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And let this worldlie pomp our wits inchant.
All fades, and scarcelie leaues behind a token.

Those golden pallaces, those gorgeous halles,
With fourniture superfluouslie faire :

Those statelie courts, those sky-encountering walles.

Evanish all like vapours in the aire."
IV. i. 193. The folios read · hang on them.'

IV. i. 221.0 King Stephano ! O Peer!'an allusion to the old song, often referred to in Elizabethan literature, “Take thy old. eloak about thee ":

"King Stephen was a worthy peere,

His breeches cost him but a crowne,
He held them sixpence all too deere ;

Therefore he called the taylor Lowne.", The ballad is printed in Percy's Reliques; Shakespeare quotes it also in Othello, II. iii. 92.

IV. i. 231. Let's alone ; ' some verb of motion must be understood, i.e., ‘let us go alone' (leaving Trinculo behind); 'alone ' ispossibly an error of the folios for along,' as suggested by Theobald.

“ An allusion to what often happens to people who pass the line. The violent fevers which they contract in that hot climate make them lose their hair.”_STEEVENS.

V. i. 23-24. The first and second folios place a comma after sharply,' making passion' a verb; the comma is omitted in the third and fourth folios.

V i. 309. The line is to be read, according to the folios, “ to see our dear belov'd solémnizéd."

IV. i. 237.


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