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А с т IV. S Ċ E N E' I.

A royal apartment.
Eriter King and Queen, with Rosincrantz and Guilden.

Itern.
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Here's matter in these fighs; these profound

heaves
You must translate ; 'tis fit we understand them,
Where is your fon?
Queen. Bestow this place on us a little while..

[To Rosincrantz and Guildenstern, who go out: Ah, my good Lord, what have I seen to-night?

King. What, Gertrude? How does Hamlet?

Queen. Mad as the leas and wind, when both con- ' Which is the mightier; in his lawlels fit, (tend. Behind the arras hearing something stir, life whips his rapier out, and cries, A rat! And in this brainith apprehension, kilis The unseen good old man.

king. 'O heavy deed !-
It had been so with us, had we been there:
His liberty is tu!l of threats to all,
To you yourself, to us, to every one.
Alas! how Thall this bloody deed be answer's ?
It will be laid to us, whose providence
Should have kept thort, restrain'd, and out of hunt;
This mad young man.

But so much was our love,
We would not understand what was molt fit;
But, like the owner of a foul disease,
To keep it from divulging, let it feed
Ev'n on the pith of life. Where is he gone?

Queen. To draw.apart the body he bath killd,
O'er whom his very madness, like some ore
Among a mineral of metals base,
Shews itself pure.

He weeps for what is done, :
King: 0 Gertrude, come away:
The lun no looner shall the mountains touch,
But we will ihip him hence; and this vile deed:
We must, with all our majetty and skill,
Both countenance and excuse. Ho! Guilzenlern!

/

Eriter Rolircrantz and Guildenstern.
Friends both, go join you with some further aid :
Hamlet in madneis hath Polonius slain,
And from his mother's closet hath he dragg'd him.
Co seek him out, speak fair, and bring the body
Into the chappel. Pray you, hatte in this

[Ex. Rosincrantz and Guildenfiern.
Come, Gertrude, we'll call up our wiselt friends,
And let them know both what we mean to do,
And what's untinely done. (For, haply, Slander*]
(Whose whisper o'er the world's diameter,
As level as the cannon' to his blank,
Transports its poison'd shot) may miss our name,
And hit the woundle!s air,-, cume away ;
My soul is full of discord and dismay, [Exeuni.

SCE N E II. Enter Hamlet.
Ham. Safely lowed.
Gentlemen within, Hamlet! Lord Hamlet!

Ham, What noile ? who calls on Hamlet ?
Oh, here they come,

Enter Rosincrantz and Guildenstern.
Rof. What have you done, my Lord, with the dead

body?
Ham. Compounded it with dult, whereto 'tis kin.

Rof. Tell us where 'tis, that we may take it thence; And bear it to the chappel.

Ham. Do not believe it.
Rof. Believe what?
Ham. That I can keep your counsel, and not mine

Besides, to be demanded of a punge, what replication should be made by the son of a King ?

Rof. Take you me for a spunge, my Lord ?

Ham. Ay, Sir, that fokes up the King's countenance, his rewards, his authorities; but tuch officers do the King best service in the end; he keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouth'ú, to be lalt swallow d: when lie oceds what you have glean’d, it is but Iqueezing you, and, punge, you thall be dry again.

* These are conjectural words of Mr Tiscuta!d.

Own.

Ros I under{tand you not, my Lord.
Ham. I am glad of it; a kravilh speech fl-eps in a

foolish ear

RJ My Lord, you must tell us where the body is, and go with us to the King

HanThe boly is with the King, but the King is not with the body The King is a thing Guild. A thing, my Lord?

Ham. Of nothing: bring me to him; hide fox, and all after *.

[Exeunt. SC E N E III.

Enter King King I've sent to seek him, and to find the body; llow: ang’rous is it, that this man goes loose ! Yet must not we put the strong law.on him'; He's lov'd of the distracted multitude, Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes : And where 'tis so, the offender's scourge is weigh'd, But never the offence To bear all linooth, This sudden sending him away mul seem Deliberate pause: diteases, delp'rate grown, By defperate appliance are reliev'd, Or pot at all.

