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This section, Matthew 10:16-23, is known as the Coming Persecutions.

This passage is called the Beatitudes and is one of the most oft-quoted passages in all of the Bible. The passage on the peacemakers has been particularly important in history, being quoted for everything from naming the Colt Peacemaker to protest organizations to charitable organizations.

The source and name of Polonius have received quite a bit of attention. To quote Wikipedia:

The literary origins of the character may be traced to the King's counselor found in the Belleforest and William Painter versions of the Hamlet legend. However, at least since the 19th century scholars have also sought to understand the character in terms of Elizabethan court politics.

Polonius was first proposed as a parody of Queen Elizabeth's leading counsellor, Lord Treasurer, and Principal Secretary Wi

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The name Laertes is quite clearly taken from the name of Odysseus's father, but the connection beyond name is quite obscure.

By "sometime" Claudius means formerly.

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