, an scholars be such cuckold-makers, to clap horns of honest men's heads o' this order, I'll ne'er trust smooth faces and small ruffs more.--But, an I be not revenged for this, would I might be turned to a gaping oyster, and drink nothing but salt water!
! what confidence can I place in her, when she won't do as I would ha' her?
, sir, my mother's a gentlewoman, and my father a Justice of Peace and Quorum; and though I am a younger brother and a prentice, yet I hope I am my father's son; and by God's lid, 'tis for your worship and for your commodity that I keep company.
, I would my face were in your belly!
Gadzooks, zounds and 'sblood
! We should stand for this kind of nonsense no more.
From the beginning conversation with Roderigo, in which Iago vows he is on Roderigo's side--" 'Sblood
, but you'll not hear me.
do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?
, thou stinkard, I'll learn you how to gust!
, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?
Amid familiar Elizabethan oaths upon the body of Christ ("Zounds," "'Sblood
"), Hotspur recounts his initial obedience to the hypocritical Bolingbroke in an extended corporeal metaphor ("When I first bowed my knee to this king of smiles"); his momentary apprehension of his father's and uncle's counterplot is expressed in olfactory terms ("I smell it"); he concludes his angry ramblings with his unequivocal desire to "gall and pinch" the King; and as the scene ends, he denigrates Hal's station by calling him the "sword and buckler Prince of Wales" (40-41).
, there is something in this more than natural, if philosophy could find it out" (2.2.359-64).
, you starveling, you eel-skin, you dried neat's tongue, you bull's pizzle, you stock fish, you tailor's yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck...' Out of the mouth of a kid from an estate?