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585 Cate their greater pleasures Arst be known

Reg. In my rights, That are to censure them.

By me invested, he compeers the best. (ar. We are not the first,

Gon. That were the most, if he should husband you.
hi ho, with best meaning, have incurred the worst. Rrg. Jesters do oft prove propliets.
Par thee, oppressed king, an. I cast down;

Gou. Holloa, bolloa !
Wiseli could else out-frown false fortune's frown. That eye, that told you so, look'd but a-sonint..
Smail we not see these daughters, and these sisters! Reg. Lady, I am not well; else I should answer

Lear. No, no, no, ira! Corne, let's a way to prison : From a full-towing stomach.--General,
e two alone will sing like bird's i' the cage : Take thou my soldiers, prisoners, patrimony;
When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down, Dispose of them, of me; the walls are thine :
And ask of thee forgiveness : 50 we'll live,

Witness the world, that I create thee here
Ald pray, and sms, and tell old tales, and laugh My lord and master.
Al gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues

Con. Mean you to enjoy him!
Talks of court news; and we'll talk with them Alb. The lei-alone + lies not in your good will.
100,-

Edm. Nor in thine, lord.
Who Inses, and who wins; who's in, who's out;- Alb. Half-blooded iellow, yes.
And take upon as the mystery of things,

Reg. Let the drum strike, and prove my title
As if we were God's spies: and we'll wear out,

thine.

(To Edmund. In a wall'd prisoni, packs and sects of great ones, Alb. Stay yet; hear reason ;-Edmund, I arrest That ebb and How by the moon.

thee Ban. Take them away.

On capital treason; and, in thy arrest,
Leer. Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia, This gilded serpent : {Pointing to Gon.)-for your
Tbe gods the inseives throw incense. Have I caught

claim, fair sister, thee 1

I bar it in the interest of my wife;
He, that parts us, shall bring a brand from heaven, 'Tis she is sub-contracted to this lord,
And fire us hence, like foxes, Wipe thine eyes ; And I, her husband, contradict your bans.
The goujeers t shall devour them, tiesh and fell i, If you will marry, make your love to me,
Ece they shall make us weep : we'll see them starve My lady is bespoke.
first.

Gon. An interlude !
(Exeunt Lear and Cordelia, guarded. Alv. Thou art arm'd, Gloster :-Let the trumpet
Edun. Come hither, captain ; hark.

sound:
Take thou this note ; (Giving a Paper.] go, follow If none appear to prove upon thy person,
them to prison :

Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons,
One step I have advanced thee; if thou dost There is my pledge ; (Throwing down a Glove.) I'll
As this instructs thee, thou dost make thy way

prove it on thy heart,
Tu noble furtaines: Know thou this,--thal men Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing less
Are as the time is : to be tender-minded

Than I have here proclaim'd thee.
Des not become a sword:-Thy great employment Reg. Sick, 0, sick!
| Will not bear question g; either say, thou'll do't, Gon. If not, I'll ne'er trust poison. (Aside.
Or thrive by other means.

Eum. There's my exchange : [Throuring down a u I'll do't, my lord.

Glore.) what in the world he is Edn. About it; and write happy, when thou hast That names me traitor, villain-like he lies : done.

Call by thy trumpet: lie that dares approach, Mark, -I say, instantly ; and carry it so,

On him, on you, (who not?) I will maintain As I have set it down.

My truth and honour firmly. 0. I cannot diaw a cart, nor eat dried oats ; 115. A herald, ho! If it be mau's work, I will do it. (Exit Ojicer. Edm. A herald, ho, a herald !

Alb. Trust to thy singie virtue I; for thy soldiers, Flearish.- Enler ALBANY, GONERIL, Regan, Offi- All levied in my name, have in my name cers, and Attendants.

