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Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of him;
Rey. Ay, very well, my lord.
Pol. And, in part, him;—but, you may say, not well:
As gaming, my lord.
Rey. My lord, that would dishonour him.
Pol. 'Faith, no; as you may season it in the charge.
But, my good lord, —
Ay, my lord,
Marry, sir, here's my drift;
Your party in converse, him you would sound,
another scandal--- ] i. e. A very different and more scandalous failing, namely, babitual incontinency.-MALONE.
e That's not my meaning :] That is not what I mean when I permit you to accuse him of drabbing.-M. Mason.
savageness — ] i. e. Wildness. 8 Of general assault.] i. e. Such as youth in general is liable to.-WAR
Having ever seen, in the prenominate" crimes,
Very good, my lord.
By the mass, I was about to say something :—Where did I leave?
Rey. At, closes in the consequence.
Pol. At, closes in the consequence,- Ay, marry;
Rey. My lord, I have.
God be wi’ you; fare you well.
Well, my lord.
prenominate—] i. e. Already named.
windlaces,] Metaphorically used for contrivances, subtleties ; a windlace is a machine for winding up great weights.-Nanes.
assays of bias,] i. e. Experiments of his inclination; from essayer, Fr. in yourself.] In your own person, not by spies.—Johnson.
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 uncle ;] Down-gyved means, hanging down like the loose cincture ch confines the fetters round the ancles.STEEVENS. - bulk,] i.e. Body.
- foredoes-] Destroys.
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,
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,
P = 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 knmwn ; 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 hate and resentment from Hamlet.-Johnson.
I cannot dream of: I entreat you
both, That,-being of so young days brought up with him; And, since, so neighbour'd to his youth and humour,That you vouchsafe your
rest here in our court
Both your majesties
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 RoS ENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN,
and some Attendants.
gentry,] i. e. Complaisance. s 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 euerlion. The allusion is to a bow bent as far as it will go.—Malone.