Speeches (Lines) for Alexander in "Troilus and Cressida"

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# Act, Scene, Line Speech text
1 I, 2, 154
  • Queen Hecuba and Helen.
  • Queen Hecuba and Helen.
  • Cressida. Who were those went by?

    Alexander. Queen Hecuba and Helen.

2 I, 2, 156
  • Up to the eastern tower,
    Whose height commands as subject all the vale,
    ...
  • Up to the eastern tower,
    Whose height commands as subject all the vale,
    To see the battle. Hector, whose patience
    Is, as a virtue, fix'd, to-day was moved:
    He chid Andromache and struck his armourer,
    And, like as there were husbandry in war,
    Before the sun rose he was harness'd light,
    And to the field goes he; where every flower
    Did, as a prophet, weep what it foresaw
    In Hector's wrath.
  • Cressida. And whither go they?

    Alexander. Up to the eastern tower,
    Whose height commands as subject all the vale,
    To see the battle. Hector, whose patience
    Is, as a virtue, fix'd, to-day was moved:
    He chid Andromache and struck his armourer,
    And, like as there were husbandry in war,
    Before the sun rose he was harness'd light,
    And to the field goes he; where every flower
    Did, as a prophet, weep what it foresaw
    In Hector's wrath.

3 I, 2, 167
  • The noise goes, this: there is among the Greeks
    A lord of Trojan blood, neph...
  • The noise goes, this: there is among the Greeks
    A lord of Trojan blood, nephew to Hector;
    They call him Ajax.
  • Cressida. What was his cause of anger?

    Alexander. The noise goes, this: there is among the Greeks
    A lord of Trojan blood, nephew to Hector;
    They call him Ajax.

4 I, 2, 171
  • They say he is a very man per se,
    And stands alone.
  • They say he is a very man per se,
    And stands alone.
  • Cressida. Good; and what of him?

    Alexander. They say he is a very man per se,
    And stands alone.

5 I, 2, 174
  • This man, lady, hath robbed many beasts of their
    particular additions; he is...
  • This man, lady, hath robbed many beasts of their
    particular additions; he is as valiant as the lion,
    churlish as the bear, slow as the elephant: a man
    into whom nature hath so crowded humours that his
    valour is crushed into folly, his folly sauced with
    discretion: there is no man hath a virtue that he
    hath not a glimpse of, nor any man an attaint but he
    carries some stain of it: he is melancholy without
    cause, and merry against the hair: he hath the
    joints of every thing, but everything so out of joint
    that he is a gouty Briareus, many hands and no use,
    or purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight.
  • Cressida. So do all men, unless they are drunk, sick, or have no legs.

    Alexander. This man, lady, hath robbed many beasts of their
    particular additions; he is as valiant as the lion,
    churlish as the bear, slow as the elephant: a man
    into whom nature hath so crowded humours that his
    valour is crushed into folly, his folly sauced with
    discretion: there is no man hath a virtue that he
    hath not a glimpse of, nor any man an attaint but he
    carries some stain of it: he is melancholy without
    cause, and merry against the hair: he hath the
    joints of every thing, but everything so out of joint
    that he is a gouty Briareus, many hands and no use,
    or purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight.

6 I, 2, 188
  • They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle and
    struck him down, the di...
  • They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle and
    struck him down, the disdain and shame whereof hath
    ever since kept Hector fasting and waking.
  • Cressida. But how should this man, that makes
    me smile, make Hector angry?

    Alexander. They say he yesterday coped Hector in the battle and
    struck him down, the disdain and shame whereof hath
    ever since kept Hector fasting and waking.

7 I, 2, 192
  • Madam, your uncle Pandarus.
  • Madam, your uncle Pandarus.
  • Cressida. Who comes here?

    Alexander. Madam, your uncle Pandarus.

8 I, 2, 195
  • As may be in the world, lady.
  • As may be in the world, lady.
  • Cressida. Hector's a gallant man.

    Alexander. As may be in the world, lady.

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