Took their discharge. Aib. Sir, you have shewn tv-day your valiant

Reg. This sickness grows upon me.
strain,

Enter a HERALD.
And fortune led you well: you have the captives
Who were the opposites of ihis day's strite:

Alb. She is not well; convey her to my tent.
We do require them of you ; so to use thein,

(Exit Regan, led. As we shall find their merits and our safety

Come hither, herald, -Let the trumpet sound,

And read ont this.
May equally determine.
Edm. Sir, I thought it fit

Of. Sound, trumpet. (A Trumpet sounds.
To send the old and miserable king

HERALD reads.
To some retention, and appointed guard ;
Whose age has charms in it, whose title more,

If any man of quality, or degree, within the lists
To plock the common bosom on his side,

of the army, will maintain upon Edmund, supposed And tom our impress'd lances in our eyes

earl of Gloster, that he is a manifold traitor, lit him Which do command then. With him I sent the uppeur at the third sound of the trumpet : He is

bold in his defence. queen ; My reason all the same ; and they are ready

Edm. Sound.

(1 Trumpet. Trenorrow, or at further space, lo appear

Her. Again.

12 Trumpet. Where you shall hold your session. At this time, Her. Again.

3 Trumpel. We sweat, and bleed: the friend hath lost his

[Trumpet answers within. friend ; And the best quar js, in the heat, are cursed

Enter EDGAR, armed, preceded by a Trnmpet. By those that feel their sharpness :

Alb. Ask him his purposes, why he appears The question or Cordelia, aed her father,

Upon this call o' the trumpet. Requires a bitter place 1.

Her. What are you? Alb. Sir, by your patience,

Your name, your quality ? and why you answer I haid yon but a subject of this war,

This present summons ? Not as a brother.

Edg. Know, my name is lost;
Reg. That's as we list to grace lim.

By treason's tooth bare-gnawn, and canker-bit :
Methuks, one pieasure might have been demanded, Yet am I noble, as the adversary
Ere you had spoke so far.

He led our powers ;

I come to cope withal.
Bure the comin ission of my place and person ; Alb. Which is that adversary?
The which immediacy way well stand up,

Edg. What's be, that speaks for Edmund earl of
Aud cail itsell your brother

Gloster ? Gon. Not so hot:

Edm. Himself :- What say'st thou to him? In his own grace he doth exalt himself

Edg. Draw thy sword; More than m your advancement,

That, if my speech offend a noble heart,

Thy arm may do thee justice : here is mine. • Pass jadginent on them.

Behold, it is the privilege of mine honours, + The French disease.

Skin. Admit of devnie.

• Alluding to the proverb : 'Love being jealous I to be discoursed of in greater privacy.

makes a good eye look a-squint.', Authority to act on his own judgment.

+ The hindrance.

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My oath, and my profession : I protest,

Alb. If there be more, more worul, hold it in;

er een Maugre. thy strength, youth, place, and eminence, For I am almost ready to dissolve, Despite thy victor sound, and tire-new fortune, Hearing of this. Thy valonr, and thy heart,--thou ait a traitor : Edg. This would have seem'd a period

AT: she Faise to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father ; To such as love not sorrow; but another, Conspirant 'gainst this high illustrious prince ; To anıplity too much, would make much more, And, from the extremest upward of thy head,

And top extremity. To the descent and dust beneatli thy feet,

Whilst I was big in clamour, came there a man,

kter! A most toad-spotted traitor. Say thou, No,

Who having seen me in my worst estate, This sword, this arm, and my best spirits, are bent, Shunn'd my abhorr'd society : but then, finding Tour To prove upon thy lieart, whereto I speak,

Who' was that so endured, with his strong arms, 0 'Thou liest.

