Speeches (Lines) for Nurse in "Titus Andronicus"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 2
  • Good morrow, lords:
    O, tell me, did you see Aaron the Moor?
  • Good morrow, lords:
    O, tell me, did you see Aaron the Moor?
  • Demetrius. Soft! who comes here?

    Nurse. Good morrow, lords:
    O, tell me, did you see Aaron the Moor?

2 IV / 2
  • O gentle Aaron, we are all undone!
    Now help, or woe betide thee evermore!
  • O gentle Aaron, we are all undone!
    Now help, or woe betide thee evermore!
  • Aaron. Well, more or less, or ne'er a whit at all,
    Here Aaron is; and what with Aaron now?

    Nurse. O gentle Aaron, we are all undone!
    Now help, or woe betide thee evermore!

3 IV / 2
  • O, that which I would hide from heaven's eye,
    Our empress' shame, and statel...
  • O, that which I would hide from heaven's eye,
    Our empress' shame, and stately Rome's disgrace!
    She is deliver'd, lords; she is deliver'd.
  • Aaron. Why, what a caterwauling dost thou keep!
    What dost thou wrap and fumble in thine arms?

    Nurse. O, that which I would hide from heaven's eye,
    Our empress' shame, and stately Rome's disgrace!
    She is deliver'd, lords; she is deliver'd.

4 IV / 2
  • I mean, she is brought a-bed.
  • I mean, she is brought a-bed.
  • Aaron. To whom?

    Nurse. I mean, she is brought a-bed.

5 IV / 2
  • A devil.
  • A devil.
  • Aaron. Well, God give her good rest! What hath he sent her?

    Nurse. A devil.

6 IV / 2
  • A joyless, dismal, black, and sorrowful issue:
    Here is the babe, as loathsom...
  • A joyless, dismal, black, and sorrowful issue:
    Here is the babe, as loathsome as a toad
    Amongst the fairest breeders of our clime:
    The empress sends it thee, thy stamp, thy seal,
    And bids thee christen it with thy dagger's point.
  • Aaron. Why, then she is the devil's dam; a joyful issue.

    Nurse. A joyless, dismal, black, and sorrowful issue:
    Here is the babe, as loathsome as a toad
    Amongst the fairest breeders of our clime:
    The empress sends it thee, thy stamp, thy seal,
    And bids thee christen it with thy dagger's point.

7 IV / 2
  • Aaron, it must; the mother wills it so.
  • Aaron, it must; the mother wills it so.
  • Aaron. It shall not die.

    Nurse. Aaron, it must; the mother wills it so.

8 IV / 2
  • The emperor, in his rage, will doom her death.
  • The emperor, in his rage, will doom her death.
  • Chiron. Rome will despise her for this foul escape.

    Nurse. The emperor, in his rage, will doom her death.

9 IV / 2
  • Aaron, what shall I say unto the empress?
  • Aaron, what shall I say unto the empress?
  • Aaron. Why, there's the privilege your beauty bears:
    Fie, treacherous hue, that will betray with blushing
    The close enacts and counsels of the heart!
    Here's a young lad framed of another leer:
    Look, how the black slave smiles upon the father,
    As who should say 'Old lad, I am thine own.'
    He is your brother, lords, sensibly fed
    Of that self-blood that first gave life to you,
    And from that womb where you imprison'd were
    He is enfranchised and come to light:
    Nay, he is your brother by the surer side,
    Although my seal be stamped in his face.

    Nurse. Aaron, what shall I say unto the empress?

10 IV / 2
  • Cornelia the midwife and myself;
    And no one else but the deliver'd empress.
  • Cornelia the midwife and myself;
    And no one else but the deliver'd empress.
  • Aaron. Why, so, brave lords! when we join in league,
    I am a lamb: but if you brave the Moor,
    The chafed boar, the mountain lioness,
    The ocean swells not so as Aaron storms.
    But say, again; how many saw the child?

    Nurse. Cornelia the midwife and myself;
    And no one else but the deliver'd empress.

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