“Who knows himself a braggart,
Let him fear this, for it will come to pass
that every braggart shall be found an ass.” (All’s Well Than Ends Well, act 4, sc. 3)
Tips for Use. A justification when you do not want to speak too much about yourself or overly emphasize your accomplishments. Alternatively, it can be a good answer if you are asked a comment about a vane and pompous person, speaker or both. To receive an (almost) daily copy of the latest blog and Shakespearean verbal ‘weapon’ subscribe for free to this site (click on the top-right link on the menu).
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In the play. The pompous and cowardly Parolles has been unmasked and now he reflects on his own undoing.
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