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Enter Queene and Polonius.Enter the Queen and Polonius Ham III.iv.1.1
He will come straight: / Looke you lay home to him,'A will come straight. Look you lay home to him.lay home
talk severely, rebuke, berate
Ham III.iv.1
straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
Tell him his prankes haue been too broad to beare with,Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with,prank (n.)

old form: prankes
outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
Ham III.iv.2
broad (adj.)
unrestrained, free, boisterous
And that your Grace hath scree'nd, and stoode betweeneAnd that your grace hath screened and stood between Ham III.iv.3
Much heate, and him. Ile silence me e'ene heere:Much heat and him. I'll silence me even here.heat (n.)

old form: heate
anger, rage, passion
Ham III.iv.4
Pray you be round with him.Pray you be round with him.round (adj.)
blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
Ham III.iv.5
within. (within) Ham III.iv.6
Mother, mother, mother. Mother, mother, mother! Ham III.iv.6
Ile warrant you, feare me not. / Withdraw, I heareI'll warrant you. Fear me not. Withdraw. I hearfear (v.)

old form: feare
doubt, mistrust
Ham III.iv.7
warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
him comming.him coming. Ham III.iv.8
Polonius hides behind the arras Ham III.iv.9
Enter Hamlet.Enter Hamlet Ham III.iv.9
Now Mother, what's the matter?Now, mother, what's the matter? Ham III.iv.9
Hamlet, thou hast thy Father much offended.Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.father (n.)
stepfather, father-in-law
Ham III.iv.10
Mother, you haue my Father much offended.Mother, you have my father much offended. Ham III.iv.11
Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue.Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue.idle (adj.)
mad, crazy, lunatic
Ham III.iv.12
Go, go, you question with an idle tongue.Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue. Ham III.iv.13
Why how now Hamlet?Why, how now, Hamlet? Ham III.iv.14.1
Whats the matter now?What's the matter now? Ham III.iv.14.2
Haue you forgot me?Have you forgot me? Ham III.iv.15.1
No by the Rood, not so:No, by the Rood, not so!rood (n.)
Ham III.iv.15.2
You are the Queene, your Husbands Brothers wife,You are the Queen, your husband's brother's wife, Ham III.iv.16
But would you were not so. You are my Mother.And, would it were not so, you are my mother. Ham III.iv.17
Nay, then Ile set those to you that can speake.Nay, then I'll set those to you that can speak.set (v.)
direct, put, make come
Ham III.iv.18
Come, come, and sit you downe, you shall not boudge:Come, come, and sit you down. You shall not budge. Ham III.iv.19
You go not till I set you vp a glasse,You go not till I set you up a glassglass (n.)

old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Ham III.iv.20
Where you may see the inmost part of you?Where you may see the inmost part of you. Ham III.iv.21
What wilt thou do? thou wilt not murther me?What wilt thou do? Thou wilt not murder me? Ham III.iv.22
Helpe, helpe, hoa.Help, ho! Ham III.iv.23
(behind) Ham III.iv.24
What hoa, helpe, helpe, helpe. What, ho! Help! Ham III.iv.24
(drawing his sword) Ham III.iv.25.1
How now, a Rat? dead for a Ducate, dead. How now? A rat? Dead for a ducat, dead!ducat (n.)
gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
Ham III.iv.25
Killes Polonius.He makes a thrust through the arras and kills Polonius Ham III.iv.26
Oh I am slaine. O, I am slain! Ham III.iv.26.1
Oh me, what hast thou done?O me, what hast thou done? Ham III.iv.26.2
Nay I know not, is it the King?Nay, I know not. Is it the King? Ham III.iv.27
Oh what a rash, and bloody deed is this?O, what a rash and bloody deed is this! Ham III.iv.28
A bloody deed, almost as bad good Mother,A bloody deed – almost as bad, good mother, Ham III.iv.29
As kill a King, and marrie with his Brother.As kill a king and marry with his brother. Ham III.iv.30
As kill a King?As kill a king! Ham III.iv.31.1
I Lady, 'twas my word.Ay, lady, it was my word. Ham III.iv.31.2
He sees Polonius Ham III.iv.32
Thou wretched, rash, intruding foole farewell,Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! Ham III.iv.32
I tooke thee for thy Betters, take thy Fortune,I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune. Ham III.iv.33
Thou find'st to be too busie, is some danger.Thou findest to be too busy is some danger. – busy (adj.)

