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Flourish Ham I.ii.1.1
Enter Claudius King of Denmarke, Gertrude the Enter Claudius, King of Denmark, Gertrude the Ham I.ii.1.2
Queene, Hamlet, Polonius, Queen, and the Council, including Polonius with his Ham I.ii.1.3
Laertes, and his Sister Ophelia, son Laertes, Hamlet, Voltemand, Cornelius, and Ham I.ii.1.4
Lords Attendant.attendants Ham I.ii.1.5
King. KING 
Though yet of Hamlet our deere Brothers deathThough yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death Ham I.ii.1
The memory be greene: and that it vs befittedThe memory be green, and that it us befittedgreen (adj.)
old form: greene
fresh, recent, new
Ham I.ii.2
To beare our hearts in greefe, and our whole KingdomeTo bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom Ham I.ii.3
To be contracted in one brow of woe:To be contracted in one brow of woe,contract (v.)draw together, cause to shrinkHam I.ii.4
brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
Yet so farre hath Discretion fought with Nature,Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature Ham I.ii.5
That we with wisest sorrow thinke on him,That we with wisest sorrow think on him Ham I.ii.6
Together with remembrance of our selues.Together with remembrance of ourselves.remembrance (n.)notice, paying attentionHam I.ii.7
Therefore our sometimes Sister, now our Queen,Therefore our sometime sister, now our Queen,sometime (adj.)former, previousHam I.ii.8
Th'Imperiall Ioyntresse of this warlike State,Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state,jointress (n.)
old form: Ioyntresse
woman holding a property right from her deceased husband, dowager
Ham I.ii.9
Haue we, as 'twere, with a defeated ioy,Have we, as 'twere with a defeated joy, Ham I.ii.10
With one Auspicious, and one Dropping eye,With an auspicious and a dropping eye,dropping (adj.)tearful, falling in teardrops, sorrowfulHam I.ii.11
auspicious (adj.)smiling, cheerful, happy
With mirth in Funerall, and with Dirge in Marriage,With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,dirge (n.)funeral song, song of mourningHam I.ii.12
In equall Scale weighing Delight and DoleIn equal scale weighing delight and dole,scale (n.)balance, quantity, amountHam I.ii.13
dole (n.)grief, sorrow, sadness
Taken to Wife; nor haue we heerein barr'dTaken to wife. Nor have we herein barredherein (adv.)
old form: heerein
in here, in this [matter, situation, etc]
Ham I.ii.14
bar (v.)
old form: barr'd
keep out, exclude, prohibit
Your better Wisedomes, which haue freely goneYour better wisdoms, which have freely gone Ham I.ii.15
With this affaire along, for all our Thankes.With this affair along. For all, our thanks. Ham I.ii.16
Now followes, that you know young Fortinbras,Now follows that you know. Young Fortinbras,that (conj.)that whichHam I.ii.17
Holding a weake supposall of our worth;Holding a weak supposal of our worth,supposal (n.)
old form: supposall
estimate, opinion, notion
Ham I.ii.18
Or thinking by our late deere Brothers death,Or thinking by our late dear brother's death Ham I.ii.19
Our State to be disioynt, and out of Frame,Our state to be disjoint and out of frame,frame (n.)order, definite form, regular shapeHam I.ii.20
disjoint (adj.)
old form: disioynt
disjointed, out of joint, disconnected
Colleagued with the dreame of his Aduantage;Colleagued with this dream of his advantage,colleagued, coleagued (adj.)joined, supported, in leagueHam I.ii.21
advantage (n.)
old form: Aduantage
advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
He hath not fayl'd to pester vs with Message,He hath not failed to pester us with message Ham I.ii.22
Importing the surrender of those LandsImporting the surrender of those landsimporting (prep.)concerning, regarding, relating toHam I.ii.23
Lost by his Father: with all Bonds of LawLost by his father, with all bands of law,band (n.)bond, obligation, tieHam I.ii.24
To our most valiant Brother. So much for him. Enter Voltemand and Cornelius.To our most valiant brother. So much for him. Ham I.ii.25
Now for our selfe, and for this time of meetingNow for ourself and for this time of meeting. Ham I.ii.26
Thus much the businesse is. We haue heere writThus much the business is: we have here writ Ham I.ii.27
To Norway, Vncle of young Fortinbras,To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras –  Ham I.ii.28
Who Impotent and Bedrid, scarsely hearesWho, impotent and bedrid, scarcely hearsimpotent (adj.)helpless, powerless, decrepitHam I.ii.29
bedrid, bed-rid, bedred (adj.)bed-ridden, confined to bed through infirmity
Of this his Nephewes purpose, to suppresseOf this his nephew's purpose – to suppresspurpose (n.)intention, aim, planHam I.ii.30
His further gate heerein. In that the Leuies,His further gait herein, in that the levies,gait (n.)
