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Hamlet

Act IV, Scene 6

Another room in the castle.
 
[Enter HORATIO and a Servant]
 
HORATIO
        ,          ,                 ,           ,   oo
      What are | they that | would speak | with me?|
 
SERVANT
       ,         ,           ,                 x           ,
      Sailors | sir, they | say they | have letters | for you.
 
HORATIO
       ,               ,
      Let them | come^in.  \\
 
[Exit Servant]
         ,         ,           ,      ,             ,
      I do | not know | from what | part of | the world
           ,          ,      2    ,           ,     ,
      I should | be greet|ed, if not | from Lord | Hamlet.
 
[Enter Sailors]
 
FIRST SAILOR
God bless you sir.
 
HORATIO
Let him bless thee too.
 
FIRST SAILOR
He shall sir, and it please him. There's a letter for you sir: it comes from the ambassador that was bound for England, if your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is.
 
HORATIO [Reads]
Horatio, when thou shalt have overlooked this, give these fellows some means to the king: they have letters for him. Ere we were two days old at sea, a pirate of very warlike appointment gave us chase. Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on a compelled valor. In the grapple, I boarded them: on the instant they got clear of our ship, so I alone became their prisoner. They have dealt with me, like thieves of mercy, but they knew what they did. I am to do a good turn for them. Let the king have the letters I have sent, and repair thou to me with as much speed as thou wouldst fly death. I have words to speak in thine ear, will make thee dumb, yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter. These good fellows will bring thee where I am. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hold their course for England. Of them I have much to tell thee, Farewell. He that thou knowest thine, Hamlet.
 
        ,              ,         ,          ,             x
      Come, I | will make | you way | for these | your letters,
           ,     2      ,    2     ,         ,        ,       2->
      And do | it the speed|ier, that | you may | direct || me
          ,           ,           ,
      To him | from whom | you brought | them.  \\
 
[Exeunt]

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