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Together with that fair and warlike form That hath a stomach i in't: which is no other
In which the majesty of buried Denmark (As it doth well appear unto our state,)
Did sometimes march? by heaven I charge But to recover of us, by strong hand
Mar. It is offended.

(thee, speak. And terms compulsatory, those 'foresaid lands Ber.

See ! it stalks away. So by his father lost: And this, I take it, Hor. Stay; speak : speak. I charge thee, Is the main motive of our preparations, speak.

[Exit Ghost. The source of this our watch, and the chief Mar. Tis gone, and will not answer.

head Ber. How now, Iloratio ? you tremble, and of this post-haste and romage că in the land. look pale :

[Ber. I think it be no other, but even so: Is not this something more than fantasy? Well may it sort IIII, that this portentous figure What think you of it?

(believe, Comes armed through our watch ; so like the Hor. Before my God, I might not this king Without the sensible and true avouch

That was, and is, the qnestion of these wars. Of mine own eyes.

Hor. A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. Mar.

Is it not like the king? In the most high and palmy FS state of Rome, Hor. As thou art to thyself:

A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, [dead Such was the very armour he had on,

The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted When he the ambitious Norway combated; Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. So frown'd he once, when, in an angry parle * He smote the sledded + Polackt on the ice. As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, 'Tis strange.

Disasters in the sun; and the moist star***, Mar. Thus twice before, and jump 5 at this Upon whose influence Neptune's empire dead hour,

stands, With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch. Was sick almost to dooms-day with eclipse. llor. In what particular thought to work I And even the like precurse of fierce events, know not;

As harbingers preceding still the fates, But, in the gross and scope of mine opinion, and prologue to the omen ttt coming on, This bodes some strange eruption to our state. Have heaven and earth together démonstrated Mar. Good now,

sit down, and tell me, he Unto our climatures and countrymen.-] that knows,

Re-enter Ghost. Why this same strict and most observant watch But soft; behold! lo, where it comes again! So mightly toils the subject of the land ; I'll cross it, though it blast me.-Stay, illusion! And why such daily cast of brazen cannon, If thou hast any sound, or use of voice, And foreign mart for implements of war; Speak to me: Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore If there be any good thing to be done, task

That may to thee do ease, and grace to me, Does not divide the sunday from the week: Speak to me: What might be toward, that this sweaty haste li thou art privy to thy country's fate, Doth make the night joint-labourer with the Which, happily, foreknowing, may avoid, Who is't that can inform me?

[day; 0, speak ! Hor.

That can l; Or, if thon hast uphoarded in thy life At least, the whisper goes so. Our last king, Extorted treasure in the womb of earth, Whose image even but now appear'd to us, For which, they say, you spirits oft walk in Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway, death,

Cock crows. Thereto prick'd on by a most emulate pride, Speak of it :-stay, and speak.–Stop it, MarDared to the combat; in which our valiant

cellus. Hamlet

[him,) Mar. Shall I strike at it with my partisan (For so this side of our known world esteem'd Hor. Do, if it will not stand. Did slay this Fortinbras ; who, by a seal'd Ber.

Tis here! compact,


"T'is here. Well ratified by law and heraldry,

Mar. 'Tis gone!

[Erit Ghost. Did forfeit with his life all those his lands, We do it wrong, being so majestical, Which he stood seized of, to the conqueror: To offer it the show of violence; Against the which, a moiety competent For it is, as the air, invulnerable, Was gaged by our king; which had return'd And our vain blows malicions mockery. To the inheritance of Fortinbras, [co-mart || Ber. It was about to speak when the cock Had he been vanqnisher; as, by the same And carriage of the article design'd , (bras Hor. And then it started, like a guilty thing His fell to Hamlet: Now, sir, young Fortin- Upon a fearful summons. I have heard, Of unimproved mettle hot and full **, The cock, that is the trumpet of the morn, Hath in the skirts of Norway, here and there, Doth with his lofty and shrill sounding throat Shark'd it up a list of landless resolutes, Awake the god of day; and, at his warning, For food and diet, to some enterprise Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air, * Dispute.

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The extravagavant and erringe spirit hies Who, impotent and bed-rid, scarcely hears To his confine: and of the truth herein Of this his nephew's purpose, - to suppress This present object made probatjon t.

