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per of these imaginary witches. As to these “ weyward sisters,”
they were the Fates of the northern nations; the three handmaids,
of Odin. “ Hæ, nominantur Valkyrie, quas quodvis ad prælium.
" Odinus mitiit, Hæ viros morti delinant, et victoriam guber-
“ nant: Gunna, et Rota, et Percarum minima Skullda. Per aëra et
“ maria equitant semper ad morituros eligendos; et cædes in po-
“ testate habent,” • Bartholinus de causis contemptæ à Dapis adhuc
· Gentilibus mortis.' It is for this reason that Shakeipcar makes.
them three, and calls them

“ Paltors of the sea and land;".
and intent only upon death and mischief. However, to give this,
part of his work tre more dignity, he intermixes with these nor-
thern, the Greek and Roman superstitions; and puls Hecate at
the head of their inchantments. And to make it llill more fami-
liar to the common audience, (which was always his point), he
adds for another ingredient, a fufficient quantity of our own couns
try superstitions concerning witches; their beards, their cats, and
their broomsticks. So that his witch-scenes are like the charm they
prepare in one of them, where the ingredients are gathered from
every thing thocking in the natural world; as in the place referred -
to, from every thing absurd in the moral. But as extravagant as
all this is, the Tragedy of Macbe:h, where these witch scenes oc-.
cur, has had the power lo charm and bewitch every audience from

that time to this. Mr Warburton Whelk’d, vi. 75. a whelk is such a rising tumour upon the skin, as

the lalh of a.wbip or switch leaves behind it. Whiffler, iv. 321. an officer who walks first in processions, or before

perfuns in high stations upon occasions of ceremony. The name is fiill retained in the city of London; and there is an officer so. calied, who walks before their companies at times of public folem

nity. It seems a corruption from the French word Huiffier Whinned, crooked. Minbew, under the word Whinneard, takes no.

tice of this old word to whinnie, and interprets it (incurvare) 10:

bend or make crooked
A Whittle, a coarse, blanket or mantle worn by the poorelt fort
'To Wis or Wilt, to know, to judge rightly of a thing
A Whirol, a cuckold je-lous and uncaly under his wife's transgreso

fions, but not having fpirit enough to rettrain them
Woe begone, overwhcimed with forrow. Spen.
A Woli, a down, an open billy country
Wood or Wode, mad, frantic,“ wild, raving, crazy:
To Wrack, ii. 58. to destroy
Wreak, revenge : Wreakful, revengeful
Wrizled, iv. 357. wrink ed

Y
Yare, ready, nimble, quick, dextrous,
Ycleped, called, named

z
A Zany, a Nierry Andrew, a jack pudding. Ital, Zane

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SPEECHES, DESCRIPTIONS, and SIMILIES, in
SHAKESPEAR'S Works.

The volumes are denoted by numeral letters, and the pages by figures.-
When different pages are referred to at any article, if the numbers are

disjoined by a comma, the first figure or figures in the prececding

number are supposed to be repeated in the fubfequent.
When a character, description, &c. runs through a play, the volume

and the play only are noted, but no page.
The names of the persons are often put after the pages, for the mere

ready finding the matter pointed out:
When several ptrticulars occur under an article, ali to be found.in,

one volume, or in one play, the volume and play, are not repeated

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oy and Cleopatra. Goes- over to Cæsar 139. Dies with
grief for deserting Antony 143*
Ajax, his charaéter, vii, 269. Servant
Alcibiades banished for interceding for his friend, vi. 133. Visits

Timon with two milles 140, He is exhorted by him to cruelty, .

and the women to luft 141. Conqners Athens 161
Antony, Mark, his conference with Brutus after Cæsar's murder, vii.
37: His reflections on it when alone 40. Speaks Cæsar's funeral

His eloquence praised by Caffius 02. His valour de
generates into fondness for Cleopatra 74. Resolves to leave her 79:
His former bravery described by Odavius Cæsar 8's. Pompey's
wish, that he may live on in love and luxury 89. Quarrels with
Oétavius, which ends in a marriage with Octavia 91.

