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Hamlet

Act II, Scene 1

A room in POLONIUS' house.
 
[Enter POLONIUS and REYNALDO]
 
POLONIUS
        ,     2        ,       ,           ,        ,
      Give him this | money,| and these^|notes Rey|naldo.
 
REYNALDO
          ,         ,
      I will | my lord.  \\
 
POLONIUS
       ,       2      ,    2        ,        ,       ,
      You shall do | marvellous | wisely:| good Rey|naldo,
          ,          x      ,          ,      ,
      Before | you visit | him you | make in|quiry
       ,    2    ,
      Of his be|havior.
 
REYNALDO
                             ,       ,          x
                        My lord,| I did | intend it.
 
POLONIUS
       ,        T    T
      Marry,| well said;
                          T   2       ,      ,     2
                         Ve|ry well said.| Look you sir,
          ,          ,           ,    ,      2      ,
      Inquire | me first | what Dan|skers are in | Paris;
           ,         ,           ,           ,            ,
      And how,| and who,| what means;| and where | they keep:
            ,     ,    ,     2     ,            ,
      What comp|any | at what ex|pense: and | finding
       ,     2     ,       ,          ,          ,
      By this en|compass|ment and | drift of | question,
             ,         ,        ,      ,                 x
      That they | do know | my son:| come you | more* nearer
             ,        ,    ,        ,               x
      Than your | partic|ular | demands | will touch it,
        ,     2        ,           ,          ,          ,
      Take you as | 'twere some | distant | knowledge | of him,
           ,        ,          ,      ,           ,
      As thus | I know | his fath|er and | his friends,
         2     ,     ,              ,      ,       , 
      And in part | him. Do | you mark | this Rey|naldo?
 
REYNALDO
       ,           ,         ,
      Aye, ve|ry well | my lord.   \\
 
POLONIUS
                 ,   ,         ,         ,          ,
      And in / part him,| but you | may say | not well;
           ,     2    ,       ,          ,      ,
      But if | it be he | I mean,| he's ve|ry wild;
          ,      ,        ,         ,          ,       2->
      Addict|ed so | and so;| and there | put on || him
            ,      ,           ,      ,        ,          ,
      What for|geries | you please:| marry,| none so || rank,
            ,       ,   2             ,         ,
      As | may dis|honor him;| take heed | of that:
           ,           ,        ,        ,  2     ,
      But sir,| such want|on, wild,| and us|ual slips,
          ,        ,        ,             ,    ,
      As are | compan|ions not|ed and / most known
           ,          ,     ,
      To youth | and lib|erty.
 
REYNALDO
                                   ,     2     ,
                               As gam|ing my lord.
 
POLONIUS
       ,          ,          ,         ,
      Aye, or | drinking,| fencing,| swearing,
        ,           ,           2     ,       ,
      Quarreling, drabbing.| you may go | so far.
 
REYNALDO
           ,           ,         ,      ,
      My lord,| that would | dishon|or him.  (tetra with prev two)
 
POLONIUS
             ,       ,         ,     2    ,          ,
      Faith^no,| as you | may seas|on it in | the charge;
            ,     ,     2   ,         ,        ,
      You must | not put a|nother | scandal | on him,
            ,      ,      ,       ,    2  ,
      That he | is op|en to | incont|inency;
              ,         ,      2       ,             ,           ,      2->
      That's^not | my mean|ing: but breathe | his faults | so quaint||ly,
             ,          ,           ,         ,     ,
      That they | may seem | the taints | of lib|erty;
            ,          ,    ,           ,       ,
      The flash | and out|break of | a fie|ry mind,
         ,      ,      ,     ,      ,        ,         ,
      A savageness in unreclaimed blood of general assault.  ????
 
REYNALDO
       ,               ,
      But my | good* lord.
 
POLONIUS
                              ,            ,          ,
                            Wherefore | should you | do this?
 
REYNALDO
       ,         ,    2          ,
      Aye my | lord, I would | know that.
 