His further gaitli herein; in that the levies, Mar. It faded on the crowing of the cock. The lists, and foll proportions, are all made Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes out of his subject :--and we here despatch Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltimand, This bird of dawning singeth all night long : For bearers of this greeting to old Norway; And then they say no spirit dares stir abroad; Giving to you no further personal power The nights are wholesome; then no planets To business with the king, more than the scope strike,

[charm, Of these dilated articles allow. No fairy takes, nor witch bath power to Farewell; and let your baste commend your So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.


(show our duty. Hor. So have I heard, and do in part be- Cor. Vol. In that, and all thinye, will we lieve it.

King. We doubt it nothing; hcartily farewell. But, look! the morn, in russet mantle clad, [Exeunt VOLTIMAND and CORNELIUS. Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill: And now, Laertes, what's the news with you Break we our watch np: and, by my advice, You told us of some suit; What is't, Laertes ? Let us impart what we have seen to-night You cannot speak of reason to the Dane, Uuto young Hamlet: for, upon my life, And lose your voice: What wouldst thou beg, This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him:

Laertes, Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it, That shall not be niy offer, not thy asking? As needful in our loves, fitting our duty? The head is not more native to the heart, Mar. Let's do't, I pray; and I this morning The hand more instrumental to the mouth, know

Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. Where we shall find him most convenient, What wouldst thou have, Laertes ? [Ereunt. Laer.

My dread lord,

Your leave and favour to return to France SCENE II. The same. A Room of State in the same.

From whence though willingly I came to Den

To show my duty in your coronation ; (mark, Enter the King, Queen, HAMLET, POLO- Yet now, I'must confess, that duty done,

NIUS, LAERTES, VOLTIMAND, Corne- My thoughts and wishes bend again toward
LIUS, Lords, and Attendants.


(pardon. King. Though yet of Hamlet, our dear And bow them to your gracious leave and brother's death

King. Have you your father's leave? What The memory be green; and that it us befitted

says Polonius

[slow leave, To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole Pol. He bath, my lord, (wrung from me mv kingdom

By laboursome petition; and, at last, To be contracted in one brow of woe;

Upon his will I seal'd my hard consent :) Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, I do beseech you, give him leave to go. That we with wisest sorrow think on him, King. Take thy fair hour, Laertes ; time be Together with remembrance of ourselves.

thine, Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, And thy best graces : spend it at thy will.The imperial jointress of this warlike state, But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son,-Have we, as 'twere, with a defeated joy,-- Ham. A little more than kin, and less than With one auspicious, and one-dropping eye;


[Aside. With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in mar- King. How is it that the clouds still hang ou riage,

(san. In equal scale weighing delight and dole 1,-- Ham. Not so, my lord, I am too much i'the Taken to wife; nor have we herein barr'd Queen. Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted coYour better wisdoms, which have freely gone Tour off,

(mark, With this affair along :---For all, our thanks. And let thine eye look like a friend on Den. Now follows, that you know, young Fortin- Do not, for ever, with thy valid lids ** bras,

Seek for thy noble father in the dust : Holding a weak supposal of our worth; Thou know'st 'tis common; all, that live, must Or thinking, by onr late dear brother's death, Passing through nature to eternity. [die, Our state to be disjoint and out of frame, Ham. Ay, madam, it is common. Colleagued with this dream of his advantage, Queen.

If it be, He hath not fail'd to pester us with message, Why seems it so particular with thee? Importing the surrender of those lands

Ham. Seems, madam! nay, it is; I know Lost by his father, with all bands of law,

not seems. To our most valiant brother.-So much for 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, bim.

Nor customary suits of solemn black, Now for ourself, and for this time of meeting. Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, Thus much the business is : We have here writ No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras, - Nor the dejected haviour of the visage, Wandering. + Proof.


