Read our selection of the very best quotes from Cardenio, along with speaker, act and scene. Cardenio is one of Shakespeare’s lost plays, set in various Spanish locations and often categorised as a revenge tragedy. Below we’d picked out some of the most significant quotes from Cardenio:

You purchase at too dear a Rate, that puts You
To wooe me and your Father too

Leonora (Act 1, Scene 2)

Now fit to be thy Spoil: the ruin’d Fabrick,
Which cannot be repair’d, at once o’er-throw.

Violante (Act 2, Scene 2)

My Daughter, you must know, is such a tender Soul, she cannot possibly see a Duke’s younger Son without falling desperately in Love with him.

Don Bernard (Act 2, Scene 3)

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