POLONIUS
       ,             ,           ,
      Marry | sir, here's | my drift,  (tri with prev)
          ,        ,        ,       ,           x
      And I | believe | it is | a fetch | of warrant:
       ,   ,                 ,    ,                ,
      You lay/ing these | slight sul/lies on*| my son,
            ,         ,          x        ,     2        ,
      As 'twere | a thing | a little | soiled in the | working:
        ,     2        ,   2      ,          ,                ,
      Mark you your | party in | converse;| him you | would sound,
       ,       ,        ,           2    ,    2      ,
      Having | ever | seen. In | the prenom|inate crimes
            ,            ,           ,       ,       ,
      The youth | you breathe | of guil|ty, be | assured
          ,        ,         ,          ,      ,
      He clos|es with | you in | this cons|equence:
            ,        ,         ,         ,      ,
      Good sir,| or so,| or friend,| or gent|leman,
         ,        ,          ,      ,    2    ,
      accord|ing to | the phrase | or the ad|dition,
          ,          ,
      Of man | and count|ry.
 
REYNALDO
                             ,      ,         ,
                            Ve|ry good | my lord.
 
POLONIUS
            ,          ,         ,
      And then | sir does | he this?  \\
           ,      ,        ,     ,        ,
      He does:| what was | I a|bout to | say?
      <-  2          ,        ,      ,           ,             ,
         I was || about | to say | something:| where did | I leave?
 
REYNALDO
          ,       ,         ,      ,     oo
      At clos|es in | the cons|equence:|
            ,         ,        ,      ,    oo
      At friend,| or so,| and gent|leman.|
 
POLONIUS
          ,       ,         ,       ,         ,     o
      At clos|es in | the cons|equence,| aye mar|ry,
          ,        ,          ,        ,         ,         o
      He clos|es with | you thus.| I know | the gent|leman,   (hex with prev)
         ,         ,      ,      2    ,       ,
      I saw | him yest|erday,| or the oth|er day;
           ,         ,           ,          ,       3  3     ,
      Or then | or then,| with such | and such;| and as you say,
        ,             ,         ,         ,       2      ,
      There was | he gam|ing, there | oretook | in his rouse,
        T     Tx     T        ,        ,         ,
      There falling out | at ten|nis; or | perchance,
         ,         ,       ,        ,          ,
      I saw | him ent|er such | a house | of sale;
         ,   ,       ,          ,   ,     ,       ,
      Videlicet, a brothel, or so forth. See you now;  ????
             ,         ,            ,            ,         ,
      Your bait | of false|hood*, takes | this carp | of truth;
            ,        ,       ,       ,         ,
      And thus | do we | of wis|dom and | of reach,
             ,      ,                ,   ,        x
      With wind|lasses,| and with / assays | of bias,
          ,    ,          ,       ,         ,
      By in|direc|tions find | direc|tions out:
          ,       ,       ,        ,        ,
      So by | my form|er lec|ture and | advice
             ,        ,          ,          ,         ,
      Shall you | my son;| You have | me, have | you not?
 
REYNALDO
           ,        ,
      My lord | I have.
 
POLONIUS
                            ,           ,          ,
                       Goodbye | you; fare | you well.
 
REYNALDO
        ,        __
      Good my | lord.    \\
 
POLONIUS
          ,          ,     ,       ,         ,
      Observe | his in|clina|tion in | yourself.
 
REYNALDO
          ,          ,
      I shall | my lord.|
 
POLONIUS
                              ,         ,         ,      ->
                         And let | him ply | his mus||ic.
 
REYNALDO
        ,         ,
      Well,| my lord.|
 
[Exit REYNALDO. Enter OPHELIA]
 
POLONIUS
                            ,
                      Farewell:  \\
           ,       ,   ,      ,          ,
      How now | Ophel|ia,| what's the | matter?
 
OPHELIA
         ,        ,    ,     2        ,      ,
      Alas | my lord,| I have been | so af|frighted.
 
