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examine, you must call the watch that are their accusers.

6 To. Cl. Yea, marry, that's the deftest way, let the Watch come forth; masters, I charge you in the Prince's name accuse these men.

Enter Watchmen.

I IVatch. This man said, Sir, that Don John the Prince's brother was a villain.

To. Cl. Write down, Prince John a villain ; why t'is is fiat perjury, to call a Prince's brother villain.

Bora, Master town-clerk

Io. Cl. Pray thee, fellow, Peace; I do not like thy look, I promise thee.

Sexton. What heard you him say else?

2 Watch. Marry, that he had receiv'd a thousand ducats of Don John, for accusing the lady hero wrongfully.

To. Cl. Flat burglary, as ever was committed.
Dogb. Yea, by th’mass, that it is.
Sexton, What else, fellow?
i Watch. And that Count Claudio did mean, upon

way, &c.

6 To. Cl. Tea, marry, that's guess at the word under this acthe easiest Way, let the Watch cidental Depravation. There is Come furth.] This, cofirji, is a no doubt, but the Author wrote, Sophistication of our modern as I have restor'd the Text; Editors, who were at a Loís to Yea, marry, that's the defteft make out the corrupted Reading of the old Copies. The i. e. the readird, most c-mmodiQuarto, in itos, and the first 035 Way. The word is pure and second Editions in Folio all Saxin. Deaflice, debite, congrue, concur in reading;

duely, htly. Ledaftlice, opperrea, marry, that's tbe eftelt tune, commode, fitly, conveniently,

seasonably, in good time, comA Letter happen'd to slip out modiously at Press in the first Edition; and Vid. Spelman's Saxon. Gloff. '(was too hard a Task for the sub

THEOBALD. sequent Editors to put it in, or

way, &c.

his words, to disgrace Hero before the whole assembly, and not marry her.

To. Cl. O villain! thou wilt be condemn'd into everlasting redemption for this.

Sexton. What elle?
2 IVatch. This is all.

Sexton. And this is more, masters, than you can deny. Prince John is this morning fecretly stoll'n away ; Hero was in this manner accus'd, and in this very manner refus’d, and upon the grief of this suddenly dy'd. Master Constable, let these men be bound and brought to Leonato ; I will go before, and shew him their examination.

(Exit. Dogb. Come let them be opinion'd. Sexton. Let them be in hand?

Conr.

? Sexton. Let them be in the the word Sagristano was rendered hands of Coxcomb.) So the Edi- Sexton. As in Fairfax's Godfrey tions.

Mr. Theobald gives the of Boulogne. words to Conrade, and lays, But When Phæbus next unclos'd his why the Sex!on should be so pert wakeful eye, upon bis Brother Oficers, ihre Up rose the SEXTON of that fiems no reafon from any superior pluce prophane. qualifications in bim; cr any fufThe passage then in question is picion be fnews of knowing their to be read thus, ignorance. This is strange. The Sexton, Let them be in hand. Sexton throughout shews as good.

[Exil. sense in their Examination as any Conr. Of, Corcomb ! Judge upon the bench could do. Degberry would have them piAnd as to his fulpicion of their niond. The Sexton says, it was ignorance, he tells the Town- sufficient if they were kept in cierk That be goes not the way to safe custody, and then goes out. examine. The meanoess of his When one of the watchmen name hindered our Editor from comes up to bind them, Cenrade leeing the Goodness of his Sense. says, of, Coxcomb! as he says But this Sexton was an Ecclefiaftic afterwards to the Constabie, of one of the inferior Orders Away! you are an ass.—But the called the Sacristan, and not a Editor adds, The old Quarto gave Brother Officer, as the Editor calls me the first umbrag' for pliucing is him. liuppose the book from t0 Conrade. What these words whence the Poet took his fub- mean I don't know : But I lurject was some old English novel pect the old Quarto divides the translated from the Italian, where passage as I have done. WARB.

There

Conr. Off, Coxcomb.

Dogb. God's my life, where's the Sexton ? let him write down the Prince's oficer Coxcomb: come, bind them, thou naughty varlet.

Conr. Away! you are an ass, you are an ass

Degb Doít thou not fupect my place? dost thou not lulpeci ny years? O that he were here to write me down an ass! but, mallers, remember, that I am an afs; though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass ; no, thou villain, thou art full of piety, as shall be prov'd upon thee by good witness ; I am a wile fellow, and which is more, an officer je and which is more, an housholder; and which is more, as pretty a piece of flesh as any in Mefina, and one that knows the law:. go to, and a rich fellow enough; go to, and a fellow that hath had loftes; and one that hath two gowns, and every thing handsome about him ; bring bim away; O, that I had been wriç down an ais!

