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Hamlet

Act IV, Scene 1

A room in the castle.
 
[Enter CLAUDIUS, GERTRUDE, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN]
 
CLAUDIUS
               ,       ,           ,
      There's mat|ter in | these^sighs.
                                                    ,      ,
                                       These* pro/found heaves
            ,          ,          ,        ,       ,         ->
      You must | translate;| tis fit | we und|erstand || them.
        ,              ,
      Where is | your son?  \\
 
GERTRUDE
          ,           ,         ,      ,        ,
      Bestow | this place | on us | a lit|tle while.
 
[Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN]
       ,             ,           ,        ,        ,
      Ah my | good lord,| what have | I seen | tonight?
 
CLAUDIUS
        T   T   T      ,          ,       oo
      What Gertrude?| How does | Hamlet?|
 
GERTRUDE
       ,             ,          ,           ,         ,
      Mad as | the seas,| and wind,| when both | contend
        ,              ,    2    ,        ,        ,
      Which is | the might|ier, in | his law|less fit
          ,         ,        ,        ,          ,
      Behind | the ar|ras, hear|ing some|thing stir,
           ,        ,      ,          ,     ,      ,
      He whips his rapier out, and cries a rat, a rat,   ????
           ,          ,        ,     ,         ,
      And in | this brain|ish ap|prehen|sion kills
       .   T  T    T         ,
      The unseen good | old^man.
 
CLAUDIUS
                                    ,       ,
                                 O hea|vy deed:
          ,          ,         ,        ,          ,
      It had | been so | with us | had we | been there:
           ,     ,        ,          ,          ,
      His lib|erty | is full | of threats | to all,
          ,          ,        ,       ,      ,
      To you | yourself,| to us,| to eve|ry one.
         ,    ,       2         ,        ,        ,
      Alas,| how shall this | bloody | deed be | answered?
           ,         ,        ,          ,      ,
      It will | be laid | to us,| whose prov|idence
                      ,    ,           ,           ,         ,
      Should have / kept short,| restrained,| and out | of haunt,
            ,           ,         ,     ,              ,
      This mad | young^man.| But so | much was | our love,
           ,          ,      ,                  ,   ,
      We would | not und|erstand | what was / most fit,
            ,         ,      ,       ,        ,
      But like | the own|er of | a foul | disease,
           ,         ,        ,         ,         ,
      To keep | it from | divulg|ing, lets | it feed
        x             ,         ,      ,             ,
      Even on | the pith | of Life.| Where is | he gone?
 
GERTRUDE
           ,       ,         ,     ,           ,
      To draw | apart | the bod|y he | hath killed,
             ,          ,     ,         ,          ,
      Ore* whom |  his ve|ry mad|ness like | some ore
         ,       ,    ,        ,        ,
      Among | a min|eral | of met|als base
        T    .  T    T         ,           ,         ,
      Shows itself pure.| He weeps | for what | is done.
 
CLAUDIUS
      T  T   T       ,    ___   oo
      O Gertrude,| come a|way:|
           ,        ,        ,           ,          ,
      The sun | no soon|er shall | the mount|ains touch,
           ,          ,          ,                  ,    ,
      But we | will ship | him hence,| and this / vile deed,
           ,          ,         ,     ,         ,
      We must | with all | our maj|esty | and skill
             ,     2      ,        ,         ,       ,
      Both count|enance, and | excuse.| Ho Guild|enstern:
 
[Enter ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN]
         T      T   T     ,            2      ,        ,
      Friends both go | join you | with some furth|er aid:
       ,           ,         ,       ,   2    ,
      Hamlet | in mad|ness hath | Polon|ius slain,
       ,      2       ,          ,         ,          ,
      And from his | mother's | closet | hath he | dragged him.
            ,         ,      T     T    .    T          ,    ->
      Go* seek | him out,| speak fair, and bring | the bo||dy
       ,   2     ,      2    ,          ,          ,
      In|to the cha|pel. I pray | you haste | in this.
 
[Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN]
        T   T   T             ,      2     ,         ,
      Come Gertrude,| we'll call | up our wis|est friends,
           ,           ,           ,         ,        ,
      And let | them know | both what | we mean | to do,
            ,         ,        ,         ,       ,
      And what's | untime|ly done.| Oh come | away,
           ,         ,        ,    ,            ,
      My soul | is full | of dis|cord and | dismay.
 
[Exeunt]

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