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HAMLET
It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf there.—Be the players ready?
HAMLET
That was brutish of them, to kill so capital a guy. —Are the actors ready?

ROSENCRANTZ
Ay, my lord. They stay upon your patience.
ROSENCRANTZ
Yes, my lord. They’re ready whenever you are.

GERTRUDE
Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me.
GERTRUDE
Come here, my dear Hamlet. Sit by me.

100
HAMLET
No, good mother. Here’s metal more attractive. (sits next to OPHELIA )
HAMLET
No thanks, my good mother. There’s a nicer piece of work right here. (he sits down near OPHELIA )

POLONIUS
(to CLAUDIUS) Oh, ho, do you mark that?
POLONIUS
(to CLAUDIUS) Hey, did you notice that?

HAMLET
Lady, shall I lie in your lap?
HAMLET
My lady, should I lie in your lap?

OPHELIA
No, my lord.
OPHELIA
No, my lord.

HAMLET
I mean, my head upon your lap?
HAMLET
I mean, with my head in your lap?

105
OPHELIA
Ay, my lord.
OPHELIA
Yes, my lord.

HAMLET
Do you think I meant country matters?
HAMLET
Did you think I was talking about sex?

OPHELIA
I think nothing, my lord.
OPHELIA

HAMLET
That’s a fair thought to lie between maids' legs.
HAMLET
That’s a nice thought to lie between a girl’s legs.

OPHELIA
What is, my lord?
OPHELIA
What is, my lord?

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HAMLET
Nothing.
HAMLET
Nothing.

OPHELIA
You are merry, my lord.
OPHELIA
You’re in a good mood tonight, my lord.

HAMLET
Who, I?
HAMLET
Who, me?

OPHELIA
Ay, my lord.
OPHELIA
Yes, my lord.

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