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The first of November was All Saints' Day, an observance which dates from the 7th century and celebrated all dead saints known and unknown. All Souls' Day observances remember baptized Christians believed to be in purgatory because they died without benefit of Extreme Unction. Old Hamlet's ghost appears to speak of purgatory when he describes his circumstances:

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HAMLET
Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you;
though, I know, to divide him inventorially would
dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw
neither, in respect of his quick sail. But, in the
verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of
great article; and his infusion of such dearth and
rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his
semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace
him, his umbrage, nothing more.

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HAMLET
It will be short: the interim is mine;
And a man's life's no more than to say 'One.'
But I am very sorry, good Horatio,
That to Laertes I forgot myself;
For, by the image of my cause, I see
The portraiture of his: I'll court his favours.
But, sure, the bravery of his grief did put me
Into a towering passion.

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Just as Hamlet condemns the brevity of Gertrude's period of mourning ("a beast that wants discourse of reason Would have mourned longer"), Claudius remonstrates against the protraction of Hamlet's grief:

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McGrail for thisobservation.
29. Hamlet's "dead two hours" is a subtler form of thekind of self-referential moment the playwright injected into (1599) when Cassius asked "How many Ages hence Shall thisour lofty Scene be acted over, In State unborne, and Accents yet unknowne?"(1326-8).

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