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Hamlet: Act IV, Scene 6

Hamlet
Act IV, Scene 6

Elsinore. Another room in Elsinore castle.

  1. Enter Horatio and others.

Horatio

1
  1. What are they that would speak with me?

Gentleman

2
  1. Sea-faring men, sir. They say they have letters for you.

Horatio

3 - 5
  1. Let them come in.
  2. Exit Gentleman.
  3. I do not know from what part of the world
  4. I should be greeted, if not from Lord Hamlet.
  1. Enter Sailors.

First Sailor

6
  1. God bless you, sir.

Horatio

7
  1. Let him bless thee too.

First Sailor

8 - 10
  1. ’A shall, sir, and ’t please him. There’s a letter for you,
  2. sirit came from th’ ambassador that was bound for
  3. Englandif your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is.

Horatio

11 - 29
  1. Reads.
  2. Horatio, when thou shalt have overlook’d this, give these
  3. fellows some means to the King, they have letters for him.
  4. Ere we were two days old at sea, a pirate of very warlike
  5. appointment gave us chase. Finding ourselves too slow of
  6. ail, we put on a compell’d valor, and in the grapple I
  7. boarded them. On the instant they got clear of our ship, so
  8. I alone became their prisoner. They have dealt with me like
  9. thieves of mercy, but they knew what they did: I am to do a
  10. good turn for them. Let the King have the letters I have
  11. sent, and repair thou to me with as much speed as thou
  12. wouldest fly death. I have words to speak in thine ear will
  13. make thee dumb, yet are they much too light for the bore of
  14. the matter. These good fellows will bring thee where I am.
  15. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hold their course for England,
  16. of them I have much to tell thee. Farewell.
  17. He that thou knowest thine, Hamlet.”
  18. Come, I will give you way for these your letters,
  19. And do’t the speedier that you may direct me
  20. To him from whom you brought them.
  1. Exeunt.
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