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Note to Hamlet, 5.2.77-78: "by the image of my cause, I see / The portraiture of his"
by the image of my cause, I see / The portraiture of his: i.e., by thinking about my anger against King Claudius, I can understand Laertes' anger against me. For both Hamlet and Laertes the "cause" is to take revenge on the killer of his father.