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O Dissembling courtesy!

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Imogen
O,
Dissembling courtesy! How fine this tyrant
Can tickle where she wounds! My dearest husband,
I something fear my father’s wrath, but nothing—
Always reserved my holy duty—what
His rage can do on me. You must be gone,
And I shall here abide the hourly shot
Of angry eyes, not comforted to live
But that there is this jewel in the world
That I may see again.  
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Act 1
Scene 1
Line 97

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Thither write, my queen

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Thither write, my queen,
And with mine eyes I’ll drink the words you send,
Though ink be made of gall.
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Act 1
Scene 1
Line 99

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Yea, bloody cloth, I’ll keep thee

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Yea, bloody cloth, I’ll keep thee, for I wish’d
Thou shouldst be color’d thus. You married ones,
If each of you should take this course, how many
Must murder wives much better than themselves
For wrying but a little! O Pisanio,
Every good servant does not all commands;
No bond, but to do just ones. Gods, if you
Should have ta’en vengeance on my faults,
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 1

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Nay, be not angry, sir

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Lord
Nay, be not angry, sir.
Posthumus
’Lack, to what end?
Who dares not stand his foe, I’ll be his friend;
For if he’ll do as he is made to do,
I know he’ll quickly fly my friendship too.
You have put me into rhyme.
Lord
Farewell. You’re angry.
 He exits.
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Act 5
Scene 3
Line 65

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Come, sir, are you ready for death?

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First Jailer
Come, sir, are you ready for death?
Posthumus Leonatus
Overroasted rather; ready long ago.
First Jailer
Hanging is the word, sir. If you be ready for that, you are well cook’d.
Posthumus Leonatus
So if I prove a good repast to the spectators, the dish pays the shot.
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Act 5
Scene 4
Line 145

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Methinks I see him now—

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Jachimo
Methinks I see him now—
Posthumus Leonatus
Advancing.
Ay, so thou dost,
Italian fiend! Ay me, most credulous fool,
Egregious murderer, thief, any thing
That’s due to all the villains past, in being,
To come! O, give me cord, or knife, or poison,
Some upright justicer! Thou, King, send out
For torturers ingenious;
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Act 5
Scene 5
Line 209

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Why did you throw your wedded lady from you?

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Imogen
Why did you throw your wedded lady from you?
Think that you are upon a rock, and now
Throw me again.
Embracing him.
Posthumus Leonatus
Hang there like fruit, my soul,
Till the tree die!
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Act 5
Scene 5
Line 261

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