0002__==Enter Barnardo, and Franciſco, two Centinels.
0004__Bar. Whoſe there?
0005__Fran. Nay anſwere me. Stand and vnfolde your ſelfe.
0007__Bar. Long liue the King,
0010__Fran. You come moſt carefully vpon your houre,
0011__Bar. Tis now ſtrooke twelfe, get thee to bed Franciſco,
0012__Fran. For this reliefe much thanks, tis bitter cold,
0013__==And I am ſick at hart.
0014__Bar. Haue you had quiet guard?
0015__Fran. Not a mouſe ſtirring.
0016__Bar. Well, good night:
0016'__==If you doe meete Horatio and Marcellus,
0017__==The riualls of my watch, bid them make haſt.
0018__==++++++++++Enter Horatio, and Marcellus.
0019__Fran. I thinke I heare them, ſtand ho, who is there?
0020__Hora. Friends to this ground.
0021__Mar. And Leedgemen to the Dane,
0022__Fran. Giue you good night.
0023__Mar. O, farwell honeſt ſouldiers, who hath relieu'd you?
0024__Fran. Barnardo hath my place; giue you good night. =Exit Fran.
0026__Mar. Holla, Barnardo.[B1v
0027__Bar. Say, what is Horatio there?
0028__Hora. A peece of him.
0029__Bar. Welcome Horatio, welcome good Marcellus,
0030__Hora. What, ha's this thing appeard againe to night?
0031__Bar. I haue ſeene nothing.
0032__Mar. Horatio ſaies tis but our fantaſie,
0033__And will not let beliefe take holde of him,
0034__Touching this dreaded ſight twice ſeene of vs,
0035__Therefore I haue intreated him along,
0036__With vs to watch the minuts of this night,
0037__That if againe this appariſion come,
0038__He may approoue our eyes and ſpeake to it.
0039__**Hora. Tuſh, tuſh, twill not appeare.
0040__**Bar. Sit downe a while,
0041__And let vs once againe aſſaile your eares,
0042__That are ſo fortified againſt our ſtory,
0043__What we haue two nights ſeene.
0044__ **Hora. Well, ſit we downe,
0045__And let vs heare Barnardo ſpeake of this.
0046__**Bar. Laſt night of all,
0047__When yond ſame ſtarre thats weaſtward from the pole,
0048__Had made his courſe t'illume that part of heauen
0049__Where now it burnes, Marcellus and my ſelfe
0050__The bell then beating one.
0051__The bell then beating one.Enter Ghoſt.
0051'__**Mar. Peace, breake thee of, looke where it comes againe.
0053__**Bar. In the ſame figure like the King thats dead.
0054__**Mar. Thou art a ſcholler, ſpeake to it Horatio.
0055__**Bar. Lookes a not like the King? marke it Horatio.
0056__**Hora. Moſt like, it horrowes me with feare and wonder.
0057__**Bar. It would be ſpoke to.
0058__**Mar. Speake to it Horatio.
0059__**Hora. What art thou that vſurpſt this time of night,
0060__Together with that faire and warlike forme,
0061__In which the Maieſtie of buried Denmarke
0062__Did ſometimes march, by heauen I charge thee ſpeake.
0063__**Mar. It is offended.
0064__**Bar. See it ſtaukes away.
0065__**Hora. Stay, ſpeake, ſpeake, I charge thee ſpeake. =Exit Ghoſt.[B2r
0067__**Mar. Tis gone and will not anſwere.
0068__**Bar. How now Horatio, you tremble and looke pale,
0069__Is not this ſomthing more then phantaſie?
0070__What thinke you-ont?
0071__**Hora. Before my God I might not this belieue,
0072__Without the ſencible and true auouch
0073__Of mine owne eies.
0074__**Mar. Is it not like the King?
0075__**Hora. As thou art to thy ſelfe.
0076__Such was the very Armor he had on,
0077__When he the ambitious Norway combated,
0078__So frownd he once, when in an angry parle
0079__He ſmot the ſleaded pollax on the ice.
