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Do you have an edition of Hamlet at hand?

  1. Sep 1, 2005 #1

    honestrosewater

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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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  3. Sep 1, 2005 #2

    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:
     
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  5. Sep 1, 2005 #4

    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.)
     
  6. Sep 1, 2005 #5

    honestrosewater

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    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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  7. Sep 1, 2005 #6

    Doc Al

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    Yep, the next line is:
    And carriage of the article designed,​
     
  8. Sep 1, 2005 #7

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  9. Sep 1, 2005 #8

    honestrosewater

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    And design'd is in neither F1 nor Q2! It's design in both! They just changed it for some reason. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sep 1, 2005 #9

    honestrosewater

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    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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