Philological Examination Questions on Hamlet
Question: What is the meaning of, "I'll make a ghost of him that lets me"?
Answer: "I'll make a ghost of him that lets me," means, I'll
make a ghost of him that hinders, prevents me from going.
This word let, though having the same form, is derived from
an Anglo-Saxon verb, different from the word let, which
means to permit. (Anglo-Saxon laetan means permit and
lettan means prevent.)
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