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Enter Hamlet and Horatio.Enter Hamlet and Horatio Ham V.ii.1
Ham. HAMLET 
So much for this Sir; now let me see the other,So much for this, sir. Now shall you see the other. Ham V.ii.1
You doe remember all the Circumstance.You do remember all the circumstance? Ham V.ii.2
Hor. HORATIO 
Remember it my Lord?Remember it, my lord! Ham V.ii.3
Ham. HAMLET 
Sir, in my heart there was a kinde of fighting,Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting Ham V.ii.4
That would not let me sleepe; me thought I layThat would not let me sleep. Methought I laymethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thought
it seems /seemed to me
Ham V.ii.5
Worse then the mutines in the Bilboes, rashly,Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly,bilboes (n.)shackles, fetters, manaclesHam V.ii.6
mutine (n.)mutineer, rebel
(And praise be rashnesse for it) let vs know,And praised be rashness for it – let us know Ham V.ii.7
Our indiscretion sometimes serues vs well,Our indiscretion sometime serves us wellindiscretion (n.)lack of judgement, recklessnessHam V.ii.8
When our deare plots do paule, and that should teach vs,When our deep plots do pall, and that should learn uspall (v.)
old form: paule
fail, miscarry, abort
Ham V.ii.9
learn (v.)teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
There's a Diuinity that shapes our ends,There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Ham V.ii.10
Rough-hew them how we will.Rough-hew them how we will – rough-hew (v.)hew roughly, give rough shape toHam V.ii.11.1
Hor. HORATIO 
That is most certaine.That is most certain. Ham V.ii.11.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Vp from my CabinUp from my cabin, Ham V.ii.12
My sea-gowne scarft about me in the darke,My sea-gown scarfed about me, in the darkscarf (v.)
old form: scarft
wrap round like a scarf or sash
Ham V.ii.13
sea-gown
old form: sea-gowne
type of robe with a high collar, short sleeves, and mid-leg length
Grop'd I to finde out them; had my desire,Groped I to find out them, had my desire, Ham V.ii.14
Finger'd their Packet, and in fine, withdrewFingered their packet, and in fine withdrewfine, inin the end, finally, in conclusionHam V.ii.15
finger (v.)
old form: Finger'd
steal, pinch, pilfer
To mine owne roome againe, making so bold,To mine own room again, making so bold, Ham V.ii.16
(My feares forgetting manners) to vnsealeMy fears forgetting manners, to unseal Ham V.ii.17
Their grand Commission, where I found Horatio,Their grand commission; where I found, Horatio –  Ham V.ii.18
Oh royall knauery: An exact command,Ah, royal knavery! – an exact command, Ham V.ii.19
Larded with many seuerall sorts of reason;Larded with many several sorts of reasons,several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
Ham V.ii.20
lard (v.)strew, deck, cover
Importing Denmarks health, and Englands too,Importing Denmark's health, and England's too,import (v.)be of importance to, concern, matter toHam V.ii.21
With hoo, such Bugges and Goblins in my life,With, ho! such bugs and goblins in my life,bug (n.)
old form: Bugges
bogey, bugbear, imaginary terror
Ham V.ii.22
life (n.)continued existence, survival
That on the superuize no leasure bated,That on the supervise, no leisure bated,bate (v.)omit, lose, leave outHam V.ii.23
supervise (n.)
old form: superuize
perusal, reading, sight
leisure (n.)
old form: leasure
opportunity, moment, available time
No not to stay the grinding of the Axe,No, not to stay the grinding of the axe, Ham V.ii.24
My head shoud be struck off.My head should be struck off. Ham V.ii.25.1
Hor. HORATIO 
Ist possible?Is't possible? Ham V.ii.25.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Here's the Commission, read it at more leysure:Here's the commission. Read it at more leisure. Ham V.ii.26
But wilt thou heare me how I did proceed?But wilt thou hear now how I did proceed? Ham V.ii.27
Hor. HORATIO 
I beseech you.I beseech you. Ham V.ii.28
Ham. HAMLET 
Being thus benetted round with Villaines,Being thus be-netted round with villainies,benet, be-net (v.)ensnare, enmesh, catch in a netHam V.ii.29
Ere I could make a Prologue to my braines,Or I could make a prologue to my brainsor (conj.)beforeHam V.ii.30
prologue (n.)preliminary statement
They had begun the Play. I sate me downe,They had begun the play. I sat me down, Ham V.ii.31
Deuis'd a new Commission, wrote it faire,Devised a new commission, wrote it fair.fair (adv.)
old form: faire
well, in a good hand, elegantly [like a clerk]
Ham V.ii.32
I once did hold it as our Statists doe,I once did hold it, as our statists do,statist (n.)statesman, politician, man of affairsHam V.ii.33
A basenesse to write faire; and laboured muchA baseness to write fair, and laboured muchbaseness (n.)
old form: basenesse
socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
Ham V.ii.34
How to forget that learning: but Sir now,How to forget that learning. But, sir, now Ham V.ii.35
It did me Yeomans seruice: wilt thou knowIt did me yeoman's service. Wilt thou knowyeoman's service
old form: seruice
good and faithful service
Ham V.ii.36
The effects of what I wrote?Th' effect of what I wrote?effect (n.)drift, tenor, importHam V.ii.37.1
Hor. HORATIO 
I, good my Lord.Ay, good my lord. Ham V.ii.37.2
Ham. HAMLET 
An earnest Coniuration from the King,An earnest conjuration from the King,conjuration (n.)
old form: Coniuration
entreaty, injunction, solemn appeal
Ham V.ii.38
As England was his faithfull Tributary,As England was his faithful tributary, Ham V.ii.39
As loue betweene them, as the Palme should flourish,As love between them like the palm might flourish,as (conj.)so thatHam V.ii.40
As Peace should still her wheaten Garland weare,As peace should still her wheaten garland wearstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyHam V.ii.41
And stand a Comma 'tweene their amities,And stand a comma 'tween their amities,comma (n.)pause, interval, interludeHam V.ii.42
And many such like Assis of great charge,And many such-like as's of great charge,charge (n.)weight, import, momentHam V.ii.43
That on the view and know of these Contents,That on the view and knowing of these contents, Ham V.ii.44
Without debatement further, more or lesse,Without debatement further, more or less,debatement (n.)consideration, deliberation, discussionHam V.ii.45
He should the bearers put to sodaine death,He should those bearers put to sudden death, Ham V.ii.46
Not shriuing time allowed.Not shriving time allowed.shriving (adj.)
old form: shriuing
for confession and absolution
Ham V.ii.47.1
Hor. HORATIO 
How was this seal'd?How was this sealed? Ham V.ii.47.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Why, euen in that was Heauen ordinate;Why, even in that was heaven ordinant.ordinant (adj.)providential, directing, in controlHam V.ii.48
I had my fathers Signet in my Purse,I had my father's signet in my purse,signet (n.)seal [of authority], signet ringHam V.ii.49
Which was the Modell of that Danish Seale:Which was the model of that Danish seal,model (n.)
old form: Modell
replica, image, copy
Ham V.ii.50
Folded the Writ vp in forme of the other,Folded the writ up in the form of th' other,writ (n.)document, missive, letterHam V.ii.51
Subscrib'd it, gau't th' impression, plac't it safely,Subscribed it, gave't th' impression, placed it safely,subscribe (v.)
