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Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Hamlet, 5.2.74: "a man's life's no more than to say "One""


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a man's life's no more than to say "One": i.e., to kill a man takes no more time than to count to "one." —Perhaps this is equivalent to "deliver one sword thrust"; see line 280 in this scene, where Hamlet says "One" as he makes the first hit in the fencing match with Laertes.