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55. CONVICTION:

Colloquial.

a-I am as positive of it as I stand here.

b-I'm right; I know it. I feel it.

c-As sure as the sun rises and sets that path will lead you into trouble.

Classical.

d- Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm from an anointed king:
The breath of worldly men cannot depose
The deputy elected by the Lord.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard II, 1ii, 2.

e-There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.

ƒ—There's a divinity that shapes our ends,

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, v, 2.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, v, 2.

Rough-hew them how we will.

56. COURAGE:

Colloquial.

a-Whether they punish me or not, I am going to tell the truth.

b-Let us be firm, even if it costs us our lives.

c-You may

torture me, sir, but you cannot make me lie.

Classical.

d-I am armed and well prepared.

Give me your hand, Bassanio; fare ye well! . .
Repent not you that you shall lose your friend,
And he repents not that he pays your debt.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1.

I cannot heave

My heart into my mouth; I love your majesty
According to my bond; nor more, nor less.

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, i, 1.

57. COWARDLINESS: (See Fear.)

Colloquial.

a-I can't go across, I'm frightened. O, I'll get hurt, I know I shall.

b

Classical.

I'll go no more;

I am afraid to think what I have done;
Look on't again I dare not.

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 2.

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, iii, 4.

Thou can'st not say I did it: never shake
Thy gory locks at me.

58. CRUELTY: (See Malice.)

Colloquial.

a-Suffer? Well, suffer on. I'm glad of it.

b--I don't care if you are hurt-serves you right.
c-That's right, rain blows on him.

Classical.

d-I'll hear no more:-die, prophet, in thy speech;
For this, amongst the rest, was I ordain'd.

59. CURSING:

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, III, v, 6.

Colloquial.

a-A curse upon your wickedness!

Classical.

b-All the contagion of the south light on you!
You shames of Rome! You herd of-Boils and
plagues

Plaster you o'er; that you may be abhorred
Further than seen, and one infect another

Against the wind a mile!

SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, i, 4.

c-Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end;

Shame serves thy life, and doth thy death attend.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, iv, 4.

60. DECISION: (See Determination, Assertion.)

Colloquial.

a-My mind is made up. I shall do it, and shall do it at once.

b—I haven't and I don't mean to; there, that settles it.

Classical.

c-Tell them that I will not come today:

Cannot, is false; and that I dare not, falser;
I will not come today; tell them so, Decius.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, ii, 2.

d-What I have written, I have written.

BIBLE, John, xix.

61. DEFIANCE:

Colloquial.

a-Try it if you dare-try it.

b-I defy you, sir; I defy the soldiers; I defy you all.
c-Prove it; you cannot. I challenge you to prove it.
d-I defy every one here to point out a single error in
my course.

Classical.

e-Defiance, traitors, hurl we in your teeth:
If you dare fight today, come to the field.

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c-I shall in all my best obey you, madam.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 2.

d--Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors,
My very noble and approved good masters.

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, i, 3.

63. DELIGHT:

Colloquial.

a-Hurrah! Tomorrow's a holiday.

b-Why, did you ever! It's Mr. Thompson. I'm so glad! Sit down! Well, this is a pleasure. I am delighted. There is no other word to express it. I am delighted.

Classical.

c-Hoo! Marcius coming home!

SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, ii, 1.

d-I am giddy; expectation whirls me round,
The imaginary relish is so sweet,

That it enchants my sense.

SHAKESPEARE, Troilus and Cressida, iii, 2.

64. DENIAL:

Colloquial.

a-I deny it; I deny it absolutely.

Classical.

b-Cassius-I denied you not.

Brutus-You did.

Cassius-I did not.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, iv, 3.

65. DERISION: (See Contempt, Sarcasm, Disdain.)

Colloquial.

a-You fight? Bah! You would run at the sound of a pop-gun.

Classical.

b-And who doth lead them but a paltry fellow, . . .

A milk sop, one that never in his life

Felt so much cold as overshoes in snow?

66. DESPAIR:

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, v, 3.

Colloquial.

a-I've tried and tried and tried, but it is no use. I'm

doomed.

Classical.

b-I have lived long enough: my way of life
Is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf.

67. DEPRECATION:

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, v, 3.

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To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 1.

68. DEPRECIATION: (See Dispraising, Belittling.)

69. DETERMINATION: (See Assertion.)

Colloquial.

a-You say you will not; I say you shall, and, what is more, I will compel you.

b—I'll do just as I please.

c-You may call me a liar, a fool, a hypocrite; you may call me anything you wish, you cannot, shall not, swerve me from my purpose.

Classical.

d-I'll have my bond; I will not hear thee speak:
I'll have my bond.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 3.

70. DIGNITY: (See Pride.)

Colloquial.

a-Do you know to whom you are speaking?
b-I have too much self-respect to do it.

c-You insult me, sir.

d

Classical.

Do not fear our person;

There's such divinity doth hedge a king,
That treason can but peep to what it would.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iv, 5.

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