old form: Subscrib'd
sign, endorse, support
Ham V.ii.52
The changeling neuer knowne: Now, the next dayThe changeling never known. Now, the next daychangeling (n./adj.)substitution, changeover, switchHam V.ii.53
Was our Sea Fight, and what to this was sement,Was our sea-fight, and what to this was sequentsequent (adj.)following, ensuing, consequentHam V.ii.54
Thou know'st already.Thou knowest already. Ham V.ii.55
Hor. HORATIO 
So Guildensterne and Rosincrance, go too't.So Guildenstern and Rosencrantz go to't.to it, to't
old form: too't
to the test, to death
Ham V.ii.56
Ham. HAMLET 
Why man, they did make loue to this imploymentWhy, man, they did make love to this employment. Ham V.ii.57
They are not neere my Conscience; their debateThey are not near my conscience. Their defeatdefeat (n.)act of destruction, ruinHam V.ii.58
Doth by their owne insinuation grow:Does by their own insinuation grow.insinuation (n.)ingratiation, worming their way inHam V.ii.59
'Tis dangerous, when the baser nature comes'Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes Ham V.ii.60
Betweene the passe, and fell incensed pointsBetween the pass and fell incensed pointsbase (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rankHam V.ii.61
incensed (adj.)inflamed, angered, enraged
pass (n.)
old form: passe
[fencing] swordthrust, lunge
point (n.)sword-point
fell (adv.)fiercely, savagely, brutally
Of mighty opposites.Of mighty opposites. Ham V.ii.62.1
Hor. HORATIO 
Why, what a King is this?Why, what a king is this! Ham V.ii.62.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Does it not, thinkst thee, stand me now vponDoes it not, think thee, stand me now upon – stand upon (v.)
old form: vpon
be the duty of, be incumbent upon
Ham V.ii.63
He that bath kil'd my King, and whor'd my Mother,He that hath killed my King and whored my mother, Ham V.ii.64
Popt in betweene th'election and my hopes,Popped in between th' election and my hopes, Ham V.ii.65
Throwne out his Angle for my proper life,Thrown out his angle for my proper life,angle (n.)fishing rod, line, hookHam V.ii.66
proper (adj.)very, own
And with such coozenage; is't not perfect conscience,And with such cozenage – is't not perfect consciencecozenage (n.)
old form: coozenage
cheating, trickery, deception
Ham V.ii.67
perfect (adj.)clear, in accord with
To quit him with this arme? And is't not to be damn'dTo quit him with this arm? And is't not to be damneddamn (v.)
old form: damn'd
condemn, be sinful
Ham V.ii.68
quit (v.)pay back, repay, reward
To let this Canker of our nature comeTo let this canker of our nature comecanker (n./adj.)cancer, ulcer, blight, corruptionHam V.ii.69
nature (n.)human nature
In further euill.In further evil? Ham V.ii.70
Hor. HORATIO 
It must be shortly knowne to him from EnglandIt must be shortly known to him from England Ham V.ii.71
What is the issue of the businesse there.What is the issue of the business there.issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)Ham V.ii.72
Ham. HAMLET 
It will be short, / The interim's mine,It will be short. The interim is mine; Ham V.ii.73
and a mans life's no more / Then to say one:And a man's life's no more than to say ‘one'. Ham V.ii.74
but I am very sorry good Horatio,But I am very sorry, good Horatio, Ham V.ii.75
That to Laertes I forgot my selfe;That to Laertes I forgot myself. Ham V.ii.76
For by the image of my Cause, I seeFor by the image of my cause I see Ham V.ii.77
The Portraiture of his; Ile count his fauours:The portraiture of his. I'll court his favours.favour (n.)
old form: fauours
friendship, good will, friendly regard
Ham V.ii.78
But sure the brauery of his griefe did put meBut, sure, the bravery of his grief did put mebravery (n.)
old form: brauery
display, manifestation, extravagance
Ham V.ii.79
Into a Towring passion.Into a towering passion. Ham V.ii.80.1
Hor. HORATIO 
Peace, who comes heere?Peace, who comes here? Ham V.ii.80.2
Enter young Osricke.Enter Osrick Ham V.ii.81
Osr. OSRICK 
Your Lordship is right welcome back to Den-marke.Your lordship is right welcome back to Denmark. Ham V.ii.81
Ham. HAMLET 
I humbly thank you Sir, dost I humbly thank you, sir. (aside to Horatio) Dost Ham V.ii.82
know this waterflie?know this waterfly? Ham V.ii.83
Hor. HORATIO  
(aside to Hamlet) Ham V.ii.84
No my good Lord.No, my good lord. Ham V.ii.84
Ham. HAMLET  
(aside to Horatio) Ham V.ii.85
Thy state is the more gracious;Thy state is the more gracious,gracious (adj.)blessed, happy, joyfulHam V.ii.85
for 'tis a vice to know him: he hath much Land, andfor 'tis a vice to know him. He hath much land, and Ham V.ii.86
fertile; let a Beast be Lord of Beasts, and his Crib shall fertile. Let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shallcrib (n.)manger, food-boxHam V.ii.87
stand at the Kings Messe; 'tis a Chowgh; but as I saw stand at the king's mess. 'Tis a chough, but, as I say,chough (n.)
old form: Chowgh
chatterer, prater, prattler
Ham V.ii.88
mess (n.)
old form: Messe
dining company, banqueting table
spacious in the possession of dirt.spacious in the possession of dirt.dirt (n.)[contemptuous] landHam V.ii.89
Osr. OSRICK 
Sweet Lord, if your friendship were at leysure, I Sweet lord, if your lordship were at leisure, I Ham V.ii.90
should impart a thing to you from his Maiesty.should impart a thing to you from his majesty.impart (v.)tell, make known, communicateHam V.ii.91
Ham. HAMLET 
I will receiue it with all diligence of spirit;I will receive it, sir, with all diligence of spirit.diligence (n.)attentiveness, assiduity, careful serviceHam V.ii.92
put your Bonet to his right vse, 'tis for the head.Put your bonnet to his right use. 'Tis for the head.bonnet (n.)
