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P. 76. (152) “Well, well, go to ; we'll have no bastards live ;'' The folio has “Well go too, we'll haue,” &c.-Capell repeated the “ well ;" and the same addition is proposed by Walker, who remarks that, with the usual modern reading (that of the second folio),

Well, go to; we will have no bastards live,” "the verse is out of joint." Crit. Exam. &c. vol. ii. p. 146.

P. 77. (153)

" matters," The folio has “matter."-Corrected in the second folio.

P. 78. (154)

"prison'dSo Theobald.—The folio has “poyson'd."

P. 78. (155)

a shadow" The folio has “as shadow.”—Corrected in the fourth folio. (Compare note 42 on King John.

P. 79. (156)

Nor be rebellious to the crown of England,

Thou, nor thy nobles, to the crown of England.Walker (Crit. Exam. &c. vol. i. p. 277) “suspects” that there is an error here, in the repetition.

P. 80. (157)

"O, yes, my lord,The folio has “ Yes my lord.”—The editor of the second folio printed, for the metre's sake, “ Yes my good lord ;" which Mr. Collier says

we can have no hesitation in accepting,” because Suffolk has used the words “my good lord" a little before: but there he is speaking to the King; here, to Gloster.

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P. 80. (158)

warrant a liberal dower," The second folio omits “a." But “warrant” is usually a monosyllable in our early poets: see Walker's Shakespeare's Versification, &c. p.65, where the following line is cited from The Third Part of King Henry VI. act iii. sc. 2;

“Ay, widow? then I'll warrant you all your lands."

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P. 81. (161) " Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss," The editor of the second folio printed" - bringeth forth bliss," not being aware that “contrary” is here a quadrisyllable: see Walker's Shakespeare's Versification, &c. p. 55.


P. 81. (162) “Will answer our hope in issue of a king;" Here Pope omitted " Will._"Dele .our with Steevens." W. N. LETTSOM.


P. 82. (163)

" To cross" "Across,' I suspect.” Walker's Crit. Exam. &c. vol. iii. p. 154.

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FIRST printed in the folio of 1623.-An alteration by Shakespeare of a drama entitled The First Part of the Contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey : And the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the Tragicall end of the proud Cardinall of Winchester, with the notable Rebellion of Iacke Cade: And the Duke of Yorkes first claime vnto the Crowne, -originally printed in 1594, 4to (reprinted for the Shakespeare Society in 1843).

See Introduction to The First Part of King Henry VI. p. 3 of this volume.

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