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As it behoves my daughter, and your honour :
girl, Unsifted in such perilous circumstance. Do
you believe his tenders, as you call them ? OpH. I do not know, my lord, what I should
Oph. My lord, he hath impórtun'd me with love,
Pol. Ay,* fashion you may call it; go to, go to. * 1. 0. C. Oph. And hath given countenance to his speech,
dearly ; (73)
With almost all the holy vows of heaven.
* 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 scantera 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,
But mere implorators of unholy suits,
Oph. I shall obey, my lord. [Exeunt,
Enter HAMLET, Horatio, and MARCELLUS.
HAM. The air bites shrewdly; it is very
cold. Hor. It is a nipping and an eager air." HAM. What hour now?
scanter] More sparing.
entreatments] Opportunities of entreating or parley. Johnson derives it from entretien, Fr.
• larger tether] Rope or licensé.
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.
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 ?
à 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
mole of nature] Natural blemish.
Rape of Lucrece. MALONE.
As, in their birth, (wherein they are not guilty,
Shall in the general censure take corruption ease. 4to. From that particular fault: The dram of ill
Doth all the noble substance often dout,
Look, my lord, it comes ! HAM. Angels and ministers of grace defend
us! Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damn'd, (81) Bring with thee airs from heaven, (82) or blasts from
· It chances that for some vicious mole of nature,
Or by some habit—that these men] To connect the sentence, we must before “that these men" supply “it happens," or something to that effect. The sense of the latter part of the speech is, A little vice will often obliterate all a man's good qua. lities; and the effect is, that the vice becomes scandalous, i.e. of. fensive; being taken for his predominating character. In All's Well, &c. plausive has been twice used for admirable. I. 2. King. III. J. Parolles.
nature's livery, or fortune's star] The vesture or garb.in which nature clothes us; the humour innate or complexion born with us: or some casualty or fatality, the influence of the star of fortune or chance. e undergo] Support, possess. “ To undergo such ample grace and honour."
M. for M. I. 1. Escal. censure take corruption] Estimate become tainted.
Be thy intents wicked, or charitable,
Hor. It beckons you to go away with it,
MAR. Look, with what courteous action
No, by no means.
Why, what should be the fear?
Hor. What, if it tempt you toward the flood,
Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff,
Somnet, Atos. Sonnet.
1623, 32. * hearsed in death] Deposited with the accustomed funeral rites: conveyed in the vehicle appropriated to this ceremonial.
cerements) Waxen envelope.