old form: Bonet
hat, cap
Ham V.ii.93
Osr. OSRICK 
I thanke your Lordship, 'tis very hot.I thank your lordship, it is very hot. Ham V.ii.94
Ham. HAMLET 
No, beleeue mee 'tis very cold, the winde isNo, believe me, 'tis very cold. The wind is Ham V.ii.95
Northerly.northerly. Ham V.ii.96
Osr. OSRICK 
It is indifferent cold my Lord indeed.It is indifferent cold, my lord, indeed.indifferent (adv.)moderately, tolerably, reasonablyHam V.ii.97
Ham. HAMLET 
Mee thinkes it is very soultry, and hot for myBut yet methinks it is very sultry and hot for mymethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Mee thinkes
it seems /seemed to me
Ham V.ii.98
Complexion.complexion.complexion (n.)constitution, physical make-up, outward appearanceHam V.ii.99
Osr. OSRICK 
Exceedingly, my Lord, it is very soultry, as 'twereExceedingly, my lord. It is very sultry, as 'twere Ham V.ii.100
I cannot tell how: but my Lord, his Maiesty bad me – I cannot tell how. But, my lord, his majesty bade me Ham V.ii.101
signifie to you, that he ha's laid a great wager on your head:signify to you that 'a has laid a great wager on your head.signify (v.)report, make known, declareHam V.ii.102
Sir, this is the matter.Sir, this is the matter –  Ham V.ii.103
Ham. HAMLET 
I beseech you remember.I beseech you remember. Ham V.ii.104
He invites Osrick to put on his hat Ham V.ii.105
Osr. OSRICK 
Nay, in good faith, for mine ease in good faith:Nay, good my lord. For mine ease, in good faith. Ham V.ii.105
Sir, here is newly come to court Laertes; believe me, Ham V.ii.106
an absolute gentleman, full of most excellent differences,difference (n.)distinction, fine qualityHam V.ii.107
absolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparable
of very soft society and great showing. Indeed, to speakshowing (n.)appearance, bearingHam V.ii.108
society (n.)disposition, manners, social graces
soft (adj.)sociable, pleasing, pleasant
feelingly of him, he is the card or calendar of gentry.calendar (n.)paradigm, yardstick, standardHam V.ii.109
card (n.)[compass-card, on which the 32 points of the compass are marked] model, accurate guide
gentry (n.)courtesy, gentlemanliness, good breeding
For you shall find in him the continent of what part acontinent (n.)embodiment, summation, digestHam V.ii.110
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
gentleman would see. Ham V.ii.111
HAMLET 
Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you,definement (n.)description, definition, delineationHam V.ii.112
perdition (n.)loss, diminution, decrease
suffer (v.)undergo, sustain, endure
though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzydivide (v.)distinguish the qualities, list the attributes [of someone]Ham V.ii.113
dizzy (v.)make dizzy, confuse, bewilder
inventorially (adv.)as in an inventory, one by one, in detail
th' arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither inyaw (v.)move unsteadily, wander aboutHam V.ii.114
arithmetic (n.)calculation, computation, reckoning
neither (adv.)for all that, nevertheless
respect of his quick sail. But, in the verity of extolment,extolment (n.)praising, praise, extollingHam V.ii.115
verity (n.)truth, truthfulness, veracity
I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusionarticle (n.)importance, moment, significanceHam V.ii.116
infusion (n.)mixture of qualities, combination of attributes
of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction ofdearth (n.)costliness, high valueHam V.ii.117
diction (n.)verbal description, account in words
rareness (n.)exceptional character, rarity
him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else wouldsemblable (n.)likeness, fellow, matchHam V.ii.118
trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.trace (v.)imitate, pursue, follow in one's footstepsHam V.ii.119
umbrage (n.)shadow, pale semblance
OSRICK 
Your lordship speaks most infallibly of him.infallibly (adv.)accurately, precisely, faithfullyHam V.ii.120
HAMLET 
The concernancy, sir? Why do we wrap theconcernancy (n.)import, relevance, purposeHam V.ii.121
gentleman in our more rawer breath?raw (adj.)unrefined, unskilled, unpolishedHam V.ii.122
OSRICK 
Sir? Ham V.ii.123
HORATIO 
Is't not possible to understand in another Ham V.ii.124
tongue? You will to't, sir, really. Ham V.ii.125
HAMLET 
What imports the nomination of thisimport (v.)signify, mean, suggestHam V.ii.126
nomination (n.)naming, mention, reference
gentleman? Ham V.ii.127
OSRICK 
Of Laertes? Ham V.ii.128
HORATIO  
(aside to Hamlet) Ham V.ii.129
His purse is empty already. Ham V.ii.129
All's golden words are spent. Ham V.ii.130
HAMLET 
Of him, sir. Ham V.ii.131
OSRICK 
I know you are not ignorant –  Ham V.ii.132
HAMLET 
I would you did, sir. Yet, in faith, if you did, it Ham V.ii.133
would not much approve me. Well, sir?approve (v.)commend, praise, show to be worthyHam V.ii.134
OSRICK 
Sir, you are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes You are not ignorant of what excellence Laertes Ham V.ii.135
isis –  Ham V.ii.136
HAMLET 
I dare not confess that, lest I should comparecompare (v.)vie, rival, competeHam V.ii.137
with him in excellence. But to know a man well were to Ham V.ii.138
know himself. Ham V.ii.139
OSRICK 
at his weapon.I mean, sir, for his weapon. But in the imputationimputation (n.)reputation, prestige, estimationHam V.ii.140
laid on him by them, in his meed he's unfellowed.meed (n.)merit, worth, excellenceHam V.ii.141
unfellowed (adj.)unmatched, unequalled, unrivalled
Ham. HAMLET 
What's his weapon?What's his weapon? Ham V.ii.142
Osr. OSRICK 
Rapier and dagger.Rapier and dagger.rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrustingHam V.ii.143
Ham. HAMLET 
That's two of his weapons; but well.That's two of his weapons. But, well! Ham V.ii.144
Osr. OSRICK 
The sir King ha's wag'd with him six BarbaryThe King, sir, hath wagered with him six BarbaryBarbary (n.)Barbary coast of N Africa, famous for its horsesHam V.ii.145
wage (v.)stake, hazard
Horses, against the which he impon'd as I take it, horses, against the which he has impawned, as I take it,impawn (v.)
old form: impon'd
wager, pledge, stake
Ham V.ii.146
sixe French Rapiers and Poniards, with their assignes, assix French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, asponiard (n.)daggerHam V.ii.147
assigns (n.)
old form: assignes
accessories, appurtenances, trappings
as (conj.)such as, for instance, to wit
Girdle, Hangers or so: three of the Carriages infaithgirdle, hangers, and so. Three of the carriages, in faith,hanger (n.)loop or strap attached to a sword belt, from which a sword may be hungHam V.ii.148
girdle (n.)belt
carriage (n.)loop attached to a belt for holding a sword
are very deare to fancy, very responsiue to the hilts, most are very dear to fancy, very responsive to the hilts, mostdear (adj.)
old form: deare
pleasing, delightful, congenial
Ham V.ii.149
responsive (adj.)
old form: responsiue
suited, corresponding, matched
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
delicate carriages, and of very liberall conceit.delicate carriages, and of very liberal conceit.delicate (adj.)finely wrought, skilfully made, ingeniousHam V.ii.150
conceit (n.)design, ingenuity, conception
liberal (adj.)
old form: liberall
fanciful, lavish
Ham. HAMLET 
What call you the Carriages?What call you the carriages? Ham V.ii.151
HORATIO  
(aside to Hamlet) Ham V.ii.152
I knew you must be edifiededify (v.)enlighten, instruct, informHam V.ii.152
by the margent ere you had done.margent (n.)margin [of a page, where an explanatory note would be found]Ham V.ii.153
Osr. OSRICK 
The Carriages Sir, are the hangers.The carriages, sir, are the hangers. Ham V.ii.154
Ham. HAMLET 
The phrase would bee more Germaine to theThe phrase would be more germane to the german, germane (adj.)
