OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and
And can you by no drift of conference
Get from him why he puts on this confusion,
Grating so harshly all his days of quiet
With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?
5He does confess he feels himself distracted.
But from what cause he will by no means speak.
Nor do we find him forward to be sounded.
But with a crafty madness keeps aloof
When we would bring him on to some confession
10Of his true state.
Did he receive you well?
Most like a gentleman.
But with much forcing of his disposition.
Niggard of question, but of our demands
Most free in his reply.
Did you assay him?
15To any pastime?
Madam, it so fell out, that certain players
We o'erraught on the way. Of these we told him,
And there did seem in him a kind of joy