Speeches (Lines) for First Fisherman
in "Pericles"

Total: 15

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

II,1,592

What, ho, Pilch!

2

II,1,594

What, Patch-breech, I say!

3

II,1,596

Look how thou stirrest now! come away, or I'll
fetch thee with a wanion.

4

II,1,600

Alas, poor souls, it grieved my heart to hear what
pitiful cries they made to us to help them, when,
well-a-day, we could scarce help ourselves.

5

II,1,608

Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the
little ones: I can compare our rich misers to
nothing so fitly as to a whale; a' plays and
tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at
last devours them all at a mouthful: such whales
have I heard on o' the land, who never leave gaping
till they've swallowed the whole parish, church,
steeple, bells, and all.

6

II,1,644

No, friend, cannot you beg? Here's them in our
country Greece gets more with begging than we can do
with working.

7

II,1,658

Die quoth-a? Now gods forbid! I have a gown here;
come, put it on; keep thee warm. Now, afore me, a
handsome fellow! Come, thou shalt go home, and
we'll have flesh for holidays, fish for
fasting-days, and moreo'er puddings and flap-jacks,
and thou shalt be welcome.

8

II,1,676

Hark you, sir, do you know where ye are?

9

II,1,678

Why, I'll tell you: this is called Pentapolis, and
our king the good Simonides.

10

II,1,681

Ay, sir; and he deserves so to be called for his
peaceable reign and good government.

11

II,1,686

Marry, sir, half a day's journey: and I'll tell
you, he hath a fair daughter, and to-morrow is her
birth-day; and there are princes and knights come
from all parts of the world to just and tourney for her love.

12

II,1,692

O, sir, things must be as they may; and what a man
cannot get, he may lawfully deal for—his wife's soul.

13

II,1,715

What mean you, sir?

14

II,1,724

Why, wilt thou tourney for the lady?

15

II,1,726

Why, do 'e take it, and the gods give thee good on't!

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