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Ham. Well faid, old mole, can'ft work i'th' earth fo faft? A worthy pioneer! Once more remove, good a friends.

Hor. Oh day and night! but this is wondrous strange.

Ham. And therefore as a' ftranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heav'n and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your f philosophy. But come,
: Here, as before, never (so help you mercy !)
How strange or odd foe'er I bear myself,
As I perchance hereafter shall think meet
To put an antick disposition on,
That you, at such i times seeing me, never shall,
With arms encumbred thus, or head thus shakld,
Or by pronouncing of fome doubtful phrase,

As, Well, well, we know---or, We could and if we would
Or, If we list to speak—or, There be and if n there might-
Or such ambiguous " giving out, denote
That you know aught of me; this do P

ye swear,


• The 3d q. reads canst ebou work, I So the qu's and C. All the other &c.

editions read, As, well, we know, &c. e The fo's read ground for eartb, fol. m The qu's and C. read sbey; but S. lowed by all the succeeding editors. who profeses to print from them with

d The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, and R. read all their blunders, reads sbere. friend.

n W. givings out. • The 3d and 4th fo's, and R.'s octavo, • All the editions before T. read to read bid.

.note : But with this reading the sentence f Tbe fo's, R. and H. read our. would not be compleat.

& Pi's duodecimo reads Swear for p The qu's omit ye. The fo's and Here.

R. read, h First and ad qu's, so mere.

- bis not to do, i All but qu's, time.

So grace and mercy at your moff need belp you, k The it and ad qu's, P. and all af. Swear. ter him, read, or ibis bead-fbake, &c. The succeeding editors read, The 3d q. reads, or bead ibus fake's.

- bis do ye swear, The fo's and R. read, or ibus, bead- So grace and mercy at your mof need belp you! pake.




grace and mercy at your most need help you !
Ghaft. Swear.

Ham. Reft, reft, perturbed fpirit. So, gentlemen,
With all my love 9 I do commend me to you;
And what so poor a man as Hamlet is
May do t express his love and friending to you,
God willing shall not lack. Let us go in * together ;
And still your fingers on your lips, I pray,
The time is out of joint; oh, cursed spight,
That ever I was born to • set it right!
Nay, come, let's go together.


9 The 2d, 3d and 4th fe's, omit I do. T. W. and J. do I.

r A. omits togetber.

• The 3d and 4th fo's read fee for fe:.


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* An Apartment in Polonius's Houfo.

"Enter Polonius and · Reynaldo,


LIVE him this money, · and these notes, Reynaldo.

I will, my lord.

Pol. You shall do f marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo, Before


visit him to make enquiry Of his behaviour,

Rey. My lord, I did intend it.

Pol. Marry, well said; very well said. Look you, fir, Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris; And how; and who; what means; and where they keep; What company; k at what expence; and finding By this encompassment and drift of question,

a The scene first described by R. f The first q. reads marviles; the fo's

b The qu's, Enter old Polonius will marvels. bis man or two.

& The qu's read to make inquire : the c The fo’s, and all the editions after, fo's read, you make inquiry : R, make you spell this word Reynoldo.

inquiry. d The fo's and R. read bis.

h First and 2d qu's, Mary. • The 2d and 3d qu's read, and these i C. Dantz'ckers. 1200 notes, &c. The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, k The 4th f, and Ri's o&avo, omit a. and R, read, and obose notes, &c.


That they do know my son, come you more nearer;
- Then your particular demands will touch it.
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, Reynaldo ?

Rey. Ay, very well, my lord.

Pol. And in part him, but (you may say) not well;
But P if 't be he I mean, he's very wild;
Addicted so and so-and there put on him
What forgeries you please; marry, none so rank,

dishonour him; take heed of that;
But, fir, such wanton, wild and usual slips,
As are companions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.

Rey. As gaming, my lord

Pol. Ay, or drinking, a'fencing, swearing, Quarreling, drabbing - you may go so far.

Rey. My lord, that would dishonour him.

Pol. - Faith no, as you may season it in the charge; You muft not put another scandal on him, That he is open to incontinency; That's not my meaning; but breathe his faults fo' quaintly,


more nearer] So the qu's, ift fgives not the reading of the 3d q. if it. and C. This way of doubling the com 9 W. says, the word fencing is interpoparative is usual'in Sbakespeare. All the lated. other editions read more near.

The qu's read, Faith as you may seam Second f. eban.

fon it, &c. * Firft and' zd Qu's, particuler demands $ T. in his şbakespeare reffored, thinks will such it. So S. but gives not the read we should read an utter fcandal, &c. (in ing of his 3d`q. where the words are spelt which conjecture he is followed by the right.

editors after him, except C.) but retracts • The fo's, Andebus, &c.

his opinion in his own edition. P. First and 2d qu's, s'A. So S. but First and ad q. quently.


That they may seem the taints of liberty;
The flash and out-break of a fiery mind,
A savageness in "unreclaimed blood
Of general assault.

Rey. But, my good lord ---
Pol. w Wherefore should


do this? Rey, Ay, * my lord, I would know that.

Pol. Marry, sir, here's my drift;
And I believe it is a fetch of y wit.
You, laying these light ? sullies on my son,
As 'twere a thing a little foild • i' th' working,
Mark you your party in converse, "him would sound,
Having ever seen, in the d prenominate crimes,
The youth you o breathe of, guilty, be assurd, ,
He closes with you in this consequence;
: Good sir, (or so) or friend, or gentleman,
According to the phrase b or the i addition
Of man and country.

Rey. Very good, my lord.
Pol. And then, sir, does * he this;
He does --- what was I about to say?

him you

* Fo's, unreclaim'd.

c P. alters breathe to speak. Followed w Second q. wberefor. So S. but gives by H. not the reading of 3d q. wberefore. f The ad q. reads cosequence. * C. reads, my good lord, &c.

& H. reads, Good for, or fir, er friends y The fo's, R. and C. for wit read &c. W. reads, Good fir, or fire, & Co Warrant.

N. B. In the qu's the words or so are z The firft q. and P. read fallies. included in a .parenthesis, as in the aa The qu's read wirb working. bove text. • Third g. T. W. and 7. be for bim, h Instead of or, the fo's and R. read . For you would, F. pute, you ld.

and. & First and 2d qu's, prenominar. SoS.

i First


addiftion, neglecting prenominare, the reading of 3dq. * Qu's, a for be.


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