old form: Germaine
appropriate, connected, pertinent
Ham V.ii.155
matter: If we could carry Cannon by our sides; I wouldmatter it we could carry a cannon by our sides. I would Ham V.ii.156
it might be Hangers till then; but on sixe Barbaryit might be ‘ hangers ’ till then. But on! Six Barbary Ham V.ii.157
Horses against sixe French Swords: their Assignes, andhorses against six French swords, their assigns, and Ham V.ii.158
three liberall conceited Carriages, that's the French butthree liberal-conceited carriages. That's the French betliberal-conceited (adj.)
old form: liberall
lavishly ingenious
Ham V.ii.159
against the Danish; why is this impon'd as youagainst the Danish. Why is this all impawned, as youimpawn (v.)
old form: impon'd
wager, pledge, stake
Ham V.ii.160
call it?call it? Ham V.ii.161
Osr. OSRICK 
The King Sir, hath laid that in a dozenThe King, sir, hath laid, sir, that in a dozenlay (v.)wager, stake, betHam V.ii.162
passes betweene you and him, hee shall not exceed youpasses between yourself and him he shall not exceed youpass (n.)bout, exchange, round [in fencing]Ham V.ii.163
three hits; He hath one twelue for mine, and that wouldthree hits. He hath laid on twelve for nine; and it would Ham V.ii.164
come to imediate tryall, if your Lordship would vouchsafecome to immediate trial if your lordship would vouchsafe Ham V.ii.165
the Answere.the answer.answer (n.)
old form: Answere
favourable reply, acceptance
Ham V.ii.166
Ham. HAMLET 
How if I answere no?How if I answer no? Ham V.ii.167
Osr. OSRICK 
I meane my Lord, the opposition of your personI mean, my lord, the opposition of your personopposition (n.)presenting for combat, contesting, encounterHam V.ii.168
in tryall.in trial. Ham V.ii.169
Ham. HAMLET 
Sir, I will walke heere in the Hall; if it please hisSir, I will walk here in the hall. If it please his Ham V.ii.170
Maiestie, 'tis the breathing time of day with me; let themajesty, it is the breathing time of day with me. Let thebreathing (adj.)exerciseHam V.ii.171
Foyles bee brought, the Gentleman willing, and the Kingfoils be brought, the gentleman willing, and the King Ham V.ii.172
hold his purpose; I will win for him if I can: if not, Ilehold his purpose, I will win for him an I can, If not, Ipurpose (n.)intention, aim, planHam V.ii.173
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
gaine nothing but my shame, and the odde hits.will gain nothing but my shame and the odd hits.odd (adj.)
old form: odde
occasional; or: extra
Ham V.ii.174
Osr. OSRICK 
Shall I redeliuer you ee'n so?Shall I re-deliver you e'en so?redeliver (v.)
old form: redeliuer
repeat, relate, report
Ham V.ii.175
Ham. HAMLET 
To this effect Sir, after what flourish yourTo this effect, sir, after what flourish yourflourish (n.)ornamentation, decoration, adornmentHam V.ii.176
nature will.nature will. Ham V.ii.177
Osr. OSRICK 
I commend my duty to your Lordship.I commend my duty to your lordship.commend (v.)declare, offer, directHam V.ii.178
Ham. HAMLET 
Yours, yours;Yours, yours. Ham V.ii.179
Exit Osrick Ham V.ii.179
hee does well to commend it himselfe, there are noHe does well to commend it himself. There are no Ham V.ii.180
tongues else for's tongue.tongues else for's turn.turn (n.)need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]Ham V.ii.181
Hor. HORATIO 
This Lapwing runs away with the shell on hisThis lapwing runs away with the shell on his Ham V.ii.182
head.head. Ham V.ii.183
Ham. HAMLET 
He did Complie with his Dugge before hee suck't'A did comply, sir, with his dug, before 'a suckeddug (n.)
old form: Dugge
nipple, teat, breast
Ham V.ii.184
comply (v.)
old form: Complie
observe the formalities, show polite conduct
it: thus had he and mine more of the same Beauy that Iit. Thus has he, and many more of the same bevy that Ibevy (n.)
old form: Beauy
company, circle, coterie
Ham V.ii.185
know the drossie age dotes on; only got the tune of theknow the drossy age dotes on, only got the tune of thedote on / upon (v.)be infatuated with, idolizeHam V.ii.186
drossy (adj.)
old form: drossie
worthless, frivolous, foolish
tune (n.)fashionable speech, jargon
time, and outward habite of encounter, a kinde of yestytime and, out of an habit of encounter, a kind of yeastyyeasty (adj.)
old form: yesty
frothy, superficial, trivial
Ham V.ii.187
encounter (n.)conversational interaction, discourse style
habit (n.)
old form: habite
routine, settled practice, regular behaviour
collection, which carries them through & through thecollection, which carries them through and through thecollection (n.)accumulation [i.e. of words and phrases]Ham V.ii.188
carry (v.)sustain, support, hold one's own
most fond and winnowed opinions; and doe but blowmost fanned and winnowed opinions; and do but blowfanned (adj.)well-sifted, tested, consideredHam V.ii.189
them to their tryalls: the Bubbles are out.them to their trial, the bubbles are out.out (adv.)at an end, finishedHam V.ii.190
Enter a Lordcommend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsHam V.ii.191
LORD 
My lord, his majesty commended him to you by Ham V.ii.191
young Osrick, who brings back to him that you attendbring (v.)inform, report, tellHam V.ii.192
him in the hall. He sends to know if your pleasure holdattend (v.)await, wait for, expectHam V.ii.193
to play with Laertes, or that you will take longer time.play (v.)fenceHam V.ii.194
that (conj.)if
HAMLET 
I am constant to my purposes. They follow thepurpose (n.)intention, aim, planHam V.ii.195
King's pleasure. If his fitness speaks, mine is ready,speak (v.)declare itself, be announcedHam V.ii.196
fitness (n.)inclination, readiness
now or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.whensoever (adv.)wheneverHam V.ii.197
LORD 
The King and Queen and all are coming down. Ham V.ii.198
HAMLET 
In happy time.happy (adj.)opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourableHam V.ii.199
LORD 
The Queen desires you to use some gentle entertainmententertainment (n.)treatment, attitude, dispositionHam V.ii.200
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
to Laertes before you fall to play. Ham V.ii.201
HAMLET 
She well instructs me. Ham V.ii.202
Exit the Lord Ham V.ii.202
Hor. HORATIO 
You will lose this wager, my Lord.You will lose this wager, my lord. Ham V.ii.203
Ham. HAMLET 
I doe not thinke so, since he went into France, II do not think so. Since he went into France I Ham V.ii.204
haue beene in continuall practice; I shall winne at the oddes:have been in continual practice. I shall win at the odds. Ham V.ii.205
but thou wouldest not thinke how all heere about myBut thou wouldst not think how ill all's here about myill (adj.)sick, indisposed, unwellHam V.ii.206
heart: but it is no matter.heart. But it is no matter. Ham V.ii.207
Hor. HORATIO 
Nay, good my Lord.Nay, good my lord –  Ham V.ii.208
Ham. HAMLET 
It is but foolery; but it is such a kinde of gain-giuingIt is but foolery. But it is such a kind of gain-givinggaingiving (n.)
