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A Norman, was't? King. A Norman. LAER. Upon my life, Lamound. . King.
The very same. LAER. I know him well : he is the brooch, in
deed, And gem of all the nation.
King. He made confession of you;
What out of this, my lord?
Why ask you this? King. Not that I think, you did not love your
father; But that I know, love is begun by time; And that I see, in passages of proof,
• brooch] Bosom jewel.
e in your defence] Used for “ in your art and science of dea fence.”
dscrimers] From escrimeur, Fr. a fencer. « Hence scrimish, says Mr. Pegge, by transposition of letters made skirmish, became the encounter.” Anecd. of Engl. Language, 8vo. 1803, p. 68.
Time qualifies the spark and fire of it.(60)
ulcer:] Hamlet comes back; What would you undertake, To show yourself in deed your father's son More than in words? LAER.
To cut his throat i'the church. King. No place, indeed, should murder sanc
tuarize ; Revenge should have no bounds.(63) But, good
Laertes, Will you do this? keep close within your chamber! Hamlet, return'd, shall know you are come
• We should do when we would] i. e. at the heat, at the time of the resolution taken.
for this would changes] Inclination is fluctuating and uncertain. SEYMOUR. che being remiss] Inattentive, as unsuspicious.
peruse the foils] Closely inspect.
Or with a little shuffling, you may choose
I will do't:
Let's further think on this;
means, May fit us to our shape :b if this should fail, And that our drift look through our bad perform
ance, 'Twere better not assay’d; therefore this project Should have a back, or second, that might hold, If this should blast in proof. Soft; let me
see: We'll make a solemn wager on your cunnings,*
. So 4tos. I ha't:
a and in a pass of practice] A favourite pass; in which experience assured him of success : but fraud or artifice, a sense in which it occurs throughout our author, can hardly be supposed here to be excluded : for such was the use of an unfair weapon. Upon the origin of the use of this word in this sense we are indebted to Mr. Todd for new information. “ Præc, Sax. is cunning, sliness: and thence Prat in Gaw. Douglas, is a trick of fraud. Latter times, forgetting the original of words, applied to practise the sense of prat.” Dict.
bfit us to our shape] An image taken from the tailor's board : may suit us.
* If this should blast in proof] Burst in the explosion or proof. Blast is a term in mining.
* S. 4tos.
When in your motiona you are hot and dry, the, 1623, (As make your bouts more violent to that * end, 32. And that he calls for drink, I'll have prepard* * preferr'd, Stos.
* There with. * make, 4tos.
LAER. Drown'd! O, where ?
. in your motion] Exercise, rapid evolutions, as just before :
“ Had neither motion, guard, nor eye. Doenom'd stuck] Thrust. See Tw. N. III. 4. Sir Tob, and M. W. of W. II. 1. Shall.
* snatches] Scraps. See “ spatches, i. e. catches, of his voice.” Cymb. IV. 2. Belar. and M. for M. IV. 2. Clown,
As one incapable of her own distress,(68)
buy, 1623. To muddy death.a
by, 1632 LAER.
Alas, then, she is drown'd?
Let's follow, Gertrude :
muddy death] Mudded is a term, which, when speaking of this species of death, he repeats in the Tempest, III. 3. Alon. and V. 1. Alon.
bour trick] Our course, or babit; a property that clings to, or makes a part of, us.
- when these are gune,
The woman will be out] When these tears are shed, this womanish passion will be over.