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241. All fire and air. Henry V., 111. 7, "he is pure air and fire,' and Antony and
Cleopatra, v. 2, 'I am fire and air.'
her golden couplets are disclosed.'
The trial scene and the two following quotations, The White Devil. Act ui, 1. 243. Your hand I'll kiss. Act 11. 1.
The lamentation of Cornelia. Act v. 2.
The parting scene of Brachiano. Act v. 3. 245. The scenes of the madhouse. Act iv. 2.
The interview. Act iv. I.
of Malfy, Act iv. 2.
The dazzling fence. Cf. the dazzling fence' of rhetoric, Comus, 790-91.
The appeals of Castiza. Act 11. 1., and Act iv. 4. 247. Mrs. Siddons has lef. the stage. Mrs. Siddons left the stage in June 1819.
See The Round Table, vol. 1., Note to p. 156.
vol. 1. p. 259.
stern'st good night.'
manager. See the Apology for his Life (1740). Books, dreams. Personal Talk. [* Dreams, books, are each a world .. Two
shall be named pre-eminently dear by heavenly lays :')
IV. ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER, Etc.
* All plumed like estridges that with the wind
i King Henry IV., 1v. 1. 250. Cast the diseases of the mind. Cf.
•Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ... cast
Macbeth, v. 3.
Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy, 11. 2.
Act iv. I.
When he meets with Panthea, Act ii. I. 253. The False One. 1619.
Youth that opens. Act 11. 2.
'Tis here, and the next quotation. Act 11, 1. [Egyptians, dare ye think.'] 254. The Faithful Shepherdess. Acted 1610. A perpetual feasi. Comus, 479-80.
Act 1. 3.
Act v. 5.
254. He takes most ease. The Faith ful Shepherdess, Act v. 3.
Her virgin fancies wild. Paradise Lost, v. 296-7.
Here he woods. The Faithful Shepherdess, Act 1. 3. 255. For her dear sake.
Act v. 3.
If you yield. Act 11. 2.
Sad Shepherd. 1637. 257. Tumbled him (He tumbled] down, and the two following quotations. The Two
Noble Kinsmen, Act 1. 1.
We have been soldiers. 258. Tearing our pleasures. To his Coy Mistress, 43 and 44. How do
The Two Noble Kinsmen, Act 11. 2. ( lastly, children of grief and ignorance.'] 261. Sing their bondage. Cymbeline, . 3.
The Bloody Brother, 1624 ; A Wife for a Month, 1623 ; Bonduca, acted c. 1619; Thierry and Theodoret, 1621; The Night Walker, 1625; The Little French Lawyer, c. 1618; Monsieur Thomas, c. 1619 ; The Chances, c. 1620 ;
The Wild Goose Chase, acted 1621; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, 1624. 262. Philaster. Acted c. 1608. Sitting in my
Note, Euphrasia. Philaster, Act v. 2. 263. Miraturque. Virgil, Georgics, 11. 82.
The New Inn. Acted 1630.
To be a spy. Act iv. 3. 264. What are thy arts.
If this man. Act 1. 2 ['blood and tyranny.'] 265. The conversations between Livia. Act II. I.
Catiline's Conspiracy. Acted 1611.
printed the year after.
the New Inn. Cf. Act 111. 2. Massinger and Ford. Philip Massinger (1583-1640) and John Ford (1586.
Musical as is Apollo's lute. Comus, 478. 266. Reason panders will. Hamlet, m. 4.
The true pathos. Burns, Epistle to Dr. Blacklock.
1623; A New Way to Pay Old Debts, 1633; The Bondman, 1624 ; The
Virgin Martyr, 1622. 267. Felt a stain like a wound. Burke, Reflections on the French Revolution, ed.
Payne, 11. 89.
Note. See A View of the English Stage, and notes thereto. 268. Rowe's Fair Penitent. 1703. Nicholas Rowe (1673-1718).
Fatal Dowry. 1632.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore. 1633. 269. Annabella and her husband. Act iv. 3.
The Broken Heart. 1633.
Act iv. 5.
270. Miss Baillie. See p. 147 and notes thereto.
Perkin Warbeck. 1634.
Act Iv. 4.
See p. 230. 273. Mr. Lamb in his impressive eulogy. Specimens, vol. 11. p. 199. 274. Armida's enchanted jalace. The sorceress who seduces the Crusaders. Tasso's
* Like that Pygmean race
Beyond the Indian mount; or faery elves.'
V. ON SINGLE PLAYS, POEMS, ETC.
The Four P's. ?1530-3.
of Epigrams, containing six hundred proverbs. 276. False knaves. Much Ado About Nothing, iv, 2. 277. Count Fathom. Chap. XXI.
Friar John. Rabelais' Gargantua, 1. 27. 278. L. 5 from foot.
Take [taste]. 279. Which I was born to introduce. Swift's lines on the Death of Dr. Swift.
As a liar of the first magnitude. Congreve's Love for Love, Act 11. 5.
As You Like It, Act 11. 7.
reprinted (8vo) 1818.
Read the names. The Return from Parnassus, Act 1. 2. 282. Kempe the actor. William Kempe, A. c. 1600.
Burbage. Richard Burbage (c. 1567-1618), the builder of the Globe
Theatre, and a great actor therein.
Few of the Universiry). Act iv. 3. 283. Felt them knowingly. Cymbeline, Ill. 3.
Philomusus and Studioso. Act 11, I, Act 11. 5.
