, I should take it; for it cannot be But I am pigeon-livered and lack gall...
[anaphora; parison] Hah, 'swounds
, I should take it; [interjection] A: for it cannot be but I am pigeon-liver'd, B: And lack gall to make oppression bitter, [lacking gall; antithesis; parallelism] Or ere this I should 'a' fatted all the region kites with this slave's offal [i.e., if I had gall; antithesis] B: Bloody, bawdy villain!
Their reconciliation is interrupted by the startling news that the king is dead, though this information is quickly countermanded by new information that Philip has merely "swounded
What she means is 'I swooned at the sight' or in Elizabethan English 'swounded
Yet, Hamlet chooses to swear in terms of Christian images; he tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that "by my fay I cannot reason" (2.2.251), and later swears by "Sblood" (2.2.336, 3.2.334), "God's bodkin" (2.2.485), "swounds
" (2.2.528, 5.1.240), and "i'faith" (3.2.82).