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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • But in our circumstance and course of thought, ’tis heavy with him: and am I, then, reveng’d, To take him in the purging of his soul, When he is fit and season’d for his passage?
  • Slanders, sir: for the satirical slave says here that old men have grey beards; that their faces are wrinkled; their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum; and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down; for you yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if, like a crab, you could go backward.

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  • The extremists in the party want to purge the leadership of moderates.
  • Unlike most of his colleagues, he survived the purge of intellectuals during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

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