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and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are Give us the foils; come on. out.


Come, one for me. Ener a Lord.

Ham. I'll be your foil, Laertes; in mine ignorance Lord. My lord, his majesty commended him to you

Your skill shall, like a star i'the darkest night, by young Osric, who brings back to him, that you at:

Stick fiery off indeed.

You mock tend hiin in the hall: He sends to know, if your pleas

me, sir.

Ham. No, by this hand, ure hold to play with Laertes, or that you will take

King. Give them the foile, young Osric. Cousin longer time?

Hamlet, Ilam. I am constant to my purposes, they follow the

You know the wager? king's pleasure : if his fitness speaks, mine is ready;


Very well, my lord ;
Dow, or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.


hath laill the odds o'the weaker side." Lord, The king, and queen, and all are coming

King. I do not fear it : I have seen you both :down.

But, since he's better'd, we have therefore odds. Ham. In happy time.

Laer. This is too heavy, let me see another. Lord. The queen desires you, to use some gentle

Ham. This likes me well: These foiis have all a entertainment to Laertes, before you fall to play. Ham. She well instructs nae.

length ?

[They prepare to play. [Exit Lord.

Osr. Ay, my good lord.
Hor. You will lose this wager, my lord.
Ilain I do not think so; since he went into France,

King. Set me the stoups of wine upon that table:I have been in continual practice; I shall win at the

If Hamlet give the tirst or second hit, odds. But thou would'st not uiink, how ill all's here

Or quit in answer of the third exchange,

Let all the battlements their ordnance fire; about my heut: but it is no matter. Hor, Nay, good ıny lord,

The king shall drink tv Hamlet's better breath; Ham. Te is but foolery ; but it is such a kind of gain- Richer than that which four successive kngs

And in the cup an union shall be throw, giving, as would, perhaps, trouble a woman.

In Denmark's crown have word ; Give me the cups; Hor. If your mind dislike any thing, obey it: I will forestal their repair hither, and say, you are not fit.

And let the kettle to the trumpet speak, Ham. Not a whit, we defy augury ; there is a spe

The trumpet to the cannoneer without, cial providence in the fall of a sparrow. It

' it be now, The cannons to the heavens, the heaven to earth, 'ris not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now;

Now the king drinks to Hamlet.-Come, begin ;if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all:

And you, the judges, bear a wary eye. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows, what is't to

Ham. Come on, sir.

Lacr. leave betimes? Let be.

Come, my lord. [They play. Han,

One. Enter King, Queen, Laertes, Lords, Osric, and Allend Lacr.

No, ants with foils, óc.


Judgement, King. Come, Hamlet, come, and take this hand from Osr. A hit, a very palpable hit. ine. [The King puts the hand of Laertes into Lacr.

Well.-again. that of Hamlet. King. Stay, give me drink: Hamlet, this pearl is Ham. Give me your pardon, sir : I lave done you

thine ; wrong i

Here's to thy liealth.-Give him the cup. But pardon it, as you are a gentleman.

[Trumprts sound; and cannon shot of within. This presence knows, and you must needs have heard, Ham. I'll play this bout first, set it by a while. How I am punish'd with a sore distraction.

Come. Another hit; What say you ? [They play. What I have done,

Lner. A touch, a touch, I do confess.
That might your nature, honour, and exception, King. Our son shall win.
Roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness.


He's fat, and scant of breath Was't Hamlet wrongd Laertes? Never, Hamlet : Here, Hamlet, take my napkin, rub thy brows: If Hamlet from himself be ta'en away,

The queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet. And, when he's not himself, does wrong Laertes,

Ham. Good madam, – Then Hamlet does it not, Hamlet denies it.


Gertrude, do not drink. Who does it then? His madness : If''t be so,

Qucen. I will, my lord;-I pray you, pardon me. Hamlet is of the faction that is wrongd ;

King. It is the poison'd cup; it is too late. (Aside. His madness is poor Hamlet's enemy.

Ham. I dare not drink yet, madam ; by and by. Sir, in this audience,

Queen. Come let me wipe thy face.
Let my disclaiming from a purpos'd evil

Laer. My lord, I'll hit him now.
Free me so far in your most generous thoughts, King. I do not think it.
That I have shot my arrow o'er the house,

Laer. And yet it is almost against my conscience. And hurt my brother.

