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Sustains such prejudice by those it honours ; [.]
That of necessity we must pervert it
With passionate enemies, and ambitious boundless

Avarice, and every licence,” &c.
I think,—"and ambitions boundless, Avarice, and," &c.
Jonson, Fox, i. 1, Gifford, vol. iii. p. 172,-

“Tear forth the fathers of poor families
Out of their beds, and coffin them alive

In some kind-clasping prison.”
First Part of Sir John Oldcastle, iv. 3,-

“Do not thou, with thy kind-respective tears

Torment thy husband's heart, that bleeds for thee,” &c. i.e., expressive of that regard which springs from natural affection ; respect in our old writers signifying regard, and kind being natural, affectionate. By the way, in Chapman and Shirley's Play, Chabot, Admiral of France, iii. 2, Gifford and Dyce's Shirley, vol. vi. p. 127,-"yet, notwithstanding all these injustices, this unmatchable, unjust delinquent affecteth to be thought inculpable, and incomparable just;"-we ought evidently to read “unmatchable-(i.e.-oly) unjust," as below “incomparable-just.” So excellent-white, pestilent-complete, above. Play of Lust's Dominion, Old English Plays, vol. i. p.

113. “For base lust of a loathed concubine. Eleaz. Ha! concubine! who does Prince Philip mean? Phil. (To Eleaz.) Thy wife.—(To Alv.) Thy daughter,-base

aspiring lords ;
Who to buy honour are content to sell

Your names to infamy, your souls to hell."
Base-aspiring. Fletcher, Faithful Shepherdess, v. 3,-

“And like a glorious desperate man, who buys
A poison of much price, by which he dies," &c.



Glorious-desperate ; glorious (ut sæpe) in the sense of gloriosus ; ostentatious and costly in his suicide. Beaumont and Fletcher, Faithful Friends, i. 3, towards the end of the act, write,

in whose each part reigns a world
Of strange-attractive pleasures.”
iii. 1, write, -

he's a white-cheek'd boy,
Whose fearful soul a soldier's frown would fright

From his fine-mettled breast.” [So Dyce.--Ed.]
Knignt of Malta, v. 1,-

and can you be

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So cruel, thankless, to destroy his youth

That sav'd your honour,” &c.
Cruel-thankless ; see context.
King and No King, ii. 1, I think,

I have found in all thy words A strange-disjointed sorrow." v. 2, near the end, “a new-strong constancy;" if this is not too obvious for notice. Massinger, Bondman, iv. 3, write,

teach your tongue,
In the first sweet-articulate sound it utters,

To sign my wish'd-for pardon.”
L. Digges, Lines prefixed to the folio Shakespeare, -

“ Or till I hear a scene more nobly take

Than when thy half-sword parleying Romans spake.” Half-sword-parleying, if this correction has not been made already. Chapman, Widow's Tears, v. 1, Dodsley, vol. vi. p. 186,

“ Do not with vain-affrighting conscience

Betray a life,” &c.

Jonson, Elegy, Underwoods lxix. Gifford, vol. viji. p. 409,

“No, mistress, no, the open-merry man

Moves like a sprightly river ;" at least so I think; opposed to the man who keeps his mirth to himself. See context. Fairfax's Tasso, B. iii. St. lvi.,

"The town is stor’d of troughs and cisterns, made

To keep fresh water, but the country seems
Devoid of grass, unfit for ploughmen's trade,

Not fertile, moist with rivers, wells, and streams." Perhaps Fairfax wrote fertile-moist.12 B. ix. St. vi. read,

“ And with huge sums of false-enticing gold

Th' Arabian thieves he sent him forth to hire." And so B. x. St. lxv.-B. xvi. St. xvii.-In B. xv. St. lix. write,

“The nymphs applied their sweet-alluring arts." B. xix. St. xci.,

“ And from her lips the words slow, trembling came;"> slow-trembling. Herrick, ed. Clarke, xiii. vol. ii. p. 38,