old form: busie
interfering, meddlesome, busy-bodying
Ham III.iv.34
Leaue wringing of your hands, peace, sit you downe,Leave wringing of your hands. Peace, sit you down, Ham III.iv.35
And let me wring your heart, for so I shallAnd let me wring your heart. For so I shall, Ham III.iv.36
If it be made of penetrable stuffe;If it be made of penetrable stuff,penetrable (adj.)
receptive, susceptible, capable of being affected
Ham III.iv.37
If damned Custome haue not braz'd it so,If damned custom have not brassed it socustom (n.)

old form: Custome
habit, usual practice, customary use
Ham III.iv.38
brass, braze (v.)

old form: braz'd
harden (like brass)
That it is proofe and bulwarke against Sense.That it be proof and bulwark against sense.proof (adj.)

old form: proofe
impenetrable, impervious, sound
Ham III.iv.39
sense (n.)
feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
What haue I done, that thou dar'st wag thy tong,What have I done that thou darest wag thy tonguewag (v.)
move, stir, rouse
Ham III.iv.40
In noise so rude against me?In noise so rude against me?rude (adj.)
violent, harsh, unkind
Ham III.iv.41.1
Such an ActSuch an act Ham III.iv.41.2
That blurres the grace and blush of Modestie,That blurs the grace and blush of modesty; Ham III.iv.42
Cals Vertue Hypocrite, takes off the RoseCalls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose Ham III.iv.43
From the faire forehead of an innocent loue,From the fair forehead of an innocent love Ham III.iv.44
And makes a blister there. Makes marriage vowesAnd sets a blister there; makes marriage vowsblister (n.)
Ham III.iv.45
As false as Dicers Oathes. Oh such a deed,As false as dicers' oaths; O, such a deedfalse (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Ham III.iv.46
As from the body of Contraction pluckesAs from the body of contraction pluckscontraction (n.)
marriage contract, betrothal
Ham III.iv.47
The very soule, and sweete Religion makesThe very soul, and sweet religion makes Ham III.iv.48
A rapsidie of words. Heauens face doth glow,A rhapsody of words! Heaven's face does glow,rhapsody (n.)

old form: rapsidie
string, miscellany, meaningless heap
Ham III.iv.49
glow (v.)
blush, redden, flush
Yea this solidity and compound masse,Yea, this solidity and compound mass,solidity (n.)
solid body [i.e. the Earth]
Ham III.iv.50
compound (adj.)
composed of the elements
With tristfull visage as against the doome,With tristful visage, as against the Doom,tristful (adj.)

old form: tristfull
sad, sorrowful, dismal
Ham III.iv.51
visage (n.)
outward appearance, aspect, air
doom (n.)

old form: doome
doomsday, day of judgement
Is thought-sicke at the act.Is thought-sick at the act.thought-sick (adj.)

old form: thought-sicke
filled with dread, horror-struck
Ham III.iv.52.1
Aye me; what act,Ay me, what act, Ham III.iv.52.2
that roares so lowd, & thunders in the Index.That roars so loud and thunders in the index?index (n.)
prologue, preface, table of contents
Ham III.iv.53
Looke heere vpon this Picture, and on this,Look here upon this picture, and on this, Ham III.iv.54
The counterfet presentment of two Brothers:The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.presentment (n.)
picture, portrait, depiction
Ham III.iv.55
counterfeit (adj.)

old form: counterfet
painted, portrayed, rendered
See what a grace was seated on his Brow,See what a grace was seated on this brow:brow (n.)
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
Ham III.iv.56
Hyperions curles, the front of Ioue himselfe,Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself,front (n.)
forehead, face
Ham III.iv.57
Hyperion (n.)
[pron: hiy'peerion] Greek god, son of Uranus and Gaia, who fathered the Sun, Moon, and Dawn; often, the Sun itself, with a horse-drawn chariot
Jove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
An eye like Mars, to threaten or commandAn eye like Mars, to threaten and command,Mars (n.)
Roman god of war
Ham III.iv.58
A Station, like the Herald MercurieA station like the herald Mercurystation (n.)
stance, bearing, posture
Ham III.iv.59
Mercury (n.)
messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
New lighted on a heauen-kissing hill:New lighted on a heaven-kissing hill – new (adv.)
newly, freshly, recently, just
Ham III.iv.60
light (v.)
alight, descend, fall, come to rest
A Combination, and a forme indeed,A combination and a form indeedcombination (n.)
alliance, league, treaty
Ham III.iv.61
Where euery God did seeme to set his Seale,Where every god did seem to set his seal Ham III.iv.62
To giue the world assurance of a man.To give the world assurance of a man.assurance (n.)
confirmation, pledge, guarantee
Ham III.iv.63
This was your Husband. Looke you now what followes.This was your husband. Look you now what follows. Ham III.iv.64
Heere is your Husband, like a Mildew'd eareHere is your husband; like a mildewed ear, Ham III.iv.65
Blasting his wholsom breath. Haue you eyes?Blasting his wholesome brother. Have you eyes?wholesome (adj.)

