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Into the hand of justice. —You committed me;
you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand,
be As things acquainted and familiar to us, In which
father , shall have fore-most hand. Our coronation done, we will accite (As I before remember'd) all our state, And (Heav'n consigning to my good intents) No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say, Heav'n shorten Harry's happy life one day.
C H A P. X II.
Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop
of Ely. Cant. Mx lord, I'll tell you; that self billis urg'd Which in the eleventh year of th’ last king's reign, Was like, and had indeed against us passid, But that the scrambling and unquiet time Did puslı it out of further question.
Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now? Cant. It must be thought on. If it pass against
We lose the better half of our possession:
Ely. This would drink deep.
and all. Ely. But what prevention ? Cant. The king is full of grace and fair regard. Ely. And a true lover of the holy church. Cant. The courses of his youth promis'd it not; The breath no sooner left his father's body, But that his wildness mortify'd in him, Seem'd to die too; yea, at that very moment, Consideration, like an angel, came, And whipp'd th' offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise, T' invelope and contain celestial spirits. Never was such a dden scholar made : Never came reformation in a flood
With such a heady current , scouring faults:
Ely. We're blessed in the change.
Cant. Hear him but reason in divinity,
Cant. It must be so: for miracles are ceas'd; And therefore we must needs admit the means, How things are perfected. SHAKESPEAKE. CII A P. XI I I.
Hamlet and Horatio. Hor.Hari, to your lordship!
Ham. I am glad to see you well;
Hor. The same, my Lord, and your poor servant
name with you. And what makes you from Wittenberg, Horatio?
Hor. A truant disposition, good my lord.
Ham. I would not hear your enemy say so; Nor shall you do mine-ear ibat violence, To make it truster of your own report Against yourself. I know you are no truant; But what is your affair in Elsinore ? We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart. Hor. My lord, I cane to see your father's fu
neral. Ham. I pr'ythee do not mock me, fellow-stu
Hor. Indeed, my lord, it follow'd hard upon't.
'Hor. Oh! where, my lord ?
Horatio. Hor. I saw'him once, he was a goodly king. Ham. He was a man,
take bin for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
Hor. My lord, I think I saw bim yesternight,
With an attentive ear; till I deliver ,
Ham. For Heaven's love , let me hear.
Hor. Two nights together had these gentlemen, Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, In the dead waste, and middle of the night, Been thus encounter'd: A figure, like your father, Arm'd at all points exactly, cap-à-pe , Appears before them, and with solemn march Goes slow and stately by them! thrice lie walk'd By their oppress'd and fear-surprised eyes Within his truncheon's length; whilst they (dis
Ham. But where was this?
Hor. My lord, I did: But answer made it none. Yet once methought It lifted up its head, and did address It self to motion , like as it would speak, But even then the morning cock crew loud; And at the sound it shrunk in haste away, And vanish'd from our sight.
Ham. 'Tis very strange.
Hor. As I do live, my honour'd Lord, 'tis true; And did think it writ down in our duty To let you know of it.
Ham. Indeed, indeed, Sir, but this troubles mo. Hold you the watch to night?
Hor. We do, my lord.