Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter-cricket thou.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, sc. 3, l. 109.
An example of Petruchio's insults, here directed at a tailor; a "nit" is the egg of a louse.