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Hot. It cannot chufe but be a noble Plot ;
Wor. Cousin, farewel. No further go in this,
A head is a body of forces.
tions too great to be satisfied. 9 This is a natural description
That this would be the event of the state of mind between of Northumberland's disloyalty those that have conferred, and
was predicted by King Richard those that have received, obliga. in the former play.
An Inn at Rochester.
Enter a Carrier with a Lantborn in his Hand.
EIGH ho! an't be not four by the day, I'll be
hang’d. Charles' wein is over the new chimney, and yet our horse not packt. What, oftler ?
Oft. [within.] Anon, anon.
i Car. I pr’ythee, Tom, beat Cutt's saddle, put a few focks in the point: the poor jade is wrung in the withers, 'out of all cess.
Enter another Carrier.
2 Car. Pease and beans are · as dank here as a dog, and that is the next way to give poor jades the 3 bots : this houte is turn'd upside down, since Robin Ofler dy d.
1 Car. Poor fellow never joy’d since the price of oats rose; it was the death of him.
2 Car. I think, this be the moft villainous house in all London road for fleas: I am ftung like a Tench.
i Car. Like a Tench? by th' Mass, there's ne'er
' out of all cess.] The Ox- being taken from a ce's, tax or ford Editor not underítanding subsidy; which being by regular this phrase, has alter'd it to--ot and moderate rates, when any of all cale. As if it were likely thing was exorbitant, or out of that a blundering tranferiler meature, it was said to be, eut should change fo common a word of all coss. WARBURTON. as case force's? which, it is pro as dank.] 1. e. wet, rotten. bable, he understood no more
Pope. than this critic; but it means 3 Botts are worms in the floOut of all menjure: the phrase mach of a horse.
King in Christendom could be better bit than I have been fince the first cock.
2 Car. Why, they will allow us ne'er a jourden, and then we leak in your chimney : and your chamber-lie breeds feas - like a Loach.
i Car. What, oftler !-Come away, and be hang’d, come away
2 Car. I have a gammon of bacon, and two s razes of ginger to be deliver'd as far as Charing-cross.
1 Car. 'Odsbody, the Turkies in my panniers are quite starv'd. What, oftler! a plague on thee! haft thou never an eye in thy head ? canst not hear? an 'cwere not as good a ded as drink, to break the
pate of thee, I am a very villain.--Come and be hang'dhast no faith in thee?
Gads. Good-morrow, carriers. What's o'clock ? Car. I think, it be two o'clock.
Gads. I pr’ythee, lend me thy lanthorn, to see my gelding in the stable.
i Car. Nay, soft, I pray ye; I know a trick worth two of that, i'faith.
Gads. I pr’ythee, lend me thine.
2Car. Ay, when? canst tell ?-lend me thy lanthorn, quoth a !-marry, I'll see thee hang'd first.
Gads. Sirrah, carrier, what time do you mean to come to London ?
2 Car. Time enough to go to bed with a Candle, ! warrant thee.-Come, neighbour Mugges, we'll call
4 like a Loach. ] Scotrk, a from the Roze mentioned here. lake.
WARBURTON. The former signifies no s And two Razes of Ginger.] than a fingle Root of it; but a As our Author in several Paíiages Raze is the Indian Term for a mentions a Race of Ginger, I Bele of it. THEOBALD. thought proper to distinguish it
up the gentlemen ; they will along with Company, for they have great Charge.
S CE N E II,
Gods. What, ho, chamberlain !
Gods. That's ev'n as fair, as at hand, quoth the chamberlain; for thou variest no more from picking of purses, thian giving direction doth from labouring: Thou lay'st the plot how.
Cham. Good-morrow, mafer Gads-bill. It holds current, that I told you yesternight. There's a " Franklin, in the wild of Kent, hath brought three hundred marks with him in gold; I heard him tell it to one of his company last night at fupper, a kind of auditor, one that hath abundance of charge too, God knows what. They are up already, and call for eggs and butter. They will away presently.
Gads. Sirrah, if they meet not with ? St. Nicholas' clarks, I'll give thee this neck.
Cham. No, l'll none of it; I pr’ythee, keep that for the hangman; for I know theu worshipp'st St. Nicholas as truly as a man of falhood may.
Gods. What talk'st thou to me of the hangman? if I hang, I'll make a fal pair of gallows. For if I hang, old Sir John hangs with me, and thou know'st, he's no ftarvcling. Tut, there are other Trojans that thou dream'st not of, the which, for sport-fake, are content to do the profesion some grace; that would, if mat
6 Franklin is a little gentle Nick, is a cant name for the De
vil. Hence he equivocally calls 7 St. Nicholas' clarks, ] St. robbers, St. Nicholas's claiks. Nicholas was the Patron Saint of
WARBURTON. scholars : And Nicholas, or Oid
ters should be look'd into, for their own credit fake, make all whole. 'I am join'd with no foot-land-rakers, no long-staff-fix-penny-strikers, none of those mad Mustachio-purple-hu'd-malt-worms ; but with nobility and tranquillity ; 'burgomasters, and great Oneyers ; such as can hold in, such as will ' Itrike fooner
I am joined with no out equal or greater likelihood fest-land-rakers, -] That is, of truth. I know not however with no padders, no wanderers whcther any change is neceitary; on foot. No long-fiaft six-penry Gadshill tells the Chamberlain Arikers, no fellows that infeft that he is joined with no mean the road with long staffs and wretches, but with burgomasters knock men down for fixpence.' and great ones, or as he terms None of those mad mustachio fur- them in merriment by a cant ple bued maltworms, none of these termination, great - oneyers, wb se faces are red with drink- greatone -eers, as we say p.iva:eer,
auclineer, circuireer. This is I burgo-mafters, and great fancy the whole of the matter. one-eyers.) Perhaps, oneraires,
such as will strike Traitees, or Commisioners ; fays fooner than peak; and speak coner Mr. Pope. But how this Word than DRINK ; and DRINK sooner comes to admit of any fuch Con- than pray ;-- According to the struction, I am at a loss to know. specimen given us in this play, To Mr. Pope's second Conjecture, of this diilolute gang, we have of cunning Men that luok sharp no rea on to think they were iefs ord aim well, I have nothing to realy to drink than peuk. Bereply feriously: but chufe to drop files, it is plain, a natural grait. The Reading which I have dation was here intended to be substituted, I owe to the Friend- given of their actions, relative fhip of the ingenious Nicholas to one anothe.. But what has Hardinge, Esq. A Moneyer is an spcaking, drinking an1 praying to Officer of the Mint, which makes do with one another? We should Coin and delivers ont the King's certainly read THINK in both Money. Moneyers are also taken places inilead of drink; and then for Banquers, or those that make we have a very regular and huit their Trade to turn and return mourous climax. They will frike Money. Either of thefe Accep- foner than spak; a'd / cak sooner tations will admirably square with than THINK; and THINK jooner Our Author's Context.
than pray. By which lałt words THEOBALD. is means, that Thi' perhaps they This is a very acute and ju- may now and then refeet on their dicious attempt at emendation, crimes, they will never re, ent of and is not undefervedly adopted them. 'I he Oxford Editio his by Dr Warburton. irlbornus Hun- dignified this correction by his mir reads great orners, not with. adoption of it. WARBURTON.