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

Total: 12

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1

III,10,2067

(stage directions). [Enter SCARUS]

Scarus. Gods and goddesses,
All the whole synod of them!


2

III,10,2070

Domitius Enobarus. What's thy passion!

Scarus. The greater cantle of the world is lost
With very ignorance; we have kiss'd away
Kingdoms and provinces.


3

III,10,2074

Domitius Enobarus. How appears the fight?

Scarus. On our side like the token'd pestilence,
Where death is sure. Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt,—
Whom leprosy o'ertake!—i' the midst o' the fight,
When vantage like a pair of twins appear'd,
Both as the same, or rather ours the elder,
The breese upon her, like a cow in June,
Hoists sails and flies.


4

III,10,2084

Domitius Enobarus. That I beheld:
Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not
Endure a further view.

Scarus. She once being loof'd,
The noble ruin of her magic, Antony,
Claps on his sea-wing, and, like a doting mallard,
Leaving the fight in height, flies after her:
I never saw an action of such shame;
Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
Did violate so itself.


5

III,10,2101

Canidius. Toward Peloponnesus are they fled.

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


6

IV,7,2760

(stage directions). [Alarums. Enter MARK ANTONY and SCARUS wounded]

Scarus. O my brave emperor, this is fought indeed!
Had we done so at first, we had droven them home
With clouts about their heads.


7

IV,7,2764

Antony. Thou bleed'st apace.

Scarus. I had a wound here that was like a T,
But now 'tis made an H.


8

IV,7,2767

Antony. They do retire.

Scarus. We'll beat 'em into bench-holes: I have yet
Room for six scotches more.


9

IV,7,2772

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

Scarus. Let us score their backs,
And snatch 'em up, as we take hares, behind:
'Tis sport to maul a runner.


10

IV,7,2778

Antony. I will reward thee
Once for thy spritely comfort, and ten-fold
For thy good valour. Come thee on.

Scarus. I'll halt after.


11

IV,10,2883

Antony. Their preparation is to-day by sea;
We please them not by land.

Scarus. For both, my lord.


12

IV,12,2904

(stage directions). [Exit]

Scarus. Swallows have built
In Cleopatra's sails their nests: the augurers
Say they know not, they cannot tell; look grimly,
And dare not speak their knowledge. Antony
Is valiant, and dejected; and, by starts,
His fretted fortunes give him hope, and fear,
Of what he has, and has not.


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