Speeches (Lines) for Countess of Auvergne
in "Henry VI, Part I"

Total: 13

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1

II,3,826

Porter, remember what I gave in charge;
And when you have done so, bring the keys to me.

2

II,3,830

The plot is laid: if all things fall out right,
I shall as famous be by this exploit
As Scythian Tomyris by Cyrus' death.
Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight,
And his achievements of no less account:
Fain would mine eyes be witness with mine ears,
To give their censure of these rare reports.

3

II,3,841

And he is welcome. What! is this the man?

4

II,3,843

Is this the scourge of France?
Is this the Talbot, so much fear'd abroad
That with his name the mothers still their babes?
I see report is fabulous and false:
I thought I should have seen some Hercules,
A second Hector, for his grim aspect,
And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.
Alas, this is a child, a silly dwarf!
It cannot be this weak and writhled shrimp
Should strike such terror to his enemies.

5

II,3,856

What means he now? Go ask him whither he goes.

6

II,3,862

If thou be he, then art thou prisoner.

7

II,3,864

To me, blood-thirsty lord;
And for that cause I trained thee to my house.
Long time thy shadow hath been thrall to me,
For in my gallery thy picture hangs:
But now the substance shall endure the like,
And I will chain these legs and arms of thine,
That hast by tyranny these many years
Wasted our country, slain our citizens
And sent our sons and husbands captivate.

8

II,3,874

Laughest thou, wretch? thy mirth shall turn to moan.

9

II,3,878

Why, art not thou the man?

10

II,3,880

Then have I substance too.

11

II,3,888

This is a riddling merchant for the nonce;
He will be here, and yet he is not here:
How can these contrarieties agree?

12

II,3,900

Victorious Talbot! pardon my abuse:
I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited
And more than may be gather'd by thy shape.
Let my presumption not provoke thy wrath;
For I am sorry that with reverence
I did not entertain thee as thou art.

13

II,3,914

With all my heart, and think me honoured
To feast so great a warrior in my house.

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