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  • Title: Hamlet (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: David Bevington
  • Textual editor: Eric Rasmussen
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-434-9

    Copyright David Bevington. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: David Bevington
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    Hamlet (Folio 1, 1623)

    Enter Fortinbras with an Armie.
    2735For. Go Captaine, from me greet the Danish King,
    Tell him that by his license, Fortinbras
    Claimes the conueyance of a promis'd March
    Ouer his Kingdome. You know the Rendeuous:
    If that his Maiesty would ought with vs,
    2740We shall expresse our dutie in his eye,
    And let him know so.
    Cap. I will doo't, my Lord.
    For. Go safely on. Exit.