William Shakespeare quote about offense from Hamlet - Mother, you have my father much offended.
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Mother, you have my father much offended.
 William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Hamlet
Topic offense irony
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1599 and 1602
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1524/1524-h/1524-h.htm

Context

“Withdraw, I hear him coming.
[Polonius goes behind the arras.]
Enter Hamlet. HAMLET. Now, mother, what's the matter? QUEEN. Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended. HAMLET. Mother, you have my father much offended. QUEEN. Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue. HAMLET. Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue. QUEEN. Why, how now, Hamlet? HAMLET. What's the matter now? QUEEN. Have you forgot me?” source

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