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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
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Hamlet (Quarto 1, 1603)

    The Tragedy of Hamlet
    Ham. Into my graue.
    Cor. By the ma s s e that's out of the aire indeed,
    Very shrewd answers,
    My lord I will take my leaue of you.
    1265 Enter Gilder stone, and Ro s s encraft.
    Ham. You can take nothing from me sir,
    I will more willingly part with all,
    Olde doating foole.
    Cor, You seeke Prince Hamlet, see, there he is. exit.
    1263.1 Gil. Health to your Lord ship.
    1270 Ham. What, Gilder stone, and Ro s s encraft,
    Welcome kinde Schoole-fellowes to Elsanoure.
    1417.1 Gil. We thanke your Grace, and would be very glad
    You were as when we were at Wittenberg.
    1320 Ham. I thanke you, but is this vi sitation free of
    Your selues, or were you not sent for?
    Tell me true, come, I know the good King and Queene
    Sent for you, there is a kinde of confe s sion in your eye:
    Come, I know you were sent for.
    Gil. What say you?
    Ham. Nay then I see how the winde sits,
    Come, you were sent for.
    Ross. My lord, we were, and willingly if we might,
    Know the cause and ground of your discontent.
    2210 Ham. Why I want preferment.
    Ross. I thinke not so my lord.
    1345 Ham. Yes faith, this great world you see contents me not,
    No nor the spangled heauens, nor earth, nor sea,
    1355 No nor Man that is so glorious a creature,
    1355 Contents not me, no nor woman too, though you laugh.
    Gil. My lord, we laugh not at that.
    1360 Ham. Why did you laugh then,
    1360 When I said, Man did not content mee?
    Gil. My Lord, we laughed, when you said, Man did not
    content you.
    What entertainement the Players shall haue,
    We