Enfolded Hamlet: Modern Enfolded Text

Enfolded Hamlet: Modern Enfolded Text


The Tragedie of
H A M L E T

Prince of Denmarke.

                      

 
Introduction to the Modern Enfolded Hamletby Jesús Tronch 
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11.1 
2 T        Enter Barnardo and Francisco, two sentinels. 
3-4barnardo
Who’s there?1.1.1
5-6francisco
Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold yourself.1.1.2
7barnardo
Long live the {King — } <King.>1.1.3
8francisco
{Barnardo.} <Barnardo?>1.1.4
9barnardo
He.1.1.5
10francisco
You come most carefully upon your {hour — } <hour.>1.1.6
11barnardo
’Tis now struck twelve. Get thee to bed, {Francisco — } <Francisco.>1.1.7
12francisco
For this relief much thanks. ’Tis bitter cold,1.1.8
13 And I am sick at heart.1.1.9
14barnardo
Have you had quiet guard?1.1.9
15francisco
Not a mouse stirring.1.1.10
16barnardo
Well, good night.1.1.11
16-7 If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,1.1.12
17 The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.1.1.13
18        Enter Horatio and Marcellus.1.1.13
19francisco
I think I hear them. {Stand, ho! Who is} <Stand! Who’s> there?1.1.14
20horatio
Friends to this ground.1.1.15
21marcellus
And liegemen to the {Dane — } <Dane.>1.1.15
22francisco
Give you good night.1.1.16
23marcellus
Oh, farewell, honest {soldiers.} <soldier.> Who hath relieved you?1.1.16
24francisco
Barnardo {hath} <has> my place. Give you good night. 1.1.17
25Exit Francisco.1.1.17
26marcellus
Holla, Barnardo!1.1.18
27barnardo
Say, what, is Horatio there?1.1.19
28horatio
A piece of him.1.1.19
29barnardo
Welcome, Horatio; welcome, good {Marcellus — } <Marcellus.>1.1.20
30{horatio} <marcellus>
What, has this thing appeared again tonight?1.1.21
31barnardo
I have seen nothing.1.1.22
32marcellus
Horatio says ’tis but our fantasy,1.1.23
33 And will not let belief take hold of him,1.1.24
34 Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us.1.1.25
35 Therefore I have entreated him along{,}1.1.26
36 With us<,> to watch the minutes of this night,1.1.27
37 That, if again this apparition come,1.1.28
38 He may approve our eyes and speak to it. 1.1.29
39horatio
Tush, tush, ’twill not appear.1.1.30
40barnardo
Sit down awhile,1.1.30
41 And let us once again assail your ears,1.1.31
42 That are so fortified against our story,1.1.32
43 What we {have two nights} <two nights have> seen.1.1.33
44horatio
Well, sit we down,1.1.33
45 And let us hear Barnardo speak of this.1.1.34
46barnardo
Last night of all,1.1.35
47 When yond same star that’s westward from the pole1.1.36
48 Had made his course t’ illume that part of heaven1.1.37
49 Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself,1.1.38
50 The bell then beating one — 1.1.39
51        {Enter Ghost.}1.1.40
51marcellus
Peace, break thee off.1.1.40
51-2        <(Enter the Ghost.)> 1.1.40
52                            Look where it comes again.1.1.40
53barnardo
In the same figure<,> like the King that’s dead.1.1.41
54marcellus
Thou art a scholar; speak to it, Horatio.1.1.42
55barnardo
Looks {’a} <it> not like the King? Mark it, Horatio.1.1.43
56 Thoratio
Most like. It harrows me with fear and wonder.1.1.44
57barnardo
It would be spoke to.1.1.45
58marcellus
{Speak to} <Question> it, Horatio.1.1.45
59horatio
What art thou that usurp’st this time of night1.1.46
60 Together with that fair and warlike form1.1.47
61 In which the majesty of buried Denmark1.1.48
62 Did sometimes march? By heaven, I charge thee speak.1.1.49
63marcellus
It is offended.1.1.50
64barnardo
See, it stalks away.1.1.50
65horatio
Stay, speak, speak, I charge thee<,> speak. 1.1.51
66Exit <the> Ghost.1.1.51
67marcellus
’Tis gone and will not answer.1.1.52
68barnardo
How now, Horatio, you tremble and look pale.1.1.53
69 Is not this something more than fantasy?1.1.54
70 What think you on’t?1.1.55
71horatio
Before my God, I might not this believe1.1.56
72 Without the sensible and true avouch1.1.57
73 Of mine own eyes.1.1.58
74marcellus
Is it not like the King?1.1.58
75horatio
As thou art to thyself.1.1.59
76 Such was the very armor he had on1.1.60
77 When {he the} <th’> ambitious Norway combated.1.1.61
78 So frowned he once, when in an angry parle1.1.62
79 T He smote the sledded pole-axePolacks on the ice.1.1.63
80 ’Tis strange.1.1.64
81marcellus
Thus twice before, and {jump} <just> at this dead hour,1.1.65
82 With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.1.1.66
83horatio
In what particular thought to work, I know not,1.1.67
84 But in the gross and scope of {mine} <my> opinion1.1.68
85 This bodes some strange eruption to our state.1.1.69
86marcellus
Good now, sit down, and tell me, he that knows,1.1.70
87 Why this same strict and most observant watch1.1.71
88 So nightly toils the subject of the land,1.1.72
89 And {with} <why> such daily {cost} <cast> of brazen cannon1.1.73
90 And foreign mart for implements of war;1.1.74
91 Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore task1.1.75
92 Does not divide the Sunday from the week;1.1.76
93 What might be toward that this sweaty haste1.1.77
94 Doth make the night joint labourer with the day.1.1.78
95 Who is’t that can inform me?1.1.79
96horatio
That can I.1.1.79
97 At least the whisper goes so. Our |ast King,1.1.80
98 Whose image even but now appeared to us,1.1.81
99 Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway,1.1.82
100 Thereto pricked on by a most emulate pride,1.1.83
101 Dared to the combat, in which our valiant Hamlet1.1.84
102 (For so this side of our known world esteemed him)1.1.85
103 Did slay this Fortinbras, who by a sealed compact1.1.86
104 Well ratified by law and {heraldy} <heraldry>1.1.87
105 Did forfeit (with his life) all {these} <those> his lands1.1.88
106 Which he stood seized {of} <on> to the conqueror;1.1.89
107 Against the which a moiety competent1.1.90
108 Was gaged by our King, which had {return} <returned>1.1.91
109 To the inheritance of Fortinbras1.1.92
110 Had he been vanquisher, as by the same {co-mart} <covenant>1.1.93
111 And carriage of the article designdesigned1.1.94
112 His fell to Hamlet. Now, sir, young Fortinbras,1.1.95
113 Of unimproved mettle, hot and full,1.1.96
114 Hath in the skirts of Norway here and there1.1.97
115 Sharked up a list of {lawless} <landless> resolutes1.1.98
116 For food and diet to some enterprise1.1.99
117 That hath a stomack in’t, which is no other,1.1.100
118 {As} <And> it doth well appear unto our state,1.1.101
119 But to recover of us by strong hand1.1.102
120 And terms {compulsatory} <compulsative> those foresaid lands1.1.103
121 So by his father lost. And this, I take it,1.1.104
122 Is the main motive of our preparations,1.1.105
123 The source of this our watch, and the chief head1.1.106
124 Of this post-haste and rummage in the land.1.1.107
124+1barnardo
I think it be no other but e’en so.1.1.108
124+2 Well may it sort that this portentous figure1.1.109
124+3 Comes armed through our watch so like the King1.1.110
124+4 That was and is the question of these wars.1.1.111
124+5horatio
A mote it is to trouble the mind’s eye.1.1.112
124+6 In the most high and palmy state of Rome,1.1.113
124+7 A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,1.1.114
124+8 The graves stood tennantless and the sheeted dead1.1.115
124+9 Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets — 1.1.116
124+10 As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,1.1.117
124+11 Disasters in the sun; and the moist star,1.1.118
124+12 Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands,1.1.119
124+13 Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse.1.1.120
124+14 And even the like precurse of fearfeared events,1.1.121
124+15 As harbingers preceding still the fates1.1.122
124+16 And prologue to the omen coming on,1.1.123
124+17 Have heaven and earth together demonstrated1.1.124
124+18 Unto our climatures and countrymen.1.1.125
125                     (Enter Ghost <again>.) 
126 But soft — behold, lo, where it comes again!1.1.126
127 I’ll cross it though it blast me. — Stay, illusion.1.1.127
127                     {(It spreads his arms.)} 
128 If thou hast any sound or use of voice,1.1.128
129 Speak to me; if there be any good thing to be done1.1.130
130 That may to thee do ease and grace to me,1.1.132
130 Speak to me.1.1.132
131 If thou art privy to thy country’s fate1.1.133
132 Which happily foreknowing may avoid,1.1.135
132 Oh, speak;1.1.135
133 Or if thou hast uphoarded in thy life1.1.136
134 Extorted treasure in the womb of earth1.1.137
135 (For which they say {your} <you> spirits oft walk in death)1.1.138
135 T         (The cock crows.)1.1.138
136 Speak of it, stay and speak. — Stop it, Marcellus. 1.1.139
137marcellus
Shall I strike <at> it with my partisan?1.1.140
138horatio
Do if it will not stand.1.1.141
139barnardo
’Tis here.1.1.141
140horatio
’Tis here. 1.1.141
140Exit Ghost.1.1.141
141marcellus
’Tis gone.1.1.142
142 We do it wrong, being so majestical,1.1.143
143 To offer it the show of violence,1.1.144
144 For it is as the air, invulnerable,1.1.145
145 And our vain blows malicious mockery.1.1.146
146barnardo
It was about to speak when the cock crew.1.1.147
147horatio
And then it started like a guilty thing1.1.148
148 Upon a fearful summons. I have heard1.1.149
149 The cock, that is the trumpet to the {morn,} <day,>1.1.150
150 Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat1.1.151
151 Awake the god of day, and at his warning,1.1.152
152 Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air,1.1.153
153 Th’ extravagant and erring spirit hies1.1.154
154 To his confine; and of the truth herein1.1.155
155 This present object made probation.1.1.156
156marcellus
It faded on the crowing of the cock.1.1.157
157 Some {say} <says> that ever ’gainst that season comes1.1.158
158 Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,1.1.159
159 {This} <The> bird of dawning singeth all night long;1.1.160
160 And then, they say, no spirit {dare stir} <can walk> abroad,1.1.161
161 The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,1.1.162
162 No fairy {takes,} <talks,> nor witch hath power to charm,1.1.163
163 So hallowed and so gracious is {that} <the> time.1.1.164
164horatio
So have I heard and do in part believe it.1.1.165
165 But look, the morn in russet mantle clad1.1.166
166 Walks o’er the dew of yon high {eastward} <eastern> hill.1.1.167
167 Break we our watch up, and by my advice1.1.168
168 Let us impart what we have seen tonight1.1.169
169 Unto young Hamlet, for upon my life1.1.170
170 This spirit dumb to us will speak to him.1.1.171
171 Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it1.1.172
172 T As needful in our loves, fitting our duty?1.1.173
173 Tmarcellus
Let’s do’t, I pray, and I this morning know1.1.174
174 Where we shall find him most {convenient.} <conveniently.>1.1.175
174Exeunt.1.1.175
1751.2 
176{Flourish.} 
176Enter Claudius, King of Denmark, {Gertrard} <Gertrude> the Queen, 
177<Hamlet,> {Council: as} Polonius, {and his son} Laertes, <and his sister Ophelia,> 
178<Lords Attendant> {Hamlet, with others [including Cornelius and Voltemand]}. 
179king {claudius}
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death1.2.1
180 The memory be green, and that it us befitted1.2.2
181 To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom1.2.3
182 To be contracted in one brow of woe,1.2.4
183 Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature1.2.5
184 That we with wisest sorrow think on him1.2.6
185 Together with remembrance of ourselves.1.2.7
186 Therefore our {sometime} <sometimes> sister, now our Queen,1.2.8
187 Th’ imperial jointress {to} <of> this warlike state,1.2.9
188 Have we, as ’twere with a defeated joy,1.2.10
189 With {an} <one> auspicious and {a} <one> dropping eye,1.2.11
190 With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,1.2.12
191 In equal scale weighing delight and dole,1.2.13
192 Taken to wife. Nor have we herein barred1.2.14
193 Your better wisdoms, which have freely gone1.2.15
194 With this affair along. For all, our thanks.1.2.16
195 Now follows that you knowknow: young Fortinbras,1.2.17
196 Holding a weak supposal of our worth1.2.18
197 Or thinking by our late dear brother’s death1.2.19
198 Our state to be disjoint and out of frame,1.2.20
199 Co-leagued with {this} <the> dream of his advantage,1.2.21
200 He hath not failed to pester us with message1.2.22
201 Importing the surrender of those lands1.2.23
202 Lost by his father, with all {bands} <bonds> of law1.2.24
203 To our most valiant brother. So much for him.1.2.25
204        <(Enter Voltemand and Cornelius.)>1.2.
205 Now for ourself, and for this time of meeting,1.2.26
206 Thus much the busines is: we have here writ1.2.27
207 To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras1.2.28
208 (Who, impotent and bedrid, scarcely hears1.2.29
209 Of this his nephew’s purpose) to suppress1.2.30
210 His further gait herein, in that the levies,1.2.31
211 The lists and full proportions are all made1.2.32
212 Out of his subject; and we here dispatch1.2.33
213 You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltemand,1.2.34
214 For {bearers} <bearing> of this greeting to old Norway,1.2.35
215 Giving to you no further personal power1.2.36
216 To business with the King, more than the scope1.2.37
217 Of these {delated} <dilated> articles allow.1.2.38
218 Farewell, and let your haste commend your duty.1.2.39
219{cornelius,} voltemand
In that and all things will we show our duty.1.2.40
220king
We doubt it nothing. Heartily, farewell.1.2.41
221Exeunt Voltemand and Cornelius. 
222 And now, Laertes, what’s the news with you?1.2.42
223 You told us of some suit: what is’t, Laertes? 1.2.43
224 You cannot speak of reason to the Dane1.2.44
225 And lose your voice. What wouldst thou beg, Laertes,1.2.45
226 That shall not be my offer, not thy asking?1.2.46
227 The head is not more native to the heart,1.2.47
228 The hand more instrumental to the mouth,1.2.48
229 Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.1.2.49
230 What wouldst thou have, Laertes?1.2.50
231laertes
{My dread} <Dread my> lord,1.2.50
232 Your leave and favor to return to France,1.2.51
233 From whence though willingly I came to Denmark1.2.52
234 To show my duty in your coronation,1.2.53
235 Yet now I must confess, that duty done,1.2.54
236 My thoughts and wishes bend again {toward} <towards> France1.2.55
237 And bow them to your gracious leave and pardon.1.2.56
238-9king
Have you your father’s {leave:}<leave?> {what says Polonius?}1.2.57
239 <What says Polonius?>1.2.57
240polonius
{H’ath,} <He hath,> my {lord,}<lord.> wrung from me my slow leave1.2.58
240+1 By laborsome petition, and at last1.2.59
240+2 Upon his will I sealed my hard consent.1.2.60
241 I do beseech you give him leave to go.1.2.61
242king
Take thy fair hour, Laertes, time be thine1.2.62
243 And thy best graces spend it at thy will. — 1.2.63
244 But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my {son — }<son!>1.2.64
245hamlet
A little more than kin, and less then kind.1.2.65
246king
How is it that the clouds still hang on you?1.2.66
247hamlet
Not so {much}, my lord, I am too much {in the son.} <i’th’ sun.>1.2.67
248queen
Good Hamlet, cast thy {nighted} <nightly> color off1.2.68
249 And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark.1.2.69
250 Do not for ever with thy {vailed} <veiled> lids1.2.70
251 Seek for thy noble father in the dust.1.2.71
252 Thou knowst ’tis common all that lives must die,1.2.72
253 Passing through nature to eternity.1.2.73
254hamlet
Ay, madam, it is common.1.2.74
255queen
If it be,1.2.74
256 Why seems it so particular with thee?1.2.75
257hamlet
“Seems”, {madam — } <madam?> nay, it is, I know not “seems”.1.2.76
258 ’Tis not alone my inky cloak, {cold} <good> mother,1.2.77
259 Nor customary suits of solemn black,1.2.78
260 Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,1.2.79
261 No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,1.2.80
262 Nor the dejected havior of the visage,1.2.81
263 T Together with all forms, moods, {shapes} <shows> of grief1.2.82
264 T That can denote me truly. These indeed “seem”,1.2.83
265 For they are actions that a man might play,1.2.84
266 But I have that within which {passes} <passeth> show,1.2.85
267 These but the trappings and the suits of woe.1.2.86
268-9king
’Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,1.2.87
270 To give these mourning duties to your father,1.2.88
271 But you must know your father lost a father,1.2.89
272 That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound1.2.90
273 In filial obligation for some term1.2.91
274 To do obsequious sorrow; but to persever1.2.92
275 In obstinate condolement is a course1.2.93
276 Of impious stubbornness, ’tis unmanly grief,1.2.94
277 It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,1.2.95
278 A heart unfortified, {or} <a> mind impatient,1.2.96
279 An understanding simple and unschooled.1.2.97
280 For what we know must be, and is as common 1.2.98
281 As any the most vulgar thing to sense,1.2.99
282 Why should we in our peevish opposition1.2.100
283 Take it to heart? Fie, ’tis a fault to heaven,1.2.101
284 A fault against the dead, a fault to nature,1.2.102
285 To reason most absurd, whose common theme1.2.103
286 Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried1.2.104
287 From the first corpse till he that died today1.2.105
288 “This must be so”. We pray you throw to earth1.2.106
289 This unprevailing woe, and think of us 1.2.107
290 As of a father; for let the world take note1.2.108
291 You are the most immediate to our throne,1.2.109
292 And with no less nobility of love1.2.110
293 Than that which dearest father bears his son1.2.111
294 Do I impart {toward} <towards> you. For your intent1.2.112
295 In going back to school in Wittenberg, 1.2.113
296 It is most retrograde to our desire,1.2.114
297 And we beseech you bend you to remain1.2.115
298 Here in the cheer and comfort of our eye,1.2.116
299 Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son.1.2.117
300queen
Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; 1.2.118
301 I {pray thee} <prithee> stay with us, go not to Wittenberg.1.2.119
302-3hamlet
I shall in all my best obey you, madam.1.2.120
304king
Why, ’tis a loving and a fair reply.1.2.121
305 Be as ourself in Denmark. — Madam, come,1.2.122
306 This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet1.2.123
307 Sits smiling to my heart, in grace whereof1.2.124
308 No jocund health that Denmark drinks today1.2.125
309 But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell1.2.126
310 And the King’s rouse the {heaven} <heavens> shall bruit again, 1.2.127
311 Re-speaking earthly thunder. Come away. 1.2.128
312                       {Flourish.} 
312 TExeunt all but Hamlet. 
313hamlet
Oh, that this too too {salliedsullied} <solid> flesh would melt,1.2.129
314 Thaw and resolve itself into a dew,1.2.130
315 Or that the Everlasting had not fixed 1.2.131
316 T His canon ’gainst self-slaughter. O God, O God,1.2.132
317 T How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable1.2.133
318 {Seem} <Seems> to me all the uses of this world!1.2.134
319 Fie on’t, {ah,} <oh,> fie, fie, ’tis an unweeded garden1.2.135
320 That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature, 1.2.136
321 Possess it merely. That it should come {thus:} <to this!>1.2.137
322 But two months dead, nay, not so much, not two — 1.2.138
323 So excellent a king, that was to this1.2.139
324 Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother1.2.140
325 T That he might not beteem the winds of heaven1.2.141
326 Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth,1.2.142
327 Must I remember? Why, she {should} <would> hang on him1.2.143
328 As if increase of appetite had grown1.2.144
329 By what it fed on — and yet within a month1.2.145
330 (Let me not think on’t — Frailty, thy name is Woman),1.2.146
331 A little month, or ere those shoes were old1.2.147
332 With which she followed my poor father’s body1.2.148
333 Like Niobe, all tears. Why, she, even she — 1.2.149
334 (O {God,} <Heaven!> a beast that wants discourse of reason1.2.150
335 Would have mourned longer) married with {my} <mine> uncle,1.2.151
336 My father’s brother, but no more like my father1.2.152
337 Than I to Hercules. Within a {month,} <month?>1.2.153
338 Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears1.2.154
339 Had left the flushing {in} <of> her galled eyes,1.2.155
340 She married. O most wicked speed! To post1.2.156
341 With such dexterity to incestuous sheets,1.2.157
342 It is not, nor it cannot come to good.1.2.158
343 But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.1.2.159
344        Enter Horatio, {Marcellus and Barnardo.} <Barnardo, and Marcellus.> 
345horatio
Hail to your lordship.1.2.160
346hamlet
I am glad to see you well — 1.2.160
347 Horatio, or I do forget myself.1.2.161
348-9horatio
The same, my lord, and your poor servant ever.1.2.162
350-1hamlet
Sir, my good friend, I’ll change that name with you.1.2.163
352 And what make you from Wittenberg, Horatio? —1.2.164
353 Marcellus.1.2.165
354marcellus
My good lord.1.2.166
355hamlet
I am very glad to see you. — [To Barnardo.] Good even, sir. — 1.2.167
356 But what in faith make you from Wittenberg?1.2.168
357horatio
A truant disposition, good my lord.1.2.169
358hamlet
I would not {hear} <have> your enemy say so,1.2.170
359 Nor shall you do {my} <mine> ear that violence1.2.171
360 To make it truster of your own report 1.2.172
361 Against yourself. I know you are no truant.1.2.173
362 But what is your affair in Elsinore?1.2.174
363 We’ll teach you {for} to drink <deep> ere you depart.1.2.175
364horatio
My lord, I came to see your father’s funeral.1.2.176
365hamlet
I {prithee} <pray thee> do not mock me, fellow student,1.2.177
366 T I think it was to see my mother’s wedding.1.2.178
367horatio
Indeed, my lord, it followed hard upon.1.2.179
368hamlet
Thrift, thrift, Horatio, the funeral baked meats1.2.180
369 Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.1.2.181
370 Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven1.2.182
371 {Or ever I had} <Ere I had ever> seen that day, Horatio.1.2.183
372 My father, methinks I see my father.1.2.184
373horatio
{Where,} <Oh, where,> my lord?1.2.185
374hamlet
In my mind’s eye, Horatio.1.2.185
375horatio
I saw him once; {’a} <he> was a goodly king.1.2.186
376hamlet
{’A} <He> was a man, take him for all in all,1.2.187
377 I shall not look upon his like again.1.2.188
378horatio
My lord, I think I saw him yesternight.1.2.189
379hamlet
{Saw,}<Saw?> who?1.2.190
380horatio
My lord, the King your father.1.2.191
381hamlet
The King my father?1.2.191
382horatio
Season your admiration for a while1.2.192
383 With an attent ear till I may deliver1.2.193
384 Upon the witness of these gentlemen1.2.194
385 This marvel to you.1.2.195
386hamlet
For {God’s} <Heaven’s> love, let me hear!1.2.195
387horatio
Two nights together had these gentlemen,1.2.196
388 Marcellus and Barnardo, on their watch1.2.197
389 In the dead waste and middle of the night1.2.198
390 Been thus encountered: a figure like your father 1.2.199
391 Armed at {point,} <all points> exactly cap-à-pie,1.2.200
392 Appears before them and with solemn march1.2.201
393 Goes slow and stately<;> by them{;} thrice he walked1.2.202
394 By their oppressed and fear-surprised eyes1.2.203
395 Within his truncheon’s length whilst they, {distilled} <bestilled> 1.2.204
396 Almost to jelly{,} with the act of fear<,>1.2.205
397 Stand dumb and speak not to him. This to me1.2.206
398 In dreadful secrecy impart they did,1.2.207
399 And I with them the third night kept the watch,1.2.208
400 T Where (as they had delivered, both in time,1.2.209
401 Form of the thing, each word made true and good)1.2.210
402 The apparition comes. I knew your father;1.2.211
403 These hands are not more like.1.2.212
404hamlet
But where was this?1.2.212
405marcellus
My lord, upon the platform where we {watch — } <watched.>1.2.213
406hamlet
Did you not speak to it?1.2.214
407horatio
My lord, I did,1.2.214
408 But answer made it none. Yet once methought1.2.215
409 It lifted up it head and did address1.2.216
410 Itself to motion like as it would speak.1.2.217
411 But even then the morning cock crew loud,1.2.218
412 And at the sound it shrunk in haste away1.2.219
413 And vanished from our sight.1.2.220
414hamlet
’Tis very strange.1.2.220
415horatio
As I do live, my honored lord, ’tis true,1.2.221
416 And we did think it writ down in our duty1.2.222
417 To let you know of it.1.2.223
418hamlet
Indeed, indeed, sirs. But this troubles me.1.2.224
419 Hold you the watch tonight?1.2.225
420{horatio} marcellus, barnardo
We do, my lord.1.2.225
421hamlet
Armed, say you?1.2.226
422{horatio} marcellus, barnardo
Armed, my lord.1.2.227
423hamlet
From top to toe?1.2.228
424{horatio} marcellus, barnardo
My lord, from head to foot.1.2.228
425hamlet
Then saw you not his {face.} <face?>1.2.229
426horatio
Oh, yes, my lord, he wore his beaver up.1.2.230
427hamlet
What<,> looked he{,} frowningly?1.2.231
428horatio
A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.1.2.232
429hamlet
Pale, or red?1.2.232
430horatio
Nay, very pale.1.2.233
431hamlet
And fixed his eyes upon you?1.2.233
432horatio
Most constantly.1.2.234
433hamlet
I would I had been there.1.2.234
434horatio
It would have much amazed you.1.2.235
435hamlet
Very like, very like. Stayed it long?1.2.236
436horatio
While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred.1.2.237
437marcellus, barnardo
Longer, longer.1.2.238
438horatio
Not when I saw’t.1.2.239
439hamlet
His beard was {grizzled,} <grizzly?> no?1.2.239
440horatio
It was<,> as I have seen it in his life: 1.2.240
441 A sable silvered.1.2.241
442 Thamlet
{I will} <I’ll> watch tonight.1.2.241
442 Perchance ’twill {walk} <wake> again.1.2.242
443horatio
I warrant you it will.1.2.242
444hamlet
If it assume my noble father’s person,1.2.243
445 I’ll speak to it though hell itself should gape 1.2.244
446 And bid me hold my peace. I pray you all,1.2.245
447 If you have hitherto concealed this sight,1.2.246
448 Let it be {tenable} <treble> in your silence still,1.2.247
449 And {whatsomever} <whatsoever> else shall hap tonight1.2.248
450 Give it an understanding but no tongue. 1.2.249
451 I will requite your loves. So fare {you} <ye> well.1.2.250
452 Upon the platform ’twixt eleven and twelve1.2.251
453 I’ll visit you.1.2.252
454horatio, marcellus, barnardo
Our duty to your honor. 1.2.252
455hamlet
Your {loves,} <love,> as mine to you. Farewell.1.2.253
455(Exeunt [all but Hamlet].)1.2.253
456 My father’s spirit — in arms! All is not well;1.2.254
457 I doubt some foul play. Would the night were come.1.2.255
458 Till then sit still my soul. {Fond} <Foul> deeds will rise1.2.256
459 Though all the earth o’erwhelm them to men’s eyes.1.2.257
459Exit.1.2.257
4601.3 
461        Enter Laertes and Ophelia{, his sister}. 
462laertes
My necessaries are embarked. Farewell. 1.3.1
463 And sister, as the winds give benefit1.3.2
464 T And {convey} <convoy> is assistant, do not sleep1.3.3
465 But let me hear from you.1.3.4
466ophelia
Do you doubt that?1.3.4
467laertes
For Hamlet, and the trifling of his {favor,} <favors,>1.3.5
468 Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood,1.3.6
469 A violet in the youth of primy nature,1.3.7
470 {Forward} <Froward>, not permanent, sweet, not lasting,1.3.8
471 The {perfume and} suppliance of a minute, <no more.>1.3.10
471 {No more.}1.3.10
472ophelia
No more but so.so?1.3.10
473laertes
Think it no more.1.3.10
474 For nature crescent does not grow alone1.3.11
475 In thews and {bulks,} <bulk,> but as {this} <his> temple waxes1.3.12
476 The inward service of the mind and soul1.3.13
477 Grows wide withal. Perhaps he loves you now,1.3.14
478 And now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch1.3.15
479 T The virtue of his will; but you must fear,1.3.16
480 His greatness weighed, his will is not his {own:} <own,>1.3.17
481 For he himself is subject to his birth:1.3.18
482 He may not, as unvalued persons do,1.3.19
483 Carve for himself, for on his choice depends1.3.20
484 T The {safety} <sanctitysanity> and health of {this} <the> whole state,1.3.21
485 And therefore must his choice be circumscribed 1.3.22
486 Unto the voice and yielding of that body1.3.23
487 Whereof he is the head. Then if he says he loves you,1.3.24
488 It fits your wisdom so far to believe it1.3.25
489 As he in his {particular act and place} <peculiar sect and force>1.3.26
490 May give his saying deed, which is no further 1.3.27
491 Than the main voice of Denmark goes withal.1.3.28
492 Then weigh what loss your honor may sustain1.3.29
493 If with too credent ear you list his songs,1.3.30
494 Or lose{loose} your heart, or your chaste treasure open1.3.31
495 To his unmastered importunity.1.3.32
496 Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, my dear sister,1.3.33
497 And keep {you in} <within> the rear of your affection1.3.34
498 Out of the shot and danger of desire.1.3.35
499 {“The} <The> chariest maid is prodigal enough1.3.36
500 If she unmask her beauty to the moon.1.3.37
501 Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.1.3.38
502 The canker galls the infants of the spring1.3.39
503 Too oft before {their} <the> buttons be disclosed,1.3.40
504 And in the morn and liquid dew of youth1.3.41
505 Contagious blastments are most {imminent”.}<imminent.> 1.3.42
506 Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.1.3.43
507 Youth to itself rebels, though none else near.1.3.44
508ophelia
I shall {the} <th’> effect of this good lesson keep1.3.45
509 As {watchman} <watchmen> to my heart. But, good my brother,1.3.46
510 Do not as some ungracious pastors do, 1.3.47
511 Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven1.3.48
512 {Whiles,} <Whilst, like> a puffed and reckless libertine,1.3.49
513 Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads1.3.50
514 And recks not his own reed.1.3.51
514        {Enter Polonius.}1.3.51
515laertes
Oh, fear me not.1.3.51
516        <(Enter Polonius.)> 
517 I stay too long. But here my father comes. 1.3.52
518 A double blessing is a double grace;1.3.53
519 Occasion smiles upon a second leave.1.3.54
520polonius
Yet here, Laertes? Aboard, aboard, for shame.1.3.55
521 The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail1.3.56
522 And you are stayed {for. There, my} <for there. My> blessing with {thee,} <you;>1.3.57
523 And these few precepts in thy memory1.3.58
524 {Look} <See> thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue1.3.59
525 Nor any unproportioned thought his act.1.3.60
526 Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar.1.3.61
527 {Those} <The> friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,1.3.62
528 Grapple them {unto} <to> thy soul with hoops of steel,1.3.63
529 But do not dull thy palm with entertainment1.3.64
530 Of each {new-hatched,} <unhatched,> unfledged {courage.} <comrade.> Beware 1.3.65
531 Of entrance to a quarrel, but, being in,1.3.66
532 Bear’t that th’ opposed may beware of thee.1.3.67
533 Give every man {thy} <thine> ear but few thy voice;1.3.68
534 Take each man’s censure but reserve thy judgement.1.3.69
535 Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy 1.3.70
536 But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy;1.3.71
537 For the apparel oft proclaims the man,1.3.72
538 And they in France of the best rank and station1.3.73
539 {Or} <Are> of a most select and {generous,} <generous> chief in that.1.3.74
540 Neither a borrower nor a {lender, boy,} <lender be;> 1.3.75
541 T For loan oft loses both itself and friend,1.3.76
542 And borrowing {dulleth} <dulls the> edge of husbandry.1.3.77
543 This above all: to thine own self be true,1.3.78
544 And it must follow as the night the day1.3.79
545 Thou canst not then be false to any man. 1.3.80
546 Farewell, my blessing season this in thee.1.3.81
547laertes
Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.1.3.82
548 Tpolonius
The time {invests} <invites> you. Go, your servants tend.1.3.83
549laertes
Farewell, Ophelia, and remember well1.3.84
550 What I have said to you.1.3.85
551ophelia
’Tis in my memory locked1.3.85
552 And you yourself shall keep the key of it.1.3.86
553laertes
Farewell.1.3.87
553Exit Laertes.
