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Hamlet

Act V, Scene 2

A hall in the castle.
 
[Enter HAMLET and HORATIO]
 
HAMLET
       ,     2        ,         ,       2       ,        ,
      So much for | this sir;| now shall you | see the | other,
           ,      ,       ,         ,        ,
      You do | remem|ber all | the cir|cumstance.
 
HORATIO
Remember it my lord?
 
HAMLET
       ,             ,       ,      2      ,         ,
      Sir, in | my heart | there was a | kind of | fighting,
             ,          ,         ,          ,          ,
      That would | not let | me sleep;| methought | I lay
        ,               ,         2       ,   ,     ,
      Worse than | the mut|ines in the / bilboes.| Rashly,
              ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
      (And praised | be rash|ness for | it) let | us know,
           ,     ,         ,           ,          ,
      Our in|discre|tion some|times^serves | us well,
                   ,    ,          ,          ,                x
      When our / deep plots | do pall,| and that | should teach us,
         ,           ,    ,           ,           ,
      There's a | divin|ity | that shapes | our ends,
             ,          ,         ,
      Rough^hew | them how | we will.
 
HORATIO
                                         2     ,      ,
                                     That is most | certain.
 
HAMLET
       ,     2      ,
      Up from my | cabin   ????
          ,          ,         ,        ,         ,
      My sea|gown^scarfed | about | me in | the dark,
         ,            ,          ,         ,       ,
      Groped I | to find | out^them;| had^my | desire,
        ,                ,       ,         ,          ,
      Fingered | their pack|et, and | in fine,| withdrew
                ,    ,       ,     ,            ,
      To mine^/own room | again,| making | so bold,
            ,         ,        ,         ,       ,
      (My fears | forget|ting man|ners) to | unseal
              ,         ,          ,         ,        ,   2
      Their grand | commis|sion, where | I found | Hora||tio,
      ,    ,       ,   2       2   ,         ,
      O | royal | knavery: | an exact | command,
       ,    2        ,       ,         ,         ,
      Larded with | many | several | sorts of | reasons;
          ,       ,            ,          ,          ,
      Import|ing Den|mark's^health,| and Eng|land's too,
            ,          ,         ,        ,        ,
      With ho,| such^bugs | and gob|lins in | my life,
            ,        ,      ,         ,       ,     ->
      That on | the sup|ervise | no leis|ure bat||ed,
       ,      2     ,          ,        ,        ,
      No | not to stay | the grind|ing of | the axe,  ??
           ,                   ,    ,
      My head | should be / struck off.
 
HORATIO
                                         x    ,    
                                       Is it pos/sible?
 
HAMLET
         ,             ,          ,      2     ,     ,
      Here's the | commis|sion, read | it at more | leisure:
            ,           ,        ,       ,         ,
      But wilt | thou hear | me how | I did | proceed?
 
HORATIO
I beseech you.
 
HAMLET
       ,        ,       ,         ,           ,   2
      Being | thus be-|netted | round with | villanies,
       ,              ,       ,    ,              ,
      Ere I | could make | a pro|logue to | my brains,
        ,           ,          ,       ,         ,
      They had | begun | the play.| I sat | me down,
          ,        ,        ,          ,          ,
      Devised | a new | commis|sion, wrote | it fair,
          ,          ,        ,         ,        ,
      I once | did hold | it as | our stat|ists do,
          ,              ,     ,         ,         ,
      A base|ness to / write fair;| and lab|ored much
       ,           ,           ,         ,         ,
      How to | forget | that learn|ing: but | sir now,
          ,        x         ,          ,           ,
      It did | me yeo|man's serv|ice: wilt | thou know
         2    ,         ,        ,
      The effect | of what | I wrote?
 
HORATIO
                                       ,               ,
                                      Aye, good | my lord.
 
HAMLET
           ,       ,     ,        ,          ,
      An earn|est con|jura|tion from | the king,
          ,        ,          ,         ,     x
      As Eng|land was | his faith|ful trib|utary,
           ,        ,             ,          ,              x
      As love | between | them, like | the palm | might flourish,
           ,              ,           ,        ,        ,
      As peace | should stiff | her wheat|en garl|and wear,
            ,        ,        ,            ,    ,
      And stand | a com|ma 'tween | their am|ities,
           ,      ,          ,            ,      ,
      And ma|ny such | like As-|es of / great charge,
            ,         ,          ,     2     ,      ,
      That on | the view | and know|ing of these | contents*,
           ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      Without | debate|ment furth|er, more | or less,
            ,           ,       ,        ,        ,
      He should | the bear|ers put | to sud|den death,
            ,         ,        ,
      Not shriv|ing-time | allowed.
 
