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Hamlet

By William Shakespeare QUOTATION: Hamlet: Why was he sent into England?
Grave-digger: Why, because a was mad. A shall recover his wits there; or if a do not, ‘tis no great matter there.
Hamlet: Why?
Grave-digger: ‘Twill not be seen in him there. There the men are as mad as he.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet and Grave-digger, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 149-55.

The Grave-digger does not recognize Hamlet, whom he thinks is in England.

QUOTATION: Hamlet. The air bites shrewdly, it is very cold.
Horatio. It is a nipping and an eager air.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet and Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4, l. 1-2.

QUOTATION: Hamlet. There’s never a villain dwelling in all Denmark
But he’s an arrant knave.
Horatio. There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave
to tell us this.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet and Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 123-6.

QUOTATION: Hamlet. What, looked he frowningly?
Horatio. A countenance more
In sorrow than in anger.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet and Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2, l. 231-2.

QUOTATION: Hamlet. To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may
not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till a
find it stopping a bung-hole?
Horatio. ‘Twere to consider too curiously to consider so.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet and Horatio, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 202-6.

Horatio pinpoints Hamlet’s self-indulgence in contemplating death so minutely (”curiously”).

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