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

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# Act, Scene, Line Speech text
1 III, 3, 1866
  • Now, princes, for the service I have done you,
    The advantage of the time pro...
  • Now, princes, for the service I have done you,
    The advantage of the time prompts me aloud
    To call for recompense. Appear it to your mind
    That, through the sight I bear in things to love,
    I have abandon'd Troy, left my possession,
    Incurr'd a traitor's name; exposed myself,
    From certain and possess'd conveniences,
    To doubtful fortunes; sequestering from me all
    That time, acquaintance, custom and condition
    Made tame and most familiar to my nature,
    And here, to do you service, am become
    As new into the world, strange, unacquainted:
    I do beseech you, as in way of taste,
    To give me now a little benefit,
    Out of those many register'd in promise,
    Which, you say, live to come in my behalf.
  • (stage directions). [Enter AGAMEMNON, ULYSSES, DIOMEDES, NESTOR, AJAX,]
    MENELAUS, and CALCHAS]

    Calchas. Now, princes, for the service I have done you,
    The advantage of the time prompts me aloud
    To call for recompense. Appear it to your mind
    That, through the sight I bear in things to love,
    I have abandon'd Troy, left my possession,
    Incurr'd a traitor's name; exposed myself,
    From certain and possess'd conveniences,
    To doubtful fortunes; sequestering from me all
    That time, acquaintance, custom and condition
    Made tame and most familiar to my nature,
    And here, to do you service, am become
    As new into the world, strange, unacquainted:
    I do beseech you, as in way of taste,
    To give me now a little benefit,
    Out of those many register'd in promise,
    Which, you say, live to come in my behalf.

2 III, 3, 1883
  • You have a Trojan prisoner, call'd Antenor,
    Yesterday took: Troy holds him v...
  • You have a Trojan prisoner, call'd Antenor,
    Yesterday took: Troy holds him very dear.
    Oft have you--often have you thanks therefore--
    Desired my Cressid in right great exchange,
    Whom Troy hath still denied: but this Antenor,
    I know, is such a wrest in their affairs
    That their negotiations all must slack,
    Wanting his manage; and they will almost
    Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam,
    In change of him: let him be sent, great princes,
    And he shall buy my daughter; and her presence
    Shall quite strike off all service I have done,
    In most accepted pain.
  • Agamemnon. What wouldst thou of us, Trojan? make demand.

    Calchas. You have a Trojan prisoner, call'd Antenor,
    Yesterday took: Troy holds him very dear.
    Oft have you--often have you thanks therefore--
    Desired my Cressid in right great exchange,
    Whom Troy hath still denied: but this Antenor,
    I know, is such a wrest in their affairs
    That their negotiations all must slack,
    Wanting his manage; and they will almost
    Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam,
    In change of him: let him be sent, great princes,
    And he shall buy my daughter; and her presence
    Shall quite strike off all service I have done,
    In most accepted pain.

3 V, 2, 3047
  • [Within] Who calls?
  • [Within] Who calls?
  • Diomedes. What, are you up here, ho? speak.

    Calchas. [Within] Who calls?

4 V, 2, 3049
  • [Within] She comes to you.
    [Enter TROILUS and ULYSSES, at a distance;]
    a...
  • [Within] She comes to you.
    [Enter TROILUS and ULYSSES, at a distance;]
    after them, THERSITES]
  • Diomedes. Calchas, I think. Where's your daughter?

    Calchas. [Within] She comes to you.
    [Enter TROILUS and ULYSSES, at a distance;]
    after them, THERSITES]

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