His genius
inferior to O&avius's 98. Complains of Octavius's ill treatment
to Octavia 117. Beaten at A&tium, and despairs after it 124, 25.
Sends to Octavius to treat, and is refused 128. 9: Grows jealous
of. Cleopatra 132. Beats Cæfar by land, and meets the Queen in
rapiure 141, 2 His fleet revolting, be quarrels again with Cleo-
patra 145. Being told she is dead, he falls on his sword 250.
Carried to Cleopatra, he dies in her arms.152, 3. Octavius and
his generals lament and praise him, 155, As does Cleopatra 161..
See Cleopatra

His pas

#thur, a hopeful young prince, unfortunate, iii. K. John.

thetic speeches to Hubert to spare his life 334, 5, 6, 7. Killed by

a leap fiom the prison-walls 345 Banquo, his description of witches, vi. 236. Is foretold by them,

that his posterity thalı be kings 2 37. His foliloquy on Macbeth's advancement, and his own future grandeur 258. His character 260, Murdered 265. His ghult appears to Macbeth 266,7: See Mac

beth Beauford, Cardinal. See W’inchester Blanch, her beauty and virtue, iii. 312. Cit. Married to the Daq.

phia 315 Bolingbruke. See Henry IV. Brutus reserved and melancholic, vii. 6. Spirited up by Cassius savo

gainit Cæfar 7. Of great authority with the people 18. Casta. His felf. debate upon Cæfur's deatli 19. Opens himself privately to the conspirators 22. Declares tor saving Antony23. Importuned by his wife Poriia 25. His speech to the people, to justify Cæsar's murder 42. Quarrels with Caflius 52 Relates the death. of Portia 56, Sees Cæfar's gholt 60. Takes his last farewel of Cassius 05. Relolves to die, and kills himself 70, 1.

Praited by Antony 71 Buckingham, Duke of, treacherous, cruel, and mercenary, v, Rich. III.

Complimented by Q. Margaret 190. Wained to beware of Rio chaid. ib. Pretcrds friendthip to K. Edward and his family 2.00, 6. Flattered by Richard 207. His character of the young Duke of

Concerts the coronation of Richard 215. Promised the earldom of Hereford 216. His hypocrity and dissimulation 224. Empluyed to practise with the citizens of London for Richard's coronation 225, 0. His report of his condui@ 227, 8. His chas racter of Richard 2 28 His speeches to bim to take the government on him 230, 1, 2. Salutes him King 233.

Refuses to countedance the inurder of the young princes 236, 7.

Refused the earldom of Hereford 239. Railes an army against K, Richard 241.. His army dispersed by a form 255. Himself taken prisoneri ib. His speech going to execution 256, 7. His son rash and choleric 277. . Sent to the tower 279. His character 283. Witnesses. examined against him 283, 4, 5.. Condemned 292, 3. His speech. after bis arraignment 294. His prayer for the King 295.. His re

flection on his father's fall and his own, 295, 6 Bullen, Anne, present at Card. Wolsey's enxrtainment, v. 288. Her.

beauty extolled 291. King. 303. Cham. 318. Suff 332. 2 Gent, Complimented by the King 291, Her character of Q. Catharine, and lamentation of her unhappy fate 301, 2, 3. Married to the .

King 318. His coronation 331, 3. Delivered of a daughter 345, Burgundy, Duke of, his speech on the advantages of peace, and mi

Series of war, iv. 324. A false ally 376 Cade, Jolin, a told crally rebel, v. 45. York. Gives himfelf out:

to be of royal birth 63 66.08. His outrages 68. Attacks Lone don bridge 69. 70. His specch to Lord Say 71, This Lord's apolo, y 72. Cade orders his head to be ftruck uff 73. Deserted

York 214.

vii. 11.

by his followers 75. Slain by Alex. Iden. 79. His head brought

to the King 81.
Cæsar, Augurius. See Octavius Cæsar
Cafar, Julius, his character, V. 213. Prince. Suspicious of Caffius,

Refufeth the crown that was offered 12. Casca. Addicted
to superstition, and loved flattery 24. Cafca. Dec. Dissuaded by
Calphurnia from going to the fenate 28. His contempt of death ib.
Firm against those who wrong him 34. AMaffinated 35. His
funeral oration spoke by Antony 43. His legacies to the Romans

47.48, Ant. His ghost appears to Brutus 60
Calphurnia's speech on prodigies seen, vii. 28
Casca's character, vii. 13. Cassius
Cassius confers with Brutus against Cæfar, vii, 7. His character is,

Cæsar. Resolves to kill himself, if Cæsar is made King 17. His
quarrel with Brutus 52. Ill omens stagger him, though an Epicu-
rean 64. Presages he should die on his birth-day 66. Kills him-

self ib. Mourned and praised by Titiups, Meffala, aud Brutus 67
Catharine, Queen to Henry VIII. her character, V 298. Norfolk,

Pitied by Anne Bullen 301. Her speech to the King before her
divorce 305

To Card. Wolley 308. On her own merit 3156
Praised by the King 309. Recommends her daughter and servants
to him 339. Compared to a lily 3 16
Clarence, Duke of, deserts King Edward, and goes to Warwick, V.

