Speeches (Lines) for Feste
in "Twelfth Night"

Total: 104

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,5,299

Let her hang me: he that is well hanged in this
world needs to fear no colours.

2

I,5,302

He shall see none to fear.

3

I,5,305

Where, good Mistress Mary?

4

I,5,307

Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those
that are fools, let them use their talents.

5

I,5,311

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage; and,
for turning away, let summer bear it out.

6

I,5,314

Not so, neither; but I am resolved on two points.

7

I,5,317

Apt, in good faith; very apt. Well, go thy way; if
Sir Toby would leave drinking, thou wert as witty a...

8

I,5,323

Wit, an't be thy will, put me into good fooling!
Those wits, that think they have thee, do very oft...

9

I,5,331

Do you not hear, fellows? Take away the lady.

10

I,5,334

Two faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel
will amend: for give the dry fool drink, then is...

11

I,5,347

Misprision in the highest degree! Lady, cucullus non
facit monachum; that's as much to say as I wear not...

12

I,5,352

Dexterously, good madonna.

13

I,5,354

I must catechise you for it, madonna: good my mouse
of virtue, answer me.

14

I,5,357

Good madonna, why mournest thou?

15

I,5,359

I think his soul is in hell, madonna.

16

I,5,361

The more fool, madonna, to mourn for your brother's
soul being in heaven. Take away the fool, gentlemen.

17

I,5,367

God send you, sir, a speedy infirmity, for the
better increasing your folly! Sir Toby will be...

18

I,5,387

Now Mercury endue thee with leasing, for thou
speakest well of fools!

19

I,5,404

Thou hast spoke for us, madonna, as if thy eldest
son should be a fool; whose skull Jove cram with...

20

I,5,414

Good Sir Toby!

21

I,5,422

Like a drowned man, a fool and a mad man: one
draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads...

22

I,5,428

He is but mad yet, madonna; and the fool shall look
to the madman.

23

II,3,717

How now, my hearts! did you never see the picture
of 'we three'?

24

II,3,728

I did impeticos thy gratillity; for Malvolio's nose
is no whipstock: my lady has a white hand, and the...

25

II,3,735

Would you have a love-song, or a song of good life?

26

II,3,738

[Sings]
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?...

27

II,3,747

[Sings]
What is love? 'tis not hereafter;...

28

II,3,762

By'r lady, sir, and some dogs will catch well.

29

II,3,764

'Hold thy peace, thou knave,' knight? I shall be
constrained in't to call thee knave, knight.

30

II,3,768

I shall never begin if I hold my peace.

31

II,3,781

Beshrew me, the knight's in admirable fooling.

32

II,3,805

'His eyes do show his days are almost done.'

33

II,3,808

Sir Toby, there you lie.

34

II,3,811

'What an if you do?'

35

II,3,813

'O no, no, no, no, you dare not.'

36

II,3,817

Yes, by Saint Anne, and ginger shall be hot i' the
mouth too.

37

II,4,943

Are you ready, sir?

38

II,4,947

Come away, come away, death,
And in sad cypress let me be laid;...

39

II,4,964

No pains, sir: I take pleasure in singing, sir.

40

II,4,966

Truly, sir, and pleasure will be paid, one time or another.

41

II,4,968

Now, the melancholy god protect thee; and the
tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for...

42

III,1,1238

No, sir, I live by the church.

43

III,1,1240

No such matter, sir: I do live by the church; for
I do live at my house, and my house doth stand by...

44

III,1,1246

You have said, sir. To see this age! A sentence is
but a cheveril glove to a good wit: how quickly the...

45

III,1,1251

I would, therefore, my sister had had no name, sir.

46

III,1,1253

Why, sir, her name's a word; and to dally with that
word might make my sister wanton. But indeed words...

47

III,1,1257

Troth, sir, I can yield you none without words; and
words are grown so false, I am loath to prove...

48

III,1,1261

Not so, sir, I do care for something; but in my
conscience, sir, I do not care for you: if that be...

49

III,1,1265

No, indeed, sir; the Lady Olivia has no folly: she
will keep no fool, sir, till she be married; and...

50

III,1,1271

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun,
it shines every where. I would be sorry, sir, but...

51

III,1,1277

Now Jove, in his next commodity of hair, send thee a beard!

52

III,1,1283

Would not a pair of these have bred, sir?

53

III,1,1285

I would play Lord Pandarus of Phrygia, sir, to bring
a Cressida to this Troilus.