[Exeunt.

Аст V. S CE N E I.

Before Leonato's House.
Enter Leonato and Antonio.

ANTONIO.
F you go on thus, you will kill yourself;

And ’is not wisdom thus to second grief
Against yourself.

Leon. I pray thee, cease thy counsel,
Which falls into mine ears as profitless
As water in a feve; give not me counsel,
Nor let no Comforter delight mine ear,

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But such a one whose wrongs do suite with mine.
Bring me a father, that fo lov'd his chile,
Whole joy of her is overwhelm'd like mine,
And biu him fpeak of patience;
Measure his woe the length and breadth of mine,
And let it answer every strain for lirain:
As thus for thus, and luch a grief for such,
In every lineament, branch, ihape and form.
If such a one will smile and stroke his beards,
And, Sorrow wag! cry; hem, when he should groan;
Patch grief with proverbs; make misforture drunk
With candle-wasters; bring hini yet to me,
And I of him will gather patience.
But there is no such man; for, brother, men
Can counsel, and give comfort to that grief

er.

8 If such a one will smile, ord tions.

THEOBALDI Atroke his Biard,

Sir Thomas Harmer, and after And hallow, w2g, cry bem, ulen him Dr. Warburton, for wag,

be fkould groan,) Mr. Rowe read waive, which is, I fuppole, is the fartt Authority that I can the same as, put afiłc, or fbiti of. find for this Reading. But what None of these conjectures satisiy is the Intention, or how are we me, nor perhaps any other readto expound it? “If a Man will I cannot but think the true

huilah, and wheep, and filgit, reading nearer than it is imagined. and wriggie about, to shew a I point thus, “ Pleasure when He should If Juch an one will smil, and “groan,” Er. This dois not Atrck his beard, give much Decorum to the Sen. And, forov, wag! cry; him, timent. The ou Qua:to, and

uben be found groan ; the it and 2d Folio Editions all That is, If he will smile, ard read,

cry, forrow, be gore, and bem irbud sorrow, wnggo; cry'em,&c. fiad of grvaring. The order in We don't, iudied, get much by which and and cry are placed is this Reading; tio', I flatter n.y. harnh, and this liarshness made se!f, by a slight Alteration, it has the sense mittaken. Range the led ine to the true one,

words in the common order, and And Sorrow wage; cry, hem! my reading will be free from all wkeun pa'd gic. n ;

d.fi wisy. i. e. Ji such a one will combat If juch an one will smile, and with, frize 'guin: Surrow, 6c. Siroke bis beard, Nor is this Word infrequent with Cry, forrow, wag! and hem pur Author in these significa

ciben te fuld groan.

Which they themselves not feel; but tasting it,
Their counsel turns to passion, which before ·
Would give preceptial medicine to rage ;
Fetter strong madness in a silken thread;
Charm ach with air, and agony with words.
No, no ; 'tis all mens office to speak patience
To those, that wring under the load of sorrow;
But no man's virtue, nor sufficiency,
To be so moral, when he thall endure
The like himself; therefore give me no counsel;
My griefs cry louder than advertisement'

Ant. Therein do men from children nothing differ.

Leon. I pray thee, peace; I will be flesh and blood For there was never yet philosopher, That could endure the tocch-ach patiently However they have writ the style of Gods, And made a pish at chance and sufferance 2,

Ant. Yet bend not all the harm upon yourself: Make those, that do offend you, suffer too.

Leon. There thou speak'st reason; nay, I will do so. My soul doth tell me, Hero is bely’d; And that Mall Claudio know, so shall the Prince; And all of them, that thus dishonour her.

SCENE II.

Enter Don Pedro, and Claudio.
Ant. Here comes the Prince and Claudio hastily.
Pedro. Good den, good den.

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ihan advertisement. ] quo antecedit virum bonum? diuThat is, than admonition, than iius bonus off. Sapiens nibilo je moral inftruction,

minoris a fiimat.

Deus non vin. However they have writ the cit Sapientem felicitate. Ep.lxxiii. style of Gods.] This al

WARBURTON. Judes to the extravagant titles And made a pish as chance the Stoics gave their wise men. and sufferance) Alludes to Sapiens ille cum Diis, ex pari, their famous Aparby. vivit. Senec. Epift. lix. Jupiter

WARBURTON.

Claud.

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