Hamlet

Synopsis
Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet (of Denmark), who died two months before the start of the play. After King Hamlet's death, his brother, Claudius, be omes king, and marries King Hamlet's widow, !ertrude ("ueen of Denmark). #oung Hamlet fears that Claudius killed his own brother (Hamlet's father) to be ome king of Denmark, greatly angering Hamlet. $wo offi ers, %ar ellus and &arnardo, summon Hamlet's friend Horatio, and later Hamlet himself to see the late King Hamlet's ghost appear at midnight. $he ghost tells Hamlet pri'ately that Claudius had indeed murdered King Hamlet by pouring poison in his ear. Hamlet is further enraged and plots of how to re'enge his father's death. (n his anger, Hamlet seems to a t like a madman, prompting King Claudius, his wife !ertrude, and his ad'isor )olonius to send *osen rant+ and !uildenstern to spy on Hamlet and figure out why he is a ting mad. Hamlet e'en treats )olonius' daughter ,phelia rudely, prompting )olonius to belie'e Hamlet is madly in lo'e with her, though Claudius e-pe ts otherwise. )olonius, a man who talks too long. windedly, had allowed his son /aertes to go to 0ran e (then sent *eynaldo to spy on /aertes) and had ordered ,phelia not to asso iate with Hamlet. Claudius, fearing Hamlet may try to kill him, sends Hamlet to 1ngland. &efore lea'ing, howe'er, Hamlet on'in es an a ting ompany to reena t King Hamlet's death before Claudius, in the hopes of ausing Claudius to break down and admit to murdering King Hamlet. $hough Claudius is enraged, he does not admit to murder. Hamlet's mother tries to reason with Hamlet after the play, while )olonius spied on them from behind a urtain. Hamlet hears )olonius, and kills him through the urtain, thinking the person is Claudius. 2hen finding out the truth, Hamlet regrets the death, yet Claudius still sends him to 1ngland, a ompanied by *osen rant+ and !uildenstern with orders from Claudius that the 1nglish kill Hamlet as soon as her arri'es. After Hamlet lea'es, /aertes returns from 0ran e, enraged o'er )olonius' death. ,phelia rea ts to her father's death with utter madness and e'entually falls in a stream and drowns, further angering /aertes. 1n route to 1ngland, Hamlet finds the orders and hanges them to order *osen rant+ and !uildenstern killed, as does o ur, though Hamlet is kidnapped by pirates one day later. $he pirates return Hamlet to Claudius (for a ransom), and Claudius tries one last attempt to eliminate Hamlet3 he arranges a sword duel between /aertes and Hamlet. $he tri k, howe'er, is that the tip of /aertes' sword is poisoned. As a ba kup pre aution, Claudius poisons the 'i tory up in ase Hamlet wins. During the fight, the poisoned drink is offered to Hamlet, he de lines, and instead his mother, !ertrude, drinks it (to the ob4e tion of Claudius). /aertes, losing to Hamlet, illegally s rat hes him with the poisoned sword to ensure Hamlet's death. Hamlet (unknowingly), then swit hes swords with /aertes, and uts and poisons him. $he 5ueen dies, s reaming that she has been poisoned and /aertes, dying, admits of Claudius' trea hery. 2eakening, Hamlet fatally stabs Claudius, /aertes dies, and Hamlet begins his death spee h. $hough Horatio wants to ommit sui ide out of sorrow, Hamlet entreats him to tell the story of King Hamlet's death and *osen rant+ and !uildenstern's deaths to all. 0ortinbras, the prin e of 6orway, arri'es from on5uest of 1ngland, and Hamlet's last dying wish is that 0ortinbras be ome the new King of Denmark, as happens.

Act 1, Scene 1
7C161 (. 1lsinore. A platform before the astle. 0*A6C(7C, at his post. 1nter to him &1*6A*D, &1*6A*D, 2ho's there8

0*A6C(7C, 6ay, answer me3 stand, and unfold yourself. &1*6A*D, /ong li'e the king9 0*A6C(7C, &ernardo8 &1*6A*D, He. 0*A6C(7C, #ou ome most arefully upon your hour. &1*6A*D, '$is now stru k twel'e: get thee to bed, 0ran is o. 0*A6C(7C, 0or this relief mu h thanks3 'tis bitter old, And ( am si k at heart. &1*6A*D, Ha'e you had 5uiet guard8 0*A6C(7C, 6ot a mouse stirring. &1*6A*D, 2ell, good night. (f you do meet Horatio and %ar ellus, $he ri'als of my wat h, bid them make haste. 0*A6C(7C, ( think ( hear them. 7tand, ho9 2ho's there8 1nter H,*A$(, and %A*C1//;7 H,*A$(, 0riends to this ground. %A*C1//;7

And liegemen to the Dane. 0*A6C(7C, !i'e you good night. %A*C1//;7 ,, farewell, honest soldier3 2ho hath relie'ed you8 0*A6C(7C, &ernardo has my pla e. !i'e you good night. 1-it %A*C1//;7 Holla9 &ernardo9 &1*6A*D, 7ay, 2hat, is Horatio there8 H,*A$(, A pie e of him. &1*6A*D, 2el ome, Horatio3 wel ome, good %ar ellus. %A*C1//;7 2hat, has this thing appear'd again to.night8 &1*6A*D, ( ha'e seen nothing. %A*C1//;7 Horatio says 'tis but our fantasy, And will not let belief take hold of him $ou hing this dreaded sight, twi e seen of us3 $herefore ( ha'e entreated him along 2ith us to wat h the minutes of this night: $hat if again this apparition ome, He may appro'e our eyes and speak to it. H,*A$(, $ush, tush, 'twill not appear.

break thee off: look. 2hen yond same star that's westward from the pole Had made his ourse to illume that part of hea'en 2here now it burns. %ar ellus and myself. 1nter !host %A*C1//. %A*C1//. like the king that's dead.. %A*C1//. H.. And let us hear &ernardo speak of this. $ogether with that fair and warlike form (n whi h the ma4esty of buried Denmark . $he bell then beating one. Horatio.*A$(. (n the same figure.7 )ea e. /ooks it not like the king8 mark it.*A$(. sit we down. 2ell. H. (t would be spoke to.7 $hou art a s holar: speak to it. 7it down awhile: And let us on e again assail your ears. Horatio. /ast night of all. 2hat art thou that usurp'st this time of night. &1*6A*D. &1*6A*D. where it omes again9 &1*6A*D. %ost like3 it harrows me with fear and wonder. Horatio. $hat are so fortified against our story 2hat we ha'e two nights seen.&1*6A*D. H. &1*6A*D.*A$(.7 "uestion it.

and will not answer. %A*C1//.f mine own eyes. when.7 $hus twi e before. As thou art to thyself3 7u h was the 'ery armour he had on 2hen he the ambitious 6orway ombated: 7o frown'd he on e. How now. H. &1*6A*D. (n what parti ular thought to work ( know not: &ut in the gross and s ope of my opinion. it stalks away9 H.*A$(. &efore my !od. %A*C1//.7 '$is gone. in an angry parle.*A$(. and 4ump at this dead hour. Horatio9 you tremble and look pale3 (s not this something more than fantasy8 2hat think you on't8 H.*A$(. . speak9 %A*C1//.Did sometimes mar h8 by hea'en ( harge thee. ( might not this belie'e 2ithout the sensible and true a'ou h . 2ith martial stalk hath he gone by our wat h.7 (t is offended.*A$(. 7ee. &1*6A*D. '$is strange.7 (s it not like the king8 H. 7tay9 speak. He smote the sledded )ola ks on the i e. speak9 1-it !host %A*C1//. $his bodes some strange eruption to our state. speak9 ( harge thee.

haste and romage in the land. the whisper goes so. .. As it doth well appear unto our state.. $hat an (: At least. Did slay this 0ortinbras: who by a seal'd ompa t. 2hose image e'en but now appear'd to us. by the same o'enant. all those his lands 2hi h he stood sei+ed of. by 0ortinbras of 6orway. . to some enterprise $hat hath a stoma h in't: whi h is no other. Did forfeit.*A$(..f unimpro'ed mettle hot and full. &ut to re o'er of us. to the on5ueror3 Against the whi h.*A$(.f this post.. whose sore task Does not di'ide the 7unday from the week: 2hat might be toward. 2ell ratified by law and heraldry. And foreign mart for implements of war: 2hy su h impress of shipwrights. ( take it. that this sweaty haste Doth make the night 4oint. 2as. His fell to Hamlet. and tell me. by strong hand And terms ompulsatory. (s the main moti'e of our preparations. . Dared to the ombat: in whi h our 'aliant Hamlet.ur last king. young 0ortinbras. a moiety ompetent 2as gaged by our king: whi h had return'd $o the inheritan e of 0ortinbras. sir. 0or food and diet. sit down.labourer with the day3 2ho is't that an inform me8 H. Hath in the skirts of 6orway here and there 7hark'd up a list of lawless resolutes. (n the most high and palmy state of *ome. &1*6A*D. 2hy this same stri t and most obser'ant wat h 7o nightly toils the sub4e t of the land. And arriage of the arti le design'd. he that knows. And why su h daily ast of bra+en annon. $hereto pri k'd on by a most emulate pride. as you know.7 !ood now. Had he been 'an5uisher: as. $he sour e of this our wat h and the hief head . 0or so this side of our known world esteem'd him. H. A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. those foresaid lands 7o by his father lost3 and this.%A*C1//. with his life. ( think it be no other but e'en so3 2ell may it sort that this portentous figure Comes armed through our wat h: so like the king $hat was and is the 5uestion of these wars. 6ow.

And our 'ain blows mali ious mo kery.7 '$is gone9 1-it !host 2e do it wrong. Ha'e hea'en and earth together demonstrated . though it blast me. foreknowing may a'oid. 7peak of it3 stay. &ut soft. '$is here9 %A*C1//.. happily.r if thou hast uphoarded in thy life 1-torted treasure in the womb of earth. being so ma4esti al. $hat may to thee do ease and gra e to me.. 2hi h. in'ulnerable. 7peak to me3 (f there be any good thing to be done. and speak9 7top it. or use of 'oi e. . 7peak to me3 Co k rows (f thou art pri'y to thy ountry's fate. where it omes again9 *e. as the air.A little ere the mightiest <ulius fell. 0or whi h. 7tay.nto our limatures and ountrymen. $o offer it the show of 'iolen e: 0or it is. they say. speak9 . behold9 lo.7 7hall ( strike at it with my partisan8 H. %ar ellus. illusion9 (f thou hast any sound.enter !host ('ll ross it. As harbingers pre eding still the fates And prologue to the omen oming on. %A*C1//. $he gra'es stood tenantless and the sheeted dead Did s5ueak and gibber in the *oman streets3 As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood. &1*6A*D. if it will not stand.. '$is here9 H.pon whose influen e 6eptune's empire stands 2as si k almost to doomsday with e lipse3 And e'en the like pre urse of fier e e'ents. you spirits oft walk in death.*A$(.*A$(. . Disasters in the sun: and the moist star . Do.

the morn.*61/(. $his spirit./$(%A6D. HA%/1$. /et us impart what we ha'e seen to.D(.&1*6A*D. no spirit dares stir abroad: $he nights are wholesome: then no planets strike. that is the trumpet to the morn. /A1*$17. at his warning. /ords. %A*C1//. &ut.7 .sounding throat Awake the god of day: and.D1. 7o hallow'd and so gra ious is the time.nto young Hamlet: for. As needful in our lo'es. =. 1nter K(6! C/A. upon my life. when the o k rew.6(. $he e-tra'agant and erring spirit hies $o his onfine3 and of the truth herein $his present ob4e t made probation.7. 6o fairy takes. ).*A$(.7 /et's do't. 7ome say that e'er 'gainst that season omes 2herein our 7a'iour's birth is elebrated.116 !1*$*. H.pon a fearful summons. 1-eunt Act 1. Scene 2 7C161 ((. ".D(.7. and Attendants K(6! C/A. fitting our duty8 %A*C1//./. dumb to us. 2hether in sea or fire.night . they say. will speak to him. H. ( ha'e heard. nor wit h hath power to harm. look. Do you onsent we shall a 5uaint him with it. Doth with his lofty and shrill. A room of state in the astle. C. 7o ha'e ( heard and do in part belie'e it. $he bird of dawning singeth all night long3 And then. And then it started like a guilty thing . in earth or air. (t was about to speak. ( pray: and ( this morning know 2here we shall find him most on'eniently.*A$(.7. in russet mantle lad. $he o k.7 (t faded on the rowing of the o k. 2alks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill3 &reak we our wat h up: and by my ad'i e.

to suppress His further gait herein: in that the le'ies. 0arewell. $hat shall not be my offer.. C. that you know.*61/(. He hath not fail'd to pester us with message./$(%A6D and C.. Holding a weak supposal of our worth. 1-eunt =. what's the news with you8 #ou told us of some suit: what is't.r thinking by our late dear brother's death . s ar ely hears .*61/(. #et so far hath dis retion fought with nature $hat we with wisest sorrow think on him. Ha'e we. 0or bearers of this greeting to old 6orway: !i'ing to you no further personal power $o business with the king. now our 5ueen. un le of young 0ortinbras. $he lists and full proportions. (n e5ual s ale weighing delight and dole. 2ho.7 2e doubt it nothing3 heartily farewell.7 And now. /aertes8 #ou annot speak of reason to the Dane. and that it us befitted $o bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdom $o be ontra ted in one brow of woe. good Cornelius. And loose your 'oi e3 what wouldst thou beg.rid. Colleagued with the dream of his ad'antage..$hough yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death $he memory be green. =oltimand. with all bonds of law.f these delated arti les allow. $ogether with remembran e of oursel'es. 0or all. . are all made . $o our most 'aliant brother. 7o mu h for him. 2ith mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage. impotent and bed.f this his nephew's purpose. . as 'twere with a defeated 4oy. not thy asking8 $he head is not more nati'e to the heart. /aertes. our thanks. $aken to wife3 nor ha'e we herein barr'd #our better wisdoms. whi h ha'e freely gone 2ith this affair along./$(%A6D (n that and all things will we show our duty. and you. (mporting the surrender of those lands /ost by his father. more than the s ope . 6ow follows.. and let your haste ommend your duty. K(6! C/A. 2ith an auspi ious and a dropping eye. 6ow for ourself and for this time of meeting3 $hus mu h the business is3 we ha'e here writ $o 6orway. $herefore our sometime sister.7 =. young 0ortinbras.D(...ut of his sub4e t3 and we here dispat h #ou. /aertes.ur state to be dis4oint and out of frame... $he imperial 4ointress to this warlike state.

2hat wouldst thou ha'e. )assing through nature to eternity.7 How is it that the louds still hang on you8 HA%/1$ 6ot so. $han is the throne of Denmark to thy father.*D ).pon his will ( seal'd my hard onsent3 ( do besee h you. #et now. HA%/1$ >Aside? A little more than kin./. and my son.. and less than kind. /aertes8 /A1*$17 %y dread lord. K(6! C/A.116 !1*$*. it is ommon. K(6! C/A. HA%/1$ Ay.7 Ha'e you your father's lea'e8 2hat says )olonius8 /. wrung from me my slow lea'e &y laboursome petition. ast thy nighted olour off. madam.7 $ake thy fair hour. /aertes: time be thine. $o show my duty in your oronation. my lord.6(. %y thoughts and wishes bend again toward 0ran e And bow them to your gra ious lea'e and pardon.. that duty done.D(. ( must onfess. my lord: ( am too mu h i' the sun. .7 He hath. Do not for e'er with thy 'ailed lids 7eek for thy noble father in the dust3 $hou know'st 'tis ommon: all that li'es must die. and at last . my ousin Hamlet. And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark.D1 !ood Hamlet. gi'e him lea'e to go. K(6! C/A. ".$he hand more instrumental to the mouth.D(. And thy best gra es spend it at thy will9 &ut now.D(. #our lea'e and fa'our to return to 0ran e: 0rom when e though willingly ( ame to Denmark.

6o. your father lost a father: $hat father lost. 2hy should we in our pee'ish opposition $ake it to heart8 0ie9 'tis a fault to hea'en. $o reason most absurd3 whose ommon theme (s death of fathers. Hamlet3 .7 '$is sweet and ommendable in your nature. 2hy seems it so parti ular with thee8 HA%/1$ 7eems. K(6! C/A. 6or windy suspiration of for ed breath. nor the fruitful ri'er in the eye.116 !1*$*. madam9 nay it is: ( know not 'seems. and the sur'i'or bound (n filial obligation for some term $o do obse5uious sorrow3 but to perse'er (n obstinate ondolement is a ourse . shapes of grief. a mind impatient. and our son. 6or the de4e ted 'ha'ior of the 'isage. in the heer and omfort of our eye.' 2e pray you. bend you to remain Here. $hat an denote me truly3 these indeed seem. $o gi'e these mourning duties to your father3 &ut. 0or they are a tions that a man might play3 &ut ( ha'e that within whi h passeth show: $hese but the trappings and the suits of woe. #ou are the most immediate to our throne: And with no less nobility of lo'e $han that whi h dearest father bears his son. Hamlet. lost his.' '$is not alone my inky loak. throw to earth $his unpre'ailing woe. Do ( impart toward you. A fault against the dead. '$his must be so. you must know.".D1 /et not thy mother lose her prayers. and who still hath ried.116 !1*$*.D1 (f it be. (t is most retrograde to our desire3 And we besee h you. . A heart unfortified. moods. An understanding simple and uns hool'd3 0or what we know must be and is as ommon As any the most 'ulgar thing to sense.D(. 0rom the first orse till he that died to. 6or ustomary suits of solemn bla k. $ogether with all forms. ". ousin.day. a fault to nature. and think of us As of a father3 for let the world take note.f impious stubbornness: 'tis unmanly grief: (t shows a will most in orre t to hea'en. good mother.ur hiefest ourtier. 0or your intent (n going ba k to s hool in 2ittenberg.

.r that the 1'erlasting had not fi-'d His anon 'gainst self. 7he married. to this. Come away. most wi ked speed.*A$(. within a month. madam.speaking earthly thunder. 1nter H. 2ould ha'e mourn'd longer. %adam. . Hea'en and earth9 %ust ( remember8 why.. 'tis a lo'ing and a fair reply3 &e as ourself in Denmark.( pray thee.day. A little month.slaughter9 . $hat grows to seed: things rank and gross in nature )ossess it merely.. &ut the great annon to the louds shall tell. Hyperion to a satyr: so lo'ing to my mother $hat he might not beteem the winds of hea'en =isit her fa e too roughly. 6o 4o und health that Denmark drinks to. but no more like my father $han ( to Her ules3 within a month3 1re yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her galled eyes.why she. $hat it should ome to this9 &ut two months dead3 nay. that this too too solid flesh would melt $haw and resol'e itself into a dew9 . /ike 6iobe.married with my un le.7.D(. 1-eunt all but HA%/1$ HA%/1$ . 7eem to me all the uses of this world9 0ie on't9 ah fie9 'tis an unweeded garden... !od9 !od9 How weary. my heart: for ( must hold my tongue. to post 2ith su h de-terity to in estuous sheets9 (t is not nor it annot ome to good3 &ut break. %A*C1//. *e.*A$(..7 2hy.. not so mu h. H. flat and unprofitable. !od9 a beast. and &1*6A*D.ellent a king: that was. that wants dis ourse of reason. stay with us: go not to 2ittenberg. HA%/1$ ( shall in all my best obey you.. thy name is woman9. /et me not think on't. she would hang on him. or ere those shoes were old 2ith whi h she follow'd my poor father's body.. And the king's rouse the hea'ens all bruit again.0railty. %y father's brother. e'en she. not two3 7o e. all tears3.. K(6! C/A. stale. . As if in rease of appetite had grown &y what it fed on3 and yet.. ome: $his gentle and unfor ed a ord of Hamlet 7its smiling to my heart3 in gra e whereof.

&ut what is your affair in 1lsinore8 2e'll tea h you to drink deep ere you depart. my good friend: ('ll hange that name with you3 And what make you from 2ittenberg. thrift.*A$(. my lord. $he same. in faith.student: ( think it was to see my mother's wedding. 6or shall you do mine ear that 'iolen e. !ood e'en. Horatio8 %ar ellus8 %A*C1//. HA%/1$ ( am 'ery glad to see you.*A$(. fellow.*A$(. good my lord. %y lord. H. HA%/1$ ( would not hear your enemy say so.Hail to your lordship9 HA%/1$ ( am glad to see you well3 Horatio. my lord. and your poor ser'ant e'er. HA%/1$ 7ir. it follow'd hard upon. HA%/1$ ( pray thee. HA%/1$ $hrift.. ( ame to see your father's funeral. make you from 2ittenberg8 H. sir.7 %y good lord... .or ( do forget myself. Horatio9 the funeral baked meats Did oldly furnish forth the marriage tables. H. &ut what. H. A truant disposition. do not mo k me. (ndeed. $o make it truster of your own report Against yourself3 ( know you are no truant.*A$(.

(n the dead 'ast and middle of the night. the king your father. H.*A$(. HA%/1$ 7aw8 who8 H. ap. H. %ar ellus and &ernardo. %y lord. &een thus en ounter'd.methinks ( see my father.. ( saw him on e: he was a goodly king.*A$(. 2here. $his mar'el to you. Appears before them.r e'er ( had seen that day. H. H.a. HA%/1$ $he king my father9 H. ( shall not look upon his like again. my lord8 HA%/1$ (n my mind's eye.2ould ( had met my dearest foe in hea'en . till ( may deli'er. Armed at point e-a tly.*A$(. and with solemn mar h . HA%/1$ 0or !od's lo'e. $wo nights together had these gentlemen. Horatio9 %y father9. Horatio. . take him for all in all.*A$(.pon the witness of these gentlemen. on their wat h. ( think ( saw him yesternight.pe. let me hear.*A$(. 7eason your admiration for awhile 2ith an attent ear.*A$(. A figure like your father. HA%/1$ He was a man. %y lord.

distilled Almost to 4elly with the a t of fear. 'tis true: And we did think it writ down in our duty $o let you know of it. 7tand dumb and speak not to him.*A$(.*A$(.night8 %A*C1//. 0orm of the thing. $he apparition omes3 ( knew your father: $hese hands are not more like. Hold you the wat h to. indeed. say you8 . my honour'd lord.7 %y lord. ea h word made true and good. $his to me (n dreadful se re y impart they did: And ( with them the third night kept the wat h: 2here.surprised eyes. HA%/1$ Did you not speak to it8 H. 2e do. both in time. %y lord. my lord. And at the sound it shrunk in haste away. H. like as it would speak: &ut e'en then the morning o k rew loud. HA%/1$ Arm'd.7 &1*6A*D. As ( do li'e. sirs. upon the platform where we wat h'd. And 'anish'd from our sight. 2ithin his trun heon's length: whilst they. as they had deli'er'd. HA%/1$ (ndeed.!oes slow and stately by them3 thri e he walk'd &y their oppress'd and fear. HA%/1$ '$is 'ery strange. but this troubles me. HA%/1$ &ut where was this8 %A*C1//. ( did: &ut answer made it none3 yet on e methought (t lifted up its head and did address (tself to motion.

