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I have a voice and precedent of peace,
I embrace it freely;
Come; one for me.
You mock me,
King. Give them the foils, young Osrick. --- Cousin Hamlet,
Very well, my lord;
King. I do not fear it: I have seen you both;
Laer. This is too heavy; let me see another.
[They prepare to play.
234 Laer. Come, my lord.
King. Stay; give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine ; Here's to thy health. Give him the cup.
[Trumpets sound; Shot yoes off.
He's fat, and scant of breath.
Ham. Good Madam,
Gertrude, do not drink.
King. It is the poison'd cup! it is too late. [Aside. 235 Ham. I dare not drink yet, Madam; by and by.
Queen. Come, let me wipe thy face.
I do not think it.
Ham. Come, for the third , Laertes. You but dally:
[LAERTES wounds HAMLET; then, in scuffling, they
change Rapiers, and HAMLET wounds LAERTES. Kiny.
Part them! they are incens'd. Ham. Nay, come again.
[The Queen falls. Osr.
Look to the queen there, ho! Hor. They bleed on both sides. How is it, my lord?
Osr. How is ’t, Laertes? | 236 Laer. Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osrick; I am justly kill'd with mine own treachery.
Ham. How does the queen?
She swoons to see them bleed.
[Dies. Ham. O villainy! Ho! 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;
Ham. The point
[Stabs the King. I
Ham. Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane ,
[King dies. Laer.
He is justly serv'd;
Never believe it:
As thou 'rt a man,
[March afar off, and Shot within.
What warlike noise is this?
0! I die, Horatio;
[Dies. 239 Hor. Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
What is it ye would see?
Fort. This quarry cries on havock. O proud death!
The sight is dismal,
Where should we have our thanks? | 240 Hor.
Not from his mouth,
Fort. Let us haste to hear it,
I have some rights of memory in this kingdom,
Hor. Of that I shall have also cause to speak,
Even while men's minds are wild, lest more mischance,
Let four captains
Bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage;
For he was likely, had he been put on,
To have prov'd most royally: and for his passage,
Speak loudly for him.
Take up the bodies.
Such a sight as this
Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss.
[Exeunt, marching; after which, a Peal of Ordnance is shot off.