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Marke me.Mark me.Ham I.v.2.1
My hower is almost come,My hour is almost come,Ham I.v.2.3
When I to sulphurous and tormenting FlamesWhen I to sulphurous and tormenting flamesHam I.v.3
Must render vp my selfe.Must render up myself.Ham I.v.4.1
Pitty me not, but lend thy serious hearingPity me not, but lend thy serious hearingHam I.v.5
To what I shall vnfold.To what I shall unfold.Ham I.v.6.1
So art thou to reuenge, when thou shalt heare.So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear.Ham I.v.7
I am thy Fathers Spirit,I am thy father's spirit,Ham I.v.9
Doom'd for a certaine terme to walke the night;Doomed for a certain term to walk the night,Ham I.v.10
And for the day confin'd to fast in Fiers,And for the day confined to fast in fires,Ham I.v.11
Till the foule crimes done in my dayes of NatureTill the foul crimes done in my days of natureHam I.v.12
Are burnt and purg'd away? But that I am forbidAre burnt and purged away. But that I am forbidHam I.v.13
To tell the secrets of my Prison-House;To tell the secrets of my prison house,Ham I.v.14
I could a Tale vnfold, whose lightest wordI could a tale unfold whose lightest wordHam I.v.15
Would harrow vp thy soule, freeze thy young blood,Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,Ham I.v.16
Make thy two eyes like Starres, start from their Spheres,Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres,Ham I.v.17
Thy knotty and combined locks to part,Thy knotted and combined locks to part,Ham I.v.18
And each particular haire to stand an end,And each particular hair to stand an endHam I.v.19
Like Quilles vpon the fretfull Porpentine:Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.Ham I.v.20
But this eternall blason must not beBut this eternal blazon must not beHam I.v.21
To eares of flesh and bloud; list Hamlet, oh list,To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O, list!Ham I.v.22
If thou didst euer thy deare Father loue.If thou didst ever thy dear father love – Ham I.v.23
Reuenge his foule and most vnnaturall Murther.Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.Ham I.v.25
Murther most foule, as in the best it is;Murder most foul, as in the best it is,Ham I.v.27
But this most foule, strange, and vnnaturall.But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.Ham I.v.28
I finde thee apt,I find thee apt,Ham I.v.31.2
And duller should'st thou be then the fat weedeAnd duller shouldst thou be than the fat weedHam I.v.32
That rots it selfe in ease, on Lethe Wharfe,That roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf,Ham I.v.33
Would'st thou not stirre in this. Now Hamlet heare:Wouldst thou not stir in this. Now, Hamlet, hear.Ham I.v.34
It's giuen out, that sleeping in mine Orchard,'Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,Ham I.v.35
A Serpent stung me: so the whole eare of Denmarke,A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of DenmarkHam I.v.36
Is by a forged processe of my deathIs by a forged process of my deathHam I.v.37
Rankly abus'd: But know thou Noble youth,Rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth,Ham I.v.38
The Serpent that did sting thy Fathers life,The serpent that did sting thy father's lifeHam I.v.39
Now weares his Crowne.Now wears his crown.Ham I.v.40.1
I that incestuous, that adulterate BeastAy, that incestuous, that adulterate beast,Ham I.v.42
With witchcraft of his wits, hath Traitorous guifts.With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts – Ham I.v.43
Oh wicked Wit, and Gifts, that haue the powerO wicked wit and gifts, that have the powerHam I.v.44
So to seduce? Won to to this shamefull LustSo to seduce! – won to his shameful lustHam I.v.45
The will of my most seeming vertuous Queene:The will of my most seeming-virtuous Queen.Ham I.v.46
Oh Hamlet, what a falling off was there,O Hamlet, what a falling off was there,Ham I.v.47
From me, whose loue was of that dignity,From me, whose love was of that dignityHam I.v.48
That it went hand in hand, euen with the VowThat it went hand in hand even with the vowHam I.v.49
I made to her in Marriage; and to declineI made to her in marriage; and to declineHam I.v.50
Vpon a wretch, whose Naturall gifts were pooreUpon a wretch whose natural gifts were poorHam I.v.51
To those of mine.To those of mine!Ham I.v.52
