The First Sketches of the Second and Third Parts of King Henry VI
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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... Cardinal here labours more under the dreadful apprehensions in his mind of the result of approaching death than bodily pain. King Henry adds immediately afterwards, " how he is troubled," and wishes him to remember his Redeemer. Page 47, line 4. Remember Christ must sane thy soule. The two editions of 1600 read: --" Lord Cardinall, remember Christ must haue thy soule." Page 47, line 7. Can I make men liue whether they will or no? So in King John, act iv., sc. 2: --" We cannot hold mortality's strong hand." and again: --" Why do you bend such solemn brows on me? Think you I bear the shears of destiny? Have I commandment on the pulse of life i" Page 47, line 8. Go fetch me the strong poison. The word " strong' is omitted in the edition of 1619. Page 47, line 17. Hold vp thy hand and make some signe to vs. So in the old King John, 1591, the legate says to the dying sovereign ' " Lift up thy hand, that we may witnesse here, Thou diedst the servant of our Saviour Christ: --Now joy betide thy soule!" Page 47, line 25. His funerals be performde The word " be" is omitted in the edition of 1619. Page 47, line 27. Alarmes. This word, so frequently occurring in old stage directions, and, having two distinct meanings, is frequently misinterpreted by the general reader. Perhaps the following is as good an explanation of the word as could be given. " Classicum, a trumpet for the warres, a sound or peale of trumpets or belles to call men together or to go to warre, alarme-"--Rider's Latin Dictionarze, 4to., Lond. 1640. Page 47, line 28. The Captaine of the ship. In the amended play we have " Lieutenant" throughout the scene. Modern editors return...
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