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This horrid sentiment cannot be too strongly reprobated. There is no passage in our author's writings at which I am so much offended as at this.
Such an act,
I incline to think that Mr. Malone's explanation is the true one.
Heaven's face doth glow,
I once thought we might read with only the transposition of one line, thus:
Heaven's face doth glow
I am not sure, however, that any change is necessary. I prefer tristful to heated.
I now think that there should be no transposition.
These pictures should certainly be whole lengths hanging in the queen's closet.
Ham. See, what a grace was seated on this brow:
Bishop Newton has remarked that this passage may have suggested Raphael's graceful posture in standing:
like Maia's son he stood,
P. L. B. V. 285.
Hic paribus primum nitens Cyllenius alis
Æn. IV. 253.
Nay, but to live
I prefer the reading of the quarto 1611, incestuous, as Mr. Steevens has done in his edition of 1785.
The Emperor Septimius Severus having put to death forty-one senators, lamented that to be mild it was necessary that he should first be cruel. Gibbon's Roman History, c. v. Vol. I. (p. 124, 1st. edit.)
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In ear and ear.
The rabble call him, lord ;
They cry, &c. I think with Mr. Malone that ratifiers and props refer not to the people, but to custom and antiquity. The meaning of word I do not guess. Perhaps it is a corruption.
there's rosemary and rue; these keep
And welcome to our shearing. I do not think that Ophelia has so deep a meaning in giving the rue as Mr. Malone supposes.
So that, with ease,
Requite him for your father.
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Go, get thee to Yaughan, and fetch me a stoup of liquor.
Q. What is the meaning of get thee to Vaughan?
Ham. Zounds, show me what thou'lt do :
I cannot determine what is the meaning of Eisel or Esil.
Ham. As England was his faithful tributary;
should still her wheaten garland wear,
Mr. Boswell in his Life of Dr. Johnson (Vol. II. p. 72, of the quarto edition) tells us that the Doctor, “
talking of his Notes on Shakespeare, “said, I despise those who do not see that I am
right in the passage, where as is repeated, and “ asses of great charge introduced. “ To be or not to be is disputable.” afraid I am in the predicament of those who incurred Dr. Johnson's contempt.
The portraiture of his; I'll count his favours. I think we should read, with Mr. Rowe, court his favour.
This speech I do not understand. The question is, I think, rightly explained by Dr. Johnson; but I know not what to make of you will do't, sir, really.