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Together with all forms, modes, shows of grief, \ But two months dead nay, not so muck, not That can denote me truly: These, indeed, So excellent a king; that was, to this, [two: seem,

Hyperion** to a satyr: so loving to my mother, For they are actions that a man might play: That he might not beteemit the winds of heaven But I have that within, which passeth show ; Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth! These, but the trappings and the suits of woe. Must I remember? why, she would hang on King. 'Tis sweet and commendable in your As if increase of appetite had grown [himi, nature, Hamlet,

By what it fed on: And yet, within a month,To give these mourning duties to your father : Let me not think op't ;-Frailty, thy name is But, you must know, your father lost a father;

womanThat father lost his; and the survivor bound A little month; or ere those shoes were old, In filial obligation, for some term

With which she follow'd mypoor father's body, To do obsequious sorrow: But to perséver Like Niobe, all tears;--why she, even she, In obstinate condolement, is a course

O heaven! a beast, that wants discourse of Of impious stubbornness ; 'tis unmanly grief : reason,

(my uncle, It shows a will most incorrect to heaven; Would have mourn'd longer,-married with A heart unfortified, or mind impatient ; My father's brother; but no more like my faAn understanding simple and unschoold : Than I to Hercules : Within a month; (ther For what, we know, must be, and is as com- Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears

Had left the flushing in her galled eyes, As any the most vulgar thing to sense, She married :-0 most wicked speed, to post Why should we, in our peevish opposition, With such dexterity to incestuous sheets ! Take it to heart? Fie! 'tis a fault to heaven, It is not, nor it cannot come to, good; A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, But break, my heart: for I must hold my To reason most absurd; whose common theme tongue ! Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried, Enter HORATIO, BERNARDO, and MARFrom the first corse, till he that died to-day,

CELLUS. This must be so. We pray you, throw to earth Hor. Hail to your lordship! This unprevailing woe; and think of us,

Ham. I am glad to see you well: As of a father : for let the world take note, Horatio,-or I do forget myself. You are the most immediate to our throne; Hor. The saine, my lord, and your poor And, with no less nobility of love

servant ever.

[name with you. Than that which dearest father bears his son, Ham. Sir, my good friend, I'll change that Do I impart toward you. For your intent And what make you from Wittenberg, HoIn going back to school in Wittenberg, Marcellus?

(ratio 1 It is nost retrograde * to our desire:

Mar. My good lord,

(sir. And, we beseech you, bend you to remain Ham. I am very glad to see you ; good even, Here, in the cheer and comfort of our eye, But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son. Hor. A truant disposition, good my lord. Queen. Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Ham. I would not hear your enemy say so: Hamlet :

Nor shall you do mine ear that violence, I pray thee, stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. To make it truster of your own report Ham.I shall in all my best obey you,madam. Against yourself: I know, you are no truant.

King. Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply; But what is your affair in Elsinore? Be as ourself in Denmark.–Madam, come; We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart. This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet Hor. My lord, I came to see your father's Sits smiling to my heart: in grace whereof,


(student; Nojocund health that Denmark drinks to-day, Ham. I pray thee, do not mock me, fellow. But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell; I think, it was to see my mother's wedding. And the king's rouset the heaven shall bruit ; Hor. Indeed, my lord, it follow'd hard upon. again,

Ham. Thrift, thrift, Horatio ! the funeral Re-speaking earthly thunder. Come away.

baked meats II [Exeunt King, Queen, Lords, &c., Polo. Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables. NIUS, and LAERTES.

'Would I had met my dearest $8 foe in heaven Ham. O, that this too too solid flesh would Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio !Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! (melt, My father,-Methinks, 1 see my father. Or that the Everlasting bad not fix'd (God! Hor.

Where, His canon|| 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! O My lord ? How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Ham. In my mind's eye, Horatio. Seem to me all the uses of this world!

Hor. I saw him once, he was a goodly king, Fie on't! O fie! 'tis an unweeded garden, Ham. He was a man, take him for all in all, That grows to seed; things rank, and gross in I shall not look npon his like again. nature,

Hor. My lord, I think I saw him yesternight, Possess it merely 1. That it should come to this! Ham. Saw! who? + Draught. Report.

Disgolve. || Law.

( Entirely ++ Şuffer. 11 It was anciently the custom to give a cold entertainment at

a funeral. Og Chiefest.

• Contrary. -- Apollo

Hor. My lord, the king your father.

Hor. Not when I saw it.
The king my father! Hun.

His beard was grizzled ? no?
Hor. Season your adiniration for a while Hor. It was, as I have seen it in his life,
With an attent* ear; till I may deliver, A sable silver'd.
Upon the witness of these gentlemen,

Нат. .

I will watch to-night;
This marvel to you.

