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Foredo ' its own life. 'Twas ' of fome estate.
Couch we awhile, and mark.

Laer. What ceremony else?
Ham. That is Laertes, a * very noble youth; Y mark
Laer. What ceremony else?

Prieft. Her obsequies have been 2 as far enlarg'd
As we have a warranty; her death b was doubtful;
And but that great command o’ersways the order,
She should in ground unsanctified 4 have lodg’d
'Till the last o trumpet. For charitable f prayers,
: Shards, flints, and pebbles should be thrown on her;
Yet here she is allow'd her virgin-rites,
Her maiden-strewments, and the bringing home
Of bell and burial.

Laer. Muft i there no more be done?

Priest. No more be done!
We should proplane the service of the dead,
To sing ka requiem, and such rest to her
As to peace-parted souls.


1 The ist and ad qu's, and ift and c The 2d and 3d fo’s read unsan&ti. 23 fo's, read it for irs. So does S. but fied. gives not the reading of the 3d quarto, d The qu's read been for bave.

e P. alters this to trump; followed u The fo's, R. and J. omit of. by all the after-editors, except C. w R. reads me for we.

f The fo's and R. read prayer. * P. alters very to moj; followed by & The qu's omit foards. ali the after-editors, except C.

h For rites the ift and ad qu's read y The 3d q. omits mark; the 2d reads Cranis; W, cbants. See Heatb's Rev. make.

in loc. and Canons, p. 109. z 1 ,'s duodecimo alters as to fo; fol i P. omits tbere ; followed by the lowed by W. and 7.

after-editors except C. a The ist f. warrantis,

k The fo's and R. read fage for a. R.'s 8vo reads were for was. i The 3d and 4th fo's read peace



Laer. Lay her i'th' earth;
And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest,
A miniftring angel shall my fifter be,
When thou lieft howling.

Ham. What, the fair Ophelia?

Queen. Sweets to the sweet. Farewel! [Scattering flowers.
I hop'd, thou " shouldst have been my Hamlet's wife;
I thought thy bride-bed to have deck’d, sweet maid,
And not have strew'd thy grave.

Laer. • O treble woe
Fall ten times P double on that cursed head,
Whose wicked deed thy most 9 ingenious fenfe
Depriv'd thee of! Hold off the earth awhile,
'Till I have caught her once more in mine arms.

*[Laertes leaps into the grave. Now pile your duft upon the quick and dead, 'Till of this flat a mountain you have made, T'o'ertop old Pelion, or the skyish head Of blue Olympus.

Ham. [discovering himself.] What is he, whose . grief
Bears such an emphasis, whose phrase of sorrow
Conjures the wandring stars, and makes thein stand

m The 2d and 3d fo's, R. P. and I, reft read treble; R. reads treble woes on read would instead of fouldf.

ibat cursd bead. n The fo's and R. read, not thave 9 The 3d q. reads ingenuous. Arew'd, &c.

r This direction not in qu's. o The fo's and R. read, o terrible s So the qu’s and C. The ift, 2d

and 3d fo's read griefs bear, &c. The p So the qu's; the fo's and all the 4th, and all the other editions, griefs

bear, &c.


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Like wonder-wounded hearers? This is I,
Hamlet the Dane,

[Hamlet leaps into the grave, Laer. The devil take thy soul ! [Grappling with him,

Ham. Thou pray'st not well.
I prythee, take thy fingers from my throat-

For though I am not splenetive * and raih;
Yet have I v in me fomething dangerous,
Which let thy 2 wisdom fear, * Hold off thy hand,

King. Pluck them asunder,
Queen. Hamlet, Hamlet.
6 All. Gentlemen.
Hor. Good my lord, be quiet.

[The attendants part them. Ham. Why, I will fight with him upon this theme, Until my eyelids will no longer wag.

Queen. Oh my son, what theme?

Ham. I lov'd Ophelia ; forty thousand brothers
Could not with all their quantity of love
Make up my fum. What wilt thou do for her?

King. O, he is mad, Laertes.
Queen. For love of God, forbear him.

