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Scene Two 

A room of state in the castle

 

[Enter KING CLAUDIUSQUEEN GERTRUDEHAMLET

POLONIUSLAERTESVOLTIMANDCORNELIUS

Lordsand Attendants]

KING CLAUDIUS

Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death

The memory be greenand that it us befitted

To bear our hearts in griefand our whole kingdom

To be contractedin one browof woe

Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature

That we with wisest sorrow think on him

Together with remembrance of ourselves

Therefore our sometime sisternow our queen

The imperial jointress to this warlike state

Have weas>twerewith a defeated joy,——

With an auspiciousand a dropping eye

With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage

In equal scale weighing delight and dole,——

Taken to wifenor have we hereinbarr'd

Your better wisdomswhich have freely gone

With this affair alongFor allour thanks

Now followsthat you knowyoung Fortinbras

Holding a weak supposal of our worth

Or thinking by our late dear brother's death

Our state to be disjoint and out of frame

Colleagued with the dream of his advantage

He hath not fail'd to pester us with message

Importing the surrender of those lands

Lost by his fatherwith all bonds of law

To our most valiant brotherSo much for him

Now for ourself and for this time of meeting

Thus much the business iswe have here writ

To Norwayuncle of young Fortinbras,——

whoimpotent and bed-rid scarcly hears

Of this his nephew's purpose,——to suppress

His further gait hereinin that the levies

The lists and full proportionsare all made

Out of his subjectand we here dispstch

Yougood Corneliusand youVoltimand

For bearers of this greeting to old Norway

Giving to you no further personal power

To business with the kingmore than the scope

Of these delated articles allow

Farewelland let your haste commend your duty

KING CLAUDIUS

We doubt it nothingheartily farewell

[Exeunt VOLTIMAND and CORNELIUS]

And nowLaerteswhat's the news with you

You told us of some suitwhat is>tLaertes

You cannot speak of reason to the Dane

And loose your voicewhat wouldstthou begLaertes

That shall not be my offernot thy asking

The head is not more native to the heart

The hand more instrumental to the mouth

Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father

What wouldst thou haveLaertes

LAERTES

My dread lord

Your leave and favour to return to France

From whence though willingly I came to Denmark

To show my duty in your coronation

Yet nowI must confessthat duty done

My thoughts and wishes bend again toward France

And bowthem to your gracious leave and pardon

KING CLAUDIUS

Have you your father's leaveWhat says Polonius

LORD POLONIUS

He hathmy lordwrung from me my slow leave

By laboursomepetitionand at last

Upon his will I seal'd my hard consent

I do beseech yougive him leave to go

KING CLAUDIUS

Take thy fair hourLaertestime be thine

And thy best graces spend it at thy will

But now my cousin Hamletand my son,——

HAMLET

[Aside] A little more than kinand less than kind

KING CLAUDIUS

How is it that the clouds still hang on you

HAMLET

Not somy lordI am too much i>the sun

QUEEN GERTRUDE

Good Hamletcast thy nighted colouroff

And let thineeye look like a friend on Denmark

Do not for ever with thy vailedlids

Seek for thy noble father in the dust

Thou know'st >tis commonall that lives must die

Passing through nature to eternity

HAMLET

Aymadamit is common

QUEEN GERTRUDE

If it be

Why seems it so particular with thee

HAMLET

Seemsmadamnay it isI know not 'seems>

>Tis not alone my inky cloak good mother

Nor customary suits of solemn black

Nor windy suspiration of forced breath

Nonor the fruitful river in the eye

Nor the dejected>havior of the visage

Together with all formsmoodsshapes of grief

That can denote me truly these indeed seem

For they are actions that a man might play

But I have that within which passeth show

These but the trappings and the suits of woe

KING CLAUDIUS

>Tis sweet and commendable in your natureHamlet

To give these mourning duties to your father

Butyou must knowyour father lost a father

That father lostlost hisand the survivor bound

In filialobligation for some term

To do obsequious sorrowbut to persever

In obstinate condolement is a course

Of impious stubbornness>tis unmanly grief

It shows a will most incorrect to heaven

A heart unfortifieda mind impatient

An understanding simple and unschool'd

For what we know must be and is as common

As any the most vulgar thing to sense

Why should we in our peevish opposition

Take it to heart Fie>tis a fault to heaven

A fault against the deada fault to nature

To reason most absurdwhose common theme

Is death of fathersand who still hath cried

From the first corse till he that died to-day

This must be so>We pray youthrow to earth

This unprevailing woeand think of us

As of a fatherfor let the world take note

You are the most immediate to our throne

And with no less nobility of love

Than that which dearest father bears his son

Do I impart toward youFor your intent

In going back to school in Wittenberg

It is most retrograde to our desire

And we beseech youbend you to remain

Herein the cheer and comfort of our eye

Our chiefest courtiercousinand our son

QUEEN GERTRUDE

Let not thy mother lose her prayersHamlet

I pray theestay with usgo not to Wittenberg

HAMLET

I shall in all my best obey youmadam

KING CLAUDIUS

Why>tis a loving and a fair reply

Be as ourself in DenmarkMadamcome

This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet

Sits smiling to my heartin grace whereof

No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day

But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell

And the king's rouse the heavens all bruitagain

Re-speaking earthly thunderCome away

[Exeunt all but HAMLET]

