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         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Elsinore. A platform before the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A room of state in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in Polonius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  The platform.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V.  Another part of the platform.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in POLONIUS' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A hall in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  The Queen's closet.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A plain in Denmark.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  Elsinore. A room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  A churchyard.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  A hall in the castle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">CLAUDIUS, king of Denmark. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">HAMLET, son to the late, and nephew to the present king.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">POLONIUS, lord chamberlain. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">HORATIO, friend to Hamlet.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LAERTES, son to Polonius.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LUCIANUS, nephew to the king.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">VOLTIMAND</span>
                        <span class="personname">CORNELIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">ROSENCRANTZ</span>
                        <span class="personname">GUILDENSTERN</span>
                        <span class="personname">OSRIC</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">courtiers.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Gentleman</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Priest. </span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">MARCELLUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">BERNARDO</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">officers.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">FRANCISCO, a soldier.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">REYNALDO, servant to Polonius.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Players.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Two Clowns, grave-diggers.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">FORTINBRAS, prince of Norway. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Captain.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">English Ambassadors. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">GERTRUDE, queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">OPHELIA, daughter to Polonius.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Lords, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Messengers, and other Attendants.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Ghost of Hamlet's Father. </span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Denmark.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Elsinore. A platform before the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A room of state in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in Polonius' house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  The platform.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V.  Another part of the platform.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Elsinore. A platform before the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>FRANCISCO at his post. Enter to him BERNARDO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Long live the king!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Bernardo?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">He.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">You come most carefully upon your hour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">For this relief much thanks: 'tis bitter cold,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I am sick at heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you had quiet guard?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a mouse stirring.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, good night.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,</div>
                     <div class="line">The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">I think I hear them. Stand, ho! Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Friends to this ground.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And liegemen to the Dane.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Give you good night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, farewell, honest soldier:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who hath relieved you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Bernardo has my place.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give you good night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Holla! Bernardo!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Say,</div>
                     <div class="line">What, is Horatio there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A piece of him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, Horatio: welcome, good Marcellus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What, has this thing appear'd again to-night?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have seen nothing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Horatio says 'tis but our fantasy,</div>
                     <div class="line">And will not let belief take hold of him</div>
                     <div class="line">Touching this dreaded sight, twice seen of us:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore I have entreated him along</div>
                     <div class="line">With us to watch the minutes of this night;</div>
                     <div class="line">That if again this apparition come,</div>
                     <div class="line">He may approve our eyes and speak to it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Tush, tush, 'twill not appear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit down awhile;</div>
                     <div class="line">And let us once again assail your ears,</div>
                     <div class="line">That are so fortified against our story</div>
                     <div class="line">What we have two nights seen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sit we down,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let us hear Bernardo speak of this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Last night of all,</div>
                     <div class="line">When yond same star that's westward from the pole</div>
                     <div class="line">Had made his course to illume that part of heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">The bell then beating one,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Ghost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, break thee off; look, where it comes again!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">In the same figure, like the king that's dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a scholar; speak to it, Horatio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Looks it not like the king?  mark it, Horatio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Most like: it harrows me with fear and wonder.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">It would be spoke to.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Question it, Horatio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What art thou that usurp'st this time of night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Together with that fair and warlike form</div>
                     <div class="line">In which the majesty of buried Denmark</div>
                     <div class="line">Did sometimes march? by heaven I charge thee, speak!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is offended.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">See, it stalks away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay! speak, speak! I charge thee, speak!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Ghost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis gone, and will not answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Horatio! you tremble and look pale:</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not this something more than fantasy?</div>
                     <div class="line">What think you on't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Before my God, I might not this believe</div>
                     <div class="line">Without the sensible and true avouch</div>
                     <div class="line">Of mine own eyes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not like the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">As thou art to thyself:</div>
                     <div class="line">Such was the very armour he had on</div>
                     <div class="line">When he the ambitious Norway combated;</div>
                     <div class="line">So frown'd he once, when, in an angry parle,</div>
                     <div class="line">He smote the sledded Polacks on the ice.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour,</div>
                     <div class="line">With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In what particular thought to work I know not;</div>
                     <div class="line">But in the gross and scope of my opinion,</div>
                     <div class="line">This bodes some strange eruption to our state.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good now, sit down, and tell me, he that knows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why this same strict and most observant watch</div>
                     <div class="line">So nightly toils the subject of the land,</div>
                     <div class="line">And why such daily cast of brazen cannon,</div>
                     <div class="line">And foreign mart for implements of war;</div>
                     <div class="line">Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore task</div>
                     <div class="line">Does not divide the Sunday from the week;</div>
                     <div class="line">What might be toward, that this sweaty haste</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth make the night joint-labourer with the day:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is't that can inform me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That can I;</div>
                     <div class="line">At least, the whisper goes so. Our last king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose image even but now appear'd to us,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thereto prick'd on by a most emulate pride,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dared to the combat; in which our valiant Hamlet--</div>
                     <div class="line">For so this side of our known world esteem'd him--</div>
                     <div class="line">Did slay this Fortinbras; who by a seal'd compact,</div>
                     <div class="line">Well ratified by law and heraldry,</div>
                     <div class="line">Did forfeit, with his life, all those his lands</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he stood seized of, to the conqueror:</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the which, a moiety competent</div>
                     <div class="line">Was gaged by our king; which had return'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To the inheritance of Fortinbras,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had he been vanquisher; as, by the same covenant,</div>
                     <div class="line">And carriage of the article design'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">His fell to Hamlet. Now, sir, young Fortinbras,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of unimproved mettle hot and full,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath in the skirts of Norway here and there</div>
                     <div class="line">Shark'd up a list of lawless resolutes,</div>
                     <div class="line">For food and diet, to some enterprise</div>
                     <div class="line">That hath a stomach in't; which is no other--</div>
                     <div class="line">As it doth well appear unto our state--</div>
                     <div class="line">But to recover of us, by strong hand</div>
                     <div class="line">And terms compulsatory, those foresaid lands</div>
                     <div class="line">So by his father lost: and this, I take it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is the main motive of our preparations,</div>
                     <div class="line">The source of this our watch and the chief head</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this post-haste and romage in the land.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">I think it be no other but e'en so:</div>
                     <div class="line">Well may it sort that this portentous figure</div>
                     <div class="line">Comes armed through our watch; so like the king</div>
                     <div class="line">That was and is the question of these wars.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye.</div>
                     <div class="line">In the most high and palmy state of Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,</div>
                     <div class="line">The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead</div>
                     <div class="line">Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets:</div>
                     <div class="line">As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Disasters in the sun; and the moist star</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands</div>
                     <div class="line">Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse:</div>
                     <div class="line">And even the like precurse of fierce events,</div>
                     <div class="line">As harbingers preceding still the fates</div>
                     <div class="line">And prologue to the omen coming on,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have heaven and earth together demonstrated</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto our climatures and countrymen.--</div>
                     <div class="line">But soft, behold! lo, where it comes again!</div>
                     <p>Re-enter Ghost</p>
                     <div class="line">I'll cross it, though it blast me. Stay, illusion!</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou hast any sound, or use of voice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak to me:</div>
                     <div class="line">If there be any good thing to be done,</div>
                     <div class="line">That may to thee do ease and grace to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak to me:</div>
                     <p>Cock crows</p>
                     <div class="line">If thou art privy to thy country's fate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, happily, foreknowing may avoid, O, speak!</div>
                     <div class="line">Or if thou hast uphoarded in thy life</div>
                     <div class="line">Extorted treasure in the womb of earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">For which, they say, you spirits oft walk in death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak of it: stay, and speak! Stop it, Marcellus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I strike at it with my partisan?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do, if it will not stand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis here!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis here!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis gone!</div>
                     <p>Exit Ghost</p>
                     <div class="line">We do it wrong, being so majestical,</div>
                     <div class="line">To offer it the show of violence;</div>
                     <div class="line">For it is, as the air, invulnerable,</div>
                     <div class="line">And our vain blows malicious mockery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">It was about to speak, when the cock crew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And then it started like a guilty thing</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a fearful summons. I have heard,</div>
                     <div class="line">The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn,</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat</div>
                     <div class="line">Awake the god of day; and, at his warning,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air,</div>
                     <div class="line">The extravagant and erring spirit hies</div>
                     <div class="line">To his confine: and of the truth herein</div>
                     <div class="line">This present object made probation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It faded on the crowing of the cock.</div>
                     <div class="line">Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,</div>
                     <div class="line">The bird of dawning singeth all night long:</div>
                     <div class="line">And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad;</div>
                     <div class="line">The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike,</div>
                     <div class="line">No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,</div>
                     <div class="line">So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">So have I heard and do in part believe it.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,</div>
                     <div class="line">Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill:</div>
                     <div class="line">Break we our watch up; and by my advice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us impart what we have seen to-night</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto young Hamlet; for, upon my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it,</div>
                     <div class="line">As needful in our loves, fitting our duty?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's do't, I pray; and I this morning know</div>
                     <div class="line">Where we shall find him most conveniently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A room of state in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, HAMLET,
POLONIUS, LAERTES, VOLTIMAND, CORNELIUS, Lords,
and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death</div>
                     <div class="line">The memory be green, and that it us befitted</div>
                     <div class="line">To bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdom</div>
                     <div class="line">To be contracted in one brow of woe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature</div>
                     <div class="line">That we with wisest sorrow think on him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Together with remembrance of ourselves.</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen,</div>
                     <div class="line">The imperial jointress to this warlike state,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have we, as 'twere with a defeated joy,--</div>
                     <div class="line">With an auspicious and a dropping eye,</div>
                     <div class="line">With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,</div>
                     <div class="line">In equal scale weighing delight and dole,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Taken to wife: nor have we herein barr'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Your better wisdoms, which have freely gone</div>
                     <div class="line">With this affair along. For all, our thanks.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now follows, that you know, young Fortinbras,</div>
                     <div class="line">Holding a weak supposal of our worth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or thinking by our late dear brother's death</div>
                     <div class="line">Our state to be disjoint and out of frame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Colleagued with the dream of his advantage,</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath not fail'd to pester us with message,</div>
                     <div class="line">Importing the surrender of those lands</div>
                     <div class="line">Lost by his father, with all bonds of law,</div>
                     <div class="line">To our most valiant brother. So much for him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now for ourself and for this time of meeting:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus much the business is: we have here writ</div>
                     <div class="line">To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, impotent and bed-rid, scarcely hears</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this his nephew's purpose,--to suppress</div>
                     <div class="line">His further gait herein; in that the levies,</div>
                     <div class="line">The lists and full proportions, are all made</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of his subject: and we here dispatch</div>
                     <div class="line">You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltimand,</div>
                     <div class="line">For bearers of this greeting to old Norway;</div>
                     <div class="line">Giving to you no further personal power</div>
                     <div class="line">To business with the king, more than the scope</div>
                     <div class="line">Of these delated articles allow.</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, and let your haste commend your duty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORNELIUS</div>
                     <div class="speaker">VOLTIMAND</div>
                     <div class="line">In that and all things will we show our duty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We doubt it nothing: heartily farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt VOLTIMAND and CORNELIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">And now, Laertes, what's the news with you?</div>
                     <div class="line">You told us of some suit; what is't, Laertes?</div>
                     <div class="line">You cannot speak of reason to the Dane,</div>
                     <div class="line">And loose your voice: what wouldst thou beg, Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">That shall not be my offer, not thy asking?</div>
                     <div class="line">The head is not more native to the heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">The hand more instrumental to the mouth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.</div>
                     <div class="line">What wouldst thou have, Laertes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">My dread lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your leave and favour to return to France;</div>
                     <div class="line">From whence though willingly I came to Denmark,</div>
                     <div class="line">To show my duty in your coronation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet now, I must confess, that duty done,</div>
                     <div class="line">My thoughts and wishes bend again toward France</div>
                     <div class="line">And bow them to your gracious leave and pardon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you your father's leave? What says Polonius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath, my lord, wrung from me my slow leave</div>
                     <div class="line">By laboursome petition, and at last</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon his will I seal'd my hard consent:</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you, give him leave to go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Take thy fair hour, Laertes; time be thine,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thy best graces spend it at thy will!</div>
                     <div class="line">But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  A little more than kin, and less than kind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How is it that the clouds still hang on you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so, my lord; I am too much i' the sun.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not for ever with thy vailed lids</div>
                     <div class="line">Seek for thy noble father in the dust:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die,</div>
                     <div class="line">Passing through nature to eternity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, madam, it is common.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why seems it so particular with thee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Seems, madam! nay it is; I know not 'seems.'</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor customary suits of solemn black,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor the dejected 'havior of the visage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,</div>
                     <div class="line">That can denote me truly: these indeed seem,</div>
                     <div class="line">For they are actions that a man might play:</div>
                     <div class="line">But I have that within which passeth show;</div>
                     <div class="line">These but the trappings and the suits of woe.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,</div>
                     <div class="line">To give these mourning duties to your father:</div>
                     <div class="line">But, you must know, your father lost a father;</div>
                     <div class="line">That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound</div>
                     <div class="line">In filial obligation for some term</div>
                     <div class="line">To do obsequious sorrow: but to persever</div>
                     <div class="line">In obstinate condolement is a course</div>
                     <div class="line">Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief;</div>
                     <div class="line">It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">A heart unfortified, a mind impatient,</div>
                     <div class="line">An understanding simple and unschool'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">For what we know must be and is as common</div>
                     <div class="line">As any the most vulgar thing to sense,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should we in our peevish opposition</div>
                     <div class="line">Take it to heart? Fie! 'tis a fault to heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">A fault against the dead, a fault to nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">To reason most absurd: whose common theme</div>
                     <div class="line">Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried,</div>
                     <div class="line">From the first corse till he that died to-day,</div>
                     <div class="line">'This must be so.' We pray you, throw to earth</div>
                     <div class="line">This unprevailing woe, and think of us</div>
                     <div class="line">As of a father: for let the world take note,</div>
                     <div class="line">You are the most immediate to our throne;</div>
                     <div class="line">And with no less nobility of love</div>
                     <div class="line">Than that which dearest father bears his son,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do I impart toward you. For your intent</div>
                     <div class="line">In going back to school in Wittenberg,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is most retrograde to our desire:</div>
                     <div class="line">And we beseech you, bend you to remain</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, in the cheer and comfort of our eye,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet:</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray thee, stay with us; go not to Wittenberg.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall in all my best obey you, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply:</div>
                     <div class="line">Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come;</div>
                     <div class="line">This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet</div>
                     <div class="line">Sits smiling to my heart: in grace whereof,</div>
                     <div class="line">No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day,</div>
                     <div class="line">But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the king's rouse the heavens all bruit again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Re-speaking earthly thunder. Come away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that this too too solid flesh would melt</div>
                     <div class="line">Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!</div>
                     <div class="line">Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd</div>
                     <div class="line">His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!</div>
                     <div class="line">How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seem to me all the uses of this world!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie on't! ah fie! 'tis an unweeded garden,</div>
                     <div class="line">That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature</div>
                     <div class="line">Possess it merely. That it should come to this!</div>
                     <div class="line">But two months dead: nay, not so much, not two:</div>
                     <div class="line">So excellent a king; that was, to this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother</div>
                     <div class="line">That he might not beteem the winds of heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!</div>
                     <div class="line">Must I remember? why, she would hang on him,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if increase of appetite had grown</div>
                     <div class="line">By what it fed on: and yet, within a month--</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me not think on't--Frailty, thy name is woman!--</div>
                     <div class="line">A little month, or ere those shoes were old</div>
                     <div class="line">With which she follow'd my poor father's body,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like Niobe, all tears:--why she, even she--</div>
                     <div class="line">O, God! a beast, that wants discourse of reason,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would have mourn'd longer--married with my uncle,</div>
                     <div class="line">My father's brother, but no more like my father</div>
                     <div class="line">Than I to Hercules: within a month:</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears</div>
                     <div class="line">Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">She married. O, most wicked speed, to post</div>
                     <div class="line">With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not nor it cannot come to good:</div>
                     <div class="line">But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HORATIO, MARCELLUS, and BERNARDO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail to your lordship!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad to see you well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Horatio,--or I do forget myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The same, my lord, and your poor servant ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, my good friend; I'll change that name with you:</div>
                     <div class="line">And what make you from Wittenberg, Horatio? Marcellus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My good lord--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I am very glad to see you. Good even, sir.</div>
                     <div class="line">But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A truant disposition, good my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not hear your enemy say so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor shall you do mine ear that violence,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make it truster of your own report</div>
                     <div class="line">Against yourself: I know you are no truant.</div>
                     <div class="line">But what is your affair in Elsinore?</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I came to see your father's funeral.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray thee, do not mock me, fellow-student;</div>
                     <div class="line">I think it was to see my mother's wedding.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, my lord, it follow'd hard upon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral baked meats</div>
                     <div class="line">Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.</div>
                     <div class="line">Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio!</div>
                     <div class="line">My father!--methinks I see my father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">In my mind's eye, Horatio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I saw him once; he was a goodly king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">He was a man, take him for all in all,</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall not look upon his like again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I think I saw him yesternight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Saw? who?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, the king your father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The king my father!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Season your admiration for awhile</div>
                     <div class="line">With an attent ear, till I may deliver,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the witness of these gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">This marvel to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">For God's love, let me hear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Two nights together had these gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch,</div>
                     <div class="line">In the dead vast and middle of the night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Been thus encounter'd. A figure like your father,</div>
                     <div class="line">Armed at point exactly, cap-a-pe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Appears before them, and with solemn march</div>
                     <div class="line">Goes slow and stately by them: thrice he walk'd</div>
                     <div class="line">By their oppress'd and fear-surprised eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Within his truncheon's length; whilst they, distilled</div>
                     <div class="line">Almost to jelly with the act of fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand dumb and speak not to him. This to me</div>
                     <div class="line">In dreadful secrecy impart they did;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I with them the third night kept the watch;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, as they had deliver'd, both in time,</div>
                     <div class="line">Form of the thing, each word made true and good,</div>
                     <div class="line">The apparition comes: I knew your father;</div>
                     <div class="line">These hands are not more like.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">But where was this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, upon the platform where we watch'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you not speak to it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I did;</div>
                     <div class="line">But answer made it none: yet once methought</div>
                     <div class="line">It lifted up its head and did address</div>
                     <div class="line">Itself to motion, like as it would speak;</div>
                     <div class="line">But even then the morning cock crew loud,</div>
                     <div class="line">And at the sound it shrunk in haste away,</div>
                     <div class="line">And vanish'd from our sight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis very strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">As I do live, my honour'd lord, 'tis true;</div>
                     <div class="line">And we did think it writ down in our duty</div>
                     <div class="line">To let you know of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, indeed, sirs, but this troubles me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold you the watch to-night?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">We do, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Arm'd, say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Arm'd, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">From top to toe?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, from head to foot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then saw you not his face?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, yes, my lord; he wore his beaver up.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What, look'd he frowningly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Pale or red?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, very pale.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">And fix'd his eyes upon you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Most constantly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I would I had been there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It would have much amazed you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Very like, very like. Stay'd it long?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="speaker">BERNARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Longer, longer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not when I saw't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">His beard was grizzled--no?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It was, as I have seen it in his life,</div>
                     <div class="line">A sable silver'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I will watch to-night;</div>
                     <div class="line">Perchance 'twill walk again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant it will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">If it assume my noble father's person,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll speak to it, though hell itself should gape</div>
                     <div class="line">And bid me hold my peace. I pray you all,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you have hitherto conceal'd this sight,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it be tenable in your silence still;</div>
                     <div class="line">And whatsoever else shall hap to-night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give it an understanding, but no tongue:</div>
                     <div class="line">I will requite your loves. So, fare you well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the platform, 'twixt eleven and twelve,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll visit you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Our duty to your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Your loves, as mine to you: farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt all but HAMLET</p>
                     <div class="line">My father's spirit in arms! all is not well;</div>
                     <div class="line">I doubt some foul play: would the night were come!</div>
                     <div class="line">Till then sit still, my soul: foul deeds will rise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in Polonius' house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LAERTES and OPHELIA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">My necessaries are embark'd: farewell:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, sister, as the winds give benefit</div>
                     <div class="line">And convoy is assistant, do not sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">But let me hear from you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you doubt that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">For Hamlet and the trifling of his favour,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">A violet in the youth of primy nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting,</div>