He fasten'd on my neck, and bellow'd out Edm. 1:1 wisdom, I should ask thy name +; As he'd burst heaven ; threw him on my father; La But, since thy outside looks so fair and warlike, Told the most pileons tale of Lear and him, And that thy ongue some 'say I of breeding breathes, That ever car received : which in recounting ieteelli What sale and nicely I might weil delay

His grief grew puissant, and the strings of life By rule of knighthood, I disdain and spurn: Began to crack : twice then the trumpet sounded aj , Back do I toss these treasons to thy head;

And there I left him lanced. With the hell hated fie o'erwhelm thy heart;

Alb. But who was this? Which (for they yet glance by, and scarcely bruise), Edg. Kent, Sir, the banislı'd Kent; who in die doelines This sword of mine shall give then instant way,

guise Where they shall rest for ever.-Trumpets, speak. Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service

[Alarums.They fight.-Edmund fulls. Improper for a slave.
Alb () save himi, save him!
Gon. This is niere practice ý, Gloster :

Enter a GENTLEMAN hastily, with a bloody Knife
By the law of arms, thou was not bound to answer Gent. Help! help! O help!
An unknown opposite; thou art not vanquishid, Edg. What kind of help?
But cozen’d and beguiled.

Alh. Speak, man.
Alb. Shut your mouth, dame,

Edg. What means that bloody knife?
Or with this paper shall '1 stop it :-Hold, Sir:- Gent. "Tis hot, it smokes;
Thou worse than any name, read thine owi evil: It came even from the heart of
No tearing, lady ; I perceive, you know it.

Alb. Who, man! speak.
(Gives the Letter to Edmund. Gent. Your lady, Sir, your lady: and her siste
Gon. Say, if I do; the laws are mine, not thine : By ber is poison'd; she confesses it.
Who shall arraign me fort?

Erin. I was contracted to them both; all three
Alb. Most monstrous !

Now marry in an instant. Know'st thou this paper?

Alb. Produce their bodies, be they alive or dead Gon. Ask me not what I know. (Exil Goneril. This judgment of the heavens, that makes us trem Alb. Go after her: she's desperate; govern her.

[7o an officer, who goes out. Touches us not with pity. (Exit Gentleman Edm. What you have charged me with, that have I done;

Enter KENT.
And more, much more: the time will bring it out; Edg. Here comes Kent, Sir.
'Tis past, and so am I: but what art thou,

Alb. 0! it is he.
That hast this fortune on me? If thou art noble, The time will not allow the compliment,
I do forgive thee.

Which very manners urges.
Edg. Lel's exchange charity.

Kent. I am come
I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund; To bid my king and master aye good night;
If more, the more thou last wrong'd me.

Is be not here?
My name is Edgar, and thy father's son.

Alb. Great thing of is forgot!
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Speak, Edmund, where's the king ? and where is
Make instruments to scourge us :

Cordelia ?
The dark and vicious place where thee he got, See'st thou this object, Kent!
Cost him his eyes.

(The Bodies of Goneril and Regan ar Eim. Thou hast spoken right, 'lis true;

brought in. The wheel is come full circle ; I am here.

Kent. Alack, why thus?
Alb. Methought, thy very gait did prophecy Edm. Yet Edmund was beloved :
A royal nobleness :- must embrace ihee;

The one the other poison'd for my sake,
Let sorrow split my heart, if ever I

And after slew herself. Did hate thee, or ihy father!

Alb. Even so.-Cover their faces. Edg. Worthy prince,

Edm. I pant for lite :-Some good I mean to do, I know it well.

Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send, 11b. Where have you hid yourself?

Be brief in it,-to the castle; for my writ
How have you known the miseries of your father? Is on the life of Lear, and on Cordelia :
Edg. By nursing them, my lord.-List || a brief Nav, send in time.
tale;

Alb. Run, run, 0, run-
And, when 'lis told, 0, that my lieart would burst! Edg. To who, my lord !-Who has the office'
The bloody proclamation to escape,

send That follow'd me so near, (0 our lives' sweetness! Thy token of reprieve. That with the pain of death we'd hourly die,

Édm. Well thought on; take my sword,
Rather than die at once !) taught me to shitt

Give it the captain.
Into a mad-man's rags; to assume a semblance Alb. Haste thee, for thy life.

