Printer Friendly

ACT IV. Scene II. 


Elsinore. A passage in the Castle.

Enter Hamlet.

 HAMLET.

Safely stow'd.

 GENTLEMAN.

(within) Hamlet! Lord Hamlet!

 HAMLET.

But soft! What noise? Who calls on Hamlet? O, here they come.

Enter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

 ROSENCRANTZ.

What have you done, my lord, with the dead body?

 HAMLET.

Compounded it with dust, whereto 'tis kin.

 ROSENCRANTZ.

Tell us where 'tis, that we may take it thence
And bear it to the chapel.

 HAMLET.

Do not believe it.

 ROSENCRANTZ.

Believe what?

 HAMLET.

That I can keep your counsel, and not mine own. Besides, to be
demanded of a sponge, what replication should be made by the son
of a king?

 ROSENCRANTZ.

Take you me for a sponge, my lord?

 HAMLET.

Ay, sir; that soaks up the King's countenance, his rewards,
his authorities. But such officers do the King best service inÔe King, but the King is not with the body.
The King is a thing-

 GUILDENSTERN.

A thing, my lord?

 HAMLET.

Of nothing. Bring me to him. Hide fox, and all after.

Exeunt.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters