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'Tis too respective and too sociable
188. 'Tis too respective, etc. ; 201. 'Except in exchange of (to remember men's names) compliments' (and in talking, shows too much deference and etc.). familiarity to be becoming in
The Pyrenean, the your new circumstances.
Pyrenees. 193. picked, choice, refined.
observation, courtly 196. Absey book, a sort of deference. catechism ('ABC'), with alter- 210. device, cut and adornDate question and answer, used ment of the dress. in learning to read.
212. motion, mental activity.
For it shall strew the footsteps of my rising.
Enter LADY FAULCONBRIDGE and JAMES
O me! it is my mother. How now, good lady!
where is he,
Bast. My brother Robert ? old sir Robert's son ?
Philip! sparrow: James,
216. strew the footsteps, etc., were used indiscriminately. i.e. make my footing surer.
231. Philip! sparrow; 225. Colbrand, Danish Philip was an early name for the giant proverbial for his strength, sparrow, derived probably from
of the victims of the its twittering note, and rendered champion Guy Warwick. classical by Shelton's Boke of 227. unreverend,
Phyllip Sparowe. ful; reverend' and reverent 232. toys, idle rumours.
Could he get me ? Sir Robert could not do it :
honour? What means
this scorn, thou most untoward knave ? Bast. Knight, knight, good mother, Basilisco
like. What! I am dubb'd! I have it on my shoulder. But, mother, I am not sir Robert's son; I have disclaim'd sir Robert and my land; Legitimation, name and all is gone : Then, good my mother, let me know my father ; Some proper man, I hope: who was it, mother? Lady F. Hast thou denied thyself a Faulcon
bridge ? Bast. As faithfully as I deny the devil.
Lady F. King Richard Cordelion was thy father : By long and vehement suit I was seduced To make room for him in my husband's bed : Heaven lay not my transgression to my charge ! Thou art the issue of my dear offence, Which was so strongly urged past my defence. 239. beholding, indebted.
Pist. By the contents of this
blade 244. Knight, knight Basilisco-like; an allusion, as
Bas. By the contents of this
blade, Theobald pointed out, to the Pist. I, the aforesaid Basilisco,-play of Soliman and Perseda Bas. I, the aforesaid Basilisco, (c. 1590). Basilisco is a coward knight, good fellow, knight,
knight, and braggart, whom Piston, the
Pist. Knave, good fellow, knave, clown, forces to take an oath upon knave. his dagger (Hazlitt-Dodsley, Old Plays, v. 271, 272) :
250. proper, comely. Bas. I swear, I swear.
257. dear, grievous.
Bast. Now, by this light, were I to get again,
And they shall say, when Richard me begot,
France. Before Angiers.
Enter AUSTRIA and forces, drums, etc. on one
side : on the other King PHILIP of France and
attendants. Lew. Before Angiers well met, brave Austria. 264. Subjected tribute, tribute whose heart he took, was told, subjected, paid, (to).
with other fabulous exploits, in 266. The a weless lion. the Middle English romance of Richard's slaying of the lion, Richard Cæur-de-lion.
Arthur, that great forerunner of thy blood,
Arth. God shall forgive you Cordelion's death
2. that great forerunner of Viscount of Limoges, before thy blood, predecessor by right of whose castle of Chaluz Chabrol blood to his title. So in vv. 6, Richard was slain. Austria had 13, 96 below.
died in 1195, four years before 5. By this brave duke, etc. John's accession. The archduke Leopold of 7. importance, urgent request. Austria, who
imprisoned 27. secure and confident from Richard, is here, as in the old foreign purposes, fearless of play, identified with Widomarinvasion.