Enter Rosincrantz, How now? what hath befall'n ?

ROS. Where the dead body is bestow'd, my Lord, We cannot get from him,

King But where is he?
Rof. Without, my Lord, guarded to know your

pleasure.
King. Bring him before us.
Rof. Ho, Guildenstern! bring in my Lory.

Enter Hamlet and Guildenstern.
King. Now Hamlet, where's Polcnius !
Hai At lupper,
King, At fupper ? where?

Ham. Not where he eats, but where lie is eaten; a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worin is your only Emperor for det. We fat ald

• A diversi n am ngft children.

creatures else to fac us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. Your fat King and your lean beggar is but variaable service, two dishes but to one table; that's the end.

Ring. Alas, alas !

Ham. A man may fish with a worm that hath eat of a King, eat of the 6th that hath fed of that worm.

King. What dolt thou mean by this?

Ham. Nothing, but to lhew you how a King may go a progress through the guts of a beggar.

King. Where is Polonius ?
H.17. In heav’u, send thither to see. If

your mer. Senger find him not there, leek him i' th’ other place yourself. But, indeed, if you find him not within this montli, you

shall note him as you go up the Itairs into the lobby

King. Go seek him there.
Ham. He will stay till ye come.

King Hamlet, this deed, for thine e pecial safety,
(Which we do tender, as we dearly grieve
For that which thou hait done), muit send thee hence
With fiery quickness; therefore prepare thyself;
The bark is ready, and the wind at help,
Th’affociates tend, and every thing is beat
For England.

Ham For England?
King Ay, Hamlet.
Ham. Good.
King. So it is, if thou knew'it our purposes.

Hain. I see a cherub that fees them ; but come, for England ! Farewel, dear mother,

King. Thy loving father, Hanlet.

Ham. My mother: Father, and mother is man and wife; man and wife is one fl-in, and to my mother. Come, for England,

[Exit. Kirg Follow him at foot; tempo him with ipeed Delay it not, I'll have hi:n hence to night. Caboard;

every thing is te al'd and done That elle leans on th' atfuir : pray you inake halle,

[Exeunt Rosincrantz and Gwlienilera. And, Ergland ! it my love thou holdit at aught, As my great power thereof may give thee lente, Since yet thy cicatrice looks raw and ied

Away, for

After the Danish sword, and thy free awe
Pays homage to us; thou may'it not coldly set
Our sovereign process, which imports at full,
By letters congruing to that effect,
The prefent death of Hamlet. Do it, England :
For like the hectic in my blood he rages,
And thou must cure me; till I know 'tis done,
Howe'er my haps, my joys will ne'er begin. [Exit.

SCENE IV. A camp on the frontiers of Denmark.

Entor Fortinbras with an arny.
For. Go, Captain, from me, greet the Danish King;
Tell him, that, by his licence, Fortinbras
Claims the conveyance of a promis'd march
Over his realm. You know the rendezvous,
If that his Majesty would aught with us,
We shall expreís our duty in his eye,
And let him know fo.

Capt. I will do't, my Lord.
For Go foftly on. [Exit Fortinbras with the army,

Enter Hamlet, Rosincrantz, Guildenstern, &c.
Ham. Good Sir, whose powers are these?
Capt. They are of Norway, Sir.
Ham. How purpos d, Sir, I pray you?
Copt. Against some part of Poland.
Hum. Who commands them, sir?
Capt. The rephew of old Norway, - Fortinbras,

Hani. Goes it against the main of Poland, Sir,
Or for some frontier ?

Caps. Truly to speak it, and with no addition,
We go to gain a little patch of ground,
Thar hath in it no profit but the name.
To pay tive duçatsa-five, I would not farm it;
Nor will it yield to Norway, or the Pole.
A rankei rate, thould it be sold in tee.

Ham. Why, then the Polack never will defend it.
Caft. Yes, 'tis already garrison'd.

Ham. Two thousand tonls, and i wenty thousand duWill not debate the question of this straw; [cats, This is th' impothume of much wealth and peace;

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