But Vertue, as it neuer wil be moued,But virtue as it never will be moved,Ham I.v.53
Though Lewdnesse court it in a shape of Heauen:Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven,Ham I.v.54
So Lust, though to a radiant Angell link'd,So lust, though to a radiant angel linked,Ham I.v.55
Will sate it selfe in a Celestiall bed,Will sate itself in a celestial bedHam I.v.56
& prey on Garbage.And prey on garbage.Ham I.v.57
But soft, me thinkes I sent the Mornings Ayre;But soft, methinks I scent the morning air.Ham I.v.58
Briefe let me be: Sleeping within mine Orchard,Brief let me be. Sleeping within my orchard,Ham I.v.59
My custome alwayes in the afternoone;My custom always of the afternoon,Ham I.v.60
Vpon my secure hower thy Vncle stoleUpon my secure hour thy uncle stoleHam I.v.61
With iuyce of cursed Hebenon in a Violl,With juice of cursed hebona in a vial,Ham I.v.62
And in the Porches of mine eares did poureAnd in the porches of my ears did pourHam I.v.63
The leaperous Distilment; whose effectThe leperous distilment; whose effectHam I.v.64
Holds such an enmity with bloud of Man,Holds such an enmity with blood of manHam I.v.65
That swift as Quick-siluer, it courses throughThat swift as quicksilver it courses throughHam I.v.66
The naturall Gates and Allies of the Body;The natural gates and alleys of the body,Ham I.v.67
And with a sodaine vigour it doth possetAnd with a sudden vigour it doth possetHam I.v.68
And curd, like Aygre droppings into Milke,And curd, like eager droppings into milk,Ham I.v.69
The thin and wholsome blood: so did it mine;The thin and wholesome blood. So did it mine.Ham I.v.70
And a most instant Tetter bak'd about,And a most instant tetter barked about,Ham I.v.71
Most Lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crust,Most lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crustHam I.v.72
All my smooth Body.All my smooth body.Ham I.v.73
Thus was I, sleeping, by a Brothers hand,Thus was I sleeping by a brother's handHam I.v.74
Of Life, of Crowne, and Queene at once dispatcht;Of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched,Ham I.v.75
Cut off euen in the Blossomes of my Sinne,Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin,Ham I.v.76
Vnhouzzled, disappointed, vnnaneld,Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled,Ham I.v.77
No reckoning made, but sent to my accountNo reckoning made, but sent to my accountHam I.v.78
With all my imperfections on my head;With all my imperfections on my head.Ham I.v.79
Oh horrible, Oh horrible, most horrible:O, horrible! O, horrible! Most horrible!Ham I.v.80
If thou hast nature in thee beare it not;If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not.Ham I.v.81
Let not the Royall Bed of Denmarke beLet not the royal bed of Denmark beHam I.v.82
A Couch for Luxury and damned Incest.A couch for luxury and damned incest.Ham I.v.83
But howsoeuer thou pursuest this Act,But howsomever thou pursues this act,Ham I.v.84
Taint not thy mind; nor let thy Soule contriueTaint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contriveHam I.v.85
Against thy Mother ought; leaue her to heauen,Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heavenHam I.v.86
And to those Thornes that in her bosome lodge,And to those thorns that in her bosom lodgeHam I.v.87
To pricke and sting her. Fare thee well at once;To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once.Ham I.v.88
The Glow-worme showes the Matine to be neere,The glow-worm shows the matin to be nearHam I.v.89
And gins to pale his vneffectuall Fire:And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire.Ham I.v.90
Adue, adue, Hamlet: remember me. Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me.Ham I.v.91
Sweare. Swear.Ham I.v.149
Sweare.Swear.Ham I.v.155
Sweare.Swear by his sword.Ham I.v.161
Sweare.Swear.Ham I.v.181
Do not forget: this VisitationDo not forget. This visitationHam III.iv.111
Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.Ham III.iv.112
But looke, Amazement on thy Mother sits;But look, amazement on thy mother sits.Ham III.iv.113
O step betweene her, and her fighting Soule,O, step between her and her fighting soul!Ham III.iv.114
Conceit in weakest bodies, strongest workes.Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.Ham III.iv.115
Speake to her Hamlet.Speak to her, Hamlet.Ham III.iv.116.1

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