old form: wholsom
sound, firm, in good condition
Ham III.iv.66
blast (v.)
blight, wither, destroy
Could you on this faire Mountaine leaue to feed,Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed,leave (v.)

old form: leaue
cease, stop, give up
Ham III.iv.67
And batten on this Moore? Ha? Haue you eyes?And batten on this moor? Ha! Have you eyes?batten (v.)
glut oneself, grow fat on
Ham III.iv.68
You cannot call it Loue: For at your age,You cannot call it love. For at your age Ham III.iv.69
The hey-day in the blood is tame, it's humble,The heyday in the blood is tame; it's humble,heyday (n.)

old form: hey-day
excited state, youthful wildness
Ham III.iv.70
blood (n.)
passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
And waites vpon the Iudgement: and what IudgementAnd waits upon the judgement; and what judgementwait on / upon (v.)

old form: waites vpon
follow, obey, pay attention to
Ham III.iv.71
Would step from this, to this?Would step from this to this? Sense sure you have,sense (n.)
ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
Ham III.iv.72
Else could you not have motion. But sure that sense Ham III.iv.73
Is apoplexed. For madness would not err,apoplexed (adj.)
paralysed, benumbed
Ham III.iv.74
Nor sense to ecstasy was ne'er so thralledecstasy (n.)
madness, lunacy
Ham III.iv.75
thralled (adj.)
enslaved, imprisoned, held in bondage
But it reserved some quantity of choicequantity (n.)
fragment, little piece, tiny amount
Ham III.iv.76
reserve (v.)
preserve, retain, keep
What diuell was't,To serve in such a difference. What devil was'tserve (v.)
be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
Ham III.iv.77
That thus hath cousend you at hoodman-blinde?That thus hath cozened you at hoodman-blind?hoodman-blind (n.)

old form: hoodman-blinde
blind-man's buff
Ham III.iv.78
cozen (v.)

old form: cousend
cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
Eyes without feeling, feeling without sight, Ham III.iv.79
Ears without hands or eyes, smelling sans all,sans (prep.)
Ham III.iv.80
Or but a sickly part of one true sense Ham III.iv.81
Could not so mope.mope (v.)
act aimlessly, be in a daze, wander about
Ham III.iv.82
O Shame! where is thy Blush? Rebellious Hell,O shame, where is thy blush? Rebellious hell, Ham III.iv.83
If thou canst mutine in a Matrons bones,If thou canst mutine in a matron's bones,mutine (v.)
rebel, revolt, mutiny
Ham III.iv.84
To flaming youth, let Vertue be as waxe,To flaming youth let virtue be as wax Ham III.iv.85
And melt in her owne fire. Proclaime no shame,And melt in her own fire. Proclaim no shame Ham III.iv.86
When the compulsiue Ardure giues the charge,When the compulsive ardour gives the charge,compulsive (adj.)

old form: compulsiue
driving onward, forcing forward
Ham III.iv.87
charge (n.)
command, order, injunction, instruction
Since Frost it selfe, as actiuely doth burne,Since frost itself as actively doth burn, Ham III.iv.88
As Reason panders Will.And reason panders will.pander (v.)
gratify, act as a sexual go-between for
Ham III.iv.89.1
reason (n.)
power of reason, judgement, common sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
will (n.)
lust, sexual desire, passion
O Hamlet, speake no more.O Hamlet, speak no more. Ham III.iv.89.2
Thou turn'st mine eyes into my very soule,Thou turnest mine eyes into my very soul, Ham III.iv.90
And there I see such blacke and grained spots,And there I see such black and grained spotsgrained (adj.)
ingrained, indelible, fast-dyed
Ham III.iv.91
As will not leaue their Tinct.As will not leave their tinct.tinct (n.)
colour, hue, tint
Ham III.iv.92.1
Nay, but to liueNay, but to live Ham III.iv.92.2
In the ranke sweat of an enseamed bed,In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed,enseamed (adj.)
greasy, slimy
Ham III.iv.93
rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
foul-smelling, stinking
Stew'd in Corruption; honying and making loueStewed in corruption, honeying and making lovestew (v.)

