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Hor. Stay; speak; 1 charge thee, speak.
[Exit Ghoft. Mar. 'Tis gone, and will not answer. Ber. How now, Horatio ? you tremble and look
Hor. Before my God, I might not this believe,
Mar. Is it not like the King ?
Hor. As thou art to thyself. Such was the very armour he had on, When he th' ambitious Norway combated; So frown'd he once, when, in an angry parle, s He smote the neaded Polack on the ice. 'Tis strange Mar. Thus twice before, and just at this dead
hour, With martial Italk, he hath gone by our Watch. Hor. In what particular thought to work, I know
s He/mote the leadet Polack on This little pone a great king's
the ice.] Pole-ax in the com heart doth hold, mon editions. He speaks of a Who ruld the fickle French and Prince of Poland whom he slew in Polacks bold : battle. He uses the word Polack So frail are even the bigheft again, A& 2. Scene 4. Pope. carthly things.
Polack was, in that age, the Go, palenger, and wail the hap term for an inhabitant of Poland: of kings. Polaque, French. As in a tranf
-and just at this dead Jation of Pallerat us's epitaph on bour,] The old quarto reads Henry III. of Franci, published JUMPE : but the following ediby Camden:
tions discarded it for a more sa-
WARB. Whether thy chance or cho'ce The old reading is, jump at thee bither brings,
this fame hour ; san.e is a kind of S:ay, pasenger, and wail the correlative to jump; juft is in the bill of kings,
oldelt folio. The correction was
But, in the gross scope of my opinion,
Hor. That can I ;
who by seald compat, author is made to express this Well ratified by law and be- sense. raldry,] The subject spoken
-a seal'd compact, of is a duel between two mo Well ratified by law and benarchs, who fought for a wager, raldry. and entered into articles for the Now law, as distinguished from just performance of the terms heraldry, fignifying the civil agreed upon. Two forts of law law; and this seal'd compact then were necessary to regulate being a civil law act, it is as the decision of the affair ; the much as to say, An att of law Civil Law, and the Law of well ratified by law, which is Arms; as, had there been a wa. absurd. For the nature of ratiger without a duel, it had been fication requires that which ratithe civil law only; or a duel fies, and that which is ratified, without a wager, the law of arms fhould not be one and the same, only, Let us see now how our but different. For these reasons
Did forfeit, with his life, all those bis Lands,
That hath a stomach in't; which is no other,
I conclude Shi kespear wrote,
the articles, the covenants entered -who by seal'd compact into to confirm that bargain. Will ratified by law of he. Hence we see the common readraldry.
ing makes a tautology. WARB, i. e. the execution of the civil ? And carriage of the articles compact was ratiñed by the law defign'd.) Carriage, is imof arms; which in our author's port : designed, is formed, drawn time, was called the law of he. up between them, raldry. So the best and exactest ! Of unimproved metile ---] speaker of that age : In the third Unimproved, for unrefined, WAR. kind, [i. r. of the jus gentium] Full of unimproved metile, is full ibe LAW OF HERALDRY in war of spirit not regulated or guided is poflive, &c. Hooker's Ecclefia by knowledge or experience. ajtical Polity.
WARB. ? That bath aftomachin't :-) 8-as by That cov's: ANT, Stomach, in the time of our au. Ard carriage of the articles de- thour, was used for confiancy, refign'd,] The old quarto reads, solution.
as by the same COMART; 3 And terms compulsative,-) and this is right. Comart figni- The old quarto, better, compuls fies a bargain, and Carriage of fatory.
Ber. * I think, it be no other ; but even so
Hor. A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye.
Difafters veild the Sun ; and the moist Star,
vi As harbingers preceding fill the fates,
Enter Ghost again. But soft, behold! lo, where it comes again! l'll cross it, though it blast me, Stay, illusion!
[Spreading bis Arms.
There, and all other lines 6 -prerurse of fierce events,] printed in the Italick letter, Fierce, for terrible.
WARB. throughout this play, are omitted 7 And prologue to the omen in the folio edition of 1623. coming on.) But prologue and The omissions leave the play omen are merely synonymous here. fometimes better and sometimes The Poet means, that these worse, and feem made only for ftrange Phænomena are prologues the sake of abbreviation.
and fore-runners of the events -palmy State of Rome,] prefag'd: And such sense the Palmy, for victorious; in the other fight alteration, which I have editions, flourishini. Pope, ventured to make, by changing
s Disasters weild the Sun ;-) omen to omen'd, very aptly gives. Disasters is here finely used in its
THEOBALD. original signification of evil con Omen, for fate.
WAR B. junction of stars,
8 If thou hast any found, or use of voice,
[Cack crows. Speak of it. Stay, and speak-Stop it, Marcellus
Mar. Shall I strike it with my partizan ?
Ber. It was about to speak when the cock crew.
Hor. And then it started like a guilty thing
8 If thou bajt any found,] tology of that time, every eleThe speech of Horario to the ment was inhabited by its pecu. Spectre is very elegant and noble, liar order of spirits, who had and congruous to the common dispositions different, according traditions of the causes of appa. to their various places of abode. ritions.
The meaning therefore is, that 9 According to the pneuma- all
spirits extravagant, wandering