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(to agree).

23. ASSENT:

Colloquial. a—Why, yes, of course you may have it. It's a pleasure

to be able to accommodate you. b-Can you have this pen? Well-um-yes, I guess you

may have it.

Classical.
C—Yes, Shylock, I will seal unto this bond.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, i, 3.

24. ASSERTION:

Colloquial. a—That is not so. It is. It is not. It is. It is not. 6–Stop that. I'll not. You shall. I'll not. You shall.

l'll not. C—What that man says is false. He did do it. I saw

him do it, and he knows he did it.

Classical.
d- I was born free as Caesar; so were you :

We both have fed as well; and we can both
Endure the winter's cold as well as he.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, i, 2. 25. ASSURANCE:

Colloquial. a—Let's have a look; I won't take it; upon my honor I

won't.
6-You needn't be frightened. They'll treat you splen-

didly.
(–I assure you, you will be perfectly safe.

d

Classical.

I will not touch thine eyes
For all the treasure that thine uncle owes.

SHAKESPEARE, King John, iv, 1. 26. AUTHORITY: (See Command, Anger.)

Colloquial.
a-Go right home this instant. Do you hear me? Go

right home.
6I command you to take your seat.

Classical,
C—Once more, on pain of death, all men depart.

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, i, 1.

27. AVERSION: (See Contempt.)

Colloquial.
a-I can't bear him. He's disgusting.

b

Classical.

0, he's as tedious
As is a tired horse, a railing wife;
Worse than a smoky house: I had rather live
With cheese and garlick, in a windmill, far,
Than feed on cates, and have him talk to me,
In any summer-house in Christendom.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry IV, I, iii, 1.

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28. AWE: (See Solemnity, Sadness, Sublimity.)

Colloquial.
a—Hush, boys! They are praying.
6Don't speak, he's dying !

Classical.
(-Silence, how dead! and darkness, how profound !

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Creation sleeps!

YOUNG, Night Thoughts. d—"Tis now the very witching time of night; When churchyards yawn.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 2. 29. BELITTLING: (See Dispraising.)

Colloquial. —Call that good? Why, it's the poorest picture I ever looked at.

Classical.
6-

I gave it to a youth,-
A kind of boy; a little scrubbed boy.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, v, 1. 30. BENEDICTION:

Colloquial.
a—May God's blessing accompany you.
64Good luck to you.

Classical.

May he live
Longer than I have time to tell his years !
Ever beloved, and loving, may his rule be!
And, when old Time shall lead him to his end,
Goodness and he fill up one monument !

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, ii, 1. d- Hail to thee, lady! and the grace of Heaven,

Before, behind thee, and on every hand,
Enwheel thee round!

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, ii, 1. 31. BITTERNESS:

Colloquial.
aI can never forgive him. He cut me to the soul.

Classical.
b-And is it thus? repays he my deep service
With such contempt? Made I him king for this?

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, iv, 2. 32. BOASTING:

Colloquial. a—Bah, we could beat them left handed. 1Bah, you talk of fighting. Wait till you see us, then

you will know what fighting is. -One American is equal to three Frenchmen any time.

Classical.
d-

I'll play the orator as well as Nestor;
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could;
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.

SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, iii, 2. 33. BOLDNESS: (See Defiance.)

Colloquial. a—Whether I get thrashed for it or not, I'll go right up

to the teacher and tell her what I think of her.
b-Yes, sir, I went right up to the President and con-
fronted him.

Classical.
C- Let it fall . . . though the fork invade
The region of my heart.

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, i, 1. 34. BRAVERY:

Colloquial.
a-It means death, sir, but I'll go.
6—-What if there be ten to one, I'll fight.

Classical.
-Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead !

SHAKESPEARE, Henry V, iii, 1. 35. CALLING:

Colloquial. a—Do you hear me up there? Are you in the tower ? George! George! Come down, I say !

Classical.
b-

Awake! Awake!
Ring the alarm-bell :-Murder and treason!
Banquo, and Donalbain! Malcolm! Awake!

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 3. 36. CALM: (See Repose.)

Colloquial.
a-Everything is so calm, so quiet, so still.

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Classical.

I feel within me
A peace above all earthly dignities,
A still and quiet conscience.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, iii, 2.

37. CAREFULNESS: (See Caution.)

Colloquial.
a-Be steady-s0—steady.
6There, I'll place that exactly on the line—so.

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Classical.

I'll observe his looks;
I'll tent him to the quick.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, ii, 2.

38. CAUTION: (See Warning.)

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Colloquial.
a—Look out there, or you'll fall: go slow; steady.
6We'll have to be careful; very, very, careful.
C–Mark my word, that course will lead us into serious
trouble.

Classical.
d- Touch this sparingly, as 'twere far off ;
Because, you know, my mother lives.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, iii, 5.

39. CERTAINTY: (See Assertion, Conviction.)

40. CHALLENGE: (See Defiance.)

Colloquial. a-Come out if you dare and fight. I challenge you.

Classical.
b-Nay, answer me; stand, and unfold yourself.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 1.

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