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 Hamilto’nian System.Hammel (Scotch). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hamlet.
 
A daft person (Icelandic, amlod’), one who is irresolute, and can do nothing fully. Shakespeare’s play is based on the Danish story of Amleth’ recorded in Saxo-Grammat’icus.   1
 


 Hamilto’nian System.Hammel (Scotch). 

 
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