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LORD POLONIUSHe will certainly come straight. Look you lay house to him:Tell him his pranks have been too large to be afflicted with with,And that your elegant hath screen"d and also stood betweenMuch heat and him. I"ll sconce me even here.Pray you, it is in round with him.HAMLET Mother, mother, mother! QUEEN GERTRUDEI"ll warrant you,Fear me not: withdraw, i hear him coming.HAMLETNow, mother, what"s the matter?QUEEN GERTRUDEHamlet, she hast thy father lot offended.HAMLETMother, you have actually my father much offended.10QUEEN GERTRUDECome, come, girlfriend answer through an idle tongue.HAMLETGo, go, you concern with a angry tongue.QUEEN GERTRUDEWhy, just how now, Hamlet!HAMLETWhat"s the issue now?QUEEN GERTRUDEHave you forgot me?HAMLETNo, by the rood, not so:You space the queen, her husband"s brother"s wife;And--would that were no so!--you space my mother.QUEEN GERTRUDENay, then, I"ll collection those come you that deserve to speak.HAMLETCome, come, and also sit friend down; friend shall no budge;You go not till I set you up a glassWhere you may see the inmost part of you.20QUEEN GERTRUDEWhat it must be thou do? thou wilt not murder me?Help, help, ho!LORD POLONIUS What, ho! help, help, help! HAMLET just how now! a rat? Dead, because that a ducat, dead! LORD POLONIUS O, i am slain! QUEEN GERTRUDEO me, what hast she done?HAMLETNay, I recognize not:Is it the king?QUEEN GERTRUDEO, what a rash and also bloody deed is this!HAMLETA bloody deed! almost as bad, an excellent mother,As death a king, and marry with his brother.QUEEN GERTRUDEAs death a king!HAMLETAy, lady, "twas my word.30Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!I take it thee for thy better: take it thy fortune;Thou find"st come be too busy is some danger.Leave wringing of your hands: peace! sit friend down,And let me wring her heart; for so ns shall,If it it is in made of penetrable stuff,If damned custom have not brass"d the soThat it is proof and bulwark against sense.QUEEN GERTRUDEWhat have I done, the thou darest wag her tongueIn noise so rude versus me?HAMLETSuch an act40That blurs the grace and also blush the modesty,Calls virtue hypocrite, takes turn off the roseFrom the fair forehead the an innocent loveAnd sets a blister there, provides marriage-vowsAs false as dicers" oaths: O, together a deedAs native the body of contraction plucksThe an extremely soul, and sweet religious beliefs makesA rhapsody of words: heaven"s confront doth glow:Yea, this solidity and compound mass,With tristful visage, as against the doom,50Is thought-sick in ~ the act.QUEEN GERTRUDEAy me, what act,That roars for this reason loud, and also thunders in the index?HAMLETLook here, top top this picture, and on this,The counterfeit presentment of 2 brothers.See, what a grace to be seated top top this brow;Hyperion"s curls; the former of Jove himself;An eye like Mars, to threaten and also command;A station favor the herald MercuryNew-lighted ~ above a heaven-kissing hill;A combination and a type indeed,60Where every god walk seem to collection his seal,To give the people assurance of a man:This was her husband. Look friend now, what follows:Here is your husband; choose a mildew"d ear,Blasting his wholesome brother. Have actually you eyes?Could girlfriend on this fair mountain leave to feed,And batten on this moor? Ha! have actually you eyes?You cannot contact it love; because that at her ageThe hey-day in the blood is tame, it"s humble,And waits ~ above the judgement: and what judgement70Would step from this to this? Sense, sure, friend have,Else might you not have motion; however sure, the senseIs apoplex"d; for madness would certainly not err,Nor feeling to ecstasy to be ne"er so thrall"dBut it booked some quantity of choice,To serve in together a difference. What devil was"tThat hence hath cozen"d you at hoodman-blind?Eyes without feeling, emotion without sight,Ears without hands or eyes, odor sans all,Or but a sickly part of one true sense80Could no so mope.O shame! wherein is her blush? Rebellious hell,If thou canst mutine in a matron"s bones,To flaming youth allow virtue be as wax,And melt in her own fire: proclaim no shameWhen the compulsive ardour gives the charge,Since frost itself as proactively doth burnAnd reason panders will.QUEEN GERTRUDEO Hamlet, speak no more:Thou turn"st mine eyes into my an extremely soul;And there I watch such black and grained spotsAs will certainly not leave their tinct.HAMLETNay, however to liveIn the rank sweat of one enseamed bed,Stew"d in corruption, honeying and making loveOver the nasty sty,--QUEEN GERTRUDEO, speak to me no more;These words, prefer daggers, enter in mine ears;No more, sweet Hamlet!93HAMLETA murderer and also a villain;A servant that is no twentieth