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Enter Barnardo and Francisco two Centinels.Enter Francisco and Barnardo, two sentinels Ham I.i.1
WHo's there?Who's there? Ham I.i.1
Nay answer me: Stand & vnfold your selfe.Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold yourself.unfold (v.)

old form: vnfold
identify, disclose, reveal
Ham I.i.2
Long liue the King.Long live the King! Ham I.i.3
Barnardo?Barnardo? Ham I.i.4
He.He. Ham I.i.5
You come most carefully vpon your houre.You come most carefully upon your hour.carefully (adv.)
considerately, attentively
Ham I.i.6
'Tis now strook twelue, get thee to bed Francisco.'Tis now struck twelve. Get thee to bed, Francisco. Ham I.i.7
For this releefe much thankes: 'Tis bitter cold,For this relief much thanks. 'Tis bitter cold, Ham I.i.8
And I am sicke at heart.And I am sick at heart. Ham I.i.9
Haue you had quiet Guard?Have you had quiet guard? Ham I.i.10.1
Not a Mouse stirring.Not a mouse stirring. Ham I.i.10.2
Well, goodnight. Well, good night. Ham I.i.11
If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, Ham I.i.12
the Riuals of my Watch, bid them make hast.The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.rival (n.)

old form: Riuals
partner, associate, companion
Ham I.i.13
Enter Horatio and Marcellus.Enter Horatio and Marcellus Ham I.i.14
I thinke I heare them. Stand: who's there?I think I hear them. Stand ho! Who is there? Ham I.i.14
Friends to this ground.Friends to this ground.ground (n.)
land, country
Ham I.i.15.1
And Leige-men to the Dane.And liegemen to the Dane.liegeman (n.)
vassal, subject, follower
Ham I.i.15.2
Giue you good night.Give you good night. Ham I.i.16.1
O farwel honest Soldier,O, farewell, honest soldier. Ham I.i.16.2
who hath relieu'd you?Who hath relieved you? Ham I.i.17.1
Barnardo ha's my place:Barnardo hath my place. Ham I.i.17.2
giue you goodnight.Give you good night. Ham I.i.18.1
Exit Fran.Exit Ham I.i.18
Holla Barnardo.Holla, Barnardo! Ham I.i.18.2
Say,Say –  Ham I.i.18.3
what is Horatio there?What, is Horatio there? Ham I.i.19.1
A peece of him.A piece of him. Ham I.i.19.2
Welcome Horatio, welcome good Marcellus.Welcome, Horatio. Welcome, good Marcellus. Ham I.i.20
What, ha's this thing appear'd againe to night.What, has this thing appeared again tonight? Ham I.i.21
I haue seene nothing.I have seen nothing. Ham I.i.22
Horatio saies, 'tis but our Fantasie,Horatio says 'tis but our fantasy,fantasy (n.)

old form: Fantasie
imagining, delusion, hallucination
Ham I.i.23
And will not let beleefe take hold of himAnd will not let belief take hold of him Ham I.i.24
Touching this dreaded sight, twice seene of vs,Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us. Ham I.i.25
Therefore I haue intreated him alongTherefore I have entreated him along Ham I.i.26
With vs, to watch the minutes of this Night,With us to watch the minutes of this night, Ham I.i.27
That if againe this Apparition come,That, if again this apparition come, Ham I.i.28
He may approue our eyes, and speake to it.He may approve our eyes and speak to it.approve (v.)

old form: approue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
Ham I.i.29
Tush, tush, 'twill not appeare.Tush, tush, 'twill not appear. Ham I.i.30.1
Sit downe a-while,Sit down awhile, Ham I.i.30.2
And let vs once againe assaile your eares,And let us once again assail your ears,assail (v.)

old form: assaile
attack, assault, address
Ham I.i.31
That are so fortified against our Story,That are so fortified against our story, Ham I.i.32
What we two Nights haue seene.What we have two nights seen. Ham I.i.33.1
Well, sit we downe,Well, sit we down, Ham I.i.33.2
And let vs heare Barnardo speake of this.And let us hear Barnardo speak of this. Ham I.i.34
Last night of all,Last night of all, Ham I.i.35
When yond same Starre that's Westward from the PoleWhen yond same star that's westward from the polePole (n.)
the Pole star
Ham I.i.36
Had made his course t'illume that part of HeauenHad made his course t' illume that part of heavenillume (v.)
light up, illuminate, brighten
Ham I.i.37
course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
Where now it burnes, Marcellus and my selfe,Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself, Ham I.i.38
The Bell then beating one.The bell then beating one – beat (v.)
Ham I.i.39
Enter the Ghost.Enter the Ghost Ham I.i.40
Peace, breake thee of: Looke where it comes againe.Peace, break thee off. Look where it comes again. Ham I.i.40
In the same figure, like the King that's dead.In the same figure like the King that's dead. Ham I.i.41
Thou art a Scholler; speake to it Horatio.Thou art a scholar. Speak to it, Horatio. Ham I.i.42
Lookes it not like the King? Marke it Horatio.Looks 'a not like the King? Mark it, Horatio.mark (v.)

