Speeches (Lines) for Old Shepherd
in "Winter's Tale"

Total: 42

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1

III,3,1553

I would there were no age between sixteen and
three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the...

2

III,3,1575

What, art so near? If thou'lt see a thing to talk
on when thou art dead and rotten, come hither. What...

3

III,3,1582

Why, boy, how is it?

4

III,3,1598

Name of mercy, when was this, boy?

5

III,3,1603

Would I had been by, to have helped the old man!

6

III,3,1606

Heavy matters! heavy matters! but look thee here,
boy. Now bless thyself: thou mettest with things...

7

III,3,1616

This is fairy gold, boy, and 'twill prove so: up
with't, keep it close: home, home, the next way....

8

III,3,1626

That's a good deed. If thou mayest discern by that
which is left of him what he is, fetch me to the...

9

III,3,1630

'Tis a lucky day, boy, and we'll do good deeds on't.

10

IV,4,1921

Fie, daughter! when my old wife lived, upon
This day she was both pantler, butler, cook,...

11

IV,4,2057

They call him Doricles; and boasts himself
To have a worthy feeding: but I have it...

12

IV,4,2067

So she does any thing; though I report it,
That should be silent: if young Doricles...

13

IV,4,2226

Away! we'll none on 't: here has been too much
homely foolery already. I know, sir, we weary you.

14

IV,4,2233

Leave your prating: since these good men are
pleased, let them come in; but quickly now.

15

IV,4,2284

But, my daughter,
Say you the like to him?

16

IV,4,2290

Take hands, a bargain!
And, friends unknown, you shall bear witness to 't:...

17

IV,4,2299

Come, your hand;
And, daughter, yours.

18

IV,4,2333

Let him, my son: he shall not need to grieve
At knowing of thy choice.

19

IV,4,2346

O, my heart!

20

IV,4,2377

I cannot speak, nor think
Nor dare to know that which I know. O sir!...

21

IV,4,2667

Nay, but hear me.

22

IV,4,2669

Go to, then.

23

IV,4,2676

I will tell the king all, every word, yea, and his
son's pranks too; who, I may say, is no honest man,...

24

IV,4,2684

Well, let us to the king: there is that in this
fardel will make him scratch his beard.

25

IV,4,2693

To the palace, an it like your worship.

26

IV,4,2706

Are you a courtier, an't like you, sir?

27

IV,4,2717

My business, sir, is to the king.

28

IV,4,2719

I know not, an't like you.

29

IV,4,2722

None, sir; I have no pheasant, cock nor hen.

30

IV,4,2727

His garments are rich, but he wears
them not handsomely.

31

IV,4,2734

Sir, there lies such secrets in this fardel and box,
which none must know but the king; and which he...

32

IV,4,2739

Why, sir?

33

IV,4,2744

So 'tis said, sir; about his son, that should have
married a shepherd's daughter.

34

IV,4,2784

An't please you, sir, to undertake the business for
us, here is that gold I have: I'll make it as much...

35

IV,4,2788

Ay, sir.

36

IV,4,2804

Let's before as he bids us: he was provided to do us good.

37

V,2,3236

Come, boy; I am past moe children, but thy sons and
daughters will be all gentlemen born.

38

V,2,3246

And so have I, boy.

39

V,2,3254

We may live, son, to shed many more.

40

V,2,3260

Prithee, son, do; for we must be gentle, now we are
gentlemen.

41

V,2,3266

You may say it, but not swear it.

42

V,2,3269

How if it be false, son?

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