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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 4
  • Now, in good time!
  • Now, in good time!
  • Dorcas. Mopsa must be your mistress: marry, garlic,
    To mend her kissing with!

    Mopsa. Now, in good time!

2 IV / 4
  • I was promised them against the feast; but they come
    not too late now.
  • I was promised them against the feast; but they come
    not too late now.
  • Clown. If I were not in love with Mopsa, thou shouldst take
    no money of me; but being enthralled as I am, it
    will also be the bondage of certain ribbons and gloves.

    Mopsa. I was promised them against the feast; but they come
    not too late now.

3 IV / 4
  • He hath paid you all he promised you; may be, he has
    paid you more, which wi...
  • He hath paid you all he promised you; may be, he has
    paid you more, which will shame you to give him again.
  • Dorcas. He hath promised you more than that, or there be liars.

    Mopsa. He hath paid you all he promised you; may be, he has
    paid you more, which will shame you to give him again.

4 IV / 4
  • I have done. Come, you promised me a tawdry-lace
    and a pair of sweet gloves....
  • I have done. Come, you promised me a tawdry-lace
    and a pair of sweet gloves.
  • Clown. Is there no manners left among maids? will they
    wear their plackets where they should bear their
    faces? Is there not milking-time, when you are
    going to bed, or kiln-hole, to whistle off these
    secrets, but you must be tittle-tattling before all
    our guests? 'tis well they are whispering: clamour
    your tongues, and not a word more.

    Mopsa. I have done. Come, you promised me a tawdry-lace
    and a pair of sweet gloves.

5 IV / 4
  • Pray now, buy some: I love a ballad in print o'
    life, for then we are sure t...
  • Pray now, buy some: I love a ballad in print o'
    life, for then we are sure they are true.
  • Clown. What hast here? ballads?

    Mopsa. Pray now, buy some: I love a ballad in print o'
    life, for then we are sure they are true.

6 IV / 4
  • Is it true, think you?
  • Is it true, think you?
  • Autolycus. Here's one to a very doleful tune, how a usurer's
    wife was brought to bed of twenty money-bags at a
    burthen and how she longed to eat adders' heads and
    toads carbonadoed.

    Mopsa. Is it true, think you?

7 IV / 4
  • Pray you now, buy it.
  • Pray you now, buy it.
  • Autolycus. Here's the midwife's name to't, one Mistress
    Tale-porter, and five or six honest wives that were
    present. Why should I carry lies abroad?

    Mopsa. Pray you now, buy it.

8 IV / 4
  • Let's have some merry ones.
  • Let's have some merry ones.
  • Autolycus. This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one.

    Mopsa. Let's have some merry ones.

9 IV / 4
  • We can both sing it: if thou'lt bear a part, thou
    shalt hear; 'tis in three...
  • We can both sing it: if thou'lt bear a part, thou
    shalt hear; 'tis in three parts.
  • Autolycus. Why, this is a passing merry one and goes to
    the tune of 'Two maids wooing a man:' there's
    scarce a maid westward but she sings it; 'tis in
    request, I can tell you.

    Mopsa. We can both sing it: if thou'lt bear a part, thou
    shalt hear; 'tis in three parts.

10 IV / 4
  • O, whither?
  • O, whither?
  • Dorcas. Whither?

    Mopsa. O, whither?

11 IV / 4
  • It becomes thy oath full well,
    Thou to me thy secrets tell.
  • It becomes thy oath full well,
    Thou to me thy secrets tell.
  • Dorcas. Whither?

    Mopsa. It becomes thy oath full well,
    Thou to me thy secrets tell.

12 IV / 4
  • Or thou goest to the orange or mill.
  • Or thou goest to the orange or mill.
  • Dorcas. Me too, let me go thither.

    Mopsa. Or thou goest to the orange or mill.

13 IV / 4
  • Thou hast sworn it more to me:
    Then whither goest? say, whither?
  • Thou hast sworn it more to me:
    Then whither goest? say, whither?
  • Dorcas. Thou hast sworn my love to be.

    Mopsa. Thou hast sworn it more to me:
    Then whither goest? say, whither?

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