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HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK

Gertube,queen of Denmark, a window by the sudden death of King Hamlet, in less two months after his death married his brother Claudius, which

was noted by all people at the time for a strange act of indiscre-tion, or unfeelingness, or worse: for this claudius did no ways resemble her

late husband in the qualities of his person or his mind, but was as contemptible in outward appearance, as he was base and unworthy in

disposition: and suspicions did not fail to arise in the minds of some, that he had privately made away with his brother, the late king,

with the view of marrying his window, and ascending the throne of Denmark, to the exclusion of young Hamlet, the son of the buried king,

and lawfull successor to the throne