Titus Andronicus; Act 5, Scene 1


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.