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Which I did make him swear to keep for ever.
fwearing, That they did give the rings away to men; But we'll out-face them, and out-iwear them too : -Away, make hafte, thou know'lt where I will carry. Ner. Come, good Sir, will you shew me to this house?
A Grove, or green Place, before
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees,
Jes. In such a night,
Lor. In such a night,
Jef. In such a night,
Did Jessica steal from the wealthy few,
Fef. And in such a night,
young Lorenzo swear, he lov'd her well; Stealing her soul with many vows of faith, And ne'er a true one.
Lor, And in such a night,
Jes. I would out-night you, did no body come:
Enter Stephano. Lor. Who comes so fast, in silence of the night? Mej. A friend. Lor. A friend? what friend ? your name,
pray you, friend ? Mes. Stephano is my name, and I bring word, My mistress will before the break of day Be here at Belmont. She doch stray about By holy Crosses, where she kneels, and prays, For happy wedlock hours.
Lor. Who comes with her ?
pray you, is my matter yet return’d?
Laun. Sola, sola, wo ha, ho, sola, sola!
· None but a holy hermit.] I do planned his fable some other way, not perceive the use of this hermit, and inadvertently, when he of whom nothing is seen or heard changed his scheme, reta ned afterwards. The Poet had first something of the original detign,
Lor. Who calls ?
Laun. Sola! did you fee Master Lorenzo and Mistress Lorenzo ? sola, fola!
Lor. Leave hollowing, man: here.
Laun. Tell him, there's a post come from my mafter with his horn full of good news. My master will b: here ere morning. Lor. Sweet love, let's in, and there expect their
with PATTERNS of so much celebrated by the anbright geld;} We should read tients. He says, the smallest orb PATENS: a round broad plate of fings like an angel ; and then tub, goid born in heraldry.
joins. fuch harmony is in immortal WARBURTON. souls : But the harmony of anPattens is the reading of the gels is not here meant, but of fordi folio, and pattents of the the orbs. Mor are we to think, quario. Patterns is printed forft that here the poet alludes to the in the fol, 1632.
notion, that each orb has its in3 Sub harmony is in immortaltelligence or angel to direct it; for souls ;] But the harmony here then with no propriety could he dcícibed is that of the spheres, fay, the orb jung like an angel:
But whilft this muddy vesture of decay
he Tould rather have said, the Such harmony is in immortal fouls, angel in the orb sung. We must But while this muddy vesture of therefore correct the lines thus ; decay Such harmony is in immortal Doth großly close in it, we cannot sounds:
bear it. i.e. in the musick of the spheres. That the third is corrupt must be
allowed, but it gives reason to mortal sounds is a harsh combination of words, yet Milton uses a Doth grosly close it in. parallel expreslion.
Yet I know not whether from Spiritus et rapidos qui circinat this any thing better can be proigneus orbes,
duced than the received reading. Nunc quoque fidereis intercinit ipse Perhaps barmony is the power of choreis
perceiving harmony, asatierwards, Immortale melos, et inenarra- Mufick in the soul is the quality bile carmen.
ot being moved with concord of It is proper to exhibit the sweet sounds. This wiil fomelines as they stand in the copies, what explain the old copies, but I. II. III. IV. without any
the sentence is still imperfect. riation, for a change has been
wake Diana with a filently made, by Rowe, and hymn;] Diana is the Moon, who adopted by all the succeeding is in the next scene represented editors.
Since nought so stockih, hard and full of rage,
Enter Portia and Nerissa at a distance.
candle. Por. So doth the greater glory dim the less : A substitute fhines brightly as a King, Until a King be by; and then bis fiare Empties itself, as doth an inland brook Into the main of waters.--Musick, hark ! [Mufick.
Ner. It is your musick, Madam, of the house.
Por. Nothing is good, I fee, without reípect: Methinks, it sounds much sweeter than by day.
Ner. Silence befiows the virtue on it, Madam.
Por. The crow doth fing as sweetly as the lark,
5 T'le man that hath no mufick well then as now, was love of in himself,
mufick. Jam verò video naturam Nor is not mov'd with concord of (lays Eramus in praile ot Folly)
sweet sounds,] The thought ut fingulis nationibus, ac pene ci. here is extremely fine : As if the vitoribus, communem quandam in. being aliecied with mufick was seville Philautiam : Mique hinc only the harmony berween the fieri, u ERITANNI præter alia, internal (m.ufick in himself} and Formam, MUSICAM, & lautas the external mufick (concord of Menjas propriè fibi vindicent. Sweet jounds;} which were mu
WARBURTON, tually affected like unison itrings.
6 - without respect.] Not This whole speech could not absolutely good, but relatively, chule but please an English au- good as it is modified by circumdience, whose great paflion, as dances,