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Things standing thus unknown, 'fhall I leave behind me !
[March afar off, and fhout within. What warlike noise is this?
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 " more or less, Which have solicited --The reft" is filence o. [p Diese
* So the qu’s; the rest, fall live bem vi&torious cock crowing over his de. bird 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 fout' wirbin. ludicrous, in this place. i i The 2d q. has Tb. instead To; the in The qu’s, three ift fo's and Co. 3d omits To.
read more and liefs. k H. reads ambassador,
n The 3d g, read in for is, I The Ift q. and all the fo's (fol- • After filence, the fo's and R. read, lowed by C.) read o'er crows my spirit; 0, 0, 0. which may perhaps be Shakespeare's P Not in the cu's, word; we have then the image of a
Hor. Now 4 cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet
prince; And flights of angels r fing thee to thy rest! Why does the drum come hither? • Enter Fortinbras, and English Ambassadors, with drum;
colours, and attendants. Fort. Where is this fight?
Hor. What is it you would see?
Fort. This quarry * cries on havock. O proud death
Amb. The fight is dismal,
Hor. Not from his mouth,
9 Firft f. cracke.
# The fo's read His for Tbis. IW"reads wing for fing.
* H. reads, cries out, bavock! s The qu's read, Exter Fortinbrasse ỳ So the 9. T. W. and Yi the itb tbe embafadors.
reft read eternal. • The fo's, R. P. and H. read am. 2 The fo’s and R. read frost, ballador.
a P. T.'s octavo, and Hi read full for, u The 3d and 4th f. and R. read, tbe jump.
You from the Polack wars, and you from England,
Fort. Let us haste to hear it,
Hor. Of that I shall have h also cause to speak,
Fort. Let four captains
b First g. omits th'.
the nobleft of the people. c. The aft q. and the fo's, read carnal f Fo's, rites. for cruel.
& The fo's read are for now. d So the qu's; all the rest, and forced h The fo's read always for also.
i The qu's, R. and P. read no. e P.'s duodecimo, T. W. and J. read The 3d and 4th fo's, R. and Pi's Noblefs. It matters not ; the noblese are q. read off for 16.
To have prov'd most royally. And for his passage,
the bodies. Such a sight as this Becomes the field, but here shews much amiss. Go bid the soldiers shoot.
[Exeunt, o marching : after which, a peal
of Ordnance is foot off.
1 The qu's read royal.
the body of Hamlet was to be taken up, m The qu's and C. read rig be of war, and the reft lie and rot where they were,
n So the qu's and C; all the rest read o This direction not in the qu's. boty, so according to these editors, only