(Exit Edgar That very dogs disdain'd: and in tnis habit

Edm. He hath commission from thy wife and me Met I my father with his bleeding rings,

To hang Cordelia in the prison, and
Their precious stones new lost; became his guide, To lay the blame upon her own despair,
Led him, begg'd for him, saved him from despair ; That she fordid + herself.
Never (O fault!) reveal'd myself unto him,

Alb. The gods defend her! Bear him hence Until some hali hour past, when I was an'd,

awhile.

(Edmund is borne of Not sure, though hopñig, of this good success,

Enter LEAR, with Cordelia dead in ris Arms; I ask'd his blessing, and from first to last

EUCAR, OFFICER, and others. Told him my pilgrimage: but his faw'd beart, (Alack, too weak the conflict to support!)

Lear. Howl, howl, howl, howl!-0, you are men 'Twixt iwo extremes of passion, juy and grief,

of stones; Burst smilingly.

Had I your tongues and eyes, I'd use them so Edm. This speech of yours batlı moved nie,

That heaven's vault should crack :-0, she is gone And shall, perchance, do good: but speak you on;

for everYou look as you had something more to say.

I know when one is dead, and when one lives;

She's dead as eaith :- Lend me a looking glass; • Notwithstanding.

Ti that her breath will mist or stain the stone, + Because if his adversary was not of equal rank, Why, then she lives. Edmund night have declined the combai. * Sample. ♡ Stratagem. | Hear. • For ever,

+ Destroyed herself.

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Srat. Is this the promised end?
Edg. Or image of that horror

Enter an OFFICER.
Am. Fail, and cease?

off. Edmund is dead, my lord.
Lear. This leather stirs ; she lives! If it be so, Alb. That's but a tufe here.
It is a chance that does redeem all sorrows You lords, and noble friends, know our intent.
That eser I have felt.

What conitort to this great decay. may come, kaat. O my good master!

(Kneeling.' Shall be applied : for is, we will resign, Lar. Pi', thee, away.

During the life of this old majesty, Eas. Tis noble Kent, your friend.

To him our absolute power :- You, to your rights ; lágt. A plazhe upon you, murderers, traitors all!

(70 Edgar and hent. Insght have saved her; now she's gone for ever! With hoot +, and such addition as your honours Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little. Ha!

Have more than merited.-All friends shall taste
What is't thou say'st!-Her voice was ever soft, The wages of their virtue, and all foes
Gtadle, and low ; an excellent thing in woman :- The cup of their deservings.-1, see, see!
lbind the slave chal was a hanging thee.

Lear. And my poor tool z is hang'd! No, no, no
uf. Tis true, my lords, he did.
Lar. Did I Dot fellow?

Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life,
I have sen the day, with my good biting faulchion And thou no breath at all? O, thou wilt come no
I would bave made them skıp: I am old now,

more,
dnt these same crosses spoui me.- Who are you? Never, never, never, never, never !
Mise eyes are none o' the best :-I'll tell you Pray you, undo this button : thank you, Sr.-
straight.

Do you see this? Look on her,-luuk,-her lips,-Kent. Ii fortune brag of two she loved and hated, Look there, look there!

(He dies. One of them we behold.

Edg. He saints !- My lord, my lord,-
Lear. This is a dull sight: Are you not Kent? kent. Break, heart; I pr'ythee, break!
Kent. The saine ;

Edg. Look up, my lord.
Your servant Kent: Where is your servant Caius ? 1. Kent. Vex no: his ghost :-0, let him pass! || he
Lear. He's a good fellow, I can tell you that;

hates him,
Heal strike, and quickly too :-He's dead and That would upon ihe rack of this tough world
rotten.

