Hamlet

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 5

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It is “Adieu, adieu. Remember me.”
I have sworn ’t.
He said, “Remember me.” I swore I would.
Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS
MARCELLUS and HORATIO enter.

HORATIO

My lord, my lord!

HORATIO

Sir, sir!

MARCELLUS

Lord Hamlet—

MARCELLUS

Lord Hamlet.—

HORATIO

115Heaven secure him!

HORATIO

Please let him be all right!

HAMLET

So be it.

HAMLET

I’m all right.

HORATIO

 Illo, ho, ho, my lord!

HORATIO

Oh-ho-ho, sir!

HAMLET

Hillo, ho, ho, boy. Come, bird, come.

HAMLET

Oh-ho-ho, kid! Come here.

MARCELLUS

How is ’t, my noble lord?

MARCELLUS

So how did it go, sir?

HORATIO

What news, my lord?

HORATIO

What happened, sir?

HAMLET

120Oh, wonderful!

HAMLET

It was incredible!

HORATIO

Good my lord, tell it.

HORATIO

Oh, please, tell us, sir.

HAMLET

  No. You’ll reveal it.

HAMLET

No, you’ll talk.

HORATIO

Not I, my lord, by heaven.

HORATIO

I swear I won’t, sir.

MARCELLUS

Nor I, my lord.

MARCELLUS

I won’t either, sir.

HAMLET

How say you, then? Would heart of man once think it?
125But you’ll be secret?

HAMLET

Okay. But you promise you can keep a secret?

HORATIO, MARCELLUS

  Ay, by heaven, my lord.

HORATIO, MARCELLUS

Yes, I swear.