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$ fuffre deth. —And he went to his abbot and “ was sbriuen of hym, and told the abbet all “ that the kyng had fayds and praied his ab

bot for to affoyle him, for he wolde yeue “ (give] the kynge fuche, a drynke, that all * Englonde fholde be glad thereof. Tho yede " the manke into a gardeync, and found a grete “ tode therein, and toke her up, and put her "in a cuppe, and prycked the tode thorugh “ with a broche, many tymes, tyll the venym " came out of euery fyde in the cuppe; and " he took the cuppe, fylled it with good ale, * and brought it before the kynge kneelinge, “ fayenge, Syr, fayd he, wasayle, for neuer “ the dayes of all your lyf drank ye of fo "good a cuppe. Begynne monke, fayd the kynge.

And the monke dranke a great “ draught. And toke the kynge the cuppe, and the kyng drank also a great draught, and « sette down the cuppe.

The monke anone "ryght wente into farmere, and there deyed

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“ The kyng rose up anone full cuyll at ease, " and commanded to remeue the table, and “axed after the monke, and men told him that “ he was deed, for his wombe was broken in “ fundre. When the kynge herde this, he com“ manded for to truss, but it was for no, “ for hys belly began to fwelle for the drynke " he had dronke, and within two days he " deyed.”


Id. ib.

2 Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets

bn Id. ib. in 15 si bih.com.ph on jul 1.

Hotfp. You say true ; T10 kaitride a W toy, what a dedl of candied courtefie, ! 15/623 This fawning greybound then did offer me.] di Fawning Spaniel would have been more proper, was "Skakespeare probably used the word, (according to Sir Thomas Hanmer's emendation) Antony and Cleopatra, Ad 4. fc. ix."

* All come to this. "The hearts **That spanield me at heels, to whom I gave

“On blooming Cæfar." By which he means that those persons, who fawn'd upon him in his profperity, like so many spaniels, upon

the change of fortune, absolutely deserted him, and went over to Cæfar.

Mr. Pope, in his Genuine Letters, 25th to Mr. Cromwell (from Sir William Trumbull's authority,) tells him, « That King Charles the « First being with some of his court, during his tròubles, a discourse arose, what Tort of

dogs deservd pre-eminence? and it being on « all hands agreed, to belong either to the spa" niel, or greyhound, the king gave his opinion

on the part of the greybound; because (said " he) it has all the good nature of the other, *** without the fawning." A good piece of satyre upon his courtiers.

Act 2. fc. 1. p. 121.

2 Car. This bouse is turn'd upside down fince Robin oftler dy'd.] " Since Robin the oftler “ died.” Folios 1623, and 1632.

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Sc. 2. p. 122. s Cbamb. At band, quoth Pick Purse.] An uncommon expression, which I never met with but in one of Mr. Thomas Heywood's plays, ins titled, The Dictchefs of Suffolk. Id. ibid.

Gads. Sirrah, if they meet not with St. Nis cholas's clarks," I'll give thee this neck.)

Highwaymen or robbers were so calla, or St. Nicbolas's knights.

«A mandrake grown under some beavy tree (b) • There, where St. Nicholas's knights not long

“ before “ Had dropt their fat axungia to the lee."

Glarcanus Vadianus's Panegyrick upon 7. Con ryat, and his crudities.

Id. ibid.
Gadsh. I am join'd with no foot-land rakers,

n. but with nobility and Tranquility, burgomasters, and great moneyers.]

By moneyers, he means mint-men; in which senfe it is used by Chaucer, Romaunt of the Rose, 6811.

“But se what golde han uferers, “ And silver 'eke in ther garners,

Talagiers, and these moniours:

Moniers," (monetarii] Regis. Orig. fol. 262. 6. Anno 1. Edw. VI. cap. 15. "be ministers “ of the Mint, which make, and coin the

king's money. It appeareth from antiquity, “ that in ancient times our kings of Englan, C? 189 Gallows, near Exeter.


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“ had mints in most of the counties of the

realm. And in the tract of the Exchaqueros « written by. Occham, is found. That whereas « the sheriffes ordinarily were tied to pay into “ the Exchequer the king's sterling, for such “ debts, as they were to answer, they of Northumberland, and Cumberland, were ac liberty “ to pay in any fort of money, la it were « silver : and the reason is there given, because “these two shiręs monetarios de antiqud inftitu. tione non babent." Minshieu's Guide into Tongues, Col. 473. Sc. ib. p. 123 Gads.

We have the receipt, Of fern seed, we walk invisible.). A Incer up, on the vulgar notion, that fern has no Iced. To which Butler alludes, Hudibras, Part 3. Canto iii. 3, 4.

“ That spring like fern, that infeét wcale : Equivocally, without feed.”

Pliny indeed affirms, that two forts of Jern are without feed. Hist. Nat. Lib. 27. cap. 9. Filicis duo genera nec forem haben, nec lor

See this opinion diprst's in Dr. Der. bam's Playfuo Theology, Bruk. 10, . 412. 419, and in a letter from te kerceni Mr. Henry Miles to Mr. Jibn Eames. Prisfuprácal Transcâiors, Vol. 41. Numb. 461,

Sc. 3. p. 124

Pers. I born town's Bas bunje, and be frets ühe e pzonden.) Vikinä n:', He free met zemald 14344


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See Ray's Proverbs, p. 346, fecond edition. * A fuftian fret, in the Play intitled, The Virgin Widowo, by Francis Quarles, Ad 4. p: 46. Le I came away with a flea in my ear, and a

« fuftian fret." Sc. ibid. Sir Fobn Falltaf asking what numbér they were to attack, in order to obtain their booty, Gadshill answers, Some eight or ten." 13-1

Falt. Zounds! will they not rob us?] Fals staff's fears of being robb'd were not fo ill grounded, as those of a regiment of scholars and townsmen of Oxford raifed under à noble earl, at the time of the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion. Of whom there was a traditional report, that they had not marched beyond flip, when the news came that the Duke of Monmouth was defeated : upon which the noble lord thank'd them in the king's name, and desired them to repair to their respective habitations. They replied, that they could not march back, till they had money to pay their quarters. The earl enquiring the reafon why they (being most of them gentlemen) did not bring money for that purpose, a bold fervitor stept forward, and said, My Lord, we durft for bring any, for fear of being robbed. *T .

Sc. 4. p. 127
You are grand jurors, * are ye?] “You are

grand jurers," Folio 1632. Are ye ? added in later editions.

Id. ib. * As they are sharing; the Prince and Poins set upon them. They all run away, and


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