I've no doubt the two of you have been ill-fortuned enough to've heard that curst song of Brandark's?
I have heard of that curst man, and though he needs no more curses upon his head, he deserves them.
Although his Ride is confined to offstage environs, it is described in living color by the clown Biondello, affording both on- and off-stage audiences a glimpse of Petruchio's future with a curst wife.
Even the bear, who closes this movement of the play by eating the courtier Antigonus, is at the end of a long winter hunger - ‘They are never curst but when they are hungry.
You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate, and bonny Kate and sometimes Kate the curst ; but Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom.
‘I'll be waking you in four hours,’ he rumbled, ‘so you'd best not lie awake thinking of more verses for your curst song!’
Blest be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.