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And oft 'tis seen, the wicked prize itself
What can it not?
The king retires and kneels,
Enter Hamlet. Ham. * Now night I do it --- but now he is praying --And now I'll do 't--- and so he goes to heaven : And so am If reveng'd? that would be scann'd. 2 P. and H. omit and.
expressed, Now migbt I do it, wbile bi's * H. reads, Vet rubat can aught, &c. alone;—No, but be is praying nosu, wbicb W. reads, Fet wbat can it wben one can makes it an improper time.—Neversbelejs bet repent?
I'll do it ; his prayers pa'n't prolizl bim. b. No direction in qu's or foʻs. -But if I kill bim now be is praying, be * This is called Sceae IX. in W. and goes to 'beaven.-- And so am I revengd,
d So the qu's (and much better than e Qu's, a for be. the fo's and all other editions, which • The 1st and 2d qu's read revenge ; read, Now migh! I do ?? pat, mtu be is and so S; but he does not give us the praying, &e.) We have here the sudden reading which is in the 3d q. viz.ro Starts of mind of one intent on doing a orgd. business of this nature more naturally
A villain kills my father, and for that
& The fo's read foul, which W. alters him but C. so faľn.
P Hent, i. c. hold, seizure. So the Qu's and C. Wły for Ob.
qu's and fo's, (except the last f. which i Instead of bire and salary the qu’s which reads bent, followed by T. H. and read base and felly.
W.) R. and P. read time. c. bine. * Qu's, a for be.
97. reads drunk-afkep. 1 Instead of as, W. reads and.
C. pleasures. m The fo's and R. read frefs.
s So the qu’s. The rest read, Agar D P. and all after him, but C, omit ming, swearing, &c. soda
The 2d and 3d qu's read beele. * No is omitted by P, and all after u This direction first put in by T,
* The Queen's Apartment.
Enter Queen and Polonius. Pol. y He will come strait; look, you lay home to hiin; Tell him, his pranks have been too broad to bear with; And that your Grace hath screen'd, and stood between Much heat and him. I'll z silence me even here; Pray you, be round - with him,
* Ham. [within] Mother, mother, mother.--
Queen. I'll o warrant you, fear me not. d Withdraw, I hear him coming:
• [Polonius hides himself behind the arras,
father much offended. Queen. Come, coine, you ansver with an idle tongue. Ham. ' Go, go, you question with a 5 wicked tongue.
w This is Scene X. in IV, and 7. of the 3d g, warrant. * The scene first described by R. d H. reads you before wirbdraw; y Qu's, A for H.
and divides the verse in the following 2 H. reads 'Sconce, i.e. cover or secure; manner ;. followed by W.
Queen. I'll warrant you. a The words with kim are omitted by Fear me not : you witburaw, I bear bim the qu's, P. and C.
coming. • This speech of Hamist's is omitted e This direction art given hy R, by the qu's, P. H. and C.
^ The 3d and qih fo's read, Come, gos The ift and 2d qu's read wail : so &c. does S. but neglects giving the reading & The fo's and R. read, idle for mill
Queen. Why, how now, Hamlet ?
Ham. No, by the rood, not so:
Queen. Nay, then I'll set those to you that can speak.
• [Behind the arras.
(Hamlet kills Polonius.
Ham. A bloody deed; almost as bad, good mother,
Queen. As P kill a king ?
Ham. Ay, lady, it was my word.
h The fo's, R. T. W. and . read, 1 The fo's and R. read, Help, belp, bo.
in First and 2d qu's, bow.
• The 3d f. omits wbar.
k The qu's read most intead of in. killed. profl.
I took thee for thy ? better; take thy fortune;
Queen, What have I done, that thou dar'ft wag thy tongue Io noise so rude against me ?
Ham. Such an act,
O'er this folidity and compound mass,
Queen. Ay me! what act,
9 So the qu's, P. and C. All the rest read betters.
I So the qu's and C; the rest, is.
u The fo's, R. T. H. J. and C. read yea instead of o'er.
So the qu's; all the reft sifful.
x. 1. reads ard as 'ga'n4, &c.
y P. reads "Tis. Here seems no need of a'tcring the old qu's : they are sense already if rightly pointed. Heav'n glowus upon
ibe carib with beated (angry) vifog', as against the doom; (beaven) is obeugbre fick at ibe cei.