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Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself,
The bell then beating one-

Enter the Ghoft.
Mar. Peace, break thee off; look where it comes again.
Ber. In the same figure, like the king that's dead.
Mar. Thou art a scholar, speak to it, Horatio.
Ber. Looks it not like the king? mark it, Horatio.
Hor. Most like: it + harrows me with fear and wonder.
Ber. It would be spoke to.
Mar. "Speak to it, Horatio.

Hor. What art thou that usurp'st this time of night,
Together with that fair and warlike form,
In which the majesty of buried Denmark
Did w sometimes march? by heav'n I charge thee speak.

Mar. It is offended.
Ber. See! it stalks away.
* Hor. Stay; speak; speak; I charge thee, speak.

[Exit Ghoft. Mar. 'Tis gone, and will not answer.

Ber. How now, Horatio? you tremble and look pale.
Is not this something more than phantafy?
What think you Y on 't?

Hor. Before my God, I might not this believe,

& The 2d and 3d qu's and S. omit w The qu's, fo's, R. and C. read somethis line. In the first q. and all the times. P. and the subsequent editions, other editions it is inserted; the words, sometime. Most like, in the next speech, would be x So all the editions before P. who impertinent without it. The first q. alters it to, . Teads Lookes a not, &c.

Stay; Speak; I cbarge sbee, Speak. + The gu's read, borrowes; all the and is followed by the editors after him, ref, barrows.

except C. u The fo's and R. read, Qaeftion il, . y So the firt g. the fo's, R. and C. Horatio,

the reft of it for en 't.


Without the sensible and a true avouch
Of mine own eyes.

Mar. Is it not like the king ?

Hor. As thou art to thyself. Such was the a

very armour he had on, When the th' ambitious Norway combated : So frown'd he once, when in an angry parle, He smote the < lleaded + Polack on the ice. 'Tis strange

Mar. Thus twice before, and just at this f dead hour, With martial stalk, hath he gone by our watch.

Hor. In what particular thought to work, I know not; But in the grofs and scope of my 5 opinion, This bodes fome strange eruption to our state.

Mar. Good now sit down; and tell ine, he that knows, Why this same strict and most observant watch So nightly toils the ḥ subject of the land? And why such daily k cott of brazen cannon, And foreign mart for implements of war? Why such impress of thip-wrights, whose sore tafk Does not divide the funday from the week?

z W. rry'd for rrue.

E Qu's mine. a The 2d, 3d, and 4th fo's omit very. h So all before P. who reads fubje&s; The fo's omit be.

followed by the rest except C. But jisbThe fo's and R. read sedded, sleaded, jeg seems here a noun of multitude, the or fedded, carried on a ;lead or Jewige. subject part of the land.

d The qu's and three first fo's read i Qu's witb. Which reading will Pollix; the 4th f. Poleaxe. Polack an bear, otherwise pointing. inhabitant of Poland, from the French * So the qu's; the rest cas. They Polacque. 7.

might not have the art of casting can. • The qu's and C. read jump for juft. non; if so, they consequently muft buy

f The 3d q. thrce laft fo's, and R. it. read fame for dead.

| The 3d and 4th f. Des's for Dues.

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What might be toward, that this sweaty hafte
Doth inake the night joint i labourer with the day,
Who is't that can inforın me?

Hor, That can I :
At least the whisper goes fo: Our last king,
Whose image " even but now appear'd to us,
Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway,
Thereto prickt on by a most emulate pride,
Dard to the o combat. In which, our valiant Hamlet
(For so this side of our known world esteem'd him)
Did flay this Fortinbras : P who by a scald compact,
Well ratified by law ? and heraldry,
Did forfeit (with his life) all' those his lands
Which he stood seiz'd of, to the conqueror;
Again the which, a moiety coinpetent
Was gaged by our king; which had return'd
To the inheritance of Fortinbras,
Had hę been "vanquisher, as by the same comart
And carriage of the * articles y design'd,
His fell to Hamlet, Now, z fir, young Fortinbras,
Of unimproved mettle hot and full,
Hath in the skirts of Norway, here and there,

So the fo's, R. and the rest, re

m The third q. reads labour,
n W. and ), read but even now.

. All the editions before P. read come bai; be aliers it to fight; followed by the reit, except C.

p So all the editors read before P, who alters it to, who éy fealid compat; and is followed by the rest, except C.

H. and 1. read of for and,

The qu's, Ibefe for oboje. : The lo's and R. en for of.

u The 3d q. vanquiff?.

w So the qu's, W. and C. the fo's and R, .As by she jane cou’nant; the rest, As by that cou'rant.

* The first q. the fo's, K. and C. read article.

y The first q. reads deliigne; the 20 delione; the 3d q. and first f. defigne. * P, and all after, except C. omit fir.


Shark'd up a list of a lawless refolutes,
For food and diet, to some enterprize
That hath a stomach in 't; which is no other
(* As it doth well appear unto our state)
But to recover of us by strong hand
And terms o compulsatory, those foresaid lands
So by his father loft: and this, I take it,
Is the main motive of our preparations,
The source of this our watch, and the chief head
Of this poft-haste and romage in the land.

e Ber. I think it be no other, but' even fo:
Well may it fort that this portentous figure
Comes armed through our watch fo like the king,
That was and is the question of these wars.

Hor. A % moth it is to trouble the mind's eye.
In the moji high and palmy state of Roine,
A little ere the mightief Julius fell,
The graves flood tenantless, i and the sheeted dead
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets;

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As fars with trains of fire, and dews of blood,

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á So thc qu's and C. all the soft lardo i P,7, H, and W. omit and. kss.

Something seems to be wanting b The ad and 3d qu's, omít is. here ; a line perhaps might be omitted • The fo's, R. and P. And for As. through mistake, somewhat like the

d So the qu’s, W. and C. the reft, following, compulfative.

Tremendous prodigies in beav'n appcarida • The lincs in italic are omitted in | So the qu's. the fo's, but restored by R.

R. alters this co, Starssbone witb irairs 1 First q. enfo for even so.

of fire, diws of ilud fill, &c. to make & The 3d q, R. and all after, more for tense of the pairage, without fuppuring molb.

any thing wanting ; followed by the h Palmy, i. e, victorious. P. R. alters famy to flourishing,

A 4


Disasters in the sun, and the mois star,
Upon whose influence Neptune's empire jidd's,
Was fick almost to dooms-day with eclipse.
And even the like preçurse of " fierce events,
As harbinger's preceding still the fates,
And prologue to the omen coming on,
Have heav'n and earth together demonstrated
Unto our climatures and country-men

Enter Ghost P again.
But soft, behold! lo, where it comes again!
I'll cross it though it blast me. Stay, illusion!.

preading his arms,
If thou hast any found, or use of voice,
Speak to me.
If there be any good thing to be done,
That may to thee do ease, and grace to me;
Speak to me.
If thou art privy to thy country's fate,
Which happily foreknowing inay avoid,
O speak :
Or, if thou hast uphoarded in thy life
Extorted treasure in the womb of earth, [ The cock crows,
For which, they say, ' you fpirits oft walk in death,
Speak of it; stay and speak ---Stop it, Marcellus -

Mar. Shall I ' ftrike it with my partizan?
Hor. Do, if it will not stand,


m R. and all after (except C. who reads 9 The qu's, It spreads bis arms. · The dim'd for in) read, Disasters veil'd ibę fo's have no direction here. Jun.

» The fo's omit this direction, n First c. feare for fierce.

s The qu's read your for you. OT, H, and . read omor'da

So the qu's, and Pe's quarto; the p. The qu's omit ngam,

sci, Strike at it, &c,


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