HORATIO
                                     ,                ,
                                    How was | this sealed?
 
HAMLET
          ,    2     ,         ,       ,     ,
      Why ev|en in that | was heav|en ord|inant.
         ,        ,         ,       ,        ,
      I had | my fath|er's sig|net in | my purse,
             ,         ,      ,         ,        ,
      Which was | the mod|el of | that Dan|ish seal:
       ,             ,     ,        ,    2      ,
      Folded | the writ | up in | form of the | other,
                x         x      2     ,           ,          ,
      Subscribed it,| gave it the im|pression,| placed it | safely,
             ,         ,       ,      T    .    T   T
      The change|ling nev|er known:| Now, the next day
                 ,    ,           ,         ,         ,         o ->
      Was our / sea-fight,| and what | to this | was se||quent,
              ,        ,
      Thou knowst | alrea|dy.   \\
 
HORATIO
           ,       ,          ,       ,          x
      So Guild|enstern | and Ros|encrantz,| go to it.
 
HAMLET
           ,          ,           ,         ,        ,       ->
      Why man,| they did | make love | to this | employ||ment
        ,       2      ,        ,             ,         ,
      They | are not near | my con|science; their | defeat
            ,          ,       ,   ,        ,
      Does by | their own | insin|ua|tion grow:
             ,   2       ,         ,      ,        ,
      'Tis dang|erous, when | the bas|er na|ture comes
          ,           ,          ,        ,        ,
      Between | the pass,| and fell | incens|ed points
           ,      ,    2
      Of migh|ty op|posites.
 
HORATIO
                              ,        2    ,         ,
                             Why,| what a king | is this?
 
HAMLET
                 ,      ,              ,         ,      ,
      Does it / not, thinkst | thee, stand | me now | upon
       ,     2          ,          ,            ,         ,
      He that hath | killed my | king, and | whored my | mother,
              ,       ,        2  ,        ,         ,
      Popped^in | between | the elec|tion and | my hopes,
              ,         ,      ,        ,        ,
      Thrown^out | his ang|le for | my prop|er life,
            ,          ,     ,     ,   2       ,         ,
      And with | such coz|enage;| is it not | perfect | conscience,
           ,                 ,   ,         ,       ,      2      ,
      To quit | him with / this arm?| And is | it not | to be damned,  (hex with prev)
          ,          ,       ,        ,        ,
      To let | this cank|er of | our na|ture come
          ,        ,
      In furth|er ev|il.     \\
 
HORATIO
           ,         ,        ,         ,          ,       ->
      It must | be short|ly known | to him | from Eng||land
        ,      2     ,      ,        ,          ,
      What | is the is|sue of | the bus|iness there.
 
HAMLET
           ,         ,
      It will | be short,  ????
           ,    2      ,              ,      ,          ,
      The int|erim's mine,| and a / man's life's | no more
               ,   ,    ,        ,    ,      ,     ,
      Than to say one: but I am very sorry good Horatio,  ????
        ,          ,     ,       ,        ,
      That to | Laert|es I | forgot | myself;
           ,        ,           ,   ,        ,
      For by | the im|age of / my cause,| I see
           ,        ,        ,           ,          ,       ->
      The por|traiture | of his:| I'll court | his fav||ors;
       ,      ,         ,  2       2      ,          ,       ->
      But | sure the | bravery | of his grief | did put || me
       ,   2   ,    2    ,
      In|to a tow|ering pas|sion.
 
HORATIO
                                   ,        2        ,
                                 Peace,| who comes^here?
 
[Enter OSRIC]
 
OSRIC
Your lordship is right welcome back to Denmark.
 
HAMLET
I humbly thank you sir. Dost know this water-fly?
 
HORATIO
No my good lord.
 