[Aside. Laer. I am satisfied in nature,

Ham, Come, for the third, Laertes; You do but Whose motive, in this case, should stir me most

dally i To my revenge : but in my terms of honour,

I pray you, pass with your best violence; I stand aloof; and will no reconcilement,

I am ateand, you make a wanton of me. Till by some elder masters, of known honour,

Lacr. Say you so? come on.

[They play. I have a voice and precedent of peace,

Osr. Nothing neither way.
To keep my name ungor'd : But till that time, Laer. Have at you now.
I do receive your offer'd love like love,

[Laertes wounds Hamlet ; then, in scuffling, they And will not wrong it.

change rapiers, and Hamlet wounds Laertes. Ham. . I embrace it freely ;


Part then, they are incens'd. And will this brother's wager frankly play.

Ham. Nay, come again. [The Queen falls.



Look to the queen there, ho ! The potent poison quito o'ercrows my spirit; Hor. They bleed on both sides :-How is it, my lord? I cannot live to hear the news frożn England: Osr. How is't, Laertes ?

But I do prophesy the election lights Lacr. Why, as a woodcock to my own springe, Os On Fortinbras ; he has my dying voice;

So tell him, with the occurrents, more or less, I am justly kill'd with mine own treachery.

Which have solicited,- The rest is silence. (Dies Ham. How does the queen ?

Hor. Now cracks a noble heart ;-Good night, sret King

She swoons to see them bleed. prince ;
Queen. No, no, the drink, the drink,-0 my dear And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Hamlet !-

Why does the drum come hither? [March tidir. The drink, the drink ;-I am poison'd ! [Dics. Enter Fortinbras, the English Ambassadors, and Ham. O villany!-Ho! let the door be lock'd :

others. Treachery! seek it out.

(Laertes falls. Fort. Where is this sight? Laer. It is here, Hamlet : Hamlet, thou art slain; Hor.

What is it, you would se! No medicine in the world can do thee good,

If aught of woe, or wonder, cease your search. In thee there is not half an hour's life;

Fort. This quarry eries on havock!-0 proud death! The treacherous instrument is in thy hand,

What feast is toward in thine cternal cell, Unbated, and envenom'd: The foul practice

That thou so many princes, at a shot, Hath turu'd itself on me; lo, here I lie,

So bloodily hast struck ? Never to rise again : Thy mother's poison'd ;

1 Amb.

The sight is dismaal; I can no more; the king, the king's to blame. And our affairs from England come too late: Ham. The point

The ears are senseless, that should give us hearing, Envenom'd too!-Then, venom, to thy work. To tell him, his commandment is fulfillid.

(Stabs the King | That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead: Osr.Ű Lords. Treason! trcason!

Where should we have our thanks? King. O, yet defend me, friends, I am but hurt. Hor.

Not from his met Ham. Here, thou incestuous, inurd'rous, damned Had it the ability of life to thank you; Dane,

He never gave commandment for their death. Drink off this potion :-Is the union here?

But since, so jump upon this bloody question, Follow my mother.

[king dies. || You from the Polack wars, and you from England, Laer. He is justly servid;

Are here arriv'd; give order, that these bodies It is a poison temper'd by himself.

High on a stage be placed to the view; Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet ; And let me speak to the yet unknowing world, Mine and my father's death come not upon thee; How these things come about: so shall you lear Nor thine on me!

[Dies. of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts; Ham. Heaven make thee free of it! I follow thee. Of accidental judgements, casual slaughters ; I am dead, Horatio :-Wretched queen, adieu l of deaths put on by cunning, and fore'd cause ; You that look pale and tremble at this chance, And, in this upshat, purposes mistook That are but mutes or audience to this act,

Fall'n on the inventors' heads : all this can I Had I but time, (as this fell sergeant, death,

Truly delirer. Is strict in his arrest,) O, I could tell you,

Fori. Let us haste to hear it, But let it be :-Horatio, I am dead ;

And call the noblest to the audience. Thou livst; report me and my cause aright

For me, with sorrow I embrace my fortune; To the unsatisfied.

I have some rights of memory in this kingdon, Hor. Never believe it;

Which now to claim my vantage doth invite mer I am more an antique Roman than a Dane,

Hor. Of that I shall have also cause to speak, Here's yet some liquor left.

