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Heaven secure him!
So be it!
ho, boy ! (105)
Enter Horatio and MARCELLUS.
MAR. How is't, my noble lord ?
What news, my lord ?
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
Hor. There needs no ghost, my lord, come from
To tell us this.
HAM. Why, right; you are in the right;
Hor. These are but wild and whirling words,
Ham. I am sorry they offend you, heartily; yes,
There's no offence, my lord.
desire to know what is between us,
What is't, my lord ?
Nay, but swear't.
Nor I, my lord, in faith.
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.
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.
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 ;
* 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
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. .
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,
My lord, I did intend it.
marvels, 1623, 32.
Inquire me first what Danskers (2) are in Paris;
REY. Ay, very well, my lord.
• encompassment and drift] Winding and circuitous course.
Than your particular demands will touch it] Than such inquiry into particulars is likely to reach.