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And in the porches of mine ears did pour
The leperous diftilment ; whose effect
Holds Tuch an enmity with blood of man,
That swift as quick-Silver it courses through
The nat'ral gates and allies of the body;
And, with a sudden vigour, it doth poffet
And curd, like eager droppings into milk,
The thin and wholesome blood : so did it mine,
And a most instant tetter bark'd about,
Most lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crust
All my smooth body.
Thus was !, Neeping, by a brother's hand,
Of life, of Crown, of Queen, at , once dispatcht';
Cut off ev’n in the blossoms of my sin,
Unhousel'd, · disappointed, 3 unaneald :



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2 Unanointed,] Without ex- printed. I correct, treme unction.

Pope. Unhonfeld, onappointed, 3 Ununeld:) No knell rung. i. e. no confession of fins made,

Pope. no reconciliation to heaven, no In other editions,

appointment of penance by the Unhouzzeled, unanvinted, una church. Unaneald I agree to be neald ;

the poet's genuine word; but I The Ghost, having recounted must take the liberty to dispute the process of his murder, pro- Mr. Pope's explicarion of it, viz. ceeds to exaggerate the inhuma. No knell rung. The adjective nity and unnaturalness of the formed from knell, must have fact, from the circumstances in been unknell'd, or unknoll’d. There which he was surprised. But is norule in orthography for finkthese, I find, have been stumbling ing the k in the deflection of any blocks to our editors; and there- verb or compound formed from fore I must amend and explain knell, and melting it into a vowel. these three compound adjectives What sense does unaneald then in their order. Instead of un bear? SKINNER, in his Lexicon bouzzel'd, we must restore, un

of old and obsolete English terms, boufeld, i. e. without the facra. tells us, that aneald is undius ; ment raken; from the old Saxon from the Teutonick proposition an,

No reck’ning made, but sent to my account
With all my imperfections on my head.
Oh, horrible ! oh, horrible ! most horrible!
If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not ;
Let not the royal bed of Denmark be
A couch for luxury and damned incest.
But howsoever thou pursu'st this act,
Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive
Against thy mother aught; leave her to heav'n,
And to those thorns that in her bofom lodge,
To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once!
The glow-worm shews the Matin to be near,
And ’gins to pale his + unaffectual fire.
Adieu, adieu, adieu ; remember me.

[Exit. Ham. Oh, all you host of heay'n! oh earth! what

elfe ! And shall I couple hell ?-Oh, hold my heart, And you, my sinews, grow not instant old ;

and Ole, i. e. Oil: so that una I think Theobald's objection to neal'd must consequently fignify, the sense 'of'unaneald, for notiinano'nted, not having the ex- fied by the bell, must be owned to tream unction. The poet's read be very strong. I have not yet ing and explication being ascer- by my enquiry satisfied myself. tained, be very finely makes his Hanmer's explication of unan. ghoff complain of these four heald by unprepared, because to dreadful hardships ; that he had anneal mecals, is to prepare them been dispatch'd out of life with in manufacture, is too general out receiving the hoste, or facra- and vague ; there" is no refemments without being reconcil'd blance between any funeral čereto heaven and absolv'd; without mony and the praciice of annealthe benefit of extream unction ; or ing metals. without so much as a' confefron Disappointed is the same as unmade of his fios. The having appointed, and may be properly, ħo knell rung, I think, is not a explained unprepared ; a

man point of equal consequence to well furnished with things neces: any of these ; especially, if we fary for any enterprise, was said consider, that the Romis church to be well appointed. admits the efficacy of praying for 4-uneffe&tual fire.] i.e. shinthe dead.

THEOBALD. ing without heat. WARB. This is a very difficult line.


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But bear me stimy up. Remember thee
Ay, thou poor Ghost, while memory holds a seat
In this distracted globe. Remember thee
Yea, from the table of my memory
I'll wipe away all trivial fond records,
All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past,
That youth and observation copied there ;
And thy commandment all alone shall live
Within the book and volume of my brain,
Unmix'd with baser matter. Yes, by heav'n.
O most pernicious woman!
Oh villain, yillain, smiling damned villain !
My tables, --meet it is, I set it down,
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain ;
At least, I'm sure, it may be so in Denmark. [Writing.
So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word;
It is; Adieu, adieu, remember me.
I've sworn it


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Hor. My Lord, my Lord,
Mar. Lord Hamlet,
Hor. Heav'n secure him!
Mar. So be it.
Hor. Illo, ho, ho, my Lord !
Ham. Hillo, ho, ho, boy. Come, bird, come.
Mar. How is't, my noble Lord ?
Hor. What news, my Lord ?
Ham. Oh, wonderful !

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Hor. Good, my Lord, tell it,
Ham. No, you'll reveal it,
Hor. Not I, my Lord, by heay'n.
Mar. Nor I, my Lord.
Ham. How say you then, would heart of man once

think it?
But you'll be secret merrem

Both. Ay, by heav'n, my Lord,
Ham. There's ne'er a villain, dwelling in all Dene

mark, But he's an arrant knave. Hor. There needs no Ghost, my Lord, come from

the Grave To tell us this.

Ham. Why right, you are i' th? right;
And so without more circumstance at all,
I hold it fit that we shake hands, and part;
You, as your business and desires shall point you;
For every man has business and desire,
Such as it is; and, for my own poor part,
I will go pray.
Hor. These are but wild and whirling words, my

Ham. I'm sorry they offend you, heartily;
Yes, heartily.

Hor. There's no offence, my Lord.

Ham. Yes, by St. Patrick, but there is, my Lord, And much offence too. Touching this vision here, It is an honest Ghost, that let me tell you : For your desire to know what is between ys, O'er-master it as you may. And now, good friends,

6 By St. Patrick,-) How which place it had retired, and the poet comes to make Hamlet there flourished under the au.. fver by St. Patrick, I know spices of this Saint. But it was, not. However at this time all I suppose, only faid at random; the whole northern world had for he makes Hamlet a student of their learning from Ireland; to Wittenberg. WARBURTON.


As you are friends, seholars, and soldiers,
Give me one poor request.

Hor. What is't, my Lord ?
Ham. Never make known what you have seen to-

Bosh. My Lord, we will not.
Ham. Nay, but swear't.
Hor. In faith, my Lord, not I.
Mar. Nor I, my Lord, in faith,
Ham. Upon my sword.
Mar. We have sworn, my Lord, already.
Ham. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.
Ghost, Swear.

(Ghost cries under the Stage. Ham. Ah ha, boy, fay'st thou so ? árt thou therto

true-penny ? Come on, you hear this fellow in the ceļląrage. Consent to swear.

Hor. Propose the oath, my Lord. Ham. Never to speak of this that you have feeni, ? Swear by my sword.

Ghost. Swear.

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

Ghost. Swear by his sword,
Ham. Well faid, old mole, can'ít work i'th' ground

so fast !

2 Swear by my sword.] Here opinion, which is likewise well the poet has preserved the man defended by Mr Upron, but Mr. ners of the ancient Danes, with Garrick produced me a passage, whom it was religion to swear I think, in Brantôme, from which upon their swords. See Bartko- it appeared, that it was common line, De caufis contemp. mort. to swear upon the sword, that is, opud Dan,

upon the cross which the old I was once inclinable to this swords always had upon

the bilt.



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