chapter  2
‘Behind the back of life’: uncanny bodies and identities in The Changeling
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Towards the end of Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling, Beatrice emerges from Alsemero’s closet, where De Flores has stabbed her. She delivers the following notorious lines, addressed primarily to her father Vermandero:

Bea. Oh come not near me, sir, I shall defile you: I am that of your blood was taken from you For your better health; look no more upon’t, But cast it to the ground regardlessly: Let the common sewer take it from distinction.