554polonius
What is’t, Ophelia, he hath said to you?1.3.88
555ophelia
So please you, something touching the Lord Hamlet.1.3.89
556polonius
Marry, well bethought:1.3.90
557 ’Tis told me he hath very oft of late1.3.91
558 Given private time to you, and you yourself1.3.92
559 Have of your audience been most free and bounteous.1.3.93
560 If it be so (as so ’tis put on me,1.3.94
561 And that in way of caution), I must tell you1.3.95
562 You do not understand yourself so clearly1.3.96
563 As it behoves my daughter and your honor.1.3.97
564 T What is between you? Give me up the truth.1.3.98
565ophelia
He hath, my lord, of late made many tenders 1.3.99
566 Of his affection to me.1.3.100
567polonius
Affection? Pooh, you speak like a green girl1.3.101
568 Unsifted in such perilous circumstance.1.3.102
569 Do you believe his “tenders” as you call them?1.3.103
570ophelia
I do not know, my lord, what I should think.1.3.104
571polonius
Marry, {I will} <I’ll> teach you: think yourself a baby1.3.105
572 That you have ta’en {these} <his> tenders for true pay1.3.106
573 Which are not sterling; tender yourself more dearly1.3.107
574 Or (not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,1.3.108
575 {Wrong} <Roaming> Running it thus) you’ll tender me a fool.1.3.109
576ophelia
My lord, he hath importuned me with love1.3.110
577 In honorable fashion — 1.3.111
578polonius
Ay, “fashion” you may call it. Go to, go to.1.3.112
579ophelia
And hath given countenance to his speech,1.3.113
580 My lord, with {almost} all the {holy} vows of heaven.1.3.114
581polonius
Ay, {springs} <springes> to catch woodcocks. I do know,1.3.115
582 When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul1.3.116
583 {Lends} <Gives> the tongue vows. These blazes, daughter,1.3.117
584 Giving more light than heat, extinct in both1.3.118
585 Even in their promise as it is a-making, 1.3.119
586 You must not take for fire. {From} <For> this time, <daughter,>1.3.120
587 Be {something} <somewhat> scanter of your maiden presence,1.3.121
588 Set your entreatments at a higher rate1.3.122
589 Than a command to {parle.} <parley.> For Lord Hamlet,1.3.123
590 Believe so much in him that he is young 1.3.124
591 T And with a larger tether may he walk1.3.125
592 Than may be given you. In few, Ophelia,1.3.126
593 Do not believe his vows, for they are brokers1.3.127
594 Not of {that dye} <the eye> which their investments show1.3.128
595 T But mere {imploratators} <implorators> of unholy suits 1.3.129
596 Breathing like sanctified and pious bondsbawds1.3.130
597 T The better to beguile. This is for all:1.3.131
598 I would not in plain terms from this time forth1.3.132
599 Have you so slander any moment leisure1.3.133
600 As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. 1.3.134
601 Look to’t, I charge you. Come your ways.1.3.135
602ophelia
I shall obey, my lord.1.3.136
602Exeunt.1.3.136
           [1.4]
603        Enter Hamlet, Horatio, {and} Marcellus.1.4
604 Thamlet
The air bites shrewdly; {it is} <is it> very {cold.} <cold?>1.4.1
605horatio
It is <a> nipping{,} and an eager air.1.4.2
606hamlet
What hour now?1.4.3
607horatio
I think it lacks of twelve.1.4.3
608marcellus
No, it is struck.1.4.4
609horatio
Indeed, I heard it not. {It then} <Then it> draws near the season1.4.5
610 Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk. 1.4.6
610 T                      A flourish of trumpets and two pieces goes off.1.4.6
611 What does this mean, my lord? 1.4.7
612hamlet
The King doth wake tonight and takes his rouse,1.4.8
613 Keeps {wassail} <wassails> and the swaggering upspring reels,1.4.9
614 And as he drains his draughts of Rennish down1.4.10
615 The kettledrum and trumpet thus bray out 1.4.11
616 The triumph of his pledge.1.4.12
617horatio
Is it a custom?1.4.12
618hamlet
Ay, marry, is’t,1.4.13
619 {But} <And> to my mind, though I am native here1.4.14
620 And to the manner born, it is a custom 1.4.15
621 More honored in the breach than the observance.1.4.16
621+1 This heavy-headed revel east and west1.4.17
621+2 Makes us traduced and taxed of other nations:1.4.18
621+3 They clepe us drunkards and with swinish phrase1.4.19
621+4 Soil our addition, and indeed it takes1.4.20
621+5 From our achievements, though performed at height,1.4.21
621+6 The pith and marrow of our attribute.1.4.22
621+7 So oft it chances in particular men1.4.23
621+8 That, for some vicious mole of nature in them,1.4.24
621+9 As in their birth wherein they are not guilty1.4.25
621+10 (Since nature cannot choose his origin),1.4.26
621+11 By their o’ergrowth of some complexion1.4.27
621+12 Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason,1.4.28
621+13 Or by some habit that too much o’erleavens1.4.29
621+14 The form of plausive manners — that these men1.4.30
621+15 Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect 1.4.31
621+16 (Being Nature’s livery or Fortune’s star),1.4.32
621+17 His virtues else, be they as pure as grace,1.4.33
621+18 As infinite as man may undergo,1.4.34
621+19 Shall in the general censure take corruption1.4.35
621+20 From that particular fault: the dram of ealeev’l 1.4.36
621+21 Doth all the noble substance of a doubt1.4.37
621+22 To his own scandal.1.4.38
622        Enter Ghost. 
623horatio
Look, my lord, it comes.1.4.38
624hamlet
Angels and ministers of grace defend us! — 1.4.39
625 Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damned, 1.4.40
626 Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell,1.4.41
627 Be thy {intents} <events> wicked or charitable,1.4.42
628 Thou comest in such a questionable shape1.4.43
629 That I will speak to thee: I’ll call thee Hamlet,1.4.44
630 King, father, royal Dane. Oh, oh, answer me, 1.4.45
631 Let me not burst in ignorance, but tell1.4.46
632 Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death,1.4.47
633 Have burst their cerements, why the sepulchre1.4.48
634 Wherein we saw thee quietly {interred} <inurned>1.4.49
635 Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws 1.4.50
636 To cast thee up again. What may this mean1.4.51
637 That thou, dead corpse, again in complete steel1.4.52
638 Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon,1.4.53
639 Making night hideous, and we fools of nature1.4.54
640 So horridly to shake our disposition 1.4.55
641 T With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?1.4.56
642 Say why is this? wherefore? what should we do? 1.4.57
643 Ghost beckons <Hamlet>.1.4.57
644horatio
It beckons you to go away with it 1.4.58
645 As if it some impartment did desire1.4.59
646 To you alone.1.4.60
647marcellus
Look with what courteous action1.4.60
648 It {waves} <wafts> you to a more removed ground,1.4.61
649 But do not go with it.1.4.62
650horatio
No, by no means.1.4.62
651hamlet
It will not speak, then {I will} <will I> follow it.1.4.63
652horatio
Do not, my lord.1.4.64
653hamlet
Why, what should be the fear?1.4.64
654 I do not set my life at a pin’s fee,1.4.65
655 And for my soul, what can it do to that1.4.66
656 Being a thing immortal as itself?1.4.67
657 It waves me forth again. I’ll follow it.1.4.68
658horatio
What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,1.4.69
659 T Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff1.4.70
660 T That beetles o’er his base into the sea, 1.4.71
661 And there {assume} <assumes> some other horrible form1.4.72
662 Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason1.4.73
663 And draw you into madness? Think of it. 1.4.74
663+1 The very place puts toys of desperation1.4.75
663+2 Without more motive into every brain1.4.76
663+3 That looks so many fathoms to the sea1.4.77
663+4 And hears it roar beneath.1.4.78
664hamlet
It {waves} <wafts> me still. <Go on, I’ll follow thee.>1.4.79
664 {Go on, I’ll follow thee.}1.4.79
665marcellus
You shall not go, my lord.1.4.80
666hamlet
Hold off your {hands.} <hand.>1.4.80
667horatio
Be ruled, you shall not go.1.4.81
668hamlet
My fate cries out1.4.81
669 And makes each petty artery in this body1.4.82
670 As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve. 1.4.83
671 Still am I {called.} <called?> Unhand me, gentlemen,1.4.84
672 By heaven, I’ll make a ghost of him that lets me!1.4.85
673 I say away! — Go on, I’ll follow thee. 1.4.86
674 TExeunt Ghost and Hamlet.1.4.86
675 Thoratio
He waxes desperate with imagination.1.4.87
676marcellus
Let’s follow. ’Tis not fit thus to obey him.1.4.88
677horatio
Have after. To what issue will this come?1.4.89
678marcellus
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.1.4.90
679horatio
Heaven will direct it.1.4.91
680marcellus
Nay, let’s follow him.1.4.91
680Exeunt.
           
           [1.5]
681        Enter Ghost and Hamlet.1.5
682hamlet
{Whither} <Where> wilt thou lead me? Speak, I’ll go no further.1.5.1
683ghost
Mark me.1.5.2
684hamlet
I will.1.5.2
685ghost
My hour is almost come 1.5.2
686 When I to sulphurous and tormenting flames1.5.3
687 Must render up myself.1.5.4
688hamlet
Alas, poor ghost.1.5.4
689ghost
Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing 1.5.5
690 To what I shall unfold.1.5.6
691hamlet
Speak, I am bound to hear.1.5.6
692ghost
So art thou to revenge when thou shalt hear.1.5.7
693hamlet
What?1.5.8
694ghost
I am thy father’s spirit,1.5.9
695 Doomed for a certain term to walk the night 1.5.10
696 And for the day confined to fast in fires1.5.11
697 Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature1.5.12
698 Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid1.5.13
699 To tell the secrets of my prison-house,1.5.14
700 I could a tale unfold whose lightest word 1.5.15
701 Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,1.5.16
702 Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres,1.5.17
703 Thy {knotted} <knotty> and combined locks to part,1.5.18
704 And each particular hair to stand on end1.5.19
705 Like quills upon the {fearful} <fretful> porpentine.porcupine. 1.5.20
706 But this eternal blazon must not be1.5.21
707 To ears of flesh and blood. List, {list,} <Hamlet,> oh, list:1.5.22
708 If thou didst ever thy dear father love — 1.5.23
709hamlet
O {God!} <heaven!>1.5.24
710ghost
— revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.1.5.25
711hamlet
Murder{.} <?>1.5.26
712ghost
Murder most foul, as in the best it is,1.5.27
713 But this most foul, strange and unnatural.1.5.28
714-5hamlet
{Haste} <Haste, haste> me to {know’t,} <know it,> that {I} with wings as swift 1.5.29
716 As meditation or the thoughts of love1.5.30
717 May sweep to my revenge.1.5.31
718ghost
I find thee apt.1.5.31
719 And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed1.5.32
720 That {roots} <rots> itself in ease on Lethe wharf,1.5.33
721 Wouldst thou not stir in this. Now, Hamlet, hear:1.5.34
722 {’Tis} <It’s> given out that, sleeping in {my} <mine> orchard,1.5.35
723 A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark1.5.36
724 Is by a forged process of my death1.5.37
725 Rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth, 1.5.38
726 The serpent that did sting thy father’s life1.5.39
727 Now wears his crown.1.5.40
728hamlet
O my prophetic soul! {My} <Mine> uncle!1.5.41
729ghost
Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast,1.5.42
730 T With witchcraft of his wits,wit, with traitorous gifts — 1.5.43
731 O wicked wit and gifts that have the power1.5.44
732 T So to seduce! — won to {his} <this> shameful lust1.5.45
733 The will of my most seeming-virtuous Queen.1.5.46
734 O Hamlet, what <a> falling off was there,1.5.47
735 From me whose love was of that dignity 1.5.48
736 That it went hand in hand even with the vow1.5.49
737 I made to her in marriage, and to decline1.5.50
738 Upon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor1.5.51
739 To those of mine. But virtue, as it never will be moved,1.5.53
740 Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven, 1.5.54
741 T So lust, though to a radiant angel linked,1.5.55
742 Will {sort} <sate> itself in a celestial bed 1.5.57
742 And prey on garbage.1.5.57
743 But soft, methinks I scent the {morning} <morning’s> air.1.5.
744 Brief let me be. Sleeping within {my} <mine> orchard,1.5.59
745 My custom always {of} <in> the afternoon,1.5.60
746 Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole1.5.61
747 With juice of cursed {hebona} <hebenon> in a vial,1.5.62
748 And in the porches of {my} <mine> ears did pour1.5.63
749 The leperous distilment, whose effect1.5.64
750 Holds such an enmity with blood of man 1.5.65
751 That swift as quicksilver it courses through1.5.66
752 The natural gates and alleys of the body1.5.67
753 And with a sudden vigor it doth {possess} <posset>1.5.68
754 And curd like eager droppings into milk1.5.69
755 The thin and wholesome blood. So did it mine, 1.5.70
756 And a most instant tetter {barked} <baked> about1.5.71
757 Most Lazar-like with vile and loathsome crust1.5.72
758 All my smooth body.1.5.73
759 Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother’s hand1.5.74
760 Of life, of crown, {of} <and> queen at once dispatched,1.5.75
761 Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin,1.5.76
762 T Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled,1.5.77
763 No reckoning made, but sent to my account1.5.78
764 With all my imperfections on my head.1.5.79
765 Oh, horrible! Oh, horrible, most horrible!1.5.80
766 If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not,1.5.81
767 Let not the royal bed of Denmark be 1.5.82
768 A couch for luxury and damned incest.1.5.83
769 But {howsomever} <howsoever> thou {pursues} <pursuest> this act,1.5.84
770 Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive 1.5.85
771 Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven1.5.86
772 And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge1.5.87
773 To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once:1.5.88
774 The glow-worm shows the matin to be near1.5.89
775 And ’gins to pale his uneffectual fire. 1.5.90
776 Adieu, adieu, {adieu.} <Hamlet.> Remember me.1.5.91
776Exit.1.5.91
777hamlet
O all you host of heaven, O earth, what else?1.5.92
778 And shall I couple hell? Oh, fie! Hold, {hold,} my heart,1.5.93
779 And you, my sinews, grow not instant old,1.5.94
780 But bear me {swiftly} <stiffly> up. Remember {thee,} <thee?> 1.5.95
781 Ay, thou poor ghost, {whiles} <while> memory holds a seat1.5.96
782 In this distracted globe. Remember {thee,} <thee?> 1.5.97
783 Yea, from the table of my memory1.5.98
784 I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records,1.5.99
785 All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past 1.5.100
786 That youth and observation copied there,1.5.101
787 And thy commandment all alone shall live1.5.102
788 Within the book and volume of my brain1.5.103
789 Unmixed with baser matter. Yes, <yes,> by heaven.1.5.104
790 O most pernicious woman!1.5.105
791 O villain, villain, smiling damned villain!1.5.106
792 My tables, my tables, meet it is I set it down1.5.107
793 That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain;1.5.108
794 At least {I am} <I’m> sure it may be so in Denmark.1.5.109
795 So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word: 1.5.110
796 It is “Adieu, adieu. Remember me”. 1.5.112
796 I have sworn’t. 1.5.112
796        {Enter Horatio and Marcellus.}1.5.112
797horatio<, marcellus>< (Within.)> My lord, my lord!1.5.113
798        <Enter Horatio and Marcellus.>
799marcellus
Lord Hamlet!1.5.113
800horatio
{Heavens} <Heaven> secure him.1.5.113
801{hamlet} <marcellus>
So be it.1.5.114
802{marcellus} <horatio>
Illo, ho, ho, my lord!1.5.115
803hamlet
Hillo, ho, ho, boy, come, {and} <bird,> come!1.5.116
804marcellus
How is’t, my noble lord? 1.5.117
805horatio
What news, my lord?1.5.117
806hamlet
Oh, wonderful.1.5.118
807horatio
Good my lord, tell it.1.5.119
808hamlet
No, {you will} <you’ll> reveal it.1.5.119
809horatio
Not I, my lord, by heaven.1.5.120
810marcellus
Nor I, my lord.1.5.120
811hamlet
How say you then, would heart of man once think it<?>1.5.121
812 But you’ll be {secret.} <secret?>1.5.122
813both [horatio, Marcellus]
Ay, by {heaven.} <heaven, my lord.>1.5.122
814hamlet
There’s {never} <ne’er> a villain dwelling in all Denmark 1.5.123
815 But he’s an arrant knave.1.5.124
816-7horatio
There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave 1.5.125
817 To tell us this.1.5.126
818hamlet
Why, right, you are {in the} <i’th’> right,1.5.126
819 And so without more circumstance at all1.5.127
820 I hold it fit that we shake hands and part. 1.5.128
821 You, as your business and {desire} <desires> shall point you1.5.129
822 (For every man {hath} <has> business and desire1.5.130
823 Such as it is), and for {my} <mine> own poor part1.5.131
824 Look you, {I will} <I’ll> go pray.1.5.132
825horatio
These are but wild and {whirling} <hurling> words, my lord.1.5.133
826hamlet
{I am} <I’m> sorry they offend you — heartily,1.5.134
827 Yes, faith, heartily.1.5.135
828horatio
There’s no offense, my lord.1.5.135
829hamlet
Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, {Horatio,} <my lord,>1.5.136
830 And much offense {too. Touching} <too, touching> this vision {here,}<here.> 1.5.137
831 It is an honest ghost, that let me tell you.1.5.138
832 For your desire to know what is between us1.5.139
833 O’ermaster’t as you may. And now, good friends,1.5.140
834 As you are friends, scholars and soldiers,1.5.141
835 Give me one poor request.1.5.142
836horatio
What is’t, my {lord,}<lord?> we will.1.5.143
837hamlet
Never make known what you have seen tonight.1.5.144
838both [horatio, marcellus]
My lord, we will not.1.5.145
839hamlet
Nay, but swear’t.1.5.145
840horatio
In faith, my lord, not I.1.5.146
841marcellus
Nor I, my lord, in faith.1.5.146
842hamlet
Upon my sword.1.5.147
843marcellus
We have sworn, my lord, already.1.5.147
844hamlet
Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.1.5.148
845                      Ghost cries under the stage.1.5.149
845ghost
Swear.1.5.149
846-7hamlet
{Ha,} <Ah> ha, boy, sayst thou so? Art thou there truepenny?1.5.150
847 T Come on, you hear this fellow in the cellarage,cellarage?1.5.151
848 Consent to swear.1.5.152
849horatio
Propose the oath, my lord.1.5.152
850hamlet
Never to speak of this that you have {seen,} <seen.> 1.5.153
851 Swear by my sword.1.5.154
852ghost [Under the stage.]
Swear.1.5.155
853hamlet
Hic et {ubique,} <ubique?> then we’ll shift {our} <for> ground.1.5.156
854 Come hither, gentlemen,1.5.157
855 And lay your hands again upon my sword. 1.5.158
857 {Swear by my sword}1.5.159
856 Never to speak of this that you have {heard.} <heard,>1.5.160
857 <Swear by my Sword.>1.5.159
858ghost [Under the stage.]
Swear {by his sword}.1.5.161
859hamlet
Well said, old mole. Canst work i’th’ {earth} <ground> so fast?1.5.162
860 A worthy pioner! Once more remove, good friends.1.5.163
861horatio
Oh, day and night, but this is wondrous strange.1.5.164
862hamlet
And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.1.5.165
863 There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,1.5.166
864 Than are dreamt of in {your} <our> philosophy. But come,1.5.168
865 Here as before: never, so help you mercy 1.5.169
866 (How strange or odd {some’er} <soe’er> I bear myself,1.5.170
867 As I perchance hereafter shall think meet1.5.171
868 To put an antic disposition on),1.5.172
869 That you at such {times} <time> seeing me, never shall1.5.173
870 (With arms encumbered thus, or {this headshake} <thus, head shake,> 1.5.174
871 Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase1.5.175
872 As “Well, {well,} we know”, or “We could an if we would”,1.5.176
873 T Or “If we list to speak“, or “There be an if they might”,1.5.177
874 Or such ambiguous giving out) to note1.5.178
875 That you know aught of me. This {do swear,} <not to do,>1.5.179
876 So grace and mercy at your most need help {you.} <you,>1.5.180
877 <Swear.> 
878ghost [Under the stage.]
Swear.1.5.181
879hamlet
Rest, rest, perturbed spirit. So, gentlemen,1.5.182
880 With all my love I do commend me to you, 1.5.183
881 And what so poor a man as Hamlet is1.5.184
882 May do tֺ express his love and friending to you,1.5.185
883 God willing, shall not lack. Let us go in together,1.5.186
884 And still your fingers on your lips, I pray.1.5.187
885 The time is out of joint; O cursed spite 1.5.188
886 That ever I was born to set it right!1.5.189
887 Nay, come, let’s go together.1.5.190
887Exeunt.1.5.190
8882.1
889        Enter {old} Polonius {with his man [Reynaldo] or two.} <and Reynoldo.> 
890polonius
Give him {this} <his> money, and these notes, {Reynaldo.}<Reynoldo.>2.1.1
891{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
I will, my lord.2.1.2
892polonius
You shall do marvellous {wisely,} <wisely:> good {Reynaldo,}<Reynoldo,>2.1.3
893 Before you visit him, {to} <you> make {inquire} <inquiry>2.1.4
894 Of his behavior.2.1.5
895{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
My lord, I did intend it.2.1.5
896-7polonius
Marry, well said, very well said. Look you, sir,2.1.6
898 Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris,2.1.7
899 And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,2.1.8
900 What company, at what expense, and finding 2.1.9
901 By this encompassment and drift of question2.1.10
902 That they do know my son, come you more nearer2.1.11
903 Than your particular demands will touch it.2.1.12
904 Take you, as ’twere, some distant knowledge of him,2.1.13
905 {As} <And> thus: “I know his father, and his friends, 2.1.14
906 And in part him” — do you mark this, {Reynaldo?} <Reynoldo?>2.1.15
907{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
Ay, very well, my lord.2.1.16
908polonius
“And in part him, but“, you may say, “not well;2.1.17
909 But if’t be he I mean, he’s very wild,2.1.18
910 Addicted so and so”, and there put on him 2.1.19
911 What forgeries you please — marry, none so rank2.1.20
912 As may dishonor him; take heed of that — 2.1.21
913 But, sir, such wanton, wild and usual slips2.1.22
914 As are companions noted and most known2.1.23
915 To youth and liberty.2.1.24
916{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
As gaming, my lord?2.1.24
917polonius
Ay, or drinking, fencing, swearing,2.1.25
918 Quarrelling, drabbing — you may go so far.2.1.26
919{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
My lord, that would dishonor him.2.1.27
920polonius
Faith, no, as you may season it in the charge.2.1.28
921 You must not put another scandal on him,2.1.29
922 That he is open to incontinency,2.1.30
923 That’s not my meaning, but breathe his faults so quaintly2.1.31
924 That they may seem the taints of liberty,2.1.32
925 The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind,2.1.33
926 A savageness in unreclaimed blood2.1.35
926 Of general assault.2.1.35
927{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
But my good lord — 2.1.35
928polonius
Wherefore should you do this?2.1.36
929{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
Ay, my lord, I would know that.2.1.37
930polonius
Marry, sir, here’s my drift,2.1.37
931 And I believe it is a fetch of {wit:} <warrant:>2.1.38
932 You laying these slight {sallies} <sullies> on my son2.1.39
933 As ’twere a thing a little soiled {wi’th’} <i’th’> working,2.1.40
934 Mark you, your party in converse, him you would sound2.1.42
935 Having ever seen in the prenominate crimes 2.1.43
936 The youth you breathe of guilty, be assured2.1.44
937 He closes with you in this consequence:2.1.45
938 “Good sir”, or so, or “friend”, or “gentleman”,2.1.46
939 According to the phrase {or} <and> the addition2.1.47
940 Of man and country.2.1.48
941{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
Very good, my lord.2.1.48
942-3polonius
And then, sir, does {’a} <he> this — {’a} <he> does — what 2.1.49
943-4 was I about to say? {By the mass,} I was about to say something.2.1.49-50
944 Where did I leave?2.1.51
945{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
At “closes in the consequence“ — 2.1.51
946 At “friend, or so”, and “gentleman”.2.1.51
947polonius
At “closes in the consequence”, ay, marry,2.1.52
948 He closes with you thus: “I know the gentleman,2.1.53
949 I saw him yesterday, or {th’ other} <t’other> day,2.1.54
950 Or then, or then, with such {or} <and> such, and as you say,2.1.55
951 There was {’a gaming there, or took} <he gaming, there o’ertook> in’s rouse,2.1.56
952 There falling out at tennis”, or perchance2.1.57
953 “I saw him enter such a house of sale”,2.1.58
954 Videlicet, a brothel, or so forth. See you now<:>2.1.59
955 T Your bait of falsehood {take} <takes> this carp of truth; 2.1.60
956 And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,2.1.61
957 With windlasses, and with assays of bias,2.1.62
958 By indirections find directions out.2.1.63
959 So by my former lecture and advice2.1.64
960 Shall you my son. You have me, have you not? 2.1.65
961{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
My lord, I have.2.1.66
962polonius
God buy {ye,} <you;> fare {ye} <you> well.2.1.66
963{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
Good my lord.2.1.67
964polonius
Observe his inclination in yourself.2.1.68
965{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
I shall, my lord.2.1.69
966polonius
And let him ply his music.2.1.70
967{reynaldo}<reynoldo>
Well, my lord.2.1.70
967Exit {Reynaldo}.2.1.70
968        Enter Ophelia. 
969-70polonius
Farewell. — How now, Ophelia, what’s the matter?2.1.71
971ophelia
{O my lord,} <Alas,> my lord, I have been so {affrighted — } <affrighted.>2.1.72
972polonius
With what, {i’th’} <in the> name of {God?} <heaven?>2.1.73
973ophelia
My lord, as I was sewing in my {closet,} <chamber,>2.1.74
974 Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,2.1.75
975 No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled,2.1.76
976 Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle,2.1.77
977 Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other,2.1.78
978 And with a look so piteous in purport2.1.79
979 As if he had been loosed out of hell2.1.80
980 To speak of horrors, he comes before me.2.1.81
981polonius
Mad for thy love?2.1.82
982ophelia
My lord, I do not know,2.1.83
982 But truly I do fear it.2.1.83
983polonius
What said he?2.1.83
984ophelia
He took me by the wrist and held me hard,2.1.84
985 Then goes he to the length of all his arm,2.1.85
986 And with his other hand thus o’er his brow2.1.86
987 He falls to such perusal of my face2.1.87
988 As {’a} <he> would draw it. Long stayed he so.2.1.88
989 At last, a little shaking of mine arm,2.1.89
990 And thrice his head thus waving up and down,2.1.90
991 He raised a sigh so piteous and profound2.1.91
992 {As} <That> it did seem to shatter all his bulk2.1.92
993 And end his being. That done, he lets me go,2.1.93
994 And with his head over his {shoulder} <shoulders> turned2.1.94
995 He seemed to find his way without his eyes,2.1.95
996 For out o’doors he went without their {helps,} <help,>2.1.96
997 And to the last bended their light on me.2.1.97
998polonius
{Come, go} <Go> with me, I will go seek the King.2.1.98
999 This is the very ecstasy of love,2.1.99
1000 Whose violent property fordoes itself2.1.100
1001 And leads the will to desperate undertakings2.1.101
1002 As oft as any {passions} <passion> under heaven2.1.102
1003 That does afflict our natures. I am sorry.2.1.103
1004 What, have you given him any hard words of late?2.1.104
1005ophelia
No, my good lord, but as you did command2.1.105
1006 I did repel his letters and denied2.1.106
1007 His access to me.2.1.107
1008polonius
That hath made him mad.2.1.107
1009 I am sorry that with better {heed} <speed> and judgment2.1.108
1010 T I had not {coted} <quoted> him. I feared he did but trifle 2.1.109
1011 And meant to wrack thee. But beshrew my jealousy.2.1.110
1012 {By heaven,} <It seems> it is as proper to our age2.1.111
1013 To cast beyond ourselves in our opinions2.1.112
1014 As it is common for the younger sort2.1.113
1015 To lack discretion. Come, go we to the King.2.1.114
1016 This must be known, which, being kept close, might move2.1.115
1017 More grief to hide than hate to utter love. <Exeunt.>2.1.116
1017+1 {Come.}2.1.116
1017+1{Exeunt.}2.1.116
10182.22.2
1019{Flourish.}  
1019        Enter King {and} Queen, {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and 
1019-20   Guildenstern with others. 
