Shakespeare’s word choice in the passage creates a tone that is cautious.
In Act 1 Scene III of the play “Hamlet,” Polonius gives certain advises to his son Laertes who is preparing to leave for France. He advises him to keep control of his words and to behave in the most practical manner in the ship. He asks him to restrain himself from the bad company, and rash decisions. Advising on the matter of dress and attire he asks him to dress richly but not gaudily. He also asks him not to borrow or lend money.