Notes and Queries, Number 15, February 9, 1850 eBook

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would be utterly inconsistent with that brevity which must be with you an essential condition; while, at the same time, I know of no medium through which I am so likely to enlist the attention of a “fit audience” as your publication.  Premising that my references are to The Taming of a Shrew in “Six Old Plays,” 1799, and to Marlowe’s Works, edit. 1826, I proceed to indicate such passages as a rapid glance through the respective works, aided by some previous acquaintance with the subject, and a not very bad memory, furnished.  Some of the parallels will be found identical; in others, the metaphors will be found to be the same, with the expression more or less varied; and in others, again, particular expressions are the same, though the tenor of the phrase be different.  It will be observed that the quotations of Marlowe are exclusively from Dr. Faustus and Tamburlaine.  Of the longer passages I have given merely the first line for reference; and I have numbered them for the convenience of comparison:—­

The taming of A shrew.

(1) “Now that the gloomy shadow of the night,” &c. p. 161.

(2) “But stay, what dames are these, so bright of hue,” &c. p. 167.

(3) “O, might I see the censer of my soule.” &c. p.169.

(4) “Come, fair Emelia, my lovely love,” &c. p. 180. 
    “Valeria, attend, I have a lovely love,” &c. p. 191. 
    “And all that pierceth Phoebus’ silver eye,” &c. p. 181. 
    “Fair Emelia, summer’s bright sun queen,” &c. p.199.

(5) “I fill’d my coffers of the wealthy mines,” &c. p.181.

(6) “As richly wrought
    As was the massy robe that late adorn’d
    The stately legate of the Persian king,” p.183.

(7) “Boy.  Come hither, sirha boy.
     Sander.  Boy, O, disgrace to my person!” &c. p.184.

MARLOWE.

(1) “Now that the gloomy shadow of the night,” &c.
       —­Faustus, vol. ii. p.127.

(2) “Zenocrate, the loveliest maid alive,” &c.
       —­Tamb. vol. i. p.46.

(3) “Whose darts do pierce the centre of my soul,” &c.
       —­Tamb. vol. i. p.120.

    “Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships,” &c.
       —­Faustus, vol. ii. p.192.

(4) “Now bright Zenocrate, the world’s fair eye,” &c.
       —­Tamb. vol. i. p.102

“Batter the shining palace of the sun,” &c.
—­Tamb. vol. i. p.120

“A greater lamp than that bright eye of heaven,” &c.
—­Tamb. vol. i. p.154.

             —­“the golden eye of heaven.”
       —­Tamb. vol. i. p.155.

“Wherein are rocks of pearl that shine as bright,” &c.
—­Tamb. vol. i. p.177.

(5) “I’ll have them fly to India for gold,” &c.
       —­Faustus, vol. ii. p. 123.

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