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Enter Polonius, and Reynoldo.Enter Polonius, with his man Reynaldo Ham II.i.1
Polon. POLONIUS 
Giue him his money, and these notes Reynoldo.Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo. Ham II.i.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
I will my Lord.I will, my lord. Ham II.i.2
Polon. POLONIUS 
You shall doe maruels wisely: good Reynoldo,You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo,marvellous (adv.)
old form: maruels
very, extremely, exceedingly
Ham II.i.3
Before you visite him you make inquiryBefore you visit him, to make inquire Ham II.i.4
Of his behauiour.Of his behaviour. Ham II.i.5.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
My Lord, I did intend it.My lord, I did intend it. Ham II.i.5.2
Polon. POLONIUS 
Marry, well said; / Very well said. Looke you Sir,Marry, well said. Very well said. Look you, sir,marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryHam II.i.6
Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris;Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris,Dansker (n.)DaneHam II.i.7
And how, and who; what meanes; and where they keepe:And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,keep (v.)
old form: keepe
lodge, live, dwell
Ham II.i.8
What company, at what expence: and findingWhat company, at what expense; and finding Ham II.i.9
By this encompassement and drift of question,By this encompassment and drift of questionencompassment (n.)
old form: encompassement
talking around [a subject], roundabout means
Ham II.i.10
That they doe know my sonne: Come you more neererThat they do know my son, come you more nearer Ham II.i.11
Then your particular demands will touch it,Than your particular demands will touch it.demand (n.)question, enquiry, requestHam II.i.12
touch (v.)achieve, accomplish, attain
particular (adj.)detailed, specific, precise
Take you as 'twere some distant knowledge of him,Take you as 'twere some distant knowledge of him,take (v.)assume, pretend, feignHam II.i.13
And thus I know his father and his friends,As thus, ‘ I know his father and his friends, Ham II.i.14
And in part him. Doe you marke this Reynoldo?And in part him ’ – do you mark this, Reynaldo?mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Ham II.i.15
Reynol. REYNALDO 
I, very well my Lord.Ay, very well, my lord. Ham II.i.16
Polon. POLONIUS 
And in part him, but you may say not well;‘ And in part him, but,’ you may say, ‘ not well; Ham II.i.17
But if't be hee I meane, hees very wilde;But if't be he I mean, he's very wild, Ham II.i.18
Addicted so and so; and there put on himAddicted so and so.’ And there put on himput upon / on (v.)ascribe to, impute to, attribute toHam II.i.19
What forgeries you please: marry, none so ranke,What forgeries you please – marry, none so rankrank (adj.)
old form: ranke
gross, outlandish, coarse
Ham II.i.20
forgery (n.)fictitious account, invention, fabrication
As may dishonour him; take heed of that:As may dishonour him – take heed of that –  Ham II.i.21
But Sir, such wanton, wild, and vsuall slips,But, sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slipswanton (adj.)unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolledHam II.i.22
As are Companions noted and most knowneAs are companions noted and most known Ham II.i.23
To youth and liberty.To youth and liberty. Ham II.i.24.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
As gaming my Lord.As gaming, my lord. Ham II.i.24.2
Polon. POLONIUS 
I, or drinking, fencing, swearing, / Quarelling,Ay, or drinking, fencing, swearing, quarrelling, Ham II.i.25
drabbiug. You may goe so farre.Drabbing. You may go so far.drabbing (n.)whoring, associating with harlotsHam II.i.26
Reynol. REYNALDO 
My Lord that would dishonour him.My lord, that would dishonour him. Ham II.i.27
Polon. POLONIUS 
Faith no, as you may season it in the charge;Faith, no, as you may season it in the charge.charge (n.)accusation, censure, blameHam II.i.28
season (v.)modify, soften, alleviate
You must not put another scandall on him,You must not put another scandal on him,scandal (n.)
old form: scandall
disgraceful reputation, scandalous imputation
Ham II.i.29
That hee is open to Incontinencie;That he is open to incontinency.incontinency (n.)