component the titheOf your precedent lord; a evil of kings;A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,That indigenous a shelf the valuable diadem stole,And placed it in his pocket!QUEEN GERTRUDENo more!HAMLETA king of shreds and also patches,--Save me, and hover o"er me through your wings,100You heavenly guards! What would certainly your gracious figure?QUEEN GERTRUDEAlas, he"s mad!HAMLETDo you no come your tardy son to chide,That, lapsed in time and passion, allows go byThe crucial acting of your dread command? O, say!GhostDo no forget: this visitationIs yet to whet thy practically blunted purpose.But, look, amazement ~ above thy mother sits:O, step in between her and her fighting soul:110Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works:Speak to her, Hamlet.HAMLETHow is it with you, lady?QUEEN GERTRUDEAlas, just how is"t through you,That you do bend her eye on vacancyAnd through the incorporal wait do host discourse?Forth at your eyes her spirits insanity peep;And, together the resting soldiers in the alarm,Your bedded hair, favor life in excrements,Starts up, and stands ~ above end. O gentle son,Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper120Sprinkle cool patience. Whereon carry out you look?HAMLETOn him, on him! look at you, just how pale the glares!His type and reason conjoin"d, preaching to stones,Would do them capable. Carry out not look upon me;Lest through this piteous action you convertMy stern effects: then what I have to doWill want true colour; tears perchance because that blood.QUEEN GERTRUDETo whom carry out you speak this?HAMLETDo you see nothing there?QUEEN GERTRUDENothing at all; yet all that is i see.129HAMLETNor did you nothing hear?QUEEN GERTRUDENo, nothing however ourselves.HAMLETWhy, look you there! look, just how it steals away!My father, in his habit together he lived!Look, wherein he goes, even now, out at the portal!QUEEN GERTRUDEThis the very coinage of her brain:This bodiless production ecstasyIs an extremely cunning in.HAMLETEcstasy!My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time,And provides as healthful music: it is no madnessThat I have actually utter"d: carry me to the test,And ns the matter will re-word; which madness140Would gambol from. Mother, because that love the grace,Lay no that mattering unction to her soul,That no your trespass, yet my madness speaks:It will but skin and film the ulcerous place,Whilst location corruption, mining all within,Infects unseen. Confess yourself to heaven;Repent what"s past; avoid what is come come;And execute not spread the compost ~ above the weeds,To make them ranker. Pardon me this my virtue;For in the fatness of this pursy times150Virtue chin of vice should pardon beg,Yea, curb and also woo for leaving to do him good.QUEEN GERTRUDEO Hamlet, she hast cleft my love in twain.HAMLETO, throw away the worser part of it,And live the purer v the other half.Good night: yet go not to mine uncle"s bed;Assume a virtue, if you have it not.That monster, custom, that all feeling doth eat,Of behavior devil, is point of view yet in this,That come the use of action fair and good160He an in similar way gives a frock or livery,That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night,And that shall lend a sort of easinessTo the next abstinence: the next an ext easy;For use practically can change the rubber stamp of nature,And one of two people ... The devil, or litter him outWith wondrous potency. As soon as more, great night:And when you space desirous to be bless"d,I"ll blessing beg the you. For this exact same lord,I carry out repent: yet heaven hath pleased that so,To punish me with this and also this through me,That I must be your scourge and minister.I will bestow him, and will answer wellThe fatality I offered him. So, again, good night.I should be cruel, only to be kind:Thus negative begins and also worse remains behind.One native more, an excellent lady.QUEEN GERTRUDEWhat shall i do?HAMLETNot this, through no means, that i bid you do:Let the bloat king tempt friend again come bed;Pinch wanton on your cheek; speak to you his mouse;And let him, because that a pair of reechy kisses,Or paddling in her neck through his damn"d fingers,Make you come ravel every this issue out,That I essentially am not in madness,180But foolish in craft. "Twere good you let him know;For who, that"s but a queen, fair, sober, wise,Would from a paddock, from a bat, a gib,Such too ~ concernings hide? who would carry out so?No, in in spite of of sense and also secrecy,Unpeg the basket on the house"s top.Let the birds fly, and, choose the famous ape,To try conclusions, in the basket creep,And rest your own neck down.QUEEN GERTRUDEBe you assured, if words be made that breath,190And breath of life, I have no life come breatheWhat thou