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Ham. Hic & ubique ? then we'll shift our ground.
Come hither, gentlemen,
And lay your hands again upon my sword,
Never to speak of this which you have heard,
Swear by my sword.

Ghoft. Swear by his sword.
Ham. Well said, old mole, can'st work i' th' ground

fo fast ?
A worthy pioneer ! Once more remove, good friends,

Hori Oh day and night! but this is wondrous strange.

Ham. And therefore as a (tranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heav'n and earth, Horatio,
Than are dream'd of in your philofophy. But come,
Here, as before, never, (so help you mercy !),
How strange or odd foe'er I bear myself,
As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet
To put an antic disposition on),
That you, at such time seeing me, never Mall,
With arms incumbred thus, or this head-shake,
Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,

we know; -or, We could, and if we

would ;
Or, if we list to speak ; -or, There be, and if there

(Or such ambiguous givings out), denote
That you know aught of me; this do ye swear,
So grace and.mercy at your most need help you !

Ghoft. Swear,

Ham, Reft, rest, perturbed spirit. So, Gentlemen,
With all my love do I commend me to you ;
And what so poor a man as Hamlet is
May do t'express his love and friending to you,
God willing, shall not lack; let us go in together,
And still your fingers on your lips, I pray:
The time is out of joint; oh, cursed (pight!

hat ever I was born to set it right.
Hay, come let us go together,


As, Well



А с т II. S C Ε Ν Ε I.

An apartment in Polonius's house.

Enter Polonius and Reynoldo.
Ive him this money, and these notes, Reynoldo.

I Rey. I will, my Lord.
Pol. You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynoldo,
Before you visit him, to make inquiry
Of his behaviour.

Rey. My Lord, I did intend it.

Pol. Marry, well said ; very well said. . Look you, Inquire nie first what Danskers are in Paris ; [sir, And how, and who, what means, and where they keep, What company, at what expence; and finding, By this encompassment and drift of question, That they do know my fon, come you more near ; Then your particular demands will touch it; Take you as 'twere fome distant knowledge of him, As thus I know his father and his friends, And, in part, him-Do you mark this, Reynoldo ?

Rey. Ay, very well, my Lord.

Pol. And in part him—but you may say-pot well; But if't be hel mean,,

Addicted fo and so and there put on him
What forgeries you please; marry, none fo rank,
As may dishonour him; take heed of that;
But, Sir, such wanton, wild, and usual Nips,
As are companions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.

Rey. As gaming, my Lord

Pol. Ay, or drinking [fencing *], swearing, Quarrelling, drabbing - You may go so far,

Rey. My Lord, that would dishonour him.

Pol. 'Faith, no, as you may sealon it in the charge ; You must not put an utter scandal on him, That he is open to incontinency, That's not my meaning; but breathe his faults fo

quaintly, That they may seem the taints of liberty ; The Aath and outbreak of a fiery mind,

* fencing, an interpolation.

very wild;

A savagenes. * in unreclaimed blood
of general affault.

Rey. But, my good Lord-
Pol. Wherefore {hould you do this?
Rey. Ay, my Lord, I would know that.

Pol, Marry, sir, here's my dritt;
And I belieye it is a fetch of wit.
You laying these flight sullies on my son,
As 'twere a thing a little foil'd i'th' working,
Mark you, your party in converse, he you would lound,
Having ever seen, in the prenominate crimes,
The youth you breathe of, guilty, be affur’d;
He closes with you in this consequence t;
Good Sir, or Sire, or Friend, or Gentleman,
(According to the phrase or the addition
Of man and country).

Rey. Very good, my Lord.

Pol. And then, sir, does he this ;
He does--what was:I about to say?
I was about to say something-wbere did I leave ?

Rey. At, closes in the consequence.

Pól. At, closes in the conseqnence-Ay marry.
He closes. thus :- know the gentleman ;
I saw him yesterday, or t’ other day,
Or then, with such and such ; and, as you say,
There was he gaming, there o'ertook in's rowse,
There falling ouc at tennis; or, percbance,
I saw him enter sich a house of tale,
Videlicet, a brothel, or so forsooth.-

-See you now;
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth;
And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,
With windlaces, and with all


of bias,
By indirections find directions out :
So by my former lecture and advice
Shall you, my son. You have me, have you not?

Rey. My Lord, I have,
Pol. God b'wi'


fare Rey. Good my Lord Pol. Observe his inclination ev‘n yourself. Rey. I shall, my Lord. savageness, for wildness. consequence, for sequel.

you well.


Pol. And let him ply his music.
Rey. Well, my Lord.


S с Е N E II. Enter Ophelia. Pol. Farewel. How now, Ophelia, what's the mat

Oph. Alas, my Lord, I have been so affrighted !
Pol. With what, in the an of heav'n?

Oph, My Lord, as I was fewing in my closet,
Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbrac'd,
No hat upon his head, his stockiogs loose,
Ungarter'd, and down gyred to his ancle;
Pale as his thirt, his knees knocking each other,
And with a look so piteous in purport,
As if he had been loosed out of hell,
To speak of horrors; thus he comes before me.

Pol. Mad for thy love ?

Oph. My Lord, I do not know : But truly I do fear it.

Pol. What said he?

Oph. He took me by the wrist, and held me hard;
Then goes he to the length of all his arm ;
And with his other hand, thus o'er his brow,
He falls to such perusal of my face,
As he would draw it.

Long time Itaid he fo;
At last, a little shaking of mine arm,
And thrice his head thus waving up and down,
He rais'd a figh, lo piteous and profound,
That it did seem to shatter all his buik,
And end h's being

Then he lets me go,
And, with his head over his thoulder turn'd,
He seem'd to find his way without his eyes;
For out o'doors he went without their help,
And, to the last, bended their light on me.

Pol Come, go with me, I will go seek the King, - This is the very ecstasy of love ; Whofe violent property foregoes itself. And leads the will to delp'rate undertakings. As oft as any passion under hear'n, 'i hat does afflict our natures. i am sorry; What, have you giv'n him any hard words of late ?

Oph, No, my good Lord; but, as you did command,

I did repel his letters, and deny'd
His access to me.

Pol That hath made him mad.
I'm forry, that with better speed and judgment
I liad not noted him. I fear'd he trifled,
And meant to wreck thee; buç belhrew iny-jealousy;
It ieems it is as proper to our age
To cat beyond ourselves in our opinions,
As it is commun for the younger iort
To lack discretion. Come; go we to the King.
This must be known ; which, being kept clole, might


More grief to hide, than hate to utter love. [Exeunt,

S C Ε Ν Ε III. Changes to the palace, Enter King, Queen, Rosincrantz, Guiluenstern, Lorits,

and oiher Attendants. King. Welcome, dear Rosincrantz and Guildenstern! Moreover that we did much long to see you, The need, we have to use you, did provoke Our hafty sending. Something you have heard Of Hamlet's transformation ; so I call is, Since not th' exterior, nor the inward man. Resembles that it was. What it should be More than his father's death, that thus hath put him So much from th' understanding of himself, I cannot dream of. I intreat you both, That being of so young days brought up with him, And since lo neighbour'd to his youth and 'haviour, I hat you vouchiafe your rest here in our court Some little time ; so by your companies To draw him on to pleasures, and to gather, So much as from occalions you may glean, If aught, to us unknown, afflicts him thus, That opeo'd lies within our remedy..

Queen. Good gentlemen, he hath much talk’l of you ;And lure I am, two men there are not living To whom he more adheres. If it will please you. To thew us to much gentry* and good-will, As to extend your time with us a while, gentry, for complaisance.

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