Vulgar words in Familiar Quotations - A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to - Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature (Page 1)
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2._ O, that he were here to write me down an ass!
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1._ For he is but a bastard to the time That doth not smack of observation.
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3._ Brain him with his lady's fan.
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8._[126-1] Lay on, Macduff, And damn'd be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"
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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 comest in such a questionable shape That I will speak to thee: I 'll call thee Hamlet, King, father, royal Dane: O, answer me!
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2._ Abuses me to damn me.
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1._ Egregiously an ass.
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Turn over a new leaf.--DEKKER: _The Honest Whore, part ii.
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[182-1] _The Honest Whore.
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[182-2] _The Honest Whore.
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[182-3] _The Honest Whore.
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_The Honest Whore.
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[182-4] _The Honest Whore.
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2._ Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards; their worthiest captains, best wits, greatest scholars, bravest spirits in all our annals, have been base [born].
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devil with devil damn'd Firm concord holds, men only disagree Of creatures rational.
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Thither by harpy-footed Furies hal'd, At certain revolutions all the damn'd Are brought, and feel by turns the bitter change Of fierce extremes,--extremes by change more fierce; From beds of raging fire to starve in ice Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine Immovable, infix'd, and frozen round, Periods of time; thence hurried back to fire.
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Line 707._ And live like Nature's bastards, not her sons.
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Line 534._ A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon.
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_Hans Carvel._ And thought the nation ne'er would thrive Till all the whores were burnt alive.
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Or ravish'd with the whistling of a name,[319-2] See Cromwell, damn'd to everlasting fame!
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Line 15._ The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
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Line 197._ Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer;[327-3] Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
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Line 109._ All crowd, who foremost shall be damn'd to fame.
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[319-3] May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name, And glorify what else is damn'd to fame.
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i._ HORACE: _carmen secundum, line 10._ [331-2] May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name, And glorify what else is damn'd to fame.
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Line 7._ May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name, And glorify what else is damn'd to fame.
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1776._ No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
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_Anacreontic._ Where bastard Freedom waves The fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
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_Ill Omens._ 'T is sweet to think that where'er we rove We are sure to find something blissful and dear; And that when we 're far from the lips we love, We 've but to make love to the lips we are near.
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Stanza 39._ That soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth.
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[617-2] Wer nie sein Brod mit Thränen ass, Wer nicht die kummervollen Nächte Auf seinem Bette weinend sass, Der kennt euch nicht, ihr himmlischen Mächte.
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xv._ There is a fine circumstance connected with the character of a Cynic,--that he must be beaten like an ass, and yet when beaten must love those who beat him, as the father, as the brother of all.
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l._ Would you damn your precious soul?
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1._ He shall be buried with the burial of an ass.
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Abuses me to damn me, 135. they that level at my, 163.
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Ass, burial of an, 835. countryman who looked for his, 792. egregiously an, 152. knoweth his master's crib, 832. of Balaam, 813. will carry his load, 792. write me down an, 53.
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Balaam's ass, 813.
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Bastard Freedom waves her flag, 518.
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Bastards, ancient families, 190. live like nature's, 246.
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Blockhead, no, ever wrote for money, 373. the bookful, 325.
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Bookful blockhead, 325.
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Buffoon, statesman and, 268.
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Burial of an ass, 835.
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Burns, adores and, 316. alive all the whores, 287. out another's burning, 104. with one love, 339.
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Crib, ass knoweth his master's, 832.
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Damn me, abuses me to, 135. with faint praise, 327. your precious soul, 772.
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Egregiously an ass, 152.
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Fan me while I sleep, 418. brain him with his lady's, 84.
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Fiddler statesman buffoon, 268.
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Freedom, bastard, 518. bounds of, wider yet, 623. fail, what avail if, 601. fetter the step of, 596. from her mountain height, 573. has a thousand charms, 414. idea of, 639. in my love, if I have, 260. in that, bold, 487. is its child, 460. leaning on her spear, 637. new birth of, 622. of religion of the press, 435. only deals the blow, for, 459. ring from mountain-side, let, 619. shall awhile repair, 390. shrieked as Kosciusko fell, 513. to the free, 622. to the slave, 622. to worship God, 570. where wealth and, reign, 394. whose service is perfect, 851. yet thy banner torn, 546.
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Ignorantly read, blockhead, 325.
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Lady's fan, brain him with his, 84.
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Latin and Greek, speaks, 210. names, all their botany, 599. or in Greek, must come in, 220. small, and less Greek, 179. soft bastard, 554. was no more difficile, 210.
