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I took thee for thy better; take thy fortune;
Leave wringing of your hands
; peace; fit you down, And let me wring your heart, for so I fhall,
If it be made of penetrable stuff:
If damned cuftom have not braz'd it fo.
That it be proof and bulwark against sense.
Queen, What have I done, that thou dar'ft wag thy tongue
In noise fo rude against me?
Ham. Such an act,
That blurs the grace and blush of modefty;
With heated vifage, as against the doom;
So the qu's, P. and C. All the rest read betters.
r So the qu's and C; the reft, is. The fo's, R. and T. makes for fets. i. e. contrat, folemn obligation. The fo's, R. T. H. J. and C. read yea inftead of o'er.
w So the qu's; all the reft triftful.
* W. reads and as 'gainft, &c. y P. reads 'Tis. Here feems no need of altering the old qu's: they are fenfe already if rightly pointed. Heav'n gleavs upon the carth with beated (angry) vifage, as against the doom; (beawen) is thoughte fick at the c.
z That roars fo loud, and thunders in the index?
• New-lighted on a heaven-kiffing-hill;
A combination, and a form indeed,
Where ev'ry god did feem to fet his seal,
To give the world affurance of a man.
This was your husband, --- Look you now what follows,
Here is your husband, like a mildew'd ear,
Blafting his wholefome brother. Have you eyes?
z The qu's give this line to Hamlet; as does W. after altering it as follows, That roars fo loud, it thunders to the Indies.
a The index ufed formerly to be plased at the beginning of a book, not at the end, as now: fo that it fignifies prologue or beginning. Canons, p. 118.
b' Second, 3d and 4th fo's omit was. • The 2d and 3d qu's, the fo's and R, read, bis.
So the qu's and C. All the reft read er instead of and.
e The 2d, 3d and 4th fo's, and Rowe, read, Now lighted, &c.
← The qu's read, on a beave, 'a kissing
g The 2d and 3d qu's omit z.
h The 2d f. reads deøre; the gd and 4th, deer.
i The fo's read breath instead of brother.
Elfe could you not have motion; but, fure, that fenfe
But it referv'd fome quantity of choice
To ferve in fuch a difference '.--- What devil was 't,
Ears without hands or eyes, fmelling fans all.
Or but a fickly part of one true sense,
Could not fo mope.
O fhame! where is thy blufh? Rebellious " hell,
And melt in her own fire. Proclaim no fhame,
And reafon panders will.
Queen. O Hamlet, speak no more.
• Thou turn'ft mine eyes into my very foul, And there I fee fuch black and grained spots, As will not leave their tine.
k W. fays that, Motion depends fo little upon fenfe, that the greatest part of motion in the universe, is amongst bodies devoid of fenfe: therefore motion is improper, and we should read notion, i, e. intellect, reaJon, &c. But why may not mation here fignify the power of moving one's felf as one pleases, or felf-motion, and then it is neceffary it should be accompanied by both fenfe and will.
I What is in italic is omitted in the fo's, RP, and H.
k Qu's, bodman blind.
1 H. puts beat inftead of bell.
The qu's and P. read pardons.
As will leaue there their tin'a.
Ham. Nay, but to live
In the rank fweat of an inceftuous bed,
Stew'd in corruption, honying and making love
Over the nasty sty!
Queen. O fpeak to me no more,
Thefe words like daggers enter in my ears,
Ham. A murderer, and a villain!
A flave, that is not twentieth part the w tythe
That from a shelf the precious diadem ftole
Ham. A king of fhreds and patches --
Save me, and hover o'er me with your wings, [ Starting up. You heavenly guards! What would your gracious figure? Queen. Alas, he's mad
Ham. Do you not come your tardy fon to chide, That, laps'd in time and paffion, let's go by
The 1ft q. reads infeemed; the fo's,enfeamed; i. e. grofs, fulfome, finish. Seam is properly the fat or grease of a bog; derived from febum, or fevum; which words Ifidore brings à fue.
u These words to me are in the qu's, fo's and R. P. dreps them (for the fake of the measure, probably) and they are not restor❜d by the after-editors, till C. w The qu's read kytb.
x By a vice is meant that buffoon character, that used to play the fool in old plays. T.
y This speech of the queen's is omit ted by the 2d and 3d qu's and P. z H. reads Ob! no more.
a A king of fhreds and patches.] This is faid, pursuing the idea of the vice of kings. The vice was dreffed as a fool, in a coat of party-coloured patches. 7. b Put in by R.
Th' important acting of your dread comniand?
Ghoft. Do not forget. This vifitation
Ham. How is it with you, lady?
That you d do bend your eye on vacancy,
And with th' incorporal air do hold discourse?
And, as the fleeping foldiers in th' alarm,`
Start up, and I ftand an end. O gentle fon, Upon the heat and flame of thy diftemper
Sprinkle cool patience. Whereon do you look?
Ham. On him! on him!-Look you, how pale he glares!
His form and caufe conjoin'd, preaching to ftones,
Would make them capable. Do not look * upon me,
My ftern effects; then what I have to do,
Will want true colour; tears, perchance, for blood.
e The 2d and 3d qu's read fighing. a So the qu's. The 1ft f. had omitted do; the 2d f. to make up the verse, fupplies thus before you, instead of do after you; and is followed by the reft.
e The 1ft f. reads their corporal, &c. The fo's and R. read the corporal. f The 2d and 3d qu's, read beaded. The qu's, fo's, and C. read bair.
h The hairs are excrementitious, that is without life or fenfation: yet thofe very hairs, as if they had life, start up, &c. P.
i The 2d and 3d qu's and C. read fiarts and flands.
k P. alters upon to on: fo all after him, but C.
I The 3d and 4th fo's read bave 1.