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The Mood Sentences of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and A

Midsummer Night's Dream, are arranged according to Act and Scene under their several heads. The paging refers to

Knight's small edition. The Mood Sentences of, Wordsworth are given as they occur in

Moxon's 8vo. edition. The Mood Sentences of Tennyson are given as they occur in

Moxon's edition of 1864.



Conditional Sentences.

No. 1.
Sc. 5. Duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed

That rots itself at ease on Lethe wharf,
Wouldst thou not stir in this. p. 252.
We could an if we would-
Or if we list to speak *. p. 257.

No. 2 a.
SC. I.

Which had return'd
To the inheritance of Fortinbras,
Had he been vanquisher. p. 232.

No. 3.
That if again this apparition come,
He may approve our eyes, and speak to it t. p. 230.
I'll cross it, though it blast me. p. 234.
If there be any good thing to be done,
That may to thee do ease, and grace to me,

Speak to me. p. 234. * Second Clause suppressed. † Second Clause of Dependent Sentence also.

SC. I.

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Sc. 2. Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death

The memory be green,
Yet so far hath discretion fought. p. 235.

If it be (common),
Why seems it so particular with thee. p. 237.
If it assume my noble father's person,
I'll speak to it, though hell itself should gape.

Foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes. p. 243.
SC. 3. The chariest maid is prodigal enough,

If she unmask her beauty to the moon. p. 245.
Then weigh what loss your



If with too credent ear you list his songs.
If it be so, .: I must tell you, &c. p. 247.
Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damnd,
Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from hell,
Be thy intents wicked, or charitable,
Thou com’st in such a questionable shape,

That I will speak to thee. p. 249.
Sc. 5. But virtue, as it never will be moved,

Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven. p. 253.
There be, an if there might. p. 257.



SC. 4.

Sc. I.

Condition implied.
Before my God, I might not this believe,
Without the sensible and true avouch
Of mine own eyes. p. 231.

But that I am forbid ....
I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul *. p. 251.

SC. 5.

SC. I.

First Clause wanting.
It would be spoke to. p. 231.

What would st thou beg, Laertes,
That shall not be my offer, not thy asking? p. 236.

SC. 2.

* First Clause suppressed. (If it were said).

What would'st thou have, Laertes ? p. 237.
They are actions that a man might play. p. 238.

A beast, that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourn'd longer.
I would not have your enemy say so. p. 240.
It would have much amaz'd you. p. 243.
I would not .... from this time forth,

Have you, &c. p. 248.
Sc. 4. Why, what should be the fear? p. 250.

Would heart of man once think it ? p. 255.

SC. 3.

SC. 5.

Sc. 2.

Second Clause wanting.
As 'twere with a defeated joy. p. 235.

She would hang on him,
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on. p. 239.
It lifted up its head, and did address
Itself to motion, like as it would speak. p. 242.
It beckons you to go away with it,
As if it some impartment did desire
To you alone. p. 250.
What, if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,

SC. 4•

SC. 1.

Sc. 2.

And there assume some other horrible form,
Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason*? p. 250.

Dependent Sentences.
I think it be no other. p. 233.

Time be thine,
And thy best graces spend it at thy will. p. 237.
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt.
That it should come to this!

So loving to my mother,
That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly. p. 239.

* First Clause wanting.

SC. 3.

Would the night were come! p. 243.

Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in,
Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. p. 246.
Haste me to know it; that 1....
May sweep to my revenge. P. 252.
Never, so help you mercy. P. 256.

SC. 5.

SC. 2.

Time Sentences.
Season your admiration .
till I may deliver

this marvel to you. p. 241.
Relatiye Sentences,
What might be toward, that this sweaty haste
Doth make the night joint-labourer with the day;

Who is't that can inform me? p. 232.
Sc. 5. How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself. p. 257.

SC. 1.


SC. 2.

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P. 268,

SC. 2.

Conditional Sentences.

No. 1. You yourself, sir, should be as old as I am, if, like a crab, you could


backward. I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king

of infinite space; were it not that I have bad dreams. p. 270.

No. 2 a.

What might you think, ...
If I had play'd the desk or table book ? p. 266.
Who this had seen, with tongue in venom steep'd,
'Gainst Fortune's state would treason have pronounced.

p. 277.
No. 2 b.
If the gods themselves did see her then, .
The instant burst of clamour that she made,
Would have made milch the burning eyes of heaven.

p. 277.

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