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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 fworn, my lord, already.
Ham. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.
Ghoff. Swear.

[Ghost cries under the flage. Ham. . Ha, ha, boy, say'st thou so? art thou there,

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.

Ghof, 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 a that you have heard,

Ghoft. Swcar a by his sword.

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

tions except C. make this and the fol. Fint f. one.

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

* S. puts tbe inhead of my, as in no lowed by all the succeeding editors, çx® other edition. The fo's and R, for for ear.

cept C.


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


Ham. Well said, old mole, can't work i'th' earth fo faft? A worthy pioneer! Once more remove, good a friends.

Hor. Oh day and night! but this is wondrous strange.

Ham. And therefore as a' ftranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heav'n and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come,
: Here, as before, never (so help you mercy !)
How strange or odd - foe'er I bear myself,
As I perchance hereafter shall think meet
To put an antick disposition on,
That you, at such i times seeing me, never shall,
With arms encumbred thus, or head thus shak’d,
Or by pronouncing of fome doubtful phrase,

As, Well, well, we know--or, We could and if we would
Or, If we lift to speak—or, There be and if " there might -
Or such ambiguous " giving out, denote
That you know aught of me; this do P ye fwear,


• The 3d q. reads cans bou work, I So the qu's and C. All the other &c.

editions read, As, well, we know, &c. • The fo's read ground for carb, fol m The qu's and C. read sbey; but S. lowed by all the succeeding editors. who profeses to print from them with

d The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, and R. read all their blunders, reads ibere, friend.

W. givings out. e The 3d and 4th fo's, and R.'s octavo, • All the editions before T. read to read bid,

note : But with this reading the sentence f The fo's, R. and H. read our. would not be compleat.

& Pi's duodecimo reads Swear for p The qu's omit ye. The fo's and Here.

R. read, h First and ad qu's, fo mere.

- ibis not to do, i All but qu's, time.

So grace and mercy at your most need belp you, * The it and 2d qu's, P. and all af. Swear. ter him, read, or ibis bead-fbake, &c. The succeeding editors read, The 3d q. reads, or bead thus fake't.

- sbis do ye (wear, The fo's and R. read, or tbus, bead. So grace and merry at your

most reed belp you! pake,



grace and

So and mercy at your most need help you !

Ghaft. Swear.

Ham. Reft, reft, perturbed fpirit. So, gentlemen,
With all my love ! I do commend me to you;
And what so poor a man as Hamlet is
May do t express his love and friending to you,
God willing shall not lack. Let us go in * together;
And still your fingers on your lips, I pray,
The time is out of joint; oh, cursed spight,
That ever I was born to set it right!
Nay, come, let's go together.


9 The 2d, 3d and 4th fe's, omit I do. T.W. and 7. do I.

Hl. omits togetber.

• The 3d and oth fo's read fee for sei.



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NIVE him this money, . and these notes, Reynaldo.

I will, my lord. .

Pol. You shall do f marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo,
Before you visit him to make enquiry
Of his behaviour.

Rey. My lord, I did intend it.

Pol. - Marry, well said; very well said. Look
Enquire me first what i Danskers are in Paris;
And how; and who; what means; and where they keep;
What company;

k at what

and finding By this encompassment and drift of question,

you, fir,

a The scene first described by R. f The first q. reads marviles; the fo's

The qu's, Enter old Polonius with marvels. bis man or two.

& The qu's read ta make inquire : the • The fo's, and all the editions after, fo's read, you make inquiry : R, make you spell this word Reynoldo.

inquiry. The fo's and R. read bis.

h First and 2d qu's, Mary. • The ad and 3d qu's read, and these

i C. Dantz'ckers. 1w0 notes, &c. The 2d, 34 and 4th fo's, k The 4th f, and Ri's octavo, omit a. and R, read, and obose notes, &c.


That they do know my son, come you more nearer;
* Then your particular demands will touch it.
Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of him:
• As thus: I know his father and his friends,
And in part him-Do you mark this, Reynaldo ?

Rey. Ay, very well, my lord.

Pol. And in part him, but (you may say) not well;
But P if 't be he I mean, he's very wild;
Addicted so and so—and there put on him
What forgeries you please; marry, none so rank,
As may dishonour him; take heed of that;
But, sir, such wanton, wild and usual Nips,
As are companions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.

Rey. As gaming, my lord

Pol. Ay, or drinking, "'fencing, swearing, Quarreling, drabbing – you may go so far.

Rey. My lord, that would dishonour him.

Pol. · Faith no, as you may season it in the charge; You must not put · another fcandal on him, That he is open to incontinency; That's not my meaning; but breathe his faults so * quaintly,

1-more nearer) So the qu's, ift f gives not the reading of the 3d q. if it. and C. This way of doubling the com- 9 W. says, the word fencing is interpoparative is usual'in Shakespeare. All the lated. other editions read more near.

• The qu's read, Faieb as you may seam Second f. iban.

for it, &c. * Firft and" 2d qu's, particuler demands s T. in his Sbakespeare reffored, thioks will tucb it. So S. but gives not the read we should read an utter scandal, &c. (in ing of his 3d'g. where the words are spelt which conjecture he is followed by the right.

editors after him, except C.) but retracts • The fo's, Andebus, &c.

his opinion in his own edition. P First and 2d qu's, s'A. So S, but • First and 2d q. quently.


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