. HA%/1$ ( would ( had been there. 'ery pale. %y lord.7 &1*6A*D.7 &1*6A*D.*A$(.*A$(.. HA%/1$ 2hat.*A$(.*A$(. 6ay.%A*C1//. yes. 'ery like. HA%/1$ 0rom top to toe8 %A*C1//. HA%/1$ $hen saw you not his fa e8 H. HA%/1$ And fi-'d his eyes upon you8 H. A ountenan e more in sorrow than in anger. my lord. 7tay'd it long8 .*A$(. HA%/1$ =ery like. (t would ha'e mu h ama+ed you. H. HA%/1$ )ale or red8 H. Arm'd. %ost onstantly. from head to foot. my lord: he wore his bea'er up. look'd he frowningly8 H.

/onger. !i'e it an understanding. 'twi-t ele'en and twel'e. HA%/1$ #our lo'es. 2hile one with moderate haste might tell a hundred. 7o.. (f you ha'e hitherto on eal'd this sight. HA%/1$ ( will wat h to.*A$(. HA%/1$ (f it assume my noble father's person.pon the platform. . HA%/1$ His beard was gri++led.night. ( warrant it will. All . but no tongue3 ( will re5uite your lo'es.H.*A$(. ('ll speak to it. (t was.7 &1*6A*D. as mine to you3 farewell. though hell itself should gape And bid me hold my pea e. ( pray you all. /et it be tenable in your silen e still: And whatsoe'er else shall hap to.no8 H. 1-eunt all but HA%/1$ %y father's spirit in arms9 all is not well: ( doubt some foul play3 would the night were ome9 $ill then sit still. A sable sil'er'd.*A$(. 6ot when ( saw't. ('ll 'isit you.*A$(. H. my soul3 foul deeds will rise.ur duty to your honour. longer. fare you well3 .night: )er han e 'twill walk again. %A*C1//. H. as ( ha'e seen it in his life.

res ent. as the winds gi'e benefit And on'oy is assistant. his will is not his own: 0or he himself is sub4e t to his birth3 He may not. sweet. (t fits your wisdom so far to belie'e it As he in his parti ular a t and pla e %ay gi'e his saying deed: whi h is no further $han the main 'oi e of Denmark goes withal. And now no soil nor autel doth besmir h $he 'irtue of his will3 but you must fear. .nto the 'oi e and yielding of that body 2hereof he is the head. $he inward ser'i e of the mind and soul !rows wide withal. 1-it Act 1.$hough all the earth o'erwhelm them. A 'iolet in the youth of primy nature. . as un'alued persons do. Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood. not lasting. $he perfume and supplian e of a minute: 6o more. as this temple wa-es.)H1/(A /A1*$17 %y ne essaries are embark'd3 farewell3 And. $hen if he says he lo'es you. )erhaps he lo'es you now. but. not permanent. . 0orward. A room in )olonius' house. Car'e for himself: for on his hoi e depends $he safety and health of this whole state: And therefore must his hoi e be ir ums ribed . do not sleep. does not grow alone (n thews and bulk. 1nter /A1*$17 and . &ut let me hear from you.)H1/(A 6o more but so8 /A1*$17 $hink it no more: 0or nature. sister. His greatness weigh'd. Scene 3 7C161 (((.)H1/(A Do you doubt that8 /A1*$17 0or Hamlet and the trifling of his fa'our. to men's eyes.

not gaudy: 0or the apparel oft pro laims the man. ( stay too long3 but here my father omes. Do not.phelia. fear me not./. . good my brother. though none else near. 0ear it. . $oo oft before their buttons be dis losed.f ea h new. And keep you in the rear of your affe tion. aboard. &eware . but few thy 'oi e: $ake ea h man's ensure.. &e thou familiar. and their adoption tried. Himself the primrose path of dallian e treads.7 A double blessing is a double gra e. like a puff'd and re kless libertine. /A1*$17 . As wat hman to my heart. fear it. And in the morn and li5uid dew of youth Contagious blastments are most imminent. 7how me the steep and thorny way to hea'en: 2hiles.f entran e to a 5uarrel. &ut. &ear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Costly thy habit as thy purse an buy. 1nter ).ut of the shot and danger of desire. as some ungra ious pastors do. (f with too redent ear you list his songs. . /.r lose your heart. !i'e e'ery man thy ear. . And re ks not his own rede. &ut not e-press'd in fan y: ri h.)H1/(A ( shall the effe t of this good lesson keep. !i'e thy thoughts no tongue.6(. &e wary then: best safety lies in fear3 #outh to itself rebels.6(. (f she unmask her beauty to the moon3 =irtue itself 's apes not alumnious strokes3 $he anker galls the infants of the spring. 6or any unproportioned thought his a t.hat h'd. $he hariest maid is prodigal enough. . And you are stay'd for. . $here: my blessing with thee9 And these few pre epts in thy memory 7ee thou hara ter./. $hose friends thou hast. for shame9 $he wind sits in the shoulder of your sail. !rapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel: &ut do not dull thy palm with entertainment . but by no means 'ulgar.$hen weigh what loss your honour may sustain. my dear sister. /aertes9 aboard. or your haste treasure open $o his unmaster'd importunity. asion smiles upon a se ond lea'e. but being in.7 #et here. unfledged omrade. but reser'e thy 4udgment.*D ).

. And that in way of aution. /A1*$17 0arewell.phelia: and remember well 2hat ( ha'e said to you. And you yourself shall keep the key of it. well bethought3 '$is told me.6(. /A1*$17 0arewell.)H1/(A 7o please you.7 $he time in'ites you: go: your ser'ants tend. /. And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. something tou hing the /ord Hamlet. #ou do not understand yourself so learly As it beho'es my daughter and your honour. $hou anst not then be false to any man. be hath said to you8 .phelia./. ./. ( must tell you. /.6(./.)H1/(A '$is in my memory lo k'd.*D ).*D ). 1-it /. 2hat is between you8 gi'e me up the truth. 0arewell3 my blessing season this in thee9 /A1*$17 %ost humbly do ( take my lea'e. And it must follow. . $his abo'e all3 to thine ownself be true. as so 'tis put on me.7 %arry. he hath 'ery oft of late !i'en pri'ate time to you: and you yourself Ha'e of your audien e been most free and bounteous3 (f it be so.6(.7 2hat is't. as the night the day.And they in 0ran e of the best rank and station Are of a most sele t and generous hief in that. my lord. .)H1/(A . 6either a borrower nor a lender be: 0or loan oft loses both itself and friend.*D ).

f his affe tion to me. . as it is a. .7 Ay.making. /. 2hen the blood burns.*D ).)H1/(A And hath gi'en ountenan e to his spee h.)H1/(A %y lord. my lord.you'll tender me a fool.6(.. my lord. $he better to beguile.not to ra k the wind of the poor phrase. /. 1'en in their promise. 6ot of that dye whi h their in'estments show. daughter. !i'ing more light than heat. #ou must not take for fire.He hath. fashion you may all it: go to.7 Ay./. /.*D ). e-tin t in both. go to.)H1/(A ( do not know..phelia. 0or /ord Hamlet./. in plain terms. 2hi h are not sterling.6(.nsifted in su h perilous ir umstan e./. 2ith almost all the holy 'ows of hea'en. $his is for all3 ( would not.*D ). ('ll tea h you3 think yourself a baby: $hat you ha'e ta'en these tenders for true pay. Ha'e you so slander any moment leisure. .7 Affe tion9 pooh9 you speak like a green girl. my lord. &reathing like san tified and pious bawds. 0rom this time &e somewhat s anter of your maiden presen e: 7et your entreatments at a higher rate $han a ommand to parley. &elie'e so mu h in him.*D )./. that he is young And with a larger tether may he walk $han may be gi'en you3 in few. of late made many tenders . . how prodigal the soul /ends the tongue 'ows3 these bla+es.6(. &ut mere implorators of unholy suits. $ender yourself more dearly: . springes to at h wood o ks. what ( should think. ( do know. Do you belie'e his tenders.r.6(. *unning it thus. /.7 %arry. as you all them8 . he hath importuned me with lo'e (n honourable fashion. from this time forth. . Do not belie'e his 'ows: for they are brokers.

A flourish of trumpets. 1-eunt Act 1.night and takes his rouse. H. and %A*C1//. HA%/1$ 2hat hour now8 H.*A$(. H. and ordnan e shot off. H. (ndeed8 ( heard it not3 then it draws near the season 2herein the spirit held his wont to walk. my lord. Keeps wassail.*A$(. 1nter HA%/1$. and the swaggering up. H. HA%/1$ 6o..spring reels: And. Scene 4 7C161 (=. (s it a ustom8 .*A$(. . $he kettle. as he drains his draughts of *henish down. ( harge you3 ome your ways. it is stru k. within 2hat does this mean.*A$(.*A$(. my lord8 HA%/1$ $he king doth wake to.)H1/(A ( shall obey.As to gi'e words or talk with the /ord Hamlet.7 HA%/1$ $he air bites shrewdly: it is 'ery old. /ook to't.drum and trumpet thus bray out $he triumph of his pledge. (t is a nipping and an eager air. $he platform. ( think it la ks of twel'e.

the stamp of one defe t. 7in e nature annot hoose his origin. Ha'e burst their erements: why the sepul hre. &e thy intents wi ked or haritable.r by some habit that too mu h o'er. . 2hat may this mean. As infinite as man may undergo. H. though ( am nati'e here And to the manner born. though perform'd at height. is't3 &ut to my mind. that these men. $his hea'y. and with swinish phrase 7oil our addition: and indeed it takes 0rom our a hie'ements. As. father. &y the o'ergrowth of some omple-ion.. marry.ft breaking down the pales and forts of reason. 7hall in the general ensure take orruption 0rom that parti ular fault3 the dram of eale Doth all the noble substan e of a doubt $o his own s andal. &ring with thee airs from hea'en or blasts from hell. Carrying. $hat for some 'i ious mole of nature in them.*A$(. answer me9 /et me not burst in ignoran e: but tell 2hy thy anoni+ed bones.. it is a ustom %ore honour'd in the brea h than the obser'an e. $o ast thee up again.. . %aking night hideous: and we fools of nature 7o horridly to shake our disposition 2ith thoughts beyond the rea hes of our souls8 .. $hat thou. /ook. &eing nature's li'ery. it omes9 1nter !host HA%/1$ Angels and ministers of gra e defend us9 &e thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd..wherein they are not guilty.. King.HA%/1$ Ay. my lord. 7o.lea'ens $he form of plausi'e manners. or fortune's star.. dead orse. $he pith and marrow of our attribute. $heir 'irtues else.headed re'el east and west %akes us tradu ed and ta-'d of other nations3 $hey lepe us drunkards. again in omplete steel *e'isit'st thus the glimpses of the moon. ( say. in their birth. Hath oped his ponderous and marble 4aws. oft it han es in parti ular men. 2herein we saw thee 5uietly inurn'd. $hou omest in su h a 5uestionable shape $hat ( will speak to thee3 ('ll all thee Hamlet. royal Dane3 . hearsed in death.be they as pure as gra e.

%A*C1//. HA%/1$ (t will not speak: then ( will follow it. my lord. . HA%/1$ (t wa'es me still. 2hat if it tempt you toward the flood.7 .7ay.7 /ook. As if it some impartment did desire $o you alone.*A$(. into e'ery brain $hat looks so many fathoms to the sea And hears it roar beneath. 2ithout more moti'e. what should be the fear8 ( do not set my life in a pin's fee: And for my soul. with what ourteous a tion (t wa'es you to a more remo'ed ground3 &ut do not go with it.*A$(. 2hi h might depri'e your so'ereignty of reason And draw you into madness8 think of it3 $he 'ery pla e puts toys of desperation. (t be kons you to go away with it. !o on: ('ll follow thee.*A$(. HA%/1$ 2hy. Do not.r to the dreadful summit of the liff $hat beetles o'er his base into the sea. %A*C1//. H. H. why is this8 wherefore8 what should we do8 !host be kons HA%/1$ H. my lord. H. &eing a thing immortal as itself8 (t wa'es me forth again3 ('ll follow it. And there assume some other horrible form. what an it do to that. by no means. 6o.*A$(.

1-eunt !host and HA%/1$ H. gentlemen. .*A$(. HA%/1$ %y fate ries out. 7till am ( all'd. %A*C1//.7 7omething is rotten in the state of Denmark.*A$(. Scene 5 7C161 =.*A$(. Ha'e after. HA%/1$ Hold off your hands. my lord. let's follow him.#ou shall not go. %A*C1//. 1-eunt Act 1.7$ and HA%/1$ HA%/1$ . And makes ea h petty artery in this body As hardy as the 6emean lion's ner'e. H.nhand me. He wa-es desperate with imagination. $o what issue will this ome8 %A*C1//. &e ruled: you shall not go. away9 !o on: ('ll follow thee. &y hea'en.7 /et's follow: 'tis not fit thus to obey him. Another part of the platform. 1nter !H.7 6ay. H. Hea'en will dire t it.*A$(. ('ll make a ghost of him that lets me9 ( say. H.

/ike 5uills upon the fretful porpentine3 &ut this eternal bla+on must not be $o ears of flesh and blood. HA%/1$ 2hat8 !host ( am thy father's spirit. &ut that ( am forbid $o tell the se rets of my prison. start from their spheres. HA%/1$ Alas. HA%/1$ 7peak: ( am bound to hear. list. And for the day onfined to fast in fires. but lend thy serious hearing $o what ( shall unfold. Doom'd for a ertain term to walk the night. list9 (f thou didst e'er thy dear father lo'e. !host %y hour is almost ome.. $ill the foul rimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. . 2hen ( to sulphurous and tormenting flames %ust render up myself. like stars..2here wilt thou lead me8 speak: ('ll go no further. poor ghost9 !host )ity me not. $hy knotted and ombined lo ks to part And ea h parti ular hair to stand on end.house. free+e thy young blood. !host 7o art thou to re'enge. !host %ark me. ( ould a tale unfold whose lightest word 2ould harrow up thy soul. . /ist. when thou shalt hear. HA%/1$ ( will. %ake thy two eyes.

that adulterate beast. 7o lust. though to a radiant angel link'd. $he serpent that did sting thy father's life 6ow wears his rown. with traitorous gifts. thou noble youth.pon a wret h whose natural gifts were poor $o those of mine9 &ut 'irtue. that ha'e the power 7o to sedu e9. HA%/1$ %urder9 !host %urder most foul. as it ne'er will be mo'ed. and to de line .won to his shameful lust $he will of my most seeming. with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of lo'e. A serpent stung me: so the whole ear of Denmark (s by a forged pro ess of my death *ankly abused3 but know. wi ked wit and gifts. .off was there9 0rom me. that (.. !od9 !host *e'enge his foul and most unnatural murder.'irtuous 5ueen3 . Hamlet.HA%/1$ . . HA%/1$ . %ay sweep to my re'enge. what a falling. HA%/1$ Haste me to know't. whose lo'e was of that dignity $hat it went hand in hand e'en with the 'ow ( made to her in marriage. 2ith wit h raft of his wit.. 6ow. !host ( find thee apt: And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed $hat roots itself in ease on /ethe wharf. sleeping in my or hard. my propheti soul9 %y un le9 !host Ay. hear3 '$is gi'en out that. that in estuous. as in the best it is: &ut this most foul. Hamlet.. 2ouldst thou not stir in this. strange and unnatural. $hough lewdness ourt it in a shape of hea'en.

bear it not: /et not the royal bed of Denmark be A ou h for lu-ury and damned in est. thou poor ghost. And with a sudden 'igour doth posset And urd. $hus was (. . sleeping.. horrible9 most horrible9 (f thou hast nature in thee. fie9 Hold. . . $aint not thy mind.pon my se ure hour thy un le stole. adieu9 Hamlet.. with 'ile and loathsome rust. $he thin and wholesome blood3 so did it mine: And a most instant tetter bark'd about. grow not instant old. All saws of books.nhousel'd. soft9 methinks ( s ent the morning air: &rief let me be. but sent to my a ount 2ith all my imperfe tions on my head3 . 0are thee well at on e9 $he glow. 'illain. %ost la+ar.. of rown. $o pri k and sting her. 2ith 4ui e of ursed hebenon in a 'ial. all you host of hea'en9 . my heart: And you. horrible9 .nmi-'d with baser matter3 yes. smiling. by hea'en9 . &ut. *emember thee9 #ea. like eager droppings into milk. howsoe'er thou pursuest this a t. 7leeping within my or hard. All my smooth body. $hat youth and obser'ation opied there: And thy ommandment all alone shall li'e 2ithin the book and 'olume of my brain. 'illain. &ut.worm shows the matin to be near. 1-it HA%/1$ . hold. from the table of my memory ('ll wipe away all tri'ial fond re ords. earth9 what else8 And shall ( ouple hell8 .f life. 6o re koning made. of 5ueen. by a brother's hand . my sinews. And 'gins to pale his uneffe tual fire3 Adieu. nor let thy soul ontri'e Against thy mother aught3 lea'e her to hea'en And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge.2ill sate itself in a elestial bed. &ut bear me stiffly up. remember me. *emember thee9 Ay. damned 'illain9 . %y ustom always of the afternoon. And prey on garbage. most perni ious woman9 . at on e dispat h'd3 Cut off e'en in the blossoms of my sin.like. And in the por hes of my ears did pour $he leperous distilment: whose effe t Holds su h an enmity with blood of man $hat swift as 5ui ksil'er it ourses through $he natural gates and alleys of the body. unanel'd. disappointed. all pressures past. while memory holds a seat (n this distra ted globe. all forms.

7 >2ithin? /ord Hamlet..*A$(. un le. . ho.*A$(. tell it. adieu9 remember me. H. %A*C1//.. HA%/1$ 6o: you'll re'eal it. bird. >2ithin? Hillo. >2ithin? %y lord. and %A*C1//. $hat one may smile.*A$(. and smile. and be a 'illain: At least ('m sure it may be so in Denmark3 2riting 7o.7 %A*C1//. my noble lord8 H.' ( ha'e sworn 't.%y tables.*A$(. !ood my lord.. my lord.meet it is ( set it down.*A$(. my lord8 HA%/1$ . 1nter H.. ho.. H. 6ow to my word: (t is 'Adieu. ho.. boy9 ome. 2hat news. ome. ho.. >2ithin? Hea'en se ure him9 HA%/1$ 7o be it9 H. %A*C1//.7 How is't. there you are. wonderful9 H.*A$(.*A$(.7 H. my lord9 HA%/1$ Hillo.

my lord.*A$(. by hea'en. (t is an honest ghost. . %A*C1//. %A*C1//.'ermaster 't as you may. but there is. as your business and desire shall point you: 0or e'ery man has business and desire. $here needs no ghost. HA%/1$ ('m sorry they offend you. ome from the gra'e $o tell us this. And now.*A$(. H. then: would heart of man on e think it8 &ut you'll be se ret8 H. /ook you. H.7 6or (. HA%/1$ $here's ne'er a 'illain dwelling in all Denmark &ut he's an arrant kna'e. good friends. 7u h as it is: and for mine own poor part. my lord.7 Ay. my lord. my lord. ( hold it fit that we shake hands and part3 #ou. 'faith heartily. HA%/1$ How say you.*A$(. my lord. by 7aint )atri k. that let me tell you3 0or your desire to know what is between us. $here's no offen e. H. without more ir umstan e at all. . And mu h offen e too. HA%/1$ 2hy. Horatio. heartily: #es. $hese are but wild and whirling words.6ot (. by hea'en. $ou hing this 'ision here.*A$(. ('ll go pray. my lord. HA%/1$ #es. right: you are i' the right: And so.

H. !i'e me one poor re5uest. %A*C1//.*A$(. my lord8 we will. %A*C1//. upon my sword.night.7 %y lord. (n faith. !host >&eneath? 7wear. H.. H. indeed.. already. H.7 2e ha'e sworn. in faith. HA%/1$ . HA%/1$ (ndeed. 2hat is't. ha.you hear this fellow in the ellarage. boy9 say'st thou so8 art thou there. truepenny8 Come on. )ropose the oath.*A$(. HA%/1$ 6ay. %A*C1//. HA%/1$ Ah. HA%/1$ 6e'er make known what you ha'e seen to. we will not.*A$(. not (. s holars and soldiers.As you are friends. Consent to swear.7 6or (. HA%/1$ .pon my sword. %y lord. my lord.*A$(. my lord. my lord. but swear't.

we know. HA%/1$ *est. . Come hither. at su h times seeing me.' or '2e ould. . !host >&eneath? 7wear.6e'er to speak of this that you ha'e seen. And lay your hands again upon my sword3 6e'er to speak of this that you ha'e heard. !host >&eneath? 7wear.*A$(. 7wear.r su h ambiguous gi'ing out. How strange or odd soe'er ( bear myself. 7wear by my sword. good friends. As ( per han e hereafter shall think meet $o put an anti disposition on. 7o gra e and mer y at your most need help you. ne'er. HA%/1$ 2ell said. so help you mer y. $here are more things in hea'en and earth. rest. Horatio. !host >&eneath? 7wear. but this is wondrous strange9 HA%/1$ And therefore as a stranger gi'e it wel ome.n e more remo'e. gentlemen.r '(f we list to speak. &ut ome: Here.r by pronoun ing of some doubtful phrase.' . well. to note $hat you know aught of me3 this not to do.' . As '2ell. an if we would. 2ith arms en umber'd thus. as before. $hat you. day and night. $han are dreamt of in your philosophy. ne'er shall. 7wear by my sword. or this headshake. perturbed spirit9 $hey swear . HA%/1$ Hi et ubi5ue8 then we'll shift our ground. an if they might. H.' or '$here be. old mole9 anst work i' the earth so fast8 A worthy pioner9 .

*D ). ( did intend it. *eynaldo8 *1#6A/D. well said: 'ery well said. !od willing. ( will. ome you more nearer $han your parti ular demands will tou h it3 $ake you. /.7' house. /.6(.6(./. 'ery well. Ay. to e-press his lo'e and friending to you. sir. *1#6A/D.7 !i'e him this money and these notes.7 %arry.*D ). gentlemen. 1nter ). 2hat ompany. ome.f his beha'ior. $he time is out of 4oint3 ./. Scene 1 7C161 (. at what e-pense: and finding &y this en ompassment and drift of 5uestion $hat they do know my son. A room in ). what means. '( know his father and his friends.6(.7 #ou shall do mar'ellous wisely. 1-eunt Act 2.*D ). %y lord.*D ). /ook you.6(. ursed spite./. &efore you 'isit him.7 and *1#6A/D. /et us go in together: And still your fingers on your lips. And in part him3 ' do you mark this./. good *eynaldo. let's go together.6(. my lord.6(. *1#6A/D./. as 'twere./. shall not la k. to make in5uire . (n5uire me first what Danskers are in )aris: And how. 2ith all my lo'e ( do ommend me to you3 And what so poor a man as Hamlet is %ay do. *eynaldo. and who. /.7o. $hat e'er ( was born to set it right9 6ay. /.7 . some distant knowledge of him: As thus. ( pray. and where they keep. my lord.

