Act 4 Hamlet Quotes

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"Mad as the sea and wind when both contend which is the mightier."

Queen

"But, like the owner of a foul disease, to keep it from divulging, let it feed even on the pith of life."

King

"He weeps for what is done"

Queen

"But we must with all our majesty and skill both countenance and excuse."

King

"Take you me for a sponge, my lord?"

Ros./Guild

"Diseases desperate grown by desperate appliance are relieved or not at all."

King

"Your worm is your only emperor for diet."

Hamlet

"For like the hectic in my blood he rages, and thou must cure me"

King

"Tell him that by his license Fortinbras craves the conveyance of a promised march over his kingdom."

Fortinbras

"We go to gain a little patch of ground that hath in it no profit but the name"

Captain

"Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats will not debate the question of this straw."

Hamlet

"What is a man if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed?"

Hamlet

"Her speech is nothing, yet the unshaped use of it doth move the hearers to collection"

Gentleman

"Twere good she were spoken with, for she may strew dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds."

Horatio

"So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be spilt"

Queen

"Lord, we know what we are but know not what we may be"

Ophelia

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions"

King

"O, this is counter, you false Danish dogs!"

Queen

"That drop of blood that's calm proclaims me bastard"

Laertes

"There's such divinity doth hedge a king that treason can but peep to what it would."

King

"To hell, allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation. To this point I stand"

Laertes

"This nothing's more than matter."

Laertes

"And of all Christians' souls, I pray God. God be wi' you"

Ophelia

"And where th' offense is, let the great ax fall"

King

"That, as the star moves but in his sphere, I could not but by her"

King

"Is the great love the general gender bear him, who, dipping all his faults in their affection"

King

"That I shall live and tell him to his teeth 'Thus didst thou.'"

Laertes

"But even his mother shall uncharge the practice and call it accident"

King

"That we would do we should do when we would; for this 'would' changes"

King

"To cut his throat i' th' church"

Laertes

"Revenge should have no bounds"

King

"He, being remiss, most generous"

King

"I'll touch my point with this contagion, that, if I gall his slightly, it may be death"

Laertes

"I'll have prepared him a chalice for the nonce"

King

"There is a willow grows askant the brook that shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream"

Queen

"Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia"

Laertes

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