Hamlet Recitation

Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s deathThe memory be green, and that is us befittedTo bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdomTo be contracted in one brow of woe,Yet so far hath discretion fought with natureThat we with wisest sorrow think on him Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s deathThe memory be green, and that is us befittedTo bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdomTo be contracted in one brow of woe,Yet so far hath discretion fought with natureThat we with wisest sorrow think on him
Together with remembrance of ourselves.Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen,Th’ imperial jointress to this warlike state,Have we (as ’twere with a defeated joy,With an auspicious and a dropping eye, Together with remembrance of ourselves.Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen,Th’ imperial jointress to this warlike state,Have we (as ’twere with a defeated joy,With an auspicious and a dropping eye,
With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,In equal scale weighing delight and dole)Taken to wife. Nor have we herein barredYour better wisdoms, which have freely goneWith this affair along. For all, our thanks. With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,In equal scale weighing delight and dole)Taken to wife. Nor have we herein barredYour better wisdoms, which have freely goneWith this affair along. For all, our thanks.
Now follows that you know. Young Fortinbras,Holding a weak supposal of our worthOr thinking by our late dear brother’s deathOur state be disjoint and out of frame,Colleagu├ęd with this dream of his advantage, Now follows that you know. Young Fortinbras,Holding a weak supposal of our worthOr thinking by our late dear brother’s deathOur state be disjoint and out of frame,Colleagu├ęd with this dream of his advantage,
He hath not failed to pester us with messageImporting the surrender of those landsLost by his father, with all bonds of law,To our most valiant brother – so much for him.Now for ourself and for this time of meeting. He hath not failed to pester us with messageImporting the surrender of those landsLost by his father, with all bonds of law,To our most valiant brother – so much for him.Now for ourself and for this time of meeting.
Thus much the business is: we have here writTo Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,Who, impotent and bedrid, scarcely hearsOf this his nephew’s purpose, to suppressHis further gait herein, in that the levies, Thus much the business is: we have here writTo Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,Who, impotent and bedrid, scarcely hearsOf this his nephew’s purpose, to suppressHis further gait herein, in that the levies,
The lists, and full proportions are all madeOut of his subject; and we here dispatchYou, good Cornelius, and you, Voltemand,For bearers of this greeting to old Norway, The lists, and full proportions are all madeOut of his subject; and we here dispatchYou, good Cornelius, and you, Voltemand,For bearers of this greeting to old Norway,

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