Vulgar words in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Page 1)
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68 Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn, When beauty lived and died as flowers do now, Before these bastard signs of fair were born, Or durst inhabit on a living brow: Before the golden tresses of the dead, The right of sepulchres, were shorn away, To live a second life on second head, Ere beauty's dead fleece made another gay: In him those holy antique hours are seen, Without all ornament, it self and true, Making no summer of another's green, Robbing no old to dress his beauty new, And him as for a map doth Nature store, To show false Art what beauty was of yore.
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124 If my dear love were but the child of state, It might for Fortune's bastard be unfathered, As subject to time's love or to time's hate, Weeds among weeds, or flowers with flowers gathered.
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127 In the old age black was not counted fair, Or if it were it bore not beauty's name: But now is black beauty's successive heir, And beauty slandered with a bastard shame, For since each hand hath put on nature's power, Fairing the foul with art's false borrowed face, Sweet beauty hath no name no holy bower, But is profaned, if not lives in disgrace.
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Yet in good faith some say that thee behold, Thy face hath not the power to make love groan; To say they err, I dare not be so bold, Although I swear it to my self alone.
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No, madam, 'tis not so well that I am poor, though many of the rich are damn'd; but if I may have your ladyship's good will to go to the world, Isbel the woman and I will do as we may.
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Sure, they are bastards to the English; the French ne'er got 'em.
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There's one grape yet; I am sure thy father drunk wine-but if thou be'st not an ass, I am a youth of fourteen; I have known thee already.
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The mere word's a slave, Debauch'd on every tomb, on every grave A lying trophy; and as oft is dumb Where dust and damn'd oblivion is the tomb Of honour'd bones indeed.
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Is not this a strange fellow, my lord, that so confidently seems to undertake this business, which he knows is not to be done; damns himself to do, and dares better be damn'd than to do 't.
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If I do not, damn me.
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Who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this; for it will come to pass That every braggart shall be found an ass.
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Fulvia perchance is angry; or who knows If the scarce-bearded Caesar have not sent His pow'rful mandate to you: 'Do this or this; Take in that kingdom and enfranchise that; Perform't, or else we damn thee.'
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Lo now, if it lay in their hands to make me a cuckold, they would make themselves whores but they'ld do't!
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He hath given his empire Up to a whore, who now are levying The kings o' th' earth for war.
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Look, they weep; And I, an ass, am onion-ey'd.
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Saucy lictors Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymers Ballad us out o' tune; the quick comedians Extemporally will stage us, and present Our Alexandrian revels; Antony Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall see Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness I' th' posture of a whore.
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O couldst thou speak, That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass Unpolicied!
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Thus it goes: If it do come to pass That any man turn ass, Leaving his wealth and ease A stubborn will to please, Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame; Here shall he see Gross fools as he, An if he will come to me.
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Then thou art damn'd.
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Truly, thou art damn'd, like an ill-roasted egg, all on one side.
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Wilt thou rest damn'd?
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If thou beest not damn'd for this, the devil himself will have no shepherds; I cannot see else how thou shouldst scape.
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Truly, and to cast away honesty upon a foul slut were to put good meat into an unclean dish.
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I am not a slut, though I thank the gods I am foul.
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No; that same wicked bastard of Venus, that was begot of thought, conceiv'd of spleen, and born of madness; that blind rascally boy, that abuses every one's eyes, because his own are out- let him be judge how deep I am in love.
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If thou art chang'd to aught, 'tis to an ass.
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'Tis so, I am an ass; else it could never be But I should know her as well as she knows me.
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I think thou art an ass.
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I should kick, being kick'd; and being at that pass, You would keep from my heels, and beware of an ass.
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If thou hadst been Dromio to-day in my place, Thou wouldst have chang'd thy face for a name, or thy name for an ass.
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'Tis double wrong to truant with your bed And let her read it in thy looks at board; Shame hath a bastard fame, well managed; Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.
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I am an ass, I am a woman's man, and besides myself.
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Nay, she is worse, she is the devil's dam, and here she comes in the habit of a light wench; and thereof comes that the wenches say 'God damn me!'
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Thou art sensible in nothing but blows, and so is an ass.
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I am an ass indeed; you may prove it by my long 'ears.
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When you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worth the wagging of your beards; and your beards deserve not so honourable a grave as to stuff a botcher's cushion or to be entomb'd in an ass's pack-saddle.
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Because that now it lies you on to speak To th' people, not by your own instruction, Nor by th' matter which your heart prompts you, But with such words that are but roted in Your tongue, though but bastards and syllables Of no allowance to your bosom's truth.
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Bastards and all.
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What an ass it is!
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Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mull'd, deaf, sleepy, insensible; a getter of more bastard children than war's a destroyer of men.
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[Aside] If it be a sin to make a true election, she is damn'd.
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[Aside] I wish not so; unless it had been the fall of an ass, which is no great hurt.
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I do know her spirit, And will not trust one of her malice with A drug of such damn'd nature.
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Had I this cheek To bathe my lips upon; this hand, whose touch, Whose every touch, would force the feeler's soul To th' oath of loyalty; this object, which Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye, Fixing it only here; should I, damn'd then, Slaver with lips as common as the stairs That mount the Capitol; join gripes with hands Made hard with hourly falsehood- falsehood as With labour; then by-peeping in an eye Base and illustrious as the smoky light That's fed with stinking tallow- it were fit That all the plagues of hell should at one time Encounter such revolt.