And from his mouth whose voice will draw on mat: Ham. As thou'rt a mar,

But let this same be presently perform d, Give me the cup; let go ; by heaven I'll have it. Even while men's minds are wild; lest more mischen O God !-Horatio, what a wounded name,

On plots, and errors, happen. Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me? Fort.

Let four captains If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,

Bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage ; Absent thee from felicity a while,

For he was likely, had he been put on,
And in this barsh world draw thy breath in pain, To have prov'd most royally: and, for his pasige
To tell my story.- (March afar off, and shot within. The soldiers' music, and the rites of war,
What warlike noise is this?

Speak loudly for him.-
Osr. Young Fortinbras, with conquest come from Take up the bodies:-Such a sight as this

Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss. To the ambassadors of England gives

Go, bid the soldiers shoot. This warlike volley,

[Esteunt, bearing off the dead bodier; oker 0, I die, Horatio ;

which, a peal of ordnance is situada

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By debitor and creditor, this counter-caster;
He, in good time, must his lieutenant be,
And I, (God bless the mark !) his Moor-ship's ancient.

Rod. By heaven, I rather would have been his hang

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SCENE 1.- Venice. Street. Enter Roderigo and


Roderigo. TUSH, never tell me, I take it much unkindly, That thou, lago,—who hast had my purse, As if the strings were thine, -should'st know of this.

lago. 'Sblood, but you will not hear me:If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me. Rod. Thou told'st me, thou didst hold him in thy

hate. lago. Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of

the city, in personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Oft capp'd to him ;-and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place: But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Eva des them, with a bombast circumstance, Horribly stuff?d with epithets of war; And, in conclusion, nonsuits My mediators ; for, certes, says he, I have already chose my officer. And what was he? Forsooth, a great arithmetician, One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife; That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster ; unless the bookish theoric, Wherein the toyed consuls can propose As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practice, Is all his soldiership. But, he, sir, had the election: And I,-of whom his eyes had seen the proof, At Rhodes, at Cyprus; and on other grounds Christian and beathen,-must be be-lee'd and calm d

Preferinent goes by letter, and affection,
Not by the old gradation, where each second
Stood heir to the first. Now, sir, be judge yourself,
Whether I in any just term am affind
To love the Moor?

I would not follow him then.
Iago. O, sir, content you ;
I follow him to serve my turn upon him:
We cannot all be masters, nor all masters
Cannot be truly follow'd. You shall mark
Many a duteous and knee-erooking knave,
That, doting on his own obsequious bondage,
Wears out his time, much like his master's ass,
For nought but provender; and, when he's old, cash

ierd; Whip me such honest knaves : Others there are, Who, trimm'd in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves ; And, throwing but shows of service on their lords, Do well thrive by them, and, when they have find

their coats, Do themselves homage: these fellows have some soul : And such a one do I profess myself. For, sir, It is as sure as you are Roderigo, Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago : In following him, I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and daty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end : For when my outward action doth demonstrate The native act and figure of my heart

In compliment extern, 'tis not long afeer

Rod. Sir, I will answer any thing. But I beseech But I will wear my heart upon my slave

yoll, For daws to peck at: I am not what I am,

it't be your pleasure, and most wise consent, Rod. What a full fortube does the thick-lips owe, (As partly, I find it is.) that your fair daughter, If he can carry't thus !

At this odd-even and dull watch o'the night, lago. Call up her father,

Transported-with no worse nor better guard, Rouse him; make after him, poison his delight, But with a knave of common hire a gondolier,Proclaim him in the streets : incense her kinsinen, To the gross clasps of a lascivious Moor,Anxl, though he in a fertile climate dwell,

If this be known to you, and your allowance, Plague him with flies: though that his joy be joy, We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs ; Yet throw such changes of vexation on't,

But, if you know not this, my mammers tell me, As it may lose some colour.

We have your wrong rebuke. Do not believe, Rod. Here is ber father's house ; I'll call aloud. That, from the sense of all civility, fago. Do; with like timorous accent and dire yell,

I thus would play and trifle with your reverence: As when, by night and negligence, the fire

Your daughter, --if you have not given her leaveIs spied in populous cities.

I say again, hath made a gross revolt ; Rod. What ho! Brabantio ! signior Brabantio, ho! || Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes, lago. Awake! what, ho! Brabantio! thieves ! In an extravagant and wheeling stranger, thieves ! thieves !

