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Shakespeare’s Linguistic Legacy

Shakespeare is credited with introducing thousands of words and phrases into the English language, including “bedroom”, “majestic” and “eyeballs”.

 

“So, then, two bosoms and a single troth. Then by your side no bedroom me deny, For lying so, Hermia, I do not lie.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

“This is a most majestic vision, and Harmonious charmingly. ” – The Tempest

 

“Hold up thy head.

Look in mine eyeballs, there thy beauty lies.

Then why not lips in lips, since eyes in eyes?” – Venus and Adonis



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