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Winner and lorer?
Laer. None but his enemies. · King. Will you know them then?
Laer. To his good friends thus wide I'll ope my arms, And like the kind life. rend'ring pelican, Repast them with my blood.
King. Why, now you speak Like a good child, and a true gentleman. That I am guiltless of your father's death, And am moft lenlible in grief for it, It hall-as. level to your judgment pierce, As day. does to your eye. [ A noise within, " Let her
come in.”] Laer. How now, what noise is that ?
SC E N E VII.
And on his grave rains many a tear ::
Fare you well, my dove ! Laer. Hadft thou thy. wits, and didit persoade reIt could not move thus,
Evenge, Oph. You must fing, down a.down, and you call him a-dowa:a. ( how the wheel becomes, it! it is the false steward that stole his master's daughter
Laer. This nothing's more than mattere,
Oph. There's rofemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remeinber ; and there's pancies, that's for thoughts.
Laer. A document in madness, thoughts and remem. brance fitted.
Opb. There's fennel for you, and columbines; there's rue for you, and bere's some for me. We may, call it herb of
grace o' Sundays: you may wear your rue with a difference. There's a daily ; I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father dy'd : they tay, he made a good end ;
For bonny sweet Robin is all my jos.
Oph. And will
, he not come again?
And of all Christian louls! God b'w'ge. [Exit Ophelia
Laer. Do you see this, you gods?
King. Laertes, I muit commune with your grief,
Laer. Let cbis be lo..
King. So you lhalli
And where th' offence is, let the great tax fall.
$ CENE VIIT. Enter Horatio with an Attendant,
Hor. What are they that would speak with nie?
[Exit Servant. I do not know from wha
part of the world
Sail. He shall, Sir, an't please him. There's a letter for you, Sir: it comes from th' ambassador that was bound for England, if your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is.
Horatio reads the letter. Horatio, when thou shalt have overlook'd this, give these fellows some means to the King : they have letters for him. Ere we were two days old at sea, a pirate of very warlike appointment gave us chace. Finding ourselves 100 Now of sail, we put on a compelled valour, and in the grapple'lbarded them: on the instant they got clear of our
Thip, fo l alone became their prisoner. They have dealt with me like thieves of mercy; but they knew what they did :I am to do a good turn for them. Let the King have the letters I have sent, and repair thou to me withas much hafte as thou wouldest Ay death. I have words to speak in thy ear will make thee dumb, yet are they much too light for the matter. These good follows will bring thee where I am. Rosincrantz and Guildenstern bold their courye for England. Of them I have much to tell thee. Farewel.
He that thou knoweft thine, HAMLET.
Come, I will make you way for these your letters;
SCENE IX.. Enter King and Laertes.
King. Now most your conscience my acquittance feal,
Laer. It well appears. But tell me
King. Two 1pecial reafons,
Lasr. And so have la noble facher lofts
King. From Hamlet? who brought them?
Nel: Sailors, iny Lord, they say; I law them not: They were given me by Claudio, he ieceiv'd them. King. Laertes, you ihall hear them : teave us, all
[Exit Mej. High and mighty, rou all know I am fet nakedonjour kingcom. To-morrow shall I beg leave to see your kingly eyes. When I shall, (firft asking your paraon thereunto), recount th' occasion of my sudden return. Hamlet. What should this mean? are all the rest come back ? Or is it some abuse and no such thing?
Laer. Know you the hand ?
King. 'Tis Hamlet's character ;
Laer. I'm lost in it, my Lord: but let him come;
King. If it be so, Laertes,
Laer. I, so you'll not o'er-rule me to a peace.
King. To thine own peace: if he be now retura'd,
Laer. I will be ruld.
King. It falls right :