Category: shakespearean insults

“In their thick breaths, rank of gross diet, shall we be enclouded, and forc’d to drink their…”

“In their thick breaths, rank of gross diet, shall we be enclouded, and forc’d to drink their vapor.”

Antony and Cleopatra

“Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, send thee a beard!”

“Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, send thee a beard!”

Twelfth Night

“She was a vixen when she went to school. And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

“She was a vixen when she went to school. And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Four of his five wits went halting off, and now is the whole man governed with one.”

“Four of his five wits went halting off, and now is the whole man governed with one.”

Much Ado About Nothing

“Zounds, an I were now by this rascal, I could brain him with his lady’s fan.”

“Zounds, an I were now by this rascal, I could brain him with his lady’s fan.”

Henry IV, Part 1

“Well, God give them wisdom that have it. And those that are fools, let them use their talents.”

“Well, God give them wisdom that have it. And those that are fools, let them use their talents.”

Twelfth Night

“You are a saucy boy. Is’t so indeed?”

“You are a saucy boy. Is’t so indeed?”

Romeo and Juliet

“Why, what a caterwauling dost thou keep!”

“Why, what a caterwauling dost thou keep!”

Titus Andronicus

“How dares thy harsh rude tongue sound this unpleasing news?”

“How dares thy harsh rude tongue sound this unpleasing news?”

Richard II

“And wedded be thou to the hags of hell…”

“And wedded be thou to the hags of hell…”

Henry VI, Part 2