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Cant. Hugh Capet also,-that usurp'd the crown
(Though, in pure truth, it was corrupt and naught,)
To fine his title is, I think, rightly explained by Mr. Steevens. I cannot think that find is the right word.
I am satisfied that imbare is the right word.
O noble English, that could entertain
With half their forces the full pride of France;
I see no reason to suspect that cold is not the right word, which is rightly explained by Mr. Malone himself, and by Mr. Steevens. I cannot suppose that Shakespeare thought of the more recondite meaning mentioned by Mr. Steevens.
West. They know, your grace hath cause, and means, and might; So hath your highness; never king of England
Had nobles richer, and more loyal subjects.
I incline to Mr. Malone's explanation.
Exe. It follows then, the cat must stay at home:
Since we have locks to safeguard necessaries,
I at present incline to agree with Malone.
K. Hen. We never valu'd this poor seat of England;
That men are merriest when they are from home.
I believe living hence is rightly explained by
Nym. I dare not fight; but I will wink, and hold out
Butler perhaps remembered Nym's sword in his description of Hudibras's dagger:
"It would scrape trenchers, or chip bread,
Pist. I do retort the solus in thy bowels:
I believe take is right, and rightly explained by Mr. M. Mason.
Pist. O braggard vile, and damned furious wight!
Exhale is, I believe, rightly explained by Mr. Steevens.
Pist. Let us condole the knight; for, lambkins, we will live.
K. Hen. If little faults, proceeding on distemper,
Mr. Steevens is right.
Quick. Nay, sure, he's not in hell: he's in Arthur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end.
I think Mr. M. Mason is right.
and went away, an it had been any
I agree with Whalley and Malone.
his nose was as sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green fields.
I think Theobald's emendation uncommonly happy.
Pist. Go, clear thy chrystals.
Dr. Johnson's first explanation of these words is the true one. I am astonished at finding him preferring his second explanation.
Pist. Let housewifery appear; keep close,
Notwithstanding all that is said, I think these words may very well mean keep within doors, and I do not see why we may not so understand
Fr. King. Thus come the English with full power upon us ;
Dr. Johnson is right.
Dauph. In cases of defence, 'tis best to weigh
I agree with Mr. Steevens that which refers to the word defence only, and not to proportions of defence.
Fr. King. Witness our too much memorable shame,
And all our princes captiv'd, by the hand
Of that black name, Edward black prince of Wales;
Saw his heroical seed, and smil❜d to see him
The patterns that by God and by French fathers
Mountain sire is, I think, rightly explained by
Milton calls the cannon of the rebellious angels,
"devilish enginry." P. L. vi. 553.
Bard. On, on, on, on, on! to the breach, to the breach!
agree with Mr. Malone.
the knocks are too hot; and, for mine
own part, I have not a case of lives.
I think with Mr. Malone that Whalley's is the true explanation.
Flu. Got's plood!-Up to the preaches, you rascals !
[Driving them forward.
Great duke is, I believe, a fantastical compellation of Pistol. The pains some of the editors take to translate Pistol's bombast into sober sense appear to me very curious.
Flu. Hark you, the king is coming; and I must speak
I think Theobald is right.
Chorus. The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll,
I do not see the necessity of Mr. Tyrwhitt's emendation of name for named; nor of Sir T. Hanmer's.
The poor condemned English,
The morning's danger; and their gesture sad,
So many horrid ghosts.
agree with Mr. Malone