HAMLET
Thy state is the more gracious; for 'tis a vice to know him: He hath much land, and fertile; let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the king's mess; 'tis a chough; but, as I say, spacious in the possession of dirt.
 
OSRIC
Sweet lord, if your lordship were at leisure, I should impart a thing to you from his majesty.
 
HAMLET
I will receive it with all diligence of spirit; put your bonnet to his right use, 'tis for the head.
 
OSRIC
I thank your lordship, it is very hot.
 
HAMLET
No, believe me 'tis very cold, the wind is northerly.
 
OSRIC
It is indifferent cold my lord indeed.
 
HAMLET
Methinks it is very sultry, and hot for my complexion.
 
OSRIC
Exceedingly, my lord, it is very sultry, as 'twere I cannot tell how: But my lord, his majesty bade me signify to you, that he has laid a great wager on your head: sir, this is the matter.
 
HAMLET
I beseech you remember.
 
[HAMLET moves him to put on his hat]
 
OSRIC
Nay, in good faith, for mine ease in good faith: sir, here is newly come to court Laertes; believe me, an absolute gentleman, full of most excellent differences, of very soft society and great showing: indeed, to speak feelingly of him, he is the card or calendar of gentry, for you shall find in him the continent of what part a gentleman would see.
 
HAMLET
Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you; though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither, in respect of his quick sail. But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
 
OSRIC
Your lordship speaks most infallibly of him.
 
HAMLET
The concernancy, sir? why do we wrap the gentleman in our more rawer breath?
 
OSRIC
Sir?
 
HORATIO
Is it not possible to understand in another tongue? You will do it, sir, really.
 
HAMLET
What imports the nomination of this gentleman?
 
OSRIC
Of Laertes?
 
HORATIO
His purse is empty already; all's golden words are spent.
 
HAMLET
Of him, sir.
 
OSRIC
I know you are not ignorant--
 
HAMLET
I would you did, sir; yet, in faith, if you did, it would not much approve me. Well, sir?
 
OSRIC
You are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes is--
 
HAMLET
I dare not confess that, lest I should compare with him in excellence; but, to know a man well, were to know himself.
 
OSRIC
I mean, sir, for his weapon; but in the imputation laid on him by them, in his meed he's unfellowed.
 
HAMLET
What's his weapon?
 
OSRIC
Rapier and dagger.
 
HAMLET
That's two of his weapons; but well.
 
OSRIC
The king,sir hath wagered with him six Barbary horses, against the which he has imponed as I take it, six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdle, hangers ors so: three of the carriages in faith are very dear to fancy, very responsive to the hilts, most delicate carriages, and of very liberal conceit.
 
HAMLET
What call you the carriages?
 
HORATIO
I knew you must be edified by the margent ere you had done.
 
OSRIC
The carriages sir, are the hangers.
 
HAMLET
The phrase would be more germane to the matter: if we could carry cannon by our sides; I would it might be hangers till then; But on six Barbary horses against six French swords: their assigns, and three liberal-conceited carriages, that's the French bet against the Danish; Why is this imponed as you call it?
 
OSRIC
The king sir, hath laid, that in a dozen passes between yourself and him, he shall not exceed you three hits; he hath laid on twelve for nine, and it would come to immediate trial, if your lordship would vouchsafe the answer.
 
HAMLET
How if I answer no?
 
OSRIC
I mean my lord, the opposition of your person in trial.
 
HAMLET
Sir, I will walk here in the hall; if it please his majesty, 'tis the breathing time of day with me; let the foils be brought, the gentleman willing, and the king hold his purpose; I will win for him if I can: if not, I will gain nothing but my shame, and the odd hits.
 
OSRIC
Shall I re-deliver you eene so?
 
HAMLET
To this effect sir, after what flourish your nature will.
 
OSRIC
I commend my duty to your lordship.
 
[Exit OSRIC]
 
HAMLET
Yours, yours; he does well to commend it himself, there are no tongues else for his turn.
 
HORATIO
This lapwing runs away with the shell on his head.
 
HAMLET
He did comply with his dug before he sucked it: Thus had he and many more of the same bevy that I know the dressy age dotes on; only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter, a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trials: the bubbles are out.
 
LORD
My lord, his majesty commended him to you by young Osric, who brings back to him that you attend him in the hall: he sends to know if your pleasure hold to play with Laertes, or that you will take longer time.
 
