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75. Boastfulness (See also Arrogance, Conceit, Egotism.)

  1. Aglaonice Thessalian who claimed power over moon. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 16]
  2. Ajax (the greater) archetypal Miles Gloriosus. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida ]
  3. Anchises Trojan prince; crippled for boasting of intimacy with Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 22]
  4. Armado verbose braggart and pedant. [Br. Lit.: Loves Labours Lost ]
  5. Basilisco knight renowned for foolish bragging. [Br. Lit.: Solomon and Persida, Brewer Dictionary, 83]
  6. Bessus braggart soldier in the Miles Gloriosus tradition. [Br. Lit.: Walsh Modern, 55]
  7. Bluffe, Captain blustering braggart and spurious war veteran. [Br. Lit.: The Old Batchelour ]
  8. Bobadill, Captain blustering braggadocio of yellow stripe. [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour ]
  9. Braggadocchio empty braggart. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  10. Capaneus struck dead by a thunderbolt for boasting that not even Jove could stop him from scaling the wall of Thebes. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 166]
  11. Drawcansir blustering bully, known for his extravagantly boastful speeches. [Br. Lit.: The Rehearsal ]
  12. Falstaff jovial knight and rascal of brazen braggadocio. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor; I Henry IV; II Henry IV ]
  13. Gascon inhabitant of Gascony, France; people noted for their bragging. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1049]
  14. Glendower, Owen Welsh ally of the Percys; his boastfulness antagonizes Hotspur. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV ]
  15. Háry János peasant hero of fanciful adventures. [Hung. Lit. and Opera: Osborne Opera, 148]
  16. Kay, Sir rude and vainglorious knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte dArthur; Idylls of the King ]
  17. Mahon, Christopher runaway boy tells stories with self as epitome of bravery. [Irish Lit.: The Playboy of the Western World, Magill I, 758759]
  18. Parolles cowardly braggart and wastrel. [Br. Lit.: Alls Well That Ends Well ]
  19. Pistol knight of the killing tongue and quiet sword. [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV ]
  20. Rodomont gallant but blustering Saracen leader. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso; Orlando Innamorato ]
  21. Roister Doister, Ralph well-to-do dolt brags loud and long of bravery. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister ]
  22. Sacripant noisy braggart. [Ital. Lit.: Secchia Rapita, Brewer Handbook, 945]
  23. Scaramouche talks a good fight; never does. [Ital. Lit.: Espy, 125]
  24. Tartarin tells tall tales of his fantastic adventures. [Fr. Lit.: Tartarin de Tarascon ]
  25. Texan resident of second largest U.S. state; known for his tall tales. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
  26. Thraso swaggering but foolish soldier. [Rom. Lit.: The Eunuch ]
  27. Vicar of Bray declared that he would retain his office regardless of the reigning kings religion. [Br. Balladry: Walsh Classical, 61]