old form: gate
proceedings, course, doings, steps
Ham I.ii.31
The Lists, and full proportions are all madeThe lists, and full proportions are all madeproportion (n.)(plural) military material, forces and supplies needed for warHam I.ii.32
list (n.)muster, troop, band, recruitment
Out of his subiect: and we heere dispatchOut of his subject. And we here dispatchsubject (n.)
old form: subiect
subjects, people [of a state]
Ham I.ii.33
You good Cornelius, and you Voltemand,You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltemand, Ham I.ii.34
For bearing of this greeting to old Norway,For bearers of this greeting to old Norway, Ham I.ii.35
Giuing to you no further personall powerGiving to you no further personal powerpower (n.)exercise of power, authoritative actionHam I.ii.36
To businesse with the King, more then the scopeTo business with the King, more than the scope Ham I.ii.37
Of these dilated Articles allow:Of these delated articles allow.delated (adj.)
old form: dilated
reported in detail, detailed, expanded
Ham I.ii.38
Farewell, and let your hast commend your duty.Farewell; and let your haste commend your duty.commend (v.)show well, set off to advantageHam I.ii.39
Volt. VOLTEMAND and CORNELIUS 
In that, and all things, will we shew our duty.In that, and all things, will we show our duty.duty (n.)reverence, due respect, proper attitudeHam I.ii.40
King. KING 
We doubt it nothing, heartily farewell.We doubt it nothing. Heartily farewell. Ham I.ii.41
Exit Voltemand and Cornelius.Exeunt Voltemand and Cornelius Ham I.ii.41
And now Laertes, what's the newes with you?And now, Laertes, what's the news with you? Ham I.ii.42
You told vs of some suite. What is't Laertes?You told us of some suit. What is't, Laertes?suit (n.)
old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
Ham I.ii.43
You cannot speake of Reason to the Dane,You cannot speak of reason to the Dane Ham I.ii.44
And loose your voyce. What would'st thou beg Laertes,And lose your voice. What wouldst thou beg, Laertes, Ham I.ii.45
That shall not be my Offer, not thy Asking?That shall not be my offer, not thy asking? Ham I.ii.46
The Head is not more Natiue to the Heart,The head is not more native to the heart, Ham I.ii.47
The Hand more Instrumentall to the Mouth,The hand more instrumental to the mouth, Ham I.ii.48
Then is the Throne of Denmarke to thy Father.Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. Ham I.ii.49
What would'st thou haue Laertes?What wouldst thou have, Laertes? Ham I.ii.50.1
Laer. LAERTES 
Dread my Lord,My dread lord,dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in aweHam I.ii.50.2
Your leaue and fauour to returne to France,Your leave and favour to return to France, Ham I.ii.51
From whence, though willingly I came to DenmarkeFrom whence though willingly I came to Denmark Ham I.ii.52
To shew my duty in your Coronation,To show my duty in your coronation, Ham I.ii.53
Yet now I must confesse, that duty done,Yet now I must confess, that duty done, Ham I.ii.54
My thoughts and wishes bend againe towards France,My thoughts and wishes bend again toward France Ham I.ii.55
And bow them to your gracious leaue and pardon.And bow them to your gracious leave and pardon.pardon (n.)permission, consent, approvalHam I.ii.56
King. KING 
Haue you your Fathers leaue? / What sayes Pollonius?Have you your father's leave? What says Polonius? Ham I.ii.57
Pol. POLONIUS 
He hath my Lord:He hath, my lord, wrung from me my slow leaveslow (adj.)reluctant, unwilling, slowly givenHam I.ii.58
By laboursome petition, and at lastlaboursome (adj.)laborious, assiduous, hard-workingHam I.ii.59
Upon his will I sealed my hard consent.seal (v.)confirm, ratify, approveHam I.ii.60
hard (adj.)difficult, not easy [to obtain]
I do beseech you giue him leaue to go.I do beseech you give him leave to go. Ham I.ii.61
King. KING 
Take thy faire houre Laertes, time be thine,Take thy fair hour, Laertes. Time be thine;fair hour
old form: faire houre
time of youth, favourable opportunity [as a young man]
Ham I.ii.62
And thy best graces spend it at thy will:And thy best graces spend it at thy will.grace (n.)virtue, good qualityHam I.ii.63
But now my Cosin Hamlet, and my Sonne?But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son –  Ham I.ii.64
Ham. HAMLET  
(aside) Ham I.ii.65.1
A little more then kin, and lesse then kinde.A little more than kin, and less than kind!kind (n.)nature, close natural relationshipHam I.ii.65
King. KING 
How is it that the Clouds still hang on you?How is it that the clouds still hang on you? Ham I.ii.66
Ham. HAMLET 
Not so my Lord, I am too much i'th' Sun.Not so, my lord. I am too much in the sun. Ham I.ii.67
Queen. QUEEN 
Good Hamlet cast thy nightly colour off,Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off,nighted (adj.)dark, black as nightHam I.ii.68
colour (n.)semblance, outward appearance, character
And let thine eye looke like a Friend on Denmarke.And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Ham I.ii.69
Do not for euer with thy veyled lidsDo not for ever with thy vailed lidsvailed (adj.)
