Celebration Quotation – March 10, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet:

"Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy, for the apparel oft proclaims the man." Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3

 

This engraving (published in 1858) is of actor Henry Placide (1799-1870) in the role of Polonius.  Placide was an American actor best known for his comic roles. Although he did play a few engagements in London, he sent most of his career in the United States.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection