That's when he refers to the following lines from Hamlet : "For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, why did self strengthening fail? being a good kissing carrion." (You will sometimes see this line as "god kissing Carrion" instead.) Now, if your first instinct (after "ew. Because he was always alone, he had plenty of time to explore his spirituality. But the "drop, drop, drop" comes from another Elizabethan play by Ben Jonson. He goes to spy on her and indeed sees her flirting with another man, promising to see him later that night. I'm a princess but I only just learned that at the beginning of the play.
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