0081__**Mar. Thus twice before, and iump at this dead houre,
0082__With martiall ſtauke hath he gone by our watch.
0083__**Hora. In what perticular thought, to worke I know not,
0084__But in the groſſe and ſcope of mine opinion,
0085__This bodes ſome ſtrange eruption to our ſtate.
0086__**Mar. Good now ſit downe, and tell me he that knowes,
0087__Why this ſame ſtrikt and moſt obſeruant watch
0088__So nightly toiles the ſubiect of the land,
0089__And with ſuch dayly coſt of brazon Cannon
0090__And forraine marte, for implements of warre,
0091__Why ſuch impreſſe of ſhip-writes, whoſe ſore taſke
0092__Does not deuide the Sunday from the weeke,
0093__What might be toward that this ſweaty haſt
0094__Doth make the night ioynt labourer with the day,
0095__Who iſt that can informe mee?
0096__**Hora. That can I.
0097__ At leaſt the whiſper goes ſo; our laſt King,
0098__Whoſe image euen but now appear'd to vs,
0099__Was as you knowe by Fortinbraſſe of Norway,
0100__Thereto prickt on by a moſt emulate pride
0101__Dar'd to the combat; in which our valiant Hamlet,
0102__(For ſo this ſide of our knowne world eſteemd him)
0103__Did ſlay this Fortinbraſſe, who by a ſeald compact
0104__Well ratified by lawe and heraldy
0105__Did forfait (with his life) all theſe his lands[B2v
0106__Which he ſtood ſeaz'd of, to the conquerour.
0107__Againſt the which a moitie competent
0108__Was gaged by our King, which had returne
0109__To the inheritance of Fortinbraſſe,
0110__Had he bin vanquiſher; as by the ſame comart,
0111__And carriage of the article deſſeigne,
0112__His fell to Hamlet; now Sir, young Fortinbraſſe
0113__Of vnimprooued mettle, hot and full,
0114__Hath in the ſkirts of Norway heere and there
0115__Sharkt vp a liſt of laweleſſe reſolutes
0116__For foode and diet to ſome enterpriſe
0117__That hath a ſtomacke in't, which is no other
0118__As it doth well appeare vnto our ſtate
0119__But to recouer of vs by ſtrong hand
0120__And tearmes compulſatory, thoſe foreſaid lands
0121__So by his father loſt; and this I take it,
0122__Is the maine motiue of our preparations
0123__The ſource of this our watch, and the chiefe head
0124__Of this poſt haſt and Romadge in the land.
124+1''' Bar. I thinke it be no other, but enſo;
124+2''Well may it ſort that this portentous figure
124+3''Comes armed through our watch ſo like the King
124+4''That was and is the queſtion of theſe warres.
124+5''**Hora. A moth it is to trouble the mindes eye:
124+6''In the moſt high and palmy ſtate of Rome,
124+7''A little ere the mightieſt Iulius fell
124+8''The graues ſtood tennatleſſe, and the ſheeted dead
124+9''Did ſqueake and gibber in the Roman ſtreets
124+10'As ſtarres with traines of fier, and dewes of blood
124+11'Diſaſters in the ſunne; and the moiſt ſtarre,
124+12'Vpon whoſe influence Neptunes Empier ſtands,
124+13'Was ſicke almoſt to doomeſday with eclipſe.
124+14'And euen the like precurſe of feare euents
124+15'As harbindgers preceading ſtill the fates
124+16'And prologue to the Omen comming on
124+17'Haue heauen and earth together demonſtrated
124+18'Vnto our Climatures and countrymen.
0126__But ſoft, behold, loe where it comes againe[B3r
0127__Ile croſſe it though it blaſt mee: ſtay illuſion, ==
0128__If thou haſt any ſound or vſe of voyce, ======
0129__Speake to me, if there be any good thing to be done
0130__That may to thee doe eaſe, and grace to mee,
0130'__Speake to me.
