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The Tragedy of

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark


William Shakespeare
Characters of the Play Act I 1. Scene I. Elsinore. A platform before the castle. 2. Scene II. A room of state in the castle. 3. Scene III. A room in Polonius house. 4. Scene IV. The platform. 5. Scene V. Another part of the platform. Act II 1. Scene I. A room in Polonius house. 2. Scene II. A room in the castle. Act III 1. Scene I. A room in the castle. 2. Scene II. A hall in the castle. 3. Scene III. A room in the castle. 4. Scene IV. The Queens closet. Act IV 1. Scene I. A room in the castle. 2. Scene II. Another room in the castle. 3. Scene III. Another room in the castle. 4. Scene IV. A plain in Denmark. 5. Scene V. Elsinore. A room in the castle. 6. Scene VI. Another room in the castle.

7. Scene VII. Another room in the castle. Act V 1. Scene I. A churchyard. 2. Scene II. A hall in the castle.


Claudius, Hamlet, Polonius, Horatio, Laertes, friend son son to the King late, and lord to to nephew of to the Denmark. present king. Hamlet. Polonius. chamberlain.

Lucianus, nephew to the king. Voltimand, Cornelius, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Osric, courtiers. A Gentleman. A Priest. Marcellus Francisco, Reynaldo, servant to Polonius. Players. Two Clowns, grave-diggers. Fortinbras, prince of Norway. A Captain. English Ambassadors. Queen Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet. and a Bernardo, officers. soldier.

Ophelia, daughter to Polonius. Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers, and other Attendants. Ghost of Hamlet's Father. Scene: Denmark.

SCENE I. ELSINORE. A PLATFORM BEFORE THE CASTLE. Francisco at his post. Enter to him Bernardo Bernardo Whos there? Francisco Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold yourself. Bernardo Long live the king! Francisco Bernardo? Bernardo He. Francisco You come most carefully upon your hour. Bernardo Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco. Francisco For this relief much thanks: tis bitter cold, And I am sick at heart. Bernardo Have you had quiet guard? Francisco Not a mouse stirring. Bernardo Well, If you do meet good Horatio and night. Marcellus,

The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste. Francisco

I think I hear them. Stand, ho! Whos there? Enter Horatio and Marcellus Horatio Friends to this ground. Marcellus And liegemen to the Dane. Francisco Give you good night. Marcellus O, farewell, honest soldier: Who hath relieved you? Francisco Bernardo Give you good night. Exit Marcellus Holla! Bernardo! Bernardo Say, What, is Horatio there? Horatio A piece of him. Bernardo Welcome, Horatio: welcome, good Marcellus. Marcellus What, has this thing appeard again to-night? Bernardo I have seen nothing. Marcellus has my place.

Horatio And Touching Therefore With That us if will

says not this I to let dreaded

tis belief sight, the this

but take twice entreated minutes

our hold seen him of apparition this of of

fantasy, him us: along night; come,

have watch again

He may approve our eyes and speak to it. Horatio Tush, tush, twill not appear. Bernardo Sit And That let are us so once down again fortified assail against your our awhile; ears, story

What we have two nights seen. Horatio Well, sit we down, And let us hear Bernardo speak of this. Bernardo Last When Had Where yond made now same his it night star course thats to burns, illume of westward that Marcellus from part and the of all, pole heaven myself,

The bell then beating one, Enter Ghost Marcellus Peace, break thee off; look, where it comes again! Bernardo In the same figure, like the king thats dead. Marcellus Thou art a scholar; speak to it, Horatio. Bernardo

Looks it not like the king? mark it, Horatio. Horatio Most like: it harrows me with fear and wonder. Bernardo It would be spoke to. Marcellus Question it, Horatio. Horatio What Together In which art thou with the that that usurpst fair majesty this and of time buried of night, form Denmark warlike

Did sometimes march? by heaven I charge thee, speak! Marcellus It is offended. Bernardo See, it stalks away! Horatio Stay! speak, speak! I charge thee, speak! Exit Ghost Marcellus Tis gone, and will not answer. Bernardo How Is now, not Horatio! this you something tremble more and than look pale: fantasy?

What think you ont? Horatio Before Without Of mine own eyes. Marcellus my the God, I sensible might and not this true believe avouch

Is it not like the king? Horatio As Such When So He was he frownd smote he the thou the the once, very art armour ambitious when, in Polacks sledded to he Norway an on angry the had thyself: on parle, ice. combated;

Tis strange. Marcellus Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour, With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch. Horatio In But what in particular the gross thought and to scope work of I know my not; opinion,

This bodes some strange eruption to our state. Marcellus Good Why So And And Why Does What Doth now, this nightly why foreign such not might make sit same toils such mart impress divide be the of the toward, night down, strict the daily for and tell and cast shipwrights, Sunday that joint-labourer subject of implements whose from this with me, most of he that the brazen of sore the sweaty the knows, watch land, cannon, war; task week; haste day: observant

Who ist that can inform me? Horatio That At Whose Was, Thereto least, as the image you prickd whisper even know, on by but by a can goes now most so. Our appeard of emulate last to I; king, us, Norway, pride,


Dared For Did Well Did Which Against Was To Had And His Of Hath Sharkd For That As But And So Is The it so

to slay forfeit, he

the this this ratified

combat; side of

in our by his seized

which known who law life, of, a king; as, the Now, by

our world by all to which of a

valiant esteemd seald and those the moiety had same young and here lawless some is no our

Hamlet him

Fortinbras; with stood

compact, heraldry, lands conqueror: competent returnd Fortinbras, covenant, designd, Fortinbras, full, there resolutes, enterprise other state hand lands take it, head preparations,


the gaged the he fell in food hath to terms by the source his of main this a doth been carriage to unimproved the up by

which, our vanquisher; of Hamlet. skirts a and stomach well of lost: motive our recover father of list diet, int; appear mettle inheritance


article sir, hot

Norway of to which unto us, those and of watch and by


strong foresaid I the


this, our


Of this post-haste and romage in the land. Bernardo I Well Comes think may armed it it be sort our through no that watch; other this so but like een the so: figure king portentous

That was and is the question of these wars. Horatio A In A mote the little it most ere is high to and the trouble palmy mightiest the state minds of Julius eye. Rome, fell,

The Did As Upon Was And As And Have Unto Disasters

graves squeak stars

stood and with in trains the almost the to and

tenantless gibber of sun; to like preceding the earth climatures in fire

and the and

the dews the

sheeted Roman of moist empire with fierce the coming

dead streets: blood, star stands eclipse: events, fates on,

and Neptunes doomsday precurse still omen

whose sick even prologue heaven our harbingers



together and

demonstrated countrymen.

But soft, behold! lo, where it comes again! Re-enter Ghost Ill If Speak If That there may be to any thee do cross thou it, hast though any it sound, to good ease thing and to grace be to blast or me. use Stay, of illusion! voice, me: done, me,

Speak to me: Cock crows If Which, Or Extorted For which, if thou art thou treasure they say, privy foreknowing hast in you the spirits to may uphoarded womb oft walk thy avoid, in of in countrys O, thy fate, speak! life earth, death,


Speak of it: stay, and speak! Stop it, Marcellus. Marcellus Shall I strike at it with my partisan? Horatio Do, if it will not stand. Bernardo Tis here!

Horatio Tis here! Marcellus Tis gone! Exit Ghost We To For do offer it is, it it wrong, the as the being show air, so of majestical, violence; invulnerable,

And our vain blows malicious mockery. Bernardo It was about to speak, when the cock crew. Horatio And Upon The Doth Awake Whether The To his then a cock, with the in it fearful that his god sea confine: of or and and of is lofty day; fire, started the like I to at earth spirit the truth trumpet and and, in erring a guilty have the his or thing heard, morn, throat warning, air, hies herein summons.



This present object made probation. Marcellus It Some Wherein The And The No bird then, nights fairy faded say our of they are takes, on that the ever Saviours dawning say, nor no witch wholesome; crowing gainst birth singeth spirit then hath all dares no power that is night stir planets to of the season cock. comes celebrated, long: abroad; strike, charm,

So hallowd and so gracious is the time. Horatio

So But, Walks Break Let Unto This Do

have look, oer we us spirit, you

I the our

heard the dew watch

and morn, of up;

do in yon

in russet

part high

believe mantle eastward my seen my to with

it. clad, hill: advice,

and have

by upon

impart young consent dumb

what Hamlet; to we shall

we for, us,

to-night life, him. it,

will acquaint

speak him

As needful in our loves, fitting our duty? Marcellus Lets dot, I pray; and I this morning know Where we shall find him most conveniently. Exeunt SCENE II. A ROOM OF STATE IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes, Voltimand, Cornelius, Lords, and Attendants King Claudius Though The To To Yet That Together Therefore The Have With With In Taken Your we, an mirth equal to better in wife: our imperial as bear be so we yet memory our far with with jointress twere funeral scale wisdoms, nor and weighing have which auspicious of be hearts contracted hath wisest sometime Hamlet green, in in our and grief discretion sorrow sister, to with and with a dirge we have delight remembrance now this a one and dear that our brow fought think of our warlike defeated dropping in and herein freely it brothers us whole of with on death befitted kingdom woe, nature him, ourselves. queen, state, joy, eye, marriage, dole, barrd gone

With Now Holding Or Our He Lost To Now Thus To Who, Of His The Out You, For Giving To Of

this follows, a thinking state hath by our for much Norway,

affair that weak by to with not the his most ourself the be the faild

along. you our late disjoint dream to surrender father, with

For know,

all, young of dear and of us of all So out his

our our brothers of with those

thanks. Fortinbras, worth, death frame, advantage, message, lands of for law, him. meeting: here writ hears suppress levies, made dispatch Voltimand, Norway; power the scope allow. Fortinbras,


Colleagued Importing


bonds much time have young scarcely to the are we you, to than articles old personal here that of

valiant and business uncle and

brother. for is: of this


impotent this further lists of good bearers to business these of you with his his gait and

bed-rid, purpose, in and and greeting further king, more proportions,

nephews herein; full subject: Cornelius, this no the delated


Farewell, and let your haste commend your duty. Cornelius Voltimand In that and all things will we show our duty. King Claudius We doubt it nothing: heartily farewell. Exeunt Voltimand and Cornelius And You now, told Laertes, us of whats some the suit; news what with ist, you? Laertes?

You And That The The Than

cannot loose shall head hand is the your not is

speak voice: be not more throne

of what my more of

reason wouldst offer, native to Denmark

to thou not to to

the beg, thy the the thy

Dane, Laertes, asking? heart, mouth, father.


What wouldst thou have, Laertes? Laertes My Your From To Yet My leave whence show now, thoughts I and and though my must wishes dread favour willingly duty bend confess, to I in again return came your that duty toward to to lord, France; Denmark, coronation, done, France

And bow them to your gracious leave and pardon. King Claudius Have you your fathers leave? What says Polonius? Lord Polonius He By Upon hath, his my laboursome will I lord, wrung petition, seald from me and my my hard slow at leave last consent:

I do beseech you, give him leave to go. King Claudius Take And thy thy fair best hour, graces Laertes; spend it time at be thy thine, will!

But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son, Hamlet [Aside] A little more than kin, and less than kind. King Claudius How is it that the clouds still hang on you? Hamlet Not so, my lord; I am too much i the sun.

Queen Gertrude Good And Do Seek Thou let not for knowst Hamlet, thine for thy tis cast eye look ever noble common; thy like with father all that nighted a friend thy in lives colour on vailed the must off, Denmark. lids dust: die,

Passing through nature to eternity. Hamlet Ay, madam, it is common. Queen Gertrude If Why seems it so particular with thee? Hamlet Seems, Tis Nor Nor No, Nor Together That For But can they I madam! not windy nor the with are have the dejected all denote that forms, me actions that within alone customary nay my suits suspiration fruitful havior moods, truly: a it is; inky of of river of shapes these man which I know cloak, not good solemn forced in the of indeed might passeth the seems. mother, black, breath, eye, visage, grief, seem, play: show; it be,

These but the trappings and the suits of woe. King Claudius Tis To But, That In To In do sweet give you father filial obstinate and these must lost, commendable mourning know, lost obligation obsequious sorrow: condolement your his, in duties father and for but is the your to lost some to a nature, your a survivor Hamlet, father: father; bound term persever course

Of It A An For As Why Take A To Is From This This As You And Than Do In It And Here, I of

impious shows heart what any should it fault reason death the must a are with that going is we in impart of first be to against we the a

stubbornness; will unfortified, simple must in Fie! the fathers, corse so. We woe, for most no which back most beseech the cheer toward to retrograde you, and dearest let less you. absurd: and till pray and dead, be vulgar know most we heart? most most a

tis incorrect

unmanly to mind and and thing peevish is as to to to hath died throw think world to to of take our of his your in to our you of to our

grief; heaven, impatient, unschoold: common sense, opposition heaven, nature, theme cried, to-day, earth us note, throne; love son, intent Wittenberg, desire: remain eye,


our tis a whose who he you, the a

fault fault still that


unprevailing father: the

immediate father school bend comfort

nobility bears For

Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son. Queen Gertrude Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet: I pray thee, stay with us; go not to Wittenberg. Hamlet I shall in all my best obey you, madam. King Claudius Why, Be This as gentle tis a ourself and loving in unforced and Denmark. accord a fair Madam, of reply: come; Hamlet

Sits No But And

smiling jocund the the great kings

to health

my that cannon rouse

heart: to the the


grace drinks clouds all shall bruit

whereof, to-day, tell, again,

Denmark heavens

Re-speaking earthly thunder. Come away. Exeunt all but Hamlet Hamlet O, Thaw Or His How Seem Fie That Possess But So Hyperion That Visit Must As By Let A With Like O, Would My Than Ere yet me little which Niobe, God! have fathers I the a he her I if what it not two to ont! grows it excellent to a might face remember? increase fed think month, she all beast, mournd brother, to salt on: ont or tears: that longer but of Hercules: to months a not too why, of and ere why wants no that and that canon weary, me ah seed; dead: satyr; merely. this the gainst stale, all fie! That nay, king; so beteem roughly. she yet, Frailty, my those she, married more within most the tis things it rank not that loving the would appetite within thy poor discourse with like a unrighteous name shoes even of my my too resolve too solid itself Everlasting self-slaughter! flat uses an and so should flesh into had O and of gross come much, was, to winds Heaven hang had a is fathers she month were my of and on this in to not to unweeded would a not God! melt dew! fixd God! world! garden, nature this! two: this, mother heaven earth! him, grown old body, reason, uncle, father month: tears woman! unprofitable,


Had She With It is

left married. such not

the O, nor

flushing most dexterity it

in wicked to cannot

her speed,

galled to to

eyes, post sheets! good:

incestuous come

But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue. Enter Horatio, Marcellus, and Bernardo Horatio Hail to your lordship! Hamlet I am glad to see you well: Horatio, or I do forget myself. Horatio The same, my lord, and your poor servant ever. Hamlet Sir, my good friend; Ill change that name with you: And what make you from Wittenberg, Horatio? Marcellus? Marcellus My good lord Hamlet I am very glad to see you. Good even, sir. But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg? Horatio A truant disposition, good my lord. Hamlet I Nor To Against But would shall make yourself: what is not you it I hear do truster know your your mine of you affair enemy ear your are in that own no say so, violence, report truant. Elsinore?

Well teach you to drink deep ere you depart. Horatio

My lord, I came to see your fathers funeral. Hamlet I pray thee, do not mock me, fellow-student; I think it was to see my mothers wedding. Horatio Indeed, my lord, it followd hard upon. Hamlet Thrift, Did Would Or thrift, coldly I ever had I Horatio! furnish met had the forth my seen funeral the dearest that foe day, baked marriage in meats tables. heaven Horatio!

My father! methinks I see my father. Horatio Where, my lord? Hamlet In my minds eye, Horatio. Horatio I saw him once; he was a goodly king. Hamlet He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. Horatio My lord, I think I saw him yesternight. Hamlet Saw? who? Horatio My lord, the king your father. Hamlet The king my father! Horatio

Season With Upon an the

your attent witness

admiration ear, till of I

for may these

awhile deliver, gentlemen,

This marvel to you. Hamlet For Gods love, let me hear. Horatio Two Marcellus In Been Armed Appears Goes By Within Almost Stand In And Where, Form The of I slow their his to dumb dreadful with as the apparition them they thing, the thus nights and dead at before and them, stately oppressd truncheons jelly and speak secrecy the had each comes: third word I with not together Bernardo, vast and A point and by and length; the to impart night made knew kept both true your deliverd, them: whilst act him. This they the in and had on middle figure with of like exactly, solemn thrice they, of to he these their the your gentlemen, watch, night, father, cap-a-pe, march walkd eyes, distilled fear, me did; watch; time, good, father;



These hands are not more like. Hamlet But where was this? Marcellus My lord, upon the platform where we watchd. Hamlet Did you not speak to it? Horatio

My But It Itself But And at answer lifted to even the up

lord, made motion, then the sound it it its like none: head as morning shrunk

I yet and it cock in once did would crew haste

did; methought address speak; loud, away,

And vanishd from our sight. Hamlet Tis very strange. Horatio As And I we do did live, think my it honourd writ down lord, in tis our true; duty

To let you know of it. Hamlet Indeed, indeed, sirs, but this troubles me. Hold you the watch to-night? Marcellus Bernardo We do, my lord. Hamlet Armd, say you? Marcellus Bernardo Armd, my lord. Hamlet From top to toe? Marcellus Bernardo My lord, from head to foot. Hamlet Then saw you not his face?

Horatio O, yes, my lord; he wore his beaver up. Hamlet What, lookd he frowningly? Horatio A countenance more in sorrow than in anger. Hamlet Pale or red? Horatio Nay, very pale. Hamlet And fixd his eyes upon you? Horatio Most constantly. Hamlet I would I had been there. Horatio It would have much amazed you. Hamlet Very like, very like. Stayd it long? Horatio While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred. Marcellus Bernardo Longer, longer. Horatio Not when I sawt. Hamlet His beard was grizzled no?

