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Your aiery buildeth in our aiery's nesto:
Buck. Peace, peace, for shame, if not for charity.
2. Mar. Urge neither charity nor shame to me;
Buck. Have done, have done.
Q. Mar. O princely Buckingham, I'll kiss thy hand,
Buck. Nor no one here ; for curses never pass
Q. Mar. I'll not believe but they ascend the sky,
Glo. What doth she say, my lord of Buckingham?
6 Your aiery buildeth in our aiery's neft :-) An aiery is a bawk's or an eagle's nest. So, in Green's Card of Fancy, 1608 :
• It is a subtle bird that breeds among the aiery of hawks." Again, in Heywood's Rape of Lucrece, 1630 :
“ His high-built aiery shall be drown'd in blood."
“ One aiery, with proportion, ne'er discloses
O, but remember this another day,
Glo. I cannot blame her, by God's holy mother;
Queen. I never did her any, to my knowledge.
Glo. Yet you have all the vantage of her wrong.
Riv. A virtuous and a christian-like conclufion,
: Live each of you the subjects to his hate,
And he to yours, and all of you to God's!] It is evident from the conduct of Shakespeare, that the house of Tudor retained all their Lancastrian prejudices, even in the reign of queen Elizabeth. In this play of Richard the Third, he seems to reduce the woes of the house of York from the curses which queen Margaret had vented against them; and he could not give that weight to her curses, without supposing a right in her to utter them. WALPOLE. 8
I wonder She's at liberty.) Thus the quarto. The folio reads :
I mufe, why nie's at liberty. STEEVENS. 9 He is frank'd up to fatting for his pains ;-) A frank is an old English word for a hog-fly. "Tis possible he uses this metaphor to Clarence, in allusion to the crest of the family of York, which was a boar. Whereto relate those famous old verses on Richard III :
The cat, the rat, and Lovel the dog,
Rule all England under a hog: He uses the same metaphor in the lait scene of act IV. Pope.
A frank was not a common hog-fiye, but the pen in which those hogs were confined of whom brawn was to be made.
To pray for them that have done scathe to us '.
Glo. So do I ever, being well advis'd ;
[Exeunt all but Glofter.
Enter two Murderers.
I ---done scathe to us.] Scathe is harm, misehief.
“ Whom now that paltry island keeps from feath."
! Mur. We are, my lord ; and come to have the
warrant, That we may be admitted where he is,
Glo. Well thought upon, I have it here about me: When you have done, repair to Crosby-place. But, firs, be sudden in the cxecution, Withal obdurate, do nor hçar him plead; For Clarence is well spoken, and, perhaps, May move your hearts to pity, if you mark him. i Mur. Tut, tut, my lord, we will not stand to
prate, Talkers are no good doers; be assurd, We go to use our hands, and not our tongues, Glo, Your eyes drop mill-stones, when fools' eyes
drop tears * I like you, lads ;-about your business straight; Go, go, dispatch.
1 Mur, We will, my noble lord. (Exeunt
SCEN E IV,
An apartment in the Tower.
Enter Clarence, and Brakenbury.
Clar. O, I have past a miserable night,
* Your eyes drop mill-ftones, when fools' syes drop tears ; ] This, I þelieve, is a proverbial expression. It is used again in the tragedy of Cæsar and Pompey, 1607 : “ Men's eyes must mill-flones drop, when fools shed tears."
STEEVENS. -faithful man,] Not an infidel. Johnson.
Brak. What was your dream, my lord? I pray
you, tell me.
4 Inestimable ftones, unvalued jewels,] Unvalu'd is here ufed for invaluable. So, in Lovelace's Posthumous Poems, 1659:
the unvalew'd robe she wore " Made infinite lay lovers to adore." Again :
66 And what substantial riches I possess,
66 I must to these unvalew'd dreams confefs." MALONE. 5. That woo'd the Soimy bottom -] By seeming to gąze upon it ; or, as we now say, to ogle it. Johnson,