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C—Sir, you prated long and loud of bravery, and this

is how you show it—by desertion. d—Oho, aha, I see! Aha! You've been kissing some

one, and I know who! Oh, shame! shame! Kissing the boys! kissing the boys! Oh, shame! shame! shame!

Classical.

O proper stuf!
This is the very painting of your fear:
This is the air-drawn dagger, which, you said,
Led you to Duncan.

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, iii, 4. f-0 shame! where is thy blush ?

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 4. 170. RESENTMENT: (See Reproach.)

Colloquial.
- That was a very mean thing for you to do.

Classical.
6Your words and performances are no kin together.
I think it is scurvy.

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, iv, 2. 171. RESIGNATION:

Colloquial.
2-I am resigned to my fate.
bI'm used to it now, so I accept the situation and say
nothing.

Classical.
C-If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,

it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come;
the readiness is all.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, v, 2. 172. RESPECT:

Colloquial. a-I shall obey you, sir.

Classical. b-We both obey.

SIIAKESPEARE, Hamlet, ii, 2. (Mine honored lord !

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, ii, 2.

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173. RESPONSIBILITY:

Colloquial.
a—I accept the entire responsibility.

Classical.
6-We must bear all.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry V, iv, 1. 174. REPROOF: (See Indignation, Advice.)

Colloquial. a–Never stand in front of a lady in that manner; it's

discourteous.
b—That was very ungentlemanly indeed. You ought
to be more careful.

Classical.
C—Do you take the court for Paris-garden? ye rude
slaves, leave your gaping.
SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, v, 4.

. 175. REQUEST: (See Interrogation, Authority, Command.)

Colloquial.
a--May I take this book?
bI want you to go there and ask him for

my

letters. C—Will you oblige me with your pencil ?

Classical.
d-

Grant me two things, I pray you:
Not to deny me, and to pardon me.

SITAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. e–Give me your gloves . and

I'll take this ring from you.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1. 176. RETALIATION:

Colloquial. a—There, that's what you get for striking me. bYou strike, gentlemen, I strike back; you taunt, I

return it; you curse, I return that. Whatever you give you'll get; rest assured of that. And it will serve you right.

Classical.
And there's for twitting me with perjury.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, III, v, 5. 177. RETORT:

Colloquial. a—Well, I never lie; that's one thing I don't follow your example in.

Classical. 6OCT.: Not that we love words better, as you do. BRU.: Good words are better than bad strokes, Octavius.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, v, 1. 178. REVENGE: (See Malice, Triumph, Retaliation.) 179. REVERENCE: (See Awe, Solemnity, Sadness.) 180. RIDICULE: (See Sarcasm, Irony, Mockery.)

Colloquial. a—The gentleman says he saw the thunder; I have no

doubt he will soon assert he heard the lightning, and looking forward to the past he will solemnly

swear he saw the footprints of a hand. bHe says he saw a ghost? Bah! He saw a sheet held

up by some jackanapes of a boy, and he calls that a ghost. The whole thing is ridiculous, absurd.

Classical.
(What's this? A sleeve? 'Tis like a demi-cannon.

What up and down, carv'd like an appletart?
Why, what o' world's name, tailor, call'st thou this?

SHAKESPEARE, Taming of the Shrew, iv, 3. 181. SADNESS:

Colloquial. a-It was the saddest death I ever witnessed. The chil

dren touching the face of the dead and calling, “Papa," “Papa”; the mother choking with sobs; the sheriff standing there with his writ-but I can't go on, I-I

Classical.
6—The sun for sorrow will not show its head;
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things.

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, v,

3.

182. SARCASM: (See Ridicule, Irony, Mockery.)

Colloquial. a—The gentleman is so very considerate, very; so

amiable, so gentle. His remarks are so profound, so all-embracing, that I think we shall soon find

him editing a baby's primer.
6—Brilliant? Of course you are; so, so brilliant. Really,
it's a wonder you're not President.

Classical.
C—What, will the aspiring blood of Lancaster

Sink in the ground? I thought it would have mounted.
See how my sword weeps for the poor king's death!

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, III, v, 6.

183. SATISFACTION: (See Admiration.)

Colloquial. a-Ah, that's just what I wanted, the very thing. Why,

if you had thought for a year you couldn't have brought me anything I should like better. It's

perfectly charming.
1That, sir, is absolutely satisfactory. It realizes our
hopes to the letter. It is perfection itself.

Classical.
C—This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet
Sits smiling to my heart.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 2. 184. SCORN: (See Contempt.)

Colloquial.
am I scorn your offer, and you too, you hypocrite.
6I want nothing to do with you, you wretch.

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Classical.
CYou common cry of curs ! whose breath I hate

As reek o’the rotten fens,—whose loves I prize
As the dead carcasses of unburied men,
That do corrupt my air,- I banish you !

SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, iii, 3. 185. SECRECY:

Colloquial. a--Don't breathe this to a soul.

Classical. bBut you'll be secret?

SHAKESPEARE, Hamiet, i, 5. 186. SELF-DENUNCIATION: (See Admission, Indignation, Remorse.)

Colloquial.
a—I am absolutely ashamed of myself.
bI admit it, I am a coward, a wretch-it was down-
right mean of me.

Classical.
I am pigeon-livered, and lack gall
To make oppression bitter.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, ii, 2. 187. SHIVERING AND SHUDDERING:

Colloquial.
2–0-ugh! it's cold.

Classical.
6Tom's a-cold ... Tom's a-cold.

SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iii, 4. 188. SLOTH:

Colloquial. a—Oh, it's too much trouble to move. I'm sleepy—

sleepy. I could lounge here all day. 189. SOLEMNITY: (See Sadness.)

Colloquial. a-I said to the doctor, “Is there any hope?” “None,"

he answered. We kept quite still. The poor fellow was breathing his last.

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