old form: gain-giuing
misgiving, apprehension, qualm
Ham V.ii.209
as would perhaps trouble a woman.as would perhaps trouble a woman. Ham V.ii.210
Hor. HORATIO 
If your minde dislike any thing, obey. I willIf your mind dislike anything, obey it. I will Ham V.ii.211
forestall their repaire hither, and say you are not fit.forestall their repair hither and say you are not fit.repair (n.)
old form: repaire
coming, arrival, approach
Ham V.ii.212
Ham. HAMLET 
Not a whit, we defie Augury; there's a speciallNot a whit. We defy augury. There is specialdefy (v.)
old form: defie
reject, despise, disdain, renounce
Ham V.ii.213
augury (n.)omens, premonition, divining the future
Prouidence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis notprovidence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not Ham V.ii.214
to come: if it bee not to come, it will bee now: if it be notto come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not Ham V.ii.215
now; yet it will come; the readinesse is all, since no mannow, yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man Ham V.ii.216
ha's ought of what he leaues. What is't to leaue betimes? knows of aught he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Ham V.ii.217
betimes (adv.)early in life
Let be.let bebe quietHam V.ii.218
Enter King, Queene, Laertes and Lords, Trumpets and drums Ham V.ii.219.1
with other Attendants with Foyles, and Gauntlets, A table prepared, with flagons of wine on it Ham V.ii.219.2
a Table and Flagons of Wine on it.Enter officers with cushions, and other attendants with Ham V.ii.219.3
foils, daggers, and gauntletsgauntlet (n.)armoured glove protecting the hand and wristHam V.ii.219.4
Enter the King and Queen, Osrick, Laertes, and all Ham V.ii.219.5
the state Ham V.ii.219.6
Kin. KING 
Come Hamlet, come, and take this hand from me.Come, Hamlet, come, and take this hand from me.state (n.)persons of rank, nobility, court, council of stateHam V.ii.219
He puts Laertes's hand into Hamlet's Ham V.ii.220
Ham. HAMLET 
Giue me your pardon Sir, I'ue done you wrong,Give me your pardon, sir. I have done you wrong. Ham V.ii.220
But pardon't as you are a Gentleman.But pardon't, as you are a gentleman. Ham V.ii.221
This presence knowes, / And you must needs haue heardThis presence knows, and you must needs have heard,presence (n.)royal assembly, eminent companyHam V.ii.222
how I am punisht / With sore distraction?How I am punished with a sore distraction.distraction (n.)madness, derangement, insanityHam V.ii.223
punish (v.)
old form: punisht
afflict, plague, torment
sore (adj.)severe, harsh, heavy
What I haue done / That might your nature honour, and exceptionWhat I have done Ham V.ii.224
That might your nature, honour, and exceptionexception (n.)resentment, sense of grievanceHam V.ii.225
Roughly awake, I heere proclaime was madnesse:Roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness. Ham V.ii.226
Was't Hamlet wrong'd Laertes? Neuer Hamlet.Was't Hamlet wronged Laertes? Never Hamlet. Ham V.ii.227
If Hamlet from himselfe be tane away:If Hamlet from himself be ta'en away, Ham V.ii.228
And when he's not himselfe, do's wrong Laertes,And when he's not himself does wrong Laertes, Ham V.ii.229
Then Hamlet does it not, Hamlet denies it:Then Hamlet does it not. Hamlet denies it. Ham V.ii.230
Who does it then? His Madnesse? If't be so,Who does it then? His madness. If't be so, Ham V.ii.231
Hamlet is of the Faction that is wrong'd,Hamlet is of the faction that is wronged.faction (n.)party, group, set [of people]Ham V.ii.232
His madnesse is poore Hamlets Enemy.His madness is poor Hamlet's enemy. Ham V.ii.233
Sir, in this Audience,Sir, in this audience, Ham V.ii.234
Let my disclaiming from a purpos'd euill,Let my disclaiming from a purposed evildisclaiming (n.)repudiation, disowning, disavowal [of]Ham V.ii.235
Free me so farre in your most generous thoughts,Free me so far in your most generous thoughts Ham V.ii.236
That I haue shot mine Arrow o're the house,That I have shot mine arrow o'er the house Ham V.ii.237
And hurt my Mother.And hurt my brother. Ham V.ii.238.1
Laer. LAERTES 
I am satisfied in Nature,I am satisfied in nature, Ham V.ii.238.2
Whose motiue in this case should stirre me mostWhose motive in this case should stir me mostmotive (n.)
old form: motiue
impulse, prompting, incitement
Ham V.ii.239
To my Reuenge. But in my termes of HonorTo my revenge. But in my terms of honourterm (n.)
old form: termes
state, condition, circumstance
Ham V.ii.240
I stand aloofe, and will no reconcilement,I stand aloof, and will no reconcilementwill (v.), past form woulddesire, wish, wantHam V.ii.241
reconcilement (n.)reconciliation, appeasement, peace
Till by some elder Masters of knowne Honor,Till by some elder masters of known honour Ham V.ii.242
I haue a voyce, and president of peaceI have a voice and precedent of peacevoice (n.)
old form: voyce
authoritative opinion, judgement
Ham V.ii.243
To keepe my name vngorg'd. But till that time,To keep my name ungored. But till that timeungored (adj.)uninjured, unharmedHam V.ii.244
I do receiue your offer'd loue like loue,I do receive your offered love like love, Ham V.ii.245
And wil not wrong it.And will not wrong it.embrace (v.)welcome, joyfully acceptHam V.ii.246.1
Ham. HAMLET 
I do embrace it freely,I embrace it freely, Ham V.ii.246.2
And will this Brothers wager frankely play.And will this brothers' wager frankly play.frankly (adv.)
old form: frankely
with no ill-will, openly, without rancour
Ham V.ii.247
Giue vs the Foyles: Come on.Give us the foils. Come on.foil (n.)
old form: Foyles
sword, rapier
Ham V.ii.248.1
Laer. LAERTES 
Come one for me.Come, one for me. Ham V.ii.248.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Ile be your foile Laertes, in mine ignorance,I'll be your foil, Laertes. In mine ignorancefoil (n.)
old form: foile
setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
Ham V.ii.249
Your Skill shall like a Starre i'th'darkest night,Your skill shall, like a star i'th' darkest night, Ham V.ii.250
Sticke fiery off indeede.Stick fiery off indeed.stick off (v.)shine out, stand out; or: stand firmHam V.ii.251.1
fiery (adv.)brightly, conspicuously, brilliantly
Laer. LAERTES 
You mocke me Sir.You mock me, sir. Ham V.ii.251.2
Ham. HAMLET 
No by this hand.No, by this hand. Ham V.ii.252
King. KING 
Giue them the Foyles yong Osricke,Give them the foils, young Osrick. Cousin Hamlet,foil (n.)
old form: Foyles
sword, rapier
Ham V.ii.253
Cousen Hamlet, you know the wager.You know the wager? Ham V.ii.254.1
Ham. HAMLET 
Verie well my Lord,Very well, my lord. Ham V.ii.254.2
Your Grace hath laide the oddes a'th'weaker side.Your grace has laid the odds o'th' weaker side. Ham V.ii.255
King. KING 
I do not feare it, / I haue seene you both:I do not fear it. I have seen you both. Ham V.ii.256
But since he is better'd, we haue therefore oddes.But since he is bettered, we have therefore odds.bettered (adj.)
