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To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue :
7. Cæfar, A. 3, S. 1.
King John, A. 3, S. I.
King Jobn, A. 3, S. 1.
Thou know'st, great son,
Coriolanus, A. 5, S. 3.
Wherefore should I curse them?
Hen. VI, P. 2. Ą. 3, S. 2.
Rich. III. A. 1, S. 3.
With curses in her mouth, tears in her eyes,
Rich. III. A. I, S. 2.
Blasts and fogs upon thee!
sense about thee!-Old fond eyes,
Lear, A. I, S. 4.
1-Owes.] i, e. is poffefsed of.
STEEVENS. “ Owes," for owns. " Infirmities she owes," Infirmities which Me cannot but acknowledge. We do not say that a person is polcled of infirmities.
A. B. ? The untented woundings.] Untented wounds, means wounds in their worst ftate, not having a tent in them to digest them; and may possibly signify here such as will not admit of having a tent put into them for that purpose.
STEEVENS. “Untented wounds” may perhaps be understood; but “untented woundings" is, in my opinion, without a meaning. I think we may read unshented or unshended woundings. To fhend, in Chaucer and Spenser, is to blame. “ Unsented woundings of a father's curse, may therefore mean the unblamed or unblameable curses of a father, &c.-Curses, which considering your conduct, no one will censure me for,
A. B, CUSTOM.
CU S T O M.
Othello, A. 1, S. 3.
Henry VIII. A. 1. S. 3.
HEN do dance, I wish you
A wave o’the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, ftill so, And own no other function.
Winter's Tale, A. 4, S. 3.
He, at Philippi, kept His sword even like a dancer, while I struck The lean and wrinkled Caffius; and 'twas I, That the mad Brutus ended. Ant. & Cleop. A. 3, S.g. Suppose the singing birds, musicians; The grass whereon thou tread'st, the presence strow'd; The flowers, fair ladies; and thy steps, no more, Than a delightful measure or a dance.
Richard II. A. I, S. 3-
In thy danger;
Two Gent. of Verona, A. 1, S. 1. 3
Omission to do what is necessary
Troilus and Crefrda. A. 3, S. 3:
Henry VIII. A. I, S. 2. It was your pre-surmise, your son might drop : You were advis'd his flesh was capable Of wounds, and scars, and that his forward spirit Would lift him where most trade of danger rang’d: Yet did you say,-Go forth.
Henry IV. P. 2, A. I, S. 1.
The poor condemned English, Like facrifices, by their watchful fires Sit patiently, and inly ruminate The morning's danger; and their gesture sad, Investing lank-lean cheeks, and war-worn coats, Presenteth them unto the gazing moon So many horrid ghosts. Henry V. A. 4, Chorus.
Danger knows full well, That Cæsar is more dangerous than he. We are two lions, litter'd in one day, And I the elder and more terrible.
7. Cæfar, A. 2, S. 2. We must not think, the Turk is so unskilful, To leave that latest, which concerns him first; Neglecting an attempt of ease, and gain, To wake, and wage, a danger profitless."
Othello, A. 1, S. 3. ' To wake, and wage, a danger pro fitlefs.] To wage here, as in onany other places of Shakespeare, fignifies to fight, to combat.
Now 'tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted;
Henry VI. P. 2, A. 3, S. 1.
D A R K N E S S.
If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in my arms. Meas. for Meas. A. 3. S. 1.
D A Y.,
Hen. V. A. 4, S. 3.
Look, the gentle day, Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey.
Much ade about nothing, A. 5, S. 3. Like an unseasonable stormy day, Which makis the silver rivers drown their shores, As if the world were all diffolv'd to tears ! So high above his limits swells the rage Of Bolingbroke.
Richard II. A. 3, S. 2.
This line, I think, should be pointed thus :
" To wake, and wage a danger profitless." wage war” is to engage in war.
To “ wage danger" will therefore fignify to engage in an hazardous exploit. A. B.