1021king
Welcome, dear {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern.2.2.1
1022 Moreover that we much did long to see you,2.2.2
1023 The need we have to use you did provoke2.2.3
1024 Our hasty sending. Something have you heard2.2.4
1025 Of Hamlet’s transformation, so I call it,2.2.5
1026 {Sith nor} <Since not> th’ exterior nor the inward man2.2.6
1027 Resembles that it was. What it should be2.2.7
1028 More than his father’s death, that thus hath put him2.2.8
1029 So much from th’ understanding of himself2.2.9
1030 I cannot {dream} <deem> of. I entreat you both2.2.10
1031 That, being of so young days brought up with him2.2.11
1032 And sith so neighbored to his youth and {havior,} <humor,>2.2.12
1033 That you vouchsafe your rest here in our court2.2.13
1034 Some little time, so by your companies2.2.14
1035 To draw him on to pleasures and to gather2.2.15
1036 So much as from {occasion} <occasions> you may glean,2.2.16
1036+1 {Whether aught to us unknown afflicts him thus,}2.2.17
1037 That opened lies within our remedy.2.2.18
1038queen
Good gentlemen, he hath much talked of you,2.2.19
1039 And sure I am two men there {is} <are> not living2.2.20
1040 To whom he more adheres. If it will please you2.2.21
1041 To show us so much gentry and good will2.2.22
1042 As to expend your time with us a while2.2.23
1043 For the supply and profit of our hope,2.2.24
1044 Your visitation shall receive such thanks2.2.25
1045 As fits a king’s remembrance.2.2.26
1046{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Both your majesties2.2.26
1047 Might by the sovereign power you have of us2.2.27
1048 Put your dread pleasures more into command2.2.28
1049 Than to entreaty.2.2.29
1050guildenstern
{But we} <We> both obey2.2.29
1051 And here give up ourselves in the full bent2.2.30
1052 To lay our {service} <services> freely at your feet2.2.31
1053 To be commanded.2.2.32
1054king
Thanks, {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and gentle Guildenstern.2.2.33
1055queen
Thanks, Guildenstern, and gentle {Rosencraus.} <Rosencrantz.>2.2.34
1056 And I beseech you instantly to visit2.2.35
1057-8 My too much changed son. Go some of {you} <ye> 2.2.36
1059 And bring {these} <the> gentlemen where Hamlet is.2.2.37
1060guildenstern
Heavens make our presence and our practices2.2.38
1061 Pleasant and helpful to him.2.2.39
1062queen
{Ay, amen.} <Amen.>2.2.39
1062 TExeunt {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern 2.2.39
1062                    [and one or more Attendants].2.2.39
1063        Enter Polonius.
1064polonius
Th’ ambassadors from Norway, my good lord,2.2.40
1065 Are joyfully returned.2.2.41
1066king
Thou still hast been the father of good news.2.2.42
1067polonius
Have I, my lord? {I assure} <Assure you,> my good liege<,>2.2.43
1068 I hold my duty<,> as I hold my soul,2.2.44
1069 Both to my God, {and} <one> to my gracious King;2.2.45
1070 And I do think, or else this brain of mine2.2.46
1071 Hunts not the trail of policy so sure2.2.47
1072 As {it hath} <I have> used to do, that I have found2.2.48
1073 The very cause of Hamlet’s lunacy.2.2.49
1074king
Oh, speak of that, that {do I} <I do> long to hear.2.2.50
1075polonius
Give first admittance to th’ ambassadors.2.2.51
1076 My news shall be the {fruit} <news> to that great feast.2.2.52
1077king
Thyself do grace to them and bring them in. 2.2.53
1077{[Polonius goes to the door.]} <[Exit Polonius.]>2.2.53
1078 He tells me, my {dear Gertrard,} <sweet Queen, that> he hath found2.2.54
1079 The head and source of all your son’s distemper.2.2.55
1080queen
I doubt it is no other but the main:2.2.56
1081 His father’s death and our {hasty} <o’er-hasty> marriage.2.2.57
1082         Enter <Polonius,> {Ambassadors} Voltemand and Cornelius.
1083king
Well, we shall sift him. — Welcome, {my} good friends.2.2.58
1084 Say, Voltemand, what from our brother Norway?2.2.59
1085voltemand
Most fair return of greetings and desires.2.2.60
1086 Upon our first, he sent out to suppress2.2.61
1087 His nephew’s levies, which to him appeared2.2.62
1088 To be a preparation ’gainst the Polack;2.2.63
1089 But, better looked into, he truly found2.2.64
1090 It was against your highness. Whereat, grieved2.2.65
1091 That so his sickness, age and impotence2.2.66
1092 Was falsely borne in hand, sends out arrests2.2.67
1093 On Fortinbras, which he in brief obeys,2.2.68
1094 Receives rebuke from Norway and, in fine,2.2.69
1095 Makes vow before his uncle never more 2.2.70
1096 To give th’ assay of arms against your majesty.2.2.71
1097 Whereon old Norway, overcome with joy,2.2.72
1098 Gives him {threescore} <three> thousand crowns in anual fee2.2.73
1099 And his commission to employ those soldiers2.2.74
1100 So levied (as before) against the Polack,2.2.75
1101 With an entreaty, herein further shown,2.2.76
1102 That it might please you to give quiet pass2.2.77
1103 Through your dominions for {this} <his> enterprise2.2.78
1104 On such regards of safety and allowance2.2.79
1105 As therein are set down.2.2.80
1106king
It likes us well,2.2.80
1107 And at our more considered time we’ll read,2.2.81
1108 Answer and think upon this business.2.2.82
1109 Meantime, we thank you for your well-took labor.2.2.83
1110 Go to your rest, at night we’ll feast together.2.2.84
1111 Most welcome home.2.2.85
1111 TExeunt Ambassadors Voltemand and Cornelius.2.2.85
1112polonius
This business is very well ended.2.2.85
1113 My liege and madam, to expostulate2.2.86
1114 What majesty should be, what duty is,2.2.87
1115 Why day is day, night night, and time is time,2.2.88
1116 Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.2.2.89
1117 Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit2.2.90
1118 And tediousness the limbs and outward {flourishes.} <flourishes,>2.2.91
1119 I will be brief: your noble son is mad.2.2.92
1120 Mad call I it, for to define true madness,2.2.93
1121 What is’t but to be nothing else but mad?2.2.94
1122 But let that go.2.2.95
1123queen
More matter with less art.2.2.95
1124polonius
Madam, I swear I use no art at all.2.2.96
1125 That {he’s} <he is> mad ’tis true, ’tis true ’tis pity,2.2.97
1126 And pity {’tis ’tis} <it is> true — a foolish figure,2.2.98
1127 But farewell it, for I will use no art.2.2.99
1128 Mad let us grant him then, and now remains 2.2.
1129 That we find out the cause of this effect,2.2.101
1130 Or rather say the cause of this defect, 2.2.102
1131 For this effect defective comes by cause.2.2.103
1132 Thus it remains, and the remainder thus. 2.2.105
1132 Perpend.2.2.105
1133 I have a daughter — have {while} <whilst> she is mine —2.2.106
1134 Who in her duty and obedience, mark,2.2.107
1135 Hath given me this. Now gather and surmise.2.2.108
1136        [Reads]<the letter>.  
1137 “To the celestial and my soul’s idol, the most beautified 2.2.109
1138 Ophelia — ”2.2.110
1139 that’s an ill phrase, a vile phrase, “beautified” is a vile 2.2.111
1140 phrase, but you shall {hear:} <hear these:>{thus} in her excellent white2.2.112-3
1141 bosom, these — ” {etc.}2.2.113
1142queen
Came this from Hamlet to her?2.2.114
1143polonius
Good madam, stay awhile. I will be faithful.2.2.115
1144         [Reads] {letter}.  
1144         “Doubt thou the stars are fire,2.2.116
1145          Doubt that the sun doth move,2.2.117
1146          Doubt truth to be a liar,2.2.118
1147          But never doubt I love.2.2.119
1148 O dear Ophelia, I am ill at these numbers. I have not art to2.2.120-1
1149 reckon my groans, but that I love thee best, oh, most best believe2.2.121-2
1150 it. Adieu. 2.2.121-2
1151      Thine evermore, most dear lady, whilst this2.2.123-4
1152      machine is to him,  Hamlet.”2.2.123-4
1153 This in obedience hath my daughter {shown} <showed> me; 2.2.125
1154 T And more {about} <above> hath his solicitings,2.2.126
1155 As they fell out, by time, by means and place,2.2.127
1156 All given to mine ear.2.2.128
1157king
But how hath she received his love?2.2.129
1158polonius
What do you think of me?2.2.129
1159king
As of a man faithful and honorable.2.2.130
1160polonius
I would fain prove so. But what might you think2.2.131
1161 When I had seen this hot love on the wing2.2.132
1162 (As I perceived it, I must tell you that,2.2.133
1163 Before my daughter told me), what might you,2.2.134
1164 Or my dear majesty your Queen here, think2.2.135
1165 If I had played the desk or table-book,2.2.136
1166 Or given my heart a {working} <winking> mute and dumb,2.2.137
1167 Or looked upon this love with idle sight,2.2.138
1168 What might you think? No, I went round to work2.2.139
1169 And my young mistress thus I did bespeak:2.2.140
1170 “Lord Hamlet is a prince out of thy star.2.2.141
1171 This must not be”. And then I {prescripts} <precepts> gave her2.2.142
1172 T That she should lock herself from his resort,2.2.143
1173 Admit no messengers, receive no tokens;2.2.144
1174 Which done, she took the fruits of my advice,2.2.145
1175 And he, {repelled,} <repulsed,> a short tale to make, 2.2.146
1176 Fell into a sadness, then into a fast,2.2.147
1177 T Thence to a watch, thence into a weakness,2.2.148
1178 T Thence to a lightness, and by this declension2.2.149
1179 Into the madness {wherein} <whereon> now he raves2.2.150
1180 And all we {mourn} <wail> for.2.2.151
1181king
Do you think <’tis> this?2.2.151
1182queen
It may {be,} <be> very {like.} <likely.> 2.2.152
1183polonius
Hath there been such a time — {I would} <I’d> fain know that —2.2.153
1184 That I have positively said ’tis so2.2.154
1185 When it proved otherwise? 2.2.155
1186king
Not that I know.2.2.155
1187polonius
Take this from this if this be otherwise.2.2.156
1188 If circumstances lead me, I will find2.2.157
1189 Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed2.2.158
1190 Within the center.2.2.159
1191king
How may we try it further?2.2.159
1192-3polonius
You know sometimes he walks four hours together 2.2.160
1194 Here in the lobby.2.2.161
1195queen
So he {does,} <has,> indeed.2.2.161
1196polonius
At such a time I’ll loose my daughter to him.2.2.162
1197 Be you and I behind an arras then,2.2.163
1198 Mark the encounter: if he love her not2.2.164
1199 And be not from his reason fallen thereon,2.2.165
1200 Let me be no assistant for a state 2.2.166
1201 {But} <And> keep a farm and carters.2.2.167
1202king
We will try it.2.2.167
1203        Enter Hamlet <reading on a book>.
1204-5queen
But look where sadly the poor wretch comes reading.2.2.168
1206polonius
Away, I do beseech you both, away. 2.2.169
1207-8 I’ll board him presently. Oh, give me leave.2.2.170
1207Exeunt King and Queen [and perhaps Attendants].2.2.170
1208 How does my good lord Hamlet?2.2.171
1209hamlet
Well, God-a-mercy.2.2.172
1210polonius
Do you know me, my lord?2.2.173
1211hamlet
Excellent<, excellent> well, {you are} <you’re> a fishmonger.2.2.174
1212polonius
Not I, my lord.2.2.175
1213hamlet
Then I would you were so honest a man.2.2.176
1214polonius
Honest, my lord?2.2.177
1215hamlet
Ay, sir, to be honest as this world goes, is to be2.2.178-9
1215-6 one man picked out of {ten} <two> thousand.2.2.179
1217polonius
That’s very true, my lord.2.2.180
1218hamlet
For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, 2.2.181
1219-20 being a good kissing carrion — Have you a daughter? 2.2.182
1221polonius
I have, my lord.2.2.183
1222hamlet
Let her not walk i’th’ sun: conception is a2.2.184
1223 blessing, but <not> as your daughter may conceive, friend,2.2.185
1224 look to’t.2.2.186
1225polonius [Aside.]
How say you by that? Still harping on my daughter;2.2.187-8
1226 yet he knew me not at first, {’a} <he> said I was a fishmonger. 2.2.188-9
1227 {’A} <He> is far gone, far gone, and truly in my youth2.2.189
1228 I suffered much extremity for love, very near this. I’ll2.2.190
1229 speak to him again. — What do you read, my lord?2.2.191
1230hamlet
Words, words, words.2.2.192
1231polonius
What is the matter, my lord?2.2.193
1232hamlet
Between who?2.2.194
1233 Tpolonius
I mean the matter {that} you read, my lord.2.2.195
1234hamlet
Slanders, sir; for the satirical {rogue} <slave> says here 2.2.196-7
1235 that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled,2.2.197-8
1236 their eyes purging thick amber {and} <or> plumtree2.2.198-9
1237 T gum, and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, 2.2.199-200
1238 together with {most} weak hams; all which, sir, though I2.2.201-2
1239 most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it 2.2.201-2
1240 not honesty to have it thus set down. For you yourself,2.2.202-3
1241 sir, {shall grow} <should be> old as I am: if like a crab you could2.2.203-4
1242 go backward.2.2.203-4
1243-4polonius [Aside.]
Though this be madness yet there is method in’t. — Will you2.2.205-6
1244-5 walk out of the air, my lord? 2.2.206
1246hamlet
Into my {grave.} <grave?>2.2.207
1247-8polonius
Indeed, {that’s} <that is> out {of the} <o’th’> air. [Aside.] How pregnant sometimes2.2.208-9
1248-51 his replies are! A happiness that often madness hits on, which reason2.2.209-10
1251-3 and {sanctity} <sanity> could not so prosperously be delivered of.2.2.210-1
1253-4 I will leave him and suddenly contrive the means of meeting2.2.211-2
1255-6 between him, and my daughter. — My <honorable> lord, I will <most humbly>2.2.213
1257 take my leave of you.2.2.214
1258hamlet
You cannot<, sir,> take from me anything that I2.2.215
1259 will {not} more willingly part withal, except my life, {except my life, except} my2.2.216-7
1260 life.2.2.217
1261polonius
Fare you well, my lord.2.2.218
1262hamlet
These tedious old fools.2.2.219
1265        Enter {Guildenstern and Rosencraus.} <Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.>2.2.219
1263-4polonius
You go to seek {the} <my> Lord Hamlet? There he is.2.2.220
1266{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
[To Polonius.] God save you, sir.2.2.221
1266[Exit Polonius.]2.2.221
1267guildenstern
{My} <Mine> honored {lord.} <lord!>2.2.222
1268{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
My most dear {lord.} <lord!>2.2.223
1269 Thamlet
My excellent good {friends.}<friends!> How dost thou,2.2.224-5
1270-1 Guildenstern? {Ah,} <Oh,> {Rosencraus!} <Rosencrantz!> Good lads, how do {you} <ye>2.2.225-6
1271 both?2.2.226
1272{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
As the indifferent children of the earth.2.2.227
1273guildenstern
Happy, in that we are not {ever happy} <over-happy:> on Fortune’s2.2.228-9
1274 {lap;} <cap,> we are not the very button.2.2.229
1275hamlet
Nor the soles of her {shoe.} <shoe?>2.2.230
1276{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Neither, my lord.2.2.231
1277hamlet
Then you live about her waist, or in the2.2.232
1278 middle of her {favours.} <favour?>2.2.233
1279guildenstern
Faith, her privates we.2.2.234
1280hamlet
In the secret parts of {Fortune —} <Fortune?> Oh, most true,2.2.235
1281 she is a strumpet. {What} <What’s the> news?2.2.236
1282-3{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
None, my lord, but <that> the world’s grown honest.2.2.237
1284-5hamlet
Then is doomsday near. But your news is not true. 2.2.238-9
1285 Let me question more in particular: what have2.2.240
1286 you, my good friends, deserved at the hands of Fortune2.2.241
1287 that she sends you to prison hither?2.2.241
1288guildenstern
Prison, my lord?2.2.242
1289hamlet
Denmark’s a prison.2.2.243
1290rosencrantz
Then is the world one.2.2.244
1291hamlet
A goodly one, in which there are many confines2.2.245
1292 wards and dungeons, Denmark being one o’th’2.2.246
1293 worst.2.2.247
1294rosencrantz
We think not so, my lord.2.2.248
1295hamlet
Why, then ’tis none to you; for there is nothing2.2.250
1296 either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is2.2.251
1297 a prison.2.2.251
1298rosencrantz
Why, then your ambition makes it one: ’tis2.2.252
1299 too narrow for your mind.2.2.253
1300hamlet
O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and2.2.254
1301 count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that2.2.255
1302 I have bad dreams.2.2.256
1303guildenstern
Which dreams indeed are ambition: for the2.2.257
1304 very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow2.2.258
1305 of a dream.2.2.259
1306hamlet
A dream itself is but a shadow.2.2.260
1307rosencrantz
Truly, and I hold ambition of so airy and2.2.261
1308 light a quality that it is but a shadow’s shadow.2.2.262
1309hamlet
Then are our beggars bodies, and our monarchs2.2.263
1310 and outstretched heroes the beggars’ shadows.2.2.264
1311-2 Shall we to th’ court? for, by my fay, I cannot reason.2.2.265
1313both [rosencrantz, guildenstern]
We’ll wait upon you.2.2.266
1314hamlet
No such matter. I will not sort you with the2.2.267
1315 rest of my servants; for, to speak to you like an honest2.2.268
1316 man, I am most dreadfully attended.2.2.269
1316-7 But, in the beaten way of friendship, what make you at Elsinore?2.2.269-70
1318{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
To visit you, my lord, no other occasion.2.2.271
1319-20hamlet
Beggar that I am, I am {ever} <even> poor in thanks, but I thank2.2.272-3
1320-1 you, and sure, dear friends, my thanks are too dear a halfpeny.2.2.273-4
1321-2 Were you not sent for? Is it your own inclining? Is it a free visitation?2.2.274-5
1322-3 Come, {come,} deal justly with me. Come, come, nay, speak.2.2.275-6
1324guildenstern
What should we say, my lord?2.2.277
1325hamlet
{Anything but} <Why, anything. But> to {th’} <the> purpose. You were 2.2.278
1326 T sent for, and there is a kind of confession in your looks, 2.2.278-9
1327 which your modesties have not craft enough to color. 2.2.280
1328 I know the good King and Queen have sent for you.2.2.281
1329{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
To what end, my lord?2.2.282
1330hamlet
That you must teach me. But let me conjure2.2.283
1331 you, by the rights of our fellowship, by the consonancy of2.2.284
1332 our youth, by the obligation of our ever-preserved love, 2.2.285-6
1333 and by what more dear a better proposer {can} <could> charge2.2.286-7
1334 you withal, be even and direct with me whether you2.2.287-8
1335 were sent for or no.2.2.288
1336{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
What say you?2.2.289
1337-8hamlet
Nay then, I have an eye of {you!} <you.> If you love me, hold not off.2.2.290-1
1339guildenstern
My lord, we were sent for.2.2.292
1340hamlet
I will tell you why, so shall my anticipation 2.2.293
1341 T prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the King and 2.2.294
1342 T Queen moult no feather. I have of late, but wherefore 2.2.295-6
1343 I know not, lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of {exercises,} <exercise,> 2.2.296-7
1344 T and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition 2.2.297-8
1345 that this goodly frame the earth seemes to me a sterile 2.2.298-9
1346 promontory; this most excellent canopy the air, 2.2.299-300
1347 look you, this brave o’erhanging {firmament}, this majestical roof 2.2.300-1
1348 fretted with golden fire, why, it {appeareth nothing} <appears no other thing> 2.2.301-2
1349 to me {but} <than> a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. 2.2.302-3
1350 What <a> piece of work is a {man,} <man!> how noble in2.2.303-4
1351 {reason,} <reason!> how infinite in {faculties,}<faculty!> in form and moving{,}2.2.304-5
1352 how express and admirable<!> in action, how like an angel<!>2.2.305-6
1353 in apprehension, how like a {god;} <god!> the beauty of the2.2.306-7
1354 world; the paragon of animals; and yet to me, what is 2.2.307-8
1355 this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, <no,> 2.2.308-9
1356 nor {women} <woman> neither, though by your smiling you seem2.2.309-10
1357 to say so.2.2.310
1358{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
My lord, there was no such stuff in my2.2.311
1359 thoughts.2.2.312
1360hamlet
Why did {ye} <you> laugh {then} when I said “man2.2.313
1361 delights not me”?2.2.314
1362{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
To think, my lord, if you delight not in man, 2.2.315
1363 what lenten entertainment the players shall receive 2.2.316
1364 from you. We coted them on the way, and hither are 2.2.317
1365 they coming to offer you service.2.2.318
1366hamlet
He that plays the King shall be welcome 2.2.319
1367 (his majesty shall have tribute {on} <of> me), the Adventerous 2.2.320
1368 Knight shall use his foil and target, the Lover shall2.2.321
1369 not sigh gratis, the Humorous Man shall end his part in2.2.322
1370 peace, the Clown shall make those laugh whose lungs2.2.323
1371 are tickledtickle o’th’ sear, and the Lady shall say her mind2.2.324
1372 T freely — or the blank verse shall halt for’t. What players2.2.325-6
1373 are they?2.2.326
1374-5{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Even those you were wont to take {such} delight in, 2.2.327
1375 the tragedians of the city.2.2.328
1376hamlet
How chances it they travel? Their residence2.2.329
1377 both in reputation and profit was better both2.2.330
1378 ways.2.2.331
1379{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
I think their inhibition comes by the means2.2.332
1380 of the late innovation.2.2.333
1381hamlet
Do they hold the same estimation they did2.2.334
1382 when I was in the city? Are they so followed?2.2.335
1383{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
No, indeed {are they} <they are> not.2.2.336
1384hamlet
How comes it? Do they grow rusty?2.2.337
1385rosencrantz
Nay, their endeavor keeps in the wonted2.2.338
1386 pace. But there is, sir, an eyrie of children, little2.2.339
1387 eyases, that cry out on the top of question and2.2.340
1388 are most tyrannically clapped for’t. These are now the2.2.341
1389 T fashion, and so berattle the common stages (so they 2.2.
1390 call them) that many wearing rapiers are afraid of2.2.343
1391 goose-quills and dare scarce come thither.2.2.344
1392hamlet
What, are they children? Who maintains ’em?2.2.346
1393 How are they escoted? Will they pursue the quality no2.2.347
1394 longer than they can sing? Will they not say afterwards2.2.348
1395 if they should grow themselves to common players (as2.2.349
1396 T it is most like if their means are no better) their writers2.2.350
1397 do them wrong to make them exclaim against their2.2.351
1398 own succession?2.2.351
1399rosencrantz
Faith, there has been much to-do on both sides,2.2.353
1400 and the nation holds it no sin to tar them to controversy.2.2.354
1401 There was for a while no money bid for argument2.2.355
1402 unless the poet and the player went to cuffs in2.2.356
1403 the question.2.2.356
1404hamlet
Is’t possible?2.2.357
1405guildenstern
Oh, there has been much throwing about of2.2.358
1406 brains.2.2.359
1407hamlet
Do the boys carry it away?2.2.360
1408rosencrantz
Ay, that they do, my lord, Hercules and his load too.2.2.362
1409hamlet
It is not {very} strange, for {my} <mine> uncle is King of2.2.363
1410 Denmark, and those that would make {mouths} <mows> at him2.2.364
1411 while my father lived, give twenty, forty, {fifty, a} <an> hundred2.2.365-6
1412 ducats apiece for his picture in little. {’Sblood, there} <There> is something2.2.366-7
1413 in this more than natural, if philosophy could  2.2.367-8
1414 find it out.2.2.368
1415                        {A flourish.} <Flourish for the Players.>
1416guildenstern
There are the players.2.2.369
1417hamlet
Gentlemen, you are welcome to Elsinore. Your2.2.370
1418 hands, {come then:} <come:> {th’} <the> appurtenance of welcome is fashion 2.2.371-2
1419 and ceremony. Let me comply with you in {this} <the> garb2.2.372-3
1420 T lest my extent to the players, which I tell you must show2.2.373-4
1421 fairly {outwards,} <outward,> should more appear like entertainment2.2.374-5
1422 than yours. You are welcome. But my uncle-father2.2.375-6
1423 and aunt-mother are deceived.2.2.376
1424guildenstern
In what, my dear lord?2.2.377
1425hamlet
I am but mad north-north-west. When the2.2.378
1426 wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.2.2.379
1427        Enter Polonius.
1428polonius
Well be with you, gentlemen.2.2.380
1429hamlet
Hark you, Guildenstern, and you too, at each2.2.381-2
1430 ear a hearer: that great baby you see there is not yet2.2.382-3
1431 out of his {swaddling-clouts.} <swathing-clouts.> 2.2.383
1432-3{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Happily {he is} <he’s> the second time come to them, for2.2.384
1433 they say an old man is twice a child.2.2.384-5
1434hamlet
I will {prophesy} <prophesy:> he comes to tell me of the2.2.386
1435 players. Mark it. — You say right, sir, <for> o’ Monday morning<,>2.2.387-8
1436 ’twas {then} <so> indeed.2.2.388
1437polonius
My lord, I have news to tell you.2.2.389
1438hamlet
My lord, I have news to tell you: 2.2.390
1439 when {Roscius} <Roscius,> {was} an actor in Rome —2.2.391
1440polonius
The actors are come hither, my lord.2.2.392
1441hamlet
Buzz, buzz.2.2.393
1442polonius
Upon {my} <mine> honor.2.2.394
1443hamlet
Then {came} <can> each actor on his {ass.} <ass — >2.2.395
1444polonius
The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, 2.2.396
1445 comedy, history, pastoral, {pastoral-comical,} <pastorical-comical-> 2.2.397
1446 historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-2.2.398
1447 T comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem2.2.399
1448 unlimited; Seneca cannot be too heavy nor Plautus2.2.400
1449 T too light for the law of writ and the liberty: these are2.2.401-2
1450 the only men.2.2.402
1451-2hamlet
O Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst {thou?}2.2.403-4
1452 <thou?>2.2.404
1453polonius
What a treasure had he, my lord?2.2.405
1454hamlet
Why, 2.2.406
1454 “One fair daughter and no more, 2.2.407
1455 The which he loved passing well”.2.2.408
1456polonius [Aside.]
Still on my daughter.2.2.409
1457hamlet
Am I not i’th’ right, old Jephthah?2.2.410
1458polonius
If you call me Jephthah, my lord, I have a daughter2.2.411-2
1459 that I love passing well.2.2.412
1459-60hamlet
Nay, that follows not.2.2.413
1461polonius
What follows then, my lord?2.2.414
1462hamlet
Why, 2.2.415
1462 “As by lot, God wot,” 2.2.416
1462 and then, you know, 2.2.417
1462-3 “It came to pass, as most like it was”.2.2.418
1463-4 T The first row of the pious chanson will2.2.419
1464-5 show you more, for look where my {abridgment comes.} <abridgements come.>2.2.419-20
1466        Enter {the} <four or five> Players.
1467 {You are} <You’re> welcome, masters, welcome all. — I am glad to see2.2.421
1468 thee well. — Welcome, good friends. — Oh, <my> old friend, 2.2.422
1469 {why,} thy face is {valanced} <valiant> since I saw thee last. Com’st thou to2.2.423
1470 beard me in Denmark? What, my young lady and mistress! 2.2.424-5
1471 {By’} <By’r> Lady, your ladyship is nearer {to} heaven than when2.2.425-6
1472 I saw you last by the altitude of a chopine. Pray God2.2.426-7
1473 your voice, like a piece of uncurrent gold, be not cracked2.2.427-8
1474 within the ring. — Masters, you are all welcome. We’ll e’en2.2.428-9
1475 T to’t like {friendly} <French> falconers, fly at anything we see. We’ll2.2.429-30
1476 have a speech straight. Come, give us a taste of your quality,2.2.430-2
1477 come, a passionate speech.2.2.432
1478<1> player
What speech, my {good} lord?2.2.433
1479hamlet
I heard thee speak me a speech once, but it was2.2.434
1480 never acted, or, if it was, not above once, for the play, I2.2.435-6
1481 remember, pleased not the million, ’twas caviarycaviare to the2.2.436-7
1482 general. But it was (as I received it, and others whose2.2.437-8
1483 {judgments} <judgment> in such matters cried in the top of mine) an2.2.438-9
1484 excellent play, well digested in the scenes, set down2.2.439-40
1485 with as much modesty as cunning. I remember one said 2.2.440-1
1486 there {were} <was> no sallets in the lines to make the matter savory,2.2.441-2
1487 nor no matter in the phrase that might indict the2.2.442-3
1488 author of {affection,} <affectation,> but called it an honest {method,} <method.>2.2.443-4
1488+1 as wholesome as sweet, and by very much, more handsome than fine.2.2.444-5
1488-9 One <chief> speech in’t I chiefly loved: ’twas Aeneas’ {talk} <tale> 2.2.445-6
1490 to Dido, and there about of it especially {when} <where> he speaks2.2.446-7
1491 of Priam’s slaughter. If it live in your memory, begin at2.2.448
1492 this line — let me see, let me see: 2.2.449
1492-3 “The rugged Pyrrhus, like th’ Hyrcanian beast —” 2.2.450
1493 {’Tis} <It is> not so, it begins with Pyrrhus: 2.2.451
1494 “The rugged Pyrrhus, he whose sable arms,2.2.452
1495 Black as his purpose, did the night resemble2.2.453
1496 When he lay couched in {th’} <the> ominous horse,2.2.454
1497 Hath now this dread and black complexion smeared2.2.455
1498 With {heraldy} <heraldry> more dismal<:> head to foot{:}2.2.456
1499 Now is he {total} <to take> gules, horridly tricked2.2.457
1500 With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons,2.2.458
1501 Baked and impasted with the parching streets2.2.459
1502 That lend a tyrannous and {a} damned light2.2.460
1503 To their {lord’s murder;} <vile murders;> roasted in wrath and fire,2.2.461
1504 And thus o’ersized with coagulate gore,2.2.462
1505 With eyes like carbuncles, the hellish Pyrrhus 2.2.463
1506 Old grandsire Priam seeks”. { — So proceed you.}2.2.464
1507polonius
’Fore God, my lord, well spoken, with good accent2.2.466
1508 and good discretion.2.2.467
1509<1> player
“Anon he finds him,2.2.468
1510 Striking too short at Greeks. His antique sword,2.2.469
1511 Rebellious to his arm, lies where it falls,2.2.470
1512 Repugnant to command. Unequal {matched,} <match,>2.2.471
1513 Pyrrhus at Priam drives, in rage strikes wide,2.2.472
1514 But with the whiff and wind of his fell sword2.2.473
1515 T Th’ unnerved father falls. Then senseless Ilium,2.2.474
1516 Seeming to feel {this} <his> blow, with flaming top2.2.475
1517 Stoops to his base and with a hideous crash2.2.476
1518 Takes prisoner Pyrrhus’ ear. For, lo, his sword,2.2.477
1519 Which was declining on the milky head2.2.478
1520 T Of reverend Priam, seemed i’th’ air to stick.2.2.479
1521 So, as a painted tyrant, Pyrrhus stood2.2.480
1522 {Like} <And, like> a neutral to his will and matter,2.2.481
1522 Did nothing. 2.2.482
1523 But as we often see against some storm2.2.483
1524 A silence in the heavens, the rack stand still,2.2.484
1525 The bold winds speechless and the orb below2.2.485
1526 As hush as death, anon the dreadful thunder2.2.486
1527 Doth rend the region, so after Pyrrhus’ pause2.2.487
1528 A rousedAroused vengeance sets him new a-work,2.2.488
1529 And never did the Cyclops’ hammers fall2.2.489
1530 On {Mars’s armor,} <Mars his armors,> forged for proof eterne,2.2.490
1531 With less remorse than Pyrrhus’ bleeding sword2.2.491
1532 Now falls on Priam.2.2.492
1533 Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods2.2.493
1534 In general synod take away her power,2.2.494
1535 T Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel2.2.495
1536 And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven2.2.496
1537 As low as to the fiends”.2.2.497
1538polonius
This is too long.2.2.498
1539hamlet
It shall to {the} <th’> barber’s with your beard. Prithee, 2.2.499
1540 say on, he’s for a jig or a tale of bawdry, or he2.2.500
1541 sleeps. Say on, come to Hecuba.2.2.501
1542<1> player
“But who — {ah, woe} <oh, who> — had seen the {mobled} <inobled> queen” —2.2.502
1543hamlet
“The {mobled} <inobled> {queen”.} <queen”?>2.2.503
1544polonius
That’s good, “inobled queen” is good.2.2.504
1545-6<1> player
— “Run barefoot up and down, threatening the {flames} <flame>2.2.505
1547 With bisson rheum, a clout {upon} <about> that head2.2.506
1548 Where late the diadem stood and, for a robe,2.2.507
1549 About her lank and all o’erteamed loins,2.2.508
1550 A blanket in {the alarm} <th’ alarum> of fear caught up. 2.2.509
1551 Who this had seen, with tongue in venom steeped,2.2.510
1552 ’Gainst Fortune’s state would treason have {pronounced.} <pronounced!>2.2.511
1553 But if the gods themselves did see her then,2.2.512
1554 When she saw Pyrrhus make malicious sport2.2.513
1555 In mincing with his sword her {husband} <husband’s> limbs,2.2.514
1556 The instant burst of clamor that she made2.2.515
1557 (Unless things mortal move them not at all)2.2.516
1558 Would have made milch the burning eyes of heaven2.2.517
1559 And passion in the gods”.2.2.518
1560-1polonius
Look where he has not turned his color and2.2.519
1561 has tears in’s eyes. — {Prithee,} <Pray you,> no more.2.2.520
1562hamlet
’Tis well. I’ll have thee speak out the rest2.2.521
1563 {of this} soon. — Good my lord, will you see the players well bestowed?2.2.522-3
