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Queen. If it be,
Ham. Seems, Madam? nay, it is; I know not seems:
- your father loft a father; it comes to this; That father af. Thai father, bis; and the fur. ter he had lost himself, lost his
vivor bound.) Thus Mr. father. But the reading is ex Pupe judiciously corrected the fide Codicis, and that is enough. faulty copies. On which the edi
WARBURTON. tor Mr. Theobald thus discants ; I do not admire the repetiThis supposed refinement is from tion of the word, but it has fo Mr. Pope, but all the editions much of our authour's manner, elje, that I have met with, old that I find no temptation to reand modern, read,
cede from the old copies. That father 19, loft his;--- obsequious forrow.) ObThe reduplication of which word quious is here from obfequies, or bere gives an energy and an ele. funeral ceremonies. gance WHICH IS MUCH EASIER 3 In obftinate condolement.--) TO BE CONCEIVED THAN EX Condolement, for forrow; because PLAINED IN TERMS. I believe Jorrow is used to be condoled, fo : For when explained in terms
Of impious stubbornness, unmanly grief.
Queen. Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I prythee, stay with us, go not to Wittenberg.
Ham. I shall in all my best obey you, Madam.
-a will most incorrect] 6 And with no less nobility of Incorrect, for untutor'd.
love,] Nobiliły, for Magnie WARBURTON. tude,
WARBURTON. 5 To Reason most absurd;---) Nobility is rather gener fory. Reafon, for experience. Wars. 7 Do I impart tow'rd you-) Reason is here used in its com. Impart, for profess.
WARB. mon sense, for the faculty by I believe impart is, impart my. which we form conclufions from felf, communicate whatever I can arguments,
Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come;
Manet Hamlet. Ham. Oh, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! » Or that the Everlasting had not fixt His cannon 'gainst self. Naughter! O God! O God; How weary Itale, Aar, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on't! oh fie!' 'cis an unweeded garden, That grows to feed ; things rank, and gross in nature, Poffels it merely. That it should come to this ! But two months dead ! nay, not so much; nor
two : So excellent a King, that was, to this,
Nojocundhealth.] The King's self-murder. But the word, which intemperance is very strongly I restored, and which was impressed; every thing that hap. espous'd by the accurate Mr. pens to him gives him occafion Hughes, who gave an edition of to drink.
this Play;) in the true reading, 9 Or that the Everlasting had i. e. That he had not restrain'd not fix'd
suicide by his express law, and His cannon 'gains self slaugh peremptory exhibition. ter!] The generality of the
THEOBALD. e'itions read thus, as if the Poet's i So excellent a King, that was, thought were, Or that the Al to this, mighty had not planted bis artille Hyperion to a Satyr :-) This sy, or arms of vengeance, againfi fimilicude at firt fight seems to
Hyperion to a Satyr; so loving to my mother,
uncle My father's brother; but no more like my father,
be a little far-fetch'd; but it has of a single lecter, and the fepaan exquisite beauty. By the Sa- ration of two words mistakenly tyr is meant Pan, as by Hyperion, jumbied together, I am verily -Apollo. Pan and Apolio were bro- persuaded, I have retrieved the thers, and the allusion is to the Poet's reading.–That he might contention between those two not let e'en the winds of heav'n, Gods for the preference in musick. &c.
THEOBALD, WARBURTON. -abeast, that wants dif2. In former editions,
course of reason.] This is That be permitted not the finely expressed, and with a phi
winds of heav'n] This is a losophical exactness. Beafts want sophistical reading, copied from not reason, but the discourse of the players in some of the mo- reafon : i. e. the regular inferdern editions, for want of un- ring one thing from another by derstanding the Poet, whose text the assistance of universals. is corrupt in the old impressions :
WARBURTON. All of which that I have had the Discourse of renfor, as the fortune to see, concur in read. logicians name the third operaing;
tion of the mind, is indeed a So loving to my mother, philosophical term, but it is fine 'That be might not betcene the no otherwise than as it is proper ; winds of heav'n
it cost the authour nothing, being Vifit her face too roughly. the common language of his
Beteene is a corruption with. time. Of hnding such beauties out doubt, but not lo inveterate in any poet there is no end. a one, but that, by the change Vol. VIIL
Than I to Hercules. Within a month!
Ham. I am glad to see you well;
Hor. The same, my lord, and your poor servant
Ham. Sir, my good friend; I'll change that name
And + what make you from Wittenberg, Horatio ? ..
Mar. My good lord
Hani. I am very glad to fee you; ' good even, Sir. But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg ?
Hor. A truant disposition, good my lord.
Ham. I would not hear your enemy fay fo;
4-what make you-) A fa- change. Between the first and miliar phrase for what are you eighih scene of this act it is apa doing.
parent that a natural day mult - good even, Sir. ] So pass, and how much of it is althe copies. Sir Th. Hurner and ready over, there is nothing that Dr. W'a burlon put it, ond murno can determine. The King has ing. The alteration i: of no im- held a council. It may now as portance, but all licence is dan. well be evening as morning. gerous. There is no need of any