My lord, his Majesty commended him to you
My lord, his Majesty commended him to you by
young Osric, 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.
I am constant to my purposes. They follow
the King’s pleasure. If his fitness speaks, mine is
ready now or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.
The King and Queen and all are coming down.
There is a special providence 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.
In happy time.
The Queen desires you to use some gentle
entertainment to Laertes before you fall to play.
She well instructs me. Lord exits.
You will lose, my lord.
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.
Nay, good my lord—
It is but foolery, but it is such a kind of
gaingiving as would perhaps trouble a woman.
If your mind dislike anything, obey it. I will
forestall their repair hither and say you are not fit.
Not a whit. We defy augury. There is a
special providence 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 of aught he leaves
knows, what is ’t to leave betimes? Let be.