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- Can sodden water, "A drench for fur-reyn'd jades, their barley broth, Decoct their cold blood to such valiant heat ?
Henry V. A. 3, S. 5. BOD Y
This common body, Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, Goes to, and back, Jackying the varying tide, To rot itself with motion.
Antony and Cleopatra, A. I, S. 4.
The publick body,--which doth seldom
Timon, A. 5, S. 2. I once did lend my body for his wealth 3.
Merchant of Venice, A. 5, S. 1.
Hast cleans'd my bosom ; I from thee departed
All's well that ends well, A. 4, S. 4.
Β Ο U Ν Τ Υ.
For his bounty,
Antony and Cleopatra, A. 5, S. 2.
- Tell me, my daughters, (Since now we will divest us, both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state), Which of you, shall we say, doth love us most? That we our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge'. .
Lear, A, I, S. 1,
Where nature doth with merit challenge.] Where the claim of merit is superadded to that of nature, or where a superior degree of natural affection is joined to the claim of other merits. STEEVENS.
“Challenge,” in this place, seems to be rivalry, competition. " Where nature doth with merit challenge”..-where nature and merit are contending for superiority.
A. B. as I thank
- I thank thee, king,
Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping ? Use them after your own honour and dignity: the less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty.
Hamlet, A. 2, $. 2.
- I presume,
Henry VIII. A. 3, S. 2.
Lear, A. 4, S. 6.
BO W E L S.
Henry V. A. 2, S. 1.
All's well that ends well, A. 3, S.
I know them, yea, And what they weigh, even to the utmost scruple : Scambling, out-facing, fashion-mong'ring boys.
. Much ado about nothing, A. 5, S. 1. Good faith, this same young sober blooded boy doth not love me; nor a man cannot make him laugh ;--but that's no marvel, he drinks no wine, There's never any of these demure boys come to any
Henry IV. P.2, A. 4, S. 3.
Shall a beardless boy, A cocker'd filken wanton brave our fields, And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil, . Mocking the air with colours idly spread, And find no check ? King John, A. 5, S. 1,
-Hubert, throw thine eye On yon young boy: I'll tell thee what, my friend, He is a very serpent in my way; And, wheresoe'er this foot of mine doth tread, He lies before me.
King John, A. 3, S. 3. -- Father Cardinal, I have heard you say,
For I can take.] I know not well what he can take. The quarto reads talk. In our author to take is sometimes to blast, which sense may serve in this place.
Johnson. “Take” is undoubtedly the true reading. The meaning is, I am not to be bullied, I am not to be affronted with impunity.