Speeches (Lines) for Snout in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 2
  • Here, Peter Quince.
  • Here, Peter Quince.
  • Quince. Robin Starveling, you must play Thisby's mother.
    Tom Snout, the tinker.

    Snout. Here, Peter Quince.

2 III / 1
  • By'r lakin, a parlous fear.
  • By'r lakin, a parlous fear.
  • Bottom. There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and
    Thisby that will never please. First, Pyramus must
    draw a sword to kill himself; which the ladies
    cannot abide. How answer you that?

    Snout. By'r lakin, a parlous fear.

3 III / 1
  • Will not the ladies be afeard of the lion?
  • Will not the ladies be afeard of the lion?
  • Bottom. No, make it two more; let it be written in eight and eight.

    Snout. Will not the ladies be afeard of the lion?

4 III / 1
  • Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion.
  • Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion.
  • Bottom. Masters, you ought to consider with yourselves: to
    bring in--God shield us!--a lion among ladies, is a
    most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful
    wild-fowl than your lion living; and we ought to
    look to 't.

    Snout. Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion.

5 III / 1
  • Doth the moon shine that night we play our play?
  • Doth the moon shine that night we play our play?
  • Quince. Well it shall be so. But there is two hard things;
    that is, to bring the moonlight into a chamber; for,
    you know, Pyramus and Thisby meet by moonlight.

    Snout. Doth the moon shine that night we play our play?

6 III / 1
  • You can never bring in a wall. What say you, Bottom?
  • You can never bring in a wall. What say you, Bottom?
  • Quince. Ay; or else one must come in with a bush of thorns
    and a lanthorn, and say he comes to disfigure, or to
    present, the person of Moonshine. Then, there is
    another thing: we must have a wall in the great
    chamber; for Pyramus and Thisby says the story, did
    talk through the chink of a wall.

    Snout. You can never bring in a wall. What say you, Bottom?

7 III / 1
  • O Bottom, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?
  • O Bottom, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?
  • Bottom. Why do they run away? this is a knavery of them to
    make me afeard.

    Snout. O Bottom, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?

8 V / 1
  • In this same interlude it doth befall
    That I, one Snout by name, present a w...
  • In this same interlude it doth befall
    That I, one Snout by name, present a wall;
    And such a wall, as I would have you think,
    That had in it a crannied hole or chink,
    Through which the lovers, Pyramus and Thisby,
    Did whisper often very secretly.
    This loam, this rough-cast and this stone doth show
    That I am that same wall; the truth is so:
    And this the cranny is, right and sinister,
    Through which the fearful lovers are to whisper.
  • Demetrius. No wonder, my lord: one lion may, when many asses do.

    Snout. In this same interlude it doth befall
    That I, one Snout by name, present a wall;
    And such a wall, as I would have you think,
    That had in it a crannied hole or chink,
    Through which the lovers, Pyramus and Thisby,
    Did whisper often very secretly.
    This loam, this rough-cast and this stone doth show
    That I am that same wall; the truth is so:
    And this the cranny is, right and sinister,
    Through which the fearful lovers are to whisper.

9 V / 1
  • [as Wall] Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;
    And, being done, thus Wa...
  • [as Wall] Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;
    And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.
  • Flute. [as Thisbe] 'Tide life, 'tide death, I come without delay.

    Snout. [as Wall] Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;
    And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.

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