The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes; With Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators Volume 9

The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes; With Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators Volume 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. 1778 edition. Excerpt: ...purpose? Sooth, 4 Last night the very gods Ihew'd me a vision: (I fast, and pray'd, for their intelligence) Thus: --1 saw Jove's bird, the Roman eagle, wing'd From the spungy south to this part of the west, There vanilh'd in the fun-beams: which portends, (Unless my sins abuse my divination) Success to the Roman host. Laft night the very gods Jkpw'd me a vis on: The very gods may, indeed, signify the gods themselves immediately, and not by the intervention of other agents or instruments; yet 1 am persuaded the reading is corrupt, and that Shakespeare wrote, Last night, the warry god?----Warey here signifying animadverting, forewarning, ready to give notice: not, as in its more usual meaning, cautious, reserved. Warburton. Of this meaning I know not any example, nor do I fee any need of alteration. It was no common dream, but sent from the very gods, or the gods themselves. Johnson. U 4 L-C, Luc. Dream often so, And never false. Soft, ho! what trunk' is here, Without his top? The ruin speaks, that sometime It was a worthy building.--How! a page! Or dead, or sleeping on him? But dead, rather: For nature doth abhor to make his bed With the defunct, or sleep upon the dead.--Let's fee the boy's face. Cap. He is alive, my lord. Luc. He'll then instruct us of this body.--Young one, Inform us of thy fortunes; for, it seems, They crave to be demanded: Who is this, Thou mak'st thy bloody pillow? Or 5 who was he, That, 5 who was he, Thai, otherwise than noble nature did, Hath alter d that good picture? The editor, Mr. Theobald, cavils at this passage. He fays, it is far from being strictly grammatical; and yet, what is strange, he subjoins a paraphrase of his own, which shews it to be strictly grammatical "For, fays he, the construction of more

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