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So hallow'd and so gracious is that d time.
Hor. So have I heard, and do in part believe it,
Mar. Let's do't, I pray; and I this morning know, Where we shall find him moft & convenient. [Exeunt.
"Enter Claudius King of Denmark, Gertrude the Queen,
Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes; Voltimand, Cornelius, Lords and Attendants.
King. Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The inemory be green,
i and that it us befitted To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom
• So the qu's; the reft, ibe for ebat. The fo's, Enter Claudius king of Dex
e So the qu's, and W. and C. the rest mark, Gertrude the queen, Hamlet, Polocaftorn.
nius, Lacrtes, and bis sifter Opbelia, lords, f R. reads do for shall
alifanis. & So the.qu's and C. che reft, conve Rowe, Enter tbe king, queen, Opbelis, niently.
Hamlet, Polonius, Laeries, Voitimand, Core b The qu’s direct, Flourish. Enter melius, lords and attendants. Claudius king of Denmarke, Gerlrad the i So the qu's, fo's, R, ), and C. qacene, councell, as Polonius, and bis jens P. reads, and ibar it fitsed; followed by Laertes, Hamlet, cum eliise
To be contracted in one brow of woe;
Colleagued with o this dream of his advantage,
1 The fu's and R. Sometimes,
• The fo's read ibe for ibis. So the qu's; thç reft, of for to P So the qu's and C. the fo's and R. m So the qu's; the rest, Witb one wieb all bonds; P, and the rest, boal! auspicious, and one dropping sye. A very bands. burlesque picture !
9 Here the fo's direct, Enter Voltimand * H, reads Colloguede
M L E T.
y Vol. In that, and all things, will we shew our duty.
(* Exeunt Vol. and Cor, And now, Laertes, what's the news with you? You told us of some fuit; what is 't, Laertes? You cannot speak of reason to the Danes, And lose your voice; What wouldst thou beg, Laertes ? That shall not be my offer, not thy asking? The b head is not more native to the heart, The hand inore instrumental to the mouth, « Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father, What wouldst thou have, Laertes ?
Laer. "My dread Lord, r The 3d and 4th fo's read be for Ibe. 2 The 4th f. R. and P.'s quarto read
First and 2d qu's, and the fo's, read, in for it. subje£t.
a The qu's omit this direction. + The fo's and R. read, bearing.
b H. and W. read blood for bead. u R, P, and H. read of treary for 10 e So all the editions till H, who alters buindls.
w So ali before P. who reads which 'Than to the throne of Denmark is thy farber, for of, followed by all but J. and C. followed by W. and y. * Soy; all the rest allow.
d The fo's, and R. read, Dread my y In the qu's this speech is given to Lord. both Cornelius and Votim.id,
Your leave and favour to return to France;
King. Have you your Father's leave? what says Polonius?
Pol. 'He hath, my lord, 8 wrung from me my now leave,
King. Take thy fair hour, Laertes, time be thine,
Queen. Good Hamlet, cast thy " nighted colour off,
. The fo's and R. towards.
laft, &c. P. again alters it from R.
by laboursome petition Wrung from me my low leave; and at
laft, &c. and is followed by all the succeeding editors, except C.
What is printed in italic is omitted in the fo's.
bo J. conjectures, And my best graues ; Spend; &c. But there is no need of alteration.
i W. reads, kind my son.
kW. gives a direction that this speech of Hamlet's should be spoke afide, and in followed by 7.
| After so the qu's insert mucb.
Thou know'st 'tis common, all that ° live must die,
Ham. Ay, madam, it is common.
Queen. If it be,
Ham. Seems, madam ? nay it is; I know not seems :
King. 'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, · Hamlet,
• The qu's and first f. read lives. u P. and H. omit Hamlet.
p The first q. reads, cool not ber; the w That farber loft, left bis, &c. So 2d and 3d, could mother.
all the editions till P. who alters it, 4 The first q. reads, chapes; the 2d Tbet father bis, 66, and is followed by and 3d qu's, and C. jhapes; the rett, H. and W. The 4th f, reads The for fbews.
Second and 3d qu's read forrowes. s P. reads, theje my feem.
ỹ The int and ad qu's and three firft The qu's, polfes.
fo's rend porferor.