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

Here is Polonius having his 2nd to last conversation. This is the 2nd to last person he’ll talk with.

If, at death, he does a little rewind of his life – this will be the 2nd thing he sees, after his death.

This is the last message he ever delivers.
The last baffling conversation with Hamlet.

The poignancy of life is that we rarely know what’s coming. Surely, if Polonius knew his end was near, he wouldn’t spend his moments left running after Hamlet.
But we never know which moments are our last until they have passed.

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