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Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!

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Olivia, to Malvolio
Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee!
Fool
Why, “some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrown upon them.”
I was one, sir, in this interlude, one Sir Topas, sir,
but that’s all one. “By the Lord, Fool, I am not
mad”—but, do you remember “Madam, why laugh
you at such a barren rascal;
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 392

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It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul

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It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul.
Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars.
It is the cause. Yet I’ll not shed her blood,
Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
And smooth as monumental alabaster.

So sweet was ne’er so fatal. I must weep,
But they are cruel tears.
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Act 5
Scene 2
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