Speeches (Lines) for Marina
in "Pericles"

Total: 63

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1

IV,1,1561

No, I will rob Tellus of her weed,
To strew thy green with flowers: the yellows, blues,
The purple violets, and marigolds,
Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave,
While summer-days do last. Ay me! poor maid,
Born in a tempest, when my mother died,
This world to me is like a lasting storm,
Whirring me from my friends.

2

IV,1,1578

No, I pray you;
I'll not bereave you of your servant.

3

IV,1,1592

Well, I will go;
But yet I have no desire to it.

4

IV,1,1601

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

5

IV,1,1605

When I was born, the wind was north.

6

IV,1,1607

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.

7

IV,1,1613

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.

8

IV,1,1621

What mean you?

9

IV,1,1626

Why will you kill me?

10

IV,1,1628

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?

11

IV,1,1640

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.

12

IV,2,1730

Alack that Leonine was so slack, so slow!
He should have struck, not spoke; or that these pirates,
Not enough barbarous, had not o'erboard thrown me
For to seek my mother!

13

IV,2,1735

That I am pretty.

14

IV,2,1737

I accuse them not.

15

IV,2,1739

The more my fault
To scape his hands where I was like to die.

16

IV,2,1742

No.

17

IV,2,1746

Are you a woman?

18

IV,2,1748

An honest woman, or not a woman.

19

IV,2,1753

The gods defend me!

20

IV,2,1787

I understand you not.

21

IV,2,1809

If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters deep,
Untied I still my virgin knot will keep.
Diana, aid my purpose!

22

IV,6,1995

I desire to find him so, that I may worthily note him.

23

IV,6,1998

If he govern the country, you are bound to him
indeed; but how honourable he is in that, I know not.

24

IV,6,2002

What he will do graciously, I will thankfully receive.

25

IV,6,2009

What trade, sir?

26

IV,6,2011

I cannot be offended with my trade. Please you to name it.

27

IV,6,2013

E'er since I can remember.

28

IV,6,2016

Earlier too, sir, if now I be one.

29

IV,6,2019

Do you know this house to be a place of such resort,
and will come into 't? I hear say you are of
honourable parts, and are the governor of this place.

30

IV,6,2023

Who is my principal?

31

IV,6,2031

If you were born to honour, show it now;
If put upon you, make the judgment good
That thought you worthy of it.

32

IV,6,2035

For me,
That am a maid, though most ungentle fortune
Have placed me in this sty, where, since I came,
Diseases have been sold dearer than physic,
O, that the gods
Would set me free from this unhallow'd place,
Though they did change me to the meanest bird
That flies i' the purer air!

33

IV,6,2049

The good gods preserve you!

34

IV,6,2070

Whither would you have me?

35

IV,6,2089

Hark, hark, you gods!

36

IV,6,2096

Whither wilt thou have me?

37

IV,6,2098

Prithee, tell me one thing first.

38

IV,6,2100

What canst thou wish thine enemy to be?

39

IV,6,2102

Neither of these are so bad as thou art,
Since they do better thee in their command.
Thou hold'st a place, for which the pained'st fiend
Of hell would not in reputation change:
Thou art the damned doorkeeper to every
Coistrel that comes inquiring for his Tib;
To the choleric fisting of every rogue
Thy ear is liable; thy food is such
As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs.

40

IV,6,2115

Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty
OLD receptacles, or common shores, of filth;
Serve by indenture to the common hangman:
Any of these ways are yet better than this;
For what thou professest, a baboon, could he speak,
Would own a name too dear. O, that the gods
Would safely deliver me from this place!
Here, here's gold for thee.
If that thy master would gain by thee,
Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance,
With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast:
And I will undertake all these to teach.
I doubt not but this populous city will
Yield many scholars.

41

IV,6,2130

Prove that I cannot, take me home again,
And prostitute me to the basest groom
That doth frequent your house.

42

IV,6,2135

But amongst honest women.

43

V,1,2265

Sir, I will use
My utmost skill in his recovery, Provided
That none but I and my companion maid
Be suffer'd to come near him.

44

V,1,2273

No, nor look'd on us.

45

V,1,2275

Hail, sir! my lord, lend ear.

46

V,1,2277

I am a maid,
My lord, that ne'er before invited eyes,
But have been gazed on like a comet: she speaks,
My lord, that, may be, hath endured a grief
Might equal yours, if both were justly weigh'd.
Though wayward fortune did malign my state,
My derivation was from ancestors
Who stood equivalent with mighty kings:
But time hath rooted out my parentage,
And to the world and awkward casualties
Bound me in servitude.
[Aside]
I will desist;
But there is something glows upon my cheek,
And whispers in mine ear, 'Go not till he speak.'

47

V,1,2294

I said, my lord, if you did know my parentage,
You would not do me violence.

48

V,1,2299

No, nor of any shores:
Yet I was mortally brought forth, and am
No other than I appear.

49

V,1,2310

Where I am but a stranger: from the deck
You may discern the place.

50

V,1,2315

If I should tell my history, it would seem
Like lies disdain'd in the reporting.

51

V,1,2328

So indeed I did.

52

V,1,2333

Some such thing
I said, and said no more but what my thoughts
Did warrant me was likely.

53

V,1,2344

My name is Marina.

54

V,1,2348

Patience, good sir,
Or here I'll cease.

55

V,1,2353

The name
Was given me by one that had some power,
My father, and a king.

56

V,1,2358

You said you would believe me;
But, not to be a troubler of your peace,
I will end here.

57

V,1,2365

Call'd Marina
For I was born at sea.

58

V,1,2368

My mother was the daughter of a king;
Who died the minute I was born,
As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft
Deliver'd weeping.

59

V,1,2379

You scorn: believe me, 'twere best I did give o'er.

60

V,1,2383

The king my father did in Tarsus leave me;
Till cruel Cleon, with his wicked wife,
Did seek to murder me: and having woo'd
A villain to attempt it, who having drawn to do't,
A crew of pirates came and rescued me;
Brought me to Mytilene. But, good sir,
Whither will you have me? Why do you weep?
It may be,
You think me an impostor: no, good faith;
I am the daughter to King Pericles,
If good King Pericles be.

61

V,1,2419

First, sir, I pray,
What is your title?

62

V,1,2426

Is it no more to be your daughter than
To say my mother's name was Thaisa?
Thaisa was my mother, who did end
The minute I began.

63

V,3,2573

My heart
Leaps to be gone into my mother's bosom.

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