Monthly Archives: August 2012

Shakespeare on bagpipe and bagpipes, musical taste, likes and dislikes

“Some men there are love not a gaping pig; … And others, when the bagpipe sings i’ the nose Cannot contain their urine.” (Merchant Of Venice, act 4, sc. 1) Tips for use.  Perfect repartee should you dislike the subject … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Health-Care, Natural Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Natural Remedy

 “Our foster-nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks, that to provoke in him, Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish” (King Lear act 4, sc. 4) Tips for use.  A good line to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Boredom, Boring Speaker, Lengthy Event and Polite Insults

“This will last out a night in Russia, When nights are longest there“ (Measure For Measure, act 2, sc. 1) Tips for use.  A sentiment that, no doubt, many of us have felt or acquired when exposed to interminable presentations … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra and Answering a Request from a Woman

“…our courteous Antony, Whom ne’er the word of ‘No’ woman heard speak” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 2, sc. 2) Tips for Use. Whether you may mean it literally or figuratively, whether it is actually true or whether it represents your … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, on Hair Loss, Baldness and Positive Thinking

ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse. Why is Time such a niggard of hair, being, as it is, so plentiful an excrement? DROMIO of Syracuse. Because it is a blessing that time bestows on beasts; and what he has scanted men in hair, … Continue reading

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Exception to Shakespeare by Way of Alexander Pope

“True Wit is Nature to Advantage drest, What oft was thought, bit ne’er so well Exprest” (A. Pope, Essay on Criticism) In today’s blog we take a brief excursion outside of the Shakespeare realm. A bit like the Tour de … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Hypocrisy, Deception and False Appearances

“O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!” (Measure For Measure, act 3, sc. 2) Tips for use.  A pointed comment on hypocrisy and hypocrites and generally on deceptive or false appearances. The word hypocrisy … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Reply to “I love you” and to Express Surprise

“Madam, you have bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins… (Merchant Of Venice, act 3., sc. 2) Tips for use. Words of love hang on a very thin thread from which it is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Best Insults and Best Curses, Guts and Vultures

“Let vultures gripe thy guts.” (Merry Wives of Windsor act 1, sc. 3) Tips for use. Excellent retort to an accusation or act or word of insolence when you do not immediately have an answer. Excellent comeback during a political … Continue reading

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