Sivut kuvina

But, you must know, your father lost a father; It is not, nor it cannot come to, good.-
That father lost bis ; and the survivor bound But break, my heart ; for I must hold my
In filial obligation, for some termi

tongue ! To do obsequious sorrow : But to persever

Enter HORATIO, BERNARDO, and MARCELLUS. In obstinate condolement, is a course of impious stubboroness; 'tis uninanly grief: Hor. Hail to your lordship! It shows a will most incorrect to heaven;

Ham. I am glad to see you well: A heart unfortified, or mind impatient ;

Horatio,-or I do forget myself. An understanding simple and unschool'd ;

Hor. The same, my lord, and your poor serFor wbat we know must be, and is as com

vant ever. mon

Ham. Sir, my good friend; I'll change that As any the most vulgar thing to sense,

Dame with you.

(tio 1 Why should we, in our peevish opposition, And what make you from Wittenberg, HoraTake it to heart? Fie! 'Tis a fault to heaven. Marcellus 1 A fault against the dead, a fault to nature,

Mar. My good lord, To reason most absurd ; whose common theme Ham. I 'ain very glad to see you ; good even, Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried,

Sir. From the first corse, till he tbat died to-day, But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg ? This must be so. We pray you, throw to earth Hor. A truant disposition, good my lord. This unprevailing woe ; and think of us

Ham. I would not hear your enemy say so: As of a father : for let the world take note, Nor shall you do mine ear that violence, You are the most immediate to our throne; To make it truster of your own report And, with no less pobility of love,

Against yourself: I know you are no truant. Than that which dearest father bears his son, But what is your affair in Elsinore ? Do I impart toward you. For your iuteut We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart In going back to school in Wittenberg,

Hor. My lord, I came to see your father's It is most retrograde to our desire ;

funeral. And, we beseech you, bend you to remain

Ham. I pray thee, do not mock me, fellow Here, in the cheer and comfort of our eye,

student ; Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son. I think, it was to see my motber's wedding. Queen. Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hor. Indeed, my lord, it follow'd hard upon. Hamlet ;

Ham. Thrift, thrift, Horatio ! the funeral bak'd I pray thee, stay with us; go not to Wittenberg.

meats Ham. I shall in all my best obey you, na. Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables. dam.

'Would I had met my dearest + foe in heaven King. Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply ; Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio ! Be as ourself in Denmark. -Madam, come; My father,-Methinks, I see my father. This gentle and unforc'd accord of Hamlet

Hor. Where, Sits smiling to my heart : in grace whereof, My lord ? No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day, Ham. In my mind's eye, Horatio. But the great capnon to the clouds shall tell, Hor. I saw him once, he was a goodly king. And the king's rouse + the heaven shall bruitil Ham. He was a man, take him for all in all, again,

I shall not look upon his like again. Re-speaking earthly thunder. Come away.

Hor. My lord, I think I saw him yesternight. (Exeunt KING, QUEEN, Lords, &c. Polo Ham. Saw ! who? Nius, and LAERTES.

Hor. My lord, the king your father.
Ham. Oh ! that this too too solid fesh would Ham. The king my father?
Thaw, and resolve 5 itself into a dew! (melt, Hor. Season your admiration for a while
Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd God 1 With an attent i ear; till I may deliver,
His canon| 'gainst self-slaughter!-0 God! o Upon the witness of these gentlemen,
How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable

This marvel to you.
Seem to me all the uses of this world !

Ham. For God's love, let me hear. Fie on't! O fie! 'tis an unweeded garden,

Hor. Two nights togetber had these gentleThat grows to seed; things rank and gross in

men, nature

Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, Possess it merely. That it should come to this ! | In the dead waist and middle of the night, But two months dead Inay, not so much, not Been thus encounter'd. A figure like your father, So excellent a king ; that was, to this, (two: Arned at point, exactly, cap-a-pé, Hyperion * to a satyr : so loving to my mother, Appears before them, and, with solemn march, That he might not beteem it the winds of bea Goes slow and stately by them : thrice he ven

walk'd Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth! By their oppress'd and fear-surprized eyes, Must I remember why, she would bang on him, Within his truncheon's length; whilst they, As if increase of appetite had grown

distill’d By what it fed on And yet, within a month, - Almost to jelly with the act of fear, Let me not think on't ;- Frailty, thy name is Stand dumb, and speak not to him. This to me woman 1

in dreadful secrecy impart they did; A little month : or ere those sboes were old, And l with them, the third nigbt, kept the With which she follow'd my poor father's body,

watch; Like Niobe, all tears ;-why she, even she, Where, as they had deliver'd, both in time, O heaven ! a beast, that wants discourse of rea-Form of the thing, each word inade true and son,

good, Would have mourn'd longer --married with my The apparition comes : I knew your father ; uncle,

