Speeches (Lines) for Valeria in "The Tragedy of Coriolanus"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 3
  • My ladies both, good day to you.
  • My ladies both, good day to you.
  • Volumnia. He'll beat Aufidius 'head below his knee
    And tread upon his neck.

    Valeria. My ladies both, good day to you.

2 I / 3
  • How do you both? you are manifest house-keepers.
    What are you sewing here? A...
  • How do you both? you are manifest house-keepers.
    What are you sewing here? A fine spot, in good
    faith. How does your little son?
  • Virgilia. I am glad to see your ladyship.

    Valeria. How do you both? you are manifest house-keepers.
    What are you sewing here? A fine spot, in good
    faith. How does your little son?

3 I / 3
  • O' my word, the father's son: I'll swear,'tis a
    very pretty boy. O' my troth...
  • O' my word, the father's son: I'll swear,'tis a
    very pretty boy. O' my troth, I looked upon him o'
    Wednesday half an hour together: has such a
    confirmed countenance. I saw him run after a gilded
    butterfly: and when he caught it, he let it go
    again; and after it again; and over and over he
    comes, and again; catched it again; or whether his
    fall enraged him, or how 'twas, he did so set his
    teeth and tear it; O, I warrant it, how he mammocked
    it!
  • Volumnia. He had rather see the swords, and hear a drum, than
    look upon his school-master.

    Valeria. O' my word, the father's son: I'll swear,'tis a
    very pretty boy. O' my troth, I looked upon him o'
    Wednesday half an hour together: has such a
    confirmed countenance. I saw him run after a gilded
    butterfly: and when he caught it, he let it go
    again; and after it again; and over and over he
    comes, and again; catched it again; or whether his
    fall enraged him, or how 'twas, he did so set his
    teeth and tear it; O, I warrant it, how he mammocked
    it!

4 I / 3
  • Indeed, la, 'tis a noble child.
  • Indeed, la, 'tis a noble child.
  • Volumnia. One on 's father's moods.

    Valeria. Indeed, la, 'tis a noble child.

5 I / 3
  • Come, lay aside your stitchery; I must have you play
    the idle husewife with...
  • Come, lay aside your stitchery; I must have you play
    the idle husewife with me this afternoon.
  • Virgilia. A crack, madam.

    Valeria. Come, lay aside your stitchery; I must have you play
    the idle husewife with me this afternoon.

6 I / 3
  • Not out of doors!
  • Not out of doors!
  • Virgilia. No, good madam; I will not out of doors.

    Valeria. Not out of doors!

7 I / 3
  • Fie, you confine yourself most unreasonably: come,
    you must go visit the goo...
  • Fie, you confine yourself most unreasonably: come,
    you must go visit the good lady that lies in.
  • Virgilia. Indeed, no, by your patience; I'll not over the
    threshold till my lord return from the wars.

    Valeria. Fie, you confine yourself most unreasonably: come,
    you must go visit the good lady that lies in.

8 I / 3
  • You would be another Penelope: yet, they say, all
    the yarn she spun in Ulyss...
  • You would be another Penelope: yet, they say, all
    the yarn she spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill
    Ithaca full of moths. Come; I would your cambric
    were sensible as your finger, that you might leave
    pricking it for pity. Come, you shall go with us.
  • Virgilia. 'Tis not to save labour, nor that I want love.

    Valeria. You would be another Penelope: yet, they say, all
    the yarn she spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill
    Ithaca full of moths. Come; I would your cambric
    were sensible as your finger, that you might leave
    pricking it for pity. Come, you shall go with us.

9 I / 3
  • In truth, la, go with me; and I'll tell you
    excellent news of your husband.
  • In truth, la, go with me; and I'll tell you
    excellent news of your husband.
  • Virgilia. No, good madam, pardon me; indeed, I will not forth.

    Valeria. In truth, la, go with me; and I'll tell you
    excellent news of your husband.

10 I / 3
  • Verily, I do not jest with you; there came news from
    him last night.
  • Verily, I do not jest with you; there came news from
    him last night.
  • Virgilia. O, good madam, there can be none yet.

    Valeria. Verily, I do not jest with you; there came news from
    him last night.

11 I / 3
  • In earnest, it's true; I heard a senator speak it.
    Thus it is: the Volsces h...
  • In earnest, it's true; I heard a senator speak it.
    Thus it is: the Volsces have an army forth; against
    whom Cominius the general is gone, with one part of
    our Roman power: your lord and Titus TITUS are set
    down before their city Corioli; they nothing doubt
    prevailing and to make it brief wars. This is true,
    on mine honour; and so, I pray, go with us.
  • Virgilia. Indeed, madam?

    Valeria. In earnest, it's true; I heard a senator speak it.
    Thus it is: the Volsces have an army forth; against
    whom Cominius the general is gone, with one part of
    our Roman power: your lord and Titus TITUS are set
    down before their city Corioli; they nothing doubt
    prevailing and to make it brief wars. This is true,
    on mine honour; and so, I pray, go with us.

12 I / 3
  • In troth, I think she would. Fare you well, then.
    Come, good sweet lady. Pri...
  • In troth, I think she would. Fare you well, then.
    Come, good sweet lady. Prithee, Virgilia, turn thy
    solemness out o' door. and go along with us.
  • Volumnia. Let her alone, lady: as she is now, she will but
    disease our better mirth.

    Valeria. In troth, I think she would. Fare you well, then.
    Come, good sweet lady. Prithee, Virgilia, turn thy
    solemness out o' door. and go along with us.

13 I / 3
  • Well, then, farewell.
  • Well, then, farewell.
  • Virgilia. No, at a word, madam; indeed, I must not. I wish
    you much mirth.

    Valeria. Well, then, farewell.

14 II / 1
  • In troth, there's wondrous things spoke of him.
  • In troth, there's wondrous things spoke of him.
  • Volumnia. Good ladies, let's go. Yes, yes, yes; the senate
    has letters from the general, wherein he gives my
    son the whole name of the war: he hath in this
    action outdone his former deeds doubly

    Valeria. In troth, there's wondrous things spoke of him.

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