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I. vi. 4. martlet'; Rowe's emendation of Ff., · Barlet'.
I. vi. 5. ' loved mansionry'; Theobald's emendation of Ff., ó loved 'ansonry'; Pope (ed. 2), 'loved masonry'.
I. vi. 6. Sjutty, frieze'; Pope, “jutting frieze'; Staunton conj. jutty, nor frieze,' &c.
I. vi. 9. most'; Rowe's emendation of Ff., 'must'; Collier MS., 'much'.
I. vii. 6. shoal'; Theobald's emendation of Ff. 1, 2, 'schoole'.
I. vii. 45. Like the poor cat i' the adage'; •The cat would eat fyshe, and would not wet her feete,' Heywood's Proverbs ; the low Latin form of the same proverb is :
“Catus amat pisces, sed non vult tingere plantas". I. vii. 47. do more'; Rowe's emendation of Ff., no more'.
II. i. 51. 'sleep'; Steevens conj. sleeper,' but no emendation is necessary; the pause after sleep' is evidently equivalent to a syllable.
II. i. 55. •Tarquin's ravishing strides '; Pope's emendation; Ff., • Tarquins ravishing sides”.
II. i. 56. . sure'; Pope's conj, adopted by Capell; Ff. 1, 2, 6 sowre'.
II. i. 57. "which way they walk'; Rowe's emendation; ff., "which they may walk'
II. ii. 35-36. There are no inverted commas in the Folios. The arrangement in the text is generally followed (similarly, II. 42-43).
III. i. 130. "you with the perfect spy o' the time'; Johnson conj you with a'; Tyrwhitt conj. “you with the perfect spot, the time'; Beckett conj. "you with the perfectry o the time'; Grant White, from Collier MS., 'you, with a perfect spy, o' the time'; Schmidt interprets spy' to mean “ an advanced guard ; that time which will precede the time of the deed, and indicate that it is at hand”; according to others spy'=the person who gives the information; the simplest explanation is, perhaps, the exact spying out of the time,' i.e. 'the moment on't,' which in the text follows in apposition.
III. ii. 20. "our peace'; so F. 1; Ff. 2, 3, 4, our place'.
III. iv. 14. ''Tis better thee without than he within'; probably he' instead of him for the sake of effective antithesis with thee'; unless, as is possible," he within'='he in this room'.
III. iv. 78. time has '; F. 1, 'times has ’; Ff. 2, 3, 4, ' times have'; the reading of the First Folio is probably what Shakespeare intended.
III. iv. 105-106. "If trembling I inhabit then'; various emenda. tions have been proposed, e.g. I inhibit,' ='me inhibit,' 'I inhibit thee,'" I inherit,' &c.; probably the text is correct, and the words mean "If I then put on the habit of trembling,' i.e. 'if I invest myself in trembling' (cp. Koppel, p. 76). III. iv. 122. The Folios read:
It will have blood they say;
Blood will have blood". III. iv, 144. bin deed'; Theobald's emendation of Ff., indeed'; Hanmer, · in deeds.
III. v. 13. “Loves'; Halliwell conj. “Lives’; Staunton conj. Loves evil'. IlI. vi. 27. the most pious Edward,' i.e. Edward the Confessor.
• Rebellion's head'; Theobald's conj., adopted by Hanmer; Ff. read • Rebellious dead'; Warburton's conj., adopted by Theobald, Rebellious head'.
IV. ii. 18. when we are traitors And do not know ourselves', i.e. when we are accounted traitors, and do not know that we are,
IV. i. 97
having no consciousness of guilt. Hanmer, 'know 't o. '; Reightley, "know it ourselves '; but no change seems necessary.
IV. ii. 19-20. "when we hold rumour', &c.; i.e. when we interpret rumour in accordance with our fear, yet know not exactly what it is we fear'.
IV. ii. 22. • Each way and move'; Theobald conj. • Each way and wave'; Capell, • And move euch way '; Steevens conj. 'And cach way move'; Johnson conj. • Each way, and move -'; Jackson conj. • Each wail and moan’; Ingleby conj. 'Which way we move'; Anon conj. • And move each wave'; Staunton conj. "Each sway and move'; Daniel conj. Each way it moves '; Camb. edd. conj. • Each way and none'; perhaps 'Each way we move' is the simplest reading of the words.
IV. ii. 71. do worse,' i.e. “ let her and her childern be destroyed without warning” (Johnson); (Hanmer, «do less'; Capell, do less').
IV. iii, 15. deserve '; Warburton's emendation, adopted by Theobald ; Ff. 1, 2, 'discerne'; Ff. 3, 4, discern'; -,' and wisdom'; there is some corruption of text here, probably a line has dropped out. Hanmer reads o'tis wisdom'; Steevens conj..and wisdom is it'; Collier conj. ' and 'tis wisdom'; Staunton conj. “and wisdom 'tis' or ' and wisdom bids'; Keightley, “and wisdom 'twere'.
IV. iii. 111. • Died every day she lived,' “ lived a life of daily mortification" (Delius).
IV. iii. 235. "tune'; Rowe's emendation of Ff., "time'.
V. i. 29. sense is shut ’; Rowe's emendation of Ff., sense are shut’; S. Walker conj., adopted by Dyce, ó sense are shut'. The reading of the Folio probably gives the right reading, 'sense' being taken as a plural. V. iii. 1. 'them,' i.e. the thanes.
V. iii. 21. cheer'; Percy conj., adopted by Dyce, chair':
disseat', Jennens and Capell conj., adopted by Steevens ; F. 1, "dis-eate'; Ff. 2, 3, 4, disease'; Bailey conj. “disseize'; Daniel conj. "defeat’; Furness, dis-ease'; Perring conj. disheart'.
V. iii. 22. "way of life'; Johnson proposed the unnecessary emendation May of life,' and several editors have accepted the conjecture.
V. iii. 44. stuff 'd'; Ff. 2, 3, 4, stuft'; Pope, 'full'; Steevens conj., adopted by Hunter, 'foul'; Anon conj. "fraught', 'press’d'; Bailey conj. "stain'd'; Mull conj. steep'd': - ; stuf'; so Ff. 3, 4; Jackson conj. "tuft'; Collier (ed. 2), from Collier MS., 'grief'; Keightley, "matter'; Anon conj. slough', 'freight'; Kinnear conj. "fraught'.
V. iii. 55. senna’; 80 F. 4; F. 1, "Cyme'; Ff. 2, 3,