Shakespeare's Tempest, with Notes, Examination Papers, and Plan of Preparation, Ed. by J.M.D. Meiklejohn
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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...these. So Shakespeare has the 'prime man of the state.' 77. Thy false uncle. An American critic writes: 'This and the following speech of Prospero arc a network of anacoloutha. The subject, Mv brother, is dropped, and taken up again as he whom, and finally in false uncle, before its verb (but only after another interruption) is reached in new created. A parenthesis begins with as at that time; but it ceases to be treated as a parenthesis, and eddies into the main current of expression at Those being all my studc This hesitation and involution in Prospero's talk, arises from the fact that he is bent on an impossibility--that of making Miranda understand the crisis in his past history, which is. comparable to nothing in her experience. 78. Heedfnlly, attentively. Cf. Hamlet, III. ii. 89, where Hamlet asks Horatio to be very careful in watching the king during the play-scene: 'Give him heedful note; For I mine eyes will rivet to his face, And after we will both our judg-ments join In censure of his seeming.' 79. Perfected, fully instructed. Ct. Meas ure, IV. iii. 146: 'Her cause and yours I '11 perfect him withal.' 81. Trash (a metaphor from hunting), to restrain a dog by a trash or strap fastened to his neck. Cf. Othello, II. i. 31s, where Iago speaks of Roderigo as poor trash; If this poor trash of Venice, whom I trash For his quick hunting.' Over-topping, running in front of the other dogs. But there is no instance of the word overtop being used as a term in the hunting-field. 82. Or = either. It must not be for gotten that or is a contraction of other, which is the Northern form of either. 83. Kay for tuning musical instruments. 85. That = so that, Cf. Julius Ca.sar, I. i. 59: An universal shout That Tiber trembled underneath her banks.' 87....
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