A Doll’s Insult

It is Monday and here at The Bard and the Bible that means it is time for a quick insult from Shakespeare for your entertainment and use (if you are so bold).


In 2 Henry IV, the delightfully-named Doll Tearsheet gets off some of the most creative insults in all of Shakespeare. This week’s insult is directed by her at Pistol:

Away, you cut-purse rascal! you filthy bung, away! (2 Henry IV, II.4.126-127)

Use it responsibly.


About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).
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