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No reckoning made, but sent to my account
With all my imperfections on my head.
Oh horrible ! oh horrible! most horrible!
If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not ;
Lct not the royal bed of Denmark be
A couch for luxury and damned incest.
But n howsoever thou o pursu'st this act,
Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive
Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven,
And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,
To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once !
The glow-worm shews the matin to be near,
And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire.
? Adieu, adieu, adieu ! remember me.

L' Exi. Ham. O all you host of heaven! O earth! what else? And shall I couple hell ? --- O fie! hold, hold my heart; And you, my finews, grow not instant old;


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wbom ebe apople willeth to be called of the word anoint, would have used it for to anoil obe fick and so pray for bim, here if that had been his meaning; if Rc.

we turn to the above-mentioned Rbemis Again,

testament, Mark vi. 13. we read, And Anoiling with oile] Here is tbe facra- they cast out many divels, and anointed ment of extreme unction so plairily promul- will oile many ficke, and bealed tbema ça:ed (for it was instituted, as all orber So that anoil and anoint were words in. facraments of the new teflement, by our differently used at that time, Saviour Cbriß bimself, and as Venerable n The qu's, beavfomever. Bede ibinkerb, and orber entient zoriters, • First and 2d qu's, pursues. ibe anoiling of tbe fick wirb oile, Marc. vi. p The fo's and R. read, pertaineb ebereunto) ba: some beretikes, Adieu, adieu, Hamlet : remember me for the evidence of ibis place allo (as of

9 Omitted in the qu's, ebe ctber for good works ) deny ibe epiftle, * So the Ift q. The 2d and 3d qu's, &c.

the fo's and W, read, ob bold my beart, And leít it should be objected, that except C. who omits o fic. Stakspeare, wao in general makes use


But bear me • ftiffly up. Remember thee !
Ay, thou poor ģhoft, 'while memory holds a feat
In this distracted globe. Remember thee !
Yea, from the table of my memory
I'll wipe away all trivial fond records,
All • saws of books, all forins, all prefures paft,
That youth and observation copied there;
And thy commandment all alone shall live
Within the book and volume of my brain,
Unmix'd with baser matter, w Yes, by heaven.
O most pernicious woman!

villain, villain, smiling damned villain! * My tables, --- meet it is, I set it down, That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain; At least, I'm sure, it may be fo in Denmark. * [Writing. So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word; It is, Adieu, adieu, remember me: I've sworn it,

s The qu's read swiftly
"Qu's, wbiles.
4 The ad and 3d qu's read saw.
w The fo's and R, read, Yes, yes, by

* The fo's and R. rcad, My tables, song tables, &c,

y The 3d q. omits it.
z Qu's, I am.
a This direction firkt given by R.


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Hor. My lord, my lord.
Mar. Lord Hamlet.
Hor. Heavens secure him.
· Ham. So be it,
Mar. Illo, ho, ho, my lord.
Ham. Hillo, ho, ho, boy; come, bird, come.
Mar. How iş 't, my noble lord ?
Hor. What news, my lord ?
* Ham. Oh, wonderful !
Hor. Good my lord, tell it.
Ham. No, you'll reveal it.
Hor. Not I, my lord, by heaven.
Mar. Nor I, my lord.

Ham. How say you then, would heart of man once think it:
But you'll be secret ---
Both. Ay, by heaven, my



b The fo's and R. give this speech the air, when they would have him to both Horatio and Marcellus within. come down to them. H.

• The qu's give this speech to Ham e This speech is omitted in the 2d let, and the next to Marcellus ; the fo's and 3d qu's. and all the other editions except C. give | The ad q. gives this speech to Hothis to Marcellus, and the next to Ho- ratio. rario.

Qu's, You cvill, &c. d The qu's read, come and come. P. h The words, my lord, are omitted in reads, come, boy, come. This is the call the qu's, which falconers use to their hawk in


Ham. There's never a villain dwelling in all Denmark, But he's an arrant knave,

Hor. There needs no ghoft, my lord, come from the grave To tell us this.

Ham. Why right, you are i in the right;
And so without more circumstance at all,
I hold it fit that we shake hands, and part;
You, as your business and * desires shall point you;
For every man has business and desire,
Such as it is; and, for my own poor part,

"I will go pray.

Hor. These are but wild and " whirling words, my lord.

Ham. I'm sorry they offend you, heartily; Yes ° faith, heartily.

Hor. There's no offence, my lord.

Ham. Yes, by faint Patrick, but there is, P Horatio,
And much offence 9 too. Touching this vision here,
It is an honest ghoft, that let me tell you :
For your desire to know what is between us,
O'er-master 't as you may. And now, good friends,
As you are friends, fcholars, and soldiers,
Give me one poor request.

Hor. What is ’t, iny lord ? ' we will.

except C.

i All but qu's and R. i'rb'.

cept C. C. puts yes out of his text. k Qu's, de fire.

P All the qu's read Horatio. The I The fo's, R. and C. read, Look you, fo's and all editions after read my lord, I'll go and pray.

m The fo's, R. P. H. and W, read 9 First and 2d qu's, 1o. burling ; the qu's, wburling.

The qu's, fo's, and R. have these P Two last fo's and R. offendel!. words, we will. P. is the first who

P. omits faird, which is in all the omits them, and is followed in this former editions, and is followed in this omiffion by all the succeeding editors, yinifign by all the succeding cditors, ex• except C.


Ham. Never make known what


have seen to-night. Both. My lord, we will not. Ham. Nay, but swear 't. Hor. In faith, my lord, not I, Mar. Nor I, my lord, in faith, Ham. Upon my sword. Mar. We have sworn, my lord, already. Ham. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed. Ghost. Swear,

[Ghost cries under the page. Ham. • Ha, ha, boy, say'st thou fo? art thou there?

true-penny Come on, you hear this fellow in the cellarage. Consent to swear.

Hor. Propose " the oath, my lord,

Ham. Never to speak of this that you have seen, Swear by my w sword.

Ghost, Swear.

Ham. Hic et ubique ? then we'll shift * our ground,
Come hither, gentlemen,
And lay your hands again upon my sword.

Swear by my sword,
Never to speak of this 2 that you have heard,

Ghoft. Swear : by his sword.

So the qu's. The fo's, and all the y The fo's, and all the succeeding edi. eft cxcept C. read, Ab, ba.

tions except C. make this and the fol. First f. ont.

lowing line change places. u Two last fo's, and for ibe. 2 R. alters tbat to wbicb, and is fol

* S. puts tbe inhead of my, as in no lowed by all the succeeding editors, ex• other edition. * The fo's and R, fer for exr.

a The words by bis sword are omitted by the fo's, R. P. and H.

cept C.


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