0131__If thou art priuie to thy countries fate
0132__Which happily foreknowing may auoyd
0133__Or if thou haſt vphoorded in thy life
0134__Extorted treaſure in the wombe of earth
0135__For which they ſay your ſpirits oft walke in death.===The cocke
0136__Speake of it, ſtay and ſpeake, ſtop it Marcellus. =====
0137__**Mar. Shall I ſtrike it with my partizan?
0138__**Hor. Doe if it will not ſtand.
0139__**Bar. Tis heere.
0140__**Hor. Tis heere.
0141__**Mar. Tis gone.
0142__We doe it wrong being ſo Maieſticall
0143__To offer it the ſhowe of violence,
0144__For it is as the ayre, invulnerable,
0145__And our vaine blowes malicious mockery.
0146__**Bar. It was about to ſpeake when the cock crewe.
0147__**Hor. And then it ſtarted like a guilty thing,
0148__Vpon a fearefull ſummons; I haue heard,
0149__The Cock that is the trumpet to the morne,
0150__Doth with his lofty and ſhrill ſounding throat
0151__Awake the God of day, and at his warning
0152__Whether in ſea or fire, in earth or ayre
0153__Th'extrauagant and erring ſpirit hies
0154__To his confine, and of the truth heerein
0155__This preſent obiect made probation.
0156__**Mar. It faded on the crowing of the Cock.
0157__Some ſay that euer gainſt that ſeaſon comes
0158__Wherein our Sauiours birth is celebrated
0159__This bird of dawning ſingeth all night long,
0160__And then they ſay no ſpirit dare ſturre abraode
0161__The nights are wholſome, then no plannets ſtrike,
0162__No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charme
0163__So hallowed, and ſo gratious is that time.[B3v
0164__**Hora. So haue I heard and doe in part belieue it,
0165__But looke the morne in ruſſet mantle clad
0166__Walkes ore the dewe of yon high Eaſtward hill
0167__Breake we our watch vp and by my aduiſe
0168__Let vs impart what we haue ſeene to night
0169__Vnto young Hamlet, for vppon my life
0170__This ſpirit dumb to vs, will ſpeake to him:
0171__Doe you conſent we ſhall acquaint him with it
0172__As needfull in our loues, fitting our duty.
0173__**Mar. Lets doo't I pray, and I this morning knowe
0174__Where we ſhall find him moſt conuenient. ====Exeunt.
0001__++++Actus Primus. Scœna Prima. [nn4v
0002__ Enter Barnardo and Franciſco two Centinels.
0005__**Fran. Nay anſwer me: Stand & vnfold
0007__**Bar. Long liue the King.
0010__**Fran. You come moſt carefully vpon your houre.
0011__**Bar. 'Tis now ſtrook twelue, get thee to bed Franciſco.
0012__**Fran. For this releefe much thankes: 'Tis bitter cold,
0013__ And I am ſicke at heart.
0014__**Barn. Haue you had quiet Guard ?
0015__**Fran. Not a Mouſe ſtirring.
0016__**Barn. Well, goodnight. If you do meet Horatio and
0017__ Marcellus, the Riuals of my Watch, bid them make haſt.
0018__ Enter Horatio and Marcellus.
0019__**Fran. I thinke I heare them. Stand: who's there?
0020__**Hor. Friends to this ground.
0021__**Mar. And Leige-men to the Dane.
0022__**Fran. Giue you good night.
0023__**Mar. O farwel honeſt Soldier, who hath relieu'd you?
0024__**Fra. Barnardo ha's my place: giue you goodnight.
0026__**Mar. Holla Barnardo.
0027__**Bar. Say, what is Horatio there?
0028__**Hor. A peece of him.
0029__**Bar. Welcome Horatio, welcome good Marcellus.
0030__**Mar. What, ha's this thing appear'd againe to night.
0031__**Bar. I haue ſeene nothing.
0032__**Mar. Horatio ſaies, 'tis but our Fantaſie,
0033__And will not let beleefe take hold of him
0034__Touching this dreaded ſight, twice ſeene of vs,
0035__Therefore I haue intreated him along
0036__With vs, to watch the minutes of this Night,
0037__That if againe this Apparition come,
0038__He may approue our eyes, and ſpeake to it.
