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opportunities ; II. ii. | Wreakful, revengeful; IV. iii. 229. 136. Virtuous, “ caused by his virtue", ret, still; IV. ii. 17.
(?) strong, forcible; III. ii.
Enter A pemantus and Fool (Stage Directions, II. ii.).
when whole, probably displayed some comic gesture.
1. i. 21. 'gum, which oozes ’; Johnson's reading; Folios read gown, which uses ’; Pope, 'gum which issues.'
1. i. 24-25. fies Each bound it chafes '; Folios, chases '; Becket conj * Aies. Eche (bound) it chafes '; Schmidt, chafes with.'
1. i. 30-31. 'grace Speaks his own standing '; Johnson conj. 'standing graces or grace Speaks understanding'; Mason conj. "Grace speaks its ow.. standing'; Jackson conj. "grace Speaks ! 'tis on standing '; Orger conj. "grace
seeming.' I. i. 40. happy man'; Theobald's emendation of Folios, happy men.'
I. i. 47. sea of wax'; Bailey conj. sweep of taxing '; Collier MS., of verse,' etc. ; but there is evidently a reference to writing-tablets covered with wax.
I. i. 87. slip'; Folios, 'sit’; Delius conj. sink.'
1. i. 129. The line is supposed by some to be corrupt, and many emendations have been proposed, but Coleridge's interpretation commends itself:-" The meaning of the first line the poet himself explains, or rather unfolds, in the second. • The man is honest!'-True; and for that very cause, and with no additional or extrinsic motive, he will
No man can be justly called honest, who is not so for honesty's sake, itself including its reward."
• That I had no angry wit to be a lord'; Blackstone conj. ` Angry that I had no wit,—to be a lord'; Malone conj. • That I had no angry wit.To be a lord!'; Anon. conj. "That I had no ampler wit than be a lord'; Warburton, “That I had so hungry a wit to be a lord'; Heath conj. • That
so wrong'd my wit to be a lord,' etc., etc. 1. ii. 45. Alluding to the then custom of each guest bringing his own knife to a feast. 1. ii. 71. sin’; Farmer conj. sing '; Singer conj. dine';
Kinneas conj. 'surfeit.'
I. ii. 122-127. The arrangement of these lines was first suggested by Rann, and followed by Steevens in his edition of 1793.
1. i. 233
1. ii. 129. • Music, make their welcome'; Pope reads · Let musick make their welcome'; Capell, · Musick, make known their welcome.'
I. ii. Direc. • A mask of ladies as Amazons.' (Cp. illustration.)
II. i. to. • And able horses ’; so Folios 1, 2; Folios 3, 4, ' An able horse'; Theobald, ten able horse'; Jackson conj. ' Ay, eble horses '; Collier MS., a stable o' horses'; Singer conj. "Two able horses.' II. i. 13. found his state in safety'; Hanmer's reading; Folios, sound
.'; Capell, found .. on safety'; Capell conj. "find. in safety.' II. ii. 6. "Was to be'; Heath conj. · Was made to be'; Long MS., Mason conj. "Was formed'; Singer MS, . Was truly'; Collier MS., Was surely.'
II. ii. 75. mistress' (so line 107).
11. ii. 149. ' loved lord'; Folios 2, 3, 4, . dear lov'd lord'; S. Walker conj. " belov’d.'
II. ii. 150. Folios read. Though you heare now (too late) yet nowes a time, The'; Hanmer, . Though . yet now 's too late a time'; Collier MS., ' Though
yet now's a time too late.' II. ii. 169. wasteful cock'; Pope reads " lonely room'; Collier MS., 6 wasteful nook'; Jackson conj. wakeful cock’; Jervis conj. " wakeful couch' ; Keightley, 'wasteful cock-loft'; Daniel conj. "wakeful cot'; Jackson's conjecture seems best, ' wakeful cock,' i.e. 'cock-loft,' unless "cock'=wine-tap.
III. i. 50. • And we alive that lived'; i.e. in so short a time.
III. i. 55. Let molten coin be thy damnation'; cp. the old ballad, “ The Dead Man's Song":
" And ladles full of melted gold
Were poured down their throats." III. i. 59-60. "slave, Unto his honour,' Steevens' reading; Folios, • Slave unto his honour'; Pope, slave Unto this hour'; Collier MS., 'slave unto his humour'; Staunton, slave Unto dishonour'; but the words are probably spoken ironically. III. ii. 13.
so many'; changed by Theobald to "fifty'; so, too, in line 41; but the figures are very doubtful, and 'fifty-five hundred talents,' in line 43, is obviously a mere exaggeration.
III. ii. 25. mistook him,' etc., i.c. ' made the mistake and applied to me'; Hanmer, o'erlook'd’; Warburton, "mislook'd'; Johnson conj. ' not mistook.'
