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-the famous school of England call'd « Winchester, famous I mean for the goose,"

&c. Again, Ben Jonson, in his poem called An Execration on Vulcan :

-this a sparkle of that fire let loose, “ That was lock'd up in the Winchestrian goose, “ Bred on the back in time of Popery,

« When Venus there maintain’d a mystery." In an ancient satire called Cocke Lorelles Bote, bl. let. printed by Wynkyn de Worde, no date, is the following list of the different residences of har. lots :

“ There came such a wynde fro Winchester,
“ That blewe these women over the ryver,
“ In wherye as I wyll you tell :
« Some at saynt Kateryns stroke agrounde,
« And many in Holborne were founde,
“ Some at saynte Gyles I trowe:
« Also in Ave Mari Aly and at Westmenster ;
“ And some in Shordyche drewe theder,
“ With grete lamentacyon;
« And by cause they have lost that fayre place,

“ They wyll bylde at Colman hedge in space," &c. Hence the old proverbial simile, “ As common as Coleman Hedge :" now Coleman-Street. Steevens.

There are more hard, bombastical phrases, in the serious part of this play, than, I believe, can be picked out of any other six plays of Shaksperc. Take

the

the following specimens :-Tortive,-persistive, protračlive,-importless,-insisture,—deracinate,--dividable. And in the next act,-past-proportion,-unrespective, propugnation, -self-assumption,-self-admission,- assubjugate,-kingdom’d, &c.

TYRWHITT.

THE END.

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OTHELLO.

B Y

WILL, SHAKSPERE:

Printed Complete from the TEXT of

SAM. JOHNSON and GEO. STEEVENS,

And revised from the last Editions.

When Learning's triumph o'er her barb'rous focs
First rear'd the Stage, immortal SHAKSPERE rose;
Each change of inany-colour'd life he drew,
Exhausted worlds, and then imagin'd new :
Existence saw him spurn her bounded reign,
And panting Time toil'd after him in vain :
His pow'rful strokes presiding Truth confess'd,
And unresisted Passion storm'd the breast.

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON.

LONDON :

Printed for, and under the dire&tion of,
John BELL, British Library, STRAND.

MDCCLXXXV

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