Speeches (Lines) for Viola
in "Twelfth Night"

Total: 121

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1

I,2,48

What country, friends, is this?

2

I,2,50

And what should I do in Illyria?
My brother he is in Elysium....

3

I,2,54

O my poor brother! and so perchance may he be.

4

I,2,65

For saying so, there's gold:
Mine own escape unfoldeth to my hope,...

5

I,2,71

Who governs here?

6

I,2,73

What is the name?

7

I,2,75

Orsino! I have heard my father name him:
He was a bachelor then.

8

I,2,82

What's she?

9

I,2,89

O that I served that lady
And might not be delivered to the world,...

10

I,2,96

There is a fair behavior in thee, captain;
And though that nature with a beauteous wall...

11

I,2,113

I thank thee: lead me on.

12

I,4,250

You either fear his humour or my negligence, that
you call in question the continuance of his love:...

13

I,4,254

I thank you. Here comes the count.

14

I,4,257

On your attendance, my lord; here.

15

I,4,265

Sure, my noble lord,
If she be so abandon'd to her sorrow...

16

I,4,270

Say I do speak with her, my lord, what then?

17

I,4,276

I think not so, my lord.

18

I,4,289

I'll do my best
To woo your lady:...

19

I,5,461

The honourable lady of the house, which is she?

20

I,5,464

Most radiant, exquisite and unmatchable beauty,—I
pray you, tell me if this be the lady of the house,...

21

I,5,472

I can say little more than I have studied, and that
question's out of my part. Good gentle one, give me...

22

I,5,477

No, my profound heart: and yet, by the very fangs
of malice I swear, I am not that I play. Are you...

23

I,5,481

Most certain, if you are she, you do usurp
yourself; for what is yours to bestow is not yours...

24

I,5,487

Alas, I took great pains to study it, and 'tis poetical.

25

I,5,495

No, good swabber; I am to hull here a little
longer. Some mollification for your giant, sweet...

26

I,5,500

It alone concerns your ear. I bring no overture of
war, no taxation of homage: I hold the olive in my...

27

I,5,504

The rudeness that hath appeared in me have I
learned from my entertainment. What I am, and what I...

28

I,5,511

Most sweet lady,—

29

I,5,514

In Orsino's bosom.

30

I,5,516

To answer by the method, in the first of his heart.

31

I,5,518

Good madam, let me see your face.

32

I,5,525

Excellently done, if God did all.

33

I,5,527

'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white
Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on:...

34

I,5,539

I see you what you are, you are too proud;
But, if you were the devil, you are fair....

35

I,5,545

With adorations, fertile tears,
With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire.

36

I,5,554

If I did love you in my master's flame,
With such a suffering, such a deadly life,...

37

I,5,559

Make me a willow cabin at your gate,
And call upon my soul within the house;...

38

I,5,570

Above my fortunes, yet my state is well:
I am a gentleman.

39

I,5,577

I am no fee'd post, lady; keep your purse:
My master, not myself, lacks recompense....

40

II,2,659

Even now, sir; on a moderate pace I have since
arrived but hither.

41

II,2,668

She took the ring of me: I'll none of it.

42

II,2,674

I left no ring with her: what means this lady?
Fortune forbid my outside have not charm'd her!...

43

II,4,910

It gives a very echo to the seat
Where Love is throned.

44

II,4,916

A little, by your favour.

45

II,4,918

Of your complexion.

46

II,4,920

About your years, my lord.

47

II,4,928

I think it well, my lord.

48

II,4,933

And so they are: alas, that they are so;
To die, even when they to perfection grow!

49

II,4,985

But if she cannot love you, sir?

50

II,4,987

Sooth, but you must.
Say that some lady, as perhaps there is,...

51

II,4,1003

Ay, but I know—

52

II,4,1005

Too well what love women to men may owe:
In faith, they are as true of heart as we....

53

II,4,1011

A blank, my lord. She never told her love,
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,...

54

II,4,1021

I am all the daughters of my father's house,
And all the brothers too: and yet I know not....

55

III,1,1236

Save thee, friend, and thy music: dost thou live by
thy tabour?

56

III,1,1239

Art thou a churchman?

57

III,1,1243

So thou mayst say, the king lies by a beggar, if a
beggar dwell near him; or, the church stands by thy...

58

III,1,1249

Nay, that's certain; they that dally nicely with
words may quickly make them wanton.

59

III,1,1252

Why, man?

60

III,1,1256

Thy reason, man?