HAMLET
I am constant to my purpose; they follow the king's pleasure: if his fitness speaks, mine is ready; now or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.
 
LORD
The king and queen and all are coming down.
 
HAMLET
In happy time.
 
LORD
The queen desires you to use some gentle entertainment to Laertes before you fall to play.
 
HAMLET
She well instructs me.
 
[Exit Lord]
 
HORATIO
You will lose this wager, my lord.
 
HAMLET
I do not think so, since he went into France, I have been in continual practice; I shall win at the odds: But thou wouldst not think how ill all's here about my heart: but it is no matter.
 
HORATIO
Nay, good my lord.
 
HAMLET
It is but foolery; but it is such a kind of gain-giving as would perhaps trouble a woman.
 
HORATIO
If your mind dislike anything, obey. I will forestall their repair hither, and say you are not fit.
 
HAMLET
Not a whit, we defy augury; there's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come: if it be not to come, it will be now: if it be not now; yet it will come; the readiness is all, since no man has aught of what he leaves. What is it to leave betimes?
 
[Enter CLAUDIUS, GERTRUDE, LAERTES, Lords, OSRIC, and Attendants with foils, etc.]
 
CLAUDIUS
Come Hamlet, come, and take this hand from me.
 
[CLAUDIUS puts LAERTES' hand into HAMLET's]
 
HAMLET
        ,             ,       ,           ,          ,
      Give me | your pard|on sir,| I've done | you wrong,
              x        ,        ,       ,      ,
      But pardon | it as | you are | a gent|leman.
             ,         ,
      This pres|ence knows,  \\   ????
           ,           ,            ,      ,   2      ,
      And you | must needs | have heard | how I am | punished
             ,         ,     ,          ,        ,
      With sore | distrac|tion?| What have | I done
             ,           ,        x      ,       ,
      That might | your na|ture honor,| and ex|ception
        ,    2    ,         ,        ,          ,
      Roughly a|wake, I | here pro|claim was | madness:
         2    ,         ,        x        ,       ,
      Was it Ham|let wronged | Laertes?| Never | Hamlet,
          ,        ,         ,         ,      ,
      If Ham|let from | himself | be tane | away:
            ,          ,         ,           ,       x
      And when | he's not | himself,| does wrong | Laertes,
            ,        ,        ,     ,             x
      Then Ham|let does | it not,| Hamlet | denies it.
            ,         ,         ,          x         ,
      Who does | it then?| His mad|ness? if it | be so,
       ,           ,        ,         ,          ,
      Hamlet | is of | the fac|tion that | is wronged,
           ,              ,   ,         ,   ,
      His mad|ness is / poor Ham|let's en|emy.
       ,          ,   ,
      Sir, in | this aud/ience,  \\
       ,            ,         ,       ,        ,
      Let my | disclaim|ing from | a pur|posed evil,
        ,           ,                ,    ,           ,
      Free me | so far | in your / most gene|rous thoughts,
           ,          ,          ,      ,          ,
      That I | have shot | mine^ar|row ore | the house,
            ,        ,
      And hurt | my moth|er.         \\
 
LAERTES
      ,       ,      ,        ,       oo
      I am | satis|fied in | nature,|
             ,       ,          ,             ,         ,
      Whose mot|ive in | this case | should stir | me most
          ,       ,          ,        ,          x
      To my | revenge.| But in | my terms | of honor
          ,        ,          ,        ,      ,       ->
      I stand | aloof,| and will | no rec|oncile||ment,
        ,      2      ,      ,      2     ,      ,
      Till | by some eld|er mast|ers of known | honor,
          ,        ,          ,      ,         ,
      I have | a voice,| and prec|edent | of peace
           ,         ,        ,           ,           ,
      To keep | my name | ungored.| But till | that time,
         ,       ,           ,         ,           ,
      I do | receive | your of|fered love | like^love,  ??
            ,             x
      And will | not wrong it.
 
HAMLET
                                ,      ,          ,
                                I em|brace it | freely,
            ,           ,         ,       ,        ,
      And will | this broth|er's wag|er frank|ly play.
        ,             ,           ,
      Give us | the foils:| Come on.
 
LAERTES
                                          ,         ,
                                    Come one | for me.
 
