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" to keep these old definitions carefully in mind. I shall employ the word tempering in the sense of softening, as Falstaff uses it when he says of Shallow :— "I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and shortly will I seal with him. "
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The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1709
...Fal. Let them go; I'll through Glocefterjhire,ind there will I vifit Mailer Robert Shallow, Efquire: I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and fliortly will I feal with him. Come away. \TE.xewv Bard. The Army is difcharged all, and gone. SCENE...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Eight Volumes: With the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1765
...them go ; I'll through Glouccjterfljirt, and there will I vifit matter Robert Shallow, Efquire j * I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and fhortly will I leal with him. Come away. Bard. The army is difcharged all, and gone. SCENE VIII. Changes...
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The Works of Shakespeare: in Eight Volumes, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1767
...Fal. Let them go; I'll through Gloceflerjhlre, and therewill I vtfit mailer Rol.ert Shallow, Efquire : I have him. already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and.: fcortly will I feal with him. Come away. [Exeunt. Bar. The army is discharged all, and gone. SCENE...
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The Works of Shakespear: King Henry IV, pt. I-II. King Henry V. King Henry ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...gonefal. Let them go; I'll through Gloucefterjhire, and there will I vifit mafter Robert Shallow, Efquire; I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and fhortly will I feal with him. Come away, [Exeunt. SCENE VIIIChanges to the Palace at Weftminfter. Enter...
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King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV, part I-II

William Shakespeare - 1773
...Let them go. I'll through Gloucefterfhire; and there will I vifit mafter Robert Shallow, efquire: * I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and fhortly will I feal with him. Come away. [Exeunt. SCENE IV. 'The palace at Weftminfter. Enter king...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1790
...dream the rell." AMNIR. Axdj'itliit at laft to every light imprefiion ?] So, in K. Harry If. P. II: "I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and fliortly will I feal with him." STIEVINS. * — di/oli-ei toitb tempVing. It fhould be remembered that...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 1789
...Let them go. I'll through Glocefterfhire ; and there will I vifit matter Robert Shallow, efquire : I have him already ' tempering between my finger and my thumb, and fhortly will I feal with him. Come away. [Exeunt. SCENE II. The Palace at Wejlminjier* Writer King...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1793
...Middleton : " Fetch a pennyworth of/oft -wax to fal letters." So, Falftaff, in King Henry IV. P. II : " I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and (hortly will I feal with him." MALONE. I do not fuppofe that—Soft ! has any reference to the wax...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1793
...may temper her,~\ Mould her, like wax, to whatever ihape you pleafe. So, in King Henry IV. P. II : "I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb ; and ihortly will I feal with him." MALONE. * lime,] That is, birdlime. JOHNSON. * Ay, much the farce of...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1793
...FAL. Let them go. I'll through Glofterihirc; and there will I vifit mailer Robert Shallow, cfquire: I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb/ and ihortly will I feal with him. Come away. [Exeunt. Falftaff to fack, our author fccms to have fpoken...
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