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SUF. Turn not thy fcorns this way, Plantagenet. PLAN. Proud Poole, I will; and fcorn both him and thee.

SUF. I'll turn my part thereof into thy throat.
Sом. Away, away, good William De-la-Poole!
We grace the yeoman, by converfing with him.
WAR. Now, by God's will, thou wrong'ft him,

His grandfather was Lionel duke of Clarence, 2
Third fon to the third Edward king of England;
Spring creftlefs yeomen3 from fo deep a root?

PLAN. He bears him on the place's privilege,
Or durft not, for his craven heart, fay thus.

SOм. By him that made me, I'll maintain my words

On any plot of ground in Christendom:

Was not thy father, Richard, earl of Cambridge,

His grandfather was Lionel duke of Clarence, ] The author miftakes. Plantagenet's paternal grandfather was Edmund of Langley, Duke of York. His maternal grandfather was Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, who was the fon of Philippa the daughter of Lionel Duke of Clarence. That duke therefore was his maternal great great grandfather. See Vol. XII. p. 215, n. 7.


3 Spring creflefs yeomen ]i. c. those who have no right to arms.


He bears him on the place's privilege,] The Temple, being a religious house, was an asylum, a place of exemption, from violence, revenge, and bloodshed. JOHNSON.

It does not appear that the Temple had any peculiar privilege at this time, being then, as it is at prefent, the refidence of lawftudents. The author might, indeed, imagine it to have derived fome fuch privilege from its former inhabitants, the Knights Templars, or Knights Hospitalers, both religious orders: or blows might have been prohibited by the regulations of the Society: or what is equally probable, he might have neither known nor cared any thing about the matter. RITSON.

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For treafon executed in our late king's days?5
And, by his treafon, ftand'ft not thou attainted,
Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry?
His trefpafs yet lives guilty in thy blood;
And, till thou be refto:'d, thou art a yeoman.

PLAN My father was attached, not attainted; Condemn'd to die for treafon, but no traitor; And that I'll prove on better men than Somerset, Were growing time once ripen'd' to my will. For your partaker Poole, and you yourself, I'll note you in my book of memory, 9


To fcourge you for this apprehenfion :


Thus in

5 For treason executed in our late king's days? ] This unmetrical line may be somewhat harmonized by adopting a practice common to our author, and reading-execute, inftead of executed. King Henry V. we have create inftead of created, and contaminate inftead of contaminated. STEEVENS.

6 Corrupted, and exempt] Exempt, for excluded.

For your partaker Poole, ]


7 time once ripen'd—] So, in The Merchant of Venice : ftay the very riping of the time." STEEVENS. Partaker in ancient language, fignifies accomplice, So, in Pfalm L: When thou faweft a thief thou did't confent unto him, and haft been partaker with the adulterers." STEEVENS.

9 I'll note you in my book of memory, ] So, in Hamlet: 66 -the table of my memory.


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Within the book and volume of my brain." STEEVENS. 2 To Scourge you for this apprehenfion:] Though this word poffeffes all the copies, I am perfuaded it did not come from the author. I have ventured to read-reprehenfion and Plantagenet means, that Somerfet had reprehended or reproached him with his father the Earl of Cambridge's treafon. THEOBALD.

Apprehenfion, i. e. opinion. WARBURTON.

So, in Much Ado about Nothing:

how long have you profefs'd apprehension?”


Look to it well; and fay you are well warn'd.
SOM. Ay, thou fhalt find us ready for thee ftill:
And know us, by these colours, for thy foes;
For thefe my friends, in fpite of thee, fhall wear.
PLAN. And, by my foul, this pale and angry

As cognizance of my blood-drinking hate,
Will I for ever, and my faction, wear;
Until it wither with me to my grave,
Or flourish to the height of my degree.


SUF. Go forward, and be chok'd with thy ambition!

And fo farewell, until I meet thee next..

[Exit. SOM. Have with thee, Poole.-Farewell, ambi

tious Richard.

[Exit. PLAN. How I am brav'd, and must perforce

endure it!

WAR. This blot, that they object against your house,


Shall be wip'd out in the next parliament,
Call'd for the truce of Winchester and Glofter:
And, if thou be not then created York,
I will not live to be accounted Warwick.
Mean time, in fignat of my love to thee,


this pale and angry rose,

As cognizance of my blood-drinking hate, ] So, in Romeo and Juliet:

Either my eye-fight fails, or thou look'A pale. "And, truft me, love, in mine eye fo do you: "Dry forrow drinks our blood." STEEVENS.

A badge is called a cognifance à cognofcendo, becaufe by it fuch perfons as do wear it upon their fleeves, their fhoulders, or in their hats, are manifeftly known whofe fervants they are. In heraldry the cognifance is feated upon the most eminent part of the helmet.


4 Shall be wip'd out ] Old copy-whip't, Corrected by the

editor of the fecond folio. MALONE.

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K. Milord your loving nephen non is come First Part of P1. Aynoble uncle thus ignobly us'd, M. Rich Plantagenet my friend? is he come King Henry 6. Your nephen late despised Richard comes.


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