Speeches (Lines) for Norwegian Captain
in "Hamlet"

Total: 7

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

IV,4,2792

Fortinbras. Go, Captain, from me greet the Danish king.
Tell him that by his license Fortinbras
Craves the conveyance of a promis'd march
Over his kingdom. You know the rendezvous.
If that his Majesty would aught with us,
We shall express our duty in his eye;
And let him know so.

Norwegian Captain. I will do't, my lord.


2

IV,4,2797

Hamlet. Good sir, whose powers are these?

Norwegian Captain. They are of Norway, sir.


3

IV,4,2799

Hamlet. How purpos'd, sir, I pray you?

Norwegian Captain. Against some part of Poland.


4

IV,4,2801

Hamlet. Who commands them, sir?

Norwegian Captain. The nephew to old Norway, Fortinbras.


5

IV,4,2804

Hamlet. Goes it against the main of Poland, sir,
Or for some frontier?

Norwegian Captain. Truly to speak, and with no addition,
We go to gain a little patch of ground
That hath in it no profit but the name.
To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it;
Nor will it yield to Norway or the Pole
A ranker rate, should it be sold in fee.


6

IV,4,2811

Hamlet. Why, then the Polack never will defend it.

Norwegian Captain. Yes, it is already garrison'd.


7

IV,4,2817

Hamlet. Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats
Will not debate the question of this straw.
This is th' imposthume of much wealth and peace,
That inward breaks, and shows no cause without
Why the man dies.- I humbly thank you, sir.

Norwegian Captain. God b' wi' you, sir. [Exit.]


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