These hands are not more like. My father's brother ; but no more like my fa! Hun. But where was this? ther,

Hor. My lord, upon the platforın where we Than I to Hercules : Within a month,

watch'd Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears

Ham. Did you not speak to it? Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,

Hor. My lord, I did; She married :-0 most wicked speed, to post But answer made it none : yet once, metbought, Witb such dexterity to incestuous sheets!

It litted up its bead, and did address

• Contrary.

I Law.
tt Suffer.

• It was ancieutly the custom to give 1 and entertai's ment at a funeral, 1 Chiefest,

Dissolve. •• Apollo.

1 Report.
| Entirely


" Steep and thus pastors do y brother,

Itself to motion, like as it would speak;

And now no soil, nor cautel, doth besmirch But, even then, the morning cock crew loud, The virtue of his will : but, you must fear, And at the sound it shrunk in haste away, His greatness weigh’d, bis will is not his own; And vanish'd from our sight.

For he himself is subject to his birth : Ham. "Tis very strange.

He may not, as unvalued persons do, Hor. As I do live, my houour'd lord, 'tis Carve for himself; for on his choice depends true :

The safety and the health of the whole state ; And we did think it writ down in our duty, And therefore must bis choice be circumscrib'd To let you know of it.

Unto tbe voice and yielding of that body, Ham. Indeed, indeed, Sirs, but this troubles Whereof he is the head : Then if he says he Hold you the watch to-night?


loves you, All. We do, my lord.

It fits your wisdom so far to believe it, Ham. Arm'd, say you?

As he in bis particular act and place All. Arm'd, my lord.

May give his saying deed; which is no further, Ham. From top to toe!

Than the main voice of Denmark goes withal. All. My lord, from bead to foot.

Then weigh what loss your honour may susHam. Then saw you not

tain, His face.

If with too credent I ear you list , his songs; Hor. O yes, my lord; he wore his beaver Or lose your heart : or your chaste treasure opet up.

To bis uvmaster' importunity. Ham. What, look'd be frowningly?

Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, my dear sister; Hor. A countenance more

And keep you in the rear of your affection, In sorrow than in anger.

Out of the shot and danger of desire. Ham. Pale, or red ?

The chariest ? maid is prodigal enough, Hor. Nay, very pale.

If she unmask her beauty to the moon : Ham. And fix'd his eyes upon you?

Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes : Hor. Most constantly.

The canker galls the infants of the spring, Ham. I would I had been there.

Too oft before their buttons be disclos'd; Hor. It would have much amaz'd you.

And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Ham. Very like,

Contagious blastments are most imminent. Very like : Stay'd it long?

Be wary then : best safety lies in fear; Hor. While one with moderate baste might Youth to itself rebels, though none else near. tell a hundred.

Oph. I shall the effect of this good lesson Mar. Ber. Longer, longer.

keep, Hor. Not when I saw it.

As watchman to my heart : But, good my brother, Ham. His beard was grizzlid ? no?

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Hor. It was, as I have seen it in his life, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven; A sable silver'd.

Whilst, like a puft”d and and reckless . libertine, Ham. I will watch to-night :

Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, Perchance, 'twill walk again.

And recks not his own read. It Hor. I warrant it will.

Laer. O fear me not. Ham. If it assume my noble father's person, I stay too long ;-But here my father comes. I'll speak to it, though hell itself should gape, And bid me hold my peace. I pray you all,

Enter POLONIUS. If you have bitherto conceal'd this sight,

A double blessing is a double grace ; Let it be tenable in your silence still;

Occasion smiles upon a second leave. And whatsoever else shall hap to-night,

Pol. Yet bere, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for Give it an understanding, but no tongue :

shame; I will requite your loves : So, fare you well : The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail Upon the platform, 'twixt eleven and twelve, And you are staid for : (n) There,-my blessing I'll visit you.

with you ; AU. Our duty to your bonour.

