Speeches (Lines) for Dorcas in "The Winter's Tale"

Total: 11
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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 4
  • Mopsa must be your mistress: marry, garlic,
    To mend her kissing with!
  • Mopsa must be your mistress: marry, garlic,
    To mend her kissing with!
  • Clown. Come on, strike up!

    Dorcas. Mopsa must be your mistress: marry, garlic,
    To mend her kissing with!

2 IV / 4
  • He hath promised you more than that, or there be liars.
  • He hath promised you more than that, or there be liars.
  • Mopsa. I was promised them against the feast; but they come
    not too late now.

    Dorcas. He hath promised you more than that, or there be liars.

3 IV / 4
  • Bless me from marrying a usurer!
  • Bless me from marrying a usurer!
  • Autolycus. Very true, and but a month old.

    Dorcas. Bless me from marrying a usurer!

4 IV / 4
  • Is it true too, think you?
  • Is it true too, think you?
  • Autolycus. Here's another ballad of a fish, that appeared upon
    the coast on Wednesday the four-score of April,
    forty thousand fathom above water, and sung this
    ballad against the hard hearts of maids: it was
    thought she was a woman and was turned into a cold
    fish for she would not exchange flesh with one that
    loved her: the ballad is very pitiful and as true.

    Dorcas. Is it true too, think you?

5 IV / 4
  • We had the tune on't a month ago.
  • We had the tune on't a month ago.
  • Mopsa. We can both sing it: if thou'lt bear a part, thou
    shalt hear; 'tis in three parts.

    Dorcas. We had the tune on't a month ago.

6 IV / 4
  • Whither?
  • Whither?
  • Autolycus. Get you hence, for I must go
    Where it fits not you to know.

    Dorcas. Whither?

7 IV / 4
  • Whither?
  • Whither?
  • Mopsa. O, whither?

    Dorcas. Whither?

8 IV / 4
  • Me too, let me go thither.
  • Me too, let me go thither.
  • Mopsa. It becomes thy oath full well,
    Thou to me thy secrets tell.

    Dorcas. Me too, let me go thither.

9 IV / 4
  • If to either, thou dost ill.
  • If to either, thou dost ill.
  • Mopsa. Or thou goest to the orange or mill.

    Dorcas. If to either, thou dost ill.

10 IV / 4
  • What, neither?
  • What, neither?
  • Autolycus. Neither.

    Dorcas. What, neither?

11 IV / 4
  • Thou hast sworn my love to be.
  • Thou hast sworn my love to be.
  • Autolycus. Neither.

    Dorcas. Thou hast sworn my love to be.

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