22 October, 2021

The 10 Best Shakespearean Burns

“Thou art a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-oswaldpound, filthy worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver’d, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mungril bitch.” 

King Lear

If this isn’t the king of all insults then it would be surprising to see what could possibly be worse. This rant from Kent insults just about every facet of the character of Oswald and can’t possibly have left much more than a shred of dignity to his name.

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