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  • Title: Hamlet (Quarto 1, 1603)
  • Textual editor: Eric Rasmussen
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-434-9

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    Author: William Shakespeare
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    Hamlet (Quarto 1, 1603)

    Prince of Denmarke.
    That one may smile, and smile, and be a villayne;
    At lea st I am sure, it may be so in Denmarke.
    795 So vncle, there you are, there you are.
    795 Now to the words; it is adue adue: remember me,
    Soe t'is enough I haue sworne.
    Hor. My lord, my lord. Enter. Horatio, and Marcellus.
    Mar. Lord Hamlet.
    Hor. Ill, lo, lo, ho, ho.
    Mar. Ill, lo, lo, so, ho, so, come boy, come.
    800 Hor. Heauens secure him.
    Mar. How i' st my noble lord?
    805 Hor. What news my lord?
    Ham. O wonderfull, wonderful.
    Hor. Good my lord tel it.
    Ham. No not I, you'l reueale it.
    Hor. Not I my Lord by heauen.
    810 Mar. Nor I my Lord.
    Ham. How say you then? would hart of man
    Once thinke it? but you'l be secret.
    Both. I by heauen, my lord.
    Ham. There's neuer a villaine dwelling in all Denmarke,
    815 But hee's an arrant knaue.
    Hor. There need no Gho st come from the graue to tell
    you this.
    Ham. Right, you are in the right, and therefore
    I holde it meet without more circum stance at all,
    820 Wee shake hands and part; you as your bu sines
    And de siers shall leade you: for looke you,
    Euery man hath bu sines, and de sires, such
    As it is, and for my owne poore parte, ile go pray.
    825 Hor. These are but wild and wherling words, my Lord.
    Ham. I am sory they offend you; hartely, yes faith hartily.
    Hor. Ther's no offence my Lord.
    Ham. Yes by Saint Patrike but there is Horatio,
    830 And much offence too, touching this vi sion,
    It is an hone st gho st, that let mee tell you,