Speeches (Lines) for Leonine in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 1
  • I will do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.
  • I will do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.
  • Dionyza. Thy oath remember; thou hast sworn to do't:
    'Tis but a blow, which never shall be known.
    Thou canst not do a thing in the world so soon,
    To yield thee so much profit. Let not conscience,
    Which is but cold, inflaming love i' thy bosom,
    Inflame too nicely; nor let pity, which
    Even women have cast off, melt thee, but be
    A soldier to thy purpose.

    Leonine. I will do't; but yet she is a goodly creature.

2 IV / 1
  • I am resolved.
  • I am resolved.
  • Dionyza. The fitter, then, the gods should have her. Here
    she comes weeping for her only mistress' death.
    Thou art resolved?

    Leonine. I am resolved.

3 IV / 1
  • I warrant you, madam.
  • I warrant you, madam.
  • Dionyza. Come, come, I know 'tis good for you.
    Walk half an hour, Leonine, at the least:
    Remember what I have said.

    Leonine. I warrant you, madam.

4 IV / 1
  • South-west.
  • South-west.
  • Marina. My thanks, sweet madam.
    [Exit DIONYZA]
    Is this wind westerly that blows?

    Leonine. South-west.

5 IV / 1
  • Was't so?
  • Was't so?
  • Marina. When I was born, the wind was north.

    Leonine. Was't so?

6 IV / 1
  • When was this?
  • When was this?
  • Marina. My father, as nurse said, did never fear,
    But cried 'Good seaman!' to the sailors, galling
    His kingly hands, haling ropes;
    And, clasping to the mast, endured a sea
    That almost burst the deck.

    Leonine. When was this?

7 IV / 1
  • Come, say your prayers.
  • Come, say your prayers.
  • Marina. When I was born:
    Never was waves nor wind more violent;
    And from the ladder-tackle washes off
    A canvas-climber. 'Ha!' says one, 'wilt out?'
    And with a dropping industry they skip
    From stem to stern: the boatswain whistles, and
    The master calls, and trebles their confusion.

    Leonine. Come, say your prayers.

8 IV / 1
  • If you require a little space for prayer,
    I grant it: pray; but be not tedio...
  • If you require a little space for prayer,
    I grant it: pray; but be not tedious,
    For the gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
    To do my work with haste.
  • Marina. What mean you?

    Leonine. If you require a little space for prayer,
    I grant it: pray; but be not tedious,
    For the gods are quick of ear, and I am sworn
    To do my work with haste.

9 IV / 1
  • To satisfy my lady.
  • To satisfy my lady.
  • Marina. Why will you kill me?

    Leonine. To satisfy my lady.

10 IV / 1
  • My commission
    Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.
  • My commission
    Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.
  • Marina. Why would she have me kill'd?
    Now, as I can remember, by my troth,
    I never did her hurt in all my life:
    I never spake bad word, nor did ill turn
    To any living creature: believe me, la,
    I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly:
    I trod upon a worm against my will,
    But I wept for it. How have I offended,
    Wherein my death might yield her any profit,
    Or my life imply her any danger?

    Leonine. My commission
    Is not to reason of the deed, but do it.

11 IV / 1
  • I am sworn,
    And will dispatch.
  • I am sworn,
    And will dispatch.
  • Marina. You will not do't for all the world, I hope.
    You are well favour'd, and your looks foreshow
    You have a gentle heart. I saw you lately,
    When you caught hurt in parting two that fought:
    Good sooth, it show'd well in you: do so now:
    Your lady seeks my life; come you between,
    And save poor me, the weaker.

    Leonine. I am sworn,
    And will dispatch.

12 IV / 1
  • These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes;
    And they have seized Ma...
  • These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes;
    And they have seized Marina. Let her go:
    There's no hope she will return. I'll swear
    she's dead,
    And thrown into the sea. But I'll see further:
    Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
    Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
    Whom they have ravish'd must by me be slain.
  • Third Pirate. Half-part, mates, half-part.
    Come, let's have her aboard suddenly.

    Leonine. These roguing thieves serve the great pirate Valdes;
    And they have seized Marina. Let her go:
    There's no hope she will return. I'll swear
    she's dead,
    And thrown into the sea. But I'll see further:
    Perhaps they will but please themselves upon her,
    Not carry her aboard. If she remain,
    Whom they have ravish'd must by me be slain.

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