Horatio It was, as I have seen it in his life, A sable silverd. Hamlet I will watch to-night; Perchance twill walk again. Horatio I warrant it will. Hamlet If Ill And If Let And Give I Upon Ill visit you. All Our duty to your honour. Hamlet Your loves, as mine to you: farewell. Exeunt all but Hamlet My I Till fathers doubt then some sit spirit foul still, in play: my arms! would soul: all the foul is night deeds not were will well; come! rise, will the it speak bid you it it assume to me have be whatsoever an requite your it, hold my though my hitherto tenable else understanding, loves. twixt So, eleven in shall but fare and noble hell peace. I your fathers itself pray this silence hap no you should you person, gape all, sight, still; to-night, tongue: well: twelve,



Though all the earth oerwhelm them, to mens eyes. Exit SCENE III. A ROOM IN POLONIUS HOUSE.

Enter Laertes and Ophelia Laertes My And, And necessaries sister, convoy as is are the assistant, embarkd: winds do give not farewell: benefit sleep,

But let me hear from you. Ophelia Do you doubt that? Laertes For Hold A Forward, Hamlet it violet not a in and fashion the permanent, the trifling and youth a of sweet, of toy not his in primy favour, blood, nature, lasting,

The perfume and suppliance of a minute; No more. Ophelia No more but so? Laertes Think For In The Grows And The His For He Carve The And Unto Whereof nature, thews inward wide now virtue greatness he may for safety therefore the he is the no of himself not, himself; and must voice and head. Then and it crescent, bulk, service withal. soil his is as for health his his of Perhaps nor will: will subject unvalued on of choice yielding if he his this be of says he does but, as the he cautel but is to you not no not this mind loves doth must his his persons choice whole that loves grow temple and you more; alone waxes, soul now, besmirch fear, own; birth: do, depends state; body you, circumscribed


It As May Than Then If Or To Fear And Out The If Virtue The Too And Be

fits he give the weigh with lose it, keep of she canker oft in wary

your in his main what too your his

wisdom his saying voice loss credent heart, or fear in shot maid her scapes galls the their and the

so particular deed; of your ear your

far act which Denmark honour you

to is

believe and no goes may his treasure dear your of the the be of in

it place further withal. sustain, songs, open sister,

list chaste my of danger

unmasterd it, rear and is beauty not infants buttons liquid are best safety most lies

importunity. affection, desire. enough, moon: strokes: spring, disclosed, youth imminent. fear:

Ophelia, you the chariest unmask itself before the then; morn blastments

prodigal to of dew calumnious


Youth to itself rebels, though none else near. Ophelia I As Do Show Whiles, Himself shall not, me like the the a primrose the to as steep effect my of heart. some and puffd path this But, ungracious thorny and of way reckless dalliance good good lesson my pastors to keep, brother, do, heaven; libertine, treads, watchman

And recks not his own rede. Laertes O, fear me not. I stay too long: but here my father comes. Enter Polonius






Occasion smiles upon a second leave. Lord Polonius Yet The And And See Nor Be Those Grapple But Of Of Beart Give Take Costly But For And Are Neither For And This And Thou loan borrowing above it canst must not all: of not the they a a oft in do each entrance that every each thy here, wind you thou any thou friends them not to the man mans habit expressd apparel France most borrower loses dulls to follow, then of select are these Laertes! sits stayd few character. familiar, thou to dull new-hatchd, a opposed thy censure, as in oft the and nor both the thine as be the false ear, but thy fancy; best generous a itself edge ownself night to of be the any thy in for. Give but hast, soul thy aboard, the precepts thy by and palm unfledged quarrel, may but with There; aboard, shoulder my in thoughts thought no their with comrade. but beware few thy can not the rank chief lender and and in purse rich, proclaims reserve being of thy of blessing thy no his means adoption hoops of for your with shame! sail, thee! memory tongue, act. vulgar. tried, steel; Beware in, thee. voice; judgment. buy, gaudy; man, station that. be; friend, husbandry. true, day, man.



Farewell: my blessing season this in thee! Laertes Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord. Lord Polonius

The time invites you; go; your servants tend. Laertes Farewell, Ophelia; and remember well What I have said to you. Ophelia Tis in my memory lockd, And you yourself shall keep the key of it. Laertes Farewell. Exit Lord Polonius What ist, Ophelia, be hath said to you? Ophelia So please you, something touching the Lord Hamlet. Lord Polonius Marry, Tis Given Have If And You As it of it that do told private your be in not behoves me, time audience so, way my as of he to been so caution, daughter well hath you; most tis I yourself and very and free put must so your oft you and on tell bethought: of late yourself bounteous: me, you, clearly honour.


What is between you? give me up the truth. Ophelia He hath, my lord, of late made many tenders Of his affection to me. Lord Polonius Affection! Unsifted pooh! in you speak such like perilous a green girl, circumstance.

Do you believe his tenders, as you call them?

Ophelia I do not know, my lord, what I should think. Lord Polonius Marry, That Which Or Ill you are not teach have not to taen sterling. crack the you: these Tender wind think yourself for the yourself of a true more poor baby; pay, dearly; phrase, tenders

Running it thus youll tender me a fool. Ophelia My lord, he hath importuned me with love In honourable fashion. Lord Polonius Ay, fashion you may call it; go to, go to. Ophelia And hath given countenance to his speech, my lord, With almost all the holy vows of heaven. Lord Polonius Ay, When Lends Giving Even You Be Set Than Believe And Than Do Not But not of springes the the more in must somewhat your a so with may that mere not to blood tongue light their take scanter entreatments command much a be believe dye to in larger given his vows; which him, tether you: for their of in they catch burns, vows: than promise, for of at parley. that woodcocks. how these heat, as fire. your a For he may few, are unholy investments it From maiden higher Lord is he I prodigal blazes, extinct is this in do the know, soul daughter, both, a-making, time presence; rate Hamlet, young walk Ophelia, brokers, show, suits,


Breathing The I Have As to better would

like to in so words not, you give

sanctified beguile. plain or terms, talk slander

and This from any with

pious is this moment the Lord for time

bawds, all: forth, leisure, Hamlet.

Look tot, I charge you: come your ways. Ophelia I shall obey, my lord. Exeunt SCENE IV. THE PLATFORM. Enter Hamlet, Horatio, and Marcellus Hamlet The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold. Horatio It is a nipping and an eager air. Hamlet What hour now? Horatio I think it lacks of twelve. Hamlet No, it is struck. Horatio Indeed? I heard it not: then it draws near the season Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk. A flourish of trumpets, and ordnance shot off, within What does this mean, my lord? Hamlet The Keeps king doth wake and to-night the and takes his rouse, reels; wassail, swaggering up-spring

And, The



drains and


draughts trumpet

of thus

Rhenish bray

down, out


The triumph of his pledge. Horatio Is it a custom? Hamlet Ay, But And More This Makes They Soil From The So, That As, Since By Oft Or The Carrying, Being Their As Shall From Doth by form I natures virtues infinite in that all the particular the noble else as in to to my the in traduced us addition; achievements, and it some their nature the breaking some of say, down birth vicious cannot oergrowth the habit plausive the livery, be man general fault: that heavy-headed us clepe our our pith oft for mind, manner the and and though marrow chances mole wherein choose of pales and too stamp or they as may censure the substance of pure take dram of a in of they his some forts much that one as of these marry, though born, breach revel taxd and drunkards, I it than east of with indeed performd of our particular nature are in not origin am is the and other swinish it at native a ist: here custom observance. west nations: phrase takes height, attribute. men, them, guilty, reason, oer-leavens men, defect, star, grace, corruption of eale doubt




fortunes undergo

To his own scandal. Horatio

Look, my lord, it comes! Enter Ghost Hamlet Angels Be Bring Be Thou That King, Let Why Have Wherein Hath To That Revisitst Making So With cast thou, thus night horridly thoughts oped thee dead the hideous; to beyond the I me thy burst we his up thou with thy comest will father, not their saw again. corse, and shake reaches and a thee ministers spirit airs intents in speak royal burst canonized to such thee: Dane: in bones, cerements; thee ponderous What again glimpses we in of fools our of our and may of from of health heaven wicked a Ill O, ignorance; hearsed why the quietly marble this complete the of grace or or or questionable call thee answer but in defend goblin blasts from us! damnd, hell, shape Hamlet, me! tell death, sepulchre, inurnd, jaws, mean, steel moon, nature disposition souls? charitable,

Say, why is this? wherefore? what should we do? Ghost beckons Hamlet Horatio It As beckons if it you some to go away did with it, desire impartment

To you alone. Marcellus Look, It waves with you to what a more courteous removed action ground:

But do not go with it. Horatio

No, by no means. Hamlet It will not speak; then I will follow it. Horatio Do not, my lord. Hamlet Why, I And Being do for a what not my set soul, thing should my what life can immortal be in it a do as the pins to fear? fee; that, itself?

It waves me forth again: Ill follow it. Horatio What Or That And Which And The Without That looks if to beetles there might draw very more so it the oer assume deprive you place into puts motive, many tempt you dreadful his some your toward summit base other sovereignty madness? toys into fathoms to think of every the the flood, of into my the the horrible of of lord, cliff sea, form, reason it: brain sea desperation,

And hears it roar beneath. Hamlet It Go on; Ill follow thee. Marcellus You shall not go, my lord. Hamlet Hold off your hands. Horatio Be ruled; you shall not go. waves me still.

Hamlet My And As Still By makes hardy am heaven, Ill I make fate each as petty the calld. a ghost cries artery Nemean Unhand of him in me, that this lions lets out, body nerve. gentlemen. me!

I say, away! Go on; Ill follow thee. Exeunt Ghost and Hamlet Horatio He waxes desperate with imagination. Marcellus Lets follow; tis not fit thus to obey him. Horatio Have after. To what issue will this come? Marcellus Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Horatio Heaven will direct it. Marcellus Nay, lets follow him. Exeunt SCENE V. ANOTHER PART OF THE PLATFORM. Enter Ghost and Hamlet Hamlet Where wilt thou lead me? speak; Ill go no further. Ghost Mark me. Hamlet I will.

Ghost My When I hour to is sulphurous and almost tormenting come, flames

Must render up myself. Hamlet Alas, poor ghost! Ghost Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing To what I shall unfold. Hamlet Speak; I am bound to hear. Ghost So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear. Hamlet What? Ghost I Doomd And Till Are To I Would Make Thy And Like But To ears for the burnt tell could harrow thy each quills this of flesh two knotted a up eyes, and particular upon eternal and for foul and the tale thy like am a the certain day crimes purged thy term confined done away. secrets unfold soul, stars, combined hair the blazon blood. to in But of whose freeze start thy from locks stand fretful must List, list, to to my that my fathers walk fast days I the in of am spirit, night, fires, nature forbid word blood, spheres, part end, be list! porpentine: not O,

prison-house, lightest young their to on

If thou didst ever thy dear father love Hamlet

O God! Ghost Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. Hamlet Murder! Ghost Murder most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange and unnatural. Hamlet Haste As me to knowt, or that the I, with thoughts wings of as swift love, meditation

May sweep to my revenge. Ghost I And That Wouldst Tis A Is Rankly The duller roots thou given serpent by serpent a abused: that find shouldst itself not out stung me; forged but did stir that, so thou in in the process know, sting thou thy be ease this. sleeping whole of thee than on Now, in ear the Lethe Hamlet, my of my noble fathers fat apt; weed wharf, hear: orchard, Denmark death youth, life

Now wears his crown. Hamlet O my prophetic soul! My uncle! Ghost Ay, With O So The O that witchcraft wicked to will Hamlet, wit seduce! of what my a incestuous, of and his won gifts, to most that wit, with that his falling-off adulterate traitorous have the shameful was beast, gifts, power lust queen: there!


From That I Upon To But Though So Will And But, Brief My Upon With And The Holds That The And And The And Most All Thus Of Cut No With O, If life, in it

me, went to a virtue, lewdness lust, sate soft! let my juice the custom made

whose hand her those as court though itself prey methinks me be. it

love in in whose

was hand natural of never even marriage,

of and gifts will a a on shape radiant

that with to were be of angel celestial the

dignity vow decline poor mine! moved, heaven, linkd, bed, garbage. air; orchard, afternoon, stole, a vial, pour effect of man through body, posset milk, it mine; about, crust, body. hand dispatchd: my sin, unaneld, account head: horrible! it not;


it to in I

in a

scent Sleeping of hour

the within the thy

morning my uncle in ears whose did

always secure of cursed porches an as gates a like enmity quicksilver and sudden eager instant with my I, sleeping, crown, in made, my O, nature of the but vile wholesome of distilment;

hebenon my with it alleys vigour droppings blood: tetter and smooth by queen, a at so

leperous such swift natural with curd, thin a and most

blood courses of

the doth into did barkd

lazar-like, was of even off

loathsome brothers once of to on most bear my my

blossoms sent horrible! in thee,

Unhouseld, reckoning all horrible! thou hast

disappointed, imperfections

Let A But, Taint Against And To The And

not couch not thy to prick gins

the for thy those and howsoever mother

royal luxury thou mind, thorns sting shows to her. the pale nor aught: that

bed and

of pursuest let leave in thy her her thee matin his to

Denmark damned this soul to bosom well uneffectual at be

be incest. act, contrive heaven lodge, once! near, fire:



Adieu, adieu! Hamlet, remember me. Exit Hamlet O And And But Ay, In Yea, Ill All That And Within Unmixd O O My That villain, tables, one may saws thy the with most villain, meet smile, it and all shall you, bear thou this from wipe of youth book baser poor you I host couple my me ghost, distracted the away books, and commandment and all all of hell? sinews, stiffly while globe. table forms, observation all volume matter: smiling, is smile, I and yes, pernicious damned set be it a alone of of trivial all heaven! O, fie! grow up. memory O earth! hold, Remember holds Remember my fond pressures copied shall my by a not what my instant else? heart; old, thee! seat thee! memory records, past, there; live brain, heaven! woman! villain! down, villain; Hold,

At least Im sure it may be so in Denmark: Writing

So, It

uncle, is

there Adieu,


are. adieu!


to remember


word; me.

I have sworn t. Marcellus Horatio [Within] My lord, my lord, Marcellus [Within] Lord Hamlet, Horatio [Within] Heaven secure him! Hamlet So be it! Horatio [Within] Hillo, ho, ho, my lord! Hamlet Hillo, ho, ho, boy! come, bird, come. Enter Horatio and Marcellus Marcellus How ist, my noble lord? Horatio What news, my lord? Hamlet O, wonderful! Horatio Good my lord, tell it. Hamlet No; youll reveal it. Horatio Not I, my lord, by heaven.

Marcellus Nor I, my lord. Hamlet How say you, then; would heart of man once think it? But youll be secret? Horatio Marcellus Ay, by heaven, my lord. Hamlet Theres neer a villain dwelling in all Denmark But hes an arrant knave. Horatio There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave To tell us this. Hamlet Why, And I You, For Such hold as as so, it your it every right; fit man is; and you without that business we and has for are more shake desire business mine own i circumstance hands shall and poor the at and point right; all, part: you; desire, part,

Look you, Ill go pray. Horatio These are but wild and whirling words, my lord. Hamlet Im sorry they offend you, heartily; Yes, faith heartily. Horatio Theres no offence, my lord. Hamlet

Yes, And It For As is

by much an your t you

Saint offence honest desire as are

Patrick, too. ghost, to you know may.

but Touching that what And

there this let is now, me

is, vision tell between good and

Horatio, here, you: us, friends, soldiers,




Give me one poor request. Horatio What ist, my lord? we will. Hamlet Never make known what you have seen to-night. Horatio Marcellus My lord, we will not. Hamlet Nay, but sweart. Horatio In My lord, not I. Marcellus Nor I, my lord, in faith. Hamlet Upon my sword. Marcellus We have sworn, my lord, already. Hamlet Indeed, upon my sword, indeed. Ghost [Beneath] Swear. Hamlet faith,

Ah, Come

ha, on


sayst you

thou hear

so? this

art fellow

thou in

there, the

truepenny? cellarage

Consent to swear. Horatio Propose the oath, my lord. Hamlet Never to speak of this that you have seen, Swear by my sword. Ghost [Beneath] Swear. Hamlet Hic Come And Never lay to your speak of et ubique? then hither, hands this again that upon you my have well shift our ground. gentlemen, sword: heard,

Swear by my sword. Ghost [Beneath] Swear. Hamlet Well said, old mole! canst work i the earth so fast? A worthy pioner! Once more remove, good friends. Horatio O day and night, but this is wondrous strange! Hamlet And There Than Here, How As To I put therefore are are as strange more dreamt before, or perchance an as things of a in in never, odd hereafter antic stranger heaven your so soeer give and philosophy. help I shall it earth, But you bear think disposition welcome. Horatio, come; mercy, myself, meet on,

That With Or As Or Or That If

you, arms by Well, we such you well,


such encumberd

times thus, of or or of

seeing or some We There giving me: could, be,

me, this


shall, phrase,

headshake, we they to to would, might, note do,

pronouncing we to know, speak, aught list

doubtful an an out, this not if if

ambiguous know

So grace and mercy at your most need help you, Swear. Ghost [Beneath] Swear. Hamlet Rest, rest, perturbed spirit! They swear So, With And May God And The That all what do, willing, still time ever to my so shall your is I love poor his lack. on of born not fingers out was express I do a love Let joint: to commend man and us your O set as go lips, it me friending in I cursed gentlemen, to Hamlet to you: is you, pray. spite, right!


Nay, come, lets go together. Exeunt

SCENE I. A ROOM IN POLONIUS HOUSE. Enter Polonius and Reynaldo Lord Polonius Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo. Reynaldo I will, my lord.

