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Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,
Enter HORATIO, BERNARDO, and MARCELLUS.
I am glad to see you well : Horatio,-or I do forget myself.
Hor. The same, my lord, and your poor servant ever. Ham. Sir, my good friend ; I'll change that namek
And what make you' from Wittenberg, Horatio ?-
Mar. My good lord,
Ham. I am very glad to see you; good even, sir,But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg ?
Hor. A truant disposition, good my lord.
Ham. I would not hear your enemy say so:
Hor. My lord, I came to see your father's funeral.
Ham. I pray thee, do not mock me, fellow-student; I think it was to see my mother's wedding.
Hor. Indeed, my lord, it follow'd hard upon.
Ham. Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral bak'd meats** Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables. Would I had met my dearest" foe in heaven Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio !My father,-Methinks, I see my father.
- I'll change that name) I'll be your servant, you shall be my friend. -JOHNSON.
what make your) A familiar phrase for what are you doing.-- Johnson.
- the funeral bak'd meats-] It was anciently the general custom to give a cold entertainment to mourners at a funeral. In distant counties this practice is continued among the yeomanry.—Malone.
dearest] i. e. Most immediate, consequential, important.
Ham. In my mind's eye, Horatio.
Ham. He was a man, take him for all in all,
Hor. My lord, I think I saw him yesternight.
The king my father!
For God's love, let me hear.
But where was this? Mar. My lord, upon the platform where we watch’d.
• Season—] That is, temper.
-attent-] For attentive. 9 In the dead waist and middle of the night,] This strange phraseology seems to have been common in the time of Shakspeare. By waist is meant nothing more than middle; but dead wuste may be the true reading.—MALOne and STEEVENS.
- with the act of fear,] Fear was the cause, the active cause that distilld them by the force of operation which we strictly call act in voluntary, and power in involuntary agents, but popularly call act in both.-Johnson.
Ham. Did you not speak to it?
My lord, I did :
'Tis very strange.
Ham. Indeed, indeed, sirs, but this troubles me.
We do, my lord.
From top to toe? All. My lord, from head to foot. Ham.
Then saw you not His face?
Hor. O, yes, my lord; he wore his beaver up."
A countenance more
Pale, or red?
And fix'd his eyes upon you?
I would I had been there.
Hor. While one with moderate haste might tell a hunMar. Ber. Longer, longer.
[dred. Hor. Not when I saw it.
he wore his beaver up.] Though beaver properly signified that part of the helmet which was let down, to enable the wearer to drink, Shakspeare always uses the word as denoting that part of the helmet, which, when raised up, exposed the face of the wearer: and such was the popular signification of the word in his time.--MALONE.
His beard was grizzld ? no?
I will watch to-night;
I warrant, it will
Qur duty to your honour.
[Exeunt HORATIO, MARCELLUS, and
BERNARDO. My father's spirit in arms! all is not well ; I doubt some foul play: 'would, the night were come ! Till then sit still, my soul: Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
A Room in Polonius' House,
Enter LAERTES and OPHELIA.
Do you doubt that?
The pérfume and suppliance of a minute ;'
Oph. No more but so?
Think it no more :
list his songs;
+ The perfume and suppliance of a minute ;] i. e. What was supplied to us for a minute; or, as M. Mason supposes, an amusement to fill up a vacant mo. ment, and render it agreeable."-STEEVENS.
a In thews,] i. e. In sinews, muscular strength. * And now no soil, nor cautel, doth besmirch
The virtue of his will :] Cautel is craft; the virtue of his will means, virtuous intentions.-M. Mason.
- unmaster'd-] i.e. Licentious.
keep you in the rear, &c.] That is, do not advance so far as your affection would lead you.-Jounson.
- chariest -] i.e. Most cuutious.