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And prey on garbage.
6 Henbane. 7 Scab, scurf.
9 Bereft. Without having received the Sacrament. 2 Unappointed, unprepared. 3 Without extreme unction.
Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven,
[Exit. Ham. O all you host of heaven ! 'O earth! What
else ? And shall I couple hell ?-0 fye!-Hold, hold, my
Hor. [Within.] My lord, my lord,
Mar. [Within.] Lord Hamlet,
So be it!
Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS.
Mar. How is’t, my noble lord ?
What news, iny
lord? Ham. O wonderful ! Hor.
Good my lord, tell it. Ham.
No; You will reveal it. · Hor. Not I, my lord, by heaven. Mar.
Nor I, my lord. Ham. How say you then ; would heart of man
once think it?But you'll be secret,Hor. Mar.
Ay, by heaven, my lord. Ham. There's ne'er a villain, dwelling in all Den
mark, But he's an arrant knave.
Hor. There needs no ghost, my lord, come from
To tell us this.
Ham. Why, right; you are in the right; And so, without more circumstance at all, I hold it fit, that we shake hands, and part: You, as your business, and desire, shall point you ;For every man hath business, and desire, Such as
is,-and, for my own poor part, Look you, I will go pray.
Hor. These are but wild and whirling words, my
lord. Ham. I am sorry they offend you, heartily; yes, Faith, heartily. Hor.
There's no offence, my lord. Ham. Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, Hora.
tio, And much offence too. Touching this vision here, It is an honest ghost, that let me tell you ; For your
desire to know what is between us, O'er-master it as you may. And now, good friends, As you are friends, scholars, and soldiers, Give me one poor request.
What is't, my lord ? We will. Ham. Never make known what you have seen
to-night. Hor. Mar. My lord, we will not. Ham.
Nay, but swear't. Hor.
Nor I, my lord, in faith.
We have sworn, my lord, already.
Propose the oath, my lord.
Swear by my sword.
Ghost. [Beneath.] Swear.
Ham. Hic & ubique ?7 then we'll shift our ground:-
Ghost. [Beneath.] Swear by his sword.
so fast? A worthy pioneer !-Once more remove, good friends.
Hor. O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!
Ham. And therefore as a stranger give it welcome, There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come; Here, as before, never, so help you mercy! How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself, As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet To put an antick disposition on,That you, at such times seeing me, never shall, With arms encumber'd thus, or this head-shake, Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase, As, IVell, well, we know ;-or, We could, an if we would ;--or, If we list to speak ;-or, There be, an if they might ;Or such ambiguous giving out, to note That you
know aught of me:- This do you swear, So grace and mercy at your most need help you!
Ghost. [Bencath.] Swear.
7 Here and every where.