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The Tragedy of Hamlet,
 

Who hath reliev'd you?

Fran.Bernardo has my place.
Give you good-night.Exit Francisco.

Mar.Holla! Bernardo!
Ber.Say,
What! is Horatio there?

Hor.A piece of him.

Ber. Welcome, Horatio; welcome, good Marcellus.20

Mar. What! has this thing appear'd again to-night?

Ber. I have seen nothing.

Mar. Horatio says 'tis but our fantasy,
And will not let belief take hold of him24
Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us:
Therefore I have entreated him along
With us to watch the minutes of this night;
That if again this apparition come,28
He may approve our eyes and speak to it.

Hor. Tush, tush! 'twill not appear.

Ber.Sit down awhile.
And let us once again assail your ears.
That are so fortified against our story,32
What we two nights have seen.

Hor.Well, sit we down.
And let us hear Bernardo speak of this.

Ber. Last night of all.
When yond same star that's westward from the pole36
Had made his course to illume that part of heaven
Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself.
The bell then beating one,—Enter the Ghost.

Mar. Peace! break thee off; look, where it comes again!40


19 piece; cf. n.
23 fantasy: imagination
29 approve: confirm
37 his; cf. n.