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Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/UK_bncw.txt

  (His voice drops to include the TRAGEDIANS, who have frozen.)   Those that are married already (He leans close to the PLAYER-QUEEN and the POISONER, speaking with quiet edge) all but one shall live.   (He smiles briefly at them without mirth, and starts to back out, his parting shot rising again.)   The rest shall keep as they are.   (As he leaves, OPHELIA tottering upstage, he speaks into her ear a quick clipped sentence.)   To a nunnery, go.   (He goes out.   OPHELIA falls on her knees upstage, her sobs barely audible.   A slight silence.)   PLAYER-KING Full thirty times hath Phoebus' cart -- ( CLAUDIUS enters with POLONIUS and goes over to OPHELIA and lifts her to her feet.   The TRAGEDIANS jump back with heads inclined.)   CLAUDIUS Love?   lack >   His affections do not that way tend, Or what he spake, though it lack ed form a little, Was not like madness.     There's something in his soul o'er which his melancholy sits on brood, and I do doubt the hatch and the disclose will be some danger which for to prevent I have in quick determination thus set it down he shall with speed to England&hellip (Which carries the three of them -- CLAUDIUS, POLONIUS, OPHELIA -- out of sight.   The PLAYER moves, clapping his hands for attention.)   PLAYER Gentlemen!   (They look at him.)   It doesn't seem to be coming.   We are not getting it at all.   (To GUIL) What did you think?   GUIL What was I supposed to think?