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(Act 1) Volpone - 'Good morning to the day; and next my gold! Open the shrine that I may see my saint' 'Yet I glory more in the cunning purchase of my wealth'
(Act 1) Volpone - 'Fetch me my gown, my furs and night-caps; say my couch is changing' 'now my feigned cough, my phthisic and my gout, my apoplexy, palsy and catarrhs'
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(Act 1) Mosca - 'Bright as your gold! And lovely as your gold!' 'She's kept as warily as is your gold'
(Act 2) Mosca - 'Sir, Scoto himself could hardly have distinguished! I have not time to flatter you, we'll part; and as I prosper, so applaud my art'
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(Act 2) Corvino - 'Death of mine honour' 'lady vanity' 'first I will have this bawdy light dammed up' 'then, here's a lock, which I shall hand upon thee [holds up chastity belt]' 'pain of thy life'
(Act 2) Mosca - 'Think, think, think, think, think, think, think sir. One o' the doctors offered there his daughter' 'And, a virgin sir'
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(Act 2) Corvino - 'The party you wot of shall be mine own wife, Mosca' 'Mine own free motion'
(Act 2) Corvino - 'Where are you my wife? My Celia? Wife? [enter Celia, crying]' 'Come, I am not jealous' 'Tut, I am confident in thee'
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(Act 2) Corvino - 'We are invited to a feast at old Volpone's, where t shall appear how far I'm free from jealousy or fear'
(Act 3) Mosca - 'I fear I shall begin to fall in love with my dear self' 'I could skip out of my skin, now, like a subtle snake' 'O! Your parasite, is a most precious thing' 'Change a visor quicker than a thought!'
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(Act 3) Celia - 'If you doubt my chastity, well lock me up, for ever' 'Are heaven and saints then nothing? Will they be blind or stupid?' 'Oh God and his good angels, wither, wither'
(Act 3) Celia - 'I, whose innocence is all I can think wealthy, or worth th' enjoying. And which, once lost, I have naught to lose behind it' 'Flay my face or poison it with ointments'
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(Act 3) Volpone - 'I should have done the act, and then have parleyed' 'I am unmasked, unspirited, undone'
(Act 4) Voltore - 'Your fatherhoods' fit pleasures be obeyed' 'most honoured fathers' 'my honoured sires' 'your fatherhoods' 'foul, felonious intent'
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(Act 4) Lady WouldBe - 'Out, thou chameleon harlot'
(Act 4) Celia - 'And heaven, that never fails the innocent'
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(Act 5) Volpone - 'I will begin e'en to vex 'em all' 'give out about the streets, you two, that I am dead' 'Reach forth one of those blanks, I'll straight put in thy name'
(Act 5) Mosca - 'I'm his heir, and so will keep me, til his share at least. To cozen him of all were but a cheat well placed; no man would construe it a sin: let his sport pay for't, this is called the fox-trap'
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(Act 5) Volpone - 'The fox shall here uncase [pulls off his disguise]'
(Act 5) 1st Avvocato - 'Parasite...thou be whipped; then live perpetual prisoner in our galleys' 'Volpone...thou art to lie in prison cramped with irons, till thou be sick and lame indeed' 'Voltore...banished from their fellowship, and our stage'
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(Act 5) 1st Avvocato - 'Corbaccio...confine thee to the monastry of San spirito' 'Corvino...rowed about venice...wearing a cap with fair long ***'s ears...wrongs done to thy wife thou art to send her home to her father with her dowry trebeled'
(Act 5) Volpone - 'The seasoning of the play is the applause, now though the fox be punished by the laws' 'here he doubtful stands...and clap your hands'
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(Act 2) Mosca - 'Sir, Scoto himself could hardly have distinguished! I have not time to flatter you, we'll part; and as I prosper, so applaud my art'

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(Act 1) Mosca - 'Bright as your gold! And lovely as your gold!' 'She's kept as warily as is your gold'

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(Act 2) Mosca - 'Think, think, think, think, think, think, think sir. One o' the doctors offered there his daughter' 'And, a virgin sir'

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(Act 2) Corvino - 'Where are you my wife? My Celia? Wife? [enter Celia, crying]' 'Come, I am not jealous' 'Tut, I am confident in thee'

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(Act 3) Mosca - 'I fear I shall begin to fall in love with my dear self' 'I could skip out of my skin, now, like a subtle snake' 'O! Your parasite, is a most precious thing' 'Change a visor quicker than a thought!'

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