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As level as the cannon to his blank, stringer, duet
Transports his poison'd shot-may miss our name,
And hit the woundless air. O, come away! that wlued curtha
My soul is full of discord and dismay.

[Exeunt wandelena

of offreless will" SCENE II. Another Room in the Castle.

Hamlet. Safely stowed.
Rosencrantz. } Within) Hamlet! Lord Hamlet!
Guildenstern. Š

Hamlet. What noise? who calls on Hamlet? O, here
they come.

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Rosencrantz. What have you done, my lord, with the dead

Hamlet. Compounded it with dust, whereto 't is kin.
Rosencrantz. Tell us where it is, that we may take it

And bear it to the chapel.

Hamlet. Do not believe it.
Rosencrantz. Believe what?

Hamlet. That I can keep your counsel and not mine sucrets
own. Besides, to be demanded of a sponge, what repli-
cation should be made by the son of a king? quere

Rosencrantz. Take you me for a sponge, my lord ?

Hamlet. Ay, sir, that soaks up the king's countenance, his fatrages, phone rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best attaa service in the end; he keeps them, as an ape doth nuts, in ques

aut honey? the corner of his jaw, first mouthed, to be last swallowed :

put in de when he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again.

Rosencrantz. I understand you not, my lord.

Hamlet. I am glad of it; a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear.

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Rosencrantz. My lord, you must tell us where the body is,
and go with us to the king.

Hamlet. The body is with the king, but the king is not
with the body. The king is a thing-
**Guildenstern. A thing, my lord !

Hamlet. Of nothing ; bring me to him. Hide fox, and a game all after.

[Exeunt, ad


SCENE III. Another Room in the Castle.

Enter King, attended.
King. I have sent to seek him, and to find the body.
How dangerous is it that this man goes loose !
Yet must not we put the strong law on him :
He's lov'd of the distracted multitude,
Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes;
And where 't is so, the offender's scourge is weigh’d, funishment
But never the offence. To bear all smooth and even, .carry Through
This sudden sending him away must seem

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How now! what hath befall’n ?
Rosencrantz. Where the dead body is bestow'd, my lord, stowed
We cannot get from him.

But where is he?
Rosencrantz. Without, my lord ; guarded, to know your

King. Bring him before us.
Rosencrantz. Ho, Guildenstern! bring in my lord.

King. Now, Hamlet, where 's Polonius?

Hamlet. At supper.
King. At supper! where?

Hamlet. Not where he eats, but where he is eaten; a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet; we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. Your fat king meeting and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table ; that 's the end.

King. Alas, alas !

Hamlet. A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.

King. What dost thou mean by this?

Hamlet. Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar. a royal fuego en

King. Where is Polonius?

Hamlet. In heaven; send thither to see : if your messenger find him not there, seek him i' the other place yourself. But indeed, if you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby. King. Go seek him there.

[To some Attendants. Hamlet. He will stay till ye come. [Exeunt Attendants.

King. Hamlet, this deed, for thine especial safety,
Which we do tender, as we dearly grieve esnefor 40
For that which thou hast done, ---must send thee hence
With fiery quickness; therefore prepare thyself.
The bark is ready, and the wind at help, y "at friend
The associates tend, and every thing is bent " wait aiiende
For England.

Hamlet. For England !

Ay, Hamlet.

Good. K'ing. So is it, if thou knew'st our purposes.

Hamlet. I see a cherub that sees them.-But, come ; for England !- Farewell, dear mother.

King. Thy loving father, Hamlet.

Hamlet. My mother: father and mother is man and wife ;
man and wife is one flesh; and so, my mother.—Come, for
England !

King. Follow him at foot; tempt him with speed aboard;
Delay it not; I 'll have him hence to-night.
Away! for every thing is seal’d and done
That else leans on the affair ; pray you, make haste.— . deperadlo je bent

[Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Utan attaci And, England, if my love thou hold'st at aught

depending on, As my great power thereof may give thee sense, as rohel Since yet thy cicatrice looks raw and red feeling officiation

After the Danish sword, and thy free awe take the z sed comet Pays homage to us—thou may'st not coldly set logen inspired ny safe forense Our sovereign process; which imports at full, frreedure set rue

By letters conjuring to that effect,
The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England;
For like the hectic in my blood he rages, fever
And thou must cure me: till I know 't is done,
Howe'er my haps, my joys were ne'er begun. [Exit.


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SCENE IV. A Plain in Denmark.
Enter FORTINBRAS, a Captain, and Soldiers, marching.

Fortinbras. Go, captain, from me greet the Danish king;
Tell him that by his license Fortinbras
Claims the conveyance of a promis'd march the enery % Tea

Over his kingdom. You know the rendezvous. for
If that his majesty would aught with us,
We shall express our duty in his eye;
And let him know so.

I will do ’t, my lord.
Fortinbras. Go softly on.

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Hamlet. Good sir, whose powers are these?

Captain. They are of Norway, sir. gereed Hamlet. How purpos’d, sir, I pray you?
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Captain. Against some part of Poland.
Hamlet. Who commands them, sir?

Captain. The nephew to old Norway, Fortinbras. mais foower Hamlet. Goes it against the main of Poland, sir, maine fuit in the

Or for some frontier ?

Captain. Truly to speak, and with no addition,
We go to gain a little patch of ground

That hath in it no profit but the name.
lwte ru lase To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it;

Nor will it yield to Norway or the Pole ca in absolute francais
A ranker rate, should it be sold in fee. greatev. greute fres

Hamlet. Why, then the Polack never will defend it. we fee
Captain. Yes, 't is already garrison'd.

Hamlet. Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats
Will not debate the question of this straw; quarrel, melecet
This is the imposthume of much wealth and peace, www

That inward breaks, and shows no cause without dui.
Why' the man dies.— I humbly thank you, sir.
Captain. God be wi' you, sir.


Will 't please you go, my lord ?
Hamlet. I'll be with you straight. Go a little before. 31

[Exeunt all except Hamlet.
"How all occasions do inform against me,

And spur my dull revenge! What is a man,
If his chief good and market of his time that for which he bello
Be but to sleep and feed ? a beast, no more. This

feed ? a beast, no more. his trucos . The purchase,
Sure, He that made us with such large discourse. fruce grenen
Looking before and after, gave us not "a erudere quesora"
That capability and godlike reason capacity
To fust in us unus'd. Now, whether it be

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