Hamlet Had an Uncle: A Comedy of Honor

Hamlet Had an Uncle: A Comedy of Honor

Hamlet Had an Uncle: A Comedy of Honor

Hamlet Had an Uncle: A Comedy of Honor

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IN JUTLAND AT THIS TIME LIVED DOZENS OF women who were no less beautiful than the wife of Earl Sigmund of Lökken, but none who had a more superb complexion. She was called, for this reason, Thora Fairskin; and among her admirers was Prince Wiglerus, the King of Denmark's third son.

This admiration was natural enough, because Wiglerus (who had just come out of Ragwak, after evading the not unjustified malice of the Sultan of Alcore) was by way of being a virtuoso of the beauties of women. Now Wiglerus, so far as he knew, was not actually in love with Thora Fairskin; but he did get an æsthetic delight from looking at her. Her features were good, her hair commendable, her eyes pleasing, her hands excellent: and her skin was marvellous. When you said gallant things to her, then all her small soft face became colored tenderly, like an illumination in honor of your eloquence, of your arch wit, and perhaps even . . .

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