Of here and every where: Straight satisfy yourself: Look to your house, your daughter, and your bags !

If she be in her chamber, or your house, Thieves! thieves !

Let loose on me the justice of the state

For thus deluding you.
Brabantio above, at a toindow.


Strike on the tinder, bo! Bra. What is the reason of this terrible summons


Give me a taper;-call up all ing people :What is the matter there?

This accident is not unlike my dream,
Rod. Signior, is all your family within?

Belief of it oppresses me already:-
Iago. Are your doors locka?

(Eril, from eiers Why? Wherefore ask you this? | Light, I say! light! Jago. Zounds, sir, you are robbid; for shame, put

Tago. Farewell; for I must leave you :

It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place, on your gown; Your heart is burst, you bave lost half your soul;

To be procluc'd (as, if I stay, I shall)

Against the Moor: For, I do know, the state, Even now, very now, an old black ram

However this may gall him with some checkIs cupping your white (we. Arise, arise ;

Cannot with safety cast him ; for he's embarkid Awake the suorting citizens with the bell,

With such loud itason to the Cyprus' wars,
Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you :
Arise, I say,

(Which even now stand in act.) that, for their soak,

Another of his fathom they have not,
Bru. What, have you lost your wits?

To lead their business : In which regard,
Roll. Most reverend signior, do you know my voice?
Bra. Not I; What are you?

Though I do hate him as I do hell pains,

Yet, for necessity of present life, Rod.

My name is Roderigo.

I must show olit a flag and sign of love,
Era. The worse welcome :
I have charg'd thee not to haunt about my doors.

Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely fol

him, In horrst plainness thou hast heard me say, My daughter is no: for thee, and now, in madness,

Lead to the Sagittary the rais'd searclı;

And there will I be with him. So, farewell. [Esil. Being fall of supper, and distempering draughts, l'pon malicious bravery, dost thou come

Enter, below, Brabantio and Scrvants with terckel, "To start my quiet. Rod. Sir, sir, sir, sir,

Bra. It is too true an evil: gone she is;

And what's to come of my despised time, Bro.

But thou must nearls be sure, My spirit, and my place, have in them power

Is naught but bitterness.-Now, Rolerigo,

Where didst thou see her?-0, unhappy girl! To make this bitter to thee.

With the Moor, say'st thou ?-Who would be a father Rod.

Patience, good sir.
bra. What tellst thou me of robbing? this is Ven-

Ilow didst thou know 'twas she?-0, thou deceiviste
Past thought ! -What said she to you ?-Get more u

pers; My liouse is not a grange.

Raise all my kindred.- Are they married, think you! Rod.

Most grave Brabantio, In simple and pure soul I come to you.

Rol. Truly, I think, they are.

Bra. O heaven !-how got she out!- reason of lago. 'Zonnds, sir, you are one of those that will not

the blood ! serve Goul, if the devil bid you. Because we come to do you service, you think we are ruffians : You'll have Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds your daughter covereel with a Barbary horse; you'll | By what you see them act.-Are there not eharm, brave your nephew's neigh to you: you'll have coursers

By which the property of youck and maidhood for cousins, and genners for germans.

May be abusid? Have you not read, Roderigu, Bro. What, profane wretch art thou ?

of some such thing?

Rod. lago. I am one, sir, that comes to tell you, your

Yes, sir; I have indeed. daughter and the Moor are now making the beast

Bra. Callup my brother.-0.that you had had her! with two backs.

Some one way, some another.-Do you know Rra. Thou art a villain.'

Where we may apprehend her and the Moor? Tago. Yon area senator,

Roll. I think, I can discover him; if you please Sra. This thou salt answer; I know thee, Rode.

To get good guard, and go along with me. rigo.

Brg. Pray you, lead on. At every house I'll call;

jce ;

I may command at most ;-Get weapons, lio!


He's married. And raise some special officers of night.


To who? On, good Roderigo ;--I'll deserve your pains. (Exeunt.

Re-enter Othello. SCENE II.-The same. Another Strect. Enter 0. Iago. Marry, 10-Come, captain, will you go? thello, lago, and Attendunts.

