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

Total: 14
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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 2
  • Your will?
  • Your will?
  • ALEXAS. Soothsayer!

    Soothsayer. Your will?

2 I / 2
  • In nature's infinite book of secrecy
    A little I can read.
  • In nature's infinite book of secrecy
    A little I can read.
  • Charmian. Is this the man? Is't you, sir, that know things?

    Soothsayer. In nature's infinite book of secrecy
    A little I can read.

3 I / 2
  • I make not, but foresee.
  • I make not, but foresee.
  • Charmian. Good sir, give me good fortune.

    Soothsayer. I make not, but foresee.

4 I / 2
  • You shall be yet far fairer than you are.
  • You shall be yet far fairer than you are.
  • Charmian. Pray, then, foresee me one.

    Soothsayer. You shall be yet far fairer than you are.

5 I / 2
  • You shall be more beloving than beloved.
  • You shall be more beloving than beloved.
  • Charmian. Hush!

    Soothsayer. You shall be more beloving than beloved.

6 I / 2
  • You shall outlive the lady whom you serve.
  • You shall outlive the lady whom you serve.
  • Charmian. Good now, some excellent fortune! Let me be married
    to three kings in a forenoon, and widow them all:
    let me have a child at fifty, to whom Herod of Jewry
    may do homage: find me to marry me with Octavius
    Caesar, and companion me with my mistress.

    Soothsayer. You shall outlive the lady whom you serve.

7 I / 2
  • You have seen and proved a fairer former fortune
    Than that which is to appro...
  • You have seen and proved a fairer former fortune
    Than that which is to approach.
  • Charmian. O excellent! I love long life better than figs.

    Soothsayer. You have seen and proved a fairer former fortune
    Than that which is to approach.

8 I / 2
  • If every of your wishes had a womb.
    And fertile every wish, a million.
  • If every of your wishes had a womb.
    And fertile every wish, a million.
  • Charmian. Then belike my children shall have no names:
    prithee, how many boys and wenches must I have?

    Soothsayer. If every of your wishes had a womb.
    And fertile every wish, a million.

9 I / 2
  • Your fortunes are alike.
  • Your fortunes are alike.
  • Charmian. Nay, if an oily palm be not a fruitful
    prognostication, I cannot scratch mine ear. Prithee,
    tell her but a worky-day fortune.

    Soothsayer. Your fortunes are alike.

10 I / 2
  • I have said.
  • I have said.
  • IRAS. But how, but how? give me particulars.

    Soothsayer. I have said.

11 II / 3
  • Would I had never come from thence, nor you Thither!
  • Would I had never come from thence, nor you Thither!
  • ANTONY. Now, sirrah; you do wish yourself in Egypt?

    Soothsayer. Would I had never come from thence, nor you Thither!

12 II / 3
  • I see it in
    My motion, have it not in my tongue: but yet
    Hie you to Egyp...
  • I see it in
    My motion, have it not in my tongue: but yet
    Hie you to Egypt again.
  • ANTONY. If you can, your reason?

    Soothsayer. I see it in
    My motion, have it not in my tongue: but yet
    Hie you to Egypt again.

13 II / 3
  • Caesar's.
    Therefore, O Antony, stay not by his side:
    Thy demon, that's t...
  • Caesar's.
    Therefore, O Antony, stay not by his side:
    Thy demon, that's thy spirit which keeps thee, is
    Noble, courageous high, unmatchable,
    Where Caesar's is not; but, near him, thy angel
    Becomes a fear, as being o'erpower'd: therefore
    Make space enough between you.
  • ANTONY. Say to me,
    Whose fortunes shall rise higher, Caesar's or mine?

    Soothsayer. Caesar's.
    Therefore, O Antony, stay not by his side:
    Thy demon, that's thy spirit which keeps thee, is
    Noble, courageous high, unmatchable,
    Where Caesar's is not; but, near him, thy angel
    Becomes a fear, as being o'erpower'd: therefore
    Make space enough between you.

14 II / 3
  • To none but thee; no more, but when to thee.
    If thou dost play with him at a...
  • To none but thee; no more, but when to thee.
    If thou dost play with him at any game,
    Thou art sure to lose; and, of that natural luck,
    He beats thee 'gainst the odds: thy lustre thickens,
    When he shines by: I say again, thy spirit
    Is all afraid to govern thee near him;
    But, he away, 'tis noble.
  • ANTONY. Speak this no more.

    Soothsayer. To none but thee; no more, but when to thee.
    If thou dost play with him at any game,
    Thou art sure to lose; and, of that natural luck,
    He beats thee 'gainst the odds: thy lustre thickens,
    When he shines by: I say again, thy spirit
    Is all afraid to govern thee near him;
    But, he away, 'tis noble.

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