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Ham. Hic & ubique ? then we'll shift our ground.
Ghoft. Swear by his sword.
fo fast ?
Hori Oh day and night! but this is wondrous strange.
Ham. And therefore as a (tranger give it welcome.
we know; -or, We could, and if we
Ham, Reft, rest, perturbed spirit. So, Gentlemen,
hat ever I was born to set it right.
А с т II. S C Ε Ν Ε I.
An apartment in Polonius's house.
Enter Polonius and Reynoldo.
I Rey. I will, my Lord.
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,,
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.
A savagenes. * in unreclaimed blood
Rey. But, my good Lord-
Pol, Marry, sir, here's my dritt;
Rey. Very good, my Lord.
Pol. And then, sir, does he this ;
Rey. At, closes in the consequence.
Pól. At, closes in the conseqnence-Ay marry.
-See you now;
Rey. My Lord, I have,
fare Rey. Good my Lord Pol. Observe his inclination ev‘n yourself. Rey. I shall, my Lord. savageness, for wildness. consequence, for sequel.
Pol. And let him ply his music.
S с Е N E II. Enter Ophelia. Pol. Farewel. How now, Ophelia, what's the mat
Oph, My Lord, as I was fewing in my closet,
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;
Long time Itaid he fo;
Then he lets me go,
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
Pol That hath made him mad.
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.