old form: better'd
more skilful, held to be better
Ham V.ii.257
Laer. LAERTES 
This is too heauy, / Let me see another.This is too heavy. Let me see another. Ham V.ii.258
Ham. HAMLET 
This likes me well, / These Foyles haue all a length. This likes me well. These foils have all a length?like (v.)please, suitHam V.ii.259
foil (n.)
old form: Foyles
sword, rapier
Osricke. OSRICK 
I my good Lord.Ay, my good lord. Ham V.ii.260
Prepare to play.They prepare to playstoup (n.)
old form: Stopes
cup, flagon, jug, tankard
Ham V.ii.261
King. KING 
Set me the Stopes of wine vpon that Table:Set me the stoups of wine upon that table. Ham V.ii.261
If Hamlet giue the first, or second hit,If Hamlet give the first or second hit, Ham V.ii.262
Or quit in answer of the third exchange,Or quit in answer of the third exchange,answer (n.)[fencing] return hitHam V.ii.263
quit (v.)draw level, be quits
Let all the Battlements their Ordinance fire,Let all the battlements their ordnance fire.ordnance, ordinance (n.)cannon, artilleryHam V.ii.264
The King shal drinke to Hamlets better breath,The King shall drink to Hamlet's better breath,breath (n.)vigour, spirit, energyHam V.ii.265
And in the Cup an vnion shal he throwAnd in the cup an union shall he throwunion (n.)
old form: vnion
large pearl
Ham V.ii.266
Richer then that, which foure successiue KingsRicher than that which four successive kings Ham V.ii.267
In Denmarkes Crowne haue worne. / Giue me the Cups,In Denmark's crown have worn. Give me the cups, Ham V.ii.268
And let the Kettle to the Trumpets speake,And let the kettle to the trumpet speak,kettle (n.)kettledrumHam V.ii.269
The Trumpet to the Cannoneer without,The trumpet to the cannoneer without,cannoneer (n.)gunner, artillerymanHam V.ii.270
The Cannons to the Heauens, the Heauen to Earth,The cannons to the heavens, the heaven to earth, Ham V.ii.271
Now the King drinkes to Hamlet. Come, begin,‘ Now the King drinks to Hamlet.’ Come, begin. Ham V.ii.272
(trumpets the while) Ham V.ii.273
And you the Iudges beare a wary eye.And you, the judges, bear a wary eye. Ham V.ii.273
Ham. HAMLET 
Come on sir.Come on, sir. Ham V.ii.274.1
Laer. LAERTES 
Come on sir. Come, my lord. Ham V.ii.274.2
They play.They play Ham V.ii.274
Ham. HAMLET 
One.One. Ham V.ii.274.3
Laer. LAERTES 
No.No. Ham V.ii.274.4
Ham. HAMLET 
Iudgement.Judgement? Ham V.ii.274.5
Osr. OSRICK 
A hit, a very palpable hit.A hit, a very palpable hit. Ham V.ii.275.1
Trumpets sound, and shot goes off.Drum, trumpets, and shot. Flourish. A piece goes offpiece (n.)cannon, piece of artillery, fire-armHam V.ii.275
palpable (adj.)evident, obvious, apparent
Laer. LAERTES 
Well: againe.Well, again. Ham V.ii.275.2
King. KING 
Stay, giue me drinke. / Hamlet, this Pearle is thine,Stay, give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine. Ham V.ii.276
Here's to thy health. Giue him the cup,Here's to thy health. Give him the cup. Ham V.ii.277
Ham. HAMLET 
Ile play this bout first, set by a-while.I'll play this bout first; set it by awhile. Ham V.ii.278
Come:Come. Ham V.ii.279.1
They play Ham V.ii.279
Another hit; what say you?Another hit. What say you? Ham V.ii.279.2
Laer. LAERTES 
A touch, a touch, I do confesse.A touch, a touch. I do confess't.touch (n.)hitHam V.ii.280
King. KING 
Our Sonne shall win.Our son shall win. Ham V.ii.281.1
Qu. QUEEN 
He's fat, and scant of breath.He's fat and scant of breath. Ham V.ii.281.2
Heere's a Napkin, rub thy browes,Here, Hamlet, take my napkin. Rub thy brows.brow (n.)
old form: browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
Ham V.ii.282
napkin (n.)handkerchief
The Queene Carowses to thy fortune, Hamlet.The Queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet. Ham V.ii.283
Ham. HAMLET 
Good Madam.Good madam! Ham V.ii.284.1
King. KING 
Gertrude, do not drinke.Gertrude, do not drink. Ham V.ii.284.2
Qu. QUEEN 
I will my Lord; / I pray you pardon me.I will, my lord. I pray you, pardon me. Ham V.ii.285
She drinks Ham V.ii.286
King. KING  
(aside) Ham V.ii.286
It is the poyson'd Cup, it is too late.It is the poisoned cup. It is too late. Ham V.ii.286
Ham. HAMLET 
I dare not drinke yet Madam, / By and by.I dare not drink yet, madam. By and by. Ham V.ii.287
Qu. QUEEN 
Come, let me wipe thy face.Come, let me wipe thy face. Ham V.ii.288
Laer. LAERTES  
(aside to the King) Ham V.ii.289
My Lord, Ile hit him now.My lord, I'll hit him now. Ham V.ii.289.1
King.KING  
(aside to Laertes) Ham V.ii.289
I do not thinke't.I do not think't. Ham V.ii.289.2
Laer. LAERTES  
(aside) Ham V.ii.290
And yet 'tis almost 'gainst my conscience.And yet it is almost against my conscience. Ham V.ii.290
Ham. HAMLET 
Come for the third. /Laertes, you but dally,Come for the third, Laertes. You do but dally. Ham V.ii.291
I pray you passe with your best violence,I pray you, pass with your best violence.pass (n.)
old form: passe
[fencing] swordthrust, lunge
Ham V.ii.292
I am affear'd you make a wanton of me.I am afeard you make a wanton of me.wanton (n.)spoilt child, pampered baby, weaklingHam V.ii.293
afeard (adj.)
old form: affear'd
afraid, frightened, scared
Laer. LAERTES 
Say you so? Come on. Say you so? Come on. Ham V.ii.294
Play.They play Ham V.ii.295
Osr. OSRICK 
Nothing neither way.Nothing neither way. Ham V.ii.295
Laer. LAERTES 
Haue at you now.Have at you now! Ham V.ii.296.1
In scuffling they change Rapiers.In scuffling, they change rapiers, and both are wounded Ham V.ii.296.1
with the poisoned weapon Ham V.ii.296.2
King. KING 
Part them, they are incens'd.Part them. They are incensed. Ham V.ii.296.2
Ham. HAMLET 
Nay come, againe.Nay, come. Again! Ham V.ii.297.1
The Queen falls Ham V.ii.297
Osr. OSRICK 
Looke to the Queene there hoa.Look to the Queen there. Ho! Ham V.ii.297.2
Hor. HORATIO 
They bleed on both sides. How is't my Lord?They bleed on both sides. How is it, my lord? Ham V.ii.298
Osr. OSRICK 
How is't Laertes?How is't, Laertes? Ham V.ii.299
Laer. LAERTES 
Why as a Woodcocke / To mine Sprindge, Osricke,Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osrick.woodcock (n.)
