Viking Press, 1944 - 792 pages
Presenting a most civilized way to silence boors, deflect rudeness, and chide churlish lovers: Our mini book of insults culled from the dramatic works of English literature's most gifted wordsmith. Shakespeare's enduring putdowns include "Thou art a very ragged Wart" "(Henry IV)," "Thy kiss is as comfortless as frozen water to a starved snake" "(Troilus and Cressida)," and "In civility thou seem'st so empty" "(As You Like It)." Why resort to vulgarity when a high-brow literary epithet does the job so well?
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