hast said to me.HAMLETI have to to England; you know that?QUEEN GERTRUDEAlack,I had forgot: "tis so concluded on.HAMLETThere"s letters seal"d: and also my two schoolfellows,Whom I will trust together I will adders fang"d,They be affected by each other the mandate; they have to sweep mine way,And marshal me come knavery. Let that work;For "tis the sport to have the engineerHoist v his very own petar: and also "t shall go hard200But I will certainly delve one yard below their mines,And blow them at the moon: O, "tis many sweet,When in one line 2 crafts straight meet.This guy shall collection me packing:I"ll lug the guts into the neighbour room.Mother, great night. Indeed this counsellorIs now many still, most secret and most grave,Who remained in life a foolish prating knave.Come, sir, to draw toward an end with you.Good night, mother.210 Next: Hamlet, act 4, step 1__________Explanatory Notes because that Act 3, step 4From Hamlet, prince of Denmark. Ed. K. Deighton. London: Macmillan._________1. Straight, straightway, immediately; Look ... Him, be sure you drive her blows home, i.e. Push him through your concerns so that he can not escape answering definitely. 2. Pranks, freaks of madness; have to be ... With, have actually gone to too an excellent a length to be endured any longer. 3. 4. Afoot screen"d ... Him, have actually interposed to shield the from much wrath which would otherwise have fallen top top him. 4. Sconce me, hide myself; indigenous O. F. Enconser, come hide, cover; cp. M. W. Iii. 3. 96, "I will ensconce me behind the arras." 5. It is in round through him, usage the plainest language possible to him; for round, see note on ii. 2. 139. 6. I"ll warrant you, ns promise you that i will. 7. Fear me not, execute not doubt my pushing him hard. 11. Friend answer ... Tongue, your answer is just frivolity. 14. Rood, cross, i.e. Of Christ; "it would show up that, at least in previously times, the rood signified not merely the cross, but the picture of Christ top top the cross" (Dyce). 16. Would certainly ... So! alas! 17. Nay, then, ... Speak, if you room going to answer me in such a strain together this, i will collection those to speak to you that will force you come use an extremely different language. 18. Budge, stir, relocate a step. 19, 20. Friend go not ... You, you will certainly not be allowed to move from this spot till, together in a minor, ns have displayed you your genuine nature. 23. A rat, Collier points out that in Shirley"s Traitor, 1635, Depazzi says of a secreted listener, "I smell a rat behind the hangings": Dead, for a ducat, I"ll wager a ducat I have actually killed him. Stage Direction. A pass, a thrust through his rapier. 32. Thy better, i.e. In rank, sc. The king; take thy fortune, take the fate which has actually befallen you fan to her thrusting yourself in whereby you were no wanted. 33. Is part danger, is a dangerous sort of business. 34. Leaving ... Hands, the is no an excellent your making every this outward show of grief. 35. 6 and also let me ... Stuff, it is your heart that must be wrung, and that I median to do, if it is not impenetrably callous. 37, 8. If damned ... Sense, if accursed familiarity through crime has not for this reason brazened it regarding be proof against all feeling. 39. Wag your tongue, usage your tongue so freely; cp. The literal usage of words in M. V. Iv. 1. 76, "You may also forbid the hill pines to wag their high tops and to do no noise," i.e. There is no making any type of noise. 40, 1. Such an plot ... Modesty, you have committed a deed of a nature that lowers the grace of all modest blushes; the modesty the all your sex is plunder of lot of its grace by the fact of a woman having actually done together a deed. 42. Call virtue hypocrite, makes all real virtue it seems ~ mere hypocrisy; cp. Cymb. Iii. 4. 63-6, H. V. Ii. 2, 138-40. 42-4. Takes off ... There, and in place of the tenderness that graces an chaste love, sets ~ above its brow a shameless flush. 46, 7. Together from the body ... Soul, as robs the outward kind of the marriage tie of that which is its crucial grace; contraction, for marriage contract, is not uncovered elsewhere. 48. A rhapsody the words, a only extravagant utterance that words there is no meaning; rhapsody, Greek...the reciting of epic poetry, from...one that strings odes or song together. 49-51. Yea, ... Act, yea, also this hard earth, through gloom-struck face, its despite expectant that the day of judgement, is noble at heart in beholding such a deed. Wordsworth refers, among other passages in the brand-new Testament, come ii. Peter, iii. 7-11, Revelations, xx. 11. Because that doom, cp. Macb. Ii. 3. 83, "up, up, and also see The an excellent dooms image!" 