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More Brilliance from The Bard


As a writer, I can only wish my words would live on 400 years after I die. It won’t happen, probably because I’m not as brilliant as William Shakespeare. After all, if he invented all of the following, what hope is there for me?

All that glitters is not gold from “The Merchant of Venice” (originally: “all that glisters”)

All’s Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

Faint hearted from “Henry VI, Part 1”

Fancy-free from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Foregone conclusion from “Othello”

Full circle from “King Lear”

Give the devil his due from “Henry IV, Part 1”

Good-night, sweet prince from “Hamlet”

I have not slept one wink from “Cymbeline”

In my heart of hearts from “Hamlet”

In my mind’s eye from “Hamlet”

Laughing stock from “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Let’s kill all the lawyers from “Henry VI, Part 2”

One fell swoop from “Macbeth”

Play fast and loose from “King John”

Salad days from “Antony and Cleopatra”

Sweets to the sweet from “Hamlet”

The better part of valor is discretion from “Henry IV, Part 1”

The Comedy of Errors

The short and long of it from “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

The world’s mine oyster from “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Tis neither here nor there from “Othello”

Wear my heart upon my sleeve from “Othello”

What’s past is prologue from “The Tempest”

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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