61

III,1,1260

I warrant thou art a merry fellow and carest for nothing.

62

III,1,1264

Art not thou the Lady Olivia's fool?

63

III,1,1270

I saw thee late at the Count Orsino's.

64

III,1,1275

Nay, an thou pass upon me, I'll no more with thee.
Hold, there's expenses for thee.

65

III,1,1278

By my troth, I'll tell thee, I am almost sick for
one;...

66

III,1,1284

Yes, being kept together and put to use.

67

III,1,1287

I understand you, sir; 'tis well begged.

68

III,1,1294

This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;
And to do that well craves a kind of wit:...

69

III,1,1305

And you, sir.

70

III,1,1307

Et vous aussi; votre serviteur.

71

III,1,1311

I am bound to your niece, sir; I mean, she is the
list of my voyage.

72

III,1,1314

My legs do better understand me, sir, than I
understand what you mean by bidding me taste my legs.

73

III,1,1317

I will answer you with gait and entrance. But we
are prevented....

74

III,1,1323

My matter hath no voice, to your own most pregnant
and vouchsafed ear.

75

III,1,1330

My duty, madam, and most humble service.

76

III,1,1332

Cesario is your servant's name, fair princess.

77

III,1,1336

And he is yours, and his must needs be yours:
Your servant's servant is your servant, madam.

78

III,1,1340

Madam, I come to whet your gentle thoughts
On his behalf.

79

III,1,1347

Dear lady,—

80

III,1,1359

I pity you.

81

III,1,1361

No, not a grize; for 'tis a vulgar proof,
That very oft we pity enemies.

82

III,1,1373

Then westward-ho! Grace and good disposition
Attend your ladyship!...

83

III,1,1378

That you do think you are not what you are.

84

III,1,1380

Then think you right: I am not what I am.

85

III,1,1382

Would it be better, madam, than I am?
I wish it might, for now I am your fool.

86

III,1,1396

By innocence I swear, and by my youth
I have one heart, one bosom and one truth,...

87

III,4,1748

With the same 'havior that your passion bears
Goes on my master's grief.

88

III,4,1755

Nothing but this; your true love for my master.

89

III,4,1758

I will acquit you.

90

III,4,1764

And you, sir.

91

III,4,1771

You mistake, sir; I am sure no man hath any quarrel
to me: my remembrance is very free and clear from...

92

III,4,1778

I pray you, sir, what is he?

93

III,4,1785

I will return again into the house and desire some
conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have heard...

94

III,4,1797

This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you, do me
this courteous office, as to know of the knight what...

95

III,4,1804

Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter?

96

III,4,1807

I beseech you, what manner of man is he?

97

III,4,1815

I shall be much bound to you for't: I am one that
had rather go with sir priest than sir knight: I...

98

III,4,1848

[Aside] Pray God defend me! A little thing would
make me tell them how much I lack of a man.

99

III,4,1857

I do assure you, 'tis against my will.

100

III,4,1871

Pray, sir, put your sword up, if you please.

101

III,4,1892

What money, sir?
For the fair kindness you have show'd me here,...

102

III,4,1905

I know of none;
Nor know I you by voice or any feature:...

103

III,4,1928

Methinks his words do from such passion fly,
That he believes himself: so do not I....

104

III,4,1934

He named Sebastian: I my brother know
Yet living in my glass; even such and so...

105

V,1,2237

Here comes the man, sir, that did rescue me.

106

V,1,2254

He did me kindness, sir, drew on my side;
But in conclusion put strange speech upon me:...

107

V,1,2282

How can this be?

108

V,1,2295

Madam!

109

V,1,2298

My lord would speak; my duty hushes me.

110

V,1,2324

And I, most jocund, apt and willingly,
To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die.

111

V,1,2327

After him I love
More than I love these eyes, more than my life,...

112

V,1,2333

Who does beguile you? who does do you wrong?

113

V,1,2341

No, my lord, not I.

114

V,1,2368

My lord, I do protest—

115

V,1,2385

Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you:
You drew your sword upon me without cause;...

116

V,1,2432

Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father;
Such a Sebastian was my brother too,...

117

V,1,2443

My father had a mole upon his brow.

118

V,1,2445

And died that day when Viola from her birth
Had number'd thirteen years.

119

V,1,2450

If nothing lets to make us happy both
But this my masculine usurp'd attire,...

120

V,1,2471

And all those sayings will I overswear;
And those swearings keep as true in soul...

121

V,1,2477

The captain that did bring me first on shore
Hath my maid's garments: he upon some action...

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