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

Total: 10

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

III,7,1974

Cleopatra. By sea! what else?

Canidius. Why will my lord do so?


2

III,7,1977

Domitius Enobarus. So hath my lord dared him to single fight.

Canidius. Ay, and to wage this battle at Pharsalia.
Where Caesar fought with Pompey: but these offers,
Which serve not for his vantage, be shakes off;
And so should you.


3

III,7,2023

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

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.


4

III,7,2028

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

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.


5

III,7,2035

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

Canidius. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?


6

III,7,2037

Soldier. They say, one Taurus.

Canidius. Well I know the man.


7

III,7,2040

Messenger. The emperor calls Canidius.

Canidius. With news the time's with labour, and throes forth,
Each minute, some.


8

III,10,2093

(stage directions). [Enter CANIDIUS]

Canidius. Our fortune on the sea is out of breath,
And sinks most lamentably. Had our general
Been what he knew himself, it had gone well:
O, he has given example for our flight,
Most grossly, by his own!


9

III,10,2100

Domitius Enobarus. Ay, are you thereabouts?
Why, then, good night indeed.

Canidius. Toward Peloponnesus are they fled.


10

III,10,2103

Scarus. 'Tis easy to't; and there I will attend
What further comes.

Canidius. To Caesar will I render
My legions and my horse: six kings already
Show me the way of yielding.


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