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* As made these things more rich; their perfume loft,
Ham. Ha, ha! are you honest?
Ham. That if you be honest and fair, 6 your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty.
Oph. Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than with honefty?
Ham. Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is, to a bawd ; than the force of honefty can translate beauty i into his likeness. This was * sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once.
Oph. Indeed, iny lord, you made me believe so.
So the qu’s. The ift, 24 and 3+ you fuld admit, &*c. 7. thinks the
true reading to be, You should admit your As made obe rbings more rich, iben perfume borefly to no discourse, & c. But the sense lefi.
then will be the very fame with that of The 4th reads,
the fo's, As made tbe obings more ricb, ibar: perfume h The fo's, your for wirb. lefi.
i So the ist and 2d qu's, the fo's and R. and the rest (except that C. reads R. The 3d q. reads to bis. P. alters tbeir for ibar) read
it, into its; and is followed by the rest. As made ibe :bings were ricb; obat per- S. gives another reading, viz. in bis. fume lot, &c.
k The 3d and 4th fo's, R. and P, So the fo's, R. and C. The rest, read, sometimes,
not so I evacuate our old stock, but we shall relish of it, * I loved you not.
Oph. I was the more deceived.
Ham. Get thee to a " nunnery: why wouldst thou be a breeder of finners? I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse me of such things, that it were better iny mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck, than I have thoughts © to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between P earth and heaven? . We are arrant knaves, believe none of us, 'Ge thy ways to a nunnery. Where's your father?
Oph. At home, my lord. .
Ham. Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the fool no ' where but in 's own house. Farewel.
Oph. Oh help him, you sweet heav'ns !
\ The ist q. reads cuocutat ; the 2d, executed. W. In answer to this, sce euacual ; the 3d, evacuate; the ik f. Heatb's Revisal, p. 537. innoculate; the 2d and 3d, inoculate ; But a few words will explain this the 4th, inocuake; R. and P. innoculate; matter ; ift, tban I bave sboug bis to put all the rest, inoculate. S. neglects giv- them in, here the offences are put into ing the rçading of the 3d quarto 1637 the thoughts, or conceived ; 2dly, ima. (which he has) which seems to be the gination to give them foape, that is, the frue one, viz. evacuate.
contrivance how, or in what manner m R. reads, I did love you once. they shall be perpetrated; laftly, time n The qu's spell this, nunry.
to afi ibem in, which needs no explao What is the meaning of sborg bis nation. 10 put them in? A word is dropt out. p The fo's, and all but the qu's and We fou'd read,- toug brs to put e bem C, read, beaven and eartb. in name.
. This was the progress. The 9 The fo's, R. and C. read, We are offences are first conceived and named, arrant knaves all, &c. then projected to be put in act, then I The fu's, instead of wbere, read
Ham. If thou doft marry, I'll give thee this plagae for thy dowry: Be thou chaste as • ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. "Get thee to a nunnery; farcwel : or, if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them, To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewel,
Oph. * Heavenly powers restore him!
Ham. I have heard of your * paintings y well enough: God * hath given you one e face, and you make yourselves another, You jig and amble ; and you d lisp; you nickname God's crcatures, and make your wantonnessignorance. Go to, I'll no inore on't; it hath made ine mad, I say, we will have no b more i marriages. Those that are inarried already, all but one, shall k live; the reft shall keep as they are. To a nunnery, go,
[Exit Hamlet. Oph. O what a noble inind is here o'erthrown!
Second q. plage.
c The it and ad qu's read, You gis ! First and 2d qu's, gce. So S. but and amble; the 3d q. gig and amble, gives not the reading of 3d, ice. omitting You (of which omiffion S,
u The fo's and R. read, Get ibee to a takes no notice) the fo's read, You gidge, nunnery. Gonfarequel.
you amble; R. and all the rest read, w The fo's and R. read, O beavenly You jig, you amėle.
d The qu's read lift, * The ift f. reads pratlings; 2d, 3d ¢ So the qu's. The fo's and the reft and 4th, and R. pratling ; all after, omit you and insert and. painting ; exeept C, who reads paintings f All but the qu's insert your before
ignorance. y The qu's omit ico.
8 The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, R. P. 2 Fo's, bas,
and H. omit to. * The fo's and R. read pace, instead h First and 2d qu's, 0; 3d, moe.
i The it and ad qu's read marriage. 6 First and 2d qu’s, your selfes; fo's, S. takes no rotice of the reading of the
3d q. marriages.
ķ The 2d, 3d, and 4th fo's omit live.
The courtier's, 'soldier's, eye, tongue, fword;
Enter King and Polonius.
1 H. transposes these words, and reads the rest, I am of ladies, &c. febolar's, foldier's, &c. in order to make • The ad q. Teads buny ; -fo-does S. them read more regularly with tongue but gives not the reading of the 3d go and sword. But the fo's point in such boney. a manner as to differ from the above p The ift and 2d qu's read mufickt. sense, thus, O what a noble mind is bere 9 The qu's read wbat. o'erebrown, ebe courtier's, foldier's, sobo i So the qu's. The fo's, and all lar's! Eye, longue, fword, rbe expecta.' editions after, read rane.
s S. gives another reading, viz. #13***m The qu's' read,
marci'd. Tb' expectation and rose of the fair fiate. The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's read forBut the fo's, for the fake of mending' tune. 'the verse, alter it to,
u So the qu's. All the rest read fia. Tb' expectancy and role of tbe fair flate. and are followed by the succeeding edi. w Here the qu's direct Exit. " But by tors.
what follows, it appears that Ophelia te So the qu's and C. The ist and mains, 2d fo's read, Have I of l«dies, &c. All
Was not like madness. * There's something in his forul,
Pol. It shall do well. But yet e do I believe,
hold it fit, after the play Let his queen-mother all alone entreat him : To shew his grief; let her be round with him, And I'll be plac’d, so please you, in the ear Of all their conference. If the find him not,
2. P. alters this to, Sometbing's in bis b S. reads tinke. foul, &c. followed by all the editors after c The 3d q. reads I doe. him, but C.
d So the ift q. and C. The fo's and y So the qu's and C. The ift and the rest read ibis grief. The ad and 3d 2d fo's have omitted for; the 3d and qu’s read it for bis grief. 4th fo's supply bow instead thereof; € Here T. gives this direction (Exit and arc followed by the other editors. Opbelia. Followed by the editors after
2 The ad and 3d qu’s omit is, him, except H. and C.
* Firft and ad qu's, bart. So S. but f The fo’s and all editions after, ex gives not the reading of 3d, beart. eept C, read griefs,