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Id. ib. p. 18.
Clown. Y are allow, madam, for the knaves come to do that for me, which I am weary of. ] “ I am a weary of.” Edit. 1632.
Sc. 6. p. 19.
Clown. One good woman in ten, madam, which is a purifying o'tk’ Song : ’would God would serve the world so all the year ? we'd find no fault with the tythe woman if I were the parson : one in ten quoth a!'an we might have a good woran born but every blazing star, or at an earthquake 'twould mend the lottery well, a man may draw his beart. out ere be pluck one. ]
An allusion probably to the sermon of Dr. William Chadderton in Saint Mary's church in . Cambridge, in Queen Elizabeth's reign ; mentioned by Sir John Harrington, Brief View of the State of the Church, 12°. p. 80.
“ In a wedding sermon, Mr. Chadderton is “ reported to have made this comparison, and " to have given this friendly caveat : that the
choice of a wife was full of hazard, not un" like, as if one in a barrel full of serpents, “ should grope for one fish; if (said he) he
escape harm of the snakes, and light on a “ fish, he may be thought fortunate ; but let " him not boast, for perhaps it may prove an
P. 20. Clown. That man that hould be at a woman's command, and yet no hurt done.]
man should be, &c." Folio 1632, and Sir Tbo. Hanmer.
Sc. 7. p. 23•
Forlook, thiy cheeks confefs it one to thother.] * Confeis d'on es t'other.” Folio 1632.
Act 2. fc. 1. p. 26.
- You my Lords farewell.] " And you my Lords farewell." Folio 1632.
A&t. 2. sc. 2. p. 29.
Lafeu. O will you eat no grapes"my'royal fox? reš but you will my noble grapes, and it my royal fox could reach them.]. See this explain’d, Æ sop's Fables, fab. 129, intit'led, A Fox" and Grapes: Id. ib.
- I have seen a medicine That's able to breath life into a stone Quicken'a rock, and make you dance canary.]
Mr. Richard Brome in his comedy, intitled, The City Wit: or The Woman wears the breeches, act 4. sc. I. mentions this, among other dances.
Crasy. “ As for coratitoes, levoltos, jigs, measures,
pavins, brawls, galliards," or canaries ; : I speak it not fwellingly, but I subscribe to no
And in Mr. Ricbard Bromeos' Nese Academy or The New Change, p. 65.
Pap: What are your dances chiefly?
Ser ---- we bave Corani, - la Miniard, la ves mimode, le Marqueffe, le Holland, la Britaine, le Roy, la Prince, le Montague, the Saraband, the Canaries, la Revitre : for Galliards, the" Sellebrand; the Dolphine, the new Galliard, the valette Galliard, and Lepees.
Whofe fimple touch Is powerful to raise King Pepin, nay To give great Charlemain a pen in hand, And write a love letter.] Lafeu afcribes to her as much of the marvellous, (or rather miraculous) power to Helena, as Medico assumes to himself in Mr. Tho. Randolph's Aristippus, or Jovial Philosopher, p. 24, 25, 26, 27.
Medico. “ Two gentlemen were fighting, one loft his thumb, I by chance coming
by took it up, and put it in my pocket : fome “ two months after, meeting the gentleman, I " set on his thumb again ; and if he were in “ Cambridge, I could have his hand to shew for
The Great Turk can witness, I am “ sure, that the eyes he wears were of my “making
- I cured the King of Poland of a wart on's nose, and Bethlehem Gabor of a
ring worm. --I cured Shirley in the Grand “ Sophi's court in Perhia, when he had been but “ twice shot through with ordnance ; and had “ two bullets in each thigh ; and so quickly, " that he was able to lie at night with his wife, " the Sophi's niece, and begat a whole church “ of Christians.
" A friend of mine travell’d with me into " the land of Cannibals, there missing my friend, « I ran to seek him, and at last came into a “ land, where I saw a company feeding on “ him, they had eaten half of him, I was very
pensive at his misfortune, or rather mine. “ At laft I bethought me of a powder I had
« about me;
I put it into their wine, they “ had no sooner drank of it, but they present
ly disgorg'd their stomachs, and fell asleep : "I Sir, gather'd up the miserable morsels of
my friend, placed them together and restorlled him to be a perfect man again ; and if he
were alive, he were able to witness it himself.” Act 2. sc. 2. p. 30. Lafeu.
I'm Creflid's uncle, That dare leave two together. ] I Pandarus, the first procurer, was Cresid's uncle. See Troilus and Cressida, vol. 8th Act 3. sc. v. p. 427. In act 5. fc. 15. p. 488. Troilus calls Pandarus, brothel lacquey.
Şc. 4. p. 35
Clown. I will few my self bighly fed, and lowly taught.] Alluding to the old proverb, of being better fed than taught. See Ray's Proverbịal Phrases, p. 243.
Act 2. fc. 6. p. 40.
King. Make choice and see,
Hel, Now, Dian, from thy altar do I fly:
i Lord. And grant it.
Lafeu. I had rather be in this choice, than throw ames ace for my life.] i. e. I would rather take a wife, though I did not much like her, than run the risque of being hang’d, by
chrowing the lowest chance of the dice for my life. Alluding 'tis likely, to the following stosy in Sir Roger L'Estrange's fables 2d part, fab. 15, intit'led, Ambs. Ace. In
“ There were two prisoners sentenced to “ throw the dice for their lives; and the first “ caster threw deuce ace, which put him “ into such a fit of repentance, vows, promises, us and resolutions that there never was fo faintto like a penitent, while he was in the middle “ of his ejaculation; the other threw two aces ; " the dice were no fooner upon the table, but
up starts the new convert from his prayers, “ with a bloody oath in his mouth, ambs ace
This was the wish of Cafter the gamefter, in the comedy, intit'ld, The Ordinary, by Mr. William Cartwright, act the 2d sc. 3.
“. If I e'er discover, may I want money to pay my ordinary, may I at my last stake,
(when there is nothing else to lose the game) “ throw ames ace thrice together.”.
Laf. The boys are boys of ice, they'll none of ber.] Mr. Janies Shirley, in his tragi-comedy, intitled, The Imposture, act 2. speaking of Bertoldi the coward, says, “ That he was begotten " in a great frot, between two fbaking egues."
Sc. 8. p. 48.
Parolles. He wears bis honour in a box, unseen Ikat hugs his kickfz-wickly here at home. ).