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Flashcards in ACT III Deck (21):
1

Antonio: "The"

"The common rabble do directly say/ She is a strumpet"

2

Bosola: "To"

"To make her dote on some shameless fellow/ She shames to acknowledge"

3

Ferdinand: "The"

"The witchcraft lies in her rank blood"

4

Bosola: "That"

"That you are/ Your own chronicle too much, and grossly/ Flatter yourself"

5

Antonio: "Oh"

"Oh fie upon this single life! Forgo it:/ We read how Daphne, for her peevish flight,/ became a fruitless bay tree"

6

Duchess: "Doth"

"Doth not the colour of my hair 'gin to change?/ When I wax grey I shall have all the court/ Powder their hair with arras, to be like me"

7

Ferdinand: "Die"

"Die then, quickly!/ Virtue, where art thou hid? What hideous thing/ Is it that eclipse thee?"

8

Ferdinand: "Oh"

"Oh most imperfect light of human reason"

9

Duchess: "your"

"your shears do come untimely now/ To clip the bird's wings that's already flown"

10

Ferdinand: "Enjoy"

"Enjoy thy lust still, and a wretched life/ Vile woman"

11

Bosola: "What"

"What moisture is drawn out of the sea, when foul weather comes, pours down and runs into the sea again"

12

Bosola: "Princes"

Princes pay flatterers/ In their own money: flatterers dissemble their vices/ And they dissemble their lives: that's justice"

13

Bosola: "a"

"a soldier that thought it/ As beastly to know his own value too little/ As devilish to acknowledge it too much"

14

Bosola: "Can"

"Can this ambitious age/ Have so much goodness in't as to prefer/ A man merely for worth, without these shadows/ Of wealth and painted honours?"

15

Bosola: "Oh"

"Oh this base quality/ Of intelligencer!.../ I am certain to be raised"

16

Pescara: "A"

"A very salamander lives in's eye/ To mock the eager violence of fire"

17

2 Pilgrim: "her"

"her brother showed/ how that the Pope, forhearing of her looseness/ Hath seized into the protection of the Church/ The dukedom which she held as dowager"

18

Duchess: "The"

"The birds that live i'th'field/ On the wild benefit of nature, live/ Happier than we; for they may choose their mates/ And carol their sweet pleasures to the spring"

19

Bosola: "Every"

"Every small thing draws a base mind to fear/ As the adamant draws iron"

20

Duchess: "My"

"My laurel is all withered"

21

Duchess: "I"

"I am armed 'gainst misery/ Bent to all sways of the oppressor's will"