Perchance, 'twill walk again.
For God's love, let me hear. Hor.

I warrant, it will.
Hor. Two nights together had these gentle- Hom. If it assume voy noble father's person,
Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, (men, I'll speak to it, though hell itself should gape,
In the dead waist and middle of the night, And bid me hold my peace. I pray you all,
Been thus encounter'd. A figure like your If yon have bitherto conceal'd this sight,
Armed at point, exactly, cap-à-pé, (faiher, Let it be tenable in your silence still;
Appears before them, and, with solemn march, And whatsoever else shall hap to-night,
Goes slow and stately by them; thrice he Give it an understanding, but no tongue ;

I will requite your loves : So, fare you well : By their oppress'd and fear-surprised eyes, Upon the platforin, 'twixt eleven and twelve, Within his truncheon's length; whilst they, I'll visit you. Almost to jelly with the act of fear, [distili All.

Our duty to your honour. Stand dumb, and speak not to him. This to Ham. Your loves, as miñe to you :'Fare. In dreadful secrecy impart they did; [me well. And I with them, the third night kept the (Exeunt HORATIO, MARCELLUS, and watch:

BERNARDO. Where, as they had deliver'd, both in time, My father's spirit in arms! all is not well ; Form of the thing, each word made true and I doubt some foul play: 'would, the night good.

were come ! The apparition comes : I knew your father ; Till then sit still, my sool: Foul deeds will rise, These hands are not more like.

Though all the earth o'er whelm them to men's Ham. But where was this? eyes.

[Exit. Hor. My lord, upon the platform where we

SCENE III. A Room in Polonius' House. Ham. Did you not speak to it? (watch'd. Hor.

My lord, I did;

Enter LAERTES and OPHELIA. But answer made it none: yet once, methonght, Laer. My necessaries are embark'd; fareIt lifted up its head, aud did address

And, sister, as the winds give benefit, (well: Itself to motion, like as it would spcak: And convoy is assistant, do not sleep, But, even then, the morning cock crew loud ; But let mc hear from you. And at the sound it shrunk in haste away, Oph.

Do you doubt that 3 And vanish'd from our sight.

Luer. For Hainlet, and the trising of his Ham.

'Tis very strange. Hold it a fashion, and a toy in blood : (favour, Hor. As I do livé, my honour'd lord, 'tis A violet in the youth of primy nature, true ;

Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, And we did think it writ down in our duty, The perfume and suppliance of a minute; To let you know of it.

(me. No more. Hum. Indeed, indeed, sirs, but this troubles Opħ.

No more but so? Hold you the watch to-night?


Think it no more : All.

We do, my lord. For nature, crescent I, does not grow alone Ham. Arm'd, say you?

In thews y, and bulk; but, as this temple waxes, All.

Arm’d, my lord. The inward service of the mind and soul Ham.

From top to toe? | Grows wide withal, Perhaps, he loves you All. My lord, from head to foot.

Dow; Ham.

Then saw you not And now no soil, nor cautel ll, doth besmirch T His face.

The virtue of his will: but, you must fear, Hor. O, yes, my lord; he wore his beaver + His greatness weigli’d, his will is not his own Ham. What, look'd he frowningly? (up. For he himself is subject to his birth : Hor.

A countenance more He may not, as unvalued persons do, In sorrow than in anger.

Carve for himself; for on his choice depends Ham.

Pale, or red? The safety and the health of the whole state; Hor. Nay, very pale.

And therefore must his choice be circumscribed Han. And fix'd his eyes upon you? Unto the voice and yielding of that body, Hor. Most constantly.

Whereof he is the head : Then if he says he Ham. I would, I had been there.

loves you, Hor, It would have much amazed you. It fits your wisdom so far to believe it, Ham.

Very like, As he in his particular act and place Very like: Stay'd it long? (tell a hundred. May give his saying deed; which is no further,

Hor. While one with moderate haste might Than the main voice of Denmark goes withal. Mar. Ber. Longer, longer.

Then weigh what lose your honour inay sustain, • Attentive.

+ That part of the helmei which may be listed up. 1 Increasing. ☆ Sinews.

