CONJUNCTIONS. Where for "whereas"Where is frequently used metaphorically as we now use whereas.
for "whereas the other instruments did," &c. Comp. Coriol. i. 10. 13. So Lear, i. 2. 89; Rich. II. iii. 2. 185.
“It (the belly) did remain
I' the midst o' the body idle and unactive
. . . . . where the other instruments
Did see and hear, devise, &c.