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Shakespeare ja miesten tyyli

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November 15, 2018 by Ville Raivio

”The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail

And you are stayed for. There, my blessing with thee.

And these few precepts in thy memory

Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,

Nor any unproportioned thought his act.

Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar.

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,

Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel,

But do not dull thy palm with entertainment

Of each new-hatched, unfledged comrade. Beware

Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,

Bear ’t that th’ opposèd may beware of thee.

Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.

Take each man’s censure but reserve thy judgment.

Costly thy habit [asusi] as thy purse can buy,

But not expressed in fancy—rich, not gaudy,

For the apparel oft proclaims the man.”

– Poloniuksen elämänohjeet Laerteelle Shakespearen näytelmässä Hamlet

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