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And the beholders of this tragic play,
come, That I should with for thee to help me curse That bottl'd spider, that foul bunch-back'd toad. Q. Mar. I callid thee then vain flourish of my
fortune, I call'd thee then poor shadow, painted Queen, The presentation of but what I was ; 7 The fate'ring index of a direful Page ; One heav'd on high, to be hurl'd down below: A mother only mock'd with two fair babes; A dream of what thou walt; a garish fag, is: To be the aim of ev'ry dang’rous shot; A sign of dignity, a breath, a bubble ; A Queen in jest, only to fill the scene. Where is thy husband now? where be thy brothers ? Where be thy children? wherein doft thou joy? Who sues and kneels, and says, God save the Queen Where be the bending Peers, that flatter'd chee? Where be the thronging troops that follow'd thee? Decline all chis, and see what now thou art ;
6 Tb ADULTERATE Haf 7 The fları'ring index of a ings, —] I believe Shake. direful PAGEANT.) Without speare wrote.
doubt Shakespeare wrote TH' ADULTERER Haflings,
direful Page. WARBURTON,
For happy wife, a moft diitressed widow ;
Queen. ( thou well skill'd in curses ! stay a while,
day, Compare dead happiness with living woe ; Think, that thy babes were sweeter than they were, And he, that new them, fouler than he is; Bete’ring thy loss makes the bad caufer,worse, Revolving this, will teach thee how to curse. Queen. My words are dull, O! quicken them with
thine. Q. Mar. Thy woes will make them sharp, and pierce like mine.
[Exit Margaret. Dutcb. Why should calamity be full of words?
Queen. * Windy attorneys to their client-woes, Airy fucceeders of inteftate joys,
Poor In former editions this line The emendation is Sir Tbonas was read thus :
Hanmer's. "Vin ;-attorneys to your client's Airy Succeeders of intestine
joys,] I cannot gaderiland
Poor breathing orators of miseries!
[Drum, within. I hear his drum, be copious in exclaims.
Enter King Richard, and bis Train.
Dutcb. O, the, that might have intercepted thee
this Reading. I have adopted succeed Joys that are dead; and another from the Quarto in 1597. unbequeath'd to them, to whom Airy Succeeders of inteitate they ihould properly descend. joys,
THEOBALD. i.e. Words, tun'd to Complaints,
Rail on the Lord's anointed. Strike, I say.
Dutch. Art thou my son? ;
felf. Dutch. Then, patiently hear my impatience, K. Rich. Madam, I have a touch of your con.
Dutch. I will be mild and gentle in my words.
Dutch. Art thou fo hafty ? I have staid for thee,
K. Rich. And came I not at last to comfort you?
Dutch. No, by the holy rood, thou know'st it well,
call'd your Grace
Grace, -Strike up the drum..
ch. I pry’thee, hear me speak.
**194 touch of your condition.) grace seems here to mean the A jpice or partick of your temper fame as to bliss, to make happy. pr di pofition.
So gracious is kind, and grazas /vai eyer grac'd me.] To arę favours,
K. Rich. You speak too bitterly.
Dutcb. Hear me a word,
Dutch. Either thou'lt die by God's just ordinance,
(Exit, Queen. Tho' far more cause, yet much lefs fpirit to
curse Abides in me. I say Amen to her.
[Going K. Ricb. } Stay, Madam, I must speak a word
Queen. I have no more Sons of the royal blood For chee to Naughter; for my daughters, Richard, They shall be praying Nuns, not weeping Queens ; And therefore level not to hit their lives.
K. Rich. You have a daughter call’d Elizabeth,
Queen, And must the die for this ? O let her live,
Sbame ferves thy li.) To dialogue, 'is not necessary to ferve is to accompany, servants bestow much criticism : part of being near the persons of their it is ridiculous, and the whole mafters.
improbable. 3 Stay, Madam, ] On this