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(Tune" Our Polly is a sad slut.")
Ophelia is a sad slut!
In spite of all I'd taught her,
And fell into the water.
Fast by the ankle caught her,
Slap-dash into the water.
GRAVEDIGGER discovered digging a Grave.
(Tune" Black Joke.”)
0, long life to the sons of the pick-axe and spade,
With my dig, dig, pick-ace and spade.
In the bistry of all early states 'twill be found,
With my dig, dig, pick-are and spade.
Whilst the GRAVEDIGGER is singing this Verse,
HAMLET and HORATIO enter at a distance.
Horatio. Use, Sir, is second nature.
On reflection, I think I'd do the same were I a sexton.
The carpenter, shipwright, and mason, may boast
With my dig, dig, &c.
But the sexton builds stronger than all put together,
With my dig, dig, fc.
Hamlet. (To Gravedigger) Do'st know whose skull was this
amongst the many?
Hamlet. Alas, poor Yorick!—Sir, I knew him well-O! He was indeed a jolly roaring fellow. Horatio, he would get dead drunk,--and after Could keep the table in a roar of laughter: The first and last was he in ev'ry row: O'th' wrong side of his mouth he's laughing now. Now, when Miss Prim is seated at her glass, With paints and washes to bedaub her face, Tell her, (to make her giggle at her toilette,) That, paint ber face inch thick, yet death will spoil it..
(Tune—“ Dorothy Dumps.").
When depriv'd of our breath,
By that harlequin, Death,
First his magic displaces
Eyes and nose from our faces,
'Tis to him the same thing,
Whether beggar or king,~
And certain it is,
To a thing just like this,
Next, without much delay,
We're converted to clay;
Some are chang'd into cans,
Some to pint-pots or ans-
By this rule may we trace
Julius Cæsar's bold face,
And renown'd Alexander,
The world's great commander,
Hamlet. But mum! here come King, Queen, and all the
court : Let's stand aside awhile and see the sport.
Enter FRIAR, KING, QUEEN, LAERTES, MARCELLUS,
BERNARDO, GENTLEMEN, and LADIES, following the corpse of OPHELIA.
Laertes. Must there no more be done?
Steady, lad, steady; Don't talk of more-we've done too much already.