old form: veyled
lowered, downcast
Ham I.ii.70
Seeke for thy Noble Father in the dust;Seek for thy noble father in the dust. Ham I.ii.71
Thou know'st 'tis common, all that liues must dye,Thou knowest 'tis common. All that lives must die, Ham I.ii.72
Passing through Nature, to Eternity.Passing through nature to eternity. Ham I.ii.73
Ham. HAMLET 
I Madam, it is common.Ay, madam, it is common. Ham I.ii.74.1
Queen. QUEEN 
If it be;If it be, Ham I.ii.74.2
Why seemes it so particular with thee.Why seems it so particular with thee?particular (adj.)personal, special, privateHam I.ii.75
Ham. HAMLET 
Seemes Madam? Nay, it is: I know not Seemes:‘ Seems,’ madam? Nay, it is. I know not ‘ seems.’ Ham I.ii.76
'Tis not alone my Inky Cloake (good Mother)'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Ham I.ii.77
Nor Customary suites of solemne Blacke,Nor customary suits of solemn black,suit (n.)
old form: suites
clothing, dress, garb
Ham I.ii.78
solemn (adj.)
old form: solemne
dark, sombre, gloomy
Nor windy suspiration of forc'd breath,Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,suspiration (n.)deep sighing, intense breathingHam I.ii.79
No, nor the fruitfull Riuer in the Eye,No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,fruitful (adj.)
old form: fruitfull
abundant, overflowing, prolific
Ham I.ii.80
Nor the deiected hauiour of the Visage,Nor the dejected 'haviour of the visage,visage (n.)face, countenanceHam I.ii.81
Together with all Formes, Moods, shewes of Griefe,Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,mood (n.)mode, manner, varietyHam I.ii.82
shape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible form
That can denote me truly. These indeed Seeme,That can denote me truly. These indeed ‘seem';denote (v.)portray, depict, representHam I.ii.83
For they are actions that a man might play:For they are actions that a man might play. Ham I.ii.84
But I haue that Within, which passeth show;But I have that within which passes show – pass (v.)surpass, go beyond, outdoHam I.ii.85
These, but the Trappings, and the Suites of woe.These but the trappings and the suits of woe.suit (n.)
old form: Suites
clothing, dress, garb
Ham I.ii.86
King. KING 
'Tis sweet and commendable / In your Nature Hamlet,'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, Ham I.ii.87
To giue these mourning duties to your Father:To give these mourning duties to your father. Ham I.ii.88
But you must know, your Father lost a Father,But you must know your father lost a father; Ham I.ii.89
That Father lost, lost his, and the Suruiuer boundThat father lost, lost his; and the survivor bound Ham I.ii.90
In filiall Obligation, for some termeIn filial obligation for some term Ham I.ii.91
To do obsequious Sorrow. But to perseuerTo do obsequious sorrow. But to perseverobsequious (adj.)dutiful [without suggesting servility]; appropriate after a deathHam I.ii.92
In obstinate Condolement, is a courseIn obstinate condolement is a coursecondolement (n.)grief, sorrowing, lamentingHam I.ii.93
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
Of impious stubbornnesse. 'Tis vnmanly greefe,Of impious stubbornness. 'Tis unmanly grief. Ham I.ii.94
It shewes a will most incorrect to Heauen,It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,incorrect (adj.)behaving in a contrary way, uncorrectedHam I.ii.95
A Heart vnfortified, a Minde impatient,A heart unfortified, a mind impatient, Ham I.ii.96
An Vnderstanding simple, and vnschool'd:An understanding simple and unschooled.simple (adj.)uninformed, ignorant, unintelligentHam I.ii.97
For, what we know must be, and is as commonFor what we know must be, and is as common Ham I.ii.98
As any the most vulgar thing to sence,As any the most vulgar thing to sense,vulgar (n.)familiar, ordinary, everydayHam I.ii.99
Why should we in our peeuish OppositionWhy should we in our peevish oppositionpeevish (adj.)
