A Midsommer Nights Dreame Volume 10

A Midsommer Nights Dreame Volume 10

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...373. fo did did so Rowe +. did not 368. fhadowes fairies Gould. Steev.'85 (misprint). 370. garments garment Glo. (mis-378. fogge fogs Theob. ii, Warb. print). Johns. leave the stage without a speech, or a piece of the author's work which he cancelled as unsatisfactory or superfluous.' See Preface to this volume, p. xv.--El). 371. enterpize See Text. Notes for a variation in Reprints of F, .--Eft. 372. nointed For a list of words whose prefixes are dropped, see Abbott, 460. 373. sort An allusion to fate. 'AH the forms of sort, ' says Skeat (Diet. s. v.), ' are ultimately due to Lat. sortem, ace. of son, lot, destiny, chance, condition, state.'--Ed. 374. As I am not sure that in a modern text there should not be a semicolon after 'sort' in the previous line, to indicate that this 'As' does net follow the ' so' in that line (unlike the 'so' and 'As' in lines 379, 380), but means oecause, since.--Ed. 378. Acheron W. A. Wright: The river of hell in classical mythology, supposed by Shakespeare to be a pit or lake. Compare Macb. IlI, v, 15: 'And at the pit of Acheron Meet me, ' &c.; Tit. And. IV, iii, 44: ' I'll dive into the burning lak below And pull her out of Acheron by the heels, '--R. G. White (ed. ii): A river in Hades, which Shakespeare mistook to be a pit. That Shakespeare in Macbeth may have supposed Acheron to be a pit is quite likely, but he made no mistake in the present passage. The rivers of hell were black, and it is with this blackness alone that comparison is here made. In Shakespeare's contemporary, Sylvester, there is the same simile: 'In Groon-land field is found a dungeon, A thousand-fold more dark than Acheron.'--The Vocation, line 532, ed. Grosart. And if it be urged that Sylvester has here fallen into the same...show more

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