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|But then he says...
Written by Barbara
(5/19/2003 10:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Hamlet and Ophelia, sitting in a tree..., penned by Cheryl
] But never doubt I love.
] And when they are being eavesdropped upon by Polonius and Claudius, he says to her "I did love you once."
But then he says "You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock (another gardening image!) but we shall relish of it. I loved you not."
Sometimes I tend to think that negates the earlier declaration. But on the other hand, maybe he's just lashing back at her because she has hurt him? Or maybe this is for the benefit of the eavesdroppers too--Polonius in particular?
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