Speeches (Lines) for Sicinius Velutus
in "Coriolanus"

Total: 117

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1

I,1,275

Was ever man so proud as is this CORIOLANUS?

2

I,1,277

When we were chosen tribunes for the people,—

3

I,1,279

Nay. but his taunts.

4

I,1,281

Be-mock the modest moon.

5

I,1,284

Such a nature,
Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow
Which he treads on at noon: but I do wonder
His insolence can brook to be commanded
Under Cominius.

6

I,1,297

Besides, if things go well,
Opinion that so sticks on CORIOLANUS shall
Of his demerits rob Cominius.

7

I,1,305

Let's hence, and hear
How the dispatch is made, and in what fashion,
More than his singularity, he goes
Upon this present action.

8

II,1,922

Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.

9

II,1,924

The lamb.

10

II,1,934

Especially in pride.

11

II,1,960

Menenius, you are known well enough too.

12

II,1,1160

On the sudden,
I warrant him consul.

13

II,1,1164

He cannot temperately transport his honours
From where he should begin and end, but will
Lose those he hath won.

14

II,1,1168

Doubt not
The commoners, for whom we stand, but they
Upon their ancient malice will forget
With the least cause these his new honours, which
That he will give them make I as little question
As he is proud to do't.

15

II,1,1180

'Tis right.

16

II,1,1184

I wish no better
Than have him hold that purpose and to put it
In execution.

17

II,1,1188

It shall be to him then as our good wills,
A sure destruction.

18

II,1,1201

This, as you say, suggested
At some time when his soaring insolence
Shall touch the people—which time shall not want,
If he be put upon 't; and that's as easy
As to set dogs on sheep—will be his fire
To kindle their dry stubble; and their blaze
Shall darken him for ever.

19

II,1,1222

Have with you.

20

II,2,1288

We are convented
Upon a pleasing treaty, and have hearts
Inclinable to honour and advance
The theme of our assembly.

21

II,2,1395

Sir, the people
Must have their voices; neither will they bate
One jot of ceremony.

22

II,2,1417

May they perceive's intent! He will require them,
As if he did contemn what he requested
Should be in them to give.

23

II,3,1579

The custom of request you have discharged:
The people do admit you, and are summon'd
To meet anon, upon your approbation.

24

II,3,1583

There, Coriolanus.

25

II,3,1585

You may, sir.

26

II,3,1590

Fare you well.
[Exeunt CORIOLANUS and MENENIUS]
He has it now, and by his looks methink
'Tis warm at 's heart.

27

II,3,1597

How now, my masters! have you chose this man?

28

II,3,1608

Why, so he did, I am sure.

29

II,3,1620

Why either were you ignorant to see't,
Or, seeing it, of such childish friendliness
To yield your voices?

30

II,3,1638

Thus to have said,
As you were fore-advised, had touch'd his spirit
And tried his inclination; from him pluck'd
Either his gracious promise, which you might,
As cause had call'd you up, have held him to
Or else it would have gall'd his surly nature,
Which easily endures not article
Tying him to aught; so putting him to rage,
You should have ta'en the advantage of his choler
And pass'd him unelected.

31

II,3,1655

Have you
Ere now denied the asker? and now again
Of him that did not ask, but mock, bestow
Your sued-for tongues?

32

II,3,1668

Let them assemble,
And on a safer judgment all revoke
Your ignorant election; enforce his pride,
And his old hate unto you; besides, forget not
With what contempt he wore the humble weed,
How in his suit he scorn'd you; but your loves,
Thinking upon his services, took from you
The apprehension of his present portance,
Which most gibingly, ungravely, he did fashion
After the inveterate hate he bears you.

33

II,3,1682

Say, you chose him
More after our commandment than as guided
By your own true affections, and that your minds,
Preoccupied with what you rather must do
Than what you should, made you against the grain
To voice him consul: lay the fault on us.

34

II,3,1699

One thus descended,
That hath beside well in his person wrought
To be set high in place, we did commend
To your remembrances: but you have found,
Scaling his present bearing with his past,
That he's your fixed enemy, and revoke
Your sudden approbation.

