Speeches (Lines) for Claudius
in "Hamlet"

Total: 102

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,2,201

Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death
The memory be green, and that it us befitted...

2

I,2,241

We doubt it nothing. Heartily farewell.
[Exeunt Voltemand and Cornelius.]...

3

I,2,259

Have you your father's leave? What says Polonius?

4

I,2,264

Take thy fair hour, Laertes. Time be thine,
And thy best graces spend it at thy will!...

5

I,2,268

How is it that the clouds still hang on you?

6

I,2,290

'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,
To give these mourning duties to your father;...

7

I,2,324

Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply.
Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come....

8

II,2,1084

Welcome, dear Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Moreover that we much did long to see you,...

9

II,2,1118

Thanks, Rosencrantz and gentle Guildenstern.

10

II,2,1130

Thou still hast been the father of good news.

11

II,2,1138

O, speak of that! That do I long to hear.

12

II,2,1141

Thyself do grace to them, and bring them in.
[Exit Polonius.]...

13

II,2,1147

Well, we shall sift him.
[Enter Polonius, Voltemand, and Cornelius.]...

14

II,2,1173

It likes us well;
And at our more consider'd time we'll read,...

15

II,2,1225

But how hath she
Receiv'd his love?

16

II,2,1228

As of a man faithful and honourable.

17

II,2,1250

Do you think 'tis this?

18

II,2,1255

Not that I know.

19

II,2,1260

How may we try it further?

20

II,2,1270

We will try it.

21

III,1,1683

And can you by no drift of circumstance
Get from him why he puts on this confusion,...

22

III,1,1709

With all my heart, and it doth much content me
To hear him so inclin'd....

23

III,1,1715

Sweet Gertrude, leave us too;
For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither,...

24

III,1,1740

[aside] O, 'tis too true!
How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience!...

25

III,1,1854

Love? his affections do not that way tend;
Nor what he spake, though it lack'd form a little,...

26

III,1,1880

It shall be so.
Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. Exeunt.

27

III,2,1975

How fares our cousin Hamlet?

28

III,2,1978

I have nothing with this answer, Hamlet. These words are not
mine.

29

III,2,2127

Have you heard the argument? Is there no offence in't?

30

III,2,2130

What do you call the play?

31

III,2,2156

Give me some light! Away!

32

III,3,2277

I like him not, nor stands it safe with us
To let his madness range. Therefore prepare you;...

33

III,3,2301

Arm you, I pray you, to this speedy voyage;
For we will fetters put upon this fear,...

34

III,3,2316

Thanks, dear my lord.
[Exit [Polonius].]...

35

III,3,2380

[rises] My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Exit.

36

IV,1,2626

There's matter in these sighs. These profound heaves
You must translate; 'tis fit we understand them....

37

IV,1,2632

What, Gertrude? How does Hamlet?

38

IV,1,2639

O heavy deed!
It had been so with us, had we been there....

39

IV,1,2655

O Gertrude, come away!
The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch...

40

IV,3,2708

I have sent to seek him and to find the body.
How dangerous is it that this man goes loose!...

41

IV,3,2723

But where is he?

42

IV,3,2725

Bring him before us.

43

IV,3,2728

Now, Hamlet, where's Polonius?

44

IV,3,2730

At supper? Where?

45

IV,3,2737

Alas, alas!

46

IV,3,2740

What dost thou mean by this?

47

IV,3,2743

Where is Polonius?

48

IV,3,2748

Go seek him there. [To Attendants.]

49

IV,3,2751

Hamlet, this deed, for thine especial safety,-
Which we do tender as we dearly grieve...

50

IV,3,2759

Ay, Hamlet.

51

IV,3,2761

So is it, if thou knew'st our purposes.

52

IV,3,2764

Thy loving father, Hamlet.

53

IV,3,2768

Follow him at foot; tempt him with speed aboard.
Delay it not; I'll have him hence to-night....

54

IV,5,2903

How do you, pretty lady?

55

IV,5,2907

Conceit upon her father.

56

IV,5,2918

Pretty Ophelia!

57

IV,5,2929

How long hath she been thus?

58

IV,5,2935

Follow her close; give her good watch, I pray you.
[Exit Horatio.]...

59

IV,5,2959

Where are my Switzers? Let them guard the door.
[Enter a Messenger.]...

60

IV,5,2976

The doors are broke.

61

IV,5,2990

What is the cause, Laertes,
That thy rebellion looks so giantlike?...

62

IV,5,2999

Dead.

63

IV,5,3001

Let him demand his fill.

64

IV,5,3009

Who shall stay you?

65

IV,5,3013

Good Laertes,
If you desire to know the certainty...

66

IV,5,3019

Will you know them then?

67

IV,5,3023

Why, now You speak
Like a good child and a true gentleman....

68

IV,5,3078

Laertes, I must commune with your grief,
Or you deny me right. Go but apart,...

69

IV,5,3095

So you shall;
And where th' offence is let the great axe fall....

70

IV,7,3131

Now must your conscience my acquittance seal,
And You must put me in your heart for friend,...

71

IV,7,3141

O, for two special reasons,
Which may to you, perhaps, seem much unsinew'd,...

72

IV,7,3162

Break not your sleeps for that. You must not think
That we are made of stuff so flat and dull...

73

IV,7,3172

From Hamlet? Who brought them?

74

IV,7,3176

Laertes, you shall hear them.
Leave us....

75

IV,7,3186

'Tis Hamlet's character. 'Naked!'
And in a postscript here, he says 'alone.'...

76

IV,7,3193

If it be so, Laertes
(As how should it be so? how otherwise?),...

77

IV,7,3198

To thine own peace. If he be now return'd
As checking at his voyage, and that he means...

78

IV,7,3209

It falls right.
You have been talk'd of since your travel much,...

79

IV,7,3217

A very riband in the cap of youth-
Yet needfull too; for youth no less becomes...

80

IV,7,3232

A Norman.

81

IV,7,3234

The very same.

82

IV,7,3237

He made confession of you;
And gave you such a masterly report...

83

IV,7,3250

Laertes, was your father dear to you?
Or are you like the painting of a sorrow,...

84

IV,7,3254

Not that I think you did not love your father;
But that I know love is begun by time,...

85

IV,7,3272

No place indeed should murther sanctuarize;
Revenge should have no bounds. But, good Laertes,...

86

IV,7,3295

Let's further think of this,
Weigh what convenience both of time and means...

87

IV,7,3342

Let's follow, Gertrude.
How much I had to do to calm his rage I...

88

V,1,3605

Pluck them asunder.

89

V,1,3616

O, he is mad, Laertes.

90

V,1,3640

I pray thee, good Horatio, wait upon him.
[Exit Horatio.]...

91

V,2,3861

Come, Hamlet, come, and take this hand from me.

92

V,2,3900

Give them the foils, young Osric. Cousin Hamlet,
You know the wager?

93

V,2,3904

I do not fear it, I have seen you both;
But since he is better'd, we have therefore odds.

94

V,2,3910

Set me the stoups of wine upon that table.
If Hamlet give the first or second hit,...

95

V,2,3930

Stay, give me drink. Hamlet, this pearl is thine;
Here's to thy health....

96

V,2,3937

Our son shall win.

97

V,2,3942

Gertrude, do not drink.

98

V,2,3944

[aside] It is the poison'd cup; it is too late.

99

V,2,3948

I do not think't.

100

V,2,3957

Part them! They are incens'd.

101

V,2,3964

She sounds to see them bleed.

102

V,2,3981

O, yet defend me, friends! I am but hurt.

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