*1#6A/D.7 %arry. *1#6A/D. be assured . no: as you may season it in the harge #ou must not put another s andal on him.6(. none so rank As may dishonour him: take heed of that: &ut. &ut.*D ). /. su h wanton. swearing./.6(. %y lord. my good lord./.*D ). A sa'ageness in unre laimed blood.7 Ay.7 2herefore should you do this8 *1#6A/D. that would dishonour him. or drinking. fen ing. . *1#6A/D. Ay. #our party in on'erse. here's my drift: And ( belie'e. wild and usual slips As are ompanions noted and most known $o youth and liberty. sir. As gaming. him you would sound. $hat he is open to in ontinen y: $hat's not my meaning3 but breathe his faults so 5uaintly $hat they may seem the taints of liberty.6(. /. he's 'ery wild: Addi ted so and so3' and there put on him 2hat forgeries you please: marry. 5uarrelling. As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i' the working. it is a fet h of wit3 #ou laying these slight sullies on my son.'And in part him: but' you may say 'not well3 &ut. if't be he ( mean. ( would know that.. $he flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. my lord. sir. /. %ark you.f general assault. Drabbing3 you may go so far.*D )./.6(./. my lord.7 '0aith.*D ). /.. Ha'ing e'er seen in the prenominate rimes $he youth you breathe of guilty.

7 !od be wi' you: fare you well.' ay.. 7ee you now: #our bait of falsehood takes this arp of truth3 And thus do we of wisdom and of rea h. or t' other day. sir.what was ( about to say8 &y the mass. '( saw him enter su h a house of sale.*D ). or so forth.' or so.6(.*D ). ( ha'e.bser'e his in lination in yourself. 2ith windlasses and with assays of bias./.r then. At ' loses in the onse5uen e.7 At ' loses in the onse5uen e. %y lord.*D ). #ou ha'e me. or 'friend. !ood my lord9 /.' =ideli et. a brothel./. . &y indire tions find dire tions out3 7o by my former le ture and ad'i e.' or 'gentleman. marry: He loses thus3 '( know the gentleman: ( saw him yesterday. ha'e you not8 *1#6A/D. my lord.f man and ountry.6(.' /.7 And then. *1#6A/D.he does. or su h: and. /.' at 'friend or so.7 . as you say. . *1#6A/D. /.He loses with you in this onse5uen e: '!ood sir. $here was a' gaming: there o'ertook in's rouse: $here falling out at tennis3' or per han e. ( was about to say something3 where did ( lea'e8 *1#6A/D. *1#6A/D././. 7hall you my son.6(.' and 'gentleman.*D ). does he this.6(. or then: with su h.' A ording to the phrase or the addition . =ery good..

6(.6(. .)H1/(A %y lord.6(. ( do not know: &ut truly./.gy'ed to his an le: )ale as his shirt: his knees kno king ea h other: And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell $o speak of horrors. my lord. 2ell./..6(.7 And let him ply his musi .*D )./. and down. with his other hand thus o'er his brow. /. /././..*D ).)H1/(A .ngarter'd. /ord Hamlet. my lord.7 2hat said he8 .)H1/(A How now. . /.phelia9 what's the matter8 .( shall. ( do fear it. my lord. ..7 %ad for thy lo'e8 .*D ). with his doublet all unbra ed: 6o hat upon his head: his sto kings foul'd. i' the name of !od8 . 1nter . ( ha'e been so affrighted9 /.he omes before me. as ( was sewing in my loset. /.6(.)H1/(A He took me by the wrist and held me hard: $hen goes he to the length of all his arm: And.*D ). my lord.7 0arewell9 1-it *1#6A/D.)H1/(A %y lord. *1#6A/D.7 2ith what.*D ).

ha'e you gi'en him any hard words of late8 .7 Come.7 $hat hath made him mad.D(. it is as proper to our age $o ast beyond oursel'es in our opinions As it is ommon for the younger sort $o la k dis retion. to the last.(/D167$1*6. He raised a sigh so piteous and profound As it did seem to shatter all his bulk And end his being3 that done. he lets me go3 And. beshrew my 4ealousy9 &y hea'en. as you did ommand. ". ( did repel his fetters and denied His a ess to me. $his is the 'ery e stasy of lo'e.D1. /.He falls to su h perusal of my fa e As he would draw it. He seem'd to find his way without his eyes: 0or out o' doors he went without their helps. dear *osen rant+ and !uildenstern9 . ( am sorry that with better heed and 4udgment ( had not 5uoted him3 ( fear'd he did but trifle. Scene 2 7C161 ((. /ong stay'd he so: At last.*D ). And meant to wre k thee: but./.7 2el ome. 2hose 'iolent property fordoes itself And leads the will to desperate undertakings As oft as any passion under hea'en $hat does affli t our natures. A room in the astle.6(. *. being kept lose. 1nter K(6! C/A. /.)H1/(A 6o. 2hat. !. And. Come. a little shaking of mine arm And thri e his head thus wa'ing up and down. go with me3 ( will go seek the king.6(.716C*A6$@./. might mo'e %ore grief to hide than hate to utter lo'e.*D ). bended their light on me. my good lord. 1-eunt Act 2.7. and Attendants K(6! C/A.116 !1*$*. ( am sorry. with his head o'er his shoulder turn'd.D(. but. go we to the king3 $his must be known: whi h.

%oreo'er that we mu h did long to see you, $he need we ha'e to use you did pro'oke ,ur hasty sending. 7omething ha'e you heard ,f Hamlet's transformation: so all it, 7ith nor the e-terior nor the inward man *esembles that it was. 2hat it should be, %ore than his father's death, that thus hath put him 7o mu h from the understanding of himself, ( annot dream of3 ( entreat you both, $hat, being of so young days brought up with him, And sith so neighbour'd to his youth and ha'ior, $hat you 'ou hsafe your rest here in our ourt 7ome little time3 so by your ompanies $o draw him on to pleasures, and to gather, 7o mu h as from o asion you may glean, 2hether aught, to us unknown, affli ts him thus, $hat, open'd, lies within our remedy. ";116 !1*$*;D1 !ood gentlemen, he hath mu h talk'd of you: And sure ( am two men there are not li'ing $o whom he more adheres. (f it will please you $o show us so mu h gentry and good will As to e-pend your time with us awhile, 0or the supply and profit of our hope, #our 'isitation shall re ei'e su h thanks As fits a king's remembran e. *,716C*A6$@ &oth your ma4esties %ight, by the so'ereign power you ha'e of us, )ut your dread pleasures more into ommand $han to entreaty. !;(/D167$1*6 &ut we both obey, And here gi'e up oursel'es, in the full bent $o lay our ser'i e freely at your feet, $o be ommanded. K(6! C/A;D(;7 $hanks, *osen rant+ and gentle !uildenstern. ";116 !1*$*;D1 $hanks, !uildenstern and gentle *osen rant+3 And ( besee h you instantly to 'isit %y too mu h hanged son. !o, some of you, And bring these gentlemen where Hamlet is. !;(/D167$1*6

Hea'ens make our presen e and our pra tises )leasant and helpful to him9 ";116 !1*$*;D1 Ay, amen9 1-eunt *,716C*A6$@, !;(/D167$1*6, and some Attendants 1nter ),/,6(;7 /,*D ),/,6(;7 $he ambassadors from 6orway, my good lord, Are 4oyfully return'd. K(6! C/A;D(;7 $hou still hast been the father of good news. /,*D ),/,6(;7 Ha'e (, my lord8 ( assure my good liege, ( hold my duty, as ( hold my soul, &oth to my !od and to my gra ious king3 And ( do think, or else this brain of mine Hunts not the trail of poli y so sure As it hath used to do, that ( ha'e found $he 'ery ause of Hamlet's luna y. K(6! C/A;D(;7 ,, speak of that: that do ( long to hear. /,*D ),/,6(;7 !i'e first admittan e to the ambassadors: %y news shall be the fruit to that great feast. K(6! C/A;D(;7 $hyself do gra e to them, and bring them in. 1-it ),/,6(;7 He tells me, my dear !ertrude, he hath found $he head and sour e of all your son's distemper. ";116 !1*$*;D1 ( doubt it is no other but the main: His father's death, and our o'erhasty marriage. K(6! C/A;D(;7 2ell, we shall sift him.

*e.enter ),/,6(;7, with =,/$(%A6D and C,*61/(;7 2el ome, my good friends9 7ay, =oltimand, what from our brother 6orway8 =,/$(%A6D %ost fair return of greetings and desires. ;pon our first, he sent out to suppress His nephew's le'ies: whi h to him appear'd $o be a preparation 'gainst the )ola k: &ut, better look'd into, he truly found (t was against your highness3 whereat grie'ed, $hat so his si kness, age and impoten e 2as falsely borne in hand, sends out arrests ,n 0ortinbras: whi h he, in brief, obeys: *e ei'es rebuke from 6orway, and in fine %akes 'ow before his un le ne'er more $o gi'e the assay of arms against your ma4esty. 2hereon old 6orway, o'er ome with 4oy, !i'es him three thousand rowns in annual fee, And his ommission to employ those soldiers, 7o le'ied as before, against the )ola k3 2ith an entreaty, herein further shown, !i'ing a paper $hat it might please you to gi'e 5uiet pass $hrough your dominions for this enterprise, ,n su h regards of safety and allowan e As therein are set down. K(6! C/A;D(;7 (t likes us well: And at our more onsider'd time well read, Answer, and think upon this business. %eantime we thank you for your well.took labour3 !o to your rest: at night we'll feast together3 %ost wel ome home9 1-eunt =,/$(%A6D and C,*61/(;7 /,*D ),/,6(;7 $his business is well ended. %y liege, and madam, to e-postulate 2hat ma4esty should be, what duty is, 2hy day is day, night night, and time is time, 2ere nothing but to waste night, day and time. $herefore, sin e bre'ity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, ( will be brief3 your noble son is mad3 %ad all ( it: for, to define true madness, 2hat is't but to be nothing else but mad8 &ut let that go. ";116 !1*$*;D1

dear . hath my daughter shown me.r rather say.6(. for ( will use no art. *eads 'Doubt thou the stars are fire: Doubt that the sun doth mo'e: Doubt truth to be a liar: &ut ne'er doubt ( lo'e.116 !1*$*.D1 Came this from Hamlet to her8 /. 0or this effe t defe ti'e omes by ause3 $hus it remains. .7 %adam.%ore matter. $hus3 *eads '(n her e./. ( am ill at these numbers: ( ha'e not art to re kon my groans3 but that ( lo'e thee best. in obedien e. hath his soli itings.*D ). Hath gi'en me this3 now gather. A . belie'e it. K(6! C/A.ellent white bosom.*D ). $hat he is mad.7 !ood madam.. a 'ile phrase: 'beautified' is a 'ile phrase3 but you shall hear. 2ho.' $his. in her duty and obedien e. *eads '$o the elestial and my soul's idol. the ause of this defe t. most best. As they fell out by time. '.'.*D ). and surmise. Adieu.6(./. then3 and now remains $hat we find out the ause of this effe t. All gi'en to mine ear. with less art. )erpend. whilst this ma hine is to him. %ad let us grant him.' ". $hat's an ill phrase.phelia.phelia. .ha'e while she is mine. mark./. stay awhile: ( will be faithful. HA%/1$. And more abo'e. these. /. the most beautified . 'tis true3 'tis true 'tis pity: And pity 'tis 'tis true3 a foolish figure: &ut farewell it.. and the remainder thus. '$hine e'ermore most dear lady.6(.7 . ( ha'e a daughter. by means and pla e. ( swear ( use no art at all.D(..7 &ut how hath she *e ei'ed his lo'e8 /.

K(6! C/A. &ut what might you think.r look'd upon this lo'e with idle sight: 2hat might you think8 6o. though it were hid indeed 2ithin the entre..6(. . mute and dumb. ( will find 2here truth is hid. $hat she should lo k herself from his resort.. (nto the madness wherein now he ra'es.7 >)ointing to his head and shoulder? $ake this from this. And all we mourn for.' 2hen it pro'ed otherwise8 K(6! C/A.*D ).*D ).7 ( would fain pro'e so. she took the fruits of my ad'i e: And he. then into a fast. &efore my daughter told me.../. then e into a weakness. .116 !1*$*. if this be otherwise3 (f ir umstan es lead me. repulsed. 0ell into a sadness.7 As of a man faithful and honourable..D(.what might you.2hat do you think of me8 K(6! C/A.D(. And my young mistress thus ( did bespeak3 '/ord Hamlet is a prin e.D1 (t may be./.6(. . ( must tell you that. /./. Admit no messengers. $hen e to a wat h. 'ery likely.r gi'en my heart a winking.a short tale to make. 2hen ( had seen this hot lo'e on the wing. $hen e to a lightness. .book.*D )..7 6ot that ( know.('d fain know that. $hat ( ha'e positi'ely said '$is so. /. As ( per ei'ed it. think.7 Hath there been su h a time. ( went round to work.7 Do you think 'tis this8 ". (f ( had play'd the desk or table.D(.6(. /. and. by this de lension. out of thy star: $his must not be3' and then ( pre epts ga'e her. re ei'e no tokens. 2hi h done.r my dear ma4esty your 5ueen here.

".K(6! C/A./.116 !1*$*.D1 7o he does indeed. /.7 .6(.6(.*D ).116 !1*$*.7 At su h a time ('ll loose my daughter to him3 &e you and ( behind an arras then: %ark the en ounter3 if he lo'e her not And be not from his reason fall'n thereon. &ut keep a farm and arters. ".D(. gi'e me lea'e3 How does my good /ord Hamlet8 HA%/1$ 2ell.ellent well: you are a fishmonger.6(. and Attendants 1nter HA%/1$. !od.6(.*D ). look. 1-eunt K(6! C/A././.*D ).D(.7 Away.7 2e will try it. my lord8 HA%/1$ 1././.7 How may we try it further8 /.116 !1*$*. /. sometimes he walks four hours together Here in the lobby.D1 &ut. both away3 ('ll board him presently.7.D1.*D ).. ( do besee h you.6(.a. reading .*D ).7 Do you know me.7 #ou know. /.mer y. /et me be no assistant for a state. ". /.D(. where sadly the poor wret h omes reading. K(6! C/A.

6ot (.. HA%/1$ /et her not walk i' the sun3 on eption is a blessing3 but not as your daughter may on ei'e. HA%/1$ $hen ( would you were so honest a man.*D ). 2hat do you read. /.6(.6(. words./.6(.*D ). words.Ha'e you a daughter8 /.6(.7 >Aside? How say you by that8 7till harping on my daughter3 yet he knew me not at first: he said ( was a fishmonger3 he is far gone. HA%/1$ 0or if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog.6(./. as this world goes. is to be one man pi ked out of ten thousand.*D ). look to 't.7 ( ha'e.. my lord.*D ). my lord8 HA%/1$ &etween who8 /. far gone3 and truly in my youth ( suffered mu h e-tremity for lo'e: 'ery near this. /.7 Honest. 0riend. sir: to be honest.*D )././.7 2hat is the matter. my lord.7 . my lord8 HA%/1$ 2ords. /./.*D ). my lord9 HA%/1$ Ay./.7 $hat's 'ery true. ('ll speak to him again. being a god kissing arrion.6(. /. my lord.

( mean./. HA%/1$ 7landers. if like a rab you ould go ba kward. though ( most powerfully and potently belie'e.(/D167$1*6 /.7 0are you well.6(.*D )./. ( will most humbly take my lea'e of you.6(.7 (ndeed./. and suddenly ontri'e the means of meeting between him and my daughter. whi h reason and sanity ould not so prosperously be deli'ered of. together with most weak hams3 all whi h. that their fa es are wrinkled. sir. /. e. take from me any thing that ( will more willingly part withal3 e.6(. yet there is method in 't. my lord. should be old as ( am.ept my life.tree gum and that they ha'e a plentiful la k of wit. HA%/1$ #ou annot. /. /. HA%/1$ $hese tedious old fools9 1nter *. sir3 for the satiri al rogue says here that old men ha'e grey beards./.7 #ou go to seek the /ord Hamlet: there he is. that is out o' the air. . sir. e.*D ). Aside How pregnant sometimes his replies are9 a happiness that often madness hits on. 2ill you walk out of the air. ( will lea'e him. for yourself.ept my life.716C*A6$@ and !. yet ( hold it not honesty to ha'e it thus set down. the matter that you read. their eyes purging thi k amber and plum.*D ).6(. my lord8 HA%/1$ (nto my gra'e.%y honourable lord.*D )..ept my life.7 >Aside? $hough this be madness. sir. my lord..

2hat's the news8 *.n fortune's ap we are not the 'ery button. HA%/1$ $hen you li'e about her waist. in that we are not o'er.*. or in the middle of her fa'ours8 !. !uildenstern8 Ah. HA%/1$ (n the se ret parts of fortune8 ./.716C*A6$@ 6either.(/D167$1*6 Happy.ellent good friends9 How dost thou. my lord.(/D167$1*6 %y honoured lord9 *. most true: she is a strumpet.happy: .. sir9 1-it )./. how do ye both8 *.716C*A6$@ >$o ). HA%/1$ 6or the soles of her shoe8 *. *osen rant+9 !ood lads.716C*A6$@ As the indifferent hildren of the earth.7? !od sa'e you.716C*A6$@ 6one.7 !.716C*A6$@ %y most dear lord9 HA%/1$ %y e. HA%/1$ . her pri'ates we.(/D167$1*6 '0aith.6(.6(. !. but that the world's grown honest. my lord.

my good friends. HA%/1$ . . *. HA%/1$ A dream itself is but a shadow. *. your ambition makes it one: 'tis too narrow for your mind. ( ould be bounded in a nut shell and ount myself a king of infinite spa e. deser'ed at the hands of fortune.716C*A6$@ $ruly. for the 'ery substan e of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. were it not that ( ha'e bad dreams. then.716C*A6$@ 2e think not so.716C*A6$@ 2hy then. Denmark being one o' the worst. 'tis none to you: for there is nothing either good or bad.$hen is doomsday near3 but your news is not true.(/D167$1*6 2hi h dreams indeed are ambition. but thinking makes it so3 to me it is a prison. that she sends you to prison hither8 !. and ( hold ambition of so airy and light a 5uality that it is but a shadow's shadow. *. /et me 5uestion more in parti ular3 what ha'e you. my lord. HA%/1$ A goodly one: in whi h there are many onfines. my lord9 HA%/1$ Denmark's a prison. !.(/D167$1*6 )rison. wards and dungeons.716C*A6$@ $hen is the world one. HA%/1$ 2hy. !od. *.

716C*A6$@ $o what end. for. ( am most dreadfully attended. HA%/1$ &eggar that ( am. *. my thanks are too dear a halfpenny. and our monar hs and outstret hed heroes the beggars' shadows.716C*A6$@ $o 'isit you. by the onsonan y of our youth.preser'ed lo'e. any thing. but to the purpose.(/D167$1*6 2e'll wait upon you. by my fay.HA%/1$ $hen are our beggars bodies. *. by the obligation of our e'er. and by what more dear a better proposer ould harge you withal. ( am e'en poor in thanks: but ( thank you3 and sure. HA%/1$ 6o su h matter3 ( will not sort you with the rest of my ser'ants. &ut let me on4ure you. what make you at 1lsinore8 *.(/D167$1*6 2hat should we say. by the rights of our fellowship.716C*A6$@ !. ( annot reason. to speak to you like an honest man. whether you were sent for. my lord8 HA%/1$ $hat you must tea h me. !. speak. or no8 *. my lord8 HA%/1$ 2hy. dear friends. 7hall we to the ourt8 for. 2ere you not sent for8 (s it your own in lining8 (s it a free 'isitation8 Come. deal 4ustly with me3 ome. be e'en and dire t with me. &ut. ome: nay. in the beaten way of friendship. #ou were sent for: and there is a kind of onfession in your looks whi h your modesties ha'e not raft enough to olour3 ( know the good king and 5ueen ha'e sent for you. my lord: no other o asion.716C*A6$@ .

my lord. HA%/1$ 2hy did you laugh then.(f you lo'e me. HA%/1$ ( will tell you why: so shall my anti ipation pre'ent your dis o'ery. !. the air. we were sent for.. why. what is this 5uintessen e of dust8 man delights not me3 no. hold not off. it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent ongregation of 'apours. nor woman neither. then. this most e.ellent anopy. though by your smiling you seem to say so.716C*A6$@ %y lord. ( ha'e of late. what lenten entertainment the players shall re ei'e from you3 we oted them on the way: and hither are they oming.but wherefore ( know not.lost all my mirth. look you. ( ha'e an eye of you.(/D167$1*6? 2hat say you8 HA%/1$ >Aside? 6ay. and your se re y to the king and 5ueen moult no feather. the earth. when ( said 'man delights not me'8 *. this ma4esti al roof fretted with golden fire.>Aside to !. to me. forgone all ustom of e-er ises: and indeed it goes so hea'ily with my disposition that this goodly frame. if you delight not in man.716C*A6$@ $o think. *. to offer you ser'i e.. HA%/1$ He that plays the king shall be wel ome: his ma4esty shall ha'e tribute of me: the ad'enturous knight shall use his foil and target: the lo'er shall not sigh gratis: the humourous man shall end his part in pea e: the lown shall make those laugh whose lungs are ti kled o' the sere: and the lady shall . this bra'e o'erhanging firmament.. 2hat a pie e of work is a man9 how noble in reason9 how infinite in fa ulty9 in form and mo'ing how e-press and admirable9 in a tion how like an angel9 in apprehension how like a god9 the beauty of the world9 the paragon of animals9 And yet.(/D167$1*6 %y lord. seems to me a sterile promontory. there was no su h stuff in my thoughts..

.their writers do them wrong. HA%/1$ Do they hold the same estimation they did when ( was in the ity8 are they so followed8 *.. are they hildren8 who maintains 'em8 how are they es oted8 2ill they pursue the 5uality no longer than they an sing8 will they not say afterwards. for a while. and are most tyranni ally lapped for't3 these are now the fashion. and so berattle the ommon stages.. sir.716C*A6$@ 1'en those you were wont to take delight in. HA%/1$ How han es it they tra'el8 their residen e. if their means are no better.say her mind freely. both in reputation and profit.716C*A6$@ 6ay. HA%/1$ 2hat. indeed. or the blank 'erse shall halt for't. HA%/1$ How omes it8 do they grow rusty8 *. their endea'our keeps in the wonted pa e3 but there is. the tragedians of the ity. *.716C*A6$@ '0aith.that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose.716C*A6$@ ( think their inhibition omes by the means of the late inno'ation. that ry out on the top of 5uestion. if they should grow themsel'es to ommon players.as it is most like.5uills and dare s ar e ome thither. no money bid . to make them e. an aery of hildren. was better both ways.716C*A6$@ 6o. 2hat players are they8 *. little eyases.so they all them. there has been mu h to do on both sides: and the nation holds it no sin to tarre them to ontro'ersy3 there was..laim against their own su ession8 *. are they not.

that they do.7 . you are wel ome to 1lsinore. #our hands.716C*A6$@ Ay. HA%/1$ (t is not 'ery strange: for mine un le is king of Denmark. ( tell you. there is something in this more than natural.pie e for his pi ture in little./. forty. there has been mu h throwing about of brains.father and aunt.(/D167$1*6 $here are the players. gi'e twenty.north.for argument. should more appear like entertainment than yours.(/D167$1*6 (n what. !. HA%/1$ Do the boys arry it away8 *. must show fairly outward. and those that would make mows at him while my father li'ed. #ou are wel ome3 but my un le.6(. unless the poet and the player went to uffs in the 5uestion. HA%/1$ !entlemen.7 /. an hundred du ats a. HA%/1$ (s't possible8 !.6(. 1nter ). my dear lord8 HA%/1$ ( am but mad north. '7blood. my lord: Her ules and his load too.(/D167$1*6 ./. 0lourish of trumpets within !. lest my e-tent to the players. fifty. whi h. ome then3 the appurtenan e of wel ome is fashion and eremony3 let me omply with you in this garb. if philosophy ould find it out.west3 when the wind is southerly ( know a hawk from a handsaw..mother are de ei'ed.*D ).

either for tragedy. *./..6(.. sir3 o' %onday morning: 'twas so indeed. omedy.716C*A6$@ Happily he's the se ond time ome to them: for they say an old man is twi e a hild.pon mine honour. these are the only men.histori al. #ou say right.*D ). ( ha'e news to tell you. or poem unlimited3 7ene a annot be too hea'y. /. louts.7 $he a tors are ome hither.6(. 0or the law of writ and the liberty. /..6(.pastoral.histori al.7 %y lord. tragi al. s ene indi'idable. 2hen *os ius was an a tor in *ome.*D ).2ell be with you. my lord. bu+9 /.. gentlemen9 HA%/1$ Hark you. pastoral.*D ). HA%/1$ %y lord./. nor )lautus too light./.pastoral. HA%/1$ ( will prophesy he omes to tell me of the players: mark it. omi al.. omi al. pastoral.7 $he best a tors in the world. tragi al. HA%/1$ &u+. history. histori al./.*D ). HA%/1$ . !uildenstern: and you too3 at ea h ear a hearer3 that great baby you see there is not yet out of his swaddling. ( ha'e news to tell you.. /. HA%/1$ $hen ame ea h a tor on his ass.6(.7 .

