|1345-7 ster|ill promontorie, this most excellent Canopie the ayre, | looke|| |
1346-7 this...firmament] mF2FL27 suggests a parallel to Lorenzo’s speech to Jessica in Mer. : looke how the floor of heaven/ is thick inlayed with patterns of bright gold &c.
1346-7 this...firmamemt]Malone (ed. 1790): “So, in our author’s 21st Sonnet: ‘As those gold candles, fix’d in heaven’s air.’ Again, in The Merchant of Venice: ‘--Look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patins of bright gold!’”
cald1 = v1813 +
1346-7 this...firmament] Caldecott (ed. 1819): “And in imitation of the majestical roof of the firmament the magnificent rooms in our palaces and lofty chapels had their roofs stellated at the time; and so continued till after the middle of the last century.”
1347 this braue orehanging firmament] WHITE (ed. 1861): “ ‘---this brave o’erhanging firmament’:--Thus the 4tos. The folio omits ’firmament,’ accidentally, beyond a doubt. In the same sentence, the 4tos. have ‘why it appeareth nothing to me but,’ &c.”
1345-6 sterill promontorie] Wilson (ed. 1934): “a sterile promontory In a sea of troubles”
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lupton & reinhard: freud
1345-6 Lupton & Reinhard (1993, pp. 19-20), discussing ‘Mourning and Melancholia’: <p. 19> “Freud’s writings on mourning trace and manifest the interplay between ‘introjection’ and ‘projection’: the articulation and interfolding of inside and outside, subject and object, presence and absence, around an experience of loss . . . </p. 19> <p. 20> . Hamlet enters as an exemplar of melancholic self-reproach, yet speaks the language of the misanthrope: [quotes 1571] [Freud, Standard Edition 14:246]. Hamlet’s world has become ‘a sterile promontory’ because he has fashioned it in the image of his own ego.
“This construction of an outside world through the projection of an interior state is not peculiar to the melancholic, but is central to the process of subject formation.” </p. 20>