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do “withal—I could not,” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, iii. 4. 72. I could not help it. ( “I can nat do withall, a thyng lyeth nat in me, or I am nat in faulte that a thyng is done.” Palsgrave's Lesclarcissement de la Lang. Fr., 1530, fol. clxxx. verso [Table of Verbes];
Char. Such was the rigour of your desteny.
Cl. Such was my errour and obstinacie.
Ch. But since Gods would not, could you do withall?
The Tragedie of Antonie. Doone into English [from the French
of Garnier] by the Countesse of Pembroke, 1595, sig. B 8

“But I intreat them, since it must befall,
They would be patient: who can doe withall?
Wither's Abuses Stript and Whipt,—Sorrow, sig. K, ed. 1613 ; “Why, if you do not vnderstand [said Sancho], I cannot do withall.Shelton's transl. of Don Quixote, Part Second, p. 40, ed. 1620.

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