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The allusion in these passages , as Mr. M. Mason observes , is to the manner in which the winds were represented in ancient prints and pictures . STEEVENS .
This method of spelling the word is common to other ancient writers . They took it from the French abysme , now written abime .
... The beak was a strong pointed body at the head of the ancient gallies ; it is used here for the forecastle , or the boltsprit . Johnson .
The old copy has“ Told thee no lies , made thee no mistakings , servid " The repetition of a word will be found a frequent mistake in the ancient editions .
Argier is the ancient English name for Algiers . See a pamphlet entitled , A true Relation of the Travailes , & c . of William Davies , Barber - surgeon ...
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I was reading King John on Project Gutenberg, but I changed over to this version as I was looking up annotations. Now, I don't have to go to Google to look up the history and folio changes for specific lines.