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07/17/2011 10:56 am ET Updated Sep 16, 2011

7 Best Shakespeare Insults

William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest English writer to ever have lived. He was, of course, a true master of words. But just as eloquently as he could express the noblest ideals, he could also deliver the cruelest insults. Here are some of the best jabs from the man who clearly knew the power of the poison pen.

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