                     <div class="line">The perfume and suppliance of a minute; No more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No more but so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Think it no more;</div>
                     <div class="line">For nature, crescent, does not grow alone</div>
                     <div class="line">In thews and bulk, but, as this temple waxes,</div>
                     <div class="line">The inward service of the mind and soul</div>
                     <div class="line">Grows wide withal. Perhaps he loves you now,</div>
                     <div class="line">And now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch</div>
                     <div class="line">The virtue of his will: but you must fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">His greatness weigh'd, his will is not his own;</div>
                     <div class="line">For he himself is subject to his birth:</div>
                     <div class="line">He may not, as unvalued persons do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Carve for himself; for on his choice depends</div>
                     <div class="line">The safety and health of this whole state;</div>
                     <div class="line">And therefore must his choice be circumscribed</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto the voice and yielding of that body</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof he is the head. Then if he says he loves you,</div>
                     <div class="line">It fits your wisdom so far to believe it</div>
                     <div class="line">As he in his particular act and place</div>
                     <div class="line">May give his saying deed; which is no further</div>
                     <div class="line">Than the main voice of Denmark goes withal.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then weigh what loss your honour may sustain,</div>
                     <div class="line">If with too credent ear you list his songs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open</div>
                     <div class="line">To his unmaster'd importunity.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, my dear sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">And keep you in the rear of your affection,</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of the shot and danger of desire.</div>
                     <div class="line">The chariest maid is prodigal enough,</div>
                     <div class="line">If she unmask her beauty to the moon:</div>
                     <div class="line">Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes:</div>
                     <div class="line">The canker galls the infants of the spring,</div>
                     <div class="line">Too oft before their buttons be disclosed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the morn and liquid dew of youth</div>
                     <div class="line">Contagious blastments are most imminent.</div>
                     <div class="line">Be wary then; best safety lies in fear:</div>
                     <div class="line">Youth to itself rebels, though none else near.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall the effect of this good lesson keep,</div>
                     <div class="line">As watchman to my heart. But, good my brother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,</div>
                     <div class="line">And recks not his own rede.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, fear me not.</div>
                     <div class="line">I stay too long: but here my father comes.</div>
                     <p>Enter POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">A double blessing is a double grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">Occasion smiles upon a second leave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for shame!</div>
                     <div class="line">The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you are stay'd for. There; my blessing with thee!</div>
                     <div class="line">And these few precepts in thy memory</div>
                     <div class="line">See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor any unproportioned thought his act.</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.</div>
                     <div class="line">Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,</div>
                     <div class="line">Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;</div>
                     <div class="line">But do not dull thy palm with entertainment</div>
                     <div class="line">Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware</div>
                     <div class="line">Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;</div>
                     <div class="line">Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.</div>
                     <div class="line">Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,</div>
                     <div class="line">But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;</div>
                     <div class="line">For the apparel oft proclaims the man,</div>
                     <div class="line">And they in France of the best rank and station</div>
                     <div class="line">Are of a most select and generous chief in that.</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither a borrower nor a lender be;</div>
                     <div class="line">For loan oft loses both itself and friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.</div>
                     <div class="line">This above all: to thine ownself be true,</div>
                     <div class="line">And it must follow, as the night the day,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou canst not then be false to any man.</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The time invites you; go; your servants tend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, Ophelia; and remember well</div>
                     <div class="line">What I have said to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis in my memory lock'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you yourself shall keep the key of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is't, Ophelia, be hath said to you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">So please you, something touching the Lord Hamlet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, well bethought:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis told me, he hath very oft of late</div>
                     <div class="line">Given private time to you; and you yourself</div>
                     <div class="line">Have of your audience been most free and bounteous:</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be so, as so 'tis put on me,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that in way of caution, I must tell you,</div>
                     <div class="line">You do not understand yourself so clearly</div>
                     <div class="line">As it behoves my daughter and your honour.</div>
                     <div class="line">What is between you? give me up the truth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath, my lord, of late made many tenders</div>
                     <div class="line">Of his affection to me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Affection! pooh! you speak like a green girl,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unsifted in such perilous circumstance.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you believe his tenders, as you call them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not know, my lord, what I should think.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, I'll teach you: think yourself a baby;</div>
                     <div class="line">That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more dearly;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or--not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,</div>
                     <div class="line">Running it thus--you'll tender me a fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, he hath importuned me with love</div>
                     <div class="line">In honourable fashion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, fashion you may call it; go to, go to.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">And hath given countenance to his speech, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">With almost all the holy vows of heaven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do know,</div>
                     <div class="line">When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul</div>
                     <div class="line">Lends the tongue vows: these blazes, daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Giving more light than heat, extinct in both,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in their promise, as it is a-making,</div>
                     <div class="line">You must not take for fire. From this time</div>
                     <div class="line">Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence;</div>
                     <div class="line">Set your entreatments at a higher rate</div>
                     <div class="line">Than a command to parley. For Lord Hamlet,</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe so much in him, that he is young</div>
                     <div class="line">And with a larger tether may he walk</div>
                     <div class="line">Than may be given you: in few, Ophelia,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not of that dye which their investments show,</div>
                     <div class="line">But mere implorators of unholy suits,</div>
                     <div class="line">Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds,</div>
                     <div class="line">The better to beguile. This is for all:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you so slander any moment leisure,</div>
                     <div class="line">As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet.</div>
                     <div class="line">Look to't, I charge you: come your ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall obey, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  The platform.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HAMLET, HORATIO, and MARCELLUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a nipping and an eager air.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What hour now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I think it lacks of twelve.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, it is struck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed? I heard it not: then it draws near the season</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk.</div>
                     <p>A flourish of trumpets, and ordnance shot off, within</p>
                     <div class="line">What does this mean, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The king doth wake to-night and takes his rouse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Keeps wassail, and the swaggering up-spring reels;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as he drains his draughts of Rhenish down,</div>
                     <div class="line">The kettle-drum and trumpet thus bray out</div>
                     <div class="line">The triumph of his pledge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it a custom?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, is't:</div>
                     <div class="line">But to my mind, though I am native here</div>
                     <div class="line">And to the manner born, it is a custom</div>
                     <div class="line">More honour'd in the breach than the observance.</div>
                     <div class="line">This heavy-headed revel east and west</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes us traduced and tax'd of other nations:</div>
                     <div class="line">They clepe us drunkards, and with swinish phrase</div>
                     <div class="line">Soil our addition; and indeed it takes</div>
                     <div class="line">From our achievements, though perform'd at height,</div>
                     <div class="line">The pith and marrow of our attribute.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, oft it chances in particular men,</div>
                     <div class="line">That for some vicious mole of nature in them,</div>
                     <div class="line">As, in their birth--wherein they are not guilty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since nature cannot choose his origin--</div>
                     <div class="line">By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,</div>
                     <div class="line">Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or by some habit that too much o'er-leavens</div>
                     <div class="line">The form of plausive manners, that these men,</div>
                     <div class="line">Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Their virtues else--be they as pure as grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">As infinite as man may undergo--</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall in the general censure take corruption</div>
                     <div class="line">From that particular fault: the dram of eale</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth all the noble substance of a doubt</div>
                     <div class="line">To his own scandal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, my lord, it comes!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Ghost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Angels and ministers of grace defend us!</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thy intents wicked or charitable,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou comest in such a questionable shape</div>
                     <div class="line">That I will speak to thee: I'll call thee Hamlet,</div>
                     <div class="line">King, father, royal Dane: O, answer me!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me not burst in ignorance; but tell</div>
                     <div class="line">Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Have burst their cerements; why the sepulchre,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws,</div>
                     <div class="line">To cast thee up again. What may this mean,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel</div>
                     <div class="line">Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon,</div>
                     <div class="line">Making night hideous; and we fools of nature</div>
                     <div class="line">So horridly to shake our disposition</div>
                     <div class="line">With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, why is this? wherefore? what should we do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Ghost beckons HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It beckons you to go away with it,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if it some impartment did desire</div>
                     <div class="line">To you alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, with what courteous action</div>
                     <div class="line">It waves you to a more removed ground:</div>
                     <div class="line">But do not go with it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, by no means.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It will not speak; then I will follow it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what should be the fear?</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not set my life in a pin's fee;</div>
                     <div class="line">And for my soul, what can it do to that,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being a thing immortal as itself?</div>
                     <div class="line">It waves me forth again: I'll follow it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff</div>
                     <div class="line">That beetles o'er his base into the sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">And there assume some other horrible form,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason</div>
                     <div class="line">And draw you into madness? think of it:</div>
                     <div class="line">The very place puts toys of desperation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without more motive, into every brain</div>
                     <div class="line">That looks so many fathoms to the sea</div>
                     <div class="line">And hears it roar beneath.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It waves me still.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go on; I'll follow thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not go, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold off your hands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Be ruled; you shall not go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">My fate cries out,</div>
                     <div class="line">And makes each petty artery in this body</div>
                     <div class="line">As hardy as the Nemean lion's nerve.</div>
                     <div class="line">Still am I call'd. Unhand me, gentlemen.</div>
                     <div class="line">By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me!</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, away! Go on; I'll follow thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Ghost and HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He waxes desperate with imagination.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's follow; 'tis not fit thus to obey him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Have after. To what issue will this come?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven will direct it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, let's follow him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  Another part of the platform.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GHOST and HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Where wilt thou lead me? speak; I'll go no further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">My hour is almost come,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I to sulphurous and tormenting flames</div>
                     <div class="line">Must render up myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, poor ghost!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing</div>
                     <div class="line">To what I shall unfold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak; I am bound to hear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">I am thy father's spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,</div>
                     <div class="line">And for the day confined to fast in fires,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature</div>
                     <div class="line">Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid</div>
                     <div class="line">To tell the secrets of my prison-house,</div>
                     <div class="line">I could a tale unfold whose lightest word</div>
                     <div class="line">Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy knotted and combined locks to part</div>
                     <div class="line">And each particular hair to stand on end,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like quills upon the fretful porpentine:</div>
                     <div class="line">But this eternal blazon must not be</div>
                     <div class="line">To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O, list!</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou didst ever thy dear father love--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O God!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Murder!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">Murder most foul, as in the best it is;</div>
                     <div class="line">But this most foul, strange and unnatural.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift</div>
                     <div class="line">As meditation or the thoughts of love,</div>
                     <div class="line">May sweep to my revenge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">I find thee apt;</div>
                     <div class="line">And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed</div>
                     <div class="line">That roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wouldst thou not stir in this. Now, Hamlet, hear:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,</div>
                     <div class="line">A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark</div>
                     <div class="line">Is by a forged process of my death</div>
                     <div class="line">Rankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">The serpent that did sting thy father's life</div>
                     <div class="line">Now wears his crown.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O my prophetic soul! My uncle!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast,</div>
                     <div class="line">With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts,--</div>
                     <div class="line">O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power</div>
                     <div class="line">So to seduce!--won to his shameful lust</div>
                     <div class="line">The will of my most seeming-virtuous queen:</div>
                     <div class="line">O Hamlet, what a falling-off was there!</div>
                     <div class="line">From me, whose love was of that dignity</div>
                     <div class="line">That it went hand in hand even with the vow</div>
                     <div class="line">I made to her in marriage, and to decline</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor</div>
                     <div class="line">To those of mine!</div>
                     <div class="line">But virtue, as it never will be moved,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">So lust, though to a radiant angel link'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will sate itself in a celestial bed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And prey on garbage.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, soft! methinks I scent the morning air;</div>
                     <div class="line">Brief let me be. Sleeping within my orchard,</div>
                     <div class="line">My custom always of the afternoon,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole,</div>
                     <div class="line">With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the porches of my ears did pour</div>
                     <div class="line">The leperous distilment; whose effect</div>
                     <div class="line">Holds such an enmity with blood of man</div>
                     <div class="line">That swift as quicksilver it courses through</div>
                     <div class="line">The natural gates and alleys of the body,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with a sudden vigour doth posset</div>
                     <div class="line">And curd, like eager droppings into milk,</div>
                     <div class="line">The thin and wholesome blood: so did it mine;</div>
                     <div class="line">And a most instant tetter bark'd about,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crust,</div>
                     <div class="line">All my smooth body.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand</div>
                     <div class="line">Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unhousel'd, disappointed, unanel'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">No reckoning made, but sent to my account</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my imperfections on my head:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, horrible! O, horrible! most horrible!</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not the royal bed of Denmark be</div>
                     <div class="line">A couch for luxury and damned incest.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, howsoever thou pursuest this act,</div>
                     <div class="line">Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive</div>
                     <div class="line">Against thy mother aught: leave her to heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,</div>
                     <div class="line">To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once!</div>
                     <div class="line">The glow-worm shows the matin to be near,</div>
                     <div class="line">And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire:</div>
                     <div class="line">Adieu, adieu! Hamlet, remember me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O all you host of heaven! O earth! what else?</div>
                     <div class="line">And shall I couple hell? O, fie! Hold, hold, my heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, my sinews, grow not instant old,</div>
                     <div class="line">But bear me stiffly up. Remember thee!</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat</div>
                     <div class="line">In this distracted globe. Remember thee!</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, from the table of my memory</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll wipe away all trivial fond records,</div>
                     <div class="line">All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past,</div>
                     <div class="line">That youth and observation copied there;</div>
                     <div class="line">And thy commandment all alone shall live</div>
                     <div class="line">Within the book and volume of my brain,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unmix'd with baser matter: yes, by heaven!</div>
                     <div class="line">O most pernicious woman!</div>
                     <div class="line">O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!</div>
                     <div class="line">My tables,--meet it is I set it down,</div>
                     <div class="line">That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain;</div>
                     <div class="line">At least I'm sure it may be so in Denmark:</div>
                     <p>Writing</p>
                     <div class="line">So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word;</div>
                     <div class="line">It is 'Adieu, adieu! remember me.'</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sworn 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  My lord, my lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span> Lord Hamlet,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span> Heaven secure him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">So be it!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Hillo, ho, ho, my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Hillo, ho, ho, boy! come, bird, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How is't, my noble lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What news, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O, wonderful!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, tell it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No; you'll reveal it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not I, my lord, by heaven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How say you, then; would heart of man once think it?</div>
                     <div class="line">But you'll be secret?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, by heaven, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">There's ne'er a villain dwelling in all Denmark</div>
                     <div class="line">But he's an arrant knave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave</div>
                     <div class="line">To tell us this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, right; you are i' the right;</div>
                     <div class="line">And so, without more circumstance at all,</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold it fit that we shake hands and part:</div>
                     <div class="line">You, as your business and desire shall point you;</div>
                     <div class="line">For every man has business and desire,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such as it is; and for mine own poor part,</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you, I'll go pray.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">These are but wild and whirling words, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I'm sorry they offend you, heartily;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, 'faith heartily.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">There's no offence, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, Horatio,</div>
                     <div class="line">And much offence too. Touching this vision here,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is an honest ghost, that let me tell you:</div>
                     <div class="line">For your desire to know what is between us,</div>
                     <div class="line">O'ermaster 't as you may. And now, good friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">As you are friends, scholars and soldiers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me one poor request.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What is't, my lord? we will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Never make known what you have seen to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, we will not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but swear't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In faith,</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, not I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I, my lord, in faith.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my sword.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCELLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We have sworn, my lord, already.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, upon my sword, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Beneath</span>  Swear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ah, ha, boy! say'st thou so? art thou there,</div>
                     <div class="line">truepenny?</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on--you hear this fellow in the cellarage--</div>
                     <div class="line">Consent to swear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Propose the oath, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Never to speak of this that you have seen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Swear by my sword.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Beneath</span>  Swear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Hic et ubique? then we'll shift our ground.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">And lay your hands again upon my sword:</div>
                     <div class="line">Never to speak of this that you have heard,</div>
                     <div class="line">Swear by my sword.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Beneath</span>  Swear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Well said, old mole! canst work i' the earth so fast?</div>
                     <div class="line">A worthy pioner! Once more remove, good friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.</div>
                     <div class="line">There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, as before, never, so help you mercy,</div>
                     <div class="line">How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I perchance hereafter shall think meet</div>
                     <div class="line">To put an antic disposition on,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you, at such times seeing me, never shall,</div>
                     <div class="line">With arms encumber'd thus, or this headshake,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,</div>
                     <div class="line">As 'Well, well, we know,' or 'We could, an if we would,'</div>
                     <div class="line">Or 'If we list to speak,' or 'There be, an if they might,'</div>
                     <div class="line">Or such ambiguous giving out, to note</div>
                     <div class="line">That you know aught of me: this not to do,</div>
                     <div class="line">So grace and mercy at your most need help you, Swear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Beneath</span>  Swear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!</div>
                     <p>They swear</p>
                     <div class="line">So, gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my love I do commend me to you:</div>
                     <div class="line">And what so poor a man as Hamlet is</div>
                     <div class="line">May do, to express his love and friending to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">God willing, shall not lack. Let us go in together;</div>
                     <div class="line">And still your fingers on your lips, I pray.</div>
                     <div class="line">The time is out of joint: O cursed spite,</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever I was born to set it right!</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, come, let's go together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in POLONIUS' house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in POLONIUS' house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter POLONIUS and REYNALDO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">I will, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you visit him, to make inquire</div>
                     <div class="line">Of his behavior.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I did intend it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, well said; very well said. Look you, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris;</div>
                     <div class="line">And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,</div>
                     <div class="line">What company, at what expense; and finding</div>
                     <div class="line">By this encompassment and drift of question</div>
                     <div class="line">That they do know my son, come you more nearer</div>
                     <div class="line">Than your particular demands will touch it:</div>
                     <div class="line">Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of him;</div>
                     <div class="line">As thus, 'I know his father and his friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in part him: ' do you mark this, Reynaldo?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, very well, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'And in part him; but' you may say 'not well:</div>
                     <div class="line">But, if't be he I mean, he's very wild;</div>
                     <div class="line">Addicted so and so:' and there put on him</div>
                     <div class="line">What forgeries you please; marry, none so rank</div>
                     <div class="line">As may dishonour him; take heed of that;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, sir, such wanton, wild and usual slips</div>
                     <div class="line">As are companions noted and most known</div>
                     <div class="line">To youth and liberty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">As gaming, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, or drinking, fencing, swearing, quarrelling,</div>
                     <div class="line">Drabbing: you may go so far.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, that would dishonour him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, no; as you may season it in the charge</div>
                     <div class="line">You must not put another scandal on him,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he is open to incontinency;</div>
                     <div class="line">That's not my meaning: but breathe his faults so quaintly</div>
                     <div class="line">That they may seem the taints of liberty,</div>
                     <div class="line">The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">A savageness in unreclaimed blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of general assault.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">But, my good lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore should you do this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would know that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, here's my drift;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I believe, it is a fetch of wit:</div>
                     <div class="line">You laying these slight sullies on my son,</div>
                     <div class="line">As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i' the working, Mark you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your party in converse, him you would sound,</div>
                     <div class="line">Having ever seen in the prenominate crimes</div>
                     <div class="line">The youth you breathe of guilty, be assured</div>
                     <div class="line">He closes with you in this consequence;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Good sir,' or so, or 'friend,' or 'gentleman,'</div>
                     <div class="line">According to the phrase or the addition</div>
                     <div class="line">Of man and country.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Very good, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And then, sir, does he this--he does--what was I</div>
                     <div class="line">about to say? By the mass, I was about to say</div>
                     <div class="line">something: where did I leave?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">At 'closes in the consequence,' at 'friend or so,'</div>
                     <div class="line">and 'gentleman.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">At 'closes in the consequence,' ay, marry;</div>
                     <div class="line">He closes thus: 'I know the gentleman;</div>
                     <div class="line">I saw him yesterday, or t' other day,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or then, or then; with such, or such; and, as you say,</div>
                     <div class="line">There was a' gaming; there o'ertook in's rouse;</div>
                     <div class="line">There falling out at tennis:' or perchance,</div>
                     <div class="line">'I saw him enter such a house of sale,'</div>
                     <div class="line">Videlicet, a brothel, or so forth.</div>
                     <div class="line">See you now;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth:</div>
                     <div class="line">And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,</div>
                     <div class="line">With windlasses and with assays of bias,</div>
                     <div class="line">By indirections find directions out:</div>
                     <div class="line">So by my former lecture and advice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall you my son. You have me, have you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">God be wi' you; fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Observe his inclination in yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And let him ply his music.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">REYNALDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell!</div>
                     <p>Exit REYNALDO</p>
                     <p>Enter OPHELIA</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Ophelia! what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">With what, i' the name of God?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, as I was sewing in my closet,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced;</div>
                     <div class="line">No hat upon his head; his stockings foul'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ungarter'd, and down-gyved to his ancle;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other;</div>
                     <div class="line">And with a look so piteous in purport</div>
                     <div class="line">As if he had been loosed out of hell</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak of horrors,--he comes before me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mad for thy love?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I do not know;</div>
                     <div class="line">But truly, I do fear it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What said he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He took me by the wrist and held me hard;</div>
                     <div class="line">Then goes he to the length of all his arm;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, with his other hand thus o'er his brow,</div>