old form: peeuish
obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
Ham I.ii.100
Take it to heart? Fye, 'tis a fault to Heauen,Take it to heart? Fie, 'tis a fault to heaven, Ham I.ii.101
A fault against the Dead, a fault to Nature,A fault against the dead, a fault to nature,nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]Ham I.ii.102
To Reason most absurd, whose common TheameTo reason most absurd, whose common theme Ham I.ii.103
Is death of Fathers, and who still hath cried,Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyHam I.ii.104
From the first Coarse, till he that dyed to day,From the first corse till he that died today,corse (n.)
old form: Coarse
corpse, dead body
Ham I.ii.105
This must be so. We pray you throw to earth‘ This must be so.’ We pray you throw to earth Ham I.ii.106
This vnpreuayling woe, and thinke of vsThis unprevailing woe, and think of usunprevailing (adj.)
old form: vnpreuayling
unavailing, ineffective, unsuccessful
Ham I.ii.107
As of a Father; For let the world take note,As of a father. For, let the world take note, Ham I.ii.108
You are the most immediate to our Throne,You are the most immediate to our throne;immediate (adj.)close in succession, proximate, directHam I.ii.109
And with no lesse Nobility of Loue,And with no less nobility of love Ham I.ii.110
Then that which deerest Father beares his Sonne,Than that which dearest father bears his son Ham I.ii.111
Do I impart towards you. For your intentDo I impart toward you. For your intentimpart (v.)bestow, give, grantHam I.ii.112
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
In going backe to Schoole in Wittenberg,In going back to school in Wittenberg,school (n.)
old form: Schoole
university
Ham I.ii.113
It is most retrograde to our desire:It is most retrograde to our desire;retrograde (adj.)contrary, opposed, repugnantHam I.ii.114
And we beseech you, bend you to remaineAnd, we beseech you, bend you to remainbend (v.)turn, direct one's steps, proceedHam I.ii.115
Heere in the cheere and comfort of our eye,Here in the cheer and comfort of our eye,cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
cheerfulness, mirth, joy
Ham I.ii.116
Our cheefest Courtier Cosin, and our Sonne.Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son. Ham I.ii.117
Qu. QUEEN 
Let not thy Mother lose her Prayers Hamlet:Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet. Ham I.ii.118
I prythee stay with vs, go not to Wittenberg.I pray thee stay with us. Go not to Wittenberg. Ham I.ii.119
Ham. HAMLET 
I shall in all my best / Obey you Madam.I shall in all my best obey you, madam.best, in all myas far as I can, to the best of my abilityHam I.ii.120
King. KING 
Why 'tis a louing, and a faire Reply,Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply. Ham I.ii.121
Be as our selfe in Denmarke. Madam come,Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come. Ham I.ii.122
This gentle and vnforc'd accord of HamletThis gentle and unforced accord of Hamletgentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindHam I.ii.123
accord (n.)agreement, assent, consent
Sits smiling to my heart; in grace whereof,Sits smiling to my heart; in grace whereofgrace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respectHam I.ii.124
No iocond health that Denmarke drinkes to day,No jocund health that Denmark drinks todayjocund (adj.)
old form: iocond
merry, joyful, cheerful
Ham I.ii.125
But the great Cannon to the Clowds shall tell,But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell,but (conj.)except that, only with the result thatHam I.ii.126
And the Kings Rouce, the Heauens shall bruite againe,And the King's rouse the heavens shall bruit again,rouse (n.)
old form: Rouce
full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
Ham I.ii.127
bruit (v.)
old form: bruite
report, announce, proclaim
Respeaking earthly Thunder. Come away. Re-speaking earthly thunder. Come away. Ham I.ii.128
ExeuntFlourish Ham I.ii.128
Manet Hamlet.Exeunt all but Hamlet Ham I.ii.128
Ham. HAMLET 
Oh that this too too solid Flesh, would melt,O that this too too sullied flesh would melt,sullied (adj.)tarnished, blemished, pollutedHam I.ii.129
Thaw, and resolue it selfe into a Dew:Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew;thaw (v.)dissolve, soften, meltHam I.ii.130
resolve (v.)
