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which, as a beacon, gives warning to all the rest of
this little kingdom, man, to arm.

Henry IV. P. 2, A. 4, S. 3.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; .
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
Seeing that death a necessary end,
Will come, when it will come.

Julius Cæfar, A. 2, S. 2: How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false as stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins the beards of Hercules, and frowning, Mars; who, inward search'd, have livers white as milk ?

Merchant of Venice, A. 3, S. 2.
Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward;
Thou little valiant, great in villainy !
Thou ever strong upon the stronger side!
Thou fortune's champion, that doft never fight,
But when her humorous kadyship is by
To teach thee safety ! King John, A. 3, S. I.

-(In my heart
Lie there what hidden woman's fear there will)
We'll have a swashing and a martial outside ;
As many other mannish cowards have,
That do outface it with their semblances.

As you like it, A. I, S. 3. He's a coward, and a coyítril,' and will not drink to my niece, till his brains turn o’the toe like a parish-top.

Twelfth Night, A. 1, S. 3.

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A coystril.]. i. e, a coward cock. It may, however, be a kestril, or bastard hawk.

STEEVENS. A“coiftril,” is likewise a lad, a stripling. It seems here to be used for a milk-sop.

" A coward and a coystril an he will ses not drink,".

i. 6. A coward and a milk-sop if he will not drink, &c.

A. B.

He stopt the fliers;
And, by his rare example, made the coward
Turn terror.into sport : as waves before
A vessel under fail, so men obey'd,
And fell below his stern.' Coriolanus, A. 2; S. ir

He excels his brother for a coward, yet his brother is reputed one of the best that is : In a retreat he outruns any lacquey.

All's well that ends well, A. 4, S. 3.

--- I know him a notorious liar;
Think him a great way fool, solely a coward ;
Yet these fix'd evils fit fo fit in him,
That they take place, when virtue's steelly bones
Look bleak in the cold wind.

All's well that ends well, A. I, S. 1) I never dealt better since I was a man; all would not do. A plague of all cowards !-Let them speak : if they speak more or less than truth, they are villains, and the sons of darkness.

Henry IV. P. 1, A. 2, S. 4. A plague of all cowards, I say, and a vengeance too ! marry, and amen !-Give me a cup of fack, boy. A plague of all cowards !-Is there no virtue extant ?

Henry IV.P, 1, A. 2, S. 4.

I was never curst; I have no gift at all in shrewishness; I am a right maid for my cowardice.

Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 3, S. 2.

I hold it cowardice, To rest mistrustful where a noble heart Hath pawn’d an open hand in sign of love.

Henry VI. P. 3, A. 4, S. 2.


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And fell below his ftern.) We should read, according to the old copy,

his fiem The stem is that end of the ship which leads. Steevens.

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This is a creature,
Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal
Of all professors else; make próselýtes
Of who she but bid follow.

Winter's Tale, A. 5, S. 1.

O thou thing, Which I'll not call a creature of thy place, Left barbarism, making me the precedent, Should a like language use to all degrees, And mannerly distinguishment leave out Betwixt the prince and beggar !

Winter's Tale, A. 2, S. 1.

Call the creaturesWhose naked natures live in all the spight Of wreakful heaven; whose bare unhoused trunks To the conflicting elements exposed, Answer mere nature-bid them flatter thee;

Timon of Athens, A. 4, S. 3. Divinest creature, bright Aftræa's daughter, How shall I honour thee for this success ? Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens, That one day bloom'd, and fruitful were the next.

Henry VI. P. I. A. I, S. 6.

CR I M E. If little faults, proceeding on distemper, Shall not be wink'd at, how shall we stretch our eye When capital crimes, chew'd, swallow'd, and digested, Appear before us ?

Henry V. A. 2, S. 2.

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Fell before his ftem. Stem does not here mean any part of a ship.-Stem is used for prowess, valour. Fell before his Item,” yielded to his prowess.

A. B.

All have not offended ;
For those that were, it is not square, to take;
On those that are, revenges : crimes, like lands,
Are not inherited. Timon of Athens, A. 5. S. 5.

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Look down, you gods, And on this couple drop a blessed crown.

Tempest, A. 5, S. I. Say to great Cæsar this, in disputation, I kiss his conquering hand : tell him, I am prompt To lay my crown at his feet, and there to kneel ; Tell him, from his all-obeying breath I hear The doom of Egypt.

Antony and Cleopatra, A. 3, S. II, Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand, Of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatch'd, Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, Unhoufell’d, disappointed, unaneald; No reckoning made, but sent to my account With all my imperfections on my head.

Hamlet, A. I, S. 52 Had I so lavish of my presence been, So common-hackney'd in the eyes of men, So stale and cheap to vulgar company;

"Say to great Caefar this, in difputation,

I kiss his conquering hand.] The poet certainly wrote: Say to great Cæfar this; in deputation

I kiss his conquering hand. iceby proxy. I depute you to pay him that duty in my name.

WARBURTON. I am not certain that this change is necessary. I kiss his hand in disputation, may mean, I own he has the better in the controverfy I confess my inability to dispute or contend with him.

STEEVENS. I would read thus :

Say to great Cæsar,-in disreputation

I kiss his conquering hand. e. I am disgraced : and I submit to him,

A. B. 3


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Opinion, that did help me to the crown,
Had still kept loyal to possession.

Henry IV. P. 1, A. 3, S. 22

Do but think,
How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown;
Within whose circuit is Elysium,
And all that poets feign of bliss and joy.

Henry VI. P. 3, A. 1, S. 2.
The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom,
And Anne my wife hath bid the world good night.
Now, for I know the Bretagne Richmond aims
At young Elizabeth, my brother's daughter,
And, by that knot, looks proudly on the crown,
To her go I, a jolly thriving wooer.

Richard III. A. 4, S. 32 Since this earth affords no joy to me, But to command, to check, to o'erbear such, As are of better person than myself, I'll make my heaven-to dream upon the crown.

Henry VI. P.

3) A. 3, S. 2, My crown is in my heart, not on my head ; Not deck'd with diamonds, and Indian stones, Nor to be seen : my crown is callid, content ; A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.

Henry VI. P. 3, A. 3, S. I. · Now, for thee thine uncles and myself, Have in our armours watch'd the winter's night; Went all a-foot in Summer's scalding heat, That thou might'st repossess the crown in peace; And of our labours thou shalt reap the gain.

Henry VI. P. 3, A. 5, S. 7.
Oh, what a scandal is it to our crown,
That two such noble peers as ye, should jar !
Believe me, lords, my tender years can tell,
Civil diffention is a viperous worm,
That gnaws the bowels of the common-wealth.

Henry VI. P. 1. A. 3, S. 1.


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