Lord Polonius You Before shall you do visit marvellous him, wisely, to good make Reynaldo, inquire

Of his behavior. Reynaldo My lord, I did intend it. Lord Polonius Marry, Inquire And What By That Than Take As how, this they your you, thus, as I do well me and company, said; first who, at know particular twere, know some his my very what what what and son, demands distant father well means, said. and expense; drift come you will knowledge and his Look are where and of more touch of you, in they sir, Paris; keep, finding question nearer it: him; friends, Danskers


And in part him: do you mark this, Reynaldo? Reynaldo Ay, very well, my lord. Lord Polonius And But, Addicted What As But, As may sir, are in ift so forgeries such part be and you dishonour companions him; he so: him; wanton, noted but I please; you mean, and there marry, take wild and may hes put none heed and most say not very on so of usual well: wild; him rank that; slips known

To youth and liberty. Reynaldo As gaming, my lord. Lord Polonius







Drabbing: you may go so far. Reynaldo My lord, that would dishonour him. Lord Polonius Faith, You That Thats That The A not they flash no; must he my may and as not is meaning: but seem outbreak in you may put season another open breathe the of his a unreclaimed it to faults of fiery taints in the on so charge him, quaintly liberty, mind, blood, scandal



Of general assault. Reynaldo But, my good lord, Lord Polonius Wherefore should you do this? Reynaldo Ay, I would know that. Lord Polonius Marry, And You As Your Having The He Good According I laying twere a ever youth closes sir, to or party sir, believe, these thing in you with so, the a seen it slight little converse, in breathe you or phrase soild heres is i him the of in friend, or a sullies the you guilty, this or the my fetch on working, prenominate be of my Mark would drift; wit: son, you, sound, crimes assured consequence; gentleman, addition my lord,

Of man and country.

Reynaldo Very good, my lord. Lord Polonius And then, sir, does he this he does what was I about to say? By the mass, I was about to say something: where did I leave? Reynaldo At closes in the consequence, at friend or so, and gentleman. Lord Polonius At He I Or There There I See Your And With By So by bait thus of do indirections my falsehood we and former of find lecture saw Videlicet, then, closes closes saw or was falling him a him then; a in thus: with out enter the I yesterday, such, at such you takes with this carp and assays directions and of of of wisdom brothel, or there a or gaming; consequence, know or such; tennis: t and, or house so of oertook the other as ins you ay, marry; gentleman; day, say, rouse; perchance, sale, forth. now; truth: reach, bias, out: advice,


Shall you my son. You have me, have you not? Reynaldo My lord, I have. Lord Polonius God be wi you; fare you well. Reynaldo Good my lord! Lord Polonius Observe his inclination in yourself.

Reynaldo I shall, my lord. Lord Polonius And let him ply his music. Reynaldo Well, my lord. Lord Polonius Farewell! Exit Reynaldo Enter Ophelia How now, Ophelia! whats the matter? Ophelia O, my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted! Lord Polonius With what, i the name of God? Ophelia My Lord No Pale And As if Ungarterd, as with he his a had lord, Hamlet, hat upon and shirt; as I with his his look been was his head; knees so down-gyved sewing doublet his to knocking piteous loosed out in all stockings his each in of my closet, unbraced; fould, ancle; other; purport hell

To speak of horrors, he comes before me. Lord Polonius Mad for thy love? Ophelia My lord, I do not know; But truly, I do fear it. Lord Polonius

What said he? Ophelia He Then And, He As At And He As And And, He For took goes with falls he last, thrice raised it end with seemd out o did his his to doors me he his to would a his a by to other such draw little head sigh seem being: head find he his to that over way went it. thus so the the wrist length hand thus Long of up and all he his without lets shoulder without his their his me piteous shatter done, waving perusal shaking and of of stayd mine and held all oer me his his my he hard; arm; brow, face so; arm down, profound bulk go: turnd, eyes; helps,

And, to the last, bended their light on me. Lord Polonius Come, This Whose And As That leads oft does go is with the violent the as afflict will any our me: I very property to passion natures. I will go ecstasy fordoes desperate under am seek of the king. love, itself undertakings heaven sorry.

What, have you given him any hard words of late? Ophelia No, I my did good repel lord, but, his as fetters you did and command, denied

His access to me. Lord Polonius That I I am had not hath sorry that quoted with him: I made better feard he him heed and did but mad. judgment trifle,

And By To As To This

meant heaven, cast it lack must be

to it

wreck is common beyond

thee; as


beshrew to in the we kept to close,

my our our younger the might

jealousy! age opinions sort king: move

proper for go being

ourselves Come, which,


discretion. known;

More grief to hide than hate to utter love. Exeunt SCENE II. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Attendants King Claudius Welcome, Moreover The Our Of Sith Resembles More So I That, And That Some To So Whether draw much aught, than much cannot being sith you little him as to of so need hasty Hamlets nor his the that from dream so it fathers that we dear we sending. have Rosencrantz much to did use and long you have so the it thus entreat brought his here by pleasures, occasion unknown, you afflicts youth in your and to may him up What that I days to rest so to us to did you call inward should hath of you with and our put Guildenstern! see you, provoke heard it, man be, him himself, both, him, havior, court companies gather, glean, thus,

Something nor

transformation; exterior was. death, the of: young your


neighbourd time: on from


That, opend, lies within our remedy. Queen Gertrude Good And gentlemen, sure I am he two hath men much there talkd are of not you; living

To To As For Your

whom show to the

he us

more so

adheres. much your and shall

If gentry time profit receive

it with of

will and

please good us our

you will awhile, hope, thanks

expend supply visitation


As fits a kings remembrance. Rosencrantz Both Might, Put by your the dread your sovereign power you more have into pleasures majesties of us, command

Than to entreaty. Guildenstern But And To here lay give our we up service ourselves, freely both in at the full your obey, bent feet,

To be commanded. King Claudius Thanks, Rosencrantz and gentle Guildenstern. Queen Gertrude Thanks, And My too I Guildenstern beseech much changed and you son. gentle instantly Go, some to of Rosencrantz: visit you,

And bring these gentlemen where Hamlet is. Guildenstern Heavens make our presence and our practises Pleasant and helpful to him! Queen Gertrude Ay, amen! Exeunt Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and some Attendants Enter Polonius Lord Polonius








Are joyfully returnd. King Claudius Thou still hast been the father of good news. Lord Polonius Have I Both And Hunts As it I I, hold to do not hath my my my the used lord? duty, God think, or trail to do, I as and else of that to this assure I my hold my policy I brain good my gracious of so have liege, soul, king: mine sure found

The very cause of Hamlets lunacy. King Claudius O, speak of that; that do I long to hear. Lord Polonius Give first admittance to the ambassadors; My news shall be the fruit to that great feast. King Claudius Thyself do grace to them, and bring them in. Exit Polonius He tells me, my dear Gertrude, he hath found

The head and source of all your sons distemper. Queen Gertrude I doubt it is no other but the main; His fathers death, and our oerhasty marriage. King Claudius Well, we shall sift him. Re-enter Polonius, with Voltimand and Cornelius Welcome, my good friends!

Say, Voltimand, what from our brother Norway?

Voltimand Most Upon His To But, It That Was On Receives Makes To Gives And So give him his levied Whereon was so falsely Fortinbras; rebuke vow the old three as fair our nephews be better against his borne a return first, levies; lookd your sickness, in which from before assay of thousand to before, Norway, his arms hand, he, Norway, uncle against in overcome crowns employ against he preparation into, highness: age sends in and your with annual those the of which greetings sent out to gainst he and to him the truly whereat and out brief, in never desires. suppress appeard Polack; found grieved, impotence arrests obeys; fine more majesty. joy, fee, soldiers, Polack:


With an entreaty, herein further shown, Giving a paper That Through On such it might your please dominions regards of you to for safety give this and quiet pass allowance


As therein are set down. King Claudius It And Answer, Meantime Go to at we your our and thank rest; likes more think you at considerd upon for night your well us time this well-took feast well well; read, business. labour: together:

Most welcome home! Exeunt Voltimand and Cornelius Lord Polonius

This My What Why Were Therefore, And I Mad What will call ist day liege,

business and should day, but the brief: I but it; to night to brevity majesty is since tediousness be nothing

is madam, be, night, waste is limbs your for, be to the and noble night, and

well to what time day soul outward son true else but is duty is and of

ended. expostulate is, time, time. wit, flourishes, mad: madness, mad?



But let that go. Queen Gertrude More matter, with less art.

Lord Polonius Madam, That And But Mad That Or For Thus I Who, have he pity farewell let we rather this it a in us find say, effect remains, daughter her and duty I is swear mad, tis it, grant out the the have I tis tis for him, the defective use true: true: I will then: cause cause of comes remainder while and she and of no tis a art true foolish use now this this by thus. is obedience, mine no at tis all. pity; figure; art. remains effect, defect, cause: Perpend. mark,

Hath given me this: now gather, and surmise. [Reads] To the celestial and my souls idol, the most beautified Ophelia, Thats an ill phrase, a vile phrase; beautified is a vile phrase: but you shall hear. Thus: [Reads] In her excellent white bosom, these, &c. Queen Gertrude Came this from Hamlet to her? Lord Polonius

Good madam, stay awhile; I will be faithful. [Reads] Doubt Doubt But O I I dear have love not thee Doubt that truth never Ophelia, art best, I to O thou the to doubt am reckon most most ill my best, dear at the sun be I these groans: believe lady, it. but stars doth a are fire; move; liar; love. numbers; that Adieu. whilst



this machine is to him, Hamlet. This, And As they in obedience, more fell out hath above, by time, my hath by daughter his means and shown me, place,


All given to mine ear. King Claudius But Received his love? Lord Polonius What do you think of me? King Claudius As of a man faithful and honourable. Lord Polonius I As Before Or If Or Or What And I given lookd might my would I I my my fain had prove seen daughter dear had my you young upon think? playd heart a this No, mistress it, told majesty so. this I me your the love I thus winking, went I But hot what love must desk mute with round did might on tell what queen or and idle to the you wing you might here, think, that, you, think, table-book, dumb, sight; work, bespeak: When how hath she


Lord This That Admit Which And Fell Thence Thence Into

Hamlet must she no done, he, into to to the a not

is be: should she

a and lock messengers, took watch, lightness, a sadness,

prince, then herself

out I receive from

of precepts no of to into a this he

thy gave his my make a

star; her, resort, tokens. advice; fast, weakness,

the short

fruits tale into by now then

repulsed a a

thence and, wherein

declension, raves,


And all we mourn for. King Claudius Do you think tis this? Queen Gertrude It may be, very likely. Lord Polonius Hath That there I been such have a time positively Id fain said know Tis that so,

When it proved otherwise? King Claudius Not that I know. Lord Polonius [Pointing Take If Where this truth to from is hid, circumstances his this, lead head if me, though it this I were and be will hid shoulder] otherwise: find indeed

Within the centre. King Claudius How may we try it further? Lord Polonius You know, sometimes he walks four hours together Here in the lobby.

Queen Gertrude So he does indeed. Lord Polonius At Be Mark And Let such you the be me a time and not be Ill I from no loose behind if his he reason for assistant my an love falln a daughter arras her to him: then; not thereon, state,


But keep a farm and carters. King Claudius We will try it. Queen Gertrude But, look, where sadly the poor wretch comes reading. Lord Polonius Away, I do beseech you, both away: Ill board him presently. Exeunt King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, and Attendants Enter Hamlet, reading O, give me leave:

How does my good Lord Hamlet? Hamlet Well, God-a-mercy. Lord Polonius Do you know me, my lord? Hamlet Excellent well; you are a fishmonger. Lord Polonius Not I, my lord. Hamlet Then I would you were so honest a man.

Lord Polonius Honest, my lord! Hamlet Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. Lord Polonius Thats very true, my lord. Hamlet For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a god kissing carrion, Have you a daughter? Lord Polonius I have, my lord. Hamlet Let her not walk i the sun: conception is a blessing: but not as your daughter may conceive. Friend, look to t. Lord Polonius [Aside] How say you by that? Still harping on my daughter: yet he knew me not at first; he said I was a fishmonger: he is far gone, far gone: and truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for love; very near this. Ill speak to him again. What do you read, my lord? Hamlet Words, words, words. Lord Polonius What is the matter, my lord? Hamlet Between who? Lord Polonius I mean, the matter that you read, my lord. Hamlet Slanders, sir: for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they

have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab you could go backward. Lord Polonius [Aside] Though this be madness, yet there is method in t. Will you w alk out of the air, my lord? Hamlet Into my grave. Lord Polonius Indeed, that is out o the air. Aside How pregnant sometimes his replies are! a happiness that often madness hits on, which reason and sanity could not so prosperously be delivered of. I will leave him, and suddenly contrive the means of meeting between him and my daughter. My honourable lord, I will most humbly take my leave of you. Hamlet You cannot, sir, take from me any thing that I will more willingly part withal: except my life, except my life, except my life. Lord Polonius Fare you well, my lord. Hamlet These tedious old fools! Enter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Lord Polonius You go to seek the Lord Hamlet; there he is. Rosencrantz [To Polonius] God save you, sir! Exit Polonius Guildenstern My honoured lord!

Rosencrantz My most dear lord! Hamlet My excellent good friends! How dost thou, Guildenstern? Ah, Rosencrantz! Good lads, how do ye both? Rosencrantz As the indifferent children of the earth. Guildenstern Happy, in that we are not over-happy; On fortunes cap we are not the very button. Hamlet Nor the soles of her shoe? Rosencrantz Neither, my lord. Hamlet Then you live about her waist, or in the middle of her favours? Guildenstern Faith, her privates we. Hamlet In the secret parts of fortune? O, most true; she is a strumpet. Whats the news? Rosencrantz None, my lord, but that the worlds grown honest. Hamlet Then is doomsday near: but your news is not true. Let me question more in particular: what have you, my good friends, deserved at the hands of fortune, that she sends you to prison hither? Guildenstern Prison, my lord! Hamlet Denmarks a prison.

Rosencrantz Then is the world one. Hamlet A goodly one; in which there are many confines, wards and dungeons, Denmark being one o the worst. Rosencrantz We think not so, my lord. Hamlet Why, then, tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison. Rosencrantz Why then, your ambition makes it one; tis too narrow for your mind. Hamlet O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. Guildenstern Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. Hamlet A dream itself is but a shadow. Rosencrantz Truly, and I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadows shadow. Hamlet Then are our beggars bodies, and our monarchs and outstretched heroes the beggars shadows. Shall we to the court? for, by my fay, I cannot reason. Rosencrantz Guildenstern Well wait upon you. Hamlet

No such matter: I will not sort you with the rest of my servants, for, to speak to you like an honest man, I am most dreadfully attended. But, in the beaten way of friendship, what make you at Elsinore? Rosencrantz To visit you, my lord; no other occasion. Hamlet Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks; but I thank you: and sure, dear friends, my thanks are too dear a halfpenny. Were you not sent for? Is it your own inclining? Is it a free visitation? Come, deal justly with me: come, come; nay, speak. Guildenstern What should we say, my lord? Hamlet Why, any thing, but to the purpose. You were sent for; and there is a kind of confession in your looks which your modesties have not craft enough to colour: I know the good king and queen have sent for you. Rosencrantz To what end, my lord? Hamlet That you must teach me. But let me conjure you, by the rights of our fellowship, by the consonancy of our youth, by the obligation of our ever-preserved love, and by what more dear a better proposer could charge you withal, be even and direct with me, whether you were sent for, or no? Rosencrantz [Aside to Guildenstern] What say you? Hamlet [Aside] Nay, then, I have an eye of you. If you love me, hold not off. Guildenstern My lord, we were sent for. Hamlet I will tell you why; so shall my anticipation prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the king and queen moult no feather. I have of late but wherefore I know not

lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave oerhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so. Rosencrantz My lord, there was no such stuff in my thoughts. Hamlet Why did you laugh then, when I said man delights not me? Rosencrantz To think, my lord, if you delight not in man, what lenten entertainment the players shall receive from you: we coted them on the way; and hither are they coming, to offer you service. Hamlet He that plays the king shall be welcome; his majesty shall have tribute of me; the adventurous knight shall use his foil and target; the lover shall not sigh gratis; the humourous man shall end his part in peace; the clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickled o the sere; and the lady shall say her mind freely, or the blank verse shall halt fort. What players are they? Rosencrantz Even those you were wont to take delight in, the tragedians of the city. Hamlet How chances it they travel? their residence, both in reputation and profit, was better both ways. Rosencrantz I think their inhibition comes by the means of the late innovation. Hamlet

Do they hold the same estimation they did when I was in the city? are they so followed? Rosencrantz No, indeed, are they not. Hamlet How comes it? do they grow rusty? Rosencrantz Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace: but there is, sir, an aery of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapped fort: these are now the fashion, and so berattle the common stages so they call them that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills and dare scarce come thither. Hamlet What, are they children? who maintains em? how are they escoted? Will they pursue the quality no longer than they can sing? will they not say afterwards, if they should grow themselves to common players as it is most like, if their means are no better their writers do them wrong, to make them exclaim against their own succession? Rosencrantz Faith, there has been much to do on both sides; and the nation holds it no sin to tarre them to controversy: there was, for a while, no money bid for argument, unless the poet and the player went to cuffs in the question. Hamlet Ist possible? Guildenstern O, there has been much throwing about of brains. Hamlet Do the boys carry it away? Rosencrantz Ay, that they do, my lord; Hercules and his load too. Hamlet