1564 Do {you} <ye> hear, let them be well used, for they are2.2.523-4
1565 the {abstract} <abstracts> and brief chronicles of the time; after2.2.524-5
1566 your death you were better have a bad epitaph than2.2.525-6
1567 their ill report while you {live.} <lived.>2.2.526
1568-9polonius
My lord, I will use them according to their desert.2.2.527-8
1570hamlet
God’s {bodkin,} <bodikins,> man, {much} better. Use every man2.2.529-30
1571 after his desert, and who {shall} <should> scape whipping? Use2.2.530-1
1572 them after your own honor and dignity: the less they2.2.531-2
1573 deserve the more merit is in your bounty. Take them 2.2.532-3
1574 in.2.2.533
1575polonius
Come, sirs.2.2.534
1575<Exit Polonius.>2.2.534
1576hamlet
Follow him, friends. We’ll hear a play tomorrow. — 2.2.535-6
1577-8 Dost thou hear me, old friend? Can you play2.2.537
1578 The Murder of Gonzago? 2.2.537-8
1579player
Ay, my lord.2.2.539
1580hamlet
We’ll ha’t tomorrow night. You could for <a>2.2.540
1581 need study a speech of some dozen {lines,} or sixteen lines, which2.2.541-2
1582 I would set down and insert in’t, could {you} <ye> not?2.2.542-3
1583player
Ay, my lord.2.2.544
1584hamlet
Very well. Follow that lord, and look you2.2.545
1585 T mock him not. — My good friends, I’ll leave you till night.2.2.546-7
1586 You are welcome to Elsinore.2.2.547
1586{Exeunt Polonius and Players.}2.2.547
1587{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Good my lord.2.2.548
1588Exeunt all but Hamlet.2.2.548
1589hamlet
Ay, so, {God buy to you.} <God buy ye.> Now I am alone. 2.2.549
1590 Oh, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!2.2.550
1591 Is it not monstrous that this player here,2.2.551
1592 But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,2.2.552
1593 Could force his soul so to his {own} <whole> conceit2.2.553
1594 That from her working, all {the} <his> visage {wanned,} <warmed,>2.2.554
1595 Tears in his eyes, distraction {in his} <in’s> aspect,2.2.555
1596 A broken voice, {an’} <and> his whole function suiting2.2.556
1597 With forms to his conceit? And all for {nothing.} <nothing?>2.2.557
1598 For {Hecuba.} <Hecuba?>2.2.558
1599 What’s Hecuba to him, or he to {her,} <Hecuba,>2.2.559
1600 That he should weep for her? What would he do2.2.560
1601 Had he the motive and {that} <the cue> for passion2.2.561
1602 That I have? He would drown the stage with tears2.2.562
1603 And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,2.2.563
1604 Make mad the guilty and appal the free,2.2.564
1605 Confound the ignorant and amaze indeed2.2.565
1606 The very {faculties} <faculty> of eyes and ears. Yet I,2.2.566
1607 A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak2.2.567
1608 Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,2.2.568
1609 And can say nothing — no, not for a king,2.2.569
1610 Upon whose property and most dear life2.2.570
1611 A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward?2.2.571
1612 Who calls me {villain, breaks} <villain? Breaks> my pate {across,} <across?>2.2.572
1613 Plucks off my beard and blows it in my {face,} <face?>2.2.573
1614 Tweaks me by {the nose, gives} <th’ nose? Gives> me the lie i’th’ throat2.2.574
1615 As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this?2.2.575
1616 Ha! {’Swounds,} <Why,> I should take it; for it cannot be2.2.576
1617 But I am pidgeon-livered and lack gall2.2.577
1618 To make oppression bitter, or ere this2.2.578
1619 I should {’a’} <have> fatted all the region kites2.2.579
1620 With this slave’s {offal — bloody,} <offal, bloody — a> bawdy villain,2.2.580
1621 Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain.2.2.581
1622 Oh, vengeance!
1623 {Why,} <Whoa!> what an ass am I: ay, sure, this is most brave,2.2.582
1624 That I, the son of {a} <the> dear murdered,2.2.583
1625 Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell,2.2.584
1626 Must like a whore unpack my heart with words2.2.585
1627 And fall a-cursing like a very drab,2.2.586
1628 A {stallion.} <scullion!> Fie upon’t, foh!2.2.587
1628-9 About, my {brains! Hum,} <brain!> I have heard,2.2.588
1629 That guilty creatures sitting at a play2.2.589
1630 Have by the very cunning of the scene2.2.590
1631 Been struck so to the soul that presently2.2.591
1632 They have proclaimed their malefactions.2.2.592
1633 For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak2.2.593
1634 With most miraculous organ. I’ll have these players2.2.594
1635 Play something like the murder of my father2.2.595
1636 Before mine uncle. I’ll observe his looks.2.2.596
1637 I’ll tent him to the quick. If {’a do} <he but> blench,2.2.597
1638 I know my course. The spirit that I have seen2.2.598
1639 May be {a dev’l} <the devil>, and the {dev’l} <devil> hath power2.2.599
1640 T’ assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps2.2.600
1641 Out of my weakness and my melancholy,2.2.601
1642 As he is very potent with such spirits,2.2.602
1643 Abuses me to damn me. I’ll have grounds2.2.603
1644 More relative than this. The play’s the thing2.2.604
1645 Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.2.2.605
1645              Exit. 2.2.605
           [3.1]
1646       Enter King, Queen, Polonius, Ophelia, {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz>, 3.1
1647   Guildenstern, <and> Lords.
1648 Tking
And can you by no drift of {conference} <circumstance>3.1.1
1649 Get from him why he puts on this confusion,3.1.2
1650 Grating so harshly all his days of quiet 3.1.3
1651 With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?3.1.
1652{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
He does confess he feels himself distracted,3.1.5
1653 But from what cause {’a} <he> will by no means speak.3.1.6
1654guildenstern
Nor do we find him forward to be sounded,3.1.7
1655 But with a crafty madness keeps aloof 3.1.8
1656 When we would bring him on to some confession3.1.9
1657 Of his true state.3.1.10
1658queen
Did he receive you well?3.1.10
1659{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Most like a gentleman.3.1.11
1660guildenstern
But with much forcing of his disposition.3.1.12
1661{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Niggard of question, but of our demands3.1.13
1662 Most free in his reply.3.1.14
1663queen
Did you assay him to any pastime?3.1.15
1664{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Madam, it so fell out that certain players3.1.16
1665 We o’erraught on the way. Of these we told him3.1.17
1666 And there did seem in him a kind of joy3.1.18
1667 To hear of it. They are {here} about the court3.1.19
1668 And, as I think, they have already order3.1.20
1669 This night to play before him.3.1.21
1670polonius
’Tis most true,3.1.21
1671 And he beseeched me to entreat your majesties3.1.22
1672 To hear and see the matter.3.1.23
1673king
With all my heart, <and it doth much content me>3.1.24
1673-4 {And it doth much content me to hear him so inclined.}3.1.24-5
1674 <To hear him so inclined. Good gentlemen,>3.1.25-6
1674-5 {Good gentlemen, give} <Give> him a further edge, <and drive his purpose on>3.1.26-7
1675-6 {And drive his purpose into} <To> these delights.3.1.27
1677{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
We shall, my lord.3.1.28
1677 TExeunt {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern [and Lords.]3.1.28
1678king
Sweet {Gertrard,} <Gertrude,> leave us {two,} <too,>3.1.28
1679 For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither,3.1.29
1680 That he, as ’twere by accident, may {here} <there>3.1.30
1681 Affront Ophelia. {Her father and myself}3.1.31
1681 <Her father and myself (lawful espials)>3.1.31
1682 {We’ll} <Will> so bestow ourselves that, seeing unseen,3.1.32
1683 We may of their encounter frankly judge3.1.33
1684 And gather by him as he is behaved,3.1.34
1685 If’t be th’ affliction of his love or no3.1.35
1686 That thus he suffers for.3.1.36
1687queen
I shall obey you.3.1.36
1688 And for your part, Ophelia, I do wish3.1.37
1689 That your good beauties be the happy cause3.1.38
1690 Of Hamlet’s wildness. So shall I hope your virtues3.1.39
1691 Will bring him to his wonted way again3.1.40
1692 To both your honors.3.1.41
1693ophelia
Madam, I wish it may.3.1.41
1693[Exit Queen.]3.1.41
1694polonius
Ophelia, walk you here. — Gracious, so please {you,} <ye,>3.1.42
1695 We will bestow ourselves. — Read on this book,3.1.43
1696 That show of such an exercise may color3.1.44
1697 Your {lowliness.} <loneliness.> We are oft to blame in this,3.1.45
1698 (’Tis too much proved) that with devotion’s visage3.1.46
1699 T And pious action we do sugar o’er3.1.47
1700 The devil himself.3.1.48
1701king
Oh, ’tis {too} true.3.1.48
1702 How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience!3.1.49
1703 The harlot’s cheek beautied with plastering art3.1.50
1704 Is not more ugly to the thing that helps it3.1.51
1705 Than is my deed to my most painted word.3.1.52
1706 Oh, heavy burden!3.1.53
1707polonius
I hear him coming: <let’s> withdraw, my lord.3.1.54
1708Exeunt King and Polonius.3.1.54
1709        Enter Hamlet.
1710hamlet
To be, or not to be, that is the question:3.1.55
1711 Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer3.1.56
1712 The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,3.1.57
1713 Or to take arms against a sea of troubles3.1.58
1714 And by opposing, end {them.} <them:> {To die}<to die,> to sleep —3.1.59
1715 No more, and by a sleep to say we end3.1.60
1716 The heartache and the thousand natural shocks3.1.61
1717 That flesh is heir {to.} <to?> ’Tis a consumation3.1.62
1718 Devoutly to be {wished: to} <wished. To> die to sleep —3.1.63
1719 To sleep, perchance to {dream —} <dream;> ay, there’s the rub,3.1.64
1720 For in that sleep of death what dreams may come3.1.65
1721 When we have shuffled off this mortal coil3.1.66
1722 Must give us pause. There’s the respect3.1.67
1723 That makes calamity of so long life:3.1.68
1724 For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,3.1.69
1725 {Th’} <The> oppressor’s wrong, the {proud} <poor> man’s contumely,3.1.70
1726 The pangs of {despised} <disprized> love, the law’s delay,3.1.71
1727 The insolence of office and the spurns3.1.72
1728 That patient merit of {th’} <the> unworthy takes,3.1.73
1729 When he himself might his quietus make3.1.74
1730 With a bare bodkin? Who would <these> fardels bear3.1.75
1731 To grunt and sweat under a weary life3.1.76
1732 But that the dread of something after death3.1.77
1733 (The undiscovered country from whose bourn3.1.78
1734 No traveller returns) puzzles the will3.1.79
1735 And makes us rather bear those ills we have3.1.80
1736 Than fly to others that we know not of?3.1.81
1737 Thus conscience does make cowards <of us all>, 3.1.82
1738 And thus the native hue of resolution3.1.83
1739 T Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,3.1.84
1740 And enterprises of great {pitch} <pith> and moment3.1.85
1741 With this regard their currents turn {awry} <away>3.1.86
1742 And lose the name of action. Soft you now,3.1.87
1743 The fair Ophelia. Nymph, in thy orisons3.1.88
1744 Be all my sins remembered.3.1.89
1745ophelia
Good my lord,3.1.89
1746 How does your honour for this many a day?3.1.90
1747hamlet
I humbly thank you, well, well, well.3.1.91
1748ophelia
My lord, I have remembrances of yours3.1.92
1749 That I have longed long to redeliver.3.1.93
1750 I pray you {now} <now,> receive them.3.1.94
1751hamlet
No, {not I,} <no,> I never gave you aught.3.1.95
1752ophelia
My honored lord, {you} <I> know right well you did,3.1.96
1753 And with them words of so sweet breath composed3.1.97
1754 As made {these} <the> things more rich. {Their} <Then> perfume {lost,} <left.>3.1.98
1755 Take these again, for to the noble mind3.1.99
1756 Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.3.1.100
1757 There, my lord.3.1.101
1758hamlet
Ha, ha, are you honest?3.1.102
1759ophelia
My {lord?} <lord.>3.1.103
1760hamlet
Are you fair?3.1.104
1761ophelia
What means your lordship?3.1.105
1762hamlet
That if you be honest and fair, {you} <your honesty> 3.1.106-7
1763 should admit no discourse to your beauty.3.1.107
1764ophelia
Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce3.1.108
1765 than {with} <your> honesty?3.1.109
1766hamlet
Ay, truly, for the power of beauty will sooner3.1.110
1767 transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the3.1.111-2
1768 force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness.3.1.112-3
1769 This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it3.1.113-4
1770 proof. I did love you once.3.1.114
1771ophelia
Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.3.1.115
1772hamlet
You should not have believed me. For virtue3.1.116
1773 T cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish3.1.117
1774 of it. I loved you not.3.1.118
1775ophelia
I was the more deceived.3.1.119
1776 Thamlet
Get thee to a {nunn’ry.} <nunnery.> WhyWhy, wouldst thou3.1.120
1777 be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest,3.1.121
1778 but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better3.1.122-3
1779 my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, 3.1.123-4
1780 ambitious, with more offenses at my beck3.1.124
1781 T than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give3.1.125-6
1782 them shape, or time to act them in. What should such3.1.126-7
1783 fellows as I do crawling between {earth and heaven?} <heaven and earth?>3.1.127-8
1784 We are arrant {knaves,} <knaves all,> believe none of us. Go thy 3.1.128-9
1785 ways to a {nunn’ry.} <nunnery.> Where’s your father? 3.1.129
1786ophelia
At home, my lord.3.1.130
1787hamlet
Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may3.1.131
1787-8 play the fool {no where} <no way> but in ’s own house. Farewell.3.1.132
1789ophelia
Oh, help him, you sweet heavens!3.1.133
1790hamlet
If thou dost marry, I’ll give thee this plague3.1.134
1791 for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow,3.1.135-6
1792 thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a {nunn’ry,} <nunnery.>3.1.136-7
1793 <Go,> farewell. Or if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool,3.1.137-8
1794 for wise men know well enough what monsters you3.1.138-9
1795-6 make of them. To a {nunn’ry,} <nunnery,> go, and quickly too, farewell.3.1.139-40
1797ophelia
{Heavenly powers} <O heavenly powers,> restore him.3.1.141
1798hamlet
I have heard of your {paintings} <pratlings too> well enough.3.1.142
1799 God {hath} <has> given you one {face} <pace> and you make {yourselves} <yourself> another. 3.1.143-4
1800 You {jig and} <jig, you> amble and you {list, you} <lisp, and> nickname3.1.144-5
1801 God’s creatures, and make your wantoness <your> ignorance.3.1.145-6
1802 Go to, I’ll no more on’t, it hath made me mad.3.1.146-7
1803 I say we will have no {mo marriage.} <more marriages.> Those that are3.1.147-8
1804 married already, all but one, shall live. The rest shall keep3.1.148-9
1805 as they are. To a {nunn’ry,} <nunnery,> go.3.1.149
1805Exit <Hamlet>.3.1.149
1806ophelia
Oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!3.1.150
1807 The courtier’s, soldier’s, scholar’s, eye, tongue, sword,3.1.151
1808 Th’ {expectation} <expectancy> and rose of the fair state,3.1.152
1809 The glass of fashion and the mould of form,3.1.153
1810 Th’ observed of all observers, quite quite down.3.1.154
1811 T And I, of ladies most deject and wretched,3.1.155
1812 That sucked the honey of his {musiced} <music> vows,3.1.156
1813 Now see {what} <that> noble and most sovereign reason3.1.157
1814 Like sweet bells jangled out of {time} <tune> and harsh;3.1.158
1815 That unmatched form and {stature} <feature> of blown youth3.1.159
1816 Blasted with ecstasy. Oh, woe is me3.1.160
1817 T’ have seen what I have seen, see what I see.3.1.161
1817{Exit.}3.1.161
1818        Enter King and Polonius.
1819king
{Love —} <Love?> His affections do not that way tend,3.1.162
1820 Nor what he spake, though it lacked form a little,3.1.163
1821 Was not like madness. There’s something in his soul3.1.164
1822 O’er which his melancholy sits on brood,3.1.165
1823 And I do doubt the hatch and the disclose3.1.166
1824 Will be some danger; which {for} to prevent,3.1.167
1825 I have in quick determination3.1.168
1826 Thus set it down: he shall with speed to England3.1.169
1827 For the demand of our neglected tribute.3.1.170
1828 Haply the seas and countries different,3.1.171
1829 With variable objects, shall expel3.1.172
1830 This something-settled matter in his heart3.1.173
1831 Whereon his brains still beating puts him thus 3.1.174
1832 From fashion of himself. What think you on’t?3.1.175
1833polonius
It shall do well. But yet do I believe 3.1.176
1833-4 The origin and commencement of {his} <this> grief 3.1.177
1835 Sprung from neglected love. — 3.1.178
1835        {[Enter Ophelia.]}3.1.178
1835              How now, Ophelia?3.1.178
1836 You need not tell us what Lord Hamlet said,3.1.179
1837 We heard it all. — My lord, do as you please,3.1.180
1838 But if you hold it fit, after the play,3.1.181
1839 Let his Queen-mother all alone entreat him3.1.182
1840 To show his {grief,} <griefs,> let her be round with him,3.1.183
1841 And I’ll be placed (so please you) in the ear3.1.184
1842 Of all their conference. If she find him not,3.1.185
1843 To England send him or confine him where3.1.186
1844 Your wisdom best shall think.3.1.187
1845king
It shall be so.3.1.187
1846 Madness in great ones must not {unmatched} <unwatched> go.3.1.188
1847Exeunt.3.1.188
           [3.2]
1848        Enter Hamlet and <two or> three of the Players.3.2
1849hamlet
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced3.2.1
1850 it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it3.2.2
1851 as many of {our} <your> players do, I had as lief the town-crier3.2.3
1852 <had> spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much<—>3.2.4-5
1853 {with} your hand thus, but use all gently; for, in the very torrent,3.2.5-6
1854 tempest, and, as I may say, <the> whirlwind of3.2.6
1855 {your} passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that3.2.6-7
1856 may give it smoothness. Oh, it offends me to the soul3.2.8
1857 to {hear} <see> a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion3.2.9
1858 to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the 3.2.10
1859 groundlings, who for the most part are capable of3.2.11
1860 nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise. I {would} <could>3.2.11-2
1861 have such a fellow whipped for o’erdoing Termagant: it 3.2.13
1862 out-Herods Herod. Pray you avoid it.3.2.14
1863player
I warrant your honor.3.2.15
1864hamlet
Be not too tame neither, but let your own3.2.16
1865 discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, 3.2.17
1866 the word to the action, with this special observance:3.2.18
1867 T that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything 3.2.19
1868 so {o’erdone} <overdone> is from the purpose of playing, whose3.2.20-1
1869 end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as ’twere,3.2.21-2
1870 the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her <own>3.2.22-3
1871 feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and3.2.23
1872 body of the time his form and pressure. Now this3.2.24-5
1873 overdone, or come tardy off, though it {makes} <make> the unskillful3.2.25
1874 laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve, the3.2.26
1875 censure of <the> which one must in your allowance o’erweigh3.2.27
1876 a whole theater of others. Oh, there be players3.2.28
1877 that I have seen play and heard others {praised,} <praise,> and that3.2.29
1878 highly, not to speak it profanely, that neither having3.2.30-1
1879 {th’} <the> accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, 3.2.31-2
1880 {nor man} <or Normannor no man> have so strutted and bellowed that I have3.2.32-3
1881 thought some of Nature’s journeymen had made men,3.2.33-4
1882-3 and not made them well, they imitated humanity so “abhominably”.3.2.34-5
1884player
I hope we have reformed that indifferently with3.2.36
1885 {us} <us, sir.>3.2.37
1886hamlet
Oh, reform it altogether, and let those that3.2.38
1887 play your clowns speak no more than is set down for3.2.39
1888 them, for there be of them that will themselves laugh3.2.40-1
1889 to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh 3.2.41-2
1890 too, though in the meantime some necessary question3.2.42-3
1891 of the play be then to be considered. That’s villainous, 3.2.43-4
1892 and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses3.2.44-5
1893 it. Go make you ready. 3.2.45
1893Exeunt Players. 3.2.45
1894        <Enter Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.>3.2.45
1895-6 How now, my lord, will the King hear this piece of work?3.2.46-7
1894        {Enter Polonius, Guildenstern and Rosencraus.}3.2.45
1897polonius
And the Queen too, and that presently.3.2.48
1898hamlet
Bid the players make haste.3.2.49
1898Exit Polonius. 3.2.49
1899 Will you two help to hasten them?3.2.50
1900{rosencraus}<rosencrantz, guildenstern>
{Ay,} <We will,> my lord. 3.2.51
1900Exeunt {they two}. 3.2.51
1901        <Enter Horatio.>
1902hamlet
What ho, Horatio!3.2.52
1902        {Enter Horatio.}3.2.52
1903horatio
Here, sweet lord, at your service.3.2.53
1904hamlet
Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man3.2.54
1905 As e’er my conversation coped withal.3.2.55
1906horatio
O my dear lord — 3.2.56
1907hamlet
Nay, do not think I flatter,3.2.56
1908 For what advancement may I hope from thee3.2.57
1909 That no revenue hast but thy good spirits3.2.58
1910 To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flattered?3.2.
1911 T No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp3.2.60
1912 And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee3.2.61
1913 Where thrift may follow {fawning.} <feigning> Dost thou hear?3.2.62
1914 Since my dear soul was mistress of {her} <my> choice3.2.63
1915 And could of men {distinguish her election,} <distinguish, her election>3.2.64
1916 {Sh’hath} <Hath> sealed thee for herself, for thou hast been3.2.65
1917 As one in suffering all that suffers nothing,3.2.66
1918 A man that Fortune’s buffets and rewards3.2.67
1919 {Hast}<Hath> ta’en with equal thanks. And blest are those3.2.68
1920 Whose blood and judgment are so well {co-meddled} <co-mingled>3.2.69
1921 That they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger3.2.70
1922 To sound what stop she please. Give me that man3.2.71
1923 That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him3.2.72
1924 In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart,3.2.73
1925 As I do thee. Something too much of this.3.2.74
1926 There is a play tonight before the King;3.2.75
1927 One scene of it comes near the circumstance3.2.76
1928 Which I have told thee of my father’s death.3.2.77
1929 I prithee, when thou seest that act afoot,3.2.78
1930 Even with the very comment of {thy} <my> soul,3.2.79
1931 Observe {my} <mine> uncle. If his occulted guilt3.2.80
1932 Do not itself unkennel in one speech,3.2.81
1933 It is a damned ghost that we have seen,3.2.82
1934 And my imaginations are as foul3.2.83
1935 As Vulcan’s {stithy.} <stith.> Give him {heedful} <needful> note,3.2.84
1936 For I mine eyes will rivet to his face,3.2.85
1937 And after, we will both our judgments join3.2.86
1938 {In} <To> censure of his seeming.3.2.87
1939horatio
Well, my lord.3.2.87
1940 If {’a} <he> steal aught the whilst this play is playing3.2.88
1941 And scape {detected,} <detecting,> I will pay the theft.3.2.89
1942       Enter {Trumpets and Kettledrums,} King, Queen,
1942       Polonius, Ophelia, {[Rosencraus,]} <Rosencrantz,>
1943       {[Guildenstern.]} <Guildenstern, and other Lords attendant, with>
1944       his Guard carrying torches. Danish
1945   march. Sound a Flourish.
1946hamlet
They are coming to the play. I must be idle.3.2.90
1947 Get you a place.3.2.91
1948king
How fares our cousin Hamlet?3.2.92
1949hamlet
Excellent, i’faith, of the chameleon’s dish: I eat 3.2.93-4
1950 the air, promise-crammed. You cannot feed capons so.3.2.94-5
1951king
I have nothing with this answer, Hamlet, these3.2.96-7
1952 words are not mine.3.2.97
1953hamlet
No, nor {mine now, my lord.} <mine. [To Polonius.] Now, my lord, >3.2.98
1953-4 {[To Polonius.] You} <you> played once i’th’ university, you say?3.2.99
1955polonius
That {did I,} <I did,> my lord, and was accounted a good3.2.100
1956 actor — 3.2.101
1957hamlet
{What} <And what> did you enact?3.2.102
1958polonius
I did enact Julius Caesar. I was killed i’th’ Capitol.3.2.103-4
1959 Brutus killed me.3.2.104
1960hamlet
It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a3.2.105
1961 calf there. — Be the players ready?3.2.106
1962{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Ay, my lord, they stay upon your patience.3.2.107
1963queen {gertrard}
Come hither, my {dear} <good> Hamlet, sit by me.3.2.108
1964hamlet
No, good mother, here’s metal more attractive.3.2.110
1965polonius
Oh ho, do you mark {that!} <that?>3.2.111
1966hamlet
Lady, shall I lie in your lap?3.2.112
1967ophelia
No, my lord.3.2.113
1968hamlet
I mean, my head upon your lap?3.2.114
1969ophelia
Ay, my lord.3.2.115
1970hamlet
Do you think I meant country matters?3.2.116
1971ophelia
I think nothing, my lord.3.2.117
1972hamlet
That’s a fair thought to lie between maids’ legs.3.2.119
1973ophelia
What is, my lord?3.2.120
1974hamlet
Nothing.3.2.121
1975ophelia
You are merry, my {lord.} <lord!>3.2.122
1976hamlet
Who I?3.2.123
1977ophelia
Ay, my lord.3.2.124
1978hamlet
O God, your only jig-maker. What should3.2.125
1979 a man do but be merry, for look you how cheerfully3.2.126
1980 my mother looks, and my father died within ’s two3.2.127
1981 hours.3.2.127
1982ophelia
Nay, ’tis twice two months, my lord.3.2.128
1983hamlet
So long? Nay then, let the devil wear black,3.2.129
1984 for I’ll have a suit of sables. O heavens, die two months3.2.130-1
1985 ago and not forgotten yet! Then there’s hope a3.2.131
1986 great man’s memory may outlive his life half a year.3.2.132
1987 But, by’r Lady, {’a} <he> must build churches then, or else shall3.2.133
1988 {’a} <he> suffer not thinking on, with the hobby-horse, whose3.2.134
1989 epitaph is “For O, for O, the hobby-horse is forgot!”3.2.135
1990       {The Trumpets sounds;} Hautboys play; <the> dumb-show {follows.} <enters.>
1991Enter a king and {a} queen, <very lovingly,> the queen embracing 
1992him {and he her}. She kneels and makes show of protestation unto 
1993him. He takes her up and declines his head upon her neck; {he} 
1994{lies} <lays> him down upon a bank of flowers. She, seeing him 
1995asleep, leaves him. Anon {come} <comes> in {another man,} <a fellow,> takes off his 
1996crown, kisses it, <and> pours poison in the {sleeper’s} <king’s> ears, and 
1997{leaves him.} <exits.> The queen returns, finds the king dead, <and> 
1998makes passionate action. The poisoner with some {three} <two> or 
1999{four come} <three mutes comes> in again, {seem} <seeming> to {condole} <lament> with her. 
2000The dead body is carried away. The poisoner woos the 
2001queen with gifts. She seems {harsh} <loath and unwilling> awhile, 
2002but in the end accepts <his> love. 
2002Exeunt Players. 
