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a genuine text has been formed. Wherever any
(as being much more correctly printed than that of 1785,) those in the common character as they appear in the present edition (i. e. Mr. Malone's, in ten volumes).
"The doctrine of ill-doing, no, nor dream'd—” P.
"The doctrine of ill-doing; nor dream'd—.” 3. "As o'er-dy'd blacks, as winds, as waters ;—" "As o'er-dy'd blacks, as wind, as waters ;—' P. 302.
4. "As ornament oft does."
"As ornaments oft do." P. 130.
The original copy, with a difregard of grammar, reads " As ornaments oft does." This inaccuracy has been conftantly corrected by every editor, wherever it occurs; but the correction fhould always be made in the verb, and not in the noun.
5. "Have you not-thought (for cogitation
Refides not in the man that does not think it)
"Have you not-thought (for cogitation
"Refides not in the man that does not think)
wishing clocks more swift?
"Hours, minutes, the noon midnight? and all
wifhing clocks more swift?
"Hours minutes? noon midnight? and all
Ay, and thou,-who may ft fee
"How I am gall'd-thou might'ft be-fpice a cup,-"
Ay, and thou,-who may'st fee
"How I am galled,-might'ft be-fpice a cup,-"
deviation is made from the authentick copies,
"I'll keep my ftables where
"I lodge my wife;" P. 153.
"Relish as truth like us." P. 317.
10. "And I beseech you, hear me, who profefs-" P. 333. "And I beseech you hear me, who professes-" P. 162. 11. "This feffion to our great grief,-" P. 343.
"This feffions to our great grief," P. 170.
12. "The bug which you will fright me with, I feek."
"The bug which you would fright me with, I feek."
13. "You here fhall fwear upon the fword of juftice,-"
"You here fhall fwear upon this fword of juftice,—”
14. "The feffion fhall proceed." P. 349. "The feffions fhall proceed."
15. "Which you knew great;
and to the certain hazard
Of all incertainties-
Some word was undoubtedly omitted at the press; (probably fearful or doubtful;) but I thought it better to exhibit the line in an imperfect ftate, than to adopt the interpolation made by the editor of the fecond folio, who has introduced perhaps as unfit a word as could have been chofen.
16. Through my dark ruft! and how his piety-" P. 360. "Thorough my ruft! and how his piety" P. 179. The firft word of the line is in the old copy by the mistake of the compofitor printed Through.
18. "Your difcontenting father I'll ftrive to qualify,-"
"Your discontenting father strive to qualify,-" P. 224. 19. If I thought it were not a piece of honefty to acquaint the king withal, I would do it." P. 407.
"If I thought it were a piece of honefty to acquaint the king withal, I'd not do it." P. 229.
except in the cafe of mere obvious errors of the
20. Doft thou think, for that I infinuate or toze—”
"Doft thou think, for that I infinuate and toze-"
21. You might have spoke a thousand things," P. 414. "You might have Spoken a thousand things,-" P. 235. 22. "Where we offend her now, appear" P. 417. "Where we offenders now appear-" P. 237..
23." Once more to look on.
By his command," P. 240.
like a weather-beaten conduit." P. 425.
"And fon unto the king, who, heavens directing,
"And fon unto the king, (whom heavens directing,) "Is troth-plight to your daughter." P. 257.
1. "Which fault lies on the hazard of all husbands. P. 10. "Which fault lies on the hazards of all husbands."
2. "'Tis too refpective, and too fociable,
""Tis too refpective, and too fociable,
3. "Thus leaning on my elbow," P. 16.
4." With them a baftard of the king deceas'd."
Say, Shall the current of our right run on ?"
P. 37. P. 476.
prefs, the reader is apprized by a note; and every
7. "And now he feafts, mouthing the flesh of men,-." P. 38.
"And now he feafts, moufing the flesh of men,—”
8. "A greater power than ye- P. 39. "A greater power than we
9 That I may be accurately understood, I fubjoin a few of thefe unnoticed corrections:
In King Henry VI. P. I. A&t I. fc. vi:
"Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens,
"That one day bloom'd, and fruitful were the next."
The old copy reads-garden.
In King John, A& IV. fc. ii:
"Does fhew the mood of a much-troubled breast."
The old copy reads-Do.
Ibidem, A& I. fc. i:
"'Tis too refpective, and too fociable," &c.
The old copy,-'Tis two refpective," &c.
Again, in the fame play, we find in the original copy:
In King Henry V. A& V. fc. ii :
Corrupting in its own fertility."
The old copy reads-it.
In Timon of Athens, A&t I. fc. i:
"Come, fhall we in?"
The old copy has-Comes.
Ibidem:"Even on their knees, and hands,-."
The old copy has-hand.
In Cymbeline, A&t III. fc. iv:
"The handmaids of all women, or, more truly,
The old copy has-it.
It cannot be expected that the page should be encumbered with the notice of fuch obvious miftakes of the press as are here enumerated. With the exception of errors fuch as these, whenever any emendation has been adopted, it is mentioned in a note, and ascribed to its author.
emendation that has been adopted, is afcribed to its proper author. When it is confidered that
"For grief is proud, and makes his owner ftoop." P. 52. For grief is proud, and makes his owner ftout."
10. "O, that a man would speak these words to me !”
"O, that a man should speak these words to me!"
11. "Is't not amifs, when it is truly done?" P. 64. "Is not amifs, when it is truly done." P. 504. 12. "Then, in defpight of broad-ey'd watchful day,—”
"Then, in defpight of brooded watchful day,-"
13. "A whole armado of collected fail." P. 74. "A whole armado of convicted fail." P. 514. 14. "And bitter Shame hath Spoil'd the sweet world's taste." P. 79.
"And bitter shame hath spoil'd the fweet word's taste."
15. "Strong reafons make ftrong actions." P. 81.
17. "Had none, my lord! why, did not you provoke me?" P. 96. "Had none, my lord! why, did you not provoke me?" P. 536.
18. Mad'ft it no confcience to destroy a king." P. 97. "Made it no confcience to deftroy a king." P. 537. 19. "Sir, fir, impatience has its privilege." P. 102. "Sir, fir, impatience has his privilege." P. 541.
Or, when he doom'd this beauty to the grave,
"Or, when he doom'd this beauty to a grave,