old form: Woodcocke
type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
Ham V.ii.300
springe (n.)
old form: Sprindge
snare, trap
I am iustly kill'd with mine owne Treacherie.I am justly killed with mine own treachery. Ham V.ii.301
Ham. HAMLET 
How does the Queene?How does the Queen?swound (v.)
old form: sounds
faint, swoon
Ham V.ii.302.1
King. KING 
She sounds to see them bleede.She swounds to see them bleed. Ham V.ii.302.2
Qu. QUEEN 
No, no, the drinke, the drinke. / Oh my deere Hamlet,No, no, the drink, the drink! O my dear Hamlet! Ham V.ii.303
the drinke, the drinke, / I am poyson'd.The drink, the drink! I am poisoned. Ham V.ii.304
She dies Ham V.ii.305
Ham. HAMLET 
Oh Villany! How? Let the doore be lock'd.O, villainy! Ho! Let the door be locked. Ham V.ii.305
Treacherie, seeke it out.Treachery! Seek it out. Ham V.ii.306
Laer. LAERTES 
It is heere Hamlet. / Hamlet, thou art slaine,It is here, Hamlet. Hamlet, thou art slain. Ham V.ii.307
No Medicine in the world can do thee good.No medicine in the world can do thee good. Ham V.ii.308
In thee, there is not halfe an houre of life;In thee there is not half an hour's life. Ham V.ii.309
The Treacherous Instrument is in thy hand,The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, Ham V.ii.310
Vnbated and envenom'd: the foule practiseUnbated and envenomed. The foul practiceenvenomed (adj.)
old form: envenom'd
poisoned, infected with venom
Ham V.ii.311
practice (n.)
old form: practise
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
unbated (adj.)
old form: Vnbated
not blunted, without a button on the point
Hath turn'd it selfe on me. Loe, heere I lye,Hath turned itself on me. Lo, here I lie, Ham V.ii.312
Neuer to rise againe: Thy Mothers poyson'd:Never to rise again. Thy mother's poisoned. Ham V.ii.313
I can no more, the King, the King's too blame.I can no more. The King, the King's to blame. Ham V.ii.314
Ham. HAMLET 
The point envenom'd too,The point envenomed too?envenomed (adj.)
old form: envenom'd
poisoned, infected with venom
Ham V.ii.315
Then venome to thy worke.Then, venom, to thy work. Ham V.ii.316
He wounds the King Ham V.ii.317
All. ALL 
Treason, Treason.Treason! Treason! Ham V.ii.317
King. KING 
O yet defend me Friends, I am but hurt.O, yet defend me, friends. I am but hurt.but (adv.)merely, onlyHam V.ii.318
hurt (adj.)wounded, injured
Ham. HAMLET 
Heere thou incestuous, murdrous, / Damned Dane,Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, Ham V.ii.319
Drinke off this Potion:Drink off this potion. Ham V.ii.320.1
He forces the King to drinkunion (n.)
old form: Vnion
large pearl
Ham V.ii.320
Is thy Vnion heere?Is thy union here? Ham V.ii.320.2
Follow my Mother. Follow my mother. Ham V.ii.321.1
King Dyes.The King dies Ham V.ii.321
Laer. LAERTES 
He is iustly seru'd.He is justly served. Ham V.ii.321.2
It is a poyson temp'red by himselfe:It is a poison tempered by himself.temper (v.)
old form: temp'red
blend, mix, concoct, compound
Ham V.ii.322
Exchange forgiuenesse with me, Noble Hamlet;Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet. Ham V.ii.323
Mine and my Fathers death come not vpon thee,Mine and my father's death come not upon thee, Ham V.ii.324
Nor thine on me. Nor thine on me! Ham V.ii.325
Dyes.He diesfree (adj.)innocent, guiltlessHam V.ii.326
Ham. HAMLET 
Heauen make thee free of it, I follow thee.Heaven make thee free of it! I follow thee. Ham V.ii.326
I am dead Horatio, wretched Queene adiew,I am dead, Horatio. Wretched Queen, adieu! Ham V.ii.327
You that looke pale, and tremble at this chance,You that look pale and tremble at this chance,chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]Ham V.ii.328
That are but Mutes or audience to this acte:That are but mutes or audience to this act,mute (n.)actor with no words to say, silent spectatorHam V.ii.329
Had I but time (as this fell Sergeant deathHad I but time – as this fell sergeant, Death,as (conj.)becauseHam V.ii.330
sergeant (n.)sheriff's officer, enforcer, arresting officer
fell (adj.)mighty, terrible
Is strick'd in his Arrest) oh I could tell you.Is strict in his arrest – O, I could tell you –  Ham V.ii.331
But let it be: Horatio, I am dead,But let it be. Horatio, I am dead. Ham V.ii.332
Thou liu'st, report me and my causes rightThou livest. Report me and my cause arightreport (v.)give an account [of], describe in wordsHam V.ii.333
To the vnsatisfied.To the unsatisfied.unsatisfied (adj.)
old form: vnsatisfied
people unaware of the facts
Ham V.ii.334.1
Hor. HORATIO 
Neuer beleeue it.Never believe it. Ham V.ii.334.2
I am more an Antike Roman then a Dane:I am more an antique Roman than a Dane.antique Roman
old form: Antike
ancient Roman [i.e. viewing suicide as an honourable option]
Ham V.ii.335
Heere's yet some Liquor left.Here's yet some liquor left. Ham V.ii.336.1
Ham. HAMLET 
As th'art a man, giue me the Cup.As th' art a man, Ham V.ii.336.2
Let go, by Heauen Ile haue't.Give me the cup. Let go. By heaven, I'll ha't! Ham V.ii.337
Oh good Horatio, what a wounded name,O God, Horatio, what a wounded name,name (n.)reputation, fame, renownHam V.ii.338
wounded (adj.)damaged, tainted, tarnished
(Things standing thus vnknowne) shall liue behind me.Things standing thus unknown, shall I leave behind me! Ham V.ii.339
If thou did'st euer hold me in thy heart,If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, Ham V.ii.340
Absent thee from felicitie awhile,Absent thee from felicity awhile,felicity (n.)
old form: felicitie
happiness, bliss, joy
Ham V.ii.341
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in paine,And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, Ham V.ii.342
To tell my Storie.To tell my story. Ham V.ii.343.1
March afarre off, and shout within.A march afar off, and shout within Ham V.ii.343
What warlike noyse is this? Enter Osricke.What warlike noise is this? Ham V.ii.343.2
Osr. OSRICK 
Yong Fortinbras, with conquest come frõ PolandYoung Fortinbras, with conquest come from Poland, Ham V.ii.344
To th' Ambassadors of England giuesTo the ambassadors of England gives Ham V.ii.345
rhis warlike volly.This warlike volley. Ham V.ii.346.1
Ham. HAMLET 
O I dye Horatio:O, I die, Horatio! Ham V.ii.346.2
The potent poyson quite ore-crowes my spirit,The potent poison quite o'er-crows my spirit.over-crow (v.)
old form: ore-crowes
overpower, overwhelm, triumph over
Ham V.ii.347
I cannot liue to heare the Newes from England,I cannot live to hear the news from England. Ham V.ii.348
But I do prophesie th'election lightsBut I do prophesy th' election lightslight (v.)alight, descend, fall, come to restHam V.ii.349
On Fortinbras, he ha's my dying voyce,On Fortinbras. He has my dying voice.voice (n.)
