HAMLET: Here comes the king, the queen, and the noblemen of the court. Who are they following? And with such a plain, pathetic ceremony?
This must mean that the corpse they’re following took its life with its own desperate hand. Must have been from a wealthy family.
Let’s stay and watch awhile.
LAERTES: What other rites will you give her?
PRIEST: I’ve performed as many rites as I’m permitted.
Her death was suspicious, and were it not for the fact that the king gave orders to bury her here, she’d have been buried in the unsanctified earth.
Instead of prayers, she deserves to have rocks and stones thrown on her.