Speeches (Lines) for Mariana
in "All's Well That Ends Well"

Total: 5

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

III,5,1616

Widow. It is reported that he has taken their greatest
commander; and that with his own hand he slew the
duke's brother.
[Tucket]
We have lost our labour; they are gone a contrary
way: hark! you may know by their trumpets.

Mariana. Come, let's return again, and suffice ourselves with
the report of it. Well, Diana, take heed of this
French earl: the honour of a maid is her name; and
no legacy is so rich as honesty.


2

III,5,1622

Widow. I have told my neighbour how you have been solicited
by a gentleman his companion.

Mariana. I know that knave; hang him! one Parolles: a
filthy officer he is in those suggestions for the
young earl. Beware of them, Diana; their promises,
enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of
lust, are not the things they go under: many a maid
hath been seduced by them; and the misery is,
example, that so terrible shows in the wreck of
maidenhood, cannot for all that dissuade succession,
but that they are limed with the twigs that threaten
them. I hope I need not to advise you further; but
I hope your own grace will keep you where you are,
though there were no further danger known but the
modesty which is so lost.


3

III,5,1693

Widow. He does indeed;
And brokes with all that can in such a suit
Corrupt the tender honour of a maid:
But she is arm'd for him and keeps her guard
In honestest defence.

Mariana. The gods forbid else!


4

III,5,1712

Parolles. Lose our drum! well.

Mariana. He's shrewdly vexed at something: look, he has spied us.


5

III,5,1714

Widow. Marry, hang you!

Mariana. And your courtesy, for a ring-carrier!


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