(Laying his Hand on LAERTES' Head. Ham. Your loves, as mine to you : Farewell. And these few precepts in thy memory (Ereunt HORATIO, MARCELLUS, and BER- Look thon character. It Give thy thougbts uo NARDO.

tongue, My father's spirit in arms! all is not well;

Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. I doubt some foul play : 'would, the night were Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. come!

The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Till then, sit still, my soul : Foul deeds will rise Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel; (Though all the earth o'erwhelm them) to men's But do not dull thy palm 66 with entertainment eyes.

(Erit. of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd cornrade. Be.

ware SCENE III.-A Room in POLONIUS' House. or entrance to a quarrel : but, being in,

Bear it that the opposer may beware of thee, Enter LAERTES and OPHELIA.

Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice : Laer. My necessaries are embark'd; farewell : Take each man's censure, l but reserve thy And, sister, as the winds give benefit,

judgment. And convoy is assistant, do not sleep,

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But let me hear from you.

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy: Oph. Do you doubt that

For the apparel oft proclaims the man ; Laer. For Hamlet, and the trifing of his fa. And they in France, of the best rank and sta. Hold it a fashion, and a toy in blood; (vour,


(that. A violet in the youth of primy nature,

Are most select and generous, 1 chiefi. in Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, Neither a borrower, nor a lender be; The perfume and suppliance of a minute ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; No more.

And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. ttt Oph. No more but so? Laer. Think it no more :

• Subtlety, deceit.

+ Discolour. For nature, crescent, t does not grow alone

Listen to.

Liceatious. In thews. I and bulk: but, as this temple waxes, Most cautious. • Careless. + Regards not The inward service of the mind and soul

I his owo lessons. tt Write. 66 Palm of the hand Grows wide withal. Perhaps, he loves you now | Il Opinion. 19 Noble.

... Chiedy. +it Economy.

() The lines following this are usually omitted, but • Tout rart of the helmet which may be lifted up. they contain a compact richness of instruction deserv. Dcreasing.


Ting attention in public, and peru sal in private.

This above all,-To thine ownself be true;

Hor. Indeed l I heard it not; i then draws And it must follow, as the night the day,

near the season, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Wherein the spirit held is wont to waik. Farewell; my blessing season this in thee!

[A Flourish of Trumpets, and Ordnance Laer. Most bumble do I take my leave, my

shot off, within. lord.

What does this mean, my lord ? Pol. The time invites you ; go, your servants Ham. The king doth wake to-night, and takes tend. t

his rouse, Laer. Farewell, Ophelia ; and remember well Keeps wassel, + and the swaggering upspring What I have said to you.

reels ; Oph. 'Tis in memory lock'd

And, as he drains bis draughts of Rhenish down, And you yourself shall keep the key of it.

The kettle-drum and trumpet thus bray out Laer. Farewell.

[Erit LAERTES. The triumph of his pledge. Pol. What is't, Ophelia, he hath said to you? Hor. Is it a custom ? Oph. So please you, something touching the Ham. Ay, marry, is't : lord Hamlet

But to my mind, though I am native here, Pol. Marry, well bethought :

And to the manner born,-it is a custom 'Tis told me, he hath very oft of late

More honour'd in the breach, than the obserGiven private time to you; and you yourself

vance. Have of your audience been most free and This beavy-headed revel, east and west, bounteous,

Makes us traduc'd, and tax'd of other nations : If it be so, (as so 'tis put on me,

They clepe us, drunkards, and with swinish And that in way of caution,) I must tell you,

phrase You do not understand yourself so clearly, Soil our addition ; and, indeed it takes As it behoves my daughter and your honour : From our achievements, though perform'd at What is between you give me up the truth.

height, Oph. He hath, my lord, of late, made many The pith and marrow of our attribute. of his affection to me.

(tenders So, oft it chances in particular men, Pol. Affection ? puh! you speak like a green | That, for some vicious mode of nature in them, girl,

As, in their birth, (wherein they are not guilty, Uusifted i in such perilous circumstance.

Since nature cannot choose his origin,) Do you believe his tenders, as you call them? By the o'ergrowth of some complexion, || Oph. I do not know, my lord, what I should oft breaking down the pales and forts of reathink.

son ; Pol. Marry, I'll teach you: think yourself a Or by some habit, that too much o'er-leavens baby ;

The form of plaasive manners ;--that these That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay,

men, Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more Carrying, I say, the staip of one defect; dearly ;

Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,Or (not to crack the wind of the poor phrase, | Their virtues else (be they as pure as grace, Wronging it thus,) you'll tender me a fool. As infinite as man may undergo,)

Oph. My lord he hath importun'd me with love, Shall in the general censure take corruption In honourable fashion.s

From that particular fault : The dram of base Pol. Ay, fasbiou you may call it; go to, go Doth all the noble substance often dout, to.

