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Flashcards in ACT II Deck (22):
1

Bosola: "Whereas"

"Whereas before she looked like a nutmeg grater, after she resembled an abortive hedgehog"

2

Bosola: "Man"

"Man stands amazed to see his deformity/ In any creature but himself"

3

Bosola: "continually"

"continually we bear about us/ A rotten and dead body, we delight/ To hide it in rich tissue"

4

Bosola: "she"

"she pukes, her stomach seethes.../She wanes i'th'cheek, and waxes fat i'th'flank"

5

Antonio: "You"

"You would look up to heaven, but I think/ The devil that rules i'th'air stands in your light"

6

Bosola: "Search"

"Search the heads of the greatest rivers in the world, you shall find them but bubbles of water"

7

Duchess: "This"

"This green fruit and my stomach are not friends./ how they swell me!"

8

Bosola: "some"

"some of you give entertainment for pure love; but more, for precious reward"

9

Antonio: "She's"

"She's exposed/ Unto the worst of torture, pain and fear"

10

Bosola: "Now"

"Now all the court's asleep, I thought the devil/ Had the least to do here"

11

Antonio: "Are"

"Are drowned in blood"

12

Cardinal: "Thou"

"Thou art a witty false one...you have approved/ Those giddy and wild turnings in yourself"

13

Ferdinand: "she's"

"she's loose i'th'hilts/ Grown a notorious strumpet!"

14

Ferdinand: "Root"

"Root up her goodly forests, blast her meads"

15

Ferdinand: "To"

"To purge infected blood, such blood as hers"

16

Cardinal: "Cursed"

"Cursed Creature!"

17

Ferdinand: "Foolish"

"Foolish men,/ That e'er will trust their honour in a bark/ Made of so slight weak bullrush as is woman/ Apt every minute to sink it!"

18

Ferdinand: "To" x2

"To see her in the shameful act of sin.../Happily with some strong-thighed bargeman"

19

Cardinal: "You"

"You fly beyond your reason"

20

Ferdinand: "'Tis"

"'Tis not your whore's milk that shall quench my wild-fire/ But your whore's blood!"

21

Cardinal: "there"

"there is not in nature/ A thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly/ As doth intemperate anger"

22

Ferdinand: "Till"

"Till I know who leaps my sister, I'll not stir"