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(47) -- ----- who was he,
Thit, otherwise than noble Nature did,
Hath altered that good pietre??! This is far from being Strictly grammatical. For the construction of theie words is ilis ; who has altered that good picture, otherwise than Nature altered it? But that is not the Poet's meaning. Fe defigned to say, if the text be genuine, Who hath altered that good picture from what noble Nature at first made it? By ihc change of a single letter, we come at another sentiment,
which I think much ennobles the passage, and which I have fufpected was our Author's reading;
who was he,
Hath altered that good picture? i.e. The laws of nature being against inurder. But I submit the conjecture to judyinent.
SCENE changes to the Forest.
Arv. What pleasure, Sir, find we in life, to lock
Guid. Nay, what hope
Ary. It is not likely
Bel. Oh, I am known