Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit
Wayne F. Hill,
Cynthia J. Ottchen
"He has not so much brain as ear wax" (Troilus and Cressida). What can one say to the croaking ravens, whoreson jacknapes, shallow jesters, and dull and muddy-mottled rascals of the world? Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 of the bard's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy reference.