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1343-4 forgon all custome of ex|ercises: and indeede it goes so {heauily} <heauenly> with 
1790 wesley
1343-56 Wesley (1790, p.45): “I am not at all clear that this description of Melancholy suits only such as springs from thickness of blood (as W. says); It is at least as applicable to that which proceeds from fineness of feeling.”
1899 ard1
1343-4 custome of exercises] Dowden (ed. 1899): “In T. Brightt’s A Treastise of Meloncholy (1586), p. 126, occur the words ‘custom of exercise.’ It is a passage in which Bright describes melancholy men as someitmes very witty; as ‘exact and curious in pondering the very moments of things’; as deliberating long ‘because of doubt and distrust’; and as troubled with fearful dreams. I can hardly doubt that Shakespeare was acquainted with Bright’s Treatise.”
1980 Frye, Northrop
1343-4 forgon all custome of exercises]Frye (1980, p. 94): Hamlet “tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that he has of late ’foregone all my exercises,’ but tells Horatio that since Laertes went to France he has been in continual fencing practice.”
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