HAMLET
        ,    2         ,    x                  ,     ,
      I'll be your | foil Laer/tes, in | mine^ig|norance,
             ,       ,              ,      2      ,        ,
      Your skill | shall like | a star | in the dark|est night,
             ,      ,        ,
      Stick^fie|ry off | indeed.
 
LAERTES
                                     ,        ,
                               You mock | me sir.
 
HAMLET
       ,             ,
      No by | this hand.  \\
 
CLAUDIUS
        ,      2        ,            ,
      Give them the | foils, young^|Osric,  \\
        ,       ,             ,         ,     o
      Cousin | Hamlet,| you know | the wag|er.
 
HAMLET
       ,       ,        __
      Very | well my | lord,  \\
             ,            ,          ,      2     ,        ,
      Your grace | hath laid | the odds | on the weak|er side.
 
CLAUDIUS
         ,         ,
      I do | not fear |it,
                           ,          ,          ,
                           I | have seen | you both:
            ,       2    ,          ,          ,          ,
      But since | he is bet|tered, we | have there|fore odds.
 
LAERTES
        ,    2       ,
      This is too*| heavy,
                            ,        ,     ,
                           Let me | see a|nother.
 
HAMLET
             ,          ,
      This likes | me well,
                                   ,           ,         ,
                           These foils | have^all | a length.
 
[They prepare to play]
 
OSRIC
       ,              ,
      Aye my | good lord. \\
 
CLAUDIUS
       ,    2         ,          ,     ,          ,
      Set me the | stoops of | wine u|pon that | table.
          ,        ,          ,         ,       ,
      If Ham|let give | the first,| or sec|ond hit,
           ,        ,       ,         ,          ,
      Or quit | in ans|wer of | the third | exchange,
           ,         ,       ,            ,          ,
      Let all | the bat|tlements | their ord|nance fire,
            ,            ,         ,         ,         ,
      The king | shall drink | to Ham|let's bet|ter breath,
           ,        ,       ,       ,          ,
      And in | the cup | a un|ion shall | he throw
        ,             ,            ,        ,         ,
      Richer | than that,| which four | succes|sive kings
          ,           ,            ,
      In Den|mark's crown | have worn.
                                         ,             ,
                                       Give me | the cups,
           ,         ,       ,         ,        ,
      And let | the ket|tle to | the trump|et speak,
            ,       ,        ,      ,         ,
      The trump|et to | the can|noneer | without,
           ,        ,        ,       2     ,      2     ,
      The can|nons to | the heav|ens, the heav|ens to earth,
                  ,     ,         ,         ,       ,
      Now the / king drinks | to Ham|let. Come,| begin,
           ,         ,         ,       ,     ,
      And you | the jud|ges, bear | a wa|ry eye.
 
HAMLET
Come on sir.
 
LAERTES
Come my lord.
 
[They play]
 
HAMLET
One.
 
LAERTES
No.
 
HAMLET
Judgment.
 
OSRIC
A hit, a very palpable hit.
 
LAERTES
Well: again.
 
CLAUDIUS
        ,               ,
      Stay, give | me drink.
                             ,              ,          ,
                           
Hamlet,| this pearl | is thine.
         ,               ,       ,             ,    oo
     
Here's to | thy health.| Give him | the cup.|
 
[Trumpets sound, and cannon shot off within]
 
HAMLET
             ,           ,      T     T   .  T      ,
      I'll play | this bout | first, set it by | awhile.
 
[They play]
        ,      ,        ,           ,
      Come: a|nother | hit; what | say you?
 
LAERTES
           ,        ,        ,       ,
      A touch,| a touch,| I do | confess.   (tetra with prev)
 
CLAUDIUS
           ,           ,
      Our son | shall win.  \\
 
GERTRUDE
            ,          ,          ,
      He's fat,| and scant | of breath.  \\
        ,        ,        ,         ___    oo
      Take my | napkin,| rub thy | brows,|
            ,        ,       ,        ,         ,      ->
      The queen | carous|es to | thy for|tune, Ham||let.
 
HAMLET
        ,     ,
      Good | madam.
 
CLAUDIUS
                    T   T     T         ,
                   Gertrude, do | not drink.
 
