122. INSOLENCE: (See Contempt.)


a- -I wouldn't own such a name.

b-I wouldn't belong to such a miserable nationality.


c-As you are old and reverend, you should be wise.

SHAKESPEAR, King Lear i, 4.

123. INVOCATION: (See Appeal, Entreaty.)

124. IRREVERENCE: (See Contempt.)


a-I don't revere laws; I don't revere anything.
b-Bah, I don't think much of nature.


c-You're a fishmonger.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, ii, 2.

125. IRRESPONSIBILITY: (See Excuse.)


a-It's not my fault.

b-Well, am I responsible? You surely didn't expect

me to do it, did you?

c--Don't blame me for it. I didn't do it.


d-If Hamlet from himself be ta'en away,

And, when he's not himself, does wrong Laertes,
Then Hamlet does it not.

126. IRONY:

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, v, 2.


a-You're brave, very, very!

b-You are so smart!-so smart!


c-I fear I wrong the honorable men
Whose daggers have stabbed Caesar.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, iii, 2.

127. JEALOUSY: (See Contempt, Anger, Malice, Threat


128. JOY: (See Delight.)


a-Throw up your caps! We've won! Hurrah!
b-I can't find words to express it. It was glorious!


c-Why, what do you think?


Papa is going to take

us to Europe. I could dance for joy.


More dances my wrapt heart
Than when I first my wedded mistress saw
Bestride my threshold.

SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, iv, 5.

129. LAMENTATION: (See Remorse, Reproach, Agony.)

130. LAUGHTER: (See Mirth.)

131. LOATHING: (See Contempt, Aversion.)

132. LOVE: (See Admiration, Adoration, Affection.)


a-There, my little one, put your arms around me-so.
b-To see that grand old hero smiling there, with his
silver locks---yes, man though I am, I could have
kissed him.


c--It is my lady, Oh, it is my love!

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, ii, 2.

d-My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.

SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, ii, 2.

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133. MALICE: (See Cruelty, Malediction.)

134. MALEDICTION: (See Execration, Malice.)


a-Serves you right, you wretch. I hope you'll have bad luck and lots of it.



Poison be their drink!

Gall, worse than gall, the daintiest that they taste!
Their sweetest shade a grove of cypress trees!
Their chiefest prospect murd'ring basilisks!

SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, II, iii, 2.

c-Oh, may such purple tears be always shed

From those that wish the downfall of our house!

d-There let him sink, and be the seas on him!
SHAKESPEARE, Richard III, iv, 4.



a-Let me see-four into thirty-nine goes (work the sum aloud)—four into thirty-five goes (work the sum aloud)-ninety-eight times seventy-four isb-Ought I to do it, or ought I not? If I do it, they will-they wouldn't ask me that. If I don't do it, they might-no-yes-they will avoid me.


To die, to sleep,

No more; and, by a sleep, to say we end

The heart ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to,-'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die,-to sleep,-

To sleep; perchance to dream;-aye, there's the rub.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 1.

136. MELANCHOLY: (See Despair.)



a-I've tried to do the right thing, but somehow everything goes against me. I feel right down miserable.

b-Hope? There's no hope. How dull and dead my whole life seems!


-I am a tainted wether of the flock,

Meetest for death; the weakest kind of fruit
Drops earliest to the ground, and so let me.
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1.

137. MIRTH: (See Gayety.)


a-Laugh? I should think I did; to see that great fat man with his tall silk hat bump into that fat woman and then fall flat in the mud! It was so funny that I-ha, ha, ha!—

b-Fun! That doesn't half tell it. We laughed and sang and sang and laughed until I thought the roof would come down.


c-A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the forest,
A motley fool;-a miserable world;


As I do live by food, I met a fool.

SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, ii, 7.

Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee
Jest, and youthful jollity,

Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles,
Nods, and becks, and wreathéd smiles,
Such as hang on Hebe's cheek,

And love to lie in dimple sleek;

Sport that wrinkled Care derides,

And Laughter holding both his sides.
Come, and trip it as you go,

On the light fantastic toe.

MILTON, L'Allegro.

138. MISTRUST: (See Suspicion, Assertion.)

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a-Oh, don't praise me; I did my duty, that's all.
b—Oh, I did pretty well, but then I ought to.
c-If I can do half as well as she I shall be satisfied.


d-I am no orator as Brutus is;

For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,
Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech
To stir men's blood; I only speak right on.

SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, iii, 2.

140. MOANING: (See Agony.)


a-Oh, the pain, the pain, the pain!


b-All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh! Oh! Oh!

SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, v, 1.

141. MOCK-DEFERENCE: (See Sarcasm.)


a-Really, you are so very, very, very superior that I bow to your majesty.


b-Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key

Say this

Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;

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