Speeches (Lines) for Valentine
in "Two Gentlemen of Verona"

Total: 149

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1

I,1,2

Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus:
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits....

2

I,1,20

And on a love-book pray for my success?

3

I,1,22

That's on some shallow story of deep love:
How young Leander cross'd the Hellespont.

4

I,1,26

'Tis true; for you are over boots in love,
And yet you never swum the Hellespont.

5

I,1,29

No, I will not, for it boots thee not.

6

I,1,31

To be in love, where scorn is bought with groans;
Coy looks with heart-sore sighs; one fading moment's mirth...

7

I,1,39

So, by your circumstance, I fear you'll prove.

8

I,1,41

Love is your master, for he masters you:
And he that is so yoked by a fool,...

9

I,1,47

And writers say, as the most forward bud
Is eaten by the canker ere it blow,...

10

I,1,58

Sweet Proteus, no; now let us take our leave.
To Milan let me hear from thee by letters...

11

I,1,64

As much to you at home! and so, farewell.

12

II,1,401

Not mine; my gloves are on.

13

II,1,403

Ha! let me see: ay, give it me, it's mine:
Sweet ornament that decks a thing divine!...

14

II,1,407

How now, sirrah?

15

II,1,409

Why, sir, who bade you call her?

16

II,1,411

Well, you'll still be too forward.

17

II,1,413

Go to, sir: tell me, do you know Madam Silvia?

18

II,1,415

Why, how know you that I am in love?

19

II,1,431

Are all these things perceived in me?

20

II,1,433

Without me? they cannot.

21

II,1,440

But tell me, dost thou know my lady Silvia?

22

II,1,442

Hast thou observed that? even she, I mean.

23

II,1,444

Dost thou know her by my gazing on her, and yet
knowest her not?

24

II,1,447

Not so fair, boy, as well-favoured.

25

II,1,449

What dost thou know?

26

II,1,451

I mean that her beauty is exquisite, but her favour infinite.

27

II,1,454

How painted? and how out of count?

28

II,1,457

How esteemest thou me? I account of her beauty.

29

II,1,459

How long hath she been deformed?

30

II,1,461

I have loved her ever since I saw her; and still I
see her beautiful.

31

II,1,464

Why?

32

II,1,469

What should I see then?

33

II,1,473

Belike, boy, then, you are in love; for last
morning you could not see to wipe my shoes.

34

II,1,478

In conclusion, I stand affected to her.

35

II,1,480

Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to
one she loves.

36

II,1,483

I have.

37

II,1,485

No, boy, but as well as I can do them. Peace!
here she comes.

38

II,1,490

Madam and mistress, a thousand good-morrows.

39

II,1,494

As you enjoin'd me, I have writ your letter
Unto the secret nameless friend of yours;...

40

II,1,499

Now trust me, madam, it came hardly off;
For being ignorant to whom it goes...

41

II,1,503

No, madam; so it stead you, I will write
Please you command, a thousand times as much; And yet—

42

II,1,510

What means your ladyship? do you not like it?

43

II,1,514

Madam, they are for you.

44

II,1,518

Please you, I'll write your ladyship another.

45

II,1,521

If it please me, madam, what then?

46

II,1,533

How now, sir? what are you reasoning with yourself?

47

II,1,535

To do what?

48

II,1,537

To whom?

49

II,1,539

What figure?

50

II,1,541

Why, she hath not writ to me?

51

II,1,544

No, believe me.

52

II,1,547

She gave me none, except an angry word.

53

II,1,549

That's the letter I writ to her friend.

54

II,1,551

I would it were no worse.

55

II,1,559

I have dined.

56

II,4,655

Mistress?

57

II,4,657

Ay, boy, it's for love.

58

II,4,659

Of my mistress, then.

59

II,4,663

Indeed, madam, I seem so.

60

II,4,665

Haply I do.

61

II,4,667

So do you.

62

II,4,669

Wise.

63

II,4,671

Your folly.

64

II,4,673

I quote it in your jerkin.

65

II,4,675

Well, then, I'll double your folly.

66

II,4,678

Give him leave, madam; he is a kind of chameleon.

67

II,4,681

You have said, sir.

68

II,4,683

I know it well, sir; you always end ere you begin.

69

II,4,685

'Tis indeed, madam; we thank the giver.

70

II,4,687

Yourself, sweet lady; for you gave the fire. Sir
Thurio borrows his wit from your ladyship's looks,...

71

II,4,692

I know it well, sir; you have an exchequer of words,
and, I think, no other treasure to give your...

72

II,4,702

My lord, I will be thankful.
To any happy messenger from thence.

73

II,4,705

Ay, my good lord, I know the gentleman
To be of worth and worthy estimation...

74

II,4,709

Ay, my good lord; a son that well deserves
The honour and regard of such a father.

75

II,4,712

I know him as myself; for from our infancy
We have conversed and spent our hours together:...

76

II,4,732

Should I have wish'd a thing, it had been he.

77

II,4,738

This is the gentleman I told your ladyship
Had come along with me, but that his mistress...

78

II,4,743

Nay, sure, I think she holds them prisoners still.

79

II,4,746

Why, lady, Love hath twenty pair of eyes.

80

II,4,748

To see such lovers, Thurio, as yourself:
Upon a homely object Love can wink.

81

II,4,753

Welcome, dear Proteus! Mistress, I beseech you,
Confirm his welcome with some special favour.

