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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 V / 2
  • Truly, I have him: but I would not be the party
    that should desire you to to...
  • Truly, I have him: but I would not be the party
    that should desire you to touch him, for his biting
    is immortal; those that do die of it do seldom or
    never recover.
  • CLEOPATRA. Avoid, and leave him.
    [Exit Guardsman]
    Hast thou the pretty worm of Nilus there,
    That kills and pains not?

    Clown. Truly, I have him: but I would not be the party
    that should desire you to touch him, for his biting
    is immortal; those that do die of it do seldom or
    never recover.

2 V / 2
  • Very many, men and women too. I heard of one of
    them no longer than yesterda...
  • Very many, men and women too. I heard of one of
    them no longer than yesterday: a very honest woman,
    but something given to lie; as a woman should not
    do, but in the way of honesty: how she died of the
    biting of it, what pain she felt: truly, she makes
    a very good report o' the worm; but he that will
    believe all that they say, shall never be saved by
    half that they do: but this is most fallible, the
    worm's an odd worm.
  • CLEOPATRA. Rememberest thou any that have died on't?

    Clown. Very many, men and women too. I heard of one of
    them no longer than yesterday: a very honest woman,
    but something given to lie; as a woman should not
    do, but in the way of honesty: how she died of the
    biting of it, what pain she felt: truly, she makes
    a very good report o' the worm; but he that will
    believe all that they say, shall never be saved by
    half that they do: but this is most fallible, the
    worm's an odd worm.

3 V / 2
  • I wish you all joy of the worm.
  • I wish you all joy of the worm.
  • CLEOPATRA. Get thee hence; farewell.

    Clown. I wish you all joy of the worm.

4 V / 2
  • You must think this, look you, that the worm will
    do his kind.
  • You must think this, look you, that the worm will
    do his kind.
  • CLEOPATRA. Farewell.

    Clown. You must think this, look you, that the worm will
    do his kind.

5 V / 2
  • Look you, the worm is not to be trusted but in the
    keeping of wise people; f...
  • Look you, the worm is not to be trusted but in the
    keeping of wise people; for, indeed, there is no
    goodness in worm.
  • CLEOPATRA. Ay, ay; farewell.

    Clown. Look you, the worm is not to be trusted but in the
    keeping of wise people; for, indeed, there is no
    goodness in worm.

6 V / 2
  • Very good. Give it nothing, I pray you, for it is
    not worth the feeding.
  • Very good. Give it nothing, I pray you, for it is
    not worth the feeding.
  • CLEOPATRA. Take thou no care; it shall be heeded.

    Clown. Very good. Give it nothing, I pray you, for it is
    not worth the feeding.

7 V / 2
  • You must not think I am so simple but I know the
    devil himself will not eat...
  • You must not think I am so simple but I know the
    devil himself will not eat a woman: I know that a
    woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil dress her
    not. But, truly, these same whoreson devils do the
    gods great harm in their women; for in every ten
    that they make, the devils mar five.
  • CLEOPATRA. Will it eat me?

    Clown. You must not think I am so simple but I know the
    devil himself will not eat a woman: I know that a
    woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil dress her
    not. But, truly, these same whoreson devils do the
    gods great harm in their women; for in every ten
    that they make, the devils mar five.

8 V / 2
  • Yes, forsooth: I wish you joy o' the worm.
  • Yes, forsooth: I wish you joy o' the worm.
  • CLEOPATRA. Well, get thee gone; farewell.

    Clown. Yes, forsooth: I wish you joy o' the worm.

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