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

Total: 5

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1

IV,14,3121

(stage directions). [Exeunt Guard]

Dercetas. Thy death and fortunes bid thy followers fly.
This sword but shown to Caesar, with this tidings,
Shall enter me with him.


2

IV,14,3126

Diomedes. Where's Antony?

Dercetas. There, Diomed there.


3

V,1,3286

Octavius. Wherefore is that? and what art thou that darest
Appear thus to us?

Dercetas. I am call'd Dercetas;
Mark Antony I served, who best was worthy
Best to be served: whilst he stood up and spoke,
He was my master; and I wore my life
To spend upon his haters. If thou please
To take me to thee, as I was to him
I'll be to Caesar; if thou pleasest not,
I yield thee up my life.


4

V,1,3295

Octavius. What is't thou say'st?

Dercetas. I say, O Caesar, Antony is dead.


5

V,1,3302

Octavius. The breaking of so great a thing should make
A greater crack: the round world
Should have shook lions into civil streets,
And citizens to their dens: the death of Antony
Is not a single doom; in the name lay
A moiety of the world.

Dercetas. He is dead, Caesar:
Not by a public minister of justice,
Nor by a hired knife; but that self hand,
Which writ his honour in the acts it did,
Hath, with the courage which the heart did lend it,
Splitted the heart. This is his sword;
I robb'd his wound of it; behold it stain'd
With his most noble blood.


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