To his own scandal. Oph. And hath given countenance to his speech, my lord,

Enter Ghost. With alınost all the holy vows of heaven.

Hor. Look, my lord, it comes ! Pol. Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do Ham. Angels and ministers of grace defend know,

us! When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damu'd, Lends the tongue vows: these blazes, daughter, Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from Giving more light than beat,--extinct in both,

hell, Even in their promise, as it is a making,

Be thy intents wicked, or charitable, You must not take for fire. From this time, Thou com'st in such a questionable e shape, Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence ; That I will speak to thee : I'll call thee, Hamlet, Set your entreatments || at a higher rate,

King, father, royal Dane : 0 answer me : Than a command to parley. For lord Hamlet, Let me not burst in ignorance ! but tell, Believe so much in him, That he is young ; Why thy canoniz'd bones, hearsed in death, And with a larger tether f may he walk,

Have burst their cerements I why the sepulchre, Then may be given you: In few, Ophelia, Wherein we saw thee quietly in-orn'd, Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers, ** Hath op'd his ponderous and marbie jaws, Not of that die which their investments show, To cast thee up again! What may this mean, But mere implorators +t of unholy suits,

That thou, dead corse, again, in complete steel, Breathing like sanctified and pious bonds,

Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon, The better to beguile. This is for all,

Making night hideons; and we fools of nature I would not, in plain terms, from this time So horridly to sbake our disposition, tt forth,

With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls Have you so slander any moment's leisure, Say, why is this? wherefore? what should we As to give words or talk with the lord Hamlet.

do? Look to't, I charge you ; come your ways.

Hor. It beckons you to go away with it, Oph. I shall obey, my lord.

(Exeunt. As if it some impartment did desire

To you alone.
SCENE IV.-The Platform.

| Mar. Look, with what courteous action

It waves you to a more removed 11 ground : Enter HAMLET, Horatio, and Marcellus. But do not go with it. Ham. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold. Hor. No, by no means. Hor. It is a nipping and an eager ti air.

Ham. It will not speak; then I will follow it. Ham. What hour now?

Hor. Do not, my lord. Hor. I think it lacks of twelve.

Ham. Why, what should be the fear? Mar. No, it is struck.

I do not set my life at a pin's fee ; $

• Infix.
+ Wait.

& Manner.
1 Company.

* Longer line á horse fastened by a string to a stake is tethered. • Pimps. tt Implorers

11 Sharp.

Jovial draught. •* Conversable.

+ Jollity.
++ Frame.

* A dance. T De out 11 Remote

21 Quicks

alles it

And, for my soul, what can it do to that, As meditation, or the thoughts of love,
Being a thing immortal as itself?

May sweep to my revenge.
It waves me forth again ;-I'll follow it.

Ghost. I find thee apt ; Hor. What if it tempt you toward the flood, And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed my lord,

That rots itself in ease on Lethe wharf. fhear : Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff.

Wouldst thou not stir in this. Now Hamlet, That beetles o'er his base into the sea,

'Tis given ont, that, sleeping in mine orchard, And there assume some other horrible form A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of DenWhich might deprive your sovereignty of rea. Is by a forged process of my death (mark son,

Rankly abus'd : but know, thou noble youth, And draw you into madness 1-think of it ; The serpent that did sting thy father's life, The very place puts toys t of desperation,

Now wears his crown. Without more motive, into every brain,

Ham. O my prophetic soul ! my uncle ! That looks so many fathoms to the sea,

Ghost. Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate And hears it roar beneath.

beast, Ham. It waves me still :

With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts. Go on, I'll follow thee.

(O wicked wit, and gifts, that have the power Mar. You shall not go, my lord.

So to seduce !) won to his shameful lust Ham. Hold off your hands.

The will of my most seeming virtuonis queen : Hor. Be rul'd, you shall not go.

O Hamlet, what a falling-oil was there ! Ham. My fate cries out,

From me whose love was of that dignity, And makes each petty artery in this body

That it went hand in hand even with the vow As hardy as the Némean lion's nerve.

