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Let not the world see fear, and sad distrust,
K. John. The legate of the pope hath been with me,
O inglorious league!
4 So in Macbeth :
'Let's briefly put on manly readiness,
And meet ithe hall together.' 5 Thus in Hamlet :
I -such a sight as this
Becomes the field. 6 Forage here seems to mean to range abroad; which Dr. Johnson says is its original sense : but fourrage, the French source of it, is formed from the low Latin foderagium, food: the sense of ranging therefore appears to be secondary. ñ We have the same image in Macbeth:
•Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky,
And fan our people cold. From these two passages Gray formed the first lines of his •Bard.'
And find no check? Let us, my liege, to arms:
Enter, in arms, LEWIS, SALISBURY, MELUN, Pem
BROKE, Bigot, and Soldiers.
Sal. Upon our sides it never shall be broken.
8 i. e. I know that our party is able to cope with one yet prouder, and more confident of its strength than theirs.
1 i. e. the rough draught of the original treaty. In King Richard II. the scrivener employed to engross the indictment of Lord Hastings says, 'It took him eleven hours to write it, and that the precedent was full as long a doing.'
su rankiosom, antrangera m this;
That, for the health and physic of our right,
Lew. A noble temper dost thou show in this;
2 Shakspeare often uses stranger as an adjective. See the last scene :
"Swearing allegiance and the love of soul
To stranger blood, to foreign royalty.' So in a Midsummer Night's Dream :
"To seek new friends and stranger companies.' 3 i. e. the stain.
4 To clip is to embrace; not yet obsolete in the northern counties.
5 The old copy reads cripple. The emendation was made by Pope. The poet alludes to the wars carried on by the Christian
Ioly Land against the Saracens, where the united armies of France and England might have laid their animosities aside and fought in the cause of Christ, instead of fighting against brethren and countrymen.
6 Shakspeare here employs a phraseology used before in the Merry Wives of Windsor: vol. i. p. 251, note 7:
And, fairy-like, to-pinch the unclean knight.' 7 This compulsion was the necessity of a reformation in the state ; which, according to Salisbury's opinion (who in his preceding speech calls it an enforced cause) could only be procured by foreign arms; and the brave respect was the love of country.
Let me wipe off this honourable dew,
Enter PANDULPH, attended.
Hail, noble prince of France!
"This windy tempest till it blow up rain
Held back his sorrow's tide.'-Rape of Lucrece. 9 In what I have now said an angel spake : for see, the holy legate approaches to give a warrant from heaven, and the name of right to our cause.
It may lie gently at the foot of peace,
Lew. Your grace shall pardon me, I will not back;
"He hath more worthy interest to the state
King Henry IV. Part 11. Again in Dugdale's Warwickshire, vol. ii. p. 927 :-—'He had a release from Rose, the daughter and heir of Sir John de Arden, before specified, of all her interest to the manor of Pedimore.'
12 i. e. passed along the banks of the river. Thus in the old play:-
"-~from the hollow holes of Thamesis