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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 Tragedie of Hamlet
    35Therefore I haue intreated him a long with vs
    To watch the minutes of this night,
    That if againe this apparition come,
    He may approoue our eyes, and speake to it.
    Hor. Tut, t'will not appeare.
    402. Sit downe I pray, and let vs once againe
    Assaile your eares that are so fortified,
    What we haue two nights seene.
    Hor. Wel, sit we downe, and let vs heare Bernardo speake
    45of this.
    2. Last night of al, when yonder starre that's west-
    ward from the pole, had made his course to
    Illumine that part of heauen. Where now it burnes,
    50The bell then towling one.
    Enter Ghost.
    Mar. Breake off your talke, see where it comes againe.
    2. In the same figure like the King that's dead,
    Mar. Thou art a scholler, speake to it Horatio.
    552. Lookes it not like the king?
    Hor. Most like, it horrors mee with feare and wonder.
    2. It would be spoke to.
    Mar. Question it Horatio.
    Hor. What art thou that thus vsurps the state, in
    Which the Maiestie of buried Denmarke did sometimes
    Walke? By heauen I charge thee speake.
    Mar. It is offended.
    exit Ghost.
    2. See, it stalkes away.
    65Hor. Stay, speake, speake, by heauen I charge thee
    Mar. Tis gone and makes no answer.
    2. How now Horatio, you tremble and looke pale,
    Is not this something more than fantasie?
    70What thinke you on't?
    Hor. Afore my God, I might not this beleeue, without
    the sensible and true auouch of my owne eyes.