Hamlet [2.2.437-445]. Hamlet. “But it was –as I receiv’d it, and others, whose judgments in such matters cried in the top of mine– an excellent play, well digested in the scenes, set down with as much modesty as cunning. I remember one said there were no sallets in the lines to make the matter savory, nor no matter in the phrase that might indict the author of affectation, but call’d it an honest method, as wholesome as sweet, and by very much more handsome than fine.”

Bevington: sallets salad, i.e. spicy impropriety.

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