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And kiss the lips of unacquainted change ;
Lewis. Strong reason makes strong actions : let us go; Ifyou say ay, the King will not say no. [Exeunt.
E AT me these irons hot, and, look, thou
stand Within the arras ; when I strike my foot Upon the bosom of the ground, rush forth ;
4 Or, as a little frow.) Ba- ferves, that their snow-ball did con, in his hiftory of Henry VII, not gather as it rolled. fpeaking of Perkin's march, ob
And bind the boy, which you shall find with me, Fast to the chair. Be heedful; hence, and watch.
Exec. I hope, yoor warrant will bear out the deed.
Hub. Uncleanly fcruples ! fear not you ; look to't. --* Young lad, come forth; I have to say with you.
Arth. Good morrow, Hubert.
Arib. As little prince (having so great a title
Hub. Indeed, I have been merrier.
Arth. Mercy on me!
Hub. If I talk to him, with his innocent prate
[Afide. Arth. Are you sick, Hubert ? you look pale to day ; In sooth, I would, you were a little fick; That I might fit all night and watch with you. Alas, I love you more than you do me.
Hub. His words do take poffeffion of my bosom. Read here, young Arthur- [Shewing a paper. How now, foolish rheum,
s Turning dispiteous torture out of door!
Arth. Too fairly, Hubert, for so foul effect.
Hub. Young boy, I must.
Hub. I've sworn to do it ;
Arth. Ah, none, but in this iron age, would do it.
I s Turning difpiłcous torture out followed, I think, without ne
of door !] For torture Sir ceffaty, by Dr. Warburton. T. Hanmer reads nature, and is Vol. III.
Even in the matter of mine innocence :
(Hubert stamps, and the men enter. Hub. Come forth; do, as I bid you.
Arth. O save me, Hubert, save me! my eyes are out, Ev’n with the fierce looks of these bloody men.
Hub. Give me the iron, I say, and bind him here.
Artb. Alas, what need you be so boill’rous-rough? I will not struggle, I will stand stone-still. For heav'n's fake, Hubert, let me not be bound. Nay, hear me, Hubert-drive these men away, And I will fit as quiet as a lamb. I will not ftir, nor wince, nor speak a word, Nor look upon the iron angrily; Thrust but these men away, and I'll forgive you,
6 l would not have believed a the transcribers, taking it in this
Bingue BUT HUBERT's.] sense, substituted the more usual Thus Mir. Pope found the line in word but in its place. My altethe old editions. According to ration greatly improves the sense, ihis reading, it is supposed that as implying a tenderness of afHubert had told him, he would fection for Hubert; the common not put out his eyes; for the an- reading, only an opinion of Huo gel who says he would, is brought beri's veracity; whereas the point in as contradicting Hubert. Mr. here was to win upon Hubert's Theobald, by what authority I paffions, which could not be bet. don't know, reads,
ter done than by Mewing afI would not have bilier'd bim : fection towards him, no tongue, bu: Hubert's.
WARBURTON ; which is fpoiling the measure, I do not fee why the old readwithout much mending the sense. ing may not stand. Mr. TbeoShakeljeure, I am persuaded, wrote, bald’s alteration, as we find, inI would not have believ'd a jures the measure, and Dr. War
tongue BATE HUBERT; burton's corrupts the language, i. e. abate, disparage. The blun- and neither can be said much ta der seems to have arisen thus, mend the sense. bate fignifies except, saving; so 4
Whatever torment you do put me to.
Hub. Go, stand within ; let me alone with him.
[Exeunt. Arth. Alas, I then have chid away my
Hub. Come, boy, prepare yourself.
tongue. Arth. Hubert, the utterance of a brace of tongues Must needs want pleading for a pair of eyes : Let me not hold my tongue : let me not, Hubert ;
Or, Hubert, if you will, cut out my tongue, So I may keep mine eyes. O spare mine eyes! Though to no use, but still
, to look on you. Lo, by my troth, the instrument is cold, And would not harm me.
Hub. I can heat it, boy.
Arth. ' No, in good footh, the fire is dead with grief, Being create for comfort, to be usd In undeserv'd extreams; see else yourself, There is no malice in this burning coal; The breach of heav'n hath blown its spirit out,
7 This is according to nature. not to hurt but to comfort, is We imagine no evil so great as dead with grief for finding itself that which is near us.
used in acts of cruelty, which, No, in good footh, &c.] The being innocent, I have not de sense is : The fire, being created served.