Annotations Upon Antony and Cleopatra and Taming of the Shrew

Annotations Upon Antony and Cleopatra and Taming of the Shrew

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 edition. Excerpt: lost in an accidental corruption. How could an Antony grow the more by reaping; I'll venture, by a very easy change, to restore an exquisite fine allusion; which carries its reason with it too, why there was no winter in his bounty. For his bounty, There was no winter 1'n't; an autumn.twat, That grew the more hy reaping. I ought to take notice, that the ingenious Dr. Thirlby likewise started this very emendation, and had mark'd it in the margin of his book. THEoBALD. I cannot resist the temptation to quote the following beautiful passage front B. Jonson's New Inn, on the subject of liberality. " He gave me my first breeding, I acknowledge; 'F Then show'red his bounties on me, like the hours i' That open-handed sit upon the clouds, " And press the liberality of heaven " Down to the laps of thankful men." S 1-E E v E N s. h 199. As pIate: -----Plates mean, I believe, silver mung. So, in Marlow's ew q/' Malta, 1533: " What' the price of this slave, 200 crowns?----t' And if he has, he's worth 300 plates." Again; Again: " Rat'st thou this Moor but at 200 plates P" STEsvsns. Mr. Steevens justly interprets plates to mean silver money. It is a term in heraldry. The balls or roundels in an escutcheon of arms, according to their difierent colours, have different names. If Gules, or red, they are called Yi1rteauxes; if, 0r, or yellow, Bexants; if Argent, or white, Plates, which are buttons of silver without any impression, but only prepared for the stamp. So Spenser, Faery Queen, l. ii. c. 7. 5. " Some others were new driven, and distent " Into great ingoes, and to wedges square; " Some in round plates withouten monimentj' more

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  • English
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