yoke of love."
Foi, of the line should be spoken aside, 1632. Egal, I believe, in Shakewhich the character of Sir Epi- speare's time, was commonly used cure would have justified him in for equal. doing. Mr. STEEVENS. So it was in Chaucer's. VOL. VIII