Notes on Act V, scene iii

Yond's: yonder (over there) is

withal: also

interr'd: buried

like: similar

Duchess' grave: this stage direction is in the first Quarto, indicating that the Duchess provides the voice for the echo.

moderate: lessen 

make scrutiny: examine closely

asleep: he means this literally, not as a metaphor for death. If he knew of their deaths,  Antonio surely would not want to make peace with the brothers.

fancy: imagination

ague: trembling associated with a fever, but in this case because of fear

second: support you in this endeavor

blood: family, his nephew

however: however things turn out

sufferings: we can rise above the suffering that fortune sends, if we so choose, or we can merely complain about them.


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