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And let this worldlie pomp our wits inchant.
Those golden pallaces, those gorgeous halles,
Those statelie courts, those sky-encountering walles.
Evanish all like vapours in the aire."
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,
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.
TURNBULL AND SPEARS, PRINTERS, EDINBURGH.