Stretch him out longer.
Kent. No, my good lord ; I am the very man ;- Edg. 0, he is gone, indeed.
Lear. I'll see that straight.

kent. The wonder is, he hath endured so long :
kent. That, from your first of difference and He but usurp'd his life.
decay,

Alb. Bear them from hence.--Our present busiHare follow'd your sad steps. lear. You are welcome hither.

Is general woe. Friends of my soul, you twain Kent. Nor no man else; all's cheerless, dark, and i

(70 Kent and Edgar. deadly:

Role in this realm, and the gored state sustain. Your eldest daughters have fore-doom'd then. Kent. I have a journey, Sir, shortly to go; selves,

My master calls, and I must not say, no. And desperately are dead.

Alb. The weight of this sad time we must obey; Lear. Ay, so I think.

Speak what we feel, not what we oughi to say: Abb. He knows not what he says; and vain it is The oldest halh borne most: we, that are young, That we present us to him.

Shall never see so much, nor live so long. Edg. Very bootless I.

(Exeunt, uith a dead March "The end of the world, or the horrible circuni. i. e. Lear.

+ Advantage. 1 Titles. farces preceding it?

Poor fool in the time of Shakspeare, was all ex. the. Die ; Albany speaks to Lear. Useless.

pression of endearment.

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HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark.

FRANCISCO, a Soldier. HAMLET, Son to the former, and Nephew to the REYNALDO, Servant to Polonius. present King.

A Captain.-An Ambassador. POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain.

Ghost of Hamlet's Father.
HORATIO, Friend to Hamlet.

FORTINERAS, Prince of Norway.
LAERTES, Son to Polonius.
VOLTIMAND,

GERY'RUDE, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of CORNELIUS,

Hamlet.
ROSENCRANTZ,
Courtiers.

OPHELIA, Daughter of Polonius.
GUILDENSTERN,
Osric, a Courtier.

Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Players, Grave. Another Courtier.

diggers, Sailors, Messengers, and other Al. A Priest.

tendauts. MARCELLUS,} Officers. BERNARDO,

Scene, Elsinore.

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ACT I.

And let us once again assail your cars,

That are so fortified agaist our story,
SCENE 1.-Elsinore.-A Platform before the What we two nights have seen.
Castle.

Hor. Well, sit we down,

And let us hear Bernardo speak of this. FRANCISCO on his Post.- Enter to him BERNARDO.

Ber. Last night of all, Ber. Who's there?

| When yon same star, that's westward from the Fran. Nay, answer me : stand, and unfold

pole, Yourself.

Had made his course to illume that part of heaven Ber. Long live the king !

Where now it burns, Marcellus, and myself, Fran. Bernardo?

The bell then beating one,Ber. He.

Hur. Peace, break thee off ; look, where it comes Fran. You come most carefully upon your honr.

again Ber. -Tis now struck twelve ; get thee to bed, Francisco.

Enter GHOST Fran. For this relief, much thanks : 'tis bitter

Ber. In the same figure like the king that's dead. cold,

Mar. Thou art a scholar, speak to it, Horatio. And I am sick at heart.

Ber. Looks it not like the king? mark it Horatio, Ber. Have you had quiet guard ?

Hor. Most like :-It harrows me with fear and Fran. Not a mouse stirring.

wonder. Ber. Well, good niglit.

Ber. It would be spoke to. If you do meet Hora io and Marcellus,

Mar. Speak to it, Horatio, The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.

Hor. What art thou, that usurp'st this time of Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS.

night, Fran. I think, I hear them.-Stand, ho? Who is Together with that fair and warlike form

In which the majesty of buried Denmark there?

Did sometimes niarch ? By heaven I charge thee, Hor. Priends to this ground.

speak. Mar. And liegemen to the Dane.

Mar. It is offended. Fran. Give you good night.

Ber. See! it stalks away. Mar. O, farewell, honest soldier :

Hor. Stay; speak : speak I charge thee, speak. Who hath relieved you! Fran. Bernardo hath my place.

