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Not of that dye which their inveitments thew,
But mere implorers of unholy fuits,
Breathing like fanétified and pious bawds,
The better to beguile. This is for alt:
I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth,
Have you fo flander any inoment leiture,
As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet.
Look to't, I charge you, come your way.
Oph. I shall obey, my Lord.

[Exeunt. Scene changes to the Platforın before the Palace.

Enter HAMLET, HORATIO, and MARCELLUS.
Ham. The air bites ihrewdly; it is very cold.
Hor. It is a nipping and an eager ais.
Ham. What hour now ?
Hor. I think, it lacks of twelve.
Mar. No, it is struck.

Hor. I heard it not: it then draws near the season, Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk.

[Noise of warlike music within. What does this mean, my Lord?

[rouse, Ham. The King doth wake to-night, and takes his Keeps wassel, and the swaggering up-fpring reels ; And as he drains his draughts of Rhenish down, The kettle-drum and trumpet thus bray out The triumph of his pledge.

Hor. Is it a custom ?

Ham. Ay, marry, is't:
But, to my mind, though I am native here,
And to the manner born, it is a custom

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More honoured in the breach than the observance.

This heavy-headed rével, east and west, (15)
Makes us traduced and taxed of other nations:
They clepe us drunkards, and with swinith phrase
Soil our addition; and, indeed, it takes
From our atchievements, though performed at
The pith and marrow of our attribute. [height,
So, oft it chances in particular men, .
That for some vicious mole of nature in them,
As, in their birth, (wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot chuse his origin)
By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason;
Or by some habit, that too much o'er-leavens
The form of plaufive manners; that these men
Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect,
(Being nature's livery, or fortune's scar) .
Their virtues else, be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may undergo,
Shall in the general censure take corruption
From that particular fault.----The dram of Base (16)

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