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P. 38. Say, for non-payment that the debt should double,] The poet was thinking of a conditional bond's becoming forfeited for non-payment: in which cafe, the entire penalty (usually the double of the principal fum lent by the obligee) was formerly recoverable at law. MALONE.

Ibidem. Incorporate then they feem; face grois to face.] So, in Conftable's Song:

"When she had thus fpoken,

"She gave to him a token,

"And their naked bofoms met." MALONE.

P. 42. On his bow-back be bath a battel fet

Of briftly pikes, that ever threat his foes;

His eyes, like glow-worms, shine, when he doth fret;] In this defcription Shakspeare had perhaps in view that given by Ovid of the boar that flew Meleager. See Golding's tranflation, Book VIII.

His eyes did glitter blood and fire; right dreadful was to fee

"His brawned back; right dreadful was his haire, which grew as thicke

"With pricking points as one of them could well by

other sticke:

"And, like a front of armed pikes fet clofe in battel ray, "The turdie briftles on his back stood staring up alway." MALONE.

P. 45. n.. 1. 1.] For the, r. he.

P. 57. In band with all things, nought at all affecting.] So, in Hamlet:

- like a man to double business bent,

"I ftand in paufe where I fhall first begin,
"And both neglect." MALONE.

Ibidem. n. *. 1. 2.] For ft. 40. г. p. 102, n. 3.

P. 66. n. 6.] So alfo, in a latin poem De Adoni ab apro interempto, by Antonius Sebaftianus Minturnus:

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iterum atque juro iterum,

"Formofum hunc juvenem tuum haud volui
"Meis diripere his cupidinibus;

"Verum dum fpecimen nitens video,

"(Eftus impatiens tenella dabat

"Nuda femina mollibus zephyris)

"Ingens me miferum libido capit

"Mille fuavia dulcia hinc capere,

"Atque me impulit ingens indomitus." MALONE.

P. 67. n. 8.] Add to my note

Again, in K. Richard III.

Till I have told this flander of his blood,
"How God and good men hate fo foul a lie."


P. 71. 1. 2. of my note.] After reprefented, addAnd in fupport of my opinion I may quote the words of that elegant poet, Mr. Fenton, who in his notes on Waller, after citing fome lines from Ovid on this fubject, obferves, "that the paffion of Venus for Adonis is likewife defcribed with great delicacy by Bion, and our admirable SHAKSPEARE, in language only inferior to the finest writers of antiquity." MALONE.

Ibidem. 1. 10. from bottom.] For no date, r. by Richard Barnefielde, 1598.

P. 72. 1. 18. from bottom.] For little more than, r. only.


P. 89. O rab-falfe heat, wrapt in repentant cold,

Thy hafty Spring ftill blafts, and ne'er grows old.] We have a kindred fentiment in K. Kichard II.

"His rab fierce blaze of riot ne'er can last,
"For violent fires foon burn out themselves."


P. 95. n. 6.] To the paffages quoted in fupport of the reading of the old copy, may be added this very appofite one in K. Henry VI. P. II.

"Well, lords, we have not yet that which we have." Again, in Troilus and Creffida :

"Thus man

"Cannot make boat to have that which he hath,
"Nor feels not what he owes, but by reflection."


P. 141. n. 4.] Mr. Henley obferves to me, that “ — the poet rather alluded to thofe vaft portcullifes of iron, from which even the strongest castles derived their strength. Thus in his 65th Sonnet :

"O, how fhall fummer's honey breath hold out
"Against the wreckful fiege of battering days,
"When rocks impregnable are not fo ftout,

"Nor GATES OF STEEL fo ftrong, but TIME DECAYS?" Thefe lines fully fupport the opinion above stated.—A gate of feel is again mentioned in Troilus and Creffida:


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or, like a gate of fleel,

"Fronting the fun, receives and renders back "His figure, and his heat." MALONE. P. 147. Revealin, day through every cranny fpies;To whom he fobbing fpeaks: 0, eye of eyes, Why pry thou through my window? leave thy peeping;] So Chaucer, in his Troilus and Cre

feide, B. III.

"O cruel day, accufer of the joy

"That love and night have ftole,-
"Envious day, what lift thou fo to spy?

"What halt thou loft? why feekelt thou this place?
"There God thy light fo quench for his grace!"

