Alas, before he spells out the policy, the chapter ends, unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled
to kill the King Hamlet 1.5.77 Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled
, No reck'ning made [see Rheims annotation to 1 Tim 3.15] MM 2.4.4-5 heaven [God] in my mouth.
Then the rehearsal is a disaster, and the private audience, enthusiastically applauding the bungling lady pupils, has little attention for the gifted teacher: "Ellis was unprotected, unsustained, unknown" (315)--a trio of adjectives that recalls the pathos of the ghost in Hamlet, "unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled
Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled
; No reckoning made, but sent to my account With all my imperfections on my head (I.5.74-79).
That Hamlet's murdered father was "unhouseled" (not given the Eucharist) and "unaneled
" (unanointed) (1.5.77) suggests Shakespeare's close attention to the rites for dying, and the inclusion of extreme unction underscores his memory of all seven sacraments of the old faith--and, as with Hamlet's father, a grieving for their loss (The Complete Works of Shakespeare, ed.
the half naked vagrant--the loathsome drunkard--the sick suffering from various bodily pains, and too often the unaneled