old form: Stew'd
soak, steep, saturate
Ham III.iv.94
Ouer the nasty Stye.Over the nasty sty –  Ham III.iv.95.1
Oh speake to me, no more,O, speak to me no more. Ham III.iv.95.2
These words like Daggers enter in mine eares.These words like daggers enter in mine ears. Ham III.iv.96
No more sweet Hamlet.No more, sweet Hamlet. Ham III.iv.97.1
A Murderer, and a Villaine:A murderer and a villain, Ham III.iv.97.2
A Slaue, that is not twentieth patt the tytheA slave that is not twentieth part the tithetithe (n.)

old form: tythe
tenth part
Ham III.iv.98
Of your precedent Lord. A vice of Kings,Of your precedent lord, a vice of kings,precedent (adj.)
former, previous, prior
Ham III.iv.99
vice (n.)
(usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester; a character representing vice in morality plays
A Cutpurse of the Empire and the Rule.A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,cutpurse (n.)
pickpocket, thief, robber
Ham III.iv.100
That from a shelfe, the precious Diadem stole,That from a shelf the precious diadem stole Ham III.iv.101
And put it in his Pocket.And put it in his pocket –  Ham III.iv.102.1
No more.No more. Ham III.iv.102.2
A King of shreds and patches.A king of shreds and patches –  Ham III.iv.103
Enter Ghost.(Enter the Ghost) Ham III.iv.104
Saue me; and houer o're me with your wingsSave me and hover o'er me with your wings, Ham III.iv.104
You heauenly Guards. What would you gracious figure?You heavenly guards! – What would your gracious figure? Ham III.iv.105
Alas he's mad.Alas, he's mad. Ham III.iv.106
Do you not come your tardy Sonne to chide,Do you not come your tardy son to chide,chide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
Ham III.iv.107
That laps't in Time and Passion, lets go byThat, lapsed in time and passion, lets go by Ham III.iv.108
Th'important acting of your dread command?Th' important acting of your dread command?important (adj.)
urgent, pressing, demanding, importunate
Ham III.iv.109
dread (adj.)
revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
Oh say.O, say! Ham III.iv.110
Ghost. GHOST 
Do not forget: this VisitationDo not forget. This visitation Ham III.iv.111
Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Ham III.iv.112
But looke, Amazement on thy Mother sits;But look, amazement on thy mother sits.amazement (n.)
bewilderment, perplexity, distraction
Ham III.iv.113
O step betweene her, and her fighting Soule,O, step between her and her fighting soul! Ham III.iv.114
Conceit in weakest bodies, strongest workes.Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.conceit (n.)
imagination, fancy, wit
Ham III.iv.115
Speake to her Hamlet.Speak to her, Hamlet. Ham III.iv.116.1
How is it with you Lady?How is it with you, lady? Ham III.iv.116.2
Alas, how is't with you?Alas, how is't with you, Ham III.iv.117
That you bend your eye on vacancie,That you do bend your eye on vacancy,vacancy (n.)

old form: vacancie
empty space, nothingness
Ham III.iv.118
bend (v.)
aim, direct, level, turn
And with their corporall ayre do hold discourse.And with th' incorporal air do hold discourse?incorporal (adj.)
incorporeal, insubstantial, immaterial
Ham III.iv.119
Forth at your eyes, your spirits wildely peepe,Forth at your eyes your spirits wildly peep, Ham III.iv.120
And as the sleeping Soldiours in th'Alarme,And, as the sleeping soldiers in th' alarm, Ham III.iv.121
Your bedded haire, like life in excrements,Your bedded hair like life in excrements,excrement (n.)
outgrowth [of hair]
Ham III.iv.122
bedded (adj.)
smooth-lying, laid flat
Start vp, and stand an end. Oh gentle Sonne,Start up and stand an end. O gentle son,gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
Ham III.iv.123
Vpon the heate and flame of thy distemperUpon the heat and flame of thy distemperdistemper (n.)
malady, illness, derangement
Ham III.iv.124
Sprinkle coole patience. Whereon do you looke?Sprinkle cool patience. Whereon do you look? Ham III.iv.125
On him, on him: look you how pale he glares,On him, on him! Look you, how pale he glares! Ham III.iv.126
His forme and cause conioyn'd, preaching to stones,His form and cause conjoined, preaching to stones,form (n.)