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Exeunt CLOTEN and FIRST LORD That such a crafty devil as is his mother Should yield the world this ass!
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The cognizance of her incontinency Is this: she hath bought the name of whore thus dearly.
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We are all bastards, And that most venerable man which I Did call my father was I know not where When I was stamp'd.
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O damn'd paper, Black as the ink that's on thee!
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That drug-damn'd Italy hath out-craftied him, And he's at some hard point.
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Thou shalt not damn my hand.
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Accommodated by the place, more charming With their own nobleness, which could have turn'd A distaff to a lance, gilded pale looks, Part shame, part spirit renew'd; that some turn'd coward But by example- O, a sin in war Damn'd in the first beginners!- gan to look The way that they did and to grin like lions Upon the pikes o' th' hunters.
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Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, Be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com'st in such a questionable shape That I will speak to thee.
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No, not for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made.
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Why, what an ass am I!
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This is most brave, That I, the son of a dear father murther'd, Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell, Must (like a whore) unpack my heart with words And fall a-cursing like a very drab, A scullion!
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The spirit that I have seen May be a devil; and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me.
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When he is drunk asleep; or in his rage; Or in th' incestuous pleasure of his bed; At gaming, swearing, or about some act That has no relish of salvation in't- Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven, And that his soul may be as damn'd and black As hell, whereto it goes.
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Nay, but to live In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed, Stew'd in corruption, honeying and making love Over the nasty sty!
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Not this, by no means, that I bid you do: Let the bloat King tempt you again to bed; Pinch wanton on your cheek; call you his mouse; And let him, for a pair of reechy kisses, Or paddling in your neck with his damn'd fingers, Make you to ravel all this matter out, That I essentially am not in madness, But mad in craft.
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That drop of blood that's calm proclaims me bastard; Cries cuckold to my father; brands the harlot Even here between the chaste unsmirched brows Of my true mother.
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Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your dull ass will not mend his pace with beating; and when you are ask'd this question next, say 'a grave-maker.'
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This might be the pate of a Politician, which this ass now o'erreaches; one that would circumvent God, might it not?
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Why, man, they did make love to this employment!
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And is't not to be damn'd To let this canker of our nature come In further evil?
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I'll be damn'd for never a king's son in Christendom.
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Then art thou damn'd for keeping thy word with the devil.
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Else he had been damn'd for cozening the devil.
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Why, yet he doth deny his prisoners, But with proviso and exception, That we at our own charge shall ransom straight His brother-in-law, the foolish Mortimer; Who, on my soul, hath wilfully betray'd The lives of those that he did lead to fight Against that great magician, damn'd Glendower, Whose daughter, as we hear, the Earl of March Hath lately married.
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Zounds, an I were now by this rascal, I could brain him with his lady's fan.
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Score a pint of bastard in the Half-moon,' or so- but, Ned, to drive away the time till Falstaff come, I prithee do thou stand in some by-room while I question my puny drawer to what end be gave me the sugar; and do thou never leave calling 'Francis!' that his tale to me may be nothing but 'Anon!'
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Why then, your brown bastard is your only drink; for look you, Francis, your white canvas doublet will sully.
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I'll play Percy, and that damn'd brawn shall play Dame Mortimer his wife.
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I'll see thee damn'd ere I call thee coward, but I would give a thousand pound I could run as fast as thou canst.
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If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host that I know is damn'd.
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Let him be damn'd, like the Glutton; pray God his tongue be hotter!
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There is no honesty in such dealing; unless a woman should be made an ass and a beast, to bear every knave's wrong.
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Come, you virtuous ass, you bashful fool, must you be blushing?
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A pox damn you, you muddy rascal!
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Thou abominable damn'd cheater, art thou not ashamed to be called captain?
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For tearing a poor whore's ruff in a bawdy-house?
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Nay, rather damn them with King Cerberus; and let the welkin roar.
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Let's beat him before his whore.
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a bastard son of the King's?
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For th' other- I owe her money; and whether she be damn'd for that, I know not.
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'A was the very genius of famine; yet lecherous as a monkey, and the whores call'd him mandrake.
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If that rebellion Came like itself, in base and abject routs, Led on by bloody youth, guarded with rags, And countenanc'd by boys and beggary- I say, if damn'd commotion so appear'd In his true, native, and most proper shape, You, reverend father, and these noble lords, Had not been here to dress the ugly form Of base and bloody insurrection With your fair honours.
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Come on; I'll tell thee what, thou damn'd tripe-visag'd rascal, an the child I now go with do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-fac'd villain.
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'A did in some sort, indeed, handle women; but then he was rheumatic, and talk'd of the Whore of Babylon.
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By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the world: I will verify as much in his beard; he has no more directions in the true disciplines of the wars, look you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppy-dog.
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Ish a villain, and a bastard, and a knave, and a rascal.
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By faith and honour, Our madams mock at us and plainly say Our mettle is bred out, and they will give Their bodies to the lust of English youth To new-store France with bastard warriors.
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Die and be damn'd!
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If the enemy is an ass, and a fool, and a prating coxcomb, is it meet, think you, that we should also, look you, be an ass, and a fool, and a prating coxcomb?