51, 2. What act, ... Index? what action of mine is the that has so stormy a prelude? Dyce provides "Index, a prelude, something preparatory come another, — the table of contents (i.e. Table the contents) being usually in Shakespeare"s day prefixed to the book." 53. This photo ... This, over there is much conversation here as to whether any pictures space really shown, if so, even if it is they are pictures hanging top top the wall, or miniatures developed for the occasion - one, of his father, possibly hanging ring Hamlet"s neck, the other, of the king, round the of the queen. 54. Counterfeit presentment, specific resemblance; counterfeit, right here an adjective, is commonly used by Shakespeare, as a substantive, because that a portrait, e.g. M. V. Iii. 2. 115, "Fair Portia"s counterfeit!" 56. Hyperion"s curls, see note on i. 2. 140; on some ancient coins the sun-god is stood for with an abundance of curls in imitation of the lambent rays on the one of the sun"s disc: front, brow. 57. To threaten, expressive that threatening; awe-striking. 58. Station, posture; herald, Mercury gift the messenger of the gods. 59. Heaven-kissing, reaching virtually to heaven. 60. Combination, sc. The excellences. 61. 2. Where every ... Seal, which boring the impression of the hand of all the gods, set there in attestation the his nobility. 64, 5. Like ... Brother, infecting and also so damaging his brother as a mildewed ear the corn through its neighbourhood to a healthy ear infects and also blights it; "mildew, from A.S. Meledeaw, honey-dew ... The feeling is more than likely "honey-dew," from the sticky, honey-like appearance of part kinds of bight, as, e.g. On lime-trees" (Skeat, Ety. Dict.). 66. Leaving to feed, stop to attract your nourishment from; desert his support. 67. Batten, prosper fat; effectively intransitive, together here, however used transitively by Milton, Lycidas, 29, "battening ours flocks." 68. Girlfriend ... Love, you can not say that you to be led astray through ardent love. 69. The hey-day ... Humble, passion no longer overleaps itsbounds, however has come to be dulled and also well under regulate properly an interjection of surprise or exultation. 70. Waits upon, waits because that the direction of. 71. Step, move itself, pass; with the idea that passing indigenous what is great to what is bad; sure, certainly. 72. Motion, "impulse the desire" (Staunton), who compares M. M. I. 4. 59, "The wanton stings and also motions the the sense"; Oth. I. 3. 95. "Of spirit so still and also quiet, the her motion Blush"d in ~ herself;" i. 3. 334, "our raging motions, ours carnal stings." 73. Apoplex"d, suddenly deprived of its functions; as the body is by a hit of apoplexy...

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73-6. Because that madness ... Difference, for also madness would never make such a mistake, nor sense ever allow itself to come to be so completely the slave of passionate feeling as to leave itself no strength of an option by i beg your pardon to aid itself in deciding between two objects so various from each other (and one so inferior to the other). 77. Cozen"d, cheated; indigenous "F. Cousiner, "to claime kindred because that advantage, or details ends; as he, that to save charges in travelling, walk from house to house, as cosin come the honour the every one"; Cotgrave. So in contemporary F. Cousiner is "to speak to cousin, to sponge, come live upon other people"; Hamilton and Legros. The change of an interpretation from "sponge" to "beguile" or "cheat" was easy" (Skeat, Ety. Dict.): hoodman blind, what us now call "blind-man"s-buff", a game among children in which among them has actually his eyes "hooded" or blinded, v a handkerchief, and also is set to catch and also name one of his companions, a forfeit being paid if he names the dorn one. 78-81. Eye ... Mope, eye without the assist of touch to overview them, touch there is no the aid of sight, etc., or also a small portion, and that a hurt portion, the a single healthy sense, would not display itself for this reason dull and stupid; mope, "the same word together mop, come grimace ... — Du. Moppen, to pout; whence to grimace, or come sulk" ... (Skeat, Ety. Dict.). 82-5. Rebellious ... Fire, if hellish passion have the right to burst out into such untreated mutiny in a mrs of her age, virtue in the case of ardent youth may well present itself as soft together wax and melt in the fire i beg your pardon she (in flaming youth) feels; mutine, the older form of "mutiny," as the substantive in v. 2. 