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Here, thou incestuous, murd'rous, damned Dane,
Follow my mother. [Stabs the King, who dies.

Laer. He is justly serv'd. -
Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet:
Mine and my father's death come not upon
Nor thine on me!

[He dies.
Ham. Heaven make thee free of it! I follow thee.
You that look pale and tremble at this chance,
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't;

[Takes the Cup from FRANCISCO. I am more an antique Roman than a Dane, Here's yet some liquor left. Ham. As thou’rt a man, —

[Snatches the Cup. Give me the



go; by Heaven, I'll have it. -
O, good 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 a while,
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain,
To tell my story:

-O, I die, Horatio !-
The potent poison quite o’ergrows my spirit:
The rest is silence.-

[He dies. Hor. Now cracks a noble heart :

-Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest ! 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.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' music, and the rites of war,
Speak loudly for him.-

up the bodies :-Such a sight as this Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss.

[A Dead March.-Exeunt.




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