0039__**Hor. Tuſh, tuſh, 'twill not appeare.
0040__**Bar. Sit downe a-while,
0041__ And let vs once againe aſſaile your eares,
0042__ That are ſo fortified againſt our Story,
0043__ What we two Nights haue ſeene.
0044__**Hor. Well, ſit we downe,
0045__ And let vs heare Barnardo ſpeake of this.
0046__**Barn. Laſt night of all,
0047__ When yond ſame Starre that's Weſtward from the Pole
0048__ Had made his courſe t'illume that part of Heauen
0049__ Where now it burnes, Marcellus and my ſelfe,
0050__ The Bell then beating one.
0051__**Mar. Peace, breake thee of: =======Enter the Ghoſt.
0052__ Looke where it comes againe.
0053__**Barn. In the ſame figure, like the King that's dead.
0054__**Mar. Thou art a Scholler; ſpeake to it Horatio.
0055__**Barn. Lookes it not like the King? Marke it Horatio.
0056__**Hora. Moſt like: It harrowes me with fear & wonder
0057__**Barn. It would be ſpoke too.
0058__**Mar. Queſtion it Horatio.
0059__**Hor. What art thou that vſurp'ſt this time of night,
0060__ Together with that Faire and Warlike forme
0061__ In which the Maieſty of buried Denmarke
0062__ Did ſometimes march: By Heauen I charge thee ſpeake.
0063__**Mar. It is offended.
0064__**Barn. See, it ſtalkes away.
0065__**Hor. Stay: ſpeake; ſpeake: I Charge thee, ſpeake.
0066__===============================Exit the Ghoſt.
0067__**Mar. 'Tis gone, and will not anſwer.
0068__**Barn. How now Horatio? You tremble & look pale:
0069__ Is not this ſomething more then Fantaſie?
0070__ What thinke you on't?
0071__**Hor. Before my God, I might not this beleeue
0072__ Without the ſenſible and true auouch
0073__ Of mine owne eyes.
0074__**Mar. Is it not like the King?
0075__**Hor. As thou art to thy ſelfe,
0076__ Such was the very Armour he had on,
0077__ When th'Ambitious Norwey combatted:
0078__ So frown'd he once, when in an angry parle
0079__ He ſmot the ſledded Pollax on the Ice.
0080__ 'Tis ſtrange.
0081__**Mar. Thus twice before, and iuſt at this dead houre,
0082__ With Martiall ſtalke, hath he gone by our Watch.
0083__**Hor. In what particular thought to work, I know not:
0084__ But in the groſſe and ſcope of my Opinion,
0085__ This boades ſome ſtrange erruption to our State.
0086__**Mar. Good now ſit downe, & tell me he that knowes
0087__ Why this ſame ſtrict and moſt obſeruant Watch,
0088__ So nightly toyles the ſubiect of the Land,
0089__ And why ſuch dayly Caſt of Brazon Cannon
0090__ And Forraigne Mart for Implements of warre:
0091__ Why ſuch impreſſe of Ship-wrights, whoſe ſore Taſke
0092__ Do's not diuide the Sunday from the weeke,
0093__ What might be toward, that this ſweaty haſt
0094__ Doth make the Night ioynt-Labourer with the day:
0095__ Who is't that can informe me?