old form: resolue
melt, dissolve, transform
Or that the Euerlasting had not fixtOr that the Everlasting had not fixed Ham I.ii.131
His Cannon 'gainst Selfe-slaughter. O God, O God!His canon 'gainst self-slaughter. O God, God,canon (n.)
old form: Cannon
law, decree, rule
Ham I.ii.132
How weary, stale, flat, and vnprofitableHow weary, stale, flat, and unprofitableweary (adj.)wearisome, tedious, long-drawn-outHam I.ii.133
Seemes to me all the vses of this world?Seem to me all the uses of this world!use (n.)
old form: vses
usual practice, habit, custom
Ham I.ii.134
Fie on't? Oh fie, fie, 'tis an vnweeded GardenFie on't, ah, fie, 'tis an unweeded garden Ham I.ii.135
That growes to Seed: Things rank, and grosse in NatureThat grows to seed. Things rank and gross in naturerank (adj.)growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]Ham I.ii.136
gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
excessively large, coarsely luxuriant
Possesse it meerely. That it should come to this:Possess it merely. That it should come to this – merely (adv.)
old form: meerely
completely, totally, entirely
Ham I.ii.137
But two months dead: Nay, not so much; not two,But two months dead, nay, not so much, not two! Ham I.ii.138
So excellent a King, that was to thisSo excellent a king, that was to this Ham I.ii.139
Hiperion to a Satyre: so louing to my Mother,Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my motherHyperion (n.)[pron: hiy'peerion] Greek god, son of Uranus and Gaia, who fathered the Sun, Moon, and Dawn; often, the Sun itself, with a horse-drawn chariotHam I.ii.140
That he might not beteene the windes of heauenThat he might not beteem the winds of heavenbeteem, beteene (v.)
old form: beteene
allow, permit, let, grant
Ham I.ii.141
Visit her face too roughly. Heauen and EarthVisit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth, Ham I.ii.142
Must I remember: why she would hang on him,Must I remember? Why, she would hang on him Ham I.ii.143
As if encrease of Appetite had growneAs if increase of appetite had grown Ham I.ii.144
By what it fed on; and yet within a month?By what it fed on. And yet within a month –  Ham I.ii.145
Let me not thinke on't: Frailty, thy name is woman.Let me not think on't. Frailty, thy name is woman.frailty (n.)moral weakness, shortcoming, liability to give in to temptationHam I.ii.146
A little Month, or ere those shooes were old,A little month, or e'er those shoes were oldor ever (conj.)
old form: ere
before
Ham I.ii.147
With which she followed my poore Fathers bodyWith which she followed my poor father's body Ham I.ii.148
Like Niobe, all teares. Why she, euen she.Like Niobe, all tears, why she, even she – Niobe (n.)[pron: 'niyohbay] heroine of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, whose sons and daughters were slain by Apollo and Diana; the gods then turned her into a rock, but her eyes continued to weep in the form of a springHam I.ii.149
(O Heauen! A beast that wants discourse of ReasonO God, a beast that wants discourse of reasonwant (v.)lack, need, be withoutHam I.ii.150
discourse (n.)course, process, manner
Would haue mourn'd longer) married with mine Vnkle,Would have mourned longer – married with my uncle, Ham I.ii.151
My Fathers Brother: but no more like my Father,My father's brother, but no more like my father Ham I.ii.152
Then I to Hercules. Within a Moneth?Than I to Hercules. Within a month,Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievementsHam I.ii.153
Ere yet the salt of most vnrighteous TearesEre yet the salt of most unrighteous tearsunrighteous (adj.)
old form: vnrighteous
insincere, wicked, unjust
Ham I.ii.154
Had left the flushing of her gauled eyes,Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,galled (adj.)