                     <div class="line">He falls to such perusal of my face</div>
                     <div class="line">As he would draw it. Long stay'd he so;</div>
                     <div class="line">At last, a little shaking of mine arm</div>
                     <div class="line">And thrice his head thus waving up and down,</div>
                     <div class="line">He raised a sigh so piteous and profound</div>
                     <div class="line">As it did seem to shatter all his bulk</div>
                     <div class="line">And end his being: that done, he lets me go:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, with his head over his shoulder turn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">He seem'd to find his way without his eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">For out o' doors he went without their helps,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, to the last, bended their light on me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, go with me: I will go seek the king.</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the very ecstasy of love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose violent property fordoes itself</div>
                     <div class="line">And leads the will to desperate undertakings</div>
                     <div class="line">As oft as any passion under heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">That does afflict our natures. I am sorry.</div>
                     <div class="line">What, have you given him any hard words of late?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord, but, as you did command,</div>
                     <div class="line">I did repel his fetters and denied</div>
                     <div class="line">His access to me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That hath made him mad.</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry that with better heed and judgment</div>
                     <div class="line">I had not quoted him: I fear'd he did but trifle,</div>
                     <div class="line">And meant to wreck thee; but, beshrew my jealousy!</div>
                     <div class="line">By heaven, it is as proper to our age</div>
                     <div class="line">To cast beyond ourselves in our opinions</div>
                     <div class="line">As it is common for the younger sort</div>
                     <div class="line">To lack discretion. Come, go we to the king:</div>
                     <div class="line">This must be known; which, being kept close, might</div>
                     <div class="line">move</div>
                     <div class="line">More grief to hide than hate to utter love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, ROSENCRANTZ,
GUILDENSTERN, and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, dear Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!</div>
                     <div class="line">Moreover that we much did long to see you,</div>
                     <div class="line">The need we have to use you did provoke</div>
                     <div class="line">Our hasty sending. Something have you heard</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Hamlet's transformation; so call it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man</div>
                     <div class="line">Resembles that it was. What it should be,</div>
                     <div class="line">More than his father's death, that thus hath put him</div>
                     <div class="line">So much from the understanding of himself,</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot dream of: I entreat you both,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, being of so young days brought up with him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And sith so neighbour'd to his youth and havior,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you vouchsafe your rest here in our court</div>
                     <div class="line">Some little time: so by your companies</div>
                     <div class="line">To draw him on to pleasures, and to gather,</div>
                     <div class="line">So much as from occasion you may glean,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether aught, to us unknown, afflicts him thus,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, open'd, lies within our remedy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good gentlemen, he hath much talk'd of you;</div>
                     <div class="line">And sure I am two men there are not living</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom he more adheres. If it will please you</div>
                     <div class="line">To show us so much gentry and good will</div>
                     <div class="line">As to expend your time with us awhile,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the supply and profit of our hope,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your visitation shall receive such thanks</div>
                     <div class="line">As fits a king's remembrance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Both your majesties</div>
                     <div class="line">Might, by the sovereign power you have of us,</div>
                     <div class="line">Put your dread pleasures more into command</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to entreaty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">But we both obey,</div>
                     <div class="line">And here give up ourselves, in the full bent</div>
                     <div class="line">To lay our service freely at your feet,</div>
                     <div class="line">To be commanded.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, Rosencrantz and gentle Guildenstern.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, Guildenstern and gentle Rosencrantz:</div>
                     <div class="line">And I beseech you instantly to visit</div>
                     <div class="line">My too much changed son. Go, some of you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bring these gentlemen where Hamlet is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Heavens make our presence and our practises</div>
                     <div class="line">Pleasant and helpful to him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, amen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN, and some
Attendants</p>
               <p>Enter POLONIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The ambassadors from Norway, my good lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are joyfully return'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou still hast been the father of good news.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I, my lord? I assure my good liege,</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold my duty, as I hold my soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">Both to my God and to my gracious king:</div>
                     <div class="line">And I do think, or else this brain of mine</div>
                     <div class="line">Hunts not the trail of policy so sure</div>
                     <div class="line">As it hath used to do, that I have found</div>
                     <div class="line">The very cause of Hamlet's lunacy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, speak of that; that do I long to hear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give first admittance to the ambassadors;</div>
                     <div class="line">My news shall be the fruit to that great feast.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thyself do grace to them, and bring them in.</div>
                     <p>Exit POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">He tells me, my dear Gertrude, he hath found</div>
                     <div class="line">The head and source of all your son's distemper.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">I doubt it is no other but the main;</div>
                     <div class="line">His father's death, and our o'erhasty marriage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, we shall sift him.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter POLONIUS, with VOLTIMAND and CORNELIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, my good friends!</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, Voltimand, what from our brother Norway?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLTIMAND</div>
                     <div class="line">Most fair return of greetings and desires.</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon our first, he sent out to suppress</div>
                     <div class="line">His nephew's levies; which to him appear'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To be a preparation 'gainst the Polack;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, better look'd into, he truly found</div>
                     <div class="line">It was against your highness: whereat grieved,</div>
                     <div class="line">That so his sickness, age and impotence</div>
                     <div class="line">Was falsely borne in hand, sends out arrests</div>
                     <div class="line">On Fortinbras; which he, in brief, obeys;</div>
                     <div class="line">Receives rebuke from Norway, and in fine</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes vow before his uncle never more</div>
                     <div class="line">To give the assay of arms against your majesty.</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereon old Norway, overcome with joy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Gives him three thousand crowns in annual fee,</div>
                     <div class="line">And his commission to employ those soldiers,</div>
                     <div class="line">So levied as before, against the Polack:</div>
                     <div class="line">With an entreaty, herein further shown,</div>
                     <p>Giving a paper</p>
                     <div class="line">That it might please you to give quiet pass</div>
                     <div class="line">Through your dominions for this enterprise,</div>
                     <div class="line">On such regards of safety and allowance</div>
                     <div class="line">As therein are set down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It likes us well;</div>
                     <div class="line">And at our more consider'd time well read,</div>
                     <div class="line">Answer, and think upon this business.</div>
                     <div class="line">Meantime we thank you for your well-took labour:</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to your rest; at night we'll feast together:</div>
                     <div class="line">Most welcome home!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt VOLTIMAND and CORNELIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This business is well ended.</div>
                     <div class="line">My liege, and madam, to expostulate</div>
                     <div class="line">What majesty should be, what duty is,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why day is day, night night, and time is time,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will be brief: your noble son is mad:</div>
                     <div class="line">Mad call I it; for, to define true madness,</div>
                     <div class="line">What is't but to be nothing else but mad?</div>
                     <div class="line">But let that go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">More matter, with less art.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, I swear I use no art at all.</div>
                     <div class="line">That he is mad, 'tis true: 'tis true 'tis pity;</div>
                     <div class="line">And pity 'tis 'tis true: a foolish figure;</div>
                     <div class="line">But farewell it, for I will use no art.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mad let us grant him, then: and now remains</div>
                     <div class="line">That we find out the cause of this effect,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or rather say, the cause of this defect,</div>
                     <div class="line">For this effect defective comes by cause:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus it remains, and the remainder thus. Perpend.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a daughter--have while she is mine--</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, in her duty and obedience, mark,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath given me this: now gather, and surmise.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'To the celestial and my soul's idol, the most</div>
                     <div class="line">beautified Ophelia,'--</div>
                     <div class="line">That's an ill phrase, a vile phrase; 'beautified' is</div>
                     <div class="line">a vile phrase: but you shall hear. Thus:</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'In her excellent white bosom, these, &c.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Came this from Hamlet to her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good madam, stay awhile; I will be faithful.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'Doubt thou the stars are fire;</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubt that the sun doth move;</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubt truth to be a liar;</div>
                     <div class="line">But never doubt I love.</div>
                     <div class="line">'O dear Ophelia, I am ill at these numbers;</div>
                     <div class="line">I have not art to reckon my groans: but that</div>
                     <div class="line">I love thee best, O most best, believe it. Adieu.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Thine evermore most dear lady, whilst</div>
                     <div class="line">this machine is to him, HAMLET.'</div>
                     <div class="line">This, in obedience, hath my daughter shown me,</div>
                     <div class="line">And more above, hath his solicitings,</div>
                     <div class="line">As they fell out by time, by means and place,</div>
                     <div class="line">All given to mine ear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But how hath she</div>
                     <div class="line">Received his love?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What do you think of me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">As of a man faithful and honourable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would fain prove so. But what might you think,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I had seen this hot love on the wing--</div>
                     <div class="line">As I perceived it, I must tell you that,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before my daughter told me--what might you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or my dear majesty your queen here, think,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I had play'd the desk or table-book,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or given my heart a winking, mute and dumb,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or look'd upon this love with idle sight;</div>
                     <div class="line">What might you think? No, I went round to work,</div>
                     <div class="line">And my young mistress thus I did bespeak:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Lord Hamlet is a prince, out of thy star;</div>
                     <div class="line">This must not be:' and then I precepts gave her,</div>
                     <div class="line">That she should lock herself from his resort,</div>
                     <div class="line">Admit no messengers, receive no tokens.</div>
                     <div class="line">Which done, she took the fruits of my advice;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he, repulsed--a short tale to make--</div>
                     <div class="line">Fell into a sadness, then into a fast,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thence to a watch, thence into a weakness,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thence to a lightness, and, by this declension,</div>
                     <div class="line">Into the madness wherein now he raves,</div>
                     <div class="line">And all we mourn for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you think 'tis this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">It may be, very likely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath there been such a time--I'd fain know that--</div>
                     <div class="line">That I have positively said 'Tis so,'</div>
                     <div class="line">When it proved otherwise?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not that I know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Pointing to his head and shoulder</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">Take this from this, if this be otherwise:</div>
                     <div class="line">If circumstances lead me, I will find</div>
                     <div class="line">Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">Within the centre.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How may we try it further?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You know, sometimes he walks four hours together</div>
                     <div class="line">Here in the lobby.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">So he does indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">At such a time I'll loose my daughter to him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Be you and I behind an arras then;</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark the encounter: if he love her not</div>
                     <div class="line">And be not from his reason fall'n thereon,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me be no assistant for a state,</div>
                     <div class="line">But keep a farm and carters.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We will try it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">But, look, where sadly the poor wretch comes reading.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, I do beseech you, both away:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll board him presently.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, and
Attendants</p>
                     <p>Enter HAMLET, reading</p>
                     <div class="line">O, give me leave:</div>
                     <div class="line">How does my good Lord Hamlet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, God-a-mercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you know me, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Excellent well; you are a fishmonger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not I, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then I would you were so honest a man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Honest, my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be</div>
                     <div class="line">one man picked out of ten thousand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That's very true, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a</div>
                     <div class="line">god kissing carrion,--Have you a daughter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Let her not walk i' the sun: conception is a</div>
                     <div class="line">blessing: but not as your daughter may conceive.</div>
                     <div class="line">Friend, look to 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  How say you by that? Still harping on my</div>
                     <div class="line">daughter: yet he knew me not at first; he said I</div>
                     <div class="line">was a fishmonger: he is far gone, far gone: and</div>
                     <div class="line">truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for</div>
                     <div class="line">love; very near this. I'll speak to him again.</div>
                     <div class="line">What do you read, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Words, words, words.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the matter, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Between who?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Slanders, sir: for the satirical rogue says here</div>
                     <div class="line">that old men have grey beards, that their faces are</div>
                     <div class="line">wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and</div>
                     <div class="line">plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of</div>
                     <div class="line">wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for</div>
                     <div class="line">yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab</div>
                     <div class="line">you could go backward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Though this be madness, yet there is method</div>
                     <div class="line">in 't. Will you walk out of the air, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Into my grave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, that is out o' the air.</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">How pregnant sometimes his replies are! a happiness</div>
                     <div class="line">that often madness hits on, which reason and sanity</div>
                     <div class="line">could not so prosperously be delivered of. I will</div>
                     <div class="line">leave him, and suddenly contrive the means of</div>
                     <div class="line">meeting between him and my daughter.--My honourable</div>
                     <div class="line">lord, I will most humbly take my leave of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">You cannot, sir, take from me any thing that I will</div>
                     <div class="line">more willingly part withal: except my life, except</div>
                     <div class="line">my life, except my life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare you well, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">These tedious old fools!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You go to seek the Lord Hamlet; there he is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To POLONIUS</span>  God save you, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit POLONIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">My honoured lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">My most dear lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">My excellent good friends! How dost thou,</div>
                     <div class="line">Guildenstern? Ah, Rosencrantz! Good lads, how do ye both?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">As the indifferent children of the earth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Happy, in that we are not over-happy;</div>
                     <div class="line">On fortune's cap we are not the very button.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor the soles of her shoe?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then you live about her waist, or in the middle of</div>
                     <div class="line">her favours?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, her privates we.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">In the secret parts of fortune? O, most true; she</div>
                     <div class="line">is a strumpet. What's the news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">None, my lord, but that the world's grown honest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then is doomsday near: but your news is not true.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me question more in particular: what have you,</div>
                     <div class="line">my good friends, deserved at the hands of fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">that she sends you to prison hither?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Prison, my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Denmark's a prison.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Then is the world one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A goodly one; in which there are many confines,</div>
                     <div class="line">wards and dungeons, Denmark being one o' the worst.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">We think not so, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then, 'tis none to you; for there is nothing</div>
                     <div class="line">either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me</div>
                     <div class="line">it is a prison.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then, your ambition makes it one; 'tis too</div>
                     <div class="line">narrow for your mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count</div>
                     <div class="line">myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I</div>
                     <div class="line">have bad dreams.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very</div>
                     <div class="line">substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A dream itself is but a shadow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, and I hold ambition of so airy and light a</div>
                     <div class="line">quality that it is but a shadow's shadow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then are our beggars bodies, and our monarchs and</div>
                     <div class="line">outstretched heroes the beggars' shadows. Shall we</div>
                     <div class="line">to the court? for, by my fay, I cannot reason.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll wait upon you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No such matter: I will not sort you with the rest</div>
                     <div class="line">of my servants, for, to speak to you like an honest</div>
                     <div class="line">man, I am most dreadfully attended. But, in the</div>
                     <div class="line">beaten way of friendship, what make you at Elsinore?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">To visit you, my lord; no other occasion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks; but I</div>
                     <div class="line">thank you: and sure, dear friends, my thanks are</div>
                     <div class="line">too dear a halfpenny. Were you not sent for? Is it</div>
                     <div class="line">your own inclining? Is it a free visitation? Come,</div>
                     <div class="line">deal justly with me: come, come; nay, speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">What should we say, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, any thing, but to the purpose. You were sent</div>
                     <div class="line">for; and there is a kind of confession in your looks</div>
                     <div class="line">which your modesties have not craft enough to colour:</div>
                     <div class="line">I know the good king and queen have sent for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">To what end, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That you must teach me. But let me conjure you, by</div>
                     <div class="line">the rights of our fellowship, by the consonancy of</div>
                     <div class="line">our youth, by the obligation of our ever-preserved</div>
                     <div class="line">love, and by what more dear a better proposer could</div>
                     <div class="line">charge you withal, be even and direct with me,</div>
                     <div class="line">whether you were sent for, or no?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to GUILDENSTERN</span>  What say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Nay, then, I have an eye of you.--If you</div>
                     <div class="line">love me, hold not off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, we were sent for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I will tell you why; so shall my anticipation</div>
                     <div class="line">prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the king</div>
                     <div class="line">and queen moult no feather. I have of late--but</div>
                     <div class="line">wherefore I know not--lost all my mirth, forgone all</div>
                     <div class="line">custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily</div>
                     <div class="line">with my disposition that this goodly frame, the</div>
                     <div class="line">earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most</div>
                     <div class="line">excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave</div>
                     <div class="line">o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted</div>
                     <div class="line">with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to</div>
                     <div class="line">me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.</div>
                     <div class="line">What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!</div>
                     <div class="line">how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how</div>
                     <div class="line">express and admirable! in action how like an angel!</div>
                     <div class="line">in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the</div>
                     <div class="line">world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not</div>
                     <div class="line">me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling</div>
                     <div class="line">you seem to say so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, there was no such stuff in my thoughts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why did you laugh then, when I said 'man delights not me'?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">To think, my lord, if you delight not in man, what</div>
                     <div class="line">lenten entertainment the players shall receive from</div>
                     <div class="line">you: we coted them on the way; and hither are they</div>
                     <div class="line">coming, to offer you service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">He that plays the king shall be welcome; his majesty</div>
                     <div class="line">shall have tribute of me; the adventurous knight</div>
                     <div class="line">shall use his foil and target; the lover shall not</div>
                     <div class="line">sigh gratis; the humourous man shall end his part</div>
                     <div class="line">in peace; the clown shall make those laugh whose</div>
                     <div class="line">lungs are tickled o' the sere; and the lady shall</div>
                     <div class="line">say her mind freely, or the blank verse shall halt</div>
                     <div class="line">for't. What players are they?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Even those you were wont to take delight in, the</div>
                     <div class="line">tragedians of the city.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How chances it they travel? their residence, both</div>
                     <div class="line">in reputation and profit, was better both ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">I think their inhibition comes by the means of the</div>
                     <div class="line">late innovation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do they hold the same estimation they did when I was</div>
                     <div class="line">in the city? are they so followed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">No, indeed, are they not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How comes it? do they grow rusty?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace: but</div>
                     <div class="line">there is, sir, an aery of children, little eyases,</div>
                     <div class="line">that cry out on the top of question, and are most</div>
                     <div class="line">tyrannically clapped for't: these are now the</div>
                     <div class="line">fashion, and so berattle the common stages--so they</div>
                     <div class="line">call them--that many wearing rapiers are afraid of</div>
                     <div class="line">goose-quills and dare scarce come thither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are they children? who maintains 'em? how are</div>
                     <div class="line">they escoted? Will they pursue the quality no</div>
                     <div class="line">longer than they can sing? will they not say</div>
                     <div class="line">afterwards, if they should grow themselves to common</div>
                     <div class="line">players--as it is most like, if their means are no</div>
                     <div class="line">better--their writers do them wrong, to make them</div>
                     <div class="line">exclaim against their own succession?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, there has been much to do on both sides; and</div>
                     <div class="line">the nation holds it no sin to tarre them to</div>
                     <div class="line">controversy: there was, for a while, no money bid</div>
                     <div class="line">for argument, unless the poet and the player went to</div>
                     <div class="line">cuffs in the question.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't possible?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">O, there has been much throwing about of brains.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do the boys carry it away?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that they do, my lord; Hercules and his load too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not very strange; for mine uncle is king of</div>
                     <div class="line">Denmark, and those that would make mows at him while</div>
                     <div class="line">my father lived, give twenty, forty, fifty, an</div>
                     <div class="line">hundred ducats a-piece for his picture in little.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Sblood, there is something in this more than</div>
                     <div class="line">natural, if philosophy could find it out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish of trumpets within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">There are the players.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen, you are welcome to Elsinore. Your hands,</div>
                     <div class="line">come then: the appurtenance of welcome is fashion</div>
                     <div class="line">and ceremony: let me comply with you in this garb,</div>
                     <div class="line">lest my extent to the players, which, I tell you,</div>
                     <div class="line">must show fairly outward, should more appear like</div>
                     <div class="line">entertainment than yours. You are welcome: but my</div>
                     <div class="line">uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">In what, my dear lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is</div>
                     <div class="line">southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter POLONIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well be with you, gentlemen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark you, Guildenstern; and you too: at each ear a</div>
                     <div class="line">hearer: that great baby you see there is not yet</div>
                     <div class="line">out of his swaddling-clouts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Happily he's the second time come to them; for they</div>
                     <div class="line">say an old man is twice a child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I will prophesy he comes to tell me of the players;</div>
                     <div class="line">mark it. You say right, sir: o' Monday morning;</div>
                     <div class="line">'twas so indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I have news to tell you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I have news to tell you.</div>
                     <div class="line">When Roscius was an actor in Rome,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The actors are come hither, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Buz, buz!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon mine honour,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then came each actor on his ass,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The best actors in the world, either for tragedy,</div>
                     <div class="line">comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical,</div>
                     <div class="line">historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-</div>
                     <div class="line">comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or</div>
                     <div class="line">poem unlimited: Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor</div>
                     <div class="line">Plautus too light. For the law of writ and the</div>
                     <div class="line">liberty, these are the only men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst thou!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What a treasure had he, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why,</div>
                     <div class="line">'One fair daughter and no more,</div>
                     <div class="line">The which he loved passing well.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Still on my daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Am I not i' the right, old Jephthah?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If you call me Jephthah, my lord, I have a daughter</div>
                     <div class="line">that I love passing well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, that follows not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What follows, then, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why,</div>
                     <div class="line">'As by lot, God wot,'</div>
                     <div class="line">and then, you know,</div>
                     <div class="line">'It came to pass, as most like it was,'--</div>
                     <div class="line">the first row of the pious chanson will show you</div>
                     <div class="line">more; for look, where my abridgement comes.</div>
                     <p>Enter four or five Players</p>
                     <div class="line">You are welcome, masters; welcome, all. I am glad</div>
                     <div class="line">to see thee well. Welcome, good friends. O, my old</div>
                     <div class="line">friend! thy face is valenced since I saw thee last:</div>
                     <div class="line">comest thou to beard me in Denmark? What, my young</div>
                     <div class="line">lady and mistress! By'r lady, your ladyship is</div>
                     <div class="line">nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the</div>
                     <div class="line">altitude of a chopine. Pray God, your voice, like</div>
                     <div class="line">apiece of uncurrent gold, be not cracked within the</div>
                     <div class="line">ring. Masters, you are all welcome. We'll e'en</div>
                     <div class="line">to't like French falconers, fly at any thing we see:</div>
                     <div class="line">we'll have a speech straight: come, give us a taste</div>
                     <div class="line">of your quality; come, a passionate speech.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">What speech, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I heard thee speak me a speech once, but it was</div>
                     <div class="line">never acted; or, if it was, not above once; for the</div>
                     <div class="line">play, I remember, pleased not the million; 'twas</div>
                     <div class="line">caviare to the general: but it was--as I received</div>
                     <div class="line">it, and others, whose judgments in such matters</div>
                     <div class="line">cried in the top of mine--an excellent play, well</div>
                     <div class="line">digested in the scenes, set down with as much</div>
                     <div class="line">modesty as cunning. I remember, one said there</div>
                     <div class="line">were no sallets in the lines to make the matter</div>
                     <div class="line">savoury, nor no matter in the phrase that might</div>
                     <div class="line">indict the author of affectation; but called it an</div>
                     <div class="line">honest method, as wholesome as sweet, and by very</div>
                     <div class="line">much more handsome than fine. One speech in it I</div>
                     <div class="line">chiefly loved: 'twas Aeneas' tale to Dido; and</div>
