beteem

Related to beteem: Hyperion, Niobe

beteem

(bɪˈtiːm)
vb (tr)
obsolete to accord or allow
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139-40)--but the prince's emphasis is less on the difference in physical appearance than on old Hamlet's protectiveness of his wife: "so loving to my mother / That he might not beteem the winds of heaven / Visit her face too roughly!" (I.ii.
"He would not beteem the winds of heaven visit her face too roughly," says Hamlet of his late father's love for his mother.
When the attentive King Hamlet, who "would not beteem the winds of heaven / Visit her [Gertrude's] face too roughly" (1.2.141-42) dies, Hamlet regards the world as "an unweeded garden, / That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature / Possess it merely" (1.2.135-37).