Hamlet Soliloquy #1

Soliloquy #1 O, that this too, too sullied flesh would meltThaw and resolve itself into a dew!Or that the Everlasting had not fix’dHis canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable,Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on’t! ah fie! ’tis an unweeded garden,That grows to seed; things rank and gross in naturePossess it merely. ‘That it should come to this!But two months dead; nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a king; that was, to this, Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my motherThat he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!Must I remember ? why, she would hang on him, As if increase of appetite had grownBy what it is fed on: and yet, within a month!–Let me not think on’t–Frailty, thy name is woman!– A little month, or ere those shoes were oldWith which she follow’d my poor father’s body,Like Niobe, all tears:–why she, even she–O, God! a beast, that wants discourse of reason,Would have mourn’d longer-married with my uncle,My father’s brother, but no more like my father Than I to Hercules: within a month: Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tearsHad left the flushing in her galled eyes,She married. O, most wicked speed, to postWith such dexterity to incestuous sheets!It is not nor it cannot come to good:But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue.
Soliloquy #1 O, that this too, too sullied flesh would meltThaw and resolve itself into a dew!Or that the Everlasting had not fix’dHis canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable,Seems to me all the uses of this world! Fie on’t! ah fie! ’tis an unweeded garden,That grows to seed; things rank and gross in naturePossess it merely. ‘That it should come to this!But two months dead; nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a king; that was, to this, Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my motherThat he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!Must I remember ? why, she would hang on him, As if increase of appetite had grownBy what it is fed on: and yet, within a month!–Let me not think on’t–Frailty, thy name is woman!– A little month, or ere those shoes were oldWith which she follow’d my poor father’s body,Like Niobe, all tears:–why she, even she–O, God! a beast, that wants discourse of reason,Would have mourn’d longer-married with my uncle,My father’s brother, but no more like my father Than I to Hercules: within a month: Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tearsHad left the flushing in her galled eyes,She married. O, most wicked speed, to postWith such dexterity to incestuous sheets!It is not nor it cannot come to good:But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue.

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