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Bion. Master, master; old news, and such news as you never heard of. ] “Master, master, newes, “ and such newes as you never heard of. Folio 16322

Ad 3. sc. 3. p. 437.

Past cure of the fives.] So call'd in the Western parts of England. Vives elsewhere, and avives by the French." A distemper in horses, little differing from the strangles.

See Bracken, vol. 2.' Id. ib. InfeEted with the (a) foßions.] So call'd in the West of England, but by the best writers in farriery farcins, or farcy. See de Gray, and Bracken.

Sc. 4. p. 438.

Nor so well’parelld as I wish ye were.] “Nor so well apparell’d.” Folio 1632.

Petruchio. Gentles, methinks, you frown; And wherefore gaze this goodly company, As if they saw some wondrous monument, Some comet, or unusual prodigy ?]

Spenser describes the fears of the vulgar upon the appearance of a comet, or blazing ftar, in the following manner.

“ Thus as the fled her eyes she backward

" threw,

* As fearing evil that pursu'd her fast;
“ And her fair yellow locks behind her flew,

Loosely dispers’d with puff of every blast;

(a). Mr. Richard Brome, on his Damoiselle or New Ordinary, act 3. sc. 2.

Bumply. “My old beast is infected with the fashions, Er fashion-fick,"

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196 Critical, Historical, and Explanatory « All as a blazing flar doth far outcaft “ His hairy beams, and flaming locks dispread ; ૧૮

At sight whereof the people stand agaft: “ But the fage wizard tells as he has read, " That it importunes death, and doleful drerihed.

Fairy Queen, book 3. canto 1. 16. Act 4. sc. 2. p. 448. · Petruchio to Grumio.

Pet. You peasant (wain, you whoreson.] You borson. Folio 1632. And 'twas probably the way of writing in Shakespeare's time.

Chaucer uses bore for whore, Marchaunt's Tale, 1895

“O strongè lady bore, what doist thou ?” Id. ib. p. 449.

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Pet.
What's this,' mutton ?

1. Serv. Yes.
Pet. Who brought it?
Serv. 1.

Pet. 'Tis burnt, and so is all the meat.
What dogs are these? where is the rascal cook ?
How durst you villains, bring it from the dresser ?
And serve it thus to me that love it not?
There take it to you, trenchers, cups and all ;

Throws the meat, &c. about the stage.] Dr. King seems to have borrow'd some things from hence, in his poem, intit'led, The Old Cheese, tho' the issue was different, Petruchio got the better of his shrew by this management, but Slouch did not of his Sukey.

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“ He said that the next Tuesday noon would

shew " Whether he were the Lord at home, or no; “ When their good company he would intreat " To well brew'd ale, and clean, but homely

meat..

“ With aking heart home to his wife he goes,

And on his knees does his rash act disclose,

And prays dear Sukey, that one day at least “ He might appear as master of the feast. I'll grant your wish, cries she, that you may

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“ 'Twere wisdom to be govern'd still by me. “ The guests upon the day appointed came, “ Each boufy farmer with his simp'ring dame. “ Hoe! Sue! crys Slouch, why dost not thou

appear?

“ Are these thy manners, when aunt Snap is

“ here? “ I pardon ask, says Sue ; I'd not offend

Any my dear invites, much less his friend. “ Slouch by his kinsman Gruffy had been taught, “ To entertain his friends with finding fault, " And make the main ingredient of his treat “ His saying, there was nothing fit to eat :

The boil'd pork stinks, the roast beef's not

" enough,

“The bacon's rusty, and the hens are tough : * The yeal's all rags, the butter's turn'd to oil ; 5 And thus I buy good meat for Nuts to spoil.

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“ 'Tis we are the first Slouobes ever fat,d' << Down to a pudding without plums or fat. 5 What teeth or stomach's strong enough to feed

Upon a goose my grannum kept to breed? " Why must old pigeons, and they stale be

2 * When there's so many squab ones in the nest? “ This beere is fowre, this musty, thick and

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“ And worse than any thing except the alė. 1 " Sue all this while many excufes made, “ Some things she own'd, at other times the

“ laid “ The fault on chance, but oftner on the maid. Then cheese was brought, says Slouch, this

“ e'en shall roll, " I'm sure 'tis hard enough to be a bowl :5* This is skim-milk, and therefore it shall go, " And this because 'tis Suffolk, follow too. “But now Sue's patience did begin to wast, s Nor longer could dissimulation last. “ Pray let me rise, says Sue, my dear, I'll find " A cheese perhaps may be to lovy's mind. “ Then in an entry standing close, where he " Alone, and none of all his friends might see ; “ And brandishing a cudgel he had felt, “ And far enough on this occasion smelt ; “ I'll try, my joy, she cry’d, if I can please

My dearest with a taste of his old cheefe. $o Slouch turn'd his head, saw his wife's vig'rous

" hand " Weilding her oaken fappling of command

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o make her come, and know ber keeper's call;

“ Knew well the twang : 'is't the old cheese,

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No need, noneed of cheese, cries Slouch, I'll

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" I think I've din das well as my Lord Mayor.

Sc. 3. p. 450. * Petr Tbus bave i politickly begun my reign, And 'tis my bope to end successfully, My fauleon now is sharp, and palling empty And till fbe stoop, Joe must not be full-gorg d. Another way I have to man my baggard

That is, to watch her, as we watch these kites,
That bait, and will not be obedient.]
Shakespeare seems to have been skill'd in the
management of hawks.

Mr. William Cartwright in his Lady Errant, a tragi-comedy, act 2. sc. 2. p. 19.

Pan. We'll keep you as they do hawkes.

Caf: Watching you until you leave your “ wildnefs, and prove inward." 4, Sc. 4, p. 451.

Lucio. I read, that I profess the art of love.]
The art to love." Folio 1632.
Id. ib.
Tra. Despightful love, &c.]

" Oh despight“ ful love." Folio 1632.

Id. ib. p. 452

Tra, l' faith, he'll bäve a lusty widow now, That shall be wood, and wedded in a day.)

See Ray's Proverbial Observations referring to love, p. 57. 2d edit.

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