82

II,4,757

Mistress, it is: sweet lady, entertain him
To be my fellow-servant to your ladyship.

83

II,4,762

Leave off discourse of disability:
Sweet lady, entertain him for your servant.

84

II,4,778

Now, tell me, how do all from whence you came?

85

II,4,780

And how do yours?

86

II,4,782

How does your lady? and how thrives your love?

87

II,4,785

Ay, Proteus, but that life is alter'd now:
I have done penance for contemning Love,...

88

II,4,802

Even she; and is she not a heavenly saint?

89

II,4,804

Call her divine.

90

II,4,806

O, flatter me; for love delights in praises.

91

II,4,809

Then speak the truth by her; if not divine,
Yet let her be a principality,...

92

II,4,813

Sweet, except not any;
Except thou wilt except against my love.

93

II,4,816

And I will help thee to prefer her too:
She shall be dignified with this high honour—...

94

II,4,824

Pardon me, Proteus: all I can is nothing
To her whose worth makes other worthies nothing;...

95

II,4,828

Not for the world: why, man, she is mine own,
And I as rich in having such a jewel...

96

II,4,839

Ay, and we are betroth'd: nay, more, our,
marriage-hour,...

97

II,4,851

Will you make haste?

98

III,1,1122

Please it your grace, there is a messenger
That stays to bear my letters to my friends,...

99

III,1,1126

The tenor of them doth but signify
My health and happy being at your court.

100

III,1,1133

I know it well, my Lord; and, sure, the match
Were rich and honourable; besides, the gentleman...

101

III,1,1150

What would your Grace have me to do in this?

102

III,1,1159

Win her with gifts, if she respect not words:
Dumb jewels often in their silent kind...

103

III,1,1163

A woman sometimes scorns what best contents her.
Send her another; never give her o'er;...

104

III,1,1180

Why, then, I would resort to her by night.

105

III,1,1183

What lets but one may enter at her window?

106

III,1,1187

Why then, a ladder quaintly made of cords,
To cast up, with a pair of anchoring hooks,...

107

III,1,1193

When would you use it? pray, sir, tell me that.

108

III,1,1196

By seven o'clock I'll get you such a ladder.

109

III,1,1199

It will be light, my lord, that you may bear it
Under a cloak that is of any length.

110

III,1,1202

Ay, my good lord.

111

III,1,1205

Why, any cloak will serve the turn, my lord.

112

III,1,1243

And why not death rather than living torment?
To die is to be banish'd from myself;...

113

III,1,1268

No.

114

III,1,1270

Neither.

115

III,1,1272

Nothing.

116

III,1,1279

My ears are stopt and cannot hear good news,
So much of bad already hath possess'd them.

117

III,1,1283

Is Silvia dead?

118

III,1,1285

No Valentine, indeed, for sacred Silvia.
Hath she forsworn me?

119

III,1,1288

No Valentine, if Silvia have forsworn me.
What is your news?

120

III,1,1293

O, I have fed upon this woe already,
And now excess of it will make me surfeit....

121

III,1,1311

No more; unless the next word that thou speak'st
Have some malignant power upon my life:...

122

III,1,1331

I pray thee, Launce, an if thou seest my boy,
Bid him make haste and meet me at the North-gate.

123

III,1,1334

O my dear Silvia! Hapless Valentine!

124

IV,1,1560

My friends,—

125

IV,1,1564

Then know that I have little wealth to lose:
A man I am cross'd with adversity;...

126

IV,1,1570

To Verona.

127

IV,1,1572

From Milan.

128

IV,1,1574

Some sixteen months, and longer might have stay'd,
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me.

129

IV,1,1577

I was.

130

IV,1,1579

For that which now torments me to rehearse:
I kill'd a man, whose death I much repent;...

131

IV,1,1585

I was, and held me glad of such a doom.

132

IV,1,1587

My youthful travel therein made me happy,
Or else I often had been miserable.

133

IV,1,1593

Peace, villain!

134

IV,1,1595

Nothing but my fortune.

135

IV,1,1622

I take your offer and will live with you,
Provided that you do no outrages...

136

V,4,2149

How use doth breed a habit in a man!
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods,...

137

V,4,2175

[Aside] How like a dream is this I see and hear!
Love, lend me patience to forbear awhile.

138

V,4,2212

Ruffian, let go that rude uncivil touch,
Thou friend of an ill fashion!

139

V,4,2215

Thou common friend, that's without faith or love,
For such is a friend now; treacherous man!...

140

V,4,2231

Then I am paid;
And once again I do receive thee honest....

141

V,4,2241

Why, boy! why, wag! how now! what's the matter?
Look up; speak.

142

V,4,2272

Come, come, a hand from either:
Let me be blest to make this happy close;...

143

V,4,2279

Forbear, forbear, I say! it is my lord the duke.
Your grace is welcome to a man disgraced,...

144

V,4,2284

Thurio, give back, or else embrace thy death;
Come not within the measure of my wrath;...

145

V,4,2306

I thank your grace; the gift hath made me happy.
I now beseech you, for your daughter's sake,...

146

V,4,2310

These banish'd men that I have kept withal
Are men endued with worthy qualities:...

147

V,4,2320

And, as we walk along, I dare be bold
With our discourse to make your grace to smile....

148

V,4,2324

I warrant you, my lord, more grace than boy.

149

V,4,2326

Please you, I'll tell you as we pass along,
That you will wonder what hath fortuned....

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