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To see you ta’en from liberty, to look on
Buck. It will help me nothing
[To Aberg. Is pleas’d you shall to th' Tower, till
know How he determines further.
Aber. As the Duke faid, The will of heav'n be done, and the King's pleasure By me obey'd.
Bran. Here is a warrant from
Buck. So, fo;
Bran. A monk o'th'Chartreux.
Buck. My surveyor is false, the o'er great Cardinal Hath shew'd him gold; * my life is spann'd already:
"One Gilbert Peck, bis Coun- Mr. Rowe and Mr. Pope from sellor.] So the old Copies have them. But here again by the it, but I, from the Authorities help of the Chronicles, I have of Hall and Holing head, chang'd given the true Reading, 'Tuzo. it to Chancellor. And out Poet
my life is spanned alhimself, in the Beginning of the ready.] To span is to gripe fecond Act, vouches for this Cor or inclose in the hand; to span is rection.
also to measure by the palm and At which; appear'd against him the fingers. The meaning, therehis Surveyor,
fore, may either be, that hold is Sir Gilberi Peck his Chancel. taken of my life, my life is in the lor.
THEOBALD. gripe of my enemies ; or, that my i Michael Hopkins? ] So all time is measured, the length of my the old Copies had it; and fo life is now determined. Vol. V.
3 I am the shadow of poor Buckingham,
Cornet. Enter King Henry, leaning on the Cardinal's
joulder ; the Nobles, and Sir Thomas Lovell; the Cardinal places bimself under the King's feet, on bis
right-side. King. Y life itself, 4 and the best heart of it,
Thanks you for this great care. s I stood
i'th' level Of a full-charg'd confed'racy, and give thanks To you that choak'd it. Let be cali'd before us
cloud puts on,
3 I am the shadow of poor them, a heart, he says, his beft Buckingham,
heart. A way of speaking that Il linje figure ev’n this instant would have become a cat rather
than a King. WARBURTON. By dark'ning my clear fun.] This expression is not more These lines have paffed all the monitrous than many others. Editors. Does the reader under- Heart is not here taken for the stand them? By me they are great organ of circulation andinexplicable, and must be left, I life, but, in a common and pofear, to fome happier fagacity. pular sense, for the most valuable If the usage of our authour's or precious part. Our authour, time could allow figure to be tak- in Hamlet, mentions the heart of en, as now, for dignity or impor- beart. Exhausted and effete tance, we might read,
ground is said by the farmer to Whole figure ev’n this infant be out of heart. The hard and cloud puts out.
inner part of the oak is called But I cannot please myself with beart of oak. any conjectuie.
Stood i' tb' leruel and the best heart of Of a full-charg'd confid'racy, ir,] The expresion is mon- To itand in the level of a gun strous. The heart is supposed is to stand in a line with its. the seat of life : But, as if he mouth, so as to be hit by the shot. had many lives, and to each of
That gentleman of Buckingham's; in person
A noise within, crying, Room for the Queen. Eriter
the Queen, ushered by the Dukes of Norfolk and,
That you would love yourself, and in that love
Queen. I am sollicited, not by a few,
Nor. Not almost appears,
6 The many to them 'longing, have put off
King. Taxation ?
Pol. Please you, Sir,
Queen. No, my Lord.
6 The many to them 'longinç.]
I have inserted this note ra. The many is the meiny,
the train, ther because it seems to have the people. Dryden is, perhaps, been the writer's favourite, than the last that used this word. because it is of much value. It The Kings before their many explains what no reader has rode.
found difficult, and, I think, ex7 And lack of other means, - ) plains it wrong. Means does not signify methods of livelihood, for that was said & And Danger serves among immediately before anfit for o them.] Could one easily beaher lije; but it fignifies, nece, lieve, that a writer, who had, Jaries-compeliet, says the speak. but immediately before, funk fo er, for want of bread and other low in his expression, should here necraries. But the poet asing, rise again to a height lo truly for the thing, (want of bread) sublime? where, by the nobleft the effect of it, burger] the stretch of fancy, Dünger is perpastage is become docbiy ob- fonalized as serving in the rebel kure; firit, by using a term in a army', and thaking the estalicentious fente, and then by put
blinied government, ting it to a vicious construction.
WARBURTON The net apprehending that this is one of the difinguithing re
-- front but in that file.] culiarities in Stakespear's Rile, I am but primus inter paces. has been the occasion of so much am but firit in the row of counridiculous correction of him. fellors. WARBUATON,
Things that are known alike, which are not wholsome
King. Still, exaction!
Queen. I am much too vent'rous
King. By my life,
! In the old edition :
call it the highest baseness ; but There is no primer BASENESS.] rather made use of a word that The Queen is here complaining could not offend the Cardinal, of the suffering of the Com- and yet would incline the King mons; which, the suspects, a- to give it a speedy hearing. I rose from the abuse of power in read therefore, fome great men. But ihe is ve There is no primer BUSINESS. ry relerved in speaking her i. e. no matter of state that more thoughts concerning the quality earnestly presses a dispatch. of it. We may be affured then,
WARBURTON. that the did not, in conclufion