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* Js that temptation that doth lead us on
“ To sin in loving virtue.”
327. “ Sail seas in cockles."-

By cockles, I apprehend, is meant, cock-boats.


339. “ Ever since I can remember.

This is a common, but a very corrupt phrase, for as long ago as I can remember. 340.If you were born to honour, show it

now; If put upon you, make the judgment,

&c. " Şome are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

Twelfth Night.


366. "

Smiling Extremity out of act.”Extremity, I believe, is desperation; and Pericles, I suppose, is alluding to the effect which Marina produces in composing his temper, and in dissipating his sorrows.


384. When we with tears parted Pentapolis.

“ Parted,” for left, departed-from.” The phrase is still in vulgar use in Ireland.


This tragedy, I think, exhibits no equitable claim to be regarded as a work of Shakspeare's, any more than that with which it is most worthily associated, in the same volume, Titus Andronicus. If one of these compositions is ludi. crously shocking, the other is shockingly ludicrous; and the poet's reputation, I believe, would have been better consulted, by dismissing them both to contempt and oblivion. There are, indeed, some circumstances relating to "The Prince of Tyre,” which may render it worthy of preservation, as a curiosity. Unlike the concomitant tragedy just mentioned, there are some incidental parts of this which Shakspeare might have written, and that, had they appeared in any of his undisputed works, would never have raised suspicion as to their genuineness. The most striking of those parts which I think our poet may have written, are the first scene in the third act, and the scene in the fifth between Pericles and his daughter. The resemblance of particular passages to others in our author's authentic compositions, amounts, I think, to no more than an evidence that he had perused this play with attention, and adopted from it, occasionally, some peculiar thoughts and turns of expression; and I think it can hardly be doubted, that, in composing that part of the Winter's Tale which consigns Hermione to a supposed death, and Perdita, from her birth, to an obscure retreat, until matters become ripe at last for reconciliation, our poet had in view this wild story of Thaisa and Marina.


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21, ............... After “ in reproof of this lies the jest,” add, “ and in Troilus and

Cressida, `Act 1, Sc. 3,

" ------------ In reproof of chance

" Lies the true proof of men." Page 58, ............. In the passage from Lee, for “ I bear you that” read “I bar you

that." 68, Reed 161, for “ sail” read “ sails." 125, ........ 528, for “ends forth” read “send forth." 128, ........ 539, for “ too rooted” read “ too deeply rooted.” 131. .. 553, for “ same” read “ sane," 132, .... .... 566, dismiss after “no cause, no cause," the note of admiration. 135, .... 581, for “ man's work” read “a man's work."

9, for “ our ears” read “ your ears." ......... In the emended text for “ We have dispatch'dread “We here

dispatch," &c. 153, ....

.. In the Italian sentence, for “ it” read “il." 156, .. ... 64, for “ hour” read a season1.178,. .... 209, for “ interpretators” read “ interpreters." 194, ........ 270, for “ Balleropbon” read “ Bellerophon" 229, ........ 584, after “ Mr. Steevens, in a remark” read the words which follow

upon a passage in Pericles was not correct, in asserting that this

name in Cymbcline is always Posthiimus."
248, ........ 47, Regulate the metre after

Aud wear it kind my lord ?
1st Ld. ------- -------- I am so far
Already in your gifts.

---- So are we all.
. after 'hunself by't," instead of but then” read but I think

instead of " and is his happiest” read “and in his happiest," &c. 299 ...... in the passage from Camden, for “virtue's" read “ virtues."

.......... for the captain in the citadel” read “the captains," &c. 374, ........ 506, for “are you man” read “are you mad." 375, ...... The note of interrogation placed after" villain" belongs to “thunder." 434, ........ 321, for “ king doubt” read king double.

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