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Philological Examination Questions on Hamlet

Question: What is the meaning of, "I'll make a ghost of him that lets me"?

Answer: "I'll make a ghost of him that lets me," means, I'll make a ghost of him that hinders, prevents me from going. This word let, though having the same form, is derived from an Anglo-Saxon verb, different from the word let, which means to permit. (Anglo-Saxon laetan means permit and lettan means prevent.)

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Mertins, Emma. Shakespeare Examinations. Ed. William Taylor Thom, M. A. Boston: Ginn and Co., 1888. Shakespeare Online. 10 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < >.

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