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ABUSED, deceived; 1. i. 325; III. i.


ANSWERABLE, suitable, convenient; IV. ii. 32.

APPREHENSIVE, capable of understanding; IV. ii. 32. Cf. Julius Casar, III. i. 67:

'Men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive.'

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

BASILISK, a fabulous serpent supposed to kill by its look; 1. ii. 70; IV. iii. 29.

BELLIED, swollen, extravagant; 1. i. 234.

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

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

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CARDUUS, thistle; 11. ii. 43.. 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 commemorate the dedication of a church; v. iv. 55.

COG, cheat; 1. i. 59.

CONSTER, Construe; II. i. 8. CROSSLY, unsuitably, inauspiciously; II. iv. 53.

CURIOUS, Scrupulous; III. i. 29.
CURST, Cross; 11. iii. 35. Cf. Much
Ado about Nothing, II. i. 22:-
'I'faith she's too curst.'

DoWCETS, testes; IV. ii. 13; v. iv. 62.

DUCKERS, bowing, cringing shopmen; v. iv. 14.

DULNESS, sleepiness; IV. iv. 6. Cf. The Tempest, 1. ii. 185:'Thou art inclined to sleep: 'tis a good dulness, And give it way.'

ELDER-GUN, a popgun made of

elder-wood by extracting the pith; 1. i. 226.

EPITHALAMIUM, a bridal song; v. iii. 21.

FOLLOWERS, pursuers; IV. iv. 33.

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HECTORS, martial fellows; v. iv. 32.

HONEST, chaste ; 11. ii. 5; IV. ii. 23. HUMOUR, moisture; v. iii. 31.

JAG, cut or slash; v. iv. 43. JEALOUS, suspicious; II. iv. 14, etc.

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

LEG, a bow; 1. 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 itself.

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

MINION, favourite at court; 1. i. 311.
MURRAINS, plagues; v. iii. 142.
MURRIONS, steel caps; v. iv. 92.
OUTLANDISH, foreign; 1. i. 205.
PARCELS, pieces; v. iv. 77.
PHYSICAL, good for the health,
salutary; IV. i. 24. Cf. Julius
Cæsar, 11. i. 261 :-

Is it physical
To walk unbraced, and suck up
the humours
Of the dank morning?'

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

1. iii. 6:

'For Hamlet his favour,

and the trifling of

Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood.'

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. WATER-CAMLETS, rich fabrics,

made of silk, wool, or other materials, with a wavy or watered appearance; v. iv. 9. Cf. Hol. land's Pliny, 1.228:

'The waved water Chamelot was from the beginning esteemed the richest and bravest wearing.'

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, 11. 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 persona, 'An old wanton Lady or Croane.'

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

1. 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. and Q. 9, and has been generally adopted by modern editors. But it does not give

an entirely satisfactory sense. The other Q.'s read open, which is unintelligible.

I. i. 186-190. In the old texts the passage is printed :

'This earth you tread upon

(A dowry as you hope with this fair Princess
Whose memory I bow to) was not left

By my dead father (oh, I had a father)

To your inheritance.'

1. i. 205. Looks like a tooth-drawer.

Ray in his Proverbs inter

prets this as looking 'very thin and meagre.'

I. i. 218-219. To him, That made the world his : Alexander the Great.

1. i. 242. A pattern of succession: a pattern to succeeding kings.

I. i. 247. A prince of wax: well made, as if modelled in wax. Cf. the Nurse's description of Paris as 'a man of wax' (Romeo and Juliet, I. iii.). Galatea's retort, a dog it is, refers to the cant phrase of the day, 'a dog of wax,' the meaning of which is obscure. I. i. 253. Nothing hopes and fears: this is the reading of Q.'s I, 2, 3, and 8. The other texts have nought but hopes and fears. In either case there seems some corruption.

1. i. 255. And right me: this, the reading of Q.'s 1 and 2, is preferable on metrical grounds to and right me not, the reading of the later texts.

I. i. 265. A true tenant: this is the reading of all the texts except Q. 1, which has a true truant. This, in spite of the jingle, gives a more satisfactory meaning. Milford conjectured recreant. I. i. 313. If I could: the old texts read If you could.

I. i. 322. Injuries: Q. I alone reads virtues.

1. ii. 116. Flowers bred in the vale: this is the reading of Q. 1, and it gives an intelligible sense, though no mention has been made

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