Do you have an edition of Hamlet at hand?

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Long story short: I had some. I had to donate them. I don't want to buy them again if I don't need them. I only need a few lines right now. It's perfectly kosher, IMHO. So...

If anyone has a version other than the First Folio or Second Quarto, I'll grant you one wish if you tell me what it says within the question marks:

Did forfeit (with his life) all ?these/those? his lands
Which he stood seized ?of/on?, to the conqueror.
Against the which a moiety competent
Was gagEd by our King, which had ?returned/return?
To the inheritance of Fortinbras,
Had he been vanquisher; as by the same ?compart/compact/Cov’nant?
And carriage of the article ?design/designed?
To locate it: This is Horatio speaking to Marcellus in Act I, Scene I, after the Ghost has entered and exited for the first time. It's a rather long speech, which begins with "That can I. At least the whisper goes so...", and you may find it around line #105. It'll be on the first page or two, so you can just scan for the first lengthy speech.

If you have an annotated edition and there are notes about this part, I would love it if you could give me the details regarding the options in question. This would be extremely helpful, because I want to make an informed decision.

Thanks so much. :smile:
 
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Doc Al
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My copy gives:

Did forfeit (with his life) all those his lands
Which he stood seized of to the conqueror.
Against the which a moiety competent
Was gagEd by our King, which had returned
To the inheritance of Fortinbras,
Had he been vanquisher; as by the same cov’nant

My edition: Shakespeare made easy :blushing:
 
http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/virtualclassroom/Law/legalhamlet/act1-1.htm [Broken]

Google is your friend. :smile:
 
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honestrosewater
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Thanks, Doc Al. I just realized that I had forgotten a line, but don't worry about it, I bet that your says "design'd" anyway. :smile: (You have one wish.)
 
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TheStatutoryApe said:
http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/virtualclassroom/Law/legalhamlet/act1-1.htm [Broken]

Google is your friend. :smile:
O, the shame. I thought I was the Google Queen. :redface: You rock, mister Ape! :biggrin:
Okay, I'll use this site later, so it's a big help. It addresses the comart issue, but not the others. I kind of wanted comart to be a typo of compart, which meant to divide into parts. This fits with carriage, the administration of those parts:
as by the same compart and carriage of the article design(ed),
as by the same division and admistration (of lands) of the article design(ed)​
which is what the compact did. It has the right rhythm too. Bah, I want all the choices not mentioned so far.

I still would like a variety of sources on this one. It is giving me problems.
 
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honestrosewater said:
I bet that your says "design'd" anyway.
Yep, the next line is:
And carriage of the article designed,​
 
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honestrosewater
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Doc Al said:
Yep, the next line is:
And carriage of the article designed,​
And design'd is in neither F1 nor Q2! It's design in both! They just changed it for some reason. :rolleyes:
 
honestrosewater
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dduardo said:
Project Gutenberg is your friend:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1524

They have a huge collection of ebooks in all types of formats.
Thanks, I love PG but wasn't familiar with the Collins Edition. This is crazy - between the editions, transcriptions of the editions, and facsimiles, I'm going to have over a dozen tabs open at once. They get hard to keep track of after a while. :yuck:
 
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