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Ham. Your's, your's; he does well to commend : -himself, there are no tongues else for's turn.
Hor. This lapwing runs away with the shell on ha head.
Ham. He did + 'complement' with his dug before he suck'd it: thus has he and many more of the same breed that I know the drofly age dotes on, only got the tune of the time, and outward habit of encounter, a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most s'fann'd' and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their tryals, the bubbles are out.
Enter a Lord. Lord. My Lord, his Majesty commended him to you by young Osrick, who brings back to him, that you attend him in the hall, he sends to know if your pleasure hold to play with Laertes, or that you will take longer time?
Ham. I am constant to my purposes, they follow the King's pleasure; if his fitness speaks, mine is ready, now or whenfoever, provided I be so able as now.
Lord. The King and Queen and all are coming down.
Ham. In happy time.
Lord. The Queen desires you to use some gentle entertainment to Laertes, before you fall to play.
Ham. She well instructs me.
Ham. I do not think so; since he went into France, I have been in continual practice; I shall win at the odds. But thou wouldst not think how ill all's here about my heart--but it is no matter.
Hor. Nay, good my Lord.
Ham. It is but foolery; but it is such a kind of gaingiving as would perhaps trouble a woman.
Hor. If your mind dinike any thing, obey it. I will forestal their repair hither, and say you are not fit. Ham. Not a whit, we defy augury; there's special pro
vidence 4 fo, Sir, 5 fond ...old edit. Warb. emend,
vidence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now: if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Since no man 6 / owes'aught of what he leaves, what is’t to leave betimes?
Enter King, Queen, Laertes and Lords, with other Alten
dants with foils, and gantlets. A table, and flagons of
Gives bim the hand of Laertes.
Laer. I am fatisfied in nature,
I do receive your offer'd love like love,
Ham. I embrace it freely,
Laer. Come, one for me.
Ham. I'll be your foil, Laertes; in mine ignorance
Laer. You mock me, Sir.
King. Give them the foils, young Ofrick.
Ham. Well, my Lord;
King. I do not fear it, I have seen you both :
Laer. This is too heavy, let me see another.
[Prepares to play. Ofr. Ay, my good Lord.
King. Set me the stoops of wine upon that table :
Ham. Come on, Sir.
Ham. (a) Union bath been a name in all times given to one of the richeff forts of Pearls. See Plin. Nat. Hift.
7 Give us the foils. 8 the odds o'th
King. Stay, give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine,
[Trumpets found, Shot goes off. Ham. I'll play this bout first, let it by a while.
[They play. Come another hit-what say you?
Laer. A touch, a touch, I do confess.
Queen. He's fat, and scant of breath.
Ham. Good Madam,-
Ham. Come, for the third; Laertes, you but dally ;
change rapiers, and Hamlet wounds Laertes.
Ofr. How is’t, Laertes?
, Laer. Why, as a woodcock ' 'in' my own sprindg: I'm justly killd with mine own treachery.
Ham. How does the Queen?
Queen. No, no, the drink, the drink
[Queen die Ham. O villainy! ho! let the door be lock'd : Treachery! seek it out
Laer. It is here. Hamlet, thou art nain,
Ham. The point envenom'd too?
All. Treason, treason.
Ham. Here, thou incestuous, murd'rous, damned Dani,
Ham. Heav'n make thee free of it! I follow thee.