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133. MALICE: (See Cruelty, Malediction.)

134. MALEDICTION: (See Execration, Malice.)

Colloquial. a–Serves you right, you wretch. I hope you'll have

bad luck and lots of it.

Classical.

Poison be their drink!
Gall, worse than gall, the daintiest that they taste!
Their sweetest shade a grove of cypress trees !
Their chiefest prospect murd'ring basilisks !

SHAKESPEARE, IIenry VI, II, iii, 2.
C-Oh, may such purple tears be always shed
From those that wish the downfall of our house !

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, III, V, 6. d–There let him sink, and be the seas on him !

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, iv, 4.

135. MEDITATION:

Colloquial. a—Let me see—four into thirty-nine goes (work the

sum aloud)-four into thirty-five goes (work the

sum aloud)-ninety-eight times seventy-four is6Ought I to do it, or ought I not? If I do it, they

will—they wouldn't ask me that. If I don't do it, they might—no—yes—they will avoid me.

Classical.

To die,—to sleep,—
No more; and, by a sleep, to say we end
The heart ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to,—tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die,—to sieep,-
To sleep; perchance to dream ;—aye, there's the rub.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 1. 136. MELANCHOLY: (See Despair.)

Colloquial. a-I've tried to do the right thing, but somehow every

thing goes against me. I feel right down mis

erable.
6Hope? There's no hope. How dull and dead my
whole life seems!

Classical.
—I am a tainted wether of the flock,

Meetest for death; the weakest kind of fruit
Drops earliest to the ground, and so let me.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. 137. MIRTH: (See Gayety.)

Colloquial. a-Laugh? I should think I did; to see that great fat

man with his tall silk hat bump into that fat woman and then fall flat in the mud! It was so

funny that I-ha, ha, ha!b-Fun! That doesn't half tell it. We laughed and

sang and sang and laughed until I thought the
roof would come down.

Classical.
C-A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the forest,

A motley fool ;-a miserable world;
As I do live by food, I met a fool.

SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, ii, 7. d

Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee
Jest, and youthful jollity,
Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles,
Nods, and becks, and wreathéd smiles,
Such as hang on Hebe's cheek,
And love to lie in dimple sleek;
Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.
Come, and trip it as you go,
On the light fantastic toe.

MILTON, L'Allegro. 138. MISTRUST: (See Suspicion, Assertion.)

Colloquial. a—I don't believe he's honest.

Classical.
6Our fears in Banquo stick deep.

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, iii, 1. 139. MODESTY:

Colloquial.
Oh, don't praise me; I did my duty, that's all.
6-Oh, I did pretty well, but then I ought to.
-If I can do half as well as she I shall be satisfied.

Classical.
d—I am no orator as Brutus is;

For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,
Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech
To stir men's blood; I only speak right on.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, iii, 2. 140. MOANING: (See Agony.)

Colloquial.
a—Oh, the pain, the pain, the pain !

Classical.
6All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this
little hand. Oh! Oh! Oh!

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, V, 1. 141. MOCK-DEFERENCE: (See Sarcasm.)

Colloquial.
a-Really, you are so very, very, very superior that I
bow to your majesty.

Classical.
b-Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key

Say this
Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;

You spurn'd me such a day; another time
You called me dog; and for these courtesies
I'll lend you this much moneys?

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, i, 3.

142. MOCKERY: (See Ridicule, Sarcasm.)

Colloquial. a—Cry away, you great big baby-boo-hoo, boo-hoo, hoo-hoo!

Classical.
bAye, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans

Mark him, and write his speeches in their books,
Alas! it cried, give me some drink, Titinius,
As a sick girl.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, i, 2.

143. OBSTINACY: (See Determination, Prejudice.)

,

Colloquial.
2-I will not budge; not a jot, not an inch.
b—I don't want to go, and I won't go; so there.

Classical.
C-In the way of bargain, mark ye me,
I'll cavil on the ninth part of a hair.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry IV, I, iii, 1. 144. OMINATION:

Colloquial. a—Look, how black it is! There will be a storm. 6-I feel it in my bones. Something terrible is going

to happen.
(–I don't want to frighten you, but there is danger
ahead.

Classical.
d-O Caesar! these things are beyond all use,
And I do fear them.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, ii, 2. 145. PAIN: (See Agony.)

Colloquial.
a--Oh, it hurts-Oh! Oh!

Classical.
6-I bleed still! I am hurt to the death

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, ii, 3.

146. PENITENCE: (See Regret.)

147. PERMISSION: (See Assent.)

Colloquial. a-You may take it. You have my fullest permission.

.

Classical.
6Take thy fair hour, Laertes; time be thine,
· And thy best graces spend it at thy will.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 2. 148. PERPLEXITY:

Colloquial. a—This is the house. No, it can't be. Yes, there are

the same old steps. But I am sure it wasn't a red brick. No-ves, this must be it. No-well, if I'm not mixed !

Classical. b—-Where have I been ? Where am I? ... I know not what to say.

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iv, 7. 149. PERSUASION: (See Entreaty, Advice.)

Colloquial. a--Come on, do, and have some fun. You'll have a

glorious time. Nothing like it in your life be-
fore. Come on.

Classical.
b.—Take thrice thy money; bid me tear the bond.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1.

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