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Spectator April 20th 1711
Parody on the Soliloquy in Hamlet
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A. C. SWINBURNE action actor appears audience avenger beauty cause character of Hamlet Claudius Coleridge conscience crime critics death deed delay Denmark doubt drama dramatist dreams duty effect Elsinore emotion excitement eyes fact father feeling feigned madness Fortinbras G. H. LEWES genius ghost give Goethe guilt Hamlet's character Hamlet's mind heart Hecuba Henry Irving hero Horatio human idea imagination insanity intellectual interest King Claudius King Lear King's Laertes Macbeth means meditation melancholy mental moral mother motive murder mystery nature never noble once Ophelia Osric Othello passion person philosophic play players plot poet poetry Polonius Prince purpose Queen question reason revenge Rosencrantz and Guildenstern scene seems sense Shakespeare Shakspere soliloquy soul Spanish Tragedy speak speech spirit stage story strange theatre things thou thought tragedy tragic true truth uncle vengeance weakness whole Wittenberg words