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This kingdom, which is yours, and, after me,
Whatever I call mine. My blessing on you!
All happy hours be at your marriage-joys,
That you may grow yourselves over all lands,
And live to see your plenteous branches spring
Wherever there is sun! Let princes learn
By this to rule the passions of their blood;
For what Heaven wills can never be withstood.



ABUSED, deceived; 1. i. 325; III. i. | CARDUUS, thistle; II. ii. 43.


ANSWERABLE, suitable, convenient;

IV. ii. 32.

APPREHENSIVE, capable of under-
standing; IV. ii. 32. Cf. Julius
Casar, III. i. 67 :—

'Men are flesh and blood, and

ARTICLES, makes terms with; IV.
ii. 32.

BASILISK, a fabulous serpent sup-
posed to kill by its look; 1. ii. 70;
iv. iii. 29.

BELLIED, Swollen, extravagant; I.
i. 234.

BILLS, pikes with hooked points;
v. iv. 31.

BLANKS, blank verses; II. ii. 97.
BOLTED, started off, escaped; 11. ii.

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CARRIAGE, behaviour; 11. iv. 113;
baggage, Iv. i. 38.

CIRCUMSTANCES, circumstantial de-
tails; III. i. 134.

CLOUDY, gloomy; IV. i. 3.
CHURCH-ALE, festival to commemo-
rate the dedication of a church;
v. iv. 55.

COG, cheat; I. i. 59.

CONSTER, Construe; II. i. 8.
CROSSLY, unsuitably, inauspi-
ciously; II. iv. 53.

CURIOUS, Scrupulous; III. i. 20.
CURST, Cross; II. iii. 35. Cf. Much
Ado about Nothing, 11. i. 22:-
'I'faith she's too curst.'

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Fox, a broadsword; Iv. iii. 131.
Derived probably from the mark
on the blade. Cf. Webster, The
White Devil :-

O what blade is't?
A Toledo, or an English fox?'

GALLOON-LACES, pieces of close
lace for binding, originally of
worsted. From Spanish galon=

HECTORS, martial fellows; v. iv.


HONEST, chaste; II. ii. 5; 1v. ii. 23.
HUMOUR, moisture; v. iii. 31.
JAG, cut or slash; v. iv. 43.
JEALOUS, Suspicious; 11. iv. 14, etc.

KELL, the caul about a hart's
paunch; v. iv. 45.
KIT, a small violin; v. iv. 70.

LEG, a bow; I. i. 80.
LIME-HOUND, a hunting dog, so
called from the lyam, or lym, by
which it was led. In King Lear,
III. vi. 67, lym is used of the dog

LODGED, entrapped, brought to
covert; IV. ii. 1.

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SARCENET, a fine, thin, silk fabric-
literallySaracen-stuff'; v. iv. 56.
SCONCE, head; v. iii. 177.
SERVANTS, lovers; 1. i. 119.
SEVERAL, separate, different; 1. ii.

SLIP, a leash or noose for holding a
dog; IV. i. 15.

STONE-BOW, a cross-bow which
shoots stones; IV. ii. 9.
SURCINGLE, a band for pinioning a
hawk; v. iv. 129.

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Toy, whim; v. iii. 136. Cf. Hamlet,

I. iii. 6:-

'For Hamlet and the trifling of
his favour,

Hold it a fashion and a toy in

TRAVELS, labours; 1. i. 153.
TROUL, to Shout tumultuously; IV.
iii. 134.

TURTLE, a dove; I. i. 209.

VENERY, hunting; Iv. ii. 16.

WHAT-YE-LACKS, shopmen, so called

from their customary cry to the
passers-by; v. iii. 123.

rich fabrics,
made of silk, wool, or other
materials, with a wavy or watered
appearance; v. iv. 9. Cf. Hol.
land's Pliny, I. 228-

'The waved water Chamelot
was from the beginning es-
teemed the richest and bravest

WIPER, a steel instrument for
cleaning the bore of a musket;
v. iv. 37.

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In the old texts, from 1628 onwards, the scene of the play is simply given as 'Cicilie.' Dyce substituted 'Messina and its neighbourhood.' His stage-directions have been adopted throughout.

I. i. 42. Pleased: this (with the variant spelling, pleasde), is the reading of all the texts. Dyce asks, 'Can the true reading be released?' but the original text gives a sufficiently satisfactory meaning.

Stage-direction, Enter Galatea, a Lady, and Megra. In the old texts the order is Galatea, Megra, and a Lady, but the alteration is necessary, as there can be no doubt that Dion's speech, II. 57-66, applies to Megra. The old texts further, in the lines that follow, mistakenly assign to the Lady the words of Megra, and vice versa ; hence Q. 3, and following early editions, add to the list of dramatis persone, 'An old wanton Lady or Croane.'

1. i. 112. To speak: Q. 2 reads To talk of.

I. i. 145. By more than all the gods: This is the reading of Q.'s 1, 2, 3, and 8. Q.'s 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and F. read 'By more than all my hopes.'

I. i. 150. Opine: this is the reading of F. been generally adopted by modern editors.

and Q. 9, and has But it does not give

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