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1

Bosola: "Nobly"

Nobly; I'll describe her/ She's sad, as one long used to't, and she seems/ Rather to welcome the end of misery/ Than shun it: a behaviour so noble/ As gives a majesty to adversity"

2

Duchess: "why"

"why dost thou wrap thy poisoned pills/ In gold and sugar?"

3

Duchess: "You"

"You are very cold/ I fear you are not well after your travel"

4

Duchess: "If"

"If they would bind me to that lifeless trunk/ And let me freeze to death"

5

Duchess: "Portia"

"Portia, I'll new kindle thy coals again/ And revive the rare and almost dead example/ Of a loving wife"

6

Duchess: "my"

"my curse hath a great way to go/ Plagues, that make lanes through largest families/ Consume them"

7

Ferdinand: "Damn"

"Damn her, that body of hers/ While that my blood ran pure in't, was more worth/ Than that which thou woulds't comfort, called a soul"

8

Duchess: "The"

"The robin red-breast and the nightingale/ Never live long in cages"

9

Bosola: "Thou"

Thou art a box of worm-seed, at best, but a salvatory of green mummy. What's this flesh? A little cruded milk, fantastical puff paste: out bodies are weaker that those paper prisons boys use to keep flies in"

10

Duchess: "I"

"I am Duchess of Malfi still"

11

Bosola: "Sin"

"Sin their conception, their birth, weeping;/ Their life a general mist of error/ Their death a hideous storm of terror"

12

Duchess: "To"

"To our next neighbours? They are mad folks"

13

Duchess: "Pull"

"Pull, and pull strongly, for your able strength/ Must pull down heaven upon me"

14

Executioner: "She"

"She bites and scratches"

15

Bosola: "But"

"But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens"

16

Ferdinand: "Had"

'Had she continued widow - to have gained/ An infinite mass of treasure by her death"

17

Bosola: "hollow"

"hollow graves/ Rotten, and rotting others"

18

Bosola: "We"

"We seem to sweat in ice, and freeze in fire"

19

Bosola: "Return"

"Return fair soul from darkness, and lead mine/ Out of this sensible hell!"