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HAMLE T, ,
PRINCE O F DENMARK.
CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark.
OSRICK, a Courtier.
MARCELLUS, 1 Officers.
FRANCISCO, a Soldier.
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark,
Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Players, Sailors, Messengers,
Elsinore. A Platform before the Castle.
FRANCISCO on his Post. Enter to him BERNARDO.
Fran. You come most carefully upon your hour.
Ber. 'Tis now struck twelve: get thee to bed, Francisco. Fran. For this relief much thanks.
And I am sick at heart.
Ber. Have you had quiet guard?
Ber. Well, good night.
If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,
'Tis bitter cold,
Not a mouse stirring.
The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
Enter HORATIO and Marcellus.
Fran. I think I hear them.
Fran. Give you good night.
Who hath reliev'd you?
Stand, ho! Who is there!
And liegemen to the Dane.
O! farewell, honest soldier:
Bernardo has my place.
Ber. Welcome, Horatio: welcome, good Marcellus.
Mar. Horatio says, 't is but our fantasy,
And will not let belief take hold of him,
Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us.
And let us once again assail your ears,
Sit down awhile;