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(26) Crack nature's mould, all germains spill at once.] Thus all the editions have given us this passage, and Mr. Pope has explain'd germains, to mean, relations, or kindrcd elements. Then it must have been germanes (from the Latin adjective, germanus;) a word more than once used by our author, tho' always false spelt by his editors. So,
in Hamlet ;
The phrase would be more germane to the matter, if we could carry cannon by our sides : .
And so in Othello; w
men, raced ; as the old glossaries expound it;) and so we must again
——Tho' the treasure -