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Notes for lines 2951-end ed. Hardin A. Aasand
For explanation of sigla, such as jen, see the editions bib.
3379-80 now to mocke your owne | {grinning,} <Ieering?> quite chopfalne. Now get you 
1632 Randolph
3380-2 Now get you . . . laugh at that] Thomas Randolph (The Jealous Lovers, 1632, p. 61, apud Ingleby et al. 1932, 1: 361): “Paint Ladies while you live, and plaister fair, But when the house is fallne ’tis past repair.”
1790 mal
3379 your own grinning] Malone (ed. 1790): “Thus the quarto, 1604. The folio reads —your own jeering. In that copy, after this word, and chap-fallen , there is a note of interrogation, which all the editors have adopted. I doubt concerning its propriety.”
1793 v1793
v1793 = mal
3379 your own grinning]
1803 v1803
v1803 = v1793
3379 your own grinning]
1805 Seymour
Seymour: v1803
3379 now to mocke your own grinning] Seymour (1805, 2:199) : “grinning?]] The mark of interrogation annexed here, I think, with Mr. Malone, is improper; the sense appears to be affirmative—there is not now one left, and you are quite chap-fallen.”
1813 v1813
v1813 = v1803
3379 your own grinning]
1821 v1821
v1821 = v1813
3379 your own grinning]
1826 sing1
sing1 ≈ v1821
3379 your own grinning]
1843 col
col1≈ sing1
3379 now to mocke your own grinning] Collier (ed. 1843): “The folio, jeering; but the scull did not jeer, though it ‘grinned.’ “
1854 del2
3380 grinning] Delius (ed. 1854) : “one bezieht sich am bequemsten auf das vorhergehende gibes. Für grinning , hier das Grinsen des Todtenkopfs, liest die Fol. weniger deutlich jeering.” [one refers to the condescending of the previous gibes . For grinning , here the grinning of the skull, the folio reads less meaningfully jeering .]
3380 chopfalne] Delius (ed. 1854) : “chap-fallen, das sonst gewöhnlicher in übertragenem Sinne=niedergeschlagen, muthlos steht, gebraucht Hamlet hier von Yorick’s Todtenkopf im wörtlichsten Sinne=mit eingefallenen Kinnbacken.” [chap-fallen, which otherwise in the usually rendered sense means downcast, stands for discouraged; Hamlet uses Yorick’s skull here in its literal sense, with a fallen jawbone.]
1858 col3
3379 now to mocke your own grinning]
1860 mhal1
mhal1: Q1
3372-82 Halliwell (1860) marks the Q1CLN 2008-14 equivalent as “mutilated.”
1869 strat
strat = col 1 +
3380 grinning] Stratmann (ed. 1869): “The folio, ’jeering’; but the scull did not jeer, though it grinned. Collier. Instead of ‘chopfalne’ all the editors arbitrarily print ‘chap-fallen.’”
1872 del4
3380 grinning]
1877 v1877
v1877 = col
3380 grinning]
1884 Gould
Gould :
3380 grinning] Gould (1884, p. 52) : “Ieering]] a skull does not speak.”
1885 macd
3380 chopfalne] MacDonald (ed. 1885): “—chop indeed quite fallen off!”
1889 Barnett
3380 chopfalne] Barnett (1889, p. 60): “downcast, lit. with dropped-jaw. Icel. kjapr, the jaw. N.E. form, chafts.”
1934 Wilson
Wilson MSH
3380 grinning] Wilson (1934, 2:272): Wilson feels that Q2 offers the more “attractive reading” than F1. He observes that “Rowe & a few” follow F1
1934 cam3
cam3: standard
3279 chopfalne] Wilson (ed. 1934, Glossary)
1938 parc
parc ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1939 kit2
3279 chopfalne] Kittredge (ed. 1936): “lacking the lower jaw, chapless [3278], with a pun on the sense of ‘down in the mouth,’ ‘disconcerted.’”
1947 cln2
cln2 ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1957 pel1
pel1: standard
3279 chopfalne]
1970 pel2
3279 chopfalne]
1974 evns1
evns1 ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1980 pen2
pen2 ≈ standard (kit1?)
3279 chopfalne]
pen2 ≈ standard (kit1?)
3380 grinning]
1982 ard2
ard2 ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1984 chal
chal: standard
3279 chopfalne]
1985 cam4
3380 grinning] Edwards (ed. 1985): “i.e. to laugh at the face you’re making. ‘grinning’ is not a smile but a facial distortion, generally of anger ((a snarl)) or pain, but sometimes of a forced laugh.”
cam4 ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1987 oxf4
oxf4 ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1992 fol2
fol2≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
1993 dent
dent ≈ standard
3279 chopfalne]
dent ≈ standard
3380 grinning
1998 OED
3380 chopfalne] OED for chapless cites Ham. 3380.
(tæpls), a. [f. CHAP sb.2 + -LESS.] Without the lower jaw or chap.
1592 SHAKS. Rom. & Jul. IV. i. 83 Yellow chappels [chappeless] sculls. 1602 –– Ham. V. i. 97 Chaplesse, and
knockt about the Mazard with a Sextons Spade. 1812 W. TENNANT Anster F. V. lxiv, Pale Death, the chapless and
the grim. 1855 Fraser’s Mag. LI. 225 Nor..does he..recognise the chapless bones with wonderful sagacity.
3379 3380