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The Comedy of Errors Quotes

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Isolation Quotes

EGEON Thus have you heard me severed from my bliss, That by misfortunes was my life prolonged To tell sad stories of my own mishaps. (1.1.118)

Suffering Quotes

EGEON Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall, And by the doom of death end woes and all. (1.1.1-2)

Family Quotes

EGEON My wife, more careful for the latter-born, Had fast'ned him unto a small spare mast, Such as sea-faring men provide for storms. To him one of the other twins was bound, Whilst I had been like...

Appearances Quotes

EGEON A heavier task could not have been imposed Than I to speak my griefs unspeakable; Yet, that the world may witness that my end Was wrought by nature, not by vile offence, I'll utter what my so...

Identity Quotes

EGEON There had she not been long but she became A joyful mother of two goodly sons, And, which was strange, the one so like the other As could not be disdnguished but by names. (1.1.49-52)

The Supernatural Quotes

S. ANTIPHOLUS Upon my life, by some device or other The villain is o'erraught of all my money. They say this town is full of cozenage, As, nimble jugglers that deceive the eye, Dark-working sorcere...

Women and Femininity Quotes

ADRIANA Why should their liberty than ours be more? LUCIANA Because their business still lies out o' door. (2.1.10-11)

Marriage Quotes

ADRIANA This servitude makes you to keep unwed. LUCIANA Not this, but troubles of the marriage bed. ADRIANA But, were you wedded, you would bear some sway. LUCIANA Ere I learn love, I'll practice t...

Duty Quotes

EGEON A doubtful warrant of immediate death, Which though myself would gladly have embraced, Yet the incessant weepings of my wife, Weeping before for what she saw must come, And piteous plainings...

Rules and Order Quotes

DUKE Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more. I am not partial to infringe our laws. The enmity and discord which of late Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke To merchants, our well-dealing c...

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