Olh. Have with you. Iago. Though in the trade of war I have slain men,

Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for you. Yet do I hold it very stuff o'the conscience,

Enter Brabantio, Roderigo, and Officers of righe, with To do no contriy'd muner; I lack iniquiry

torches and weapons. Sometimes, to do me service: Nine or ten times

Iago. It is Brabantio:-general, be advis'd; I had thought to bave yerk'd bin here under the ribs.

He comes to bad intent. Oih. 'Tis better as it is.


Hola! stand there! jago. Nay, but he prated,

Rod. Signior, it is the Moor. And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms


Down with him, thief! Agaiost your honour,

[They draw on both sides. That, with thu litile godliness I have,

Tago. You, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for you. I did funi hard forbtar him. But, I pray, sir,

Oth. Keep up your briglat swords, for the dew will Ar you fast married' for, be sure of this,

rust them.That the magnifico is much beloved ;

Good siguior, you shall more command with years, And liath, in his eff-et, a voice potential

Than with your weapons. As double as the duke's; he will divorce you ;

Bra. O thou foul thief, where bast thou stow'd my Or put upon you what restraint and grievance

daugliter? The law (with all his inighs, to enforce it on,)

Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her:
Will give him cable.

For I'll refer me 10 all things of sense,
Let him do his spite :

If she in chains of magic were not bound,
My services, which I have done the signiory,

Whether a maid-so tender, fair, and happy :
Shall out-tongue his cujuplaints. 'Tis yet to know, So opposite to marriage, that she shunn'd
(Which, when I know that boasting is an honour, The wealthy curled darlings of our nation,
I shall promulgate.) I fetch my life and being Would ever bave, to incu' a general mock,
Fru r men of royal siege; and my demerits

Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom
May speak, onbonneted, to as proud å fortune Of auch a thing as thou ; to fear, not to delight.
As this that I have reach'd: For know, lago, Judge me the world, if 'tis not gross in sense,
But that I love the gentle Desdemona,

That thou hast practis'd on her with foul charms; I would not my unhoused free condition

Abus'd her delicate youth with drugs, or minerals, Put into circumscription and confine

That wakeu motion :-1'll have it disputed on; For the sea's worth. But, look! what lights come 'Tis probable, and palpable to thinking. yooder?

I therefore apprehend and do attach thee, Enter Cassio, at a distance, and certain Officers with

For an abuser of the world, a practiser torches.

of arts inhibited and out of warrant:

Lay hold upon him; if he do resist, Iago. These are the raised father, and his friends :

Subdue him at his peril. You were best go in.


Hold your hands,
Not I: I must be found;

Both you of my inclining, and the rest :
My parts, my title, and my perfect soul,

Were it iny cue to fight, I should have known it Shall inanifest me rightiy. Is it they?

Without a prompter:- Where will you that I go Iago. By Janus, I think no.

To answer this your charge? Oth. The servants of the duke, and my lieutenant.


To prison : till fit time The goodness of the niglit upon you, friends!

of law, and course of direct session, What is the news?

Call thee to answer.
The duke does greet you, general ;


What if I do obey ? And he requires your haste post-haste appearance,

How may the duke be therewith satisfied ; Even on the instant.

Whose messengers are here about my side, Oth.

What is the matter, think you? | Upon some present business of the state, Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine ;

To bring me to him? It is a business of some beat: the gallies


'Tis true, most wortlay siguiar, Have sent a dozen sequent inessengers

The duke's in council; and your noble selt, This very night at one another's heels;

I am sure, is sent for. And many of the consuls, rais'd. and met,


How! the duke in couneil! Are at the duke's already: You have been hotly calla || In this time of the night!-Bring him away: for ;

Mine's not an idle cause: the drihe himseil, When, being not at your lodging to be found,

Or any of my brothers of the sale, The senate hath sent about three several quests,

Cannot but feel this wrong, as 't were their own: To search you out.

For if such actions may bave passage free, Orh.

'Tis well I am sound by you. Bond-slaves, and pagans, shall our statesmen be. I will but spend a word here in the house,

[Eremur And go with you.

[Erit. Cas. Ancient, what makes lie here?

SCENE 111.-The same. A Courril-Chiemaker. The lago. 'Faith, be to-night hath boarded a land carack; Duke, and Senators, silling at a table; Oficis at If it prove lawful prize, he's made forever.

tending Cas. I do not understand.

Duhr. There is no composition in these news,

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