54

III,1,1288

The matter, I hope, is not great, sir, begging but
a beggar: Cressida was a beggar. My lady is...

55

IV,1,1953

Will you make me believe that I am not sent for you?

56

IV,1,1956

Well held out, i' faith! No, I do not know you; nor
I am not sent to you by my lady, to bid you come...

57

IV,1,1962

Vent my folly! he has heard that word of some
great man and now applies it to a fool. Vent my...

58

IV,1,1971

By my troth, thou hast an open hand. These wise men
that give fools money get themselves a good...

59

IV,1,1979

This will I tell my lady straight: I would not be
in some of your coats for two pence.

60

IV,2,2025

Well, I'll put it on, and I will dissemble myself
in't; and I would I were the first that ever...

61

IV,2,2034

Bonos dies, Sir Toby: for, as the old hermit of
Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily...

62

IV,2,2040

What, ho, I say! peace in this prison!

63

IV,2,2043

Sir Topas the curate, who comes to visit Malvolio
the lunatic.

64

IV,2,2046

Out, hyperbolical fiend! how vexest thou this man!
talkest thou nothing but of ladies?

65

IV,2,2052

Fie, thou dishonest Satan! I call thee by the most
modest terms; for I am one of those gentle ones...

66

IV,2,2057

Why it hath bay windows transparent as barricadoes,
and the clearstores toward the south north are as...

67

IV,2,2062

Madman, thou errest: I say, there is no darkness
but ignorance; in which thou art more puzzled than...

68

IV,2,2069

What is the opinion of Pythagoras concerning wild fowl?

69

IV,2,2071

What thinkest thou of his opinion?

70

IV,2,2073

Fare thee well. Remain thou still in darkness:
thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras ere I will...

71

IV,2,2079

Nay, I am for all waters.

72

IV,2,2089

[Singing]
'Hey, Robin, jolly Robin,...

73

IV,2,2093

'My lady is unkind, perdy.'

74

IV,2,2095

'Alas, why is she so?'

75

IV,2,2097

'She loves another'—Who calls, ha?

76

IV,2,2102

Master Malvolio?

77

IV,2,2104

Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?

78

IV,2,2107

But as well? then you are mad indeed, if you be no
better in your wits than a fool.

79

IV,2,2112

Advise you what you say; the minister is here.
Malvolio, Malvolio, thy wits the heavens restore!...

80

IV,2,2117

Maintain no words with him, good fellow. Who, I,
sir? not I, sir. God be wi' you, good Sir Topas....

81

IV,2,2121

Alas, sir, be patient. What say you sir? I am
shent for speaking to you.

82

IV,2,2125

Well-a-day that you were, sir

83

IV,2,2130

I will help you to't. But tell me true, are you
not mad indeed? or do you but counterfeit?

84

IV,2,2133

Nay, I'll ne'er believe a madman till I see his
brains. I will fetch you light and paper and ink.

85

IV,2,2137

[Singing]
I am gone, sir,...

86

V,1,2191

Good Master Fabian, grant me another request.

87

V,1,2193

Do not desire to see this letter.

88

V,1,2198

Ay, sir; we are some of her trappings.

89

V,1,2200

Truly, sir, the better for my foes and the worse
for my friends.

90

V,1,2203

No, sir, the worse.

91

V,1,2205

Marry, sir, they praise me and make an ass of me;
now my foes tell me plainly I am an ass: so that by...

92

V,1,2213

By my troth, sir, no; though it please you to be
one of my friends.

93

V,1,2216

But that it would be double-dealing, sir, I would
you could make it another.

94

V,1,2219

Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this once,
and let your flesh and blood obey it.

95

V,1,2223

Primo, secundo, tertio, is a good play; and the old
saying is, the third pays for all: the triplex,...

96

V,1,2231

Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty till I come
again. I go, sir; but I would not have you to think...

97

V,1,2397

O, he's drunk, Sir Toby, an hour agone; his eyes
were set at eight i' the morning.

98

V,1,2488

Truly, madam, he holds Belzebub at the staves's end as
well as a man in his case may do: has here writ a...

99

V,1,2494

Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers
the madman....

100

V,1,2499

No, madam, I do but read madness: an your ladyship
will have it as it ought to be, you must allow Vox.

101

V,1,2502

So I do, madonna; but to read his right wits is to
read thus: therefore perpend, my princess, and give ear.

102

V,1,2517

Ay, madam.

103

V,1,2583

Why, 'some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrown upon them.' I was...

104

V,1,2603

[Sings]
When that I was and a little tiny boy,...

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