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Hath got

* Treason and murder ever kept together,
As two yoak-devils sworn to either's purpose,
8 Working so grofly in a natural cause,
That admiration did not whoop at them.
But thou, 'gainst all proportion, didst bring in
Wonder to wait on treason, and on murder;
And whatsoever cunning fiend it was,
That wrought upon thee fo prepostrously,

the voice in hell for excellence;
And other devils, that suggest by-treasons,
Do botch and bungle up damnation,
With patches, colours, and with forms being fetcht
From glist'ring semblances of piety,
But 'he, that temper'd thee, bade thee stand up;
Gave thee no instance why thou shouldft do treason,
Unless to dub thee with the name of traitor.
If that same Dæmon, that hath gulld thee thus,
Should with his Lion-gait walk the whole world,
He might return to vafty Tartar back,
And tell the legions, I can never win
A soul so easy as that Englishman's.

Oh, how hast thou with jealousy infected The sweetness of affiance ! Shew men dutiful? Why so didst thou. Or seem they grave and learn'd? Why so didst thou. Come they of noble family?

7 Treafor and murder -] tempted was the authour's word, What follows to the end of this for it answers better to fuggeft in speech is additional since the first the opposition. edition.

POPE. i Ob, bow battbou with jea8 Working logrolly] Grof- lousy infected ly for comm. nly, which the Ox- The sweetness of affiance? ] ford Edi:or not understanding, al- Shakespeare urges this aggravaters it to clo;ely. WARBURT. tion of the guilt of treachery

Grofly is neither cio,ely nor with great judgment. One of comm«niy, but palpałly; with a the worst consequences of breach plain and visible connexion of of trust is the diminution of that cause and effect.

confidence which makes the hap9 He that temper'd thee ] piness of life, and the disseminaThough tem;er'á may stand fortion of fufpicion, which is the poiformed or moulded, yet I fancy son of society.


Why so didst thou. Seem they religious ?
Why so didst thou. Or are they spare in diet,
Free from grofs passion or of mirth, or anger,
Constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood,
*Garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment,

Not working with the eye without the ear,
And but in purged judgment trusting neither?
Such, + and so finely boulted didst thou seem.
And thus thy fall hath left a kind of blot,
To s mark the full-fraught man, the best endu'd,

with the eye.

· Garnib'd and deck din modeft the eye. And this is that concomplement. )

duct for which the king would Modejt complement, that is, here commend him. So that we fulness.

WARBURTON. must read, This note will not much help Not working with the ear, but the reader, unless he knows to what fulness is to be applied. I

WARBURTON. take the meaning to be this.

The authour's meaning I The King, having mentioned should have thought not so diffiScroop's temperance in diet, paf- cult to find, as that an emendases on to his decency in dress, tion should have been proposed. and says that he was decked in The king means to say of Scroop, modeft complement; that is, he was that he was a cautious man, who decorated with ornaments, but knew that fronti nulla fides, that such as might be worn without a specious appearance was deceitvain oftentation. Complementful, and therefore did not work means something more than is with the eye

without the ear, did necessary; so complement in lan- not trust the air or look of any guage is what we say ad concili- man till he had tried him by enandam gratiam, more than is quiry and conversation. Surely ftrictly or literally meant.

this is the character of a pru3 Not working with the


dent man. without the ear,] He is here giv- 4 -and so finely boulted did ing the character of a compleat thou seem,-] 1. e. refined gentleman, and says, he did not or purged from all faults. PopE. truff the eye without the confirma- Boulted is the same with fired, tion of bis ear. But when men and has consequently the meanhave eye-fight-proof, they think ing of refined. they have sufficient evidence, and S TO MAKE the full-fraught don't stay for the confirmation of man,-) We should read, an hear-lay. Prudent men, on TO MARK the full-fraught man. the contrary, won't trust the i. e. marked by the blot he speaks credit of the ear, till it be con- of in the preceding line. firmed by the demonstration of


With some suspicion. I will weep for thee.
For this revolt of thine, methinks, is like
Another fall of man.

Their faults are open;
Arrest them to the answer of the law,
And God acquit them of their practices !

Exe. I arreft thee of high treason, by the name of Richard Earl of Cambridge.

I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Henry Lord Scroop of Masham.

I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Thomas Grey, Knight of Northumberland.

Scroop. Our purposes God justly hath discoverd, And I repent my fault, more than my death, Which I beseech your Highnefs to forgive, Although my body pay the price of it.