It is not very strange; for mine uncle is king of Denmark, and those that would make mows at him while my father lived, give twenty, forty, fifty, an hundred ducats a-piece for his picture in little. sblood, there is something in this more than natural, if philosophy could find it out. Flourish of trumpets within Guildenstern There are the players. Hamlet Gentlemen, you are welcome to Elsinore. Your hands, come then: the appurtenance of welcome is fashion and ceremony: let me comply with you in this garb, lest my extent to the players, which, I tell you, must show fairly outward, should more appear like entertainment than yours. You are welcome: but my uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived. Guildenstern In what, my dear lord? Hamlet I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw. Enter Polonius Lord Polonius Well be with you, gentlemen! Hamlet Hark you, Guildenstern; and you too: at each ear a hearer: that great baby you see there is not yet out of his swaddling-clouts. Rosencrantz Happily hes the second time come to them; for they say an old man is twice a child. Hamlet I will prophesy he comes to tell me of the players; mark it. You say right, sir: o Monday morning; twas so indeed. Lord Polonius

My lord, I have news to tell you. Hamlet My lord, I have news to tell you. When Roscius was an actor in Rome, Lord Polonius The actors are come hither, my lord. Hamlet Buz, buz! Lord Polonius Upon mine honour, Hamlet Then came each actor on his ass, Lord Polonius The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoralcomical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical- comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited: Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light. For the law of writ and the liberty, these are the only men. Hamlet O Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst thou! Lord Polonius What a treasure had he, my lord? Hamlet Why, One fair daughter and no more, The which he loved passing well. Lord Polonius [Aside] Still on my daughter. Hamlet Am I not i the right, old Jephthah? Lord Polonius

If you call me Jephthah, my lord, I have a daughter that I love passing well. Hamlet Nay, that follows not. Lord Polonius What follows, then, my lord? Hamlet Why, As by lot, God wot, and then, you know, It came to pass, as most like it was, the first row of the pious chanson will show you more; for look, where my abridgement comes. Enter four or five Players You are welcome, masters; welcome, all. I am glad to see thee well. Welcome, good friends. O, my old friend! thy face is valenced since I saw thee last: comest thou to beard me in Denmark? What, my young lady and mistress! Byr lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine. Pray God, your voice, like apiece of uncurrent gold, be not cracked within the ring. Masters, you are all welcome. Well een tot like French falconers, fly at any thing we see: well have a speech straight: come, give us a taste of your quality; come, a passionate speech. First Player What speech, my lord? Hamlet I heard thee speak me a speech once, but it was never acted; or, if it was, not above once; for the play, I remember, pleased not the million; twas caviare to the general: but it was as I received it, and others, whose judgments in such matters cried in the top of mine an excellent play, well digested in the scenes, set down with as much modesty as cunning. I remember, one said there were no sallets in the lines to make the matter savoury, nor no matter in the phrase that might indict the author of affectation; but called it an honest method, as wholesome as sweet, and by very much more handsome than fine. One speech in it I chiefly loved: twas Aeneas tale to Dido; and thereabout of it especially, where he speaks of Priams slaughter: if it live in your memory, begin at this line: let me see, let me see The rugged Pyrrhus, like the Hyrcanian The beast, rugged it is not so: he it begins with sable Pyrrhus: arms, Pyrrhus, whose

Black When Hath With Now With Baked That To And With Old

as he now is blood and lend their eyes

his lay this he of a lords

purpose, couched dread more total fathers, with tyrannous murder: oer-sized like grandsire and

did in dismal; gules;

the the black head

night ominous complexion to horridly daughters, parching damned wrath coagulate hellish and

resemble horse, smeard foot trickd sons, streets, light fire, gore, Pyrrhus seeks.


mothers, the and in the Priam with





So, proceed you. Lord Polonius Fore God, my lord, well spoken, with good accent and good discretion. First Player Anon Striking Rebellious Repugnant Pyrrhus But The Seeming Stoops Takes Which Of So, And Did But, A as silence we in often the see, heavens, against the rack some stand as like a to was reverend a with to his prisoner at the unnerved too to to Priam whiff father feel base, Pyrrhus declining Priam, neutral seemd painted to this and ear: on i tyrant, his will short his he at arm, command: drives; and falls. blow, with for, the the air Pyrrhus and in wind Greeks; lies finds his where unequal rage of Then with a lo! his strikes fell flaming hideous his milky to senseless antique it him sword, falls, matchd, wide; sword Ilium, top crash sword, head stick: stood, matter, nothing. storm, still,

The As Doth Aroused And On With Now Out, In Break And

bold hush rend never Marss less out, general all bowl

winds as the vengeance did armour remorse falls thou the the

speechless death, region, sets the forged than strumpet, anon so,

and the after him Cyclops for Pyrrhus on Fortune! away fellies down the


orb Pyrrhus new hammers proof bleeding

below thunder pause, a-work; fall eterne sword Priam. gods, power; wheel, heaven,


All her from hill

you her of

synod spokes round

take and nave

As low as to the fiends! Lord Polonius This is too long. Hamlet It shall to the barbers, with your beard. Prithee, say on: hes for a jig or a tale of bawdry, or he sleeps: say on: come to Hecuba. First Player But who, O, who had seen the mobled queen Hamlet The mobled queen? Lord Polonius Thats good; mobled queen is good. First Player Run With Where About A Who Gainst this barefoot bisson late her blanket, in had up rheum; the lank the seen, state diadem and alarm with would and a down, clout stood, all of tongue treason threatening upon and fear in have for oer-teemed caught venom the that a flames head robe, loins, up; steepd,



But When In The Unless Would

if she mincing


gods saw with burst mortal made his

themselves Pyrrhus sword clamour move the of milch

did make her



then sport limbs, made,

malicious husbands that not eyes of she at

instant things have

them burning

all, heaven,

And passion in the gods. Lord Polonius Look, whether he has not turned his colour and has tears ins eyes. Pray you, no more. Hamlet Tis well: Ill have thee speak out the rest soon. Good my lord, will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used; for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time: after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live. Lord Polonius My lord, I will use them according to their desert. Hamlet Gods bodykins, man, much better: use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity: the less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty. Take them in. Lord Polonius Come, sirs. Hamlet Follow him, friends: well hear a play to-morrow. Exit Polonius with all the Players but the First Dost thou hear me, old friend; can you play the

Murder of Gonzago? First Player Ay, my lord. Hamlet

Well hat to-morrow night. You could, for a need, study a speech of some dozen or sixteen lines, which I would set down and insert int, could you not? First Player Ay, my lord. Hamlet Very well. Follow that lord; and look you mock him not. Exit First Player My good friends, Ill leave you till night: you are welcome to Elsinore. Rosencrantz Good my lord! Hamlet Ay, so, God be wi ye; Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Now O, Is But Could That Tears A With For Whats That Had That And Make Confound The very I he he cleave mad the faculties Hecuba should the have? the the to weep motive He would general guilty ignorant, of eyes him, for and drown ear and and and or her? the the with appal amaze ears. Yet he What cue stage to would for with the horrid what it in force from in broken forms to a his her his voice, his a not I rogue monstrous fiction, soul working eyes, and his conceit? in so all and that a to his whole and all distraction am peasant this dream his slave player of own visage ins function for am alone. I! here, passion, conceit wannd, aspect, suiting nothing! Hecuba! Hecuba, he do, passion tears speech, free, indeed I,

A Like And Upon A Who Plucks Tweaks As Ha! swounds, But To I With O, Why, That Prompted Must, And A Fie That Have Been They For With Play Before Ill I

dull can whose damnd calls off me deep I I make should this by as say

and nothing; property defeat me my the to should am have slaves treacherous, an the to a my whore, a-cursing, foh! the so though miraculous like uncle: to course. the have About, creatures very to it ass son was villain? beard, nose? the

muddy-mettled unpregnant no, and made. breaks and gives lungs? it: bitter, all lecherous, am of revenge unpack like my I! a by my a brain! at of soul their no Ill murder Ill quick: spirit The observe if that This dear offal: bloody, blows me the who for and or the of not most Am my it lie

rascal, my for I in i does it a pate my the me cannot lack ere region bawdy kindless is heaven heart most and with very I have a the that tongue, have of he I will these my his but have a dear

peak, cause, king, life coward? across? face? throat, this? be gall this kites villain! villain! vengeance! brave, murderd, hell, words, drab, scullion! heard play scene presently malefactions; speak players father looks; blench, seen



pigeon-liverd oppression fatted

Remorseless, what I, like fall upont! guilty by struck murder, most mine tent know him my something


sitting cunning the have organ. the


May To Out As Abuses More

be assume of he me relative

the a my is to

devil: pleasing


the shape; and

devil yea, my with Ill play s

hath and such have the

power perhaps melancholy, spirits, grounds thing

weakness very damn this: potent me: the


Wherein Ill catch the conscience of the king. Exit

SCENE I. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern King Claudius And Get Grating can from so you, him harshly by why he all no drift puts his on days of this of circumstance, confusion, quiet

With turbulent and dangerous lunacy? Rosencrantz He does confess he feels himself distracted; But from what cause he will by no means speak. Guildenstern Nor But, When do with we we a would find bring him crafty him forward madness, on to to be keeps some sounded, aloof, confession

Of his true state. Queen Gertrude Did he receive you well? Rosencrantz Most like a gentleman. Guildenstern

But with much forcing of his disposition. Rosencrantz Niggard of question; but, of our demands, Most free in his reply. Queen Gertrude Did To any pastime? Rosencrantz Madam, We And To And, there hear as it so on did of I it: think, fell the seem in they they out, way: of him are that these a about have certain we kind the already told of players him; joy court, order oer-raught you assay him?

This night to play before him. Lord Polonius Tis And he beseechd me To hear and see the matter. King Claudius With To Good all my hear gentlemen, give heart; and him him a it doth much so further content me edge, inclined. most to entreat your true: majesties

And drive his purpose on to these delights. Rosencrantz We shall, my lord. Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern King Claudius Sweet For That Affront we he, Gertrude, have as closely twere leave sent by for accident, us Hamlet may too; hither, here Ophelia:

Her Will We And If t so

father bestow of by the may gather be

and their him, affliction

myself, ourselves as of that, encounter he his

lawful seeing, frankly is love or

espials, unseen, judge, behaved, no

That thus he suffers for. Queen Gertrude I And That Of Will for your Hamlets bring shall your good wildness: him part, beauties so to shall his be I obey Ophelia, the hope wonted I do happy your way you. wish cause virtues again,

To both your honours. Ophelia Madam, I wish it may. Exit Queen Gertrude Lord Polonius Ophelia, walk you here. Gracious, so please you, We will bestow ourselves. To Ophelia Read That Your Tis And show loneliness. too much pious of We proved action on such are an oft that we this exercise to with do blame may in sugar devotions book; colour this, visage oer

The devil himself. King Claudius [Aside] How The Is not smart harlots more a O, lash cheek, ugly that to tis speech beautied the doth with thing too give my that plastering helps true! conscience! art, it










O heavy burthen! Lord Polonius I hear him coming: lets withdraw, my lord. Exeunt King Claudius and Polonius Enter Hamlet Hamlet To The Or And No The That Devoutly To For When Must That For The The The That When With To But The No a grunt that who pangs insolence patient he bare and the sleep: in we give makes would of oppressors to by more; flesh to that be, slings take opposing and is be perchance sleep have us bear wrong, despised of merit himself bodkin? sweat dread country returns, of office of might who under from puzzles the his would a something of by and heir wishd. to dream: death pause: calamity the the of whips love, proud the and off or tis not nobler and arms end a the to, To ay, what theres so and mans laws the unworthy quietus fardels weary after whose the to in arrows against them? sleep tis be: that the of a To to a die, theres dreams this the long scorns of thousand is mind outrageous sea die: say natural to the may mortal of to we the to question: suffer fortune, troubles, sleep; end shocks sleep; rub; come coil, respect life; time, delay, spurns takes, make bear, life, death, bourn will contumely, Whether




undiscoverd traveller

And Than Thus And Is And With And The

makes fly thus sicklied this lose fair conscience

us to

rather others does the with of regard name

bear that make native the great their of Nymph,

those we cowards hue pale pith currents action. in cast

ills know of of of and turn Soft thy

we not us

have of? all; thought, moment awry, now! orisons



enterprises the



Be all my sins rememberd. Ophelia Good my lord, How does your honour for this many a day? Hamlet I humbly thank you; well, well, well. Ophelia My That lord, I I have have longed remembrances long to of yours, re-deliver;

I pray you, now receive them. Hamlet No, I never gave you aught. Ophelia My And, As Take Rich honourd with made these gifts the wax lord, them, things again; poor you words of more for when know so rich: to right sweet their the givers well breath noble prove you perfume did; lost, mind unkind. composed not I;

There, my lord. Hamlet Ha, ha! are you honest? Ophelia

My lord? Hamlet Are you fair? Ophelia What means your lordship? Hamlet That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty. Ophelia Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than with honesty? Hamlet Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once. Ophelia Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so. Hamlet You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it: I loved you not. Ophelia I was the more deceived. Hamlet Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves, all; believe none of us. Go thy ways to a nunnery. Wheres your father? Ophelia At home, my lord.

Hamlet Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the fool no where but ins own house. Farewell. Ophelia O, help him, you sweet heavens! Hamlet If thou dost marry, Ill give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go: farewell. Or, if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell. Ophelia O heavenly powers, restore him! Hamlet I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nick-name Gods creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance. Go to, Ill no more ont; it hath made me mad. I say, we will have no more marriages: those that are married already, all but one, shall live; the rest shall keep as they are. To a nunnery, go. Exit Ophelia O, The The The The And That Now Like That Blasted what courtiers, expectancy glass observed I, suckd see sweet that bells with of of of the a noble soldiers, and fashion all ladies noble jangled, form and ecstasy: mind scholars, rose and observers, most honey and out O, of most of feature of woe of the deject his tune is eye, the mould quite, and music sovereign and blown is here tongue, fair of quite oerthrown! sword; state, form, down! wretched, vows, reason, harsh; youth me,


To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!

Re-enter King Claudius and Polonius King Claudius Love! Nor Was Oer And Will I Thus For Haply With This Whereon his set the the variable something-settled brains still I be it not his what he like do some have down: demand seas affections spake, madness. his doubt in he shall of and objects matter beating in puts do though Theres melancholy the danger: hatch which quick with our speed countries shall his him neglected not it that lackd something sits and for in on the to to way form a his tend; little, soul, brood; disclose prevent, determination England, tribute different expel heart, thus


From fashion of himself. What think you ont? Lord Polonius It The Sprung You We But, Let To And Of To shall origin from need heard if his show Ill all England not it you queen his be their grief: placed, send do and neglected tell all. hold mother let so him, us My it all her please If or she be well: but love. what lord, fit, do alone round you, find confine in him yet How Lord as after do of now, Hamlet you the entreat with the him I his believe grief Ophelia! said; please; play him him; ear not, where commencement


Your wisdom best shall think. King Claudius It shall be so: Madness in great ones must not unwatchd go.

Exeunt SCENE II. A HALL IN THE CASTLE. Enter Hamlet and Players Hamlet Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumbshows and noise: I would have such a fellow whipped for oerdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it. First Player I warrant your honour. Hamlet Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special oerstep not the modest y of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure. Now this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure of the which one must in your allowance oerweigh a whole theatre of others. O, there be players that I have seen play, and heard others praise, and that highly, not to speak it profanely, that, neither having the accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man, have so strutted and bellowed that I have thought some of natures journeymen had made men and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. First Player I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. Hamlet

O, reform it altogether. And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them; for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: thats villanous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Go, make you ready. Exeunt Players Enter Polonius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern How now, my lord! I will the king hear this piece of work? Lord Polonius And the queen too, and that presently. Hamlet Bid the players make haste. Exit Polonius Will you two help to hasten them? Rosencrantz Guildenstern We will, my lord. Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Hamlet What ho! Horatio! Enter Horatio Horatio Here, sweet lord, at your service. Hamlet Horatio, thou art een as just a man As eer my conversation coped withal. Horatio O, my dear lord, Hamlet

Nay, For That To No, And Where Since And Hath As A Hast Whose That To That In As There One Which I Even Observe Do It And As For And I after is not I is scene I prithee, with feed let crook what no

do revenue clothe the the may dear of thee in that with and are what not hearts do a of have when the itself a my Vulcans mine we damned mine stop

not advancement hast thee? candied pregnant follow soul men for suffering fortunes equal not passions core, thee. play it told very uncle: ghost Give will both if unkennel a she slave, ay, Something thanks: judgment all, was herself; Why may

think I but should hinges fawning. mistress distinguish, for that buffets and so for Give I my too near of seest comment his in that are him rivet our to we my that of are pipe please. and in to-night comes thee tongue hope thy the lick of Dost of

I from good poor be the thou her her thou suffers and blest well me will heart much before the are hast absurd

flatter; thee spirits, flatterd? pomp, knee hear? choice election been nothing, rewards those finger man him heart, this. king; death: afoot, soul guilt speech, seen, foul note; face, join his commingled, that wear of of the


thrift my could seald one, man taen blood they sound is my


circumstance fathers act thy


occulted one have as heedful judgments

imaginations stithy. eyes will

In censure of his seeming. Horatio

Well, If he steal aught the And scape detecting, I will pay the theft. Hamlet They are coming to

my whilst this play is

lord: playing,






Get you a place. Danish march. A flourish. Enter King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and others King Claudius How fares our cousin Hamlet? Hamlet Excellent, i faith; of the chameleons dish: I eat the air, promise-crammed: you cannot feed capons so. King Claudius I have nothing with this answer, Hamlet; these words are not mine. Hamlet No, nor mine now. To Polonius My lord, you played once i the university, you say? Lord Polonius That did I, my lord; and was accounted a good actor. Hamlet What did you enact? Lord Polonius I did enact Julius Caesar: I was killed i the Capitol; Brutus killed me. Hamlet It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf there. Be the players ready? Rosencrantz Ay, my lord; they stay upon your patience.

Queen Gertrude Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me. Hamlet No, good mother, heres metal more attractive. Lord Polonius [To King Claudius] O, ho! do you mark that? Hamlet Lady, shall I lie in your lap? Lying down at Ophelias feet Ophelia No, my lord. Hamlet I mean, my head upon your lap? Ophelia Ay, my lord. Hamlet Do you think I meant country matters? Ophelia I think nothing, my lord. Hamlet Thats a fair thought to lie between maids legs. Ophelia What is, my lord? Hamlet Nothing. Ophelia You are merry, my lord. Hamlet Who, I?

