Hamlet

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 2

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HAMLET

What, looked he frowningly?

HAMLET

Was he frowning?

HORATIO

      A countenance more
230In sorrow than in anger.

HORATIO

He looked more sad than angry.

HAMLET

    Pale or red?

HAMLET

Was he pale or flushed and red-faced?

HORATIO

Nay, very pale.

HORATIO

Very pale, sir.

HAMLET

  And fixed his eyes upon you?

HAMLET

Did he stare at you?

HORATIO

Most constantly.

HORATIO

The whole time.

HAMLET

I would I had been there.

HAMLET

I wish I’d been there.

HORATIO

It would have much amazed you.

HORATIO

You would have been very shocked.

HAMLET

235Very like. Stayed it long?

HAMLET

I’m sure I would have. Did it stay a long time?

HORATIO

While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred.

HORATIO

About as long as it would take someone to count slowly to a hundred.

MARCELLUS, BARNARDO

Longer, longer.

MARCELLUS, BARNARDO

No, longer than that.

HORATIO

Not when I saw ’t.

HORATIO

Not the time I saw it.

HAMLET

His beard was grizzled, no?

HAMLET

His beard was gray, right?

HORATIO

240It was, as I have seen it in his life,
A sable silvered.

HORATIO

It was just like in real life, dark brown with silver whiskers in it.

HAMLET

  I will watch tonight. Perchance
'Twill walk again.

HAMLET

I’ll stand guard with you tonight. Maybe it’ll come again.

HORATIO

  I warrant it will.

HORATIO

I bet it will.