III. ii. 50. 'for a little part'; Theobald, 'for a little dirt'; Hanmer, 'a little dirt'; Heath conj. for a little profit’; Johnson conj. "for a little park'; Mason conj. "for a little port'; Jackson conj. " for a little part'; Bailey conj. "for a little sport'; Kinnear conj. "for a little pomp.' Steevens explains the passage thus :-"By purchasing what brought me little honour, I have lost the more honourable opportunity of supplying the wants of my friend.”
III. ii. 70. spirit,' Theobald's correction of Folios, sport'; Collier MS., “port.'
. in respect of his'; Staunton conj. "this.' III. iii. 12. "Thrive, give him over'; so Folio 1; Folios 2, 3, 4, “That thriv'd, give him over '; Pope, 'Three give him over ??; Hanmer, • Tried give him over '; Theobald, · Thriv'd, give him over ''; Tyrwhitt conj. Shrid'd give him over :'; Johnson conj. • Thrice give him over,' etc.
III. iii. 14. sense'; Collier conj. ''scuse.'
III. iv. 112. “Sempronius : all:', so Folios 3, 4; Folio 1, Sempronius Vllorxa : All’; Folio 2, . Semprovius : All’; Malone, 'Sempronius : Ullorxa, all'; Grant White suggested that • Vllorxa' was a misprint for • Ventidius.'
III. v. 22. behave his anger, ere 'twas spent'; Folios, behooue his . . .'; Johnson conj. behold his adversary shent'; Steevens conj. "behave, ere was his anger spent'; Becket conj. ' behave; his anger was, 'ere spent'; Hanmer, 6 behave in's . .'; Malone conj. "behave his :'; Collier MS., ' reprove his
etc. III. v. 63. “I say, my lords, has'; Pope reads • I say my lords h'as'; Folio 1, "Why say my Lords ha's'; Folios 2, 3, "Why I say my Lords ha's'; Folio 4, Why, I say my Lords h’as'; Capell, Why, I say, my lords, he has’; Dyce, Why, I say, my lords, has’; Globe edd., • I say, my lords, he has.'
III. ii. 79.
III. v. 105.
III. v. 102. . And, not to swell our spirit,' i.e. 'not to swell our spirit with anger, not to become exasperated'; Theobald, 'And note, to swell your spirit'; Capell, And, not to swell your spirit'; Singer, 'quell'; Kinnear, quail.'
Only in bone,' i.e. .as a mere skeleton'; Staunton conj. • Only at home,' or Only in doors '; Ingleby conj. only in bed'; Hudson conj. "only alone.'
III. v. 116. most lands'; Warburton, 'most hands'; Malone conj. most lords'; Mason conj. my stains'; Becket conj. most brands'; Jackson conj. 'most bands'
III. vi. 37. harshly o' the trumpet's '; Rowe, 'harshly as o' the Trumpets”; Steevens (1793), harshly on the trumpet's'; Grant White conj. "harshly. O, the trumpets,' etc.
III. vi. 95. you with flatteries'; so Folios; Warburton, with your Aatteries '; Keightley, by you with flatteries '; Folio 2 reads "flatreries '; S. Walker conj. 'fattery.'
III. vi, 115, 116. "He gave me a jewel th other day, and now he has beat it out of my hat.' The annexed example of a hat with a jewel fashioned like a bird holding in its claws a pearl, is copied from the rare portrait of Thomas Lant, 1587.
IV. i. 21. let,' Hanmer's emendation of Folios, yet.'
IV. ii. 35. "what state compounds '; S. Walker conj. 'state comprehends '; Grant White conj. that state compounds'; Watkiss Lloyd conj.
whate'er state comprehends.' IV. iii. 9. deny't'; Warburton, denude'; Hanmer, degrade'; Heath conj. "deprive'; Steevens conj. deuest'; Collier Ms., decline'; the indefinite (it' refers to the implied noun in 'raise,' i.e. 'give elevation to."
IV. iii. 12. pasture lards the rother's sides'; 'rother,' Singer's emendation for Folios brothers.' Folio 1, · Pastour'; Folios 2, 3, 4, 'pastor'; Farmer and Steevens conj. 'pasterer': 'lards'; Rowe's reading, Folio 1, · Lards”; Folios 2, 3, 4, Lords.' IV. iii. 18. all is oblique', Pope's emendation; Folio 1,
All's obliquie'; • Alls obliquy'; Folio 4, ' All's obliquy'; Rowe, all's obloquy'; Lettsom conj. all, all's oblique.'
IV, iii. 38. "wappen'd'; so Folios 1, 2; Folios 3, 4, 'wapen'd'; Warburton, 'waped'; Johnson conj. "wained'; Malone conj. 'wapper'd'; Anon. conj. · Wapping '; Steevens conj. ' weeping'; Seymour conj. 'vapid';
Folios 2, 3,