GERTRUDE
          ,         ,
      I will | my lord;
                            ,          ,      ,
                        I pray | you pard|on me.
 
CLAUDIUS
       ,           ,         ,             ,    ,
      It is | the pois|oned cup,| it is / too late.
 
HAMLET
          ,          ,           ,
      I dare | not drink | yet, mad|am,
                                         ,        ,
                                        By | and by.
 
GERTRUDE
        ,              ,          ,
      Come, let | me wipe | thy face.  \\
 
LAERTES
           ,          ,         ,
      My lord,| I'll hit | him now.
 
CLAUDIUS
                                      ,            x
                                   I do | not think it.
 
LAERTES
           ,          ,   ,       ,         ,
      And yet | 'tis al|most a|gainst my | conscience.
 
HAMLET
        ,     2        ,
      Come for the | third.
                             ,          ,         ,
                            La/ertes,| you but | dally.
          ,          ,                  ,   ,    ,
      I pray | you pass | with your / best vi|olence,
      ,   2    ,           ,       ,        ,     
      I am a|feard you | make a | wanton | of | me.
 
LAERTES
       T   T   T         ,
      Say you so?| Come on.  \\
 
[They play]
 
OSRIC
       ,         ,        ___
      Nothing | neither | way.
 
LAERTES
                                    ,        ,
                              Have at | you now.
 
[in scuffling they change rapiers.]
 
CLAUDIUS
        ,               ,         ,
      Part them,| they are | incensed.
 
HAMLET
                                        T    T   .  T
                                       Nay come, again.
 
OSRIC
        ,             ,            ,
      Look to | the queen | there ho.
 
HORATIO
             ,          ,       ,
      They bleed | on both | sides.  (tri with prev)
            x          ,
      How is it | my lord?
 
OSRIC
            x      x
      How is it | Laertes?  (di with prev)
 
LAERTES
       ,    2      T   T
      Why as a | woodcock
                           .   T       T      T T
                          To mine | springe, Osric,
      ,        ,         ,                ,      ,  2
      I am | justly | killed with | mine^own | treachery.
 
HAMLET
            ,          ,
      How does | the queen?
 
CLAUDIUS
                                  ,         ,           ,
                           She swoons | to see | them bleed.
 
GERTRUDE
       T   T   .    T           ,
      No, no, the drink,| the drink.  \\
       ,   2        ,             ,           ,     oo
      Oh my dear | Hamlet,| the drink,| the drink,|
      ,        ,
      I am | poisoned.  \\
 
[Dies]
 
HAMLET
          ,          ,    ,          ,           ,
      Oh vil|lany!/ How? Let | the doors | be locked.
        ,           ,        ,
      Treache|ry, seek | it out.
 
LAERTES
                                   2       ,     ,
                                 It is / here | Hamlet.
       ,           2      ,
      Hamlet,| thou art slain,  ????
          ,     ,      2      ,          ,          ,
      No med|icine | in the world | can do | thee good.
           ,                ,    ,         ,         ,
      In thee,| there is / not half | an hour | of life;
            ,      2     ,      ,        ,         ,
      The treach|erous inst|rument | is in | thy hand,
         ,      ,       ,                ,    ,       2->
      Unbat|ed and | enven|omed: the / foul prac||tise
              ,         ,        ,    ,           ,
      Hath turned | itself | on me.| Lo, here^|I lie,
       ,   2       ,      ,          ,          ,
      Never to | rise a|gain: thy | mother's | poisoned:
         ,         ,          ,          ,           ,
      I can | no more,| the king,| the king's | to blame.
 
HAMLET
            ,        ,        ,
      The point | enven|omed too,
             x      T  T    T
      Then venom | to thy work.   (tri with prev)
 
[Stabs CLAUDIUS]
 
ALL
Treason, treason.
 
CLAUDIUS
         ,        ,          ,         ,         ,
      O yet | defend | me friends,| I am | but hurt.
 
HAMLET
        ,            ,    2      ,    2
      Here thou | incest|uous, murd|erous,
                                            ,       ,
                                          Damn|ed Dane,
             ,          ,        ,        ,       ,
      Drink^off | this po|tion: is | thy un|ion here?
       ,           ,
      Follow | my moth|er.
 
