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Adieu, adieu, adieu: remember me.

[Exit. Ham. Oh, all you host of heav'n! oh earth! what And thall I couple hell? oh fie ! hold my heart! [else? And you, my sinews, grow not instant old; But bear me ftiffly up. Remember thee ! Ay, thou poor Ghost, while memory holds a feat In this distracted globe ; “ remember thee !

Yea, from the table of my memory " I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, “ All faws 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; Oh most pernicious woman ! Oh villain, villain, 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

SCENE IX. Enter Horatio and Marcellus.
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 !
Hor. Good my Lord, tell it.
Ham. No, you'll reveal it.
Hor. Not l, my Lord, by heav'n.
Mar. Nor I, my Lord.

Han.. How say you then, would heart of man once But you'll be secret

[think it? Both. Ay, by hear'n, my Lord. * This is the call which falconers use to their haw's in the air, when they would have them come down to them,


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Ham. There's ne'er a villain dwelling in all Denmark But he's an arrant knave.

Hor. There needs no ghoft, my Lord, come from
To tell us this.

[the grave
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 whurling 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 ghoft, that let me tell you :
For you desire to know what is between us,
O'er-master it as you may. And now, good friends,
As you are friends, scholars, and soldiers,
Give me one poor request.

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

Both. My Lord, we will not.
Ham. Nay, but swear't.
Hor. In faith, my Lord, not I.
Mar. Nor I, my Lord, in faith.
Han. Upon my sword.
Mar. We have fworn, my Lord, already.
Ham. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.
Gheft. Swear. [Ghost cries under the stage.
Ham. Ah ha, boy, say'st thou fo ? art thou there,

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

Hor. Propose the oath, my Lord.

Han. Never to speak of this that you have seen,
Swear by my sword.
Ghaft. Swear.



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Ham. Hic & 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.

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

so falt? A worthy pioneer! Once more remove, good friends.

Hor. Oh day and night! but this is wondroustrange.

Ham. And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. There are more things in he:iv'n and earth, Horatio, Than are dream'd of in your philosophy. But come, Here, as before, never, (fo help you mercy!), How strange or odd foc'er 1 bear myself, (1s I, perchance, hereafter fall think ineet To put an antic difpofition on), Th you, at such time seeing me, never shall, With arms incumbred thus, or this head shake, Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase, As, Well


We could, and if we would; Or, If we list to speak; -or, There be, and if

there might (Or such ambiguous givings out), denote That you know aught of me; this do ye swear,

, So grace and mercy at your most need help you ! Swear.

Ghost. Swear.

Ham. Reft, reft, perturbed spirit. So, Gentlemen, With all my love do I commend me to you; And what so poor a man as Hamlet is May do t'express his love and friending to you, God willing, shall not lack; let us go in together, And still your fingers on your lips, I pray: The time is out of joint; oh, cursed ipight ! That ever I was born to set it right. Nay, come, let's go together.






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Pol. Givekay. I will my Lord.


S CE N E 1.
An apartment in Polonius's house.

Enter Polonius and Reynoldo.
. Ive him this money, and these notes,Reynoldo.

Pol. You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynoldo, Before you visit hiin, to make inquiry Of his behaviour.

Rey. My Lord, I did intend it.

Pol. Marry, well faid; very well said. Look you, Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris; | Sir, And how, and who, what means, and where they keep, What company, at what expence ; and finding, Iy this encompassment and drift of question, That they do know my son, come you more near ; Then your particular demands will touch it; Take you, as ’twere some distant knowledge of him, As thus---I know his father and his friends, And, in part, him---Do you mark this, Reynoldo ?

Rey. Ay, very well, my Lord,

Pol. Andin part him --- but you may say- not well;
But if't be he I mean, he's very wild;
Addicted so and fo--and there put on hiin
What forgeries you please; marry, none so rank,

dishonour him; take heed of that;
But, Sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips,
As are conspanions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.

Rey. As gaming, my Lord

Pol. Ay, or drinking, [fencing *], fwearing, Quarrelling, drabbing

----You may go so far. Rey. My Lord, that would dishonour him.

Pol. ’Faith, no, as you may season it in the charge ; You must not put an utter scandal on him, That he is open to incontinency, That's not my meaning ; but breathe his faults so

quaintly, That they may seem the taints of liberty ; The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind, * ficina an inter; lation,


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A favageness * in unreclaim'd blood
Of general assault.

Rey. But, my good Lord
Pol. Wherefore should you do this?
Rey. Ay, my Lord, I would know that.

Pol. Marry, Sir, here's my drift;
And I believe it is a' fetch of'wit.
You laying these flight fullies on my son,
As 'twere å thing a little foil'd i' th' working,
Mark you, your party in converse, he you would found,
Having ever seen, in the prenominate crimes,
The youth you breathe of, guilty, be assured,
He clofes with you in this consequence t ;
Good Sir, or Sire, or Friend, or Gentleman,
(According to the phrase or the addition
Of man and country):

Rey. Very good, my Lord.

Pol. And then, Sir, does he this; He does--what was I about to say ? I was about to say something—where did I leave

Rey. At closes in the consequence.

Pól. At, closes in the consequence--Ay marry.
He closes thus:--I know the gentleman ;
I saw him yesterday, or other day,
Or then, with such and such ; and, as you say,
There was he gaming, there o’ertook in's rowse,
There falling out at tennis; or, perchance,
I saw him enter such a house of fale,
Videlicet, a brothel, or so forsooth. See you now;
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth;
And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,
With windlaces, and with assays of birs,
By indirections find directions out:
So by my former lecture and advice
Shall you my son. You have me, have you not?

Rey. My Lord, I have.
Pol. God b'wi'


Rey. Good my Lord-
Pol. Observe his inclination ev'n yourself.
Rey. I thall, my Lord,
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t confequence, for sequel.
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