Speeches (Lines) for Reynaldo
in "Hamlet"

Total: 13

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

II,1,949

Polonius. Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo.

Reynaldo. I will, my lord.


2

II,1,953

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

Reynaldo. My lord, I did intend it.


3

II,1,964

Polonius. Marry, well said, very well said. Look you, sir,
Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris;
And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,
What company, at what expense; and finding
By this encompassment and drift of question
That they do know my son, come you more nearer
Than your particular demands will touch it.
Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of him;
As thus, 'I know his father and his friends,
And in part him.' Do you mark this, Reynaldo?

Reynaldo. Ay, very well, my lord.


4

II,1,973

Polonius. 'And in part him, but,' you may say, 'not well.
But if't be he I mean, he's very wild
Addicted so and so'; and there put on him
What forgeries you please; marry, none so rank
As may dishonour him- take heed of that;
But, sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips
As are companions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.

Reynaldo. As gaming, my lord.


5

II,1,976

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

Reynaldo. My lord, that would dishonour him.


6

II,1,985

Polonius. Faith, no, as you may season it in the charge.
You must not put another scandal on him,
That he is open to incontinency.
That's not my meaning. But breathe his faults so quaintly
That they may seem the taints of liberty,
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind,
A savageness in unreclaimed blood,
Of general assault.

Reynaldo. But, my good lord-


7

II,1,987

Polonius. Wherefore should you do this?

Reynaldo. Ay, my lord,
I would know that.


8

II,1,1001

Polonius. Marry, sir, here's my drift,
And I believe it is a fetch of warrant.
You laying these slight sullies on my son
As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i' th' working,
Mark you,
Your party in converse, him you would sound,
Having ever seen in the prenominate crimes
The youth you breathe of guilty, be assur'd
He closes with you in this consequence:
'Good sir,' or so, or 'friend,' or 'gentleman'-
According to the phrase or the addition
Of man and country-

Reynaldo. Very good, my lord.


9

II,1,1004

Polonius. 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?

Reynaldo. At 'closes in the consequence,' at 'friend or so,' and
gentleman.'


10

II,1,1021

Polonius. At 'closes in the consequence'- Ay, marry!
He closes thus: 'I know the gentleman.
I saw him yesterday, or t'other day,
Or then, or then, with such or such; and, as you say,
There was 'a gaming; there o'ertook in's rouse;
There falling out at tennis'; or perchance,
'I saw him enter such a house of sale,'
Videlicet, a brothel, or so forth.
See you now-
Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth;
And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,
With windlasses and with assays of bias,
By indirections find directions out.
So, by my former lecture and advice,
Shall you my son. You have me, have you not?

Reynaldo. My lord, I have.


11

II,1,1023

Polonius. God b' wi' ye, fare ye well!

Reynaldo. Good my lord! [Going.]


12

II,1,1025

Polonius. Observe his inclination in yourself.

Reynaldo. I shall, my lord.


13

II,1,1027

Polonius. And let him ply his music.

Reynaldo. Well, my lord.


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