Hamlet [4.3.15-22]. Rosencrantz. “Take you me for a sponge, my lord?” Hamlet. “Ay, sir, that soaks up the King’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the King best service in the end. He keeps them, like an ape an apple, in the corner of his jaw, first mouth’d, to be last swallow’d. When he needs what you have glean’d, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again.”


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