22 October, 2021

The 10 Best Shakespearean Burns

I’ll beat thee, but I should infect my hands.”omarTimon06

Timon of Athens

In Shakespeare’s “Timon of Athens,” protagonist Timon and his least favorite dinner companion, Apemantus, insult each other to no end in a verbal smack-down that lasts half of the scene. While Apemantus tries to rally with comebacks as cruel as, “A plague on thee! Thou are too bad to curse,” it seems Timon reigns supreme with this precise one-liner.

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