Saturday, March 28, 2020

Fun with the language...............

 Having beers with Shakespeare would be extraordinary.

    • Sir NathanielI praise God for you, sir: your reasons 
    • at dinner have been sharp and sententious; 
    • pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, 
    • audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, 
    • and strange without heresy. I did converse this quondam 
    • day with a companion of the king's, who is intituled, nomi-
    • nated, or called, Don Adriano de Armado.

    • HolofernesNovi hominem tanquam te: his humour 
    • is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, 
    • his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general
    • behavior vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is
    • too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it
    • were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.
       -William Shakespeare,  Love's Labour's Lost:  Act Five, Scene 1

      thrasonical is a new one for me.  According to our friends at it means boastful; vainglorious.

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