old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Ham I.i.43
Most like: It harrowes me with fear & wonderMost like. It harrows me with fear and wonder.like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
Ham I.i.44
harrow (v.)

old form: harrowes
disturb, distress, vex
It would be spoke too.It would be spoke to. Ham I.i.45.1
Question it Horatio.Speak to it, Horatio. Ham I.i.45.2
What art thou that vsurp'st this time of night,What art thou that usurpest this time of night,usurp (v.)

old form: vsurp'st
take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
Ham I.i.46
Together with that Faire and Warlike formeTogether with that fair and warlike form Ham I.i.47
In which the Maiesty of buried DenmarkeIn which the majesty of buried Denmark Ham I.i.48
Did sometimes march: By Heauen I charge thee speake.Did sometimes march? By heaven I charge thee, speak.sometimes (adv.)
formerly, once, at one time, previously
Ham I.i.49
It is offended.It is offended. Ham I.i.50.1
See, it stalkes away.See, it stalks away. Ham I.i.50.2
Stay: speake; speake: I Charge thee, speake.Stay. Speak, speak. I charge thee, speak. Ham I.i.51
Exit the Ghost.Exit the Ghost Ham I.i.52
'Tis gone, and will not answer.'Tis gone and will not answer. Ham I.i.52
How now Horatio? You tremble & look pale:How now, Horatio? You tremble and look pale. Ham I.i.53
Is not this something more then Fantasie?Is not this something more than fantasy? Ham I.i.54
What thinke you on't?What think you on't? Ham I.i.55
Before my God, I might not this beleeueBefore my God, I might not this believe Ham I.i.56
Without the sensible and true auouchWithout the sensible and true avouchsensible (adj.)
evident, perceptible by the senses, affecting the senses
Ham I.i.57
avouch (n.)

old form: auouch
assurance, guarantee
Of mine owne eyes.Of mine own eyes. Ham I.i.58.1
Is it not like the King?Is it not like the King? Ham I.i.58.2
As thou art to thy selfe,As thou art to thyself. Ham I.i.59
Such was the very Armour he had on,Such was the very armour he had on Ham I.i.60
When th'Ambitious Norwey combatted:When he the ambitious Norway combated. Ham I.i.61
So frown'd he once, when in an angry parleSo frowned he once when, in an angry parle,parle, parley (n.)
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
Ham I.i.62
He smot the sledded Pollax on the Ice.He smote the sledded pole-axe on the ice.Polack (n.)

old form: Pollax
Poles, Polish people
Ham I.i.63
poleaxe, sledded
battle-axe made like a sledge-hammer
sledded (adj.)
carried by sleds
smite (v.), past forms smote, smit

old form: smot
strike, hit (often, with great force)
'Tis strange.'Tis strange. Ham I.i.64
Thus twice before, and iust at this dead houre,Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour,jump (adv.)
exactly, precisely
Ham I.i.65
With Martiall stalke, hath he gone by our Watch.With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch. Ham I.i.66
In what particular thought to work, I know not:In what particular thought to work I know not.thought (n.)
train of thought
Ham I.i.67
work (v.), past form wrought
act upon, continue with
But in the grosse and scope of my Opinion,But, in the gross and scope of mine opinion,scope (n.)
range, reach, extent
Ham I.i.68
gross (n.)

old form: grosse
overall total, whole amount
This boades some strange erruption to our State.This bodes some strange eruption to our state.eruption (n.)

old form: erruption
disturbance, outbreak of calamity, turbulence
Ham I.i.69
strange (adj.)
remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
bode (v.)

old form: boades
forebode, portend, predict, augur
Good now sit downe, & tell me he that knowesGood now, sit down, and tell me he that knows Ham I.i.70
Why this same strict and most obseruant Watch,Why this same strict and most observant watch Ham I.i.71
So nightly toyles the subiect of the Land,So nightly toils the subject of the land,subject (n.)

old form: subiect
subjects, people [of a state]
Ham I.i.72
toil (v.)

old form: toyles
exhaust, tire out, fatigue
And why such dayly Cast of Brazon CannonAnd why such daily cast of brazen cannonbrazen (adj.)

