Select a passage of no more than ten lines from Act I, II or III of Hamlet that requires an appreciation of a cultural or political aspect of Elizabethan life to understand.

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From Act Two Scene two, after the players arrive Hamlet says:  By'r lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine. Pray God, your voice, like apiece of uncurrent gold, be not cracked within the ring.