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No man is the lord of any thing,
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.
Merchant of Venice, A. I, 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.
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.
Navarre shall be the wonder of the world;
Love's Labour Loft; A. I, S. 1.
A T T E M P T.
So please thee to return with us,
I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority. I'll beat him, by my life, if I can meet him
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,
Measure for Measure, A. 4, S. 4.
Authority, though it err like others,
Measure for Measure, A. 2, S. 2.
B A B E S.
When death doth close his tender dying eyes,
Henry VI. P. 1, A. 3, S. 3.
Henry VI. P. I, A. 2, S. 3.
Henry VI. P. 2, A. 3, S. 2.
Spare not the babe,
Hath doubtfully pronounc'd thy throat shall cut,
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.
* 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?
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.
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