Ophelia Ay, my lord. Hamlet O God, your only jig-maker. What should a man do but be merry? for, look you, how cheerfully my mother looks, and my father died within these two hours. Ophelia Nay, tis twice two months, my lord. Hamlet So long? Nay then, let the devil wear black, for Ill have a suit of sables. O heavens! die two months ago, and not forgotten yet? Then theres hope a great mans memory may outlive his life half a year: but, byr lady, he must build churches, then; or else shall he suffer not thinking on, with the hobby-horse, whose epitaph is For, O, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot. Hautboys play. The dumb-show enters Enter a King and a Queen very lovingly; the Queen embracing him, and he her. She kneels, and makes show of protestation unto him. He takes her up, and declines his head upon her neck: lays him down upon a bank of flowers: she, seeing him asleep, leaves him. Anon comes in a fellow, takes off his crown, kisses it, and pours poison in the Kings ears, and exit. The Queen returns; finds the King dead, and makes passionate action. The Poisoner, with some two or three Mutes, comes in again, seeming to lament with her. The dead body is carried away. The Poisoner wooes the Queen with gifts: she seems loath and unwilling awhile, but in the end accepts his love Exeunt Ophelia What means this, my lord? Hamlet Marry, this is miching mallecho; it means mischief. Ophelia Belike this show imports the argument of the play. Enter Prologue

Hamlet We shall know by this fellow: the players cannot keep counsel; theyll tell all. Ophelia Will he tell us what this show meant? Hamlet Ay, or any show that youll show him: be not you ashamed to show, hell not shame to tell you what it means. Ophelia You are naught, you are naught: Ill mark the play. Prologue For Here us, stooping and to for your our tragedy, clemency,

We beg your hearing patiently. Exit Hamlet Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring? Ophelia Tis brief, my lord. Hamlet As womans love. Enter two Players, King and Queen Player King Full And About Since thirty salt thirty the love our world times wash dozen have hearts hath Phoebus and moons times and Tellus with twelve Hymen did cart gone orbed borrowd thirties our round ground, sheen been, hands Neptunes

Unite commutual in most sacred bands. Player Queen

So Make But, So That

many us woe far I is from

journeys again count me, cheer my fear

may oer you and you. and lord,

the ere are from Yet, love or proof sized, hath it so

sun love sick your though holds in made

and be of former I nothing

moon done! late, state, distrust, must: quantity; extremity.

distrust you,

Discomfort For In Now, And Where as love

womens neither what my my is

aught, love love great, is, is the

you is are

know; so: fear;


fear doubts


Where little fears grow great, great love grows there. Player King Faith, My And I operant thou must shalt beloved; leave live and thee, their in love, functions this haply fair one and leave world as shortly to too; do: behind, kind powers


For husband shalt thou Player Queen O, Such In love second confound must needs husband be let the treason me in be my rest! breast: accurst!

None wed the second but who killd the first. Hamlet [Aside] Wormwood, wormwood. Player Queen The Are A instances base second respects time that of I second thrift, kill but my marriage none husband of move love: dead,

When second husband kisses me in bed. Player King

I But


believe what is violent now, fall, pay to passion violence own joy joys, world even tis love is our a man most like we

you do but birth, fruit unshaken,

think the

what slave but sticks they that to

now oft to poor on we ourselves

you we

speak; break. memory, validity;


Purpose Of Which But Most To What The The Their Where Grief This That For Whether The The And For And Directly But, Our That Our So think great poor

unripe, when tis what in doth either with grief

the mellow is

tree; be. forget debt: propose, lose. joy destroy: lament; accident. strange change; prove, love. flies; enemies. tend; friend, try, enemy. begun, run own: wed;

necessary ourselves ourselves ending, of enactures

passion the grief

we purpose or most slender tis not fortunes yet to fortune favourite of fortune lack friend his a doth I contrary are of our

themselves doth on nor our us else his on never friends

revels, grieves, for should not

joy loves

aye, with or left you makes love shall a end him

question lead down, doth needs want to and are thou ours, wilt fates devices advanced



hitherto who who not in


seasons orderly wills our thoughts

where do still ends so none

overthrown; husband

their no


But die thy thoughts when thy first lord is dead. Player Queen Nor Sport earth and to repose me lock give from food, me nor day heaven and light! night!

To An Each Meet Both

desperation anchors opposite what here I and cheer

turn in that would hence

my prison blanks have pursue

trust be face and me the well

and my of it lasting

hope! scope! joy destroy! strife,

If, once a widow, ever I be wife! Hamlet If she should break it now! Player King Tis My deeply spirits sworn. grow Sweet, dull, and leave fain me I here would awhile; beguile

The tedious day with sleep. Sleeps Player Queen Sleep rock thy brain, And never come mischance between us twain! Exit Hamlet Madam, how like you this play? Queen Gertrude The lady protests too much, methinks. Hamlet O, but shell keep her word. King Claudius Have you heard the argument? Is there no offence in t? Hamlet No, no, they do but jest, poison in jest; no offence i the world. King Claudius What do you call the play? Hamlet

The Mouse-trap. Marry, how? Tropically. This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna: Gonzago is the dukes name; his wife, Baptista: you shall see anon; tis a knavish piece of work: but what o that? your majesty and we that have free souls, it touches us not: let the galled jade wince, our withers are unwrung. Enter Lucianus This is one Lucianus, nephew to the king. Ophelia You are as good as a chorus, my lord. Hamlet I could interpret between you and your love, if I could see the puppets dallying. Ophelia You are keen, my lord, you are keen. Hamlet It would cost you a groaning to take off my edge. Ophelia Still better, and worse. Hamlet So you must take your husbands. Begin, murderer; pox, leave thy damnable faces, and begin. Come: the croaking raven doth bellow for revenge. Lucianus Thoughts Confederate Thou With Thy mixture Hecates natural black, hands season, rank, ban magic apt, drugs else of thrice fit, no midnight blasted, and and time creature weeds thrice dire agreeing; seeing; collected, infected, property,

On wholesome life usurp immediately. Pours the poison into the sleepers ears Hamlet

He poisons him i the garden fors estate. His names Gonzago: the story is extant, and writ in choice Italian: you shall see anon how the murderer gets the love of Gonzagos wife. Ophelia The king rises. Hamlet What, frighted with false fire! Queen Gertrude How fares my lord? Lord Polonius Give oer the play. King Claudius Give me some light: away! All Lights, lights, lights! Exeunt all but Hamlet and Horatio Hamlet Why, The For So some runs let the hart must watch, the while stricken deer ungalled some world must go weep, play; sleep: away.

Would not this, sir, and a forest of feathers if the rest of my fortunes turn Turk with me with two Provincial roses on my razed shoes, get me a fellowship in a cry of players, sir? Horatio Half a share. Hamlet A For This thou whole dost realm know, O dismantled one, Damon I. dear, was








A very, very pajock. Horatio You might have rhymed. Hamlet O good Horatio, Ill take the ghosts word for a thousand pound. Didst perceive? Horatio Very well, my lord. Hamlet Upon the talk of the poisoning? Horatio I did very well note him. Hamlet Ah, For Why ha! if then, Come, the belike, some king he music! like likes come, not it the the not, recorders! comedy, perdy.

Come, some music! Re-enter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Guildenstern Good my lord, vouchsafe me a word with you. Hamlet Sir, a whole history. Guildenstern The king, sir, Hamlet Ay, sir, what of him? Guildenstern Is in his retirement marvellous distempered. Hamlet With drink, sir?

Guildenstern No, my lord, rather with choler. Hamlet Your wisdom should show itself more richer to signify this to his doctor; for, for me to put him to his purgation would perhaps plunge him into far more choler. Guildenstern Good my lord, put your discourse into some frame and start not so wildly from my affair. Hamlet I am tame, sir: pronounce. Guildenstern The queen, your mother, in most great affliction of spirit, hath sent me to you. Hamlet You are welcome. Guildenstern Nay, good my lord, this courtesy is not of the right breed. If it shall please you to make me a wholesome answer, I will do your mothers commandment: if not, your pardon and my return shall be the end of my business. Hamlet Sir, I cannot. Guildenstern What, my lord? Hamlet Make you a wholesome answer; my wits diseased: but, sir, such answer as I can make, you shall command; or, rather, as you say, my mother: therefore no more, but to the matter: my mother, you say, Rosencrantz Then thus she says; your behavior hath struck her into amazement and admiration. Hamlet

O wonderful son, that can so astonish a mother! But is there no sequel at the heels of this mothers admiration? Impart. Rosencrantz She desires to speak with you in her closet, ere you go to bed. Hamlet We shall obey, were she ten times our mother. Have you any further trade with us? Rosencrantz My lord, you once did love me. Hamlet So I do still, by these pickers and stealers. Rosencrantz Good my lord, what is your cause of distemper? you do, surely, bar the door upon your own liberty, if you deny your griefs to your friend. Hamlet Sir, I lack advancement. Rosencrantz How can that be, when you have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark? Hamlet Ay, but sir, While the grass grows, the proverb is something musty. Re-enter Players with recorders O, the recorders! let me see one. To withdraw with you: why do you go about to recover the wind of me, as if you would drive me into a toil? Guildenstern O, my lord, if my duty be too bold, my love is too unmannerly. Hamlet I do not well understand that. Will you play upon this pipe? Guildenstern My lord, I cannot.

Hamlet I pray you. Guildenstern Believe me, I cannot. Hamlet I do beseech you. Guildenstern I know no touch of it, my lord. Hamlet Tis as easy as lying: govern these ventages with your lingers and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music. Look you, these are the stops. Guildenstern But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would play upon me; you would seem to know my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak. sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me. Enter Polonius God bless you, sir! Lord Polonius My lord, the queen would speak with you, and presently. Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud thats almost in shape of a camel? Lord Polonius By the mass, and tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet

Methinks it is like a weasel. Lord Polonius It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet Or like a whale? Lord Polonius Very like a whale. Hamlet Then I will come to my mother by and by. They fool me to the top of my bent. I will come by and by. Lord Polonius I will say so. Hamlet By and by is easily said. Exit Polonius Leave me, friends. Exeunt all but Hamlet Tis When Contagion And Would O The Let I My How will in do quake heart, soul me speak and my tongue now to the this such to lose of look not Nero be daggers soul words very yawn world: bitter on. thy enter cruel, to in soever her, this she witching and now hell could business Soft! now this not but be be use nature; I time itself drink as to let firm of breathes hot the my not night, out blood, day mother. ever bosom: unnatural: none; hypocrites; shent,


To give them seals never, my soul, consent! Exit

SCENE III. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern King Claudius I To I And The Hazard like let your he terms so to of him his not, madness commission England our dangerous nor stands range. will shall estate as it Therefore forthwith along may doth with not hourly safe with prepare us you; dispatch, you: endure grow

Out of his lunacies. Guildenstern We Most To holy keep will and those many ourselves religious many fear it bodies provide: is safe

That live and feed upon your majesty. Rosencrantz The With To That The Dies Whats Fixd To Are Each Attends single all keep spirit lives not near on whose mortised small the the itself upon of alone; it the huge and and strength from whose many. but, with summit spokes adjoind; annexment, boisterous ruin. it: like it of ten peculiar and noyance; weal The a is the thousand which, petty Never when life armour but depend cease gulf, a of doth massy highest lesser it of is the much and bound, mind, more rest majesty draw wheel, mount, things falls, alone


Did the king sigh, but with a general groan. King Claudius

Arm For

you, we

I will


you, fetters

to put

this upon

speedy this

voyage; fear,

Which now goes too free-footed. Rosencrantz Guildenstern We will haste us. Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Enter Polonius Lord Polonius My Behind To And, Tis Since The Ill hear as meet speech, call nature of upon lord, the the that process; you said, some makes vantage. you hes going arras and and more them Fare ere to Ill warrant shell wisely audience partial, you you his mothers convey tax was than should well, go my to a him it closet: myself, home: said, mother, oerhear liege: bed,

And tell you what I know. King Claudius Thanks, dear my lord. Exit Polonius O, It A Though My And, I And Were Is To like stand both thicker there wash not it in my hath brothers inclination stronger a guilt man pause neglect. than rain white as offence the is murder. be to where What itself enough snow? if with in the Whereto rank primal Pray as defeats I double shall this my it eldest can sharp strong business first cursed brothers sweet serves smells to curse I as heaven; upont, not, will: intent; bound, begin, hand blood, heavens mercy

But And To Or My Can That Of My May In Offences And Buys There In Even To Try Yet O O Art Bow, Be his

to whats be pardond fault serve cannot those crown, one the oft out is to give what what wretched limed more stubborn soft is my

confront in forestalled being past. turn? be; effects mine be gilded tis the no true the in can state! soul, engaged! knees; as and, sinews corrupted hand seen law: for own pardond prayer

the but we ere down? But, since which and currents may the but and and can: when O that, Help, heart of What O, I Forgive

visage this come Ill what me am I did and retain of shove wicked tis there we forehead then? what one bosom struggling angels! with the can black to can not the Then

of two-fold to look of foul still the my the this by prize so action of our what it not as be Make strings newborn of

offence? force, fall, up; prayer murder? possessd murder, queen. offence? world justice, itself above; lies compelld, faults, rests? not? repent? death! free, assay! steel, babe!

form my


shuffling, nature; teeth evidence.


repentance it

All may be well. Retires and kneels Enter Hamlet Hamlet Now And And A might now so villain Ill am I I kills do dot. it And revenged. my pat, so That father; now he he goes would and is to be for praying; heaven; scannd: that,

I, To O, He With And But Tis To When No! Up, When Or At That Then And As

his this took all how in heavy take he sword; he in

sole is my his his our with him is and is the has

son, hire father crimes audit him: in fit

do and broad stands and the and


same salary, full as knows course I of for more or about of may as My kick damnd in of

villain not of flush save of then his his horrid his his some salvation at and as

send heaven. revenge. bread; May; heaven? thought, revenged, soul, passage? hent: rage, bed; act int; heaven, black stays:

grossly, blown, who and am purging seasond thou asleep, or relish heels be goes. a pleasure


know drunk incestuous swearing, no that soul his may it

gaming, trip that hell, him, his



This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. Exit King Claudius [Rising] My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Exit SCENE IV. THE QUEENS CLOSET. Enter Queen Margaret and Polonius Lord Polonius He Tell And will him that come his your straight. pranks grace have hath Look been you too screend lay broad and home to stood to bear him: with, between










Pray you, be round with him. Hamlet [Within] Mother, mother, mother! Queen Gertrude Ill warrant you, Fear me not: withdraw, I hear him coming. Polonius hides behind the arras Enter Hamlet Hamlet Now, mother, whats the matter? Queen Gertrude Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended. Hamlet Mother, you have my father much offended. Queen Gertrude Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue. Hamlet Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue. Queen Gertrude Why, how now, Hamlet! Hamlet Whats the matter now? Queen Gertrude Have you forgot me? Hamlet No, You are by the the queen, your rood, husbands not brothers so: wife;

And would it were not so! you are my mother.

Queen Gertrude Nay, then, Ill set those to you that can speak. Hamlet Come, You come, go and not sit till you I down; set you you shall up not a budge; glass

Where you may see the inmost part of you. Queen Gertrude What wilt thou do? thou wilt not murder me? Help, help, ho! Lord Polonius [Behind] What, ho! help, help, help! Hamlet [Drawing] How now! a rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead! Makes a pass through the arras Lord Polonius [Behind] O, I am slain! Falls and dies Queen Gertrude O me, what hast thou done? Hamlet Nay, Is it the king? Queen Gertrude O, what a rash and bloody deed is this! Hamlet A bloody deed! almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king, and marry with his brother. Queen Gertrude As kill a king! Hamlet I know not:

Ay, lady, twas my word. Lifts up the array and discovers Polonius Thou I Thou Leave And If If took wretched, thee to of be custom for be your made have wring findst wringing let it damned me rash, thy too hands: your of not intruding better: busy peace! for heart; take is sit so penetrable brassd it fool, thy some you I farewell! fortune; danger. down, shall, stuff, so

That it is proof and bulwark against sense. Queen Gertrude What have I done, that thou darest wag thy tongue In noise so rude against me? Hamlet Such That Calls From And As As The A Yea, With blurs virtue the sets false from very rhapsody this tristful as the soul, of solidity visage, as fair a the grace hypocrite, forehead blister dicers body and words: and oaths: of sweet heavens face an and takes of there, O, blush off an makes such contraction religion doth the compound against of the innocent a act modesty, rose love deed plucks makes glow: mass, doom,


Is thought-sick at the act. Queen Gertrude Ay me, what act, That roars so loud, and thunders in the index? Hamlet Look The here, counterfeit upon this presentment picture, of and two on this, brothers.

See, An A

what eye

a curls; like

grace the Mars, like on

was front to the a and did seem Look

seated of threaten

on Jove and herald


brow; himself; command; Mercury hill; indeed,


station combination every give was is his you batten cannot hey-day waits step could sense it serve thus without without but shame! thou flaming melt the frost in a in on on call in upon from you to reserved not your your god the

New-lighted A Where To This Here Blasting Could And You The And Would Else Is Nor But To That Eyes Ears Or Could O If To And When Since

heaven-kissing a to you like brother. mountain Ha! for is and Sense, but would neer quantity What at smelling one so you feeling eyes, of devil love; assurance a Have leave have at tame, sure, sure, so what you that not form set of now, his a what mildewd you to you your its

seal, man: follows: ear, eyes? feed, eyes? age humble, judgment have, sense err, thralld choice, wast sight,

world husband. wholesome this this it the the this for ecstasy some a cozend feeling, hands sickly not or part is mutine let own as her such to have fair husband;

moor? blood judgment: this? motion; madness was




hoodman-blind? without sans true Rebellious matrons all, sense mope. hell, bones, wax, shame charge, burn

of blush? in virtue fire: a

where canst youth


be proclaim gives the

as no doth

compulsive itself



And reason panders will.

