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Hor. Before my God, I might not this believe,
Mar. Is it not like the king ?
Hor. As thou art to thyself:
Mar. Thus, twice before, and jump at this dead hour,
Hor. In what particular thought to work, I know not : But, in the gross and scope of mine opinion, This bodes some strange eruption to our state.
Mar. Good now, sit down, and tell me, he that knows,
Hor. That can I ;
(5] He speaks of a prince of Poland whom he slew in battle.
And carriage of the article design'd,
Ber. I think, it be no other, but even so :
Hor. A mote it is, to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The grave stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets.
As, stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,
JOHNSON. (1) Full of spirit not regulated or guided by knowledge or experience.
JOHNSON.  I believe to shark uy means to pick up without distinction, as the shark-fish collects his prey.
STEEVENS. (3] The cause and the effect are proportionate and suitable.
(5) Fierce for terrible. WARBURTON.  The speech of Horatio to the spectre is very elegant and noble, and congruous to the common traditions of the causes of apparitious. JOHNSON
141 The moon. MALONE.
may to thee do ease, and grace to me,
[Exit Ghost. We do it wrong, being so majestical, To offer it the show of violence ; For it is, as the air, invulnerable, And our vain blows malicious mockery.
Ber. It was about to speak, when the cock crew.
Hor. And then it started like a guilty thing
[Bourne of Newcastle, in his Antiquities of the common People, informs us, it is a received tradition among the vulgar, that at the time of cock-crowing, * the midnight spirits forsake these lower regions, and go to their proper pla4. ces.---Hence it is, says he, that in country places, where the way of life rě. "quires more early labour, they always go cheerfully to work at that time; whereas " if they are called abroad sooner, they imagine every thing they see a wandering ghost.”
FARMER.  According to the pneumatology of the time, every element was inhabited by its peculiar order of spirits, wbo had dispositions different, according to their vari. ous places of abode. The meaning therefore is, that all spirits extravagant, wander. ing out of their element, whether aerial spirits visiting earth, or earthly spirits rang, ing the air, return to their station, to their proper limits in which they are confincah We might read,
And at his warning
" Or earth, or fire. And of," &c. But this change, though it would smooth the construction, is not necessary, and be ing unnecessary, should not be made against authority. JOHNSON,
(1) Extravagant, out of bounds Erring, erratic. STEEVENS.
This present object made probation.
Mar. It faded on the crowing of the cock.
Hor. So have I heard, and do in part believe it.
Hamlet : for, upon my life,
you consent we shall acquaint him with it, As needful in our loves, fitting our duty ?
Mar. Let's do't, I pray ; and I this morning know Where we shall find him most convenient. (Exeunt 1
SCENE II. A Room of State in the same. Enter the King, Queen, HAMLET, POLONIUS, LAERTES, VOLTIMAND, CORNELIUS, Lords, and Attendants. King. Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory be green ; and that it us befitted To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom To be contracted in one brow of woe ; Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, That we with wisest sorrow think on him, Together with remembrance of ourselves. Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, The imperial jointress of this warlike state, Have we, as 'twere, with a defeated joy,With one auspicious, and one dropping eye; With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole, Taken to wife : nor have we herein barr'd Your better wisdoms, which have freely gone With this affair along :-For all, our thanks.
Now follows, that you know, young Fortinbras -
Holding a weak supposal of our worth ;
Cor. Vol. In that, and all things, will we show our duty
(Exeunt VoLTIMAND und CORNELIUS. And now, Laertes, what's the news with you
u ? You told us of some suit ; What is't, Laertes ? You cannot speak of reason to the Dane, And lose your voice : What would'st thou beg, Laertes, That shall not be my offer, not thy asking ? The head is not more native to the heart," The hand more instrumental to the mouth, Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. What wouldst thou have, Laertes ?
Laer. My dread lord, Your leave and favour to return to France ; From whence though willingly I came to Denmark, To show my duty in your coronation ; Yet now, I must confess, that duty done, My thoughts and wishes bend again toward France, And bow them to your gracious leave and pardon. King. Have you your father's leave? What says Polo
 Formerly the heart was supposed the seat of wisdom, and hence the poet speaks of the close connexion between the heart and bead. MALONE.