HAMLET

Othat this too too solid flesh would melt

Thaw and resolve itself into a dew

Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd

His canon>gainstself-slaughterO GodGod

How wearystaleflatand unprofitable

Seem to me all the uses of this world

Fie on>tah fie>tis an unweededgarden

That grows to seedthings rank and gross in nature

Possess it merelyThat it should come to this

But two months deadnaynot so muchnot two

So excellent a kingthat wasto this

Hyperion to a satyrso loving to my mother

That he might not beteem the winds of heaven

Visit her face too roughlyHeaven and earth

Must I remember whyshe would hang on him

As if increase of appetite had grown

By what it fed onand yetwithin a month——

Let me not think on>t ——Frailtythy name is woman!——

A little monthor ere thoes shoes were old

With which she follow'd my poor father's body

Like Niobeall tears:——why she even she——

OGoda beastthat wants discourse of reason

Would have mourn'd longer——married with my uncle

My father's brotherbut no more like my father

Than I to Herculeswithin a month

Ere yet the salt of most unrighteoustears

Had left the flushing in her galled eyes

She marriedOmost wicked speedto post

With such dexterity to incestuous sheets

It is not nor it cannot come to good

But breakmy heartfor I must hold my tongue

[Enter HORATIOMARCELLUSand BERNARDO]

HORATIO

Hail to your lordship

HAMLET

I am glad to see you well

Horatio,—— or I do forget myself

HORATIO

The samemy lordand your poor servant ever

HAMLET

Sirmy good friendI>ll change that name with you

And what make you from Wittenberg Horatio Marcellus

MARCELLUS

My good lord——

HAMLET

I am very glad to see youGood even sir

But whatin faith make you from Wittenberg

HORATIO

A truantdispositiongood my lord

HAMLET

I would not hear your enemy say so

Nor shall you do mine ear that violence

To make it truster of your own report

Against yourselfI know you are no truant

But what is your affair in Elsinore

We>ll teach you to drink deep ere you depart

HORATIO

My lordI came to see your father's funeral

HAMLET

I pray theedo not mockmefellow-student

I think it was to see my mother's wedding

HORATIO

Indeedmy lordit follow'd hard upou

HAMLET

Thrift thrift Horatio the funeral baked meats

Did coldly furnishforth the marriage tables

Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven

Or ever I had seen that dayHoratio

My father!——methinks I see my father

HORATIO

Where my lord

HAMLET

In my mind's eye Horatio

HORATIO

I saw him once he was a goodly king

HAMLET

He was a mantake him for all in all

I shall not look upon his like again

HORATIO

My lordI think I saw him yesternight

HAMLET

Sawwho

HORATIO

My lordthe king your father

HAMLET

The king my father

HORATIO

Season your admiration for awhile

With an attentear till I may deliver

Upon the witness of these gentlemen

This marvel to you

HAMLET

For God's lovelet me hear

HORATIO

Two nights together had these gentlemen

Marcellus and Bernardo on their watch

In the dead vast and middle of the night

Been thus encounter'dA figure like your father

Armed at point exactlycap-a-pe

Appears before themand with solemn march

Goes slow and stately by themthrice he walk'd

By their oppress'dand fear-surprised eyes

Within his truncheon'slengthwhilsttheydistilled

Almost to jelly with the act of fear

Stand dumband speak not to himThis to me

In dreadful secrecyimpartthey did

And I with them the third night kept the watch

Whereas they had deliver'dboth in time

Form of the thingeach word made true and good

The apparitioncomesI knew your father

These hands are not more like

HAMLET

But where was this

MARCELLUS

My lordupon the platform where we watch'd

HAMLET

Did you not speak to it

HORATIO

My lordI did

But answer made it none yet once methought

It lifted up its head and did address

Itself to motionlike 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

HAMLET

>Tis very strange

HORATIO

As I do livemy honour'd lord >tis true

And we did think it writ down in our duty

To let you know of it

HAMLET

Indeedindeed sirs but this troubles me

Hold you the watch tonight

Arm'dsay you

HAMLET

From top to toe

MARCELLUS BERNARDO

My lordfrom head to foot

HAMLET

Then saw you not his face

HORATIO

Oyesmy lordhe wore his beaverup

HAMLET

Whatlook'd he frowningly

HORATIO

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger

HAMLET

Pale or red

HORATIO

nay very pale

HAMLET

And fix'd his eyes upon you

HORATIO

Most constantly

HAMLET

I would I had been there

HORATIO

It would have much amazed you

Very like very like Stay'd it long

HORATIO

While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred

MARCELLUS

Longerlonger

BERNARDO HORATIO

Not when I saw>t

HAMLET

His beard was grizzled——no

HORATIO

It wasas I have seen it in his life

A sable silver'd

HAMLET

I will watch to-night

Perchance>twill walk again

HORATIO

I warrant it will

HAMLET

If it assume my noble father's person

I>ll speak to it though hell itself should gape

And bidme hold my peacel pray you all

If you have hitherto conceal'd this sight

Let it be tenable in your silence still

And whatsoever else shall hap to-night

Give it an understandingbut no tongue

I will requite your lovesSofare you well

Upon the platform>twixteleven and twelve

I>ll visit you

All

Our duty to your honour

HAMLET

Your lovesas mine to youfarewell

[Exeunt all but HAMLET]

My father's spirit in armsall is not well

I doubt some foulplaywould the night were come

Till then sit still my soul foul deeds will rise

Though all the earth o>erwhelm themto men's eyes

[Exit]


 

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