Thou damned and luxurious mountain goat!

After a long week, we’re letting off some steam with 10 of our favourite Shakespeare swears. Use at your discretion, and add your own in the comments box


“The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.”

“Thou elvish-mark’d, abortive, rooting hog!
Richard III

“A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a
base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,
hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a
lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,
glass-gazing, super-serviceable 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 mongrel bitch: one whom I
will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest~
the least syllable of thy addition.”
King Lear

“He is deformed, crooked, old and sere,
Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind;
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.”
The Comedy of Errors

“Brass, cur! Thou damned and luxurious mountain goat,
Offer’st me brass?”
Henry V

“Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast,
With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts,
O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power
So to seduce.”

“Scratching could not make it worse, an ‘twere such
a face as yours were.”
Much Ado About Nothing

“The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon!
Where got’st thou that goose look?”

“There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune;
nor no more truth in thee than in a drawn fox.”
Henry IV, Part 1

“You are not worth the dust which the rude wind
Blows in your face.”
King Lear

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