Speeches (Lines) for Barnardine
in "Measure for Measure"

Total: 7

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

IV,3,2141

Abhorson. What, ho, Barnardine!

Barnardine. [Within] A pox o' your throats! Who makes that
noise there? What are you?


2

IV,3,2145

Pompey. Your friends, sir; the hangman. You must be so
good, sir, to rise and be put to death.

Barnardine. [Within] Away, you rogue, away! I am sleepy.


3

IV,3,2154

(stage directions). [Enter BARNARDINE]

Barnardine. How now, Abhorson? what's the news with you?


4

IV,3,2157

Abhorson. Truly, sir, I would desire you to clap into your
prayers; for, look you, the warrant's come.

Barnardine. You rogue, I have been drinking all night; I am not
fitted for 't.


5

IV,3,2168

Vincentio. Sir, induced by my charity, and hearing how hastily
you are to depart, I am come to advise you, comfort
you and pray with you.

Barnardine. Friar, not I. I have been drinking hard all night,
and I will have more time to prepare me, or they
shall beat out my brains with billets: I will not
consent to die this day, that's certain.


6

IV,3,2174

Vincentio. O, sir, you must: and therefore I beseech you
Look forward on the journey you shall go.

Barnardine. I swear I will not die to-day for any man's
persuasion.


7

IV,3,2177

Vincentio. But hear you.

Barnardine. Not a word: if you have any thing to say to me,
come to my ward; for thence will not I to-day.


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