old form: gauled
sore, swollen, inflamed
Ham I.ii.155
flushing (n.)reddening, redness
She married. O most wicked speed, to postShe married. O, most wicked speed, to postpost (v.)hasten, speed, ride fastHam I.ii.156
With such dexterity to Incestuous sheets:With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!dexterity (n.)agility, adroitness, facilityHam I.ii.157
It is not, nor it cannot come to good.It is not, nor it cannot come to good. Ham I.ii.158
But breake my heart, for I must hold my tongue.But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue. Ham I.ii.159
Enter Horatio, Barnard, and Marcellus.Enter Horatio, Marcellus, and Barnardo Ham I.ii.160
Hor. HORATIO 
Haile to your Lordship.Hail to your lordship! Ham I.ii.160.1
Ham. HAMLET 
I am glad to see you well:I am glad to see you well. Ham I.ii.160.2
Horatio, or I do forget my selfe.Horatio – or I do forget myself. Ham I.ii.161
Hor. HORATIO 
The same my Lord, / And your poore Seruant euer.The same, my lord, and your poor servant ever. Ham I.ii.162
Ham. HAMLET 
Sir my good friend, / Ile change that name with you:Sir, my good friend. I'll change that name with you. Ham I.ii.163
And what make you from Wittenberg Horatio?And what make you from Wittenberg, Horatio? Ham I.ii.164
Marcellus.Marcellus? Ham I.ii.165
Mar. MARCELLUS 
My good Lord.My good lord! Ham I.ii.166
Ham. HAMLET 
I am very glad to see you: good euen Sir.I am very glad to see you. (To Barnardo) Good even, sir. Ham I.ii.167
(To Horatio) Ham I.ii.168
But what in faith make you from Wittemberge?But what, in faith, make you from Wittenberg? Ham I.ii.168
Hor. HORATIO 
A truant disposition, good my Lord.A truant disposition, good my lord.disposition (n.)natural temperament, normal state of mindHam I.ii.169
Ham. HAMLET 
I would not haue your Enemy say so;I would not hear your enemy say so, Ham I.ii.170
Nor shall you doe mine eare that violence,Nor shall you do my ear that violence Ham I.ii.171
To make it truster of your owne reportTo make it truster of your own reporttruster (n.)creditor, believerHam I.ii.172
Against your selfe. I know you are no Truant:Against yourself. I know you are no truant. Ham I.ii.173
But what is your affaire in Elsenour?But what is your affair in Elsinore? Ham I.ii.174
Wee'l teach you to drinke deepe, ere you depart.We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart. Ham I.ii.175
Hor. HORATIO 
My Lord, I came to see your Fathers Funerall.My lord, I came to see your father's funeral. Ham I.ii.176
Ham. HAMLET 
I pray thee doe not mock me (fellow Student)I prithee do not mock me, fellow-student. Ham I.ii.177
I thinke it was to see my Mothers Wedding.I think it was to see my mother's wedding. Ham I.ii.178
Hor. HORATIO 
Indeed my Lord, it followed hard vpon.Indeed, my lord, it followed hard upon. Ham I.ii.179
Ham. HAMLET 
Thrift, thrift Horatio: the Funerall Bakt-meatsThrift, thrift, Horatio. The funeral baked meatsbaked meats (n.)
old form: Bakt-meats
pies, pastries
Ham I.ii.180
Did coldly furnish forth the Marriage Tables;Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.coldly (adv.)in a cold form, as cold dishesHam I.ii.181
Would I had met my dearest foe in heauen,Would I had met my dearest foe in heavendear (adj.)dire, grievous, hardHam I.ii.182
Ere I had euer seene that day Horatio.Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio!or ever (conj.)
old form: euer
that ever
Ham I.ii.183
My father, me thinkes I see my father.My father – methinks I see my father.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Ham I.ii.184
Hor. HORATIO 
Oh where my Lord?Where, my lord? Ham I.ii.185.1
Ham. HAMLET 
In my minds eye (Horatio)In my mind's eye, Horatio. Ham I.ii.185.2
Hor. HORATIO 
I saw him once; he was a goodly King.I saw him once. 'A was a goodly king. Ham I.ii.186
Ham. HAMLET 
He was a man, take him for all in all:'A was a man. Take him for all in all, Ham I.ii.187
I shall not look vpon his like againe.I shall not look upon his like again. Ham I.ii.188
Hor. HORATIO 
My Lord, I thinke I saw him yesternight.My lord, I think I saw him yesternight.yesternight (n.)last nightHam I.ii.189
Ham. HAMLET 
Saw? Who?Saw? Who? Ham I.ii.190
Hor. HORATIO 
My Lord, the King your Father.My lord, the King your father. Ham I.ii.191.1
Ham. HAMLET 
The King my Father?The King my father? Ham I.ii.191.2
Hor. HORATIO 
Season your admiration for a whileSeason your admiration for a whileseason (v.)moderate, temper, controlHam I.ii.192
admiration (n.)amazement, astonishment, wonder
With an attent eare; till I may deliuerWith an attent ear till I may deliverdeliver (v.)
old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Ham I.ii.193
attent (adj.)attentive, heedful, intent
Vpon the witnesse of these Gentlemen,Upon the witness of these gentlemen Ham I.ii.194
This maruell to you.This marvel to you. Ham I.ii.195.1
Ham. HAMLET 
For Heauens loue let me heare.For God's love, let me hear! Ham I.ii.195.2
Hor. HORATIO 
Two nights together, had these GentlemenTwo nights together had these gentlemen, Ham I.ii.196
(Marcellus and Barnardo) on their WatchMarcellus and Barnardo, on their watch Ham I.ii.197
In the dead wast and middle of the nightIn the dead waste and middle of the nightwaste (n.)
