Speeches (Lines) for First Guard in "Antony and Cleopatra"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 14
  • What's the noise?
  • What's the noise?
  • ANTONY. Thrice-nobler than myself!
    Thou teachest me, O valiant Eros, what
    I should, and thou couldst not. My queen and Eros
    Have by their brave instruction got upon me
    A nobleness in record: but I will be
    A bridegroom in my death, and run into't
    As to a lover's bed. Come, then; and, Eros,
    Thy master dies thy scholar: to do thus
    [Falling on his sword]
    I learn'd of thee. How! not dead? not dead?
    The guard, ho! O, dispatch me!

    First Guard. What's the noise?

2 IV / 14
  • And time is at his period.
  • And time is at his period.
  • Second Guard. The star is fall'n.

    First Guard. And time is at his period.

3 IV / 14
  • Not I.
  • Not I.
  • ANTONY. Let him that loves me strike me dead.

    First Guard. Not I.

4 IV / 14
  • Woe, woe are we, sir, you may not live to wear
    All your true followers out.
  • Woe, woe are we, sir, you may not live to wear
    All your true followers out.
  • ANTONY. Bear me, good friends, where Cleopatra bides;
    'Tis the last service that I shall command you.

    First Guard. Woe, woe are we, sir, you may not live to wear
    All your true followers out.

5 V / 2
  • Where is the queen?
  • Where is the queen?
  • Charmian. In this vile world? So, fare thee well.
    Now boast thee, death, in thy possession lies
    A lass unparallel'd. Downy windows, close;
    And golden Phoebus never be beheld
    Of eyes again so royal! Your crown's awry;
    I'll mend it, and then play.

    First Guard. Where is the queen?

6 V / 2
  • Caesar hath sent--
  • Caesar hath sent--
  • Charmian. Speak softly, wake her not.

    First Guard. Caesar hath sent--

7 V / 2
  • Approach, ho! All's not well: Caesar's beguiled.
  • Approach, ho! All's not well: Caesar's beguiled.
  • Charmian. Too slow a messenger.
    [Applies an asp]
    O, come apace, dispatch! I partly feel thee.

    First Guard. Approach, ho! All's not well: Caesar's beguiled.

8 V / 2
  • What work is here! Charmian, is this well done?
  • What work is here! Charmian, is this well done?
  • Second Guard. There's Dolabella sent from Caesar; call him.

    First Guard. What work is here! Charmian, is this well done?

9 V / 2
  • A simple countryman, that brought her figs:
    This was his basket.
  • A simple countryman, that brought her figs:
    This was his basket.
  • DOLABELLA. Who was last with them?

    First Guard. A simple countryman, that brought her figs:
    This was his basket.

10 V / 2
  • O Caesar,
    This Charmian lived but now; she stood and spake:
    I found her...
  • O Caesar,
    This Charmian lived but now; she stood and spake:
    I found her trimming up the diadem
    On her dead mistress; tremblingly she stood
    And on the sudden dropp'd.
  • OCTAVIUS. Poison'd, then.

    First Guard. O Caesar,
    This Charmian lived but now; she stood and spake:
    I found her trimming up the diadem
    On her dead mistress; tremblingly she stood
    And on the sudden dropp'd.

11 V / 2
  • This is an aspic's trail: and these fig-leaves
    Have slime upon them, such as...
  • This is an aspic's trail: and these fig-leaves
    Have slime upon them, such as the aspic leaves
    Upon the caves of Nile.
  • DOLABELLA. Here, on her breast,
    There is a vent of blood and something blown:
    The like is on her arm.

    First Guard. This is an aspic's trail: and these fig-leaves
    Have slime upon them, such as the aspic leaves
    Upon the caves of Nile.

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