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' By the mass, I was about to say

say " something, What did I leave ?

Rey. At, closes in the consequence .

Pol. At, closes in the consequence --- Ay, marry. • He closes thus : I know the gentleman, I saw him yesterday, or pt other day, 9 O: then, or then, with such, or fuch; and, as you say, • There was he gaining, there o'ertook in 's rowie, There falling out at tennis, or, perchance, I saw him enter ' such a house of u fale, Videlicet, a brothel, or so forth.--- See you now, Your bait of fallhood w takes this * carp of truth: And thus do we of wisdom and of reach, With windlaces, and with y assays of byas,

z indirections find directions out; So by my former lecture and advice Shall you my fon. You have me, have you not?


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Rey. My lord, I have.


The words By the mass, are in the So the qu's and C. The fo's, and qu's, but are omitted in all the other all the relt, instead of or read and. editions.

s The qu's read, m The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, and R. Toere was a gaming there, or tooke in 's read robing.

rotule. n The fo's and R. add to this speech + The 2d q. instead of such reads fucí of Roznaluo these words, st friend, or jo, or fuch; the 3d q. fucb and fuch. and genileman.

u First and 2d fo's, saile ; ;d and 4th, • The fo's, R. and C. read,

fail. lic closes with you ibus. I know ibe

e geri w First and 23 qu's, rake. So.Swith. ticman.

out giving lakes, the reading of 3d q. P Qu's, ii'esber.

* The fo's read


9 P. inserts but only one or oben, and y Thirt q. (fayes.
is followed by all the editors arter him, 2 The 2d and 3d qu's road indireta
except C.


b fare

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Pol. God a b'w you,
Rey. Good, my lord ---
Pol. Observe his inclination in yourself.
Rey. I Thall, my lord.
Pol. And let him ply his mufick.
Rey. Well, my lord.

[Exit Reynaldo.


Enter Ophelia“.

Pol. Farewel. How now, Ophelia, what's the matter?
Oph. O my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted.
Pol. With what ' i th' name of God?

Oph. My lord, as I was 8 sewing in my h closet,
Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbrac’d,
No hat upon his head, his stockings i fould,
Ungarter’d, and * down-gyved to his ancle,
Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other,
And with a look so piteous in purport,
As if he had been loofed out of hell,
To speak of horrors; ' he comes before me.

buy you.

a Qu's, buy ye; ist, 2d and 3d fo's, i Instead of foul'd, T. puts down loose;

and, in his note, says he has restored the b First and 2d qu's, far ye, &c. reading of the elder qu's: but there is « H. and W, c'en for in.

no such reading as isoje either in the qu's, d Co adds basily.

fo's, or any edition before him : nevere So the qu's and C. The fo's and all theless the succeeding editors, except C, the other editions read, Alas, my lord, I implicitly following him, read loose. bave, &c.

k The 2d q. T. W. J. and C. read f Th: fo's and all succeeding editions down-gyred. read, in the name of beav'n.

1 P. and all after, except C. infert ebus & All but W', and J. Sowing.

before be. The fo's and R. read cbamber,


D 2

Pol. Mad for thy love?

Oph. My lord, I do not know;
But, truly I do fear it.

Pol. What said he?
Oph. He took me by the wrist," and held me hard;
Then goes he to the length of all his arm;
And with his other hand, thus o'er his brow;
He falls to such perusal of my face,
As " he would draw it: long staid he fo;
At last, a little shaking of P mine arm,
And thrice his head thus waving up and down,
He rais'd a sigh so ? piteous and profound,

As it did seem to shatter all his bulk,
And end his being : that done, he lets me go,
And, with his head over his shoulder turn'd,
He seein'd to find his


without his eyes; For out

w o' doors he went without their * helps, And, to the last, bended their light on me..

Pol. y Come, go with me, I will go seek the king.
This is the very ecstacy of love,
Whose violent property foredoes itself,


m The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, and R. omit, and beld one bard.

Qu's, á for be. o P, alters this to, leng time said be fo. And is followed by all the editors after him.

p Pi's duodecimo read, bis for mine; 2d, 3d, 4th fo's, R. and H. my.

9 The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, and R. for pirccus tead kidevus.

r So the qu's and C. The fo's and all the other editions read, Thar it, &*c.

s P. instead of that done, puts down then; and is followed by all the editors after him, except C.

t Three last fo's omit me.

• The 2d and 3d q, the fo's, and R. read boulders.

w First and 2d qu's, fo's, R. and P, adoors.

* So the qu's and C. All the other editions read help.

y The fo's omit Come.

2 The 2d and ad gu's, and W, read foresses.


And leads the will to desprate undertakings,
As oft as any a passion under heav'n,
That does afflict our natures. I ain sorry:
What, have you given hiin any hard words of late ?

Oph. No, my good lord; but as you did command,
I did repel his letters, and ceny'd
His access to me.

Pol. That hath niade him mad.
I am sorry that with better 6 hecd and judgment
I had not ? quoted him. I fear'd he did but trifle,
And meant to wrack thee; but - beshrew my jealousy !
f By heaven it is as proper to our age
To cast beyond ourselves in our opinions,
As it is common for the


sort To lack discretion. Come, go we to the king. This must be known; which being kept close, might move : More grief to hide, than hate to utter love. Come.


a The qu's read paffionis.

e First and ad qu's, and C. beshrow. b So the qu’s, P. H. and C. The reft f So the qu's and C. The fo's, with read speed.

all the rest, read, It seems, it is as proper, c The ift and ad qu's read coted; the C. 3d coated. W. reads nored.

& H. reads, d The fo's read I fear, &c. P. alters More grief to bide bate, tben to utter love. thus, I fear'd be ed; and is followed h All but qu's and C, omit come. by all the succeeding editors, except C.

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i The Palace,

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Enter King, Queen, Rosencraus, Guildenstern, m Lords, and

other Attendants.

King. Welcome, dear Rosencraus, and Guildenstern!
Moreover that we much did long to see you,
The need we have to use you did provoke
Our harity sending. " Soinething have you heard
Of Hamlet's transformation; fo I call it,
• Since P not th' exterior, nor the inward man
Resembles that it was ; what it should be
More than his father's death, that thus hath put him
So much from th' understanding of himself,
I cannot 9 dream of. I entreat you both
That being of fo young days brought up with him,
And: sith so neighbour'd to his youth and haviour,



reft here in our court
Some little time; so by your companies
To draw him on to pleasures, and to gather
So much as from * occasion you may glean,

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i The fo's and R. make the 2d scene begin bere. * R. forfa describes the scene.

Qu's, Sith.
p Qu's and C. nor,

Qu's, Florish, Enter, &c. m The fo lowing words of the direction put in by R. in tead of cum aliis in the fo's.

a The 3d 4, 7. W. and 7. read some. ibir.g jou bave beard.

9 The fo's and R, instead of urcan, read dien.

I Qu's, fub.

s So the qu's. W. reads 'bavour. All the rest read bumour.

! The qu's read occasion : All the reft occasions.

u Whether

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