[CLAUDIUS dies]
 
LAERTES
                           ,        ,        ,
                          He | is just|ly served.
          ,      ,       ,         ,        ,
      It is | a pois|on temp|ered by | himself:
           ,          ,         ,         ,      ,       ->
      Exchange | forgive|ness with | me, nob|le Ham||let;
        ,       2    ,          ,           ,      ,      __  ->
      Mine | and my fath|er's death | come not | upon || thee,
            ,         ,
      Nor thine | on me.   \\
 
[Dies]
 
HAMLET
       ,         ,           ,    2        ,        ,
      Heaven | make thee | free of it,| I fol|low thee.
       2     ,       ,  2     ,         ,        ,
      I am dead | Hora|tio, wretch|ed queen | adieu,
       ,           T    T    .    T       ,           ,
      You that | look pale, and trem|ble at | this chance,
            ,          ,         ,    2    ,         ,
      That are | but mutes | or aud|ience to | this act:
          ,         ,                ,   ,          ,
      Had I | but time |(as this / fell ser|geant death
            ,         ,        ,     ,  2          ,
      Is strict | in his | arrest)| oh I could | tell you.
           ,        ,      ,  2   ,        ,
      But let | it be:| Hora|tio, I | am dead,
        T    T     .  T     ,           ,        ,
      Thou livst, report | me and | my caus|es right
       ,          ,      ,
      To the | unsat|isfied.
 
HORATIO
                              ,   2     ,
                             Never be|lieve it.
       2     ,        ,        ,       ,        ,
      I am more | an ant|ique^Rom|an than | a Dane:
              ,          ,        ,
      Here's yet | some li|quor left.  \\
 
HAMLET
       ,         ,       ,     ,             ___
      As thou | art a | man, give / me the | cup.
           ,         x              x
      Let go,| by heaven | I'll have it.  \\
            ,       ,  2     ,        ,        ,
      Oh* good | Hora|tio, what | a wound|ed name,
                ,         ,        ,             ,     x
      (Things^stand|ing thus | unknown)| shall live | behind me.  ??
           ,           ,      ,        ,         ,
      If thou | didst ev|er hold | me in | thy heart,
       ,         ,            ,    ,       ,
      Absent | thee from | feli|city | a while,
                       ,     ,     ,           ,          ,
      And in this // harsh world draw | thy breath | in pain,
           ,        ,        ,     T   T    T          ,
      To tell | my sto|ry. What | warlike noise | is this?  ????
 
[March afar off, and shot within]
 
OSRIC
             ,      ,         ,   ,     ,        ,
      Young Fortinbras, with conquest come from Poland  ????
       ,    2    ,      ,         ,          ,           ,         ,
      To the am|bassa|dors of | England | gives this | warlike | volley.  ????
 
HAMLET
      _   _   ___      ,   ,
      O | I | die | Hora|tio:
           ,       ,        ,           ,           x
      The pot|ent pois|on quite | ore-crows | my spirit,
         ,        ,         ,          ,          ,        ->
      I can|not live | to hear | the news | from Eng||land,
       ,       ,    ,    2       2  ,          ,
      But | I do | prophesy | the elec|tion lights
          ,       ,        ,        ,       ,
      On Fort|inbras,| he has | my dy|ing voice,
           ,          ,       2   ,          ,          ,
      So tell | him with | the occur|rents more | and less,
              ,       ,    ,           ,        ,        ->
      Which have | soli|cited. | The rest | is si||lence.
       ,   __   __   __   oo
      Oh,| oh,| oh,| oh.|
 
[Dies]
 
HORATIO
             ,        ,       ,
      Now cracks | a nob|le heart:
                                         ,               ,
                                  Good night | sweet* prince,
             ,          ,        ,          ,         ,
      And flights | of ang|els sing | thee to | thy rest,
       ,          .    T    T    T
      Why does | the drum come hith|er?  \\
 
[March within. Enter FORTINBRAS, the English Ambassadors, and others]
 
FORTINBRAS
        ,                ,
      Where is | this sight?
 
HORATIO
                                  ,       ,          ,
                            What is | it ye | would see;
           ,         ,        ,         ,             ,
      If aught | of woe,| or wond|er, cease | your search.
 