“ See here a maukin; there a sheet

As spotless, pure, as it is neat."! spotless-pure. Lodge, Wounds of Civil War, iii. Dodsley, vol. viii. p. 36, write, —

O false-ambitious pride in young and old !” v. p. 80,

“Such chances wait upon uncertain fate,

That where she kisseth once, she quelleth twice;

Then whoso lives content is happy, wise." Happy-wise; wise to happiness. (For quelleth we should read, I imagine, killeth. Quelleth, I believe, is sometimes 12 This seems supported by the original,

“E di fontane sterile e di rivi."'-Ed.

used in this sense; so that the one word might easily be
written, through an oversight, for the other.) Anony-
mous Lines addressed to W. Browne, Clarke's Browne,
vol. i. p. 19, 1. 4,-
“ Lest secret, rocky envy, or the source

[wrong; force, I imagine.]
Of frothy, but sky-tow'ring arrogance;
Or fleeting, sandy vulgar-censure chance

[dele hyphen and comma.]

To leave him shipwreck’d,” &c. We should read secret-rocky, and, I think, fleeting-sandy. Spenser, Faerie Queen, i. v. xviii., “a cruell-craftie crocodile," I imagine. 16. xi. xlix. write,

“ By this the drouping Day-light gan to fade,

And yield his rowme to sad-succeeding Night.” xii. xxix.,“ these bitter-byting wordes.” ii. iii. xxxi.,“ sadafflicted Troy." iii. i. lvi., “the false-instilled fire." lviii., “ her soft-fetherd nest." ii. xvii., “her first-engraffed payne.” iii. xxii., big-embodied [i.e. big-bodied] branches." xi. xlv., “the sweet-consuming woe.” iv. ii. xxxiv., “O most sacred-happie spirit.” Fairfax, xvi. xxxiv.,

“ This said, the noble infant stood a space

Confused, speechless, senseless, ill, ashamed;' see the lines following ; ill-ashamed ; the old distinction between a good and an evil shame, somewhat differently applied. xiv. vi., " glorious-shining." xv. ix., “ a gentlebreathing air. "xi. ix.,“ shrift-fathers.” xiii. xlviii., “monsters foul-misshap'd.x. lviii., "the sly-enticing maid." Ixv., "false-enticing smiles." Jonson, Every Man in his Humour, ii. 1,

his course is so irregular,
So loose, affected, and depriv'd of grace," &c.

Loose-affected ; licentiously inclin'd. 16.,

“But rather use the soft persuading way.” Soft-persuading. Chapman, Il. ix. Taylor, vol. i. p. 204, 1. 22, perhaps,“ And my life never shall be hir'd with thankless-desperate

prayers.” xv. vol. ii. p. 60,“ This said, he basted to his tent: left there his shafts and bow, And then his double, double shield did on his shoulders

throw," &c. Papæ! double-double, i.e. twice double, or fourfold; v.479,

αυταρ όγ' αμφ' ώμοισι σάκος θέτο τετραθέλυμνον. P. 64, "his unhappy-hasty foot.” xvi. p. 85,-

“Now, brethren, be it dear to you to fight and surcour us,

As ever heretofore ye did, with men first excellent.” Meaning first-excellent ; for Chapman evidently understands the passage as if it stood (v. 556),

Αίαντε, νύν σφώϊν αμύνεσθαι φίλον εστω,

οιοί περ πάρος ήτε, μετάνδρασιν οί και αρείους although this would require μετ' ανδρών. Χxi. 1. 1, p. 168, “And now they reach'd the goodly swelling channel of the

flood,” &c. goodly-swelling,

αλλ' ότε δή πόδoν ίξον εύρρείος ποταμοίο, &c. Marmyon, Antiquary, iii. 1 (it ought to be 4), Dodsley, vol. x. p. 55,-“A shrewd-convincing argument !” Fairfax, xiv. lxxv.,—"those 18 deadly-wicked streams." Carew,

13 The elegant, and generally most correct edition of 1817 omits those by an error of the press, and consequently gives us one of those limping lines, which some editors of Shakespeare admire.---Ed.

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