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HORATIO. FRIENDS TO THIS GROUND. HORATIO. A PIECE OF HIM. HORATIO. TUSH, TUSH, 'TWILL NOT APPEAR. HORATIO. WELL, SIT WE DOWN, AND LET US HEAR BERNARDO SPEAK OF THIS. HORATIO. MOST LIKE:–IT HARROWS ME WITH FEAR AND WONDER. HORATIO. WHAT ART THOU, THAT USURP'ST THIS TIME OF NIGHT, TOGETHER WITH THAT FAIR AND WARLIKE FORM IN WHICH THE MAJESTY OF BURIED DENMARK DID SOMETIMES MARCH? BY HEAVEN I CHARGE THEE, SPEAK! HORATIO. STAY! SPEAK, SPEAK! I CHARGE THEE SPEAK! HORATIO. BEFORE MY GOD, I MIGHT NOT THIS BELIEVE WITHOUT THE SENSIBLE AND TRUE AVOUCH OF MINE OWN EYES. HORATIO. AS THOU ART TO THYSELF: SUCH WAS THE VERY ARMOUR HE HAD ON WHEN HE THE AMBITIOUS NORWAY COMBATED; SO FROWN'D HE ONCE WHEN, IN AN ANGRY PARLE, HE SMOTE THE SLEDDED POLACKS ON THE ICE. 'TIS STRANGE. HORATIO. IN WHAT PARTICULAR THOUGHT TO WORK I KNOW NOT; BUT, IN THE GROSS AND SCOPE OF MY OPINION, THIS BODES SOME STRANGE ERUPTION TO OUR STATE. HORATIO. THAT CAN I; AT LEAST, THE WHISPER GOES SO. OUR LAST KING, WHOSE IMAGE EVEN BUT NOW APPEAR'D TO US, WAS, AS YOU KNOW, BY FORTINBRAS OF NORWAY, THERETO PRICK'D ON BY A MOST EMULATE PRIDE, DAR'D TO THE COMBAT; IN WHICH OUR VALIANT HAMLET,– FOR SO THIS SIDE OF OUR KNOWN WORLD ESTEEM'D HIM,– DID SLAY THIS FORTINBRAS; WHO, BY A SEAL'D COMPACT, WELL RATIFIED BY LAW AND HERALDRY,
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DID FORFEIT, WITH HIS LIFE, ALL THOSE HIS LANDS, WHICH HE STOOD SEIZ'D OF, TO THE CONQUEROR: AGAINST THE WHICH, A MOIETY COMPETENT WAS GAGED BY OUR KING; WHICH HAD RETURN'D TO THE INHERITANCE OF FORTINBRAS, HAD HE BEEN VANQUISHER; AS BY THE SAME COV'NANT, AND CARRIAGE OF THE ARTICLE DESIGN'D, HIS FELL TO HAMLET. NOW, SIR, YOUNG FORTINBRAS, OF UNIMPROVED METTLE HOT AND FULL, HATH IN THE SKIRTS OF NORWAY, HERE AND THERE, SHARK'D UP A LIST OF LAWLESS RESOLUTES, FOR FOOD AND DIET, TO SOME ENTERPRISE THAT HATH A STOMACH IN'T; WHICH IS NO OTHER,– AS IT DOTH WELL APPEAR UNTO OUR STATE,– BUT TO RECOVER OF US, BY STRONG HAND, AND TERMS COMPULSATORY, THOSE FORESAID LANDS SO BY HIS FATHER LOST: AND THIS, I TAKE IT, IS THE MAIN MOTIVE OF OUR PREPARATIONS, THE SOURCE OF THIS OUR WATCH, AND THE CHIEF HEAD OF THIS POST-HASTE AND ROMAGE IN THE LAND. HORATIO. 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 GRAVES STOOD TENANTLESS, AND THE SHEETED DEAD DID SQUEAK AND GIBBER IN THE ROMAN STREETS; AS, STARS WITH TRAINS OF FIRE AND DEWS OF BLOOD, DISASTERS IN THE SUN; AND THE MOIST STAR, UPON WHOSE INFLUENCE NEPTUNE'S EMPIRE STANDS, WAS SICK ALMOST TO DOOMSDAY WITH ECLIPSE: AND EVEN THE LIKE PRECURSE OF FIERCE EVENTS,– AS HARBINGERS PRECEDING STILL THE FATES, AND PROLOGUE TO THE OMEN COMING ON,– HAVE HEAVEN AND EARTH TOGETHER DEMONSTRATED UNTO OUR CLIMATURE AND COUNTRYMEN.– BUT, SOFT, BEHOLD! LO, WHERE IT COMES AGAIN! HORATIO. I'LL CROSS IT, THOUGH IT BLAST ME.–STAY, ILLUSION!
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2009 for the course CSE 101 taught by Professor Allusethis during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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