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Hem. We'll ha't to-morrow night. You could, for a need, ftudy a speech of fome dozen or fixteen lines, which I would fet down, and infert in't? could
Play. Ay, my Lord.
177 Ham. Very well. Follow thar Lord, and, look, you mock him not. My good friends, ito Rof. and Guild.] I'll leave you 'till night. You are welcome to Ellinoor. Ref. Good my Lord.
Ham. Ay, so, God b'wi'ye. Now I am alone. Oh, what a rogue and peafant save am 1! Is it not monstrous that this Player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Cauld force his foul fo to his own conceit, That, from her working, & all his visage wan'd: Tears in his eyes, diftraction in his aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function fuiting, With forms, to his conceit? and all for nothing? For Hecuba? What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he fhould weep for her? What would he do, Had he the mative and the cue for passion, That I have? He would drown the stage with tears,
8 all his visage 'WARM'D :) fo the visage appears when the This might do, did not the old mind is thus affectioned, and Puarto lead us to a more exact not warm'd or flushed. WARB, and pertinent reading, which is, 9 tihe cue for paffion] The visage wand:
hint, the direction. 4. l, (urn'a pale, or war. For
And cleave' the general car with horrid fpeech,
-the general ear-] The new defore of venseance; no tremears of all mankind. So, before, ing with revenge. Caviare to the general, that is, 3 A damn'd defeat was made.] to the multitude.
Defeat, för destruction. WARB. -unpregnant of my canf,] Rather, difeffion. Uxpregnant, for having no due 4 kindels-] U.natural. fenfe of. WARBURTON. 5. About, m brain!] Wits, to Rather, not quickened with a jour work. Brain, go about the
Been struck fo to the foul, that prefently
murder, though it have no tongue, will speak
A CT III.
Enter King, Queen, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosincrantz,
Guildenstern, and Lords.
N D can you by no drift of conference
Get from him why he puts on this confusion,
6 -tent him-] Search his Relative, for convictive. WARB. wounds.
Convictive is only the conse7--if he but blench,] If he quential sense. Relative is, nearly forink.
related, closely connected, 8 More relative than this:]
Rof. He does confess, he feels himself distracted ; But from what cause he will by no means speak.
Guil. Nor do we find him forward to be founded ; : But with a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would bring him on to some confeflion Of his true ftate.
Queen. Did he receive you well? ROS Most like a gentleman. Guil. But with much forcing of his disposition. Rof: Niggard of question, but of our demands Moft free in his reply.
Queen. Did you assay him to any pastime? Rof. Madam, it fell out, that certain Players We* o’er-raught on the way; of these we told him; And there did seem in him a kind of joy To hear of it. They are about the Court; And (as I think) they have already order This night to play before him.
Pol. 'Tis most true :
9 Niggard of question, but of Most free of question, but of our demands
our demands Most free in his reply.) This is Nigg rd in his reply, given as the description of the That this is the true reading conversation of a man whom the we need but turn back to the Speaker found not foi wad to be preceding scene, for Hamlet's founded ; and who kept al of when conduci, to be satisfied. WARB. they would bring him to confession: O'er raught on the say; ] But such a description can never Over raught is, over-reached, that pass but at cross-purposes. Shake- is, over-took. Spear certainly wrote it just the
Rof. We shail, my Lord,
Queen. I shall obey you:
That your good beauties be the happy cause
Opb, Madam, I wish it may. (Exit Queens
ye, We will bestow ourselves Read on this book ;
[To Oph. That shew of such an exercise may colour Your loneliness. We're oft to blame in this, 2 'Tis too much prov'd, that with devotion's visage, And pious action, we de fugar o'er The devil himself.
King. Oh, 'tis too true. How smart á lalh that speech doth give my conscience!
[ Afide. The harlot's cheek, beautied with plastring art, Is not : more ugly to the thing that helps it,
Afrond Ophelia.] To offront - wore wgy to ibe thing is only to meet directly.
har helps i?,] That is, com2 'Disico much proogd, ] ti pared with the thing that helps is found by 100 frequent experi- it.