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host of heaven! O earth! what else?
And shall I couple hell? O fie! Hold, my heart;
And you, my sinews, grow not instant old,
But bear me stiffly up!


a-Gone to be married. Married! Well, did you ever!
b—What! Our club beaten? It's impossible. Beaten?

I can't believe it.
-What? The society will lose its charter? The mem-

bers will be turned out? Disgraced ? I am amazed !

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What! fifty of my followers at a clap!
Within a fortnight?

SHAKESPEARE, King Leår, i, 4.
e-Gone to be married! Gone to swear a peace!
False blood to false blood joined ! Gone to be

friends! Shall Lewis have Blanch ? and Blanch those provinces ?

SHAKESPEARE, King John, iii, 1.

10. AMBITION: (See Determination, Assertion, Admiration.)

a—Let us make this the greatest organization in Amer-
ica. We can, we will.

b—We'll both together lift our heads to heaven;

And never more abase our sight so low,
As to vouchsafe one glance unto the ground.

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, II, i, 2. 11. ANGER:

Colloquial. a>You cur! Strike that little boy again and I'll thrash

you on the spot!

6--Angry? Who wouldn't be angry? He called me a

thief. (-Keep calm ? I'll not keep calm ; do you think I shall

see my honor attacked and not resent it? O, you-

dVillains ! you did not so, when your vile daggers

Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar:
You show'd your teeth like apes, and fawn'd like

And bow'd like bondmen, kissing Caesar's feet;
Whilst ... Casca like a cur, behind,
Struck Caesar on the neck. O you flatterers !

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, v, 1.

12. ANGUISH: (See Agony, Remorse.)


Colloquial. a—I told you once. How many times do you want me to

tell you? b—Will you cease annoying me just for one minute ?

I've no patience with this sort of thing; it's childish.


(-0, I could divide myself and go to buffets, for moving

such a dish of skimmed milk with so honorable an action!

SHAKESPEARE, Henry IV, I, ii, 3.

14. ANTITHESIS: (See Comparison.)

Colloquial. a—That's good, but this is bad. bGeorge is sharp, Will is dull; George is thoughtful,

Will is careless.

C– Let's kill him boldly but not wrathfully;

Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods,
Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, ii, 1. 15. ANXIETY:

Colloquial. a-Sh! here comes the teacher! If she catches us here

we are in for it. Listen! That's her footstep! 0, what will we do? Hark! She's going to the next room.

No—0, dear!

b-Alack! I am afraid they have awak'd

And 'tis not done :—the attempt, and not the deed,
Confounds us. Hark! I laid their daggers ready,
He could not miss them.

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 2.

16. APPEAL: (See Entreaty, Coaxing.)

Colloquial. a—The others wouldn't, but you will. O, do, please. b—I appeal to you, sir, was it fair? Would you have

submitted to this treatment yourself?


I beseech you,
Wrest once the law to your authority:
To do a great right, do a little wrong.

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1.

17. APPREHENSION: (See Fear.)

2-I am afraid it's lost; I guess we are in for it.
6-0 what if we have made a mistake!

What if it be a poison ?

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, iv, 3. d-How if, when I am laid in the tomb,

I wake before the time that Romeo
Come to redeem me? There's a fearful point!

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, iv, 3.

18. APPRECIATION: (See Praise.)

Colloquial. a-I can assure you I appreciate your kindness. 1—That was a very generous thing to do, and I shall not forget it.

You are real kind.

C—More is thy due than more than all can pay.

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, i, 4. 19. APPROVAL:

a~That's splendid.
6—That's the very thing.
C—I approve of it in every respect.

Classical. d–Well spoken; with good accent, and good discretion.

SHAKESPEARE, 'Hamlet, ii, 2.

20. APOLOGY: (See Frankness.)

Colloquial. a-I am so sorry I did it. 6I want to apologize for my conduct; it was unbecom

ing a gentleman.

C-Give me your pardon, sir ; I have done you wrong.

SHAKESPEARE. Hamlet, v, 2.


Colloquial. a—You say he did; I say he didn't. Haven't I eyes?

Can't I see? 6-If he was in New York, he could not be in Chicago.

And if he was not in Chicago, how can he be

charged with this crime? -Grant your premises and your conclusion follows.

But I question your premises. d—Now your position is this: If Rogers wins it is

genius, if Wilson wins, it is talent. Now is there any rhyme or reason in such a statement? No, and you know there isn't. Arguments ? You


haven't any.

e-Now, my dear sir, don't get excited. I am only try

ing to prove that what he said was not in accord-
ance with his policy, that's all. There's no need of
your losing your temper over it. Keep cool, keep

f-Say, Warwick was our anchor; what of that?

And Montague our topmast; what of him?
Our slaughter'd friends the tackles; what of these?
Why, is not Oxford here another anchor?
And Somerset another goodly mast ?


22. ARROGANCE: (See Assertion, Admiration, Contempt.)

Colloquial. a—There is not a person here my equal. I, I am above

you all.

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I am Sir Oracle,
And when I ope my lips, let no dog bark!

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 3.

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