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

Total: 13

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1

III,7,2014

Antony. Can he be there in person? 'tis impossible;
Strange that power should be. Canidius,
Our nineteen legions thou shalt hold by land,
And our twelve thousand horse. We'll to our ship:
Away, my Thetis!
[Enter a Soldier]
How now, worthy soldier?

Soldier. O noble emperor, do not fight by sea;
Trust not to rotten planks: do you misdoubt
This sword and these my wounds? Let the Egyptians
And the Phoenicians go a-ducking; we
Have used to conquer, standing on the earth,
And fighting foot to foot.


2

III,7,2022

(stage directions). [Exeunt MARK ANTONY, QUEEN CLEOPATRA, and DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS]

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


3

III,7,2026

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.

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


4

III,7,2032

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.

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


5

III,7,2036

Canidius. Who's his lieutenant, hear you?

Soldier. They say, one Taurus.


6

IV,4,2649

Antony. Rarely, rarely:
He that unbuckles this, till we do please
To daff't for our repose, shall hear a storm.
Thou fumblest, Eros; and my queen's a squire
More tight at this than thou: dispatch. O love,
That thou couldst see my wars to-day, and knew'st
The royal occupation! thou shouldst see
A workman in't.
[Enter an armed Soldier]
Good morrow to thee; welcome:
Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge:
To business that we love we rise betime,
And go to't with delight.

Soldier. A thousand, sir,
Early though't be, have on their riveted trim,
And at the port expect you.


7

IV,5,2676

(stage directions). [Trumpets sound. Enter MARK ANTONY and EROS; a]
Soldier meeting them]

Soldier. The gods make this a happy day to Antony!


8

IV,5,2679

Antony. Would thou and those thy scars had once prevail'd
To make me fight at land!

Soldier. Hadst thou done so,
The kings that have revolted, and the soldier
That has this morning left thee, would have still
Follow'd thy heels.


9

IV,5,2684

Antony. Who's gone this morning?

Soldier. Who!
One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,
He shall not hear thee; or from Caesar's camp
Say 'I am none of thine.'


10

IV,5,2689

Antony. What say'st thou?

Soldier. Sir,
He is with Caesar.


11

IV,5,2694

Antony. Is he gone?

Soldier. Most certain.


12

IV,6,2730

(stage directions). [Enter a Soldier of CAESAR's]

Soldier. Enobarbus, Antony
Hath after thee sent all thy treasure, with
His bounty overplus: the messenger
Came on my guard; and at thy tent is now
Unloading of his mules.


13

IV,6,2736

Domitius Enobarus. I give it you.

Soldier. Mock not, Enobarbus.
I tell you true: best you safed the bringer
Out of the host; I must attend mine office,
Or would have done't myself. Your emperor
Continues still a Jove.


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