Hamlet Act II, Scene ii Hamlet
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316. I will tell you why; so shall my anticipation
317. prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the
318. King and Queen molt no feather. I have of late, but
319. wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth, forgone all
320. custom of exercises, and, indeed, it goes so heavily
321. with my disposition that this goodly frame, the
322. Earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most
323. excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging
324. firmament, this majestical roof, fretted
325. with golden fire—why, it appeareth nothing to me
326. but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.
327. What ⟨a⟩ piece of work is a man, how noble in
328. reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving 329.how express and admirable; in action how like
330. an angel, in apprehension how like a god: the
331. beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and
332. yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man
333. delights not me, ⟨no,⟩ nor women neither, though by
334. your smiling you seem to say so.