old form: voyce
vote, official support
Ham V.ii.350
So tell him with the occurrents more and lesse,So tell him, with th' occurrents, more and less,more and less
old form: lesse
great and small
Ham V.ii.351
occurrent (n.)incident, event, occurrence
Which haue solicited. The rest is silence. O, o, o, o. Which have solicited – the rest is silence.solicit (v.)urge, move, incite, prevail uponHam V.ii.352
DyesHe dies Ham V.ii.353
Hora. HORATIO 
Now cracke a Noble heart: / Goodnight sweet Prince,Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet Prince, Ham V.ii.353
And flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest,And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!flight (n.)company, host, multitudeHam V.ii.354
(march within) Ham V.ii.355
Why do's the Drumme come hither?Why does the drum come hither? Ham V.ii.355
Enter Fortinbras and English Ambassador, with Enter Fortinbras, with the Ambassadors and with hiscolours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearersHam V.ii.356.1
train (n.)retinue, following, entourage
Drumme, Colours, and Attendants.train of drum, colours, and attendants Ham V.ii.356.2
Fortin. FORTINBRAS 
Where is this sight?Where is this sight? Ham V.ii.356.1
Hor. HORATIO 
What is it ye would see;What is it you would see? Ham V.ii.356.2
If ought of woe, or wonder, cease your search.If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search.aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Ham V.ii.357
wonder (n.)calamity, disaster, tragedy
For. FORTINBRAS 
His quarry cries on hauocke. Oh proud death,This quarry cries on havoc. O proud Death,cry on (v.)shout out, call out aboutHam V.ii.358
quarry (n.)[in hunting] heap of dead, pile of bodies
havoc (n.)
old form: hauocke
[in fighting and hunting: calling for] total slaughter, general devastation
What feast is toward in thine eternall Cell.What feast is toward in thine eternal celltoward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparationHam V.ii.359
That thou so many Princes, at a shoote,That thou so many princes at a shot Ham V.ii.360
So bloodily hast strooke.So bloodily hast struck?dismal (adj.)
old form: dismall
disastrous, calamitous, devastating
Ham V.ii.361.1
Amb. AMBASSADOR 
The sight is dismall,The sight is dismal, Ham V.ii.361.2
And our affaires from England come too late,And our affairs from England come too late. Ham V.ii.362
The eares are senselesse that should giue vs hearing,The ears are senseless that should give us hearing,senseless (adj.)
old form: senselesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
Ham V.ii.363
To tell him his command'ment is fulfill'd,To tell him his commandment is fulfilled, Ham V.ii.364
That Rosincrance and Guildensterne are dead:That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. Ham V.ii.365
Where should we haue our thankes?Where should we have our thanks? Ham V.ii.366.1
Hor. HORATIO 
Not from his mouth,Not from his mouth, Ham V.ii.366.2
Had it th'abilitie of life to thanke you:Had it th' ability of life to thank you. Ham V.ii.367
He neuer gaue command'ment for their death.He never gave commandment for their death. Ham V.ii.368
But since so iumpe vpon this bloodie question,But since, so jump upon this bloody question,question (n.)argument, contention, disputeHam V.ii.369
jump (adv.)
old form: iumpe
exactly, precisely
You from the Polake warres, and you from EnglandYou from the Polack wars, and you from England,Polack (adj.)
old form: Polake
Polish, in Poland
Ham V.ii.370
Are heere arriued. Giue order that these bodiesAre here arrived, give order that these bodies Ham V.ii.371
High on a stage be placed to the view,High on a stage be placed to the view.stage (n.)platform, dais, standHam V.ii.372
And let me speake to th'yet vnknowing world,And let me speak to th' yet unknowing world Ham V.ii.373
How these things came about. So shall you heareHow these things came about. So shall you hear Ham V.ii.374
Of carnall, bloudie, and vnnaturall acts,Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts, Ham V.ii.375
Of accidentall iudgements, casuall slaughtersOf accidental judgements, casual slaughters, Ham V.ii.376
Of death's put on by cunning, and forc'd cause,Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause,put on (v.)instigate, provoke, inciteHam V.ii.377
forced (adj.)
old form: forc'd
unnatural, contrived, brought about by violence
And in this vpshot, purposes mistooke,And, in this upshot, purposes mistookpurpose (n.)intention, aim, planHam V.ii.378
upshot (n.)
old form: vpshot
result, conclusion, outcome
Falne on the Inuentors heads. All this can IFallen on th' inventors' heads. All this can I Ham V.ii.379
Truly deliuer.Truly deliver.deliver (v.)
old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Ham V.ii.380.1
For. FORTINBRAS 
Let vs hast to heare it,Let us haste to hear it, Ham V.ii.380.2
And call the Noblest to the Audience.And call the noblest to the audience. Ham V.ii.381
For me, with sorrow, I embrace my Fortune,For me, with sorrow I embrace my fortune. Ham V.ii.382
I haue some Rites of memory in this Kingdome,I have some rights of memory in this kingdom,memory, ofremembered, not forgottenHam V.ii.383
Which are ro claime, my vantage doth / Inuite me,Which now to claim my vantage doth invite me.vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiorityHam V.ii.384
Hor. HORATIO 
Of that I shall haue alwayes cause to speake,Of that I shall have also cause to speak, Ham V.ii.385
And from his mouth / Whose voyce will draw on more:And from his mouth whose voice will draw on more.draw on (v.)draw in, attract [support]Ham V.ii.386
But let this same be presently perform'd,But let this same be presently performed,presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceHam V.ii.387
Euen whiles mens mindes are wilde, / Lest more mischanceEven while men's minds are wild, lest more mischancewild (adj.)
old form: wilde
agitated, disturbed, upset
Ham V.ii.388
On plots, and errors happen.On plots and errors happen.on (prep.)on top ofHam V.ii.389.1
For. FORTINBRAS 
Let foure CaptainesLet four captains Ham V.ii.389.2
Beare Hamlet like a Soldier to the Stage,Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage.stage (n.)platform, dais, standHam V.ii.390
For he was likely, had he beene put onFor he was likely, had he been put on,put on (v.)put to the test, set to workHam V.ii.391
To haue prou'd most royally: / And for his passage,To have proved most royal. And for his passagepassage (n.)passing away, departure from life, deathHam V.ii.392
The Souldiours Musicke, and the rites of WarreThe soldiers' music and the rites of war Ham V.ii.393
Speake lowdly for him.Speak loudly for him. Ham V.ii.394
Take vp the body; Such a sight as thisTake up the bodies. Such a sight as this Ham V.ii.395
Becomes the Field, but heere shewes much amis.Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss.become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toHam V.ii.396
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Go, bid the Souldiers shoote.Go, bid the soldiers shoot.ordnance, ordinance (n.)
old form: Ordenance
cannon, artillery
Ham V.ii.397
peal (n.)
old form: Peale
discharge, volley, burst
Exeunt Marching: after the which, a Peale ofExeunt marching; after which a peal of Ham V.ii.397
Ordenance are shot off.ordnance is shot off Ham V.ii.397
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