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This species of corruption is not altogether unprecedented. King Richard II. v.3,

“ Twice saying pardon doth not pardon twain,

But makes one pardon strong.
Boling.

With all my heart
I pardon him.
Dutchess.

A god on earth thou art ! ”
The folio has,-
Bul. I pardon him with all my

hart.” 2 King Henry IV. v.3,-Pistol says on entering, -"God save you, sir John;" ita vulg.; from the quarto?6 Fol.,“Sir John, 'saue you sir.” 1 King Henry VI. iv. 1,

My lord, how say you ? are you not content ? " The folio has, p. 110, col. 2, —

“ How say you (my Lord) are you not content ?"

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5 A remarkable instance occurs in Middleton, Five Gallants, v. 2, Dyce, vol. ii. p. 229,

“ Vouchsafe, unequallid virgin, (to] accept

This worthless favour from your servant’s arm,
The hallow'd beads, whereon I justly kept

The true and perfect number of my sighs.” The accomplished editor has most ingeniously disentangled the above from the following jumble, which he gives, in a note, as it appears in the old quarto,“ Vouchsafe vnequalld Virgin whereon I justly kept, Accept this worthlesse fauor from your seruants arme, the hal

lowed beades, The true and perfect number of my sighs.” Ed.

6 The quarto reads,—“Sir John, God save you;” and so the recent editors. The earlier follow the folio. I know not how the Vulgate reading originated. It appears in Var. 1821.-Ed.

Ib., -Arrange,

And I will keep him so,
That he shall not offend your majesty.
K. John.

Death.
Hubert. My lord ?
K. John.

A grave.” &c.
For majesty, see S. V., Art. xxvii.

4,--Certainly,

“ And bitter shame hath spoil'd the sweet world's taste.”

Ib.,

And pick strong matter of revolt and wrath

Out of the bloody fingers' ends of John.” I know not whether the following from Gammer Gurton's Needle, v. 2, Dodsley, vol. ii. p. 74, throws any light on

this passage,

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" I picke not this geare (hear’st thou) out of my fingers endes ;

[i.e., I suppose, it is not my own fancy or invention ;]
But he that hard it told it me, who thou of late didst name,
Diccon, whom al men knowes, it was the very same.”

Ib., near the end,

Or,7 as a little snow, tumbled about,
Anon becomes a mountain. O noble dauphin,

Go with me to the king ;” &c. I believe that the (sæpius interpolatum) ought to be expunged. So, too, King Richard II. iii. 4,

and Bolingbroke Hath seiz'd the wasteful king.-0! what pity is it,” &c. I suspect the 0; though here I am more doubtful.

7 Hanmer reads Ev'n for Or, perhaps rightly. At any rate, something is wrong, as the syntax is out of joint. -Ed.

iv. 1,

An if an angel should have come to me,
And told me, Hubert should put out mine eyes,

I would not have believ'd him; no tongue but Hubert's." Perhåps (and so Mr. Knight.— Ed.],

no tongue but Hubert's"

v. 2,

“ And is 't not pity, O my grieved friends !” &c. i.e., aggrieved. So we still use grievance. Note, too, that grief, in Elizabethan English, is not properly sorrow, but suffering; e.g., Fairfax's Tasso, B. xi. St.lv.,

more he strove, his grief increas'd the more;' the pain of his wound. So understand Twelfth Night, ii.

4,

She sat like Patience on a monument,

Smiling at Grief."
Pericles, v. 1, is exactly parallel, -

thou dost look
Like Patience, gazing on kings' graves, and smiling

Extremity out of act."
Compare Tarquin and Lucrece, St. ccxv. of Sinon,-

“ His face, though full of cares, yet show'd content:

Onward to Troy with the blunt swains he goes,
So mild, that Patience seem'd to scorn his woes."

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16.,- I think we should arrange,

“ Wherein we step after a stranger march

Upon her gentle bosom, and fill up
Her enemies' ranks. ... I must withdraw and weep. . .
Upon the spur 8 of this enforced cause,
To grace" &c.

8 As Walker makes no observation on spur, his memory may have deceived him, and induced him to take it for the usual read. 4,

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the old, feeble, and day-wearied sun." Compare Sonnet vii.,

when from high-most pitch, with weary car, Like feeble age, he reeleth from the day,” &c.

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Ib.,

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“ In lieu whereof, I pray you, bear me hence

From forth the noise and rumour of the field,” &c.
Hum, loud murmur; the Latin sense. Julius Cæsar, ii.3,

Pr’ythee, listen well:
I hear a bustling rumour like a fray,

And the wind brings it from the Capitol.”
Daniel, Philotas, iv. 1, p. 226,-

where neither noise
Of clattering weapons, or our rushing in
With rude and trampling rumour, could dissolve

The heavy humours of that drowsy brow.
Fairfax, B. vii. St. cvi.,-

“ Of breaking spears, of ringing helm and shield,

A dreadful rumour roar'd on every side.” So rumorous. Drayton, Moses, B. iii. ed. 1630, p. 164, describing the Red Sea after the submersion of the Egyptians,

Clashing of armours, and the rumorous sound

Of the stern billows in contention stood,” &c. Cary, more suo, has adopted this ancient usage; Dante, Paradise, xi. 1. 63,

“ Nor aught avail'd, that, with Amyclas, she

Was found unmoved at rumour of his voice,
Who shook the world.”

ing. However that may be, spur would be well worth attention, even if it had not been also conjectured by Mr. Dyce. The latter, however, points the passage differently.-Ed.

7,-I think we should write,

Death, having prey'd upon the outward parts,
Leaves them insensible ;' and 's siege is now

Against the mind,” &c. This speech is grossly misprinted in the folio: winde for minde, counfound for confound, Symet for Synnet or cygnet (p. 21, col. 2).

KING RICHARD II. i. 1,

“ Such neighbour-nearness to our sacred blood

Should nothing privilege him, nor partialize

Th’unstooping firmness of my upright soul.”
Daniel, Complaint of Rosamond, St.li.,-

“ Thus stood I balanc'd equally precise,
Till my frail flesh did weigh me down to sin ;
Till world and pleasure made me partialize,
And glittering pomp my vanity did win.”

3. Of course,

“ The fly-slow hours shall not determinate" &c. Eques post alios, "the sly-slow hours"!

16.,

“ Then thus I turn me from my country's light

To live in solemn shades of endless night.” Solemn is here, in fact, sullen; as e.g. in Coriolanus, i. 3, near the end,—“Prithee, Virgilia, turn thy solemnness out

9 Insensible is Hanmer's emendation, and, whether Shake. speare's word or not, it is the best reading yet produced. The folio has invisible.-Ed.

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