- 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
Play the recanter,-feeling in itself
A lack of Timon's aid, hath sense withal,
Of its own fall, restraining aid to Timon ?;
And sends forth us to make their sorrow'd render.

Timon, A. 5, S. 2. I once did lend my body for his wealth 3.

Merchant of Venice, A. 5, S. 1.

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Hast cleans'd my bosom ; I from thee departed
Thy penitent reform'd. Winter's Tale, A. 1, S. 2.
But, howsoever thou pursu'st this act,
Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive
Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven,
And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,
To prick and sting her. Hamlet, A. 1, S. 5.
Time was, I did him a desired office,
Dear almost as his life; which gratitude
Through flinty Tartar's bosom would peep forth,
And answer thanks.

All's well that ends well, A. 4, S. 4.

Β Ο U Ν Τ Υ.
Everinore thanks, the exchequer of the poor;
Which, till my infant fortune comes to years,
Stands for my bounty. Richard II. A. 2, S. 3.

For his bounty,
There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas,
That grew the inore by reaping : his delights
Were dolphin-like; they shew'd his back above.
The element they liv'd in: in his livery
Walk'd crowns, and crownets.

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,
For thy great bounty, that not only giv'st
Me cause to wail, but teachest me the way
How to lament the cause. Richard II. A. 4, S. 1.

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,
That, as my hand has open'd bounty to you,
My heart dropp'd love, my power rain’d honour

On you, than any ; fo your hand, and heart,
Your brain, and every function of your power,
Should, notwithstanding that your bond of duty,
As 'twere in love's particular, be more
To me, your friend, than any.

Henry VIII. A. 3, S. 2.
From the dread fummit of this chalky bourn:
Look up a height ;-the shrill gorg'd lark so far
Cannot be seen or heard : do but look up.

Lear, A. 4, S. 6.

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I do retort the folus in thy bowels :
For I can take.

Henry V. A. 2, S. 1.

There's nothing here that is too good for him,
But only she; and she deserves a lord,
That twenty such rude boys might tend upon,
And call her hourly, mistress.

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.

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