Thousands of hearings of this speech and I don’t think I ever noticed this brief rhyme in the very middle of it. It’s like a little breath, perhaps at the end of a long sentence and in the middle of a long speech.
Also I have questions about these spurns. Is it that Patient Merit is hanging around and The Unworthy One comes along and spurns him? It’s about taking the spurns right?
“Zounds! I should take it!”
Someone making his quietus with a bare bodkin makes total sense, especially after putting up with that long list of whips and scorns.