2003ophelia
What means this, my lord?3.2.136
2004hamlet
Marry, this <is> {munching mallico!} <miching Malicho.> {It} <That> means 
2005 mischief.3.2.138
2006ophelia
Belike this show imports the argument of the3.2.139
2007 {play.} <play?>3.2.140
2008        {Enter Prologue.} 3.2.140
2008hamlet
We shall know by {this fellow.} <these fellows.> The players3.2.141
2009 cannot keep {—} <counsel,> they’ll tell all.3.2.142
2010ophelia
Will {’a} <they> tell us what this show meant?3.2.143
2011hamlet
Ay, or any show that {you will} <you’ll> show him. Be not3.2.144-5
2012 you ashamed to show, he’ll not shame to tell you what it3.2.145-6
2013 means.3.2.146
2014ophelia
You are naught, you are naught. I’ll mark the3.2.147
2015 play.3.2.148
2016        <Enter Prologue.>
2017 Tprologue
For us and for our tragedy,3.2.149
2018 Here stooping to your clemency3.2.150
2019 We beg your hearing patiently.3.2.151
2019[Exit.]3.2.151
2020 Thamlet
Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring?3.2.152
2021ophelia
’Tis brief, my lord.3.2.153
2022hamlet
As woman’s love.3.2.154
2023        Enter [two Players as] King and <his> Queen.
2024[player] king
Full thirty times hath Phoebus’ cart gone round3.2.155
2025 T Neptune’s salt wash and Tellus’ orbed ground,3.2.156
2026 And thirty dozen moons with borrowed sheen3.2.157
2027 About the world have times twelve thirties been3.2.158
2028 Since love our hearts and Hymen did our hands3.2.159
2029 Unite commutual in most sacred bands.3.2.160
2030{[player] queen} <baptista>
So many journeys may the sun and moon3.2.161
2031 Make us again count o’er ere love be done.3.2.162
2032 But woe is me, you are so sick of late,3.2.163
2033 T So far from cheer and from {our} <your> former state,3.2.164
2034 That I distrust you. Yet, though I distrust,3.2.165
2035 Discomfort you, my lord, it nothing must.3.2.166
2035+1 {For women fear too much, even as they love,} 
2036 {And} <For> women’s fear and love {hold} <holds> quantity,3.2.167
2037 {Either none, in} <In> neither ought, or in extremity.3.2.1
2038 T Now what my love is proof hath made you know,3.2.169
2039 And, as my love is sized, my fear is so.3.2.170
2039+1 Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear;3.2.171
2039+2 Where little fears grow great, great love grows there.3.2.172
2040[player] king
Faith, I must leave thee, love, and shortly too:3.2.173
2041 My operant powers {their} <my> functions leave to do;3.2.174
2042 And thou shalt live in this fair world behind,3.2.175
2043 Honored, beloved, and haply one as kind3.2.176
2044 For husband shalt thou —3.2.177
2045{[player] queen} <baptista>
Oh, confound the rest!3.2.177
2046 Such love must needs be treason in my breast.3.2.178
2047 In second husband let me be accursed.3.2.179
2048 None wed the second but who killed the first.3.2.180
2049hamlet
{That’s} <Wormwood,> wormwood.3.2.181
2050{[player] queen} <baptista>
The instances that second marriage move3.2.182
2051 Are base respects of thrift, but none of love.3.2.183
2052 A second time I kill my husband dead3.2.184
2053 When second husband kisses me in bed.3.2.185
2054 T[player] king
I do believe you think what now you speak.3.2.186
2055 But what we do determine oft we break.3.2.187
2056 Purpose is but the slave to memory,3.2.188
2057 Of violent birth but poor validity,3.2.189
2058 Which now, {the} <like> fruit unripe, sticks on the tree,3.2.190
2059 But fall unshaken when they mellow be.3.2.191
2060 Most necessary ’tis that we forget3.2.192
2061 To pay ourselves what to ourselves is debt.3.2.193
2062 What to ourselves in passion we propose,3.2.194
2063 The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.3.2.195
2064 T The violence of either grief or joy3.2.196
2065 Their own {enactures} <enactors> with themselves destroy.3.2.197
2066 Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament;3.2.198
2067 T {Griefs joy,} <Grief joys,> joy grieves, on slender accident.3.2.199
2068 This world is not for aye, nor ’tis not strange3.2.200
2069 That even our loves should with our fortunes change,3.2.201
2070 For ’tis a question left us yet to prove3.2.202
2071 Whether Love lead Fortune, or else Fortune Love.3.2.203
2072 The great man down, you mark his {favourite} <favourites> flies;3.2.204
2073 The poor advanced makes friends of enemies;3.2.205
2074 And hitherto doth Love on Fortune tend:3.2.206
2075 For who not needs shall never lack a friend,3.2.207
2076 And who in want a hollow friend doth try3.2.208
2077 Directly seasons him his enemy.3.2.209
2078 But orderly to end where I begun,3.2.210
2079 Our wills and fates do so contrary run3.2.211
2080 That our devices still are overthrown:3.2.212
2081 Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.3.2.213
2082 So think thou wilt no second husband wed,3.2.214
2083 But die thy thoughts when thy first lord is dead.3.2.215
2084{[player] queen} <baptista>
Nor earth to {me give} <give me> food nor heaven light,3.2.216
2085 Sport and repose lock from me day and night,3.2.217
2085+1 To desperation turn my trust and hope,3.2.218
2085+2 AndAn anchor’s cheer in prison be my scope,3.2.219
2086 Each opposite that blanks the face of joy3.2.220
2087 Meet what I would have well and it destroy,3.2.221
2088 Both here and hence pursue me lasting strife,3.2.222
2089 If once {I be} a widow ever I be {a} wife.3.2.223
2090hamlet
If she should break it now.3.2.224
2091-2[player] king
’Tis deeply sworn. Sweet, leave me here awhile,3.2.225
2093 My spirits grow dull, and fain I would beguile3.2.226
2094 The tedious day with sleep.3.2.227
2095 T{[player] queen} <baptista>
Sleep rock thy brain,3.2.227
2095        He sleeps. 
2096 And never come mischance between us twain.3.2.228
2096 TExit.3.2.228
2097hamlet
Madam, how like you this play?3.2.229
2098queen
The lady {doth protest} <protests> too much, methinks.3.2.230
2099hamlet
Oh, but she’ll keep her word.3.2.231
2100king
Have you heard the argument? Is there no offense3.2.232-3
2101 in’t?3.2.233
2102hamlet
No, no, they do but jest — poison in jest, no offense3.2.234
2103 i’th’ world.3.2.235
2104king
What do you call the play?3.2.236
2105hamlet
The Mousetrap. Marry, {how tropically!} <how? Tropically.> 3.2.237
2106 This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna. Gonzago3.2.238-9
2107 is the duke’s name; his wife, Baptista. You shall see3.2.239-40
2108 anon. ’Tis a knavish piece of work, but what {of} <o’> that?3.2.240-1
2109 Your majesty and we that have free souls, it touches3.2.241-2
2110 T us not. Let the galled jade wince, our withers are unwrung. 3.2.242-3
2111 T        Enter Lucianus.
2112 This is one Lucianus, nephew to the king.3.2.244
2113ophelia
You are {as good as a} <a good> chorus, my lord.3.2.245
2114hamlet
I could interpret between you and your love3.2.246
2115 if I could see the puppets dallying.3.2.247
2116ophelia
You are keen, my lord, you are keen.3.2.248
2117hamlet
It would cost you a groaning to take off {mine} <my>3.2.249
2118 edge.3.2.250
2119ophelia
Still better and worse.3.2.251
2120-1hamlet
So you mis-take {your} husbands. — Begin, murderer. <Pox!> Leave3.2.252-3
2121-2 thy damnable faces and begin. Come: “the croaking raven doth bellow3.2.253-4
2122-3 for revenge”.3.2.254
2124-5lucianus
Thoughts black, hands apt, drugs fit, and time agreeing,3.2.255
2126 {Considerate} <Confederate> season, else no creature seeing,3.2.256
2127 Thou, mixture rank, of midnight weeds collected,3.2.257
2128 With Hecate’s ban thrice blasted, thrice {invected,} <infected,>3.2.258
2129 Thy natural magic and dire property3.2.259
2130 On wholesome life {usurps} <usurp> immediately.3.2.260
2131        Pours the poison in his ears.
2132hamlet
{’A} <He> poisons him i’th’ garden {for his} <for ’s> estate. His3.2.261
2133 name’s Gonzago. The story is extant and {written in very} <writ in> choice3.2.262-3
2134 Italian. You shall see anon how the murderer gets the3.2.263-4
2135 love of Gonzago’s wife.3.2.264
2136ophelia
The King rises.3.2.265
2137hamlet
What, frighted with false fire?3.2.266
2138queen
How fares my lord?3.2.267
2139polonius
Give o’er the play.3.2.268
2140king
Give me some light. Away!3.2.269
2141{polonius.} <lords>
Lights, lights, lights!3.2.270
2142 T Exeunt all but Hamlet and Horatio.
2143hamlet
Why, let the stricken deer go weep,3.2.271
2144 The hart ungalled play,3.2.272
2145 For some must watch while some must sleep.3.2.273
2146-7 {Thus} <So> runs the world away. 3.2.274
2147 Would not this, sir, and a forest of feathers, if the rest of3.2.275
2148 my fortunes turn Turk with me, with <two> Provincial3.2.276
2149 roses on my razed shoes, get me a fellowship in a cry3.2.277-8
2150 of {players?} <players, sir?>3.2.278
2151horatio
Half a share.3.2.279
2152hamlet
A whole one, I.ay.3.2.280
2153 For thou dost know, O Damon dear,3.2.281
2154 This realm dismantled was3.2.282
2154-5 Of Jove himself, and now reigns here3.2.283
2156 A very, very — pajock.3.2.284
2157horatio
You might have rhymed.3.2.285
2158-9hamlet
O good Horatio, I’ll take the Ghost’s word for3.2.286
2159 a thousand pound. Didst perceive?3.2.287
2160horatio
Very well, my lord.3.2.288
2161hamlet
Upon the talk of the {poisoning.} <poisoning?>3.2.289
2162horatio
I did very well note him.3.2.290
2163        <Enter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.>
2164hamlet
{Ah} <Oh,> ha! Come, some music! Come, the recorders!3.2.292
2165 For, if the King like not the comedy,3.2.293
2166 Why then belike he likes it not, perdie.3.2.294
2167 Come, some music!3.2.295
2167+1        {Enter Rosencraus and Guildenstern.} 
2168guildenstern
Good my lord, vouchsafe me a word with you.3.2.297
2169hamlet
Sir, a whole history.3.2.
2170guildenstern
The King, sir — 3.2.299
2171hamlet
Ay, sir, what of him?3.2.300
2172guildenstern
— is in his retirement marvellous distempered.3.2.301
2173hamlet
With drink, sir?3.2.302
2174guildenstern
No, my lord, <rather> with {choler —}<choler.>3.2.303
2175hamlet
Your wisdom should show itself more richer3.2.304
2176 to signify this to {the} <his> doctor, for, for me to put him3.2.305
2177 to his purgation, would perhaps plunge him into <far>3.2.306
2178 more choler.3.2.306-7
2179guildenstern
Good my lord, put your discourse into some 3.2.308
2180 frame, and {stare} <start> not so wildly from my affair.3.2.309
2181hamlet
I am tame, sir. Pronounce.3.2.310
2182guildenstern
The Queen your mother in most great affliction3.2.311
2183 of spirit hath sent me to you.3.2.312
2184hamlet
You are welcome.3.2.313
2185-6guildenstern
Nay, good my lord, this courtesy is not of3.2.314
2186-7 the right breed. If it shall please you to make me a wholesome3.2.315-6
2187-8 answer, I will do your mother’s commandement;3.2.316
2187-8 if not, your {pardon} <pardon,> and my return shall be the end of 3.2.317-8
2188-9 <my> business.3.2.318
2190hamlet
Sir, I cannot.3.2.319
2191{rosencraus} <guildenstern>
What, my lord?3.2.320
2192hamlet
Make you a wholesome answer: my wit’s diseased.3.2.321-2
2193 But, sir, such {answer} <answers> as I can make, you shall command, 3.2.322-3
2194 or rather, {as} you say, my mother. Therefore no more,3.2.323-4
2195 but to the matter. My mother, you say —3.2.324-5
2196{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Then thus she says: your behavior hath struck3.2.326
2197 her into amazement and admiration.3.2.327
2198hamlet
Oh, wonderful son that can so {’stonish} <astonish> a3.2.328
2199 mother! But is there no sequel at the heels of this mother’s3.2.329-30
2200 admiration? {Impart.}3.2.330
2201{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
She desires to speak with you in her closet3.2.331
2202 ere you go to bed.3.2.332
2203hamlet
We shall obey, were she ten times our mother.3.2.333
2204 Have you any further trade with us?3.2.334
2205{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
My lord, you once did love me.3.2.335
2206hamlet
{And} <So I> do still, by these pickers and stealers.3.2.336
2207{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Good my lord, what is your cause of distemper?3.2.337
2208 You do {surely} <freely> bar the door {upon} <of> your own liberty 3.2.338-9
2209 if you deny your griefs to your friend.3.2.339
2210hamlet
Sir, I lack advancement.3.2.340
2211{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
How can that be, when you have the voice of3.2.341
2212 the King himself for your succession in Denmark.3.2.342
2212+1        {Enter the Players with recorders.}  
2213hamlet
Ay, {sir,} but while the grass grows — the proverb is3.2.343-4
2214 something musty. — 3.2.344
2215        <(Enter one with a recorder.)> 
2216 Oh, the {recorders!} <recorder!> Let me {see one.} <see.> To withdraw with you, why3.2.345-6
2217 do you go about to recover the wind of me, as if you 3.2.346-7
2218 would drive me into a toil?3.2.347
2219guildenstern
O my lord, if my duty be too bold, my love3.2.348
2220is too unmannerly.3.2.349
2221hamlet
I do not well understand that. Will you play3.2.350
2222 upon this pipe?3.2.351
2223guildenstern
My lord, I cannot.3.2.352
2224hamlet
I pray you.3.2.353
2225guildenstern
Believe me, I cannot.3.2.354
2226hamlet
I do beseech you.3.2.355
2227guildenstern
I know no touch of it, my lord.3.2.356
2228hamlet
{It is} <’Tis> as easy as lying: govern these ventages3.2.357
2229 with your {fingers} <finger> and {thumbs,} <thumb,> give it breath with your3.2.358-9
2230 mouth, and it will discourse most {eloquent} <excellent> music.3.2.359
2231 Look you, these are the stops.3.2.360
2232guildenstern
But these cannot I command to any utterance 3.2.261
2233 of harmony. I have not the skill.3.2.362
2234hamlet
Why, look you now how unworthy a thing 3.2.363
2235 you make of me: you would play upon me, you would3.2.364
2236 seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart3.2.365-6
2237 of my mystery, you would sound me from my lowest3.2.366-7
2238 note to <the top of> my compass, and there is much music, 3.2.367-8
2239 excellent voice in this little organ, yet cannot3.2.368-9
2240 you make {it speak.} <it.> {’Sblood!} <Why,> do you think <that> I am easier to be3.2.369-70
2241 played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,3.2.370-1
2242 though you <can> fret me {not} you cannot play upon me.3.2.371-2
2244        Enter Polonius. 
2242-3 God bless you, sir.3.2.373
2245-6polonius
My lord, the Queen would speak with you, and presently.3.2.374-5
2247hamlet
Do you see {yonder cloud that’s} <that cloud? That’s> almost in shape3.2.376-7
2248 {of} <like> a {camel?} <camel.>3.2.377
2249polonius
By th’ {mass,} <misse,> and {’tis,} <it’s> like a camel indeed.3.2.378
2250hamlet
Methinks it is like a weasel.3.2.379
2251polonius
It is backed like a weasel.3.2.380
2252hamlet
Or like a {whale.} <whale?>3.2.381
2253polonius
Very like a whale.3.2.382
2254 hamlet
Then {I will} <will I> come to my mother by and by. —3.2.383
2255-6 They fool me to the top of my bent. — I will come by and by.3.2.384-5
2258 {Leave me, friends.}3.2.387
2257-8<polonius> I will{,} say so.3.2.386
2257-8Exit.3.2.386
2258<hamlet> “By and by” is easily said. < — Leave me, friends.>3.2.387
2258[Exeunt all but Hamlet.]3.2.387
2259 ’Tis now the very witching time of night3.2.388
2260 When churchyards yawn and hell itself {breaks} <breathes> out3.2.389
2261 Contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood3.2.390
2262 And do such <bitter> business as the {bitter} day3.2.391
2263 Would quake to look on. Soft{,} now<,> to my mother.3.2.392
2264 O heart, lose not thy nature. Let not ever3.2.393
2265 The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom;3.2.394
2266 Let me be cruel, not unnatural.3.2.395
2267 I will speak {dagger} <daggers> to her, but use none.3.2.396
2268 My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.3.2.397
2269 How in my words somever she be shent3.2.398
2270 To give them seals never my soul consent.3.2.399
2270 TExit.3.2.399
           [3.3]
2271        Enter King, {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz>, and Guildenstern.3.3
2272king
I like him not, nor stands it safe with us3.3.1
2273 To let his madness range. Therefore prepare you:3.3.2
2274 I your commission will forthwith dispatch,3.3.3
2275 And he to England shall along with you.3.3.4
2276 The terms of our estate may not endure3.3.5
2277 Hazard so {near ’s} <dangerous> as doth hourly grow3.3.6
2278 Out of his {brows.} <lunacies.>3.3.7
2279guildenstern
We will ourselves provide.3.3.7
2280 Most holy and religious fear it is3.3.8
2281 To keep those many many bodies safe3.3.9
2282 That live and feed upon your majesty.3.3.10
2283-4{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
The single and peculiar life is bound3.3.11
2285 With all the strength and armor of the mind3.3.12
2286 To keep itself from noyance, but much more3.3.13
2287 That spirit upon whose {weal} <spirit> depends and rests3.3.14
2288 The lives of many. The {cess} <cease> of majesty3.3.15
2289 Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw3.3.16
2290 What’s near it with it; {or} it is a massy wheel3.3.17
2291 Fixed on the summit of the highest mount3.3.18
2292 T To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things3.3.19
2293 Are mortised and adjoined, which, when it falls,3.3.20
2294 Each small annexment, petty consequence,3.3.21
2295 T Attends the boisterous ruin. Never alone3.3.22
2296 T Did the King sigh but with a general groan.3.3.23
2297king
Arm you, I pray you, to this speedy voyage,3.3.24
2298 For we will fetters put {about} <upon> this fear3.3.25
2299 Which now goes too free-footed.3.3.
2300{rosencraus}<rosencrantz, guildenstern>
We will haste us.3.3.26
2300Exeunt Gentlemen [{Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern].3.3.26
2301        Enter Polonius.
2302polonius
My lord, he’s going to his mother’s closet.3.3.27
2303 Behind the arras I’ll convey myself3.3.28
2304 To hear the process. I’ll warrant she’ll tax him home,3.3.29
2305 And, as you said (and wisely was it said),3.3.30
2306 ’Tis meet that some more audience than a mother,3.3.31
2307 Since nature makes them partial, should o’erhear3.3.32
2308 The speech of vantage. Fare you well, my liege,3.3.33
2309 I’ll call upon you ere you go to bed3.3.34
2310 And tell you what I know.3.3.35
2311king
Thanks, dear my lord. — 3.3.35
2311 TExit Polonius.3.3.35
2312 Oh, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven,3.3.36
2313 It hath the primal eldest curse upon’t,3.3.37
2314 A brother’s murder. Pray can I not,3.3.38
2315 Though inclination be as sharp as {will,} <will.>3.3.39
2316 My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent,3.3.40
2317 And, like a man to double business bound,3.3.41
2318 I stand in pause where I shall first begin3.3.42
2319 And both neglect. What if this cursed hand3.3.43
2320 Were thicker than itself with brother’s blood?3.3.44
2321 Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens3.3.45
2322 To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy3.3.46
2323 But to confront the visage of offense?3.3.47
2324 And what’s in prayer but this twofold force,3.3.48
2325 To be forestalled ere we come to fall3.3.49
2326 T Or pardoned being down? Then I’ll look up.3.3.50
2327 My fault is past, but oh, what form of prayer3.3.51
2328 Can serve my turn? “Forgive me my foul murder”?3.3.52
2329 That cannot be since I am still possessed3.3.53
2330 Of those effects for which I did the murder:3.3.54
2331 My crown, mine own ambition and my Queen.3.3.55
2332  May one be pardoned and retain th’ offense?3.3.56
2333 In the corrupted currents of this world3.3.57
2334 Offense’s guilded hand may {show} <shove> by justice,3.3.58
2335 And oft ’tis seen the wicked prize itself3.3.59
2336 Buys out the law; but ’tis not so above,3.3.60
2337 There is no shufling, there the action lies3.3.61
2338 In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled3.3.62
2339 Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults3.3.63
2340 To give in evidence. What then? What rests?3.3.64
2341 Try what repentance can, what can it not,3.3.65
2342 Yet what can it, when one cannot repent?3.3.66
2343 O wretched state, O bosom black as death,3.3.67
2344 O limed soul that, struggling to be free,3.3.68
2345 Art more engaged! Help, angels, make assay.3.3.69
2346 Bow, stubborn knees, [Kneels?] and heart with strings of steel3.3.70
2347 Be soft as sinews of the new-born babe.3.3.71
2348 All may be well.3.3.72
2349        Enter Hamlet.
2350hamlet
Now might I do {it. But} <it pat,> now {’a} <he> is {a-praying.} <praying.>3.3.73
2351 And now I’ll do’t [Draws his sword.] — and so {’a} <he> goes to heaven,3.3.74
2352 T And so am I revenged. That would be scanned:3.3.75
2353 A villain kills my father, and for that3.3.76
2354 I, his {sole} <foul> son, do this same villain send3.3.77
2355 To heaven.3.3.79
2355 {Why,} <Oh,> this is {base and silly,} <hire and salary,> not revenge.3.3.79
2356 {’A} <He> took my father grossly<,> full of bread,3.3.80
2357 With all his crimes broad blown, as {flush} <fresh> as May,3.3.81
2358 And how his audit stands who knows save heaven,3.3.82
2359 But in our circumstance and course of thought3.3.83
2360 ’Tis heavy with him. And am I then revenged3.3.84
2361 To take him in the purging of his soul3.3.85
2362 When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?3.3.86
2362 No.3.3.87
2363 Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent:3.3.88
2364 When he is drunk{,} asleep, or in his rage,3.3.89
2365 Or in th’ incestuous pleasure of his bed,3.3.90
2366 At {game a-swearing,} <gaming, swearing,> or about some act3.3.91
2367 That has no relish of salvation in’t,3.3.92
2368 Then trip him that his heels may kick at heaven3.3.93
2369 And that his soul may be as damned and black3.3.94
2370 As hell whereto it goes. My mother stays.3.3.95
2371 This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.3.3.96
2371Exit.3.3.96
2372king
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.3.3.97
2373 Words without thoughts never to heaven go.3.3.98
2373Exit.3.3.98
           [3.4]
2374        Enter Queen {Gertrard} and Polonius.3.4
2375-6polonius
{’A} <He> will come straight. Look you lay home to him,3.4.1
2377 Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with,3.4.2
2378 And that your grace hath screened and stood between3.4.3
2379 Much heat and him. I’ll silence me {even} <e’en> here.3.4.4
2380 Pray you be round <with him>.3.4.5
2381hamlet (Within.)
Mother, mother, mother.3.4.5
2384        {Enter Hamlet.}
2382queen {gertrard}
I’ll {wait} <warrant> you, fear me not.3.4.6
2383 Withdraw, I hear him coming.3.4.7
2383[Polonius hides behind the arras.]3.4.7
2384        <Enter Hamlet.>
2385hamlet
Now, mother, what’s the matter?3.4.8
2386queen {gertrard}
Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.3.4.9
2387hamlet
Mother, you have my father much offended.3.4.10
2388queen {gertrard}
Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue.3.4.11
2389hamlet
Go, go, you question with {a wicked} <an idle> tongue.3.4.12
2390queen {gertrard}
Why, how now, Hamlet?3.4.13
2391hamlet
What’s the matter now?3.4.13
2392queen {gertrard}
Have you forgot me?3.4.14
2393hamlet
No, by the rood, not so,3.4.14
2394 You are the Queen, your husband’s brother’s wife,3.4.15
2395 {And,} <But> would {it} <you> were not {so, you} <so. You> are my mother.3.4.16
2396queen {gertrard}
Nay, then I’ll set those to you that can speak.3.4.17
2397-8hamlet
Come, come, and sit you down, you shall not budge.3.4.18
2399 You go not till I set you up a glass3.4.19
2400 T Where you may see the inmost part of you.3.4.20
2401queen {gertrard}
What wilt thou do? Thou wilt not murder {me.} <me!>3.4.21
2402 Help, help, ho!3.4.22
2403polonius [Behind the arras.]
What ho! <Help, help,> help!3.4.23
2404hamlet
How now, a rat! Dead for a ducat, dead!3.4.24
2404         Kills Polonius.3.4.24
2405polonius [Behind.]
Oh, I am slain. 3.4.25
2406queen {gertrard}
O me, what hast thou done?3.4.25
2407hamlet
Nay, I know not. Is it the King?3.4.26
2408queen {gertrard}
Oh, what a rash and bloody deed is this!3.4.27
2409hamlet
A bloody deed — almost as bad, good mother,3.4.28
2410 As kill a king and marry with his brother.3.4.29
2411queen {gertrard}
As kill a king?3.4.30
2412hamlet
Ay, lady, {it was} <’twas> my word. — 3.4.30
[Discovers Polonius.]
2413 Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell.3.4.31
2414 I took thee for thy {better} <betters>. Take thy fortune:3.4.32
2415 Thou find’st to be too busy is some danger. — 3.4.33
2416 Leave wringing of your hands. Peace, sit you down3.4.34
2417 And let me wring your heart, for so I shall,3.4.35
2418 If it be made of penetrable stuff,3.4.36
2419 If damned custom have not brazed it so3.4.37
2420 That it {be} <is> proof and bulwark against sense.3.4.38
2421queen {gertrard}
What have I done that thou dar’st wag thy tongue3.4.39
2422 In noise so rude against me?3.4.40
2423hamlet
Such an act3.4.40
2424 That blurs the grace and blush of modesty,3.4.41
2425 Calls virtue hypocrite, takes off the rose3.4.42
2426 From the fair forehead of an innocent love3.4.43
2427 And {sets} <makes> a blister there, makes marriage vows3.4.44
2428 As false as dicer’s oaths — oh, such a deed3.4.45
2429 As from the body of contraction plucks3.4.
2430 The very soul, and sweet religion makes3.4.47
2431 A rhapsody of words. Heaven’s face does glow<,>3.4.48
2432 {O’er} <Yea,> this solidity and compound mass<,>3.4.49
2433 With {heated} <tristful> visage as against the doom,3.4.50
2434 Is thought-sick{thought sick} at the act.3.4.51
2435queen {gertrard}
Ay me, what {act?} <act>3.4.51
2435-6{hamlet} That roars so loud and thunders in the {index.} <index?>3.4.52
2437<hamlet> Look here upon this picture, and on this,3.4.53
2438 The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.3.4.54
2439 See what a grace was seated on {this} <his> brow,3.4.55
2440 Hyperion’s curls, the front of Jove himself,3.4.56
2441 An eye like Mars to threaten {and} <or> command,3.4.57
2442 A station like the herald Mercury,3.4.58
2443 T New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill,3.4.59
2444 A combination and a form indeed3.4.60
2445 Where every god did seem to set his seal3.4.61
2446 To give the world assurance of a man.3.4.62
2447 This was your husband. Look you now what follows:3.4.63
2448 Here is your husband like a mildewed ear3.4.64
2449 Blasting his wholesome {brother.} <breath.> Have you eyes?3.4.65
2450 Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed3.4.66
2451 And batten on this moor? Ha, have you eyes?3.4.67
2452 You cannot call it love, for at your age3.4.68
2453 The heyday in the blood is tame, it’s humble3.4.69
2454 And waits upon the judgment, and what judgment3.4.70
2455 Would step from this to this? Sense sure you have,3.4.71
2455+1 Else could you not have motion, but sure that sense3.4.72
2455+2 Is apoplexed, for madness would not err3.4.73
2455+3 Nor sense to ecstasy was ne’er so thralled3.4.74
2455+4 But it reserved some quantity of choice3.4.75
2455+5 To serve in such a difference. What devil was’t3.4.76
2456 That thus hath cozened you at hoodman-blind?3.4.77
2456+1 Eyes without feeling, feeling without sight,3.4.78
2456+2 Ears without hands or eyes, smelling sans all,3.4.79
2456+3 Or but a sickly part of one true sense3.4.80
2456+4 Could not so mope. O shame, where is thy blush?3.4.81
2457 Rebellious hell,3.4.82
2458 If thou canst mutine in a matron’s bones,3.4.83
2459 To flaming youth let virtue be as wax3.4.84
2460 And melt in her own fire. Proclaim no shame3.4.85
2461 When the compulsive ardor gives the charge,3.4.86
2462 Since frost itself as actively doth burn3.4.87
2463 {And} <As> reason {pardons} <panders> will.3.4.88
2464queen {gertrard}
O Hamlet, speak no more,3.4.88
2465 Thou turn’st {my very} <mine> eyes into my <very> soul,3.4.89
2466 And there I see such black and {grieved} <grained> spots3.4.90
2467 As will <not> leave {there} their tinct.3.4.91
2468hamlet
Nay, but to live3.4.91
2469 In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed3.4.92
2470 Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love3.4.93
2471 Over the nasty sty — 3.4.94
2472queen {gertrard}
Oh, speak to me no more,3.4.94
2473 These words like daggers enter in {my} <mine> ears.3.4.95
2474 No more, sweet Hamlet.3.4.96
2475hamlet
A murderer and a villain,3.4.96
2476 A slave that is not twentieth part the {kith} <tithe>3.4.97
2477 Of your precedent lord, a vice of kings,3.4.98
2478 A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,3.4.99
2479 That from a shelf the precious diadem stole3.4.100
2480 And put it in his pocket — 3.4.101
2481queen {gertrard}
No more.3.4.101
2482        Enter Ghost.
2483hamlet
A king of shreds and patches — 3.4.102
2484 Save me and hover o’er me with your wings,3.4.103
2485 You heavenly guards! What would {your} <you,> gracious figure?3.4.104
2486queen {gertrard}
Alas, he’s mad.3.4.105
2487hamlet
Do you not come your tardy son to chide,3.4.106
2488 That, lapsed in time and passion, lets go by3.4.107
2489 Th’ important acting of your dread command? Oh, say!3.4.109
2490ghost
Do not forget. This visitation3.4.110
2491 Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.3.4.111
2492 But look, amazement on thy mother sits.3.4.112
2493 Oh, step between her and her fighting soul.3.4.113
2494 Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.3.4.114
2495 Speak to her, Hamlet.3.4.115
2496hamlet
How is it with you, lady?3.4.115
2497queen {gertrard}
Alas, how is’t with you,3.4.116
2498 That you {do} bend your eye on vacancy3.4.117
2499 T And with {th’} <the> incorporal air do hold discourse?3.4.118
2500 Forth at your eyes your spirits wildly peep,3.4.119
2501 And, as the sleeping soldiers in th’ alarm,3.4.120
2502 Your bedded hair, like life in excrements,3.4.121
2503 Start up and stand on end. O gentle son,3.4.122
2504 Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper3.4.123
2505 Sprinkle cool patience. Whereon do you look?3.4.124
2506hamlet
On him, on him. Look you how pale he glares.3.4.125
2507 His form and cause conjoined preaching to stones3.4.126
2508 Would make them capable. — Do not look upon me,3.4.127
2509 Lest with this piteous action you convert3.4.128
2510 My stern effects. Then what I have to do3.4.129
2511 Will want true color, tears perchance for blood.3.4.130
2512queen {gertrard}
To {whom} <who> do you speak this?3.4.131
2513hamlet
Do you see nothing there?3.4.131
2514queen {gertrard}
Nothing at all, yet all that is I see.3.4.132
2515hamlet
Nor did you nothing hear?3.4.133
2516queen {gertrard}
No, nothing but ourselves.3.4.133
2517hamlet
Why, look you there, look how it steals away,3.4.134
2518 My father in his habit as he lived,3.4.135
2519 Look where he goes, even now out at the portal.3.4.136
2519 TExit Ghost.3.4.136
2520queen {gertrard}
This is the very coinage of your brain.3.4.137
2521 This bodiless creation ecstasy3.4.138
2521 Is very cunning in.3.4.139
2522<hamlet> Ecstasy?3.4.139
2523{hamlet} My pulse as yours doth temperately keep time3.4.140
2524 And makes as healthful music. It is not madness3.4.141
2525 That I have uttered. Bring me to the test,3.4.142
2526 T And I the matter will reword, which madness3.4.143
2527 Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace,3.4.144
2528 Lay not {that} <a> flattering unction to your soul3.4.145
2529 That not your trespass but my madness speaks.3.4.146
2530 It will but skin and film the ulcerous place3.4.147
2531 {Whiles} <Whilst> rank corruption mining all within3.4.148
2532 Infects unseen. Confess yourself to heaven,3.4.149
2533 Repent what’s past, avoid what is to come,3.4.150
2534 And do not spread the compost {on} <o’er> the weeds3.4.151
2535 To make them {ranker.} <rank.> Forgive me this my virtue,3.4.152
2536 T For in the fatness of these pursy times3.4.153
2537 Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,3.4.154
2538 Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.3.4.155
2539-40queen {gertrard}
O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.3.4.156
2541hamlet
O throw away the worser part of it,3.4.157
2542 And {leave} <live> the purer with the other half.3.4.158
2543 Good night, but go not to {my} <mine> uncle’s bed.3.4.159
2544 Assume a virtue if you have it not. <Refrain tonight,>3.4.160
2544+1 That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat3.4.161
2544+2 Of habits devil, is angel yet in this,3.4.162
2544+3 That to the use of actions fair and good3.4.163
2544+4 He likewise gives a frock or livery3.4.164
2544+5 T That aptly is put on. {Refrain tonight,}3.4.165
2545 And that shall lend a kind of easiness3.4.166
2546 To the next abstinence. The next more easy;3.4.167
2546+1 For use almost can change the stamp of nature,3.4.168
2546+2 And either shamelodge the devil or throw him out3.4.169
2546 With wondrous potency. Once more, good night.3.4.167
2547 And when you are desirous to be blessed3.4.171
2548 I’ll blessing beg of you. For this same lord3.4.172
2549 I do repent, but heaven hath pleased it so3.4.173
2550 To punish me with this, and this with me,3.4.174
2551 That I must be their scourge and minister.3.4.175
2552 I will bestow him and will answer well3.4.176
2553 The death I gave him. So again, good night.3.4.177
2554 I must be cruel only to be kind.3.4.178
2555 {This} <Thus> bad begins and worse remains behind.3.4.179
2555+1 One word more, good lady.3.4.180
2556queen {gertrard}
What shall I do?3.4.180
2557hamlet
Not this, by no means, that I bid you do:3.4.181
2558 Let the {bloat} <blunt> King tempt you again to bed,3.4.182
2559 Pinch wanton on your cheek, call you his mouse,3.4.183
2560 And let him for a pair of reechy kisses,3.4.184
2561 Or paddling in your neck with his damned fingers,3.4.185
2562 Make you to ravel all this matter out3.4.186
2563 That I essentially am not in madness3.4.187
2564 But mad in craft. ’Twere good you let him know,3.4.188
2565 For who that’s but a queen, fair, sober, wise,3.4.189
2566 Would from a paddock, from a bat, a gib,3.4.190
2567 Such dear concernings hide? Who would do so?3.4.191
2568 No, in despite of sense and secrecy3.4.192
2569 Unpeg the basket on the house’s top,3.4.193
2570 Let the birds fly and, like the famous ape,3.4.194
2571 To try conclusions in the basket creep3.4.195
2572 And break your own neck down.3.4.196
2573queen {gertrard}
Be thou assured, if words be made of breath3.4.197
2574 And breath of life, I have no life to breathe3.4.198
2575 What thou hast said to me.3.4.199
2576hamlet
I must to England, you know {that.}<that?>3.4.200
2577queen {gertrard}
Alack, I had forgot. ’Tis so concluded on.3.4.201
2578hamlet
2577+1 There’s letters sealed, and my two schoolfellows,3.4.202
2577+2 Whom I will trust as I will adders fanged,3.4.203
2577+3 They bear the mandate, they must sweep my way3.4.204
2577+4 And marshal me to knavery. Let it work.3.4.205
2577+5 For ’tis the sport to have the enginer3.4.206
2577+6 Hoist with his own petard, and’t shall go hard3.4.207
2577+7 But I will delve one yard below their mines3.4.208
2577+8 And blow them at the moon. Oh, ’tis most sweet3.4.209
2577+9 When in one line two crafts directly meet.3.4.210
2578 This man shall set me packing;3.4.211
2579 I’ll lug the guts into the neighbor room.3.4.212
2580 Mother, good {night indeed. This} <night. Indeed this> counsellor3.4.213
2581 Is now most still, most secret and most grave,3.4.214
2582 Who was in life a {most} foolish prating knave.3.4.215
2583 Come, sir, to draw toward an end with you.3.4.216
2584 Good night, mother.3.4.217
2585Exit Hamlet tugging in Polonius.