I made to her in marriage ; and to decline

(Ghost beckons. Upon a wretch, whose natural gifts were poor Still am I call'd : unhand me, gentlernen ;

To those of mine!

But virtue, as it never will be mov'd, By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets 1 Though lewdness court it in a shape of beaven; I say, away :-Go on, I'll follow thee. (me : So lust, though to a radiant angel link'd,

[Exeunt GHOST and HAMLET. Will sate t itself in a ceiestial bed, Hor. He waxes desperate with imagination. And prey on garbage. Mar. Let's follow : 'tis not fit thus to obey But, soft I methinks I scent the morning air ; him.

Brief let me be :--Sleeping within mine orHor. Have after :-To what issue will this My custom always of the afternoon, (chard, come?

Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, Mar. Sornething i rotten in the state of With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, Denmark.

And in the porches of mine ears did pour Hor. Heaven will direct it.

The leperous distilment ; whose effect Mar, Nay, let's follow him. (Exeunt. Holds such an enmity with blood of man,

That, swift as quicksilver, it courses through SCENE V.-A more remote part of the The natural gates and alleys of the body : Platform.

And, with a sudden vigour, it doth posset

And curd, like eager droppings into milk,
Re-enter Gnost and HAMLET.

The thin and wholesome blood : so did it mine
Ham. Whither wilt thou lead ine? Speak : And a most instant tetter ý bark'd about,
I'll go no further.

Most lazar ||-like, with vile and loathsome crust, Ghost. Mark me.

All my smooth body. Ham. I will.

Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand, Ghost. My hour is almost come,

of life, of crown, of queen, at once des. When I to sulphurous and tormenting flames

patch'd : 1 Must render up myself.

Cut off even in blossoms of my sin, Ham. Alas, poor ghost !

Uuhousel'8, *. unanointed, unanelid: tt Ghost. Pity me not, but lend thy serious No reckoning made, but sent to my account hearing

With all my imperfections on my head : To what I shall unfold.

O horrible ! o horrible! most horrible !(n) Flam. Speak, I am bound to hear.

If thou bast nature in thee, bear it not; Ghost. So art thou to revenge, when thou Let not the royal bed of Denmark be sbalt hear.

A couch for luxury and damned incest. Ham. What ?

But, howsoever thou pursu'st this act, Ghost. I am thy father's spirit;

Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night; Against thy mother aught : leave her to heay'ı, And, for the day, confin'd to fast in fires, (n) | And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, Till the foul crimes, done in my days of nature, To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at Are burn'd and purg'd away. But that I am

once ! To tell the secrets of my prison-house, sforbid The glow-worm shows the matin to be near, I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word

And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire : Would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young Adien, adieu, adieu ! remember me. Eit. blood;

(spheres ; Hain. O all you host of beaven! 0 earth! Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their

What else ? Thy knotted and combined locks to part,

And shall I couple hell ?-0 fie!-Hold, hold, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine :

my heart ; But this eternal blazon ý must not be

And you, my sinews, grow not instant old, To ears of flesh and blood :-List, list, oh! list But bear me stiflly up!- Remember thee! If thou didst ever thy dear father love,

Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a Ham. O heaven!

seat Ghost. Revepge his foul and most unnatural in this distracted globe. It Remember thee? murder.

Yea, from the table of my memory Ham. Murder ?

I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, (pact, Ghost. Murder most foul, as in the best it is; All saws 5 of books, all forms all pressures But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.

• Garden.


Henbane Ham. Haste me to know it; that I, with

Scab, scurf.


Bereft. wings as swift

• 'Without having received the sacrament.

tt Without extreme unction. it lead. + Whims. Hinders.

$$ Sayings, sentences. Display.

(n) This line seems with most propriety to belong to (n) This is a Romish purgatory, though the Danes Hainlet, and in all modern representations is spoken by were then Pagans.

• Hangs

That youth and observation copied there ; | Ham. Hic et ubique • then we'll shirt our And thy coinmandinent all alone shall live

ground: Within the book and volume of my braill, Come hither, gentlemen, Unmix'd with baser matter : yes, by heavu! And lay your hands again upon my sword : O most pernicions woman !

Swear by my sword, O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain ! Never to speak of this that you have heard. My tables, meet it is, I set it down,

Ghost. (Beneath.) Swear by his sword. That one inay smile, and smile, and be a villain ; Ham. Well said, old mole! canst work i'the At least, I am sure, it may be so in Denmark :

earth so fast ?

