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The strawberry grows underneath the nettle ;
By the Lord, I knew ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear ye, my masters: was it for me to kill the heir apparent should I turn upon the true prince?
Henry IV. P. 1, A. 2, S. 4.
- Like gross terms,
Henry IV. P. 2, A. 4, S. 4.
I do but dream on sovereignty;
Henry VI. P. 3, A. 3, S. 2.
Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 2. S. 2.
The strong-bas'd promontory Have I made shake ; and by the spurs pluck'd up The pine and cedar.
Tempest, A. 5, S. 1.
P R Ο Μ Ο Τ Ι Ο Ν.
Thou art not for the fashion of these times,
As you like it, A. 2, S, 3
QUE E N.
Than is a slave in base servility;
Henry VI. P. 1, A. 5, S. 4. O, would to God, that the inclusive verge Of golden metal, that must round my brow, Were red-hot steel, to fear me to the brain! Anointed let me be with deadly venom;. And die, ere men can say—God save the queen!
Richard III. A. 4, S. 1, What, dost thou turn away, and hide thy face? I am no loathsome leper, look on me. What, art thou, like the adder, waxen deaf? Be poisonous too, and kill thy forlorn queen.
Henry VI. P. 2, A.3, S. 2, What! shall king Henry be a pupil still, Under the surly Glofter's Am I a queen in title and in style, And must be made a subject to a duke ?
Henry VI. P. 2, A. 1, S. 3, Go thy ways, Kate : thou art, alone, It thy rare qualities, sweet gentleness,
Thy meekness, faint-like, wise-like government;
Henry VIII. A. 2, S. 4.
could speak thee out.) If thy several qualities had tongues to speak thy praise.
Tickling a parson's nose as a' lies asleep,
We say, the king
Richard III. A. I, S. I, R.
'Good expedition be my friend, and comfort
The gracious queen.] But how could this expedition comfort the queen? On the contrary, it would increase her husband's suspicion. We should read,
and comfort 6 The gracious queen's." i. e, be expedition my friend, and be comfort the queen's friend,
WARBURTON. Dr, Warburton's conjecture is, I think, juft; but what shall be done with the following words, of which I can make nothing?
JOHNSON. The obseurity of this paffage arises from the wrong pointing: I read,
“Good expedition be my friend and comfort.
“Of his ill-ta'en suspicion !" The meaning is--may expedition be my friend and comforter; and may the queen again become his (Leontes') theme, but without suspicion.
A. B. 2 Well struck in years.] This odd expression in our language was preceded by one as uncouth, though of a similar kind. “Well shot in years, he feem’d."
Spenser's F. 2. The meaning of neither is very obvious.
STEEVENS. This is said with a sneer, and purposely rendered ambiguous. It may mean, “ somewhat old," or as we now say, Aricken in gcars : or that the queen is no girl, but so far advanced in age, as to be capable of advising the king:
A. B. RA GE.
R A G E.
Remember when the fight was done,
When I was dry with rage, and extreme toil,
I do know but one
* Put not your worthy rage into your tongue;
One time will owe another.] I know not whether to owe, in this place, means to possess by right, or to be indebted : either sense may be admitted. “One time, in which the people are feditious, will give us power in some other time: or this time of the people's predominance will own them in debt : that is, will lay them
open to the law, and expose them hereafter to more servile fubjection.
Johnson. I am of opinion that Dr. Johnson has mistaken the sense; and that we should read, we'll, instead of will.
“ Put not your worthy rage into your tongue;
“ One time we'll owe (i. e. own) another.” That is, at another time, at a inore convenient season,' we'll own another kind of tongue :-we'll hold a very different language.
A. B. holds on his rank.] Perhaps, holds on his race; continues his course. We commonly fay, to hold a rank, and to hold on a course,