35

II,3,1719

To the Capitol, come:
We will be there before the stream o' the people;
And this shall seem, as partly 'tis, their own,
Which we have goaded onward.

36

III,1,1756

Pass no further.

37

III,1,1766

Stop,
Or all will fall in broil.

38

III,1,1794

You show too much of that
For which the people stir: if you will pass
To where you are bound, you must inquire your way,
Which you are out of, with a gentler spirit,
Or never be so noble as a consul,
Nor yoke with him for tribune.

39

III,1,1832

'Twere well
We let the people know't.

40

III,1,1838

It is a mind
That shall remain a poison where it is,
Not poison any further.

41

III,1,1925

Has spoken like a traitor, and shall answer
As traitors do.

42

III,1,1936

This a consul? no.

43

III,1,1940

Go, call the people:
[Exit AEdile]
in whose name myself
Attach thee as a traitorous innovator,
A foe to the public weal: obey, I charge thee,
And follow to thine answer.

44

III,1,1951

Help, ye citizens!
[Enter a rabble of Citizens (Plebeians), with]
the AEdiles]

45

III,1,1955

Here's he that would take from you all your power.

46

III,1,1967

Hear me, people; peace!

47

III,1,1969

You are at point to lose your liberties:
CORIOLANUS would have all from you; CORIOLANUS,
Whom late you have named for consul.

48

III,1,1975

What is the city but the people?

49

III,1,1986

This deserves death.

50

III,1,1992

Therefore lay hold of him;
Bear him to the rock Tarpeian, and from thence
Into destruction cast him.

51

III,1,2067

Where is this viper
That would depopulate the city and
Be every man himself?

52

III,1,2071

He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian rock
With rigorous hands: he hath resisted law,
And therefore law shall scorn him further trial
Than the severity of the public power
Which he so sets at nought.

53

III,1,2081

Peace!

54

III,1,2084

Sir, how comes't that you
Have holp to make this rescue?

55

III,1,2089

Consul! what consul?

56

III,1,2097

Speak briefly then;
For we are peremptory to dispatch
This viperous traitor: to eject him hence
Were but one danger, and to keep him here
Our certain death: therefore it is decreed
He dies to-night.

57

III,1,2108

He's a disease that must be cut away.

58

III,1,2118

This is clean kam.

59

III,1,2135

What do ye talk?
Have we not had a taste of his obedience?
Our aediles smote? ourselves resisted? Come.

60

III,1,2149

Noble Menenius,
Be you then as the people's officer.
Masters, lay down your weapons.

61

III,1,2153

Meet on the market-place. We'll attend you there:
Where, if you bring not CORIOLANUS, we'll proceed
In our first way.

62

III,3,2352

Have you a catalogue
Of all the voices that we have procured
Set down by the poll?

63

III,3,2356

Have you collected them by tribes?

64

III,3,2358

Assemble presently the people hither;
And when they bear me say 'It shall be so
I' the right and strength o' the commons,' be it either
For death, for fine, or banishment, then let them
If I say fine, cry 'Fine;' if death, cry 'Death.'
Insisting on the old prerogative
And power i' the truth o' the cause.

65

III,3,2371

Make them be strong and ready for this hint,
When we shall hap to give 't them.

66

III,3,2381

Well, here he comes.
[Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENIUS, and COMINIUS,]
with Senators and Patricians]

67

III,3,2394

Draw near, ye people.

68

III,3,2400

I do demand,
If you submit you to the people's voices,
Allow their officers and are content
To suffer lawful censure for such faults
As shall be proved upon you?

69

III,3,2423

Answer to us.

70

III,3,2425

We charge you, that you have contrived to take
From Rome all season'd office and to wind
Yourself into a power tyrannical;
For which you are a traitor to the people.

71

III,3,2438

Mark you this, people?

72

III,3,2440

Peace!
We need not put new matter to his charge:
What you have seen him do and heard him speak,
Beating your officers, cursing yourselves,
Opposing laws with strokes and here defying
Those whose great power must try him; even this,
So criminal and in such capital kind,
Deserves the extremest death.

