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150. PITY: (See Solicitude, Grief, Sadness.)

Colloquial. a—Oh, look at that poor bird. Its leg is broken. That's

too bad. 6Poor fellow! He had awfully bad luck. I feel sorry for him.

Classical.

Oh, I have suffered
With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel,
Who had, no doubt, some noble creatures in her,
Dash'd all to pieces. Oh! the cry did knock
Against my very heart! Poor souls! they perish'd.

SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest, i, 2. 151. POLITENESS:

Colloquial.
a-Allow me to assist you.

Classical.
6- May it please your highness sit?

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, iii, 4. 152. PRAISE: (See Admiration, Acceptance.)

Colloquial.
Your essay was fine.
6_That's what I call courage.

Classical.
C—Brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that name).

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, i, 2. d

O wise and upright judge !
How much more elder art thou than thy looks!

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. 153. PREJUDICE: (See Assertion.)

Colloquial. -It is because it is, and that's all there is to it. 6—That may be all true, gentlemen, but just the same

I prefer my own way. I was brought up in it and I am going to stay in it.

a

a

Classical.
(–I can give no reason, nor I will not.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. 154. PRIDE: (See Arrogance, Boasting.)

Colloquial. a-I am proud to say that they all, all must bow to me.

Classical. 6-Aye, every inch a king !

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iv, 6. 155. PRAYER: (See Appeal, Entreaty, Reverence, Awe,

Love.)
156. PROMISING: (See Assertion.)

Colloquial.
a—I promise you I'll never tell as long as I live.
bIf you do as I ask, I'll give you this pencil.
C--1 promise you to do exactly as you ask me.

Classical.
dFor he, today, that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry V, iv, 3. e-I never more will break an oath with thee

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, v, 1. 157. PROTEST:

Colloquial. a-Stop, I object. It's unfair.

Classical.
b-

Revoke thy gift;
Or whilst I can vent clamor from my throat
I'll tell thee, thou dost evil.

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, i, 1. 158. RAGE:

Colloquial. a—You low, driveling cur! I'll stop your slanders, you

-0 you

Classical. 6You slave, you cur! ... Do you bandy looks with b me, you rascal !

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, i, 4. (-Away to heaven, respective lenity,

And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!
Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again.

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, iii, 1. dGo, prick thy face, and over-red thy fear,

Thou lily-livered boy. What soldiers, patch?
Death of thy soul! those linen cheeks of thine
Are counselors to fear. What soldiers, whey-face?

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, v, 3. 159. REBUFF: (See Refusal.)

Colloquial.
a-No! There, that's flat.

Classical.
bThou shalt have nothing but the forfeiture.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. 160. RECKLESSNESS: (See Indifference.)

Colloquial.
a—I don't care a snap of the finger whether I break my
neck or not.

Classical.
6-Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, v, 5. 161. REFUSAL, POLITE:

Colloquial.
a-I don't like to refuse you, but really I must.
bI am sorry, but I cannot accept your kind offer.
C—No, thank you.

Classical.
d—This ring, good sir,-alas, it is a trifle;
I will not shame myself to give you this.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. 162. REFUSAL: (See Assertion, Dismissal.)

Colloquial.
a—No, I won't have it. I refuse it.

Classical. 6--No, ro; forsooth.

SHAKESPEARE, Taming of the Shrew, iv, 3. 163. REGRET: (See Remorse, Agony.)

Colloquial. a—Oh, boys, if we had only done what was right! b--I regret it; I regret it from my soul. We should

have treated him respectfully. For one, I am

sorry, deeply sorry. (-Oh, pshaw! why didn't I see that before? I might

have won if I had. That's too bad !

Classical.
d-

O Cromwell, Cromwell!
Had I but served my God with half the zeal
I served my king . . . He would not, in mine age,
Have left me naked to my enemies.

SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, iii, 2. 164. REJECTION: (See Refusal, Denial, Dismissal.)

Colloquial.
a–Send it back; I will have nothing to do with it.

Classical.
b-Away with it.

SHAKESPEARE, Taming of the Shrew, iv, 3. 165. RELIANCE: (See Trust, Confidence.)

Colloquial.
a-I have the utmost faith in him. He is as true as

steel.
b—I'm going to take your word for it.

C

Classical.
A man he is of honesty and trust;
To his conveyance I assign my wife.

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, i, 3. 166. REMORSE: (See Agony, Regret.)

Colloquial. a—Oh, if I had only known; if I had only known! 6Oh, what would I not give to recall those words !

Classical. (-0 coward Conscience, how thou dost afflict me! SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, V,

3. 167. RENUNCIATION: (See Refusal, Dismissal.)

Colloquial.
a-I have absolutely renounced it.
6-I have done with it.

Classical.
- Here I disclaim all my paternal care,

Propinquity, and property of blood,
And as a stranger to my heart and me
Hold thee, from this, forever.

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, i, 1. 168. REPOSE:

Colloquial.
a-I could lie here and dream and dream and dream
(falls asleep).

Classical.
b-My soul is heavy, and I fain would sleep.

SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, i, 4. 169. REPROACH: (See Indignation, Reproof, Aggrievance.)

Colloquial. a—Oh, shame, shame! b-After she has sent you this lovely present, to talk of

her like that! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves !

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