           [4.1]
2586       Enter King{, and Queen, with Rosencraus}4.1
2586+1   {and Guildenstern}. 
2587-8king
There’s {matter} <matters> in these {sighs, these} <sighs. These> profound {heaves.} <heaves>4.1.1
2589 You must translate; ’tis fit we understand them.4.1.2
2590 Where is your son?4.1.3
2590+1[queen] gertrard
Bestow this place on us a little while.4.1.4
2590+2{[Exeunt Rosencraus and Guildenstern.]}4.1.4
2591<queen> Ah, {mine own} <my good> lord, what have I seen tonight?4.1.5
2592king
What, {Gertrard?} <Gertrude?> How does Hamlet?4.1.6
2593queen {gertrard}
Mad as the {sea} <seas> and wind when both contend4.1.7
2594 Which is the mightier. In his lawless fit,4.1.8
2595 Behind the arras hearing something stir,4.1.9
2596 {Whips out his rapier,} <He whips his rapier out, and> cries “A rat, a rat!”4.1.10
2597 And in {this} <his> brainish apprehension kills4.1.11
2598 The unseen good old man.4.1.12
2599king
Oh, heavy deed!4.1.12
2600 It had been so with us had we been there.4.1.13
2601 His liberty is full of threats to all,4.1.14
2602 To you yourself, to us, to every one.4.1.15
2603 Alas, how shall this bloody deed be answered?4.1.16
2604 It will be laid to us, whose providence4.1.17
2605 Should have kept short, restrained and out of haunt4.1.18
2606 This mad young man; but so much was our love,4.1.19
2607 We would not understand what was most fit,4.1.20
2608 But, like the owner of a foul disease,4.1.21
2609 To keep it from divulging, {let} <lets> it feed4.1.22
2610 Even on the pith of life. Where is he gone?4.1.23
2611queen {gertrard}
To draw apart the body he hath killed,4.1.24
2612 O’er whom { — } his very madness like some ore4.1.25
2613 Among a mineral of metals base4.1.26
2614 Shows itself {pure — ’a} <pure. He> weeps for what is done.4.1.27
2615king
O {Gertrard,} <Gertrude,> come away.4.1.28
2616 The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch4.1.29
2617 But we will ship him hence, and this vile deed4.1.30
2618 We must with all our majesty and skill4.1.31
2619-20 Both countenance and excuse. — Ho, Guildenstern!4.1.32
2619        (Enter {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern.)4.1.32
2621 Friends both, go join you with some further aid:4.1.33
2622 Hamlet in madness hath Polonius slain4.1.34
2623 T And from his mother’s closet hath he dragged him.4.1.35
2624 Go seek him out, speak fair and bring the body4.1.36
2625 Into the chapel. I pray you haste in this.4.1.37
2625Exeunt {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern.4.1.37
2626 Come, {Gertrard,} <Gertrude,> we’ll call up our wisest friends4.1.38
2627 {And} <To> let them know both what we mean to do4.1.39
2628 And what’s untimely done. So envious slander4.1.40
2628+1 Whose whisper o’er the world’s diameter,4.1.41
2628+2 As level as the cannon to his blank,4.1.42
2628+3 Transports his poisoned shot, may miss our name4.1.43
2628+4 And hit the woundless air. Oh, come away,4.1.42
2629 My soul is full of discord and dismay.4.1.45
2629Exeunt.4.1.45
2630[4.2]
2630 T        Enter Hamlet.4.2
2631hamlet
Safely stowed.4.2.1
2631         {[Calling within.]}
2632gentlemen (Within.)
Hamlet! Lord Hamlet!4.2.2
2633hamlet {But soft.} What noise? Who calls on Hamlet?4.2.3
2634 Oh, here they come. 4.2.4
2634 T        Enter {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern and others.
2635{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
What have you done, my lord, with the dead body?4.2.5
2636hamlet
{Compound} <Compounded> it with dust whereto ’tis kin.4.2.6
2637{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Tell us where ’tis that we may take it thence4.2.7
2638 And bear it to the chapel.4.2.8
2639hamlet
Do not believe it.4.2.9
2640{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Believe what?4.2.10
2641-2hamlet
That I can keep your counsel and not mine4.2.11
2642-3 own. Besides, to be demanded of a sponge, what replication 4.2.12
2643 should be made by the son of a king?4.2.13
2644{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Take you me for a sponge, my lord?4.2.14
2645hamlet
Ay, sir, that soaks up the King’s countenance, his4.2.15
2646 rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the King4.2.16-7
2647 T best service in the end: he keeps them like an {ape an apple} <ape> in4.2.17-8
2648 the corner of his jaw, first mouthed to be last swallowed. 4.2.18-9
2649 When he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing4.2.19-20
2650 you and, sponge, you shall be dry again.4.2.21
2651{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
I understand you not, my lord.4.2.22
2652hamlet
I am glad of it, a knavish speech sleeps in a4.2.23
2653 a foolish ear.4.2.24
2654{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
My lord, you must tell us where the body is4.2.25
2655 and go with us to the King.4.2.26
2656hamlet
The body is with the King, but the King is not with the4.2.28
2657 body. The King is a {thing.} <thing — >4.2.28
2658guildenstern
A thing, my lord?4.2.29
2659hamlet
Of nothing. Bring me to him. Hide fox and all4.2.30-1
2660 after.4.2.31
2660Exeunt. 
           [4.3]
2661        Enter King{, and two or three}.4.3
2662king
I have sent to seek him and to find the body.4.3.1
2663 How dangerous is it that this man goes loose!4.3.2
2664 Yet must not we put the strong law on him:4.3.3
2665 He’s loved of the distracted multitude,4.3.4
2666 Who like not in their judgment but their eyes,4.3.5
2667 And where ’tis so, th’ offender’s scourge is weighed4.3.6
2668 But {never} <nearer> the offense. To bear all smooth and even,4.3.7
2669 This sudden sending him away must seem4.3.8
2670 Deliberate pause. Diseases desperate grown4.3.9
2671 By desperate appliance are relieved,4.3.10
2672 Or not at all.4.3.11
2672        Enter {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> {[, Guildenstern] and all the rest}.4.3.11
2673 How now, what hath befallen?4.3.11
2674{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Where the dead body is bestowed, my lord,4.3.12
2675 We cannot get from him.4.3.13
2676king
But where is he?4.3.13
2677-8{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
Without, my lord, guarded, to know your pleasure.4.3.14
2679king
Bring him before us.4.3.15
2680{rosencraus}<rosencrantz>
{Ho!} <Ho, Guildenstern!> Bring in {the} <my> lord.4.3.15
2681        Enter Hamlet, guarded by Soldiers <and Guildenstern>.
2682king
Now, Hamlet, where’s Polonius?4.3.16
2683hamlet
At supper.4.3.17
2684king
At supper, where?4.3.18
2685hamlet
Not where he eats but where {’a} <he> is eaten. A certain 4.3.19-20
2686 convocation of {politic} worms are e’en at him. Your worm4.3.20-1
2687 is your only emperor for diet. We fat all creatures else4.3.21-2
2688 to fat us, and we fat {ourselves} <ourself> for maggots. Your fat king4.3.22-3
2689 T and your lean beggar is but variable service: two dishes4.3.23-4
2690 but to one table — that’s the end.4.3.24-5
2690+1{king}
{Alas, alas.}4.3.26
2690+2{hamlet}
{A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and}4.3.28
2690+3 {eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.}4.3.28
2691king
What dost thou mean by this?4.3.29
2692hamlet
Nothing but to show you how a king may go4.3.
2693 a progress through the guts of a beggar.4.3.31
2694king
Where is Polonius?4.3.32
2695hamlet
In heaven. Send thither to see. If your messenger4.3.33-4
2696 find him not there, seek him i’th’ other place yourself.4.3.34-5
2697 But {if} indeed <if> you find him not {within} this month, you4.3.35-6
2698 shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.4.3.36-7
2699king
Go seek him there.4.3.38
2700hamlet
{’A} <He> will stay till {you} <ye> come.4.3.39
2700[Exeunt Soldiers.]4.3.39
2701king
Hamlet, this deed <of thine> for thine especial safety4.3.40
2702 (Which we do tender as we dearly grieve4.3.41
2703 For that which thou hast done) must send thee hence{.}4.3.42
2704 With fiery quickness. Therefore prepare thyself.4.3.43
2705 The bark is ready and the wind at help,4.3.44
2706 Th’ associates tend, and every thing {is} <at> bent4.3.45
2707 For England.4.3.46
2708hamlet
For {England.} <England?> 4.3.46
2709king
Ay, Hamlet.4.3.46
2710hamlet
Good.4.3.46
2711king
So is it if thou knewst our purposes.4.3.47
2712hamlet
I see a cherub that sees {them.} <him.> But come, for4.3.48
2713 England. Farewell, dear mother.4.3.49
2714king
Thy loving father, Hamlet.4.3.50
2715hamlet
My mother: father and mother is man and4.3.51-2
2716 wife, man and wife is one flesh, <and> so my mother. Come, 4.3.52
2717 for England.4.3.53
2717Exit.4.3.53
2718king
Follow him at foot,4.3.54
2719 Tempt him with speed aboard,4.3.54
2720 Delay it not, I’ll have him hence tonight.4.3.55
2721 Away, for every thing is sealed and done4.3.56
2722 That else leans on th’ affair. Pray you make haste.4.3.57
2722[Exeunt all but the King.]4.3.57
2723 And England, if my love thou hold’st at aught4.3.58
2724 As my great power thereof may give thee sense,4.3.59
2725 Since yet thy cicatrice looks raw and red4.3.60
2726 After the Danish sword, and thy free awe4.3.61
2727 Pays homage to us, thou mayst not coldly set4.3.62
2728 Our sovereign process, which imports at full4.3.63
2729 By letters {congruing} <conjuring> to that effect4.3.64
2730 The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England,4.3.65
2731 For like the hectic in my blood he rages,4.3.66
2732 And thou must cure me. Till I know ’tis done,4.3.67
2733 Howe’er my haps, my joys {will ne’er begin.} <were ne’re begun.>4.3.68
2733Exit.4.3.68
           [4.4]
2734        Enter Fortinbras with {his} <an> army [including a Captain] {over the stage}.4.4
2735fortinbras
Go, Captain, from me greet the Danish King.4.4.1
2736 Tell him that by his licence Fortinbras4.4.2
2737 {Craves} <Claims> the conveyance of a promised march4.4.3
2738 Over his kingdom. You know the rendezvous.4.4.4
2739 If that his majesty would aught with us,4.4.5
2740 We shall express our duty in his eye,4.4.6
2741 And let him know so.4.4.7
2742captain
I will do’t, my lord.4.4.7
2743fortinbras
Go {softly} <safely> on.4.4.8
2743Exeunt [all but Captain].4.4.8
2743+1        Enter Hamlet, Rosencraus, Guildenstern, etc.4.4.9
2743+2hamlet
Good sir, whose powers are these?4.4.10
2743+3captain
They are of Norway, sir.4.4.11
2743+4hamlet
How purposed, sir, I pray you?4.4.12
2743+5captain
Against some part of Poland.4.4.13
2743+6hamlet
Who commands them, sir?4.4.14
2743+7captain
The nephew to old Norway, Fortinbras.4.4.15
2743+8hamlet
Goes it against the main of Poland, sir,4.4.16
2743+9 Or for some frontier?4.4.17
2743+10captain
Truly to speak, and with no addition,4.4.18
2743+11 We go to gain a little patch of ground4.4.19
2743+12 That hath in it no profit but the name.4.4.20
2743+13 To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it;4.4.21
2743+14 Nor will it yield to Norway or the Pole4.4.22
2743+15 A ranker rate, should it be sold in fee.4.4.23
2743+16hamlet
Why, then the Polack never will defend it.4.4.24
2743+17captain
Yes, it is already garrisoned.4.4.25
2743+18hamlet
Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats4.4.26
2743+19 Will notnow debate the question of this straw.4.4.27
2743+20 This is th’ impostume of much wealth and peace4.4.28
2743+21 That inward breaks and shows no cause without4.4.29
2743+22 Why the man dies. I humbly thank you, sir.4.4.30
2743+23captain
God buy you, sir.4.4.30
2743+23[Exit.]4.4.30
2743+24rosencraus
Will’t please you go, my lord?4.4.30
2743+25hamlet
I’ll be with you straight. Go a little before.4.4.31
[Exeunt all but Hamlet.] 
2743+26 How all occasions do inform against me4.4.32
2743+27 And spur my dull revenge. What is a man4.4.33
2743+28 If his chief good and market of his time4.4.34
2743+29 Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more.4.4.35
2743+30 Sure he that made us with such large discourse4.4.36
2743+31 Looking before and after, gave us not4.4.37
2743+32 That capability and god-like reason4.4.38
2743+33 To fust in us unused. Now whether it be4.4.39
2743+34 Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple4.4.40
2743+35 Of thinking too precisely on th’ event4.4.41
2743+36 (A thought which quartered hath but one part wisdom4.4.42
2743+37 And ever three parts coward) I do not know4.4.43
2743+38 Why yet I live to say this thing’s to do,4.4.44
2743+39 Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means4.4.45
2743+40 To do’t. Examples gross as earth exhort me:4.4.46
2743+41 Witness this army of such mass and charge,4.4.47
2743+42 Led by a delicate and tender prince4.4.48
2743+43 Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed4.4.49
2743+44 Makes mouths at the invisible event,4.4.50
2743+45 Exposing what is mortal and unsure4.4.51
2743+46 To all that fortune, death and danger dare,4.4.52
2743+47 Even for an eggshell. Rightly to be great4.4.53
2743+48 Is not to stir without great argument4.4.54
2743+49 But greatly to find quarrel in a straw4.4.55
2743+50 When honour’s at the stake. How stand I then4.4.56
2743+51 That have a father killed, a mother stained,4.4.57
2743+52 Excitements of my reason and my blood,4.4.58
2743+53 And let all sleep, while to my shame I see4.4.59
2743+54 The imminent death of twenty thousand men4.4.60
2743+55 That for a fantasy and trick of fame4.4.61
2743+56 Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot4.4.62
2743+57 Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause,4.4.63
2743+58 Which is not tomb enough and continent4.4.64
2743+59 To hide the slain. Oh, from this time forth4.4.65
2743+60 My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth.4.4.66
2743+60Exit. 
           [4.5]
2744        Enter {Horatio, [Queen] Gertrard, and a Gentleman.} <Queen and Horatio.>4.5
2745queen
I will not speak with her.4.5.1
2746{gentleman} <horatio>
She is importunate,4.5.2
2746-7 Indeed distract. Her mood will needs be pitied.4.5.2-3
2748queen
What would she have?4.5.3
2749{gentleman} <horatio>
She speaks much of her father, says she hears4.5.4
2750 There’s tricks i’th’ world, and hems, and beats her heart,4.5.5
2751 Spurns enviously at straws, speaks things in doubt4.5.6
2752 That carry but half sense. Her speech is nothing,4.5.7
2753 Yet the unshaped use of it doth move4.5.8
2754 The hearers to collection; they {yawn} <aim> at it4.5.9
2755 And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts,4.5.10
2756 Which, as her winks and nods and gestures yield them,4.5.11
2757 Indeed would make one think there {might} <would> be thought,4.5.12
2758 Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily.4.5.13
2759-60{horatio} <queen>
’Twere good she were spoken with, for she may strew 
2760-1 Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds. 
2761 Let her come in.4.5.16
2761{[Exit Gentleman.]} <[Horatio goes to the door.]>4.5.16
2766         {Enter Ophelia.}4.5.16
2762 {queen} {“To} <To> my sick soul, as sin’s true nature is,4.5.17
2763 Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.4.5.18
2764 So full of artless jealousy is guilt,4.5.19
2765 It spills itself in fearing to be {spilt.”} <spilt.>4.5.20
2766        <Enter Ophelia distracted.> 
2767ophelia
Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark?4.5.21
2768queen
How now, Ophelia?4.5.22
2769ophelia 
2769 (Sings.) 
2769 How should I your true love know from another one,4.5.23-4
2770 By his cockle hat and staff, and his sandal shoon.4.5.25-6
2771queen
Alas, sweet lady, what imports this song?4.5.27
2772ophelia
Say {you,} <you?> nay, pray you, mark.4.5.28
2773 [Sings.]  
2773 He is dead and gone, lady, he is dead and gone.4.5.29-30
2774 At his head a grass-green turf, at his heels a stone.4.5.31-2
2774+1 {Oh, ho!}4.5.33
2775        <Enter King.> 
2776queen
Nay, but Ophelia — 4.5.34
2777ophelia
Pray you, mark. 4.5.35
2778[Sings.]  
2778 White his shroud as the mountain snow —4.5.36
2775        {Enter King.}
2779queen
Alas, look here, my lord.4.5.37
2780ophelia 
2780(Sings.)  
2780 Larded {all} with sweet flowers4.5.38
2781 Which bewept to the {ground} <grave> did not go 4.5.39
2782 With true-love showers.4.5.40
2783king
How do {you,} <ye,> pretty lady?4.5.41
2784ophelia
Well, {good} <God> dild you. They say the owl was4.5.42-3
2785 a baker’s daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but4.5.43
2786 know not what we may be. God be at your table.4.5.44
2787king
Conceit upon her father.4.5.45
2788ophelia
Pray <you,> let’s have no words of this, but when4.5.46
2789 they ask you what it means, say you this:4.5.47
2790 (Sings.) 
2790 Tomorrow is Saint Valentine’s Day,4.5.48
2790 All in the morning betime,4.5.49
2791 And I a maid at your window4.5.50
2791 To be your valentine.4.5.51
2792 Then up he rose, and donned his {clo’es,} <clothes,> 4.5.52
2792 And dupped the chamber door,4.5.53
2793 Let in the maid that out a maid 4.5.54
2793 Never departed more.4.5.55
2794king
Pretty Ophelia.4.5.56
2795ophelia
Indeed, <la!,> without an oath I’ll make an end on’t.4.5.57
2796[Sings.] 
2796 By Gis and by Saint Charity,4.5.58
2797 Alack and fie for shame,4.5.59
2798 Young men will do’t if they come to’t,4.5.60
2799 By Cock they are to blame.4.5.61
2800 Quoth she, “Before you tumbled me 4.5.62
2801 You promised me to wed”.4.5.63
2802 {He answers:} 4.5.64
2802 “So would I ha’ done by yonder sun4.5.65
2803 An thou hadst not come to my bed”.4.5.66
2804king
How long hath she been {thus?} <this?>4.5.67
2805ophelia
I hope all will be well. We must be patient. 4.5.68
2806 But I cannot choose but weep to think they {would} <should>4.5.69
2807 lay him i’th’ cold ground. My brother shall know of it. 4.5.69-71
2808 And so I thank you for your good counsel. Come, my4.5.71-2
2809 coach. Good night, ladies, good night. Sweet ladies, 4.5.72-3
2810 good night, good night.4.5.74
2810Exit. 
2811-2king
Follow her close. Give her good watch, I pray you.4.5.74
2811-2[Exit Horatio.] 
2813 Oh, this is the poison of deep grief, it springs 4.5.75
2814 All from her father’s death. And now behold — <O Gertrude, Gertrude,>4.5.76
2814+1 { O Gertrard, Gertrard,}4.5.77
2815 When sorrows {come,} <comes,> they come not single spies4.5.78
2816 But in {battalions:} <battalias:> first, her father slain;4.5.79
2817 Next, your son gone, and he most violent author4.5.80
2818 Of his own just remove; the people muddied,4.5.81
2819 Thick and unwholesome in <their> thoughts and whispers4.5.82
2820 For good Polonius’ death, and we have done but greenly4.5.83
2821 In hugger-mugger to inter him; poor Ophelia4.5.84
2822 Divided from herself and her fair judgment,4.5.85
2823 Without the which we are pictures, or mere beasts;4.5.
2824 Last, and as much containing as all these,4.5.87
2825 Her brother is in secret come from France,4.5.88
2826 {Feeds} <Keeps> on {this} <his> wonder, keeps himself in clouds4.5.89
2827 And wants not buzzers to infect his ear4.5.90
2828 With pestilent speeches of his father’s death,4.5.91
2829 T Wherein necessity, of matter beggared,4.5.92
2830 Will nothing stick our {person} <persons> to arraign4.5.93
2831 In ear and ear. O my dear {Gertrard,} <Gertrude,> this4.5.94
2832 Like to a murdering piece in many places4.5.95
2833 Gives me superfluous death.4.5.96
2833         A noise within.4.5.96
2834        Enter a Messenger.
2835queen
Alack, what noise is this?4.5.96
2836-7king
{Attend!} Where {is} <are> my Switzers? Let them guard the door.4.5.97-8
2837 What is the matter?4.5.99
2838messenger
Save yourself, my lord.4.5.99
2839 The ocean overpeering of his list4.5.100
2840 Eats not the flats with more impiteousimpetuous haste4.5.101
2841 Than young Laertes in a riotous head4.5.102
2842 O’erbears your officers. The rabble call him lord,4.5.103
2843 And, as the world were now but to begin,4.5.104
2844 Antiquity forgot, custom not known,4.5.105
2845 The ratifiers and props of every word,4.5.106
2846 {The} <They> cry “Choose we! Laertes shall be king!”4.5.107
2847 Caps, hands, and tongues applaud it to the clouds:4.5.108
2848 “Laertes shall be king! Laertes king!” 4.5.109
2849queen
How cheerfully on the false trail they cry!4.5.110
2849{(A noise within.)} [Exit Messenger.]4.1.110
2850Oh, this is counter, you false Danish dogs!4.5.111
2851         <Noise within.>
2851 T        Enter Laertes {with Followers}.
2852king
The doors are broke.4.5.111
2853 Tlaertes
Where is {this} <the> King? — Sirs, stand you all without.4.5.112
2854all [followers] <[Within.]>
No, let’s come in.4.5.113
2855laertes
I pray you give me leave.4.5.114
2856all [followers] <[Within.]>
We will, we will.4.5.115
2857-8laertes
I thank you. Keep the door. — 4.5.116
2857-8{[Exeunt Followers.]} 
2857-8                                    O thou vile King,4.5.116
2858 Give me my father.4.5.117
2859queen
Calmly, good Laertes.4.5.117
2860-1laertes
That drop of blood {that’s calm} <that calms> proclaims me bastard,4.5.118
2862 Cries cuckold to my father, brands the harlot4.5.119
2863 Even here between the chaste unsmirched brow4.5.120
2864 Of my true mother.4.5.121
2865king
What is the cause, Laertes,4.5.121
2866 That thy rebellion looks so giant-like? — 4.5.122
2867 Let him go, {Gertrard,}<Gertrude,> do not fear our person:4.5.123
2868 There’s such divinity doth hedge a king4.5.124
2869 That treason can but peep to what it would,4.5.125
2870 Acts little of his will. — Tell me, Laertes,4.5.126
2871 Why thou art thus incensed. — Let him go, {Gertrard.}<Gertrude.>4.5.127
2872 Speak, man.4.5.128
2873laertes
{Where is} <Where’s> my father?4.5.129
2874king
Dead.4.5.129
2875queen
But not by him.4.5.129
2876king
Let him demand his fill.4.5.130
2877laertes
How came he dead? I’ll not be juggled with.4.5.131
2878 To hell allegiance, vows to the blackest devil,4.5.132
2879 Conscience and grace to the profoundest pit!4.5.133
2880 I dare damnation. To this point I stand,4.5.134
2881 That both the worlds I give to negligence.4.5.135
2882 Let come what comes, only I’ll be revenged4.5.136
2883 Most throughly for my father.4.5.137
2884king
Who shall stay you?4.5.137
2885laertes
My will, not all the {world’s;} <world;>4.5.138
2886 And for my means I’ll husband them so well4.5.139
2887 They shall go far with little.4.5.140
2888king
Good Laertes, 4.5.140
2889 If you desire to know the certainty4.5.141
2890 T Of your dear {father,} <father’s death,> is’t writ in your revenge4.5.142
2891 That swoopstake you will draw both friend and foe,4.5.143
2892 Winner and loser?4.5.144
2893laertes
None but his {enemies — } <enemies.>4.5.145
2894king
Will you know them then?4.5.145
2895laertes
To his good friends thus wide I’ll ope my arms4.5.146
2896 And, like the kind life-rendring {pelican,} <politician,>4.5.147
2897 Repast them with my blood.4.5.148
2898king
Why, now you speak4.5.148
2899 Like a good child and a true gentleman.4.5.149
2900 That I am guiltless of your father’s death,4.5.150
2901 And am most {sensibly} <sensible> in grief for it,4.5.151
2902 It shall as level to your judgment {’pear} <pierce>4.5.152
2903 As day does to your eye.4.5.153
2904         A noise {within.} <within: “Let her come in!”> 
2905        Enter Ophelia {[freeing herself from within]}. 
2904{laertes}
{Let her come in.}4.5.153
2906<laertes> How now, what noise is that?4.5.154
2907 O heat{,} dry up my brains. Tears seven times salt4.5.155
2908 Burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye.4.5.156
2909 By heaven, thy madness shall be paid {with} <by> weight4.5.157
2910 T Till our scale {turn} <turns> the beam. O rose of May,4.5.158
2911 Dear maid, kind sister, sweet Ophelia!4.5.159
2912 O heavens, is’t possible a young maid’s wits4.5.160
2913 Should be as mortal as {a poor} <an old> man’s life?4.5.161
2914 Nature is fine in love, and where ’tis fine4.5.162
2915 It sends some precious instance of itself4.5.163
2916 After the thing it loves.4.5.164
2917ophelia4.5.165
2917[Sings.] 
2917 They bore him bare-faced on the bier,4.5.165
2918 Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny,4.5.166
2919 And {in} <on> his grave {rained} <rains> many a tear.4.5.167
2920 Fare you well, my dove.4.5.168
2921laertes
Hadst thou thy wits and didst persuade revenge4.5.169
2922 It could not move thus.4.5.170
2923ophelia
You must sing {“a-down} <“down> a-down”, andan you call 4.5.171-2
2924 him “a-down-a”. Oh, how the wheel becomes it! It is4.5.172
2925 the false steward that stole his master’s daughter.4.5.173
2926laertes
This nothing’s more than matter.4.5.174
2927ophelia
There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.4.5.175
2928 T {Pray you,} <Pray,> love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for4.5.176-7
2929 thoughts.4.5,177
2930laertes
A document in madness, thoughts and remembrance4.5.178
2931 fitted.4.5.179
2932ophelia
There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s4.5.180-1
2933 rue for you, and here’s some for me. We may call it4.5.181-2
2934 {herb of grace} <herb-grace> o’ Sundays. {You may} <Oh, you must> wear your rue4.5.182-3
2935 with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would give you4.5.183-4
2936 some violets, but they withered all when my father died.4.5.184-5
2937 They say {’a} <he> made a good end.4.5.185-6
2938[Sings.] 
2938 For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy.4.5.187
2939laertes
Thought and {afflictions} <affliction>, passion, hell itself4.5.188
2940 She turns to favor and to prettiness.4.5.189
2941ophelia4.5.190
2941[Sings.] 
2941 And will {’a} <he> not come again? 4.5.190
2942 And will {’a} <he> not come again?4.5.191
2943 No, no, he is dead — 4.5.193
2943 Go to thy death-bed —4.5.193
2944 He never will come again.4.5.194
2945 His beard {was} as white as snow,4.5.195
2946 {Flaxen} <All flaxen> was his poll.4.5.196
2947 He is gone, he is gone, 4.5.197
2947 And we cast away moan.4.5.198
2948 {God ’a’ mercy} <Gramercy> on his soul. 4.5.199
2949 And of all {Christians’ souls.} <Christian souls,> <I pray God.>4.5.200
2950 God buy {you.} <ye.>4.5.200-1
2950Exit. 
2951 Tlaertes
Do you see this, {O God?} <you Gods?>4.5.202
2952king
Laertes, I must commune with your grief,4.5.203
2953 Or you deny me right. Go but apart,4.5.204
2954 Make choice of whom your wisest friends you will,4.5.
2955 And they shall hear and judge ’twixt you and me.4.5.206
2956 If by direct, or by collateral hand,4.5.207
2957 They find us touched, we will our kingdom give,4.5.208
2958 Our crown, our life, and all that we call ours,4.5.209
2959 To you in satisfaction; but, if not,4.5.210
2960 Be you content to lend your patience to us,4.5.211
2961 And we shall jointly labor with your soul4.5.212
2962 To give it due content.4.5.213
2963laertes
Let this be so.4.5.213
2964 His means of death, his obscure {funeral} <burial>4.5.214
2965 (No trophy{,} sword, nor hatchment o’er his bones,4.5.215
2966 No noble rite, nor formal ostentation)4.5.216
2967 Cry to be heard as ’twere from heaven to earth4.5.217
2968 That I must {call’t} <call> in question.4.5.218
2969king
So you shall,4.5.218
2970 And, where th’ offense is, let the great axe fall.4.5.219
2971 I pray you go with me.4.5.220
2971Exeunt.4.5.220
           [4.6]
2972        Enter Horatio {and others [including a Gentleman].} <with an Attendant.>4.6
2973horatio
What are they that would speak with me?4.6.1
2974{gentleman} <attendant>
{Sea-faring men,} <Sailors,> sir. They say they have letters for you.4.6.2-3
2975horatio
Let them come in. 4.6.4
2975[{Gentleman goes to the door.} <Exit Attendant.>]4.6.4
2976 I do not know from what part of the world4.6.5
2977 I should be greeted{— } if not from Lord Hamlet.4.6.6
2978        Enter {Sailors.} <Sailor.> 
2979sailor
God bless you, sir.4.6.7
2980horatio
Let Him bless thee too.4.6.8
2981sailor
{’A} <He> shall, sir, {an} <an’t> please Him. There’s a letter4.6.9-10
2982 for you, sir; it {came} <comes> from th’ {ambassador} <ambassadors> that was4.6.10-1
2983 bound for England — if your name be Horatio, as I am let4.6.11-2
2984 to know it is.4.6.12
2985 Thoratio 
2985 Reads the letter. 
2986 “Horatio, when thou shalt have overlooked this, give these4.6.13-4
2987 fellows some means to the King: they have letters4.6.14-5
2988 for him. Ere we were two days old at sea, a pirate of very4.6.15-6
2989 warlike appointment gave us chase. Finding ourselves too4.6.16-7
2990 slow of sail, we put on a compelled {valor, and in} <valor. In> the grapple I4.6.17-8
2991 boarded them. On the instant they got clear of our ship, so4.6.18-9
2992 I alone became their prisoner. They have dealt with me like4.6.19-21
2993 thieves of mercy, but they knew what they did: I am to do4.6.21-2
2994 a <good> turn for them. Let the King have the letters I have4.6.22-3
2995 sent, and repair thou to me with as much {speed} <haste> as thou wouldest4.6.23-4
2996 fly death. I have words to speak in {thine} <your> ear will make thee4.6.24-5
2997 T dumb; yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.4.6.25-6
2998 These good fellows will bring thee where I am. {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz>4.6.26-7
2999 and Guildenstern hold their course for England; of them4.6.28-9
3000 I have much to tell thee. Farewell.4.6.29
3001 {So} <He> that thou knowest thine,4.6.30
3002 Hamlet.”4.6.31
3003 T Come, I will give you way for these your letters.4.6.32
3004 And do’t the speedier that you may direct me4.6.33
3005 To him from whom you brought them.4.6.34
3005 TExeunt. 4.6.34
           [4.7]
3006        Enter King and Laertes.4.7
3007king
Now must your conscience my acquittance seal,4.7.1
3008 And you must put me in your heart for friend,4.7.2
3009 Sith you have heard, and with a knowing ear,4.7.3
3010 That he which hath your noble father slain4.7.4
3011 Pursued my life.4.7.5
3012laertes
It well appears. But tell me4.7.5
3013 Why you {proceed} <proceeded> not against these feats4.7.6
3014 So {criminal} <crimeful> and so capital in nature,4.7.7
3015 As by your safety, {greatness,} wisdom, all things else,4.7.8
3016 You mainly were stirred up.4.7.9
3017king
Oh, for two special reasons4.7.9
3018 Which may to you perhaps seem much unsinewed,4.7.10
3019 {But} <And> yet to me {they’re} <they are> strong. The Queen his mother4.7.11
3020 Lives almost by his looks, and for myself,4.7.12
3021 My virtue or my plague, be it either which,4.7.13
3022 {She is} <She’s> so {concliveconjunct} <conjunctive> to my life and soul4.7.14
3023 That as the star moves not but in his sphere4.7.15
3024 I could not but by her. The other motive4.7.16
3025 Why to a public count I might not go4.7.17
3026 Is the great love the general gender bear him,4.7.18
3027 Who, dipping all his faults in their affection,4.7.19
3028 {Work} <Would,> like the spring that turneth wood to stone,4.7.20
3029 Convert his gyves to graces, so that my arrows,4.7.21
3030 T Too slightly timbered for so {loved, armed,} <loud a wind,>4.7.22
3031 Would have reverted to my bow again,4.7.23
3032 {But} <And> not where I {have aimed} <had armed> them.4.7.24
3033laertes
And so have I a noble father lost,4.7.25
3034 A sister driven into desperate terms,4.7.26
3035 T {Whose worth,} <Who was,has,> if praises may go back again,4.7.27
3036 Stood challenger on mount of all the age4.7.28
3037 For her perfections. But my revenge will come.4.7.29
3038-9king
Break not your sleeps for that; you must not think4.6.30
3040 That we are made of stuff so flat and dull4.7.31
3041 That we can let our beard be shook with danger4.7.32
3042 And think it pastime. You shortly shall hear more.4.7.33
3043 I loved your father, and we love ourself,4.7.34
3044 And that, I hope, will teach you to imagine — 4.7.35
3045        Enter a Messenger {with letters}. 
3046 How now? What news?4.7.36
3047messenger
Letters, my lord, from Hamlet. 4.7.36
3047-8{messenger} {These} <This> to your majesty, this to the Queen.4.7.37
3049king
From {Hamlet — } <Hamlet?> Who brought them?4.7.38
3050messenger
Sailors, my lord, they say. I saw them not.4.7.39
3051 They were given me by Claudio. He received them<.>4.7.40
3051+1 Of him that brought them.4.7.41
3052king
Laertes, you shall hear them. — 4.7.41
3053 Leave us. 4.7.42
3053Exit Messenger.4.7.42
3054[Reads.] 
