Posted by ESC on February 25, 2000
In Reply to: Yes, Billy strikes again! posted by Patty on February 25, 2000
: Pardon me for stepping in here...but I'd think Shakespeare might have an eloquent phrase or two of interest in my quest (see my post below).
: Does anyone have any humorous (or just good) phrases for those forays that young men take to prove their worth? I'm interested in phrases, slang terms, or coulourful descriptions about men proving or establishing themselves. Early battles and quests. Marking out turf.
: Thank you.
"I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting." From "The Winter's Tale."
"Natural rebellion done in the blade of youth,
When oil and fire, too strong for reason's force,
O'erbears it and burns on." From "All's Well That Ends Well."
"He had rather see the swords and hear a drum than look upon his schoolmaster." From "Coriolanus."
"My salad days, When I was green in judgment." From "Antony and Cleopatra."