The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; Julius Caesar. Hamlet
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...for that purpose be of higher respect than a command to talk or chat. 29 A longer line; a horse, fastened by a string to a stake, is tethered. 30 In few words; in short. 31 Brokers, as the word is here used, are go-betweens, or panders; the same as bawds, a little after. 32 This joining of words that are really contradictory, or qualifying of a noun with adjectives that literally quench it, sometimes gives great strength of expression. See vol. v. page 34, note 6. Have you so slander 33 any moment's leisure As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to't, I charge you: come your ways. Ophe. I shall obey, my lord. Exeunt. Scene IV.--The Same. A Platform before the Castle. Enter Hamlet, Horatio, and Marcellus. Ham. The air bites shrewdly; it is vexy cold Hora. It is a nipping and an eager 1 air. Ham. What hour now? Hora. I think it lacks of twelve. Marc. No, it is struck. Hora. Indeed? I heard it not: then it draws near the season Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk. A flourish of trumpets, and ordnance shot off, within. What does this mean, my lord? Ham. The King doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse,2 Keeps wassail, and the swaggering up-spring reels f3 atrt'" And, as he drains his draughts of Rhenish down, The kettle-drum and trumpet thus bray out The triumph of his pledge. Hora. Is it a custom? Ham. Ay, marry, is't; &.. H --'-r But to my mind, though I am native here 33 That is, so disgrace, or misuse, as to cause slander. 1 Eager was used in the sense of the French aigre, sharp, biting. 2 To wake is to hold a late revel or debauch. A rouse is what we now call a bumper.--Wassail originally meant a drinking to one's health; hence it came to be used for any festivity of the bottle and the bowl. 3 Reels through...
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