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Must be as hoist'rously maintain'd, as gain'd.
Lewis. But what shall I gain by young Arthur's fall?
Pand. You, in the right of lady Blanch your wife,
Lewis. And lose it, life and all, as Arthur did.
. May be, he will not touch young Artbur's
But hold himself safe in his prisonment.
Pand. O Sir, when he shall hear of your approach,
2 True blood.] The blood of was bufy elsewhere, or intent on him that has the juft claim. some other thing. But the Ox
3 No’scape of nature,-- ] The ford Editor will have it, that author very finely calls a man- Shakespear wrote, fircus birth, an escape of nature. No sbape of nature. As if it were produced while the
And kiss the lips of unacquainted change ;
Lewis. Strong reason makes strong actions : let us go; If you say ay, the King will not say no. (Exeunt.
Changes to ENGLAND.
Enter Hubert and Executioners.
Within the arras; when I ftrike my foot
4 Or, as a little snow. ) Ba- serves, that their snow-ball did pon, in his history of Henry VII, nos garber as it rolled. speaking of Perkin's march, ob
And bind the boy, which you shall find with me,
Exec. I hope, your warrant will bear out the deed.
Hub. Uncleanly scruples ! fear not you; look to't.Young lad, come forth; I have to say with you.
Artb. Good morrow, Hubert.
Arth. As little prince (having so great a title
Hub. Indeed, I have been merrier.
Arth. Mercy on me!
Hub. If I talk to him, with his innocent prate
Arth. Are you fick, Hubert? you look pale to day ; In sooth, I wou'd, you were a little fick; That I might fit all night and watch with you. Alas, I love you more than you Hub. His words do take poffeffion of my
bosom. Read here, young Arthur [Sbewing a paper. How now, foolish rheum,
s Turning dispiteous torture out of door!
Arth. Too fairly, Hubert, for so foul effect.
with irons burn out both mine eyes ?
that never did, nor never shall,
Hub. I've sworn to do it ;
Arth. Ah, none, but in this iron age, would do it.
5 Turning difpiteous torture out followed, I think, without ne
of door!). For torture Sir cessity, by Dr. Warburton.
Even in the matter of mine innocence :
(Hubert stamps, and the men enler. Hub. Come forth; do, as I bid you.
Arth. O save me, Hubert, fave me! my eyes are out, Ev'n with the fierce looks of these bloody men.
Hub. Give me the iron, I say, and bind him here.
Artb. Alas, what need you be so boift'rous-rough? I will not struggle, I will stand stone-still
6 I would not have believed a the transcriters, taking it in this
tongue BUT HUBERT's.] sense, substituted the more usual Thus Mr. Pope found the line in word but in its place. My altethe old editions. According to ration greatly improves the sense, this reading it is fupposed that as implying a tenderness of afHubere had told him, he would fection for Hubert; the common not put out his eyes; for the an- reading, only an opinion of Hagel who says he would, is brought teri's veracity; whereas the point in as contradicting Hubert. Mr. here was to win upon Hubert's Thecba'd, by what authority I passions which could not be betdon't know, reads,
ter done than by Chewing afI would not bare believ'd him: fection towards him. no tongue, but Hubert's.
WARBURTOS. which is spoiling. the measure, I do not see why the old readwithout much mending the sense. ing may not hand. Mr. I bece Shakespear, I am persuaded,wrote, bald's alteration, as we find, inI would not have believ'd a jures the measure, and Dr. Wate
tongue 'bate HUBERT; burton's corrupts the language, 1. 6. abate, disparage. The blun- and neither can be said much to der seems to have arisen thus, mend the sense. bars fignifies except, faving ; so