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• Mumbling of wicked Charms, conj'ring the moon To stand's auspicious mistress.
Glo. But where is he?
could Glo. Pursue him, ho. Go after. -By no means,
what ? Edm. Persuade me to the murther of your lordship; But that, I told him, the revenging Gods 'Gainst Parricides did all 3 their thunder bend, Spoke with how manifold and strong a bond The child was bound to th' father. -Sir, in fine, Seeing how lothly opposite I stood To his unnat’ral purpose, in fell motion With his prepared sword he charges home My unprovided body, lanc'd my arm; And when he saw my best alarmed spirits, Bold in the quarrel's right, rous’d to th' encounter, Or whether *gafted by the noise I made, Full suddenly he fled.
Glo. Let him fly far ; s Not in this land shall he remain uncaught; And found.-Despatch. The noble Duke my master, My worthy arch and patron, comes to night;
2 Mumbling of wicked Charms, ble Duke, &c.] This non
conj'ring the moon] This was sense should be read and pointed a proper circumstance to urge to thus, Glo'ster; who appears, by what Not in this land Mall be remain passed between him and his baf- uncangbi; tard son in a foregoing scene, to And
found, dispatcbd. be very superstitious with regard
WARBURTON. to this matter. WARBURTON. I do not see how this change
; their thunder --First edition; mends the sense: I think it may the rest have it, the thunder. be better regulated as in the page *gafted] Frighted.
above. The sense is interrupted. s Not in this land shall be re. He shall be caught-and found main uncaught;
be shall be punished. Despatch. And found dispatch the no
By his authority I will proclaim it,
Edın. When I diffwaded him from his intent,
any trust, virtue, or worth in thee
o murd'rous coward] The first 8 — would the reposal] 1. t. edition reads, caitiff
would any opinion that men 7 And f.und him pight to do it, have reposed in thy trust, virtue, with curf Speech] Pight is &c.
WARBURTON. pitched, fixed, settled. Curft is 9 Strong and fastened. 4to. Tevere, harsh, vehemently angry.
Enter Cornwall, Regan, and Attendants. Corn. How now, my noble friend ? Since I came
hither, Which I can call but now, I have heard strange news.
Reg. If it be true, all vengeance comes too short, Which can pursue th' offender. How does my lord ? Glo. O Madam, my old heart is crack’d, it's
crack’d. Reg. What, did my father's godson seek your life? He whom my father nam'd? Your Edgar ?
Glo. O lady, lady, Shame would have it hid.
Glo. I know not, Madam. 'Tis too bad, too bad.
Reg. No marvel then, though he were ill affected ;
Corn. Nor I, I assure thee, Regan.
Edm. 'Twas my duty, Sir.
Glo. He did bewray his practice, and receiv'd
Corn. Is he pursu'd ?
Corn. If he be taken, he shall never more
Whose virtue and obedience in this instance
Edm. I shall serve you, Sir,
Glo. I thank your Grace.
Glo. I serve you, Madam. Your Graces are right welcome.
1-threading dark-ey'd Night.] a Needle in the dark. THEOB. I have not ventur'd to displace The quarto reads, this Reading, tho' I have great -threat'ning dark-eyed night. Suspicion that the Poet wrote, ? Occasions, noble Glo'ster, of
-treading dark eyd Night. Some PRIZE, ] We should i. e. travelling in it. The other read, Poise, i. e. weight. carries too obscure and mean an
WAR BURTON. Allufion. It muft either be Why not prize or price for vaborrow'd from the Cant-phrase lue? of tbreading of Alleys, i. e. go- from our home :] Not ing thro' bye passages to avoid at home, but at some other place. the high Streets; or to threading
Enter Kent, and Steward, severally.
Kent. If I had thee in s Lipsbury pinfold, I would make thee care for me.
Stew. Why dost thou use me thus ? I know thee not.
Kent. Felow, I know thee.
Kent. A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats, a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-Itocking knave ; a lillyliver'd, action-taking knave ; a whorson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting Nave; one that would'it be a bawd in way of
4 Good evening) In the com- In the violent eruption of mon editions it is Good DAWN- reproaches which bursts from ING, tho' the time be apparent- Kent in this dialogue, there are ly night. But this was not: kake some epithets which the comfpear's phrase. The common edi. mentators have left unexpoundtions were corrupt indeed, and ed, and which I am not very should have given it us, as the able to make clear. Of a three. poet wrote it, GOOD DOWNING. fuited knave I know not the i. e. good rest, the common meaning, unless it be that he has evening-falutation of that time. different dresses for different ocWARBURTON. cupations.
cupations. Lilly-liver'd is cow. It is plainly past evening, and ardly; white-blooded and whitemay, without any inconvenience, liver'd are still in vulgar use. be supposed to be dawning. An one trunk inheriting have I
s Lipsbury pinfold.] The allu. take to be a wearer of old caftfion which seems to be contained off cloaths, an inheritor of torn in this line I do not underitand. breeches.