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The Taming of the Shrew.
SCENE II. Hounds.
THY "HY hounds (1) Thall make the welkin answer
them, And fetch shrill echoes from the hollow earth.
Painting. (1) See Midsummer Night's Dream, A& 4. Sc, 2. • In the Two Noble Kinsmen, Act 2. Sc. 2. Palamon says,
To our Theban hounds,
Painting. Dost thou love pictures? we will fetch thee strait, Adonis, painted by a running brook ; And Citberea all in fedges hid, Which seem to move, and wanton with her breath, Ev'n as the waving sedges play with wind.
Mirth and Merriment, its Advantage. Seeing too much sadness hash congeald your blood, And melancholy is the nurfe of phrenzy, Therefore they thought it good you hear a play, And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, Which bars a thousand harms, and lengthens life.
The Uses of Travel and Study. .
Our pointed javelins, whilst the angry swine
Vincentio his fon, (2) brought up in Florence,
Tra. Mi perdonate, gentle malter mine,
thus continue your resolve,
(2) Vincentio his son.] Means the son of Vincentio, or as we thould lay, Vincentio's fon. This mode of expression is common with the old writers. , Sue Love's Labour loft,
His teeth as white as whale his bone. (3) Aristotle's checks.] i. e. The harth rules of Aristotles St.
Money an Inducement to marry with the viles. Gre. Think'st thou, (4) Hortensio, though her father be very rich, any man is so very a fool to be marry'd to hell ?
Hor. Tush, Gremio, though it pass your patience, and mine, to endure her loud alarums, why, man, there be good fellows in the world, an a man could light on them, would take her with all her faults, and money enough.
Love (5) at first sight.
Luc. O, Tranio, (6) till I found it to be true,
(4) Think'A thou, &c.] So a little after Grumio says,
yoll, Sir, he tells you flatly what his mind is : why give him gold enough and marry him to an aglet-baby, or an old trot with never a tooth in her head, though the have as many diseases, as two-and-fifty horses ; why nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.” And Petruchio, immediately after, on Hortenfio's remonftrance, says,
.“ Peace, thou know'st not gold's effe&t.” (See Much ado about Nothing.) This is a truth too frequently and unhappily verified in the matrimonial world.
(5) Love, &c.] Love conceived at first sight is the subject of most romances; and the philosophy of these northern climes looks for it only there : but if we consult the volume of nature more at large, we shall find that such extempore passions are not infrequent in the more southern regions of the world : and the clear and warm air of Italy communicates a brisker motion to the heart and spirits, than our natural phlegm can poslibly be sensible of. Mrs. G. See the note on Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2. Sc. 2.
(6) O Tranio, &c.] Speaking of the lady, who had thus engaged his heart, he says, soon after,
I saw her coral lips to move,