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Hor. [Within]

Heaven secure him!
HAM.

So be it!
Mar. [Within] Illo, ho, ho, my lord !
HAM. Hillo, ho, ho,

ho, boy ! (105)

come, bird,

come. (106)

Enter Horatio and MARCELLUS.

No;

MAR. How is't, my noble lord ?
HOR.

What news, my lord ?
HAM. O, wonderful !
HOR.

Good

my

lord, tell it. HAM. You will reveal it. *Hor. Not I, my lord, by heaven. Mar.

Nor I, my lord. HAM. How say you then ; would heart of man

onče think it? But you'll be secret, HOR. MAR.

Ay,* by heaven, my lord. •1.0.C: Ham. There's ne'er a villain, dwelling in all

Denmark,
But he's an arrant knave.

Hor. There needs no ghost, my lord, come from

the grave,

To tell us this.

HAM. Why, right; you are in the right;
And so, without more circumstance at all,
I hold it fit, that we shake hands, and part:
You, as your business, and desire, shall point you;
For every man hath business, and desire,
Such as it is,-and, for my own poor part,
Look you, I will go pray.

D

Hor. These are but wild and whirling words,

&

my lord.

Ham. I am sorry they offend you, heartily; yes,
'Faith, heartily.
Hor.

There's no offence, my lord.
Him. Yes, by Saint Patrick, (107) but there is,

Horatio,
And much offence too. Touching this vision here,
It is an honest ghost, that let me tell you:
For
your

desire to know what is between us,
O'er-master it as you may. And now, good friends,
As you are friends, scholars, and soldiers,
Give me one poor request.
HOR.

What is't, my lord ?
We will.
HAM. Never make known what

you

have seen
to-night.
Hor. Mar. 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 sworn, my lord, already.
HAM. Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.
Ghost. (Beneath.] Swear.
Ham. Ha, ha, boy! say'st thou so? art thou there,

true-penny (108) Come on,-you hear this fellow in the cellarage, * edge, 1623. Consent to swear. idge, 1632. ige. 4tos. HOR.

Propose the oath, my lord.

Seller

a wild and whirling words] Random, thrown out with no specific aim.

" O'er-master it] Get the better of it.

Ham. Never to speak of this that you have seen, Swear by my sword. (109)

Ghost. [Beneath.] Swear.
Ham. Hic f 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 that you

have heard. Ghost. [Beneath.j Swear by his sword. HAM. Well said, old mole! can't work i'the

earth so fast? A worthy pioneer !-Once more remove, good

friends. Hor. O day and night, but this is wondrous

strange! HAM. And therefore as a stranger give it wel

come.b There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Here, as before, (110) never, so help you mercy ! How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself, As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet To put an antick disposition on, That you, at such times seeing me, never shall, With arms encumber'd thus,' or this head-shake, Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase, As, Well, we know ;-or, We could, an if we would ;-or, If we list to speak ;—or, There be, an if there might; Or such ambiguous giving out, to note

But come ;

b

* O day and night] This may mean, O! the course of sublunary things! but is more probably only a petty oath.

give it welcome] Receive it courteously and compliantly. e arms encumber'd thus] Close pressed upon each other, folded.

That you know aught of me:- This do you swear, So grace

and

mercy at your most need help you! Ghost. [Beneath.] Swear. Ham. Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!(11) So, gentle

men, With all my love I do commend me to you: And what so poor a man as Hamlet is May do, to express his love and friending to you, God willing, shall not laek. Let us go in together; And still your fingers on your lips, I pray, The time is out of joint;—O cursed spite ! That ever I was born to set it right! Nay, come, let's go together. .

[Exeunt.

friending to youm-shall not lack] Disposition to serve you shall not be wanting.

ACT II. SCENE I.

A Room in Polonius's House.

Enter POLONIUS and REYNOLD

Pol. Give him this money, and these notes,

Reynoldo.
Rey. I will, my lord.
Pol. You shall do marvelous* wisely, good • 4tos,

Reynoldo,
Before you visit him, to make inquiry
Of his behaviour.
REY.

My lord, I did intend it.
Pol. Marry, well said: very well said. Look

marvels, 1623, 32.

you, sir,

1632.

Inquire me first what Danskers (2) are in Paris;
And how, and who, what means, and where they

keep,
What company, and what expence; and finding,
By this encompassinent and drift of question, a
That they do know my son, come you more nearer* neere,
Than* your particular demands will touch it:

*Then, O.C.
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, Reynoldo?

REY. Ay, very well, my lord.
Pol. And, in part, him ;—but, you may say, not

well:

encompassment and drift] Winding and circuitous course.

Than your particular demands will touch it] Than such inquiry into particulars is likely to reach.

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