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Ham. Heare you sir, What is the reason that you
me thus ?
Exit Hamlet, and Horatio.
Enter Hamlet and Horatio.
Ham. So much for this sir, now shall you see the other,
Hora. That is most certainę.
Ham. Vp from my cabin,
My feares forgetting manners to vnfold
Hora. I'lt posible ?
Ham, Heeres the commission, rend it at more leasure, But wilt thou heare now how I did proceed.
Hora. I beseech you.
Ham. Being thus be-netted round with villaines,
Hora. I good my lord.
Ham. An earnest coniuration from the king,
Ham. Why euen in that was heauen ordinant,
Hora. So Guyldensterne and Rosencraus goe too't.
Ham. They are not neere my conscience ; their defeat
Hora. Why what a king is this !
Ham. Dooes it not thinke thee stand me now vppon ?
Enter a courtier.
Cour. Your lordshippe is right welcome backe to Denmarke.
Ham. I humbly thanke you fir. Doo'st know this water-fly?
Hora. No my good lord.
Ham. Thy ftate is the more gratious, for tis a vice to know him. He hath much land and fertill: let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the kings melle, tis a chough, but as I say, spacious in the posesion of durt.
Cour. Sweet lord, if your lordshippe were at leasure, I should impart a thing to you from his maiesty. • fubscribe
Ham. I will receiue it fir with all dilligence of spirrit, your bonnet to his right vse, tis for the head.
Cour. I thanke your lordship, it is very hot.
Ham. But yet me thinkes it is very foultry * and hot, or my complexion.
Cour. Exceedingly my lord, it is very soultry, as t'were I cannot tell how; my lord his maiesty bad me signifie to you, that a has layed a great wager on your head, fir this is the matter.
Ham. I beseech you remember. · Cou. Nay good my lord for my ease in good faith, fir here is newly come to court Laertes, beleeue me an absolute gentlemă, full of most excellent differences, of very soft fociety, and great showing: indeede to speake feelingly of him, he is the card or kalendar of gentry : for you shall finde in him the continent of what part a gentleman would see.
Ham. Sir, bis definement suffers no perdition in you, though I know to devide him inuentorially, would dizzie th' arithmeticke of memory, and yet but raw neither, in respect of his quick saile, but in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a foule of greate article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareDesse, nst to make true dixion of him, his semblable is his mirrour, and who els would trace him, his vmbrage, nothing more.
Cour. Your lordship speakes most infallibly of him.
Ham. The concernancy sir, why do wee wrap the gentleman in our more rawer breath ?
Hora. Ist not possible to vnderstand in another tongue, you will doo't sir really.
Ham. What imports the nomination of this gentleman ?
Cour. Of Laertes.
Ham. I would you did fir, yet in fayth if you did, it would not much approoue me, well sir.
Cour. You are + ignorant of what excellence Laertes is.
Ham. I dare not confesse that, least I should compare with him in excellence, but to know a man well, were to know himselfe.
Cour. I meane fir for this weapon, but in the imputation layd on him by them in his meed, hee's vnfellowed.
Ham. What's his weapon ? Cour. Rapiar and dagger. Ham. That's two of his weapons, but well. Cour. The king fir hath wagerd with him six Barbary horses against the which he has impaund as I take it six French rapiers and poynards, with their assignes, as girdle, hanger and so. Three of the cariages in faith, are very deare to fancy, very responsiue to the hilts, molt dilicate carriages, and of very liberall conceit.
Ham. What call you the carriages ?
Hora. I knew you must be edified by the margent ere you had done.
Cour. The carriage fir are the hangers.
Ham. The phrase would be more german to the matter if wee could carry a cannon by our fides, I would it might be hangers till then, but on, fix Barbary horses against fix French swords their assignes, and three liberall conceited carriages, that's the French bet against the Danish, why is this all you call it?
Cour. The king sir, hath laid sir, that in a dozen passes be