FORTINBRAS
             ,       ,         ,             ,     ,
      This quar|ry cries | on hav|oc. Oh / proud death,
             ,           ,          ,        ,       ,
      What feast | is toward | in thine | etern|al cell.
             ,        ,      ,        ,       ,
      That thou | so ma|ny prin|ces, at | a shot,
           ,     ,           ,
      So blood|ily | hast struck.
 
FIRST AMBASSADOR
                                       ,         ,      2->
                                 The sight | is dis||mal,
       ,       2    ,           ,         ,           ,
      And | our affairs | from Eng|land come | too* late,
            ,          ,          ,               x       ,
      The ears | are sense|less that | should give us | hearing,
           ,         ,         ,        ,         ,
      To tell | him his | command|ment is | fulfilled,
            ,       ,           ,       ,           ,
      That Ros|encrantz | and Guild|enstern | are dead:
        ,                 ,           ,
      Where should | we have | our thanks?
 
HORATIO
                                            ,               ,
                                           Not from | his mouth,
         x      2   ,    ,        ,         ,
      Had it the a|bili|ty of | life to | thank you:  ??
          ,       ,         ,        ,            ,
      He nev|er gave | command|ment for | their death.
            ,          ,      ,           ,       ,        ->
      But since | so jump | upon | this blood|y ques||tion,
       ,        2     ,   ,    ,       2            ,
      You | from the Po|lack wars,/ and you from | England,
            ,        ,           ,    2       ,      ,
      Are here | arrived.| give^ord|er that these | bodies
        ,           ,          ,      ,         ,
      High on | a stage | be plac|ed to | the view,
           ,         ,       2     ,        ,        ,
      And let | me speak | to the yet | unknow|ing world,
            ,              ,       ,         ,           ,
      How these | things^came | about.| So shall | you hear
           ,        ,       ,       ,   2     ,
      Of carn|al, blood|y, and | unna|tural acts,
          ,    ,        ,          ,  2      ,        2->
      Of ac|ciden|tal judg|ments, cas|ual slaught||ers
            ,          ,       ,                 ,     ,
      Of deaths | put on | by cun|ning, and / forced cause,
       ,    2        T  T    T     ,        ,
      And in this | upshot, pur|poses | mistook,
         x           2   ,          ,           ,        ,
      Fallen on | the invent|ors' heads.| All this | can I
       ,         ,
      Truly | deliv|er.
 
FORTINBRAS
                        ,         ,            x
                       Let | us haste | to hear it,
            ,         ,        ,        ,     ,
      And call | the nob|lest to | the aud|ience.
           ,         ,       ,       ,         ,        ->
      For me,| with sor|row, I | embrace | my for||tune,
      ,       2        ,         ,   3 3     ,      ,
      I | have some rights | of mem|ory in this | kingdom,
             ,         ,         ,         ,
      Which now | to claim,| my vant|age doth
                                                  ,       2->
                                              Invite || me.
 
HORATIO
           ,        ,           ,        ,          ,
      Of that | I shall | have al|ways cause | to speak,
            ,          ,
      And from | his mouth
                                   ,            ,         ,
                           Whose voice | will draw | on^more:
           ,           ,         ,      ,         ,
      But let | this same | be pres|ently | performed,
      ,   2                ,           ,
      Even while | men's^minds | are wild,
                                                 ,          ,
                                          Lest^more | mischance
           ,          ,       ,     2
      On plots,| and er|rors hap|pen.
 
FORTINBRAS
                                            ,     ,
                                      Let four | captains
        ,   ,       ,     ,               ,
      Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage,  ????
           ,         ,       ,         ,         ,
      For he | was like|ly, had | he been | put on
                   ,     ,     ,   2
      To have / proved most | royally:
                                        ,     2       ,
                                       And for his | passage,
           ,          ,       ,          ,         ,
      The sol|diers' mus|ic, and | the rites | of war
              ,      ,
      Speak^loud|ly for | him.  \\
            ,        ,       ,        ,          ,
      Take^up | the bod|y: such | a sight | as this
           ,          ,           ,            ,       ,
      Becomes | the field,| but here | shows much | amiss.
      __    ,         ,          ___    oo
      Go,| bid the | soldiers | shoot.|

[A dead march. Exeunt, bearing off the dead bodies; after which a peal of ordnance is shot off]

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