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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Hamlet, 5.2.269: "quit in answer of the third exchange"

Act 5, Scene 2, line 269
quit in answer of the third exchange: pay back Laertes' win in the third round. (?)  —The king's general idea is that any little victory by Hamlet is going to be extravagantly celebrated. Perhaps he is saying this to lure Hamlet into believing that he need not try too hard, which would make Laertes' job easier.