3054 “High and mighty, You shall know I am set naked on4.7.43-4
3055 your kingdom. Tomorrow shall I beg leave to see your kingly4.7.44-5
3056 eyes, when I shall, first asking {you pardon, thereunto} <your pardon thereunto,> recount4.7.456
3057 {the occasion} <th’ occasions> of my sudden <and more strange> return.4.7.46-7
3058 Hamlet.4.7.48
3059 What should this mean? Are all the rest come {back,} <back?>4.7.49
3060 Or is it some {abuse,} <abuse?> {and} <Or> no such thing?4.7.50
3061laertes
Know you the hand?4.7.51
3062king
’Tis Hamlet’s character. “Naked”,4.7.51
3062-3 And in a postscript here he says “alone”.4.7.52
3063 Can you {devise} <advise> me?4.7.53
3064laertes
{I am} <I’m> lost in it, my lord. But let him come:4.7.54
3065 It warms the very sickness in my heart4.7.55
3066 That I <shall> live and tell him to his teeth4.7.56
3067 “Thus {didst} <didest> diest thou”.4.7.57
3068king
If it be so, Laertes —4.7.57
3068-9 As how should it be so, how otherwise? —4.7.58
3069 Will you be ruled by me?4.7.59
3070laertes
{Ay, my lord, so you will} <If so you’ll> not o’errule me to a peace.4.7.60
3071king
To thine own peace. If he be now returned4.7.61
3072 T As checking at his voyage, and that he means4.7.62
3073 No more to undertake it, I will work him4.7.63
3074 To an exploit, now ripe in my device,4.7.64
3075 Under the which he shall not choose but fall;4.7.65
3076 And for his death no wind of blame shall breathe,4.7.66
3077 But even his mother shall uncharge the practice4.7.67
3078 And call it accident.4.7.68
3078+1 laertes
My Lord, I will be ruled,4.7.69
3078+2 The rather if you could devise it so4.7.70
3078+3 That I might be the organ.4.7.70
3078+4king
It falls right.4.7.70
3078+5 You have been talked of since your travel much,4.7.71
3078+6 And that in Hamlet’s hearing, for a quality4.7.72
3078+7 Wherein they say you shine. Your sum of parts4.7.73
3078+8 Did not together pluck such envy from him4.7.74
3078+9 As did that one, and that in my regard4.7.75
3078+10 Of the unworthiest siege.4.7.76
3078+11laertes
What part is that, my lord?4.7.76
3078+12king
A very ribbon in the cap of youth,4.7.77
3078+13 Yet needful too, for youth no less becomes4.7.78
3078+14 The light and careless livery that it wears4.7.79
3078+15 Than settled age his sables and his weeds4.7.80
3078+16 Importing health and graveness. Two months since4.7.81
3078                                                                   <Some two months hence>4.7.81
3079 Here was a gentleman of Normandy.4.7.82
3080 {I have} <I’ve> seen myself and served against the French,4.7.83
3081 And they {can} <ran> well on horseback, but this gallant4.7.84
3082 Had witchcraft in’t: he grew {unto} <into> his seat4.7.85
3083 And to such wondrous doing brought his horse4.7.86
3084 As had he been incorpsed and demi-natured4.7.87
3085 T With the brave beast. So far he {topped} <past> my thought4.7.88
3086 That I in forgery of shapes and tricks4.7.89
3087 Come short of what he did.4.7.90
3088laertes
A Norman was’t?4.7.90
3089king
A Norman.4.7.91
3090laertes
Upon my life, {Lamord.} <Lamound.>4.7.92
3091king
The very same.4.7.92
3092laertes
I know him well, he is the brooch indeed4.7.93
3093 And gem of all {the} <our> nation.4.7.94
3094king
He made confession of you4.7.95
3095 And gave you such a masterly report4.7.96
3096 For art and exercise in your defense,4.7.97
3097 And for your rapier most {especial,} <especially,>4.7.98
3098 That he cried out ’twould be a sight indeed4.7.99
3099 If one could match {you.}<you, sir.> The ’scrimers of their nation4.7.100
3099+1 He swore had neither motion, guard, nor eye,4.7.101
3099+2 If you opposed them. Sir, this <This> report of his4.7.102
3100 Did Hamlet so envenom with his envy4.7.103
3101 That he could nothing do but wish and beg4.7.104
3102 Your sudden coming o’er to play with {you.} <him.>4.7.105
3103 Now out of this —4.7.106
3104laertes
{What} <Why> out of this, my lord?4.7.106
3105king
Laertes, was your father dear to you?4.7.107
3106 Or are you like the painting of a sorrow,4.7.108
3107 A face without a heart?4.7.109
3108laertes
Why ask you this?4.7.109
3109king
Not that I think you did not love your father,4.7.110
3110 But that I know love is begun by time,4.7.111
3111 And that I see in passages of proof4.7.112
3112 Time qualifies the spark and fire of it.4.7.113
3112+1 There lives within the very flame of love4.7.114
3112+2 A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it,4.7.115
3112+3 And nothing is at a like goodness still,4.7.116
3112+4 For goodness growing to a pleurisy4.7.117
3112+5 Dies in his own too much. That we would do4.7.118
3112+6 We should do when we would, for this “would” changes4.7.119
3112+7 And hath abatements and delays as many4.7.120
3112+8 As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents,4.7.121
3112+9 And then this “should” is like a spendthrift’s sigh4.7.122
3112+10 That hurts by easing. But to the quick of th’ ulcer:4.7.123
3113 Hamlet comes back; what would you undertake4.7.124
3114 To show yourself {in deed} your father’s son <in deed>4.7.125
3115 More than in words?4.7.126
3116laertes
To cut his throat i’th’ church.4.7.126
3117king
No place indeed should murder sanctuarize;4.7.127
3118 Revenge should have no bounds. But, good Laertes,4.7.128
3119 Will you do this, keep close within your chamber;4.7.129
3120 Hamlet, returned, shall know you are come home;4.7.130
3121 We’ll put on those shall praise your excellence4.7.131
3122 And set a double varnish on the fame4.7.132
3123 The Frenchman gave you, bring you in fine together4.7.133
3124 And wager {o’er} <on> your heads. He, being remiss,4.7.134
3125 Most generous and free from all contriving,4.7.135
3126 Will not peruse the foils, so that with ease,4.7.136
3127 Or with a little shuffling, you may choose4.7.137
3128 A sword unbated, and, in a pass of practice,4.7.138
3129 Requite him for your father.4.7.139
3130laertes
I will do’t.4.7.139
3131 T And for that purpose, I’ll anoint my sword.4.7.140
3132 I bought an unction of a mountebank4.7.141
3133 So mortal {that,} <I> but {dip} <dipped> a knife in it,4.7.142
3134 Where it draws blood no cataplasm so rare,4.7.143
3135 Collected from all simples that have virtue4.7.144
3136 Under the moon, can save the thing from death4.7.145
3137 That is but scratched withal. I’ll touch my point4.7.146
3138 With this contagion, that if I gall him slightly4.7.147
3139 It may be death.4.7.148
3140king
Let’s further think of {this.} <this,>4.7.148
3141 Weigh what convenience both of time and means4.7.149
3142 T May fit us to our shape. If this should fail4.7.150
3143 And that our drift look through our bad performance,4.7.151
3144 ’Twere better not essayed; therefore this project4.7.152
3145 Should have a back or second that might hold4.7.153
3146 If this {did} <should> blast in proof. Soft, let me see —4.7.154
3147 We’ll make a solemn wager on your {cunnings — } <comings — >4.7.155
3148 T I ha’t! When in your motion you are hot and dry4.7.157
3149 (As make your bouts more violent to {that} <the> end)4.7.158
3150 And that he calls for drink, I’ll have {preferred} <prepared> him4.7.159
3151 A chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping,4.7.160
3152 If he by chance escape your venomed stuck,4.7.161
3153 Our purpose may hold there. {But stay, what noise?} 4.7.162
3154        Enter Queen.
3153 How,How now, sweet Queen?4.7.162
3155queen
One woe doth tread upon another’s heel,4.7.63
3156 So fast {they} <they’ll> follow. Your sister’s drowned, Laertes.4.7.64
3157laertes
Drowned! Oh, where?4.7.65
3158queen
There is a willow grows {askant the} <aslant a> brook4.7.66
3159 That shows his {hoary} <hoar> leaves in the glassy stream.4.7.67
3160 {Therewith} <There with> fantastic garlands did she {make} <come>4.7.68
3161 Of crowflowers, nettles, daisies and long purples4.7.69
3162 That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,4.7.70
3163 But our {cull-cold} <cold> maids do dead men’s fingers call them.4.7.71
3164 There on the pendant boughs her {crownet} <coronet> weeds4.7.72
3165 Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke,4.7.73
3166 When down {her} <the> weedy trophies and herself4.7.74
3167 Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide4.7.75
3168 And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up,4.7.76
3169 Which time she chanted snatches of old {lauds} <tunes>4.7.77
3170 As one incapable of her own distress,4.7.78
3171 Or like a creature native and endued4.7.79
3172 Unto that element. But long it could not be 4.7.80
3173 T Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,4.7.81
3174 T Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay 4.7.82
3175 To muddy death.4.7.83
3176laertes
Alas, then {she is} <is she> {drowned.} <drowned?>4.7.83
3177queen
Drowned, drowned.4.7.84
3178laertes
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,4.7.85
3179 And therefore I forbid my tears; but yet4.7.86
3180 It is our trick, nature her custom holds.4.7.87
3181 Let shame say what it will; when these are gone,4.7.88
3182 The woman will be out. — Adieu, my lord,4.7.89
3183 I have a speech {o’} <of> fire that fain would blaze4.7.90
3184 But that this folly {drowns} <doubts> it.4.7.91
3184Exit.4.7.91
3185king
Let’s follow, {Gertrard.}<Gertrude.>4.7.91
3186 How much I had to do to calm his rage.4.7.92
3187 Now fear I this will give it start again,4.7.93
3188 Therefore let’s follow.4.7.94
3188Exeunt.4.7.94
           [5.1]
3189        Enter two Clowns.5.1
3190[1] clown
Is she to be buried in Christian burial, {when she} <that> 5.1.1
3191 wilfully seeks her own salvation?5.1.2
3192 T2 clown
I tell thee she is, <and> therefore make her grave 5.1.3
3193 straight. The crowner hath sat on her and finds it Christian5.1.4-5
3194 burial.5.1.5
31951 clown
How can that be, unless she drowned herself 5.1.6
3196 in her own defense?5.1.7
31972 clown
Why, ’tis found so.5.1.8
3198 T1 clown
It must be {so} <se> offendendo, it cannot be else. For 5.1.9-10
3199 here lies the point: if I drown myself wittingly, it argues5.1.10-1
3200 T an act, and an act hath three branches — it is to5.1.11-2
3201 T act, to do, <and> to perform; argal, she drowned herself5.1.12
3202 wittingly.5.1.13
32032 clown
Nay, but hear you, goodman delver — 5.1.14
32041 clown
Give me leave. Here lies the water — good. 5.1.15
3205 Here stands the man — good. If the man go to this water5.1.16
3206 and drown himself, it is (will he nill he) he goes.5.1.17
3207 Mark you {that.} <that?> But if the water come to him and drown5.1.17-8
3208 him, he drowns not himself. Argal, he that is not 5.1.18-9
3209 guilty of his own death, shortens not his own life.5.1.19-20
32102 clown
But is this law?5.1.21
32111 clown
Ay, marry is’t, crowner’s ’quest law.5.1.22
32122 clown
Will you ha’ the truth {an’t?} <on’t?> If this had not 5.1.23
3213 been a gentlewoman, she should have been buried5.1.24
3214 out {o’} <of> Christian burial.5.1.24-5
32151 clown
Why, there thou sayst, and the more pity that5.1.26-7
3216 great folk should have {count’nance} <countenance> in this world to5.1.27
3217 drown or hang themselves more than their {even-Christen.} <even-Christian.> 5.1.28-9
3218 Come, my spade. There is no ancient gentlemen5.1.29-30
3219 but {gard’ners,} <gardeners,> ditchers and grave-makers; they hold up5.1.30-1
3220 Adam’s profession.5.1.31
32212 clown
Was he a gentleman?5.1.32
32221 clown
{’A} <He> was the first that ever bore arms.5.1.33
32232 clown
Why, he had none.5.1.34
32241 clown
What, art a heathen? How dost thou understand5.1.35-6
3225 the Scripture? The Scripture says Adam digged.5.1.36-7
3226 Could he dig without arms? I’ll put another question5.1.37-8
3227 to thee. If thou answerest me not to the purpose, confess 5.1.38-9
3228 {thyself.} <thyself — >5.1.39
32292 clown
Go to.5.1.40
32301 clown
What is he that builds stronger than either the 5.1.41
3231 mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?5.1.42
32322 clown
The gallows-maker, for that <frame> outlives a5.1.43
3233 thousand tenants.5.1.44
32341 clown
I like thy wit well, in good faith, the gallows5.1.45
3235 does well. But how does it well? It does well to those5.1.46-7
3236 that do ill. Now, thou dost ill to say the gallows is 5.1.47-8
3237 built stronger than the church; argal, the gallows5.1.48
3238 may do well to thee. To’t again, come.5.1.49
32392 clown
Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, 5.1.50
3240 or a carpenter?5.1.51
32411 clown
Ay, tell me that and unyoke.5.1.52
32422 clown
Marry, now I can tell.5.1.53
32431 clown
To’t.5.1.54
32442 clown
Mass, I cannot tell.5.1.55
3245        <Enter Hamlet and Horatio afar off.>
32461 clown
Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your 5.1.56-7
3247 dull ass will not mend his pace with beating, and when5.1.57-8
3248 you are asked this question next, say “a grave-maker”: the 5.1.58-9
3249 houses <that> he makes lasts till doomsday. Go get thee5.1.59-60
3250 {in, and} <to Yaughan,> fetch me a {sup} <stoup> of liquor.5.1.60
3250Exit 2 Clown.5.1.
3251        (Sings.) 
3252 In youth when I did love, did love,5.1.61
3253 Methought it was very sweet5.1.62
3254 To contract —oh— the time for —a— my behove,5.1.63
3255 Oh, methought there {—a—} was nothing {—a—} meet.5.1.64
3255+1        {Enter Hamlet and Horatio.}
3256hamlet
Has this fellow no feeling of his business{?} <that> 5.1.65
3257 {’A} <he> sings {in grave-making.} <at grave-making?>5.1.66
3258-9horatio
Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.5.1.67-8
3260hamlet
’Tis e’en so. The hand of little employment hath5.1.69-70
3261 T the daintier sense.5.1.70
3262 T1 clown         (Sings.)
3263 But age with his stealing steps5.1.71
3264 Hath {clawed} <caught> me in his clutch5.1.72
3265 And hath shipped me {into} <intil> the land,5.1.73
3266 As if I had never been such. 5.1.74
3266         [Throws up a skull.]5.1.74
3267hamlet
That skull had a tongue in it, and could sing5.1.75
3268 once. How the knave jowls it to {the} <th’> ground, as if {’twere} <it were>5.1.76-7
3269 Cain’s jawbone, that did the first murder. {This} <It>5.1.77-8
3270 might be the pate of a politician, which this ass {now} {o’erreaches,} <o’er-offices,>5.1.78-9
3271 one that {would} <could> circumvent God, might it not?5.1.79-80
3272horatio
It might, my lord.5.1.81
3273-4hamlet
Or of a courtier, which could say “Good morrow, 5.1.82-3
3274-5 sweet lord, how dost thou, {sweet} <good> lord?” This5.1.83-4
3275-6 might be my Lord Such-a-one, that praised my Lord Such-5.1.84-5
3275-6 a-One’s horse when {’a went} <he meant> to beg it, might it not?5.1.85-6
3277horatio
Ay, my lord.5.1.87
3278hamlet
Why, e’en so. And now my Lady Worm’s,5.1.88
3279 T {chopless} <chapless> and knocked about the mazard with a sexton’s5.1.89-90
3280 spade. Here’s fine revolution, {an} <if> we had the trick to5.1.90-1
3281 see’t. Did these bones cost no more the breeding but5.1.91-2
3282 to play at loggets with {them?} <’em?> Mine ache to think5.1.92-3
3283 on’t.5.1.93
3284 T1 clown         (Sings.)
3285 A pickaxe and a spade, a spade,5.1.94
3286 For and a shrouding-sheet,5.1.95
3287 Oh, a pit of clay for to be made5.1.96
3288 For such a guest is meet. 5.1.97
3288        [Throws up another skull.]
3289hamlet
There’s another. WhyWhy, {may} <might> not that be the5.1.98
3290 T skull of a lawyer? Where be his {quiddities} <quiddits> now, his 5.1.99
3291 {quillities,} <quillets,> his cases, his tenures, and his tricks? Why5.1.100-1
3292 does he suffer this {mad} <rude> knave now to knock him about 5.1.101-2
3293 the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of5.1.102-3
3294 his action of battery? Hum! This fellow might be in ’s5.1.103-4
3295 time a great buyer of land, with his statutes, his recognizances,5.1.104-5
3296 his fines, his double vouchers, his recoveries— 5.1.105-6
3297 Is this the fine of his fines, and the recovery of his recoveries,5.1.106-7
3298 to have his fine pate full of fine {dirt.} <dirt?> Will <his> 5.1.107-8
3299 vouchers vouch him no more of his purchases and {doubles} <double> 5.1.108-9
3300 <ones too> than the length and breadth of a pair of5.1.109-10
3301 indentures? The very conveyances of his lands will5.1.110-1
3302 {scarcely} <hardly> lie in this box, and must {th’} <the> inheritor himself 5.1.111-2
3303 have no {more, ha?} <more? Ha?>5.1.112
3304horatio
Not a jot more, my lord.5.1.113
3305hamlet
Is not parchment made of sheepskins?5.1.114
3306horatio
Ay, my lord, and of {calves’ skins} <calfskins> too.5.1.115
3307hamlet
They are sheep and calves {which} <that> seek out assurance 5.1.116-7
3308 in that. I will speak to this fellow. — Whose grave’s5.1.117-8
3309 this, {sirrah?} <sir?>5.1.118
33101 clown
Mine, sir.5.1.119
3311[Sings.] 
3311 {Or} <Oh,> a pit of clay for to be {made —} <made>5.1.120
3312 For such a guest is meet.5.1.121
3313hamlet
I think it be thine indeed, for thou liest in’t.5.1.122
33141 clown
You lie out on’t, sir, and therefore {’tis} <it is> not yours; 5.1.123
3315 for my part I do not lie in’t, <and> yet it is mine.5.1.124
3316hamlet
Thou dost lie in’t to be in’t and say {it is} <’tis> thine. 5.1.125-6
3317 ’Tis for the dead, not for the quick; therefore thou5.1.126-7
3318 liest.5.1.127
33191 clown
’Tis a quick lie, sir, ’twill away again from me5.1.128-9
3320 to you.5.1.129
3321hamlet
What man dost thou dig it for?5.1.130
33221 clown
For no man, sir.5.1.131
3323hamlet
What woman then?5.1.132
33241 clown
For none neither.5.1.133
3325hamlet
Who is to be buried in’t?5.1.134
33261 clown
One that was a woman, sir, but, rest her soul,5.1.135-6
3327 she’s dead.5.1.136
3328hamlet
How absolute the knave is! We must speak5.1.137
3329 by the card, or equivocation will undo us. By the5.1.138
3330 Lord, Horatio, {this} <these> three years I have {took} <taken> note of it,5.1.138-9
3331 the age is grown so picked that the toe of the peasant 5.1.139-40
3332 comes so near the {heel} <heels> of {the} <our> courtier he galls his5.1.141
3333 kibe. — How long hast thou been <a> grave-maker?5.1.141-2
33341 clown
Of <all> the days i’th’ year, I came to’t that day5.1.143-4
3335 that our last King Hamlet {overcame} <o’ercame> Fortinbras.5.1.144
3336hamlet
How long is that since?5.1.145
33371 clown
Cannot you tell that? Every fool can tell that:5.1.146-7
3338 it was {that} <the> very day that young Hamlet was born, he5.1.147-8
3339 that {is} <was> mad and sent into England.5.1.148
3340hamlet
Ay, marry, why was he sent into England?5.1.149
33411 clown
Why, because {’a} <he> was mad: {’a} <he> shall recover his 5.1.150-1
3342 wits there, or if {’a} <he> do not, {’tis} <it’s> no great matter there.5.1.151-2
3343hamlet
Why?5.1.153
33441 clown
’Twill not be seen in him<,> {there,} there the men are as5.1.154-5
3345 mad as he.5.1.155
3346hamlet
How came he mad?5.1.156
33471 clown
Very strangely, they say.5.1.157
3348hamlet
How strangely?5.1.158
33491 clown
Faith, e’en with losing his wits.5.1.159
3350hamlet
Upon what ground?5.1.160
3351 T1 clown
Why, here in Denmark. I have been sexton5.1.161
3352 here, man and boy, thirty years.5.1.162
3353hamlet
How long will a man lie i’th’ earth ere he rot?5.1.163-4
33541 clown
{Faith.} <I’faith,> if {’a} <he> be not rotten before {’a} <he> die (as we have5.1.165-6
3355 many pocky corpses <nowadays> that will scarce hold5.1.166
3356 the laying in), {’a} <he> will last you some eight year, or nine 5.1.166-7
3357 year. A tanner will last you nine year.5.1.167-8
3358hamlet
Why he more than another?5.1.169
33591 clown
Why, sir, his hide is so tanned with his trade that5.1.170-1
3360 {’a} <he> will keep out water a great while; and your water5.1.171-2
3361 is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body. Here’s a skull 5.1.172-3
3362 now<:> {hath lien you} <this skull has lain> {i’th’} <in the> earth three and twenty years.5.1.173-4
3363hamlet
Whose was it?5.1.175
3364-51 clown
A whoreson mad fellow’s it was. Whose do you think it was?5.1.176-7
3366hamlet
Nay, I know not.5.1.178
33671 clown
A {pestilence} <pest’lence> on him for a mad rogue! ’A poured a5.1.179-80
3368 flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull,5.1.180-1
3369 sir — this same skull, sir, was{, sir,} Yorick’s skull, the King’s jester.5.1.181
3370hamlet
This?5.1.182
33711 clown
E’en that.5.1.183
3372hamlet
Let me see. Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio. 5.1.184
3373 A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He5.1.185
3374 hath {bore} <borne> me on his back a thousand times, and {now} how5.1.186-7
3375 abhorred {in} my imagination {it} is! My gorge rises at it. Here 5.1.187-8
3376 hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. 5.1.188-9
3377 Where be your jibes now? Your gambols, your5.1.189-90
3378 songs, your flashes of merriment, that were wont to5.1.190-1
3379 set the table on a roar? {Not} <No> one now to mock your own5.1.191-2
3380 {grinning,} <jeering?> quite {chop-fallen.} <chop-fallen?> Now get you to my lady’s5.1.192-3
3381 {table} <chamber> and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this 5.1.193-4
3382 favor she must come. Make her laugh at that. Prithee, 5.1.194-5
3383 Horatio, tell me one thing.5.1.195
3384horatio
What’s that, my lord?5.1.196
3385-6hamlet
Dost thou think Alexander looked o’ this fashion5.1.197-8
3386 i’th’ earth?5.1.198
3387horatio
E’en so.5.1.199
3388hamlet
And smelt so? Pah!5.1.200
3389horatio
E’en so, my lord.5.1.201
3390-1hamlet
To what base uses we may return, Horatio?5.1.202
3391 WhyWhy, may not imagination trace the noble dust of5.1.203
3392 Alexander, till {’a} <he> find it stopping a bung-hole?5.1.204
3393horatio
’Twere to consider too curiously to consider so.5.1.206
3394hamlet
No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither5.1.207
3395 with modesty enough and likelihood to lead it <as thus>:5.1.208
3396 Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth 5.1.209
3397 {to} <into> dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make5.1.210
3398 loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted5.1.210-1
3399 might they not stop a beer-barrel?5.1.211-2
3400 {Imperious} <Imperial> Caesar, dead and turned to clay,5.1.213
3401 Might stop a hole to keep the wind away.5.1.214
3402 Oh, that that earth which kept the world in awe5.1.215
3403 Should patch a wall t’expel the {water’s} <winter’s> flaw.5.1.216
3404 But soft, but soft<,> {awhile,} <aside,> here comes the King. 5.1.217
3405       Enter King, Queen, Laertes, and 5.1.217
3405       [{a Doctor of Divinity,} <a Priest,> after] {the corpse,} <a coffin,>5.1.217
3406   with Lords Attendant <[and Gentlemen]>. 
3407 The Queen, the courtiers — who is {this} <that> they follow? 5.1.218
3408 And with such maimed rites? This doth betoken5.1.219
3409 The corpse they follow did with desperate hand5.1.220
3410 Fordo it own life. ’Twas {of} some estate.5.1.221
3411 Couch we awhile and mark.5.1.222
3411        [Hamlet and Horatio stand aside.]
3412laertes
What ceremony else?5.1.223
3413hamlet
That is Laertes, a very noble youth. Mark.5.1.224
3414laertes
What ceremony else?5.1.225
3415{doctor} <priest>
Her obsequies have been as far enlarged5.1.262
3416 As we have {warranty.} <warrantise.> Her death was doubtful,5.1.227
3417 And but that great command o’ersways the order,5.1.228
3418 She should in ground unsanctified {been} <have> lodged5.1.229
3419 Till the last trumpet: for charitable {prayers,} <prayer,>5.1.230
3420 {Flints} <Shards, flints> and pebbles should be thrown on her;5.1.231
3421 Yet here she is allowed her virgin {crants,} <rites,>5.1.232
3422 Her maiden strewments and the bringing home5.1.233
3423 Of bell and burial.5.1.234
3424laertes
Must there no more be done?5.1.235
3425{doctor} <priest>
No more be done.5.1.235
3426 We should profane the service of the dead5.1.236
3427 To sing {a} <sage> requiem and such rest to her5.1.237
3428 As to peace-parted souls.5.1.238
3429laertes
Lay her i’th’ earth,5.1.238
3430 And from her fair and unpolluted flesh5.1.239
3431 May violets spring. — I tell thee, churlish priest,5.1.240
3432 A ministering angel shall my sister be5.1.241
3433 When thou liest howling.5.1.242
3434hamlet
What, the fair Ophelia?5.1.242
3435queen
Sweets to the sweet. Farewell.5.1.243
3436 I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet’s wife.5.1.244
3437 I thought thy bride-bed to have decked, sweet maid,5.1.245
3438 And not {have} <t’have> strewed thy grave.5.1.246
3439 Tlaertes
Oh, {treble woe} <terrible woes>5.1.246
3440 Fall ten times {double} <treble> on that cursed head5.1.247
3441 Whose wicked deed thy most ingenious sense5.1.248
3442 Deprived thee of! — Hold off the earth awhile,5.1.249
3443 Till I have caught her once more in mine arms.5.1.250
3444        Leaps in the grave.
3445 Now pile your dust upon the quick and dead5.1.251
3446 Till of this flat a mountain you have made5.1.252
3447 {T’ o’retop} <To o’retop> old Pelion or the skyish head5.1.253
3448 Of blue Olympus.5.1.254
3449hamlet
What is he whose {grief} <griefs>5.1.254
3450 Bears such an emphasis, whose phrase of sorrow5.1.255
3451 T Conjures the wandering stars and makes them stand5.1.256
3452 Like wonder-wounded hearers? This is I,5.1.257
3453 Hamlet the Dane.5.1.258
3454laertes Leaps out and grapples with him.
