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" A plague upon you,

murderers, trators all!

I might have saved her;

now she's gone for ever!

Cordelia, Cordelia! stay

a little. Ha! What is 't

thou say'st? Her voice

was ever soft, Gentle,

and low, an excellent

thing in woman. I killed

the slave that was

a-hanging thee"

(V. 2. 270-275).

"Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!

rage! blow! You cataracts and

hurricanoes, spout Till you have

drenched our steeples, drowned the

cocks! You sulphurous and thought-

executing fires, Vaunt-couriers to

oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my

white head! And thou, all shaking

thunder, Smite flat the thick

rotundity o' the world! Crack

Nature's molds, all germens spill at

once, That make ingrateful man!"

(III. 2. 1-9)

"Meantime we shall

express our darker purpose.

Give me the map there.

Know that we have divided

In three our kingdom; and

'tis our fast intent To shake

all cares and business from

our age, Conferring them

on younger strengths, while

we Unburthened crawl toward

death" (I. 1. 30-35).  

Mine enemy's dog, Though he had

bit me, should have stood that

night Against my fire; and wast

thou fain, poor father, To hovel

thee with swine, and rogues

forlorn, In short and musty straw?

Alack, alack! 'Tis wonder that

thy life and wits at once Had not

concluded all. He wakes; speak to

him." (IV. )   



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