Rogue and Peasant Slave
(II.ii.535-595) by Abigail Go
O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! (II.ii.535)
What's Hecuba to him, or he to her,/ That he should weep for her? (II.ii.544-545)
A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak/ Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,/ And can say nothing (II.ii.553-555)
Am I a coward?/ Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across,/ Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face,/ Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i'th' throat/ As deep as to the lungs - Who does me this? (II.ii. 556-561)
The spirit that I have seen/ May be a devil, and the devil hath power/ T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps,/ Out of my weakness and my melancholy,/ As he is very potent with such spirits,/ Abuses to damn me (II.ii.585-590)
The play's the thing/ Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king (II.ii.591-592)
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