old form: Incontinencie
lack of sexual restraint, sexual indulgence, infidelity
Ham II.i.30
That's not my meaning: but breath his faults so quaintly,That's not my meaning. But breathe his faults so quaintlybreathe (v.)
old form: breath
speak, utter, talk
Ham II.i.31
quaintly (adv.)subtly, skilfully, ingeniously
That they may seeme the taints of liberty;That they may seem the taints of liberty,taint (n.)fault, blemish, flawHam II.i.32
The flash and out-breake of a fiery minde,The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind, Ham II.i.33
A sauagenes in vnreclaim'd bloudA savageness in unreclaimed blood,unreclaimed (adj.)
old form: vnreclaim'd
unreformed, uncorrected, untamed
Ham II.i.34
of generall assault.Of general assault.assault (n.)attack, temptation, snareHam II.i.35.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
But my good Lord.But, my good lord –  Ham II.i.35.2
Polon. POLONIUS 
Wherefore should you doe this?Wherefore should you do this? Ham II.i.36.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
I my Lord,Ay, my lord, Ham II.i.36.2
I would know that.I would know that. Ham II.i.37.1
Polon. POLONIUS 
Marry Sir, heere's my drift,Marry, sir, here's my drift, Ham II.i.37.2
And I belieue it is a fetch of warrant:And I believe it is a fetch of warrant.warrant, ofallowed, warranted, justifiableHam II.i.38
fetch (n.)dodge, stratagem, contrivance
You laying these slight sulleyes on my Sonne,You laying these slight sullies on my son,sully (n.)
old form: sulleyes
blemish, stain, flaw
Ham II.i.39
As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i'th' working:As 'twere a thing a little soiled i'th' working,working, in thebeing used, being worked upon [by the world]Ham II.i.40
soil (n.)
old form: soil'd
blemish, stain, tarnish
Marke youMark you,mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Ham II.i.41
your party in conuerse; him you would sound,Your party in converse, him you would sound,converse (n.)
old form: conuerse
conversation, discourse, interaction
Ham II.i.42
sound (v.)sound out, question, examine
Hauing euer seene. In the prenominate crimes,Having ever seen in the prenominate crimescrime (n.)sin, offence, wrong-doingHam II.i.43
prenominate (adj.)aforesaid, previously mentioned
The youth you breath of guilty, be assur'dThe youth you breathe of guilty, be assuredbreathe (v.)
old form: breath
speak, utter, talk
Ham II.i.44
He closes with you in this consequence:He closes with you in this consequence:close (v.)agree, come to terms, compromiseHam II.i.45
consequence, in thisin the following way
Good sir, or so, or friend, or Gentleman.‘ Good sir,’ or so, or ‘ friend,’ or ‘ gentleman ’ –  Ham II.i.46
According to the Phrase and the Addition,According to the phrase or the additionaddition (n.)polite form of address, style of addressHam II.i.47
Of man and Country.Of man and country –  Ham II.i.48.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
Very good my Lord.Very good, my lord. Ham II.i.48.2
Polon. POLONIUS 
And then Sir does he this? / He does: whatAnd then, sir, does 'a this – 'a does – What Ham II.i.49
was I about to say? I was about to say was I about to say? By the mass, I was about to say Ham II.i.50
somthing: where did I leaue?something! Where did I leave? Ham II.i.51
Reynol. REYNALDO 
At closes in the consequence: / At friend,At ‘ closes in the consequence ’, at ‘ friend,’ Ham II.i.52
or so, and Gentleman.‘ or so,’ and ‘ gentleman.’ Ham II.i.53
Polon. POLONIUS 
At closes in the consequence, I marry,At ‘ closes in the consequence ’ – Ay, marry! Ham II.i.54
He closes with you thus. I know the Gentleman,He closes thus: ‘ I know the gentleman. Ham II.i.55
I saw him yesterday, or tother day;I saw him yesterday, or th' other day, Ham II.i.56
Or then or then, with such and such; and as you say,Or then, or then, with such or such, and, as you say, Ham II.i.57
There was he gaming, there o'retooke in's Rouse,There was 'a gaming; there o'ertook in's rouse;overtake (v.)
