Notes on Act IV, scene iii

gone back: returned to France; he does not appear again in the play.

pierce: move

queen: she ruled over her emotions, which sought to rule her

goodliest: most becomingly

clamour moistened: mixed her outcries with tears

one self mate and mate: the same parents could not give birth to such dissimilar children, thus our different natures must be up to the stars.

better tune: better frame of mind

elbows: nudges him (to remind him)

benediction: blessing

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