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Hamlet Soliloquy Glossary: Tis now the very witching time of night (3.2.380-391)

give them seals (391)

i.e.., confirm his words by taking action.
The seal (or stamp) of the royal court authenticated documents and made the words therein lawful and binding. Hamlet is here reaffirming that he will punish Gertrude only with words.

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Mabillard, Amanda. Hamlet Soliloquy Glossary. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (date when you accessed the information) < http://shakespeare-online.com/plays/hamlet/soliloquies/seals.html >.


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