Queen Gertrude O Thou And there Hamlet, turnst I mine see speak eyes such into black and no my very grained more: soul; spots

As will not leave their tinct. Hamlet Nay, In Stewd the in rank but sweat of honeying corruption, to an and enseamed making live bed, love

Over the nasty sty, Queen Gertrude O, These speak words, like to daggers, me enter in no mine more; ears;

No more, sweet Hamlet! Hamlet A A Of A That slave your cutpurse from a murderer that of is not lord; the shelf the precedent and twentieth a empire a part vice and the of the diadem villain; tithe kings; rule, stole,


And put it in his pocket! Queen Gertrude No more! Hamlet A king of shreds and patches, Enter Ghost Save me, and hover oer me with your wings,

You heavenly guards! What would your gracious figure? Queen Gertrude Alas, hes mad! Hamlet

Do That,

you lapsed

not in

come time

your and

tardy passion,

son lets

to go

chide, by

The important acting of your dread command? O, say! Ghost Do Is But, O, Conceit but look, step in not to whet amazement between her weakest forget: thy on and bodies almost thy her this blunted mother fighting strongest visitation purpose. sits: soul: works:

Speak to her, Hamlet. Hamlet How is it with you, lady? Queen Gertrude Alas, That And Forth And, Your Starts Upon you with at as bedded up, the and heat how do the your the bend incorporal eyes sleeping hair, stands and like on flame ist your air your soldiers life end. of O thy eye do spirits in in with on hold wildly the gentle you, vacancy discourse? peep; alarm, excrements, son, distemper

Sprinkle cool patience. Whereon do you look? Hamlet On His Would Lest My him, form make with stern on and them this effects: him! cause Look capable. piteous then what you, conjoind, Do how not action I pale look you have to he to upon glares! stones, me; convert do preaching

Will want true colour; tears perchance for blood. Queen Gertrude To whom do you speak this? Hamlet

Do you see nothing there? Queen Gertrude Nothing at all; yet all that is I see. Hamlet Nor did you nothing hear? Queen Gertrude No, nothing but ourselves. Hamlet Why, My look father, you in there! his look, habit how it as steals he away! lived!

Look, where he goes, even now, out at the portal! Exit Ghost Queen Gertrude This This Is very cunning in. Hamlet Ecstasy! My And That And Would Lay That It Whilst Infects Repent And To For do make in pulse, makes I I not not will the gambol that your but rank unseen. whats not them the past; spread ranker. fatness as as have yours, healthful utterd: matter from. doth music: bring will Mother, but film temperately it me re-word; for unction my the mining yourself what compost me these of is on this to is to which love of your madness ulcerous all to to the my pursy keep not the time, madness test, madness grace, soul, speaks: place, within, heaven; come; weeds, virtue; times the very bodiless coinage of creation your brain: ecstasy

mattering trespass, skin and Confess avoid the corruption,









Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good. Queen Gertrude O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. Hamlet O, And Good Assume That Of That He That And To For And With And the use either wondrous when you throw live night: a monster, habits to aptly that next almost ... the is shall can the potency. are likewise away the but virtue, custom, devil, use gives put lend abstinence: change devil, Once desirous a the the or is of a on. kind next stamp throw more, to be go if who the purer not worser with to you all angel actions frock the mine have sense yet fair or Refrain of more of him good part other uncles it doth in and of it, half. bed; not. eat, this, good livery, to-night, easiness easy; nature, out night: blessd,

Ill blessing beg of you. For this same lord, Pointing to Polonius I To That I The I Thus do I will death must bad repent: me must bestow I be begins gave but with be him, him. cruel, and heaven this their and So, only worse hath and scourge will again, to pleased this and answer good be remains it with so, me, minister. well night. kind: behind.


One word more, good lady. Queen Gertrude What shall I do?

Hamlet Not Let Pinch And Or Make That But For Would Such No, Unpeg Let To the try mad who, from dear in the birds this, the wanton let paddling you I in in to essentially craft. thats a despite basket fly, conclusions, Twere but a hide? of on and, in like the paddock, by bloat on him, no king your for your ravel am good queen, from who sense the the a a neck means, tempt cheek; pair with all not you fair, bat, would and houses famous basket that you call of his this let I bid again you his reechy damnd matter in him sober, a do you to do: bed; mouse; kisses, fingers, out, madness, know; wise, gib, so? secrecy, top. ape, creep,


And break your own neck down. Queen Gertrude Be And thou breath assured, of life, if I words have be no made life of to breath, breathe

What thou hast said to me. Hamlet I must to England; you know that? Queen Gertrude Alack, I had forgot: tis so concluded on. Hamlet Theres Whom They And For I bear marshal tis the letters will the me seald: trust mandate; to sport and as they to I knavery. have my will must Let the two sweep it schoolfellows, adders my fangd, way, work; engineer

Hoist But And When This Ill Mother, Is Who Come, I

with blow in

his will them one man the good most

own delve at line shall guts

petard: one the

and yard O,

t below

shall their tis me

go most

hard mines, sweet, meet. packing: room.

moon: two set into

crafts the

directly neighbour this and end most prating with

lug now was sir,

night. still, in life draw most a

Indeed secret foolish an

counsellor grave, knave. you.



Good night, mother. Exeunt severally; Hamlet dragging in Polonius

SCENE I. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern King Claudius Theres You matter must in translate: these tis sighs, fit these we profound understand heaves: them.

Where is your son? Queen Gertrude Bestow this place on us a little while. Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Ah, my good lord, what have I seen to-night! King Claudius What, Gertrude? How does Hamlet? Queen Gertrude Mad Which Behind Whips out as is the his the the sea arras rapier, and mightier: wind, in hearing cries, A when his rat, both lawless something a contend fit, stir, rat!







The unseen good old man. King Claudius O It His To Alas, It Should This We But, To had you how will have mad would like keep been liberty so is yourself, shall be kept young not the it this laid short, man: heavy with full to to but so of divulging, us, of us, bloody us, and much what a let restraind had to deed whose out was was foul it of our most we threats be been to every deed! there: all; one. answerd? providence haunt, love, fit; disease, feed

understand owner from

Even on the pith of Life. Where is he gone? Queen Gertrude To Oer Among draw whom a apart his the very mineral body madness, of he like metals hath some killd: ore base,

Shows itself pure; he weeps for what is done. King Claudius O The But We sun we must, will no with Gertrude, sooner ship him all shall hence: our come the and majesty mountains this vile and away! touch, deed skill,

Both countenance and excuse. Ho, Guildenstern! Re-enter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Friends Hamlet And Go from seek both, in his him go join madness mothers out; speak closet fair, you with hath hath and some he bring further draggd the aid: slain, him: body


Into the chapel. I pray you, haste in this.

Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Come, And And let Gertrude, them whats well know, untimely call both up what done. our we O, wisest mean come to friends; do, away!

My soul is full of discord and dismay. Exeunt SCENE II. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter Hamlet Hamlet Safely stowed. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern [Within] Hamlet! Lord Hamlet! Hamlet What noise? who calls on Hamlet? O, here they come. Enter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Rosencrantz What have you done, my lord, with the dead body? Hamlet Compounded it with dust, whereto tis kin. Rosencrantz Tell us where tis, that we may take it thence And bear it to the chapel. Hamlet Do not believe it. Rosencrantz Believe what?

Hamlet That I can keep your counsel and not mine own. Besides, to be demanded of a sponge! what replication should be made by the son of a king? Rosencrantz Take you me for a sponge, my lord? Hamlet Ay, sir, that soaks up the kings countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best service in the end: he keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouthed, to be last swallowed: when he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again. Rosencrantz I understand you not, my lord. Hamlet I am glad of it: a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear. Rosencrantz My lord, you must tell us where the body is, and go with us to the king. Hamlet The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body. The king is a thing Guildenstern A thing, my lord! Hamlet Of nothing: bring me to him. Hide fox, and all after. Exeunt SCENE III. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius, attended King Claudius I How Yet Hes have must sent dangerous not loved to is we of seek it put him, that the the and this strong to find man law distracted the goes on body. loose! him: multitude,

Who And But This

like where never

not tis the

in so, offence. sending

their the To

judgment, offenders bear him all away

but scourge smooth desperate are

their is and must

eyes; weighd, even, seem grown relieved,

sudden desperate

Deliberate By Or not at all. Enter Rosencrantz


diseases appliance

How now! what hath befalln? Rosencrantz Where the dead body is bestowd, my lord, We cannot get from him. King Claudius But where is he? Rosencrantz Without, my lord; guarded, to know your pleasure. King Claudius Bring him before us. Rosencrantz Ho, Guildenstern! bring in my lord. Enter Hamlet and Guildenstern King Claudius Now, Hamlet, wheres Polonius? Hamlet At supper. King Claudius At supper! where? Hamlet Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain convocation of politic worms are een at him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all creatures else to fat

us, and we fat ourselves for maggots: your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table: thats the end. King Claudius Alas, alas! Hamlet A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and cat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. King Claudius What dost you mean by this? Hamlet Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar. King Claudius Where is Polonius? Hamlet In heaven; send hither to see: if your messenger find him not there, seek him i the other place yourself. But indeed, if you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby. King Claudius Go seek him there. To some Attendants Hamlet He will stay till ye come. Exeunt Attendants King Claudius Hamlet, Which For With The that bark this we which fiery is do thou deed, hast for tender, quickness: ready, as done, and therefore the thine we must especial dearly send prepare wind at thee safety, grieve hence thyself; help,









For England. Hamlet For England! King Claudius Ay, Hamlet. Hamlet Good. King Claudius So is it, if thou knewst our purposes. Hamlet I see a cherub that sees them. But, come; for England! Farewell, dear mother. King Claudius Thy loving father, Hamlet. Hamlet My mother: father and mother is man and wife; man and wife is one flesh; and so, my mother. Come, for England! Exit King Claudius Follow Delay Away! him it for at not; every foot; Ill thing tempt have is him him seald with speed hence and aboard; to-night: done

That else leans on the affair: pray you, make haste. Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern And, As Since After Pays England, my yet the homage great thy Danish to us if my power love thereof sword, thou cicatrice thou may looks and mayst holdst give raw thy not at aught thee and free coldly sense, red awe set

Our By The For And

sovereign letters present like thou the must

process; congruing death hectic cure of in me:

which to Hamlet. my till I

imports that Do blood know it,


full, effect, England;

he tis

rages, done,

Howeer my haps, my joys were neer begun. Exit SCENE IV. A PLAIN IN DENMARK. Enter Fortinbras, a Captain, and Soldiers, marching Prince Fortinbras Go, Tell Craves Over If We that shall captain, him the his his from that, conveyance kingdom. majesty express our You me by of would duty greet his a know the licence, promised the aught in with his Danish king; Fortinbras march rendezvous. us, eye;

And let him know so. Captain I will dot, my lord. Prince Fortinbras Go softly on. Exeunt Fortinbras and Soldiers Enter Hamlet, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and others Hamlet Good sir, whose powers are these? Captain They are of Norway, sir. Hamlet How purposed, sir, I pray you? Captain

Against some part of Poland. Hamlet Who commands them, sir? Captain The nephews to old Norway, Fortinbras. Hamlet Goes it against the main of Poland, sir, Or for some frontier? Captain Truly We That To Nor go hath pay will five it to to in speak, gain it ducats, yield a no five, to and little profit I would Norway with patch but not or no of the farm the addition, ground name. it; Pole

A ranker rate, should it be sold in fee. Hamlet Why, then the Polack never will defend it. Captain Yes, it is already garrisond. Hamlet Two Will This That is thousand not the inward souls debate breaks, the of and imposthume and twenty question much shows of wealth no thousand this and cause ducats straw: peace, without

Why the man dies. I humbly thank you, sir. Captain God be wi you, sir. Exit Rosencrantz Wilt please you go, my lord?

Hamlet Ill be with you straight go a little before. Exeunt all except Hamlet How And If Be Sure, Looking That To Bestial Of A And Why Sith To Witness Led Whose Makes Exposing To Even Is But When That And The That, all for not greatly honours have of all for a let a I dot. this by spirit mouths what that an to to at thought ever yet have I fust his but he all spur to that before capability in oblivion, thinking which, three live cause Examples army a with at is fortune, egg-shell. stir find the father my sleep? death fantasy while, of too quarterd, parts to and of delicate the mortal death Rightly without quarrel stake. killd, reason to and How a and my twenty trick and to great in stand mother my shame, thousand of I a I gross us or chief occasions my sleep made and unused. precisely hath coward, say will as such and divine and but I This dull good and us and Now, some on one do things strength earth mass do revenge! and feed? with after, inform What market a such gave god-like whether craven the part not to and exhort and tender ambition invisible and danger be it of beast, large us against is a his no me, man, time more. discourse, not reason be scruple event, wisdom know do; means me: charge prince, puffd event, unsure dare, great argument, straw then, staind, blood, see men, fame,



Go Which To


their the is the

graves numbers not slain?

like tomb O,

beds, cannot enough from

fight try

for the and time

plot cause,

Whereon hide

continent forth,


My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth! Exit SCENE V. ELSINORE. A ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter Queen Gertrude, Horatio, and a Gentleman Queen Gertrude I will not speak with her. Gentleman She is importunate, indeed distract: Her mood will needs be pitied. Queen Gertrude What would she have? Gentleman She Theres Spurns That Yet The And Which, Indeed speaks tricks carry the hearers botch as would the her i but to words winks, make one much the at half of world; her and sense: use collection; up and fit nods, think straws; father; hems, speaks her of they to and there their might and says beats is doth aim own yield be gestures at things speech it she her in hears heart; doubt, nothing, move it, them, thought, thoughts;



Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily. Horatio Twere good she were spoken with; for she may strew Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds. Queen Gertrude Let her come in.

Exit Horatio To Each So my toy full sick seems of soul, as artless sins to true some jealousy nature great is is, amiss: guilt,


It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. Re-enter Horatio, with Ophelia Ophelia Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark? Queen Gertrude How now, Ophelia! Ophelia [Sings] How From By his cockle And his sandal shoon. Queen Gertrude Alas, sweet lady, what imports this song? Ophelia Say you? nay, pray you, mark. Sings He He At his At his heels a stone. Queen Gertrude Nay, but, Ophelia, Ophelia Pray you, mark. Sings is is head dead dead a and gone, and grass-green lady, gone; turf, should I your another hat and true love know one? staff,

White his shroud as the mountain snow, Enter King Claudius Queen Gertrude Alas, look here, my lord. Ophelia [Sings] Larded Which bewept With true-love showers. King Claudius How do you, pretty lady? Ophelia Well, God ild you! They say the owl was a bakers daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. God be at your table! King Claudius Conceit upon her father. Ophelia Pray you, lets have no words of this; but when they ask you what it means, say you this: Sings To-morrow All And To Then And Let in Never departed more. King Claudius Pretty Ophelia! up he duppd the maid, I in a be rose, and the that out is the maid at your donnd his a Saint Valentines morning your day, betime, window, Valentine. clothes, maid chamber-door; with to the sweet grave did flowers go

Ophelia Indeed, la, without an oath, Ill make an end ont: Sings By Alack, Young By Quoth You So would men cock, she, promised I ha Gis and will dot, they before me done, by and fie if are you by Saint for they to tumbled to yonder come Charity, shame! tot; blame. me, wed. sun,

An thou hadst not come to my bed. King Claudius How long hath she been thus? Ophelia I hope all will be well. We must be patient: but I cannot choose but weep, to think they should lay him i the cold ground. My brother shall know of it: and so I thank you for your good counsel. Come, my coach! Good night, ladies; good night, sweet ladies; good night, good night. Exit King Claudius Follow I pray you. Exit Horatio O, All When But Next, Of Thick For his and good this from in your is her sorrows son own Polonius the come, battalions. gone; just death; in and poison fathers they First, and remove: their we he of death. deep O come her most the thoughts have done grief; Gertrude, not single father violent people and but it springs Gertrude, spies slain: author muddied, whispers, greenly, her close; give her good watch,


In Divided Without Last, Her Feeds And With Wherein Will In Like

hugger-mugger from the and brother on wants pestilent nothing ear to and a his not necessity, which as is

to herself we much in wonder,

inter and are secret keeps to of of our O my buzzers

him: her pictures, or as himself infect his matter person dear in

poor fair mere all from in his fathers to Gertrude, many

Ophelia judgment, beasts: these, France; clouds, ear death; beggard, arraign this, places

containing come

speeches stick ear.


Gives me superfluous death. A noise within Queen Gertrude Alack, what noise is this? King Claudius Where are my Switzers? Let them guard the door. Enter another Gentleman What is the matter? Gentleman Save The Eats Than Oerbears And, Antiquity The They Caps, ratifiers cry hands, and as not young your the ocean, the yourself, overpeering flats Laertes, officers. world and Choose we: tongues, forgot, The were custom props Laertes applaud it of shall to with in my of more a rabble now his impetuous riotous call but not every be the him to lord: list, haste head, lord; begin, known, word, king: clouds:

Laertes shall be king, Laertes king!

Queen Gertrude How cheerfully on the false trail they cry! O, this is counter, you false Danish dogs! King Claudius The doors are broke. Noise within Enter Laertes, armed; Danes following Laertes Where is this king? Sirs, stand you all without. Danes No, lets come in. Laertes I pray you, give me leave. Danes We will, we will. They retire without the door Laertes I thank you: keep the door. O thou vile king, Give me my father! Queen Gertrude Calmly, good Laertes. Laertes That Cries Even drop here, of blood to between thats my the calm father, chaste proclaims brands me the bastard, harlot brow cuckold


Of my true mother. King Claudius What That Let him thy go, is rebellion Gertrude; do the looks not cause, so fear our Laertes, giant-like? person:

Theres That Acts Why

such treason little thou art can of

divinity but his thus

doth peep will. incensed. Let to

hedge what Tell him me, go,

a it

king, would, Laertes, Gertrude.

