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Surely Warburton's correction of mood to moat is right. I do not see how the expressions mentioned by Warburton agree sufficiently well with the text without any alteration.
Esteem may, I think, stand. I prefer M. Mason's explanation of it to Dr. Johnson's.
'Tis past, my liege:
I incline to read blaze of youth with Warburton.
P. 143.-466.-359, 60.
Receive the ring again.
P. 147.-469.-364. King. I wonder, sir, since wives are monsters to you, And that you fly them as you swear them lordship, Yet you desire to marry. Mr. Tyrwhitt's emendation of since for sir is, as Mr. Malone justly remarks, indisputable.
P. 169.-11.-16, 17.
this company. Is that the meaning of accost ? The notes on accost and board might, I think, have been spared. Board is surely the naval term.
I'll do my best,
Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife. I would read baneful, which in manuscript comes very near the traces of the word which now stands in the text.
Steevens's explanation of lenten answer is the right one.
I see no such allusion as Malone supposes.
me, if this be the lady of the house, for I never saw ber; I would be loth to cast away my speech; for, besides that it is excellently well penn'd, I have taken great pains to con it. Good beauties, let me sustain no scorn; I am very comptible, even to the least sinister usage.
Steevens certainly states Viola's meaning rightly, and Warburton is clearly wrong; but the meaning of comptible I do not understand. I suspect the word is corrupted.
I do not understand. Some correction appears to be necessary.
so forth. Were you sent hither to 'praise me? I incline to Mr. M. Mason's opinion
How does he love me?
With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire. The first part of Mr. Malone's note might have been spared. I think Pope was right in supplying with. I heartily agree with Mr. Steevens.
if it be worth stooping for, there it lies in your eye; if not, be it his that finds it. Here Malvolio's exit should be marked, which is omitted in Johnson and Steevens's edition of 1785.