old form: forme
physical appearance, outward appearance
Ham III.iv.127
conjoin (v.)

old form: conioyn'd
unite, join together
Would make them capeable. Do not looke vpon me,Would make them capable. – Do not look upon me,capable (adj.)

old form: capeable
sensitive, receptive, responsive
Ham III.iv.128
Least with this pitteous action you conuertLest with this piteous action you convertpiteous (adj.)

old form: pitteous
full of pity, compassionate, tender
Ham III.iv.129
convert (v.)

old form: conuert
change, transform, alter
action (n.)
movement, demeanour, gesture
My sterne effects: then what I haue to do,My stern effects. Then what I have to doeffect (n.)
purpose, end, intended deed
Ham III.iv.130
Will want true colour; teares perchance for blood.Will want true colour – tears perchance for blood.perchance (adv.)
perhaps, maybe
Ham III.iv.131
want (v.)
lack, need, be without
colour (n.)
semblance, outward appearance, character
To who do you speake this?To whom do you speak this? Ham III.iv.132.1
Do you see nothing there?Do you see nothing there? Ham III.iv.132.2
Nothing at all, yet all that is I see.Nothing at all. Yet all that is I see. Ham III.iv.133
Nor did you nothing heare?Nor did you nothing hear? Ham III.iv.134.1
No, nothing but our selues.No, nothing but ourselves. Ham III.iv.134.2
Why look you there: looke how it steals away:Why, look you there! Look how it steals away! Ham III.iv.135
My Father in his habite, as he liued,My father, in his habit as he lived!habit (n.)

old form: habite
dress, clothing, costume
Ham III.iv.136
Looke where he goes euen now out at the Portall. Look where he goes, even now, out at the portal!portal (n.)

old form: Portall
door, doorway, gateway
Ham III.iv.137
Exit.Exit the Ghost Ham III.iv.137
This is the very coynage of your Braine,This is the very coinage of your brain.coinage (n.)

old form: coynage
invention, fabrication, concoction
Ham III.iv.138
This bodilesse Creation extasieThis bodiless creation ecstasyecstasy (n.)

old form: extasie
madness, lunacy
Ham III.iv.139
is very cunning in.Is very cunning in.cunning (adj.)
knowledgeable, skilful, clever
Ham III.iv.140.1
Extasie?Ecstasy? Ham III.iv.140.2
My Pulse as yours doth temperately keepe time,My pulse as yours doth temperately keep timetemperately (adv.)
steadily, calmly, moderately
Ham III.iv.141
And makes as healthfull Musicke. It is not madnesseAnd makes as healthful music. It is not madnesshealthful (adj.)

old form: healthfull
healthy, wholesome, fit [in health]
Ham III.iv.142
That I haue vttered; bring me to the TestThat I have uttered. Bring me to the test, Ham III.iv.143
And I the matter will re-word: which madnesseAnd I the matter will reword, which madnessreword, re-word (v.)
repeat, reiterate, put into words again
Ham III.iv.144
Would gamboll from. Mother, for loue of Grace,Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace,gambol (v.)

old form: gamboll
shy away, leap away
Ham III.iv.145
Lay not a flattering Vnction to your soule,Lay not that flattering unction to your soul,lay (v.)
apply, place, put
Ham III.iv.146
unction (n.)

old form: Vnction
balm, salve, soothing ointment
That not your trespasse, but my madnesse speakes:That not your trespass but my madness speaks. Ham III.iv.147
It will but skin and filme the Vlcerous place,It will but skin and film the ulcerous placeskin (v.)
cover up, cover with skin
Ham III.iv.148
film (v.)

