Plays and Poems; With a New Glossarial Index Volume N . 9

Plays and Poems; With a New Glossarial Index Volume N . 9

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: Antony and Cleopatra: "------.------'Tis a worthy deed, ' " And shall become you well, to ent-reat your captain " To soft and gentle speech." Mstoun. 5 Their DEAREST action---That is, dear, for which much is paid, "whether money or labour; dear action, is action performed at great expence, either of ease or safety. J onusou. ' Their dearest action is their most important action. See vol. vii. p. 208, and Timon of Athens, Act V. Sc. ll. Mstons. - Instead of their dearest action, we should say in modern language, their best exertion. Srssvans. _ I should give these words a more natural signification, and suppose that they mean--their_fiz-vourite action, the action most dear to them. Othello says afterwards: " I do agnize " A natural and prompt alacrity _ _ " I find in hardness." M. Mason. In speaking for myself: Yet, by your gracious pa-tience, I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver Of my whole course of love; what drugs, what charms, What conjuration, and what mighty magick, (For such proceeding I am charg'd withal, ) I won his daughter 7. BRA. A maiden never bold; Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion Blush'd at herself 8; And she, ---in spite of nature, Of years, of country, credit, every thing, --6---unvarnish'_d--The second quarto reads--unra-uiskerl. Srasvmts. 7 I won his daughter. The first quarto and folio---I won his daughter-. i. e. I won his daughter with: and so all the modern editors read, adopting an interpolation made by the editor of the second folio, who was wholly unacquainted with our poet's metre and phraseology. In Timon of Athens we have the same elliptical expression: " Who had the world as my confectionary, " more

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