                     <div class="line">thereabout of it especially, where he speaks of</div>
                     <div class="line">Priam's slaughter: if it live in your memory, begin</div>
                     <div class="line">at this line: let me see, let me see--</div>
                     <div class="line">'The rugged Pyrrhus, like the Hyrcanian beast,'--</div>
                     <div class="line">it is not so:--it begins with Pyrrhus:--</div>
                     <div class="line">'The rugged Pyrrhus, he whose sable arms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Black as his purpose, did the night resemble</div>
                     <div class="line">When he lay couched in the ominous horse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath now this dread and black complexion smear'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With heraldry more dismal; head to foot</div>
                     <div class="line">Now is he total gules; horridly trick'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons,</div>
                     <div class="line">Baked and impasted with the parching streets,</div>
                     <div class="line">That lend a tyrannous and damned light</div>
                     <div class="line">To their lord's murder: roasted in wrath and fire,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thus o'er-sized with coagulate gore,</div>
                     <div class="line">With eyes like carbuncles, the hellish Pyrrhus</div>
                     <div class="line">Old grandsire Priam seeks.'</div>
                     <div class="line">So, proceed you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Fore God, my lord, well spoken, with good accent and</div>
                     <div class="line">good discretion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">'Anon he finds him</div>
                     <div class="line">Striking too short at Greeks; his antique sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rebellious to his arm, lies where it falls,</div>
                     <div class="line">Repugnant to command: unequal match'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pyrrhus at Priam drives; in rage strikes wide;</div>
                     <div class="line">But with the whiff and wind of his fell sword</div>
                     <div class="line">The unnerved father falls. Then senseless Ilium,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seeming to feel this blow, with flaming top</div>
                     <div class="line">Stoops to his base, and with a hideous crash</div>
                     <div class="line">Takes prisoner Pyrrhus' ear: for, lo! his sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which was declining on the milky head</div>
                     <div class="line">Of reverend Priam, seem'd i' the air to stick:</div>
                     <div class="line">So, as a painted tyrant, Pyrrhus stood,</div>
                     <div class="line">And like a neutral to his will and matter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Did nothing.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, as we often see, against some storm,</div>
                     <div class="line">A silence in the heavens, the rack stand still,</div>
                     <div class="line">The bold winds speechless and the orb below</div>
                     <div class="line">As hush as death, anon the dreadful thunder</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth rend the region, so, after Pyrrhus' pause,</div>
                     <div class="line">Aroused vengeance sets him new a-work;</div>
                     <div class="line">And never did the Cyclops' hammers fall</div>
                     <div class="line">On Mars's armour forged for proof eterne</div>
                     <div class="line">With less remorse than Pyrrhus' bleeding sword</div>
                     <div class="line">Now falls on Priam.</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, out, thou strumpet, Fortune! All you gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">In general synod 'take away her power;</div>
                     <div class="line">Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">As low as to the fiends!'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is too long.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall to the barber's, with your beard. Prithee,</div>
                     <div class="line">say on: he's for a jig or a tale of bawdry, or he</div>
                     <div class="line">sleeps: say on: come to Hecuba.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">'But who, O, who had seen the mobled queen--'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'The mobled queen?'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That's good; 'mobled queen' is good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">'Run barefoot up and down, threatening the flames</div>
                     <div class="line">With bisson rheum; a clout upon that head</div>
                     <div class="line">Where late the diadem stood, and for a robe,</div>
                     <div class="line">About her lank and all o'er-teemed loins,</div>
                     <div class="line">A blanket, in the alarm of fear caught up;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who this had seen, with tongue in venom steep'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Gainst Fortune's state would treason have</div>
                     <div class="line">pronounced:</div>
                     <div class="line">But if the gods themselves did see her then</div>
                     <div class="line">When she saw Pyrrhus make malicious sport</div>
                     <div class="line">In mincing with his sword her husband's limbs,</div>
                     <div class="line">The instant burst of clamour that she made,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless things mortal move them not at all,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would have made milch the burning eyes of heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">And passion in the gods.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, whether he has not turned his colour and has</div>
                     <div class="line">tears in's eyes. Pray you, no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis well: I'll have thee speak out the rest soon.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, will you see the players well</div>
                     <div class="line">bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used; for</div>
                     <div class="line">they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the</div>
                     <div class="line">time: after your death you were better have a bad</div>
                     <div class="line">epitaph than their ill report while you live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I will use them according to their desert.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">God's bodykins, man, much better: use every man</div>
                     <div class="line">after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?</div>
                     <div class="line">Use them after your own honour and dignity: the less</div>
                     <div class="line">they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take them in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sirs.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow him, friends: we'll hear a play to-morrow.</div>
                     <p>Exit POLONIUS with all the Players but the First</p>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou hear me, old friend; can you play the</div>
                     <div class="line">Murder of Gonzago?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll ha't to-morrow night. You could, for a need,</div>
                     <div class="line">study a speech of some dozen or sixteen lines, which</div>
                     <div class="line">I would set down and insert in't, could you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well. Follow that lord; and look you mock him</div>
                     <div class="line">not.</div>
                     <p>Exit First Player</p>
                     <div class="line">My good friends, I'll leave you till night: you are</div>
                     <div class="line">welcome to Elsinore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, so, God be wi' ye;</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
                     <div class="line">Now I am alone.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not monstrous that this player here,</div>
                     <div class="line">But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,</div>
                     <div class="line">Could force his soul so to his own conceit</div>
                     <div class="line">That from her working all his visage wann'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect,</div>
                     <div class="line">A broken voice, and his whole function suiting</div>
                     <div class="line">With forms to his conceit? and all for nothing!</div>
                     <div class="line">For Hecuba!</div>
                     <div class="line">What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he should weep for her? What would he do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had he the motive and the cue for passion</div>
                     <div class="line">That I have? He would drown the stage with tears</div>
                     <div class="line">And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make mad the guilty and appal the free,</div>
                     <div class="line">Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">The very faculties of eyes and ears. Yet I,</div>
                     <div class="line">A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,</div>
                     <div class="line">And can say nothing; no, not for a king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon whose property and most dear life</div>
                     <div class="line">A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward?</div>
                     <div class="line">Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across?</div>
                     <div class="line">Plucks off my beard, and blows it in my face?</div>
                     <div class="line">Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' the throat,</div>
                     <div class="line">As deep as to the lungs? who does me this?</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Swounds, I should take it: for it cannot be</div>
                     <div class="line">But I am pigeon-liver'd and lack gall</div>
                     <div class="line">To make oppression bitter, or ere this</div>
                     <div class="line">I should have fatted all the region kites</div>
                     <div class="line">With this slave's offal: bloody, bawdy villain!</div>
                     <div class="line">Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!</div>
                     <div class="line">O, vengeance!</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I, the son of a dear father murder'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must, like a whore, unpack my heart with words,</div>
                     <div class="line">And fall a-cursing, like a very drab,</div>
                     <div class="line">A scullion!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie upon't! foh! About, my brain! I have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">That guilty creatures sitting at a play</div>
                     <div class="line">Have by the very cunning of the scene</div>
                     <div class="line">Been struck so to the soul that presently</div>
                     <div class="line">They have proclaim'd their malefactions;</div>
                     <div class="line">For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak</div>
                     <div class="line">With most miraculous organ. I'll have these players</div>
                     <div class="line">Play something like the murder of my father</div>
                     <div class="line">Before mine uncle: I'll observe his looks;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tent him to the quick: if he but blench,</div>
                     <div class="line">I know my course. The spirit that I have seen</div>
                     <div class="line">May be the devil: and the devil hath power</div>
                     <div class="line">To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of my weakness and my melancholy,</div>
                     <div class="line">As he is very potent with such spirits,</div>
                     <div class="line">Abuses me to damn me: I'll have grounds</div>
                     <div class="line">More relative than this: the play 's the thing</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A hall in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  The Queen's closet.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, POLONIUS,
OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And can you, by no drift of circumstance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Get from him why he puts on this confusion,</div>
                     <div class="line">Grating so harshly all his days of quiet</div>
                     <div class="line">With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">He does confess he feels himself distracted;</div>
                     <div class="line">But from what cause he will by no means speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor do we find him forward to be sounded,</div>
                     <div class="line">But, with a crafty madness, keeps aloof,</div>
                     <div class="line">When we would bring him on to some confession</div>
                     <div class="line">Of his true state.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Did he receive you well?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Most like a gentleman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">But with much forcing of his disposition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Niggard of question; but, of our demands,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most free in his reply.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you assay him?</div>
                     <div class="line">To any pastime?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, it so fell out, that certain players</div>
                     <div class="line">We o'er-raught on the way: of these we told him;</div>
                     <div class="line">And there did seem in him a kind of joy</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear of it: they are about the court,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as I think, they have already order</div>
                     <div class="line">This night to play before him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis most true:</div>
                     <div class="line">And he beseech'd me to entreat your majesties</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear and see the matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my heart; and it doth much content me</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear him so inclined.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good gentlemen, give him a further edge,</div>
                     <div class="line">And drive his purpose on to these delights.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet Gertrude, leave us too;</div>
                     <div class="line">For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he, as 'twere by accident, may here</div>
                     <div class="line">Affront Ophelia:</div>
                     <div class="line">Her father and myself, lawful espials,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will so bestow ourselves that, seeing, unseen,</div>
                     <div class="line">We may of their encounter frankly judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">And gather by him, as he is behaved,</div>
                     <div class="line">If 't be the affliction of his love or no</div>
                     <div class="line">That thus he suffers for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall obey you.</div>
                     <div class="line">And for your part, Ophelia, I do wish</div>
                     <div class="line">That your good beauties be the happy cause</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Hamlet's wildness: so shall I hope your virtues</div>
                     <div class="line">Will bring him to his wonted way again,</div>
                     <div class="line">To both your honours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, I wish it may.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit QUEEN GERTRUDE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ophelia, walk you here. Gracious, so please you,</div>
                     <div class="line">We will bestow ourselves.</div>
                     <p>To OPHELIA</p>
                     <div class="line">Read on this book;</div>
                     <div class="line">That show of such an exercise may colour</div>
                     <div class="line">Your loneliness. We are oft to blame in this,--</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis too much proved--that with devotion's visage</div>
                     <div class="line">And pious action we do sugar o'er</div>
                     <div class="line">The devil himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>          O, 'tis too true!</div>
                     <div class="line">How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience!</div>
                     <div class="line">The harlot's cheek, beautied with plastering art,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not more ugly to the thing that helps it</div>
                     <div class="line">Than is my deed to my most painted word:</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavy burthen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I hear him coming: let's withdraw, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt KING CLAUDIUS and POLONIUS</p>
               <p>Enter HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">To be, or not to be: that is the question:</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer</div>
                     <div class="line">The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,</div>
                     <div class="line">And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;</div>
                     <div class="line">No more; and by a sleep to say we end</div>
                     <div class="line">The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks</div>
                     <div class="line">That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation</div>
                     <div class="line">Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;</div>
                     <div class="line">To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;</div>
                     <div class="line">For in that sleep of death what dreams may come</div>
                     <div class="line">When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must give us pause: there's the respect</div>
                     <div class="line">That makes calamity of so long life;</div>
                     <div class="line">For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,</div>
                     <div class="line">The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,</div>
                     <div class="line">The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,</div>
                     <div class="line">The insolence of office and the spurns</div>
                     <div class="line">That patient merit of the unworthy takes,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he himself might his quietus make</div>
                     <div class="line">With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,</div>
                     <div class="line">To grunt and sweat under a weary life,</div>
                     <div class="line">But that the dread of something after death,</div>
                     <div class="line">The undiscover'd country from whose bourn</div>
                     <div class="line">No traveller returns, puzzles the will</div>
                     <div class="line">And makes us rather bear those ills we have</div>
                     <div class="line">Than fly to others that we know not of?</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;</div>
                     <div class="line">And thus the native hue of resolution</div>
                     <div class="line">Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,</div>
                     <div class="line">And enterprises of great pith and moment</div>
                     <div class="line">With this regard their currents turn awry,</div>
                     <div class="line">And lose the name of action.--Soft you now!</div>
                     <div class="line">The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons</div>
                     <div class="line">Be all my sins remember'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">How does your honour for this many a day?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I humbly thank you; well, well, well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I have remembrances of yours,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I have longed long to re-deliver;</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, now receive them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not I;</div>
                     <div class="line">I never gave you aught.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My honour'd lord, you know right well you did;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, with them, words of so sweet breath composed</div>
                     <div class="line">As made the things more rich: their perfume lost,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take these again; for to the noble mind</div>
                     <div class="line">Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.</div>
                     <div class="line">There, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, ha! are you honest?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you fair?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What means your lordship?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should</div>
                     <div class="line">admit no discourse to your beauty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than</div>
                     <div class="line">with honesty?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner</div>
                     <div class="line">transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the</div>
                     <div class="line">force of honesty can translate beauty into his</div>
                     <div class="line">likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the</div>
                     <div class="line">time gives it proof. I did love you once.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of</div>
                     <div class="line">it: I loved you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I was the more deceived.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a</div>
                     <div class="line">breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest;</div>
                     <div class="line">but yet I could accuse me of such things that it</div>
                     <div class="line">were better my mother had not borne me: I am very</div>
                     <div class="line">proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at</div>
                     <div class="line">my beck than I have thoughts to put them in,</div>
                     <div class="line">imagination to give them shape, or time to act them</div>
                     <div class="line">in. What should such fellows as I do crawling</div>
                     <div class="line">between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves,</div>
                     <div class="line">all; believe none of us. Go thy ways to a nunnery.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's your father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">At home, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the</div>
                     <div class="line">fool no where but in's own house. Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, help him, you sweet heavens!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for</div>
                     <div class="line">thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as</div>
                     <div class="line">snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a</div>
                     <div class="line">nunnery, go: farewell. Or, if thou wilt needs</div>
                     <div class="line">marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough</div>
                     <div class="line">what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go,</div>
                     <div class="line">and quickly too. Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavenly powers, restore him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God</div>
                     <div class="line">has given you one face, and you make yourselves</div>
                     <div class="line">another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and</div>
                     <div class="line">nick-name God's creatures, and make your wantonness</div>
                     <div class="line">your ignorance. Go to, I'll no more on't; it hath</div>
                     <div class="line">made me mad. I say, we will have no more marriages:</div>
                     <div class="line">those that are married already, all but one, shall</div>
                     <div class="line">live; the rest shall keep as they are. To a</div>
                     <div class="line">nunnery, go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!</div>
                     <div class="line">The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword;</div>
                     <div class="line">The expectancy and rose of the fair state,</div>
                     <div class="line">The glass of fashion and the mould of form,</div>
                     <div class="line">The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!</div>
                     <div class="line">And I, of ladies most deject and wretched,</div>
                     <div class="line">That suck'd the honey of his music vows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now see that noble and most sovereign reason,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh;</div>
                     <div class="line">That unmatch'd form and feature of blown youth</div>
                     <div class="line">Blasted with ecstasy: O, woe is me,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter KING CLAUDIUS and POLONIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Love! his affections do not that way tend;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor what he spake, though it lack'd form a little,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was not like madness. There's something in his soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">O'er which his melancholy sits on brood;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I do doubt the hatch and the disclose</div>
                     <div class="line">Will be some danger: which for to prevent,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have in quick determination</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus set it down: he shall with speed to England,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the demand of our neglected tribute</div>
                     <div class="line">Haply the seas and countries different</div>
                     <div class="line">With variable objects shall expel</div>
                     <div class="line">This something-settled matter in his heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereon his brains still beating puts him thus</div>
                     <div class="line">From fashion of himself. What think you on't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall do well: but yet do I believe</div>
                     <div class="line">The origin and commencement of his grief</div>
                     <div class="line">Sprung from neglected love. How now, Ophelia!</div>
                     <div class="line">You need not tell us what Lord Hamlet said;</div>
                     <div class="line">We heard it all. My lord, do as you please;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, if you hold it fit, after the play</div>
                     <div class="line">Let his queen mother all alone entreat him</div>
                     <div class="line">To show his grief: let her be round with him;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I'll be placed, so please you, in the ear</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all their conference. If she find him not,</div>
                     <div class="line">To England send him, or confine him where</div>
                     <div class="line">Your wisdom best shall think.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be so:</div>
                     <div class="line">Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A hall in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HAMLET and Players</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to</div>
                     <div class="line">you, trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it,</div>
                     <div class="line">as many of your players do, I had as lief the</div>
                     <div class="line">town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air</div>
                     <div class="line">too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently;</div>
                     <div class="line">for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say,</div>
                     <div class="line">the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget</div>
                     <div class="line">a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it</div>
                     <div class="line">offends me to the soul to hear a robustious</div>
                     <div class="line">periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to</div>
                     <div class="line">very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who</div>
                     <div class="line">for the most part are capable of nothing but</div>
                     <div class="line">inexplicable dumbshows and noise: I would have such</div>
                     <div class="line">a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it</div>
                     <div class="line">out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion</div>
                     <div class="line">be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the</div>
                     <div class="line">word to the action; with this special o'erstep not</div>
                     <div class="line">the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is</div>
                     <div class="line">from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the</div>
                     <div class="line">first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the</div>
                     <div class="line">mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature,</div>
                     <div class="line">scorn her own image, and the very age and body of</div>
                     <div class="line">the time his form and pressure. Now this overdone,</div>
                     <div class="line">or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful</div>
                     <div class="line">laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the</div>
                     <div class="line">censure of the which one must in your allowance</div>
                     <div class="line">o'erweigh a whole theatre of others. O, there be</div>
                     <div class="line">players that I have seen play, and heard others</div>
                     <div class="line">praise, and that highly, not to speak it profanely,</div>
                     <div class="line">that, neither having the accent of Christians nor</div>
                     <div class="line">the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man, have so</div>
                     <div class="line">strutted and bellowed that I have thought some of</div>
                     <div class="line">nature's journeymen had made men and not made them</div>
                     <div class="line">well, they imitated humanity so abominably.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Player</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us,</div>
                     <div class="line">sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O, reform it altogether. And let those that play</div>
                     <div class="line">your clowns speak no more than is set down for them;</div>
                     <div class="line">for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to</div>
                     <div class="line">set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh</div>
                     <div class="line">too; though, in the mean time, some necessary</div>
                     <div class="line">question of the play be then to be considered:</div>
                     <div class="line">that's villanous, and shows a most pitiful ambition</div>
                     <div class="line">in the fool that uses it. Go, make you ready.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt Players</p>
                     <p>Enter POLONIUS, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, my lord! I will the king hear this piece of work?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And the queen too, and that presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid the players make haste.</div>
                     <p>Exit POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Will you two help to hasten them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">We will, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What ho! Horatio!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HORATIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, sweet lord, at your service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man</div>
                     <div class="line">As e'er my conversation coped withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, my dear lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, do not think I flatter;</div>
                     <div class="line">For what advancement may I hope from thee</div>
                     <div class="line">That no revenue hast but thy good spirits,</div>
                     <div class="line">To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flatter'd?</div>
                     <div class="line">No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp,</div>
                     <div class="line">And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee</div>
                     <div class="line">Where thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear?</div>
                     <div class="line">Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice</div>
                     <div class="line">And could of men distinguish, her election</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath seal'd thee for herself; for thou hast been</div>
                     <div class="line">As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing,</div>
                     <div class="line">A man that fortune's buffets and rewards</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast ta'en with equal thanks: and blest are those</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled,</div>
                     <div class="line">That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger</div>
                     <div class="line">To sound what stop she please. Give me that man</div>
                     <div class="line">That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him</div>
                     <div class="line">In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I do thee.--Something too much of this.--</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a play to-night before the king;</div>
                     <div class="line">One scene of it comes near the circumstance</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I have told thee of my father's death:</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, when thou seest that act afoot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even with the very comment of thy soul</div>
                     <div class="line">Observe mine uncle: if his occulted guilt</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not itself unkennel in one speech,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a damned ghost that we have seen,</div>
                     <div class="line">And my imaginations are as foul</div>
                     <div class="line">As Vulcan's stithy. Give him heedful note;</div>
                     <div class="line">For I mine eyes will rivet to his face,</div>
                     <div class="line">And after we will both our judgments join</div>
                     <div class="line">In censure of his seeming.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he steal aught the whilst this play is playing,</div>
                     <div class="line">And 'scape detecting, I will pay the theft.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">They are coming to the play; I must be idle:</div>
                     <div class="line">Get you a place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Danish march. A flourish. Enter KING CLAUDIUS,
QUEEN GERTRUDE, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ,
GUILDENSTERN, and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How fares our cousin Hamlet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Excellent, i' faith; of the chameleon's dish: I eat</div>
                     <div class="line">the air, promise-crammed: you cannot feed capons so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have nothing with this answer, Hamlet; these words</div>
                     <div class="line">are not mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor mine now.</div>
                     <p>To POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">My lord, you played once i' the university, you say?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That did I, my lord; and was accounted a good actor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What did you enact?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I did enact Julius Caesar: I was killed i' the</div>
                     <div class="line">Capitol; Brutus killed me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf</div>
                     <div class="line">there. Be the players ready?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord; they stay upon your patience.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, good mother, here's metal more attractive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To KING CLAUDIUS</span>  O, ho! do you mark that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Lady, shall I lie in your lap?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Lying down at OPHELIA's feet</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean, my head upon your lap?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you think I meant country matters?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I think nothing, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That's a fair thought to lie between maids' legs.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What is, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You are merry, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, I?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O God, your only jig-maker. What should a man do</div>
                     <div class="line">but be merry? for, look you, how cheerfully my</div>
                     <div class="line">mother looks, and my father died within these two hours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, 'tis twice two months, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">So long? Nay then, let the devil wear black, for</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have a suit of sables. O heavens! die two</div>
                     <div class="line">months ago, and not forgotten yet? Then there's</div>
                     <div class="line">hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half</div>
                     <div class="line">a year: but, by'r lady, he must build churches,</div>
                     <div class="line">then; or else shall he suffer not thinking on, with</div>
                     <div class="line">the hobby-horse, whose epitaph is 'For, O, for, O,</div>
                     <div class="line">the hobby-horse is forgot.'</div>
                     <p>Hautboys play. The dumb-show enters</p>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a King and a Queen very lovingly; the Queen
