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2ork. ? My brother General, the Common-wealth, To Brother born an household Cruelty, I make my quarrel in particular.
Weft. There is no need of any such redress;
Mcwb. Why not to him in part, and to us all,
Weft. O my good Lord Mowbray, confecrate the general's sword, 2 My brother general, &c. which was employ'd in the ser I make my quarrel in particular. ] vice of the church. To this The sense is this, My brother gen custom the line in question al- neral, the Common-wealth, wh ch ludes. As to the cant of unifor- ought to distribute its benefits mity of metaphor in writing, this equally, is become an enemy to those is to be cbserved, that changing of his own house, to brothersthe allufion in the same sentence born, by giving some all, and is indeed vicious, and what Quin- others none ; and this (says he) I ulian condemns, Multi quum ini- make my quarrel or grievance that tum à tempeftate fumferint, in- honours are unequally d tributed; cendio aut ruinâ finiunt. But when the constant birth of male-conone comparison or allusion is tents, and source of civil comfairly separated from another, by motions.
WARBURTON. distinct sentences, the case is dif In the first folio the second ferent. So it is here ; in one line is omitted, yet that reading, fentence we see the book of re- unintelligible as it is, has been bellion li ampt uith a seal divine; followed by Sir T. Hanmer. How in the other, the frord of civil difficultly sense can be drawn from difcord confecrated. But this change the best reading the explication of the metaphor is not only al- of Dr. Warburton may show. I lowable, but fit. For the dwell- believe there is an errour in the ing overlong upon one occasions first line, which perhaps may be the discourse to degenerate into rectified thus, a dull kind of allegorism.
My quarrel general, the commonWARBURTON. wealth, What Mr. Theobald says of To Brosker born an household two editions seems to be true, cruelty, for my copy reads, commotion's I make my quarrel in particul. r. bitter edge, but civil is undoubt- That is, my general cause of disedly right, and one would won content is publick mismanageder how bitter could intrude if ment, my particular cause a dociril had been written firit, per- meflick injury done to my natural haps the authour himself made brotber, who had been beheaded the change.
by the King's order.
* Construe the times to their necefities,
Mowb. What thing, in honour, had my father loft,
Weft. You speak, Lord Mowbray, now, you know The farl of Hereford was reputed then In England the most valiant gentleman. Who knows, on whom fortune would then have smild? But if your facher had been victor there, * Coltrue the times to their the king, it appears not that you
ne ellities.] That is, judice have, for your part, been injured of what s done in theje tim s ac either by the king or the time. corting to the exigencies that over I Their ormod slaves in charge )
An arme i fiatje is a lance. To be + or from t'e Kins, &c] in charge, is to be fixed for the exWhether the faults of
governmeat be imputed to the time or
He ne'er had borne it out of Coventry ;
Mowb. But he hath forc'd us to compel this offer, And it proceeds from policy, not love.
Weft. Mowbray, you over-ween to take it so;
Mowb. Well; by my will, we shall admit no parley.
West. That argues but the shame of your offence, A rotten case abides no handling.
Haft. Hath the Prince John a full commission,
West. That is intended in the General's name :
very near to the Traces of the than the King himseif.] The corrupted Reading. THEOBALD. Two oldest Folio's (which firit 4 This is intended in the Gegave us this Speech of Weftmor
neral's name : ) That is, iard) read this Line thus ; this power is inclu ied in the name And blejs’d and grac'd and did or office of a generalWe won
more thar the King. der that you can ask a question lo Dr. Thiriby reform'd the Text difling.
I muse, you make so night a question.
York. Then take, my lord of Westmorland, this For this contains our general grievances. [schedule, Each several article herein redress'd ; All members of our cause, both here and hence, That are infinewed to this action, Acquitted by a true * substantial form ; And present executions of our wills s To us, and to our purposes, confin'd; • We come within our awful banks again, And knit our powers to the arm of peace.
[lords, West. This will I shew the General. Please you, 7 In sight of both our battles, we may meet; And either end in peace, which heav'n so frame ! Or to the place of difference call the swords, Which must decide it.
York. My lord, we will do so.
Subfiantial form.] That is, To us and to our PROPERTIES by a pardon of due form and legal confin'd; validity.
i. e. we defire no more than le5 Tous, anilo our PURPOSES, curity for our liberties and friper
confid;] This schedule we ties : and this was no unreasonasee consists of three parts, 1. A ble demand. WARBURTON redress of general grievances. This passage is so obscure that 2. A pardon for those in arms. I know not what to make of it. 3. Some demands of advantage Nothing better occurs to me, for them. But this third part than to read consign’d, for confin'd. is very strangely expressed. That is, let the execution of our
And present execution of our wills demands be put into our hands acTo us and to our PURPOSES con- cording to our declared purposes.
6 We come within our AWFUL The first line shews they had
banks again, something to demand, and the We should read LAWFUL. WARB. fecond expresses the modesty of Awful barks are the proper lithat demand. The demand, says mits of reverence. the speaker, is confined to us and 7 The old copies : We may meet 10 our purposes. A very modelt At either, end in peace; which kind of refriction truly! only as
Heav'n 10 frame?] extenfive as their appetites and That easy, but certain, Change pasions. Without question Shake- in the Text, I owe to Dr. Tbirispear wrote,
Mowb. There is a thing within my bosom tells me, That no conditions of our peace can stand.
Hat. Fear you not that; if we can make our peace
Mowb. Ay, but our valuation shall be such,
York. No, no, my lord, note this, the King is weary
* Of dainty and fucb picking Thal, were
our royal faiths grievances ) I cannot but martyrs in love. If royal think that this line is corrupted, faiths can mean faith to a king, and that we thould read, it yet cannot mean it without
Of picking out such dainty griev. much violence done to the lan: guage. I therefore read, with 9-wipe his tables clean,] Sir 1. Hanmer, loyal faiths, which Alluding to a table-book of Rute, is proper, natural, and suitable ivory, c, WARBURTON. to the intention of the speaker.