Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go.
 William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Hamlet
Topic madness greatness
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1599 and 1602


“To show his grief, let her be round with him, And I'll be plac'd, so please you, in the ear Of all their conference. If she find him not,
To England send him; or confine him where Your wisdom best shall think. King. It shall be so. Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. [Exeunt.]
SCENE II. A hall in the Castle.
Enter Hamlet and certain Players. HAMLET. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue. But if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines.” source

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