Speeches (Lines) for ALEXAS in "Antony and Cleopatra"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 2
  • Soothsayer!
  • Soothsayer!
  • Charmian. Lord Alexas, sweet Alexas, most any thing Alexas,
    almost most absolute Alexas, where's the soothsayer
    that you praised so to the queen? O, that I knew
    this husband, which, you say, must charge his horns
    with garlands!

    ALEXAS. Soothsayer!

2 I / 2
  • Show him your hand.
  • Show him your hand.
  • Soothsayer. In nature's infinite book of secrecy
    A little I can read.

    ALEXAS. Show him your hand.

3 I / 2
  • Vex not his prescience; be attentive.
  • Vex not his prescience; be attentive.
  • Charmian. Wrinkles forbid!

    ALEXAS. Vex not his prescience; be attentive.

4 I / 2
  • Nay, hear him.
  • Nay, hear him.
  • Charmian. I had rather heat my liver with drinking.

    ALEXAS. Nay, hear him.

5 I / 2
  • You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes.
  • You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes.
  • Charmian. Out, fool! I forgive thee for a witch.

    ALEXAS. You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes.

6 I / 2
  • We'll know all our fortunes.
  • We'll know all our fortunes.
  • Charmian. Nay, come, tell Iras hers.

    ALEXAS. We'll know all our fortunes.

7 I / 2
  • Lo, now, if it lay in their hands to make me a
    cuckold, they would make them...
  • Lo, now, if it lay in their hands to make me a
    cuckold, they would make themselves whores, but
    they'ld do't!
  • Charmian. Amen.

    ALEXAS. Lo, now, if it lay in their hands to make me a
    cuckold, they would make themselves whores, but
    they'ld do't!

8 I / 2
  • Here, at your service. My lord approaches.
  • Here, at your service. My lord approaches.
  • CLEOPATRA. Seek him, and bring him hither.
    Where's Alexas?

    ALEXAS. Here, at your service. My lord approaches.

9 I / 5
  • Sovereign of Egypt, hail!
  • Sovereign of Egypt, hail!
  • CLEOPATRA. O Charmian,
    Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he, or sits he?
    Or does he walk? or is he on his horse?
    O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony!
    Do bravely, horse! for wot'st thou whom thou movest?
    The demi-Atlas of this earth, the arm
    And burgonet of men. He's speaking now,
    Or murmuring 'Where's my serpent of old Nile?'
    For so he calls me: now I feed myself
    With most delicious poison. Think on me,
    That am with Phoebus' amorous pinches black,
    And wrinkled deep in time? Broad-fronted Caesar,
    When thou wast here above the ground, I was
    A morsel for a monarch: and great Pompey
    Would stand and make his eyes grow in my brow;
    There would he anchor his aspect and die
    With looking on his life.

    ALEXAS. Sovereign of Egypt, hail!

10 I / 5
  • Last thing he did, dear queen,
    He kiss'd,--the last of many doubled kisses,-...
  • Last thing he did, dear queen,
    He kiss'd,--the last of many doubled kisses,--
    This orient pearl. His speech sticks in my heart.
  • CLEOPATRA. How much unlike art thou Mark Antony!
    Yet, coming from him, that great medicine hath
    With his tinct gilded thee.
    How goes it with my brave Mark Antony?

    ALEXAS. Last thing he did, dear queen,
    He kiss'd,--the last of many doubled kisses,--
    This orient pearl. His speech sticks in my heart.

11 I / 5
  • 'Good friend,' quoth he,
    'Say, the firm Roman to great Egypt sends
    This...
  • 'Good friend,' quoth he,
    'Say, the firm Roman to great Egypt sends
    This treasure of an oyster; at whose foot,
    To mend the petty present, I will piece
    Her opulent throne with kingdoms; all the east,
    Say thou, shall call her mistress.' So he nodded,
    And soberly did mount an arm-gaunt steed,
    Who neigh'd so high, that what I would have spoke
    Was beastly dumb'd by him.
  • CLEOPATRA. Mine ear must pluck it thence.

    ALEXAS. 'Good friend,' quoth he,
    'Say, the firm Roman to great Egypt sends
    This treasure of an oyster; at whose foot,
    To mend the petty present, I will piece
    Her opulent throne with kingdoms; all the east,
    Say thou, shall call her mistress.' So he nodded,
    And soberly did mount an arm-gaunt steed,
    Who neigh'd so high, that what I would have spoke
    Was beastly dumb'd by him.

12 I / 5
  • Like to the time o' the year between the extremes
    Of hot and cold, he was no...
  • Like to the time o' the year between the extremes
    Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry.
  • CLEOPATRA. What, was he sad or merry?

    ALEXAS. Like to the time o' the year between the extremes
    Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry.

13 I / 5
  • Ay, madam, twenty several messengers:
    Why do you send so thick?
  • Ay, madam, twenty several messengers:
    Why do you send so thick?
  • CLEOPATRA. O well-divided disposition! Note him,
    Note him good Charmian, 'tis the man; but note him:
    He was not sad, for he would shine on those
    That make their looks by his; he was not merry,
    Which seem'd to tell them his remembrance lay
    In Egypt with his joy; but between both:
    O heavenly mingle! Be'st thou sad or merry,
    The violence of either thee becomes,
    So does it no man else. Met'st thou my posts?

    ALEXAS. Ay, madam, twenty several messengers:
    Why do you send so thick?

14 III / 3
  • Half afeard to come.
  • Half afeard to come.
  • CLEOPATRA. Where is the fellow?

    ALEXAS. Half afeard to come.

15 III / 3
  • Good majesty,
    Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you
    But when you are wel...
  • Good majesty,
    Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you
    But when you are well pleased.
  • CLEOPATRA. Go to, go to.
    [Enter the Messenger as before]
    Come hither, sir.

    ALEXAS. Good majesty,
    Herod of Jewry dare not look upon you
    But when you are well pleased.

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