(Erit Ghost.

Mar. 'Tis gone, and will not answer. Give you good night.

(Exit Francisco.

Ber. How now, Horatio ? You tremble, and lovk Mar. Holla! Bernardo !

pale : Ber. Say.

Is not this something more than fantasy ?
What, is Horatio there?

What think you of it?
Hor. A piece of him.
Ber: welcome, Horatio ; welcome, good Mar. Without the sensible and true avouch

Hor. Before my God, I might not this believe, cellus.

Of mine own eyes. Hor. What, has this thing appear'd again to

Mar. Is it not like the king? night?

Hor. As thou art to thyself: Ber. I have seen nothing.

Snch was the very armour he had on, Mar. Horatio, says, 'ris but our fantasy ;

When he the ambitious Norway combated ; And will not let belief take hold of him,

So frown'd he unce, when, in angry parle +, Touching this dreaded sight, twice seen of us;

He smote the sledded: Folacky on the ice. Therefore I have entreated him, along

'Tis strange. With us to watch the minutes of this night; That, if again this apparition come,

Mar. Thus, twice before, and jump | at this dead

hour, He may approve + our eyes, and speak to it. Hor. Tosh! tush! 'twill not appear.

With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch. Ber. Sit down awhile ;

• Conquers. + Dispute.

Sledged. • Partners. + Make good, or establish Ś Polander, an inhabitant of Poland.

Just.

1

Hor. In what particular thought to work, I know We do it wrong, being so majestical, mot;

To offer it the show of violence; Piat, in the gross and scope of mine opinion, Por it is, as the air, invulnerable, This bodes sone strange eruption to our state. And our vain blows roalicious mockery. Mer. Guod nuw, sit down, and tell me, he that Ber. It was about to speak, wben the cock crew. knows,

Hor. And then it started, like a guilty thing Why this same strict and most observant watch Upon a fearful sumpions. I have heard, En mghtly unils the subject of the lanri ;

The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn, And why such daily cast of brazen cannon,

Duth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat And foreign mart for implements of war;

Awake the god of day; and, at his warning,
Why sachi inpress of shipwrights, whose sore task Whether in sea or tine, in earth or air,
Deres no: divide the Sunday from the week : The extravagant and erring spirit hies
W bat might be toward, that this sweaty haste To his confine : and of the truth herein
Doth make the night joint-labourer with the day; This present object made probation t.
Whoist, that ran intorm me?

Mar. It faded on the crowing of the cock. Hor. That can I ;

Sone say, that ever 'gainst that season conies At least, the whisper goes so. Our last king, Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, Whisse inage even but now appear'd to us,

This bird of dawning singeth all night long : Way, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway, And then they say no spirit dares stir abroad ; Thereto prick'd on by a most emulate pride, The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, Dared in the combat; in which our valiant Hamlet No fairy takes, nor witch bath power to charm, Por so this side of our known would esteem'd him), So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. Did lay this Fortinbras; who, by a seai'd compact, Hor. So have I heard, and do in part believe it. Well ratitied by law and heraldry,

But, look, the mor, in russet mantle clad, Did forleit, with his life, all those his lands, Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill: Which he stood seized of, to the conqueror : Break we our watch up; and, by my advice, Against the which, a moiety competent

Let us impart what we have seen to-night Was zaged by our king; which had return'd Unto young Hamlet : for, upon my life, To the inheritance of Fortinbras,

This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him : Had he been vanquisher; as, by the same co-mart, Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it, And carriage of the article design'd +,

As needful in our loves, fitting our duty ? His fell to Hamlet : now, Sir, young Portinbras, Mar. Let's do'l, I pray; and I this morning know of animproved mettle hot and full 1,

Where we shall find hin most convenient. (Exrunt, Hath in ihe skirts of Norway, here and there, Shaik'd, up a list of landless resolutes,

