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King Claudius

Hamlet

Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death

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Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death
The memory be green, and that it us befitted
To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom
To be contracted in one brow of woe,
Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature
That we with wisest sorrow think on him
Together with remembrance of ourselves.

With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,
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And now, Laertes, what’s the news with you?

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King Claudius
And now, Laertes, what’s the news with you?
You told us of some suit. What is ’t, Laertes?
You cannot speak of reason to the Dane
And lose your voice. What wouldst thou beg, Laertes,
That shall not be my offer, not thy asking?
The head is not more native to the heart,
The hand more instrumental to the mouth,
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Ophelia, walk you here

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Polonius
Ophelia, walk you here.—Gracious, so please you,
We will bestow ourselves.  To Ophelia.  Read on this book,
That show of such an exercise may color
Your loneliness. —We are oft to blame in this
(’Tis too much proved), that with devotion’s visage
And pious action we do sugar o’er
The devil himself.

’Tis too much proved,
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The lady doth protest too much, methinks

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Hamlet
Madam, how like you this play?
Queen
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Hamlet
O, but she’ll keep her word.
King
Have you heard the argument? Is there no
offense in ’t?
Hamlet
No,
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I like him not, nor stands it safe with us

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King Claudius
I like him not, nor stands it safe with us
To let his madness range. Therefore prepare you.
I your commission will forthwith dispatch,
And he to England shall along with you.
The terms of our estate may not endure
Hazard so near ’s as doth hourly grow
Out of his brows.

The single and peculiar life is bound
With all the strength and armor of the mind

Guildenstern
We will ourselves provide.
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Now might I do it pat, now he is a-praying

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Hamlet
Now might I do it pat, now he is a-praying,
And now I’ll do ’t. He draws his sword.
And so he goes to heaven,
And so am I revenged. That would be scanned:
A villain kills my father, and for that,
I, his sole son, do this same villain send
To heaven.
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I have sent to seek him and to find the body

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I have sent to seek him and to find the body.
How dangerous is it that this man goes loose!
Yet must not we put the strong law on him.
He’s loved of the distracted multitude,
Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes;

He’s loved of the distracted multitude,
Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes

And,
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Now, Hamlet, where’s Polonius?

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King Claudius
Now, Hamlet, where’s Polonius?
Hamlet
At supper.
King Claudius
At supper where?
Hamlet
Not where he eats, but where he is eaten. A
certain convocation of politic worms are e’en at
him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet. We
fat all creatures else to fat us,
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Where is the beauteous Majesty of Denmark?

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Ophelia
Where is the beauteous Majesty of Denmark?
Queen
How now, Ophelia?
Ophelia sings

How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle hat and staff
And his sandal shoon.

Queen
Alas,
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I hope all will be well

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Ophelia
I hope all will be well. We must be patient,
but I cannot choose but weep to think they would
lay him i’ th’ cold ground. My brother shall know of
it. And so I thank you for your good counsel. Come,
my coach! Good night, ladies, good night, sweet
ladies, good night, good night. She exits.
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