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And here, ay here

And here, ay here, there goes the hare away - uttered from the position of commentator rather than active participant, Hieronimo's words betray fear that he might miss the chance of talking to the King. They also betray dissatisfaction that the King comes accompanied by Ambassador, Castile and most importantly, by Lorenzo - thus referring back to the court drivel and the 'standers-by' who try to 'strike' Hieronimo 'mute' (l.4).