old form: Brazon
made of brass, very strong, powerful
Ham I.i.73
cast (n.)
casting, founding
And Forraigne Mart for Implements of warre:And foreign mart for implements of war,mart (n.)
bargaining, buying and selling, trading
Ham I.i.74
Why such impresse of Ship-wrights, whose sore TaskeWhy such impress of shipwrights, whose sore taskimpress (n.)

old form: impresse
conscription, enforced service
Ham I.i.75
sore (adj.)
severe, harsh, heavy
Do's not diuide the Sunday from the weeke,Does not divide the Sunday from the week. Ham I.i.76
What might be toward, that this sweaty hastWhat might be toward that this sweaty hastetoward (adv.)
impending, forthcoming, in preparation
Ham I.i.77
Doth make the Night ioynt-Labourer with the day:Doth make the night joint-labourer with the day? Ham I.i.78
Who is't that can informe me?Who is't that can inform me? Ham I.i.79.1
That can I,That can I. Ham I.i.79.2
At least the whisper goes so: Our last King,At least the whisper goes so. Our last King, Ham I.i.80
Whose Image euen but now appear'd to vs,Whose image even but now appeared to us,but (adv.)
Ham I.i.81
Was (as you know) by Fortinbras of Norway,Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway, Ham I.i.82
(Thereto prick'd on by a most emulate Pride)Thereto pricked on by a most emulate pride,emulate (adj.)
ambitious, full of jealous rivalry, emulous
Ham I.i.83
prick on (v.)

old form: prick'd
incite, urge on, spur on
Dar'd to the Combate. In which, our Valiant Hamlet,Dared to the combat; in which our valiant Hamlet – combat (n.)

old form: Combate
duel, trial by duel
Ham I.i.84
(For so this side of our knowne world esteem'd him)For so this side of our known world esteemed him –  Ham I.i.85
Did slay this Fortinbras: who by a Seal'd Compact,Did slay this Fortinbras; who, by a sealed compactsealed (adj.)

old form: Seal'd
certified, authenticated [through a wax seal]
Ham I.i.86
compact (n.)
agreement, contract, covenant
Well ratified by Law, and Heraldrie,Well ratified by law and heraldry, Ham I.i.87
Did forfeite (with his life) all those his LandsDid forfeit, with his life, all these his lands Ham I.i.88
Which he stood seiz'd on, to the Conqueror:Which he stood seised of, to the conqueror;seised, seized (v.)

old form: seiz'd
Ham I.i.89
Against the which, a Moity competentAgainst the which a moiety competentmoiety (n.)

old form: Moity
share, portion, part
Ham I.i.90
competent, computent (adj.)
equivalent, sufficient, adequate
Was gaged by our King: which had return'dWas gaged by our King, which had returnedreturn (v.)

old form: return'd
pass, transfer
Ham I.i.91
gage (v.)
pledge, contract, stake
To the Inheritance of Fortinbras,To the inheritance of Fortinbras, Ham I.i.92
Had he bin Vanquisher, as by the same Cou'nantHad he been vanquisher, as, by the same covenantcovenant (n.)

old form: Cou'nant
contract, legal agreement, compact
Ham I.i.93
And carriage of the Article designe,And carriage of the article designed,designed (adj.)

old form: designe
prearranged, designated
Ham I.i.94
article (n.)
clause, term, provision
carriage (n.)
import, significance, purport
His fell to Hamlet. Now sir, young Fortinbras,His fell to Hamlet. Now, sir, young Fortinbras, Ham I.i.95
Of vnimproued Mettle, hot and full,Of unimproved mettle hot and full,mettle, mettell (n.)
spirit, temperament, disposition
Ham I.i.96
unimproved (adj.)

old form: vnimproued
undisciplined, uncensored; or: not turned to use, not raised in quality
Hath in the skirts of Norway, heere and there,Hath in the skirts of Norway here and thereskirt (n.)
(plural) outlying parts, borders, outskirts
Ham I.i.97
Shark'd vp a List of Landlesse Resolutes,Sharked up a list of lawless resolutesshark up (v.)

old form: Shark'd vp
[like a shark] gather together indiscriminately, collect hastily and uncritically
Ham I.i.98
resolute (n.)
desperado, determined character
list (n.)
muster, troop, band, recruitment
For Foode and Diet, to some EnterprizeFor food and diet to some enterprisediet (n.)
board, daily need
Ham I.i.99
That hath a stomacke in't: which is no otherThat hath a stomach in't; which is no other,stomach (n.)