old form: wast
desolate time or place
Ham I.ii.198
Beene thus encountred. A figure like your Father,Been thus encountered: a figure like your father, Ham I.ii.199
Arm'd at all points exactly, Cap a Pe,Armed at point exactly, cap-a-pe,exactly (adv.)completely, totally, entirelyHam I.ii.200
point, at / at ain readiness, prepared, armed
cap-a-pe, cap-a-pie (adv.)
old form: Cap a Pe
[pron: kapa'pay] from head to foot, from top to toe
Appeares before them, and with sollemne marchAppears before them and with solemn march Ham I.ii.201
Goes slow and stately: By them thrice he walkt,Goes slow and stately by them. Thrice he walked Ham I.ii.202
By their opprest and feare-surprized eyes,By their oppressed and fear-surprised eyesoppressed (adj.)
old form: opprest
distressed, troubled, burdened
Ham I.ii.203
fear-surprised (adj.)
old form: feare-surprized
made helpless by fear, overcome by fear
Within his Truncheons length; whilst they bestil'dWithin his truncheon's length, whilst they, distilledtruncheon (n.)military baton, staff of officeHam I.ii.204
distil (v.)melt, reduce, dissolve
Almost to Ielly with the Act of feare,Almost to jelly with the act of fear,act (n.)action (upon a person), effectHam I.ii.205
Stand dumbe and speake not to him. This to meStand dumb and speak not to him. This to me Ham I.ii.206
In dreadfull secrecie impart they did,In dreadful secrecy impart they did,dreadful (adj.)
old form: dreadfull
full of dread, fearful, terrified
Ham I.ii.207
And I with them the third Night kept the Watch,And I with them the third night kept the watch, Ham I.ii.208
Whereas they had deliuer'd both in time,Where, as they had delivered, both in time,deliver (v.)
old form: deliuer'd
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Ham I.ii.209
Forme of the thing; each word made true and good,Form of the thing, each word made true and good, Ham I.ii.210
The Apparition comes. I knew your Father:The apparition comes. I knew your father. Ham I.ii.211
These hands are not more like.These hands are not more like.like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equalHam I.ii.212.1
Ham. HAMLET 
But where was this?But where was this? Ham I.ii.212.2
Mar. MARCELLUS 
My Lord, vpon the platforme where we watcht.My lord, upon the platform where we watch. Ham I.ii.213
Ham. HAMLET 
Did you not speake to it?Did you not speak to it? Ham I.ii.214.1
Hor. HORATIO 
My Lord, I did;My lord, I did, Ham I.ii.214.2
But answere made it none: yet once me thoughtBut answer made it none. Yet once methoughtmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to meHam I.ii.215
It lifted vp it head, and did addresseIt lifted up it head and did addressaddress (v.)
old form: addresse
prepare, make ready, poise to act
Ham I.ii.216
It selfe to motion, like as it would speake:Itself to motion like as it would speak.like as (conj.)as ifHam I.ii.217
But euen then, the Morning Cocke crew lowd;But even then the morning cock crew loud, Ham I.ii.218
And at the sound it shrunke in hast away,And at the sound it shrunk in haste away Ham I.ii.219
And vanisht from our sight.And vanished from our sight. Ham I.ii.220.1
Ham. HAMLET 
Tis very strange.'Tis very strange. Ham I.ii.220.2
Hor. HORATIO 
As I doe liue my honourd Lord 'tis true;As I do live, my honoured lord, 'tis true. Ham I.ii.221
And we did thinke it writ downe in our dutyAnd we did think it writ down in our duty Ham I.ii.222
To let you know of it.To let you know of it. Ham I.ii.223
Ham. HAMLET 
Indeed, indeed Sirs; but this troubles me.Indeed, indeed, sirs. But this troubles me. Ham I.ii.224
Hold you the watch to Night?Hold you the watch tonight? Ham I.ii.225.1
Both. ALL 
We doe my Lord.We do, my lord. Ham I.ii.225.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Arm'd, say you?Armed, say you? Ham I.ii.226
Both. ALL 
Arm'd, my Lord.Armed, my lord. Ham I.ii.227
Ham. HAMLET 
From top to toe?From top to toe? Ham I.ii.228.1
Both. ALL 
My Lord, from head to foote.My lord, from head to foot. Ham I.ii.228.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Then saw you not his face?Then saw you not his face? Ham I.ii.229
Hor. HORATIO 
O yes, my Lord, he wore his Beauer vp.O, yes, my lord. He wore his beaver up.beaver (n.)
