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non.' Sidney, Arcadia, B. iii. p. 307, 1. 38,-"Yet if there be that imperious power in the soul, as it can deliver knowledge to another, without bodily organs; so vehement were the workings of their spirits,” &c. B. v. p. 440, 1.8; see context, -"So evil balanced be the extremities of popular minds, and so much natural imperiousness there rests in a well-formed spirit.” King Lear, iii. 4,
“Judicious punishment! 'twas this flesh begot
Those pelican daughters." Drayton, Moses, B. iii. p. 171, ed. 1630, God is described as ordaining on Mount Sinai,
“The ceremonial as [i.e., as well as] judicious laws.” (Contra, Shirley, Wedding, iii. 2, Gifford and Dyce, vol. i. p. 407, judicially for judiciously,—“Sir, I do love your daughter.—I thought it necessary to acquaint you first, because I would go about the business judicially.”) One may compare populous for popular, Webster, Appius and Virginia, ii. l, Dyce, vol. ii. p. 161, and the note. Perhaps diffused for confused belongs to this class. M. W. of W. iv. 4,
“Let them from forth a saw-pit rush at once
With some diffused song ;"
But yet let me lament,
In T. A. i. 1, ult., competitor is used in the ordinary sense ; but this act is certainly by another hand than Shakespeare's, -if, indeed, Shakespeare wrote one word of the play. He always, as far as I have observed, uses competitor in the sense of colleague. In T. A. ii. 1, which (if any part of the play) is his, competitor is used for rival. Ceremonies for omens. Julius Cæsar, ii. 2,
“ Cæsar, I never stood on ceremonies,
Yet now they fright me." Intermit for remit. Ib. i. 1,
“Pray to the gods to intermit the plague
That needs must light on this ingratitude.”
“I know him for a man divine and holy;
As he's reported by this gentleman.” I suspect, however, that temporary may be an erratum for temporal, meddler being pronounced as a trisyllable; see S. V. art. ii. T. N. iii. 4, is curious,—“Why, everything adheres together, that no dram of a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous or unsafe circumstance, -What can be said ? nothing, that can be, can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes.” It may be an erratum for incredible ; yet I think not. Important for importunate20-shrine for image.
20 For examples of this use of important, which Walker seems to have thought it unnecessary to give, see Nares's Glossary. It VOL. I.
Cymbeline, v. 5,
for feature, laming The shrine of Venus, or straight-pight Minerva." (Was straight-pight meant as a translation of succinctus ?) Merchant of Venice, ii. 7,
“ From the four corners of the earth they come,
Comedy of Errors, iv. 2,
“ First, he denied you had in him no right.” Malone, in loc., quotes a MS. of 1609,
“Not that I deny that men should not be good husbands.” But the phrase occurs elsewhere in Shakespeare himself, as indeed Malone has shown by quoting K. R. III. i. 3,
“You may deny that you were not the cause
Of my lord Hastings' late imprisonment." Compare Ford and Dekker, Witch of Edmonton, i. 2,
"Why, canst thou yet deny thou hast no wife ?”
is perhaps worth mentioning that in one of the examples (C. of E. v. 14,
" Whom I made lord of me and all I had
At your important letters "), the second folio gave the absurd misprint impotent, and was followed by the third and fourth, the fourth furnishing the additional blunder, letter for letters ; Rowe conjectured" all-potent," and Pope finally restored the genuine reading from the first folio.-Ed.
Browne, Religio Medici, P. i. Sect. xxxv. ed. 1643, p. 82, ult., -"Nor truly can I peremptorily deny, that the soul, in this her sublunary estate, is wholly and in all acceptions inorganical, but that, for the performance of her ordinary actions, is required not only a symmetry and proper disposition of organs, but a crasis and temper correspondent to its operations ”-a variety of the same idiom. (One may compare the Greek αρνείσθαι. Sophocles Antig. 440, ed. Oxon. 1832,
φής, ή καταρνή μη δεδρακέναι τάδε;
ΑΝΤ. και φημι δράσαι , κούκ απαρνούμαι το μή. Aj. 95, ed. Oxon. 1826,
έβαψας έγχος εύ προς 'Αργείων στρατώ;
ΑΙ. κόμπος πάρεστι, κούκ απαρνούμαι το μή. And the French idiom, e.g., De Stael, Cons, sur la Révo lution Française, t. i. p. 154, ed. 2,—“si donc telle etoit la situation de la France, qui pourroit nier qu'un changement ne fut nécessaire ?') The following passages may be quoted as not irrelevant: Green's Tu Quoque, Dodsley, vol. vii. p. 10,“ Gartred. What would you crave ?
Geraldine. No more, fair creature, than a modest kiss.
On that condition, ne'er to beg again ? "
I you forbede, on peine of deth,
To no wight tell ye this misaventure."
“She silly queen, with more than love's good will,
Forbad the boy he should not pass those grounds.”
Marmyon, Antiquary, iii. 1 (it should be 2), Dodsley, vol. x. p. 48,-“he is one of the most rare and noblequalified pieces of gentility, that ever did enrich our climate. Leonardo. Believe it, sir, 'twere a kind of profanation to make doubt of the contrary." Sidney, Arcadia, B. iv. p. 420, 1. 9,—“Pyrocles, not knowing whether ever after he should be suffered to see his friend, and determining there could be no advantage by dissembling a not knowing of him, leapt suddenly," &c. B. v. p. 467, 1. 37,—“But herein we must consider, that the laws look how to prevent by due examples, that such things be not done; and not how to salve such things when they are done."
Measure for Measure, v. 1,
You, lord Escalus,
To find out this abuse, whence 'tis deriv’d.” The construction is the same as in several other passages of Shakespeare. 3 K. H. VI. ii. 1,
“Dark cloudy death o'ershades his beams of life,
And he nor sees, nor hears us, what we say." K. Lear, i. 1,
what Twelfth Night, i. 2,
" Conceal me what I am.” M. W. of W. iii. 5, near the end of the act (so understand), --
“Well, I will proclaim myself what I am."