embracing him, and he her. She kneels, and makes
show of protestation unto him. He takes her up,
and declines his head upon her neck: lays him down
upon a bank of flowers: she, seeing him asleep,
leaves him. Anon comes in a fellow, takes off his
crown, kisses it, and pours poison in the King's
ears, and exit. The Queen returns; finds the King
dead, and makes passionate action. The Poisoner,
with some two or three Mutes, comes in again,
seeming to lament with her. The dead body is
carried away. The Poisoner wooes the Queen with
gifts: she seems loath and unwilling awhile, but
in the end accepts his love</p>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What means this, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, this is miching mallecho; it means mischief.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Belike this show imports the argument of the play.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Prologue</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall know by this fellow: the players cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">keep counsel; they'll tell all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Will he tell us what this show meant?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, or any show that you'll show him: be not you</div>
                     <div class="line">ashamed to show, he'll not shame to tell you what it means.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You are naught, you are naught: I'll mark the play.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Prologue</div>
                     <div class="line">For us, and for our tragedy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here stooping to your clemency,</div>
                     <div class="line">We beg your hearing patiently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis brief, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">As woman's love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Players, King and Queen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player King</div>
                     <div class="line">Full thirty times hath Phoebus' cart gone round</div>
                     <div class="line">Neptune's salt wash and Tellus' orbed ground,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thirty dozen moons with borrow'd sheen</div>
                     <div class="line">About the world have times twelve thirties been,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since love our hearts and Hymen did our hands</div>
                     <div class="line">Unite commutual in most sacred bands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player Queen</div>
                     <div class="line">So many journeys may the sun and moon</div>
                     <div class="line">Make us again count o'er ere love be done!</div>
                     <div class="line">But, woe is me, you are so sick of late,</div>
                     <div class="line">So far from cheer and from your former state,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I distrust you. Yet, though I distrust,</div>
                     <div class="line">Discomfort you, my lord, it nothing must:</div>
                     <div class="line">For women's fear and love holds quantity;</div>
                     <div class="line">In neither aught, or in extremity.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, what my love is, proof hath made you know;</div>
                     <div class="line">And as my love is sized, my fear is so:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where little fears grow great, great love grows there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player King</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, I must leave thee, love, and shortly too;</div>
                     <div class="line">My operant powers their functions leave to do:</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou shalt live in this fair world behind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Honour'd, beloved; and haply one as kind</div>
                     <div class="line">For husband shalt thou--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player Queen</div>
                     <div class="line">O, confound the rest!</div>
                     <div class="line">Such love must needs be treason in my breast:</div>
                     <div class="line">In second husband let me be accurst!</div>
                     <div class="line">None wed the second but who kill'd the first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Wormwood, wormwood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player Queen</div>
                     <div class="line">The instances that second marriage move</div>
                     <div class="line">Are base respects of thrift, but none of love:</div>
                     <div class="line">A second time I kill my husband dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">When second husband kisses me in bed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player King</div>
                     <div class="line">I do believe you think what now you speak;</div>
                     <div class="line">But what we do determine oft we break.</div>
                     <div class="line">Purpose is but the slave to memory,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of violent birth, but poor validity;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which now, like fruit unripe, sticks on the tree;</div>
                     <div class="line">But fall, unshaken, when they mellow be.</div>
                     <div class="line">Most necessary 'tis that we forget</div>
                     <div class="line">To pay ourselves what to ourselves is debt:</div>
                     <div class="line">What to ourselves in passion we propose,</div>
                     <div class="line">The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.</div>
                     <div class="line">The violence of either grief or joy</div>
                     <div class="line">Their own enactures with themselves destroy:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament;</div>
                     <div class="line">Grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident.</div>
                     <div class="line">This world is not for aye, nor 'tis not strange</div>
                     <div class="line">That even our loves should with our fortunes change;</div>
                     <div class="line">For 'tis a question left us yet to prove,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether love lead fortune, or else fortune love.</div>
                     <div class="line">The great man down, you mark his favourite flies;</div>
                     <div class="line">The poor advanced makes friends of enemies.</div>
                     <div class="line">And hitherto doth love on fortune tend;</div>
                     <div class="line">For who not needs shall never lack a friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And who in want a hollow friend doth try,</div>
                     <div class="line">Directly seasons him his enemy.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, orderly to end where I begun,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our wills and fates do so contrary run</div>
                     <div class="line">That our devices still are overthrown;</div>
                     <div class="line">Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own:</div>
                     <div class="line">So think thou wilt no second husband wed;</div>
                     <div class="line">But die thy thoughts when thy first lord is dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player Queen</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor earth to me give food, nor heaven light!</div>
                     <div class="line">Sport and repose lock from me day and night!</div>
                     <div class="line">To desperation turn my trust and hope!</div>
                     <div class="line">An anchor's cheer in prison be my scope!</div>
                     <div class="line">Each opposite that blanks the face of joy</div>
                     <div class="line">Meet what I would have well and it destroy!</div>
                     <div class="line">Both here and hence pursue me lasting strife,</div>
                     <div class="line">If, once a widow, ever I be wife!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">If she should break it now!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player King</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis deeply sworn. Sweet, leave me here awhile;</div>
                     <div class="line">My spirits grow dull, and fain I would beguile</div>
                     <div class="line">The tedious day with sleep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Sleeps</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Player Queen</div>
                     <div class="line">Sleep rock thy brain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And never come mischance between us twain!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, how like you this play?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">The lady protests too much, methinks.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O, but she'll keep her word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you heard the argument? Is there no offence in 't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no, they do but jest, poison in jest; no offence</div>
                     <div class="line">i' the world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What do you call the play?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The Mouse-trap. Marry, how? Tropically. This play</div>
                     <div class="line">is the image of a murder done in Vienna: Gonzago is</div>
                     <div class="line">the duke's name; his wife, Baptista: you shall see</div>
                     <div class="line">anon; 'tis a knavish piece of work: but what o'</div>
                     <div class="line">that? your majesty and we that have free souls, it</div>
                     <div class="line">touches us not: let the galled jade wince, our</div>
                     <div class="line">withers are unwrung.</div>
                     <p>Enter LUCIANUS</p>
                     <div class="line">This is one Lucianus, nephew to the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You are as good as a chorus, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I could interpret between you and your love, if I</div>
                     <div class="line">could see the puppets dallying.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You are keen, my lord, you are keen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It would cost you a groaning to take off my edge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Still better, and worse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">So you must take your husbands. Begin, murderer;</div>
                     <div class="line">pox, leave thy damnable faces, and begin. Come:</div>
                     <div class="line">'the croaking raven doth bellow for revenge.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thoughts black, hands apt, drugs fit, and time agreeing;</div>
                     <div class="line">Confederate season, else no creature seeing;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou mixture rank, of midnight weeds collected,</div>
                     <div class="line">With Hecate's ban thrice blasted, thrice infected,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy natural magic and dire property,</div>
                     <div class="line">On wholesome life usurp immediately.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Pours the poison into the sleeper's ears</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">He poisons him i' the garden for's estate. His</div>
                     <div class="line">name's Gonzago: the story is extant, and writ in</div>
                     <div class="line">choice Italian: you shall see anon how the murderer</div>
                     <div class="line">gets the love of Gonzago's wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The king rises.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What, frighted with false fire!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">How fares my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give o'er the play.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me some light: away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Lights, lights, lights!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but HAMLET and HORATIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, let the stricken deer go weep,</div>
                     <div class="line">The hart ungalled play;</div>
                     <div class="line">For some must watch, while some must sleep:</div>
                     <div class="line">So runs the world away.</div>
                     <div class="line">Would not this, sir, and a forest of feathers-- if</div>
                     <div class="line">the rest of my fortunes turn Turk with me--with two</div>
                     <div class="line">Provincial roses on my razed shoes, get me a</div>
                     <div class="line">fellowship in a cry of players, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Half a share.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A whole one, I.</div>
                     <div class="line">For thou dost know, O Damon dear,</div>
                     <div class="line">This realm dismantled was</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Jove himself; and now reigns here</div>
                     <div class="line">A very, very--pajock.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You might have rhymed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O good Horatio, I'll take the ghost's word for a</div>
                     <div class="line">thousand pound. Didst perceive?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the talk of the poisoning?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I did very well note him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ah, ha! Come, some music! come, the recorders!</div>
                     <div class="line">For if the king like not the comedy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then, belike, he likes it not, perdy.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, some music!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, vouchsafe me a word with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, a whole history.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">The king, sir,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir, what of him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Is in his retirement marvellous distempered.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">With drink, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my lord, rather with choler.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Your wisdom should show itself more richer to</div>
                     <div class="line">signify this to his doctor; for, for me to put him</div>
                     <div class="line">to his purgation would perhaps plunge him into far</div>
                     <div class="line">more choler.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, put your discourse into some frame and</div>
                     <div class="line">start not so wildly from my affair.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I am tame, sir: pronounce.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">The queen, your mother, in most great affliction of</div>
                     <div class="line">spirit, hath sent me to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">You are welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, good my lord, this courtesy is not of the right</div>
                     <div class="line">breed. If it shall please you to make me a</div>
                     <div class="line">wholesome answer, I will do your mother's</div>
                     <div class="line">commandment: if not, your pardon and my return</div>
                     <div class="line">shall be the end of my business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I cannot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">What, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Make you a wholesome answer; my wit's diseased: but,</div>
                     <div class="line">sir, such answer as I can make, you shall command;</div>
                     <div class="line">or, rather, as you say, my mother: therefore no</div>
                     <div class="line">more, but to the matter: my mother, you say,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Then thus she says; your behavior hath struck her</div>
                     <div class="line">into amazement and admiration.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O wonderful son, that can so astonish a mother! But</div>
                     <div class="line">is there no sequel at the heels of this mother's</div>
                     <div class="line">admiration? Impart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">She desires to speak with you in her closet, ere you</div>
                     <div class="line">go to bed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall obey, were she ten times our mother. Have</div>
                     <div class="line">you any further trade with us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, you once did love me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">So I do still, by these pickers and stealers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, what is your cause of distemper? you</div>
                     <div class="line">do, surely, bar the door upon your own liberty, if</div>
                     <div class="line">you deny your griefs to your friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I lack advancement.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">How can that be, when you have the voice of the king</div>
                     <div class="line">himself for your succession in Denmark?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but sir, 'While the grass grows,'--the proverb</div>
                     <div class="line">is something musty.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter Players with recorders</p>
                     <div class="line">O, the recorders! let me see one. To withdraw with</div>
                     <div class="line">you:--why do you go about to recover the wind of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">as if you would drive me into a toil?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">O, my lord, if my duty be too bold, my love is too</div>
                     <div class="line">unmannerly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not well understand that. Will you play upon</div>
                     <div class="line">this pipe?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I cannot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, I cannot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">I know no touch of it, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis as easy as lying: govern these ventages with</div>
                     <div class="line">your lingers and thumb, give it breath with your</div>
                     <div class="line">mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music.</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you, these are the stops.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">But these cannot I command to any utterance of</div>
                     <div class="line">harmony; I have not the skill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of</div>
                     <div class="line">me! You would play upon me; you would seem to know</div>
                     <div class="line">my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my</div>
                     <div class="line">mystery; you would sound me from my lowest note to</div>
                     <div class="line">the top of my compass: and there is much music,</div>
                     <div class="line">excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am</div>
                     <div class="line">easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what</div>
                     <div class="line">instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot play upon me.</div>
                     <p>Enter POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">God bless you, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, the queen would speak with you, and</div>
                     <div class="line">presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks it is like a weasel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is backed like a weasel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Or like a whale?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Very like a whale.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Then I will come to my mother by and by. They fool</div>
                     <div class="line">me to the top of my bent. I will come by and by.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will say so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">By and by is easily said.</div>
                     <p>Exit POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Leave me, friends.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt all but HAMLET</p>
                     <div class="line">Tis now the very witching time of night,</div>
                     <div class="line">When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out</div>
                     <div class="line">Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">And do such bitter business as the day</div>
                     <div class="line">Would quake to look on. Soft! now to my mother.</div>
                     <div class="line">O heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever</div>
                     <div class="line">The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me be cruel, not unnatural:</div>
                     <div class="line">I will speak daggers to her, but use none;</div>
                     <div class="line">My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites;</div>
                     <div class="line">How in my words soever she be shent,</div>
                     <div class="line">To give them seals never, my soul, consent!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I like him not, nor stands it safe with us</div>
                     <div class="line">To let his madness range. Therefore prepare you;</div>
                     <div class="line">I your commission will forthwith dispatch,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he to England shall along with you:</div>
                     <div class="line">The terms of our estate may not endure</div>
                     <div class="line">Hazard so dangerous as doth hourly grow</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of his lunacies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">We will ourselves provide:</div>
                     <div class="line">Most holy and religious fear it is</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep those many many bodies safe</div>
                     <div class="line">That live and feed upon your majesty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">The single and peculiar life is bound,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all the strength and armour of the mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep itself from noyance; but much more</div>
                     <div class="line">That spirit upon whose weal depend and rest</div>
                     <div class="line">The lives of many. The cease of majesty</div>
                     <div class="line">Dies not alone; but, like a gulf, doth draw</div>
                     <div class="line">What's near it with it: it is a massy wheel,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount,</div>
                     <div class="line">To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things</div>
                     <div class="line">Are mortised and adjoin'd; which, when it falls,</div>
                     <div class="line">Each small annexment, petty consequence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Attends the boisterous ruin. Never alone</div>
                     <div class="line">Did the king sigh, but with a general groan.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Arm you, I pray you, to this speedy voyage;</div>
                     <div class="line">For we will fetters put upon this fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which now goes too free-footed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">We will haste us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <p>Enter POLONIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, he's going to his mother's closet:</div>
                     <div class="line">Behind the arras I'll convey myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear the process; and warrant she'll tax him home:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as you said, and wisely was it said,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis meet that some more audience than a mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since nature makes them partial, should o'erhear</div>
                     <div class="line">The speech, of vantage. Fare you well, my liege:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll call upon you ere you go to bed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tell you what I know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, dear my lord.</div>
                     <p>Exit POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">O, my offence is rank it smells to heaven;</div>
                     <div class="line">It hath the primal eldest curse upon't,</div>
                     <div class="line">A brother's murder. Pray can I not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though inclination be as sharp as will:</div>
                     <div class="line">My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, like a man to double business bound,</div>
                     <div class="line">I stand in pause where I shall first begin,</div>
                     <div class="line">And both neglect. What if this cursed hand</div>
                     <div class="line">Were thicker than itself with brother's blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens</div>
                     <div class="line">To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy</div>
                     <div class="line">But to confront the visage of offence?</div>
                     <div class="line">And what's in prayer but this two-fold force,</div>
                     <div class="line">To be forestalled ere we come to fall,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or pardon'd being down? Then I'll look up;</div>
                     <div class="line">My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer</div>
                     <div class="line">Can serve my turn? 'Forgive me my foul murder'?</div>
                     <div class="line">That cannot be; since I am still possess'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Of those effects for which I did the murder,</div>
                     <div class="line">My crown, mine own ambition and my queen.</div>
                     <div class="line">May one be pardon'd and retain the offence?</div>
                     <div class="line">In the corrupted currents of this world</div>
                     <div class="line">Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice,</div>
                     <div class="line">And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself</div>
                     <div class="line">Buys out the law: but 'tis not so above;</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no shuffling, there the action lies</div>
                     <div class="line">In his true nature; and we ourselves compell'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults,</div>
                     <div class="line">To give in evidence. What then? what rests?</div>
                     <div class="line">Try what repentance can: what can it not?</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet what can it when one can not repent?</div>
                     <div class="line">O wretched state! O bosom black as death!</div>
                     <div class="line">O limed soul, that, struggling to be free,</div>
                     <div class="line">Art more engaged! Help, angels! Make assay!</div>
                     <div class="line">Bow, stubborn knees; and, heart with strings of steel,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be soft as sinews of the newborn babe!</div>
                     <div class="line">All may be well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Retires and kneels</p>
               <p>Enter HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Now might I do it pat, now he is praying;</div>
                     <div class="line">And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven;</div>
                     <div class="line">And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">A villain kills my father; and for that,</div>
                     <div class="line">I, his sole son, do this same villain send</div>
                     <div class="line">To heaven.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, this is hire and salary, not revenge.</div>
                     <div class="line">He took my father grossly, full of bread;</div>
                     <div class="line">With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May;</div>
                     <div class="line">And how his audit stands who knows save heaven?</div>
                     <div class="line">But in our circumstance and course of thought,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis heavy with him: and am I then revenged,</div>
                     <div class="line">To take him in the purging of his soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he is fit and season'd for his passage?</div>
                     <div class="line">No!</div>
                     <div class="line">Up, sword; and know thou a more horrid hent:</div>
                     <div class="line">When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed;</div>
                     <div class="line">At gaming, swearing, or about some act</div>
                     <div class="line">That has no relish of salvation in't;</div>
                     <div class="line">Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that his soul may be as damn'd and black</div>
                     <div class="line">As hell, whereto it goes. My mother stays:</div>
                     <div class="line">This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Rising</span>  My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:</div>
                     <div class="line">Words without thoughts never to heaven go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  The Queen's closet.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter QUEEN MARGARET and POLONIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He will come straight. Look you lay home to him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that your grace hath screen'd and stood between</div>
                     <div class="line">Much heat and him. I'll sconce me even here.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, be round with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Mother, mother, mother!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll warrant you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear me not: withdraw, I hear him coming.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>POLONIUS hides behind the arras</p>
               <p>Enter HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, mother, what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Mother, you have my father much offended.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, how now, Hamlet!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you forgot me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, by the rood, not so:</div>
                     <div class="line">You are the queen, your husband's brother's wife;</div>
                     <div class="line">And--would it were not so!--you are my mother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, then, I'll set those to you that can speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, and sit you down; you shall not budge;</div>
                     <div class="line">You go not till I set you up a glass</div>
                     <div class="line">Where you may see the inmost part of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">What wilt thou do? thou wilt not murder me?</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, help, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Behind</span>  What, ho! help, help, help!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Drawing</span>  How now! a rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Makes a pass through the arras</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORD POLONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Behind</span>  O, I am slain!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Falls and dies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">O me, what hast thou done?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I know not:</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it the king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">O, what a rash and bloody deed is this!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A bloody deed! almost as bad, good mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">As kill a king, and marry with his brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">As kill a king!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, lady, 'twas my word.</div>
                     <p>Lifts up the array and discovers POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!</div>
                     <div class="line">I took thee for thy better: take thy fortune;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou find'st to be too busy is some danger.</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave wringing of your hands: peace! sit you down,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let me wring your heart; for so I shall,</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be made of penetrable stuff,</div>
                     <div class="line">If damned custom have not brass'd it so</div>
                     <div class="line">That it is proof and bulwark against sense.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">What have I done, that thou darest wag thy tongue</div>
                     <div class="line">In noise so rude against me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Such an act</div>
                     <div class="line">That blurs the grace and blush of modesty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Calls virtue hypocrite, takes off the rose</div>
                     <div class="line">From the fair forehead of an innocent love</div>
                     <div class="line">And sets a blister there, makes marriage-vows</div>
                     <div class="line">As false as dicers' oaths: O, such a deed</div>
                     <div class="line">As from the body of contraction plucks</div>
                     <div class="line">The very soul, and sweet religion makes</div>
                     <div class="line">A rhapsody of words: heaven's face doth glow:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, this solidity and compound mass,</div>
                     <div class="line">With tristful visage, as against the doom,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is thought-sick at the act.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay me, what act,</div>
                     <div class="line">That roars so loud, and thunders in the index?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Look here, upon this picture, and on this,</div>
                     <div class="line">The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.</div>
                     <div class="line">See, what a grace was seated on this brow;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">An eye like Mars, to threaten and command;</div>
                     <div class="line">A station like the herald Mercury</div>
                     <div class="line">New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill;</div>
                     <div class="line">A combination and a form indeed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where every god did seem to set his seal,</div>
                     <div class="line">To give the world assurance of a man:</div>
                     <div class="line">This was your husband. Look you now, what follows:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is your husband; like a mildew'd ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Blasting his wholesome brother. Have you eyes?</div>
                     <div class="line">Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And batten on this moor? Ha! have you eyes?</div>
                     <div class="line">You cannot call it love; for at your age</div>
                     <div class="line">The hey-day in the blood is tame, it's humble,</div>
                     <div class="line">And waits upon the judgment: and what judgment</div>
                     <div class="line">Would step from this to this? Sense, sure, you have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Else could you not have motion; but sure, that sense</div>
                     <div class="line">Is apoplex'd; for madness would not err,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor sense to ecstasy was ne'er so thrall'd</div>
                     <div class="line">But it reserved some quantity of choice,</div>
                     <div class="line">To serve in such a difference. What devil was't</div>
                     <div class="line">That thus hath cozen'd you at hoodman-blind?</div>
                     <div class="line">Eyes without feeling, feeling without sight,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ears without hands or eyes, smelling sans all,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or but a sickly part of one true sense</div>
                     <div class="line">Could not so mope.</div>
                     <div class="line">O shame! where is thy blush? Rebellious hell,</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou canst mutine in a matron's bones,</div>
                     <div class="line">To flaming youth let virtue be as wax,</div>
                     <div class="line">And melt in her own fire: proclaim no shame</div>
                     <div class="line">When the compulsive ardour gives the charge,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since frost itself as actively doth burn</div>
                     <div class="line">And reason panders will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">O Hamlet, speak no more:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou turn'st mine eyes into my very soul;</div>
                     <div class="line">And there I see such black and grained spots</div>
                     <div class="line">As will not leave their tinct.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but to live</div>
                     <div class="line">In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stew'd in corruption, honeying and making love</div>
                     <div class="line">Over the nasty sty,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">O, speak to me no more;</div>
                     <div class="line">These words, like daggers, enter in mine ears;</div>
                     <div class="line">No more, sweet Hamlet!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A murderer and a villain;</div>
                     <div class="line">A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your precedent lord; a vice of kings;</div>
                     <div class="line">A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,</div>
                     <div class="line">That from a shelf the precious diadem stole,</div>
                     <div class="line">And put it in his pocket!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">No more!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A king of shreds and patches,--</div>
                     <p>Enter Ghost</p>
                     <div class="line">Save me, and hover o'er me with your wings,</div>
                     <div class="line">You heavenly guards! What would your gracious figure?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, he's mad!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you not come your tardy son to chide,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, lapsed in time and passion, lets go by</div>
                     <div class="line">The important acting of your dread command? O, say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Ghost</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not forget: this visitation</div>
