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Enter Fortinbras with an Armie.Enter Fortinbras with his army over the stage Ham IV.iv.1
Go Captaine, from me greet the Danish King,Go, captain, from me greet the Danish King. Ham IV.iv.1
Tell him that by his license, FortinbrasTell him that by his licence Fortinbras Ham IV.iv.2
Claimes the conueyance of a promis'd MarchCraves the conveyance of a promised marchpromised (adj.)

old form: promis'd
previously agreed
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conveyance (n.)

old form: conueyance
escort, conduct, convoy
crave (v.)
beg, entreat, request
Ouer his Kingdome. You know the Rendeuous:Over his kingdom. You know the rendezvous. Ham IV.iv.4
If that his Maiesty would ought with vs,If that his majesty would aught with us,aught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
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We shall expresse our dutie in his eye,We shall express our duty in his eye.eye, in his
in front of him, in his presence
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And let him know so.And let him know so. Ham IV.iv.7.1
I will doo't, my Lord.I will do't, my lord. Ham IV.iv.7.2
Go safely on. Exit.Go softly on.softly (adv.)
slowly, gently
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Exeunt all but the Captain Ham IV.iv.8
Enter Hamlet, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Ham IV.iv.9.1
attendants Ham IV.iv.9.2
Good sir, whose powers are these?power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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They are of Norway, sir. Ham IV.iv.10
How purposed, sir, I pray you?purpose (v.)
intend, plan
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Against some part of Poland. Ham IV.iv.12
Who commands them, sir? Ham IV.iv.13
The nephew to old Norway, Fortinbras. Ham IV.iv.14
Goes it against the main of Poland, sir,main (n.)
central part, chief part
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Or for some frontier?frontier (n.)
border fortress, frontier town
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Truly to speak, and with no addition,addition (n.)
exaggeration, overstatement
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We go to gain a little patch of ground Ham IV.iv.18
That hath in it no profit but the name.name (n.)
reputation, fame, renown
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To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it;ducat (n.)
gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
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farm (v.)
lease out, rent out, let
Nor will it yield to Norway or the Pole Ham IV.iv.21
A ranker rate, should it be sold in fee.rank (adj.)
growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
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rank (adj.)
high, good, great
fee, in
in absolute possession, as freehold
Why, then the Polack never will defend it.Polack (n.)
Poles, Polish people
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Yes, it is already garrisoned. Ham IV.iv.24
Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats Ham IV.iv.25
Will not debate the question of this straw.straw (n.)
trivial matter, trifle
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debate (v.)
decide [by debate], resolve
This is th' imposthume of much wealth and peace,imposthume (n.)
abscess, putrid swelling
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wealth (n.)
welfare, well-being, prosperity
That inward breaks, and shows no cause withoutinward (adv.)
internally, inside
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without (adv.)
externally, on the outside
break (v.)
burst, rupture
Why the man dies. I humbly thank you, sir. Ham IV.iv.29
God bye you, sir. Ham IV.iv.30.1
Exit Ham IV.iv.30
Will't please you go, my lord? Ham IV.iv.30.2
I'll be with you straight. Go a little before.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
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Exeunt all but Hamlet Ham IV.iv.31
How all occasions do inform against meinform (v.)
provide evidence, bring a charge
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And spur my dull revenge! What is a man,dull (adj.)
dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
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If his chief good and market of his timemarket (n.)
marketing [i.e. profitable use]
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Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more. Ham IV.iv.35
Sure He that made us with such large discourse,discourse (n.)
rationality, faculty of understanding
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Looking before and after, gave us not Ham IV.iv.37
That capability and godlike reason Ham IV.iv.38
To fust in us unused. Now, whether it befust (v.)
become musty, grow mouldy
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Bestial oblivion, or some craven scrupleoblivion (n.)
forgetfulness, inability to recall
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scruple (n.)
scrupulousness, introspective doubt
craven (adj.)
cowardly, spineless, weak-hearted
Of thinking too precisely on th' eventevent (n.)
outcome, issue, consequence
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A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom Ham IV.iv.42
And ever three parts coward – I do not know Ham IV.iv.43
Why yet I live to say ‘ This thing's to do,’ Ham IV.iv.44
Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means Ham IV.iv.45
To do't. Examples gross as earth exhort me.gross (adj.)
heavy, weighty, bulky
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Witness this army of such mass and charge,mass (n.)
size, numbers, large amount
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charge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
Led by a delicate and tender prince,delicate (adj.)
sensitive, tender, not robust
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Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffed,puffed (adj.)
increased, extended, stuffed
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Makes mouths at the invisible event,event (n.)
outcome, issue, consequence
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mouths, make
make faces, grimace, show scorn
invisible (adj.)
unforseeable, unseeable, hidden
Exposing what is mortal and unsure Ham IV.iv.51
To all that fortune, death, and danger dare,dare (v.)
present, deliver, inflict
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Even for an eggshell. Rightly to be greateggshell (n.)
something worthless
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Is not to stir without great argument,argument (n.)
cause, reason [for a dispute]
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But greatly to find quarrel in a strawquarrel (n.)
cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
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greatly (adv.)
nobly, honourably
When honour's at the stake. How stand I then, Ham IV.iv.56
That have a father killed, a mother stained,stain (v.)
corrupt, spoil, taint
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Excitements of my reason and my blood,excitement (n.)
incentive, encouragement, exhortation
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reason (n.)
power of reason, judgement, common sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
blood (n.)
passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
And let all sleep, while to my shame I see Ham IV.iv.59
The imminent death of twenty thousand men Ham IV.iv.60
That for a fantasy and trick of fametrick (n.)
bauble, trifle, whim
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Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot Ham IV.iv.62
Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause,try (v.)
contest, decide, fight out
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Which is not tomb enough and continentcontinent (n.)
container, receptacle, enclosure
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To hide the slain? O, from this time forth, Ham IV.iv.65
My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth! Ham IV.iv.66
Exit Ham IV.iv.66
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