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Richer than that which four successive kings
In Denmark's crown have worn. Give

And let the kettle to the trumpet speak,
The trumpet to the cannoncer without,
The cannons to the heavens, the heavens to earthy:
Now the king drinks to Hamlet. --Come: Begin:
And you, the judges, bear a wary eye,

Ham. Come on, sir.
Laer. * Come, my lord.

[They play:
Ham. One
Laer. No-
Ham. Judgement.
Ofr. A hit, a very palpable hit.
Laer. Well—again

King. Stay, give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine; Here's to thy health. Give him the cup,

[' Trumpets found, shot goes off Ham. I'll play this bout first. Set 2 it by awhile, Come: another hit - what say you?

Laer. : I do confess 't.
King. Our son shall win.
Queen. He's fat, and fcant of breath,

! So che qu's and C. The ift and 2d for. fo's read, trumpas, G c. trumpet; the 3d y The qu's direct, Drux, trumpets, and 4th, and all the rell, trumpas, &c. Farish, a piece goes off. C. directs, drinks, tritusifers.

ant pis poison in tbe cup. Flourish. Orda u The fo's and R. read beaven.' dance wirbin,

* Here the qu's direct, Trumpets ibe 2 The fo's omit it. wbile.

a The qu's read, I do confeff: All the * The fo's and Ri's octavo read, reft, except C. A foucb, a scucb, 1 de care Gorice, fir. R.'s duodecimo, so ori, fels


Here, Hamlet, take my napkin, rub thy brows,
The queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet,

Ham. Good madam
King. Gertrude, do not drink,
Queen. I will, my lord; I pray you, pardon me dy
King. It is the poison'd cup. It is too late -- [Aside,
Ham. I dare not drink yet, madam. By and by,
Queen. Come, let me wipe thy face,
Laer. My lord, I'll hit him now,
King. I do not think 't.
Laer. And yet it is almost against my conscience. [Afide.

Ham. Come, for the third, Laertes ; you f do but dally; I pray you, pass with your best violence : ! I am sure you make a wanton of me. fo? come on,

[Play. Ofr. Nothing neither way. Laer. Have at you now. [* Laertes wounds Hamlet; then, in scuffling, they change

rapiers," and Hamlet wounds Laertes,
King. Part them, they are incens'd.
Ham. Nay, come again.
Ofr. Look to the queen there ho!
Hor. They bleed on both sides. How is 't, my lord?
Ofr. How is 't, Laertes ?

Laer. Say you

you, &c.

# The fo's and R. read, Here's a nap if All but qu's omit do. kin, rub, &c.

& So the qu’s ; the reft, I am afraid © C. reads, Thank you, good madam.

d Here C. dire&ts, drinks, and tenders h The qu's have no direction here; ibe cup to Hamlet.

the fo's, what is between the inverted c P. and all after him, except C. commas. amit, My lord,


Laer. Why, as a woodcock to my own springe, Ofrick; I am justly killd with inine own treachery.

Ham. How does the queen ?
King. She i swoons to see them bleed.

Queen. No, no, the drink, the drink -
Oh! my dear Hamlet - the drink, the drink -
I ain poison'd-

[ Queen dies, Ham. Oh' villainy!- how ? - let the doors be lock’d, Treachery! seek it out

Laer. " It is here, Hamlet : thou art sain;
No medicine in the world can do thee good :
In thee there is not half an hour's life;
The treacherous instrument is in P thy hand,
Unbated and envenom’d. The foul practice
Hath turn'd itself on me. Lo, here I lie,
Never to rise again. Thy mother's poison d.
9 I can no more the king, the king 's to blame.

Ham. The point envenom’d too?
Then, venom, 'to thy work.

Stabs the king All. Treason, treason : King. O yet defend me, friends, I am but hurt.


i The fo's and R. omit own.

p The 1st and 2d qu's read,

my k First and 2d qu's, and ist and 2d so S. but he gives not the reading of the fo's, founds.

3d, thy band. | The 3d q. reads villaine.

9 The 3d q. reads, I am no more, - bow ? i. e. how was the poi- &c. fon'd. So the ift q. the fo's and R. r So all the editions before T.'s duo. the rest read bo!

decimo, where to is altered to do; and n The fo's, R. and C. read, It is bere, fo do comes into all the editions after, Hamlet. Hamlet, tbou, &c.,

. So the qu's and C; the rest, balf s The qu's have no direction here. an bour of life

The fo's direct, Hurts tbe king.


except C.

Ham. Here thou inceftuous, murtherous, damned Dante, Drink off this potion. Is the union here? Follow my mother.

[* King dies. Laer. He is juftly serv'd. It is a poison temper'd by himself. Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet; Mine and my father's death come not y upon thee, Nor thine on me!

[? Diese
Ham. Heav'n make thee free of it. I follow thee.
I am dead, Horatio. Wretched queen, adieu !
You that look pale, and tremble at this chance,
That are but inutes or audience to this act,
Had I but time (as this fell serjeant death
Is strict in b his arreft) oh, I could tell you --
But let it be - Horatio, I am dead;
Thou liv'ft, report me and my cause aright
To d the unsatisfied.

Hor. Never believe it.
I am more an antique Roman than a Dane.
Here's yet fome liquor left.

Ham. As thou’rt a man,
Give me the cup. Let go; by heav'n I'll hav't.
..O God! Horatio, what a wounded name,

v The fo's and R. read iby for the read at for 10.

w All the qu's here read onyx ; so b The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's read this that it's likely Sbakespeare first wrote for bis. enyx, and afterwards finding the error, c The fo's and R. read, my causes altered it to union.

right. * No direction in the qu’s.

d The 3d and 4th fo's read be fos y T. W. and J. read on for upone be. 2 No direction in the qu's.

c' So the qu's and C; the rest, Ob The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's and R. good Horatio,


AThings standing thus unknown, 'shall I leave behind me !
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,
Absent thee from felicity awhile,
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain,
To tell my 8 story.

[March afar off and fout within. What warlike noise is this?

[Exit Ofrick,


Enter Ofrick..
Ofr. Young Fortinbras, with conquest come from Poland,
i To the k ambassadors of England gives
This warlike volley.

Ham. O, I die, Horatio.
The potent poison quite ' o'er-grows my spirit;
I cannot live to hear the news from England,
But I do prophesy, th' election lights
On Fortinbras; he has my. dying voice;
So tell him, with th' occurrents m more or less,
Which have solicited --The reft is filence o. [P Diese

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* So the qu's; the reft, fhall live be victorious cock crowing over his debird me; tut, a wounded name living feated antagonift; and the words potent bebind a man, is scarcely English. and spirit seem favourable to this read

& P. and all after him, but J. and ing. A friking metaphor ! But it C. read tale for flory.

may perhaps be thought a little toa h The qu's omit, and fbout witbin. ludicrous, in this place.

1' The 20 q. has Tb. instead To; the in The qu’s, three ift fo's and C., 3d omits To.

read more and iefs. k H. reads ambassador.

n The 3d q. read in for is. | The Ift q. and all the fo's (fol • After filence, the fo's and R. read, lowed by C.) read o'er crows niy spirit; 0, 0, 0. which may perhaps beo Shakespeare's P Not in the qu's, word; we have then the image of a 2


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