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fent behaviour, we should perufe what is faid of him in fome preceding pages, where his violent enmity to Coriolanus is fo ftrongly painted:

Auf. If we and Caius Marcius chance to meet,
'Tis fworn between us, we shall ever strike
'Till one can do no more,

page 345.

Auf. We hate alike;

Not Africk owns a ferpent, I abhor,
More than thy fame and envy. page 361.

Auf.

where I find him, were it

At home, upon my brother's guard, even there,
Against the hofpitable canon, would I
Wash fierce hand in his heart,

my

And

yet in this fcene, (extremity having brought him to his hearth) all ancient malice is forgot, and every root of ancient envy.

Tail-Piece. t

THE Concluding page of this play will furnish a very proper Tailpiece; as it will give an opportunity of again representing Aufidius, who is now generously touched with forrow at the untimely end of:

-The most noble corfe that ever herald
Did follow to his urn.

HE

may be drawn at half-length; either faying: my rage is gone, and I am ftruck with forrow; with an attitude expreffive of an elevated look to

+ HAD I not already propofed four different reprefentations of Coriolanus, he might have been drawn with Aufidius, in a very fpirited scene at p. 497, at the expreffion of: thou boy of tears.-Some may perhaps prefer this, to what I have hinted for the Tail-piece.

Heaven or he may be rather turning on one fide, as if viewing the corse, and saying,

Yet he fhall have a noble memory!

The nobleft figure of an ancient warrior (and which almost gives one the very defign and figure of Coriolanus) is in The Departure of Hectora very fine print, and I believe, one of the latest productions of the lamented Cypriani. *

* A list of fuch Prints, taken from this play, as I have seen. Those I have not feen, are printed in Italics.

1. Bell's two editions.

2. Hanmer.

3. Theobald.

4. Rowe.

5. A cut by L. du Guernier, to an edit. in 8 vol. 8vo. printed for Tonfon, in 1735.

6. Pope's 12mo. edition.

7. Lowndes.

8. Taylor.

9. Coriolanus, by Angei. Kauffman-engraved by Bartolozzi. 11. 18. 1785 or 1786. It des fcribes the moment of Coriolanus, faying to the boy :

The God of foldiers,

With the confent of fupreme Jove, &c. p. 484.

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TAMING OF THE SHREW.

It was impoffible for Shakespeare, in his idleft hours, perhaps when he was only revifing the trash of others, not to leave some strokes of the master behind him. HURD.

Nature herself was proud of his defignes,
And joy'd to weare the dreffings of his lines!

Vignette.

B. JOHNSON.

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