He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
– William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. Hamlet says this in response to Horatio’s compliment about his late father being a “goodly king.” Hamlet clearly loved his father very much, as shown by this heartfelt tribute to the king and the unique role he played in the prince’s life. Hamlet’s comment that he will never see the like of him again is ironic, since he will meet his father’s Ghost in the next scene.