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Of murd'rous Subornation? shall it be,
put down Richard, that sweet lovely Rose,
of Therefore, I say
Wir. Peace, Cousin, say no more.
Hot. If he fall in, good night, or sink or swim-
your deaths :
* Dfda n'd for disdainful. a spear. ) i. e. of a spear laid 4 On the unsteadfuff jeoring of across.
And let them grapple.-O! the blood more ftirs To rouze a Lion, than to start a Hare.
North. Imagination of some great exploit Drives him beyond the bounds of patience. Hot. s By heav'n, methinks, it were an easy leap,
To s By beau’n, met bink', &c.] Or dive into the bottom of the Gildon, a critic of the fize of deep, Dennis, &c. calls this speech, And pluck up drowned honour by without any ceremony, a ridica
the locks : laus rant and absolute madness. i. e. or what is still more diffiMr. Tbeobald talks in the same cult, tho' there were in the world itrain. The French critics had no great examples to incite and taught these people just enough fire my emulation, but that hoto understand where Shakespear nour was quite funk and buried had tranigressed the rules of the in oblivion, yet would I bring it Greek tragic writers s and, on back into vogue, and render it those occasions, they are full of more illustrious than ever. So the poor frigid cant, of fable, that we see, tho' the expression Jext ment, diation, unities, &c. be sublime and daring, yet the But it is another thing to get to thought is the natural movement Sbakespear's fenie: to do this re
of an heroic mind. Euripides ac quired a little of their own. For lealt thought so, when he put want of which, they could not the very iame sentiment, in the fee that the poet heré uses an al fame words, into the mouth of legorical covering to expressa Eteocles-1 cuill not, madam, difnoble and very natural thought. guise my thoughts; I could scale -Hot-jpur, all on fire, exclaims hea-ven, I could descend to the very again!t bu kffering and bartering entrails of the earth, if so be that for honour, and dividing it into by that price I could cbtain a kinghares. O! says he, could I be dum.
WARBURTON. fure that when I had purchased Though I am very far from bonour I should wear her digni- condemning this speech with Gities without a Rival-what then? don and i hewrald as absolute madwhy then,
ness, yet I cannot find in it that By beav'n, methinks, it were an profundity of reflection and beautaly lap.
ty of allegory which the learned To pull bright honour from the commentator has endeavoured to pale jar d Moon :
display. This fally of Hot-l, ur 1. e. tho' fome great and shin- may be, I think, foberly and raing character in the most elevated tionally vindicated as the violent ob, was already in posledion of eruption of a mind inflated withi her, yet it would, methinks, be ambition and fired with refenteasy by greater acts, to eclipfe ment; as the boastful clamour bis glory, and pluck all his ho- of a man able to do much, and nours from him;
eager to do more; as the haity
To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd Moon;
Wor. He apprehends * a world of figures here, But not the form of what he should attend. -Good Cousin, give me audience for a while.
Hot. I cry you mercy,
Wor. Those same noble Scots,
Hct. l’ill keep them all ;
Wor. You start away,
Hot. I will, that's flat. He said, he would not ransom Mortimer, Forbad my tongue to speak of Mortimer ; But I will find him when he lies asleep, And in his ear I'll holla, Mortimer ! motion of turbulent desire; as to dress. A coat is said to be the dark expression of indeter- faced when part of it, as the mined thoughts. The passage sleeves or boson, is covered with from Euripides is surely not alle, something finer and more splen: gorical, yet it is produced, and did than the main fubfiance. The properiy, as parallel.
mautua makers till use the werd. 6 Bit out upon this half-fac'd Half-fac'd fillo.eship is then part
fellowship!] I think this neryhip bul haf ado ned, partnerfinely expressed. The image is ship whi h yet wants ba'f the taken from one who turns from phew of dignities and honours. another, so as to stand before
a world of figures her?, him with a fide face; which im &c) Figure is used here plied neither a full consorting, equivocally. As it is applied to nor a separation. WARB. Hetl, ur's speech it is a rhetorial
I cannot think this word right- mode ; as opposed to form, it ly explained. It alludes rather means appearance or hipe.
Nay, I will have a Starling taught to speak
Wor. Hear you, cousin, a word.
Hot. All Studies here I solemnly defy,
Wor. Farewel, my kinsman! I will talk to you,
Norih. Why, what a walp-tongu'd and impatient fool
Norib. At Berkley castle.
Hot. You say true :
7 Ad that fame Sword-and called a fwah-buckler. In this
buck'er Prince of Wales.] fenfe fword-and-buckler is used A Royster, or turbulent fellow, here. that fought in the taverns, or
* Alluding to what pated in raised disorders in the Atreets, was King Richard, Ac II. Sc. IX.
Wr. Nay, if you have not, to't again;
Hot. I have done, i'faith.
Act. York, is't not?
Wor. True, who bears hard
Hot. I sinell it. On my life, it will do well. North. Before the game's a-foot, thou still lett'st * flip. $ 1/peak not this in estimation.) player, I suppose, thinking the Elimation for conjecture. But speech too long, struck them out. between this and the foregoing
WARBURTON. verse it appears there were some If the Editor had, before he lines which are now loit. For, wrote his note, read ten lines consider the sense. What was it forward, he would have seen that that was ruminoted, plotted, and nothing is onnitted. Worcefier Jet rown? Why, as the text gives a dark hint of a conspiracy. stands at present, that the Arch- Hor-jpur smelis it, that is, guties bishop baie bis brother's death it. Northumberlard reproves
him bard! It is plain then that they for not fuffering Worcester to tell were come confecuences of that his design Hot-spur, according resentment which the speaker in to the vehicmence of his temper, formed Hot-fur of, and to which still follows his own conjecture. his conclufion of, I speak not this To let 11p is, to loose the by conjecture but on good proof, greyhound. must be referred. But some