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-the famous school of England call'd « Winchester, famous I mean for the goose,"
&c. Again, Ben Jonson, in his poem called An Execration on Vulcan :
-this a sparkle of that fire let loose, “ That was lock'd up in the Winchestrian goose, “ Bred on the back in time of Popery,
« When Venus there maintain’d a mystery." In an ancient satire called Cocke Lorelles Bote, bl. let. printed by Wynkyn de Worde, no date, is the following list of the different residences of har. lots :
“ There came such a wynde fro Winchester,
“ They wyll bylde at Colman hedge in space," &c. Hence the old proverbial simile, “ As common as Coleman Hedge :" now Coleman-Street. Steevens.
There are more hard, bombastical phrases, in the serious part of this play, than, I believe, can be picked out of any other six plays of Shaksperc. Take
the following specimens :-Tortive,-persistive, protračlive,-importless,-insisture,—deracinate,--dividable. And in the next act,-past-proportion,-unrespective, propugnation, -self-assumption,-self-admission,- assubjugate,-kingdom’d, &c.
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