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Shakespeare Monologues (Male)

Titus Andronicus, 5.3 (Lucius)

LUC.

Then, gracious auditory, be it known to you

Troilus & Cressida, 1.1 (Troilus)

TRO.

O Pandarus! I tell thee, Pandarus—

Troilus & Cressida, 1.3 (Ulysses)

ULYSS.

Troy, yet upon his bases, had been down,

Troilus & Cressida, 2.2 (Troilus)

TRO.

I take today a wife, and my election

Troilus & Cressida, 2.3 (Thersites)

THER.

How now, Thersites? What, lost in the labyrinth of thy fury?

Troilus & Cressida, 3.2 (Troilus)

TRO.

No, Pandarus, I stalk about her door,

Troilus & Cressida, 4.5 (Hector)

HECT.

Why then will I no more.

Troilus & Cressida, 5.1 (Thersites)

THER.

With too much blood and too little brain, these two may run mad,

Twelfth Night, 2.5 (Malvolio)

MAL.

M.O.A.I. This simulation is not as the former; and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for every one of these letters are in my name.

Twelfth Night, 3.4 (Malvolio)

MAL.

O ho, do you come near me now?

Twelfth Night, 3.4 (Sir Toby Belch)

SIR TO.

Gentleman, God save thee! That defense thou hast, betake thee to’t.

Twelfth Night, 4.3 (Sebastian)

SEB.

This is the air, that is the glorious sun,

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.1 (Speed)

SPEED.

Marry, by these special marks: first, you have learn’d, like Sir Proteus, to wreathe your arms,

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.3 (Launce)

LAUNCE.

Nay, ’twill be this hour ere I have done weeping; all the kind of the Launces have this very fault.

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.4 (Proteus)

PRO.

Even as one heat another heat expels,

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.6 (Proteus)

PRO.

To leave my Julia—shall I be forsworn?

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 3.1 (Valentine)

VAL.

And why not death, rather than living torment?

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.4 (Launce)

LAUNCE.

When a man’s servant shall play the cur with him, look you, it goes hard:

Two Gentlemen of Verona, 5.4 (Valentine)

VAL.

How use doth breed a habit in a man!

Two Noble Kinsmen, 1.2 (Palamon)

PAL.

’Tis in our power

Two Noble Kinsmen, 2.2 (Arcite)

ARC.

No, Palamon,

Two Noble Kinsmen, 2.2 (Arcite)

ARC.

Let’s think this prison holy sanctuary

Two Noble Kinsmen, 2.2 (Palamon)

PAL.

O cousin Arcite,

Two Noble Kinsmen, 3.1 (Arcite)

ARC.

O queen Emilia,

Fresher than May, sweeter

Two Noble Kinsmen, 3.5 (Gerald)

SCHOOL.

Fie, fie,

What tediosity and disensanity

Two Noble Kinsmen, 4.3 (Doctor)

DOCT.

That intemp’rate surfeit of her eye hath distemper’d the other senses.

Two Noble Kinsmen, 5.1 (Palamon)

PAL.

Our stars must glister with new fire, or be

Winter's Tale 1.2 (Leontes)

LEON.

To your own bents dispose you; You’ll be found,

Winter's Tale, 1.2 (Leontes)

LEON.

Inch-thick, knee-deep, o’er head and ears a fork’d one!

Winter's Tale, 3.3 (Antigonus)

ANT.

Come, poor babe.

I have heard (but not believ’d) the spirits o’ th’ dead

Winter's Tale, 3.3 (Clown)

CLO.

I have seen two such sights, by sea and by land!

Winter's Tale, 3.3 (Shepherd)

SHEP.

I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty,

Winter's Tale, 4.4 (Autolycus)

AUT.

Ha, ha, what a fool Honesty is! and Trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman!

Winter's Tale, 4.4 (Polixenes)

POL.

Mark your divorce, young sir,

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