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No love toward others in that bosom sits,
Make thee another self, for love of me,
As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
7 That on himself such murderous SHAME COMMITS.] So, in Romeo and Juliet:
" And here is come to do some villainous shame
“ To the dead bodies." MALONE. Seeking that beauteous roof to RUINATE, &c.] This is a metaphor of which our author is peculiarly fond. So, in The Comedy of Errors :
“ Shall love in building grow so ruinate ? Again, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona :
“O thou, that dost inhabit in my breast,
Repair me with thy presence, Silvia." STEEVENS.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;
cherish: She cary'd thee for her seal, and meant thereby, Thou should'st print more, nor let that copy die”.
9 — for store,] i. e. to be preserved for use. MALONE. 1 Look, whom she best endow'd, she gave thee more;
Which bounteous gift thou should'st in bounty cherish:] On a survey of mankind, you will find that nature, however liberal she may have been to others, has been still more bountiful to you. The old copy reads-she gave the more; which was evidently a misprint. MALONE.
• Thou should'st print more, NOR LET THAT COPY die.] So, in Twelfth Night:
Lady, you are the cruellest she alive,
“ And leave the world no copy.” MALONE. 3 And sable curls, ALL silver d o'er with white;] The old copy reads :
or silver'd o'er with white." Or was clearly an error of the press. Mr. Tyrwhitt would read :-are silver'd o'er with white. MALONE. So, in Hamlet:
“ His beard was, as I've seen it in his life,
“ A sable silver'd." Strevens. 4 When lofty TREES I see barren of leaves,
Which erst from heat did CANOPY the herd,] So, in A Midsummer-Night's Dream :
And summer's green all girded up in sheavés,
fence, Save breed, to brave himo, when he takes thee
a bank “ Quite over-canopy'd with luscious woodbine." MALONE. s And SUMMER’S GREEN all girded up in sheaves,
Borne on the bier with white and bristly BEARD ;] So, in A Midsummer-Night's Dream :
green “ Hath rotted, ere his youth attain'd a beard.” C. 6 Save breed, to brave him,] Except children, whose youth may set the scythe of Time at defiance, and render thy own death less painful. MALONE. 7 Against this coming end you should prepare,
And your sweet semblance to some other give. This is a sentiment that Shakspeare is never weary of expressing. We meet with it again in Venus and Adonis :
By law of nature thou art bound to breed,
hold in LEASE, Find no DETERMINATION:] So Daniel, in one of his Sonnets, 1592:
in beauty's lease expir'd appears
Yourself again, after yourself's decease,
know. You had a father; let your son say so.
Again, in Macbeth :
“ But in them nature's copy's not eterne.” Determination in legal language means end. Malone. So, in Macbeth:
our high-plac'd Macbeth “ Shall live the lease of nature.” Steevens. 9 Which HUSBANDRY in honour might uphold,] Husbandry is generally used by Shakspeare for economical prudence. So, in King Henry V.:
“For our bad neighbours make us early stirrers,
MALONE. • By Oft predict - Dr. Sewel reads-By aught predict; but the text is right.—So, in the Birth of Merlin, 1662 :
“ How much the oft report of this bless'd hermit
“ Hath won on my desires!" MALONE. The old reading may be the true one. “ By oft predict " may mean-By what is most frequently prognosticated.
But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive?,
Or else of thee this I prognosticate,
you, As he takes from you, I engraft you new.
2 But from thine Eyes my knowledge I DERIVE,] So, in Love's Labour's Lost :
“ From women's eyes this doctrine I derive.” Steevens. 3 If from thyself to STORE thou would'st convert :) If thou would'st change thy single state, and beget a numerous progeny. So, before:
“ Let those whom nature hath not made for store." Again, in Romeo and Juliet :
0, she is rich in beauty; only poor,
MALONE. 4 Where wasteful TIME DEBATETH with decay,] So, in All's Well That Ends Well :
nature and sickness “ Debate it at their leisure." MALONE. 5 To change your day of youth to sullied night;] So, in King Richard III.: “ Hath dimm'd your infant morn to aged night.”