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41. CLIMAX: (reach highest spoint)

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Colloquial. a–He called me a liar, a thief, a murderer! 6—Oh, gentlemen, it was grand, sublime, masterful, won

derful. -I shall denounce him here, I shall denounce him at

the convention, I shall denounce him in the Senate,

I shall denounce him everywhere. dYes, I did it yesterday, I did it today, and I'll do it

tomorrow.
–I shall do it tomorrow, I did it today, and I did it
yesterday.

Classical.
f-The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve.

SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest, iv, 1. gSee, what a grace was seated on this brow;

Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself;
An eye like Mars, to threaten and command;
A station like the herald Mercury,
New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill;
A combination, and a form, indeed,
Where every god did seem to set his seal,
To give the world assurance of a man.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 4. 42. COAXING: (See Entreaty, Appeal.)

Colloquial. a-Oh, papa, please take me to the circus, do; I'll be so

good if you do. Won't you? Do. 6Please tell me what she said, do. I won't repeat it for the world. Tell me, 0, do.

Classical. C—I prythee call him back. . . . Good love, call him back.

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, iii, 3. d—Sweet, sweet nurse, tell me, what says my love?

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, ii, 5. 43. COMMENDATION: (See Praise, Admiration.)

Colloquial.
a—There, that's the way to do it.
6You have acted nobly.
(—You did that just splendidly.

Classical.
d0 valiant cousin! worthy gentleman !

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, i, 2. 44. COMPLAINT:

Colloquial.
a—He won't pay the slightest attention to me.
6-Not once have you kept your promise.

Classical.
C-My lord of Gloster, I have long borne

Your blunt upbraidings and your bitter scoffs :
By heaven, I will acquaint his majesty
Of those gross taunts that oft I have endured.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, i, 3. 45. COMPARISON:

Colloquial. a–That is good, this is better, but this is best. b—This one is brighter, but the other has the nobler

countenance. C—I should say this weighs about two pounds and this two and a half.

Classical.
d-

It [mercy] becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute of God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1.

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- Brutus, and Caesar: what should be in that Caesar?
Why should that name be sounded more than yours?
Write them together, yours is as fair a name;
Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well ;
Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with them,
Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, i, 2.

46. COMMAND: (See Authority.)

Colloquial.
a-Halt!
1.–Stop that!
c-Back, back, you cowards! Would you lose your honor?
Back!

Classical.
d-Hold! for your lives!
-

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, ii, 3. e-Stay! you that bear the corse, and set it down.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, i, 2.

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47. CONCESSION: (See Frankness.)

Colloquial.
aYes, I'll grant that much.
bI admit it was partly my fault, not all.
(-I will give you a piece of it, but not all of it.

Classical. dI grant I am a woman.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, ij, 1

48. CONDEMNATION: (Solemn)

Colloquial.
A—You have brought upon yourself a terrible responsi-

bility.
bYou have made everybody feel awful.

Classical.
C–Hear your sentence.

We our kingdom's safety must so tender,
Whose ruin you have sought, that to her laws
We do deliver you. Get you, therefore, hence,
Poor, miserable wretches, to your death.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry V, ii, 2. 49. CONDEMNATION: (Angry)

Colloquial a-You ought to be thoroughly ashamed of yourself. b—That's simply outrageous, wicked. C—That's real mean of you.

Classical.
d-A murderer and a villain !

A slave, that is not twentieth part the tithe
Of your precedent lord; a vice of kings;
A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,
That from a shelf the precious diadem stole,
And put it in his pocket!

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 4. 50. CONCERN: (See Anxiety.)

Colloquial.
a-I hope nothing has happened to him.

Classical.
b-Didst thou not hear a noise ?

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 2. 51. CONFIDENCE:

Colloquial.
a—I believe you; there's my hand.

Classical.
b— My life upon her faith!

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, i, 3. —Thou shalt have charge, and sovereign trust, herein.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry IV, I, iii, %. 52. CONFUSION:

Colloquial. a—Really I didn't mean to--I was going to—that is—I mean-no-yes-really

Classical. 6-It is very sultry,-as 'twere, I cannot tell how,but-my lord

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, v, 2.

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53. CONSOLATION: (See Encouragement.)

Colloquial. a—Oh, don't take it so to heart; it is not really so bad as

it seems. Everything will come out all right.
b-Don't cry-I won't tell. Really I won't.

Classical.
c-The king shall have my service, but my prayers
For ever and forever shall be yours.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, iii, 2.

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54. CONTEMPT:

Colloquial. a-Do you think I could so lower myself as to shake

hands with you. I had rather touch a toad.
b—Speak to you? Bah! What are you but a low, miser-
able cur.

Classical.
Remember whom you are to cope withal ;-
A sort of vagabonds, rascals and runaways,
A scum of Bretagnes, and base lackey peasants.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III. v, 3. d

You souls of geese,
That bear the shapes of men, how have you run
From slaves that apes would beat! .
All hurt behind; backs red, and faces pale
With flight and agued fear!

SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, i, 4.

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