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No man is the lord of any thing,
(Though in and of him there is much consisting)
Till he communicate his parts to others :
Nor doth he of himself know them for aught,
Till he behold them form’d in the applaule
Where they are extended.

Troilus and Cresīda, A. 3, S. 3.

ARROW. I go, I go ; look, how I

go; Swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow.

Midsummer Night's Dream, A. 3, S. 2.
In my school days, when I had lost one shaft,
I shot his fellow of the self-fame flight
The self-fame way, with more advised watch,
To find the other forth; and by advent'ring both,
I oft found both. Merchant of Venice, A. I.
That which I owe is loft : but if you please
To shoot another arrow that self

Which you did shoot the first, I do not doubt,
As I will watch the aim, or to find both,
Or bring your latter hazard back again.

Merchant of Venice, A. I, S. 1.

S. 1.


Graves, at my command, Have wak’d their sleepers; op'd and let them forth By my so potent art.

Tempest, A. 5, S. 1.

I must
of this

young couple Some vanity of mine art Tempest, A. 4, S. 1.

I would I had bestow'd that time in the tongues, that I have in fencing, dancing, and bear-bating; O, had I but followed the arts !

Twelfth Night, A. 1. S. 3.


Bestow upon

Navarre shall be the wonder of the world;
Our court shall be a little academe,
Still and contemplative in living art:

Love's Labour Loft; A. I, S. 1.


A T T E M P T.
The quality and hair of our attempt
Brooks no division. Henry IV. P. I; A. 4, S. 1.


So please thee to return with us,
And of our Athens (thine and ours) to take
The captainship, thou shalt be met with thanks,
Allow'd with absolute power ?, and thy good name
Live with authority. Timon of Athens, A. 5, S. 2.

I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority. I'll beat him, by my life, if I can meet him

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1 The quality and hair of our attempt.] The hair seems to be the complexion, the character. The metaphor appears harsh to us; but perhaps was familiar in our author's time. We still say something is against the hair, or against the grain, that is, against the natural tendency.

JOHNSON. I am not satisfied with this interpretation, and therefore read,

“ The quality and aire of our attempt.” An aire, or airy, is the nest of a bird of prey: which nests al: ways built on the tops of the loftiest trees. The sense of the passage is, -our attempt being great and towering, &c. A.B.

2 Allow'd with absolute power.] This is neither English nor sense. We should read,

“ Hallow'd with absolute power.” i. e. thy power shall be held sacred. For absolute power being an attribute of the gods, the ancients thought that he, who held it in society, was become sacred, and his person inviolable. On this account the Romans called the tribunitial power of the Emperors, facrofaneta poteftaso

WARBURTON. Allowed is licensed, privileged, uncontrolled. So of a buffoon, in Love's Labour Lost, it is said, that he is allowed, that is, at liberty to say what he will; a privileged scoffer. Johnson.

“ Allow'd with absolute power,” is, absolute power shall be allowed or granted thee, What can poffibly be clearer? A. B.

with any convenience, an he were double and double a lord.

All's well that ends well, A. 2, S. 3.

My authority bears a credent bulk,
That no particular scandal once can touch,
But it confounds the breather.

Measure for Measure, A. 4, S. 4.

Authority, though it err like others,
Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself,
That skins the vice o' the top.

Measure for Measure, A. 2, S. 2.



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B A B E S.
S looks the mother on her lovely babe,

When death doth close his tender dying eyes,
See, see, the pining malady of France;
Behold the wounds, the most unnatural wounds,
Which thou thyself hast given her woful breast!

Henry VI. P. 1, A. 3, S. 3.
Is this the scourge of France?
Is this the Talbot, so much fear'd abroad,
That with his name the mothers still their babes?

Henry VI. P. I, A. 2, S. 3.
In thy sight to die, what were it else,
But like a pleasant slumber in thy lap?
Here could I breathe my soul into the air,
As mild and gentle as the cradle babe,
Dying with mother's dug between its lips.

Henry VI. P. 2, A. 3, S. 2.

Spare not the babe,
Whose dimpled smiles from fools exhaust their mercy;
Think it a bastard, whom the oracle


Hath doubtfully pronounc'd thy throat shall cut,
And mince it sans remorse. Timon, A. 4, S. 3.
Ah, my poor princes! ah, my tender babes!
My unblown flowers, new-appearing sweets !

yet your gentle souls fly in the air, Hover about me with your airy wings.

Richard III. A. 4, S. 4. Thus lay the gentle babes, girdling each other Within their alabafter innocent arms: Their lips were four red roses on a stalk, Which, in their summer beauty, kiss'd each other, The most replenished sweet work of nature, That, from the prime creation, e'er she fram'd.

Richard III. A. 4, S. 3.

B A C CH US. Come thou monarch of the vine, Plumpy Bacchus, with pink eyne.'

Antony and Cleopatra, A, 2, S. 7.

B A C H E L O R. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were marry’d.

Much ado about nothing, A. 2, S. 3. Shall I never see a bachelor of threescore again? Go to, i' faith ; an thou wilt needs thrust thy neck into a yoke, wear the print of it, and sigh away Sundays.

Mucb ado about nothing, A. I, S. 1.


with pink eyne.) Dr. Johnson, in his Dištionary, says a pink eye is a small eye, and quotes this passage for his authority, Pink eyne, however, may be red eyes. Eyes inflamed with drinking are very well appropriated to Bacchus.

STEEVENS. “ Pink eyne,” in this place, I believe, are neither

small eyes nor red eyes, but twinkling eyes; and such as are usually observed in drunken persons. To pink, is to wink with the eyes.

" He is " quite pinky,for “he is quite fuddled," is now made use of in ordinary conversation.

A. B.

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* Thy broom groves, Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves.

Tempeft, A. 4, S. 1.

Β Α Ν Ι S Η Μ Ε Ν Τ. When thou dost hear I am as I have been, Approach me: and thou shalt be as thou wast, The tutor and the feeder of


riots : 'Till then I banish thee. Henry IV, P.2, A. 5, S. 5.

Ha ! banishment?
It comes not ill; I hate not to be banish'd;
It is a cause worthy my spleen and fury,
That I may strike at Athens. I'll cheer up
My discontented troops, and lay for hearts.

Timon of Athens, A. 3, S. 5.

B A N K R UP T. Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'Tis just the fashion : wherefore do


look Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?

As you like it, A. 2, S. 1.

B A R B A R I S M. Whereupon the Grecians begin to proclaim barbarisin”, and policy grows into an ill opinion. Troilus and Cressida, A. 5, S. 4.


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and thy broom groves.) A grove of broom, I believe, was never heard of, as it is a low shrub, and not a tree. Hanmer reads brown grovės.

Steevens. Broom is here used adjectively, I believe, for thick, clofe. The broom shrub is remarkably close knit, and almost impervious.

A. B. 2 -to proclaim barbarism.] To set up the authority of ignorance, 'to declare that they will be governed by policy no longer.

JOHNSON To proclaim, means in this place, I think, to few, and not


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