Speak, man. Laertes Where is my father? King Claudius Dead. Queen Gertrude But not by him. King Claudius Let him demand his fill. Laertes How To I That Let came hell, dare both come he and the what dead? grace, To worlds comes; I only Ill vows, to this give Ill not to the be the point to be juggled blackest profoundest I with: devil! pit! stand, negligence, revenged allegiance! damnation.


Most thoroughly for my father. King Claudius Who shall stay you? Laertes My And for will, my not means, Ill all husband the them so world: well,

They shall go far with little. King Claudius Good If Of you your dear desire fathers to death, ist know writ in the your Laertes, certainty revenge,










Winner and loser? Laertes None but his enemies. King Claudius Will you know them then? Laertes To And his good like friends the thus kind wide Ill ope my arms; pelican, life-rendering

Repast them with my blood. King Claudius Why, Like That And It a I am shall good am most as level now child guiltless sensible to and of in your you a your true fathers grief judgment for speak gentleman. death, it, pierce

As day does to your eye. Danes [Within] Let her come in. Laertes How now! what noise is that? Re-enter Ophelia O Burn By Till Dear O Should Nature heat, out heaven, our heavens! be is maid, ist as fine in dry the thy scale up my sense madness turn kind possible, moral as love, the brains! and shall beam. sister, a an and tears virtue be O young old where seven of paid rose sweet maids mans tis times mine by of salt, eye! weight, May! Ophelia! wits life? fine,








After the thing it loves. Ophelia [Sings] They Hey And in bore non his him nonny, grave barefaced nonny, raind many on hey a the bier; nonny; tear:

Fare you well, my dove! Laertes Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge, It could not move thus. Ophelia [Sings] An You you must call sing a-down him a-down, a-down-a.

O, how the wheel becomes it! It is the false steward, that stole his masters daughter. Laertes This nothings more than matter. Ophelia Theres rosemary, thats for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. thats for thoughts. Laertes A document in madness, thoughts and remembrance fitted. Ophelia Theres fennel for you, and columbines: theres rue for you; and heres some for me: we may call it herb-grace o Sundays: O you must wear your rue with a difference. Theres a daisy: I would give you some violets, but they withered all when m y father died: they say he made a good end, Sings For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy. Laertes







She turns to favour and to prettiness. Ophelia [Sings] And And No, Go He His All He And God ha is we mercy never beard flaxen gone, cast on was will will no, to will as was he away his white his is he he he thy come as not not come come is again? again? dead: death-bed: again. snow, poll: gone, moan: soul!

And of all Christian souls, I pray God. God be wi ye. Exit Laertes Do you see this, O God? King Claudius Laertes, Or Make And If They Our To Be And you choice they by find crown, you you we us our in content shall to jointly I of shall direct touchd, life, must deny hear me whom and or we and lend satisfaction; your labour all your commune right. wisest judge by will our that but patience with your twixt with Go friends you collateral kingdom we can if to your but you and grief, apart, will. me: hand give, ours, not, us, soul

To give it due content. Laertes

Let His No No Cry to means trophy, noble be of

this death, nor nor as twere his hatchment formal sword, rite heard,

be obscure oer heaven funeral his to ostentation

so; bones, earth,


That I must callt in question. King Claudius So And where the offence I pray you, go with me. Exeunt SCENE VI. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter Horatio and a Servant Horatio What are they that would speak with me? Servant Sailors, sir: they say they have letters for you. Horatio Let them come in. Exit Servant I do not know from what part of the world you is let the great axe shall; fall.

I should be greeted, if not from Lord Hamlet. Enter Sailors First Sailor God bless you, sir. Horatio Let him bless thee too. First Sailor

He shall, sir, ant please him. Theres a letter for you, sir; it comes from the ambassador that was bound for England; if your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is. Horatio [Reads] Horatio, when thou shalt have overlooked 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 chase. Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on a compelled valour, and in the grapple I boarded them: on the instant they got clear of our ship; so I 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 with as much speed as thou wouldst fly death. I have words to speak in thine ear will make thee dumb; yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter. These good fellows will bring thee where I am. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hold their course for England: of them I have much to tell thee. Farewell. He Come, And I dot that will the thou make you speedier, knowest way that for you thine, these may your direct Hamlet. letters; me

To him from whom you brought them. Exeunt SCENE VII. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE CASTLE. Enter King Claudius and Laertes King Claudius Now And Sith That must you you he must have which your put heard, hath conscience me in and your my your with acquaintance heart a noble for knowing father seal, friend, ear, slain

Pursued my life. Laertes It Why well you appears: proceeded not but against tell these me feats,

So As

crimeful by your

and safety,

so wisdom,

capital all

in things

nature, else,

You mainly were stirrd up. King Claudius O, Which But Lives My Shes That, I Why Is Who, Would, Convert Too Would the like his slightly have yet virtue so as could to dipping the gyves the not a great may to almost or for to me by my conjunctive star but public love all to reverted spring timberd the his that graces; for to by count faults so so my you, they his are plague, to moves two perhaps, strong. looks; be my not her. I in that loud bow general turneth but The might gender their wood to my a special seem The and it much queen for either life in his myself which and his other not bear reasons; unsinewd, mother soul, sphere, motive, go, him; affection, stone, arrows, wind, again,

And not where I had aimd them. Laertes And A Whose Stood so sister worth, challenger have driven if on praises mount I a into may of noble go all father desperate back the lost; terms, again, age

For her perfections: but my revenge will come. King Claudius Break That That And I not we we think loved your are can it your sleeps made let our father, pastime. for of You that: stuff beard and be shortly we you so must flat shook shall not and with hear love think dull danger more: ourself;

And that, I hope, will teach you to imagine

Enter a Messenger How now! what news? Messenger Letters, my lord, from Hamlet: This to your majesty; this to the queen. King Claudius From Hamlet! who brought them? Messenger Sailors, They my were lord, given they me by say; I saw he them received not: them Claudio;

Of him that brought them. King Claudius Laertes, you shall hear them. Leave us. Exit Messenger [Reads] High and mighty, You shall know I am set naked on your kingdom. To morrow shall I beg leave to see your kingly eyes: when I shall, first asking your pardon thereunto, recount the occasion of my sudden and more strange return. Hamlet. What should this mean? Are all the rest come back?

Or is it some abuse, and no such thing? Laertes Know you the hand? King Claudius Tis And in a Can you advise me? Laertes Im It That lost warms I shall in it, the live my very and lord. tell But him let in to him my his come; heart, teeth, sickness Hamlets postscript character. here, he says Naked! alone.

Thus didest thou.

King Claudius If As how it should be it be so, so? Laertes how otherwise?

Will you be ruled by me? Laertes Ay, So you will not oerrule me to a peace. King Claudius To As No To Under And But for even thine checking more an the his his to exploit, which death he no mother own at peace. his undertake now shall wind shall If voyage, it, ripe not of he and I in choose blame uncharge the be that will now he work my but shall returnd, means him device, fall: breathe, practise my lord;

And call it accident. Laertes My The lord, rather, if I you will could be devise it ruled; so

That I might be the organ. King Claudius It You And Wherein, Did As not did have that they that been in say, together one, talkd Hamlets you pluck and falls of since hearing, shine: such that, your envy in your for sum my travel a of from right. much, quality parts him regard,

Of the unworthiest siege. Laertes What part is that, my lord? King Claudius

A Yet The Than

very needful light settled

riband too; and age and a myself, can such had brave in well int; health was

in for careless his

the youth livery sables graveness. gentleman

cap no that and Two of against, but unto brought and toppd shapes he

of less it his months the this his his my and

youth, becomes wears weeds, since, French, gallant seat; horse, thought, tricks, Normandy:

Importing Here Ive And Had And As With That seen they to he the I,

and on he

served grew doing incorpsed so far of



wondrous been beast: forgery


Come short of what he did. Laertes A Norman wast? King Claudius A Norman. Laertes Upon my life, Lamond. King Claudius The very same. Laertes I know him well: he is the brooch indeed And gem of all the nation. King Claudius He And For And That If one he gave art for cried could made you and your out, match you: confession such exercise rapier twould the be scrimers a in a of of masterly your most sight their you, report defence especially, indeed, nation,

He If Did That Your

swore, you he sudden

had opposed

had so

neither Sir, envenom do oer,

motion, this with but to

guard, report his wish play

nor of and with

eye, his envy beg him.

them. nothing

Hamlet could


Now, out of this, Laertes What out of this, my lord? King Claudius Laertes, Or are was you your like the father painting dear of to a you? sorrow,

A face without a heart? Laertes Why ask you this? King Claudius Not But And Time There A And For Dies We And As And That Hamlet To in should hath there then hurts show are this by comes kind that that that qualifies lives of goodness, his do own when nothing I I I the within wick is or at growing too we much: would; and are is to what your like the fathers would think know see, the snuff a you did love in spark very that like to that for this delays hands, a quick are spendthrift o you son in the not is and love begun passages fire flame will a we would as would your by of of of abate father; time; proof, it. love it; still; plurisy, do many accidents; sigh, ulcer: undertake, deed changes


abatements tongues, should easing. back: yourself But,

More than in words?

Laertes To cut his throat i the church. King Claudius No Revenge Will Hamlet Well And The And Most Will Or A you put set Frenchman wager generous not with sword peruse a unbated, place, should do returnd on a gave on and the little and indeed, have this, shall those double you, your no keep know shall bring heads: free foils; shuffling, in a so should bounds. close you praise on you he, from that, you pass in all with may of varnish murder But, within are good your come your the fine being sanctuarize; Laertes, chamber. home: excellence fame together remiss, contriving, ease, choose practise

Requite him for your father. Laertes I And, I So Where Collected Under That With is this the for bought mortal it from moon, but contagion, that an that, draws all can that, scratchd will purpose, unction but blood save withal: if dip no simples the Ill I Ill of a that thing touch gall anoint a knife so have from my him cataplasm my in dot: sword. mountebank, it, rare, virtue death point slightly,

It may be death. King Claudius Lets Weigh May And Twere fit that what us our better further convenience to drift not our look think both shape: through assayd: of if our therefore of time this bad this and should this; means fail, project


Should If Well When As And A If this

have should a in make that chalice he by make

back blast solemn motion bouts calls for the chance

or in wager you more

second, proof. on are violent Ill your your

that Soft! hot to have let

might me I dry end

hold, see: hat. him sipping, stuck,

cunnings: and that but venomd

your your he for

drink, nonce, escape



Our purpose may hold there. Enter Queen Gertrude How now, sweet queen! Queen Gertrude One So Laertes. Laertes Drownd! O, where? Queen Gertrude There That There Of That But There, Clambering When Fell And, Which As Or in the time one like our on down mermaid-like, she a incapable is shows with crow-flowers, liberal cold the to a his willow hoar fantastic nettles, shepherds maids hang, her weeping do pendent grows leaves garlands daisies, give dead an weedy brook. awhile chanted of creature boughs mens her envious trophies Her they snatches her native clothes bore of own and a in aslant the did and a glassy she long grosser fingers sliver and spread her old call coronet brook, stream; come purples name, them: weeds broke; herself wide; up: tunes; distress, indued woe fast doth they tread follow; upon your anothers sisters heel, drownd,

Unto Till Pulld

that that the

element: her poor

but wretch

long heavy from

it with her

could their


be drink, lay



To muddy death. Laertes Alas, then, she is drownd? Queen Gertrude Drownd, drownd. Laertes Too And It Let The I have is shame woman a much therefore our say of I trick; what will speech of it be fire, water forbid nature will: out. that hast my her when Adieu, fain thou, tears: these poor but custom are my would Ophelia, yet holds, gone, lord: blaze,

But that this folly douts it. Exit King Claudius Lets How Now much fear I I had this follow, to will do give to calm it his start Gertrude: rage! again;

Therefore lets follow. Exeunt

SCENE I. A CHURCHYARD. Enter two Clowns, with spades, & c First Clown Is she to be buried in Christian burial that wilfully seeks her own salvation? Second Clown

I tell thee she is: and therefore make her grave straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it Christian burial. First Clown How can that be, unless she drowned herself in her own defence? Second Clown Why, tis found so. First Clown It must be se offendendo; it cannot be else. For here lies the point: if I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act: and an act hath three branches: it is, to act, to do, to perform: argal, she drowned herself wittingly. Second Clown Nay, but hear you, goodman delver, First Clown Give me leave. Here lies the water; good: here stands the man; good; if the man go to this water, and drown himself, it is, will he, nill he, he goes, mark you that; but if the water come to him and drown him, he drowns not himself: argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life. Second Clown But is this law? First Clown Ay, marry, ist; crowners quest law. Second Clown Will you ha the truth ont? If this had not been a gentlewoman, she should have been buried out o Christian burial. First Clown Why, there thou sayst: and the more pity that great folk should have countenance in this world to drown or hang themselves, more than their even Christian. Come, my spade. There is no ancient gentleman but gardeners, ditchers, and grave-makers: they hold up Adams profession. Second Clown Was he a gentleman?

First Clown He was the first that ever bore arms. Second Clown Why, he had none. First Clown What, art a heathen? How dost thou understand the Scripture? The Scripture says Adam digged: could he dig without arms? Ill put another question to the e: if thou answerest me not to the purpose, confess thyself Second Clown Go to. First Clown What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter? Second Clown The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a thousand tenants. First Clown I like thy wit well, in good faith: the gallows does well; but how does it well? it does well to those that do in: now thou dost ill to say the gallows is built stronger than the church: argal, the gallows may do well to thee. Tot again, come. Second Clown Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or a carpenter? First Clown Ay, tell me that, and unyoke. Second Clown Marry, now I can tell. First Clown Tot. Second Clown Mass, I cannot tell. Enter Hamlet and Horatio, at a distance

First Clown Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your dull ass will not mend his pace with beating; and, when you are asked this question next, say a grave-maker: the houses that he makes last till doomsday. Go, get thee to Yaughan: fetch me a stoup of liquor. Exit Second Clown He digs and sings In To youth, contract, when it O, the I was time, for, did love, very ah, my did love, sweet, behove,


O, methought, there was nothing meet. Hamlet Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that he sings at grave-making? Horatio Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness. Hamlet Tis een so: the hand of little employment hath the daintier sense. First Clown [Sings] But Hath And age, clawd hath shipped with me me his in intil stealing his the steps, clutch, land,

As if I had never been such. Throws up a skull Hamlet That skull had a tongue in it, and could sing once: how the knave jowls it to the ground, as if it were Cains jaw-bone, that did the first murder! It might be the pate of a politician, which this ass now oer-reaches; one that would circumvent God, might it not? Horatio It might, my lord.

Hamlet Or of a courtier; which could say Good morrow, sweet lord! How dost thou, good lord? This might be my lord such-a-one, that praised my lord such-a-ones horse, when he meant to beg it; might it not? Horatio Ay, my lord. Hamlet Why, een so: and now my Lady Worms; chapless, and knocked about the mazzard with a sextons spade: heres fine revolution, an we had the trick to seet . Did these bones cost no more the breeding, but to play at loggats with em? mine ache to think ont. First Clown [Sings] A For O, a pick-axe, and pit of and a clay for a spade, shrouding to be a spade, sheet: made

For such a guest is meet. Throws up another skull Hamlet Theres another: why may not that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quiddities now, his quillets, his cases, his tenures, and his tricks? why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of his action of battery? Hum! This fellow might be ins time a great buyer of land, with his statutes, his recognizances, his fines, his double vouchers, his recoveries: is this the fine of his fines, and the recovery of his recoveries, to have his fine pate full of fine dirt? will his vouchers vouch him no more of his purchases, and double ones too, than the length and breadth of a pair of indentures? The very conveyances of his lands will hardly lie in this box; and must the inheritor himself have no more, ha? Horatio Not a jot more, my lord. Hamlet Is not parchment made of sheepskins?

Horatio Ay, my lord, and of calf-skins too. Hamlet They are sheep and calves which seek out assurance in that. I will speak to this fellow. Whose graves this, sirrah? First Clown Mine, sir. Sings O, a pit of clay for to be made

For such a guest is meet. Hamlet I think it be thine, indeed; for thou liest int. First Clown You lie out ont, sir, and therefore it is not yours: for my part, I do not lie int, and yet it is mine. Hamlet Thou dost lie int, to be int and say it is thine: tis for the dead, not for the quick; therefore thou liest. First Clown Tis a quick lie, sir; twill away gain, from me to you. Hamlet What man dost thou dig it for? First Clown For no man, sir. Hamlet What woman, then? First Clown For none, neither. Hamlet Who is to be buried int?

First Clown One that was a woman, sir; but, rest her soul, shes dead. Hamlet How absolute the knave is! we must speak by the card, or equivocation will undo us. By the Lord, Horatio, these three years I have taken a note of it; the age is grown so picked that the toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier, he gaffs his kibe. How long hast thou been a grave-maker? First Clown Of all the days i the year, I came tot that day that our last king Hamlet overcame Fortinbras. Hamlet How long is that since? First Clown Cannot you tell that? every fool can tell that: it was the very day that young Hamlet was born; he that is mad, and sent into England. Hamlet Ay, marry, why was he sent into England? First Clown Why, because he was mad: he shall recover his wits there; or, if he do not, its no great matter there. Hamlet Why? First Clown Twill, a not be seen in him there; there the men are as mad as he. Hamlet How came he mad? First Clown Very strangely, they say. Hamlet How strangely?

