Under Milk Wood

by

Dylan Thomas

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Miss Myfanwy Price Character Analysis

Miss Myfanwy Price is Llareggub’s dressmaker and sweetshop-keeper. She is in love with Mr. Mog Edwards, though they never meet in person, and their romance is limited to amorous dreams and the exchange of love letters. At the end of the play, Myfanwy and Mog are sitting “happily” in their bedrooms on the opposite ends of town, thinking about and writing letters to each other.

Miss Myfanwy Price Quotes in Under Milk Wood

The Under Milk Wood quotes below are all either spoken by Miss Myfanwy Price or refer to Miss Myfanwy Price. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the New Directions edition of Under Milk Wood published in 2019.
Under Milk Wood Quotes

FIRST VOICE. From where you are, you can hear in Cockle Row in the spring, moonless night, Miss Price, dressmaker and sweetshop-keeper, dream of

SECOND VOICE. Her lover, tall as the town clock tower, Samson-syrup-gold-maned, whacking thighed and piping hot, thunderbolt-bass’d and barnacle-breasted, flailing up the cockles with his eyes like blowlamps and scooping low over her lonely loving hotwaterbottled body.

Related Characters: First Voice (speaker), Second Voice (speaker), Miss Myfanwy Price, Mr. Mog Edwards
Page Number: 7
Explanation and Analysis:

SECOND VOICE. Mrs. Rose Cottage’s eldest, Mae, peals off her pink–and–white skin in a furnace in a tower in a cave in a waterfall in a wood and waits there raw as an onion for Mister Right to leap up the burning tall hollow splashes of leaves like a brilliantined trout.

MAE ROSE COTTAGE. (Very close and softly, drawing out the words)
Call me Dolores
Like they do in the stories.

Related Symbols: Milk Wood/Llareggub Hill
Page Number: 21
Explanation and Analysis:

FIRST VOICE. […] And Mr. Waldo drunk in the dusky wood hugs his lovely Polly Garter under the eyes and rattling tongues of the neighbours and the birds, and he does not care. He smacks his live red lips. But it is not his name that Polly Garter whispers as she lies under the oak and loves him back. Six feet deep that name sings in the cold earth.

POLLY GARTER. (Sings)
But I always think as we tumble into bed
Of little Willy Wee who is dead, dead, dead.

Related Symbols: Milk Wood/Llareggub Hill
Page Number: 94
Explanation and Analysis:
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Miss Myfanwy Price Character Timeline in Under Milk Wood

The timeline below shows where the character Miss Myfanwy Price appears in Under Milk Wood. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...Voice directs the listener to listen to the sound of the town’s dressmaker and sweetshop-keeper, Miss Myfanwy Price , dream of her tall, handsome lover, Mr. Mog Edwards. Second Voice interjects, describing Edwards... (full context)
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...door to door emptying slops. Meanwhile, Nogood Boyo gets into trouble at the wash-house, and Miss Myfanwy Price , dressed in a prim housecoat, looks forward to a scrumptious homemade breakfast. (full context)
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In town, Mr. Mog Edwards stands outside Manchester House and thinks about his love for Miss Myfanwy Price . Meanwhile, the town teems with the sounds of daily business: of syrup being sold,... (full context)
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...mailman if he’s been sent “a letter from her.” Willy Nilly describes the contents of Miss Price ’s love letter before handing Edwards the envelope to read himself. (full context)
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...open more mail with his wife. They open a letter from Mr. Mog Edwards to Miss Myfanwy Price , which opens with what reads as an advertisement for his Tailor’s shop before moving... (full context)
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...birth-smelling bed” and has “cowbreath.” After the children are finished tormenting Dicky, they run to Myfanwy Price ’s shop to exchange their new, “sticky” pennies for sweets. (full context)
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Mog Edwards and Myfanwy Price sit contentedly in their respective homes at the opposite ends of town and write love... (full context)