1819. 284. Made desperate. The Excursion, vi. 532-3, quoted from Jeremy Taylor's
Holy Dying, Chap. 1, § v.
The examination of Sig nor Immerito. 286. Gammer Gurton's Needle. Printed 1575. John Still (1543-1607), afterwards
Bishop of Bath and Wells, is supposed to be its author. 287. Gog's crosse, and the following quotations. Act 1. 5. 289. Such very poor spelling. Cf. Lamb's story of Randal Norris, who once re.
marked after trying to read a black-letter Chaucer, 'in those old books, Charley, there is sometimes a deal of very indifferent spelling.' See
Act ill. I.
Lamb's Letter to H. Crabb Robinson, Jan. 20, 1827 ; Hone's Table Book,
A Death-Bed. 289. The Yorkshire Tragedy. 1604 (attributed to Shakespeare); Sir John Old
castle, 1600, (? by Munday and Drayton); The Widow of Watling Street, (The Puritan, or The Widow, etc.), 1607 (? by Wentworth Smith). See The Round Table, vol. 1. p. 353, et seq., for Schlegel and Hazlitt on these. Green's Tu Quoque, by George Cock. Greene's "Tu Quoque,' 1614, by Joseph
Cooke (fl. c. i600). Greene, the comedian, after whom the play is called,
died 1612. 290. Suckling's melancholy har. Cf. p. 270 ante.
Microcosmus, by Thomas Nabbes. 1637. Thomas Nabbes flourished in the
time of Charles 1. 291. What do I see ? Act iv. 292. Antony Brewer's Lingua. 1607. This play is now said to be by John
Tomkins, Scholar of Trinity, Cambridge (1594-8).
Mr. Lamb has quoted two passages. Specimens, vol. 1. pp. 99-100.
The Merry Devil of Edmonton. 1608. The author is unknown.
The deer-stealing scenes. The Merry Devil of Edmonton, Act v. 1., etc. 294. Very honest knaveries. Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. 4.
The way lies right. The Merry Devil of Edmonton, Act iv. 1.
been edited by Dr. Grosart, and by Mr. Churton Collins.
1592. See Prof. Schick's edition in 'The Temple Dramatists.' Thomas
VI. ON MISCELLANEOUS POEMS, ETC.
Act il. 5
295. The False One. 1619.
Valentinian. Produced before 1619. Now the lusty spring is seen,'
Most musical. Il Penseroso, 62.
*Her silver globes, light as the foamy surf
That the wind severs from the broken wave.'
and 'grim and comfortless despair. Comedy of Errors, v. 1.
Raphael. Raphael's years were thirty-seven (1483-1520). 297. Now that his task. Comus, 1012.
297. Rymer's abuse. See Thomas Rymer's (1641-1713) The Tragedies of the Last
Age Considered (1678). He was called by Pope the best'and by Macaulay
the worst' English critic.
Fleeted the time carelessly. As You Like Ii, 1. 1. [golden world.'] 298. Walton's Complete Angler. Third Day, chap. iv.
Note. Rochester's Epigram. Sternhold and Hopkins were the joint-authors
of the greater number of the metrical versions of the Psalms (1547-62),
which used to form part of the Book of Common Prayer. 299-300. Drummond of Hawthornden. William Drummond (1585-1649). His
Conversations with Ben Jonson were written of a visit paid him by Jonson in 1618. Mention might be made of Mr. W.C. Ward's edition of his Poems (1894), wherein many variations from Hazlitt's text of the sonnets may be noted, too numerous to detail here.
Note. I was all ear. Comus, 560. 301. The fly that sips treacle. Gay’s Beggar's Opera, 11. 2.
Sugar'd sonnerting. Cf. Francis Meres' Palladis Tamia, 1598, concerning
Shakespeare's 'sugred Sonnets,' and Judicio in The Return from Parnassus
(see p. 281 ante), ‘sugar'd sonnetting.' 302. The gentle craft. The sub-title of a play of T. Dekker's : The Shoemaker's
Holiday, or the Gentle Craft (1600). The phrase has long been associated
with that handicraft. A Phænix gazed by all. Paradise Lost, v. 272. Give a reason for the faith that was in me. Cf. Sydney Smith's—It is always
right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is
within him.' 303. Oh, how despised.
Act 1. 1. 304. The Triumph of his Mistress. The Triumph of Charis.
Nest of spicery. Richard III., iv. 4.
Oh, I could still. Cynthia's Revels, 1. 1. 306. A celebrated line. See Coleridge's Tragedy Osorio, Act iv., Sc. 1., written
1797, but not published in its original form until 1873. Coleridge's Poetical Works, ed. Dykes Campbell, p. 498.
‘Drip! drip! drip ! drip! in such a place as this
It has nothing else to do but drip drip! drip !' Recast and entitled Remorse, the tragedy was performed at Drury Lane, Jan. 23, 1813, and published in pamphlet form. "In the Preface Coleridge relates the story of Sheridan reading the play to a large company, and turning it into ridicule by saying
• Drip ! drip ! drip ! there's nothing here but dripping.' Hazlitt's quotation is taken, of course, from this Preface to Remorse. 307. The milk of human kindness. Macbeth, 1. 5. 309. Daniel. Samuel Daniel, 1562-1619. 311. Michael Drayton (1563-1631). His Polyolbion, or chorographicall'descrip
tion of England in thirty books was issued in 1612-22. See the Spenser
Society's editions of Drayton's works.
1633. The poem has been topographically catalogued under “Man,