You shall do marvelous wisely, good Reynaldo, Before you visit him, to make inquire Of his behavior.

To my ear, Polonius sounds a little bit like Bottom here
Perhaps it’s just the use of the word “marvelous” –
Bottom is marvelous hairy about the face.
Polonius suggests Reynaldo will do marvelous wisely
And in neither case, does marvelous sound particularly – um – smart.
They both use big words, for sure. Bottom a lot more inappropriately – but anyone aspiring to appear intellectual will make a many syllable mistake sometimes.
This, is not, I don’t think, a mistake
Just a sort of funky construction –
But it makes me consider
What would happen if the actor playing Polonius also played Bottom and brought a little of one to the other?

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