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Ham. O villainy !-How? Let the door be lock'd : Treachery! seek it out.
[LAERTEs falls Laer. It is here, Hamlet : Hamlet, thou art slain : No medicine in the world can do thee good, In thee there is not half an hour of life! The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, Unbated, and envenom'd: the foul practice Hath turn'd itself on me; lo, here I lie, Never to rise again: Thy mother 's poisen'd; I can no more; the king, the king 's to blame.
llam. The point Envenom'd too !--Then, venom, to thy work.
[Stabs the King, Osr. 8. Lords. Treason! treason ! King. O, yet defend me, friends, I am but hurt.
Ham. Here, thou incestuous, murd'rous, damned Dane.
[King dies. Laer.
He is justly served ;
Never believe it.
As thou 'rt a man,
O, good Horatio, what a wounded name,
What warlike noise is this?
0, I die, Horatio; The potent poison quite o'er-crows my spirit; I cannot live to hear the news from England; But I do prophesy the election lights On Fortinbras; he has my dying voice; So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less, Which have solicited. The rest is silence. [Dies.
Hor. Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! [prince; Why does the drum come hither ? [Marck within Enter Fortinbras, the English Ambassadors, and
others. Fort, Where is this sight? Hor.
What is it ye would see? If aught of woe, or wonder, cease your search.
Fort. This quarry cries on bavoc.- proud death!
The sight is dismal;
Not from his mouth, Had it the ability of life to thank you ;
He never gave commandment for their death.
Fort. Let us haste to hear it,
Hor. Of that I shall have always cause to speak,
Let four captains
[A dead March [Excunt, marching; after which a peal of
ordnance is shot off.
AND SUGGESTED EMENDATIONS.
KING HENRY VIII.
Page 14 (Act I. Scene i.)
Distinctly his full function. Who did guide ?” Although Mr Knight has followed the text of the folio, it may be well to mention, that in most editions the first sentence of Buckingham's speech is given to Norfolk, and with some probability. Buckingham's speech is thus made to begin with :
" Who did guide ?"
Page 21 (Act I, Scene i.) “ Michael Hopkins."-So the folio. His true name was Nicholas Hopkins; and in the following scene (page 26) the editors for the most part have agreed, as here also, to give his name thus, although in the folio we find another variation
- Nicholas Henton-Xenton being the name of the convent to which he belonged. Mr Knight thinks that in the present passage the author intended that Buckingham should in his precipitation blunder the man's christian name, and say: "0, Michael Hopkins ?” and that in the following scene the surveyor should in his formal manner give the formal title
- Nicholas Henton-or, of Henton. Without disputing the point, the defence, like some other defences wbich Mr Knight has advanced in favour of very dubious readings, reminds one a little of the systematic manner in which Tieck upholds all sorts of obscurities, on the plea, that in such and such passages the obscurity is intended as characteristic of the speaker. Michael looks very like a mere misprint for Nicholas.
Page 24 (Act I, Scene ii.)
“Sixth part of each ?
A trembling contribution !" “A trebling contribution," Perkins folio. Doubtful.
Page 33 (Act I. Scene iv.) “Chambers discharged.”—For the account of the burning of the Globe Theatre, the result of this discharge of guns, see the Introductory Remarks, pages 3, 4.
Page 56 (Act II, Scene iv.) Grif. "Madam, you are called back."-In the folio, this speech is given to a “Gentleman Usher," and Griffith is not mentioned in the scene. No doubt, Griffith was gentleman usher to the queen. But if the present speech is given to him, wliy not also those in the commencement of the following act, when a gentleman ushers in the two cardinals ?
Page 68 (Act III. Scene ii.)
“ Now may all joy
Page 103 (Act V. Scene ii.)
“But we all are men,
Of our flesh." “ Culpable of our flesh.”—Monck Mason and Perkins folio.
Page 107 (Act V. Scene ii.)
“In my presence, They are too thin and
to hide offences." Bare is the reading of Mr Dyce.