73

III,3,2462

For that he has,
As much as in him lies, from time to time
Envied against the people, seeking means
To pluck away their power, as now at last
Given hostile strokes, and that not in the presence
Of dreaded justice, but on the ministers
That do distribute it; in the name o' the people
And in the power of us the tribunes, we,
Even from this instant, banish him our city,
In peril of precipitation
From off the rock Tarpeian never more
To enter our Rome gates: i' the people's name,
I say it shall be so.

74

III,3,2478

He's sentenced; no more hearing.

75

III,3,2487

We know your drift: speak what?

76

III,3,2513

Go, see him out at gates, and follow him,
As he hath followed you, with all despite;
Give him deserved vexation. Let a guard
Attend us through the city.

77

IV,2,2588

Bid them all home; he's gone, and we'll no further.
The nobility are vex'd, whom we see have sided
In his behalf.

78

IV,2,2594

Bid them home:
Say their great enemy is gone, and they
Stand in their ancient strength.

79

IV,2,2600

Let's not meet her.

80

IV,2,2602

They say she's mad.

81

IV,2,2614

Are you mankind?

82

IV,2,2619

O blessed heavens!

83

IV,2,2625

What then?

84

IV,2,2631

I would he had continued to his country
As he began, and not unknit himself
The noble knot he made.

85

IV,2,2647

Why stay we to be baited
With one that wants her wits?

86

IV,6,3006

We hear not of him, neither need we fear him;
His remedies are tame i' the present peace
And quietness of the people, which before
Were in wild hurry. Here do we make his friends
Blush that the world goes well, who rather had,
Though they themselves did suffer by't, behold
Dissentious numbers pestering streets than see
Our tradesmen with in their shops and going
About their functions friendly.

87

IV,6,3018

'Tis he,'tis he: O, he is grown most kind of late.

88

IV,6,3021

Your Coriolanus
Is not much miss'd, but with his friends:
The commonwealth doth stand, and so would do,
Were he more angry at it.

89

IV,6,3027

Where is he, hear you?

90

IV,6,3032

God-den, our neighbours.

91

IV,6,3036

Live, and thrive!

92

IV,6,3042

This is a happier and more comely time
Than when these fellows ran about the streets,
Crying confusion.

93

IV,6,3049

And affecting one sole throne,
Without assistance.

94

IV,6,3052

We should by this, to all our lamentation,
If he had gone forth consul, found it so.

95

IV,6,3068

Come, what talk you
Of CORIOLANUS?

96

IV,6,3080

Tell not me:
I know this cannot be.

97

IV,6,3087

'Tis this slave;—
Go whip him, 'fore the people's eyes:—his raising;
Nothing but his report.

98

IV,6,3093

What more fearful?

99

IV,6,3099

This is most likely!

100

IV,6,3102

The very trick on't.

101

IV,6,3201

Go, masters, get you home; be not dismay'd:
These are a side that would be glad to have
This true which they so seem to fear. Go home,
And show no sign of fear.

102

IV,6,3211

Nor I.

103

IV,6,3214

Pray, let us go.

104

V,1,3315

Nay, pray, be patient: if you refuse your aid
In this so never-needed help, yet do not
Upbraid's with our distress. But, sure, if you
Would be your country's pleader, your good tongue,
More than the instant army we can make,
Might stop our countryman.

105

V,1,3322

Pray you, go to him.

106

V,1,3331

Yet your good will
must have that thanks from Rome, after the measure
As you intended well.

107

V,1,3353

Not?

108

V,4,3732

Why, what of that?

109

V,4,3738

Is't possible that so short a time can alter the
condition of a man!

110

V,4,3744

He loved his mother dearly.

111

V,4,3755

Yes, mercy, if you report him truly.

112

V,4,3761

The gods be good unto us!

113

V,4,3772

What's the news?

114

V,4,3777

Friend,
Art thou certain this is true? is it most certain?

115

V,4,3796

First, the gods bless you for your tidings; next,
Accept my thankfulness.

116

V,4,3800

They are near the city?

117

V,4,3802

We will meet them,
And help the joy.

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