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Reneger, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks
With every gale and vary of their masters,
As knowing nought, like dogs, but following.


34-ii. 2.

His red sparkling eyes blab his heart's malice.


22-iii. 1.

Thou art a slave, whom Fortune's tender arm
With favour never clasp'd; but bred a dog. 27-iv. 3.


I do the wrong and first begin to brawl.
The secret mischiefs that I set abroach,
I lay unto the grievous charge of others.
But then I sigh, and with a piece of scripture,
Tell them that God bids us do good for evil.
And thus I clothe my naked villany

With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.


I can counterfeit the deep tragedian;
Speak, and look back, and pry on every side,
Tremble and start at wagging of a straw,
Intendingt deep suspicion: ghastly looks
Are at my service, like enforced smiles;
And both are ready in their offices,
At any time to grace my stratagems.


No man's pie is freed

24-i. 3.

24-iii. 5.

From his ambitious finger.


Profane fellow!

25-i. 1.

Wert thou the son of Jupiter, and no more,

But what thou art, besides, thou wert too base
To be a groom: thou wert dignified enough,

• Disown.

The bird called the king-fisher, which, when dried, and hung by a thread, is supposed to turn his bill to the point from whence the wind blows.

* Pretending.

Even to the point of envy, if 't were made
Comparative for your virtues, to be styled
The under-hangman of the kingdom; and hated
For being preferr'd so well.


31-ü. 3.

If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,
Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer".

27-iv. 3.


From whose so many weights of baseness cannot
A dram of worth be drawn.


31-iii. 5.

You know no rules of charity,

Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.


Insulting tyranny begins to jut.


Thou wast seal'd in thy nativity

The slave of nature and the son of hell!


24-i. 2.

24-ii. 4.

24-i. 3.

Thou globe of sinful continents, what a life dost

thou lead!

19-ii. 4.


His humour

31-iv. 2.

Was nothing but mutation; ay, and that
From one bad thing to worse.


The composition, that your valour and fear makes in you, is a virtue of a good wing. 11-i. 1.

u Dr. Johnson says, that "Dryden has quoted two verses of Virgil, to show how well he could have written satires." Shakspeare has here given a specimen of the same power by a line bitter beyond all bitterness, in which Timon tells Apemantus that he had not virtue enough for the vices which he condemned.

To fly for safety.


From the extremest upward of thy head,
To the descent and dust beneath thy feet,
A most toad-spotted traitor.


34-v. 3.

And what may make him blush in being known, He'll stop the course by which it might be known.


Spiteful and wrathful; who, as others do,
Loves for his own ends, not for you.

33-i. 2.

15-iii. 5.


A wretch whom nature is ashamed,
Almost to acknowledge hers.

34-i. 1.


He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,

Ill-faced, worse-bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind;

Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.


14-iv. 2.

Whose tongue more poisons than the adder's tooth!


I will converse with iron-witted fools,

And unrespective boys; none are for me,
That look into me with considerate eyes.


With doubler tongue

23-i. 4.

24-iv. 2.

Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.


7-iii. 2.

There is no more mercy in him, than there is milk

in a male tiger.

Marked by nature with deformity.

28-v. 4.


O villains, vipers,

Dogs, easily won to fawn on any man!


This holy fox,

Or wolf, or both; for he is equal ravenous,
As he is subtle; and as prone to mischief,
As able to perform it.


Thou most lying slave,

Whom stripes may move, not kindness.


For he is set so only to himself,

17-iii. 2.

25-i. 1.

1-i. 2.

That nothing but himself, which looks like man,

Is friendly with him.


Thou art as opposite to every good,

As the antipodes are unto us,

Or as the south to the septentrion".

27-v. 2.

O, tiger's heart, wrapp'd in a woman's hide!


23-i. 4.

One whose hard heart is button'd up with steel;

A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough;

A wolf, nay, worse, a fellow all in buff;

A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper, one that counter


The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.

14-iv. 2.

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Never did I know

A creature, that did bear the shape of man,
So keen and greedy to confound a man.


9-iii. 2.

A hovering temporizer, that

Canst with thine eyes at once see good and evil,
Inclining to them both.


13-i. 2.

I never heard a man of his place, gravity, and learning, so wide of his own respect.


This outward-sainted deputy,

3-iii. 1.

Whose settled visage and deliberate word
Nips youth i' the head, and follies doth enmew
As falcon doth the fowl,-is yet a devil;
His filth within being cast, he would appear
A pond as deep as hell.


5-iii. 1.




She is beautiful; and therefore to be woo'd;
She is a woman; therefore to be won.


In her youth

There is a proneb and speechless dialect,

21-v. 3.

Such as moves men; beside, she hath prosperous art, When she will play with reason and discourse,

And well she can persuade.

Shut up.

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