Cam. For me, the gold of France did not seduce, Although I did admit it as a motive The sooner to effect what I intended But God be thanked for prevention, Which I in fuff'rance heartily rejoice for, Befeeching God and you to pardon me.

Grey. Never did faithful subject more rejoice At the discovery of most dangerous treason, Than I do at this hour joy o'er myself, Prevented from a damned enterprize. My fault, but not my body, pardon, Sovereign. K. Henry. God quit you in his mercy! Hear your

fentence. You have conspir'd against our royal person, Join’d with an enemy proclaim'd, and from his coffers Receiv'd the golden earnest of our death,

6 One of the confpirators thour doubtless copied it. againit Queen Elizabeth, 'I think This whole scene was much Parry, concludes his letter to enlarged and improved after the her with these words, a culpa, firit edition; the particular inbut rot a pæna; absolve me molt fertions it would be tedious to dear Lady. This letter was much mention, and tedious without read at that time, and the all- much use.


Wherein you would have sold your King to Naughter,
His Princes and his Peers to servitude,
His subjects to oppression and contempt,
And his whole kingdom into desolation.
Touching, our person, seek we no revenge ;
But we our kingdom's safety must so tender,
Whofe ruin you three sought, that to her laws
We do deliver you. Go therefore hence,
Poor miserable wretches, to your death ;
The taste whereof God of his mercy give
You patience to endure, and true Repentance
Of all your dear offences !-Bear them hence. (Exeunt,
-Now, Lords, for France"; the enterprize whereof
Shall be to you, as us, like glorious.
We doubt not of a fair and lucky war,
Since God so graciously hath brought to light
This dangerous treason lurking in our way,
To hinder our beginning. Now we doubt not,
But every rub is finoothed in our way.
Then forth, dear countrymen ; let us deliver
Our puissance into the hand of God,
Putting it straight in expedition.
Chearly to sea. The signs of war advance;
No King of England, if not King of France. [Exeunt,

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Changes to Quickly's house in Eastcheap. Enter Pistol, Nim, Bardolph, Boy and Quickly. Quick. R’ythee, honey-sweet husband, let me bring

thee to Staines. Pift. No, for my manly heart doth yern. Bardolph, be blith, Nim, rouze thy vaunting vein, Boy, bristle thy courage up; for Falltaf he is dead, And we must


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Bard: green fields.

Bard. Would I were with him wherefome'er he is, either in heaven or in hell.

Quick. Nay, sure, he's not in hell; he's in Arsbur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. He made a 'finer end, and went away, an it had been any chrisom child. A' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the 8 turning o'th'tide. For after I saw him funible with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his finger's end, I knew there was but one way;

i for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and a' babled of

How now, Sir John ? quoth I; what, man? be of good cheer. So a' cried out, God, God, God, three or four times. Now I, to comfort him, bid him, a' should not think of God; 7 Finer end, for final.

this blunder Mr. Tbeobald would & Turning o' th side. It has not acquiesce in. He thought been a very old opinion, which a table of Greenfield's part of the Mead, de imperio folis, quotes, as text, only corrupted, and that it if he believed it, that nobody dies should be read, he babled of green but in the time of ebb; half fields, because men do so in the the deaths in London confute che ravings of a calenture. But he notion, but we find that it was did not consider how ill this acom.non among the women of grees with the nature of the the poet's time.

Knight's illness, who was now 9 for his nose was as marp as a in no babling humour : and so pen, and a table of green-fields.]. far from wanting cooling in green These words, and a table of green- fields, that his feet were cold, fields, are not to be found in and he just expiring. WARB. che old editions of 1600 and Upon this passage Mr. Theo1608. This nonsense got into bald has a note that fills a page, all the following editions by a which I omit in pity to my readpleasant mistake of the stage edi- ers, since he only endeavours to tors, who printed from the com- prove, what I think every reader mon piece-meal-written parts in perceives to be true, that at this the play-house. A table was time no table could be wanted. kere directed to be brought in Mr. Pope, in an appendix to his (it being a scene in a tavern own edition in 12m9, seems to where they drink at parting) and admit Theobald's emendation, this direction crept into the text which we would have allowed to from the margin. Greenfield was be uncommonly happy, had we the name of the property-man not been prejudiced against it by in that time who furnish'd im- a conjecture with which, as it plements, &c. for the actors, excited merriment, we are loath A table of Greenfield's, So reasonable an account of

I hop'd

Pope. to part.

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