SCENE II.- The same- A Room of state in the Por food and diet, to some enterprize

ame. That hath a stomach || in't: which is no other (As it doth well appear unto our state),

Enter the King, QUEEN, HAMLET, POLONIUS But to recover of us, by strong hand,

LAERTES, VOLTIMAND, CORNELIUS, Lords, and

Attendants. And terms compulsatory, those 'foresaid lands $ by his fathet lost: and this, I take it,

King. Thongh yet of Hamlet our dear brother's Is the main motive of our preparations ;

death The source of this our watch; and the chief head The memory be green; and that it us befitted Of thuis post-haste and romage in the land. To bear our hearts in griet, and our whole kingduru (Ber. I think, it be no other, but even so :

To be contracted in one brow of woe ; Well may it sort, that this portentous figure Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, Cmes armed through our watch; so like the king That we with wisest sorrow think on him,

was, and is, the question of these wars. Together with remembrance of ourselves. Her. A mole it is, to trouble the inind's eye. Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, In the most high and palmıy++ state of Ronie, The imperial jointress of this warlike state, A mue ere the mightiest Julius fell,

Have we, as 'twere, with a dettated joy, The graves stood tenantless, and the shected dead With one auspicious, and one dropping eye; Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets.

With mirth in tuneral, and with dirge in inarriage,

In equal scale weighing delight and dole 1,As, stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Taken to wife: nor have we herein barr'd Disasters in the sun; and the moist star : 1,

Your better wisdoms, which have freely gone (pon whose influence Neptune's empire stands, With this affair along :-For all, our thanks. Was sick almost to dooms-day with eclipse.

Now follows, that you know, young Fortinbras,-And even the like precurse of fierce events, Holding a weak supposal of our worth; As harbingers preceding still the fates,

Or thinking, by our late dear brother's death, åad prologue to the omen ý ý coming on,

Our state to be disjoint and out of frame, Have heaven and earth wgether demonstrated Colleagued with this dream of his advantage, Tuto our climatures and countrymen.

He hath not fail'd to pester us with message,

Importing the surrender of those lands,
Re-enter GHOST.

Lost by his father, with all bands ø of law,
But, soft; behold! lo, where it comes again! To our most valiant brother. So much for him
I'll cross it, though it blast me.-Stay, illusion! Now for ourself, and for this time of meeting.
If thou hast any sound, or use of voice,

Thus much the business is : we have here writ

To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,If there be any good thing to be done,

Who, impotent and bed-rid, scarcely lears That may to thee do ease, and grace to me,

Of this his nephew's purpose,--to suppress Speak to me :

His further gaitis herein; in that the levies, If thou art privy to thy country's fate,

The lists, and full proportions, are all made Which, happily, foreknowing may avoid,

Out of his subject :- And we here despatch

You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltimand, Or, if thon hast uphoarded in thy life

For bearers of this greeting to old Norway; Exlorted treasure in the womb of earth,

Giving to you no further personal power For which, they say, you spirits oft walk in death, To business with the king, more than the scope

(Cock crous. of these dilated articles allow, Speak of it:-stay, and speak.–Stop it, Marcellus. Farewell; and let your baste commend your duty. Mar. Shall I strike at it with my partizan!

Cor. Vol. In that, and all things, will we shew Hor. Do, if it will not stand.

our duty: Ber. 'Tis here!

King. We doubt it nothing; heartily farewell. Hor. Tis here!

(Exeunt Voltimand and Cornelius. Mar. Tis gone!

(Erit Ghost. And now, Laertes, what's the news with yon?

You told us of some suit; what is't, Laertes ? • Joint bargain.

You cannot speak of reason to the Dane, * The covenant to confirm that bargain.

And lose your voice : what wouldst thou beg, Pull of spirit without experience.

Laertes, || Resolution.

Search. *1 Victorious. +1 The nioun.

• Wandering.

+ Proof

Grief. Event.

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