PRONOUNS, PERSONAL. Your, colloquial use ofYour, like "me" above (Latin, iste), is used to appropriate an object to a person addressed. Lepidus says to Antony:
Though in this instance the your may seem literally justified, the repetition of it indicates a colloquial vulgarity which suits the character of Lepidus. So Hamlet, affecting madness:
“Your serpent of Egypt is lord now of your mud by the operation
of your sun: so is your crocodile.
Compare “But he could read and had your languages.” B. J. Fox, ii. 1. i.e. "the languages which you know are considered important." So: “I would teach these nineteen the special rules, as your
“Your worm is your only emperor for diet; your fat king and
your lean beggar is but variable service.
punto, your reverso, your stoccata, your imbroccato, your passada,
your montanto.” Bobadil, in B. J. E. in &c. iv. 5. Hence the apparent rudeness of Hamlet is explained when he says to the player:
i. e. "the players whom you and everybody know."
“But if you mouth it as many of your players do.