* Lends the tongue vows.

y Thefe blazes, daughter, Giving more light than heat, extinct in both, Even in ? their promise as it is a making, You must not a take for fire, From this tiine Be a somewhat fcanter of your maiden presence, Set your intreatments at a higher rate, Than a command to 8 parley. For lord Hamlet, Believe so much in him, that he is young; And with a larger tether' may he walk, Than may be given you. In few, Ophelia, Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers,

Not of that die which their investments fhew,
But mere ' implorators of unholy suits,
Breathing like fanctified and pious - bonds,
The better to " beguile. This is for all :
I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth,
Have you so flander any moment's leisure,
Aš to give words or talk with the lord Hamlet.
Look to 't, I charge you. Come your P ways.
Oph. I shall bbey, my lord.

[Exeunt. * The fo's and R. read gives for lends. 8 The ift and 2d qu's, parle.

y P. alters it to, Tbese blazes, ob my h First q. tider, 2d q. teder, 3d q. teddaugbter. And is followed by the suc. der. ceeding editors, except C. who reads, i W. and y. be may. Thell blazes, gentle daug bter.

k The fo's and R. Not of the eye, &c. 2 The 2d and 3d qu's read lak 'l. 1 The ift q. imploratotors. P. implea W. tbe for ibeir.

rets, followed by the after-editors. b The fo's and R. read for for from. 'm So all the editions before T. who

c The fo's and R. after time, insert alters bonds to bawds, and is followed by daugbier.

P. in his duodecimo, by H. and C. W. d The qu's and C. read fome-thing. explains bonds by vows. e 7. reads eby for your.

n The firft q. reads beguide. fW. reads intraitments, i. e, cogness. • First q. fo's and R. moment, A word (he says) in use among the old p So the qu's, ift f. and C. All the English writers,

reft read way.



" The Platform before the Palace.

Enter Hamlet, Horatio, and Marcellus,

Ham. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.
Hor. It is a nipping and an eager air.
Ham. What hour now?
Hor. I think it lacks of twelve.
Mar. No, it is struck.

Hor. Indeed I heard it not. It then draws near the feason, Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk,

['Noise of warlike music within. 2 What does this mean, my lord ?

Ham. The king doth a wake to-night, and takes his touse, Keeps waffel, and the swaggʻring up-spring reels; And as he drains his draughts of Rhenifh down, The kettle-drum and trümpet thus bray out The triumph of his pledge.

Hor. Is it a custoin ?

4 The scené firt described by R. y The qu's, A flourijs of trimpets and

Firft and 2d qu's, foroudly. two pieces goes (3d q. gøe) of. In fo's, The qu's omit a.

no direction. i The 3d and 4th fo's omit an. 2 S. forgets to put this life into his - First ģ. twelfe.

edition, which is in all the reft. * Third and 4th Fo's, ba's for is. R. a Second and 3d qu's, walk for wake.

o The fo's réad wassels. * R. and all after omit Indeed, except C. c P. alters this to upfart; and is folC. places a point of interrogation after it lowed by H.

kas rict.


Ham. Ay, marry, is 't:
But to my mind, though I am native here,
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honour'd in the breach, than the observance.

This heavy-headed f revel, east and well,
Makes us & traduc'd and tax'd of other nations;
They clepe us drunkards, and with swinish phrase
Soil our addition: and indeed it takes
From our atchievements, though performd at height,
The pith and marrow of our attribute.
So, oft it chances in particular men,
That for some vicious i mole of nature in them,
As, in their birth, wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose his origin,
By k the o'ergrowth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason ;
Or by some habit, that too much o'er-leavens
The form of plausive manners; that these men
Carrying, I say, the famp of one defeet,
Being nature's livery, or fortune's 'scar,
m Their virtues elfe, be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may undergo,
Sball in the general censure take corruption

a The fo's And for But.

i T. would have it mould. Sbakespeare ¢ The lines printed in Italic arc omit- restored, p. 33. ted in the fo's and R. and degraded to * The qu's read their for ebee. the bottom of the page by P. and H. 1 The qu's read ftar; so'P.'s q. and f First q. reuale.

H. T. amends it to fear; followed by 8 Firft q. traduf.

P.'s duodecimo, W. and 7. h Firft and 2d qu's and P. clip. m The qu's read His. The amend

ment is T.'s.


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The dram of all
Doth all the noble substance of good out,
To his own scandal

Enter Ghoft.
Hor, Look, my lord, it comes !

Ham. Angels and ministers of grace defend us !
Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin dainn'd,
Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts froin hell,
Be thy P intents wicked or charitable,
Thou com'ft in such a questionable shape,
That I will speak to thee. I'll call thee Hamlet,
King, father, royal Dane : 4 oh! answer me;
Let me not burst in ignorance, but tell

Why thy canoniz'd bones hearsed in death
Have burst their cerements? why the sepulchre
Wherein we saw thee quietly · interr'd
Hath op'd his ponderous and marble jaws,
To cast thee up again? What may this mean
That thou, dead coarse, again in compleat steel,
• Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon,
Making night hideous, and us fools of nature
So * horridly to shake our disposition

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n The ist q. cale; 2d and 3d, cafe. • So the qu’s. The fo's read inurri'd; T. base for ill; which I have ventured and are followed by all the succeeding to put in the text instead of eale. editors, who give us no notice of a differ

• The qu's read of a doub:. T. of ent reading. Interred is certainly the worth oui. I conjecture good out for a most proper when spoken of a body budoubt.

ried without burning; though the other p The fo's and R. read events. W. may be allowed as alluding to the Roman advent.

9 The fo's read, Ob! ob ! answer me. u Qu's and ift f. revisites.

w Qu's, fo's, R. P. we for us.
Why thy bonis bears'd in canoniz'd eartb. * T. and the succeeding editors, ex
* H. and W. read tartb for dearb. cept C. read borribly.



i H. reads,

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With thoughts y beyond the reaches of our souls ?
Say, why is this? wherefore? what should we do?

[2 Ghost beckons 2 Hamlet.
Hor. It beckons you to go away with it,
As if it some impartment did desire
To you alone.

Mar. Look, with what courteous action
It a waves you to a more removed ground :
But do not go with it.
Hor. No, by no means.

[Holding Hamlet.
Ham. It will not speak; then I will follow it.
Hor. Do not, my lord.

Ham. Why, what should be the fear?
I do not set my life at a pin's fee;
And for my foul, what can it do to that,
Being a thing immortal • as itself ?
It waves me forth again.---I'll follow it.---

Hor. What if it tempt you f tow'rd the flood, my lord,
Or to the dreadful & summit of the h cliff,
That beetles o'er his bare into the sea;
And there i affume fome other horrible form,
Which might k deprive your sov’reignty of reason,
And draw you into madness? think of it.
'The very place puts toys of desperation,

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