Speeches (Lines) for Third Servingman
in "Coriolanus"

Total: 20

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1

IV,5,2775

(stage directions). [Enter a third Servingman. The first meets him]

Third Servingman. What fellow's this?


2

IV,5,2779

(stage directions). [Retires]

Third Servingman. What have you to do here, fellow? Pray you, avoid
the house.


3

IV,5,2782

Coriolanus. Let me but stand; I will not hurt your hearth.

Third Servingman. What are you?


4

IV,5,2784

Coriolanus. A gentleman.

Third Servingman. A marvellous poor one.


5

IV,5,2786

Coriolanus. True, so I am.

Third Servingman. Pray you, poor gentleman, take up some other
station; here's no place for you; pray you, avoid: come.


6

IV,5,2790

(stage directions). [Pushes him away]

Third Servingman. What, you will not? Prithee, tell my master what a
strange guest he has here.


7

IV,5,2794

(stage directions). [Exit]

Third Servingman. Where dwellest thou?


8

IV,5,2796

Coriolanus. Under the canopy.

Third Servingman. Under the canopy!


9

IV,5,2798

Coriolanus. Ay.

Third Servingman. Where's that?


10

IV,5,2800

Coriolanus. I' the city of kites and crows.

Third Servingman. I' the city of kites and crows! What an ass it is!
Then thou dwellest with daws too?


11

IV,5,2803

Coriolanus. No, I serve not thy master.

Third Servingman. How, sir! do you meddle with my master?


12

IV,5,2941

(stage directions). [Re-enter third Servingman]

Third Servingman. O slaves, I can tell you news,— news, you rascals!


13

IV,5,2944

Second Servingman. [together] What, what, what? let's partake.

Third Servingman. I would not be a Roman, of all nations; I had as
lieve be a condemned man.


14

IV,5,2948

Second Servingman. [together] wherefore?

Third Servingman. Why, here's he that was wont to thwack our general,
Caius CORIOLANUS.


15

IV,5,2951

First Servingman. Why do you say 'thwack our general '?

Third Servingman. I do not say 'thwack our general;' but he was always
good enough for him.


16

IV,5,2961

First Servingman. But, more of thy news?

Third Servingman. Why, he is so made on here within, as if he were son
and heir to Mars; set at upper end o' the table; no
question asked him by any of the senators, but they
stand bald before him: our general himself makes a
mistress of him: sanctifies himself with's hand and
turns up the white o' the eye to his discourse. But
the bottom of the news is that our general is cut i'
the middle and but one half of what he was
yesterday; for the other has half, by the entreaty
and grant of the whole table. He'll go, he says,
and sowl the porter of Rome gates by the ears: he
will mow all down before him, and leave his passage polled.


17

IV,5,2974

Second Servingman. And he's as like to do't as any man I can imagine.

Third Servingman. Do't! he will do't; for, look you, sir, he has as
many friends as enemies; which friends, sir, as it
were, durst not, look you, sir, show themselves, as
we term it, his friends whilst he's in directitude.


18

IV,5,2979

First Servingman. Directitude! what's that?

Third Servingman. But when they shall see, sir, his crest up again,
and the man in blood, they will out of their
burrows, like conies after rain, and revel all with
him.


19

IV,5,2984

First Servingman. But when goes this forward?

Third Servingman. To-morrow; to-day; presently; you shall have the
drum struck up this afternoon: 'tis, as it were, a
parcel of their feast, and to be executed ere they
wipe their lips.


20

IV,5,3000

First Servingman. Ay, and it makes men hate one another.

Third Servingman. Reason; because they then less need one another.
The wars for my money. I hope to see Romans as cheap
as Volscians. They are rising, they are rising.


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