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In a subsequent edition published in 1619 it is remodelled as follows:

He was a man (then boldly dare to say)
In whose rich soul the virtues well did suit;
In whom so mixt the elements all lay
That none to one could sovereignty impute;
As all did govern, so did all obey:
He of a temper was so absolute,
As that it seemed, when nature him began,

She meant to show all that might be in man. Malone is inclined to think that Drayton was the copyist, even as his verses originally stood. the altered stanza,” he adds, “he certainly was.” Steevens, in the mistaken notion that Drayton's stanza as found in the edition of his Barons' Wars published in 1619 had appeared in the original poem, published, as he conceives, in 1598, had supposed that Shakespeare had in this instance deigned to imitate or borrow from his contemporary.

[White remarks, “But this resemblance implies no imitation on either side. For the notion that man was composed of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water, and that the well-balanced mixture of these produced the prefection of humanity, was commonly held during the sixteenth, and the first half, at least, of the seventeenth century, the writers of which period worked it up in all manner of forms. Malone himself pointed out the following passage in Ben Jonson's Cynthia's Revels (ii. 3), which was acted in 1600, three years before the publication of the recast Barons' Wars: "A creature of a most perfect and divine temper, one in whom the humours and elements are peaceably met, without emulation of precedency.' And see the Mirror for Magistrates, Part I., 1575:

If wee consider could the substance of a man

How he composed is of Elements by kinde, etc. And The Optick Glass of Humours : Wee must know that all natural bodies have their composition of the mixture of the Elements, fire, aire, water, earth.' See also Nares's Glossary and Richardson's English Dictionary, in v. ·Elements.' . . . Imitation of one poet by another might have been much more reasonably charged by any editor or commentator who had happened to notice the following similarity between a speech of Antony's and another passage in the Barons' Wars: I tell you that which you yourselves do know; Shew you sweet Cæsar's wounds, poor, poor dumb mouths,

Would ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongue
In every wound of Cæsar, etc. (iii. 2.)
That now their wounds (with mouthes euen open'd wide)
Lastly inforc'd to call for present death,
That wants but Tongues, your Swords doe giue them breath.

(Book ii. st. 38, ed. 1603.)”] 794. To part the glories of this happy day. – That is, to distribute to each man his due share in its glories. The original stage direction is “Exeunt omnes.

IN D E X.

a-, an-, 65, 559.
abide, 326.
abjects, 497.
aboard, 65.
aby, 326.
addressed, 299.
advantage, 357.
afeard, 244
aim, 57
alderliefest, 54.
alight, 724
alive, 65.
all over, 175
aloft, 65.
along by, 200.
and (an), 89.
apace, 738.
apparent, 194
approve, 147
apt, 344.
aptitude, 344.
are, 129, 559.
arrive, 54
art (noun), 614.
art (verb), 559.
as, 44, 57, 177, 328, 407,

703.
ascended (is), 373.
aside, 65.
assembly, 246.
astir, 251.
as well, 56.
at, 507:
Ate, 362.
attempered, 561.
augurer, 194.
aweary, etc., 559.
awful, 671.
ay, 54, 529.
aye, 674.
ay me! 278.

bastard, 177
bate, 528, 529.
battle, 670.
bay, 348, 528, 529.
be, 559:
be (are), 67.
be-, 389, 459.
bear hard, 105.
become, 389
been, 268.
beest, 559.
befall, 69, 707.
behaviors, 45.
beholden, 389.
believe, 389.
belike, 459
belong, 389.
beloved, 389.
beseech, 389.
beshrew, 186.
beside, 347
bestow, 139, 787
betimes, 668.
betoken, 389.
bid, 1.
bills, 713
bloods, 56.
break with, 182.
business, 495.
bustle, 266.

charactery, 214
charm, 209.
check, 559.
cheer, 324.
chew, 57,
chide, 568.
clean, 110.
clever, 347
color, 147
come home, 104.
comfort, 211.
command, 278.
commend, 278.
commerce, 524.
compact, 351.
companion, 577.
company, 577.
con, 559
conceit, 142
condemn to, 524.
condition, 205.
consort, 703
constant, 262, 309.
content, 518.
continence, 54
contrite, 259.
contrive, 259.
council, 262, 497.
counsel, 262, 497
countenance, 54.
court, 304
courteous, 304•
courtesies, 304.
creature, 181.
cunning, 559.

bring, 106.

busy, 266.

by, 124, 344.

curse, 186.
curst, 186.

curtsies, 304

can, 1, 559.
carrion, 177
cast, 122.
cause, I.
cautel, 177.
cautelous, 177
censure, 374
ceremonies, 16, 194.
chafe, 54
chance, 69.

damage, 147
danger, 147
dare, 1.
dear, 348, 559.
dearth, 348.

bait, 528, 529.
base, 147

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decent, 16.
deck, 16.
decorate, 16.
degrees, 147
deliberate, 347.
deliver, 347
dent, 4250
desire, 306.
die, 16.
difference, 45.
dint, 425
direct, 299.
disserve, 524.
distract, 589.
distraught, 589.
do, 1, 16, 147, 229, 386,

502
doom, 328.
dost, do'st, 734.
dotage, 304.
dote, 304
dreadful, 671.
dress, 299.
drown, 128.

his, 54
hit (it), 54.

home, 624.
home-, 110.
hour, 255
however, 103.
humor, 105, 205, 240,

560.
hurl, 233
hurtle, 233.

I, 54.
I (me), 122.
idle, 177
improve, 186.
in, 65, 122, 743.
incorporate, 134.
indirection, 550.
-ing, 1.
instance, 506.
insuppressive, 177
intend, i.
is, 559
it, 54.
itching, 524.
i' the, 53.
its, 54
itself, 54, 56.
-ius, 61, 501, 559.

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early, 493
earn, 258.
earnest, 258.
-ed, 16, 246.
either, 227.
element, 130.
emulation, 259.
endure, 1.
enforce, 376.
enlarge, 518.
ensign, 714.
entertain, 787.
envy, 187.
ere, 493
errand, 493
errant, 493.
erroneous, 493.
error, 493
esteem, 57
eventide, 362.
every, 674.
exigent, 675.
exorcise, 221.
expedition, 597

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had best, 468.
had like, 57
had rather, 57, 550.
hail, 241
hale, 241.
hand (at, in, on), 507.
handkerchief, 218.
hap, 69.
happen, 69.
happy, 69.
hark thee, 760.
have, 1.
havoc, 362.
hawk, 362.
he, 54.
health, 533.
heap, 109.
hear, 1.
hearse, 421.
heart's ease, 67.
heir, 194.
help, 1.
hence, 624

kin, 559.
kind, 559.
kindred, 559.
king, 559.
knave, 646.
know, 559.

factious, 129.
fall, 177, 358, 507, 707
fantasy, 194.
far, 48, 716.
fare thee, 760.
farther, 45, 716.
fasten, 671.
fault, 120, 143
favor, 54, 130, 160.
favored, 54
fear, 190, 244.
fearful, 671.

lament, 740.
lease, 362.
leash, 362.
let, 1, 362.
Lethe, 348.
let's, 707
liable, 67, 248.
lie along, 333.
lief, 54.

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