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Having ever seen, in the prenominate" crimes,
Very good, my lord.
Rey. At, closes in the consequence.
Pol. At, closes in the consequence,- Ay, marry;
God be wi'
Well, my lord.
prenominate) i. e. Already named.
windlaces,] Metaphorically used for contrivances, subtleties ; a windlace is a machine for winding up great weights.--NARES.
assays of bias,) i. e. Experiments of his inclination; from essayer, Fr. in yourself.] In your own person, not by spies.—Johnson.
Pol. Farewell!-How now, Ophelia ? what's the
matter? Oph. O, my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted ! Pol. With what, in the name of heaven?
Oph. My lord, as I was sewing in my closet,
Pol. Mad for thy love?
My lord, I do not know;
What said he?
Pol. Come, go with me; I will go seek the king.
m Ungarter'd, and down-gyved to his ancle ;] Down-gyved means, hanging down like the loose cincture which confines the fetters round the ancles.STEEVENS. bulk,] i.e. Body.
And leads the will to desperate undertakings,
Oph. No, my good lord; but as you did command,
That hath made him mad.
A Room in the Castle.
Enter King, Queen, ROSENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN,
and Attendants. King. Welcome, dear Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern! Moreover that we much did long to see you, The need, we have to use you, did provoke Our hasty sending. Something have you heard Of Hamlet's transformation; so I call it, Since not the exterior nor the inward man Resembles that it was: What it should be, More than his father's death, that thus hath put him So much from the understanding of himself,
quoted him.) i. e. Observed him, to quote is invariably used in Shakspeare in the sense of to mark, or observe.-M. Mason. 9 This must be known; which, being kept close, might move
More grief to hide, than hate to utter love.] i. e. This must be made known to the king, for (being kept secret) the hiding Hamlet's love might occasion more mischief to us from him and the queen, than the uttering or revealing of it will occasion bate and resentment from Hamlet.-Johnson.
I cannot dream of: I entreat you both,
vouchsafe your rest here in our court
Queen. Good gentlemen, he hath much talk'd of you;
But we both obey;
King. Thanks, Rosencrantz, and gentle Guildenstern.
Queen. Thanks, Guildenstern, and gentle Rosencrantz: And I beseech you instantly to visit My too much changed son.--Go, some of you, And bring these gentlemen where Hamlet is.
Guil. Heavens make our presence, and our practices, Pleasant and helpful to him ! Queen.
Ay, amen! [Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN,
and some Attendants.
-gentry,] i. e. Complaisance. For the supply, &c.] That the hope which your arrival has raised may be completed by the desired effect.-- Johnson.
in the full bent,] i. e. In the utmost extremity of exertion. The allusion is to a bow bent as far as it will go.--Malone.
Pol. The embassadors from Norway, my good lord, Are joyfully return’d.
King. Thou still hast been the father of good news.
Pol. Have I, my lord? Assure you, my good liege,
King. O, speak of that; that do I long to hear.
Pol. Give first admittance to the embassadors;
[Erit POLONIUS. He tells me, my dear Gertrude, he hath found The head and source of all your son's distemper.
Queen. I doubt, it is no other but the main; His father's death, and our o'erhasty marriage.
Re-enter POLONJUS with VOLTIMAND and CORNELIUS.
King. Well, we shall sist him.-Welcome, my good
Volt. Most fair return of greetings, and desires.
the trail of policy-] The trail is the course of an animal pursued by the scent. Johnson,
the fruit-] The desert after the meat.---Johnson.