Speeches (Lines) for Gentleman
in "Hamlet"

Total: 2

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

IV,5,2858

Gertrude. I will not speak with her.

Gentleman. She is importunate, indeed distract.
Her mood will needs be pitied.


2

IV,5,2861

Gertrude. What would she have?

Gentleman. She speaks much of her father; says she hears
There's tricks i' th' world, and hems, and beats her heart;
Spurns enviously at straws; speaks things in doubt,
That carry but half sense. Her speech is nothing,
Yet the unshaped use of it doth move
The hearers to collection; they aim at it,
And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts;
Which, as her winks and nods and gestures yield them,
Indeed would make one think there might be thought,
Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily.


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