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Lips are now forbid to speak, 581. beauty's ensign crimson in thy, 109. divine persuasion flows from his, 338. drop gentle words, 692. fevered, 577. from speaking guile, 819. had language, O that those, 423. heart on her, 554. here hung those, 144. immortal blessing from her, 108. in poverty to the very, 155. let no dog bark when I ope my, 60. man of unclean, 833. no sign save whitening, 636. of Julia, 201. of those that are asleep, 832. poisoned chalice to our, 118. reproof on her, 582. she dasht her on the, 38. smile on her, 489. smily round the, 659. soft were those, 38. soul through my, 623. steal blessing from her, 108. steeped to the, in misery, 614. suck forth my soul, her, 41. take those, away, 49. talk of the, 826. that are for others, 630. that he has prest, 635. that I have kissed, 144. that were forsworn, 49. to speak, causing the, 832. tremble, see my, 333. truth from his, prevailed, 397. we are near, make love to the, 521. we love, far from the, 521. were four red roses on a stalk, 97. were red and one was thin, 256. whispering with white, 543.
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Load a falling man, a cruelty to, 101. ass will not carry his, 792. life thou art a galling, 448. of infamy, any, 462. of sorrow, wring under the, 53. would sink a navy, a, 99.
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Nature's bastards not her sons, 246. chief masterpiece, 279. cockloft is empty, 222. copy is not eterne, 121. daily food, human, 474. end of language is declined, 310. evening comment, 483.
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Praise, all his pleasure, 305. and true perfection, 66. arise, let the Creator's, 302. beat high for, 519. blame love kisses, 474. blessings and eternal, 477. come to bury Cæsar not to, 113. damn with faint, 327. dispraised no small, 240.
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Precious bane, deserve the, 225. in the sight of the Lord, 823. instance of itself, sends some, 142. jewel in his head, wears a, 67. life-blood of a master-spirit, 254. nose, that 's his, 585. odours, virtue is like, 165. ointment, better than, 830. seeing to the eye, it adds a, 56. soul, damn your, 772. stone, a gift is as a, 827. stone, this, 81. to me, things most, 124. treasure of his eyesight, 104. truth is, 213.
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Read and write comes by nature, 51. as inclination leads, 371. aught that ever I could, 57. blockhead ignorantly, 325. exceedingly well, 86. he that runs may, 422.
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Soft answer turneth away wrath, 826. as her clime, 554. as silk remains, 313. as young and gay as soft, 308. bastard Latin, 554. eyes looked love, 542. her voice was ever, 149. impeachment, own the, 441. is the music that would charm, 485. is the strain when zephyr blows, 324. moves the dipping oar, 674. muse, nature's, 89. silken primrose, 251. stillness and the night, 65. the music of those village bells, 422. the zephyr blows, 383. were those lips that bled, 38.
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Statesman and buffoon, 268. to give an account of themselves, 741. too nice for a, 399. yet friend to truth, 323.
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Time, age and body of the, 137. all in good, 791. already of old, 830. ambles withal, 70. and age, his youth 'gainst, 24. and space, through, 416. and the hour runs, 116. annihilate but space and, 330. assuages sorrow, 704. backward and abysm of, 42. bank and shoal of, 118. bastard to the, 78. be good whilst thou hast, 751. be ruled by, 724. beholds no name so blest, 345. between two eternities, gleam of, 580. bounds of place and, 382. break the legs of, 635. breathing, of day with me, 145. brief chronicles of the, 134. brings increase to her truth, 378. by, subdued, 671. by the forelock, take, 30. cannot benumb, some feelings, 545. chinks that, has made, 221, 456. choose thine own, 433. coming, there 's a good, 493, 653. common arbitrator, 102. compliments are loss of, 387. count, by heart-throbs, 654. creeping hours of, 68. curious, requires, 168. do not squander, 360. elaborately thrown away, 311. enough, take, 351. enough to find a world, 656. even such is, 26. every man be master of his, 121. flies death urges, 307. footprints on the sands of, 612. for all things, 791. for courtesy, always, 603. for supper, the proper, 763. forefinger of all, 630. foremost files of, 626. frozen round periods of, 228. gallops withal, 70. gives to her mind, 378. had been, as if the moving, 468. hair's-breadth of, 750. has laid his hand gently, 617. has not cropt the roses, 378. has taught us a lesson, 723. hath to silver turned, his silver locks, 24. he that lacks, 594. his, is forever, 260. history hath triumphed over, 26. how a man should kill, 772. how small a part of, they share, 220.
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Whores were burnt alive, 287.
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Write a verse or two, 204. about it goddess, 332. and cipher too, 397. and read comes by nature, to, 51. as funny as I can, 636. at any time, a man may, 371. fair, hold it baseness to, 145. finely upon a broomstick, 294. force them to, 211. in rhyme, those that, 213. in water, their virtues we, 100. it before them in a table, 834. look in thy heart and, 34. me down an ass, 53. nothing to, about, 748. pen devise wit, 55. the characters in dust, 494. the vision and make it plain, 836. though an angel should, 520. well hereafter, hope to, 253. with a goose pen, 76. with ease, you, 443.