Speeches (Lines) for Leonine
in "Pericles"

Total: 12

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

IV,1,1555

Dionyza. Thy oath remember; thou hast sworn to do't:
'Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.
Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon,
To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,
Which is but cold, inflaming love i' thy bosom,
Inflame too nicely; nor let pity, which
Even women have cast off, melt thee, but be
A soldier to thy purpose.

Leonine. I will do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.


2

IV,1,1559

Dionyza. The fitter, then, the gods should have her. Here
she comes weeping for her only mistress' death.
Thou art resolved?

Leonine. I am resolved.


3

IV,1,1597

Dionyza. Come, come, I know 'tis good for you.
Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least:
Remember what I have said.

Leonine. I warrant you, madam.


4

IV,1,1604

Marina. My thanks, sweet madam.
[Exit DIONYZA]
Is this wind westerly that blows?

Leonine. South-west.


5

IV,1,1606

Marina. When I was born, the wind was north.

Leonine. Was't so?


6

IV,1,1612

Marina. My father, as nurse said, did never fear,
But cried 'Good seaman!' to the sailors, galling
His kingly hands, haling ropes;
And, clasping to the mast, endured a sea
That almost burst the deck.

Leonine. When was this?


7

IV,1,1620

Marina. When I was born:
Never was waves nor wind more violent;
And from the ladder-tackle washes off
A canvas-climber. 'Ha!' says one, 'wilt out?'
And with a dropping industry they skip
From stem to stern: the boatswain whistles, and
The master calls, and trebles their confusion.

Leonine. Come, say your prayers.


8

IV,1,1622

Marina. What mean you?

Leonine. If you require a little space for prayer,
I grant it: pray; but be not tedious,
For the gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
To do my work with haste.


9

IV,1,1627

Marina. Why will you kill me?

Leonine. To satisfy my lady.


10

IV,1,1638

Marina. Why would she have me kill'd?
Now, as I can remember, by my troth,
I never did her hurt in all my life:
I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
To any living creature: believe me, la,
I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly:
I trod upon a worm against my will,
But I wept for it. How have I offended,
Wherein my death might yield her any profit,
Or my life imply her any danger?

Leonine. My commission
Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.


11

IV,1,1647

Marina. You will not do't for all the world, I hope.
You are well favour'd, and your looks foreshow
You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately,
When you caught hurt in parting two that fought:
Good sooth, it show'd well in you: do so now:
Your lady seeks my life; come you between,
And save poor me, the weaker.

Leonine. I am sworn,
And will dispatch.


12

IV,1,1658

(stage directions). [Re-enter LEONINE]

Leonine. These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes;
And they have seized Marina. Let her go:
There's no hope she will return. I'll swear
she's dead,
And thrown into the sea. But I'll see further:
Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
Whom they have ravish'd must by me be slain.


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