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P. 76. (152) “Well, well, go to ; we'll have no bastards live ;'' The folio has “Well go too, we'll haue,” &c.-Capell repeated the “ well ;" and the same addition is proposed by Walker, who remarks that, with the usual modern reading (that of the second folio),
“Well, go to; we will have no bastards live,” "the verse is out of joint." Crit. Exam. &c. vol. ii. p. 146.
P. 77. (153)
" matters," The folio has “matter."-Corrected in the second folio.
P. 78. (154)
"prison'd” So Theobald.—The folio has “poyson'd."
P. 78. (155)
“ a shadow" The folio has “as shadow.”—Corrected in the fourth folio. (Compare note 42 on King John.
P. 79. (156)
“ Nor be rebellious to the crown of England,
Thou, nor thy nobles, to the crown of England.” Walker (Crit. Exam. &c. vol. i. p. 277) “suspects” that there is an error here, in the repetition.
P. 80. (157)
"O, yes, my lord,” The folio has “ Yes my lord.”—The editor of the second folio printed, for the metre's sake, “ Yes my good lord ;" which Mr. Collier says
we can have no hesitation in accepting,” because Suffolk has used the words “my good lord" a little before: but there he is speaking to the King; here, to Gloster.
P. 80. (158)
warrant a liberal dower," The second folio omits “a." But “warrant” is usually a monosyllable in our early poets: see Walker's Shakespeare's Versification, &c. p.65, where the following line is cited from The Third Part of King Henry VI. act iii. sc. 2;
“Ay, widow? then I'll warrant you all your lands."
P. 81. (161) " Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss," The editor of the second folio printed" - bringeth forth bliss," not being aware that “contrary” is here a quadrisyllable: see Walker's Shakespeare's Versification, &c. p. 55.
P. 81. (162) “Will answer our hope in issue of a king;" Here Pope omitted " Will.”_"Dele .our with Steevens." W. N. LETTSOM.
P. 82. (163)
" To cross" "Across,' I suspect.” Walker's Crit. Exam. &c. vol. iii. p. 154.
THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY VI.
FIRST printed in the folio of 1623.-An alteration by Shakespeare of a drama entitled The First Part of the Contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey : And the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the Tragicall end of the proud Cardinall of Winchester, with the notable Rebellion of Iacke Cade: And the Duke of Yorkes first claime vnto the Crowne, -originally printed in 1594, 4to (reprinted for the Shakespeare Society in 1843).
See Introduction to The First Part of King Henry VI. p. 3 of this volume.