But in the imputation Laid on him by them, in his meed he’s unfellowed.

Uh…who’s “them” here? Which “them” laid all this imputation on Laertes? Also – I feel that “meed” here is not accidentally sitting here sounding just like “mead” when Laertes has had a little experience with the drinking establishments in France. I mean – it’s a joke just sitting there waiting for Hamlet to make – and then he doesn’t. He goes right to an actually practical and non-joke question.
He lets that mead/meed confusion just rest there on the table.

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