6, and also K. J. Ii. I. 378. Hanmer plausibly conjectures warm for hell. 85-8. Proclaim ... Will, virtue (in the case of young men) need not protest any type of indignation when the toughness of passion gives the signal because that action, since here we have actually proof that aged blood, which must be cold as ice, burns together fiercely together that which runs in the veins of youth, and also that factor which should restrain impulse just acts as a go-between come it and its object; for gives the charge, cp. Lucr. 434, "Anon his beating heart, alarum striking, offers the warm charge and also bids them carry out their liking." 89. Into ... Soul, for this reason that ns am forced to look into the an extremely depths of my soul. 90. Grained, dyed therefore deeply and also permanently; "granum, in Latin, signifies a particle or kernel, and it was early applied to all small objects the same, similar thing seeds, and also finally to all minute particles. For this reason it was applied to the round, seed-like form of the dried body, or quite ovarium, of pest of the genus coccus, i beg your pardon furnished a selection of red dyes ... The colour obtained from kermes or grain to be peculiarly resilient ... See C. E. Iii. 2. 108, "Ant. S. That"s a fault the water will mend. Dro. S. No, sir, "tis in grain; Noah"s flood might not do it"; T. N. I. 5. 256, ""Tis in grain, sir; "twill endure wind and also weather."" ... (Marsh, Lectures on the Eng. Lang.). 91. As will certainly ... Tinct, the nothing deserve to wash lock out; leave, "part with, provide up, resign. Cp. T. G. Iv. 4. 79, "It seems you loved no her to leaving her token"" (Steevens). 94. The is ... Tithe, literally who is not the twentieth part of the tenth part, i.e. Who weighs nothing as against, etc. 95. A vice of kings, who is to a real king nothing more than the buffoon in the old Moralities was to the significant characters. Douce shows that the "Vice" in those old plays was so called from the vicious characteristics attributed come him, and also from the naughty nature the his basic conduct. 96. A cutpurse ... Rule, one who has actually filched the empire and also its sway as a usual pick-pocket filches his steal goods. Purses were in Shakespeare"s day worn hanging in ~ the girdle, and so were easily reduced off through thieves. 99. A king ... Patches, a king with nothing kingly about him, consisted of of nothing however the cast-off remnants of kingly dignity. Cp. Antony"s contemptuous description of Lepidus, J. C. Iv. 2. 36-9. 101. What would certainly ... Figure? what would certainly you desire showing up thus? 103. Perform you ... Chide, friend surely need to have involved chide, etc. 104,5. That, lapsed ... Command? who, having permitted the time to pass in inactivity and passionate regrets, has failed to bring out your dread command, a issue of such pressing importance; because that important, cp. C. E. V. 1. 138, "At your important letters." 109. Amazement ... Sits, utter bewilderment has resolved down upon your mother; has taken whole possession of her. 110. Action ... Soul, interpose to conserve her from gift overpowered through the emotions now struggling in her heart. 111. Conceit ... Works, creative thinking works many powerfully in those who, like women, space physically weakest. 113, 4. Alas ... Vacancy, alas, it is not you who need to ask how I am, however I who have to ask exactly how you are, what has actually come over you, the you look therefore fixedly ~ above mere empty space. 115. Incorporal, incorporeal, immaterial. 116. Forth ... Peep, from your eyes your soul looks the end in wild amazement. 117-9. And ... End, and, prefer soldiers awakened by the signal that the opponent being in ~ hand, her hair, a moment back lying tho upon her head, starts up and stands erect, like inanimate issue suddenly endowed with life; the ... Soldiers, here the defines the instance of soldiers in particular circumstances; alarm, a cry to arms, from Ital. Every "arme, to arms! excrements, anything that grows the end from the body, such as hair, nails; from Lat. Excrescere, to flourish out. 122. How pale the glares, how pale that looks together he glares upon us. 123, 4. His form ... Capable, his appearance, coupled v the factor of the appearance, if appeal to the very stones, would stir them come feeling. Because that capable, = susceptible, receptive, cp. A. Y. L. Iii. 5. 23, "The cicatrice and capable impressure." 125, 6. Transform ... Effects, revolve my action from its appropriate sternness to pity. Singer would read affects, i.e. Dispositions, affection the the mind, together in Oth. I. 3. 264, "Not to comply with warmth — the young affect, In me defunct." 126, 7. Climate what ... Colour, climate the vengeance i beg your pardon I need to take will absence that justification i m sorry it would otherwise have, cp. J. C. Ii. 1. 29, "And, since the quarrel will bear no colour for the point he is, Fashion it thus." 127. Tears ... Blood, and instead that shedding the blood of the murderer, i shall possibly only burned tears the pity from my own eyes. 129. Is, exists, is no "a false development Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain," Macb. Ii. 1. 