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fret “me, yet you cannot play upon me—Though you can,” HAMLET, iii. 2. 362. “Here is a play on words, and a double meaning. Hamlet says, though you can vex me, you cannot impose on me; though you can stop the instrument, you cannot play on it” (DOUCE) . See the next article.

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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
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