old form: Beauer
visor of a helmet, face-guard
Ham I.ii.230
Ham. HAMLET 
What, lookt he frowningly?What, looked he frowningly? Ham I.ii.231
Hor. HORATIO 
A countenance more in sorrow then in anger.A countenance more in sorrow than in anger. Ham I.ii.232
Ham. HAMLET 
Pale, or red?Pale or red? Ham I.ii.233
Hor. HORATIO 
Nay very pale.Nay, very pale. Ham I.ii.234.1
Ham. HAMLET 
And fixt his eyes vpon you?And fixed his eyes upon you? Ham I.ii.234.2
Hor. HORATIO 
Most constantly.Most constantly.constantly (adv.)resolutely, steadfastly, steadilyHam I.ii.235.1
Ham. HAMLET 
I would I had beene there.I would I had been there. Ham I.ii.235.2
Hor. HORATIO 
It would haue much amaz'd you.It would have much amazed you.amaze (v.)
old form: amaz'd
confuse, perplex, bewilder
Ham I.ii.236
Ham. HAMLET 
Very like, very like: staid it long?Very like, very like. Stayed it long?like (adv.)likely, probable / probablyHam I.ii.237
Hor. HORATIO 
While one with moderate hast might tell a hun-(dred. While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred.tell (v.)count out, number, itemizeHam I.ii.238
All. MARCELLUS and BARNARDO 
Longer, longer.Longer, longer. Ham I.ii.239
Hor. HORATIO 
Not when I saw't.Not when I saw't. Ham I.ii.240.1
Ham. HAMLET 
His Beard was grisly? no.His beard was grizzled, no?grizzled (adj.)grey, sprinkled with grey hairsHam I.ii.240.2
Hor. HORATIO 
It was, as I haue seene it in his life,It was as I have seen it in his life, Ham I.ii.241
A Sable Siluer'd.A sable silvered.sable (n.)blackHam I.ii.242.1
Ham. HAMLET 
Ile watch to Night;I will watch tonight.watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-outHam I.ii.242.2
perchance 'twill wake a-(gaine.Perchance 'twill walk again.perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybeHam I.ii.243.1
Hor. HORATIO 
I warrant you it will.I warrant it will.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmHam I.ii.243.2
Ham. HAMLET 
If it assume my noble Fathers person,If it assume my noble father's person,assume (v.)acquire, adopt, take onHam I.ii.244
Ile speake to it, though Hell it selfe should gapeI'll speak to it though hell itself should gape Ham I.ii.245
And bid me hold my peace. I pray you all,And bid me hold my peace. I pray you all, Ham I.ii.246
If you haue hitherto conceald this sight;If you have hitherto concealed this sight,hitherto (adv.)up to nowHam I.ii.247
Let it bee treble in your silence still:Let it be tenable in your silence still.tenable (adj.)kept secret, retained, kept backHam I.ii.248
And whatsoeuer els shall hap to night,And whatsomever else shall hap tonight,hap (v.)happen, take place, come to passHam I.ii.249
Giue it an vnderstanding but no tongue;Give it an understanding but no tongue. Ham I.ii.250
I will requite your loues; so, fare ye well:I will requite your loves. So fare you well.requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompenseHam I.ii.251
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
love (n.)
old form: loues
act of kindness, affectionate deed
Vpon the Platforme twixt eleuen and twelue,Upon the platform 'twixt eleven and twelveplatform (n.)
old form: Platforme
gun-platform, battery emplacement
Ham I.ii.252
Ile visit you.I'll visit you. Ham I.ii.253.1
All. ALL 
Our duty to your Honour. Our duty to your honour. Ham I.ii.253.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Your loue, as mine to you: farewell.Your loves, as mine to you. Farewell. Ham I.ii.254
Exeunt.Exeunt all but Hamlet Ham I.ii.254
My Fathers Spirit in Armes? All is not well:My father's spirit! In arms! All is not well. Ham I.ii.255
I doubt some foule play: would the Night were come;I doubt some foul play. Would the night were come!doubt (v.)suspect, have suspicions about, fearHam I.ii.256
Till then sit still my soule; foule deeds will rise,Till then sit still, my soul. Foul deeds will rise,still (adj.)quiet, calm, subduedHam I.ii.257
Though all the earth orewhelm them to mens eies. Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes. Ham I.ii.258
Exit.Exit Ham I.ii.258
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