0096__**Hor. That can I,
0097__ At leaſt the whiſper goes ſo: Our laſt King,[nn5r
0098__ Whoſe Image euen but now appear'd to vs,
0099__ Was (as you know) by Fortinbras of Norway,
0100__ (Thereto prick'd on by a moſt emulate Pride)
0101__ Dar'd to the Combate. In which, our Valiant Hamlet,
0102__ (For ſo this ſide of our knowne world eſteem'd him)
0103__ Did ſlay this Fortinbras: who by a Seal'd Compact,
0104__ Well ratified by Law, and Heraldrie,
0105__ Did forfeite (with his life) all thoſe his Lands
0106__ Which he ſtood ſeiz'd on, to the Conqueror:
0107__ Againſt the which, a Moity competent
0108__ Was gaged by our King: which had return'd
0109__ To the Inheritance of Fortinbras,
0110__ Had he bin Vanquiſher, as by the ſame Cou'nant
0111__ And carriage of the Article deſigne,
0112__ His fell to Hamlet. Now ſir, young Fortinbras,
0113__ Of vnimproued Mettle, hot and full,
0114__ Hath in the ſkirts of Norway, heere and there,
0115__ Shark'd vp a Liſt of Landleſſe Reſolutes,
0116__ For Foode and Diet, to ſome Enterprize
0117__ That hath a ſtomacke in't: which is no other
0118__ (And it doth well appeare vnto our State)
0119__ But to recouer of vs by ſtrong hand
0120__ And termes Compulſatiue, thoſe foreſaid Lands
0121__ So by his Father loſt: and this (I take it)
0122__ Is the maine Motiue of our Preparations,
0123__ The Sourſe of this our Watch, and the cheefe head
0124__ Of this poſt-haſt, and Romage in the Land.
0125__============================Enter Ghoſt againe.
0126__ But ſoft, behold: Loe, where it comes againe:
0127__ Ile croſſe it, though it blaſt me. Stay Illuſion:
0128__ If thou haſt any ſound, or vſe of Voyce,
0129__ Speake to me. If there be any good thing to be done,
0130__ That may to thee do eaſe, and grace to me; ſpeak to me.
0131__ If thou art priuy to thy Countries Fate
0132__ (Which happily foreknowing may auoyd) Oh ſpeake.
0133__ Or, if thou haſt vp-hoorded in thy life
0134__ Extorted Treaſure in the wombe of Earth,
0135__ (For which, they ſay, you Spirits oft walke in death)
0136__ Speake of it. Stay, and ſpeake. Stop it Marcellus.
0137__ Mar. Shall I ſtrike at it with my Partizan?
0138__ Hor. Do, if it will not ſtand.
0139__ **Barn. 'Tis heere.
0140__ Hor. 'Tis heere.
0141__ Mar. 'Tis gone. =======Exit Ghoſt.
0142__ We do it wrong, being ſo Maieſticall
0143__ To offer it the ſhew of Violence,
0144__ For it is as the Ayre, invulnerable,
0145__ And our vaine blowes, malicious Mockery.
0146__ **Barn. It was about to ſpeake, when the Cocke crew.
0147__ Hor. And then it ſtarted, like a guilty thing
0148__ Vpon a fearfull Summons. I haue heard,
0149__ The Cocke that is the Trumpet to the day,
0150__ Doth with his lofty and ſhrill-ſounding Throate
0151__ Awake the God of Day: and at his warning,
0152__ Whether in Sea, or Fire, in Earth, or Ayre,
0153__ Th'extrauagant, and erring Spirit, hyes
0154__ To his Confine. And of the truth heerein,
0155__ This preſent Obiect made probation.
0156__ Mar. It faded on the crowing of the Cocke.
0157__ Some ſayes, that euer 'gainſt that Seaſon comes
0158__ Wherein our Sauiours Birth is celebrated,
0159__ The Bird of Dawning ſingeth all night long:
0160__ And then (they ſay) no Spirit can walke abroad,
0161__ The nights are wholſome, then no Planets ſtrike,
0162__ No Faiery talkes, nor Witch hath power to Charme:
0163__ So hallow'd, and ſo gracious is the time.
0164__ Hor. So haue I heard, and do in part beleeue it.
0165__ But looke, the Morne in Ruſſet mantle clad,
0166__ Walkes o're the dew of yon high Eaſterne Hill,
0167__ Breake we our Watch vp, and by my aduice 168
0168__ Let vs impart what we haue ſeene to night
0169__ Vnto yong Hamlet. For vpon my life,
0170__ This Spirit dumbe to vs, will ſpeake to him:
0171__ Do you conſent we ſhall acquaint him with it,
0172__ As needfull in our Loues, fitting our Duty?
0173__ Mar. Let do't I pray, and I this morning know
0174__ Where we ſhall finde him moſt conueniently. =====Exeunt.
