If your messenger find him not there, seek him i’ th’ other place yourself.

Sick burn, Hamlet! Yeah!
This line always feels like such a perfect insult. It’s got the structure of a joke – all that set up …and then pow! A perfect way to tell someone to go to hell without specifically telling him to go to hell. It’s a perfect insult for a guarded world. And a slow burner. Like, the sort where you walk away thinking, “What did he….” Oh! “What?! That guy just told me to go to hell! Or at least implied that I would belong in hell in some way. Damn!”
I find it very satisfying for some reason.

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