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62 A beggarly account of empty boxes,] Dr. Warburton would réad, a braggartly account; but beggarly is probably right: if the boxes were empty, the account was more beggarly, as it was more pomp

ous.

JOHNSON.

This circumstance is likewise found in Painter's translation, tom. ii. p. 241. "beholdyng an apoticaries shoppe of lytle furniture, and lesse store of boxes and other thynges requisite for that science, thought that the verie povertie of the mayster apothecarye woulde make him wyllyngly yelde to that whych he pretended to demaunde."

63 The letter was not nice,] Was not of small import.

64 I do defy thy conjurations,] Paris conceived Romea to have burst open the monument for no other purpose than to do some villanous shame on the dead bodies, such as witches are reported to have practised; and therefore tells him he defies him, and the magic arts which he suspects he is preparing to

use.

65

STEEVENS.

presence-] A presence is a public room. 66 Come, bitter conduct,] Conduct is here conductor.

67 Have lost a brace of kinsmen:] Mercutio and Paris.

END OF VOLUME XIII.

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