'. by the altitude of a hopine. my lord8 HA%/1$ 2hy. )ray !od. be not ra ked within the ring.*D ). fly at any thing we see3 we'll ha'e a spee h straight3 ome. gi'e us a taste of your 5uality: ome. 'As by lot. the first row of the pious hanson will show you more: for look. /.' /. my lord. $he whi h he lo'ed passing well. a passionate spee h. like apie e of un urrent gold. that follows not.*D ). 2el ome. you are all wel ome.*D ). your 'oi e.6(. good friends.. all./. <ephthah. you know. 1nter four or fi'e )layers #ou are wel ome. masters: wel ome.6(. my lord8 HA%/1$ 2hy. %asters. your ladyship is nearer to hea'en than when ( saw you last. what a treasure hadst thou9 /.. ( ha'e a daughter that ( lo'e passing well.' and then. ( am glad to see thee well. where my abridgement omes.7 2hat follows. my young lady and mistress9 &y'r lady.7 2hat a treasure had he./.'.7 >Aside? 7till on my daughter. HA%/1$ 6ay. '(t ame to pass. as most like it was././. old <ephthah8 /. .7 (f you all me <ephthah. HA%/1$ Am ( not i' the right. my old friend9 thy fa e is 'alen ed sin e ( saw thee last3 omest thou to beard me in Denmark8 2hat.ne fair daughter and no more. then.*D ).. .6(.6(. 2e'll e'en to't like 0ren h fal oners. !od wot. 4udge of (srael.

my lord.ellent play. set down with as mu h modesty as unning.an e.. &la k as his purpose. it is not so3.6(. And thus o'er.'. mothers. '$he rugged )yrrhus. like the Hyr anian beast. let me see. and by 'ery mu h more handsome than fine. with flaming top .. 7eeming to feel this blow. but it was ne'er a ted: or. *epugnant to ommand3 une5ual mat h'd. and others.*D )./. '$he rugged )yrrhus. ( remember..si+ed with oagulate gore. . my lord8 HA%/1$ ( heard thee speak me a spee h on e. /. sons. the hellish )yrrhus . he whose sable arms. $hen senseless (lium.it begins with )yrrhus3.0irst )layer 2hat spee h.. $hat lend a tyrannous and damned light $o their lord's murder3 roasted in wrath and fire. Hath now this dread and bla k omple-ion smear'd 2ith heraldry more dismal: head to foot 6ow is he total gules: horridly tri k'd 2ith blood of fathers. begin at this line3 let me see. where he speaks of )riam's slaughter3 if it li'e in your memory. 2ith eyes like arbun les. one said there were no sallets in the lines to make the matter sa'oury.ld grandsire )riam seeks.. as wholesome as sweet. pro eed you. well spoken. whose 4udgments in su h matters ried in the top of mine. if it was. pleased not the million: 'twas a'iare to the general3 but it was. well digested in the s enes. )yrrhus at )riam dri'es: in rage strikes wide: &ut with the whiff and wind of his fell sword $he unner'ed father falls. daughters.7 '0ore !od. 0irst )layer 'Anon he finds him 7triking too short at !reeks: his anti5ue sword. ( remember.. with good a ent and good dis retion.' 7o.ne spee h in it ( hiefly lo'ed3 'twas Aeneas' tale to Dido: and thereabout of it espe ially. *ebellious to his arm. lies where it falls. nor no matter in the phrase that might indi t the author of affe tation: but alled it an honest method.as ( re ei'ed it. &aked and impasted with the par hing streets. not abo'e on e: for the play. did the night resemble 2hen he lay ou hed in the ominous horse.

/.. as a painted tyrant. seem'd i' the air to sti k3 7o. thou strumpet. as we often see. 0ortune9 All you gods. And bowl the round na'e down the hill of hea'en. As low as to the fiends9' /.7 $hat's good: 'mobled 5ueen' is good./. 2hi h was de lining on the milky head . in the alarm of fear aught up: 2ho this had seen. so. . &ut.*D ).6(. and for a robe. with tongue in 'enom steep'd. against some storm.f re'erend )riam. 0irst )layer '&ut who.ut. or he sleeps3 say on3 ome to He uba. )rithee. out. '!ainst 0ortune's state would treason ha'e pronoun ed3 &ut if the gods themsel'es did see her then . the ra k stand still.n %ars's armour forged for proof eterne 2ith less remorse than )yrrhus' bleeding sword 6ow falls on )riam. say on3 he's for a 4ig or a tale of bawdry. who had seen the mobled 5ueen. anon the dreadful thunder Doth rend the region. with your beard..7toops to his base. A blanket. . $he bold winds spee hless and the orb below As hush as death. after )yrrhus' pause. Did nothing. lo9 his sword. HA%/1$ (t shall to the barber's. and with a hideous rash $akes prisoner )yrrhus' ear3 for.teemed loins. And like a neutral to his will and matter. 0irst )layer '*un barefoot up and down. (n general synod 'take away her power: &reak all the spokes and fellies from her wheel.*D ). Aroused 'engean e sets him new a. threatening the flames 2ith bisson rheum: a lout upon that head 2here late the diadem stood. About her lank and all o'er.' HA%/1$ '$he mobled 5ueen8' /.7 $his is too long. A silen e in the hea'ens. )yrrhus stood.work: And ne'er did the Cy lops' hammers fall .6(.

7 with all the )layers but the 0irst Dost thou hear me.se them after your own honour and dignity3 the less they deser'e. $he instant burst of lamour that she made. no more. ( will use them a ording to their desert./. study a spee h of some do+en or si-teen lines./. HA%/1$ 2e'll ha't to. sirs.6(. old friend: an you play the %urder of !on+ago8 0irst )layer Ay. 1-it ). the more merit is in your bounty. friends3 we'll hear a play to.6(.morrow night. . whether he has not turned his olour and has tears in's eyes.2hen she saw )yrrhus make mali ious sport (n min ing with his sword her husband's limbs.7 /ook. let them be well used: for they are the abstra t and brief hroni les of the time3 after your death you were better ha'e a bad epitaph than their ill report while you li'e.' /. !ood my lord./. #ou ould. for a need. HA%/1$ !od's bodykins. /. /.7 %y lord. And passion in the gods./. )ray you. whi h ( would set down and insert in't. HA%/1$ '$is well3 ('ll ha'e thee speak out the rest soon.6(. ould you not8 0irst )layer . man. HA%/1$ 0ollow him. $ake them in.morrow.nless things mortal mo'e them not at all.*D ). will you see the players well bestowed8 Do you hear.6(.*D ). my lord.*D ). mu h better3 use e'ery man after his desert.7 Come. and who should 's ape whipping8 . 2ould ha'e made mil h the burning eyes of hea'en.

and his whole fun tion suiting 2ith forms to his on eit8 and all for nothing9 0or He uba9 2hat's He uba to him. ( should take it3 for it annot be &ut ( am pigeon.Ay.pon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made. le herous.dreams. in a dream of passion.716C*A6$@ and !. trea herous. A dull and muddy. or he to He uba. peak. kindless 'illain9 . . and blows it in my fa e8 $weaks me by the nose8 gi'es me the lie i' the throat. or ere this ( should ha'e fatted all the region kites 2ith this sla'e's offal3 bloody. %ake mad the guilty and appal the free. And an say nothing: no. A broken 'oi e. 0ollow that lord: and look you mo k him not. /ike <ohn. 'engean e9 . !od be wi' ye: 1-eunt *. bawdy 'illain9 *emorseless. *. $hat he should weep for her8 2hat would he do. not for a king.a. $ears in his eyes.(/D167$1*6 6ow ( am alone. ('ll lea'e you till night3 you are wel ome to 1lsinore. Could for e his soul so to his own on eit $hat from her working all his 'isage wann'd. 1-it 0irst )layer %y good friends. As deep as to the lungs8 who does me this8 Ha9 '7wounds. distra tion in's aspe t. . Am ( a oward8 2ho alls me 'illain8 breaks my pate a ross8 )lu ks off my beard. unpregnant of my ause. what a rogue and peasant sla'e am (9 (s it not monstrous that this player here. #et (.. Had he the moti'e and the ue for passion $hat ( ha'e8 He would drown the stage with tears And lea'e the general ear with horrid spee h. so. Confound the ignorant. and ama+e indeed $he 'ery fa ulties of eyes and ears.mettled ras al.li'er'd and la k gall $o make oppression bitter. HA%/1$ =ery well. my lord.. &ut in a fi tion.716C*A6$@ !ood my lord9 HA%/1$ Ay.

1nter K(6! C/A. )rompted to my re'enge by hea'en and hell.716C*A6$@ He does onfess he feels himself distra ted: &ut from what ause he will by no means speak. and !. Abuses me to damn me3 ('ll ha'e grounds %ore relati'e than this3 the play 's the thing 2herein ('ll at h the ons ien e of the king. what an ass am (9 $his is most bra'e. my brain9 ( ha'e heard $hat guilty reatures sitting at a play Ha'e by the 'ery unning of the s ene &een stru k so to the soul that presently $hey ha'e pro laim'd their malefa tions: 0or murder. ('ll ha'e these players )lay something like the murder of my father &efore mine un le3 ('ll obser'e his looks: ('ll tent him to the 5ui k3 if he but blen h.D1. !et from him why he puts on this onfusion.f his true state. ( know my ourse. by no drift of ir umstan e.D1 .116 !1*$*. !.6(. and perhaps ./. . And fall a. like a 'ery drab. ). ursing. Scene 1 7C161 (. unpa k my heart with words. &ut. A s ullion9 0ie upon't9 foh9 About.7.ut of my weakness and my melan holy.(/D167$1*6 6or do we find him forward to be sounded. As he is 'ery potent with su h spirits. $he spirit that ( ha'e seen %ay be the de'il3 and the de'il hath power $o assume a pleasing shape: yea.716C*A6$@. keeps aloof. with a rafty madness.(/D167$1*6 K(6! C/A. *. ". like a whore.2hy. ".)H1/(A.D(.D(. though it ha'e no tongue. 2hen we would bring him on to some onfession . $hat (.116 !1*$*. !rating so harshly all his days of 5uiet 2ith turbulent and dangerous luna y8 *. 1-it Act 3.7 And an you. will speak 2ith most mira ulous organ. the son of a dear father murder'd. A room in the astle.7. %ust.

D(.raught on the way3 of these we told him: And there did seem in him a kind of 4oy $o hear of it3 they are about the ourt. !. my lord. it so fell out.116 !1*$*.7 '$is most true3 And he besee h'd me to entreat your ma4esties $o hear and see the matter. ".(/D167$1*6 &ut with mu h for ing of his disposition.D(. gi'e him a further edge.(/D167$1*6 K(6! C/A. K(6! C/A. And. $hat he.716C*A6$@ and !.716C*A6$@ 2e shall. 1-eunt *. that ertain players 2e o'er.Did he re ei'e you well8 *.7 2ith all my heart: and it doth mu h ontent me $o hear him so in lined.*D ). . of our demands.phelia3 Her father and myself. they ha'e already order $his night to play before him. /.6(. may here Affront ./. And dri'e his purpose on to these delights. as 'twere by a ident.716C*A6$@ %ost like a gentleman.7 7weet !ertrude. lawful espials. !ood gentlemen.716C*A6$@ 6iggard of 5uestion: but. lea'e us too: 0or we ha'e losely sent for Hamlet hither. *. *. %ost free in his reply. as ( think.716C*A6$@ %adam.D1 Did you assay him8 $o any pastime8 *.

.phelia. seeing.)H1/(A *ead on this book: $hat show of su h an e-er ise may olour #our loneliness. unseen. !ra ious..f Hamlet's wildness3 so shall ( hope your 'irtues 2ill bring him to his wonted way again. 2e may of their en ounter frankly 4udge. .2ill so bestow oursel'es that. ( do wish $hat your good beauties be the happy ause . beautied with plastering art.D(. ( wish it may. 1-it ". And gather by him. . my lord. '$is too mu h pro'ed. 1-eunt K(6! C/A. .D1 /..7 and ).*D )./.7 >Aside? .6(. 'tis too true9 How smart a lash that spee h doth gi'e my ons ien e9 $he harlot's heek.D(.phelia.. so please you. $o . 2e will bestow oursel'es. K(6! C/A.)H1/(A %adam./.7 1nter HA%/1$ HA%/1$ $o be.7 ( hear him oming3 let's withdraw. or not to be3 that is the 5uestion3 2hether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer $he slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.*D ). (f 't be the affli tion of his lo'e or no $hat thus he suffers for.6(. walk you here.116 !1*$*.7 . $o both your honours.that with de'otion's 'isage And pious a tion we do sugar o'er $he de'il himself.116 !1*$*./. And for your part. (s not more ugly to the thing that helps it $han is my deed to my most painted word3 .6(. ". as he is beha'ed.D1 ( shall obey you. hea'y burthen9 /. 2e are oft to blame in this.

'tis a onsummation De'outly to be wish'd. to sleep: $o sleep3 per han e to dream3 ay. well.r to take arms against a sea of troubles. well.)H1/(A %y honour'd lord. 2hen he himself might his 5uietus make 2ith a bare bodkin8 2ho would these fardels bear.a he and the thousand natural sho ks $hat flesh is heir to.. And lose the name of a tion. in thy orisons &e all my sins remember'd. . &ut that the dread of something after death.7oft you now9 $he fair .)H1/(A !ood my lord.)H1/(A %y lord. %ust gi'e us pause3 there's the respe t $hat makes alamity of so long life: 0or who would bear the whips and s orns of time.deli'er: ( pray you. $o die. $he pangs of dispri+'d lo'e. $he undis o'er'd ountry from whose bourn 6o tra'eller returns. there's the rub: 0or in that sleep of death what dreams may ome 2hen we ha'e shuffled off this mortal oil. And enterprises of great pith and moment 2ith this regard their urrents turn away. . the proud man's ontumely.. How does your honour for this many a day8 HA%/1$ ( humbly thank you: well. not (: ( ne'er ga'e you aught. $o grunt and sweat under a weary life.phelia9 6ymph. $hat ( ha'e longed long to re. ( ha'e remembran es of yours. $he oppressor's wrong. the law's delay. HA%/1$ 6o. now re ei'e them.. . $he insolen e of offi e and the spurns $hat patient merit of the unworthy takes. pu++les the will And makes us rather bear those ills we ha'e $han fly to others that we know not of8 $hus ons ien e does make owards of us all: And thus the nati'e hue of resolution (s si klied o'er with the pale ast of thought. And by opposing end them8 $o die3 to sleep: 6o more: and by a sleep to say we end $he heart. you know right well you did: .

)H1/(A 2hat means your lordship8 HA%/1$ $hat if you be honest and fair. . . truly: for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the for e of honesty an translate beauty into his likeness3 this was sometime a parado-.)H1/(A %y lord8 HA%/1$ Are you fair8 . HA%/1$ Ha. my lord. HA%/1$ #ou should not ha'e belie'ed me: for 'irtue annot so ino ulate our old sto k but we shall relish of it3 ( lo'ed you not. ha9 are you honest8 . . you made me belie'e so. your honesty should admit no dis ourse to your beauty. my lord.poor when gi'ers pro'e unkind. with them.)H1/(A (ndeed. but now the time gi'es it proof. $ake these again: for to the noble mind *i h gifts wa. ha'e better ommer e than with honesty8 HA%/1$ Ay. $here. words of so sweet breath omposed As made the things more ri h3 their perfume lost. HA%/1$ . ( did lo'e you on e.And.)H1/(A Could beauty.)H1/(A ( was the more de ei'ed. my lord.

we will ha'e no more marriages3 those that are married already. hea'enly powers. 2here's your father8 . well enough: !od has gi'en you one fa e. go3 farewell. ('ll gi'e thee this plague for thy dowry3 be thou as haste as i e. help him. restore him9 HA%/1$ ( ha'e heard of your paintings too. !o to.)H1/(A . $o a nunnery. go. shall li'e: the rest shall keep as they are. and you lisp. my lord. and ni k. go. 1-it . as pure as snow..!et thee to a nunnery3 why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners8 ( am myself indifferent honest: but yet ( ould a use me of su h things that it were better my mother had not borne me3 ( am 'ery proud. . all but one. re'engeful.r. 0arewell. and 5ui kly too.)H1/(A . with more offen es at my be k than ( ha'e thoughts to put them in.)H1/(A At home. thou shalt not es ape alumny. you amble. HA%/1$ /et the doors be shut upon him. ('ll no more on't: it hath made me mad. ambitious. and make your wantonness your ignoran e. that he may play the fool no where but in's own house. all: belie'e none of us. . or time to a t them in. !o thy ways to a nunnery. what a noble mind is here o'erthrown9 . and you make yoursel'es another3 you 4ig.. . 0arewell.name !od's reatures. ( say. 2hat should su h fellows as ( do rawling between earth and hea'en8 2e are arrant kna'es.)H1/(A . if thou wilt needs marry. marry a fool: for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. $o a nunnery. !et thee to a nunnery. imagination to gi'e them shape. you sweet hea'ens9 HA%/1$ (f thou dost marry.

soldier's. after the play /et his 5ueen mother all alone entreat him $o show his grief3 let her be round with him: And ('ll be pla ed.. . %y lord. 0or the demand of our negle ted tribute Haply the seas and ountries different 2ith 'ariable ob4e ts shall e-pel $his something. woe is me./.6(.7 (t shall do well3 but yet do ( belie'e $he origin and ommen ement of his grief 7prung from negle ted lo'e. or onfine him where #our wisdom best shall think.f all their onferen e. 2as not like madness. $hat su k'd the honey of his musi 'ows. 1-eunt Act 3.D(.phelia9 #ou need not tell us what /ord Hamlet said: 2e heard it all. $o ha'e seen what ( ha'e seen.enter K(6! C/A. so please you. tongue.7 and ). see what ( see9 *e.6(. $o 1ngland send him. (f she find him not. ( ha'e in 5ui k determination $hus set it down3 he shall with speed to 1ngland. 5uite. do as you please: &ut.'er whi h his melan holy sits on brood: And ( do doubt the hat h and the dis lose 2ill be some danger3 whi h for to pre'ent.*D ).7 /o'e9 his affe tions do not that way tend: 6or what he spake. sword: $he e-pe tan y and rose of the fair state. eye. 2hat think you on't8 /. Scene 2 . out of tune and harsh: $hat unmat h'd form and feature of blown youth &lasted with e stasy3 .D(. $he glass of fashion and the mould of form./. in the ear .7 K(6! C/A. . K(6! C/A.D(. How now. of ladies most de4e t and wret hed. 5uite down9 And (. 6ow see that noble and most so'ereign reason. if you hold it fit. 2hereon his brains still beating puts him thus 0rom fashion of himself.settled matter in his heart.$he ourtier's. $here's something in his soul. though it la k'd form a little. $he obser'ed of all obser'ers. s holar's.7 (t shall be so3 %adness in great ones must not unwat h'd go. /ike sweet bells 4angled.

though it make the unskilful laugh.. and the 'ery age and body of the time his form and pressure. to hold. 6ow this o'erdone. . pagan. 0irst )layer ( warrant your honour. and heard others praise. neither ha'ing the a ent of Christians nor the gait of Christian. the whirlwind of passion. both at the first and now. to split the ears of the groundlings. whose end. as ( may say. trippingly on the tongue3 but if you mouth it. a'oid it. s orn her own image. or ome tardy off.. not to speak it profanely. the mirror up to nature: to show 'irtue her own feature. it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig. the word to the a tion: with this spe ial o'erstep not the modesty of nature3 for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing. was and is. ( had as lief the town. 6or do not saw the air too mu h with your hand. rier spoke my lines. there be players that ( ha'e seen play.7C161 ((. but use all gently: for in the 'ery torrent. as 'twere. they imitated humanity so abominably. . nor man. HA%/1$ &e not too tame neither. A hall in the astle. ( pray you. who for the most part are apable of nothing but ine-pli able dumbshows and noise3 ( would ha'e su h a fellow whipped for o'erdoing $ermagant: it out. and. 1nter HA%/1$ and )layers HA%/1$ 7peak the spee h. but let your own dis retion be your tutor3 suit the a tion to the word. and that highly. you must a 5uire and beget a temperan e that may gi'e it smoothness. 0irst )layer ( hope we ha'e reformed that indifferently with us. that. tempest. ha'e so strutted and bellowed that ( ha'e thought some of nature's 4ourneymen had made men and not made them well. sir. as many of your players do.pated fellow tear a passion to tatters. annot but make the 4udi ious grie'e: the ensure of the whi h one must in your allowan e o'erweigh a whole theatre of others. as ( pronoun ed it to you.herods Herod3 pray you. HA%/1$ . thus. to 'ery rags.

/. do not think ( flatter: 0or what ad'an ement may ( hope from thee $hat no re'enue hast but thy good spirits.*A$(. and !.. sweet lord.6(. Here. my lord.7 2ill you two help to hasten them8 *. !o. reform it altogether. to set on some 5uantity of barren spe tators to laugh too: though. H. HA%/1$ Horatio. my dear lord././. and that presently. HA%/1$ &id the players make haste.7 And the 5ueen too. $o feed and lothe thee8 2hy should the poor be flatter'd8 . *.(/D167$1*6 How now. 1-eunt )layers 1nter ).. 1-it ). 1-eunt *.6(.716C*A6$@.6(. .*A$(. make you ready.. And let those that play your lowns speak no more than is set down for them: for there be of them that will themsel'es laugh.(/D167$1*6 2e will.716C*A6$@ and !. H.(/D167$1*6 HA%/1$ 2hat ho9 Horatio9 1nter H. thou art e'en as 4ust a man As e'er my on'ersation oped withal. my lord9 ( will the king hear this pie e of work8 /. HA%/1$ 6ay. at your ser'i e. and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.*D ). in the mean time.*A$(..716C*A6$@ !..7. some ne essary 5uestion of the play be then to be onsidered3 that's 'illanous.