Ham. d 'Swounds fhew me what thou'lt do:
Woo't weep? woo't fight? • woo't faft? woo't tear thyself?


• The ad and 3d qu's read 'Tis I. u These directions by R.

w The fo's and R. read Sir instead of For.

* Firit and ad qu’s omit and.

y Thc fo's and R. transpose the words thus, something in me.

3 The fo's and R. read wifenejo.

* The fo's and R. read, Away by band.

b This speech is omitted in all but the qu's and C.

c This direction by R.

d So the qu's and C; the rest read, Come few me, &c.

• The fo's and R. omit, woo'r safl.




Woo't drink upeisel, eat a crocodile ?
I'll do't.-Dost thou come 8 here to whine ?
To out-face me with leaping in her grave?
Be buried quick with her, and so will I;
And if thou prate of mountains, let them throw
Millions of acres on us, 'till our ground,
Singing his pate against the burning zone,

, Make Ofa like a wart! Nay, an thou'lt mouth, I'll rant as well as thou.

Queen. This is meer madness;
And k thus awhile the fit will work on him;
Anon, as patient as 'the female dove,

When that her golden * couplets are disclos’d,
His silence will fit drooping.
Ham. Hear


firWhat is the reason that you use me thus? I lov'd you o ever; but it is no matterLet Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, P and dog will have his day. [Exit.

King. I pray thee, good Horatio, wait upon him. [Ex. Hor.

& C.

* Eifel, i. e, vinegar. T. The qu's does S. but gives not the reading of the and P. read Esill; thë fo's and R. Efile; 3d, ibus. C. Elfl; H. Nile, woot eat,

| The 2d q. reads tbe female doe; the & The 3d and 4th fo's and R. read 3d, a female doe. bitber; P. and those after him, except

m W. reads, Ere tbat, &c. C. bitber but to wbine.

n Fo's, cupler. h This reading is abfurd in all senses. • The 3d q. reads well for puer We should read fun. W. But we are S. takes no notice of this reading. bere to consider Hamlet as acting the p The 2d and 3d qu’s and T.'s Svo nadman,

read, a dog, &c. T.'s duodecimo, W. i The fo's, R. and P. give this speech and J. ebe dog, &c. to the king.

9 So the qu's and C; all the rest read The oft and 2d qu's read ibis; fo you for eber



Strengthen your patience in our last night's speech, '[T. Laer.
We'll put the matter to the present pufh.
Good Gertrude, set some watch over your son.
This grave shall have a living monument :
An hour of quiets thereby shall we see;
'Till then, in patience our proceeding be. [Exeunt.


A Hall, in the Palace,

Enter Hamlet and Horatio.

Ham. So much for this, fir. "Now shall you see the other.' You do reincmber all the circumstance?

Hor, Remember it, my lord?

Ham. Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting, That would not let ine sleep; " methought, I lay Worfe than the * mutines in the bilboes. ? Rashly,

I This direction by R.

fion to W. of altering Our to Or in the s So the 2d and 3d qu's and C. Theree next line. He says the sense of this by secms to refer to the living monument, reading (as it fiands in P.) is, Our rashi.e. Hamlet who is to be murdered. The ness le's us know ı'dat our indiscretion ferres If q. reads thirty; all the rest for:ly. us well, coben, &c. But this, he says, This descriprion R.'s.

could never be Shakespeare's fense; and u The fo's and R. read, Now let me that we should read and point thus, see ibe orber, &c.

Rafonefs, (and prais'd be rashness for it) w The il q. reads my obcugbt. lets us know; or indiscretion, Šo. See

x The French word for mutineers. Heatb in loc. R. P. and H. read, murineers.

But there is no difficulty in the pale y P. and H. omit the.

sage if we take it as we find it in all the z P, alters this as follows-Rashness editions before P. Hamiet is proceeding (and prais'd be rafiness for it) lets us in his story, but interrupes himself with know, & c. and is followed by all but y a reflection, Let us know, &c, to the end This new reading of Pi's gives an occa- of the speech,


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