Annotations Upon Troilus and Cressida and the Merchant of Venice

Annotations Upon Troilus and Cressida and the Merchant of Venice

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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: ...breast clean open lay," This furnished Shakspere with the hint for the following line: I am unarm d; forego this vantage, Greek.," STEsvsns. 579. 1111 flush it, ---The word frusl I never found elsewhere, nor understand it. Hamnerexplains it, to breah or bruise. o1ms0N. Tofrzzshachicken, is a term in carving which I cannot explain. I am indebted for this little knowledge of it to E. Smith's Complete Huswzfe, published in 1741. The term is as ancient as Wynkyn de Worde s Booh qfKert/inge, 1508. "l-lolinshed, describing the soldiers of Richmond making themselves ready, says, they bent their bows, and frushed their feathers; and (as Mr. Toilet has observed) employs it again in his Description qf Ireland, p. 29: when they are sorcfruslt with sickness, or to farre withered with age." T 0 frmh, in this first instance, says he, signifies to change the feathers from their natural smooth-and sloping position, to a rough perpendicular One, whereby the arrow flies the stcadier to its mark, and whistles in the air. In the second instance it means to disorder. The word seems to be sometimes used for any aetion of violence by which things are separated; disordered, or destroyed. ' 50, in 'Hjnde s liliosto Libidinoso, 1606: 1, ' 11 ii j u High, High cedars are frushed with tempests, when lower shrubs are not touched with the wind. Again, in Hans Beer-pat s Invisible Comm), &c. 1618: And with mine arm tofrush a sturdy lance." Again, in The Historyqf Helyas, Knight qf the Swan, bl. let. no date:, --smote him so courageously with his sworde, that he frushed all his helm, wherewith the erle fell backward, &c. i Again, more

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