Titus Andronicus Act 5, Scene 1 Aaron
This speech is used in our interview with Jackson Dean.
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126. Ay, that I had not done a thousand more.
127. Even now I curse the day--and yet, I think,
128. Few come within the compass of my curse,--
129. Wherein I did not some notorious ill,
130. As kill a man, or else devise his death,
131. Ravish a maid, or plot the way to do it,
132. Accuse some innocent and forswear myself,
133. Set deadly enmity between two friends,
134. Make poor men's cattle break their necks;
135. Set fire on barns and hay-stacks in the night,
136. And bid the owners quench them with their tears.
137. Oft have I digg'd up dead men from their graves,
138. And set them upright at their dear friends' doors,
139. Even when their sorrows almost were forgot;
140. And on their skins, as on the bark of trees,
141. Have with my knife carved in Roman letters,
142. 'Let not your sorrow die, though I am dead.'
143. Tut, I have done a thousand dreadful things
144. As willingly as one would kill a fly,
145. And nothing grieves me heartily indeed
146. But that I cannot do ten thousand more.