What are some quotes that prove that Horatio is loyal in Hamlet?

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When Hamlet is abroad, it is his friend Horatio to whom he writes when he needs assistance, and Horatio comes through for Hamlet because he is so loyal to the prince. Horatio could go to King Claudius to tell him that Hamlet has returned to Denmark after the king tried to send him away to his death—and Horatio would likely receive some reward or honor for this—but he would never turn on his friend in such a way. After Horatio reads the letter he receives from Hamlet, he immediately takes the actions that Hamlet wants him to. He tells the sailor who delivers the letter,

Come, I will give you way for these your letters,
And do 't the speedier, that you may direct me
To him from whom you brought them (4.6.31–33).

The haste with which he moves to assist his friend demonstrates Horatio's loyalty to Hamlet.

Later, when Osric arrives to challenge Hamlet to a fight with Laertes , Horatio risks displeasing Hamlet in order to protect him. Laertes is well known for his fencing skill, and in his concern for...

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