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2. Eliz. For what offence 4 >
2. Eliz. Ah me, I see the ruin of my house!
Dutch. Accursed and unquiet wrangling days!
4 For what offence ?] This quefion is given to the archbishop in former copies, but the messenger plainly speaks to the queen or dutchess.
JOHnson The question is given in the quarto to the archbishop, (or cardinal, as he is there called,) where allo we have in the following speech, my gracious lady. The editor of the folio altered lady to ford; but it is more probable that the compositor prefixed Cars (the designation there of the archbishop) to the words, “ For what offence?" indead of Qu. than that lady should have been printed in the subsequent speech in. Itead of lord. Compositors always keep the names of the interlocutors in each scene ready-composed for use; and hence mistakes sometimes arise.. MALONE.
5 Tbe ryger now barb seiz'd ibe gentle hind ;] So, in our authour's Rape of Lucrece:
while she, the picture of pure piety,
MALONE. - awless-) Not producing awe, not reverenced. To jut spor is to encroach. JOHNSON.
7 - on death] So the quarto 1598, and the subsequent quartos. The folio reads
2. Eliz. 2. Eliz. Come, come, my boy, we will to fanctuary . Madam, farewel.
Dutch. Stay, I will go with you. 2. Eliz. You have no cause.
Arch. My gracious lady, go, [to the Queen, And thither bear your treasure and your goods. For my part, I'll refign unto your grace The seal I keep; And so betide to me, As well I tendêr you, and all of yours Come, I'll conduct you to the sanctuary. [Exeunt.
А стІІІ. . SCENE I.
The fame." A Streer. The trumpets found. Enter the Prince of Wales, GLOSTER,
BUCKINGHAM, Cardinal Bourchier *, and Others. Buck. Welcome, sweet prince, to London, to your
chamber. Glo. Welcome, dear coufin, my thoughts' sovereign : The weary way hath made you melancholy.
Prince. No, uncle ; but our crosses on the way
Glo. Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your years - 1
* Cardinal Bourcbier,] Thomas Bourchier was made a Cardinal, and elected Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1464. He died in 1486.
MALONE. - to your chamber. ] London was anciently called Camera regia.
РОР Е. So, in Heywood's If you know not me, you know Nobody, 1633, 2d Part:
“. This city, our great chamber." STEEVENS. This title it began to have immediately after the Norman conquest. See Coke's 4 Inft. 243, where it is styled Camera regis; Camden's Britannia, 374; Ben Jonson's Account of King James's Entertainment in passing to his coronation, &c. REED,
Than of his outward shew ; which, God he knows,
Prince. God keep me from false friends! but they werç
Enter tbe Lord Mayor, and his Train.
[Exeunt Mayor, &c.
Enter HASTINGS. Buck. And, in good time', here comes the sweating
lord. Prince. Welcome, my lord: What, will our mother
Buck. Fie! what an indirect and peevish course
9 — jumpe with the beari.] So, in Soliman and Perseda, 1599: “ Wert thou my friend, thy mind would jump with mine."
STILYENS. in good time,] A la bonne heure. Es STIIVINS.
Card. My lord of Buckingham, if my weak oratory
Buck. You are too senseless-obftinate, my lord,
Card. My lord, you shall o'er-rule my mind for once. Come on, lord Hattings, will you go with me?
2 Too ceremonious, and traditional-: } Ceremonious for supersticious; fraditional for adherent to old customs.“ WARBURTON.
3 Weigh it but wirb ibe grossness of this age,] That is, compare the act of keizing him with the gross and licentious practices of i beję fimes, it will not be considered as a violation of sanctuary, for you may give such reasons as mea are now used to admit. Johnson.
Dr. Warburton reads with the greenness of bis age; and endeavours to strengthen his emendation by affercing, in general terms, that " the old quarto" reads-greatness; from which he confiders greenness as no great deviation. The truth is, the quarto 1598, and the two subsequent quartos, as well as the folio, ali read-ogrodness. Greatness is the currupt reading of a late quarto of no authority, prínced in 1622.
MALONE. * Ofe bave I beard of sanctuary men ; &c.) These arguments against the privilege of sanctuary are taken from Sir Thomas More's Life of King Edwardobe Fifob, publithed by Stowe : " And verily, I have often heard of sanctuary men, but I never heard earst of sanctuary 'children," &c. STIEVINS.
More's Life of K. Edward V. was published also by Hall and Holinfhed, and in the Chronicle of Holinthed Shakspeare found this argum ment. MALONI,
Haft. I go, my lord.
[Exeunt Cardinal, and HASTINGS. Say, uncle Glofter, if our brother come, Where shall we sojourn till our coronation ?
Glo. Where it seems beft unto your royal self.
best health and recreation.
Glo. He did, my gracious lord, begin that place, Which, fince, succeeding ages have re-edify'a.
Prince. Is it upon record ? or else reported Successively from age to age, he built it?
Buck. Upon record, my gracious lord.
Prince. But say, my lord, it were not register'd; Methinks, the truth should live from age to age, As 'twere retail'd to all pofterity, Even to the general ending day. Glo. So wile so young, they say, do ne'er live long
[Afide Prince. What say you, uncle? Glo. I say, without characters, fame lives long. Thus, like the formal vice, Iniquity,
(Afde, I moralize two meanings in one word?.
Prince. s As 'twere retail'd to all posteriry,] Retail'd may fignify diffused, dispersed. JOHNSON.
Minthew in his Dictionary, 1617, besides the verb retail in the more cantile sense, has the verb “ to retaile or retell, G. renombrer, a Lat. renumerare ;” and in that sense, I conceive, is employed here.
MALONE. Richard uses the word retailed in the same senfe in the fourth act, that he does in this place, when speaking to the queen of her daughter, he says,
“ To whom I will retail my conquests won," Mason. 6 So wise so young, ibey say, do ne'er live long.)
Is codit ante senem, qui Japit ante diem, a proverbial line.
STEEVENS. *1 Tbus, like the formal vice, Iniquity,
I moralize two meanings in one werd.] Dr. Warburton reads like