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Osr. How is't, Laertes ?
Lacr. Why, as a woodcock to my own springe,

I am justly kill'd with mine ow'n treachery.
Ham. How does the queen ?

King. She swoons to see them bleeda
Queen. No, no, the drink, the drinky-O my dear

The drink, the drink ;-) am poison'da

[The Queen dies Ham. O villainy !-Ho! let the door be lock'd : Treachery! seek it out.

Laer. It is here, Hamlet : Hamlet, thou art slain ; No medicine in the world can do thee good,

651 In thee there is not half an hour's life; The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, Unbated, and envenoin'd: the foul practice Hath turn'd itself on me; lo, here I lie, Never to rise again: Thy mother's poison'd; I can no more ;-the king, the king's to blame. : Ham. The point envenom'd toolThen, venom, to thy work.

Stabs the King.
All. Treason ! treason !
"King. O, yet defend me, friends, I am but hurt.
Ham. Here, thou incestuous, murd'rous, damned

Drink off this potion :--Is the union here?
Follow my mother.

[King dieso Laer. He is justly serv'd; It is a poison temper'd by himself.-3



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Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet :
Mine and my father's death come not upon thee;
Nor thine on me!

Ham. Heaven make thee free of it! I follow thee.
I am dead, Horatio :~Wretched queen, adieu !
You that look pale and tremble at this chance, 672
That are but mutes or audience to this act,
Had I but time (as this fell serjeant, death,
Is strict in his arrest), 0, I could tell you,--
But let it be:-Horatio, I am dead ;
Thou liv'st; report me and my cause aright
To the unsatisfied.

Hor. Never believe it ; I am more an antique Roman than a Dane, 680 Here's yet some liquor left.

Ham. As thou'rt a man, Give me the cup; let go; by heaven, I'll have it. O God !-Horatio, what a wounded name, Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me? If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, Absent thee from felicity ą.while, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.

[March afar off, and shot within. What warliké noise is this?

699 Osr. Young Fortinbras, with conquest come from

To the embassadors of England gives
This warlike volley.
Ham. O, I die, Horatio,

The potent poison quite o'ergrows my spirit;
I cannot live to hear the news from England:
But I do prophesy, the election lights:
On Fortinbras; he has my dying voice :
So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less,
Which have solicited,-The rest is silence. (Diese
Hor. Now cracks a noble heart :-Good night,
sweet prince;

y01 And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest | Why does the drum come hither = 0,

Enter FORTINBRAS, the English Embassadors, and


Fort. Where is this sight?

i Hor. What is it, you would see? If aught of woe, or wonder, cease your search.

Fort. This quarry cries, on havock !- proud


What feast is toward in thine infernal cell,
That thou so many princes, at a shot,ti
So bloodily hast struck ?

710 Emb. The sight is dismal; } And our affairs from England come too late :

The ears are senseless, that should give us hearing,
To tell him, his commandment is fulfill'd, :
That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead:
Where should we have our thanks?
Hor. Not from his mouth,


Had it the ability of life to thank you;
He never gave commandment for their death.
But since, so jump upon this bloody question, 720
You from the Polack/wars, and


from England
Are here arriv'd; give order, that these bodies
High on a stage be placed to the view;
And let me speak, to the yet unknowing world,
How these things came about: So shall you

Of cruel, bloody, and unnatural acts;
Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters ;
Of deaths put on by cunning, and forc'd cause ;
And, in this upshot, purposes mistook
Fall'n on the inventors? heads :* all this can I

730 Truly deliver.

Fort. Let us haste to hear it,
And call the noblest to the audience,
For me, with sorrow I embrace my fortune;
I have some rights of memory in this kingdom,
Which now to claim my vantage doth invite me.

Hor. Of that I shall have also cause to speak,
And from his mquth whose, voice will draw on more:
But let this same be presently perform'd,
Even while men's 'minds are wild ; lest more mis-

740 On plots, and errors, happen.

Fort, Let four captains Bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage ; For he was likely, had he been put on, To have prov'd most royally: and, for his passage,


The soldiers' musie, and the rites of war, i
Speak loudly for
Take up the bodies:--Such a sight as this
Becomes the field, but here shews much amiss.
Go, bid the soldiers shoot.'

750 [Escunt: after which, a peal of ordnance

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