Annotations Upon the Merry Wives of Windsor and Coriolanus

Annotations Upon the Merry Wives of Windsor and Coriolanus

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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: ... second, which has been followed by the moderns, has made Falstaff desert his own character, and assume the language of a Puritan MA LoNE. 662.---'m1eral deaths Thus_ the folio and the most correct of the quartos. The first quarto read: -'egregious deaths. _ SrnvsNs. 663. detecicd with----Thus the old copies. With was sometimes used for cf. So, a little after, " I sooner will stispect the sun with cold." Detected zfa jealous, &c. would have been the common grammar of the times. The modern edi tors read by. STEEvENs. 665.----bz'lbo, i A bilbo is a Spanish blade, of which the excellence is flexibleness and elasticity. _ Jomi soN. hilho, from Bilbm, a city of Biscay, where the best blades are made. SrmsvsNs. 669.--h'igfnz 1.----1 Kidney in this phrase now signifies hind or qualities, but Falstaff means, a man whose hidnies are asfizt as mine. JoHN SoN. 686. iaddms' me i. e. make myself ready. So in K. Henry V. I " To-morrow for our march we are addmt." STEEvENS. 705. I'll be harn-mad. There is no image which our author appears so fond of, as that of cuckold's horns. Scarcely a light character is introduced that does not endeavour to produce merriment by some allusion to horned husbands. As he wrote his plays for the stage rather than the press, he perhaps reviewed them seldom, and did not observe this repetition; or finding the jest, however frequent still succcssfull, did not think correction necessary. J 01-IN so N. This This is a very trifling scene, of no use to the plot, and I should think of no great delight to the audience; but Shakspere best knew what would please. i Jox-msou. We may suppose this scene to have been a very entertaining one to the audience for which it wal written. Many of...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
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  • English
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