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Ham. Hic & ubique? then we'll shift our ground:

Come hither, Gentlemen,

And lay your hands again upon my sword:
Swear by my sword,

Never to speak of this that you have heard.
Ghost. Beneath.] Swear by his sword.
Ham. Well said, old mole! can'st work i'the
earth so fast?
Once more remove, good

A worthy pioneer!


Hor. O day and night, but this is, wondrous


Ham. And therefore as a stranger give it wel


There are more things in heaven and earth, Ho ratio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

But come;

Here, as before, never, so help you mercy!
How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself,
As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet
To put an antick disposition on,

That you, at such simes seeing me, never shall,
With arms encumber'd thus, or this head-shake,
Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,
As, Well, well, we know;

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or, We could,

and if we would; or, If we list to speak ;There be, an if they might;

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Or such ambiguous giving out, to note

That you know aught of me:- This do you swear, So grace and mercy at your most need help you! Ghost. [Beneath.] Swear.

Ham. Rest, rest, perturbed spirit! -So, Gen tlemen,

With all my love I do commend me to you:



And what so poor a man as Hamlet is

May do, to express his love and friending to you, Good willing, shall not lack. Let us go in toge


And still your fingers on your lips, I pray.
The time is out of joint; O cursed spite!
That ever I was born to set it right!
Nay, come, let's go together.


A Room in Polonius's House.



Pol. Give him this money, and these notes, Reynaldo.

Rey. I will, my Lord.

Pol. You shall do marvellous wisely, good Rey


Before you visit him, to make inquiry

Of his behaviour.

Rey. My Lord, I did intend it.

Pol. Marry, well said: very well said. Look

you, Sir,

Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris;
And how, and who, what means,

they keep,

and where

What company, at what expence; and finding,
By this encompassment and drift of question,
That they do know my son, come you more


Than your particular demands will touch it:
Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of


As thus, I know his father, and his friends,

And, in part, him;

Do you mark this, Rey


Rey. Ay, very well, my Lord.

Pol. And, in part, him;-but, you may say, -not well: But, if't be he I mean, he's very wild; Addicted so and so ;- and there put on him What forgeries you please; marry, uone so rank As may dishonour him; take heed of that; But, Sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips, As are companions noted and most known To youth and liberty.

Rey. As gaming, my Lord.

Pol. Ay, or drinking, fencing, swearing, 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 another 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 out-break of a fiery mind;
A savageness in unreclaimed 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 warrant:`
You laying these slight sullies on my son,
As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i'the working,
Mark you,

Your party in converse, him you would sound,
Having ever seen, in the prenominate crimes,
The youth you breathe of, guilty, be assur'd,
He closes with you in this consequence;
Good Sir, or so; or friend, or Gentleman,
According to the phrase, or the addition,
Of man, and country.

Rey. Very good, my Lord.

I was

Pol. And then, Sir, does he this, He does What was I about to say? about to say something:

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By the mass,
Where did I leave?

Rey. At closes in the consequence.-Ay, marry :

He closes with you thus:

I know the gen


I saw him yesterday, or t'other day,

Or then, or then; with such, or such; and,

as you say,

There was he gaming; there o'ertook in his


There falling out at tennis: or, perchance, I saw him enter such a house of sale, (Videlicet, a brothel,) or so forth

See you now;

Your bait of falsehood takes his carp of truth:
And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,
With windlaces, and with assays of bias,
By indirections find directions out:
So, by my former lecture and advice,
Shall you my son; You have me, have
Rey. My Lord, I have.

Pol. God be wi'you; fare you well.
Rey. Good my Lord,

you not?

Pol. Observe his inclination in yourself.

Rey. I shall, my Lord.

Pol. And let him ply his musick.

Rey. Well, my Lord.



Pol. Farewell!-How now, Ophelia? what's the matter?

Oph. O, my Lord, my Lord, I have been so affrighted!

Pol. With what, in the name of heaven? Oph. My Lord, as I was sewing in my closet; Lord Hamlet,- with his doublet all unbrac'd; No hat upon his head; his stockings foul'd, Ungarter'd, and down-gyved to his ancle; Pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other; And with a look so piteous in purport, As if he had been loosed out of hell, To speak of horrors, he comes before me. Pol. Mad for thy_love?

Oph. My Lord, I do not know:

But, truly, I do fear it.

Pol. What said he?

Oph. He took me by the wrist, and held me


Then goes he to the length of all his arm;

And, with his other hand thus o'er his brow,
He falls to such perusal of my face,

As he would draw it. Long stay'd he so.
At last a little shaking of mine arm,

And thrice his head thus waving up and down,
He rais'd a sigh so piteous and profound,
As it did seem to shatter all his bulk,

And end his being: That done, he lets me go :
And, with his head over his shoulder turn'd,
He seem'd to find his way without his eyes;
For out o'doors he went without their helps,
And, to the last, bended their light on me.
Pol. Come, go with me; I will go seek the

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