Speeches (Lines) for Posthumus Leonatus
in "Cymbeline"

Total: 77

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1

I,1,94

Please your highness,
I will from hence to-day.

2

I,1,111

My queen! my mistress!
O lady, weep no more, lest I give cause...

3

I,1,131

Should we be taking leave
As long a term as yet we have to live,...

4

I,1,140

How, how! another?
You gentle gods, give me but this I have,...

5

I,1,156

Alack, the king!

6

I,1,161

The gods protect you!
And bless the good remainders of the court! I am gone.

7

I,4,355

Since when I have been debtor to you for courtesies,
which I will be ever to pay and yet pay still.

8

I,4,362

By your pardon, sir, I was then a young traveller;
rather shunned to go even with what I heard than in...

9

I,4,382

She holds her virtue still and I my mind.

10

I,4,384

Being so far provoked as I was in France, I would
abate her nothing, though I profess myself her...

11

I,4,394

I praised her as I rated her: so do I my stone.

12

I,4,396

More than the world enjoys.

13

I,4,399

You are mistaken: the one may be sold, or given, if
there were wealth enough for the purchase, or merit...

14

I,4,404

Which, by their graces, I will keep.

15

I,4,411

Your Italy contains none so accomplished a courtier
to convince the honour of my mistress, if, in the...

16

I,4,417

Sir, with all my heart. This worthy signior, I
thank him, makes no stranger of me; we are familiar at first.

17

I,4,422

No, no.

18

I,4,429

You are a great deal abused in too bold a
persuasion; and I doubt not you sustain what you're...

19

I,4,433

A repulse: though your attempt, as you call it,
deserve more; a punishment too.

20

I,4,440

What lady would you choose to assail?

21

I,4,447

I will wage against your gold, gold to it: my ring
I hold dear as my finger; 'tis part of it.

22

I,4,453

This is but a custom in your tongue; you bear a
graver purpose, I hope.

23

I,4,457

Will you? I shall but lend my diamond till your
return: let there be covenants drawn between's: my...

24

I,4,470

I embrace these conditions; let us have articles
betwixt us. Only, thus far you shall answer: if...

25

I,4,484

Agreed.

26

II,4,1171

Fear it not, sir: I would I were so sure
To win the king as I am bold her honour...

27

II,4,1175

Not any, but abide the change of time,
Quake in the present winter's state and wish...

28

II,4,1187

I do believe,
Statist though I am none, nor like to be,...

29

II,4,1202

The swiftest harts have posted you by land;
And winds of all the comers kiss'd your sails,...

30

II,4,1206

I hope the briefness of your answer made
The speediness of your return.

31

II,4,1210

And therewithal the best; or let her beauty
Look through a casement to allure false hearts...

32

II,4,1214

Their tenor good, I trust.

33

II,4,1220

All is well yet.
Sparkles this stone as it was wont? or is't not...

34

II,4,1228

The stone's too hard to come by.

35

II,4,1231

Make not, sir,
Your loss your sport: I hope you know that we...

36

II,4,1242

If you can make't apparent
That you have tasted her in bed, my hand...

37

II,4,1254

Proceed.

38

II,4,1266

This is true;
And this you might have heard of here, by me,...

39

II,4,1271

So they must,
Or do your honour injury.

40

II,4,1279

This is a thing
Which you might from relation likewise reap,...

41

II,4,1287

This is her honour!
Let it be granted you have seen all this—and praise...

42

II,4,1297

Jove!
Once more let me behold it: is it that...

43

II,4,1305

May be she pluck'd it off
To send it me.

44

II,4,1308

O, no, no, no! 'tis true. Here, take this too;
[Gives the ring]...

45

II,4,1322

Very true;
And so, I hope, he came by't. Back my ring:...

46

II,4,1327

Hark you, he swears; by Jupiter he swears.
'Tis true:—nay, keep the ring—'tis true: I am sure...

47

II,4,1340

Never talk on't;
She hath been colted by him.

48

II,4,1349

Ay, and it doth confirm
Another stain, as big as hell can hold,...

49

II,4,1353

Spare your arithmetic: never count the turns;
Once, and a million!

50

II,4,1356

No swearing.
If you will swear you have not done't, you lie;...

51

II,4,1361

O, that I had her here, to tear her limb-meal!
I will go there and do't, i' the court, before...

52

II,5,1372

Is there no way for men to be but women
Must be half-workers? We are all bastards;...

53

V,1,2952

Yea, bloody cloth, I'll keep thee, for I wish'd
Thou shouldst be colour'd thus. You married ones,...

54

V,3,3023

I did.
Though you, it seems, come from the fliers.

55

V,3,3026

No blame be to you, sir; for all was lost,
But that the heavens fought: the king himself...

56

V,3,3038

Close by the battle, ditch'd, and wall'd with turf;
Which gave advantage to an ancient soldier,...

57

V,3,3080

Nay, do not wonder at it: you are made
Rather to wonder at the things you hear...

58

V,3,3087

'Lack, to what end?
Who dares not stand his foe, I'll be his friend;...

59

V,3,3093

Still going?
[Exit Lord]...

60

V,3,3122

A Roman,
Who had not now been drooping here, if seconds...

61

V,4,3140

Most welcome, bondage! for thou art away,
think, to liberty: yet am I better...

62

V,4,3276

[Waking] Sleep, thou hast been a grandsire, and begot
A father to me; and thou hast created...

63

V,4,3307

Over-roasted rather; ready long ago.

64

V,4,3310

So, if I prove a good repast to the
spectators, the dish pays the shot.

65

V,4,3327

I am merrier to die than thou art to live.

66

V,4,3333

Yes, indeed do I, fellow.

67

V,4,3341

I tell thee, fellow, there are none want eyes to
direct them the way I am going, but such as wink and...

68

V,4,3349

Thou bring'st good news; I am called to be made free.

69

V,4,3351

Thou shalt be then freer than a gaoler; no bolts for the dead.

70

V,5,3537

[Aside] What's that to him?

71

V,5,3618

[Advancing] Ay, so thou dost,
Italian fiend! Ay me, most credulous fool,...

72

V,5,3638

Shall's have a play of this? Thou scornful page,
There lie thy part.

73

V,5,3646

How come these staggers on me?

74

V,5,3686

Hang there like a fruit, my soul,
Till the tree die!

75

V,5,3871

I am, sir,
The soldier that did company these three...

76

V,5,3883

Kneel not to me:
The power that I have on you is, to spare you;...

77

V,5,3893

Your servant, princes. Good my lord of Rome,
Call forth your soothsayer: as I slept, methought...

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