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With fiery quickness: therefore, prepare thyself.
Ay, Hamlet. Ham.
Good. King. So is it, if thou knew'st our purposes.
Ham. I see a cherub that sees them. But, come; for England ! Farewell, dear mother.
King. Thy loving father, Hamlet.
Ham. My mother: father and mother is man and wife, man and wife is one flesh; and so, my mother. Come, for England.
[Exit. 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 seald and done That else leans on th' affair : pray you, make haste.
[Exeunt Ros." and GUIL. And, England, if my love thou hold'st at aught, (As my great power thereof may give thee sense, Since yet thy cicatrice looks raw and red After the Danish sword, and thy free awe Pays homage to us) thou may'st not coldly set Our sovereign process, which imports at full, By letters conjuring to that effect, The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England; For like the hectic in my blood he rages, And thou must cure me. Till I know 'tis done, Howe'er my haps, my joys were ne'er begun. [Exit.
A Plain in Denmark.
Enter FORTINBRAS and Forces marching. Fortinbras. Go, Captain ; from me greet the Da
I will do't, my lord.
[Exeunt FORTINBRAS and Forces.
[Enter HAMLET, ROSENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN, fc.
Ham. Good sir, whose powers are these ?
How purpos'd, sir, I pray you
Сар. . Against some part of Poland.
Who Commands them, sir ?
Cap. The nephew to old Norway, Fortinbras.
Ham. Goes it against the main of Poland, sir,
Cap. Truly to speak, and with no addition,
Ham. Why, then the Polack never will defend it.
[Exit Captain. Ros.
Will 't please you go, my lord ? Ham. I'll be with you straight, Go a little be
[Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN. 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 Be but to sleep and feed ? a beast, no more. Sure, He that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason, To fust in us unus'd. Now, whether it be Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on th' event, A thought, which, quarter'd, hath but one part wis.
dom, And ever three parts coward, --- I do not know Why yet I live to say, This thing's to do;' Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and
To do’t. Examples gross as earth exhort me:
To all that fortune, death, and danger, dare,
Elsinore. A Room in the Castle.
Enter Queen and HORATIO.
Hor. She is importunate ; indeed, distract:
What would she have ? Hor. She speaks much of her father; says, she
hears There's tricks i’ th’ world; and hems, and beats her
heart; Spurns enviously at straws; speaks things in doubt, That carry but half sense : her speech is nothing, Yet the unshaped use of it doth move The hearers to collection; they aim at it, And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts ;
Which, as her winks, and nods, and gestures yield
them, Indeed would make one think, there might be thought, Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily. Queen. [Aside.] 'Twere good she were spoken
with, for she may strew Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds. [To HOR.] Let her come in. [Exit HORATIO. To my sick soul, as sin's true nature is, Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss : So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
HORATIO returns with OPHELIA.
Oph. Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark ?
[Sings. “ How should I your true love know
From another one ?
And his sandal shoon.”
- He is dead and gone, lady,
He is dead and gone :
At his heels a stone."
Queen. Nay, but, Ophelia, -
Pray you, mark. [Sings. “ 66 White his shroud as the mountain snow,'
Enter King Queen. Alas! look here, my lord.