Sidor som bilder


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.'
Like the female dove. Hamlet, v. 1, 'As patient as the female dove, when that

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.
I pryshee, and the three following quotations and note on p. 246. The Duchess

of Malfy, Act iv. 2.
246. The Revenger's Tragedy. 1607.

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.
On Salisbury-plain. At Winterslow Hut, See Memoirs of W. Hazlitt. 1867,

vol. 1. p. 259.
Stern good-night. Macbeth, Act 11. 2. “The fatal bellman which gives the

stern'st good night.'
Take mine case. i Henry IV. m. 3.
Cibber's manager's coat. Colley Cibber (1671.1757), actor, dramatist, and

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 :')


249. Misuse (praise) the bounteous Pan. Comus, 176-7.
Like eagles newly baited. Cf.

* All plumed like estridges that with the wind
Baited like eagles having lately bathed.'

i King Henry IV., 1v. 1. 250. Cast the diseases of the mind. Cf.

•Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ... cast
The water of my land, find her disease,
purge it to a sound and pristine health?'

Macbeth, v. 3.
Wonder-wounded. Hamlet, v. I.
Wanton poets. Cf. Marlowe's Edward II., Act 1. l., and Beaumont and

Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy, 11. 2.
251. The Maid's Tragedy. Acted 1609-10, printed 1619.
252. Do not mock me.

Act iv. I.
King and No King. Licensed 1611, printed 1619.

When he meets with Panthea, Act ii. I. 253. The False One. 1619.

Youth that opens. Act 11. 2.
Like ['I should imagine '] some celestial sweetness. Act 11. 3.

'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.
Brightest. Act 1v. 2.

If you yield. Act 11. 2.
256. And all my fears. Act 1. 1.

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

Into a lower world. Paradise Lost, xi. 283-5.
His plays were works. Suckling's The Session of the Pocts, ver. 5.

Note, Euphrasia. Philaster, Act v. 2. 263. Miraturque. Virgil, Georgics, 11. 82.

The New Inn. Acted 1630.
The Fall of Sejanus. Acted 1603.
Two of Sejanus' bloodhounds. Act 111. I.

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.
David's canvas. Jacques Louis David (1748-1825), historical painter.
The description of Echo. Act 1. 1. Cynthia's Revels was acted in 1600 and

printed the year after.
The fine comparison

the New Inn. Cf. Act 111. 2. Massinger and Ford. Philip Massinger (1583-1640) and John Ford (1586.

? 1656).

Musical as is Apollo's lute. Comus, 478. 266. Reason panders will. Hamlet, m. 4.

The true pathos. Burns, Epistle to Dr. Blacklock.
The Unnatural Combat, 1639; The Picture, licensed 1629; The Duke of Milan,

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.
The Lover's Melancholy. 1628.
Love's Sacrifice. 1633.
Note. Soft peace.

Act Iv. 4.
The concluding one. Act v. 2 and 3 ['court new pleasures'. )
272. Already ailuded to.

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

Jerusalem Delivered.
Fairy cives. Paradise Lost, 1. 781 et seq.

* Like that Pygmean race

Beyond the Indian mount; or faery elves.'
Deaf the praised ear. Pope's Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady.


The Four P's. ?1530-3.
John Heywood. (c. 1497-c. 1575). He was responsible for various collections

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.
280. Mighty stream of Tendency. The Excursion, ix. 87.
Full of wise saws.

As You Like It, Act 11. 7.
The Return from Parnassus. 1606.
Like the Edinburgh Review. Only two numbers were published, which were

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.
Out of our proof we speak. Cymbeline, 11. 3.
I was not train'd. Charles Lamb's Sonnet, written at Cambridge, August 15,

1819. 284. Made desperate. The Excursion, vi. 532-3, quoted from Jeremy Taylor's

Holy Dying, Chap. 1, § v.
A mere scholar. Return from Parnassus, 11. 6.

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.


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Lamb's Letter to H. Crabb Robinson, Jan. 20, 1827 ; Hone's Table Book,
Feb. 10, 1827; and the first edition of the Last Essays of Elia, 1833,

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.
292. Why, good father. Act 11. 4.
293. Thou, boy. Act 11. 1.

The Merry Devil of Edmonton. 1608. The author is unknown.
Sound silver sweet. Romeo and Juliet, 11. 2.

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.
The Pinner of Wakefieid. By Robert Greene (1560-1592). His works have

been edited by Dr. Grosart, and by Mr. Churton Collins.
Hail-fellow well met. Cf. Swift's My Lady's Lamentation,
Jeronymo. 1588. The Spanish Tragedy (? 1583-5), licensed and performed

1592. See Prof. Schick's edition in 'The Temple Dramatists.' Thomas
Kyd, baptised November 6, 1558, died before 1601.
Which have all the melancholy madness of poetry. Junius : Letter No 7. to Sir

W. Draper.


Act il. 5

295. The False One. 1619.

Valentinian. Produced before 1619. Now the lusty spring is seen,'
The Nice Valour, or Passionate Madman. Published 1647.

Most musical. Il Penseroso, 62.
296. The silver foam. Cowper's Winter's Walk at Noon, ll. 155-6-

*Her silver globes, light as the foamy surf

That the wind severs from the broken wave.'
Grim-visaged, comfortless despair. Cf. grim visag'd war. Richard III., 1. 1 ;

and 'grim and comfortless despair. Comedy of Errors, v. 1.
Beaumont died. His years were thirty-two (1584-1616).
'Tis not a life. Philasier, Act v. 2. See


The lily on its stalk green. Chaucer, The Knighte's Tale, 1036.
Lape in Elysium. Comus, 257.

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.
The sons of memory. Milton's Sonnet on Shakespeare, 1630.
Sir John Beaumont (1582-1628), the author of Bosworth Field.

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.
P. Fletcher's Purple Island. Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650). The Purple Island,

1633. The poem has been topographically catalogued under “Man,
Isle of '!
Brown. William Browne (1591-6. 1643). Britannia's Pastorals, 1613.16 :
a third book (in mss.) was printed in 1852.


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