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16.,-.

“ Now, sir,

Her mother, even strong against that match,” &c. Arrange rather,

Now, sir, her mother, e'en strong " &c.
All's Well &c., v. 3,-

The
young

lord
Did to his majesty, his mother, and his lady,

Offence of mighty note.”
Qu., -"and's lady.”

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16., near the end,

“ And in the lawful name of marrying,

To give our hearts united ceremony." Marriage, I suspect.

v. 5,- in the midst of rhyme,

Cricket, to Windsor chimnies shalt thou leap;
Where fires thou find’st unrak’d, and hearths unswept,

There pinch the maids” &c.
Unswer. Venus and Adonis, St. clxxv.,-

“ This mutiny each part doth so surprise,

That from their dark beds, once more, leap her eyes ;
And, being open'd, threw unwilling light

Upon the wide wound" &c. Quere whether the context does not require that leap should be the past tense here for leapt? Drayton, Nymphidia,

“ Then thrice under a brier did creep,
Which at both ends was rooted deep,
And over it three times she leapt,

Her magic much availing."
Polyolbion, Song i.; the gigantic boar, which Bevis of
Hampton slew,

Digg'd caverns in the earth, so dark and wondrous deep
As that, into whose mouth the des erate Roman leap;"

or, as Drayton spells it, leepe. Chalkhill (or Walton), Thealma and Clearchus, Retrosp. iv. 243,

many a weary step It led the prince, that pace with it still kept." It is, if I am not misinformed, the Anglo-Saxon mode of forming the past in all such verbs.4

16.,

“ Lust is but a bloody fire.” i.l., a fire whose origin is in the blood; not, as Steevens explains it less accurately, a fire in the blood.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

i. 4,

“ We have strict statutes, and most biting laws,

The needful bits and curbs to headstrong steeds," &c. Folio (there is no previous edition), weeds. Surely wills.

5,

Sir, make me not,” &c.

4 The Old Corrector seems to have been on a wrong scent when, to cure the defective rhyme, he gave,

“ Cricket, to Windsor chimneys when thou 'st leapt.Observe the quarto reading, as quoted in Mr. Dyce's note. Chaucer, Knightes Tale, v. 2689, if Tyrwhitt's text is right,

his hors for fere gan to turne,
And lepte aside, and foundred as he lepe,
And, er that Arcite may take any kepe,
He pight him on the pomel of bis hed.”—Ed.

Qu.,

“ Sir make me not your story. Lucio.

It is true.
I would not—though 'tis " &c.

Ib.,

as blossoming-time
That from the seedness the bare fallow brings

To teeming foison.”
Compare childness? Winter's Tale, i. 2,-

“ He makes a July’s day short as December ;

And, with his varying childness, cures in me
Thoughts that would thick my blood.”

ii. 1, end of the first dialogue, before the entrance of Froth, &c.,

Escalus. Well, Heaven forgive him!” &c. Should not this speech be marked as spoken aside ?

16., Mistress Overdone. Beaumont and Fletcher, Wildgoose Chase, ii. 1, Moxon, vol. i. p. 547, col. 1,

“ Their modesty is anger (i.e., violent desire) to be over-done."

2, 1.5,–

“ All sects, all ages,” &c. Possibly an erratum for sorts. If the context could be arranged accordingly, I should be inclined to dispose these three lines as follows,

all sorts, all ages, Smack of this vice; and he to die for’t! (so first fol.—Ed.] Angelo.

Now
What is the matter, provost ?
Prov.

Is 't your will
Claudio shall die to-morrow ? "
VOL. III.

2

4,

Heaven hath my empty words,
While my invention, hearing not my tongue,

Anchors on Isabel."
Wrong. Intention? (so Warburton.--Ed.]

Ib.,

“ Lay by all nicety, and prolixious blushes.", Drayton, Moses, B. i. ed. 1630, p. 134,

the
way
the

army was to pass

more prolixious was Than present peril any whit commended." Compare the old forms stupendious (the common people even now say tremendious), robustious, e.g., Hamlet, iii. 2,

a robustious periwig-pated fellow;" King Henry V. iii. 7, “the men do sympathize with the mastiffs in robustious and rough coming on;" Drayton, Moses, B. ii. p. 154,

« Winter let loose in his robustious kind

Wildly runs raving through the airy plains.” Other similar forms. Play of Locrine, ii. 4,

“ Superbious Briton, thou shalt know too soon

The force of Humber and his Scythians.” Drayton has even, Moses, B. iii. p. 173,—

His brows encircled with splendidious rays." Butler, Palinode to the Hon. E. Howard, 1.39, Cooke's edition,

“ And those stupendous discoveries

You've lately made of wonders in the skies." Stupendious. [So other editions.-Ed.]

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16., near the end,

O pernicious mouths,
ne and the self-same tongue," &c.;

That bear in them

the folio has perilous (atque ita Knightius, quod non est ut mireris). Perilous is an erratum for pernicious, apxairūs pernitious.?

iii. 1,-
" Claudio.

The princely Angelo !
Isab. O, 'tis the cunřing livery of hell

The damned'st body to invest and cover

In princely guards !” Fol.,—"The prenzie, Angelo ?”—“prenzie gardes." Warburton's priestly agrees better with the context, and the common sense of the passage; say rather, it is required by it. Preistlie (as the word is sometimes written) might be taken for prenzie. Compare Coriolanus, v. 1, "our priest-like fasts.” Pericles, iii. 1, though this is less exactly in point,

hie thee, whiles I say A priestly farewell to her.” Knight reads precise, but the other is more spirited; besides, the rhythm seems to be very much against precise.

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Ib.,

“ For such a warped slip of wilderness

Ne'er issued from his blood." Per contra, wildness is sometimes used where we should say

Walker seems to have thought that pernicious was the modern reading, whereas all the editions, as far as I know, have perilous. The latter, however, is as much against the rhythm in this example as precise is in the next.-Ed.

2 In the Stratford Shakespeare Mr. Knight gives "The frenzy! Angelo ? and “princely guards.” Mr. Dyce has priestly, and so the Old Corrector; the latter corrupts guards into garbs. Ed.

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