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Excerpt from Act III, Scene III of Shakespeare's Hamlet Enter King, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern.

Claudius. [Referring to Hamlet] I like him not, nor stands it safe with us
To let his madness range. Therefore prepare you;
I your commission will forthwith dispatch,
And he to England shall along with you. 2280
The terms of our estate may not endure
Hazard so near us as doth hourly grow
Out of his lunacies.
Guildenstern. We will ourselves provide.
Most holy and religious fear it is 2285
To keep those many many bodies safe
That live and feed upon your Majesty.
Rosencrantz. The single and peculiar life is bound
With all the strength and armour of the mind
To keep itself from noyance; but much more 2290
That spirit upon whose weal depends and rests
The lives of many. The cesse of majesty
Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw
What's near it with it. It is a massy wheel,
Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, 2295
To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things
Are mortis'd and adjoin'd; which when it falls,
Each small annexment, petty consequence,
Attends the boist'rous ruin. Never alone
Did the king sigh, but with a general groan.
Claudius. Arm you, I pray you, to this speedy voyage;
For we will fetters put upon this fear,
Which now goes too free-footed.
Rosencrantz. [with Guildenstern] We will haste us.
[Exeunt Gentlemen]
What does Claudius tell Rosencrantz and Guildenstern he plans to do with Hamlet?

A) order Hamlet to crowned King of Denmark
B) order Hamlet to return to school in Wittenburg, Germany
C) send Hamlet to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
D) marry Hamlet off to Ophelia in hopes of calming him down