Polonius' Advice to Laertes. by William Shakespeare. There,--my blessing with you! And these few precepts in thy memory See thou character.--Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of.