Annotations Upon Hamlet and Titus Andronicus

Annotations Upon Hamlet and Titus Andronicus

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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: ...a disagreeable subject, my love to you will make me not zmmanrmly, in shewing you ail possible marks of re 563.--and tIzum6, --The first quarto reads---with your fingers and the umber. This may probably be the ancient name for that piece of moveable brass at the end of a flute which is either raised or depressed by the finger. The word umber is used by Stowe the chronicler, who, describing a single combat between two two knights, says, " he brast up his umber three times." Here, the umber means the visor of the hel-met. So, in Spenser's Faery Queene, B. HI. c. 1. st, 42. " But the brave maid would not disarmed be, i " But only vented up her umbriere, _ " And so did let her goodly visage to appere." Again, B. IV. c. 4. " And therewith smote him on his umbriere." Again, in the second book of Lidgate on the Trojan Var, 1513: " Thorough the umber into Troylus' face." ST sevens. If a recorder had a brass key like the German Flute, we are to follow the reading of the quarto; for then the thumb is not concerned in the government of the ventages or stops. If a recorder was like a tabourer': pipe, which has no brass key, but has a stop for the thumb, we are to read--Govern these ventagcs with your finger and thumb. In Cotgraveis Ditiionary, ombre, ambrairr, ambriere, and ombre/Ie, are all from the Latin umbra, and signify a shadow, an umbrella, or anything that shades or hides the face from the sun; and hence they may have been applied to any thing that hides or covers another; as forexample, they may have been applied to the brass key that covers the hole in the German flute. So Spenser used umbriere for the visor of the helmet, as Rous's History of the KingS of England more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532767
  • 9781236532763