                     <div class="line">Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, look, amazement on thy mother sits:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, step between her and her fighting soul:</div>
                     <div class="line">Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works:</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak to her, Hamlet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How is it with you, lady?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, how is't with you,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you do bend your eye on vacancy</div>
                     <div class="line">And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?</div>
                     <div class="line">Forth at your eyes your spirits wildly peep;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as the sleeping soldiers in the alarm,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your bedded hair, like life in excrements,</div>
                     <div class="line">Starts up, and stands on end. O gentle son,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper</div>
                     <div class="line">Sprinkle cool patience. Whereon do you look?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">On him, on him! Look you, how pale he glares!</div>
                     <div class="line">His form and cause conjoin'd, preaching to stones,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would make them capable. Do not look upon me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest with this piteous action you convert</div>
                     <div class="line">My stern effects: then what I have to do</div>
                     <div class="line">Will want true colour; tears perchance for blood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom do you speak this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you see nothing there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing at all; yet all that is I see.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor did you nothing hear?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nothing but ourselves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, look you there! look, how it steals away!</div>
                     <div class="line">My father, in his habit as he lived!</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, where he goes, even now, out at the portal!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Ghost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">This the very coinage of your brain:</div>
                     <div class="line">This bodiless creation ecstasy</div>
                     <div class="line">Is very cunning in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ecstasy!</div>
                     <div class="line">My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time,</div>
                     <div class="line">And makes as healthful music: it is not madness</div>
                     <div class="line">That I have utter'd: bring me to the test,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I the matter will re-word; which madness</div>
                     <div class="line">Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay not that mattering unction to your soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">That not your trespass, but my madness speaks:</div>
                     <div class="line">It will but skin and film the ulcerous place,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst rank corruption, mining all within,</div>
                     <div class="line">Infects unseen. Confess yourself to heaven;</div>
                     <div class="line">Repent what's past; avoid what is to come;</div>
                     <div class="line">And do not spread the compost on the weeds,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make them ranker. Forgive me this my virtue;</div>
                     <div class="line">For in the fatness of these pursy times</div>
                     <div class="line">Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O, throw away the worser part of it,</div>
                     <div class="line">And live the purer with the other half.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good night: but go not to mine uncle's bed;</div>
                     <div class="line">Assume a virtue, if you have it not.</div>
                     <div class="line">That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of habits devil, is angel yet in this,</div>
                     <div class="line">That to the use of actions fair and good</div>
                     <div class="line">He likewise gives a frock or livery,</div>
                     <div class="line">That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that shall lend a kind of easiness</div>
                     <div class="line">To the next abstinence: the next more easy;</div>
                     <div class="line">For use almost can change the stamp of nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">And either ... the devil, or throw him out</div>
                     <div class="line">With wondrous potency. Once more, good night:</div>
                     <div class="line">And when you are desirous to be bless'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll blessing beg of you. For this same lord,</div>
                     <p>Pointing to POLONIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">I do repent: but heaven hath pleased it so,</div>
                     <div class="line">To punish me with this and this with me,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I must be their scourge and minister.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will bestow him, and will answer well</div>
                     <div class="line">The death I gave him. So, again, good night.</div>
                     <div class="line">I must be cruel, only to be kind:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.</div>
                     <div class="line">One word more, good lady.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall I do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Not this, by no means, that I bid you do:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the bloat king tempt you again to bed;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pinch wanton on your cheek; call you his mouse;</div>
                     <div class="line">And let him, for a pair of reechy kisses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or paddling in your neck with his damn'd fingers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make you to ravel all this matter out,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I essentially am not in madness,</div>
                     <div class="line">But mad in craft. 'Twere good you let him know;</div>
                     <div class="line">For who, that's but a queen, fair, sober, wise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would from a paddock, from a bat, a gib,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such dear concernings hide? who would do so?</div>
                     <div class="line">No, in despite of sense and secrecy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unpeg the basket on the house's top.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the birds fly, and, like the famous ape,</div>
                     <div class="line">To try conclusions, in the basket creep,</div>
                     <div class="line">And break your own neck down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thou assured, if words be made of breath,</div>
                     <div class="line">And breath of life, I have no life to breathe</div>
                     <div class="line">What thou hast said to me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I must to England; you know that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack,</div>
                     <div class="line">I had forgot: 'tis so concluded on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">There's letters seal'd: and my two schoolfellows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom I will trust as I will adders fang'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">They bear the mandate; they must sweep my way,</div>
                     <div class="line">And marshal me to knavery. Let it work;</div>
                     <div class="line">For 'tis the sport to have the engineer</div>
                     <div class="line">Hoist with his own petard: and 't shall go hard</div>
                     <div class="line">But I will delve one yard below their mines,</div>
                     <div class="line">And blow them at the moon: O, 'tis most sweet,</div>
                     <div class="line">When in one line two crafts directly meet.</div>
                     <div class="line">This man shall set me packing:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll lug the guts into the neighbour room.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mother, good night. Indeed this counsellor</div>
                     <div class="line">Is now most still, most secret and most grave,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who was in life a foolish prating knave.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, to draw toward an end with you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good night, mother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt severally; HAMLET dragging in POLONIUS</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A plain in Denmark.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  Elsinore. A room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII.  Another room in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, ROSENCRANTZ,
and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There's matter in these sighs, these profound heaves:</div>
                     <div class="line">You must translate: 'tis fit we understand them.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is your son?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Bestow this place on us a little while.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
                     <div class="line">Ah, my good lord, what have I seen to-night!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What, Gertrude? How does Hamlet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Mad as the sea and wind, when both contend</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is the mightier: in his lawless fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Behind the arras hearing something stir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whips out his rapier, cries, 'A rat, a rat!'</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in this brainish apprehension, kills</div>
                     <div class="line">The unseen good old man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavy deed!</div>
                     <div class="line">It had been so with us, had we been there:</div>
                     <div class="line">His liberty is full of threats to all;</div>
                     <div class="line">To you yourself, to us, to every one.</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, how shall this bloody deed be answer'd?</div>
                     <div class="line">It will be laid to us, whose providence</div>
                     <div class="line">Should have kept short, restrain'd and out of haunt,</div>
                     <div class="line">This mad young man: but so much was our love,</div>
                     <div class="line">We would not understand what was most fit;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, like the owner of a foul disease,</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep it from divulging, let it feed</div>
                     <div class="line">Even on the pith of Life. Where is he gone?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">To draw apart the body he hath kill'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">O'er whom his very madness, like some ore</div>
                     <div class="line">Among a mineral of metals base,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shows itself pure; he weeps for what is done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O Gertrude, come away!</div>
                     <div class="line">The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch,</div>
                     <div class="line">But we will ship him hence: and this vile deed</div>
                     <div class="line">We must, with all our majesty and skill,</div>
                     <div class="line">Both countenance and excuse. Ho, Guildenstern!</div>
                     <p>Re-enter ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
                     <div class="line">Friends both, go join you with some further aid:</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet in madness hath Polonius slain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And from his mother's closet hath he dragg'd him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Go seek him out; speak fair, and bring the body</div>
                     <div class="line">Into the chapel. I pray you, haste in this.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, Gertrude, we'll call up our wisest friends;</div>
                     <div class="line">And let them know, both what we mean to do,</div>
                     <div class="line">And what's untimely done...</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose whisper o'er the world's diameter,</div>
                     <div class="line">As level as the cannon to his blank,</div>
                     <div class="line">Transports his poison'd shot, may miss our name,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hit the woundless air. O, come away!</div>
                     <div class="line">My soul is full of discord and dismay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Another room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HAMLET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Safely stowed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Hamlet! Lord Hamlet!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What noise? who calls on Hamlet?</div>
                     <div class="line">O, here they come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">What have you done, my lord, with the dead body?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Compounded it with dust, whereto 'tis kin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell us where 'tis, that we may take it thence</div>
                     <div class="line">And bear it to the chapel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not believe it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That I can keep your counsel and not mine own.</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, to be demanded of a sponge! what</div>
                     <div class="line">replication should be made by the son of a king?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Take you me for a sponge, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir, that soaks up the king's countenance, his</div>
                     <div class="line">rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the</div>
                     <div class="line">king best service in the end: he keeps them, like</div>
                     <div class="line">an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouthed, to</div>
                     <div class="line">be last swallowed: when he needs what you have</div>
                     <div class="line">gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall be dry again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">I understand you not, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad of it: a knavish speech sleeps in a</div>
                     <div class="line">foolish ear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, you must tell us where the body is, and go</div>
                     <div class="line">with us to the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The body is with the king, but the king is not with</div>
                     <div class="line">the body. The king is a thing--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GUILDENSTERN</div>
                     <div class="line">A thing, my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Of nothing: bring me to him. Hide fox, and all after.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  Another room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, attended</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sent to seek him, and to find the body.</div>
                     <div class="line">How dangerous is it that this man goes loose!</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet must not we put the strong law on him:</div>
                     <div class="line">He's loved of the distracted multitude,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">And where tis so, the offender's scourge is weigh'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">But never the offence. To bear all smooth and even,</div>
                     <div class="line">This sudden sending him away must seem</div>
                     <div class="line">Deliberate pause: diseases desperate grown</div>
                     <div class="line">By desperate appliance are relieved,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or not at all.</div>
                     <p>Enter ROSENCRANTZ</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what hath befall'n?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Where the dead body is bestow'd, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot get from him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But where is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Without, my lord; guarded, to know your pleasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring him before us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, Guildenstern! bring in my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HAMLET and GUILDENSTERN</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Hamlet, where's Polonius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">At supper.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">At supper! where?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain</div>
                     <div class="line">convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your</div>
                     <div class="line">worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all</div>
                     <div class="line">creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for</div>
                     <div class="line">maggots: your fat king and your lean beggar is but</div>
                     <div class="line">variable service, two dishes, but to one table:</div>
                     <div class="line">that's the end.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, alas!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a</div>
                     <div class="line">king, and cat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What dost you mean by this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing but to show you how a king may go a</div>
                     <div class="line">progress through the guts of a beggar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is Polonius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">In heaven; send hither to see: if your messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">find him not there, seek him i' the other place</div>
                     <div class="line">yourself. But indeed, if you find him not within</div>
                     <div class="line">this month, you shall nose him as you go up the</div>
                     <div class="line">stairs into the lobby.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go seek him there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>To some Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">He will stay till ye come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet, this deed, for thine especial safety,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we do tender, as we dearly grieve</div>
                     <div class="line">For that which thou hast done,--must send thee hence</div>
                     <div class="line">With fiery quickness: therefore prepare thyself;</div>
                     <div class="line">The bark is ready, and the wind at help,</div>
                     <div class="line">The associates tend, and every thing is bent</div>
                     <div class="line">For England.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">For England!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, Hamlet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So is it, if thou knew'st our purposes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I see a cherub that sees them. But, come; for</div>
                     <div class="line">England! Farewell, dear mother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy loving father, Hamlet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">My mother: father and mother is man and wife; man</div>
                     <div class="line">and wife is one flesh; and so, my mother. Come, for England!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow him at foot; tempt him with speed aboard;</div>
                     <div class="line">Delay it not; I'll have him hence to-night:</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! for every thing is seal'd and done</div>
                     <div class="line">That else leans on the affair: pray you, make haste.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN</p>
                     <div class="line">And, England, if my love thou hold'st at aught--</div>
                     <div class="line">As my great power thereof may give thee sense,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since yet thy cicatrice looks raw and red</div>
                     <div class="line">After the Danish sword, and thy free awe</div>
                     <div class="line">Pays homage to us--thou mayst not coldly set</div>
                     <div class="line">Our sovereign process; which imports at full,</div>
                     <div class="line">By letters congruing to that effect,</div>
                     <div class="line">The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England;</div>
                     <div class="line">For like the hectic in my blood he rages,</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou must cure me: till I know 'tis done,</div>
                     <div class="line">Howe'er my haps, my joys were ne'er begun.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A plain in Denmark.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FORTINBRAS, a Captain, and Soldiers, marching</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PRINCE FORTINBRAS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, captain, from me greet the Danish king;</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell him that, by his licence, Fortinbras</div>
                     <div class="line">Craves the conveyance of a promised march</div>
                     <div class="line">Over his kingdom. You know the rendezvous.</div>
                     <div class="line">If that his majesty would aught with us,</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall express our duty in his eye;</div>
                     <div class="line">And let him know so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">I will do't, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PRINCE FORTINBRAS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go softly on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt FORTINBRAS and Soldiers</p>
               <p>Enter HAMLET, ROSENCRANTZ, GUILDENSTERN, and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sir, whose powers are these?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">They are of Norway, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How purposed, sir, I pray you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">Against some part of Poland.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Who commands them, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">The nephews to old Norway, Fortinbras.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Goes it against the main of Poland, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or for some frontier?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly to speak, and with no addition,</div>
                     <div class="line">We go to gain a little patch of ground</div>
                     <div class="line">That hath in it no profit but the name.</div>
                     <div class="line">To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor will it yield to Norway or the Pole</div>
                     <div class="line">A ranker rate, should it be sold in fee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then the Polack never will defend it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, it is already garrison'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not debate the question of this straw:</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the imposthume of much wealth and peace,</div>
                     <div class="line">That inward breaks, and shows no cause without</div>
                     <div class="line">Why the man dies. I humbly thank you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Captain</div>
                     <div class="line">God be wi' you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ROSENCRANTZ</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt please you go, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll be with you straight go a little before.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt all except HAMLET</p>
                     <div class="line">How all occasions do inform against me,</div>
                     <div class="line">And spur my dull revenge! What is a man,</div>
                     <div class="line">If his chief good and market of his time</div>
                     <div class="line">Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sure, he that made us with such large discourse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Looking before and after, gave us not</div>
                     <div class="line">That capability and god-like reason</div>
                     <div class="line">To fust in us unused. Now, whether it be</div>
                     <div class="line">Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple</div>
                     <div class="line">Of thinking too precisely on the event,</div>
                     <div class="line">A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom</div>
                     <div class="line">And ever three parts coward, I do not know</div>
                     <div class="line">Why yet I live to say 'This thing's to do;'</div>
                     <div class="line">Sith I have cause and will and strength and means</div>
                     <div class="line">To do't. Examples gross as earth exhort me:</div>
                     <div class="line">Witness this army of such mass and charge</div>
                     <div class="line">Led by a delicate and tender prince,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose spirit with divine ambition puff'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes mouths at the invisible event,</div>
                     <div class="line">Exposing what is mortal and unsure</div>
                     <div class="line">To all that fortune, death and danger dare,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even for an egg-shell. Rightly to be great</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not to stir without great argument,</div>
                     <div class="line">But greatly to find quarrel in a straw</div>
                     <div class="line">When honour's at the stake. How stand I then,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Excitements of my reason and my blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let all sleep? while, to my shame, I see</div>
                     <div class="line">The imminent death of twenty thousand men,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, for a fantasy and trick of fame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is not tomb enough and continent</div>
                     <div class="line">To hide the slain? O, from this time forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  Elsinore. A room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter QUEEN GERTRUDE, HORATIO, and a Gentleman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not speak with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">She is importunate, indeed distract:</div>
                     <div class="line">Her mood will needs be pitied.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">What would she have?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">She speaks much of her father; says she hears</div>
                     <div class="line">There's tricks i' the world; and hems, and beats her heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">Spurns enviously at straws; speaks things in doubt,</div>
                     <div class="line">That carry but half sense: her speech is nothing,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet the unshaped use of it doth move</div>
                     <div class="line">The hearers to collection; they aim at it,</div>
                     <div class="line">And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, as her winks, and nods, and gestures</div>
                     <div class="line">yield them,</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed would make one think there might be thought,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere good she were spoken with; for she may strew</div>
                     <div class="line">Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Let her come in.</div>
                     <p>Exit HORATIO</p>
                     <div class="line">To my sick soul, as sin's true nature is,</div>
                     <div class="line">Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss:</div>
                     <div class="line">So full of artless jealousy is guilt,</div>
                     <div class="line">It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter HORATIO, with OPHELIA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Ophelia!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Sings</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">How should I your true love know</div>
                     <div class="line">From another one?</div>
                     <div class="line">By his cockle hat and staff,</div>
                     <div class="line">And his sandal shoon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, sweet lady, what imports this song?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Say you? nay, pray you, mark.</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">He is dead and gone, lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">He is dead and gone;</div>
                     <div class="line">At his head a grass-green turf,</div>
                     <div class="line">At his heels a stone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but, Ophelia,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, mark.</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">White his shroud as the mountain snow,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, look here, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Sings</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">Larded with sweet flowers</div>
                     <div class="line">Which bewept to the grave did go</div>
                     <div class="line">With true-love showers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How do you, pretty lady?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, God 'ild you! They say the owl was a baker's</div>
                     <div class="line">daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but know not</div>
                     <div class="line">what we may be. God be at your table!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Conceit upon her father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, let's have no words of this; but when they</div>
                     <div class="line">ask you what it means, say you this:</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,</div>
                     <div class="line">All in the morning betime,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I a maid at your window,</div>
                     <div class="line">To be your Valentine.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And dupp'd the chamber-door;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let in the maid, that out a maid</div>
                     <div class="line">Never departed more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pretty Ophelia!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, la, without an oath, I'll make an end on't:</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">By Gis and by Saint Charity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, and fie for shame!</div>
                     <div class="line">Young men will do't, if they come to't;</div>
                     <div class="line">By cock, they are to blame.</div>
                     <div class="line">Quoth she, before you tumbled me,</div>
                     <div class="line">You promised me to wed.</div>
                     <div class="line">So would I ha' done, by yonder sun,</div>
                     <div class="line">An thou hadst not come to my bed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How long hath she been thus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope all will be well. We must be patient: but I</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot choose but weep, to think they should lay him</div>
                     <div class="line">i' the cold ground. My brother shall know of it:</div>
                     <div class="line">and so I thank you for your good counsel. Come, my</div>
                     <div class="line">coach! Good night, ladies; good night, sweet ladies;</div>
                     <div class="line">good night, good night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow her close; give her good watch,</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you.</div>
                     <p>Exit HORATIO</p>
                     <div class="line">O, this is the poison of deep grief; it springs</div>
                     <div class="line">All from her father's death. O Gertrude, Gertrude,</div>
                     <div class="line">When sorrows come, they come not single spies</div>
                     <div class="line">But in battalions. First, her father slain:</div>
                     <div class="line">Next, your son gone; and he most violent author</div>
                     <div class="line">Of his own just remove: the people muddied,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thick and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispers,</div>
                     <div class="line">For good Polonius' death; and we have done but greenly,</div>
                     <div class="line">In hugger-mugger to inter him: poor Ophelia</div>
                     <div class="line">Divided from herself and her fair judgment,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without the which we are pictures, or mere beasts:</div>
                     <div class="line">Last, and as much containing as all these,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her brother is in secret come from France;</div>
                     <div class="line">Feeds on his wonder, keeps himself in clouds,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wants not buzzers to infect his ear</div>
                     <div class="line">With pestilent speeches of his father's death;</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein necessity, of matter beggar'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will nothing stick our person to arraign</div>
                     <div class="line">In ear and ear. O my dear Gertrude, this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like to a murdering-piece, in many places</div>
                     <div class="line">Gives me superfluous death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A noise within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, what noise is this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where are my Switzers? Let them guard the door.</div>
                     <p>Enter another Gentleman</p>
                     <div class="line">What is the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Save yourself, my lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">The ocean, overpeering of his list,</div>
                     <div class="line">Eats not the flats with more impetuous haste</div>
                     <div class="line">Than young Laertes, in a riotous head,</div>
                     <div class="line">O'erbears your officers. The rabble call him lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, as the world were now but to begin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Antiquity forgot, custom not known,</div>
                     <div class="line">The ratifiers and props of every word,</div>
                     <div class="line">They cry 'Choose we: Laertes shall be king:'</div>
                     <div class="line">Caps, hands, and tongues, applaud it to the clouds:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Laertes shall be king, Laertes king!'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">How cheerfully on the false trail they cry!</div>
                     <div class="line">O, this is counter, you false Danish dogs!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The doors are broke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Noise within</p>
               <p>Enter LAERTES, armed; Danes following</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is this king? Sirs, stand you all without.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Danes</div>
                     <div class="line">No, let's come in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, give me leave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Danes</div>
                     <div class="line">We will, we will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They retire without the door</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you: keep the door. O thou vile king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me my father!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Calmly, good Laertes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">That drop of blood that's calm proclaims me bastard,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cries cuckold to my father, brands the harlot</div>
                     <div class="line">Even here, between the chaste unsmirched brow</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my true mother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the cause, Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thy rebellion looks so giant-like?</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him go, Gertrude; do not fear our person:</div>
                     <div class="line">There's such divinity doth hedge a king,</div>
                     <div class="line">That treason can but peep to what it would,</div>
                     <div class="line">Acts little of his will. Tell me, Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why thou art thus incensed. Let him go, Gertrude.</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is my father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">But not by him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him demand his fill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">How came he dead? I'll not be juggled with:</div>
                     <div class="line">To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil!</div>
                     <div class="line">Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit!</div>
                     <div class="line">I dare damnation. To this point I stand,</div>
                     <div class="line">That both the worlds I give to negligence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let come what comes; only I'll be revenged</div>
                     <div class="line">Most thoroughly for my father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Who shall stay you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">My will, not all the world:</div>
                     <div class="line">And for my means, I'll husband them so well,</div>
                     <div class="line">They shall go far with little.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you desire to know the certainty</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your dear father's death, is't writ in your revenge,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, swoopstake, you will draw both friend and foe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Winner and loser?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">None but his enemies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you know them then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">To his good friends thus wide I'll ope my arms;</div>
