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HOR. Tush! tush! 'twill not appear.
Sit down awhile;
Well, sit we down, And let us hear Barnardo speak of this.
BAR. Last night of all, When yon same star, that's westward from the pole, Had made his course to illume that part of heaven Where now it burns, Marcellus, and myself, The bell then beating one,
MAR. Peace, break thee off; look, where it
BAR. In the same figure, like the king that's
dead. MAR. Thou art a scholar, speak to it, Horatio.(6) BAR. Looks it not like the king? mark it, Ho
ratio. HOR. Most like :-it harrows me with fear, and
wonder." BAR. 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
* What we have seen] We must here supply, “with," or "by relating.”
Usurp'st this time of night] Abuses, uses against right, and the order of things.
“ He but usurp'd his life;" i, e, occupied it beyond, and out of its season. End of Lear.
In which the majesty of buried Denmark
See! it stalks away.
Hor. Before my God, I might not this believe,
Is it not like the king ?
the armour he had on,
• Pollax, 0. C.
· I might not this believe, &c.] I could not: it had not been permitted me, &c. without the full and perfect evidence, &c.
• In what particular thought to work] In what particular course to set my thoughts at work : in what particular train to direct the mind and exercise it in conjecture.
gross and scope] Upon the whole, and in a general view.
MAR. Good now, sit down, and tell me, he that
That can I;
Our last king,
• Good now] In good time: à la bonne heure. An interjection, a gentle exclamation of intreaty.-Johns. Dict. As an adverb he interprets it, well.
mart] Marketing, exchange.
And terms compulsative, those 'foresaid lands,
) thro' the land. [BAR. I think it be no other, but even so : Well may it sort,, that this portentous figure Comes armed thro' our watch; so like the king, That was and is the question of these wars.(16) Hor. A moth(17) it is to trouble the mind's eye.
. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets : As, stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; (18) and the moist star,(19) Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands, Was sick almost to dooms-daye with eclipse. And even the like precurse of fierce events, As harbingers preceding still the fates, And prologue to the omen coming on, Have heaven and earth together démonstrated Unto our climatures and countrymen.---](22)
But, soft; behold! lo, where it comes again!
sort] Fall in with the idea of: suit, accord. • palmy state] Outspread, flourishing. Of victory palm branches were the emblem.
• stands-sick to dooms-day] To death, to extinction, as at the day of doom. Stands is depends.
d sound, or use of voice] Articulation,
Speak to me:
[Cock crows. Speak of it:-stay, and speak.–Stop it, Marcellus.
MAR. Shall I strike at it with my partizan ?-
'Tis here! Hor.
'Tis here! MAR. 'Tis gone!
BAR. It was about to speak, when the cock crew.
Hor. And then it started like a guilty thing
MAR. It faded on the crowing of the cock.(28)
* that ever 'gainst that season comes, Sayes. Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth, all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dare stir* abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, 1623, 32. No fairy (29) takes,* nor witch hath power to charm, So 4tos. So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. (30)
• So 4tos.
talkes. 1623, 32.