. and others K(6! C/A. let the andied tongue li k absurd pomp. 1'en with the 'ery omment of thy soul .7 How fares our ousin Hamlet8 HA%/1$ 1.7 ( ha'e nothing with this answer. in my heart of heart. i' faith: of the hameleon's dish3 ( eat the air. ". (t is a damned ghost that we ha'e seen. that suffers nothing.ne s ene of it omes near the ir umstan e 2hi h ( ha'e told thee of my father's death3 ( prithee. And 's ape dete ting. 2ell.ellent. And after we will both our 4udgments 4oin (n ensure of his seeming. !.7. . And my imaginations are as foul As =ul an's stithy. in suffering all. !i'e me that man $hat is not passion's sla'e.. ay.6o. K(6! C/A. 1nter K(6! C/A. ( will pay the theft.716C*A6$@.*A$(. A flourish.D(. Dost thou hear8 7in e my dear soul was mistress of her hoi e And ould of men distinguish.)H1/(A.7. *.D(.116 !1*$*. Danish mar h. promise.bser'e mine un le3 if his o ulted guilt Do not itself unkennel in one spee h.D(. rammed3 you annot feed apons so. Hamlet: these words are not mine.(/D167$1*6. H. A man that fortune's buffets and rewards Hast ta'en with e5ual thanks3 and blest are those 2hose blood and 4udgment are so well ommingled. my lord3 (f he steal aught the whilst this play is playing. HA%/1$ $hey are oming to the play: ( must be idle3 !et you a pla e.night before the king: .. . As ( do thee. $hat they are not a pipe for fortune's finger $o sound what stop she please.. !i'e him heedful note: 0or ( mine eyes will ri'et to his fa e. when thou seest that a t afoot. And rook the pregnant hinges of the knee 2here thrift may follow fawning.6(.7omething too mu h of this. $here is a play to.D1. and ( will wear him (n my heart's ore./. ). her ele tion Hath seal'd thee for herself: for thou hast been As one.

D1 Come hither. you played on e i' the uni'ersity. my lord: and was a ounted a good a tor. sit by me.7 %y lord.7 >$o K(6! C/A. &e the players ready8 *. good mother. ".6(./. $o ).D(. here's metal more attra ti'e. ho9 do you mark that8 HA%/1$ /ady.7? ./.)H1/(A 6o. /. HA%/1$ 2hat did you ena t8 /.HA%/1$ 6o. nor mine now. HA%/1$ ( mean. my lord. my lord: they stay upon your patien e./.7 $hat did (. you say8 /.6(.716C*A6$@ Ay.*D )./.6(.116 !1*$*. HA%/1$ (t was a brute part of him to kill so apital a alf there..7 ( did ena t <ulius Caesar3 ( was killed i' the Capitol: &rutus killed me.6(. HA%/1$ 6o. my head upon your lap8 . my dear Hamlet.)H1/(A's feet . shall ( lie in your lap8 /ying down at .*D ).*D ).

horse. 'tis twi e two months.)H1/(A 2hat is. look you. 2hat should a man do but be merry8 for. . how heerfully my mother looks. . then: or else shall he suffer not thinking on. he must build hur hes. !od.)H1/(A Ay.)H1/(A 6ay. for ('ll ha'e a suit of sables.)H1/(A #ou are merry. (8 . my lord. for. HA%/1$ Do you think ( meant ountry matters8 .)H1/(A Ay. my lord. . whose epitaph is '0or. . HA%/1$ .horse is forgot.. my lord8 HA%/1$ 6othing. let the de'il wear bla k.maker. with the hobby. hea'ens9 die two months ago. . by'r lady..)H1/(A ( think nothing.. HA%/1$ 7o long8 6ay then. my lord. and not forgotten yet8 $hen there's hope a great man's memory may outli'e his life half a year3 but. and my father died within these two hours. HA%/1$ $hat's a fair thought to lie between maids' legs. your only 4ig.' . my lord. the hobby. . my lord. HA%/1$ 2ho.

and e-it. and de lines his head upon her ne k3 lays him down upon a bank of flowers3 she. kisses it.)H1/(A 2ill he tell us what this show meant8 HA%/1$ Ay. omes in again.)H1/(A #ou are naught. $he dead body is arried away. and pours poison in the King's ears.show enters 1nter a King and a "ueen 'ery lo'ingly: the "ueen embra ing him. 1-it HA%/1$ (s this a prologue. . and makes show of protestation unto him. . you are naught3 ('ll mark the play. seeing him asleep. $he )oisoner. or any show that you'll show him3 be not you ashamed to show. my lord8 HA%/1$ %arry. he'll not shame to tell you what it means. $he "ueen returns: finds the King dead. and makes passionate a tion. . $he )oisoner wooes the "ueen with gifts3 she seems loath and unwilling awhile. $he dumb. He takes her up. 7he kneels. and he her. seeming to lament with her. and for our tragedy. but in the end a epts his lo'e 1-eunt . Here stooping to your lemen y. )rologue 0or us. this is mi hing malle ho: it means mis hief.)H1/(A 2hat means this. with some two or three %utes. 2e beg your hearing patiently. or the posy of a ring8 . lea'es him.)H1/(A &elike this show imports the argument of the play.Hautboys play. takes off his rown. Anon omes in a fellow. 1nter )rologue HA%/1$ 2e shall know by this fellow3 the players annot keep ounsel: they'll tell all.

. )layer "ueen .)H1/(A '$is brief. $hat ( distrust you. 6ow. )layer King '0aith. and shortly too: %y operant powers their fun tions lea'e to do3 And thou shalt li'e in this fair world behind. my lord. my fear is so3 2here lo'e is great. )layer "ueen . lo'e. great lo'e grows there. 7o far from heer and from your former state. it nothing must3 0or women's fear and lo'e holds 5uantity: (n neither aught.. Honour'd. woe is me. And thirty do+en moons with borrow'd sheen About the world ha'e times twel'e thirties been. King and "ueen )layer King 0ull thirty times hath )hoebus' art gone round 6eptune's salt wash and $ellus' orbed ground. wormwood. HA%/1$ As woman's lo'e. you are so si k of late. proof hath made you know: And as my lo'e is si+ed. belo'ed: and haply one as kind 0or husband shalt thou. my lord. )layer "ueen 7o many 4ourneys may the sun and moon %ake us again ount o'er ere lo'e be done9 &ut. HA%/1$ >Aside? 2ormwood.nite ommutual in most sa red bands. Dis omfort you. though ( distrust. 1nter two )layers. the littlest doubts are fear: 2here little fears grow great. what my lo'e is. ( must lea'e thee. onfound the rest9 7u h lo'e must needs be treason in my breast3 (n se ond husband let me be a urst9 6one wed the se ond but who kill'd the first. or in e-tremity. #et. 7in e lo'e our hearts and Hymen did our hands ..

2hen se ond husband kisses me in bed. 7weet. . unshaken. sti ks on the tree: &ut fall. And who in want a hollow friend doth try. but poor 'alidity: 2hi h now. their ends none of our own3 7o think thou wilt no se ond husband wed: &ut die thy thoughts when thy first lord is dead. lea'e me here awhile: . (f. . )layer King ( do belie'e you think what now you speak: &ut what we do determine oft we break. grief doth most lament: !rief 4oys. on slender a ident. you mark his fa'ourite flies: $he poor ad'an ed makes friends of enemies. Dire tly seasons him his enemy. or else fortune lo'e. but none of lo'e3 A se ond time ( kill my husband dead. like fruit unripe. on e a widow. e'er ( be wife9 HA%/1$ (f she should break it now9 )layer King '$is deeply sworn. 4oy grie'es. $his world is not for aye. $he great man down. doth the purpose lose. %ost ne essary 'tis that we forget $o pay oursel'es what to oursel'es is debt3 2hat to oursel'es in passion we propose.ur thoughts are ours. )layer "ueen 6or earth to me gi'e food. )urpose is but the sla'e to memory. nor 'tis not strange $hat e'en our lo'es should with our fortunes hange: 0or 'tis a 5uestion left us yet to pro'e. &ut. when they mellow be.f 'iolent birth. $he passion ending.$he instan es that se ond marriage mo'e Are base respe ts of thrift. And hitherto doth lo'e on fortune tend: 0or who not needs shall ne'er la k a friend. nor hea'en light9 7port and repose lo k from me day and night9 $o desperation turn my trust and hope9 An an hor's heer in prison be my s ope9 1a h opposite that blanks the fa e of 4oy %eet what ( would ha'e well and it destroy9 &oth here and hen e pursue me lasting strife. orderly to end where ( begun. 2hether lo'e lead fortune. $he 'iolen e of either grief or 4oy $heir own ena tures with themsel'es destroy3 2here 4oy most re'els.ur wills and fates do so ontrary run $hat our de'i es still are o'erthrown: .

our withers are unwrung. HA%/1$ ..trap.7 Ha'e you heard the argument8 (s there no offen e in 't8 HA%/1$ 6o. my lord. K(6! C/A. &aptista3 you shall see anon: 'tis a kna'ish pie e of work3 but what o' that8 your ma4esty and we that ha'e free souls.D(.D(. how8 $ropi ally. how like you this play8 ". they do but 4est. poison in 4est: no offen e i' the world. K(6! C/A.116 !1*$*. %arry.7 $his is one /u ianus.%y spirits grow dull. nephew to the king. $his play is the image of a murder done in =ienna3 !on+ago is the duke's name: his wife. 1nter /. 7leeps )layer "ueen 7leep ro k thy brain. And ne'er ome mis han e between us twain9 1-it HA%/1$ %adam.7 2hat do you all the play8 HA%/1$ $he %ouse. no.C(A6. but she'll keep her word. methinks.)H1/(A #ou are as good as a horus.D1 $he lady protests too mu h. . HA%/1$ . and fain ( would beguile $he tedious day with sleep. it tou hes us not3 let the galled 4ade win e.

and worse.116 !1*$*. )ours the poison into the sleeper's ears HA%/1$ He poisons him i' the garden for's estate. His name's !on+ago3 the story is e-tant. HA%/1$ (t would ost you a groaning to take off my edge. my lord. Come3 'the roaking ra'en doth bellow for re'enge. $hy natural magi and dire property. murderer: po-.( ould interpret between you and your lo'e.n wholesome life usurp immediately. .D(. &egin. . and time agreeing: Confederate season. hands apt. and writ in hoi e (talian3 you shall see anon how the murderer gets the lo'e of !on+ago's wife. K(6! C/A. HA%/1$ 2hat.6(.)H1/(A #ou are keen. frighted with false fire9 ". thri e infe ted. 2ith He ate's ban thri e blasted./. . drugs fit. you are keen. HA%/1$ 7o you must take your husbands. . lea'e thy damnable fa es.)H1/(A 7till better.D1 How fares my lord8 /.*D ). of midnight weeds olle ted. else no reature seeing: $hou mi-ture rank.C(A6. and begin.7 .7 $houghts bla k.)H1/(A $he king rises.' /.7 !i'e o'er the play. if ( ould see the puppets dallying.

HA%/1$ Ah. some musi 9 ome.pa4o k. 'ery. sir8 H. #ou might ha'e rhymed. good Horatio.*A$(. ha9 Come. lights. get me a fellowship in a ry of players. $his realm dismantled was . sir. Half a share.*A$(. while some must sleep3 7o runs the world away. let the stri ken deer go weep.*A$(. HA%/1$ .f <o'e himself: and now reigns here A 'ery. =ery well. . ( did 'ery well note him.. HA%/1$ A whole one. Damon dear.*A$(. (. and a forest of feathers.!i'e me some light3 away9 All /ights..pon the talk of the poisoning8 H. the re orders9 . HA%/1$ 2hy. lights9 1-eunt all but HA%/1$ and H. Didst per ei'e8 H. HA%/1$ . $he hart ungalled play: 0or some must wat h. 2ould not this.. ('ll take the ghost's word for a thousand pound. 0or thou dost know. H. if the rest of my fortunes turn $urk with me. my lord.*A$(.with two )ro'in ial roses on my ra+ed shoes.

for me to put him to his purgation would perhaps plunge him into far more holer. perdy. HA%/1$ ( am tame. belike. Come. in most great affli tion of spirit. rather with holer. HA%/1$ #our wisdom should show itself more ri her to signify this to his do tor: for.(/D167$1*6 $he king.enter *.(/D167$1*6 !ood my lord. sir8 !. HA%/1$ 7ir. a whole history. what of him8 !. my lord.(/D167$1*6 $he 5ueen. your mother. 2hy then. some musi 9 *e. 'ou hsafe me a word with you...0or if the king like not the omedy. put your dis ourse into some frame and start not so wildly from my affair. HA%/1$ 2ith drink. !. sir.(/D167$1*6 (s in his retirement mar'ellous distempered. HA%/1$ Ay. hath sent me to you.(/D167$1*6 6o.716C*A6$@ and !.(/D167$1*6 !. sir. HA%/1$ . !. he likes it not. sir3 pronoun e. !.(/D167$1*6 !ood my lord.

HA%/1$ . HA%/1$ 2e shall obey. that an so astonish a mother9 &ut is there no se5uel at the heels of this mother's admiration8 (mpart. wonderful son. you shall ommand: or. my lord8 HA%/1$ %ake you a wholesome answer: my wit's diseased3 but. you say.#ou are wel ome. as you say. ( will do your mother's ommandment3 if not. my mother3 therefore no more.716C*A6$@ %y lord. HA%/1$ 7o ( do still. (f it shall please you to make me a wholesome answer. your pardon and my return shall be the end of my business. *. Ha'e you any further trade with us8 *.(/D167$1*6 6ay. you on e did lo'e me. this ourtesy is not of the right breed. ere you go to bed.716C*A6$@ 7he desires to speak with you in her loset. good my lord.716C*A6$@ $hen thus she says: your beha'ior hath stru k her into ama+ement and admiration. *. by these pi kers and stealers. were she ten times our mother. *.. but to the matter3 my mother. HA%/1$ 7ir. !.716C*A6$@ . sir. !.(/D167$1*6 2hat.. su h answer as ( an make. ( annot. rather.

HA%/1$ 7ir. ( annot.'.the pro'erb is something musty. surely..why do you go about to re o'er the wind of me. !.(/D167$1*6 .(/D167$1*6 %y lord.!ood my lord. as if you would dri'e me into a toil8 !. '2hile the grass grows. but sir. if my duty be too bold. 2ill you play upon this pipe8 !. *e.. HA%/1$ ( do not well understand that. my lo'e is too unmannerly. HA%/1$ ( do besee h you. when you ha'e the 'oi e of the king himself for your su ession in Denmark8 HA%/1$ Ay.enter )layers with re orders . HA%/1$ ( pray you. what is your ause of distemper8 you do. my lord. *. if you deny your griefs to your friend.(/D167$1*6 &elie'e me.. !. HA%/1$ . my lord. $o withdraw with you3.. ( la k ad'an ement. the re orders9 let me see one. ( annot. bar the door upon your own liberty.(/D167$1*6 ( know no tou h of it.716C*A6$@ How an that be.

indeed. yet you annot play upon me. HA%/1$ Do you see yonder loud that's almost in shape of a amel8 /.ellent 'oi e.(/D167$1*6 &ut these annot ( ommand to any utteran e of harmony: ( ha'e not the skill.6(. /ook you./.6(./.*D ).6(. 1nter ).7 &y the mass./. look you now.*D ). and it will dis ourse most elo5uent musi .7 !od bless you. !. /.r like a whale8 /. gi'e it breath with your mouth. in this little organ: yet annot you make it speak. and 'tis like a amel. these are the stops. HA%/1$ 2hy. how unworthy a thing you make of me9 #ou would play upon me: you would seem to know my stops: you would plu k out the heart of my mystery: you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my ompass3 and there is mu h musi . though you an fret me.7 (t is ba ked like a weasel. HA%/1$ %ethinks it is like a weasel. sir9 /. HA%/1$ .7 %y lord.6(.*D )./.7 =ery like a whale. do you think ( am easier to be played on than a pipe8 Call me what instrument you will. '7blood.*D ). the 5ueen would speak with you. HA%/1$ .6(.'$is as easy as lying3 go'ern these 'entages with your lingers and thumb./. e. and presently.

HA%/1$ &y and by is easily said.7 ( like him not. friends.7 /ea'e me. 1nter K(6! C/A./. nor stands it safe with us $o let his madness range. lose not thy nature: let not e'er $he soul of 6ero enter this firm bosom3 /et me be ruel.7 ( will say so. not unnatural3 ( will speak daggers to her.*D ). ( will ome by and by. *.D(. And do su h bitter business as the day 2ould 5uake to look on. and !. !. /. onsent9 1-it Act 3.ut of his luna ies./.(/D167$1*6 2e will oursel'es pro'ide3 %ost holy and religious fear it is $o keep those many many bodies safe $hat li'e and feed upon your ma4esty.716C*A6$@.$hen ( will ome to my mother by and by. A room in the astle.7. heart. . Scene 3 7C161 (((. $hey fool me to the top of my bent.(/D167$1*6 K(6! C/A. 2hen hur hyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world3 now ould ( drink hot blood. but use none: %y tongue and soul in this be hypo rites: How in my words soe'er she be shent. .6(. And he to 1ngland shall along with you3 $he terms of our estate may not endure Ha+ard so dangerous as doth hourly grow . 1-it ). my soul. $herefore prepare you: ( your ommission will forthwith dispat h. 1-eunt all but HA%/1$ $is now the 'ery wit hing time of night. $o gi'e them seals ne'er. 7oft9 now to my mother.D(.6(.

$o hear the pro ess: and warrant she'll ta. Attends the boisterous ruin. And tell you what ( know.D(. to this speedy 'oyage: 0or we will fetters put upon this fear. but with a general groan. 2hat if this ursed hand 2ere thi ker than itself with brother's blood.7 /.(/D167$1*6 2e will haste us. like a gulf. 7in e nature makes them partial.(/D167$1*6 1nter ). my liege3 ('ll all upon you ere you go to bed. ( stand in pause where ( shall first begin. 6e'er alone Did the king sigh./.7 %y lord.716C*A6$@ $he single and pe uliar life is bound.him home3 And.*.6(.7 $hanks. should o'erhear $he spee h. doth draw 2hat's near it with it3 it is a massy wheel. like a man to double business bound. my offen e is rank it smells to hea'en: (t hath the primal eldest urse upon't.7 . 2ith all the strength and armour of the mind. $o keep itself from noyan e: but mu h more $hat spirit upon whose weal depend and rest $he li'es of many. A brother's murder. 2hi h now goes too free.D(.716C*A6$@ and !. $hough in lination be as sharp as will3 %y stronger guilt defeats my strong intent: And. . 1a h small anne-ment. $he ease of ma4esty Dies not alone: but.716C*A6$@ !. dear my lord. *. petty onse5uen e.7 Arm you.. 1-it ). ( pray you. )ray an ( not. 0are you well./. K(6! C/A. '$is meet that some more audien e than a mother. 1-eunt *. he's going to his mother's loset3 &ehind the arras ('ll on'ey myself. K(6! C/A. when it falls.*D ).footed. of 'antage./. $o whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things Are mortised and ad4oin'd: whi h. And both negle t. 0i-'d on the summit of the highest mount. and wisely was it said.6(. as you said.6(.

full of bread: 2ith all his rimes broad blown. angels9 %ake assay9 &ow. that.r pardon'd being down8 $hen ('ll look up: %y fault is past. &e soft as sinews of the newborn babe9 All may be well.ffen e's gilded hand may sho'e by 4usti e. . this is hire and salary. $o take him in the purging of his soul.. *etires and kneels 1nter HA%/1$ HA%/1$ 6ow might ( do it pat. . $o be forestalled ere we ome to fall. 1'en to the teeth and forehead of our faults. 2hen he is fit and season'd for his passage8 6o9 . . And so he goes to hea'en: And so am ( re'enged. now he is praying: And now ('ll do't. do this same 'illain send $o hea'en. there the a tion lies (n his true nature: and we oursel'es ompell'd. He took my father grossly. not re'enge. swearing.fold for e. limed soul. %ay one be pardon'd and retain the offen e8 (n the orrupted urrents of this world .f those effe ts for whi h ( did the murder. &ut. as flush as %ay: And how his audit stands who knows sa'e hea'en8 &ut in our ir umstan e and ourse of thought. that his heels may ki k at hea'en.(s there not rain enough in the sweet hea'ens $o wash it white as snow8 2hereto ser'es mer y &ut to onfront the 'isage of offen e8 And what's in prayer but this two. or about some a t $hat has no relish of sal'ation in't: $hen trip him. And oft 'tis seen the wi ked pri+e itself &uys out the law3 but 'tis not so abo'e: $here is no shuffling. mine own ambition and my 5ueen. . $hat would be s ann'd3 A 'illain kills my father: and for that.r in the in estuous pleasure of his bed: At gaming. bosom bla k as death9 . 2hat then8 what rests8 $ry what repentan e an3 what an it not8 #et what an it when one an not repent8 . '$is hea'y with him3 and am ( then re'enged.p. heart with strings of steel. .. struggling to be free. sword: and know thou a more horrid hent3 2hen he is drunk asleep. his sole son. $o gi'e in e'iden e. stubborn knees: and. (. wret hed state9 . Art more engaged9 Help. or in his rage. what form of prayer Can ser'e my turn8 '0orgi'e me my foul murder'8 $hat annot be: sin e ( am still possess'd . %y rown.

what's the matter8 ".7 /./. 1-it K(6! C/A. ( hear him oming./.116 %A*!A*1$ and ). HA%/1$ %other. 1nter ". mother.D1 . mother9 ". 1-it Act 3.7 >*ising? %y words fly up. ".And that his soul may be as damn'd and bla k As hell. HA%/1$ >2ithin? %other. ).6(. /ook you lay home to him3 $ell him his pranks ha'e been too broad to bear with. $he "ueen's loset.D(.116 !1*$*./. be round with him. Scene 4 7C161 (=. whereto it goes. )ray you. mother. And that your gra e hath s reen'd and stood between %u h heat and him. ('ll s on e me e'en here.*D ).116 !1*$*.6(. %y mother stays3 $his physi but prolongs thy si kly days. my thoughts remain below3 2ords without thoughts ne'er to hea'en go. you ha'e my father mu h offended. thou hast thy father mu h offended.7 hides behind the arras 1nter HA%/1$ HA%/1$ 6ow.7 He will ome straight. 0ear me not3 withdraw.6(.116 !1*$*.D1 Hamlet.D1 ('ll warrant you.

('ll set those to you that an speak./. help.you are my mother. your husband's brother's wife: And. you 5uestion with a wi ked tongue. dead9 %akes a pass through the arras /.D1 Ha'e you forgot me8 HA%/1$ 6o..*D ). HA%/1$ Come.D1 6ay. ".7 >&ehind? . and sit you down: you shall not budge: #ou go not till ( set you up a glass 2here you may see the inmost part of you. HA%/1$ !o. ome. help9 HA%/1$ >Drawing? How now9 a rat8 Dead.116 !1*$*.7 >&ehind? 2hat. ome. ".116 !1*$*. how now. ".116 !1*$*.6(...116 !1*$*.D1 2hy.Come. go.D1 2hat wilt thou do8 thou wilt not murder me8 Help. then. ho9 /. by the rood. ho9 help.*D ). ( am slain9 0alls and dies ".would it were not so9./. not so3 #ou are the 5ueen. help. for a du at.6(. you answer with an idle tongue.D1 .116 !1*$*. Hamlet9 HA%/1$ 2hat's the matter now8 ".