old form: o'retooke
drunkenly overcome, overpowered by drink
Ham II.i.58
rouse (n.)full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
There falling out at Tennis; or perchance,There falling out at tennis;’ or perchanceperchance (adv.)perhaps, maybeHam II.i.59
I saw him enter such a house of saile;‘ I saw him enter such a house of sale,’ Ham II.i.60
Videlicet, a Brothell, or so forth.Videlicet, a brothel, or so forth. Ham II.i.61
See you now;See you now –  Ham II.i.62
Your bait of falshood, takes this Cape of truth;Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth, Ham II.i.63
And thus doe we of wisedome and of reachAnd thus do we of wisdom and of reach,reach (n.)capacity of mind, penetrationHam II.i.64
With windlesses, and with assaies of Bias,With windlasses and with assays of bias,windlass (n.)
old form: windlesses
circuit made to intercept game while hunting; roundabout way
Ham II.i.65
assay (n.)
old form: assaies
attack, attempt, trial
bias (n.)indirectness, obliqueness
By indirections finde directions out:By indirections find directions out.direction (n.)way of proceeding, course of actionHam II.i.66
indirection (n.)roundabout means, indirect approach
So by my former Lecture and aduiceSo, by my former lecture and advice,lecture (n.)lesson, instructive exampleHam II.i.67
Shall you my Sonne; you haue me, haue you not?Shall you my son. You have me, have you not?have (v.)
old form: haue
understand, grasp, comprehend
Ham II.i.68
Reynol. REYNALDO 
My Lord I haue.My lord, I have. Ham II.i.69.1
Polon. POLONIUS 
God buy you; fare you well.God bye ye, fare ye well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]Ham II.i.69.2
Reynol. REYNALDO 
Good my Lord.Good my lord. Ham II.i.70
Polon. POLONIUS 
Obserue his inclination in your selfe.Observe his inclination in yourself. Ham II.i.71
Reynol. REYNALDO 
I shall my Lord.I shall, my lord. Ham II.i.72
Polon. POLONIUS 
And let him plye his Musicke.And let him ply his music.ply one's music
old form: plye Musicke.
go one's own way
Ham II.i.73.1
Reynol. REYNALDO 
Well, my Lord. Well, my lord. Ham II.i.73.2
Polon. POLONIUS 
Farewell:Farewell. Ham II.i.74.1
Exit.Exit Reynaldo Ham II.i.74.1
Enter Ophelia.Enter Ophelia Ham II.i.74.2
How now Ophelia, what's the matter?How now, Ophelia, what's the matter? Ham II.i.74.2
Ophe. OPHELIA 
Alas my Lord, I haue beene so affrighted.O my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted!affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scareHam II.i.75
Polon. POLONIUS 
With what, in the name of Heauen?With what, i'th' name of God? Ham II.i.76
Ophe. OPHELIA 
My Lord, as I was sowing in my Chamber,My lord, as I was sewing in my closet,closet (n.)private chamber, study, own roomHam II.i.77
Lord Hamlet with his doublet all vnbrac'd,Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirtHam II.i.78
unbraced (adj.)
old form: vnbrac'd
unfastened, not laced up, loose
No hat vpon his head, his stockings foul'd,No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled,fouled (adj.)
old form: foul'd
filthy, dirtied
Ham II.i.79
Vngartred, and downe giued to his Anckle,Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle,down-gyved (adj.)
old form: downe giued
hanging down like fetters [gyves]
Ham II.i.80
Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other,Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other, Ham II.i.81
And with a looke so pitious in purport,And with a look so piteous in purportpurport (n.)meaning, expression, effectHam II.i.82
As if he had been loosed out of hell,As if he had been loosed out of hell Ham II.i.83
To speake of horrors: he comes before me.To speak of horrors – he comes before me. Ham II.i.84
Polon. POLONIUS 
Mad for thy Loue?Mad for thy love? Ham II.i.85.1
Ophe. OPHELIA 
My Lord, I doe not know:My lord, I do not know, Ham II.i.85.2
but truly I do feare it.But truly I do fear it. Ham II.i.86.1
Polon. POLONIUS 
What said he?What said he? Ham II.i.86.2
Ophe. OPHELIA 
He tooke me by the wrist, and held me hard;He took me by the wrist and held me hard. Ham II.i.87
Then goes he to the length of all his arme;Then goes he to the length of all his arm, Ham II.i.88
And with his other hand thus o're his brow,And with his other hand thus o'er his browbrow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Ham II.i.89
He fals to such perusall of my face,He falls to such perusal of my faceperusal (n.)
