Speeches (Lines) for Captain in "Twelfth Night; or, What You Will"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 2
  • This is Illyria, lady.
  • This is Illyria, lady.
  • Viola. What country, friends, is this?

    Captain. This is Illyria, lady.

2 I / 2
  • It is perchance that you yourself were saved.
  • It is perchance that you yourself were saved.
  • Viola. And what should I do in Illyria?
    My brother he is in Elysium.
    Perchance he is not drown'd: what think you, sailors?

    Captain. It is perchance that you yourself were saved.

3 I / 2
  • True, madam: and, to comfort you with chance,
    Assure yourself, after our shi...
  • True, madam: and, to comfort you with chance,
    Assure yourself, after our ship did split,
    When you and those poor number saved with you
    Hung on our driving boat, I saw your brother,
    Most provident in peril, bind himself,
    Courage and hope both teaching him the practise,
    To a strong mast that lived upon the sea;
    Where, like Arion on the dolphin's back,
    I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves
    So long as I could see.
  • Viola. O my poor brother! and so perchance may he be.

    Captain. True, madam: and, to comfort you with chance,
    Assure yourself, after our ship did split,
    When you and those poor number saved with you
    Hung on our driving boat, I saw your brother,
    Most provident in peril, bind himself,
    Courage and hope both teaching him the practise,
    To a strong mast that lived upon the sea;
    Where, like Arion on the dolphin's back,
    I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves
    So long as I could see.

4 I / 2
  • Ay, madam, well; for I was bred and born
    Not three hours' travel from this v...
  • Ay, madam, well; for I was bred and born
    Not three hours' travel from this very place.
  • Viola. For saying so, there's gold:
    Mine own escape unfoldeth to my hope,
    Whereto thy speech serves for authority,
    The like of him. Know'st thou this country?

    Captain. Ay, madam, well; for I was bred and born
    Not three hours' travel from this very place.

5 I / 2
  • A noble duke, in nature as in name.
  • A noble duke, in nature as in name.
  • Viola. Who governs here?

    Captain. A noble duke, in nature as in name.

6 I / 2
  • Orsino.
  • Orsino.
  • Viola. What is the name?

    Captain. Orsino.

7 I / 2
  • And so is now, or was so very late;
    For but a month ago I went from hence, <...
  • And so is now, or was so very late;
    For but a month ago I went from hence,
    And then 'twas fresh in murmur,--as, you know,
    What great ones do the less will prattle of,--
    That he did seek the love of fair Olivia.
  • Viola. Orsino! I have heard my father name him:
    He was a bachelor then.

    Captain. And so is now, or was so very late;
    For but a month ago I went from hence,
    And then 'twas fresh in murmur,--as, you know,
    What great ones do the less will prattle of,--
    That he did seek the love of fair Olivia.

8 I / 2
  • A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count
    That died some twelvemonth since, t...
  • A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count
    That died some twelvemonth since, then leaving her
    In the protection of his son, her brother,
    Who shortly also died: for whose dear love,
    They say, she hath abjured the company
    And sight of men.
  • Viola. What's she?

    Captain. A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count
    That died some twelvemonth since, then leaving her
    In the protection of his son, her brother,
    Who shortly also died: for whose dear love,
    They say, she hath abjured the company
    And sight of men.

9 I / 2
  • That were hard to compass;
    Because she will admit no kind of suit,
    No, n...
  • That were hard to compass;
    Because she will admit no kind of suit,
    No, not the duke's.
  • Viola. O that I served that lady
    And might not be delivered to the world,
    Till I had made mine own occasion mellow,
    What my estate is!

    Captain. That were hard to compass;
    Because she will admit no kind of suit,
    No, not the duke's.

10 I / 2
  • Be you his eunuch, and your mute I'll be:
    When my tongue blabs, then let min...
  • Be you his eunuch, and your mute I'll be:
    When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see.
  • Viola. There is a fair behavior in thee, captain;
    And though that nature with a beauteous wall
    Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee
    I will believe thou hast a mind that suits
    With this thy fair and outward character.
    I prithee, and I'll pay thee bounteously,
    Conceal me what I am, and be my aid
    For such disguise as haply shall become
    The form of my intent. I'll serve this duke:
    Thou shall present me as an eunuch to him:
    It may be worth thy pains; for I can sing
    And speak to him in many sorts of music
    That will allow me very worth his service.
    What else may hap to time I will commit;
    Only shape thou thy silence to my wit.

    Captain. Be you his eunuch, and your mute I'll be:
    When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see.

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