Annotations Upon King Henry VIII. and King Richard III

Annotations Upon King Henry VIII. and King Richard III

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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: ...the Fool of the piece, in ortlcr to shew the inevitable approaches of Deal/t (another of the Dmmatis Persona), is made to employ all his stratagems to avoid him; which, as the matter is ordered, bring the Fool, at every turn, into the very jaws of his enemy: so tlrata representation of these secnes would__afibrd a: great deal of good mirth, and morals morals mixed together. The very same thing is again alluded to in these lines of Love'; Labour Lott: " So Portent-lihe I would o'er-rule his state, " That he should be my Fool, and I his Fate." Act iv. sc. 2. But the French, as we say, keeping these two sorts of farces distinct, they became, in time, the parents of tragedy and comedy; while we, by jumbling them together, begot, in an evil hour, that mungrel species, unknown to nature and antiquity, called tragi: comedy. _ _ _ W.utnt: RTo1'. T O this, when Mr. Upton's Dissertation is subjoined, there will, perhaps, be no need of any other account of the Vice. LIKE thelold Vicc. The allusion here is to the Vice, a.drollcharacter in our old plays, accoutred with a long coat, a cap with a pair of ass's ears, and a dagger of lath. Shakspere alludes to his buflbon appearance in Twelfth l'i ght, act iv. " In a trite, llhe to the old Vice, " Who with dagger gflath, in his rage and /Bi; wrath, " Criex, ah, ha! to the Devil." In the second part of K. Henry IV. ail iii. Falstaff compares Shallow to a Vt'ce's dagger of lath. In Hamlet, act iii. Ilamlet calls lhis uncle, " A vice qf hings."' ' i. e. a ridiculous representation of majesty. These passages the editors have very rightly.expounded. I will will now mention some others, _ which seem to have escaped their notice, the allusions...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649881X
  • 9781236498816