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have seen,

Ham. Upon my sword.
Mar. We have sworn, my lord, already.
Ham. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.
Ghost. [beneath] Swear.
Ham. Ha, ha, boy! say'st thou so ? art thou there,

Come on,—you hear this fellow in the cellaridge,
Consent to swear.

Hor. Propose the oath, my lord.

Ham. Never to speak of this that you Swear by my sword.

881 Ghost. [beneath] Swear.

Ham. Hic & ubique ? then we'll shift our ground :-
Come hither, gentlemen,
And lay your hands again upon my sword :
Swear by my sword,
Never to speak of this that you have heard.

Ghost. [beneath] Swear by his sword.
Ham. Well said, old mole; can'st work i' the earth
so fast?

889 A worthy pioneer!-Once more remove, good friends. Hor. O day and night, but this is wondrous

strange ! Ham. And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come; Here, as before, never, so help you mercy ! How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself, As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet


So grace

To put an anticķ disposition on,
That you, at such times seeing me, never shall 900
(With arms encumber'd thus; or this head-shake;
Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,
As, Well, well, we know ;---or, We could, an if we
would ;-or, If we list to speak ;-or, There be, an if
they might;
Or such ambiguous giving out), denote
That you know aught of me : This do ye swear,


mercy at your most need help you !
Ghost. [beneath] Swear.

Ham. Ręst, rest, perturbed spirit! So, gentlemen,
With all my love I do çommend me to you:
And what so poor a man as Hamlet is
May do, to express his love and friending to you,
God willing, shall not lack. Let us go in together ;
And still your fingers on your lips, I pray.
The time is out of joint ;-O cursed spight!
That ever I was born to set it right!
Nay, come, let's go together.


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An Apartment in POLONIUS' House. Enter POLONIUS,


Give him this money, and these notes, Reynaldo.
Rey. I will, my lord.



Pol. You shall do marvellous wisely, good Rey

Before you visit him, to make enquiry
Of his behaviour.

Rey. My lord, I did intend it.
Pol. Marry, well said; very well said. Look you,

Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris;
And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,
What company, at what expence; and finding,
By this encompassment, and drift of question,
That they do know my son, come you more nearer ;
Then your particular demands will touch it :
Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of him;
As thus, -I know his father, and his friends,
And, in part, him,-Do you mark this, Reynaldo ?
i Rey. Ay, very

lord. Pol. And, in part, him ;—but, you may say, --not

well: But, if't be he-1

Addicted so and so;—and there put on him
What forgeries you please ; marry, none so rank:
As may dishonour him ; take heed of that;
But, sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips,
As are companions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.

Rey. As gaming, my lord.

Pol. Ay, or drinking, fencing, swearing, Quarrelling, drabbing :-You may go so far. Rey. My lord, that would dishonour him..


well, my

mean, he's


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Pol. 'Faith, no; as you may season it in the charge. You must not put another scandal on him,

31 That he is open to incontinency; That's not my meaning: but breathe his faults so

That thiey may seem the taints of liberty ;
The flash and out-break of a fiery mind;
A savageness in unreclaimed blood,
Of general assault.

Rey. But, my good lord,
Pol. Wherefore should


do this? Rey. Ay, my lord,

40 I would know that.

Pol. Marry, sir, here's my drift;
And, i believe, it is a fetch of warrant :
You laying these slight sullies on my son,
As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i' the working,
Mark you, your party in converse, hiin


would sound, Having ever seen, in the prenominate crimes, The youth, you breathe of, guilty, be assurd, He closes with you in this consequence ;.. Good sir, or so; or friend, or gentleman,

50 According to the phrase, or the addition, of man, and country.

Rey. Very good, my lord.
Pol. And then, sir, does he this, -He does-What

was I
About to say? I was about to say
Something: Where did I leave ?

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Rey. At, closes in the consequence.

Pol. At, closes in the consequence,-Ay, marry; He closes with you thus :-I know the gentleman: I saw him yesterday, or t’other day, Or then, or then ; with such, or such ; and, as you say, There was he gaming ; there o'ertook in his rouse; There falling out at tennis; or, perchance, I saw him enter such a house of sale, (Videlicet, a brothel) or so forth.-See you now ; Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth : And thus do we of wisdom and of reach, With windlaces, and with assays of bias, By indirections find directions out; So, by my former lecture and advice,

70 Shall you my son: You have me, have you not ?

Rey. My lord, I have.
Pol. God be wi' you ; fare you well,
Rey. Good my lord,
Pol. Observe his inclination in yourself,
Rey. I shall, my lord.
Pol. And let him ply his musick,
Rey. Well, mny lord.



Pol. Farewel,- How now, Ophelia ? what's the

matter? Oph. O, my lord, my lord, I have been so afa frighted !

89 Pol. With what, in the name of heaven? Oph. My lord, as I was sewing in my closet,


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