Quotes: Curse

"For as the torture grim
Seized on each withered limb
The writhing dame
Mid fire and flame
Yelled forth this curse on him
'Each lord of Ruddigore
Despite his best endeavor
Shall do one crime or more
Once, every day, forever.
This doom he can't defy
However he may try
For should he stay his hand, that day
In torture he shall die!'"
"Sir Rupert Murgatroyd, His Leisure and His Riches", Ruddigore