It may be safely affirmed, I think, that no book, except the Bible, was fortunate enough to find so many interpreters and expounders as Shakespeare s Hamlet. Unfortunately, the commentators of both were fettered by maxims fixed a priori, which they dared not question, and were thus coerced to move in a narrow enclosure constructed by themselves and their predecessors. No wonder, then, that new interpreters eagerly wishing to detect new explanations in the Bible, or to find exceptionally psychological traits in the Shakespearian hero without deviating boldly from the trodden path, became induced to act after the ironical advice of Goethe: Im A uslegen seid frisch und munter! Legt I hrs nicht aus, so legt was unter. Thus, when unable to find the texts answering their predetermined conceptions, they violated them and imputed to them all kinds of meanings, interpreting them as agreeing with their own imagination.
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