The Madness of Shakespeare

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Can you name the Shakespeare character who speaks the quote about madness?

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Why, Marcus, no man should be mad but I.
Romeo! Humours! Madman! Passion! Lover!
Nay, I’ll ne’er believe a madman till I see his brains.
Though this be madness yet there is method in it.
No settled sense of the world can match the pleasure of that madness. Let it alone.
It is the very error of the moon, She comes more nearer earth than she was wont and makes men mad.
This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.
Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense, Such a dependency of thing on thing as e’er I heard in madness.
Love is merely a madness, and I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do.
O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper, I would not be mad.
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Why, this is very midsummer madness.
I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.
You have showed a tender fatherly regard to wish me wed to one half lunatic.
‘Tis the time’s plague when madmen lead the blind.
O! Full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!
O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!
Thy tyranny, together working with thy jealousies…O, think what they have done, and then run mad indeed: stark mad!
Where is my wit? I would be gone. I speak I know not what.
O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!
Were such things here, as we do speak about, Or have we eaten on the insane root, that takes the reason prisoner?

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