000002__==========Enter two Centinels.[B1r
0-04-5__1. STand: who is that?
000009__2. Tis I.
000010__1. O you come moſt carefully vpon your watch,
000016__2. And if you meete Marcellus and Horatio,
000017__The partners of my watch, bid them make haſte.
000019__1. I will: See who goes there.
000018__=========Ɛnter Horatio and Marcellus.
000020__Hor. Friends to this ground.
000021__Mar. And leegemen to the Dane,
000023__O farewell honeſt ſouldier, who hath releeued you?
000024__1. Barnardo hath my place, giue you good night.
000026__Mar. Holla, Barnardo.
000027__2. Say, is Horatio there?
000028__Hor. A peece of him.
000029__2. Welcome Horatio, welcome good Marcellus.
000030__Mar. What hath this thing appear'd againe to night.
000031__2. I haue ſeene nothing.
000032__Mar. Horatio ſayes tis but our fantaſie,
000033__And wil not let beliefe take hold of him,
000034__Touching this dreaded ſight twice ſeene by vs,
0n35-6__Therefore I haue intreated him a long with vs[B1v
000036__To watch the minutes of this night,
000037__That if againe this apparition come,
000038__He may approoue our eyes, and ſpeake to it.
000039__**Hor. Tut, t'will not appeare.
000040-1_**2. Sit downe I pray, and let vs once againe
000041-2_Aſſaile your eares that are ſo fortified,
000043__What we haue two nights ſeene.
000044-5_**Hor. Wel, ſit we downe, and let vs heare Bernardo ſpeake
000046-7_**2. Laſt night of al, when yonder ſtarre that's weſt-
000047-8_ward from the pole, had made his courſe to
000048-9_Illumine that part of heauen. Where now it burnes,
000050__The bell then towling one.
000051-2_**Mar. Breake off your talke, ſee where it comes againe.
000053__**2. In the ſame figure like the King that's dead,
000054__**Mar. Thou art a ſcholler, ſpeake to it Horatio.
000055__**2. Lookes it not like the king?
000056__**Hor. Moſt like, it horrors mee with feare and wonder.
000057__**2. It would be ſpoke to.
000058__**Mar. Queſtion it Horatio.
000059__**Hor. What art thou that thus vſurps the ſtate, in
000061-2_Which the Maieſtie of buried Denmarke did ſometimes
000062__Walke? By heauen I charge thee ſpeake.
000063-6__**Mar. It is offended. ============exit Ghoſt.
000064__2. See, it ſtalkes away.
000065__**Hor. Stay, ſpeake, ſpeake, by heauen I charge thee
000067__**Mar. Tis gone and makes no anſwer.
000068__**2. How now Horatio, you tremble and looke pale,
000069__Is not this ſomething more than fantaſie?
000070__What thinke you on't?
000071-2__**Hor. Afore my God, I might not this beleeue, without
000072-3__the ſenſible and true auouch of my owne eyes.
000074__**Mar. Is it not like the King?[B2r
000075__**Hor. As thou art to thy ſelfe,
000076__Such was the very armor he had on,
000077__When he the ambitious Norway combated.
000078__So frownd he once, when in an angry parle
000079__He ſmot the ſleaded pollax on the yce,
000081__**Mar. Thus twice before, and iump at this dead hower,
000082__With Marſhall ſtalke he paſſed through our watch.
000083__**Hor. In what particular to worke, I know not,
000084__But in the thought and ſcope of my opinion,
000085__This bodes ſome ſtrange eruption to the ſtate.
000086__**Mar. Good, now ſit downe, and tell me he that knowes
000087__Why this ſame ſtrikt and moſt obſeruant watch,
000088__So nightly toyles the ſubiect of the land,
000089__And why ſuch dayly coſt of brazen Cannon
000090__And forraine marte, for implements of warre,
000091__Why ſuch impreſſe of ſhip-writes, whoſe ſore taſke
000092__Does not diuide the ſunday from the weeke:
000093__What might be toward that this ſweaty march
000094__Doth make the night ioynt labourer with the day,
000095__Who is't that can informe me?
