Speeches (Lines) for Second Clown in "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"

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# Act, Scene, Line Speech text
1 V, 1, 3349
  • I tell thee she is; therefore make her grave straight.
    The crowner hath sate...
  • I tell thee she is; therefore make her grave straight.
    The crowner hath sate on her, and finds it Christian burial.
  • First Clown. Is she to be buried in Christian burial when she wilfully seeks her own salvation?

    Second Clown. I tell thee she is; therefore make her grave straight.
    The crowner hath sate on her, and finds it Christian burial.

2 V, 1, 3353
  • Why, 'tis found so.
  • Why, 'tis found so.
  • First Clown. How can that be, unless she drown'd herself in her own
    defence?

    Second Clown. Why, 'tis found so.

3 V, 1, 3358
  • Nay, but hear you, Goodman Delver!
  • Nay, but hear you, Goodman Delver!
  • First Clown. It must be se offendendo; it cannot be else. For here lies
    the point: if I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act; and an
    act hath three branches-it is to act, to do, and to perform;
    argal, she drown'd herself wittingly.

    Second Clown. Nay, but hear you, Goodman Delver!

4 V, 1, 3364
  • But is this law?
  • But is this law?
  • First Clown. Give me leave. Here lies the water; good. Here stands the
    man; good. If the man go to this water and drown himself, it is,
    will he nill he, he goes- mark you that. But if the water come to
    him and drown him, he drowns not himself. Argal, he that is not
    guilty of his own death shortens not his own life.

    Second Clown. But is this law?

5 V, 1, 3366
  • Will you ha' the truth an't? If this had not been a
    gentlewoman, she should...
  • Will you ha' the truth an't? If this had not been a
    gentlewoman, she should have been buried out o' Christian burial.
  • First Clown. Ay, marry, is't- crowner's quest law.

    Second Clown. Will you ha' the truth an't? If this had not been a
    gentlewoman, she should have been buried out o' Christian burial.

6 V, 1, 3373
  • Was he a gentleman?
  • Was he a gentleman?
  • First Clown. Why, there thou say'st! And the more pity that great folk
    should have count'nance in this world to drown or hang themselves
    more than their even-Christian. Come, my spade! There is no
    ancient gentlemen but gard'ners, ditchers, and grave-makers. They
    hold up Adam's profession.

    Second Clown. Was he a gentleman?

7 V, 1, 3375
  • Why, he had none.
  • Why, he had none.
  • First Clown. 'A was the first that ever bore arms.

    Second Clown. Why, he had none.

8 V, 1, 3380
  • Go to!
  • Go to!
  • First Clown. What, art a heathen? How dost thou understand the Scripture?
    The Scripture says Adam digg'd. Could he dig without arms? I'll
    put another question to thee. If thou answerest me not to the
    purpose, confess thyself-

    Second Clown. Go to!

9 V, 1, 3383
  • The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a thousand
    tenants.
  • The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a thousand
    tenants.
  • First Clown. What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the
    shipwright, or the carpenter?

    Second Clown. The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a thousand
    tenants.

10 V, 1, 3389
  • Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or a
    carpenter?
  • Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or a
    carpenter?
  • First Clown. I like thy wit well, in good faith. The gallows does well.
    But how does it well? It does well to those that do ill. Now,
    thou dost ill to say the gallows is built stronger than the
    church. Argal, the gallows may do well to thee. To't again, come!

    Second Clown. Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or a
    carpenter?

11 V, 1, 3392
  • Marry, now I can tell!
  • Marry, now I can tell!
  • First Clown. Ay, tell me that, and unyoke.

    Second Clown. Marry, now I can tell!

12 V, 1, 3394
  • Mass, I cannot tell.
  • Mass, I cannot tell.
  • First Clown. To't.

    Second Clown. Mass, I cannot tell.

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