                     <div class="line">And like the kind life-rendering pelican,</div>
                     <div class="line">Repast them with my blood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, now you speak</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a good child and a true gentleman.</div>
                     <div class="line">That I am guiltless of your father's death,</div>
                     <div class="line">And am most sensible in grief for it,</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall as level to your judgment pierce</div>
                     <div class="line">As day does to your eye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Danes</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>                Let her come in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">How now! what noise is that?</div>
                     <p>Re-enter OPHELIA</p>
                     <div class="line">O heat, dry up my brains! tears seven times salt,</div>
                     <div class="line">Burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye!</div>
                     <div class="line">By heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till our scale turn the beam. O rose of May!</div>
                     <div class="line">Dear maid, kind sister, sweet Ophelia!</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavens! is't possible, a young maid's wits</div>
                     <div class="line">Should be as moral as an old man's life?</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature is fine in love, and where 'tis fine,</div>
                     <div class="line">It sends some precious instance of itself</div>
                     <div class="line">After the thing it loves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Sings</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">They bore him barefaced on the bier;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny;</div>
                     <div class="line">And in his grave rain'd many a tear:--</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare you well, my dove!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge,</div>
                     <div class="line">It could not move thus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Sings</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">You must sing a-down a-down,</div>
                     <div class="line">An you call him a-down-a.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, how the wheel becomes it! It is the false</div>
                     <div class="line">steward, that stole his master's daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">This nothing's more than matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray,</div>
                     <div class="line">love, remember: and there is pansies. that's for thoughts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">A document in madness, thoughts and remembrance fitted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">There's fennel for you, and columbines: there's rue</div>
                     <div class="line">for you; and here's some for me: we may call it</div>
                     <div class="line">herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your rue with</div>
                     <div class="line">a difference. There's a daisy: I would give you</div>
                     <div class="line">some violets, but they withered all when my father</div>
                     <div class="line">died: they say he made a good end,--</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Thought and affliction, passion, hell itself,</div>
                     <div class="line">She turns to favour and to prettiness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OPHELIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Sings</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">And will he not come again?</div>
                     <div class="line">And will he not come again?</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no, he is dead:</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to thy death-bed:</div>
                     <div class="line">He never will come again.</div>
                     <div class="line">His beard was as white as snow,</div>
                     <div class="line">All flaxen was his poll:</div>
                     <div class="line">He is gone, he is gone,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we cast away moan:</div>
                     <div class="line">God ha' mercy on his soul!</div>
                     <div class="line">And of all Christian souls, I pray God. God be wi' ye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you see this, O God?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Laertes, I must commune with your grief,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or you deny me right. Go but apart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make choice of whom your wisest friends you will.</div>
                     <div class="line">And they shall hear and judge 'twixt you and me:</div>
                     <div class="line">If by direct or by collateral hand</div>
                     <div class="line">They find us touch'd, we will our kingdom give,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our crown, our life, and all that we can ours,</div>
                     <div class="line">To you in satisfaction; but if not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be you content to lend your patience to us,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we shall jointly labour with your soul</div>
                     <div class="line">To give it due content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Let this be so;</div>
                     <div class="line">His means of death, his obscure funeral--</div>
                     <div class="line">No trophy, sword, nor hatchment o'er his bones,</div>
                     <div class="line">No noble rite nor formal ostentation--</div>
                     <div class="line">Cry to be heard, as 'twere from heaven to earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I must call't in question.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So you shall;</div>
                     <div class="line">And where the offence is let the great axe fall.</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, go with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  Another room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HORATIO and a Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What are they that would speak with me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Sailors, sir: they say they have letters for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them come in.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">I do not know from what part of the world</div>
                     <div class="line">I should be greeted, if not from Lord Hamlet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Sailors</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">God bless you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him bless thee too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Sailor</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall, sir, an't please him. There's a letter for</div>
                     <div class="line">you, sir; it comes from the ambassador that was</div>
                     <div class="line">bound for England; if your name be Horatio, as I am</div>
                     <div class="line">let to know it is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads</span>  'Horatio, when thou shalt have overlooked</div>
                     <div class="line">this, give these fellows some means to the king:</div>
                     <div class="line">they have letters for him. Ere we were two days old</div>
                     <div class="line">at sea, a pirate of very warlike appointment gave us</div>
                     <div class="line">chase. Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on</div>
                     <div class="line">a compelled valour, and in the grapple I boarded</div>
                     <div class="line">them: on the instant they got clear of our ship; so</div>
                     <div class="line">I alone became their prisoner. They have dealt with</div>
                     <div class="line">me like thieves of mercy: but they knew what they</div>
                     <div class="line">did; I am to do a good turn for them. Let the king</div>
                     <div class="line">have the letters I have sent; and repair thou to me</div>
                     <div class="line">with as much speed as thou wouldst fly death. I</div>
                     <div class="line">have words to speak in thine ear will make thee</div>
                     <div class="line">dumb; yet are they much too light for the bore of</div>
                     <div class="line">the matter. These good fellows will bring thee</div>
                     <div class="line">where I am. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hold their</div>
                     <div class="line">course for England: of them I have much to tell</div>
                     <div class="line">thee. Farewell.</div>
                     <div class="line">'He that thou knowest thine, HAMLET.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, I will make you way for these your letters;</div>
                     <div class="line">And do't the speedier, that you may direct me</div>
                     <div class="line">To him from whom you brought them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VII.  Another room in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS and LAERTES</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now must your conscience my acquaintance seal,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you must put me in your heart for friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sith you have heard, and with a knowing ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he which hath your noble father slain</div>
                     <div class="line">Pursued my life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">It well appears: but tell me</div>
                     <div class="line">Why you proceeded not against these feats,</div>
                     <div class="line">So crimeful and so capital in nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">As by your safety, wisdom, all things else,</div>
                     <div class="line">You mainly were stirr'd up.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, for two special reasons;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which may to you, perhaps, seem much unsinew'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet to me they are strong. The queen his mother</div>
                     <div class="line">Lives almost by his looks; and for myself--</div>
                     <div class="line">My virtue or my plague, be it either which--</div>
                     <div class="line">She's so conjunctive to my life and soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, as the star moves not but in his sphere,</div>
                     <div class="line">I could not but by her. The other motive,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why to a public count I might not go,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is the great love the general gender bear him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, dipping all his faults in their affection,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would, like the spring that turneth wood to stone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Convert his gyves to graces; so that my arrows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Too slightly timber'd for so loud a wind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would have reverted to my bow again,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not where I had aim'd them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">And so have I a noble father lost;</div>
                     <div class="line">A sister driven into desperate terms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose worth, if praises may go back again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stood challenger on mount of all the age</div>
                     <div class="line">For her perfections: but my revenge will come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Break not your sleeps for that: you must not think</div>
                     <div class="line">That we are made of stuff so flat and dull</div>
                     <div class="line">That we can let our beard be shook with danger</div>
                     <div class="line">And think it pastime. You shortly shall hear more:</div>
                     <div class="line">I loved your father, and we love ourself;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that, I hope, will teach you to imagine--</div>
                     <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Letters, my lord, from Hamlet:</div>
                     <div class="line">This to your majesty; this to the queen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">From Hamlet! who brought them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Sailors, my lord, they say; I saw them not:</div>
                     <div class="line">They were given me by Claudio; he received them</div>
                     <div class="line">Of him that brought them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Laertes, you shall hear them. Leave us.</div>
                     <p>Exit Messenger</p>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'High and mighty, You shall know I am set naked on</div>
                     <div class="line">your kingdom. To-morrow shall I beg leave to see</div>
                     <div class="line">your kingly eyes: when I shall, first asking your</div>
                     <div class="line">pardon thereunto, recount the occasion of my sudden</div>
                     <div class="line">and more strange return.                  'HAMLET.'</div>
                     <div class="line">What should this mean? Are all the rest come back?</div>
                     <div class="line">Or is it some abuse, and no such thing?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Know you the hand?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis Hamlets character. 'Naked!</div>
                     <div class="line">And in a postscript here, he says 'alone.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Can you advise me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">I'm lost in it, my lord. But let him come;</div>
                     <div class="line">It warms the very sickness in my heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I shall live and tell him to his teeth,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Thus didest thou.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be so, Laertes--</div>
                     <div class="line">As how should it be so? how otherwise?--</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you be ruled by me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">So you will not o'errule me to a peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To thine own peace. If he be now return'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">As checking at his voyage, and that he means</div>
                     <div class="line">No more to undertake it, I will work him</div>
                     <div class="line">To an exploit, now ripe in my device,</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the which he shall not choose but fall:</div>
                     <div class="line">And for his death no wind of blame shall breathe,</div>
                     <div class="line">But even his mother shall uncharge the practise</div>
                     <div class="line">And call it accident.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I will be ruled;</div>
                     <div class="line">The rather, if you could devise it so</div>
                     <div class="line">That I might be the organ.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It falls right.</div>
                     <div class="line">You have been talk'd of since your travel much,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that in Hamlet's hearing, for a quality</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein, they say, you shine: your sum of parts</div>
                     <div class="line">Did not together pluck such envy from him</div>
                     <div class="line">As did that one, and that, in my regard,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the unworthiest siege.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">What part is that, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A very riband in the cap of youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet needful too; for youth no less becomes</div>
                     <div class="line">The light and careless livery that it wears</div>
                     <div class="line">Than settled age his sables and his weeds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Importing health and graveness. Two months since,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here was a gentleman of Normandy:--</div>
                     <div class="line">I've seen myself, and served against, the French,</div>
                     <div class="line">And they can well on horseback: but this gallant</div>
                     <div class="line">Had witchcraft in't; he grew unto his seat;</div>
                     <div class="line">And to such wondrous doing brought his horse,</div>
                     <div class="line">As he had been incorpsed and demi-natured</div>
                     <div class="line">With the brave beast: so far he topp'd my thought,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I, in forgery of shapes and tricks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come short of what he did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">A Norman was't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A Norman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my life, Lamond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The very same.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">I know him well: he is the brooch indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">And gem of all the nation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He made confession of you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And gave you such a masterly report</div>
                     <div class="line">For art and exercise in your defence</div>
                     <div class="line">And for your rapier most especially,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he cried out, 'twould be a sight indeed,</div>
                     <div class="line">If one could match you: the scrimers of their nation,</div>
                     <div class="line">He swore, had had neither motion, guard, nor eye,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you opposed them. Sir, this report of his</div>
                     <div class="line">Did Hamlet so envenom with his envy</div>
                     <div class="line">That he could nothing do but wish and beg</div>
                     <div class="line">Your sudden coming o'er, to play with him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, out of this,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">What out of this, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Laertes, was your father dear to you?</div>
                     <div class="line">Or are you like the painting of a sorrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">A face without a heart?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Why ask you this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not that I think you did not love your father;</div>
                     <div class="line">But that I know love is begun by time;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that I see, in passages of proof,</div>
                     <div class="line">Time qualifies the spark and fire of it.</div>
                     <div class="line">There lives within the very flame of love</div>
                     <div class="line">A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it;</div>
                     <div class="line">And nothing is at a like goodness still;</div>
                     <div class="line">For goodness, growing to a plurisy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dies in his own too much: that we would do</div>
                     <div class="line">We should do when we would; for this 'would' changes</div>
                     <div class="line">And hath abatements and delays as many</div>
                     <div class="line">As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents;</div>
                     <div class="line">And then this 'should' is like a spendthrift sigh,</div>
                     <div class="line">That hurts by easing. But, to the quick o' the ulcer:--</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet comes back: what would you undertake,</div>
                     <div class="line">To show yourself your father's son in deed</div>
                     <div class="line">More than in words?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">To cut his throat i' the church.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No place, indeed, should murder sanctuarize;</div>
                     <div class="line">Revenge should have no bounds. But, good Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you do this, keep close within your chamber.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet return'd shall know you are come home:</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll put on those shall praise your excellence</div>
                     <div class="line">And set a double varnish on the fame</div>
                     <div class="line">The Frenchman gave you, bring you in fine together</div>
                     <div class="line">And wager on your heads: he, being remiss,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most generous and free from all contriving,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not peruse the foils; so that, with ease,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or with a little shuffling, you may choose</div>
                     <div class="line">A sword unbated, and in a pass of practise</div>
                     <div class="line">Requite him for your father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">I will do't:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, for that purpose, I'll anoint my sword.</div>
                     <div class="line">I bought an unction of a mountebank,</div>
                     <div class="line">So mortal that, but dip a knife in it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where it draws blood no cataplasm so rare,</div>
                     <div class="line">Collected from all simples that have virtue</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the moon, can save the thing from death</div>
                     <div class="line">That is but scratch'd withal: I'll touch my point</div>
                     <div class="line">With this contagion, that, if I gall him slightly,</div>
                     <div class="line">It may be death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's further think of this;</div>
                     <div class="line">Weigh what convenience both of time and means</div>
                     <div class="line">May fit us to our shape: if this should fail,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that our drift look through our bad performance,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere better not assay'd: therefore this project</div>
                     <div class="line">Should have a back or second, that might hold,</div>
                     <div class="line">If this should blast in proof. Soft! let me see:</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll make a solemn wager on your cunnings: I ha't.</div>
                     <div class="line">When in your motion you are hot and dry--</div>
                     <div class="line">As make your bouts more violent to that end--</div>
                     <div class="line">And that he calls for drink, I'll have prepared him</div>
                     <div class="line">A chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping,</div>
                     <div class="line">If he by chance escape your venom'd stuck,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our purpose may hold there.</div>
                     <p>Enter QUEEN GERTRUDE</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, sweet queen!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">One woe doth tread upon another's heel,</div>
                     <div class="line">So fast they follow; your sister's drown'd, Laertes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Drown'd! O, where?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a willow grows aslant a brook,</div>
                     <div class="line">That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;</div>
                     <div class="line">There with fantastic garlands did she come</div>
                     <div class="line">Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples</div>
                     <div class="line">That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,</div>
                     <div class="line">But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them:</div>
                     <div class="line">There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds</div>
                     <div class="line">Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;</div>
                     <div class="line">When down her weedy trophies and herself</div>
                     <div class="line">Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;</div>
                     <div class="line">As one incapable of her own distress,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or like a creature native and indued</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto that element: but long it could not be</div>
                     <div class="line">Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay</div>
                     <div class="line">To muddy death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, then, she is drown'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Drown'd, drown'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,</div>
                     <div class="line">And therefore I forbid my tears: but yet</div>
                     <div class="line">It is our trick; nature her custom holds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let shame say what it will: when these are gone,</div>
                     <div class="line">The woman will be out. Adieu, my lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze,</div>
                     <div class="line">But that this folly douts it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's follow, Gertrude:</div>
                     <div class="line">How much I had to do to calm his rage!</div>
                     <div class="line">Now fear I this will give it start again;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore let's follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  A churchyard.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  A hall in the castle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A churchyard.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Clowns, with spades, &c</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Is she to be buried in Christian burial that</div>
                     <div class="line">wilfully seeks her own salvation?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell thee she is: and therefore make her grave</div>
                     <div class="line">straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it</div>
                     <div class="line">Christian burial.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">How can that be, unless she drowned herself in her</div>
                     <div class="line">own defence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'tis found so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">It must be 'se offendendo;' it cannot be else. For</div>
                     <div class="line">here lies the point:  if I drown myself wittingly,</div>
                     <div class="line">it argues an act: and an act hath three branches: it</div>
                     <div class="line">is, to act, to do, to perform: argal, she drowned</div>
                     <div class="line">herself wittingly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but hear you, goodman delver,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me leave. Here lies the water; good: here</div>
                     <div class="line">stands the man; good; if the man go to this water,</div>
                     <div class="line">and drown himself, it is, will he, nill he, he</div>
                     <div class="line">goes,--mark you that; but if the water come to him</div>
                     <div class="line">and drown him, he drowns not himself: argal, he</div>
                     <div class="line">that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">But is this law?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, is't; crowner's quest law.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you ha' the truth on't? If this had not been</div>
                     <div class="line">a gentlewoman, she should have been buried out o'</div>
                     <div class="line">Christian burial.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, there thou say'st: and the more pity that</div>
                     <div class="line">great folk should have countenance in this world to</div>
                     <div class="line">drown or hang themselves, more than their even</div>
                     <div class="line">Christian. Come, my spade. There is no ancient</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman but gardeners, ditchers, and grave-makers:</div>
                     <div class="line">they hold up Adam's profession.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Was he a gentleman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">He was the first that ever bore arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, he had none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">What, art a heathen? How dost thou understand the</div>
                     <div class="line">Scripture? The Scripture says 'Adam digged:'</div>
                     <div class="line">could he dig without arms? I'll put another</div>
                     <div class="line">question to thee: if thou answerest me not to the</div>
                     <div class="line">purpose, confess thyself--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">What is he that builds stronger than either the</div>
                     <div class="line">mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a</div>
                     <div class="line">thousand tenants.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">I like thy wit well, in good faith: the gallows</div>
                     <div class="line">does well; but how does it well? it does well to</div>
                     <div class="line">those that do in: now thou dost ill to say the</div>
                     <div class="line">gallows is built stronger than the church: argal,</div>
                     <div class="line">the gallows may do well to thee. To't again, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or</div>
                     <div class="line">a carpenter?'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, tell me that, and unyoke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, now I can tell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">To't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Mass, I cannot tell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HAMLET and HORATIO, at a distance</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your dull</div>
                     <div class="line">ass will not mend his pace with beating; and, when</div>
                     <div class="line">you are asked this question next, say 'a</div>
                     <div class="line">grave-maker: 'the houses that he makes last till</div>
                     <div class="line">doomsday. Go, get thee to Yaughan: fetch me a</div>
                     <div class="line">stoup of liquor.</div>
                     <p>Exit Second Clown</p>
                     <p>He digs and sings</p>
                     <div class="line">In youth, when I did love, did love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Methought it was very sweet,</div>
                     <div class="line">To contract, O, the time, for, ah, my behove,</div>
                     <div class="line">O, methought, there was nothing meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that he</div>
                     <div class="line">sings at grave-making?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis e'en so: the hand of little employment hath</div>
                     <div class="line">the daintier sense.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Sings</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">But age, with his stealing steps,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath claw'd me in his clutch,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hath shipped me intil the land,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if I had never been such.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Throws up a skull</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That skull had a tongue in it, and could sing once:</div>
                     <div class="line">how the knave jowls it to the ground, as if it were</div>
                     <div class="line">Cain's jaw-bone, that did the first murder! It</div>
                     <div class="line">might be the pate of a politician, which this ass</div>
                     <div class="line">now o'er-reaches; one that would circumvent God,</div>
                     <div class="line">might it not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It might, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Or of a courtier; which could say 'Good morrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">sweet lord! How dost thou, good lord?' This might</div>
                     <div class="line">be my lord such-a-one, that praised my lord</div>
                     <div class="line">such-a-one's horse, when he meant to beg it; might it not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, e'en so: and now my Lady Worm's; chapless, and</div>
                     <div class="line">knocked about the mazzard with a sexton's spade:</div>
                     <div class="line">here's fine revolution, an we had the trick to</div>
                     <div class="line">see't. Did these bones cost no more the breeding,</div>
                     <div class="line">but to play at loggats with 'em? mine ache to think on't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">A pick-axe, and a spade, a spade,</div>
                     <div class="line">For and a shrouding sheet:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, a pit of clay for to be made</div>
                     <div class="line">For such a guest is meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Throws up another skull</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">There's another: why may not that be the skull of a</div>
                     <div class="line">lawyer? Where be his quiddities now, his quillets,</div>
                     <div class="line">his cases, his tenures, and his tricks? why does he</div>
                     <div class="line">suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the</div>
                     <div class="line">sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of</div>
                     <div class="line">his action of battery? Hum! This fellow might be</div>
                     <div class="line">in's time a great buyer of land, with his statutes,</div>
                     <div class="line">his recognizances, his fines, his double vouchers,</div>
                     <div class="line">his recoveries: is this the fine of his fines, and</div>
                     <div class="line">the recovery of his recoveries, to have his fine</div>
                     <div class="line">pate full of fine dirt? will his vouchers vouch him</div>
                     <div class="line">no more of his purchases, and double ones too, than</div>
                     <div class="line">the length and breadth of a pair of indentures? The</div>
                     <div class="line">very conveyances of his lands will hardly lie in</div>
                     <div class="line">this box; and must the inheritor himself have no more, ha?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a jot more, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not parchment made of sheepskins?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my lord, and of calf-skins too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">They are sheep and calves which seek out assurance</div>
                     <div class="line">in that. I will speak to this fellow. Whose</div>
                     <div class="line">grave's this, sirrah?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine, sir.</div>
                     <p>Sings</p>
                     <div class="line">O, a pit of clay for to be made</div>
                     <div class="line">For such a guest is meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I think it be thine, indeed; for thou liest in't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">You lie out on't, sir, and therefore it is not</div>
                     <div class="line">yours: for my part, I do not lie in't, and yet it is mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'Thou dost lie in't, to be in't and say it is thine:</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis for the dead, not for the quick; therefore thou liest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis a quick lie, sir; 'twill away gain, from me to</div>
                     <div class="line">you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What man dost thou dig it for?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">For no man, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What woman, then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">For none, neither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is to be buried in't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">One that was a woman, sir; but, rest her soul, she's dead.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How absolute the knave is! we must speak by the</div>
                     <div class="line">card, or equivocation will undo us. By the Lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Horatio, these three years I have taken a note of</div>
                     <div class="line">it; the age is grown so picked that the toe of the</div>
                     <div class="line">peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier, he</div>
                     <div class="line">gaffs his kibe. How long hast thou been a</div>
                     <div class="line">grave-maker?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all the days i' the year, I came to't that day</div>
                     <div class="line">that our last king Hamlet overcame Fortinbras.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How long is that since?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot you tell that? every fool can tell that: it</div>
                     <div class="line">was the very day that young Hamlet was born; he that</div>
                     <div class="line">is mad, and sent into England.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, why was he sent into England?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, because he was mad: he shall recover his wits</div>
                     <div class="line">there; or, if he do not, it's no great matter there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twill, a not be seen in him there; there the men</div>
                     <div class="line">are as mad as he.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How came he mad?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Very strangely, they say.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How strangely?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, e'en with losing his wits.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon what ground?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, here in Denmark: I have been sexton here, man</div>
                     <div class="line">and boy, thirty years.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How long will a man lie i' the earth ere he rot?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">I' faith, if he be not rotten before he die--as we</div>
