By Frankie Rubinstein
'...Rubinstein is way from blameless and is derived to our reduction with loads of learning...and is kind of correct to induce that to not savour the sexiness of Shakespeare's language impoverishes our personal knowing of him. For something, it used to be a robust aspect in his attract Elizabethans, who have been less woolly-mouthed and smooth-tongued than we're. for one more, it has constituted a salty preservative for his paintings, between those that can get pleasure from it...an enlightening book.' A.L.Rowse, The Standard
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His 'uncontrolled crest': a quibble on the cresting action of the genitals, the crest of the martial helmet, and the crest or tuft on the head of a cock. , meant to beget, conceive - F&H: 'Well, Venus shortly bagged, and ere long was Cupid bred'). For the sake of Venus, the god of war (Mars or Ares) hung his gear over her altars, her arse, and learned to sport; dance, toy, wanton, and dally - each one of which is a pun on to copulate (TWR; C; P). ). Cf. iii: Tophas. Learned? I am all Mars and Ars.
He puns on pederasty / Gkpordos (a fart) and Lpetere, to break wind. Patroclus speaks like a chime (cloque - Cot) or fart (cloque - Leitner). e. it is broken: it breaks JESTS (farts). Frcasse: breaks, of the voice; cas: buttocks. The voice of this masculine whore breaks (and mends) scurril (mendeux - Cot) jests (scurril/ SQUIRREL, a whore). Patroclus's VOICE/ vice is buggery: his voice mends - L mendax, -acis, lying - it lies, like him on the bed, and buggers. At Patroclus's fusty (evil-smelling) stuff, the large Achilles laughs.
Achilles asks 'am I poor' (74; POOR: homosexual, stinking). He says men 'pass'd by mel As misers do by beggars'. They PASS by (emit a fart). 144) of this arse (herry: silent 'h'), this beggar (herre); such is the 'breath fame blows' (244), a flatus, Lflatus: a breath, blowing. 117. Coriolanus is ready to sell himself in the 'market-place' in order to gain public office: 'possess mel Some harlot's spirit! my throat of war be turn'd ... into a pipe/ Small as an eunuch ... a beggar's tongue/ Make motion through my lips, and my arm'd knees ...
A Dictionary of Shakespeare’s Sexual Puns and Their Significance by Frankie Rubinstein