LAERTES: Even the purest maid can find her reputation ruined. Worms can ruin flowers before they have a chance to blossom.
So be wary, and be fearful. Young people can always find ways to ruin themselves.
OPHELIA: I’ll keep your words of wisdom close to my heart.
But, my dear brother, don’t be like a wicked priest who fails to practice what he preaches, showing me the steep and narrow way to heaven while you frolic on the primrose path of sin.
LAERTES: Oh, don’t worry about me.
POLONIUS: You’re still here, Laertes?