                     <div class="line">have many pocky corses now-a-days, that will scarce</div>
                     <div class="line">hold the laying in--he will last you some eight year</div>
                     <div class="line">or nine year: a tanner will last you nine year.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why he more than another?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, sir, his hide is so tanned with his trade, that</div>
                     <div class="line">he will keep out water a great while; and your water</div>
                     <div class="line">is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's a skull now; this skull has lain in the earth</div>
                     <div class="line">three and twenty years.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose was it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">A whoreson mad fellow's it was: whose do you think it was?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I know not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! a' poured a</div>
                     <div class="line">flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull,</div>
                     <div class="line">sir, was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">This?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Clown</div>
                     <div class="line">E'en that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me see.</div>
                     <p>Takes the skull</p>
                     <div class="line">Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow</div>
                     <div class="line">of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath</div>
                     <div class="line">borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how</div>
                     <div class="line">abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at</div>
                     <div class="line">it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know</div>
                     <div class="line">not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your</div>
                     <div class="line">gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment,</div>
                     <div class="line">that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one</div>
                     <div class="line">now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?</div>
                     <div class="line">Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let</div>
                     <div class="line">her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must</div>
                     <div class="line">come; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Horatio, tell</div>
                     <div class="line">me one thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What's that, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou think Alexander looked o' this fashion i'</div>
                     <div class="line">the earth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">E'en so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">And smelt so? pah!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Puts down the skull</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">E'en so, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may</div>
                     <div class="line">not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander,</div>
                     <div class="line">till he find it stopping a bung-hole?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere to consider too curiously, to consider so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with</div>
                     <div class="line">modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as</div>
                     <div class="line">thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried,</div>
                     <div class="line">Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of</div>
                     <div class="line">earth we make loam; and why of that loam, whereto he</div>
                     <div class="line">was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel?</div>
                     <div class="line">Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay,</div>
                     <div class="line">Might stop a hole to keep the wind away:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should patch a wall to expel the winter flaw!</div>
                     <div class="line">But soft! but soft! aside: here comes the king.</div>
                     <p>Enter Priest, &c. in procession; the Corpse of
OPHELIA, LAERTES and Mourners following; KING
CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, their trains, &c</p>
                     <div class="line">The queen, the courtiers: who is this they follow?</div>
                     <div class="line">And with such maimed rites? This doth betoken</div>
                     <div class="line">The corse they follow did with desperate hand</div>
                     <div class="line">Fordo its own life: 'twas of some estate.</div>
                     <div class="line">Couch we awhile, and mark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Retiring with HORATIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">What ceremony else?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That is Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">A very noble youth: mark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">What ceremony else?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Priest</div>
                     <div class="line">Her obsequies have been as far enlarged</div>
                     <div class="line">As we have warrantise: her death was doubtful;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, but that great command o'ersways the order,</div>
                     <div class="line">She should in ground unsanctified have lodged</div>
                     <div class="line">Till the last trumpet: for charitable prayers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shards, flints and pebbles should be thrown on her;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet here she is allow'd her virgin crants,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her maiden strewments and the bringing home</div>
                     <div class="line">Of bell and burial.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Must there no more be done?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Priest</div>
                     <div class="line">No more be done:</div>
                     <div class="line">We should profane the service of the dead</div>
                     <div class="line">To sing a requiem and such rest to her</div>
                     <div class="line">As to peace-parted souls.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay her i' the earth:</div>
                     <div class="line">And from her fair and unpolluted flesh</div>
                     <div class="line">May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest,</div>
                     <div class="line">A ministering angel shall my sister be,</div>
                     <div class="line">When thou liest howling.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What, the fair Ophelia!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweets to the sweet: farewell!</div>
                     <p>Scattering flowers</p>
                     <div class="line">I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet's wife;</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought thy bride-bed to have deck'd, sweet maid,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not have strew'd thy grave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">O, treble woe</div>
                     <div class="line">Fall ten times treble on that cursed head,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose wicked deed thy most ingenious sense</div>
                     <div class="line">Deprived thee of! Hold off the earth awhile,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till I have caught her once more in mine arms:</div>
                     <p>Leaps into the grave</p>
                     <div class="line">Now pile your dust upon the quick and dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till of this flat a mountain you have made,</div>
                     <div class="line">To o'ertop old Pelion, or the skyish head</div>
                     <div class="line">Of blue Olympus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Advancing</span>     What is he whose grief</div>
                     <div class="line">Bears such an emphasis? whose phrase of sorrow</div>
                     <div class="line">Conjures the wandering stars, and makes them stand</div>
                     <div class="line">Like wonder-wounded hearers? This is I,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet the Dane.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Leaps into the grave</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">The devil take thy soul!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Grappling with him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou pray'st not well.</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, take thy fingers from my throat;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, though I am not splenitive and rash,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet have I something in me dangerous,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which let thy wiseness fear: hold off thy hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck them asunder.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet, Hamlet!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, be quiet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Attendants part them, and they come out of the grave</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why I will fight with him upon this theme</div>
                     <div class="line">Until my eyelids will no longer wag.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">O my son, what theme?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers</div>
                     <div class="line">Could not, with all their quantity of love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, he is mad, Laertes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">For love of God, forbear him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">'Swounds, show me what thou'lt do:</div>
                     <div class="line">Woo't weep? woo't fight? woo't fast? woo't tear thyself?</div>
                     <div class="line">Woo't drink up eisel? eat a crocodile?</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do't. Dost thou come here to whine?</div>
                     <div class="line">To outface me with leaping in her grave?</div>
                     <div class="line">Be buried quick with her, and so will I:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, if thou prate of mountains, let them throw</div>
                     <div class="line">Millions of acres on us, till our ground,</div>
                     <div class="line">Singeing his pate against the burning zone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make Ossa like a wart! Nay, an thou'lt mouth,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll rant as well as thou.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">This is mere madness:</div>
                     <div class="line">And thus awhile the fit will work on him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Anon, as patient as the female dove,</div>
                     <div class="line">When that her golden couplets are disclosed,</div>
                     <div class="line">His silence will sit drooping.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear you, sir;</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the reason that you use me thus?</div>
                     <div class="line">I loved you ever: but it is no matter;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let Hercules himself do what he may,</div>
                     <div class="line">The cat will mew and dog will have his day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, good Horatio, wait upon him.</div>
                     <p>Exit HORATIO</p>
                     <p>To LAERTES</p>
                     <div class="line">Strengthen your patience in our last night's speech;</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll put the matter to the present push.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Gertrude, set some watch over your son.</div>
                     <div class="line">This grave shall have a living monument:</div>
                     <div class="line">An hour of quiet shortly shall we see;</div>
                     <div class="line">Till then, in patience our proceeding be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A hall in the castle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter HAMLET and HORATIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">So much for this, sir: now shall you see the other;</div>
                     <div class="line">You do remember all the circumstance?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Remember it, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting,</div>
                     <div class="line">That would not let me sleep: methought I lay</div>
                     <div class="line">Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly,</div>
                     <div class="line">And praised be rashness for it, let us know,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well,</div>
                     <div class="line">When our deep plots do pall: and that should teach us</div>
                     <div class="line">There's a divinity that shapes our ends,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rough-hew them how we will,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That is most certain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Up from my cabin,</div>
                     <div class="line">My sea-gown scarf'd about me, in the dark</div>
                     <div class="line">Groped I to find out them; had my desire.</div>
                     <div class="line">Finger'd their packet, and in fine withdrew</div>
                     <div class="line">To mine own room again; making so bold,</div>
                     <div class="line">My fears forgetting manners, to unseal</div>
                     <div class="line">Their grand commission; where I found, Horatio,--</div>
                     <div class="line">O royal knavery!--an exact command,</div>
                     <div class="line">Larded with many several sorts of reasons</div>
                     <div class="line">Importing Denmark's health and England's too,</div>
                     <div class="line">With, ho! such bugs and goblins in my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, on the supervise, no leisure bated,</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not to stay the grinding of the axe,</div>
                     <div class="line">My head should be struck off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't possible?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's the commission: read it at more leisure.</div>
                     <div class="line">But wilt thou hear me how I did proceed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Being thus be-netted round with villanies,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere I could make a prologue to my brains,</div>
                     <div class="line">They had begun the play--I sat me down,</div>
                     <div class="line">Devised a new commission, wrote it fair:</div>
                     <div class="line">I once did hold it, as our statists do,</div>
                     <div class="line">A baseness to write fair and labour'd much</div>
                     <div class="line">How to forget that learning, but, sir, now</div>
                     <div class="line">It did me yeoman's service: wilt thou know</div>
                     <div class="line">The effect of what I wrote?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, good my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">An earnest conjuration from the king,</div>
                     <div class="line">As England was his faithful tributary,</div>
                     <div class="line">As love between them like the palm might flourish,</div>
                     <div class="line">As peace should stiff her wheaten garland wear</div>
                     <div class="line">And stand a comma 'tween their amities,</div>
                     <div class="line">And many such-like 'As'es of great charge,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, on the view and knowing of these contents,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without debatement further, more or less,</div>
                     <div class="line">He should the bearers put to sudden death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not shriving-time allow'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">How was this seal'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, even in that was heaven ordinant.</div>
                     <div class="line">I had my father's signet in my purse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which was the model of that Danish seal;</div>
                     <div class="line">Folded the writ up in form of the other,</div>
                     <div class="line">Subscribed it, gave't the impression, placed it safely,</div>
                     <div class="line">The changeling never known. Now, the next day</div>
                     <div class="line">Was our sea-fight; and what to this was sequent</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou know'st already.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">So Guildenstern and Rosencrantz go to't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, man, they did make love to this employment;</div>
                     <div class="line">They are not near my conscience; their defeat</div>
                     <div class="line">Does by their own insinuation grow:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes</div>
                     <div class="line">Between the pass and fell incensed points</div>
                     <div class="line">Of mighty opposites.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what a king is this!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Does it not, think'st thee, stand me now upon--</div>
                     <div class="line">He that hath kill'd my king and whored my mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Popp'd in between the election and my hopes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thrown out his angle for my proper life,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with such cozenage--is't not perfect conscience,</div>
                     <div class="line">To quit him with this arm? and is't not to be damn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">To let this canker of our nature come</div>
                     <div class="line">In further evil?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It must be shortly known to him from England</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the issue of the business there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It will be short: the interim is mine;</div>
                     <div class="line">And a man's life's no more than to say 'One.'</div>
                     <div class="line">But I am very sorry, good Horatio,</div>
                     <div class="line">That to Laertes I forgot myself;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, by the image of my cause, I see</div>
                     <div class="line">The portraiture of his: I'll court his favours.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, sure, the bravery of his grief did put me</div>
                     <div class="line">Into a towering passion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace! who comes here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter OSRIC</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lordship is right welcome back to Denmark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I humbly thank you, sir. Dost know this water-fly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy state is the more gracious; for 'tis a vice to</div>
                     <div class="line">know him. He hath much land, and fertile: let a</div>
                     <div class="line">beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at</div>
                     <div class="line">the king's mess: 'tis a chough; but, as I say,</div>
                     <div class="line">spacious in the possession of dirt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet lord, if your lordship were at leisure, I</div>
                     <div class="line">should impart a thing to you from his majesty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I will receive it, sir, with all diligence of</div>
                     <div class="line">spirit. Put your bonnet to his right use; 'tis for the head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your lordship, it is very hot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, believe me, 'tis very cold; the wind is</div>
                     <div class="line">northerly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">It is indifferent cold, my lord, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet methinks it is very sultry and hot for my</div>
                     <div class="line">complexion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Exceedingly, my lord; it is very sultry,--as</div>
                     <div class="line">'twere,--I cannot tell how. But, my lord, his</div>
                     <div class="line">majesty bade me signify to you that he has laid a</div>
                     <div class="line">great wager on your head: sir, this is the matter,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, remember--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>HAMLET moves him to put on his hat</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, good my lord; for mine ease, in good faith.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, here is newly come to court Laertes; believe</div>
                     <div class="line">me, an absolute gentleman, full of most excellent</div>
                     <div class="line">differences, of very soft society and great showing:</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed, to speak feelingly of him, he is the card or</div>
                     <div class="line">calendar of gentry, for you shall find in him the</div>
                     <div class="line">continent of what part a gentleman would see.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you;</div>
                     <div class="line">though, I know, to divide him inventorially would</div>
                     <div class="line">dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw</div>
                     <div class="line">neither, in respect of his quick sail. But, in the</div>
                     <div class="line">verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of</div>
                     <div class="line">great article; and his infusion of such dearth and</div>
                     <div class="line">rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his</div>
                     <div class="line">semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace</div>
                     <div class="line">him, his umbrage, nothing more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lordship speaks most infallibly of him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The concernancy, sir? why do we wrap the gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">in our more rawer breath?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't not possible to understand in another tongue?</div>
                     <div class="line">You will do't, sir, really.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What imports the nomination of this gentleman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Laertes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">His purse is empty already; all's golden words are spent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Of him, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you are not ignorant--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I would you did, sir; yet, in faith, if you did,</div>
                     <div class="line">it would not much approve me. Well, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">You are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes is--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I dare not confess that, lest I should compare with</div>
                     <div class="line">him in excellence; but, to know a man well, were to</div>
                     <div class="line">know himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean, sir, for his weapon; but in the imputation</div>
                     <div class="line">laid on him by them, in his meed he's unfellowed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What's his weapon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Rapier and dagger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">That's two of his weapons: but, well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">The king, sir, hath wagered with him six Barbary</div>
                     <div class="line">horses: against the which he has imponed, as I take</div>
                     <div class="line">it, six French rapiers and poniards, with their</div>
                     <div class="line">assigns, as girdle, hangers, and so: three of the</div>
                     <div class="line">carriages, in faith, are very dear to fancy, very</div>
                     <div class="line">responsive to the hilts, most delicate carriages,</div>
                     <div class="line">and of very liberal conceit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">What call you the carriages?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I knew you must be edified by the margent ere you had done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">The carriages, sir, are the hangers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">The phrase would be more german to the matter, if we</div>
                     <div class="line">could carry cannon by our sides: I would it might</div>
                     <div class="line">be hangers till then. But, on: six Barbary horses</div>
                     <div class="line">against six French swords, their assigns, and three</div>
                     <div class="line">liberal-conceited carriages; that's the French bet</div>
                     <div class="line">against the Danish. Why is this 'imponed,' as you call it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">The king, sir, hath laid, that in a dozen passes</div>
                     <div class="line">between yourself and him, he shall not exceed you</div>
                     <div class="line">three hits: he hath laid on twelve for nine; and it</div>
                     <div class="line">would come to immediate trial, if your lordship</div>
                     <div class="line">would vouchsafe the answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How if I answer 'no'?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean, my lord, the opposition of your person in trial.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I will walk here in the hall: if it please his</div>
                     <div class="line">majesty, 'tis the breathing time of day with me; let</div>
                     <div class="line">the foils be brought, the gentleman willing, and the</div>
                     <div class="line">king hold his purpose, I will win for him an I can;</div>
                     <div class="line">if not, I will gain nothing but my shame and the odd hits.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I re-deliver you e'en so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">To this effect, sir; after what flourish your nature will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">I commend my duty to your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Yours, yours.</div>
                     <p>Exit OSRIC</p>
                     <div class="line">He does well to commend it himself; there are no</div>
                     <div class="line">tongues else for's turn.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This lapwing runs away with the shell on his head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">He did comply with his dug, before he sucked it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus has he--and many more of the same bevy that I</div>
                     <div class="line">know the dressy age dotes on--only got the tune of</div>
                     <div class="line">the time and outward habit of encounter; a kind of</div>
                     <div class="line">yesty collection, which carries them through and</div>
                     <div class="line">through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do</div>
                     <div class="line">but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Lord</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, his majesty commended him to you by young</div>
                     <div class="line">Osric, who brings back to him that you attend him in</div>
                     <div class="line">the hall: he sends to know if your pleasure hold to</div>
                     <div class="line">play with Laertes, or that you will take longer time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I am constant to my purpose; they follow the king's</div>
                     <div class="line">pleasure: if his fitness speaks, mine is ready; now</div>
                     <div class="line">or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">The king and queen and all are coming down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">In happy time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">The queen desires you to use some gentle</div>
                     <div class="line">entertainment to Laertes before you fall to play.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">She well instructs me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Lord</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You will lose this wager, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not think so: since he went into France, I</div>
                     <div class="line">have been in continual practise: I shall win at the</div>
                     <div class="line">odds. But thou wouldst not think how ill all's here</div>
                     <div class="line">about my heart: but it is no matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, good my lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">It is but foolery; but it is such a kind of</div>
                     <div class="line">gain-giving, as would perhaps trouble a woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If your mind dislike any thing, obey it: I will</div>
                     <div class="line">forestall their repair hither, and say you are not</div>
                     <div class="line">fit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a whit, we defy augury: there's a special</div>
                     <div class="line">providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be</div>
                     <div class="line">now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the</div>
                     <div class="line">readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he</div>
                     <div class="line">leaves, what is't to leave betimes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, LAERTES,
Lords, OSRIC, and Attendants with foils, &c</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, Hamlet, come, and take this hand from me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>KING CLAUDIUS puts LAERTES' hand into HAMLET's</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your pardon, sir: I've done you wrong;</div>
                     <div class="line">But pardon't, as you are a gentleman.</div>
                     <div class="line">This presence knows,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you must needs have heard, how I am punish'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With sore distraction. What I have done,</div>
                     <div class="line">That might your nature, honour and exception</div>
                     <div class="line">Roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness.</div>
                     <div class="line">Was't Hamlet wrong'd Laertes? Never Hamlet:</div>
                     <div class="line">If Hamlet from himself be ta'en away,</div>
                     <div class="line">And when he's not himself does wrong Laertes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then Hamlet does it not, Hamlet denies it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who does it, then? His madness: if't be so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hamlet is of the faction that is wrong'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">His madness is poor Hamlet's enemy.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, in this audience,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let my disclaiming from a purposed evil</div>
                     <div class="line">Free me so far in your most generous thoughts,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I have shot mine arrow o'er the house,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hurt my brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am satisfied in nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose motive, in this case, should stir me most</div>
                     <div class="line">To my revenge: but in my terms of honour</div>
                     <div class="line">I stand aloof; and will no reconcilement,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till by some elder masters, of known honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a voice and precedent of peace,</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep my name ungored. But till that time,</div>
                     <div class="line">I do receive your offer'd love like love,</div>
                     <div class="line">And will not wrong it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I embrace it freely;</div>
                     <div class="line">And will this brother's wager frankly play.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give us the foils. Come on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, one for me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll be your foil, Laertes: in mine ignorance</div>
                     <div class="line">Your skill shall, like a star i' the darkest night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stick fiery off indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">You mock me, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">No, by this hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give them the foils, young Osric. Cousin Hamlet,</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the wager?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well, my lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Your grace hath laid the odds o' the weaker side.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not fear it; I have seen you both:</div>
                     <div class="line">But since he is better'd, we have therefore odds.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">This is too heavy, let me see another.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">This likes me well. These foils have all a length?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They prepare to play</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Set me the stoops of wine upon that table.</div>
                     <div class="line">If Hamlet give the first or second hit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or quit in answer of the third exchange,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let all the battlements their ordnance fire:</div>
                     <div class="line">The king shall drink to Hamlet's better breath;</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the cup an union shall he throw,</div>
                     <div class="line">Richer than that which four successive kings</div>
                     <div class="line">In Denmark's crown have worn. Give me the cups;</div>
                     <div class="line">And let the kettle to the trumpet speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">The trumpet to the cannoneer without,</div>
                     <div class="line">The cannons to the heavens, the heavens to earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Now the king dunks to Hamlet.' Come, begin:</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, the judges, bear a wary eye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They play</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">One.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Judgment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">A hit, a very palpable hit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay; give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's to thy health.</div>
                     <p>Trumpets sound, and cannon shot off within</p>
                     <div class="line">Give him the cup.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll play this bout first; set it by awhile. Come.</div>
                     <p>They play</p>
                     <div class="line">Another hit; what say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">A touch, a touch, I do confess.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Our son shall win.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">He's fat, and scant of breath.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, Hamlet, take my napkin, rub thy brows;</div>
                     <div class="line">The queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Good madam!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Gertrude, do not drink.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">I will, my lord; I pray you, pardon me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  It is the poison'd cup: it is too late.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">I dare not drink yet, madam; by and by.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, let me wipe thy face.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I'll hit him now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not think't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  And yet 'tis almost 'gainst my conscience.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, for the third, Laertes: you but dally;</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, pass with your best violence;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am afeard you make a wanton of me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Say you so? come on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They play</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing, neither way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Have at you now!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>LAERTES wounds HAMLET; then in scuffling, they
change rapiers, and HAMLET wounds LAERTES</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Part them; they are incensed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, come, again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>QUEEN GERTRUDE falls</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">Look to the queen there, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORATIO</div>
                     <div class="line">They bleed on both sides. How is it, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">OSRIC</div>
                     <div class="line">How is't, Laertes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am justly kill'd with mine own treachery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">How does the queen?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">KING CLAUDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">She swounds to see them bleed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">QUEEN GERTRUDE</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no, the drink, the drink,--O my dear Hamlet,--</div>
                     <div class="line">The drink, the drink! I am poison'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Dies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HAMLET</div>
                     <div class="line">O villany! Ho! let the door be lock'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">Treachery! Seek it out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAERTES</div>
                     <div class="line">It is here, Hamlet: Hamlet, thou art slain;</div>
                     <div class="line">No medicine in the world can do thee good;</div>
                     <div class="line">In thee there is not half an hour of life;</div>
                     <div class="line">The treacherous instrument is in thy hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unbated and envenom'd: the foul practise</div>