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And never shall it more be gracious.
Leon. Hath no man's dagger here a point for me?
to light, Smother her spirits up.
[Exeunt D. Pedro, D. John and Claud.
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Bene. How doth the lady?
Beat. Dead, I think; help, uncle.
Leon. O fate! take not away thy heavy hand;
Beat. How now, cousin Hero?
5 The fory that is printed in Chid I for That at frugal na
ber blood?] That is, the ture's FRAME? story which ber blufres discover to I've one too much by thee. -) be true.
The meaning of the second line, • Griev'd I, I bad but according to the present reading, one? is this, Chid I at frugal nature
I've one too much by thee. Why had I one?
that fe fent me a girl and not a as it may easily fignify the liften
three places. The reasoning of Chid I for this at frugal na. the speaker stands thus, - Had ture's 'FRAINE, i. e, refraine, or this been my adopied child, this keeping back her further favours, frame would not buve retounded ftopping her hand, as we Jay, uben
But this child was mine ; the bad given him one. But the As mine, I loved her, praised her, Oxford Editor has, in his usual was proud of ber: consequently, way, improved this amendment, as I claimed the glory, I must needs by substituting band for 'fraine. be subjected to the shame, &c. WARBURTON.
WARBURTON. Though frame be not the word Even of this small alteracion which appears to a reader of the there is no need. The speaker present time most proper to ex utters his emotion abruptly. But hibit the poet's sentiment, yetmine, and mine that I loved, &c. it may as well be used to new by an ellipfis frequent, perhaps that he had one child, and no more, too frequent, boih in verse and as that he had a girl, not a boy; and profe.
And salt too little, which may feafon give
Bene. Sir, Sir, be patient;
Beat. O, on my soul, my cousin is bely'd.
Beat. No, truly, not ; altho' until last night
Friar. Hear me a little,
Leon. Friar, it cannot be ;
Frier. Lady, what man is he you are accus'd of ? Hero. They know, that do accuse me; I know
If I know more of any man alive,
Friar. There is sonie strange misprision in the Princes.
Bene. Two of them have the very bent of honour, And if their wisdoms be mil-led in this, The Practice of it lives in John the bastard, Whose iprits toil in frame of villanies.
Leon. I know not: if they speak but truth of her, These hands shall tear her; if they wrong her honour, The proudest of them shall well hear of it. Time nath not yet so dry'd this blood of mine, Nor age fo eat up my invention, Nor fortune made such havock of my picans,
8 Friar. Lady, what man is be betrayed herself by naming the
jou are accus'd of?] The person she was conscious of an friar had just before boasted his affair with. The friar observed grcat killin fihing out the truth. this, and so concluded, that were And indeed, he appears, by this the guilty she would probably question, to be no fool. He was fall into the trap he laid for her. by, all the while at the accusa. I only take notice of this tion, and heard no names men to thew how admirably weil tioned. Why then should he Shakespeare knew how to sustain ask her what man fhe was ac his characters. WAR BURTON. cused of? But in this lay the
bent of honour,] Bent subtilty of his examination. For is used by our author for the had Hero been guilly, it was utmost degree of any passion or very probable that, in that hurry mental quality. In this play beand confuiion of spirits, into fore, Benedick says of Beatrice, wbich the terrible iniult of her ber effection has its full bent. The lover had thrown her, she would expression is derived from arnever have observed that the chery; the bow has its bent when man's name was not mentioned; it is drawn as far as it can be. and so, on this question, have Vol. III.
Nor my bad life reft me so much of friends,
Friar. Pause a while,
Leon. What shall become of this? what will this do?
to her own Rank, and the Place Your Daughter here the Prin to its true Meaning.
cess (left for dead ;] Bat Your Daughter here the Princes how comes Hero to start up a if for dead; Princ Is here? We have no In- i. e. Don Pedro, Prince of Artimation of her Father being a ragon; and his Dallard Brother Prince; and this is the first and who is likewise called a Prince. only Time that she is compli
THEOBALD. mented with this Dignity. The oftentation,] Show; apo Remotion of a single Leiter, and pearance. of the Parentbejis, will bring her