38, 9. 131. Steals away, gradually vanishes. 132. In his ... Lived, in the very dress that wore once alive. 135, 6. This bodiless ... In, insanity is really skilful in providing birth to together illusions the the sight. 137, 8. Doth ... Music, beats v as regular and healthy a rhythm together yours; its pulsations are as indicative of a sound framework of mind together yours. 140. Re-word, repeat word because that word. 140, 1. I beg your pardon madness ... From, vice versa, a madman would certainly wander in great fashion indigenous the subject. 141. Because that love the grace, together you hope for pardon; grace, the grace of God; for the omission that the definite write-up before love, check out Abb. § 89. 142, 3. Lay no ... Speaks, carry out not try to soothing your spirit by imagining to yourself that it is not your sin yet my madness i beg your pardon calls big in this way. 144-6. It will ... Unseen, to carry out so will, rather of heal the sore, only cover it as with a film while location corruption, eating into the core of your soul, poisons it unnoticed; the open up sore may be treated, the sore skinned over will avoid the progress of the disease from gift seen, despite it is walk on all the time and also can only finish in death. 147. Prevent ... Come, protect against sin in the future. 148, 9. And also do not ... Ranker, and also do no make what is already so foul quiet fouler through self-deception and also hypocrisy; compost, mixture, composition, manure; cp. Composture, Tim. Iv. 3. 444, "The earth"s a thief, that feeds and breeds by a composture steal From basic excrement." 149. Forgive ... Virtue, pardon me for this virtuous indignation. Staunton puts a comma after this, and also marks the passage down to 1. 152 together an Aside. 150. For in ... Times, because that in these times that gross and pampered indulgence; pursy, precise short-winded, right here short-winded native over-indulgence. Cp. Tim. V. 4. 12, "pursy insolence shall rest his wind through fear and horrid flight." 152. Curb, ""bend and truckle," from F. Courber. So in the Vision the Piers Ploughman, "Thanne i courbed on my knees, and cried rental of grace" (Steevens). 154. Worser, for the double comparative, see Abb. § 11. 155. The purer, all the purer; through so lot the purer; the, ablative situation of the demonstrative. 157. I think ... Not, act together though you to be virtuous, even if you have actually not the feeling. 158, 9. The monster ... This, "that monster, Custom, that destroys all natural feeling and prevents the from gift exerted, and is the malignant attendant top top habits, is yet point of view in this respect, etc. The double meaning of words "habits" said the "frock or livery" in 1. 164 <161>" (Cl. Pr. Edd.). I believe we should read "out" because that "eat," and "devilish" for "devil." 160-2. That ... Placed on, that, come accustom united state to the practice of an excellent actions, he, as well as what else he does, furnishes us with the garb the virtue which us can conveniently put on, if us so desire. 164, 5. And either ... Potency, and also either totally overcome the devil, or at least expel him from ours nature v irresistible force. The analysis in the text is a conjecture of Jennings; assorted other conjectures have been made, e.g. Curb, lay, lodge, quell, shame, overcome, the previously quartos offering "And either the devil," the later, "And understand the devil." 166, 7. And when ... You, and when you crave because that a blessing native heaven, for this reason showing your contrition, I will ask of girlfriend a mother"s blessing; For, together regards. 168-70. Yet heaven ... Minister, yet heaven has actually pleased that it have to be so, viz., the I have to be its instrument of vengeance in order that I might be punished by gift guilty that this man"s death, and also this male be punished by my act; heaven as a plural occurs frequently in Shakespeare, e.g. R. II. I. 2. 6, Oth. Iv. 2. 47, Per. I. 4. 16." 171. Bestow him, eliminate his dead body; answer well, justification myself; render a great account of my act in killing him; cp. Lear. I. 3. 10, "the fault of it I"ll answer"; Cymb. I. 4. 170, "Only thus far you shall answer." 173. I should ... Kind, I need to be cruel in words just to be kind in reality, i.e. My reproaches are important to make you view your conflict in its best light, and so carry you come a better manner of life. 174. Thus bad ... Behind, thus my harsh words have to be complied with by also harsher measures, sc. The penalty of the king. 176. Not this, ... Do, carry out anything in the civilization except this that i bid friend do. 177. Bloat, bloated through excess, particularly in drinking. 