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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 V / 1
  • One that gives out himself Prince Florizel,
    Son of Polixenes, with his princ...
  • One that gives out himself Prince Florizel,
    Son of Polixenes, with his princess, she
    The fairest I have yet beheld, desires access
    To your high presence.
  • Paulina. That
    Shall be when your first queen's again in breath;
    Never till then.

    Gentleman. One that gives out himself Prince Florizel,
    Son of Polixenes, with his princess, she
    The fairest I have yet beheld, desires access
    To your high presence.

2 V / 1
  • But few,
    And those but mean.
  • But few,
    And those but mean.
  • Leontes. What with him? he comes not
    Like to his father's greatness: his approach,
    So out of circumstance and sudden, tells us
    'Tis not a visitation framed, but forced
    By need and accident. What train?

    Gentleman. But few,
    And those but mean.

3 V / 1
  • Ay, the most peerless piece of earth, I think,
    That e'er the sun shone brigh...
  • Ay, the most peerless piece of earth, I think,
    That e'er the sun shone bright on.
  • Leontes. His princess, say you, with him?

    Gentleman. Ay, the most peerless piece of earth, I think,
    That e'er the sun shone bright on.

4 V / 1
  • Pardon, madam:
    The one I have almost forgot,--your pardon,--
    The other,...
  • Pardon, madam:
    The one I have almost forgot,--your pardon,--
    The other, when she has obtain'd your eye,
    Will have your tongue too. This is a creature,
    Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal
    Of all professors else, make proselytes
    Of who she but bid follow.
  • Paulina. O Hermione,
    As every present time doth boast itself
    Above a better gone, so must thy grave
    Give way to what's seen now! Sir, you yourself
    Have said and writ so, but your writing now
    Is colder than that theme, 'She had not been,
    Nor was not to be equall'd;'--thus your verse
    Flow'd with her beauty once: 'tis shrewdly ebb'd,
    To say you have seen a better.

    Gentleman. Pardon, madam:
    The one I have almost forgot,--your pardon,--
    The other, when she has obtain'd your eye,
    Will have your tongue too. This is a creature,
    Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal
    Of all professors else, make proselytes
    Of who she but bid follow.

5 V / 1
  • Women will love her, that she is a woman
    More worth than any man; men, that...
  • Women will love her, that she is a woman
    More worth than any man; men, that she is
    The rarest of all women.
  • Paulina. How! not women?

    Gentleman. Women will love her, that she is a woman
    More worth than any man; men, that she is
    The rarest of all women.

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