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your accustom'd diligence to me.
[They walk about, and speak not. O, hold me not with silence over-long ! Where? I was wont to feed
[They hang their heads. No hope to have redress ?-My body shall Pay recompense,
[They shake their heads. Cannot my body, nor blood-sacrifice, Entreat
you to your wonted furtherance ? Then take my soul; my body, soul, and all, Before that England give the French the foil.
LA PUCELLE and YORK fight hand to hand. LA
fast: to be the particular habitation of bad spirits. Milton, therefore, assembles the rebel angels in the north. JOHNSON.
* Where -] i. e. whereas.
Unchain your spirits now with spelling charms,
Puc. Chang'd to a worser shape thou canst not be.
York. 0, Charles the Dauphin is a proper man ; No shape but his can please your dainty eye. Puc. A plaguing mischief light on Charles, and
thee ! And may ye both be suddenly surpriz'd By bloody hands, in sleeping on your beds! York. Fell, banning hag !* enchantress, hold thy
tongue. Puc. I pr’ythee, give me leave to curse a while. York. Curse, miscreant, when thou comest to the stake.
Alarums. Enter SUFFOLK, leading in Lady
[Gazes on her.
peace : Who art thou ?
honour thee. Mar. Margaret my name; and daughter to a king, The king of Naples, whosoe'er thou art.
Suf. An earl I am, and Suffolk am I called.
say, that I
* Fell, banning hag!] To ban is to curse,
Yet if this servile usage once offend,
[She turns away as going.
Mar. Say, earl of Suffolk,-if thy name be so, What ransome must I pay before I pass 2 For, I perceive, I am thy prisoner.
Suf. How canst thou tell, she will deny thy suit, Before thou make a trial of her love ? [Aside. Mar. Why speak’st thou not? what ransome
must I pay ? Suf. She's beautiful; and therefore to be woo'd : She is a woman ; therefore to be won.
[Aside. Mar. Wilt thou accept of ransome, yea, or no? Suf. Fond man! remember, that thou hast a
wife; Then how can Margaret be thy paramour? [Aside.
$ As plays the sun upon the glassy streams, &c.] This comparison, made between things which seem sufficiently unlike, is intended to express the softness and delicacy of Lady Margaret's beauty, which delighted, but did not dazzle ; which was bright, but gave no pain by its lustre. JOHNSON.
disable not thyself ;) Do not represent thyself so weak. To disable the judgment of another was, in that age, the same as to destroy its credit or authority. JOHNSON.
and makes the senses rough.] The meaning of this word is not very obvious. Sir Thomas Hanmer reads crouch.