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That shakes the rotten carcass of old Death
Since I first call'd my brother's father dad.
Give with our niece a dowry large enough:,
Are capable of this ambition, " bray," Vaughan "style," Herr Gayley, line 609: “Dub dub a dub, “sway,” Gould “slave.” None of bounce quoth the guns with a sulpherthese are satisfactory. We must ous huffe snuffe"; and 2 Henry IV. assume that “stay " or the word it 111. ii. 304 : “ Bounce'would'a say"; represents means a sudden check or and Knight of the Burning Pestle, v. hindrance. In Cheshire there is a i. 94 : "Sa, Sa, Sa, bounce l' quoth dialectical term “staw'd” applied to the guns." Its modern meaning of a horse who is checked by a difficulty bombast does not seem to have de. in climbing a hill (Cheshire Folk- veloped in Shakespeare's time. Speech, Dialect Society).
467. Since .. dad] An inimitable 462. bounce] The onomatopeic turn of a common saying to suit the word for the report of a gun, com- Bastard's own case. mon in Elizabethan plays. Compare 468. list to this conjunction] list to Peele's Old Wives' Tale (1595), ed. the suggestion of this conjunction.
Lest zeal, now melted by the windy breath
Cool and congeal again to what it was,
This friendly treaty of our threaten'd town? K. Phi. Speak England first, that hath been forward first
To speak unto this city: what say you ?
Can in this book of beauty read “I love," 485
Holds hand with any princess of the world. 494 K. Phi. What say'st thou, boy? look in the lady's face. Lew. I do, my lord; and in her eye I find
A wonder, or a wondrous miracle,
The shadow of myself form'd in her eye; 477. Lest] F 4; Least Ff 1, 2, 3. 486. a queen] Ff 1, 2; the queen Ff 3, 4. 487. Anjou] So Pope; Angiers Ff. 494. hand] F I; hands Ff 2, 3, 4.
477-479. Lest zeal ... it was] breath, etc., should cool and freeze Hanmer puts the comma after into its previous form if advantage “melted,” thus making the windy be not now taken.” breath of soft petitions, pity and 480. the] Lettsom suggests "ye"; remorse do the work of freezing zeal but Shakespeare's usage would then which is now melted. The adjective require two “ye's "-"Why answer “soft,” however, clearly determines ye not, ye double majesties." the sense : "Lest [Jackson suggests 494. Holds handj Compare the " let”] the desire which the French modern phrase "to touch elbows king now has to fall in with the sug- with," i.e. to be the equal of. gestion, a desire melted by the windy
Which, being but the shadow of your son,
[Whispers with Blanch. Bast. Drawn in the flattering table of her eye!
Hang'd in the frowning wrinkle of her brow! 505
Himself love's traitor: this is pity now,
In such a love so vile a lout as he.
If he see aught in you that makes him like,
515. easily] Ff 3, 4; easlie Ff 1, 2.
503. table] “ the surface on which 504-509. Drawn in ... as he] a picture is painted” (Dyce-Little- Mr. Worrall suggests that Shakedale). Fr. tableau (?). Coles, speare is here mocking at the love “ Table of Appelles." Compare conceits of contemporary sonneteers. Sonnet xxiv. 2:
The sonnet quoted to illustrate the “Mine eye hath play'd the painter, last note is quite in the vein which and hath stelld
Shakespeare is here caricaturing. Thy beauty's form in table of my 512, 513. That any thing ...my heart”;
will] that which he sees and likes I and Friar Bacon (1595), ed. Gayley, can easily bring myself to like too. 1. i. 56:-
The "it" in line 513 summing up “Her form is Beauty's table, where “That anything he sees ” is pleon
she paints The glories of her gorgious ex- 517. all ... worthy love] all I cellence."
see in you is worthy of love.
Than this; that nothing do I see in you,
520 K. John. What say these young ones? What say you,
my niece ? Blanch. That she is bound in honour still to do
What you in wisdom still vouchsafe to say. K. John. Speak then, prince Dauphin; can you love this
lady? Lew. Nay, ask me if I can refrain from love; 525
For I do love her most unfeignedly.
Poictiers, and Anjou, these five provinces,
Command thy son and daughter to join hands.
523. still] will Pope; shall Steevens (1785) (Capell conj.). 533. It likes ... hands] Rowe; It likes us well young princes : close your hands Ff.
519. churlish] grudging. Cotgrave larly.” We find the same use in the gives "churlish : aspre, rude, vilain.” north of Ireland dialect. Compare Coles "churlich (sic): plainly, Milton, Comus, lines 558-560:homely.” Every other Shakespearian “(Silence) wished she might use of the word can be paraphrased Deny her nature, and be never by “ boorish."
more, 522, 523. still] often bore the Still to be so displaced.” meaning of "continually.” It has 527. Volquessen] "" The ancient been borrowed, probably from county of the Velocasses (pagus Elizabethan English, into Mid. Velocassinus), whose capital was Cardigan and Carmarthenshire Welsh, Rouen; divided in modern times where “Y mae'n dyfod still” means into Vexin Normand and Vexin "he comes continually” or “regu- Français" (Mr. Wright).
Aust. And your lips too; for I am well assured
That I did so when I was first assured.
Let in that amity which you have made;
Where is she and her son ? tell me, who knows.
To our own vantage.
We will heal up all; 550 For we'll create young Arthur Duke of Bretagne
And Earl of Richmond; and this rich fair town 539. rites] F 4; rights Ff 1, 2, 3. 535. assured] betrothed.
have been pronounced "pashnate." 538. presently] immediately. Com- The word denotes violence of feeling, pare The Tempest, iv. i. 42: “ Pre- probably of grief in the case of Consently ? Ay, with a twink.”
stance, not as would suit the case of 543. Where ... knows] The Elinor "in a passion.” Compare punctuation here is that of Steevens Arden of Feversham, III. V. 45:“ How (1793). The Folios have “sonne, now, Alice? what, sad and passion... knowes ?” Steevens evidently ate?” and Middleton, A Trick, iv. ii. takes it to mean “Let him who (Mermaid ed. p. 53), where Witgood knows tell me!”.
is lamenting and the “2nd Gent.” 544. passionate] Vaughan suspected says to him : “Fie! you a firm “passionate" owing to the extra foot scholar, and an understanding gentlein the line, but has withdrawn his sug- man, and give your best parts to gested alterations. It may, he says, passion."