Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Queen.The lady protests too much, methinks.
Hamlet.O, but she’ll keep her word!
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. In the Players’ Scene.

[The first folio, 1603, gives the first line as above, and Knight and Dyce follow it; but the second quarto, 1609 has—
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”]