178. Pinch ... Check, make you wanton through his caresses: mouse, a term of endearment common in Shakespeare"s day; cp. T. N. I. 5. 69, "good my computer mouse of virtue." 179-81. Make you ... Craft, do you confess that i am no mad in reality, but only ~ do so to be so in order to effect my objects; ravel ... Out, unravel; used of the gradual process of extracting Hamlet"s secret, disentangling, together it were, the knotted skein. 182-4. For that ... Hide? because that who yet one that has everything that have the right to ennoble a woman — rank, beauty, virtue, wisdom — would certainly think of hiding a secret of such vital importance from a filthy creature choose your husband; concernings, cp. M. M. I. I. 57, "As time and our concernings chandelier importune"; paddock, toad; cp. Macb. I. 1. 9; gib, much more commonly gib-cat, a masculine cat. 185. No, in despite ... Secrecy, no, regardless of the secrecy which typical sense would bid you maintain. 188. To try conclusions, to do experiment. 189. Break ... Down, break her neck by fall headlong in your initiative to fly prefer a bird. The anecdote in question has never to be discovered, however "the reference," together the Cl. Pr. Edd. Suggest out, "must be to some fable in i m sorry an ape opened up a basket comprise live birds, then crept into it himself, and "to shot conclusions," whether he can fly prefer them, jumped out and also broke his neck." 190-2. Be thou ... Me, rest assured that, if words are made of breath, and also breath is made of life, it is no in me to breathe your an enig to any type of one; because that a similar play top top life in two various senses, cp. H. V. Iv. 2. 53-5, "Description cannot suit itself in indigenous To show the life of such a fight In life so lifeless as it mirrors itself." 193. I must to England, we room not informed how Hamlet became mindful of this, unless he overheard the king"s conversation with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. 194. Concluded, determined. 195. There"s letters, for the singular verb preceding a many subject, view Abb. § 335. 196. As, simply as much, i.e. No more; fang"d, through their fangs quiet in them; of course the toxicity is not in the fang itself, but in the poison-bag at the back of it. 197. 8. They should ... Knavery, it is because that them to make the route smooth for me, and also to lead me wherein the villanous scheme of the king might be put right into execution; the original sense the the substantive marshall is "horse-servant," thence one attendant generally, and afterwards a title of honour: Let the work, let the system go on.199, 200. For "tis ... Petar, for it is the finest sport in the human being to see the engineer blown right into the waiting by his own engine of destruction; the sport, for the emphatic identify article, see Abb. § 92, and also for the kind enginer, § 443; Hoist, probably the previous participle of the old verb come hoise, or perhaps an instance of the omission of the participial termination; petar, a battle engine filled through explosive materials. 200-2. And also "t chandelier ... Moon, and also it will certainly be strange if I perform not manage to drive my mine in ~ theirs and blow castle high right into the air; "t shall walk hard, i.e. The an obstacle must be a good one if I perform not manage to get over it; for at, = up to, check out Abb. § 143. Mines in besieging a fortress, etc., are made useless by to run a respond to mine at a short depth listed below or directly opposite them, and also breaking under the intervening an are by the explode of gunpowder, when those functioning in them will be blown into the air. 203. As soon as ... Meet, when two skilful draft come into straight opposition; the figure of the respond to mine is still preserved up. 204. Collection me packing, rush me off around my business; in packing there is probably the idea that contriving i beg your pardon is often discovered in Shakespeare, though right here it does no seem to be the primary one. 205. Lug ... Guts, both words used in a contemptuous way, though guts had actually not the vulgar sense which the has since acquired; neighbour, provided as one adjective. 208. Prating, chattering, fond the idle talk. 209. To attract ... You, that ns may have done with you; that I might put the finishing touch to this business. ________ exactly how to cite the explanatory notes: Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, prince of Denmark. Ed. K. Deighton. London: Macmillan, 1919. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb. 2010. . Exactly how to mention the scene review questions: Mabillard, Amanda. Hamlet: Scene inquiries for Review. Shakespeare Online. 27 Dec. 2013. .

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