'twas my word. ". rash. su h a deed As from the body of ontra tion plu ks $he 'ery soul.D1 2hat ha'e ( done. what hast thou done8 HA%/1$ 6ay.116 !1*$*. this solidity and ompound mass. (f it be made of penetrable stuff. that thou darest wag thy tongue (n noise so rude against me8 HA%/1$ 7u h an a t $hat blurs the gra e and blush of modesty. takes off the rose 0rom the fair forehead of an inno ent lo'e And sets a blister there. ". And let me wring your heart: for so ( shall. 2ith tristful 'isage.D1 . good mother. what a rash and bloody deed is this9 HA%/1$ A bloody deed9 almost as bad./. intruding fool. me.7 $hou wret hed. as against the doom. and marry with his brother.si k at the a t.D1 . (s thought. /ea'e wringing of your hands3 pea e9 sit you down. ".D1 As kill a king9 HA%/1$ Ay...116 !1*$*. lady. /ifts up the array and dis o'ers ). (f damned ustom ha'e not brass'd it so $hat it is proof and bulwark against sense.116 !1*$*. As kill a king. and sweet religion makes A rhapsody of words3 hea'en's fa e doth glow3 #ea.116 !1*$*. farewell9 ( took thee for thy better3 take thy fortune: $hou find'st to be too busy is some danger. ( know not3 (s it the king8 ".'ows As false as di ers' oaths3 . Calls 'irtue hypo rite.. makes marriage.6(.

".. you ha'e. 6or sense to e stasy was ne'er so thrall'd &ut it reser'ed some 5uantity of hoi e. And melt in her own fire3 pro laim no shame 2hen the ompulsi'e ardour gi'es the harge. upon this pi ture.116 !1*$*.blind8 1yes without feeling. shame9 where is thy blush8 *ebellious hell. $he ounterfeit presentment of two brothers. $hat roars so loud. 2here e'ery god did seem to set his seal. Hamlet. Ha'e you eyes8 Could you on this fair mountain lea'e to feed. $o ser'e in su h a differen e. smelling sans all. but to li'e (n the rank sweat of an enseamed bed. $o flaming youth let 'irtue be as wa-. 1lse ould you not ha'e motion: but sure. speak no more3 $hou turn'st mine eyes into my 'ery soul: And there ( see su h bla k and grained spots As will not lea'e their tin t. that sense (s apople-'d: for madness would not err. And batten on this moor8 Ha9 ha'e you eyes8 #ou annot all it lo'e: for at your age $he hey. and thunders in the inde-8 HA%/1$ /ook here. what a gra e was seated on this brow: Hyperion's urls: the front of <o'e himself: An eye like %ars. it's humble. 1ars without hands or eyes.D1 . sure. and on this..day in the blood is tame.r but a si kly part of one true sense Could not so mope.kissing hill: A ombination and a form indeed. 7tew'd in orruption. (f thou anst mutine in a matron's bones. HA%/1$ 6ay. $o gi'e the world assuran e of a man3 $his was your husband. &lasting his wholesome brother. And waits upon the 4udgment3 and what 4udgment 2ould step from this to this8 7ense. . what a t. to threaten and ommand: A station like the herald %er ury 6ew. honeying and making lo'e . 7ee. 7in e frost itself as a ti'ely doth burn And reason panders will. 2hat de'il was't $hat thus hath o+en'd you at hoodman. feeling without sight.Ay me. what follows3 Here is your husband: like a mildew'd ear. /ook you now. .lighted on a hea'en.'er the nasty sty. .

116 !1*$*. $hat you do bend your eye on 'a an y And with the in orporal air do hold dis ourse8 . $hat.D1 6o more9 HA%/1$ A king of shreds and pat hes.D1 . 1nter !host 7a'e me. lapsed in time and passion..116 !1*$*. like daggers. lets go by $he important a ting of your dread ommand8 . $hat from a shelf the pre ious diadem stole.116 !1*$*.f your pre edent lord: a 'i e of kings: A utpurse of the empire and the rule.. speak to me no more: $hese words. #ou hea'enly guards9 2hat would your gra ious figure8 ". lady8 ". &ut. step between her and her fighting soul3 Con eit in weakest bodies strongest works3 7peak to her. how is't with you.116 !1*$*. enter in mine ears: 6o more.D1 Alas. sweet Hamlet9 HA%/1$ A murderer and a 'illain: A sla'e that is not twentieth part the tithe . look.". and ho'er o'er me with your wings. HA%/1$ How is it with you. say9 !host Do not forget3 this 'isitation (s but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.D1 Alas. Hamlet. And put it in his po ket9 ".... ama+ement on thy mother sits3 . he's mad9 HA%/1$ Do you not ome your tardy son to hide.

look you there9 look. and stands on end. where he goes.0orth at your eyes your spirits wildly peep: And. HA%/1$ 6or did you nothing hear8 ". Do not look upon me: /est with this piteous a tion you on'ert %y stern effe ts3 then what ( ha'e to do 2ill want true olour: tears per han e for blood. #our bedded hair. in his habit as he li'ed9 /ook. 2ould make them apable. out at the portal9 1-it !host ". on him9 /ook you.D1 6o. ". . nothing but oursel'es. how it steals away9 %y father.116 !1*$*. e'en now. prea hing to stones.rements. as yours. how pale he glares9 His form and ause on4oin'd. as the sleeping soldiers in the alarm.n him. 2hereon do you look8 HA%/1$ .D1 $o whom do you speak this8 HA%/1$ Do you see nothing there8 ".116 !1*$*.D1 $his the 'ery oinage of your brain3 $his bodiless reation e stasy (s 'ery unning in.116 !1*$*. doth temperately keep time. gentle son.D1 6othing at all: yet all that is ( see. . 7tarts up.pon the heat and flame of thy distemper 7prinkle ool patien e.116 !1*$*. And makes as healthful musi 3 it is not madness $hat ( ha'e utter'd3 bring me to the test. like life in e. . HA%/1$ 2hy. HA%/1$ 1 stasy9 %y pulse.

6(. good lady. $hat not your trespass. ". if you ha'e it not. Hamlet. 0orgi'e me this my 'irtue: 0or in the fatness of these pursy times =irtue itself of 'i e must pardon beg.D1 2hat shall ( do8 HA%/1$ 6ot this. good night. who all sense doth eat.n e more. is angel yet in this.ne word more. ( must be ruel. and will answer well $he death ( ga'e him. 0or this same lord. $hat to the use of a tions fair and good He likewise gi'es a fro k or li'ery.D1 . And either > ? the de'il. by no means. mining all within. only to be kind3 $hus bad begins and worse remains behind.f habits de'il. good night3 And when you are desirous to be bless'd. HA%/1$ . $o punish me with this and this with me. .116 !1*$*. Confess yourself to hea'en: *epent what's past: a'oid what is to ome: And do not spread the ompost on the weeds. or throw him out 2ith wondrous poten y. urb and woo for lea'e to do him good. throw away the worser part of it. . *efrain to. )ointing to ). And li'e the purer with the other half.And ( the matter will re. ustom. ". for lo'e of gra e./. /ay not that mattering un tion to your soul.7 ( do repent3 but hea'en hath pleased it so. ( will bestow him. !ood night3 but go not to mine un le's bed: Assume a 'irtue.word: whi h madness 2ould gambol from. thou hast left my heart in twain. $o make them ranker.. ('ll blessing beg of you. %other.night. $hat ( must be their s ourge and minister. 2hilst rank orruption. that ( bid you do3 /et the bloat king tempt you again to bed: )in h wanton on your heek: all you his mouse: . $hat aptly is put on. #ea. And that shall lend a kind of easiness $o the ne-t abstinen e3 the ne-t more easy: 0or use almost an hange the stamp of nature. $hat monster. again. but my madness speaks3 (t will but skin and film the ul erous pla e.116 !1*$*. (nfe ts unseen. 7o. .

116 !1*$*. 2ho was in life a foolish prating kna'e. ". fair. $hey bear the mandate: they must sweep my way.6(. $his man shall set me pa king3 ('ll lug the guts into the neighbour room. HA%/1$ $here's letters seal'd3 and my two s hoolfellows. And break your own ne k down. in despite of sense and se re y. ( had forgot3 'tis so on luded on. a gib. $o try on lusions. 2ould from a paddo k. Scene 1 7C161 (.7 Act 4. for a pair of ree hy kisses. like the famous ape.And let him. wise.D1 Ala k.116 !1*$*. that's but a 5ueen. A room in the astle.npeg the basket on the house's top. And blow them at the moon3 . HA%/1$ ( must to 1ngland: you know that8 ". good night. 2hom ( will trust as ( will adders fang'd. if words be made of breath. And breath of life. from a bat. mother. '$were good you let him know: 0or who. and. most se ret and most gra'e. 1-eunt se'erally: HA%/1$ dragging in ). 'tis most sweet. sir. ( ha'e no life to breathe 2hat thou hast said to me. &ut mad in raft. /et the birds fly. in the basket reep. 2hen in one line two rafts dire tly meet. /et it work: 0or 'tis the sport to ha'e the engineer Hoist with his own petard3 and 't shall go hard &ut ( will del'e one yard below their mines. sober. . $hat ( essentially am not in madness. And marshal me to kna'ery. 7u h dear on ernings hide8 who would do so8 6o. (ndeed this ounsellor (s now most still.. Come./. .D1 &e thou assured. !ood night.r paddling in your ne k with his damn'd fingers. to draw toward an end with you. %other. %ake you to ra'el all this matter out. .

D(.716C*A6$@ and !.'er whom his 'ery madness. restrain'd and out of haunt. 2here is he gone8 ".night9 K(6! C/A.D1. had we been there3 His liberty is full of threats to all: $o you yourself. *. to e'ery one.7 2hat. like some ore Among a mineral of metals base. what ha'e ( seen to.D(. &ehind the arras hearing something stir.D1 %ad as the sea and wind. !ertrude8 How does Hamlet8 ".1nter K(6! C/A. 7hows itself pure: he weeps for what is done. Alas. let it feed 1'en on the pith of /ife. $o keep it from di'ulging.D(.7 . $his mad young man3 but so mu h was our lo'e. K(6! C/A. ome away9 $he sun no sooner shall the mountains tou h.116 !1*$*. how shall this bloody deed be answer'd8 (t will be laid to us.116 !1*$*. my good lord. when both ontend 2hi h is the mightier3 in his lawless fit. these profound hea'es3 #ou must translate3 'tis fit we understand them. kills $he unseen good old man. hea'y deed9 (t had been so with us. 2e would not understand what was most fit: &ut.116 !1*$*.D1 &estow this pla e on us a little while.116 !1*$*.D1 $o draw apart the body he hath kill'd3 .7 $here's matter in these sighs. ". whose pro'iden e 7hould ha'e kept short. K(6! C/A.7. a rat9' And.D(.(/D167$1*6 Ah. with all our ma4esty and skill. and !.D(. in this brainish apprehension.7 . 2here is your son8 ". ries.716C*A6$@. 1-eunt *. .(/D167$1*6 K(6! C/A. like the owner of a foul disease. to us. 2hips out his rapier. 'A rat. !ertrude. &ut we will ship him hen e3 and this 'ile deed 2e must.

(/D167$1*6 Come. Scene 2 7C161 ((.716C*A6$@ and !. And what's untimely done. *. my lord.716C*A6$@ and !. both what we mean to do.enter *. !uildenstern9 *e. and bring the body (nto the hapel. *. !ertrude.. .use. Ho. .(/D167$1*6 0riends both.716C*A6$@3 !.(/D167$1*63 >2ithin? Hamlet9 /ord Hamlet9 HA%/1$ 2hat noise8 who alls on Hamlet8 . HA%/1$ Do not belie'e it. ( pray you.. 1-eunt Act 4.&oth ountenan e and e. 1-eunt *.(/D167$1*6 *. that we may take it then e And bear it to the hapel. Another room in the astle.716C*A6$@ and !.716C*A6$@ 2hat ha'e you done. 1nter *. whereto 'tis kin. And from his mother's loset hath he dragg'd him3 !o seek him out: speak fair.716C*A6$@ $ell us where 'tis. go 4oin you with some further aid3 Hamlet in madness hath )olonius slain. ome away9 %y soul is full of dis ord and dismay. with the dead body8 HA%/1$ Compounded it with dust. 1nter HA%/1$ HA%/1$ 7afely stowed. haste in this. we'll all up our wisest friends: And let them know. here they ome.

to be last swallowed3 when he needs what you ha'e gleaned. 1-eunt . HA%/1$ $he body is with the king.(/D167$1*6 A thing.716C*A6$@ ( understand you not. Hide fo-. my lord8 HA%/1$ Ay. *. my lord. my lord9 HA%/1$ . to be demanded of a sponge9 what repli ation should be made by the son of a king8 *. HA%/1$ ( am glad of it3 a kna'ish spee h sleeps in a foolish ear. &ut su h offi ers do the king best ser'i e in the end3 he keeps them. in the orner of his 4aw: first mouthed. you shall be dry again. !. &esides. and all after..f nothing3 bring me to him. that soaks up the king's ountenan e. his rewards. but the king is not with the body.716C*A6$@ $ake you me for a sponge. his authorities. $he king is a thing.716C*A6$@ &elie'e what8 HA%/1$ $hat ( an keep your ounsel and not mine own.716C*A6$@ %y lord. and go with us to the king. sponge. you must tell us where the body is. *. sir. and. it is but s5uee+ing you. like an ape.*.

$o bear all smooth and e'en. How dangerous is it that this man goes loose9 #et must not we put the strong law on him3 He's lo'ed of the distra ted multitude. where's )olonius8 HA%/1$ At supper. K(6! C/A.716C*A6$@ Ho. 2ho like not in their 4udgment. .7. and to find the body.716C*A6$@ 2here the dead body is bestow'd. the offender's s ourge is weigh'd.Act 4. 1nter HA%/1$ and !. attended K(6! C/A.716C*A6$@ How now9 what hath befall'n8 *. K(6! C/A.7 ( ha'e sent to seek him. Scene 3 7C161 (((.7 6ow. *.D(.D(. $his sudden sending him away must seem Deliberate pause3 diseases desperate grown &y desperate applian e are relie'ed. my lord. but their eyes: And where tis so.716C*A6$@ 2ithout. 2e annot get from him. &ut ne'er the offen e.(/D167$1*6 K(6! C/A.D(. !uildenstern9 bring in my lord. my lord: guarded. Another room in the astle.D(.D(.7 &ut where is he8 *.7 &ring him before us. Hamlet. . 1nter *. to know your pleasure. 1nter K(6! C/A.r not at all.

#our worm is your only emperor for diet3 we fat all reatures else to fat us. $o some Attendants HA%/1$ He will stay till ye ome.K(6! C/A.7 2hat dost you mean by this8 HA%/1$ 6othing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar.7 !o seek him there.7 Alas. but to one table3 that's the end. seek him i' the other pla e yourself. 1-eunt Attendants . K(6! C/A. and at of the fish that hath fed of that worm. two dishes.7 2here is )olonius8 HA%/1$ (n hea'en: send hither to see3 if your messenger find him not there.D(. K(6! C/A. &ut indeed.7 At supper9 where8 HA%/1$ 6ot where he eats. if you find him not within this month. alas9 HA%/1$ A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king. K(6! C/A.D(.D(.D(. you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.D(. but where he is eaten3 a ertain on'o ation of politi worms are e'en at him. K(6! C/A. and we fat oursel'es for maggots3 your fat king and your lean beggar is but 'ariable ser'i e.

7 7o is it. Hamlet. HA%/1$ !ood. for 1ngland9 1-it K(6! C/A.716C*A6$@ and !..D(. if thou knew'st our purposes. 7in e yet thy i atri e looks raw and red After the Danish sword. and thy free awe )ays homage to us. .. &ut..K(6! C/A. for thine espe ial safety. 1-eunt *. 1ngland. K(6! C/A. make haste. HA%/1$ ( see a herub that sees them. and the wind at help. Come.(/D167$1*6 And.D(.. K(6! C/A. As my great power thereof may gi'e thee sense. ome: for 1ngland9 0arewell.D(.7 0ollow him at foot: tempt him with speed aboard: Delay it not: ('ll ha'e him hen e to. and e'ery thing is bent 0or 1ngland. HA%/1$ 0or 1ngland9 K(6! C/A.D(.ur so'ereign pro ess: whi h imports at full.D(. as we dearly grie'e 0or that whi h thou hast done. Hamlet.must send thee hen e 2ith fiery 5ui kness3 therefore prepare thyself: $he bark is ready.night3 Away9 for e'ery thing is seal'd and done $hat else leans on the affair3 pray you. 2hi h we do tender.. $he asso iates tend.thou mayst not oldly set . dear mother.7 Ay. this deed.7 $hy lo'ing father. if my lo'e thou hold'st at aught.7 Hamlet. my mother. HA%/1$ %y mother3 father and mother is man and wife: man and wife is one flesh: and so..

sir. and 7oldiers. $he present death of Hamlet.*$(6&*A7. *. 1ngland: 0or like the he ti in my blood he rages. sir. 2e shall e-press our duty in his eye: And let him know so.&y letters ongruing to that effe t. 1nter 0. !. Howe'er my haps. Captain ( will do't. A plain in Denmark. my lord. 1-eunt 0.'er his kingdom. Scene 4 7C161 (=. by his li en e. aptain. HA%/1$ . 1-it Act 4. and others HA%/1$ !ood sir.*$(6&*A7 and 7oldiers 1nter HA%/1$. And thou must ure me3 till ( know 'tis done. 0ortinbras Cra'es the on'eyan e of a promised mar h . (f that his ma4esty would aught with us.716C*A6$@. my 4oys were ne'er begun.(/D167$1*6. )*(6C1 0. Do it. whose powers are these8 Captain $hey are of 6orway. a Captain. #ou know the rende+'ous. mar hing )*(6C1 0. ( pray you8 Captain Against some part of )oland.*$(6&*A7 !o. HA%/1$ How purposed.*$(6&*A7 !o softly on. from me greet the Danish king: $ell him that.

my lord8 HA%/1$ ('ll be with you straight go a little before. . $o pay fi'e du ats. sir. 1-it *. and shows no ause without 2hy the man dies. sir.r for some frontier8 Captain $ruly to speak. HA%/1$ !oes it against the main of )oland. no more.ept HA%/1$ How all o asions do inform against me. ( would not farm it: 6or will it yield to 6orway or the )ole A ranker rate. Captain !od be wi' you. 0ortinbras. 1-eunt all e. ( humbly thank you. HA%/1$ 2hy. and with no addition. 7ure. (f his hief good and market of his time &e but to sleep and feed8 a beast. 2e go to gain a little pat h of ground $hat hath in it no profit but the name.2ho ommands them. $hat inward breaks. sir8 Captain $he nephews to old 6orway. then the )ola k ne'er will defend it. should it be sold in fee. . it is already garrison'd. And spur my dull re'enge9 2hat is a man. fi'e. HA%/1$ $wo thousand souls and twenty thousand du ats 2ill not debate the 5uestion of this straw3 $his is the imposthume of mu h wealth and pea e. Captain #es.716C*A6$@ 2ilt please you go. sir. he that made us with su h large dis ourse.

f thinking too pre isely on the e'ent. a mother stain'd. from this time forth. Scene 4 7C161 (=.shell. $hat ha'e a father kill'd.. !o to their gra'es like beds. )*(6C1 0. and 7oldiers. (f that his ma4esty would aught with us. $hat.'er his kingdom. #ou know the rende+'ous. by his li en e. *ightly to be great (s not to stir without great argument. aptain.*$(6&*A7. A thought whi h. from me greet the Danish king: $ell him that. fight for a plot 2hereon the numbers annot try the ause. 1-amples gross as earth e-hort me3 2itness this army of su h mass and harge /ed by a deli ate and tender prin e. 6ow.*$(6&*A7 . How stand ( then. or some ra'en s ruple . to my shame.*$(6&*A7 !o. 1nter 0. my lord. or be nothing worth9 1-it Act 4. 2hose spirit with di'ine ambition puff'd %akes mouths at the in'isible e'ent./ooking before and after. ( see $he imminent death of twenty thousand men. whether it be &estial obli'ion. for a fantasy and tri k of fame. 0ortinbras Cra'es the on'eyan e of a promised mar h .like reason $o fust in us unused. %y thoughts be bloody. 1. hath but one part wisdom And e'er three parts oward. 2e shall e-press our duty in his eye: And let him know so. ga'e us not $hat apability and god. &ut greatly to find 5uarrel in a straw 2hen honour's at the stake. 1-posing what is mortal and unsure $o all that fortune. Captain ( will do't.itements of my reason and my blood. a Captain. ( do not know 2hy yet ( li'e to say '$his thing's to do:' 7ith ( ha'e ause and will and strength and means $o do't. death and danger dare. And let all sleep8 while. A plain in Denmark. 2hi h is not tomb enough and ontinent $o hide the slain8 . 1'en for an egg. mar hing )*(6C1 0. 5uarter'd.

and with no addition. HA%/1$ 2hy. ( pray you8 Captain Against some part of )oland. then the )ola k ne'er will defend it. should it be sold in fee.r for some frontier8 Captain $ruly to speak. . 1-eunt 0. $o pay fi'e du ats. HA%/1$ $wo thousand souls and twenty thousand du ats . sir. 2e go to gain a little pat h of ground $hat hath in it no profit but the name. !. whose powers are these8 Captain $hey are of 6orway.!o softly on. *. HA%/1$ 2ho ommands them.716C*A6$@. Captain #es. HA%/1$ How purposed. HA%/1$ !oes it against the main of )oland. 0ortinbras. sir8 Captain $he nephews to old 6orway. ( would not farm it: 6or will it yield to 6orway or the )ole A ranker rate.*$(6&*A7 and 7oldiers 1nter HA%/1$. it is already garrison'd.(/D167$1*6. sir. sir. and others HA%/1$ !ood sir. fi'e.

5uarter'd. sir. !o to their gra'es like beds. no more. and shows no ause without 2hy the man dies. 1-posing what is mortal and unsure $o all that fortune. ga'e us not $hat apability and god. my lord8 HA%/1$ ('ll be with you straight go a little before. %y thoughts be bloody. whether it be &estial obli'ion. *ightly to be great (s not to stir without great argument.like reason $o fust in us unused. And spur my dull re'enge9 2hat is a man. &ut greatly to find 5uarrel in a straw 2hen honour's at the stake. 1-eunt all e.2ill not debate the 5uestion of this straw3 $his is the imposthume of mu h wealth and pea e. $hat. A thought whi h. fight for a plot 2hereon the numbers annot try the ause. to my shame. Captain !od be wi' you. /ooking before and after. $hat inward breaks. death and danger dare. he that made us with su h large dis ourse. ( do not know 2hy yet ( li'e to say '$his thing's to do:' 7ith ( ha'e ause and will and strength and means $o do't. 1'en for an egg. And let all sleep8 while. How stand ( then.. 2hose spirit with di'ine ambition puff'd %akes mouths at the in'isible e'ent. sir. 6ow. ( humbly thank you. a mother stain'd.716C*A6$@ 2ilt please you go. or some ra'en s ruple . or be nothing worth9 . hath but one part wisdom And e'er three parts oward. $hat ha'e a father kill'd. 7ure. 2hi h is not tomb enough and ontinent $o hide the slain8 . 1-amples gross as earth e-hort me3 2itness this army of su h mass and harge /ed by a deli ate and tender prin e. ( see $he imminent death of twenty thousand men. for a fantasy and tri k of fame.itements of my reason and my blood. (f his hief good and market of his time &e but to sleep and feed8 a beast. from this time forth. 1-it *.shell.f thinking too pre isely on the e'ent.ept HA%/1$ How all o asions do inform against me. 1.

