Speeches (Lines) for Demetrius
in "Midsummer Night's Dream"

Total: 48

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,1,96

Relent, sweet Hermia: and, Lysander, yield
Thy crazed title to my certain right.

2

II,1,563

I love thee not, therefore pursue me not.
Where is Lysander and fair Hermia?...

3

II,1,574

Do I entice you? do I speak you fair?
Or, rather, do I not in plainest truth...

4

II,1,586

Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit;
For I am sick when I do look on thee.

5

II,1,589

You do impeach your modesty too much,
To leave the city and commit yourself...

6

II,1,602

I'll run from thee and hide me in the brakes,
And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.

7

II,1,610

I will not stay thy questions; let me go:
Or, if thou follow me, do not believe...

8

II,2,743

I charge thee, hence, and do not haunt me thus.

9

II,2,745

Stay, on thy peril: I alone will go.

10

III,2,1076

O, why rebuke you him that loves you so?
Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.

11

III,2,1091

So should the murder'd look, and so should I,
Pierced through the heart with your stern cruelty:...

12

III,2,1097

I had rather give his carcass to my hounds.

13

III,2,1107

You spend your passion on a misprised mood:
I am not guilty of Lysander's blood;...

14

III,2,1111

An if I could, what should I get therefore?

15

III,2,1116

There is no following her in this fierce vein:
Here therefore for a while I will remain....

16

III,2,1175

[Awaking] O Helena, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine!
To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?...

17

III,2,1207

Lysander, keep thy Hermia; I will none:
If e'er I loved her, all that love is gone....

18

III,2,1213

Disparage not the faith thou dost not know,
Lest, to thy peril, thou aby it dear....

19

III,2,1289

If she cannot entreat, I can compel.

20

III,2,1295

I say I love thee more than he can do.

21

III,2,1297

Quick, come!

22

III,2,1300

No, no; he'll
Seem to break loose; take on as you would follow,...

23

III,2,1312

I would I had your bond, for I perceive
A weak bond holds you: I'll not trust your word.

24

III,2,1372

No, sir, she shall not, though you take her part.

25

III,2,1382

You are too officious
In her behalf that scorns your services....

26

III,2,1391

Follow! nay, I'll go with thee, cheek by jole.

27

III,2,1467

Lysander! speak again:
Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled?...

28

III,2,1475

Yea, art thou there?

29

III,2,1492

Abide me, if thou darest; for well I wot
Thou runn'st before me, shifting every place,...

30

III,2,1497

Nay, then, thou mock'st me. Thou shalt buy this dear,
If ever I thy face by daylight see:...

31

IV,1,1718

My lord, fair Helen told me of their stealth,
Of this their purpose hither to this wood;...

32

IV,1,1746

These things seem small and undistinguishable,

33

IV,1,1752

Are you sure
That we are awake? It seems to me...

34

IV,1,1759

Why, then, we are awake: let's follow him
And by the way let us recount our dreams.

35

V,1,1997

No wonder, my lord: one lion may, when many asses do.

36

V,1,2009

It is the wittiest partition that ever I heard
discourse, my lord.

37

V,1,2053

No remedy, my lord, when walls are so wilful to hear
without warning.

38

V,1,2072

The very best at a beast, my lord, that e'er I saw.

39

V,1,2075

Not so, my lord; for his valour cannot carry his
discretion; and the fox carries the goose.

40

V,1,2081

He should have worn the horns on his head.

41

V,1,2089

He dares not come there for the candle; for, you
see, it is already in snuff.

42

V,1,2099

Why, all these should be in the lanthorn; for all
these are in the moon. But, silence! here comes Thisbe.

43

V,1,2105

Well roared, Lion.

44

V,1,2112

And then came Pyramus.

45

V,1,2153

No die, but an ace, for him; for he is but one.

46

V,1,2164

A mote will turn the balance, which Pyramus, which
Thisbe, is the better; he for a man, God warrant us;...

47

V,1,2168

And thus she means, videlicet:—

48

V,1,2196

Ay, and Wall too.

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