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Page 241 (Act I. Seene il.)

(bestilled

“Whilst they distilled

Almost to jelly with the act of fear.” The Perkins folio suggests bechilled, which is rather happy in its etymological relation to jellythat is, gelui, ice.

Page 243 (Act I. Scene ii.)
"Let it be

streble ?
tenabled

in your silence still.”
Page 244 (Act I. Scene iii.)

“For on his choice depends
The
Ssanctity
and health of

Şthe

whole state." safety

this} Sanity seems to have been the word which the editors of the folio intended-there, however, printed as above.

Page 244 (Act I, Scene iii.)
" As he in his peculiar sect and force.

particular act and place."

Page 246 (Act I. Scene iü.)
" And they in France of the best rank and station

Are of a most select and generous chief in that."
Choice, in the Perkins folio.

Page 247 (Act I. Scene iii.)
« Not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,
Roaming

it thus."
Wronging)

Page 247 (Act I. Scene iii.) 6 With all the vows of heaven.”-So the folio, which, however, reads poorly beside the archness of the line aś given in the quarto : “With almost all the holy vows of heaven."

Page 247 (Act I. Scene iii.) “Gives the tongue vows." Lends)

Page 247 (Act I, Scene iii.) " Not of

Sthe eyes that dyes

which their investments shew."

That Srots ?

Page 248 (Act I. Scene iii.) "Breathing like sanctified and pious bonds." What is the meaning of this ?-a bond breathing? Theobald proposed bawds. Confirmed by the Perkins folio.

Page 248 (Act I, Scene iv.)
6 The air bites shrewdly. It is very cold.”

Is it very cold ?
Page 250 (Act I. Scene iv.)
"It

Swafts
wavess

you to a more removed ground.”

Page 252 (Act I, Scene v.) Porcupine.-The word is always spelt Porpentine by Shakspere. Mr Knight has adopted this form of the word five times in the“ Comedy of Errors,” and why not also here?

Page 252 (Act I. Scene v.)

“The fat weed Troots)

itself in ease on Lethe wharf.”

Page 253 (Act I. Scene v.) “And a most instant tetter

Sbaked

about."

barked)
Page 256 (Act I. Scene v.)
“ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in

(your)
Page 262 (Act II. Scene ii.)

“What it should be
I cannot

{deem of.
dream of.”

Page 263 (Act II. Scene ii.)
“ To lay our

(services services

Jour ? philosophy.”

freely at Page 271 (Act II. Scene ii.) “So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery of your secrecy to the king and queen. Moult no feather.”_-The reading of the quarto is infinitely superior : “So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the king and queen moult no feather."

your feet.

Page 275 (Act II. Scene ii.)
valanced

since I saw thee last." Valanced--that is, fringed with a beard.

“Thy face is (valiant

Page 281 (Act III. Scene i.)

Scircumstance? And can you, by no drift of

conference ?"

Tage 284 (Act III. Scene 1.) “ Their currents turn

saway. Tawry.”

Page 289 (Act III. Scene ii.) "Even with the very comment of

Smy

soul

Athy)
Observe mine uncle.”

Page 291 (Act III. Scene ii.) “Nar, then let the devil wear black, for I'll have a suit of sables." -This sentence has much prizzled the editors, and Warburton proposed to read—“'fore I'll have a suit of sables." It has been very happily conjectured, however, that sables is a mere misprint for sabell, an old synonym for flal. -colour, derived from the name of one of the French queens, Isabelle. This renders the proposal of Hamlet quito intelligible.

Page 295 (Act III. Scene ii.) “A very, very Paiocke."--Pope proposed to read peacock, and every edition of Shakspere, but Mr Knight's, so gives the word.

Page 298 (Act III. Scene ii.) “ There is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; ret cannot you make it [speak)."-Speak is wrongly omitted in the folio and the present edition.

66 That spirit, upon

Page 299 (Act III. Scene iii.)
whose

Sspirit
weal )

depend and rest The lives of many."

Page 301 (Act III. Scene iii.) “With all his crimes broad blown, as

Sfresh
Aush)

as May.”

Page 302 (Act III. Scene iv.) “I'll silence me e'en here."-'Sconce, in the Perkins folio.

Page 302 (Act III. Scene iv.) “Go, go, you question with San idle ?

Ta wicked's

tongue.” Mr Knight insists that “wicked" cannot be the word, as Hamlet never forgets that Gertrude is his mother, and always addresses her respectfully. What, then, is the meaning of the qneen's immediate retort : “Have you forgot me ?”

Page 307 (Act III. Scene iv.)
“ And do not spread the compost o'er the weeds,
To make them Srank.

(ranker.”

on."

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Page 314 (Act IV. Scene iv.) “I see a cherub, that sees

Shim.

them.”
Page 315 (Act IV. Scene iv.)
"Go

(safely

softlys
Page 326 (Act IV. Scene vii.)

“Ay, my lord :
So you will not o'errule me to a peace."-So the quarto.

Page 327 (Act IV. Scene vii.)
“They
sran)

well on horseback."

can

" Why

Page 328 (Act IV. Scene vii.)
Whats

out of this, my lord ?”
Page 330 (Act IV. Scene vii.)

(tunes. " Shc chanted snatches of old

lauds." The folio is very incorrectly printed here.

Page 333 (Act V. Scene i.) “Hath

Scaught claweds

me in his clutch,” The quarto reading here seems preferable, as agreeing with the old ballad.

Page 333 (Act V. Scene i.) " For-and a shrouding sheet.”—Wrongly punctuated. Many examples might be quoted to shew that Forand is not a grammatical blunder, but an obsolete equivalent of and -the prefix for intensifying the conjunction, as we now say and also. Read, therefore, as in the original :

“For and a shrouding sheet.” If a parallel example be required, take the following, from the old ballad of “King John and the Abbot of Canterbury :"

" For and if thou canst answer my questions three,

Thy land and thy living both saved shall bee."

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Page 339 (Act V. Scene i.)
For)

though I am not splenetive and rash."

Page 340 (Act V. Scene ii.)
" Now
Slet me }

see the other."
shall you)

Page 346 (Act V. Scene ii.) “Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is 't to leave betimes?"-Folio. “Since no man, of aught he leaves knows, what is 't to leave betimes? Let be.”_ Quarto.

End of Vol. Vił.

Edinburgh:
Printed by W. and R. Chambers.

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