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

Total: 36

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

I,1,189

Call you me fair? that fair again unsay.
Demetrius loves your fair: O happy fair!...

2

I,1,203

O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!

3

I,1,205

O that my prayers could such affection move!

4

I,1,207

The more I love, the more he hateth me.

5

I,1,209

None, but your beauty: would that fault were mine!

6

I,1,237

How happy some o'er other some can be!
Through Athens I am thought as fair as she....

7

II,1,570

You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
But yet you draw not iron, for my heart...

8

II,1,577

And even for that do I love you the more.
I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,...

9

II,1,588

And I am sick when I look not on you.

10

II,1,595

Your virtue is my privilege: for that
It is not night when I do see your face,...

11

II,1,604

The wildest hath not such a heart as you.
Run when you will, the story shall be changed:...

12

II,1,613

Ay, in the temple, in the town, the field,
You do me mischief. Fie, Demetrius!...

13

II,2,742

Stay, though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius.

14

II,2,744

O, wilt thou darkling leave me? do not so.

15

II,2,747

O, I am out of breath in this fond chase!
The more my prayer, the lesser is my grace....

16

II,2,767

Do not say so, Lysander; say not so
What though he love your Hermia? Lord, what though?...

17

II,2,782

Wherefore was I to this keen mockery born?
When at your hands did I deserve this scorn?...

18

III,2,1166

You do advance your cunning more and more.
When truth kills truth, O devilish-holy fray!...

19

III,2,1173

Nor none, in my mind, now you give her o'er.

20

III,2,1183

O spite! O hell! I see you all are bent
To set against me for your merriment:...

21

III,2,1206

Never did mockers waste more idle breath.

22

III,2,1232

Lo, she is one of this confederacy!
Now I perceive they have conjoin'd all three...

23

III,2,1262

Have you not set Lysander, as in scorn,
To follow me and praise my eyes and face?...

24

III,2,1277

Ay, do, persever, counterfeit sad looks,
Make mouths upon me when I turn my back;...

25

III,2,1287

O excellent!

26

III,2,1310

Yes, sooth; and so do you.

27

III,2,1332

Fine, i'faith!
Have you no modesty, no maiden shame,...

28

III,2,1347

I pray you, though you mock me, gentlemen,
Let her not hurt me: I was never curst;...

29

III,2,1355

Good Hermia, do not be so bitter with me.
I evermore did love you, Hermia,...

30

III,2,1368

A foolish heart, that I leave here behind.

31

III,2,1370

With Demetrius.

32

III,2,1373

O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;...

33

III,2,1395

I will not trust you, I,
Nor longer stay in your curst company....

34

III,2,1504

O weary night, O long and tedious night,
Abate thy hour! Shine comforts from the east,...

35

IV,1,1749

So methinks:
And I have found Demetrius like a jewel,...

36

IV,1,1757

And Hippolyta.

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