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(12) And Duncan's Horses, (a thing most strange and certais !) Beauteous and swift, the Minions of their Race,J
I am pretty certain, all the Copies have err'd, one after another, in this Reading; and that I have restor'd the true one. The Poet does not mean, that they were the best of their Breed; but that they were excellent Racers; in which Sense he very poetically calls them, the Minions of the Race. This is a Mode of Expression,
which he seems very fond of. - N 3 - Malcolm,
That would make good of bad, and friends of foes. .
A C T III. S C F NE, an Apartment in the Palace.