Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appal the free,... The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight - Page 43by William Shakespeare - 1856Full view
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Thomas Rist - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 165 pages
...remembrance. However, Hamlet's answer to his second question is extravagant (but correct) remembrance: He would drown the stage with tears. And cleave the...free, Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed The very faculty of eyes and ears.145 This most extravagant, but according to Hamlet appropriate, display he...