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

Total: 27

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1

III,5,1796

Domitius Enobarus. How now, friend Eros!

Eros. There's strange news come, sir.


2

III,5,1798

Domitius Enobarus. What, man?

Eros. Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey.


3

III,5,1800

Domitius Enobarus. This is old: what is the success?

Eros. Caesar, having made use of him in the wars 'gainst
Pompey, presently denied him rivality; would not let
him partake in the glory of the action: and not
resting here, accuses him of letters he had formerly
wrote to Pompey; upon his own appeal, seizes him: so
the poor third is up, till death enlarge his confine.


4

III,5,1809

Domitius Enobarus. Then, world, thou hast a pair of chaps, no more;
And throw between them all the food thou hast,
They'll grind the one the other. Where's Antony?

Eros. He's walking in the garden—thus; and spurns
The rush that lies before him; cries, 'Fool Lepidus!'
And threats the throat of that his officer
That murder'd Pompey.


5

III,5,1814

Domitius Enobarus. Our great navy's rigg'd.

Eros. For Italy and Caesar. More, Domitius;
My lord desires you presently: my news
I might have told hereafter.


6

III,5,1819

Domitius Enobarus. 'Twill be naught:
But let it be. Bring me to Antony.

Eros. Come, sir.


7

III,11,2139

Antony. I have fled myself; and have instructed cowards
To run and show their shoulders. Friends, be gone;
I have myself resolved upon a course
Which has no need of you; be gone:
My treasure's in the harbour, take it. O,
I follow'd that I blush to look upon:
My very hairs do mutiny; for the white
Reprove the brown for rashness, and they them
For fear and doting. Friends, be gone: you shall
Have letters from me to some friends that will
Sweep your way for you. Pray you, look not sad,
Nor make replies of loathness: take the hint
Which my despair proclaims; let that be left
Which leaves itself: to the sea-side straightway:
I will possess you of that ship and treasure.
Leave me, I pray, a little: pray you now:
Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command,
Therefore I pray you: I'll see you by and by.
[Sits down]
[Enter CLEOPATRA led by CHARMIAN and IRAS; EROS]
following]

Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him, comfort him.


8

III,11,2144

Antony. No, no, no, no, no.

Eros. See you here, sir?


9

III,11,2148

Iras. Madam, O good empress!

Eros. Sir, sir,—


10

III,11,2156

Cleopatra. Ah, stand by.

Eros. The queen, my lord, the queen.


11

III,11,2160

Cleopatra. Well then, sustain him: O!

Eros. Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches:
Her head's declined, and death will seize her, but
Your comfort makes the rescue.


12

III,11,2165

Antony. I have offended reputation,
A most unnoble swerving.

Eros. Sir, the queen.


13

IV,4,2634

Antony. Well, well;
We shall thrive now. Seest thou, my good fellow?
Go put on thy defences.

Eros. Briefly, sir.


14

IV,5,2691

Soldier. Sir,
He is with Caesar.

Eros. Sir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.


15

IV,7,2770

(stage directions). [Enter EROS]

Eros. They are beaten, sir, and our advantage serves
For a fair victory.


16

IV,14,2978

Antony. Eros, thou yet behold'st me?

Eros. Ay, noble lord.


17

IV,14,2987

Antony. Sometimes we see a cloud that's dragonish;
A vapour sometime like a bear or lion,
A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock,
A forked mountain, or blue promontory
With trees upon't, that nod unto the world,
And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen
these signs;
They are black vesper's pageants.

Eros. Ay, my lord,


18

IV,14,2991

Antony. That which is now a horse, even with a thought
The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct,
As water is in water.

Eros. It does, my lord.


19

IV,14,3047

(stage directions). [Re-enter EROS]

Eros. What would my lord?


20

IV,14,3063

Antony. Since Cleopatra died,
I have lived in such dishonour, that the gods
Detest my baseness. I, that with my sword
Quarter'd the world, and o'er green Neptune's back
With ships made cities, condemn myself to lack
The courage of a woman; less noble mind
Than she which by her death our Caesar tells
'I am conqueror of myself.' Thou art sworn, Eros,
That, when the exigent should come, which now
Is come indeed, when I should see behind me
The inevitable prosecution of
Disgrace and horror, that, on my command,
Thou then wouldst kill me: do't; the time is come:
Thou strikest not me, 'tis Caesar thou defeat'st.
Put colour in thy cheek.

Eros. The gods withhold me!
Shall I do that which all the Parthian darts,
Though enemy, lost aim, and could not?


21

IV,14,3073

Antony. Eros,
Wouldst thou be window'd in great Rome and see
Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down
His corrigible neck, his face subdued
To penetrative shame, whilst the wheel'd seat
Of fortunate Caesar, drawn before him, branded
His baseness that ensued?

Eros. I would not see't.


22

IV,14,3077

Antony. Come, then; for with a wound I must be cured.
Draw that thy honest sword, which thou hast worn
Most useful for thy country.

Eros. O, sir, pardon me!


23

IV,14,3082

Antony. When I did make thee free, sworest thou not then
To do this when I bade thee? Do it at once;
Or thy precedent services are all
But accidents unpurposed. Draw, and come.

Eros. Turn from me, then, that noble countenance,
Wherein the worship of the whole world lies.


24

IV,14,3086

(stage directions). [Turning from him]

Eros. My sword is drawn.


25

IV,14,3089

Antony. Then let it do at once
The thing why thou hast drawn it.

Eros. My dear master,
My captain, and my emperor, let me say,
Before I strike this bloody stroke, farewell.


26

IV,14,3093

Antony. 'Tis said, man; and farewell.

Eros. Farewell, great chief. Shall I strike now?


27

IV,14,3095

Antony. Now, Eros.

Eros. Why, there then: thus I do escape the sorrow
Of Antony's death.


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