0irst 7ailor He shall. and in the grapple ( boarded them3 on the instant they got lear of our ship: so ( alone be ame their prisoner. sir: it omes from the ambassador that was bound for 1ngland: if your name be Horatio. H. $hey ha'e dealt with me like thie'es of mer y3 but they knew what they did: ( am to do a good turn for them.*A$(. /et the king ha'e the letters ( ha'e sent: and repair thou to me . when thou shalt ha'e o'erlooked this. we put on a ompelled 'alour. sir. sir3 they say they ha'e letters for you.*A$(. 1re we were two days old at sea.*A$(. H. 1nter H.*A$(. /et them ome in. 1nter 7ailors 0irst 7ailor !od bless you. /et him bless thee too. gi'e these fellows some means to the king3 they ha'e letters for him. $here's a letter for you. sir. an't please him.*A$(. 1-it 7er'ant ( do not know from what part of the world ( should be greeted. and a 7er'ant H. 2hat are they that would speak with me8 7er'ant 7ailors.1-it Act 4. as ( am let to know it is. Scene 6 7C161 =(. Another room in the astle. H. 0inding oursel'es too slow of sail. >*eads? 'Horatio. a pirate of 'ery warlike appointment ga'e us hase. if not from /ord Hamlet.

wisdom. $oo slightly timber'd for so loud a wind.. HA%/1$. 2hy to a publi ount ( might not go. ( will make you way for these your letters: And do't the speedier. all things else. And you must put me in your heart for friend.. &ut yet to me they are strong. K(6! C/A.7 . ( ould not but by her. 1-eunt Act 4. And not where ( had aim'd them. 0arewell. Another room in the astle. 7o rimeful and so apital in nature. 7ith you ha'e heard. as the star mo'es not but in his sphere. ( ha'e words to speak in thine ear will make thee dumb: yet are they mu h too light for the bore of the matter. that you may dire t me $o him from whom you brought them.with as mu h speed as thou wouldst fly death. $he other moti'e. *osen rant+ and !uildenstern hold their ourse for 1ngland3 of them ( ha'e mu h to tell thee. be it either whi h. 1nter K(6! C/A. .D(. #ou mainly were stirr'd up. 2ould. /A1*$17 (t well appears3 but tell me 2hy you pro eeded not against these feats. 2ould ha'e re'erted to my bow again.7 6ow must your ons ien e my a 5uaintan e seal. %y 'irtue or my plague. As by your safety. $hat. like the spring that turneth wood to stone. Scene 7 7C161 =((.. $hese good fellows will bring thee where ( am. and with a knowing ear. (s the great lo'e the general gender bear him: 2ho.' Come.7 and /A1*$17 K(6! C/A. for two spe ial reasons: 2hi h may to you. seem mu h unsinew'd.D(. 'He that thou knowest thine. $he 5ueen his mother /i'es almost by his looks: and for myself. 7he's so on4un ti'e to my life and soul. dipping all his faults in their affe tion. $hat he whi h hath your noble father slain )ursued my life. Con'ert his gy'es to gra es: so that my arrows.D(. perhaps.

D(. 2hose worth. if praises may go ba k again. 1nter a %essenger How now9 what news8 %essenger /etters. will tea h you to imagine. K(6! C/A.D(. #ou shortly shall hear more3 ( lo'ed your father.7 . #ou shall know ( am set naked on your kingdom. and we lo'e ourself: And that.f him that brought them.7 &reak not your sleeps for that3 you must not think $hat we are made of stuff so flat and dull $hat we an let our beard be shook with danger And think it pastime. K(6! C/A. my lord. 1-it %essenger *eads 'High and mighty./A1*$17 And so ha'e ( a noble father lost: A sister dri'en into desperate terms. re ount the o asion of my sudden and more strange return.. first asking your pardon thereunto. 7tood hallenger on mount of all the age 0or her perfe tions3 but my re'enge will ome. and no su h thing8 /A1*$17 Know you the hand8 K(6! C/A. K(6! C/A. my lord. ( hope.morrow shall ( beg lea'e to see your kingly eyes3 when ( shall. you shall hear them.7 /aertes.D(. $o. they say: ( saw them not3 $hey were gi'en me by Claudio: he re ei'ed them . from Hamlet3 $his to your ma4esty: this to the 5ueen. /ea'e us.D(.7 0rom Hamlet9 who brought them8 %essenger 7ailors.' 2hat should this mean8 Are all the rest ome ba k8 . 'HA%/1$.r is it some abuse.

my lord8 K(6! C/A. you shine3 your sum of parts Did not together plu k su h en'y from him As did that one. '$hus didest thou. if you ould de'ise it so $hat ( might be the organ.. As how should it be so8 how otherwise8. he says 'alone. (f he be now return'd. K(6! C/A.7 (t falls right. ( will work him $o an e-ploit. '6aked9 And in a posts ript here. and that.f the unworthiest siege. &ut e'en his mother shall un harge the pra tise And all it a ident.7 $o thine own pea e. now ripe in my de'i e.' Can you ad'ise me8 /A1*$17 ('m lost in it. for a 5uality 2herein. K(6! C/A. /A1*$17 %y lord.7 . 2ill you be ruled by me8 /A1*$17 Ay. /A1*$17 2hat part is that. my lord: 7o you will not o'errule me to a pea e. my lord.D(.. And that in Hamlet's hearing. and that he means 6o more to undertake it. &ut let him ome: (t warms the 'ery si kness in my heart. #ou ha'e been talk'd of sin e your tra'el mu h.'$is Hamlets hara ter.D(. in my regard. . /aertes.nder the whi h he shall not hoose but fall3 And for his death no wind of blame shall breathe. .7 (f it be so.D(. $hat ( shall li'e and tell him to his teeth.D(. they say.' K(6! C/A. ( will be ruled: $he rather. As he king at his 'oyage.

out of this. had had neither motion. Come short of what he did. #et needful too: for youth no less be omes $he light and areless li'ery that it wears $han settled age his sables and his weeds. And ga'e you su h a masterly report 0or art and e-er ise in your defen e And for your rapier most espe ially. 'twould be a sight indeed. And they an well on horseba k3 but this gallant Had wit h raft in't: he grew unto his seat: And to su h wondrous doing brought his horse. /A1*$17 A 6orman was't8 K(6! C/A. K(6! C/A. my lord8 K(6! C/A.7 . $hat (. the 0ren h. and ser'ed against. this report of his Did Hamlet so en'enom with his en'y $hat he ould nothing do but wish and beg #our sudden oming o'er.D(. 7ir. K(6! C/A.pon my life. $hat he ried out. He swore.. /A1*$17 . /amond.D(.natured 2ith the bra'e beast3 so far he topp'd my thought. (f one ould mat h you3 the s rimers of their nation.7 He made onfession of you.D(. (f you opposed them.7 $he 'ery same. in forgery of shapes and tri ks. As he had been in orpsed and demi. guard.. /A1*$17 2hat out of this. nor eye. Here was a gentleman of 6ormandy3. 6ow.D(. to play with him.7 A 6orman. (mporting health and gra'eness. /A1*$17 ( know him well3 he is the broo h indeed And gem of all the nation. (''e seen myself.A 'ery riband in the ap of youth. $wo months sin e..

was your father dear to you8 . K(6! C/A. 2ill you do this. $ime 5ualifies the spark and fire of it. bring you in fine together And wager on your heads3 he. for that purpose. are hands. A fa e without a heart8 /A1*$17 2hy ask you this8 K(6! C/A. .r are you like the painting of a sorrow. 2here it draws blood no ataplasm so rare./aertes.7 6o pla e. Hamlet omes ba k3 what would you undertake. to the 5ui k o' the ul er3. ('ll anoint my sword.ellen e And set a double 'arnish on the fame $he 0ren hman ga'e you. &ut.D(. and in a pass of pra tise *e5uite him for your father.. . but dip a knife in it. you may hoose A sword unbated. being remiss. 2ill not peruse the foils: so that.7 6ot that ( think you did not lo'e your father: &ut that ( know lo'e is begun by time: And that ( see. should murder san tuari+e: *e'enge should ha'e no bounds. keep lose within your hamber. $o show yourself your father's son in deed %ore than in words8 /A1*$17 $o ut his throat i' the hur h. in passages of proof.D(. with ease. indeed.r with a little shuffling. %ost generous and free from all ontri'ing. $hat hurts by easing. ( bought an un tion of a mountebank. /A1*$17 ( will do't3 And. $here li'es within the 'ery flame of lo'e A kind of wi k or snuff that will abate it: And nothing is at a like goodness still: 0or goodness. Hamlet return'd shall know you are ome home3 2e'll put on those shall praise your e. 7o mortal that. good /aertes. are a idents: And then this 'should' is like a spendthrift sigh. growing to a plurisy. Dies in his own too mu h3 that we would do 2e should do when we would: for this 'would' hanges And hath abatements and delays as many As there are tongues. &ut.

D(. 1nter ". an sa'e the thing from death $hat is but s rat h'd withal3 ('ll tou h my point 2ith this ontagion. nettles.116 !1*$*.116 !1*$*.nto that element3 but long it ould not be $ill that her garments. . whereon but sipping.ur purpose may hold there. . daisies.like. $hat shows his hoar lea'es in the glassy stream: $here with fantasti garlands did she ome . And that he alls for drink. and long purples $hat liberal shepherds gi'e a grosser name.7 /et's further think of this: 2eigh what on'enien e both of time and means %ay fit us to our shape3 if this should fail. '$were better not assay'd3 therefore this pro4e t 7hould ha'e a ba k or se ond. (t may be death. /aertes. mermaid.flowers. . that. 7oft9 let me see3 2e'll make a solemn wager on your unnings3 ( ha't. sweet 5ueen9 ". where8 ". Her lothes spread wide: And. 7o fast they follow: your sister's drown'd. if ( gall him slightly. And that our drift look through our bad performan e.nder the moon..D1 $here is a willow grows aslant a brook. &ut our old maids do dead men's fingers all them3 $here.. As make your bouts more 'iolent to that end. /A1*$17 Drown'd9 .ne woe doth tread upon another's heel.D1 .f row.r like a reature nati'e and indued .. ('ll ha'e prepared him A hali e for the non e. K(6! C/A. )ull'd the poor wret h from her melodious lay $o muddy death. awhile they bore her up3 2hi h time she hanted snat hes of old tunes: As one in apable of her own distress.D1 How now. that might hold. 2hen in your motion you are hot and dry.116 !1*$*. hea'y with their drink. (f he by han e es ape your 'enom'd stu k. on the pendent boughs her oronet weeds Clambering to hang. an en'ious sli'er broke: 2hen down her weedy trophies and herself 0ell in the weeping brook.Colle ted from all simples that ha'e 'irtue . (f this should blast in proof.

1-it K(6! C/A.7 /et's follow. then. !ertrude3 How mu h ( had to do to alm his rage9 6ow fear ( this will gi'e it start again: $herefore let's follow. my lord3 ( ha'e a spee h of fire. And therefore ( forbid my tears3 but yet (t is our tri k: nature her ustom holds. poor . 1nter two Clowns. with spades.phelia. she is drown'd8 ". Scene 1 7C161 (. A 0irst Clown (s she to be buried in Christian burial that wilfully seeks her own sal'ation8 7e ond Clown ( tell thee she is3 and therefore make her gra'e straight3 the rowner hath sat on her. &ut that this folly douts it. /et shame say what it will3 when these are gone. 'tis found so. $he woman will be out.D1 Drown'd. 1-eunt Act 5./A1*$17 Alas. A hur hyard. /A1*$17 $oo mu h of water hast thou. unless she drowned herself in her own defen e8 7e ond Clown 2hy.116 !1*$*. Adieu. that fain would bla+e.D(. 0irst Clown How an that be. drown'd. and finds it Christian burial. .

there thou say'st3 and the more pity that great folk should ha'e ountenan e in this world to drown or hang themsel'es. $here is no an ient gentleman but gardeners. and drown himself. my spade. 7e ond Clown &ut is this law8 0irst Clown Ay. he goes. . 7e ond Clown 2as he a gentleman8 0irst Clown He was the first that e'er bore arms. Come. 0irst Clown !i'e me lea'e. but hear you. 7e ond Clown 6ay. 7e ond Clown 2hy.. to do. 0irst Clown 2hy.0irst Clown (t must be 'se offendendo:' it annot be else. Here lies the water: good3 here stands the man: good: if the man go to this water. dit hers.makers3 they hold up Adam's profession. to a t. he had none. it is. marry. he drowns not himself3 argal. he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life. and gra'e.. she should ha'e been buried out o' Christian burial. is't: rowner's 5uest law. she drowned herself wittingly.. to perform3 argal..mark you that: but if the water ome to him and drown him. will he. it argues an a t3 and an a t hath three bran hes3 it is. 7e ond Clown 2ill you ha' the truth on't8 (f this had not been a gentlewoman. more than their e'en Christian. nill he. 0or here lies the point3 if ( drown myself wittingly. goodman del'er.

or a arpenter8' 0irst Clown Ay. ( annot tell. art a heathen8 How dost thou understand the 7 ripture8 $he 7 ripture says 'Adam digged3' ould he dig without arms8 ('ll put another 5uestion to thee3 if thou answerest me not to the purpose.. now ( an tell. 7e ond Clown %ass. 7e ond Clown %arry. or the arpenter8 7e ond Clown $he gallows.. 7e ond Clown !o to. tell me that. 7e ond Clown '2ho builds stronger than a mason.0irst Clown 2hat. 0irst Clown ( like thy wit well. 0irst Clown $o't. a shipwright. in good faith3 the gallows does well: but how does it well8 it does well to those that do in3 now thou dost ill to say the gallows is built stronger than the hur h3 argal. at a distan e 0irst Clown . 1nter HA%/1$ and H. the gallows may do well to thee. onfess thyself.maker: for that frame outli'es a thousand tenants. and unyoke. ome. 0irst Clown 2hat is he that builds stronger than either the mason. $o't again. the shipwright.*A$(.

that he sings at gra'e. the time. good lord8' $his might . Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness. $hrows up a skull HA%/1$ $hat skull had a tongue in it.r of a ourtier: whi h ould say '!ood morrow. and ould sing on e3 how the kna'e 4owls it to the ground.*A$(. . .. methought. there was nothing meet. say 'a gra'e. Hath law'd me in his lut h. my beho'e. when ( did lo'e.rea hes: one that would ir um'ent !od.bone.. As if ( had ne'er been su h.maker3 'the houses that he makes last till doomsday. And hath shipped me intil the land. HA%/1$ '$is e'en so3 the hand of little employment hath the daintier sense. HA%/1$ . %ethought it was 'ery sweet. when you are asked this 5uestion ne-t. for. for your dull ass will not mend his pa e with beating: and. with his stealing steps. !o. my lord.making8 H. 1-it 7e ond Clown He digs and sings (n youth. HA%/1$ Has this fellow no feeling of his business. 0irst Clown >7ings? &ut age. sweet lord9 How dost thou. that did the first murder9 (t might be the pate of a politi ian. $o ontra t. as if it were Cain's 4aw. get thee to #aughan3 fet h me a stoup of li5uor. (t might. might it not8 H. ah. did lo'e.*A$(. whi h this ass now o'er.Cudgel thy brains no more about it.

ha8 H. and the re o'ery of his re o'eries. HA%/1$ (s not par hment made of sheepskins8 H. HA%/1$ 2hy.*A$(. a spade. his re ogni+an es.one's horse.a-e. when he meant to beg it: might it not8 H.be my lord su h. my lord.*A$(. my lord. and his tri ks8 why does he suffer this rude kna'e now to kno k him about the s on e with a dirty sho'el. his re o'eries3 is this the fine of his fines. than the length and breadth of a pair of indentures8 $he 'ery on'eyan es of his lands will hardly lie in this bo-: and must the inheritor himself ha'e no more. that praised my lord su h. Ay. his fines. his double 'ou hers. e'en so3 and now my /ady 2orm's: hapless. his 5uillets. Did these bones ost no more the breeding. and will not tell him of his a tion of battery8 Hum9 $his fellow might be in's time a great buyer of land.*A$(. my lord. but to play at loggats with 'em8 mine a he to think on't. and kno ked about the ma++ard with a se-ton's spade3 here's fine re'olution. his tenures.. $hrows up another skull HA%/1$ $here's another3 why may not that be the skull of a lawyer8 2here be his 5uiddities now. and a spade. and double ones too.skins too.a. Ay. 0or and a shrouding sheet3 . 0irst Clown >7ings? A pi k.a. a pit of lay for to be made 0or su h a guest is meet. and of alf.one. with his statutes. his ases. HA%/1$ . 6ot a 4ot more. to ha'e his fine pate full of fine dirt8 will his 'ou hers 'ou h him no more of his pur hases. an we had the tri k to see't.

0irst Clown #ou lie out on't. to be in't and say it is thine3 'tis for the dead.. a pit of lay for to be made 0or su h a guest is meet. sir. HA%/1$ 2ho is to be buried in't8 0irst Clown . ( will speak to this fellow. not for the 5ui k: therefore thou liest. ( do not lie in't. sir: 'twill away gain. 2hose gra'e's this. and yet it is mine. neither. sir: but. and therefore it is not yours3 for my part. rest her soul. indeed: for thou liest in't. .ne that was a woman. then8 0irst Clown 0or none. from me to you. 0irst Clown '$is a 5ui k lie. HA%/1$ 2hat woman. 7ings . sirrah8 0irst Clown %ine.$hey are sheep and al'es whi h seek out assuran e in that. she's dead. HA%/1$ '$hou dost lie in't. sir. sir. HA%/1$ 2hat man dost thou dig it for8 0irst Clown 0or no man. HA%/1$ ( think it be thine.

f all the days i' the year. HA%/1$ Ay. they say. these three years ( ha'e taken a note of it: the age is grown so pi ked that the toe of the peasant omes so near the heel of the ourtier. Horatio. if he do not. it's no great matter there. &y the /ord. a not be seen in him there: there the men are as mad as he. HA%/1$ How long is that sin e8 0irst Clown Cannot you tell that8 e'ery fool an tell that3 it was the 'ery day that young Hamlet was born: he that is mad.maker8 0irst Clown . HA%/1$ How ame he mad8 0irst Clown =ery strangely. and sent into 1ngland. he gaffs his kibe. ( ame to't that day that our last king Hamlet o'er ame 0ortinbras. be ause he was mad3 he shall re o'er his wits there: or. HA%/1$ How strangely8 0irst Clown . HA%/1$ 2hy8 0irst Clown '$will. marry. why was he sent into 1ngland8 0irst Clown 2hy.HA%/1$ How absolute the kna'e is9 we must speak by the ard. or e5ui'o ation will undo us. How long hast thou been a gra'e.

HA%/1$ $his8 .a. that he will keep out water a great while: and your water is a sore de ayer of your whoreson dead body.days. if he be not rotten before he die. that will s ar e hold the laying in. HA%/1$ . HA%/1$ 2hy he more than another8 0irst Clown 2hy.0aith. his hide is so tanned with his trade.as we ha'e many po ky orses now.he will last you some eight year or nine year3 a tanner will last you nine year. Here's a skull now: this skull has lain in the earth three and twenty years. sir. e'en with losing his wits. thirty years. 0irst Clown A pestilen e on him for a mad rogue9 a' poured a flagon of *henish on my head on e. HA%/1$ How long will a man lie i' the earth ere he rot8 0irst Clown (' faith. the king's 4ester.. $his same skull. here in Denmark3 ( ha'e been se-ton here. HA%/1$ 2hose was it8 0irst Clown A whoreson mad fellow's it was3 whose do you think it was8 HA%/1$ 6ay. ( know not. man and boy.pon what ground8 0irst Clown 2hy.. sir. was #ori k's skull.

to this fa'our she must ome: make her laugh at that. my lord. . H. and tell her. to mo k your own grinning8 5uite hap. HA%/1$ And smelt so8 pah9 )uts down the skull H. )rithee. 1'en so. that were wont to set the table on a roar8 6ot one now.*A$(. '$were to onsider too uriously. my lord8 HA%/1$ Dost thou think Ale-ander looked o' this fashion i' the earth8 H.*A$(. $akes the skull Alas. to onsider so. tell me one thing.*A$(. how abhorred in my imagination it is9 my gorge rims at it.0irst Clown 1'en that. of most e. Horatio3 a fellow of infinite 4est. Horatio.hole8 H. Here hung those lips that ( ha'e kissed ( know not how oft.*A$(. poor #ori k9 ( knew him.ellent fan y3 he hath borne me on his ba k a thousand times: and now. let her paint an in h thi k. till he find it stopping a bung.fallen8 6ow get you to my lady's hamber. 2hat's that. HA%/1$ /et me see. Horatio9 2hy may not imagination tra e the noble dust of Ale-ander. 2here be your gibes now8 your gambols8 your songs8 your flashes of merriment. HA%/1$ $o what base uses we may return. 1'en so.

dead and turn'd to lay. 7hould pat h a wall to e-pel the winter flaw9 &ut soft9 but soft9 aside3 here omes the king. Ale-ander returneth into dust: the dust is earth: of earth we make loam: and why of that loam. flints and pebbles should be thrown on her: #et here she is allow'd her 'irgin rants. whi h kept the world in awe. the ourtiers3 who is this they follow8 And with su h maimed rites8 $his doth betoken $he orse they follow did with desperate hand 0ordo its own life3 'twas of some estate.HA%/1$ 6o. /A1*$17 2hat eremony else8 0irst )riest Her obse5uies ha'e been as far enlarged As we ha'e warrantise3 her death was doubtful: And.116 !1*$*.D1.7. their trains. /A1*$17 and %ourners following: K(6! C/A.)H1/(A. and mark.*A$(. ". whereto he was on'erted. 7hards. Cou h we awhile.D(. that that earth.f bell and burial. 7he should in ground unsan tified ha'e lodged $ill the last trumpet3 for haritable prayers. and likelihood to lead it3 as thus3 Ale-ander died. but that great ommand o'ersways the order. not a 4ot: but to follow him thither with modesty enough. Her maiden strewments and the bringing home . A . 1nter )riest. Ale-ander was buried. %ight stop a hole to keep the wind away3 . faith.barrel8 (mperious Caesar. A $he 5ueen. /A1*$17 2hat eremony else8 HA%/1$ $hat is /aertes. *etiring with H. A 'ery noble youth3 mark. /A1*$17 %ust there no more be done8 0irst )riest . in pro ession: the Corpse of .. might they not stop a beer.

/eaps into the gra'e /A1*$17 $he de'il take thy soul9 !rappling with him . And not ha'e strew'd thy gra'e. HA%/1$ >Ad'an ing? 2hat is he whose grief &ears su h an emphasis8 whose phrase of sorrow Con4ures the wandering stars. /A1*$17 . $o o'ertop old )elion.lympus. 2hose wi ked deed thy most ingenious sense Depri'ed thee of9 Hold off the earth awhile. A ministering angel shall my sister be. sweet maid..parted souls. and makes them stand /ike wonder.f blue . $ill of this flat a mountain you ha'e made. $ill ( ha'e aught her on e more in mine arms3 /eaps into the gra'e 6ow pile your dust upon the 5ui k and dead. /A1*$17 /ay her i' the earth3 And from her fair and unpolluted flesh %ay 'iolets spring9 ( tell thee. HA%/1$ 2hat.phelia9 ". or the skyish head .wounded hearers8 $his is (. hurlish priest. treble woe 0all ten times treble on that ursed head.6o more be done3 2e should profane the ser'i e of the dead $o sing a re5uiem and su h rest to her As to pea e.D1 7weets to the sweet3 farewell9 7 attering flowers ( hoped thou shouldst ha'e been my Hamlet's wife: ( thought thy bride.bed to ha'e de k'd.116 !1*$*. the fair . Hamlet the Dane. 2hen thou liest howling.