old form: perusall
inspection, scrutiny, examination
Ham II.i.90
As he would draw it. Long staid he so,As 'a would draw it. Long stayed he so. Ham II.i.91
At last, a little shaking of mine Arme:At last, a little shaking of mine arm Ham II.i.92
And thrice his head thus wauing vp and downe;And thrice his head thus waving up and down, Ham II.i.93
He rais'd a sigh, so pittious and profound,He raised a sigh so piteous and profound Ham II.i.94
That it did seeme to shatter all his bulke,As it did seem to shatter all his bulkbulk (n.)
old form: bulke
body, trunk, frame
Ham II.i.95
And end his being. That done, he lets me goe,And end his being. That done, he lets me go;being (n.)physical existence, lifeHam II.i.96
And with his head ouer his shoulders turn'd,And, with his head over his shoulder turned, Ham II.i.97
He seem'd to finde his way without his eyes,He seemed to find his way without his eyes; Ham II.i.98
For out adores he went without their helpe;For out o' doors he went without their helps Ham II.i.99
And to the last, bended their light on me.And to the last bended their light on me. Ham II.i.100
Polon. POLONIUS 
Goe with me, I will goe seeke the King,Come, go with me. I will go seek the King. Ham II.i.101
This is the very extasie of Loue,This is the very ecstasy of love,ecstasy (n.)
old form: extasie
fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
Ham II.i.102
Whose violent property foredoes it selfe,Whose violent property fordoes itselfproperty (n.)quality, character, natureHam II.i.103
fordo (v.)
old form: foredoes
wreck, destroy, ruin
And leads the will to desperate Vndertakings,And leads the will to desperate undertakings Ham II.i.104
As oft as any passion vnder Heauen,As oft as any passion under heavenoft (adv.)oftenHam II.i.105
That does afflict our Natures. I am sorrie,That does afflict our natures. I am sorry. Ham II.i.106
What haue you giuen him any hard words of late?What, have you given him any hard words of late? Ham II.i.107
Ophe. OPHELIA 
No my good Lord: but as you did command,No, my good lord. But, as you did command, Ham II.i.108
I did repell his Letters, and deny'deI did repel his letters and denied Ham II.i.109
His accesse to me.His access to me. Ham II.i.110.1
Pol. POLONIUS 
That hath made him mad.That hath made him mad. Ham II.i.110.2
I am sorrie that with better speed and iudgementI am sorry that with better heed and judgement Ham II.i.111
I had not quoted him. I feare he did but trifle,I had not quoted him. I feared he did but triflequote (v.)closely observe, note, examineHam II.i.112
And meant to wracke thee: but beshrew my iealousie:And meant to wrack thee. But beshrew my jealousy.beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befallHam II.i.113
wrack (v.)
old form: wracke
destroy, ruin, dishonour
jealousy (n.)
old form: iealousie
suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
It seemes it is as proper to our Age,By heaven, it is as proper to our ageproper (adj.)characteristic, typical, normalHam II.i.114
To cast beyond our selues in our Opinions,To cast beyond ourselves in our opinionscast (v.)calculate, reckon, estimateHam II.i.115
As it is common for the yonger sortAs it is common for the younger sort Ham II.i.116
To lacke discretion. Come, go we to the King,To lack discretion. Come, go we to the King. Ham II.i.117
This must be knowne, wc being kept close might moueThis must be known, which, being kept close, might moveclose (adv.)safely, secretly, out of sightHam II.i.118
More greefe to hide, then hate to vtter loue. More grief to hide than hate to utter love. Ham II.i.119
Come. Ham II.i.120
Exeunt.Exeunt Ham II.i.120
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