P. 164. It feem'd they would debate with angry fwords.]
So, in Marlowe's K. Edward II.

"Come, uncle, let us leave this brainfick king,
"And henceforth parly with our angry fwords."

P. 179. n. 9. l. 1.] For nunce, r. nunc.


P. 184. Why, Collatine, is woe the cure of woe?] So, in
Romeo and Juliet:

"Peace, ho, for fhame! confufion's cure lives not
"In these confufions." MALONE.


P. 191. n. 1.] Since this page was printed, I have learned that our poet's nephew, William Hart, was not born till See the extracts from the Register of Stratford upon


Avon, in Vol. I. Part I.


P. 217. When to the feffions of fweet filent thought

I fummon up remembrance of things past, &c.] So,

in Othello:
"who has a breaft fo pure,

"But fome uncleanly apprehenfions

"Keep leets and law-days, and in feffion fit
"With meditations lawful?" MALONE.

P. 218. n. 4. 1. 16.] For P. II. r. P. I.

P. 284. Or whether doth my mind, being crown'd with you,
Drink up the monarch's plague, this flattery;] So,

in Troilus and Crefida:

"And how his filence drinks up his applause.”

P. 285.

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P. 285. n. 7. 1. 1.] For of, r. to; and in 1. 3, dele it. P. 288. n. 1.] In A Midfummer-Night's Dream, we have the fame image:

"Made me compare with Hermia's sphery eyne."

P. 305. n. 5. 1. 2.] For fevural, r. feveral.
P. 312. n. 2.] Add to my note-


The fame errour is found in the tragedy of Nero, by Nat. Lee, 1675:

“Thou savage mother, feed of rock, more wild

"More wild than the fierce tygrefs of her young beguild." MALONE.

P. 344. To themselves yet either-neither,] So, in Drayton's Mortimeriados, 4to. 1596:

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fire feem'd to be water, water flame, "Either or neither, and yet both the fame." MALONE.


P. 388. Was there none else in Rome to make a fare of,] Dele the word of, which was inferted by the editor of the fecond folio, from ignorance of ancient phrafeology. See a note in this Appendix, p. 577, (Midfummer-Night's Dream, P. 445,) and Vol. VIII. p. 472. n. 9. MALONE.

P. 400. the morn is bright and grey;] Add to my


Again, in Romeo and Juliet:

"The grey-ey'd morn fmiles on the frowning night"-. Again, ibidem:

"I'll fay yon grey is not the morning's eye."

Again, more appofitely in Venus and Adonis, which decifively fupports the reading of the old copy:

"Mine eyes are grey and bright, and quick in turning." MALONE.

P. 409. A precious ring, that lightens all the hale,] So, in K. Henry VIII.


a gem,

"To lighten all this ifle."

So alfo, Spenfer's Faery Queene, B. VI. c. xi.

like a diamond of rich regard,

"In doubtful fhadow of the darkfome night."

Y y 2

P. 416.

P. 416. n. 7. l. 2. of my note.] For be, r. Titus. P. 423. Marcus, unknit that forrow-wreathen knot;] So, in The Tempeft:


"In that fad knot." MALONE.

P. 424. O, handle not the theme, to talk of hands;] So, in Troilus and Creffida:


"Handleft in thy discourse, O, that her band—.”


Ibidem. fhe drinks no other drink but tears ;] So, in K. Henry VI. P. III.

Ye fee, I drink the water of my eyes."

Again, in Venus and Adonis:

"Doft thou drink tears, that thou provok`ft fuch weeping?" MALONE.

P. 425. Out on thee, murderer! thou kill'ft my heart.] So, in K. Henry V.

"The king hath kill`d his heart.” Again, in Venus and Adonis:

"That they have murder'd this poor heart of mine."


P. 434. The clofe enacts and counfels of the heart!] So, in Othello:

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They are close denotements working from the heart,”—.

P. 438. n. 9. 1. ult.] For Clum, r. Cælum,

P. 459. n. 9.] The errour here corrected has likewife happened in the quarto copies of Hamlet, A&t I. fc. ii. "-let my extent to the players fhould more appear like entertainment than yours :"-instead of- Left my extent, &c.

P. 466. 1. 12.] For 1663, r. 1664.



P. 590. 1. 19.] For Burton, r. Barton.

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