"Resolution thus fubbed ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Resolution thus fubbed with the rusty curb of old father antic the law.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 2, l. 61. Falstaff is speaking of the courage ("resolution") of thieves; "fubbed" means thwarted; "antic" means clown.