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CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark.
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet. OPHELIA, daughter to Polonius.
Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers,
and other Attendants.
Ghost of Hamlet's father.
PRINCE OF DENMARK.
SCENE 1.-Elsinore. A Platform before.
FRANCISCO on guard. Enter to him BERNARDO.
He. Fran. You come most carefully upon your Ber. 'Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed,
Francisco. Fran. For this relief, much thanks : 'tis bitter
Ber. Have you had quiet guard ?
Not a mouse stirring. Ber. Well, good night.
If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,
Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS.
And liegemen to the Dane. Fran. Give you good night.
O, farewell, honest soldier : Who hath relieved you? Fran.
Bernardo hath my place. Give you good night.
[Exit. Holla! Bernardo! Ber.
A piece of him.
Mar. Horatio says, 'tis but our fantasy;
Hor. Tush ! tush ! 'twill not appear.
Sit down awhile;
Well, sit we down, And let us hear Bernardo speak of this.