First Clown Faith, een with losing his wits. Hamlet Upon what ground? First Clown Why, here in Denmark: I have been sexton here, man and boy, thirty years. Hamlet How long will a man lie i the earth ere he rot? First Clown I faith, if he be not rotten before he die as we have many pocky corses now-a-days, that will scarce hold the laying in he will last you some eight year or nine year: a tanner will last you nine year. Hamlet Why he more than another? First Clown Why, sir, his hide is so tanned with his trade, that he will keep out water a great while; and your water is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body. Heres a skull now; this skull has lain in the earth three and twenty years. Hamlet Whose was it? First Clown A whoreson mad fellows it was: whose do you think it was? Hamlet Nay, I know not. First Clown A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! a poured a flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull, sir, was Yoricks skull, the kings jester. Hamlet This? First Clown

Een that. Hamlet Let me see. Takes the skull Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my ladys chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Horatio, tell me one thing. Horatio Whats that, my lord? Hamlet Dost thou think Alexander looked o this fashion i the earth? Horatio Een so. Hamlet And smelt so? pah! Puts down the skull Horatio Een so, my lord. Hamlet To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bung-hole? Horatio Twere to consider too curiously, to consider so. Hamlet

No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam, whereto he was converted, Imperious Might O, Should that stop that patch might Caesar, a a earth, wall they dead hole to which to not and keep kept expel the the stop turnd the world a to wind in winter beer-barrel? clay, away: awe, flaw!

But soft! but soft! aside: here comes the king. Enter Priest, & c. in procession; the Corpse of Ophelia, Laertes and Mourners following; King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, their trains, & c The And The Fordo queen, with corse its the such they own courtiers: maimed follow life: who rites? did twas is with of this This they doth desperate some follow? betoken hand estate.

Couch we awhile, and mark. Retiring with Horatio Laertes What ceremony else? Hamlet That A very noble youth: mark. Laertes What ceremony else? First Priest Her As And, She Till Shards, Yet we but should the flints here obsequies have that in last and she have warrantise: great ground trumpet: pebbles is allowd been her command for should be her as death oersways charitable thrown virgin on far was the have enlarged doubtful; order, lodged prayers, her; crants, is Laertes,









Of bell and burial. Laertes Must there no more be done? First Priest No We To should sing a more profane requiem the and be service such of rest the to done: dead her

As to peace-parted souls. Laertes Lay And May A from violets ministering her her spring! angel fair I tell shall i and thee, my the unpolluted churlish sister earth: flesh priest, be,

When thou liest howling. Hamlet What, the fair Ophelia! Queen Gertrude Sweets to the sweet: farewell! Scattering flowers I I hoped thought thou thy shouldst bride-bed have to been have my deckd, Hamlets sweet wife; maid,

And not have strewd thy grave. Laertes O, Fall Whose Deprived ten thee times wicked deed of! treble treble thy Hold off on that most the cursed ingenious earth woe head, sense awhile,

Till I have caught her once more in mine arms: Leaps into the grave

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Hamlet the Dane. Leaps into the grave Laertes The devil take thy soul! Grappling with him Hamlet Thou I For, Yet prithee, though have take I I prayst thy am fingers not in not from splenitive me my and well. throat; rash, dangerous,


Which let thy wiseness fear: hold off thy hand. King Claudius Pluck them asunder. Queen Gertrude Hamlet, Hamlet! All Gentlemen, Horatio Good my lord, be quiet. The Attendants part them, and they come out of the grave Hamlet









Until my eyelids will no longer wag. Queen Gertrude O my son, what theme? Hamlet I Could loved not, Ophelia: with all forty their thousand quantity of brothers love,

Make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her? King Claudius O, he is mad, Laertes. Queen Gertrude For love of God, forbear him. Hamlet swounds, Woot Woot Ill To Be And, Millions Singeing Make Ossa dot. outface buried if thou of his like weep? drink Dost me quick prate acres pate a show woot up thou with with of on against wart! Nay, me fight? woot eisel? come leaping her, us, the an and let till mountains, what fast? eat here in so our burning thoult woot a to her will them thoult tear do: thyself? crocodile? whine? grave? I: throw ground, zone, mouth,

Ill rant as well as thou. Queen Gertrude This And Anon, When thus as that is awhile patient her the golden fit as mere will the couplets work female are on madness: him; dove, disclosed,

His silence will sit drooping. Hamlet

Hear What I Let is loved the you reason ever: himself

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The cat will mew and dog will have his day. Exit King Claudius I pray you, good Horatio, wait upon him. Exit Horatio To Laertes Strengthen Well Good This An put Gertrude, grave hour of your the set shall quiet patience matter some have in our to watch a shortly last the over living shall nights present your we speech; push. son. see; monument:

Till then, in patience our proceeding be. Exeunt SCENE II. A HALL IN THE CASTLE. Enter Hamlet and Horatio Hamlet So much for this, sir: now shall you see the other; You do remember all the circumstance? Horatio Remember it, my lord? Hamlet Sir, That Worse And Our in my than praised heart not the be let there me mutines rashness sometimes was sleep: in for the it, serves a kind of I us us fighting, lay Rashly, know, well, would methought bilboes. let


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Rough-hew them how we will, Horatio That is most certain. Hamlet Up My Groped Fingerd To My Their O Larded Importing With, That, No, not ho! on to mine fears grand royal with such the stay sea-gown I to their own from scarfd find packet, room forgetting commission; knavery! many bugs Denmarks health and the supervise, about out and again; manners, where an several and goblins no grinding I sorts in leisure of the exact of Englands my my me, them; in in had fine making to found, so the my cabin, dark desire. withdrew bold, unseal Horatio, command, reasons too, life, bated, axe,

My head should be struck off. Horatio Ist possible? Hamlet Heres the commission: read it at more leisure. But wilt thou hear me how I did proceed? Horatio I beseech you. Hamlet Being Ere They Devised I had a thus could begun new be-netted make the a play round prologue I with to sat wrote my me it villanies, brains, down, fair:


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Not shriving-time allowd. Horatio How was this seald? Hamlet Why, I Which Folded Subscribed The Was our had was the it, changeling even my the writ gavet never and in that fathers model up the in known. what was signet of form Now, to impression, that of placed the this heaven in my Danish the it next was ordinant. purse, seal; other, safely, day sequent


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Of mighty opposites. Horatio Why, what a king is this! Hamlet Does He Poppd Thrown And To To with quit let him it that in out such with this not, hath thinkst killd between his this cozenage canker thee, my the angle arm? king stand and for ist and of ist our election not not me and my to perfect be nature now my my proper upon hopes, life, damnd, come conscience, whored mother,

In further evil? Horatio It must be shortly known to him from England What is the issue of the business there. Hamlet It And But That For, The But, by sure, will a I to the of bravery the portraiture be mans am short: lifes no very Laertes image his: of of Ill his the more sorry, I my court grief interim than to good forgot cause, his did put I is say mine; One. Horatio, myself; see favours. me

Into a towering passion. Horatio Peace! who comes here? Enter Osric

Osric Your lordship is right welcome back to Denmark. Hamlet I humbly thank you, sir. Dost know this water-fly? Horatio No, my good lord. Hamlet Thy state is the more gracious; for tis a vice to know him. He hath much land, and fertile: let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the kings mess: tis a chough; but, as I say, spacious in the possession of dirt. Osric Sweet lord, if your lordship were at leisure, I should impart a thing to you from his majesty. Hamlet I will receive it, sir, with all diligence of spirit. Put your bonnet to his right use; tis for the head. Osric I thank your lordship, it is very hot. Hamlet No, believe me, tis very cold; the wind is northerly. Osric It is indifferent cold, my lord, indeed. Hamlet But yet methinks it is very sultry and hot for my complexion. Osric Exceedingly, my lord; it is very sultry, as twere, I cannot tell how. But, my lord, his majesty bade me signify to you that he has laid a great wager on your head: sir, this is the matter, Hamlet I beseech you, remember

Hamlet moves him to put on his hat Osric Nay, good my lord; for mine ease, in good faith. Sir, here is newly come to court Laertes; believe me, an absolute gentleman, full of most excellent differences, of very soft society and great showing: indeed, to speak feelingly of him, he is the card or calendar of gentry, for you shall find in him the continent of what part a gentleman would see. Hamlet Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you; though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither, in respect of his quick sail. But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more. Osric Your lordship speaks most infallibly of him. Hamlet The concernancy, sir? why do we wrap the gentleman in our more rawer breath? Osric Sir? Horatio Ist not possible to understand in another tongue? You will dot, sir, really. Hamlet What imports the nomination of this gentleman? Osric Of Laertes? Horatio His purse is empty already; alls golden words are spent. Hamlet Of him, sir.

Osric I know you are not ignorant Hamlet I would you did, sir; yet, in faith, if you did, it would not much approve me. Well, sir? Osric You are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes is Hamlet I dare not confess that, lest I should compare with him in excellence; but, to know a man well, were to know himself. Osric I mean, sir, for his weapon; but in the imputation laid on him by them, in his meed hes unfellowed. Hamlet Whats his weapon? Osric Rapier and dagger. Hamlet Thats two of his weapons: but, well. Osric The king, sir, hath wagered with him six Barbary horses: against the which he has imponed, as I take it, six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdle, hangers, and so: three of the carriages, in faith, are very dear to fancy, very responsive to the hilts, most delicate carriages, and of very liberal conceit. Hamlet What call you the carriages? Horatio I knew you must be edified by the margent ere you had done. Osric The carriages, sir, are the hangers. Hamlet

The phrase would be more german to the matter, if we could carry cannon by our sides: I would it might be hangers till then. But, on: six Barbary horses against six French swords, their assigns, and three liberal-conceited carriages; thats the French bet against the Danish. Why is this imponed, as you call it? Osric The king, sir, hath laid, that in a dozen passes between yourself and him, he shall not exceed you three hits: he hath laid on twelve for nine; and it would come to immediate trial, if your lordship would vouchsafe the answer. Hamlet How if I answer no? Osric I mean, my lord, the opposition of your person in trial. Hamlet Sir, I will walk here in the hall: if it please his majesty, tis the br eathing time of day with me; let the foils be brought, the gentleman willing, and the king hold his purpose, I will win for him an I can; if not, I will gain nothing but my shame and the odd hits. Osric Shall I re-deliver you een so? Hamlet To this effect, sir; after what flourish your nature will. Osric I commend my duty to your lordship. Hamlet Yours, yours. Exit Osric He does well to commend it himself; there are no tongues else fors turn. Horatio This lapwing runs away with the shell on his head. Hamlet

He did comply with his dug, before he sucked it. Thus has he and many more of the same bevy that I know the dressy age dotes on only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter; a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out. Enter a Lord Lord My lord, his majesty commended him to you by young Osric, who brings back to him that you attend him in the hall: he sends to know if your pleasure hold to play with Laertes, or that you will take longer time. Hamlet I am constant to my purpose; they follow the kings pleasure: if his fitness speaks, mine is ready; now or whensoever, provided I be so able as now. Lord The king and queen and all are coming down. Hamlet In happy time. Lord The queen desires you to use some gentle entertainment to Laertes before you fall to play. Hamlet She well instructs me. Exit Lord Horatio You will lose this wager, my lord. Hamlet I do not think so: since he went into France, I have been in continual practise: I shall win at the odds. But thou wouldst not think how ill alls here about my heart: but it is no matter. Horatio

Nay, good my lord, Hamlet It is but foolery; but it is such a kind of gain-giving, as would perhaps trouble a woman. Horatio If your mind dislike any thing, obey it: I will forestall their repair hither, and say you are not fit. Hamlet Not a whit, we defy augury: theres a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it b e now, tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he leaves, what ist to leave betimes? Enter King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Laertes, Lords, Osric, and Attendants with foils, & c King Claudius Come, Hamlet, come, and take this hand from me. King Claudius puts Laertes hand into Hamlets Hamlet Give But This And With That Roughly Wast If And Then Who Hamlet His you must sore might awake, Hamlet Hamlet when Hamlet does is madness it, of hes does then? the is needs your I from not it His faction poor distraction. nature, here himself himself not, wrongd me your pardon, as have sir: you presence heard, What honour proclaim Laertes? be does Hamlet madness: that ift is how I I and was Never taen wrong denies be am have Ive are done a you wrong; gentleman. knows, punishd done, exception madness. Hamlet: away, Laertes, it. so, enemy. wrongd; pardont,


Sir, Let Free That I my me so have

in disclaiming far shot in from your mine

this a most arrow oer purposed generous the

audience, evil thoughts, house,

And hurt my brother. Laertes I Whose To I Till I To I my stand by have keep do a my receive am motive, in aloof; some elder voice name your this but and and ungored. offerd revenge: satisfied case, in should my will masters, of precedent But till love no in stir terms me of known of that like nature, most honour honour, peace, time, love,


And will not wrong it. Hamlet I And will embrace this brothers it wager frankly freely; play.

Give us the foils. Come on. Laertes Come, one for me. Hamlet Ill Your be skill your shall, foil, like a Laertes: star i in the mine darkest ignorance night,

Stick fiery off indeed. Laertes You mock me, sir. Hamlet No, by this hand. King Claudius Give them the foils, young Osric. Cousin Hamlet, You know the wager?

Hamlet Very well, my lord Your grace hath laid the odds o the weaker side. King Claudius I do not fear it; I have seen you both: But since he is betterd, we have therefore odds. Laertes This is too heavy, let me see another. Hamlet This likes me well. These foils have all a length? They prepare to play Osric Ay, my good lord. King Claudius Set If Or Let The And Richer In And The The Now let cannons the me Hamlet quit all king in than Denmarks trumpet to king the in the shall the that crown to the dunks kettle cup the stoops give the answer battlements drink an which have worn. to the heavens, to the to of of wine first the their Hamlets union four Give the shall me trumpet cannoneer heavens to Hamlet. Come, upon or third ordnance better he the successive that second table. hit, exchange, fire: breath; throw, kings cups; speak, without, earth, begin:

And you, the judges, bear a wary eye. Hamlet Come on, sir. Laertes Come, my lord.

They play Hamlet One. Laertes No. Hamlet Judgment. Osric A hit, a very palpable hit. Laertes Well; again. King Claudius Stay; give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine; Heres to thy health. Trumpets sound, and cannon shot off within Give him the cup. Hamlet Ill play this bout first; set it by awhile. Come. They play Another hit; what say you? Laertes A touch, a touch, I do confess. King Claudius Our son shall win. Queen Gertrude Hes Here, fat, Hamlet, take and my scant napkin, rub of thy breath. brows;

The queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet. Hamlet

Good madam! King Claudius Gertrude, do not drink. Queen Gertrude I will, my lord; I pray you, pardon me. King Claudius [Aside] It is the poisond cup: it is too late. Hamlet I dare not drink yet, madam; by and by. Queen Gertrude Come, let me wipe thy face. Laertes My lord, Ill hit him now. King Claudius I do not thinkt. Laertes [Aside] And yet tis almost gainst my conscience. Hamlet Come, I pray for the you, third, pass Laertes: with your you best but dally; violence;

I am afeard you make a wanton of me. Laertes Say you so? come on. They play Osric Nothing, neither way. Laertes Have at you now!

Laertes wounds Hamlet; then in scuffling, they change rapiers, and Hamlet wounds Laertes King Claudius Part them; they are incensed. Hamlet Nay, come, again. Queen Gertrude falls Osric Look to the queen there, ho! Horatio They bleed on both sides. How is it, my lord? Osric How ist, Laertes? Laertes Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric; I am justly killd with mine own treachery. Hamlet How does the queen? King Claudius She swounds to see them bleed. Queen Gertrude No, no, the drink, the drink, O my dear Hamlet, The drink, the drink! I am poisond. Dies Hamlet O villany! Ho! let the door be lockd: Treachery! Seek it out. Laertes It No is here, in Hamlet: the Hamlet, world can thou do art thee slain; good; medicine

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I can no more: the king, the kings to blame. Hamlet The point! envenomd too! Then, venom, to thy work. Stabs King Claudius All Treason! treason! King Claudius O, yet defend me, friends; I am but hurt. Hamlet Here, Drink thou off incestuous, this potion. murderous, Is thy damned union Dane, here?

Follow my mother. King Claudius dies Laertes He It Exchange Mine and Nor thine on me. Dies Hamlet Heaven I You That am that are make dead, look but thee pale mutes free Horatio. and or of it! Wretched tremble audience at to I follow queen, this this thee. adieu! chance, act, is a forgiveness my fathers is poison with death justly temperd me, come not by noble upon served; himself. Hamlet: thee,

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To the unsatisfied. Horatio Never I am more an Heres yet some liquor left. Hamlet As Give O Things If Absent And in this To tell my story. March afar off, and shot within What warlike noise is this? Osric Young To Fortinbras, the with ambassadors conquest of come from England Poland, gives me good standing thou didst thee harsh the thourt cup: Horatio, thus ever world let go; what unknown, hold from draw thy by a shall me a heaven, wounded live in felicity breath in behind thy Ill man, havet. name, me! heart awhile, pain, believe antique Roman than a it: Dane:

This warlike volley. Hamlet O, The I But On So tell potent cannot I him, live do with I poison to he the quite hear prophesy has the the my occurrents, die, oer-crows news my from election dying more and Horatio; spirit: England; lights voice; less,


Which have solicited. The rest is silence.

Dies Horatio Now And cracks flights a of noble angels heart. sing Good thee night to sweet thy prince: rest!

Why does the drum come hither? March within Enter Fortinbras, the English Ambassadors, and others Prince Fortinbras Where is this sight? Horatio What is it ye would see? If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search. Prince Fortinbras This What That quarry feast thou cries is so on toward many havoc. in princes O thine at proud eternal a death, cell, shot

So bloodily hast struck? First Ambassador The And The To That our ears tell are him Rosencrantz sight affairs from that his and England should commandment Guildenstern senseless is come give is are too us dismal; late: hearing, fulfilld, dead:

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Go, bid the soldiers shoot.

A dead march. Exeunt, bearing off the dead bodies; after which a peal of ordnance is shot off