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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
    35 Therefore 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.
    40 2. Sit downe I pray, and let vs once againe
    A s s aile your eares that are so fortified,
    What we haue two nights seene.
    Hor. Wel, sit we downe, and let vs heare Bernardo speake
    45 of this.
    2. La st night of al, when yonder starre that's we st -
    ward from the pole, had made his course to
    Illumine that part of heauen. Where now it burnes,
    50 The bell then towling one.
    Enter Gho st.
    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.
    55 2. Lookes it not like the king?
    Hor. Mo st like, it horrors mee with feare and wonder.
    2. It would be spoke to.
    Mar. Que stion it Horatio.
    Hor. What art thou that thus vsurps the state, in
    Which the Maie stie of buried Denmarke did sometimes
    Walke? By heauen I charge thee speake.
    Mar. It is offended. exit Gho st.
    2. See, it stalkes away.
    65 Hor. Stay, speake, speake, by heauen I charge thee
    65 speake.
    Mar. Tis gone and makes no answer.
    2. How now Horatio, you tremble and looke pale,
    Is not this something more than fanta sie?
    70 What thinke you on't?
    Hor. Afore my God, I might not this beleeue, without
    the sen sible and true auouch of my owne eyes.