old form: filme
film over, cover up
Whil'st ranke Corruption mining all within,Whiles rank corruption, mining all within,mine (v.)
undermine, sap, subvert
Ham III.iv.149
rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
foul-smelling, stinking
Infects vnseene. Confesse your selfe to Heauen,Infects unseen. Confess yourself to heaven. Ham III.iv.150
Repent what's past, auoyd what is to come,Repent what's past. Avoid what is to come; Ham III.iv.151
And do not spred the Compost or the Weedes,And do not spread the compost on the weeds Ham III.iv.152
To make them ranke. Forgiue me this my Vertue,To make them ranker. Forgive me this my virtue.rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
Ham III.iv.153
For in the fatnesse of this pursie times,For in the fatness of these pursy timespursy (adj.)

old form: pursie
flabby, puffed-up, swollen
Ham III.iv.154
fatness (n.)

old form: fatnesse
grossness, bloatedness
Vertue it selfe, of Vice must pardon begge,Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg, Ham III.iv.155
Yea courb, and woe, for leaue to do him good.Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.curb (v.)

old form: courb
bow, bend, stoop
Ham III.iv.156
Oh Hamlet, / Thou hast cleft my heart in twaine.O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.twain (n.)

old form: twaine
Ham III.iv.157
O throw away the worser part of it,O, throw away the worser part of it, Ham III.iv.158
And liue the purer with the other halfe.And live the purer with the other half. Ham III.iv.159
Good night, but go not to mine Vnkles bed,Good night. But go not to my uncle's bed. Ham III.iv.160
Assume a Vertue, if you haue it not,Assume a virtue, if you have it not.assume (v.)
acquire, adopt, take on
Ham III.iv.161
That monster custom, who all sense doth eat,sense (n.)
feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
Ham III.iv.162
custom (n.)
habit, usual practice, customary use
Of habits devil, is angel yet in this,habit (n.)
behaviour, bearing, demeanour
Ham III.iv.163
That to the use of actions fair and gooduse (n.)
usual practice, habit, custom
Ham III.iv.164
He likewise gives a frock or liverylivery (n.)
uniform, costume, special clothing
Ham III.iv.165
frock (n.)
dress, gown, costume
refraine to night,That aptly is put on. Refrain tonight,aptly (adv.)
easily, readily
Ham III.iv.166
And that shall lend a kinde of easinesseAnd that shall lend a kind of easiness Ham III.iv.167
To the next abstinence.To the next abstinence; the next more easy; Ham III.iv.168
For use almost can change the stamp of nature,nature (n.)
personality, innate disposition, character
Ham III.iv.169
stamp (n.)
impression, mark, imprint
use (n.)
usual practice, habit, custom
And either master the devil or throw him out Ham III.iv.170
Once more goodnight,With wondrous potency. Once more, good night. Ham III.iv.171
And when you are desirous to be blest,And when you are desirous to be blest, Ham III.iv.172
Ile blessing begge of you. For this same Lord,I'll blessing beg of you. For this same lord, Ham III.iv.173
I do repent: but heauen hath pleas'd it so,I do repent. But heaven hath pleased it so, Ham III.iv.174
To punish me with this, and this with me,To punish me with this, and this with me, Ham III.iv.175
That I must be their Scourge and Minister.That I must be their scourge and minister. Ham III.iv.176
I will bestow him, and will answer wellI will bestow him and will answer wellanswer (v.)
account for, justify, defend
Ham III.iv.177
bestow (v.)
stow away, dispose of
The death I gaue him: so againe, good night.The death I gave him. So again good night. Ham III.iv.178
I must be cruell, onely to be kinde;I must be cruel only to be kind. Ham III.iv.179
Thus bad begins, and worse remaines behinde.Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. Ham III.iv.180
One word more, good lady. Ham III.iv.181.1
What shall I do?What shall I do? Ham III.iv.181.2
Not this by no meanes that I bid you do:Not this, by no means, that I bid you do: Ham III.iv.182
Let the blunt King tempt you againe to bed,Let the bloat King tempt you again to bed,bloat (adj.)
bloated, flabby, swollen [with excess]
Ham III.iv.183
Pinch Wanton on your cheeke, call you his Mouse,Pinch wanton on your cheek, call you his mouse,wanton (adv.)
lasciviously, lewdly
Ham III.iv.184
And let him for a paire of reechie kisses,And let him, for a pair of reechy kisses,pair of, a
a few, two or three
Ham III.iv.185
reechy (adj.)

