Speeches (Lines) for Polonius
in "Hamlet"

Total: 86

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,2,260

He hath, my lord, wrung from me my slow leave
By laboursome petition, and at last...

2

I,3,541

Yet here, Laertes? Aboard, aboard, for shame!
The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,...

3

I,3,569

The time invites you. Go, your servants tend.

4

I,3,575

What is't, Ophelia, he hath said to you?

5

I,3,577

Marry, well bethought!
'Tis told me he hath very oft of late...

6

I,3,588

Affection? Pooh! You speak like a green girl,
Unsifted in such perilous circumstance....

7

I,3,592

Marry, I will teach you! Think yourself a baby
That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay,...

8

I,3,599

Ay, fashion you may call it. Go to, go to!

9

I,3,602

Ay, springes to catch woodcocks! I do know,
When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul...

10

II,1,948

Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo.

11

II,1,950

You shall do marvell's wisely, good Reynaldo,
Before You visit him, to make inquire...

12

II,1,954

Marry, well said, very well said. Look you, sir,
Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris;...

13

II,1,965

'And in part him, but,' you may say, 'not well.
But if't be he I mean, he's very wild...

14

II,1,974

Ay, or drinking, fencing, swearing, quarrelling,
Drabbing. You may go so far.

15

II,1,977

Faith, no, as you may season it in the charge.
You must not put another scandal on him,...

16

II,1,986

Wherefore should you do this?

17

II,1,989

Marry, sir, here's my drift,
And I believe it is a fetch of warrant....

18

II,1,1002

And then, sir, does 'a this- 'a does- What was I about to say?
By the mass, I was about to say something! Where did I leave?

19

II,1,1006

At 'closes in the consequence'- Ay, marry!
He closes thus: 'I know the gentleman....

20

II,1,1022

God b' wi' ye, fare ye well!

21

II,1,1024

Observe his inclination in yourself.

22

II,1,1026

And let him ply his music.

23

II,1,1028

Farewell!
[Exit Reynaldo.]...

24

II,1,1033

With what, i' th' name of God?

25

II,1,1042

Mad for thy love?

26

II,1,1045

What said he?

27

II,1,1060

Come, go with me. I will go seek the King.
This is the very ecstasy of love,...

28

II,1,1070

That hath made him mad.
I am sorry that with better heed and judgment...

29

II,2,1128

Th' ambassadors from Norway, my good lord,
Are joyfully return'd.

30

II,2,1131

Have I, my lord? Assure you, my good liege,
I hold my duty as I hold my soul,...

31

II,2,1139

Give first admittance to th' ambassadors.
My news shall be the fruit to that great feast.

32

II,2,1179

This business is well ended.
My liege, and madam, to expostulate...

33

II,2,1191

Madam, I swear I use no art at all.
That he is mad, 'tis true: 'tis true 'tis pity;...

34

II,2,1211

Good madam, stay awhile. I will be faithful. [Reads.]
'Doubt thou the stars are fire;...

35

II,2,1227

What do you think of me?

36

II,2,1229

I would fain prove so. But what might you think,
When I had seen this hot love on the wing...

37

II,2,1252

Hath there been such a time- I would fain know that-
That I have Positively said 'Tis so,'...

38

II,2,1256

[points to his head and shoulder] Take this from this, if this be otherwise.
If circumstances lead me, I will find...

39

II,2,1261

You know sometimes he walks for hours together
Here in the lobby.

40

II,2,1264

At such a time I'll loose my daughter to him.
Be you and I behind an arras then....

41

II,2,1273

Away, I do beseech you, both away
I'll board him presently. O, give me leave....

42

II,2,1278

Do you know me, my lord?

43

II,2,1280

Not I, my lord.

44

II,2,1282

Honest, my lord?

45

II,2,1285

That's very true, my lord.

46

II,2,1288

I have, my lord.

47

II,2,1291

[aside] How say you by that? Still harping on my daughter. Yet
he knew me not at first. He said I was a fishmonger. He is far...

48

II,2,1297

What is the matter, my lord?

49

II,2,1299

I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.

50

II,2,1307

[aside] Though this be madness, yet there is a method in't.-
Will You walk out of the air, my lord?

51

II,2,1310

Indeed, that is out o' th' air. [Aside] How pregnant sometimes
his replies are! a happiness that often madness hits on, which...

52

II,2,1320

Fare you well, my lord.

53

II,2,1322

You go to seek the Lord Hamlet. There he is.

54

II,2,1463

Well be with you, gentlemen!

55

II,2,1471

My lord, I have news to tell you.

56

II,2,1473

The actors are come hither, my lord.

57

II,2,1475

Upon my honour-

58

II,2,1477

The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy,
history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral,...

59

II,2,1484

What treasure had he, my lord?

60

II,2,1488

[aside] Still on my daughter.

61

II,2,1490

If you call me Jephthah, my lord, I have a daughter that I
love passing well.

62

II,2,1493

What follows then, my lord?

63

II,2,1541

Fore God, my lord, well spoken, with good accent and good discretion.

64

II,2,1572

This is too long.

65

II,2,1578

That's good! 'Mobled queen' is good.

66

II,2,1593

Look, whe'r he has not turn'd his colour, and has tears in's
eyes. Prithee no more!

67

II,2,1600

My lord, I will use them according to their desert.

68

II,2,1605

Come, sirs.

69

III,1,1706

'Tis most true;
And he beseech'd me to entreat your Majesties...

70

III,1,1733

Ophelia, walk you here.- Gracious, so please you,
We will bestow ourselves.- [To Ophelia] Read on this book,...

71

III,1,1746

I hear him coming. Let's withdraw, my lord.

72

III,1,1868

It shall do well. But yet do I believe
The origin and commencement of his grief...

73

III,2,1924

And the Queen too, and that presently.

74

III,2,1982

That did I, my lord, and was accounted a good actor.

75

III,2,1984

I did enact Julius Caesar; I was kill'd i' th' Capitol; Brutus
kill'd me.

76

III,2,1991

[to the King] O, ho! do you mark that?

77

III,2,2155

Give o'er the play.

78

III,2,2252

My lord, the Queen would speak with you, and presently.

79

III,2,2254

By th' mass, and 'tis like a camel indeed.

80

III,2,2256

It is back'd like a weasel.

81

III,2,2258

Very like a whale.

82

III,2,2261

I will say so. Exit.

83

III,3,2307

My lord, he's going to his mother's closet.
Behind the arras I'll convey myself...

84

III,4,2383

He will come straight. Look you lay home to him.
Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with,...

85

III,4,2409

[behind] What, ho! help, help, help!

86

III,4,2412

[behind] O, I am slain!

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