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And in the porches of mine ears did pour
9-at once dispatcht;] Dit word for the facrament, housel. patcht, for bereft.
In the next plag Kunanointed is a Unhoufeld,] Without the sa: fophiftication of the text : the old crament being taken. - Pope copies concur in reading, disap
2 Unanointed,] Without ex- printed. I correct, treme unction.
Pope. Unhonfeld, onappointed, 3 Ununeld:) No knell rung. i. e. no confession of fins made,
Pope. no reconciliation to heaven, no In other editions,
appointment of penance by the Unhouzzeled, unanvinted, una church. Unaneald I agree to be neald ;
the poet's genuine word; but I The Ghost, having recounted must take the liberty to dispute the process of his murder, pro- Mr. Pope's explicarion of it, viz. ceeds to exaggerate the inhuma. No knell rung. The adjective nity and unnaturalness of the formed from knell, must have fact, from the circumstances in been unknell'd, or unknoll’d. There which he was surprised. But is norule in orthography for finkthese, I find, have been stumbling ing the k in the deflection of any blocks to our editors; and there- verb or compound formed from fore I must amend and explain knell, and melting it into a vowel. these three compound adjectives What sense does unaneald then in their order. Instead of un bear? SKINNER, in his Lexicon bouzzel'd, we must restore, un
of old and obsolete English terms, boufeld, i. e. without the facra. tells us, that aneald is undius ; ment raken; from the old Saxon from the Teutonick proposition an,
No reck’ning made, but sent to my account
[Exit. Ham. Oh, all you host of heay'n! oh earth! what
elfe ! And shall I couple hell ?-Oh, hold my heart, And you, my sinews, grow not instant old ;
and Ole, i. e. Oil: so that una I think Theobald's objection to neal'd must consequently fignify, the sense 'of'unaneald, for notiinano'nted, not having the ex- fied by the bell, must be owned to tream unction. The poet's read be very strong. I have not yet ing and explication being ascer- by my enquiry satisfied myself. tained, be very finely makes his Hanmer's explication of unan. ghoff complain of these four heald by unprepared, because to dreadful hardships ; that he had anneal mecals, is to prepare them been dispatch'd out of life with in manufacture, is too general out receiving the hoste, or facra- and vague ; there" is no refemments without being reconcil'd blance between any funeral čereto heaven and absolv'd; without mony and the praciice of annealthe benefit of extream unction ; or ing metals. without so much as a' confefron Disappointed is the same as unmade of his fios. The having appointed, and may be properly, ħo knell rung, I think, is not a explained unprepared ; a
man point of equal consequence to well furnished with things neces: any of these ; especially, if we fary for any enterprise, was said consider, that the Romis church to be well appointed. admits the efficacy of praying for 4-uneffe&tual fire.] i.e. shinthe dead.
THEOBALD. ing without heat. WARB. This is a very difficult line.
But bear me stimy up. Remember thee
Hor. My Lord, my Lord,
5 - Come, bird, come.] This is would have him come down to the call which falconers use to them.
Oxford Editor. their hawk in che air wben they
Hor. Good, my Lord, tell it,
Both. Ay, by heav'n, my Lord,
mark, But he's an arrant knave. Hor. There needs no Ghost, my Lord, come from
the Grave To tell us this.
Ham. Why right, you are i' th? right;
Hor. There's no offence, my Lord.
Ham. Yes, by St. Patrick, but there is, my Lord, And much offence too. Touching this vision here, It is an honest Ghost, that let me tell you : For your desire to know what is between ys, O'er-master it as you may. And now, good friends,
6 By St. Patrick,-) How which place it had retired, and the poet comes to make Hamlet there flourished under the au.. fver by St. Patrick, I know spices of this Saint. But it was, not. However at this time all I suppose, only faid at random; the whole northern world had for he makes Hamlet a student of their learning from Ireland; to Wittenberg. WARBURTON.
As you are friends, seholars, and soldiers,
Hor. What is't, my Lord ?
(Ghost cries under the Stage. Ham. Ah ha, boy, fay'st thou so ? árt thou therto
true-penny ? Come on, you hear this fellow in the ceļląrage. Consent to swear.
Hor. Propose the oath, my Lord. Ham. Never to speak of this that you have feeni, ? Swear by my sword.
Ham. Hiç & ubique ? then we'll shift our ground.
Ghost. Swear by his sword,
so fast !
2 Swear by my sword.] Here opinion, which is likewise well the poet has preserved the man defended by Mr Upron, but Mr. ners of the ancient Danes, with Garrick produced me a passage, whom it was religion to swear I think, in Brantôme, from which upon their swords. See Bartko- it appeared, that it was common line, De caufis contemp. mort. to swear upon the sword, that is, opud Dan,
upon the cross which the old I was once inclinable to this swords always had upon