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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • — Then, venom, to thy work.
  • Soft! let me see:— We’ll make a solemn wager on your cunnings,— I ha’t: When in your motion you are hot and dry,— As make your bouts more violent to that end,— And that he calls for drink, I’ll have prepar’d him A chalice for the nonce; whereon but sipping, If he by chance escape your venom’d stuck, Our purpose may hold there.

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  • …up and down, threatening the flames With bisson rheum; a clout upon that head Where late the diadem stood, and for a robe, About her lank and all o’erteemed loins, A blanket, in the alarm of fear caught up;— Who this had seen, with tongue in venom steep’d, ’Gainst Fortune’s state would treason have pronounc’d: But if the gods themselves did see her then, When she saw Pyrrhus make malicious sport In mincing with his sword her husband’s limbs, The instant burst of clamour that she made,—…

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as in: snake venom Define
poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
as in: jealousy-fueled venom Define
intense feelings of hatred or anger
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