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

Total: 7

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1

I,5,532

Cleopatra. Thou, eunuch Mardian!

Mardian. What's your highness' pleasure?


2

I,5,537

Cleopatra. Not now to hear thee sing; I take no pleasure
In aught an eunuch has: 'tis well for thee,
That, being unseminar'd, thy freer thoughts
May not fly forth of Egypt. Hast thou affections?

Mardian. Yes, gracious madam.


3

I,5,539

Cleopatra. Indeed!

Mardian. Not in deed, madam; for I can do nothing
But what indeed is honest to be done:
Yet have I fierce affections, and think
What Venus did with Mars.


4

II,5,1057

Cleopatra. As well a woman with an eunuch play'd
As with a woman. Come, you'll play with me, sir?

Mardian. As well as I can, madam.


5

IV,14,3006

Antony. My good knave Eros, now thy captain is
Even such a body: here I am Antony:
Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my knave.
I made these wars for Egypt: and the queen,—
Whose heart I thought I had, for she had mine;
Which whilst it was mine had annex'd unto't
A million more, now lost,—she, Eros, has
Pack'd cards with Caesar, and false-play'd my glory
Unto an enemy's triumph.
Nay, weep not, gentle Eros; there is left us
Ourselves to end ourselves.
[Enter MARDIAN]
O! thy vile lady!
She has robb'd me of my sword.

Mardian. No, Antony;
My mistress loved thee, and her fortunes mingled
With thine entirely.


6

IV,14,3011

Antony. Hence, saucy eunuch; peace!
She hath betray'd me and shall die the death.

Mardian. Death of one person can be paid but once,
And that she has discharged: what thou wouldst do
Is done unto thy hand: the last she spake
Was 'Antony! most noble Antony!'
Then in the midst a tearing groan did break
The name of Antony; it was divided
Between her heart and lips: she render'd life,
Thy name so buried in her.


7

IV,14,3020

Antony. Dead, then?

Mardian. Dead.


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