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I satisfied in nature,
my revenge: but in my terms of honour,
I embrace it freely;
Come, one for me.
Your skill shall, like a star i' the darkest night,
You mock me, sir.
sin Hamlet, You know the wager ? Ham.
Very well, my lord ; Your grace hath laid the odds o'the weaker side.
King. I do not fear it: I have seen you both: But since he's better'd, we have therefore odds.
Laer. This is too heavy, let me see another. i Ham. This likes me well These foils have all a length?
[They prepare to play.
2 Large jugs. '3 A precious pearl,
Richer than that which four successive kings
Ham. Come on, sir.
Judgment. Osr. A hit, a very palpable hit. Laer.
Well, - again. King. Stay, give me drink: Hamlet, this pearl
is thine ; Here's to thy health. — Give him the cup.
Trumpets sound ; and Cannon shot off within. Ham. I'll play this bout first, set it by awhile. Come. - Another hit; What say you? (They play.
Laer. A touch, a touch, I do confess.
He's fat, and scant of breath.. Here, Hamlet, take my napkin, rub thy brows: The queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet.
Ham. Good madam,
Gertrude, do not drink.
King. It is the poison'd cup; it is too late.
[Aside. Ham. I dare not drink yet, madam; by and by. Queen. Come, let me wipe thy face. Laer. My lord, I 'll hit him now. King
I do not think it. Laer. And yet it is almost against my conscience.
Ham. Come, for the third, Laertes: You do but
Laer. Say you so? come on. [They play.
[LAERTES wounds HAMLET; then, in scuf
fling, they change Rapiers, and HAMLET
wounds LAERTES. King.
Part them, they are incens'd. Ham. Nay, come again, [The Queen falls. Osr.
Look to the queen there, ho ! Hor. They bleed on both sides :
- How is it, my
Ham. How does the queen?
She swoons to see them bleed.
dear Hamlet! The drink, the drink ;- I am poison'd! [Dies.
Ham. O villainy!-Ho! let the door be lock’d: Treachery! seek it out.
[LAERTES falls. Laer. It is here, Hamlet : Hamlet, thou art
Ham. The point
5 Not blunted, without a button,
Envenom'd too!- Then, venom, to thy work.”
[Stabs the King.
[King dies. Laer.
He is justly servd; It is a poison temper'd by himself. Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet : Mine and my father's death come not upon thee ; Nor thine on me!
[Dies. Ham. Heaven make thee free of it! I follow thee. I am dead, Horatio : Wretched
Never believe it;
As thou'rt a man, the
go; by heaven I 'll have it.O dear Horatio, what a wounded name, Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me? If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, Absent thee from felicity awhile, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.
[March afar off, and Shot within.
What warlike noise is this? Osr. Young Fortinbras, with conquest come from
To the ambassadors of England gives,
0, I die, Horatio ;
sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! Why does the drum come hither? [March within.
Enter FORTINBRAS, the English Ambassadors, and
others. Fort. Where is this sight? Hor.
What is it, you would see? If aught of woe, or wonder, cease your search. Fort. This quarry' cries on havock!?-O proud
death ! What feast is toward in thine eternal cell, That thou so many princes, at a shot, So bloodily hast struck ? 1 Amb.
The sight is dismal; And our affairs from England come too late : The ears are senseless, that should give us hearing, To tell him, his commandment is fulfillid, That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead: Where should we have our thanks ? Hor.
Not from his mouth, Had it the ability of life to thank you ; He never gave commandment for their death. But since, so jump upon this bloody question,
& Occurrences. 9 Incited. I Heap of dead game.
2 d word of censure when more game was destroyed than was reasonable.
3 So exactly at the time. VOL. X.