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Therewithal, I conjecture; unless indeed it be an erratum of the edition from which I copy.


“ Thou shalt be lord of it, and I'll serve thee." Rather, I think, “ I will serve thee;" for I doubt whether an emphasis was intended to be laid on thee.


“ He has brave utensils

Which, when he has a house, he'll deck withal.” Deck’t?


as diminish One dowle that's in my plume.” Note the spelling in King Henry IV. iv. 4, fol. p. 94, col. 1,

“ There lies a dowlney feather

that light and weightlesse dowlne.” I suspect that dowlne was the old spelling, then growing out of use; and that dovole in the Tempest is only a corruption of dowlne.3 In the very same line the folio has plumbe for plume. So Beaumont and Fletcher, Pilgrim, iv. 3,

2 Todd prints therewith all ; the second folio, there-with-all. -Ed.

3 Horne Tooke has given in the Diversions of Purley a mistaken explanation of dowle. “One part that is in my plume” would be strange English for “ One part of my plume.” He seems also to have misinterpreted the word in the Plowman's Tale. Seven stanzas below we are told that the Griffon “had cast to pull," i.e., pluck the Pelican.-Ed.

“ I put my cloaths off, and I dizen'd him,
And pin’d [i.e., pinn'd] a plumb in 's forehead, and a feather,

And buss'd him twice,” &c.
Perhaps Weber has corrected it, but I believe not.

iv. 1,

for I must

the eyes of this young couple Some vanity of my art.” I suspect this is an erratum for rarity.

Bestow upon


on this green land Answer your summons." Perhaps it is worth noticing that the folio prints greeneLand. Land is laun.)

v. 1,

and shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply,

Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art ?"
All here is used adverbially; relish quite as sharply."
Davenant and Dryden, by the way, evidently omitted the
comma after sharply,4 iii. 3, Scott, vol. iii. p. 148,-

and shall not I (a man
Like them, one, who as sharply relish passion
As they) be kindlier moved than thou art.”

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“ And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault

Set roaring war.”

4 So, too, Mr. Dyce in Shakespeare, and so, I presume, Walker intended.-Ed.

(If indeed azure is not the true reading.) Sidney, Arcadia, B. ii. p. 142, 1. 14,

“ The lively clusters of her breasts,

Of Venus' babe the wanton nests;
Like pomels round of marble clear,
Where azur'd veins well mix'd appear

With dearest tops of porphyry.” (I have retained, though doubtfully, the original spelling, pomels. Dearest, i.e., most costly.)


the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason. O good Gonzalo,

My true preserver," &c. Qu., "O thou good Gonzalo," as King Lear, iv. 7, init.,

“ O thou good Kent.”


16. (see Dyce's Remarks, p. 7),

I do fly

After summer merrily."
Compare Midsummer Night's Dream, iv. 1,-

in silence sad
Trip we after the night's shade.”

we fairies that do run
By the triple Hecate's team
From the presence of the sun,

Following darkness like a dream.” As Milton, Hymn on the Nativity, xxvi.,

“ And the yellow-skirted Fays Fly after the night-steeds, leaving their moon-lov'd maze;" Shakespeare's very phrase in the passage of the Tempest.

Compare Dryden, in his modernization of Chaucer's Floure and Lefe,

At other times we [the fairies] reign by night alone,

And posting through the skies pursue the moon."


I am afraid
He will chastise me.

Ha, ha! What things are these, my lord Antonio ?” Write “ He'll chástise me,” according to Shakespeare's uniform pronunciation (if I mistake not). So also Troilus and Cressida, v. 5,–

“ Tell her, I have chastis'd the amorous Trojan.” Write I've chastised.It is frequently written chástice; so chasticement; in Solyman and Perseda, G 3, page 1, chastisment. We find this pronunciation earlier ; Surrey has, ed. 1831, p. 93,

“By folk of power what cruel works unchastised were done." P. 106,

from my birth my chastising begun.” Not that chastise was unknown in Shakespeare's time. Heywood, Rape of Lucrece, v. 7,

“ Sextus, stand firm; much honour shall I win,

To revenge Lucrece, and chastise thy sin.” Rowley, Noble Soldier, ii. 1,

“ Because you' bave beaten a few base-born Moors,

Me think'st thou to chastise ? what's past I pardon.”

16., towards the end,

" Then say if they be true. This mis-shapen knave,” &c.

Mis-shap'd. Immediately below,

“ His mother was a witch, and one so strong

That could control the moon, make ebbs and flows,

And deal in her command, without her power.” The original, and etymological sense of power, or pouvoir ; potestas, not vis; what we now call authority, or legal power. Epilogue,

" Unless I be reliev'd by prayer ;

Which pierces so, that it assaults

Mercy itself, and frees all faults." Mercy itself, i.e., the Almighty.


i. 1, perhaps,

" No,

I will not, for it boots not."

2, fol.,

“ What 'foole is she, that knowes I am a Maid

And would not force the letter to my view ?” I suppose to indicate that it is for “What a foole." Chapman, Il. xx., Taylor, vol. ii. p. 161, 1. 11,-“What fool is he!” i.e., “ What a fool.”


“ Is it near dinner time? Luc.

I would it were;
That you might kill your stomach on your meat,

And not upon your maid.”
Pronounce mate, as the evident quibble requires. Com-

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