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180We heard it all.—My lord, do as you please.
But, if you hold it fit, after the play
Let his queen mother all alone entreat him
To show his grief. Let her be round with him,
And I’ll be placed, so please you, in the ear
185Of all their conference. If she find him not,
To England send him or confine him where
Your wisdom best shall think.
We heard everything.—My lord, do whatever you like, but if you like this idea, let his mother the queen get him alone and beg him to share his feelings with her. I’ll hide and listen in. If she can’t find out what his secret is, then send him off to England or wherever you think best.


It shall be so.
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.


That’s how we’ll do it, then. When important people start to show signs of insanity, you have to watch them closely.
They all exit.