Friday, November 04, 2005

A Great Line

Unfortunately, I can't remember the specific situation that brought this to the top of my consciousness (probably a politician soundbite); but I love this zinger from Duke Frederick in As You Like It. He tasks Oliver with finding his fugitive brother Orlando, and threatens to seize all his property if he can't bring him to justice within a year. Oliver protests:

Oliver O that your highness knew my heart in this!
I never lov’d my brother in my life.
Duke F. More villain thou.

I use this line (in my head) all the time. Also my own private variation, "More idiot thou."

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