# Subticiy, deceit. [ Discolour.

with you;

If with too credentear you list + his songs ; Pol. The time invites you; go, your ser
Or lose your heart; or your chaste treastire vants tend ttt.
To his unmaster'd I importunity. (open Laer. Farewell, Ophelia; and remember
Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, my dear sister ;

What I have said to you.

(wek And keep you in the rear of your affection, Oph.

'Tis iu my memory lock'd Out of the shot and danger of desire.

And yon yourself shall keep the key of it. The chariest ý maid is prodigal enough,

Luer. Farewell.

(Exit LAERTES. If she unmask her beauty to the moon:

Pol. What is't, Ophelia, he hath said to you? Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes : Oph. So please you, something touching the The canker galls the infants of the spring, Pol. Marry, well bethought: (lord Hamlet. Too oft before their buttons be disclosed; 'Tis told me, he bath very oft or late And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Given private time to you: and you yourself Contagious blastments are most imminent, Have of your audience been most free and Be wary then: best safety lies in fear; If it be so, (as so 'tis py on me, [bounteous : Youth to itself rebels, though none else near. And that in way of caution,) I must tell you, Oph. I shall the effect of this good lesson You do vot understand yourself so clearly keep,

[brother, As it behoves my daughter, and your honour; As watchman to my heart: But, good my What is between you ? give me up the truth. Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,

Oph. He hath, iny lord, of late, made any Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven; Of his affection to me.

(tenders Whilst, like a puff’d and reckless H libertine, Pul. Affection ? puh! you speak like a green Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, girl, And recks not his own read 1.

Unsifted III in such perilous circumstance. Laer.

O fear me not. Do you believe his tenders, as you call them! I stay too long ;-But here my father comes. Oph. I do not know, my lord, what I should Enter POLONIUS.


(a baby; A double blessing is a double grace ;

Pol. Marry, I'll teach you : think yourself Occasion smiles upon a second leave. (shame ; That you have ta’en these tenders for true pay,

Pol. Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for which are not sterling. Tender yourself more The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,

dearly; And you are staid for : There,-my blessing Or (not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,

Wronging it thus, you'll tender me a fool. (Laying his Hand on LAERTES' Head. Oph. My lord, he hath importuned me with And these few precepts in thy memory

In honourable fashion $55.

{lore, Look thou character **. Give thy thoughts no Pol. Ay, fashion you may call it; go io, go tongue,


(speech, iny lord, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Oph. And hath given countenance to his Be thon familiar, but by no means vulgar. With almost all the holy vows of heaven. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Pol. Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I Grapple them to thy soul with looks of steel; do know, But do not dull thy palm t+ with entertain. When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul ment

(ware Lends the tongue vows: these blazes, daughter, Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Be. Giving more light than heat,-- extinct in both, Of entrance to a quarrel : but, being in, Even in their promise, as it is a making:Bear it that the opposer may beware of thee. You must not take for fire. From this time, Give every man tbine ear, but few thy voice: Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence; Take each man's censure it, but reserve thy Set your entreatments Hill at a bigher rate, judgment.

Thaii a command to parley. For lord Hamlet, Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, Believe so much in him, that he is young ; But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gandy: And with a larger tetherTTý may he walk, For the apparel oft proclaims the man; [tion, Than may be given you: In few, Ophelia, And they in France, of the best rank and sta. Do not believe his vows; for they are brok. Are most select and generous 35, chief (1) in

ers*** Neither a borrower, nor a lender be: (that. Not of that die which their investments show, For loan oft loses both itself and friend; But mere implorators 1111 of unboly suits, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry T. Breathing like sanctified and pious bonds, This above all, --To thine ownself be true; The better to beguile. This is for all,- (forth, And it must follow, as the night the day, I would not, in plain terms, from this time Thon canst not then be false to any man. Have you so slander any moment's leisure, Farewell; my blessing season *** this in thee! As to give words or talk with the lord Hamlet. Laer. Most humbly do I take my leave, my Look to't, I charge you; come your ways. lord.

Oph. I shall oney, my lord. (Exeunt. Believing + Listen to.


Most cautious. # Careless. Regards not his own lessons.

** Write.

# Palm of the hand. # Opinios. 05 Noble. ill! Chiefly.

** Iufix. +++ Wait.
goj Manner,

A Company, 61 Longer live ; a horse fistened by a string to a stake, is lethed.

**** Pimps.

111 Implorers.

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