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“Art thou there, truepenny?” – Hamlet

In January I started a feature of this blog called “ShakeDic,” where I highlight interesting vocabulary words from Shakespeare’s works.  It started because I led a discussion group in January for the play Othello, and in rereading the play for the first time in years, so many interesting words struck me!  Alas, a glutton for punishment, the same reading group has asked me to lead a discussion of Hamlet starting this month.  The first ShakeDic word from Hamlet, therefore, is truepenny, meaning, an honest and trustworthy old fellow.  I sure wish there were more truepennys around these days.

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