From Julius Caesar. Ed. Henry Norman Hudson. New York: Ginn and Co., 1908.
SCENE II. This scene is separated from the foregoing by
about a year. The remaining events take place in the autumn,
6.He greets me well: A dignified return of the
7. If the Folio reading be retained, 'change' will mean
'altered disposition,' 'change in his own feelings towards
me.' Warburton's suggestion 'charge,' adopted by Hanmer and in
previous editions of Hudson's Shakespeare, would give as the
meaning of the line, Either by his own command, or by
officers, subordinates, who have abused their trust,
prostituting it to the ends of private gain.
14.How as to how.--resolv'd. See note, p. 90, l.
16.familiar instances: marks of familiarity. In
Schmidt is a list of the various senses in which Shakespeare
23.hot at hand: spirited or mettlesome when held
26.fall: let fall.--deceitful jades: horses that
promise well in appearance but "sink in the trial." 'Jade' is
'a worthless horse.'
46.enlarge your griefs: enlarge upon your grievances.
This use of 'grief' is not unusual in sixteenth century
50, 52. In previous editions of Hudson's Shakespeare was
adopted Craik's suggestion that in these lines, as they stand
in the Folios, the names Lucius and Lucilius got shuffled each
into the other's place; and then, to cure the metrical defect
in the third line, that line was made to begin with 'Let.'
Craik speaks of "the absurdity of such an association as
Lucius and Titinius for the guarding of the door." In Porter
and Clarke's 'First Folio,' Julius Cæsar, the answer to this
criticism is: "But a greater absurdity is involved in sending
the page with an order to the lieutenant commander of the
army, and the extra length of l. 50 pairs with a like extra
length in l. 51. Lucilius, having been relieved by Lucius,
after giving the order returns and guards the door again."
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Shakespeare, William. Julius Caesar. Ed. Henry Norman Hudson. New York: Ginn and Co., 1908. Shakespeare Online. 20 Dec. 2009. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/julius_4_2.html >.