old form: stomacke
element of courage, exercise of valour
Ham I.i.100
(And it doth well appeare vnto our State)As it doth well appear unto our state,state (n.)
government, ruling body, administration
Ham I.i.101
But to recouer of vs by strong handBut to recover of us by strong hand Ham I.i.102
And termes Compulsatiue, those foresaid LandsAnd terms compulsatory those foresaid landscompulsatory, compulsative (adj.)

old form: Compulsatiue
involving compulsion, subject to force
Ham I.i.103
So by his Father lost: and this (I take it)So by his father lost. And this, I take it, Ham I.i.104
Is the maine Motiue of our Preparations,Is the main motive of our preparations, Ham I.i.105
The Sourse of this our Watch, and the cheefe headThe source of this our watch, and the chief headhead (n.)
source, origin, fountainhead
Ham I.i.106
Of this post-hast, and Romage in the Land.Of this post-haste and romage in the land.post-haste, posthaste (n.)

old form: post-hast
great expedition, speed of preparation
Ham I.i.107
romage (n.)
commotion, turmoil, bustle
I think it be no other but e'en so. Ham I.i.108
Well may it sort that this portentous figureportentous (adj.)
ominous, threatening, full of foreboding
Ham I.i.109
sort (v.)
suit, be fitting, be appropriate
Comes armed through our watch so like the King Ham I.i.110
That was and is the question of these wars.question (n.)
source [of strife], cause, issue
Ham I.i.111
A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye.mote (n.)
speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
Ham I.i.112
In the most high and palmy state of Rome,palmy (adj.)
flourishing, triumphant
Ham I.i.113
A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, Ham I.i.114
The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted deadsheeted (adj.)
shrouded, wrapped in a winding-sheet
Ham I.i.115
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets –  Ham I.i.116
As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Ham I.i.117
Disasters in the sun; and the moist starmoist star
the Moon [because of its influence on the tides]
Ham I.i.118
disaster (n.)
inauspicious sight, unfavourable appearance
Upon whose influence Neptune's empire standsstand (v.)
depend, remain dependent, continue
Ham I.i.119
Roman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. Ham I.i.120
And even the like precurse of feared events,precurse (n.)
forerunner, precursor, heralding
Ham I.i.121
like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
As harbingers preceding still the fatesstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
Ham I.i.122
harbinger (n.)
forerunner, herald, precursor
And prologue to the omen coming on,omen (n.)
calamity, ominous event, disaster
Ham I.i.123
Have heaven and earth together demonstrateddemonstrate (v.)
manifest, show, display
Ham I.i.124
Unto our climatures and countrymen.climatures (n.)
regions, locality, part of the world
Ham I.i.125
Enter Ghost againe.Enter the Ghost Ham I.i.126.1
But soft, behold: Loe, where it comes againe:But soft, behold, lo where it comes again!soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
Ham I.i.126
Ile crosse it, though it blast me.I'll cross it, though it blast me.cross (v.)

old form: crosse
cross the path of, intercept, encounter
Ham I.i.127
He spreads his arms Ham I.i.128
Stay Illusion:Stay, illusion. Ham I.i.128
If thou hast any sound, or vse of Voyce,If thou hast any sound or use of voice, Ham I.i.129
Speake to me.Speak to me. Ham I.i.130
If there be any good thing to be done,If there be any good thing to be done Ham I.i.131
That may to thee do ease, and grace to me; That may to thee do ease and grace to me,ease (n.)
comfort, relief, solace
Ham I.i.132
speak to me.Speak to me. Ham I.i.133
If thou art priuy to thy Countries FateIf thou art privy to thy country's fate,privy (adj.)

old form: priuy
privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
Ham I.i.134
(Which happily foreknowing may auoyd)Which happily foreknowing may avoid,happily (adv.)
perhaps, by chance, maybe
Ham I.i.135
foreknowing (n.)
knowing in advance, foreknowledge
Oh speake.O, speak! Ham I.i.136
Or, if thou hast vp-hoorded in thy lifeOr if thou hast uphoarded in thy lifeuphoard (v.)

old form: vp-hoorded
hoard, heap up, amass
Ham I.i.137
Extorted Treasure in the wombe of Earth,Extorted treasure in the womb of earth,extorted (adj.)
ill-gotten, gained by evil means
Ham I.i.138
(For which, they say, you Spirits oft walke in death)For which, they say, you spirits oft walk in death,oft (adv.)
Ham I.i.139
Speake of it.Speak of it. Ham I.i.140.1
The cock crows Ham I.i.140
Stay, and speake. Stop it Marcellus.Stay and speak. Stop it, Marcellus. Ham I.i.140.2
Shall I strike at it with my Partizan?Shall I strike it with my partisan?partisan (n.)