Writing. A worthy pioneer !Once inore remove, good So, uncle, there vou are. Now to my word:

friends. It is, Adieu, adicu! remember me.

Hor. O day and night, but this is wondrous I have sworu't.

strange! Hor. Within.) My lord, my lord,-

Ham. And therefore as a stranger give it Mar. (Within.] Lord Hamlet,--

welcome. Hor. Within.) Heaven secure him!

There are more things in heaven and earth, Ham. So be it!

Mar. Within.) illo, ho, ho, my lord ! Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Ham. Hillo, ho, ho, boy ! come, bird, come. But come ;--

Here, as before, never, so help you mercy !

How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself, Mar. How is't, my noble lord ?

As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet Hor. What news, my lord ?

To put an antic disposition on, Ham. O wonderful!

That you, at such times seeing me, never shall, Hor. Good my lord, tell it.

With arms encumber'd thus, Or this headHam. No;

shake, You will reveal it."

Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase, Hor. Not I, iny lord, by heaven.

As, Well, well, we know ;-or, We could, an Mar. Nor i, iny lord.

if we would ;-or, I we list to speak ;-or, Ham. How say you then ; would heart of There be, and if they might ;man once think it?

Or such ambiguous giving out to note But you'll be secret,

That you know aught of me :--This do you Hor. Mar. Ay, by heaven my lord.


(you ! Ham. There's ne'er a villain, dwelling in all So grace and mercy at vour most need belp Denmark,

Ghost. Beneath.) Swear. But he's an arrant knave,

Ham. Rest, rest, perturbed spirit! So, genHor. There needs no ghost, my lord, come

tlemen, from the grave

With all my love I do commend me to you: To tell us this.

And what so poor a man as Hamlet is Ham. Why, right; you are in the right; May do, to express his love and friending to And so, without more circumstance at all,


[ther; I hold it fit, that we shake hands, and part: God willing shall not lack. Let us go in togeYou, as your business, and desire, shall point And still your fingers on your lips, I pray, you;

The time is out of joint ;-0 Cursed spite ! For every man hath business, and desire, | That ever I was born to set it right! Such as it is,-and, for my own poor part, Nay, come, let's go together.

(Exeunt. Look you, I will go pray. Hor. These are but wild and whirling words,

my lord. Ham. I am sorry they offend you, heartily;

ACT II. 'Faith, heartily.

(yes, Hor. There's no offence, my lord.

SCENE 1.- A Room in Ponoxius' House. Ham. Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, Horatio,


Enter PoloSius and REYNALDO. And much offence too. Touching this vision

Pol. Give him this money, and these notes, It is an honest ghost, that let me tell you ;

Reynaldo. For your desire to know what is between us,

Rey. I will, my lord. O'er-master it as you may. And now, good

Pol. You shall du marvellous wisely, good friends,

As you are friends, scholars, and soldiers, Before you visit him, to make inquiry
Give me one poor request.

of bis behaviour. Hor. What is't, my lord ?

Rey. My lord, I did intend it. We will.

Pol. Marry, well said : very well said. Look Ham. Never make known what you have

you, Sir, seen to-night.

Inquire me first what Danskers + are in Paris ; Hor. Mar. My lord, we will not.

And how, and who, what means, and where Ham. Nay, but swear't.

they keep, Hor. In faith,

What company, at what expense; and finding, My lord, not I.

By this encompassment and drill of questioll, Mar. Nor I, my lord, in faith.

That they do know my son, come you more Ham. Upon my sword.

nearer Mar. We bave sworn, my lord, already.

Than your particular demands will touch it: Ham. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.

Take you, as 'were, some distant knowledge of Ghost. [Beneath. Swear.

him ; Ham. Ha, ha, boy! say'st thou so? art thou As thus.-I know his father, and his friends, ther , true-penny ?

{age, - And, in part him :Do you mark this, Rey. Come on you hear this fellow in the cellar

naldo ? Cousen. to swear.

Rey. Ay, very well, my lord. Hor. Propose the oath, my lord.

Pol, And, in part, him ;-bu!, you may say Ham. Never to speak of this tbat you have

not u'ell: Swear by my sword.

(seen, But, if't be he I mean, he's very wild ; Ghost. [Beneuth.) Swear.

Addicted so and so, and there put on him

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