John Webster

The Duchess of Malfi

120 printed pages
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  • heartofaphoenix6has quoted3 years ago
    Of simple virtue, which was never made

    To seem the thing it is not. Go, go brag

    You have left me heartless; mine is in your bosom:

    I hope 'twill multiply love there. You do tremble:

    Make not your heart so dead a piece of flesh,

    To fear more than to love me. Sir, be confident:

    What is 't distracts you? This is flesh and blood, sir;

    'Tis not the figure cut in alabaster

    Kneels at my husband's tomb. Awake, awake, man!

    I do here put off all vain ceremony,

    And only do appear to you a young widow

    That claims you for her husband, and, like a widow,

    I use but half a blush in 't.
  • heartofaphoenix6has quoted3 years ago
    Now she pays it.

    The misery of us that are born great!

    We are forc'd to woo, because none dare woo us;

    And as a tyrant doubles with his words,

    And fearfully equivocates, so we

    Are forc'd to express our violent passions

    In riddles and in dreams, and leave the path
  • heartofaphoenix6has quoted3 years ago
    wink'd and chose a husband.—Cariola,

    To thy known secrecy I have given up

    More than my life,—my fame.

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