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Without the sensible and a true avouch
Of mine own eyes.

Mar. Is it not like the king?

Hor. As thou art to thyself. Such was the a

very armour he had on, When he th' ambitious Norway combated : So frown'd he once, when in an angry parle, He finote the < fleaded - Polack on the ice. 'Tis strange

Mar. Thus twice before, and just at this f dead hour,
With martial stalk, hath he gone by our watch.

Hor. In what particular thought to work, I know not;
But in the grofs and scope of my opinion,
This bodes fome strange eruption to our state.

Mar. Good now fit down; and tell ine, he that knows,
Why this same strict and most observant watch
So nightly toils the subject of the land?
And I why such daily & cott of brazen cannon,
And foreign mart for implements of war?
Why such impress of ship-wrights, whose fore task
Does not divide the funday from the week?

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2 W. rry'd for rruc.

E Qu's mine. a The 2d, 3d, and 4th fo's omit qery. h So all before P. who reads fubje&tis ; b The fo's omit be.

followed by the rest except C. But jub• The fo’s and R. read fledded, fleaded, jeal seems here a noun of multitude, the or fedded, carried on a jlead or flexige. subject part of the land.

d The qu's and three first fo's read i Qu's witb.' Which reading will Pollax ; the 4th f. Poleaxe. Polack an bear, otherwise pointing. inhabitant of Poland, from the French * So the qu's; the rest eas. They Polacque. 7.

might not have the art of casting can. • The qu's and C. read jump for juft. non; if so, they consequently muft buy

f The 3d q. thrce last fo's, and R. it. read fame for dead.

| The 3d and 4th f. Des' for Does,

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What might be toward, that this sweaty hafte
Doth make the night joint n labourer with the day,
Who is't that can inforın me?

Hor, That can I :
At least the whisper goes fo: Our last king,
Whose image even but now appear'd to us,
Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway,
Thereto prickt on by a most emulate pride,
Dard to the o combat. In which, our valiant Hamlet
(For so this fide of our known world esteem'd him)
Did slay this Fortinbras : P who by a scal'd compact,
Well ratified by laws and heraldry,
Did forfeit (with his life) all' those his lands
Which he stood seiz'd of, to the conqueror;
Again the which, a moiety coinpetent
Was gaged by our king; which had ' return'd
To the inheritance of Fortinbras,
Had hę been " vanquisher, as by the same comart
And carriage of the * articles v design’d,
His fell to Hamlet, Now, a fir, young Fortinbras,
Of unimproved mettle hot and full,
Hath in the skirts of Norway, here and there,

m The third q. reads labour,

So the fu's, R. and %. the relt, ren W. and y, read but even now.

• All the editions before P. read come u The 3d q. vanquish?. bri; be alers it to fagbe; followed by w So the qu's, W. and C. the fo's and the reit, except C.

R, .As by rée jame cou’nant; the rest, As p So all the editors read before P. who by that cov'rant. altcrs it to, who by seal'd compact; and * The first q. the fo's, R. and C. read is followed by the rest, except C. article. & H. and 18. read of for ende

y. The first q. reads defiigne; the 2d The qu's, Ibeft for oboje.

de ione; the 3d q. and Sirit f. defigne. 5 The lo's and R. er for of:

i P. and all after, except C. omit for,

Shark'd

Shark'd up a lift of lawlefs refolutes,
For food and diet, to some enterprize
That hath a stomach in 't; which is no other
(As it doth well appear unto our state)
But to recover of us by strong hand
And terms o compulsatory, those foresaid lands
So by his father loft: and this, I take it,
Is the main motive of our preparations,
The source of this our watch, and the chief head
Of this post-hafte and romage in the land.

e Ber. I think it be no other, but' even fo:
Well may. it fort that this portentous figur
Comes armed through our watch so like the king,
That was and is the question of these wars.

Hor. A s moth it is to trouble the mind's eye.
In the most high and palmy State of Roine,
A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,
The graves food tenantless, i and the sheeted dead
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman ftroets ;

As fars with trains of fire, and dews of blood,

á So thc qu's aud C, all the rest laid. i P, T, H, and W. omit and.

* Something seems to be wanting b The ad and 3d qu's, omit is. here; a line perhaps might be omitted • The fo's, R. and P. And for As. through mistake, somewhat like the

d So the qu’s, W. and C. the reft, following, compuljarive.

Tremendous prodigies in brav'n affiarda e The lines in italic are omitted in

| So the qu's. the fo's, but restored by R,

R. alters this to, Stars shone with irains First q. enfo for even en fo.

of fire, diws of blod fill, &c. to make & The 3d 4, R. and all after, more for tense of the paílage, without fuppuring morb.

any thing oting ; followed by the h Palmy, i. e, victorious, P. R. alters falmy to flourifhing,

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Difafiers

Difaflers in the sun, and the moist far,
Upon whose influence Neptune's empire jard's,
Was fick almost to dooms-day with eclipse.
And even the like preçurse of " fierce events,
As harbinger's preceding fill the fates,

And prologue to the omen coming on,
Have heav'n and earth together demonstrated
Unto our climatures and country-men

Enter Ghoft P again.
But soft, behold! lo, where it comes again!
I'll cross it though it blast me. Stay, illusion !

spreading his armsa
If thou hast any found, or use of voice,
Speak to me.
If there be any good thing to be done,
That may to theç do ease, and grace to me;
Speak to me.
If thou art privy to thy country's fate,
Which happily foreknowing inay avoid,
O speak :
Or, if thou hast uphoarded in thy life
Extorted treasure in the womb of earth, [' The cock crows,
For which, they say, 'you spirits oft walk in death,
Speak of it; stay and speak — Stop it, Marcellus

Mar. Shall I ' ftrike it with my partizan?
Hor. Do, if it will not stand,

m R. and all after (except C. who reads 9 The qu's, It spreads bis arms. The dim'd for in) read, Disasters veil'd ibę fo’s have no direction here. fun.

I The fo's omit this direction, n First q. feare for fierce.

s The qu's read your for you. T, , and . read omor'da

? So the qu's, and Pe's quarto; the ? Tho qu's omit ngain,

seit, Strike at it, &c.

Bers

Mar. 'Tis gone.

Ber. 'Tis here
Hor. 'Tis here

[" Exit Ghof.
We do it wrong, being so majestical,
To offer it the fhew of violence;
For it is as the air, invulnerable,
And our vain blows, malicious mockery.

Ber. It was about to speak, when the cock crew.

Hor. And then it started like a guilty thing
Upon a fearful summons. I have heard,
The cock, that is the trumpet to the W morn,
Doth with his lofty and shrill-founding throat
Awake the God of day; and at his warning,
Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air,
Th’ extravagant and erring spirit hies
To his confine; and of the truth herein
This present object made probation.

Mar. It faded on the crowing of the cock.
Some * fay, that ever 'gainst that season comes,
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
y This bird of dawning singeth all night long:
And a then, they say, no spirit a dares ftir abroad,
The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hạth power to charın;

u This direction is not marked in the

a So the 3d q. and C. the ist and 2d, qu's.

No Spirit dare furre abroad; the fo's and w The fo's and R. read day for morn. 7. Nspirit can walk abroad; R. No * The fo's read, says.

Spirit dares walk abroad; P. and the relt, y So the qu's and C. the rest, Tbe for No Spirit walks abroad. Tbis.

b The fo's read talks for cakes. * The three last fo's omit then. c So the ist and ad qu's, and the it,

2d and 3d fo's; the rest, no for nor.

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