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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)

    The Tragicall Historie of
    Prince of Denmarke.

    Enter Two Centinels.

    1. STand: who is that?
    2. Tis I.
    101. O you come most carefully vpon your watch,
    2. And if you meete Marcellus and Horatio,
    The partners of my watch, bid them make haste.
    1. I will: See who goes there.
    Enter Horatio and Marcellus.
    20Hor. Friends to this ground.
    Mar. And leegemen to the Dane,
    O farewell honest souldier, who hath releeued you?
    1. Barnardo hath my place, giue you good night.
    Mar. Holla, Barnardo.
    2. Say, is Horatio there?
    Hor. A peece of him.
    2. Welcome Horatio, welcome good Marcellus.
    30Mar. What hath this thing appear'd againe to night.
    2. I haue seene nothing.
    Mar. Horatio sayes tis but our fantasie,
    And wil not let beliefe take hold of him,
    Touching this dreaded sight twice seene by vs,