POLONIUS
        T    T    T         ,          x     oo
      With what, in | the name | of Heaven?|
 
OPHELIA
           ,     ,  2       ,        ,        ,
      My lord,| as I was | sewing | in my | chamber,
            ,        ,          ,       ,         ,
      Lord^Ham|let with | his doub|let all | unbraced,
          ,      ,          ,          ,           ,
      No hat | upon | his head,| his stock|ings fouled,
          ,                ,   ,      ,          x
      Ungart|ered, and / down-gyv|ed to | his ankle,
        ,    2        ,            ,     ,               ,
      Pale as his | shirt, his | knees knock/ing each | other,
            ,        ,        ,    2        ,   ,
      And with | a look | so pit|eous in / purport,
          ,       ,           ,      ,         ,
      As if | he had | been loos|ed out | of hell,
           ,         ,         ,     ,        ,
      To speak | of hor|rors: he | comes be|fore me.
 
POLONIUS
       ,              ,
      Mad for | thy love?
 
OPHELIA
                               ,       ,         ,
                          My lord,| I do | not know;
           ,     ,        ,
      But tru|ly I | do fear | it.
 
POLONIUS
                                     ,      ,
                                   What | said he?
 
OPHELIA
           ,        ,         ,           ,         ,
      He took | me by | the wrist,| and held | me hard;
             ,        ,          ,         ,         ,
      Then goes | he to | the length | of all | his arm;
            ,        ,        ,          ,          ,
      And with | his oth|er hand | thus^ore | his brow,
           ,          ,       ,      ,        ,
      He falls | to such | perus|al of | my face,
          ,           ,          ,      __         ,
      As he | would draw | it. Long | stayed | he so,
           ,       ,        ,       ,         ,
      At last,| a lit|tle shak|ing of | mine^arm:
             ,           ,          ,       ,         ,
      And thrice | his head | thus wav|ing up | and down;
            ,         ,        ,   2    ,         ,
      He raised | a sigh,| so pit|eous and | profound,
          ,         ,         ,       ,          ,
      As it | did seem | to shat|ter all | his bulk,
           ,          x            ,         ,        ,
      And end | his being.| That^done,| he lets | me go,
            ,          ,    ,            ,          ,
      And with | his head | over | his shoul|der turned,
            ,          ,         ,         ,          ,
      He seemed | to find | his way | without | his eyes,
           ,         ,          ,         ,            ,
      For out | of doors | he went | without | their help;
           ,         ,     ,               ,         ,
      And to | the last,| bended | their light | on me.
 
POLONIUS
        ,   ,                       ,   ,          ,
      Come go / with me,| I will / go seek | the king,
        ,            ,     ,     ,        ,
      This is | the ve|ry ecs|tasy | of love,
             ,   2    ,      ,        ,        ,
      Whose vi|olent prop|erty | fordoes | itself,
            ,           ,        ,     2    ,     ,       2->
      And leads | the will | to des|perate und|ertak||ings,
          ,       ,     ,        ,        x
      As oft | as an|y pas|sion und|er heaven,
        ,      2     ,          ,        ,       ,
      That does^af|flict our | natures.| I am | sorry,
        ,      2        x                 ,    ,          ,
      What have you | given him | any / hard words | of late?
 
OPHELIA
       ,             ,         ,        ,         ,
      No my | good lord:| but as | you did | command,
         ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
      I did | repel | his fet|ters, and | denied
           ,            ,
      His ac|cess to / me.
 
POLONIUS
                            ,           ,         ,
                          That | hath made | him mad.
       2    ,       ,            x       ,          ,
      I am sor|ry that | with better | heed and | judgment
         ,          ,      ,         ,         ,           x
      I had | not quot|ed him.| I feared | he did | but trifle,
            ,          ,            ,        ,         ,      ,
      And meant | to wreck | thee: but | beshrew | my jeal|ousy: (hex with prev)
           ,         ,       ,       ,        ,
      It seems | it is | as prop|er to | our age,
           ,        ,          ,         ,      ,       ->
      To cast | beyond | ourselves | in our | opin||ions,
       ,     2    ,       ,          ,       ,
      As | it is com|mon for | the young|er sort
           ,        ,          ,     ,        2     ,
      To lack | discre|tion. Come,| go we | to the king,
            ,          ,             x            ,             ,
      This must | be known,| which being | kept^close | might^move
              ,          ,           ,        ,       ,
      More* grief | to hide,| than hate | to ut|ter love.
 
[Exeunt]

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