- the sententious father of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Fitzgerald's 'Polonius,' 1852, was once thought cheap at five guineas.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
Polonius, too, is another ancient supposed to be an authority on friendship.
Hamlet saw that pithy old Polonius was a preposterous and orotund ass.
Polonius, the King's agent, learns that Hamlet is sane and something more.William Shakespeare
There is a title for you, that would have put Polonius to the blush.