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upon, and I'ü comb your head with it to " fome purpote : and let me be call'd to an acS count about it, when I give up my

office. “I don't care, PH clear my felt by saying, I “ did the world good service, in ridding it of Sea bad pbyfician, the plague of a common

wealth. Body of me! let me eat, or let " them take their government again : for an “office that will not afford a man his vic. " tuals, is not worth two horfe beans."

Sc. 7. p. 456. Here take away the dish.] “ Take away this dish. Folio 1632.

Sc. 8. p. 457.

Haberdafber. Here is ibe cap your worship did befpeak.

Petr. Wby, this was moulded on a porringer, &c.] He has the like image, King Henry VIII, act 5. fc.

7. « There was a haberdasher's wife of small " wit, near him, that rail'd upon me, till her pink'd porringer fell off her head

Sc. 8. p. 458.: 1 Pet. O mercy, beav’n, What masking stuff is this?] “Oh mercy, God, &c., Folio 1632. Id. ib.

Tay. You bid me make it orderly and well, According to the fashion of the time. ] "The fashion and the time.” Folio 1632. Act. 4. fc. 8. p. 459.

Petrucbio to the taylor. · Petruchio. O most monstrous arrogance! Tbou lyest thou thread, thou thimble,


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Thou yard, three quarters, balf yard, quarter, nail,

nato discornuir Thou filea, thou nit, thou winter cricket thou.]

Ben Johnson has an image like this, Cynthia's Revels, act15. fc. 4.

03. Mercury to the tayler.. Ikuti “ Is it fo, Sir, you impudent poultron ? " You lave, you lift, you shred you." 16301

Sc. 10. p. 463... Fi'. ' ?

Bapt. Not in my house Lucentio, For you know, Pitchers have ears; and I have many fervants.] " Little pitchers have ears." ;**

Ce que l'enfant oit au fouyer, est bien toft cogneu jusques au Monstier. « That which the “ child hears by the fire, is often known as far " as Monstier a town in Savoy. So it seems that " they have long tongues, as well as wide ears, " and therefore (as Juvenal well faid) Maxima " debetur puero reverentia." Ray's Proverbial Sentences, p. 169.

Sc. 13. p. 467,

Vincentio. Fair Sir, and you my merry miftress
That with your ftrange encounter, much amaz'd me.
My name is calld Vincentio, my dwelling Pifa ;
And bound I am to Padua, there to visit.
A son of mine, which long I have not feen.

Pet. What is his name?
Vin. Lucentio, gentle Sir :

Pet. Happily met, the happier for thy fon,
And nower by law, as well as reverend age,
I may entitle thee my loving father :

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Tbe fifter of my wife, this gentlewoman,
Thy fon by this bath married.]

Shakespeare in this place carries his degrees of affinity much too high. Biancha by marrying Lucentio was Vincentio's daughter in law, but Vincentio bore no relation either to Petruchio or Catharina. The kindred of the husband are not of affinity to the kindred of the wife. The affinity is terminated in the husband himself from the wife's kindred, and in the wife her self from her husband's kindred. See Dr. Wood's new Institute of the Imperial, or Civil Law, book 1. chap. 2. p. 119. fourth edition 1730,

Act 6. fc. 4. p. 473.

Widow. He that is giddy, thinks the world turns round.] This may be a sneer upon Copernicus's system of philosophy, which was established long before Shakespeare's time. See Chambers's dictionary


4. p. 475 Cath, To wound tby Lord, thy King, thy Go

& vernour, It blots

. thy beauty, as froft bites the meads, Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds fake fair buds.) Q. Confounds tby frame ?

Sc. 5. p. 478.

Cath. I am ashamed that women are fo fimple, To offer war, where they should kneel for peace, Or seek for rule, supremacy, and fway, When they are bound to ferve, love, and obey. I

Act 5.


The woman in the office of matrimony, promises the man “ To obey, and serve him, love, “honour, and keep him, in sickness and in “ health."

Id. ib. p. 479.

Enter two servants bearing Sly in bis own apo parrel, &c.] Not in folio 1632.

All's well that ends well.


p. 11.

HEL You go so much backward when you

Parolles. That's for advantage.

Hel. So is running away when fear proposes Safety; but the composition that your valour and fear makes in you is a virtue of a good wing and I like the wear well.] Mr. Warburton alters it to a good ming. Shakespeare probably alludes to the person, who was tried by a court martial for cowardice; and pleaded for himself, “ That he “ did not run away for fear of the “ only to try, how long a paultry carcase might last, with good looking to.”

L'Estrange's Fables, part 2. fab. 59. Jasper Mayne student of Christ Church, in his tragi-comedy, intit'led, the Amorous War, has a thought something like this. (Act 3. fc. 5.

enemy, but

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pleatly ragg’d and torn as yours are, but for courage and looks, I do perceive a kind of

quiet, yet understood conspiracy among them “ how not to fight ; and can observe a speak

ing, Ny combination, pafs between face and

face how to escape. Their marches are di"vided between a certain provident care to fly, cs and fear of hanging."

Sc. 5. p. 13: _I Lord. His love and wisdom, approv’d so to your Mojesty, may plead for ample credence.] Amplift credence. Folio 1632, and Sir Tho. Hanmer.

Sc. 5. p. 15.

King. I after him, do after him, wish too, (Since I nor wax, nor honey, can bring home) I quickly were dissolved from my hight, To give some labourer room.] Labourers. Folio 1632, and Sir Tho. Hanmer.

Sc. 6. Clown. No madam, 'tis not so well that I am poor, tho' many of the rich are damn d.] See Mark X. 15. Luke xviii. 25.

Sc. 6. p. 1.7.


Clo. I have been, madam, a wicked creatrire.

And indeed I do marry that I may repent.] The clown abounds in proverbs. In a few lines before, he said, “ He

needs must go, that the devil drives.” And here that proverb is alluded tọ, Marry in hose and repent at leisure. See Ray's Proverbial Observations referring to love, p. 56.

Sc. ibid. Clown. I am out of friends, madam.) - Ouț a friends." Folio 16,2.


Id. ib.

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