Speeches (Lines) for Valentine
in "Twelfth Night"

Total: 3

# Act, Scene, Line
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Orsino. Why, so I do, the noblest that I have:
O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first,
Methought she purged the air of pestilence!
That instant was I turn'd into a hart;
And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
E'er since pursue me.
How now! what news from her?

Valentine. So please my lord, I might not be admitted;
But from her handmaid do return this answer:
The element itself, till seven years' heat,
Shall not behold her face at ample view;
But, like a cloistress, she will veiled walk
And water once a day her chamber round
With eye-offending brine: all this to season
A brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh
And lasting in her sad remembrance.



(stage directions). [Enter VALENTINE and VIOLA in man's attire]

Valentine. If the duke continue these favours towards you,
Cesario, you are like to be much advanced: he hath
known you but three days, and already you are no stranger.



Viola. You either fear his humour or my negligence, that
you call in question the continuance of his love:
is he inconstant, sir, in his favours?

Valentine. No, believe me.

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