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1

A prince's court is like a common...(Antontio)

fountain, whence should flow pure silver drops... if't chance some cursed example poison't near the head, death and disease through the whole land spread

2

some fellows are possessed with the devil... (Bosola)

But this great fellow were able to possess the greatest devil and make him worse

3

He and his brother are like plum-trees... (Bosola)

that grow crooked over standing-pools; they are rich and overladen with fruit but none but crows, pies and caterpillers feed on them

4

This is terrible...(duchess)

good council

5

The marriage night...(Cardinal)

is the entrance into some prison

6

The misery of us that are born great (Duchess)

we are forced to woo because none dare woo us

7

There is a saucy (Antonio)

and ambitious devil dancing in this circle

8

Whether the spirit of... (Cariola)

greatness of of woman reign most in her

9

How greedily (Bosola)

She eats them

10

thou art a... (cardinal)

witty false one

11

why do you weep?... (cardinal)

are tears your justification

12

To purge... (ferdinand)

infected blood, such blood as hers

13

or my imagination...(Ferdinand)

will carry me to see her in the shameful act of sin

14

tis not you whores's... (Ferdinand)

milk that will quench my wildfire, but your whore's blood

15

her guilt... (ferdinand)

treads on hot burning coulters

16

whether I amd doom'd...(Duchess)

to live or die, I can do both like a prince

17

why should I of all...(duchess)

the other princes of the world be cas'd up like a holy relic

18

I wore my coronet of state... (Duchess)

and on a sudden all the diamonds changed to pearls

19

men oft are valu'd high... (duchess)

when they're most wretched

20

The greatest torture souls feel in hell... (Duchess)

in hell that they must live and cannot die

21

I account this world a tedious theatre... (duchess)

for I do play a part in 't'gainst my will

22

It is some mercy ...(duchess)

when men kill with speed

23

damn her... (Ferdinand)

that body of hers

24

the robin red-breast... (duchess)

and nightingale never live long in cages

25

I am... (Duchess)

Duchess of Malfi still

26

I will (cariola)...

die with her

27

She bites (about cariola)...

and scratches

28

duchess' and cardinal's last word

"mercy!"

29

look...(ferdinand)

what follows me (shadow)

30

I am your... (Bosola)

Creature