3204-09 Lloyd (1858, sig. [R3v ]): <sig. [R3v ]> “Many who have seen the frequent willows drooping into the Avon about Stratford, will have had the thought that Ophelia, falling with the envious sliver, and floating awhile among her scattering flowers, is a picture of some misadventured maiden in the poet’s native town; there is even something particular in the sneer at ‘crowner’s quest law,’ that may intimate an opinion of a stupid verdict in such cases that had untender consequences centuries later; however, as in so many other cases the blundering attempt of a clown to express a distinction that is a falsity,—the discrimination here between voluntary and involuntary suicide,—provides the verity with terse and strict expression.
stau : see n. 3211
3209] Staunton (1859 ed., p. 404) borrows Hawkins’ notes on HALE and GREY from presumably MALONE’s edition and/or v1778 . No attribution is given. As I look at KNIGHT and HUDSON, these could be likely candidates as well. See TLN 3211 for the notes.