The devil take thy soul! 5.1.259
3455hamlet
Thou pray’st not well. 5.1.259
3456 I prithee take thy fingers from my throat,5.1.260
3457 {For,} <Sir,> though I am not splenative <and> rash,5.1.261
3458 Yet have I {in me} something <in me> dangerous5.1.262
3459 Which let thy {wisdom} <wiseness> fear. {Hold off} <Away> thy hand — 5.1.263
3460king
Pluck them asunder.5.1.264
3461queen
Hamlet! Hamlet!5.1.264
3461+1{all [lords]}
{Gentlemen!}5.1.264
3462{horatio} <gentlemengentleman>
Good my lord, be quiet.5.1.265
3462         Attendants part them.5.1.265
3463hamlet
Why, I will fight with him upon this theme5.1.266
3464 Until my eyelids will no longer wag.5.1.267
3465queen
O my son, what theme?5.1.268
3466hamlet
I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers5.1.269
3467 Could not with all their quantity of love5.1.270
3468 Make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?5.1.271
3469king
Oh, he is mad, Laertes.5.1.272
3470queen
For love of God, forbear him.5.1.273
3471hamlet
{’Swounds,} <Come,> show me what {thou’t} <thou’lt> do:5.1.274
3472 Woul’t weep, woul’t fight, {woul’t fast,} woul’t tear thyself,5.1.275
3473 Woul’t drink up eisel, eat a crocodile?5.1.276
3474 I’ll do’t. Dost <thou> come here to whine?5.1.277
3475 To outface me with leaping in her grave?5.1.278
3476 Be buried quick with her, and so will I.5.1.279
3477 And if thou prate of mountains, let them throw5.1.280
3478 Millions of acres on us, till our ground,5.1.281
3479 Singeing his pate against the burning zone,5.1.282
3480 Make Ossa like a wart. Nay, an thou’lt mouth,5.1.283
3481 I’ll rant as well as thou.5.1.284
3482{queen} <king>
This is mere madness,5.1.284
3483 T And thus awhile the fit will work on him.5.1.285
3484 Anon, as patient as the female dove5.1.286
3485 When that her golden {couplets} <couplet> are disclosed,5.1.287
3486 His silence will sit drooping.5.1.288
3487hamlet
Hear you, sir,5.1.288
3488 What is the reason that you use me thus?5.1.289
3489 I loved you ever — but it is no matter.5.1.290
3490 Let Hercules himself do what he may,5.1.291
3491 The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.5.1.292
3491Exit.5.1.292
3492king
I pray {thee,} <you,> good Horatio, wait upon him.5.1.293
3492 TExit Horatio.5.1.293
3493 T To Laertes. Strengthen your patience in our last night’s speech,5.1.294
3494 We’ll put the matter to the present push. —5.1.295
3495 Good {Gertrard,}<Gertrude,> set some watch over your son.5.1.296
3496 This grave shall have a living monument.5.1.297
3497 An hour of quiet {thereby} <shortly> shall we see;5.1.298
3498 Till then in patience our proceeding be.5.1.299
3498Exeunt.5.1.299
           [5.2]
3499        Enter Hamlet and Horatio.5.2
3500hamlet
So much for this, sir. Now {shall you} <let me> see the other.5.2.1
3501 You do remember all the circumstance?5.2.2
3502horatio
Remember it, my lord?5.2.3
3503hamlet
Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting5.2.4
3504 T That would not let me sleep. Methought I lay5.2.5
3505 T Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly —5.2.6
3506 And {praised} <praise> be rashness for it — let us know5.2.7
3507 Our indiscretion {sometime} <sometimes> serves us well5.2.8
3508 When our {deep} <dear> plots do {fall,} <pall,> and that should {learn} <teach> us5.2.9
3509 There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,5.2.10
3510 Rough-hew them how we will — 5.2.11
3511horatio
That is most certain.5.2.11
3512hamlet
Up from my cabin,5.2.12
3513 My sea-gown scarfed about me, in the dark5.2.13
3514 Groped I to find out them, had my desire,5.2.14
3515 Fingered their packet, and in fine withdrew5.2.15
3516 To mine own room again, making so bold,5.2.16
3517 My fears forgetting manners, to {unfold} <unseal>5.2.17
3518 Their grand commission; where I found, Horatio,5.2.18
3519 {AAh,} <Oh,> royal {knavery,}<knavery! —> an exact command5.2.19
3520 Larded with many several sorts of {reasons} <reason>5.2.20
3521 Importing Denmark’s health, and England’s too,5.2.21
3522 With ho! such bugs and goblins in my life5.2.22
3523 That on the supervise, no leisure bated5.2.23
3524 (No, not to stay the grinding of the axe),5.2.24
3525 My head should be struck off.5.2.25
3526horatio
Is’t possible?5.2.25
3527hamlet
Here’s the commission; read it at more leisure.5.2.26
3528 But wilt thou hear {now} <me> how I did proceed?5.2.27
3529horatio
I beseech you.5.2.28
3530hamlet
Being thus benetted round with villains,villainies,5.2.29
3531 {(Or} <(Ere> I could make a prologue to my brains,5.2.30
3532 They had begun the play) I sat me down,5.2.31
3533 Devised a new commission, wrote it fair — 5.2.32
3534 I once did hold it as our statists do,5.2.33
3535 A baseness to write fair, and labored much5.2.34
3536 How to forget that learning, but, sir, now5.2.35
3537 It did me yeoman’s service. Wilt thou know5.2.36
3538 {Th’ effect} <The effects> of what I wrote?5.2.37
3539horatio
Ay, good my lord.5.2.37
3540hamlet
An earnest conjuration from the King,5.2.38
3541 As England was his faithful tributary,5.2.39
3542 As love between them {like} <as> the palm {might} <should> flourish,5.2.40
3543 As peace should still her wheaten garland wear5.2.41
3544 And stand a comma ’tween their amities,5.2.42
3545 And many such-like {‘as’, sir,} <‘as’es> of great charge,5.2.43
3546 That on the view and {knowing} <know> of these contents5.2.44
3547 Without debatement further more or less5.2.45
3548 He should {those} <the> bearers put to sudden death,5.2.46
3549 Not shriving time allowed.5.2.47
3550horatio
How was this sealed?5.2.47
3551hamlet
Why, even in that was heaven {ordinant:} <ordinate:>5.2.48
3552 I had my father’s signet in my purse5.2.49
3553 (Which was the model of that Danish seal),5.2.50
3554 Folded the writ up in {the} form of {th’} <the> other,5.2.51
3555 T Subscribed it, gave’t th’ impression, placed it safely,5.2.52
3556 The changeling never known. Now the next day5.2.53
3557 T Was our sea-fight, and what to this was {sequent} <cement>5.2.54
3558 Thou knowst already.5.2.55
3559horatio
So Guildenstern and {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> go to’t.5.2.56
3560hamlet
Why man, they did make love to this employment.5.2.57
3561 T{hamlet} They are not near my conscience. Their defeat5.2.58
3562 {Does} <Doth> by their own insinuation grow.5.2.59
3563 ’Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes5.2.60
3564 Between the pass and fell incensed points5.2.61
3565 Of mighty opposites.5.2.62
3566horatio
Why, what a king is this!5.2.62
3567hamlet
Does it not, {think} <thinkst> thee, stand me now upon?5.2.63
3568 He that hath killed my King and whored my mother,5.2.64
3569 Popped in between th’ election and my hopes,5.2.65
3570 Thrown out his angle for my proper life,5.2.66
3571 And with such cozenage — is’t not perfect {conscience?} <conscience>5.2.67
3572 To quit him with this arm? And is’t not to be damned5.2.68
3573 To let this canker of our nature come5.2.69
3574 In further evil?5.2.60
3575horatio
It must be shortly known to him from England5.2.70
3576 What is the issue of the business there.5.2.71
3577-8hamlet
It will be short. The interim’s mine,5.2.72
3578-9 And a man’s life’s no more than to say one. 5.2.73
3579 But I am very sorry, good Horatio,5.2.74
3580 That to Laertes I forgot myself,5.2.75
3581 For by the image of my cause I see5.2.76
3582 The portraiture of his. I’ll countcourt his favours;5.2.77
3583 But sure the bravery of his grief did put me5.2.78
3584 Into a towering passion.5.2.79
3585horatio
Peace, who comes here?5.2.80
3586        Enter <young> Osric {, a Courtier}.
3587{courtier} osric
Your lordship is right welcome back to Denmark.5.2.81
3588hamlet
I{, humble,} <humbly> thank you, sir. — 5.2.82
3588 Dost know this water-fly?5.2.82
3589horatio
No, my good lord.5.2.83
3590hamlet
Thy state is the more gracious, for ’tis a vice to5.2.84
3591 know him. He hath much land and fertile. Let a beast5.2.85-6
3592 be lord of beasts and his crib shall stand at the king’s5.2.86-7
3593 T mess. ’Tis a choughchuff but, as I say, spacious in the possession5.2.87-8
3594 of dirt.5.2.88
3595{courtier} osric
Sweet lord, if your {lordship} <friendship> were at leisure,5.2.89
3596 I should impart a thing to you from his majesty.5.2.90
3597-8hamlet
I will receive it{, sir,} with all dilligence of spirit — <put> 5.2.91-2
3598 your bonnet to his right use: ’tis for the head.5.2.92-3
3599{courtier} osric
I thank your lordship, {it is} <’tis> very hot.5.2.94
3600hamlet
No, believe me, ’tis very cold, the wind is5.2.95
3601 northerly.5.2.96
3602{courtier} osric
It is indifferent cold, my lord, indeed.5.2.97
3603 Thamlet
{But yet methinks} <Methinks> it is very sultry and {hot, or} <hot for> my 5.2.98-9
3604 {complexion — } <complexion.>5.2.99
3605{courtier} osric
Exceedingly, my lord, it is very sultry, as ’twere —5.2.100-1
3606 I cannot tell how. {My} <But my> lord, his majesty bade me signify5.2.101-2
3607 to you that {’a} <he> has laid a great wager on your head.5.2.102-3
3608 Sir, this is the matter — 5.2.103
3609hamlet
I beseech you remember.5.2.104
3610{courtier} osric
Nay, {good my lord,} <in good faith,> for {my} <mine> ease, in good faith. Sir, here is newly5.2.105-6
3610+1 T come to court Laertes — believe me, an absolute gentleman, full of most5.2.106-7
3610+2 excellent differences, of very soft society, and great showing. Indeed,5.2.107-8
3610+3 to speak sellinglyfeelingly of him, he is the card or calendar of gentry;5.2.109-10
3610+4 for you shall find in him the continent of what part a gentleman5.2.110-1
3610+5 would see.5.2.111
3610+6hamlet
Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you, though I5.2.112-3
3610+7 know to divide him inventorially would dozydizzy th’arithmetic of5.2.113-4
3610+8 memory, and yet but yawraw neither, in respect of his quick sail. But,5.2.114-5
3610+9 in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article5.2.115-7
3610+10 and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction5.2.117-8
3610+11 of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his5.2.118-9
3610+12 umbrage, nothing more.5.2.120
3610+13courtier [osric]
Your lordship speaks most infallibly of him.5.2.121
3610+14hamlet
The concernancy, sir — Why do we wrap the gentleman in5.2.122-3
3610+15 our more rawer breath?5.2.123
3610+16courtier [osric]
Sir?5.2.124
3610+17horatio
Is’t not possible to understand in another tongue? You will5.2.125-6
3610+18 do’t,to’t, sir, really.5.2.126
3610+19hamlet
What imports the nomination of this gentleman?5.2.127
3610+20courtier [osric]
Of Laertes?5.2.129
3610+21horatio
His purse is empty already: all ’s golden words are spent.5.2.130-1
3610+22hamlet
Of him, sir.5.2.132
3610+23courtier [osric]
I know you are not ignorant — 5.2.133
3610+24hamlet
I would you did, sir. Yet, in faith, if you did, it would not5.2.134-5
3610+25 much approve me. Well, sir.5.2.135
3611courtier [osric] {You} <Sir, you> are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes {is— } <is at>5.2.136-7
3612 <his weapon.>5.2.137
3612+1hamlet
I dare not confess that, lest I should compare with5.2.138-9
3612+2 him in excellence. But to know a man well were to know himself.5.2.139-40
3612+3 Tcourtier [osric]
I mean, sir, for his weapon. But in the imputation laid on5.2.141-2
3612+4 him by them in his meed he’s unfellowed.5.2.142
3613hamlet
What’s his weapon?5.2.144
3614{courtier} osric
Rapier and dagger.5.2.145
3615hamlet
That’s two of his weapons — but well.5.2.146
3616 T{courtier} osric
The King, sir, {hath wagered} <has waged> with him six Barbary horses, 5.2.147-8
3617 against the which he {has impawned,} <imponed,> as I take it, six French 5.2.148-9
3618 rapiers and poinards, with their assigns, as girdle,5.2.149-50
3619 {hanger and} <hangers or> so. Three of the carriages, in faith, are very5.2.150-1
3620 dear to fancy, very responsive to the hilts, most delicate5.2.151-2
3621 carriages, and of very liberal conceit.5.2.152-3
3622hamlet
What call you the carriages?5.2.154
3622+1horatio
I knew you must be edified by the margin ere you had5.2.155-6
3622+2 done.5.2.156
3623 T{courtier} osric
The carriages, sir, are the hangers.5.2.157
3624hamlet
The phrase would be more germane to the5.2.158
3625 matter if we could carry {a} cannon by our sides. I would5.2.159-60
3626 T it might be “hangers” till then. But on. Six Barbary horses5.2.160-1
3627 against six French swords, their assigns and three5.2.161-2
3628 liberal-conceited carriages: that’s the French {bet} <but> against 5.2.162-3
3629 the Danish. Why is this { — all} <imponed as> you call it?5.2.163-4
3630{courtier} osric
The King, sir, hath laid{, sir,} that in a dozen passes between5.2.165-6
3631 {yourself} <you> and him he shall not exceed you three hits;5.2.166-7
3632 T he hath {laid on} <on’t> twelve for nine, and {it} <that> would come to5.2.167-8
3633 immediate trial, if your lordship would vouchsafe the5.2.168-9
3634 answer.5.2.169
3635hamlet
How if I answer no?5.2.170
3636{courtier} osric
I mean, my lord, the opposition of your person5.2.171
3637 in trial.5.2.172
3638hamlet
Sir, I will walk here in the hall. If it please5.2.173
3639 his majesty, {it is} <’tis> the breathing time of day with me. Let5.2.174-5
3640 the foils be brought, the gentleman willing, and the5.2.175-6
3641 King hold his purpose — I will win for him {an} <if> I can; if not,5.2.176-7
3642 not, {I will} <I’ll> gain nothing but my shame and the odd hits.5.2.177-8
3643{courtier} osric
Shall I {deliver} <redeliver> you <e’en> so?5.2.179
3644hamlet
To this effect, sir, after what flourish your nature5.2.180-1
3645 will.5.2.181
3646{courtier} osric
I commend my duty to your lordship.5.2.182
3646[Exit.]
3647hamlet
{Yours. Does} <Yours, yours. He does> well to commend it5.2.183-4
3648 himself, there are no tongues else for’s {turn.} <tongue.>5.2.184
3649horatio
This lapwing runs away with the shell on his5.2.185
3650 head.5.2.186
3651hamlet
{’A} <He> did {so, sir,} <comply> with his dug before {’a} <he>5.2.187
3652 T sucked it. Thus {has} <had> he, and many more of the same {breed} <beavy>5.2.188-9
3653 that I know the drossy age dotes on, only got the tune of5.2.189-90
3654 the time {and, out of an} <and outward> habit of encounter, a kind of 5.2.190-1
3655 {histy} <yeasty> collection, which carries them through and through5.2.191-2
3656 the most {profaneprofound} <fondfanned> and winnowed opinions; and do but blow 5.2.192-3
3657 them to their {trial,} <trials,> the bubbles are out.5.2.193-4
3657+1 Enter a Lord.
3657+2lord
My lord, his majesty commended him to you by young5.2.195-6
3657+3 T Osric, who brings back to him that you attend him in the hall.5.2.196-7
3657+4 He sends to know if your pleasure hold to play with Laertes, or that5.2.197-8
3657+5 you will take longer time?5.2.198-9
3657+6hamlet
I am constant to my purposes, they follow the King’s pleasure.5.2.200-1
3657+7 If his fitness speaks, mine is ready: now or whensoever, provided5.2.201-2
3657+8 I be so able as now.5.2.202
3657+9lord
The King and Queen and all are coming down.5.2.203-4
3657+10hamlet
In happy time.5.2.205
3657+11lord
The Queen desires you to use some gentle entertainment5.2.206-7
3657+12 to Laertes before you fall to play.5.2.207
3657+13hamlet
She well instructs me.5.2.208
3657+13[Exit Lord.]
3658horatio
You will {lose,} <lose this wager,> my lord.5.2.209
3659hamlet
I do not think so; since he went into France, 5.2.210
3660 I have been in continual practice. I shall win at the 5.2.211
3661 odds. {Thou wouldst} <But thou wouldest> not think how {ill all’s} <all> here about5.2.212
3662 my heart — but it is no matter.5.2.213
3663horatio
Nay, good my lord — 5.2.214
3664hamlet
It is but foolery, but it is such a kind of 5.2.215
3665 T gaingiving as would perhaps trouble a woman.5.2.216
3666horatio
If your mind dislike anything, obey {it}. I will forestall 5.2.217-8
3667 their repair hither and say you are not fit.5.2.218
3668hamlet
Not a whit, we defy augury. {There is} <There’s a> special 5.2.219
3669 providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it {be,} <be now,> ’tis not5.2.220-1
3670 to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it5.2.221-2
3671 T be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all, since no5.2.222-3
3672 man {of} <has> aught <of what> he {leaves} <leaves.> {knows what} <What> is’t to leave 5.2.223-4
3672-3 {betimes. Let be} <betimes?> 5.2.224
3675 T       {A table prepared, Trumpets, Drums and Officers with cushions, foils and daggers.}
3674-5       Enter King, Queen, Laertes, Osric, {and all the state.} <and Lords,>  
3675 <with other Attendants with foils and gauntlets, a table and>
3676                <flagons of wine on it.> 
3677king
Come, Hamlet, come and take this hand from me.5.2.225
3677        [Puts Laertes’ hands into Hamlet’s.]5.2.225
3678hamlet
Give me your pardon, sir. {I have} <I’ve> done you wrong.5.2.226
3679 But pardon’t as you are a gentleman. 5.2.228
3680-1 This presence knows, and you must needs have heard,5.2.228-9
3681-2 How I am punished with {a} sore distraction. 5.2.229-30
3682 What I have done5.2.230
3683 That might your nature, honor and exception5.2.231
3684 Roughly awake, I hear proclaim was madness.5.2.232
3685 Was’t Hamlet wronged Laertes? Never Hamlet.5.2.233
3686 If Hamlet from himself be ta’en away5.2.234
3687 And when he’s not himself does wrong Laertes,5.2.235
3688 Then Hamlet does it not; Hamlet denies it.5.2.236
3689 Who does it then? His {madness.} <madness?> If’t be so,5.2.237
3690 Hamlet is of the faction that is wronged:5.2.238
3691 His madness is poor Hamlet’s enemy.5.2.239
3692 Sir, in this audience,5.2.240
3693 Let my disclaiming from a purposed evil5.2.241
3694 Free me so far in your most generous thoughts5.2.242
3695 That I have shot {my} <mine> arrow o’er the house5.2.243
3696 And hurt my {brother.} <mother.>5.2.244
3697laertes
I am satisfied in nature,5.2.244
3698 Whose motive in this case should stir me most5.2.245
3699 To my revenge, but in my terms of honor5.2.246
3700 I stand aloof and will no reconcilement5.2.247
3701 Till by some elder masters of known honor5.2.248
3702 I have a voice and precedentpresident of peace5.2.249
3703 T To keep my name {ungored.} <ungorged.> But {all} <till> that time5.2.250
3704 I do receive your offered love like love5.2.251
3705 And will not wrong it.5.2.252
3706hamlet
I <do> embrace it freely5.2.252
3707 And will this brother’s wager frankly play. — 5.2.253
3708 Give us the foils. <Come on.>5.2.254
3709laertes
Come, one for me.5.2.254
3710hamlet
I’ll be your foil, Laertes. In mine ignorance5.2.255
3711 Your skill shall like a star i’th’ darkest night5.2.256
3712 Stick fiery off indeed.5.2.257
3713laertes
You mock me, sir.5.2.257
3714hamlet
No, by this hand.5.2.258
3715-6 Tking
Give them the foils, young Osric. Cousin Hamlet,5.2.259
3716 You know the wager?5.2.260
3717hamlet
Very well, my lord.5.2.260
3718 Your grace {has} <hath> laid the odds o’th’ weaker side.5.2.261
3719-20king
I do not fear it. I have seen you both,5.2.262
3721 But since he is {better,} <bettered,> we have therefore odds.5.2.263
3722-3laertes
This is too heavy. Let me see another.5.2.264
3724-5hamlet
This likes me well. These foils have all a length? 5.2.265
3725<Prepare to play.>
3726 Tosric
Ay, my good lord. 5.2.266
3727king
Set me the stoups of wine upon that table.5.2.267
3728 If Hamlet give the first or second hit,5.2.268
3729 Or quit in answer of the third exchange,5.2.269
3730 Let all the battlements their ordnance fire.5.2.270
3731 The King shall drink to Hamlet’s better breath5.2.271
3732 And in the cup an {onyx} <union> shall he throw5.2.272
3733 Richer than that which four successive kings5.2.273
3734-5 In Denmark’s crown have worn. Give me the cups,5.2.274
3736 And let the kettle to the {trumpet} <trumpets> speak,5.2.275
3737 The trumpet to the cannoneer without,5.2.276
3738 The cannons to the heavens, the heaven to earth.5.2.277
3738         {(Trumpets the while.)}5.2.277
3739 Now the King drinks to Hamlet. Come, begin,5.2.278
3740 And you, the judges, bear a wary eye.5.2.279
3741hamlet
Come on, sir.5.2.280
3742laertes
{Come, my lord.} <Come on, sir.>5.2.280
3742        They play.5.2.280
3743hamlet
One.5.2.280
3744laertes
No.5.2.280
3745hamlet
Judgment.5.2.280
3746osric
A hit, a very palpable hit.{Drum, trumpets and shot.}5.2.281
3747laertes
Well, again. {Flourish, a piece goes off.}5.2.281
3748king
Stay, give me drink. — Hamlet this pearl is thine.5.2.282
3750 Here’s to thy health. — Give him the cup.5.2.283
3751         <Trumpets sound, and shot goes off.>
3752hamlet
I’ll play this bout first. Set {it} by awhile.5.2.284
3753 Come. 5.2.285
3753[They play again.]
3753 Another hit. — What say you?5.2.285
3754laertes
<A touch, a touch,> I do {confess’t.} <confess.>5.2.286
3755king
Our son shall win.5.2.287
3756queen
He’s fat and scant of breath.5.2.287
3757 {Here, Hamlet, take my} <Here’s a> napkin, rub thy brows.5.2.288
3758 The Queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet.5.2.289
3759hamlet
Good madam.5.2.290
3760king
{Gertrard,}<Gertrude,> do not drink.5.2.290
3761-2queen
I will, my lord; I pray you pardon me.5.2.291
3763king [Aside.]
It is the poisoned cup; it is too late.5.2.292
3764-5hamlet
I dare not drink yet, madam; by and by.5.2.293
3766queen
Come, let me wipe thy face.5.2.294
3767laertes
My lord, I’ll hit him now.5.2.295
3768king
I do not think’t.5.2.295
3769laertes
And yet {it is} <’tis> almost {against} <’gainst> my conscience.5.2.296
3770-1hamlet
Come for the third, Laertes, you {do} but dally.5.2.297
3772 I pray you pass with your best violence.5.2.298
3773 I am {sure} <afeard> you make a wanton of me.5.2.299
3774laertes
Say you so? Come on.5.2.300
3774        They play.5.2.300
3775osric
Nothing neither way.5.2.301
3776laertes
Have at you now.5.2.302
3777        In scuffling they change rapiers.
3778king
Part them, they are incensed.5.2.302
3779hamlet
Nay, come again.5.2.303
3780osric
Look to the Queen there, ho!5.2.303
3781horatio
They bleed on both sides. How {is it,} <is’t,> my lord?5.2.304
3782osric
How is’t, Laertes?5.2.305
3783-4 Tlaertes
Why, as a woodcock to mine {own} springe, Osric:5.2.306
3785 I am justly killed with mine own treachery.5.2.307
3786hamlet
How does the Queen?5.2.308
3787king
She swoons to see them bleed.5.2.308
3788-9queen
No, no, the drink, the drink, O my dear Hamlet,5.2.309
3789-90 The drink, the drink. I am poisoned.5.2.310
3789-90                     [Dies.]
3791hamlet
Oh, villainy! Ho! Let the door be locked.5.2.311
3792 Treachery! Seek it out!5.2.312
3792[Exeunt Osric and some Lords.]5.2.312
3793-4laertes
It is here, <Hamlet.> Hamlet, thou art slain.5.2.313
3795 No medicine in the world can do the good;5.2.314
3796 In thee there is not half an {hour’s} <hour of> life.5.2.315
3797 T The treacherous instrument is in thy hand5.2.316
3798 Unbated and envenomed. The foul practice5.2.317
3799 Hath turned itself on me. Lo, here I lie5.2.318
3800 Never to rise again. Thy mother’s poisoned.5.2.319
3801 I can no more — the King, the King’s to blame.5.2.320
3802-3hamlet
The point envenomed too — then, venom, to thy work!5.2.321-2
3804        Hurts the King.
3805all [lords]
Treason, treason!5.2.323
3806king
Oh, yet defend me, friends, I am but hurt.5.2.324
3807-8hamlet
{Hear thou,} <Here, thou> incestuous, <murderous,> damned Dane,5.2.325
3809 Drink {of} <off> this potion. Is {the onyx} <thy union> here?5.2.326
3810 Follow my mother.5.2.327
3810        King dies.
3811laertes
He is justly served,5.2.327
3812 It is a poison tempered by himself.5.2.328
3813 Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet,5.2.329
3814 Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee,5.2.330
3815 Nor thine on me.5.2.331
3815        Dies.5.2.331
3816hamlet
Heaven make thee free of it. I follow thee.5.2.332
3817 I am dead, Horatio. Wretched Queen, adieu.5.2.333
3818 You that look pale and tremble at this chance,5.2.334
3819 That are but mutes or audience to this act,5.2.335
3820 Had I but time (as this fell sergeant, Death,5.2.336
3821 Is strict in his arrest), Oh, I could tell you — 5.2.337
3822 But let it be. — Horatio, I am dead.5.2.338
3823 Thou livest. Report me and my {cause aright} <causes right> 5.2.339
3824 To the unsatisfied.5.2.340
3825horatio
Never believe it.5.2.340
3826 I am more an antique Roman than a Dane.5.2.341
3827 Here’s yet some liquor left.5.2.342
3828hamlet
As thou’rt a man5.2.342
3828-9 Give me the cup. Let go! By heaven, I’ll {ha’t!} <have’t!>5.2.343
3830 O {God,} <good> Horatio, what a wounded name,5.2.344
3831 Things standing thus unknown, shall {I leave} <live> behind me?5.2.345
3832 If thou did’st ever hold me in thy heart,5.2.346
3833 Absent thee from felicity awhile,5.2.347
3834 And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain5.2.348
3835 To tell my story. 5.2.349
3836         ({A march}<March> afar off and shoutshot within.) 
3837 What warlike noise is this?5.2.349
3838        Enter Osric.
3839osric
Young Fortinbras, with conquest come from Poland,5.2.350
3840 To th’ ambassadors of England gives this warlike volley.5.2.352
3841hamlet
Oh, I die, Horatio.5.2.352
3842 The potent poison quite o’ercrows my spirit.5.2.353
3843 I cannot live to hear the news from England,5.2.354
3844 But I do prophesy th’ election lights5.2.355
3845 On Fortinbras. He has my dying voice.5.2.356
3846 So tell him, with {th’} <the> occurrents more and less5.2.357
3847 Which have solicited. The rest is silence. Oh, oh, oh, oh.5.2.358
3847 Dies.5.2.358
3848-9horatio
Now {cracks} <crack> a noble heart. Good night, sweet Prince,5.2.359
3850 And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.5.2.360
3851 Why does the drum come hither?5.2.361
3852 T       Enter Fortinbras {with the Ambassadors} <and English Ambassador,>
3852-3   with Drum, Colors, and Attendants.
3854fortinbras
Where is this sight?5.2.362
3855horatio
What is it {you} <ye> would see?5.2.362
3856 If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search.5.2.363
3857fortinbras
{This} <His> quarry cries on havock. O proud Death,5.2.364
3858 What feast is toward in thine eternal cell5.2.365
3859 That thou so many princes at a {shot} <shoot>5.2.366
3860 So bloodily hast struck?5.2.367
3861ambassador
The sight is dismal,5.2.367
3862 And our affairs from England come too late.5.2.368
3863 The ears are senseless that should give us hearing5.2.369
3864 To tell him his commandment is fulfilled:5.2.370
3865 That {Rosencraus} <Rosencrantz> and Guildenstern are dead.5.2.371
3866 Where should we have our thanks?5.2.372
3867horatio
Not from his mouth,5.2.372
3868 Had it th’ ability of life to thank you;5.2.373
3869 He never gave commandment for their death.5.2.374
3870 But since so jump upon this bloody question5.2.375
3871 You from the Polack wars and you from England,5.2.376
3872 Are here arrived, give order that these bodies5.2.377
3873 High on a stage be placed to the view,5.2.378
3874 T And let me speak to th’ yet unknowing world5.2.379
3875 How these things came about. So shall you hear5.2.380
3876 Of carnal, bloody and unnatural acts,5.2.381
3877 Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters,5.2.382
3878 Of deaths put on by cunning, and {for no} <forced> cause,5.2.383
3879 And, in this upshot, purposes mistook5.2.384
3880 Fallen on {th’} <the> inventors’ heads. All this can I5.2.385
3881 Truly deliver.5.2.386
3882fortinbras
Let us haste to hear it5.2.386
3883 And call the noblest to the audience.5.2.387
3884 For me, with sorrow I embrace my fortune.5.2.388
3885 I have some rights of memory in this kingdom5.2.389
3886-7 Which {now} <are> to {claim} <claim;> my vantage doth invite me.5.2.390
3888horatio
Of that I shall have {also} <always> cause to speak,5.2.391
3889 And from his mouth whose voice will draw {no} <on> more.5.2.392
3891 But let this same be presently performed5.2.393
3892-3 Even {while} <whiles> men’s minds are wild, lest more mischance5.2.394
3894 On plots and errors happen.5.2.395
3895fortinbras
Let four captains5.2.395
3896 Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage,5.2.396
3897 For he was likely, had he been put on,5.2.397
3898-9 To have proved most {royal.} <royally.> And for his passage,5.2.398
3900 T The soldiers’ music and the {rite} <rites> of war5.2.399
3901 Speak loudly for him.5.2.400
3902 Take up the {bodies.} <body.> Such a sight as this5.2.401
3903 Becomes the field but here shows much amiss.5.2.402
3904 Go bid the soldiers shoot.5.2.403
3905                        Exeunt marching, after the which a peal of
3906                    ordnance are shot off.
           
3907              FINIS.

List of roles


HAMLET, Prince of Denmark, son of the late King Hamlet of Denmark
KING {Claudius} of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet
QUEEN {Gertrard} <Gertrude> of Denmark, mother of Hamlet
GHOST
POLONIUS, counsellor
LAERTES, son to Polonius
OPHELIA, daughter to Polonius
HORATIO, friend to Hamlet
FORTINBRAS, prince of Norway
{ROSENCRAUS} <ROSENCRANTZ>, former schoolfellow of Hamlet
GUILDENSTERN former schoolfellow of Hamlet
FRANCISCO, sentinel (in 1.1) BARNARDO, sentinel
MARCELLUS, sentinel
VOLTEMAND, ambassador to Norway
CORNELIUS ambassador to Norway
{REYNALDO} <REYNOLDO> servant to Polonius (in 2.1)
PLAYER
PROLOGUE, in 3.2
PLAYER KING in 3.2
PLAYER QUEEN in 3.2
LUCIANUS in 3.2
CAPTAIN of the Norwegian army (in 4.4)
GENTLEMAN {in 4.5 and} in 4.6
FOLLOWERS of Laertes (in 4.5)
MESSENGER in 4.5 and in 4.7
SAILOR in 4.6
1 CLOWN, a gravedigger (in 5.1)
2 CLOWN, in 5.1
{DOCTOR} <PRIEST> {of Divinity} (in 5.1)
OSRIC, a courtier (in 5.2)
{LORD} {in 5.2}
AMBASSADOR from England (in 5.2)

Lords,
Attendants,
Trumpets,
Kettledrums and Drums,
Guard,
Sailors,
Officers,
another English Ambassador,
Norwegian army