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Toward the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Goneril declares to Regan that “the best and soundest of [Lear’s] time hath been but rash.” Regan answers her sister by noting Lear’s “inconstant starts.” These comments echo Kent’s warning to Lear, earlier in the scene, to “cheque / This hideous rashness.”

Which of the following quotes by Lear in this scene is NOT an example of the “rashness” and “inconstancy” that Regan, Goneril, and Kent allude to?


“When she was dear to us, we did hold her so; / But now her price is fall’n.”


“How, how Cordelia! Mend your speech a little, / Lest it may mar your fortunes.”


“The barbarous Scythian… shall to my bosom / Be as well neighbour’d, pitied, and relieved, / As thou my sometime daughter.”


“If, on the tenth day following, / Thy banish’d trunk be found in our dominions, / The moment is thy death."


“Here I disclaim all my paternal care, / Propinquity and property of blood, / And as a stranger to my heart and me / Hold thee, from this, for ever.”

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