The First [-Third] Part of King Henry the Sixth Volume N . 3

The First [-Third] Part of King Henry the Sixth Volume N . 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...iv. 200) meaning misled. It is interesting to see the form in Q, " ironious," and later " ironous." "Ironous" was in use, meaning ironical, earlier. But it is not the word intended. Folio 1 gives it " erroneous." 92, 93. too soon... too late These words are transposed, very likely by mere accident, in Q; "too late" means too recently, perhaps, as in Lucrece, l. 1801; and Richard III. 11I. i. 99: "Too late he died that might have kept that title" (Steevens). I think it matters very little, although there is a dissertation on the question amongst editors in Steevens. It is a sort of playing on the words in both passages, the sense being, both his life and death were misfortunes. Does not the Lucrece passage--"I did give that life Which she too early (= too soon) and too late hath spilled," bear out this simple explanation which suits both texts? The coincidence of passages in this play with identical ones in Lucrece is often before us. Rolfe has a tedious note. Halliwell gets an amazing literal meaning: " Thy father begot thee at too late a period of his life... not old enough to fight him." The industrious Halliwell applies this to the Quart0. I suppose in this text the son is getting too old to fight l 94. Woe above woe The Bible furnishes most of the variant phrases of "woe," but this seems unique. "Above" has the common use of "upon," as in " loss upon loss " (Merchant of Venice, Iil i. 96), and "jest upon jest " (Much Ado About Nothing, 11. i. 252). A very common form. "On top of." 95. ruthful See note at " ruthless," above, 1. iv. 31. The latter is in this play five times. Compare...show more

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