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And a prais'd be rashness for it, - (Let us know,
Hor. That is most certain.
Ham. Up from my cabin,
Hor. Is't possible?
Ham. Here's the commission, read it at more leisure; But wilt thou hear know how I did proceed ?
a Fo's, praise.
• The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's read tears. b The fo's and R. read, dear plots, f So the qu’s; the rest read unseal for &c.
unfold. c The ift q. 4th f. and R. read pall; & The fo's and R. read, Ob Royal the 2d and 3d q. fall; the ist, 2d and knavery ! &c. 3d fo’s, paule.
h The 2d f. reads forts. d So the qu's; the word learn is some. i The fo's and R. read reason. times taken in this sense by Sbakespeare k The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's and R. and other writers. All the rest read omit now: The ift f, reads, bear me teacb.
bow I did, &c.
Hor. 'I beseech you.
Ham, Being thus benetted round with R villains",
Hor, Ay, good my lord.
Ham. An earnest conjuration from the king,
1 C, reads, Ay, beseecb you.
* The fo's and R. read poould for m 1. reads villany.
migbe. n After villains H. reads and.
W H. reads cement; W. and C. com • The qu's and C. read Or for Ere. mere, a go-between, a procuress. Sec P W. reads mark.
Healb in loc. W. and T. read bane; objecting * The qu's read, as fir; fo's, offis. against brains as nonsense; but brains I shall here, for the great curiosity of it, may be here read a metonymy of cause transcribe an explanatory potę of Dr. for effect, and made use of for the effect Ji's on tàis passage: of Hamlet's brain, the counterplot. Vide - As's of great charge;] Alles heavily Heatb in loc.
loaded. * H. reads, They having begun, &c. y The fo's and R. read know. • The fo's and R. read effetts.
z P. omits of i followed by the rek, 1 The fo's and R. read as for like.
except C. and J.
He should those bearers put to sudden death
Hor, How was this seald ?
Ham. Why, even in that was heaven ordinant;
Hər. So, Guildenstern and Rosencraus go to't.
Ham. i IVby, man, they did make love to this employment. They are not near my conscience; their * defeat
Doth by their own insinuation grow :
Hor. Why, what a king is this !
* So the qu’s; the fo's and all the he has blotted out a beautiful metaphor, reft read tbe.
and given us tame profe in the room of b The 4th f. R. P. and H. read fpirited poetry. But is it not strange No.
that in this he should be followed by c The fo's, R. and Pi's q. read or- H.? dinate.
h The fo's read semene for sequent. d Before folded R. and all after him i This line in italic is omitted in the read I.
qu's, P. and H. • The fo's, R. and all after, omit * The fo's and R. read debate for ibe.
defiat. f The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, R. and
Qu's, does. all after, except C. read gave, omitting m The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, R. P. the contracted it.
and H. omit tbe. H. reads, wbex bafer & P. alters this as follows, The change natures come. was never known, &c. By which means
Ham. Does it not, think thee, stand me now upon ?
Hor. It must be shortly known to him from England,
Ham. It will be short. The interim is mine ;
Hor. Peace, who comes here?
n Tbink iber, i. e, bethink thyself, P H. omits and. imp. mood : But the fo's read tbink’A 9 The fo's read count, i. e. make aca stee, making it an interrogation; which count of, or value, R. alters this to R. to make it better grammar, alters to court, followed by all the reft. Court is bink's thou; followed by the after-edia not so proper a word for Hamlet, when tors, except C.
applied to his inferior Laertes. o These lines in italic are not in the I T. and all after, except C. read fa
Ofr. Your lordship is right welcome back to Denmark.
Ham. I humbly thank you, fir. Doft know this waterfly?
Hor. No, my good lord.
Ham. 'Thy state is the more gracious; for 'tis a vice to know him. He hath much land, and fertile. Let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the king's mess. 'Tis a 'chough; but, as I say, spacious in the possession of dirt.
Ofr. Sweet lord, if your " lordship were at leifure, I should impart a thing to you from his Majesty.
Ham. I will receive it, * sir, with all diligence of spirit. y Your bonnet to his right use, 'tis for the head. Ofr. I thank your lordship, it is very
hot. Ham. No, believe me, 'tis very cold; the wind is northerly.
Ofr. It is indifferent cold, my lord, indeed. Ham. ? But yet, methinks, it is very • sultry, and hot; or my complexion
• The qu's read, Enter a courtier. y Before
the fo's, R. P. and H. + C. reads cough.
insert Pul. u The ift f. reads, faw.
2 The fo's, R. P. and H. omit But w The fo's and R. read friendship for yet. lordfeip.
· The ift q. reads fully; the ad and * So the qu’s and C; the rest omit 3d, and the fo's, soultry.
b So the ist and 2d qu's, W. and C; all the rest read for,