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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 III / 2
  • It is his highness' pleasure that the queen
    Appear in person here in court....
  • It is his highness' pleasure that the queen
    Appear in person here in court. Silence!
    [Enter HERMIONE guarded;]
    PAULINA and Ladies attending]
  • Leontes. This sessions, to our great grief we pronounce,
    Even pushes 'gainst our heart: the party tried
    The daughter of a king, our wife, and one
    Of us too much beloved. Let us be clear'd
    Of being tyrannous, since we so openly
    Proceed in justice, which shall have due course,
    Even to the guilt or the purgation.
    Produce the prisoner.

    Officer. It is his highness' pleasure that the queen
    Appear in person here in court. Silence!
    [Enter HERMIONE guarded;]
    PAULINA and Ladies attending]

2 III / 2
  • [Reads] Hermione, queen to the worthy
    Leontes, king of Sicilia, thou art her...
  • [Reads] Hermione, queen to the worthy
    Leontes, king of Sicilia, thou art here accused and
    arraigned of high treason, in committing adultery
    with Polixenes, king of Bohemia, and conspiring
    with Camillo to take away the life of our sovereign
    lord the king, thy royal husband: the pretence
    whereof being by circumstances partly laid open,
    thou, Hermione, contrary to the faith and allegiance
    of a true subject, didst counsel and aid them, for
    their better safety, to fly away by night.
  • Leontes. Read the indictment.

    Officer. [Reads] Hermione, queen to the worthy
    Leontes, king of Sicilia, thou art here accused and
    arraigned of high treason, in committing adultery
    with Polixenes, king of Bohemia, and conspiring
    with Camillo to take away the life of our sovereign
    lord the king, thy royal husband: the pretence
    whereof being by circumstances partly laid open,
    thou, Hermione, contrary to the faith and allegiance
    of a true subject, didst counsel and aid them, for
    their better safety, to fly away by night.

3 III / 2
  • You here shall swear upon this sword of justice,
    That you, Cleomenes and Dio...
  • You here shall swear upon this sword of justice,
    That you, Cleomenes and Dion, have
    Been both at Delphos, and from thence have brought
    The seal'd-up oracle, by the hand deliver'd
    Of great Apollo's priest; and that, since then,
    You have not dared to break the holy seal
    Nor read the secrets in't.
  • Hermione. The Emperor of Russia was my father:
    O that he were alive, and here beholding
    His daughter's trial! that he did but see
    The flatness of my misery, yet with eyes
    Of pity, not revenge!

    Officer. You here shall swear upon this sword of justice,
    That you, Cleomenes and Dion, have
    Been both at Delphos, and from thence have brought
    The seal'd-up oracle, by the hand deliver'd
    Of great Apollo's priest; and that, since then,
    You have not dared to break the holy seal
    Nor read the secrets in't.

4 III / 2
  • [Reads]. Hermione is chaste;
    Polixenes blameless; Camillo a true subject; Le...
  • [Reads]. Hermione is chaste;
    Polixenes blameless; Camillo a true subject; Leontes
    a jealous tyrant; his innocent babe truly begotten;
    and the king shall live without an heir, if that
    which is lost be not found.
  • Leontes. Break up the seals and read.

    Officer. [Reads]. Hermione is chaste;
    Polixenes blameless; Camillo a true subject; Leontes
    a jealous tyrant; his innocent babe truly begotten;
    and the king shall live without an heir, if that
    which is lost be not found.

5 III / 2
  • Ay, my lord; even so
    As it is here set down.
  • Ay, my lord; even so
    As it is here set down.
  • Leontes. Hast thou read truth?

    Officer. Ay, my lord; even so
    As it is here set down.

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