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Re: A quotation

Posted by Bob on June 05, 2001

In Reply to: A quotation posted by c.dias on June 05, 2001

: I don't know the exact words but the meaning of the quotation is: There are more mysteries between heaven and earth than can suppose our vain philosophy. I think it's from Shakespeare, but I'm not sure. I'd like to know the exact qutation's words. Thanks
Hamlet I,v.

Horatio: O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!
Hamlet: And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come;
Here, as before, never, so help you mercy,
How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself,
As I perchance hereafter shall think meet
To put an antic disposition on,
That you, at such times seeing me, never shall,
With arms encumber'd thus, or this headshake,
Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,
As 'Well, well, we know,' or 'We could, an if we would,'
Or 'If we list to speak,' or 'There be, an if they might,'
Or such ambiguous giving out, to note
That you know aught of me: this not to do,
So grace and mercy at your most need help you, Swear.