144. Affifts in taking the King prisoner 146. Made Protector a.
long with Warwick 1 5.0. Deserts Warwick, and goes to K. Edward
159. Stabs the Prince of Wales 105. Committed to the tower 173,
274 His dream 192, 3, 4. His discourse with his murtherers

196, 7. Stabbed 199
Cleopatra, the power of her beauty over Antony, vii. 74. 75.971

Her character of Antony when he had left her 87. Her failing
down the Cydnus defcribed 98. Æno. Described angliog 99. Bes
ing told of Antony's marriage to O&avia, The beats the messenger

Beaten at Actium, and fies 124. Suomits to Cæfar 131.
Complimented by Antony victorious 142. Retires to the monu-
ment after Antony was beaten 146. Her fupposed death described
147 Her lamentation over Antony's dead body 153. Refolves
to die 158. Her dream and description of Antony 159. Vilted
-by Cētavius 160. Affronted by her treasurer Seleucus sQs, Her
speech on applying the asp 105. See Antony
Clifford, Lord, quarrels with the Duke of York, v. 83. 84. Slain by

York 86. His son vows to revenge his death 87. Stabs Rutland,
fon to York 1.02. His speech to King Heniy, reprehending his
lenity 1 12. Fights with Richard, and flies 118. Killed 123, His

dead body insulted 124
Constance, a mother passionately fond, ji. K. John. Opposes the

Lady Blanche's marriage with the Dauphin 317. Her lamentation

for the loss of her son 330, I
Coriolanus, brave, proud, a contemner of the populace, vi. Coriolas

An imaginary description of his warring 309. Vol. Chides
bis Soldiers when repulsed 3.12. Parsues the Volscians to Corioli 3!3.

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His character 313, 30. His entry into Rome after a vi&tory 327. Bru. Mell. His actions summed up by Cominius 332. Appro, ved by the Tribunes, he rails at the populace 343. His abhorrence of Aattery 356. His mother's resolution on bis stubborn pride ib. His deteltation of the vulgar 361. Banished ib. Applies to, and is kindy received by Aufidius 369, 70. Not to be diverted by his friends from invading Romc 380. His prayer for his son 387. His mother's pathetic speech to him 388. Yields to her

intreaties 390. Slain by the envy and treachery of Aufidius 397 Cranmer's character by Gardiner, v. 341 Accused of herefy 347,

His defence ib. His character by Cromwell 350. By the King 350, I.

His speech over Princels Elisabeth 355 Cromwell, Thomas, his character, v. 334. 3 Gent. Douglas, his character by Hotspur, iv. 135. Kills Blunt 152. Fights with Henry IV. and puts him in dauger 155. Fights with Prince

Henry, and dies ib. Taken prisoner 159 Duncan, King of Scotland, conters honours on Macbeth, vi. 235, 8.

Murthered 250. See Macbeth Edward the Black Prince, his character, iv. 25. York Edward IV. amorous, brave, successful, v, 3 Hen. VI. Bravely sup

ports his father 102. Defeated, and Aies to Wales 100.. Laments his father's death 108. Defeats the Queen's army 123. Marries Lady Gray 138. Surprised in his tent 146. Escapes from confinement 149, 51. Defeats Warwick's army 361. and that of the Queen 164. Stabs Edward Prince of Wales 165. His Speech on mounting the throne 169. Commits Clarence to the Tower

173. His speech on his death 202. His death 204 Edward, Prince of Wales, son to Henry VI. stabbed, v. 165, 176, 8. Edward, Prince, fun to Edward IV, murthered, v. 239. Tyr. Eleanor, wife of Duke Humphry, ambitious, and given to supersti

tion, v. 10. Catched confulting witches 20. Walks in procession for penance, and is banished 34. Her speech to her husband ib. Elisabeth, Queen, complimented by the title of the vestal Queen, i

75. Oteron. Prophetically described by Cranmer, v. 355. Faulconbridge, boastful, brave, aod enterprising, iii. King John Fulvia's death and character, vii. 80. Antony Gardiner, Bp of Winchester, Aattering and cruel, v. 350. King Glendower, his character, iv. 118. Described by Hotspur 122. Gloucester, Humphry, Duke of, detects an impostor, v. 26. Gives up his white staff 31.

Sces his Duchefs's procession for penance 33, 34. Accused to the King by the Queen and others 36. Ar. relted for high treason, he defends himself 39. Murthered by

strangling 49. Warwick. Lamented by the King 47 Henry IV, banished by K. Richard II. iv. 15. His eítate seized by

the King 25: Lands at Ravenspurg 30. Paffes sentence against Bulhy and Green 38. His conference with the King 50. Made King on Richard's resignation 56. His character of Pr. Henry his fon 58. Account of his entry into London 6s. York. Resolves on an cxpedition to the holy land &o. Gains a victory over the

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