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Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
O fear me not.
A double blessing is a double grace; b
aboord, The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,
aboord. And you are staid for : There,-my blessing with 1623, 32.
[Laying his Hand on LAERTES' Head.
* reade] Counsel. The old proverb in the Two angry Women of Abington, 1599, is, “ Take heed, is a good reed."
opposed] One of the quartos gives opposer.
But not expressid in fancy; rich, not gaudy:
LAER. Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.
'Tis in my memory lock'd,
[Exit LAERTES. Pol. What is’t, Ophelia, he hath said to you? Oph. So please you, something touching the
A yourself shall keep the key of it] Thence it shall not be dismissed, till you think it needless to retain it.
Given private time to you] Spent his time in private visits to you.
as so 'tis put on me] Suggested to, impressed on.
As it behoves my daughter, and your honour :
baby; That you have ta’en these tenders for true pay, Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more
dearly ;(73) Or (not to crack the wind of the poor phrase, Roaming it thus,) (+) you'll tender me a fool.
Oph. My lord, he hath impórtun'd me with love, In honourable fashion.
Pol. Ay,* fashion you may call it; go to, go to. *1.0.C. Oph. And hath given countenance to his speech,
my lord, With almost all the holy vows of heaven. Pol. Ay,* springes to catch woodcocks. I do 1. 0. C.
s is between] Has passed, intercourse had.
green girl, Unsifted] Raw, unwinnowed or exercised. IV. 5. King. e woodcocks] Witless things. See M. ado, &c. V. 1. Claud.
Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence;
Believe so much in him, That he is young; *Teder. 4to. And with a larger * tether may he walk,
Than may be given you : In few, Ophelia,
Do not believe his vows: for they are brokers (75) : the eye. Not of that die* which their investmentsd show, 1623, 32.
But mere implorators of unholy suits,
Enter Hamlet, Horatio, and Marcellus.
Ham. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.
• scanter] More sparing.'
bentreatments] Opportunities of entreating or parley. Johnson derives it from entretien, Fr.
o larger tether] Rope or license.
d that die, which their investments show] Investments are covering or exterior. That die, instead of the eye, is the reading of the quartos.
• slander any moment's leisure] Let in reproach upon.
HOR. . I think, it lacks of twelve.
near the season,
off, within. What does this mean, my lord ? HAM. The king doth wake to-night, and takes
his rouse, (79)
Is it a custom ?
This heavy-headed revel, east and west,
. it is struck] See I. 1. Barn.
east and west] Every where: from the rising to the setting sun. • Clepe us drunkards, and with swinish phrase
Soil our addition] Disparage us by using as characteristic of us, terms that imply or impute swinish properties, that fix a swinish “ addition” or title to our names. Clepe, clypian. Sax. to call.
• at height] To the utmost, topping every thing.
“ For marks descried in man's nativity
Rape of Lucrece. MALONE.