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equivocator . . . “who committed treason enough for God's sake—An,” MACBETH, ii. 3. 8. “Meaning a Jesuit; an order so troublesome to the state in Queen Elizabeth's and King James the First's time. The inventors of the execrable doctrine of equivocation” (WARBURTON) . “This allusion to the times is certainly unlike Shakespeare. It strengthens Coleridge's hypothesis of the spuriousness of part of this soliloquy” (WALKER) .

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