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THIS VOLUME contains extracts from illustrations of SHAKESPEARE, contributed, since the vear 1859, to the Berlin Society for the Study of Modern Languages, and published from time to time in the Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen.

5 Essex COURT, TEMPLE :

Long Vacation, 1867

SHAKESPEARE

ILLUSTRATED BY OLD AUTHORS.

Par. Five or six thousand horse, I said I will say true—or thereabouts, set down, for I'll speak truth.

First Lord. He's very near the truth in this.

Ber. But I con him no thanks for’t, in the nature he delivers it.

All's Well, Act iv. Sc. 3. Tinion.

Yet thanks I must you con
That you are thieves profess'd, that you work not
In holier shapes : for there is boundless theft
In limited professions.

Timon of Athens, Act iv. Sc. 3.
Puc. Question, my lords, no farther of the case,
How, or which way; 'tis sure, they found some place
But weakly guarded, where the breach was made.
And now there rests no other shift but this-
To gather our soldiers, scatter'd and dispersed,
Anl lay new platforms to endamage thenı.

1 Henry VI., Act ii. Sc. 1. Eudoxus. I do now well understand you. But now when all things are brought to this pass, and are filled

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with these rueful spectacles of so many wretched carcasses starving, goodly countries wasted, so huge desolation and confusion, that even I that do but hear it from you, and do picture it in my mind, do greatly pity and commiserate it; if it shall happen that the state of this misery and lamentable image of things shall be told, and feelingly presented to her sacred majesty, being by nature full of mercy and clemency, who is most inclinable to such pitiful complaints, and will not endure to hear such tragedies made of her poor people and subjects, as some about her may insinuate : then she, perhaps, for very compassion of such calamities, will not only stop the stream of such violences, and return to her wonted mildness, but also conn them little thanks which have been the authors and counsellors of such bloody platforms.-SPENSER, A View of the State of Ireland.

Salisbury. It is the shameful work of Hubert's hand; The practice and the purpose of the king : From whose obedience I forbid

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soul.

King John, Act iv. Sc. 1. King John. Our discontented counties do revolt, Our people quarrel with obedience, Swearing allegiance and the love of soul To stranger blood, to foreign royalty.

Act v. Sc. 1. The expression ‘love of soul' is used by Spenser in his ‘Faerie Queene.'

Thereof when tydings came unto mine eare,
Full inly sorie, for the fervent zeale
Which I to him as to my soule did beare
I thether went.

The Faerie Queene, Book iv. Canto 8.

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