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

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1 III / 7
  • O noble emperor, do not fight by sea;
    Trust not to rotten planks: do you mis...
  • O noble emperor, do not fight by sea;
    Trust not to rotten planks: do you misdoubt
    This sword and these my wounds? Let the Egyptians
    And the Phoenicians go a-ducking; we
    Have used to conquer, standing on the earth,
    And fighting foot to foot.
  • ANTONY. Can he be there in person? 'tis impossible;
    Strange that power should be. Canidius,
    Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land,
    And our twelve thousand horse. We'll to our ship:
    Away, my Thetis!
    [Enter a Soldier]
    How now, worthy soldier?

    Soldier. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea;
    Trust not to rotten planks: do you misdoubt
    This sword and these my wounds? Let the Egyptians
    And the Phoenicians go a-ducking; we
    Have used to conquer, standing on the earth,
    And fighting foot to foot.

2 III / 7
  • By Hercules, I think I am i' the right.
  • By Hercules, I think I am i' the right.
  • ANTONY. Well, well: away!

    Soldier. By Hercules, I think I am i' the right.

3 III / 7
  • You keep by land
    The legions and the horse whole, do you not?
  • You keep by land
    The legions and the horse whole, do you not?
  • CANIDIUS. Soldier, thou art: but his whole action grows
    Not in the power on't: so our leader's led,
    And we are women's men.

    Soldier. You keep by land
    The legions and the horse whole, do you not?

4 III / 7
  • While he was yet in Rome,
    His power went out in such distractions as
    Beg...
  • While he was yet in Rome,
    His power went out in such distractions as
    Beguiled all spies.
  • CANIDIUS. Marcus Octavius, Marcus Justeius,
    Publicola, and Caelius, are for sea:
    But we keep whole by land. This speed of Caesar's
    Carries beyond belief.

    Soldier. While he was yet in Rome,
    His power went out in such distractions as
    Beguiled all spies.

5 III / 7
  • They say, one Taurus.
  • They say, one Taurus.
  • CANIDIUS. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?

    Soldier. They say, one Taurus.

6 IV / 4
  • A thousand, sir,
    Early though't be, have on their riveted trim,
    And at t...
  • A thousand, sir,
    Early though't be, have on their riveted trim,
    And at the port expect you.
  • ANTONY. Rarely, rarely:
    He that unbuckles this, till we do please
    To daff't for our repose, shall hear a storm.
    Thou fumblest, Eros; and my queen's a squire
    More tight at this than thou: dispatch. O love,
    That thou couldst see my wars to-day, and knew'st
    The royal occupation! thou shouldst see
    A workman in't.
    [Enter an armed Soldier]
    Good morrow to thee; welcome:
    Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge:
    To business that we love we rise betime,
    And go to't with delight.

    Soldier. A thousand, sir,
    Early though't be, have on their riveted trim,
    And at the port expect you.

7 IV / 5
  • The gods make this a happy day to Antony!
  • The gods make this a happy day to Antony!
  • CLEOPATRA. Lead me.
    He goes forth gallantly. That he and Caesar might
    Determine this great war in single fight!
    Then Antony,--but now--Well, on.

    Soldier. The gods make this a happy day to Antony!

8 IV / 5
  • Hadst thou done so,
    The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
    That h...
  • Hadst thou done so,
    The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
    That has this morning left thee, would have still
    Follow'd thy heels.
  • ANTONY. Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd
    To make me fight at land!

    Soldier. Hadst thou done so,
    The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
    That has this morning left thee, would have still
    Follow'd thy heels.

9 IV / 5
  • Who!
    One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,
    He shall not hear thee; or...
  • Who!
    One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,
    He shall not hear thee; or from Caesar's camp
    Say 'I am none of thine.'
  • ANTONY. Who's gone this morning?

    Soldier. Who!
    One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,
    He shall not hear thee; or from Caesar's camp
    Say 'I am none of thine.'

10 IV / 5
  • Sir,
    He is with Caesar.
  • Sir,
    He is with Caesar.
  • ANTONY. What say'st thou?

    Soldier. Sir,
    He is with Caesar.

11 IV / 5
  • Most certain.
  • Most certain.
  • ANTONY. Is he gone?

    Soldier. Most certain.

12 IV / 6
  • Enobarbus, Antony
    Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
    His bounty...
  • Enobarbus, Antony
    Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
    His bounty overplus: the messenger
    Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now
    Unloading of his mules.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Alexas did revolt; and went to Jewry on
    Affairs of Antony; there did persuade
    Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar,
    And leave his master Antony: for this pains
    Caesar hath hang'd him. Canidius and the rest
    That fell away have entertainment, but
    No honourable trust. I have done ill;
    Of which I do accuse myself so sorely,
    That I will joy no more.

    Soldier. Enobarbus, Antony
    Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
    His bounty overplus: the messenger
    Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now
    Unloading of his mules.

13 IV / 6
  • Mock not, Enobarbus.
    I tell you true: best you safed the bringer
    Out of...
  • Mock not, Enobarbus.
    I tell you true: best you safed the bringer
    Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
    Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
    Continues still a Jove.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I give it you.

    Soldier. Mock not, Enobarbus.
    I tell you true: best you safed the bringer
    Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
    Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
    Continues still a Jove.

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