HA%/1$ $hou pray'st not well. ( prithee, take thy fingers from my throat: 0or, though ( am not spleniti'e and rash, #et ha'e ( something in me dangerous, 2hi h let thy wiseness fear3 hold off thy hand. K(6! C/A;D(;7 )lu k them asunder. ";116 !1*$*;D1 Hamlet, Hamlet9 All !entlemen,.. H,*A$(, !ood my lord, be 5uiet. $he Attendants part them, and they ome out of the gra'e HA%/1$ 2hy ( will fight with him upon this theme ;ntil my eyelids will no longer wag. ";116 !1*$*;D1 , my son, what theme8 HA%/1$ ( lo'ed ,phelia3 forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their 5uantity of lo'e, %ake up my sum. 2hat wilt thou do for her8 K(6! C/A;D(;7 ,, he is mad, /aertes. ";116 !1*$*;D1 0or lo'e of !od, forbear him. HA%/1$ '7wounds, show me what thou'lt do3 2oo't weep8 woo't fight8 woo't fast8 woo't tear thyself8 2oo't drink up eisel8 eat a ro odile8 ('ll do't. Dost thou ome here to whine8 $o outfa e me with leaping in her gra'e8

&e buried 5ui k with her, and so will (3 And, if thou prate of mountains, let them throw %illions of a res on us, till our ground, 7ingeing his pate against the burning +one, %ake ,ssa like a wart9 6ay, an thou'lt mouth, ('ll rant as well as thou. ";116 !1*$*;D1 $his is mere madness3 And thus awhile the fit will work on him: Anon, as patient as the female do'e, 2hen that her golden ouplets are dis losed, His silen e will sit drooping. HA%/1$ Hear you, sir: 2hat is the reason that you use me thus8 ( lo'ed you e'er3 but it is no matter: /et Her ules himself do what he may, $he at will mew and dog will ha'e his day. 1-it K(6! C/A;D(;7 ( pray you, good Horatio, wait upon him. 1-it H,*A$(, $o /A1*$17 7trengthen your patien e in our last night's spee h: 2e'll put the matter to the present push. !ood !ertrude, set some wat h o'er your son. $his gra'e shall ha'e a li'ing monument3 An hour of 5uiet shortly shall we see: $ill then, in patien e our pro eeding be. 1-eunt

Act 5, Scene 2
7C161 ((. A hall in the astle. 1nter HA%/1$ and H,*A$(, HA%/1$ 7o mu h for this, sir3 now shall you see the other: #ou do remember all the ir umstan e8 H,*A$(,

*emember it, my lord8 HA%/1$ 7ir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting, $hat would not let me sleep3 methought ( lay 2orse than the mutines in the bilboes. *ashly, And praised be rashness for it, let us know, ,ur indis retion sometimes ser'es us well, 2hen our deep plots do pall3 and that should tea h us $here's a di'inity that shapes our ends, *ough.hew them how we will,.. H,*A$(, $hat is most ertain. HA%/1$ ;p from my abin, %y sea.gown s arf'd about me, in the dark !roped ( to find out them: had my desire. 0inger'd their pa ket, and in fine withdrew $o mine own room again: making so bold, %y fears forgetting manners, to unseal $heir grand ommission: where ( found, Horatio,.. , royal kna'ery9..an e-a t ommand, /arded with many se'eral sorts of reasons (mporting Denmark's health and 1ngland's too, 2ith, ho9 su h bugs and goblins in my life, $hat, on the super'ise, no leisure bated, 6o, not to stay the grinding of the a-e, %y head should be stru k off. H,*A$(, (s't possible8 HA%/1$ Here's the ommission3 read it at more leisure. &ut wilt thou hear me how ( did pro eed8 H,*A$(, ( besee h you. HA%/1$ &eing thus be.netted round with 'illanies,.. 1re ( ould make a prologue to my brains, $hey had begun the play..( sat me down, De'ised a new ommission, wrote it fair3 ( on e did hold it, as our statists do, A baseness to write fair and labour'd mu h How to forget that learning, but, sir, now

(t did me yeoman's ser'i e3 wilt thou know $he effe t of what ( wrote8 H,*A$(, Ay, good my lord. HA%/1$ An earnest on4uration from the king, As 1ngland was his faithful tributary, As lo'e between them like the palm might flourish, As pea e should stiff her wheaten garland wear And stand a omma 'tween their amities, And many su h.like 'As'es of great harge, $hat, on the 'iew and knowing of these ontents, 2ithout debatement further, more or less, He should the bearers put to sudden death, 6ot shri'ing.time allow'd. H,*A$(, How was this seal'd8 HA%/1$ 2hy, e'en in that was hea'en ordinant. ( had my father's signet in my purse, 2hi h was the model of that Danish seal: 0olded the writ up in form of the other, 7ubs ribed it, ga'e't the impression, pla ed it safely, $he hangeling ne'er known. 6ow, the ne-t day 2as our sea.fight: and what to this was se5uent $hou know'st already. H,*A$(, 7o !uildenstern and *osen rant+ go to't. HA%/1$ 2hy, man, they did make lo'e to this employment: $hey are not near my ons ien e: their defeat Does by their own insinuation grow3 '$is dangerous when the baser nature omes &etween the pass and fell in ensed points ,f mighty opposites. H,*A$(, 2hy, what a king is this9 HA%/1$ Does it not, think'st thee, stand me now upon.. He that hath kill'd my king and whored my mother,

And with su h o+enage. sure.ne. $hrown out his angle for my proper life. sir. ( see $he portraiture of his3 ('ll ourt his fa'ours.7*(C .*A$(. by the image of my ause.*A$(. HA%/1$ . the bra'ery of his grief did put me (nto a towering passion.*A$(. HA%/1$ ( humbly thank you.. spa ious in the possession of dirt.)opp'd in between the ele tion and my hopes. &ut. )ea e9 who omes here8 1nter . if your lordship were at leisure. He hath mu h land. .' &ut ( am 'ery sorry. good Horatio. $hat to /aertes ( forgot myself: 0or.fly8 H. and fertile3 let a beast be lord of beasts. as ( say. HA%/1$ (t will be short3 the interim is mine: And a man's life's no more than to say '.7*(C 7weet lord.is't not perfe t ons ien e. 6o. H.7*(C #our lordship is right wel ome ba k to Denmark. and his rib shall stand at the king's mess3 'tis a hough: but. Dost know this water. HA%/1$ $hy state is the more gra ious: for 'tis a 'i e to know him. my good lord. ( should impart a thing to you from his ma4esty. $o 5uit him with this arm8 and is't not to be damn'd. (t must be shortly known to him from 1ngland 2hat is the issue of the business there. $o let this anker of our nature ome (n further e'il8 H.

( know. in the 'erity of e-tolment. he is the ard or alendar of gentry. sir.. good my lord: for mine ease. indeed.7*(C ( thank your lordship. and yet but yaw neither. to di'ide him in'entorially would di++y the arithmeti of memory. in respe t of his 5ui k sail.ellent differen es. here is newly ome to ourt /aertes: belie'e me. . HA%/1$ mo'es him to put on his hat . his semblable is his mirror: and who else would tra e him. belie'e me. my lord.as 'twere. in good faith. an absolute gentleman.. HA%/1$ ( besee h you.. 'tis 'ery old: the wind is northerly.. HA%/1$ &ut yet methinks it is 'ery sultry and hot for my omple-ion. for you shall find in him the ontinent of what part a gentleman would see. as. )ut your bonnet to his right use: 'tis for the head. 7ir. . HA%/1$ 6o.( annot tell how.7*(C (t is indifferent old. to speak feelingly of him.( will re ei'e it. full of most e. his ma4esty bade me signify to you that he has laid a great wager on your head3 sir. his definement suffers no perdition in you: though. remember. HA%/1$ 7ir. it is 'ery hot. ... of 'ery soft so iety and great showing3 indeed.. with all diligen e of spirit. . this is the matter. his umbrage. to make true di tion of him. &ut. nothing more.eedingly. ( take him to be a soul of great arti le: and his infusion of su h dearth and rareness. &ut. my lord.7*(C 6ay.7*(C 1. my lord: it is 'ery sultry.

His purse is empty already: all's golden words are spent.. in faith. really.*A$(.7*(C ( know you are not ignorant. sir. sir: yet.7*(C . sir8 why do we wrap the gentleman in our more rawer breath8 . 2ell.. HA%/1$ ( dare not onfess that.f /aertes8 H. (s't not possible to understand in another tongue8 #ou will do't.7*(C ( mean.7*(C #our lordship speaks most infallibly of him. HA%/1$ $he on ernan y.7*(C #ou are not ignorant of what e.ellen e /aertes is..7*(C 7ir8 H. HA%/1$ ( would you did. HA%/1$ . sir8 . it would not mu h appro'e me. . lest ( should ompare with him in e.*A$(. . were to know himself. if you did. sir.ellen e: but.f him. to know a man well. sir. for his weapon: but in the imputation . HA%/1$ 2hat imports the nomination of this gentleman8 .

with their assigns.' as you all it8 .7*(C *apier and dagger. . HA%/1$ 2hat all you the arriages8 H. are the hangers. and three liberal. on3 si. sir. si.&arbary horses against si.*A$(. HA%/1$ How if ( answer 'no'8 . hath wagered with him si. are 'ery dear to fan y.eed you three hits3 he hath laid on twel'e for nine: and it would ome to immediate trial. well. hangers. and of 'ery liberal on eit. and so3 three of the arriages.7*(C $he arriages. in faith. ( knew you must be edified by the margent ere you had done. on eited arriages: that's the 0ren h bet against the Danish. as ( take it.7*(C $he king.0ren h swords. that in a do+en passes between yourself and him. HA%/1$ $hat's two of his weapons3 but. sir. he shall not e. HA%/1$ $he phrase would be more german to the matter.7*(C $he king.laid on him by them.&arbary horses3 against the whi h he has imponed. 2hy is this 'imponed. hath laid.0ren h rapiers and poniards. 'ery responsi'e to the hilts. sir. if your lordship would 'ou hsafe the answer. &ut. as girdle. if we ould arry annon by our sides3 ( would it might be hangers till then. . HA%/1$ 2hat's his weapon8 . in his meed he's unfellowed. their assigns. most deli ate arriages.

*A$(. HA%/1$ 7ir. ( will win for him an ( an: if not. .only got the tune of the time and outward habit of en ounter: a kind of yesty olle tion. 1nter a /ord /ord %y lord.. sir: after what flourish your nature will. HA%/1$ He did omply with his dug. ( will walk here in the hall3 if it please his ma4esty. $hus has he. my lord.sri . . his ma4esty ommended him to you by young .7*(C ( ommend my duty to your lordship. or that you will take longer time. 'tis the breathing time of day with me: let the foils be brought. who brings ba k to him that you attend him in the hall3 he sends to know if your pleasure hold to play with /aertes. ( will gain nothing but my shame and the odd hits.7*(C He does well to ommend it himself: there are no tongues else for's turn.7*(C ( mean. .and many more of the same be'y that ( know the dressy age dotes on. whi h arries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions: and do but blow them to their trial. and the king hold his purpose. 1-it .. before he su ked it. the gentleman willing. $his lapwing runs away with the shell on his head.deli'er you e'en so8 HA%/1$ $o this effe t.. the opposition of your person in trial.7*(C 7hall ( re. HA%/1$ #ours. yours. H. the bubbles are out.

obey it3 ( will forestall their repair hither. #ou will lose this wager. we defy augury3 there's a spe ial pro'iden e in the fall of a sparrow.. my lord. and say you are not fit.*A$(. /ord $he king and 5ueen and all are oming down. HA%/1$ ( do not think so3 sin e he went into 0ran e. &ut thou wouldst not think how ill all's here about my heart3 but it is no matter. H. (f your mind dislike any thing. HA%/1$ (t is but foolery: but it is su h a kind of gain. 1-it /ord H. HA%/1$ (n happy time. it will be . good my lord.HA%/1$ ( am onstant to my purpose: they follow the king's pleasure3 if his fitness speaks. ( ha'e been in ontinual pra tise3 ( shall win at the odds. H. (f it be now.gi'ing.*A$(. 6ay. 'tis not to ome: if it be not to ome.. HA%/1$ 7he well instru ts me. pro'ided ( be so able as now. /ord $he 5ueen desires you to use some gentle entertainment to /aertes before you fall to play. mine is ready: now or whensoe'er. HA%/1$ 6ot a whit. as would perhaps trouble a woman.*A$(.

D(. and Attendants with foils. K(6! C/A. and take this hand from me. 7ir. how ( am punish'd 2ith sore distra tion. $ill by some elder masters.now: if it be not now. A K(6! C/A.7*(C. in this audien e. HA%/1$ ( embra e it freely: And will this brother's wager frankly play. 2hose moti'e. Come on. should stir me most $o my re'enge3 but in my terms of honour ( stand aloof: and will no re on ilement. Hamlet is of the fa tion that is wrong'd: His madness is poor Hamlet's enemy. as you are a gentleman. /et my dis laiming from a purposed e'il 0ree me so far in your most generous thoughts. $o keep my name ungored. one for me. ".D(. Hamlet denies it. And will not wrong it. $hen Hamlet does it not. $hat ( ha'e shot mine arrow o'er the house. And when he's not himself does wrong /aertes. of known honour. $his presen e knows. . And hurt my brother.eption *oughly awake. Hamlet. /A1*$17. /ords. 2as't Hamlet wrong'd /aertes8 6e'er Hamlet3 (f Hamlet from himself be ta'en away. &ut till that time. ( here pro laim was madness. !i'e us the foils. honour and e.7 puts /A1*$17' hand into HA%/1$'s HA%/1$ !i'e me your pardon. ( ha'e a 'oi e and pre edent of pea e.116 !1*$*.D1. And you must needs ha'e heard. in this ase. /A1*$17 ( am satisfied in nature. sir3 (''e done you wrong: &ut pardon't. /A1*$17 Come. 2ho does it. $hat might your nature. yet it will ome3 the readiness is all3 sin e no man has aught of what he lea'es. .D(. then8 His madness3 if't be so.7 Come. what is't to lea'e betimes8 1nter K(6! C/A. ( do re ei'e your offer'd lo'e like lo'e.7. ome. 2hat ( ha'e done.

K(6! C/A. let me see another. /A1*$17 #ou mo k me. K(6! C/A. my lord #our gra e hath laid the odds o' the weaker side. #ou know the wager8 HA%/1$ =ery well.7 ( do not fear it: ( ha'e seen you both3 &ut sin e he is better'd.r 5uit in answer of the third e. K(6! C/A.D(. sir. my good lord. like a star i' the darkest night.hange. Cousin Hamlet.7 7et me the stoops of wine upon that table.sri .D(. .7*(C Ay. HA%/1$ 6o. !i'e me the ups: And let the kettle to the trumpet speak. /aertes3 in mine ignoran e #our skill shall. /et all the battlements their ordnan e fire3 $he king shall drink to Hamlet's better breath: And in the up an union shall he throw. 7ti k fiery off indeed. young . we ha'e therefore odds. by this hand. /A1*$17 $his is too hea'y. *i her than that whi h four su essi'e kings (n Denmark's rown ha'e worn.D(.7 !i'e them the foils. $he trumpet to the annoneer without. (f Hamlet gi'e the first or se ond hit. $hese foils ha'e all a length8 $hey prepare to play . . HA%/1$ $his likes me well.HA%/1$ ('ll be your foil.

sir. begin3 And you. '6ow the king dunks to Hamlet. this pearl is thine: Here's to thy health. HA%/1$ Come on. the hea'ens to earth. K(6! C/A. .ur son shall win. and annon shot off within !i'e him the up. $hey play Another hit: what say you8 /A1*$17 A tou h.7*(C A hit. /A1*$17 6o. HA%/1$ <udgment.ne. the 4udges.D(.7 . /A1*$17 2ell: again. bear a wary eye. ( do onfess.' Come. a 'ery palpable hit.D(. Hamlet. my lord. Come.$he annons to the hea'ens. $rumpets sound. a tou h. /A1*$17 Come. $hey play HA%/1$ . HA%/1$ ('ll play this bout first: set it by awhile. K(6! C/A.7 7tay: gi'e me drink. .

madam: by and by. ".D1 He's fat.7 !ertrude.D1 ( will.D1 Come. /aertes3 you but dally: ( pray you.D(. rub thy brows: $he 5ueen arouses to thy fortune. Here. Hamlet. let me wipe thy fa e. /A1*$17 >Aside? And yet 'tis almost 'gainst my ons ien e.7 >Aside? (t is the poison'd up3 it is too late. pass with your best 'iolen e: ( am afeard you make a wanton of me. my lord: ( pray you.116 !1*$*. Hamlet. $hey play .116 !1*$*. K(6! C/A. HA%/1$ !ood madam9 K(6! C/A. /A1*$17 7ay you so8 ome on. do not drink. /A1*$17 %y lord. ".D(.7*(C .116 !1*$*. take my napkin. for the third.7 ( do not think't. HA%/1$ Come. K(6! C/A.D(. ('ll hit him now. pardon me. and s ant of breath. HA%/1$ ( dare not drink yet.".

neither way. my lord8 . the drink. again.D(.116 !1*$*.. $hey bleed on both sides.D1 6o.7 7he swounds to see them bleed.. Dies HA%/1$ . no. /aertes8 /A1*$17 2hy. . they hange rapiers.. /A1*$17 Ha'e at you now9 /A1*$17 wounds HA%/1$: then in s uffling.7 )art them: they are in ensed.D1 falls .*A$(. the drink9 ( am poison'd.6othing. HA%/1$ How does the 5ueen8 K(6! C/A. .. 'illany9 Ho9 let the door be lo k'd3 $rea hery9 7eek it out.116 !1*$*.. the drink.sri : ( am 4ustly kill'd with mine own trea hery. ". as a wood o k to mine own springe. ho9 H. ome. HA%/1$ 6ay. $he drink. How is it. and HA%/1$ wounds /A1*$17 K(6! C/A.7*(C How is't.D(. my dear Hamlet. ".7*(C /ook to the 5ueen there.

/A1*$17 (t is here. (s thy union here8 0ollow my mother. Dies HA%/1$ Hea'en make thee free of it9 ( follow thee. Horatio. K(6! C/A. thou art slain: 6o medi ine in the world an do thee good: (n thee there is not half an hour of life: $he trea herous instrument is in thy hand. 7tabs K(6! C/A. HA%/1$ $he point9. damned Dane. thou in estuous. ( ould tell you.nbated and en'enom'd3 the foul pra tise Hath turn'd itself on me lo.. Hamlet3 Hamlet. adieu9 #ou that look pale and tremble at this han e. noble Hamlet3 %ine and my father's death ome not upon thee. 6or thine on me. .. 1. ( am dead. ( am dead: $hou li'est: report me and my ause aright $o the unsatisfied. (s stri t in his arrest. &ut let it be. 'enom. Horatio.hange forgi'eness with me.D(. $hat are but mutes or audien e to this a t. . here ( lie. the king's to blame... Had ( but time. Drink off this potion.. 2ret hed 5ueen.7 .7 dies /A1*$17 He is 4ustly ser'ed: (t is a poison temper'd by himself. 6e'er to rise again3 thy mother's poison'd3 ( an no more3 the king.7 All $reason9 treason9 K(6! C/A. to thy work. yet defend me.en'enom'd too9 $hen. HA%/1$ Here.as this fell sergeant. friends: ( am but hurt. murderous.D(.. death.D(..

the 1nglish Ambassadors. $o the ambassadors of 1ngland gi'es $his warlike 'olley. with the o urrents. what a wounded name.H.7*(C #oung 0ortinbras. rows my spirit3 ( annot li'e to hear the news from 1ngland: &ut ( do prophesy the ele tion lights . Dies H. !ood night sweet prin e3 And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest9 2hy does the drum ome hither8 %ar h within 1nter 0.*A$(. . HA%/1$ As thou'rt a man.*$(6&*A7. $hings standing thus unknown. 2hat is it ye would see8 (f aught of woe or wonder. 6e'er belie'e it3 ( am more an anti5ue *oman than a Dane3 Here's yet some li5uor left.n 0ortinbras3 he has my dying 'oi e: 7o tell him. and others )*(6C1 0. $o tell my story.. Horatio: $he potent poison 5uite o'er. and shot within 2hat warlike noise is this8 . good Horatio. . shall li'e behind me9 (f thou didst e'er hold me in thy heart Absent thee from feli ity awhile. 2hi h ha'e soli ited. !i'e me the up3 let go: by hea'en.*$(6&*A7 2here is this sight8 H. ('ll ha'e't.*A$(. ease your sear h. 6ow ra ks a noble heart. And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain. $he rest is silen e. with on5uest ome from )oland.*A$(. more and less. %ar h afar off. ( die. HA%/1$ .

bloody. Are here arri'ed gi'e order that these bodies High on a stage be pla ed to the 'iew: And let me speak to the yet unknowing world How these things ame about3 so shall you hear . Had it the ability of life to thank you3 He ne'er ga'e ommandment for their death.)*(6C1 0. . with sorrow ( embra e my fortune3 ( ha'e some rights of memory in this kingdom.*$(6&*A7 $his 5uarry ries on ha'o . asual slaughters. 2hi h now to laim my 'antage doth in'ite me.*$(6&*A7 /et four aptains &ear Hamlet. and unnatural a ts. to the stage: 0or he was likely. And. 2hat feast is toward in thine eternal ell. and you from 1ngland.f arnal. 1'en while men's minds are wild: lest more mis han e . )*(6C1 0. purposes mistook 0all'n on the in'entors' reads3 all this an ( $ruly deli'er. &ut sin e. had he been put on. H. 6ot from his mouth. #ou from the )ola k wars. )*(6C1 0. $o tell him his ommandment is fulfill'd. $hat thou so many prin es at a shot 7o bloodily hast stru k8 0irst Ambassador $he sight is dismal: And our affairs from 1ngland ome too late3 $he ears are senseless that should gi'e us hearing. .*$(6&*A7 /et us haste to hear it. And all the noblest to the audien e.*A$(. in this upshot. happen. . 0or me. so 4ump upon this bloody 5uestion. . .n plots and errors.f a idental 4udgments. $hat *osen rant+ and !uildenstern are dead3 2here should we ha'e our thanks8 H. like a soldier. And from his mouth whose 'oi e will draw on more: &ut let this same be presently perform'd. proud death.f deaths put on by unning and for ed ause.*A$(.f that ( shall ha'e also ause to speak.

1-eunt. $he soldiers' musi and the rites of war 7peak loudly for him. bid the soldiers shoot. for his passage.$o ha'e pro'ed most royally3 and. A dead mar h. but here shows mu h amiss. bearing off the dead bodies: after whi h a peal of ordnan e is shot off . !o. $ake up the bodies3 su h a sight as this &e omes the field.