old form: Partizan
weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side
Ham I.i.141
Do, if it will not stand.Do, if it will not stand.stand (v.)
stop, halt
Ham I.i.142.1
'Tis heere.'Tis here. Ham I.i.142.2
'Tis heere.'Tis here. Ham I.i.142.3
Exit Ghost.Exit the Ghost Ham I.i.142
'Tis gone. 'Tis gone. Ham I.i.143
We do it wrong, being so MaiesticallWe do it wrong, being so majestical,majestical (adj.)

old form: Maiesticall
majestic, regal, kingly
Ham I.i.144
To offer it the shew of Violence,To offer it the show of violence, Ham I.i.145
For it is as the Ayre, invulnerable,For it is as the air invulnerable, Ham I.i.146
And our vaine blowes, malicious Mockery.And our vain blows malicious mockery.malicious (adj.)
violent, hostile, wrathful
Ham I.i.147
It was about to speake, when the Cocke crew.It was about to speak when the cock crew. Ham I.i.148
And then it started, like a guilty thingAnd then it started, like a guilty thing Ham I.i.149
Vpon a fearfull Summons. I haue heard,Upon a fearful summons. I have heard Ham I.i.150
The Cocke that is the Trumpet to the day,The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn,morn (n.)
morning, dawn
Ham I.i.151
trumpet (n.)
trumpeter; herald, announcer
Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding ThroateDoth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat Ham I.i.152
Awake the God of Day: and at his warning,Awake the god of day, and at his warning, Ham I.i.153
Whether in Sea, or Fire, in Earth, or Ayre,Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air, Ham I.i.154
Th'extrauagant, and erring Spirit, hyesTh' extravagant and erring spirit hieserring (adj.)
straying, wandering, drifting
Ham I.i.155
extravagant (adj.)

old form: extrauagant
vagrant, straying, roaming
hie (v.)

old form: hyes
hasten, hurry, speed
To his Confine. And of the truth heerein,To his confine. And of the truth hereinconfine (n.)
prison, place of confinement
Ham I.i.156
This present Obiect made probation.This present object made probation.probation (n.)
proof, demonstration
Ham I.i.157
It faded on the crowing of the Cocke.It faded on the crowing of the cock. Ham I.i.158
Some sayes, that euer 'gainst that Season comesSome say that ever 'gainst that season comesagainst, 'gainst (prep.)
by the time of
Ham I.i.159
Wherein our Sauiours Birth is celebrated,Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, Ham I.i.160
The Bird of Dawning singeth all night long:This bird of dawning singeth all night long.dawning (n.)
dawn, daybreak, early morning
Ham I.i.161
And then (they say) no Spirit can walke abroad,And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; Ham I.i.162
The nights are wholsome, then no Planets strike,The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike;strike (v.)
have an evil influence, do harm
Ham I.i.163
wholesome (adj.)

old form: wholsome
good for the health, health-giving, salubrious
No Faiery talkes, nor Witch hath power to Charme:No fairy takes; nor witch hath power to charm.charm (v.)

old form: Charme
work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
Ham I.i.164
take (v.)
bewitch, take possession of, take into one's power
So hallow'd, and so gracious is the time.So hallowed and so gracious is that time.gracious (adj.)
holy, sanctified
Ham I.i.165
So haue I heard, and do in part beleeue it.So have I heard and do in part believe it. Ham I.i.166
But looke, the Morne in Russet mantle clad,But look, the morn in russet mantle cladmorn (n.)

old form: Morne
morning, dawn
Ham I.i.167
mantle (n.)
loose sleeveless cloak
russet (adj.)
reddish-brown [the colour of a rough cloth once worn by country people]
Walkes o're the dew of yon high Easterne Hill,Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill. Ham I.i.168
Breake we our Watch vp, and by my aduiceBreak we our watch up. And by my advice Ham I.i.169
Let vs impart what we haue seene to nightLet us impart what we have seen tonightimpart (v.)
tell, make known, communicate
Ham I.i.170
Vnto yong Hamlet. For vpon my life,Unto young Hamlet. For, upon my life, Ham I.i.171
This Spirit dumbe to vs, will speake to him:This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him. Ham I.i.172
Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it,Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it, Ham I.i.173
As needfull in our Loues, fitting our Duty?As needful in our loves, fitting our duty? Ham I.i.174
Let do't I pray, and I this morning knowLet's do't, I pray. And I this morning know Ham I.i.175
Where we shall finde him most conueniently. Where we shall find him most conveniently. Ham I.i.176
ExeuntExeunt Ham I.i.176
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