000096-7__**Hor. Mary that can I, at leaſt the whiſper goes ſo,
000097-9__Our late King, who as you know was by Forten-
000099__Braſſe of Norway,
0000100-1__Thereto prickt on by a moſt emulous cauſe, dared to
0000101__The combate, in which our valiant Hamlet,
0000102__For ſo this ſide of our knowne world eſteemed him,
0000103__Did ſlay this Fortenbraſſe,
0000103-4__Who by a ſeale compaƈt well ratified, by law
0000104-5__And heraldrie, did forfeit with his life all thoſe
0000105-6__His lands which he ſtoode ſeazed of by the conqueror,
0000107__Againſt the which a moity competent,
0000108__Was gaged by our King:
0000112__Now ſir, yong Fortenbraſſe,
0000113__Of inapproued mettle hot and full,
0000114__Hath in the ſkirts of Norway here and there,[B2v
0000115__Sharkt vp a ſight of lawleſſe Reſolutes
0000116__For food and diet to ſome enterpriſe,
0000117-22__That hath a ſtomacke in't: and this (I take it) is the
0000123__Chiefe head and ground of this our watch.
0000125__==============Enter the Ghoſt.
0000126__But loe, behold, ſee where it comes againe,
0000127__Ile croſſe it, though it blaſt me: ſtay illuſion,
0000129__If there be any good thing to be done,
0000130__That may doe eaſe to thee, and grace to mee,
0000130'__Speake to mee.
0000131__If thou art priuy to thy countries fate,
0000132__Which happly foreknowing may preuent, O ſpeake to me,
0000133__Or if thou haſt extorted in thy life,
0000134__Or hoorded treaſure in the wombe of earth,
0000135-6__For which they ſay you Spirites oft walke in death, ſpeake
0000136__to me, ſtay and ſpeake, ſpeake, ſtoppe it Marcellus.
0000139-41__2. Tis heere. =================exit Ghoſt.
0000140__**Hor. Tis heere.
0000141-2__**Marc. Tis gone, O we doe it wrong, being ſo maieſti-
0000142-3__call, to offer it the ſhew of violence,
0000144__For it is as the ayre invelmorable,
0000145__And our vaine blowes malitious mockery.
0000146__2. It was about to ſpeake when the Cocke crew.
0000147__**Hor. And then it faded like a guilty thing,
0000148__Vpon a fearefull ſummons: I haue heard
0000149__The Cocke, that is the trumpet to the morning,
0000150__Doth with his earely and ſhrill crowing throate,
0000151__Awake the god of day, and at his ſound,
0000152__Whether in earth or ayre, in ſea or fire,
0000153__The ſtrauagant and erring ſpirite hies
0000154__To his confines, and of the trueth heereof
0000155__This preſent obiect made probation.
0000156__**Marc. It faded on the crowing of the Cocke,
0000157__Some ſay, that euer gainſt that ſeaſon comes,
0000158__Wherein our Sauiours birth is celebrated,
0000159__The bird of dawning ſingeth all night long,[B3r
0000160__And then they ſay, no ſpirite dare walke abroade,
0000161__The nights are wholeſome, then no planet frikes,
0000162__No Fairie takes, nor Witch hath powre to charme,
0000163__So gratious, and ſo hallowed is that time.
0000164__**Hor. So haue I heard, and doe in parte beleeue it:
0000165__But ſee the Sunne in ruſſet mantle clad,
0000166__Walkes ore the deaw of yon hie mountaine top,
0000167__Breake we our watch vp, and by my aduiſe,
0000168__Let vs impart what wee haue ſeene to night
0000169__Vnto yong Hamlet: for vpon my life
0000170__This Spirite dumbe to vs will ſpeake to him:
0000171__Do you conſent, wee ſhall acquaint him with it,
0000172__As needefull in our loue, fitting our duetie?
0000173__**Marc. Lets doo't I pray, and I this morning know,
0000174__Where we ſhall finde him moſt conueniently.