Template:RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet

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c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):


This template may be used in Wiktionary entries to format quotations from the version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet published in the First Folio (1623). The template creates a link to an online version of the work at Google Books.


The template takes the following parameters:

  • |1= or |act= – the act number of the play quoted from in uppercase Roman numerals.
  • |2= or |scene= – the scene number of the play quoted from in lowercase Roman numerals. As the act and scene numbers in the original play may differ from those in modern editions, look up the act and scene numbers from a modern edition of the play.
  • |3= or |page=, or |pages=mandatory in some cases: the page number(s) of the work. Note that the page numbering of the work is erratic: the first five pages are numbered 152–156, and the remaining pages are numbered 257–281 except for the last page which is misnumbered 280. Specify the page numbers as indicated in the work, except the last page which should be specified as |page=282.
If using |pages= to quote a range of pages, note the following:
  • Separate the first and last pages of the range with an en dash, like this: |pages=152–153.
  • You must also use |pageref= to specify the page number that the template should link to (usually the page on which the Wiktionary entry appears).
If this parameter is omitted, the template will not link to the online version of the work.
  • |4= or |column=, or |columns= – the column number(s) to be quoted from in Arabic numerals, either |column=1 or |column=2. When referring to a passage that spans both columns, use an en dash like this: |columns=1–2.
  • |line= or |lines= – the line number(s) to be quoted, from a modern edition of the play.
  • |5= or |passage= – the passage to be quoted.


  • Wikitext:
    • {{RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet|act=III|scene=i|page=265|column=2|lines=88–89|passage=The faire ''Ophelia''! Nymph, in thy '''Orizons''' / Be all my ſinnes remembred.}}; or
    • {{RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet|III|i|265|2|lines=88–89|The faire ''Ophelia''! Nymph, in thy '''Orizons''' / Be all my ſinnes remembred.}}
  • Result:

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