Note to Hamlet, 4.7.23: "Would have reverted to my bow again"

Act 4, Scene 7, line 23
Would have reverted to my bow again: i.e., would have reversed course and flown back to my bow.  —King Claudius is making the point that Hamlet is so popular with the common people that any accusation made by the king against Hamlet would only anger the people against the king, not against Hamlet.