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130 That may to thee doe ease, and grace to mee,1.1.132
130 Speake to me.1.1.132
1869 tsch
tsch
130 grace] Tschischwitz (1869, apud Furness, ed. 1877) “quotes Simrock (Mythologie, p. 488, ed. 2): ‘A ghost can be not infrequently laid, especially when a living person accomplishes that for him which he, when alive, should have himself accomplished.’”
1877 v1877
v1877: Abbott § 512
130 Speake]
See n. 3-4 on extra-metrical elements and Abbott
v1877: tsch
130 ease] Furness (ed. 1877): “Tschischwitz quotes Simrock (Mythologie, p. 488, ed. 2): ‘A ghost can be not infrequently laid, especially when a living person accomplishes that for him which he, when alive, should have himself accomplished.”
1929 trav
trav
130 doe . . .grace to mee] Travers (ed. 1929): “[obsolete or archaic, ] set me in a gracious (i.e., favourable light,” with, as usual with Sh., religious overtones.
130 132 129 3 4
trav
130 Speake to me] Travers (ed. 1929): “The solemnity of the appeal, or charge rather, makes the three words fully equivalent, in effect, to a whole ordinary line. Cp. [132], just two intensely pathetic syllables; also, e. g. [141].”
1939 kit2
kit2tsch without attribution
130 doe ease] Kittredge (ed. 1939): “relieve thy conscience and let thee rest in peace.”
kit2trav without attribution
130 grace to me] Kittredge (ed. 1939): “be set to my credit as a virtuous action. Only on this condition does Horatio promise to carry out the apparition’s wishes, for he cannot be sure that it is not a malignant ghost or even a demon.”
1980 pen2
pen2
130 Spencer (ed. 1980) considers that short lines indicate Hor.’s pause for a response. See also 132.
2001 Greenblatt
Greenblatt
130 Greenblatt (2001, p.103) says that it was believed that ghosts might speak only to the one person it came for.