old form: reechie
dirty, filthy, squalid
Or padling in your necke with his damn'd Fingers,Or paddling in your neck with his damned fingers,paddle (v.)

old form: padling
toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle
Ham III.iv.186
Make you to rauell all this matter out,Make you to ravel all this matter out,ravel out (v.)

old form: rauell
unravel, disentangle, make clear
Ham III.iv.187
That I essentially am not in madnesse,That I essentially am not in madness,essentially (adv.)
in fact, really, deep down
Ham III.iv.188
But made in craft. 'Twere good you let him know,But mad in craft. 'Twere good you let him know.craft (n.)
cunning, deceit, guile
Ham III.iv.189
For who that's but a Queene, faire, sober, wise,For who that's but a queen, fair, sober, wise, Ham III.iv.190
Would from a Paddocke, from a Bat, a Gibbe,Would from a paddock, from a bat, a gib,paddock, padock (n.)

old form: Paddocke
Ham III.iv.191
gib (n.)

old form: Gibbe
Such deere concernings hide, Who would do so,Such dear concernings hide? Who would do so?concerning (n.)
concern, affair, matter
Ham III.iv.192
No in despight of Sense and Secrecie,No, in despite of sense and secrecy,sense (n.)
intuition, instinct
Ham III.iv.193
Vnpegge the Basket on the houses top:Unpeg the basket on the house's top. Ham III.iv.194
Let the Birds flye, and like the famous ApeLet the birds fly, and like the famous ape, Ham III.iv.195
To try Conclusions in the Basket, creepeTo try conclusions, in the basket creepconclusions, try
experiment, see what happens
Ham III.iv.196
And breake your owne necke downe.And break your own neck down. Ham III.iv.197
Be thou assur'd, if words be made of breath,Be thou assured, if words be made of breath, Ham III.iv.198
And breath of life: I haue no life to breathAnd breath of life, I have no life to breathe Ham III.iv.199
What thou hast saide to me.What thou hast said to me. Ham III.iv.200
I must to England, you know that?I must to England. You know that? Ham III.iv.201.1
AlackeAlack, Ham III.iv.201.2
I had forgot: 'Tis so concluded on.I had forgot. 'Tis so concluded on.conclude (v.)
come to terms, reach accord [over]
Ham III.iv.202
There's letters sealed, and my two schoolfellows, Ham III.iv.203
Whom I will trust as I will adders fanged, Ham III.iv.204
They bear the mandate. They must sweep my waysweep (v.)
prepare, clear [a way]
Ham III.iv.205
mandate (n.)
command, order
And marshal me to knavery. Let it work.work (v.), past form wrought
happen, proceed, come about
Ham III.iv.206
marshal (v.)
conduct, lead, steer
knavery (n.)
treachery, trap, trickery
For 'tis the sport to have the enginersport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
Ham III.iv.207
engineer, enginer (n.)
constructor of military works; plotter, contriver
Hoist with his own petar; and't shall go hardpetar (n.)
bomb, explosive
Ham III.iv.208
hard (adv.)
badly, poorly, ill
But I will delve one yard below their mines Ham III.iv.209
And blow them at the moon. O, 'tis most sweet Ham III.iv.210
When in one line two crafts directly meet.craft (n.)
skilful activity, cunning plan
Ham III.iv.211
This man shall set me packing:This man shall set me packing.pack (v.)
plot, scheme, intrigue
Ham III.iv.212
Ile lugge the Guts into the Neighbor roome,I'll lug the guts into the neighbour room. Ham III.iv.213
Mother goodnight. Indeede this CounsellorMother, good night. Indeed, this counsellor Ham III.iv.214
Is now most still, most secret, and most graue,Is now most still, most secret, and most grave, Ham III.iv.215
Who was in life, a foolish prating Knaue.Who was in life a foolish prating knave.prating (adj.)
prattling, chattering, blathering
Ham III.iv.216
knave (n.)

old form: Knaue
boy, lad, fellow
Come sir, to draw toward an end with you.Come, sir, to draw toward an end with you.draw toward an end
conclude business, end the conversation
Ham III.iv.217
Good night Mother.Good night, mother. Ham III.iv.218
Exit Hamlet tugging in Polonius.Exeunt Hamlet, tugging in Polonius, and the Queen Ham III.iv.218
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