The Plays of William Shakespeare; With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators Volume 10

The Plays of William Shakespeare; With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators Volume 10

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...old copy so as to make Say declare that he preferred clerks to maintain Kent and the King.-This is not very clear; and, besides, he gives in the following line another reason of his bounty, that learning raised him, and therefore he supported learning. I am inclined to think Kent slipped into this passage by chance, and would read: When have I aught exacted at your haiuls, But to maintain the king, the realm, and you? Johnson. I concur with Dr. Johnson in believing the w ord Kent to have been shuffled into the text by accident. Lord Say, as the passage stands in the folio, not only declares he had preferred men of learning to maintain Kent, the king, the realm, but adds tautologically you; for it should be remembered that they are Kentish men to whom he is now speaking. I would read, Bent to maintain, &c. i. e. strenuously resolved to the utmost, to &c. Steevens. The punctuation to which Dr. Johnson alludes, is that of the folio: VOL. X. Y And--seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, --Unless you be possess'd with devilish spirits, You cannot but forbear to murder me. k This tongue hatli parley'd unto foreign kings For your behoof, --Cade. Tut! when struck'st thou one blow in the field? Say. Great men have reaching hands: oft have I struck Those that I never saw, and struck them dead. Geo. O monstrous coward! what, to come behind folks? Say. These cheeks are pale for watching2 for your good. Cade. Give him a box o' the ear, and that will make 'em red again. Say. Long sitting to determine poor men's causes Hath made me full of sickness and diseases. Cade. Ye shall have a hempen caudle, then and the pap of a hatchet.3 "When have I aught exacted at your hands? " Kent to maintain, the king, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236520300
  • 9781236520302