Speeches (Lines) for Citizens in "The Tragedy of Coriolanus"

Total: 17
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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 II / 3
  • No, no; no man saw 'em.
  • No, no; no man saw 'em.
  • Sicinius Velutus. Why, so he did, I am sure.

    Citizens. No, no; no man saw 'em.

2 III / 1
  • Down with him! down with him!
    [They all bustle about CORIOLANUS, crying]
  • Down with him! down with him!
    [They all bustle about CORIOLANUS, crying]
    'Tribunes!' 'Patricians!' 'Citizens!' 'What, ho!'
    'Sicinius!' 'Brutus!' 'Coriolanus!' 'Citizens!'
    'Peace, peace, peace!' 'Stay, hold, peace!'
  • Junius Brutus. Seize him, AEdiles!

    Citizens. Down with him! down with him!
    [They all bustle about CORIOLANUS, crying]
    'Tribunes!' 'Patricians!' 'Citizens!' 'What, ho!'
    'Sicinius!' 'Brutus!' 'Coriolanus!' 'Citizens!'
    'Peace, peace, peace!' 'Stay, hold, peace!'

3 III / 1
  • Let's hear our tribune: peace Speak, speak, speak.
  • Let's hear our tribune: peace Speak, speak, speak.
  • Sicinius Velutus. Hear me, people; peace!

    Citizens. Let's hear our tribune: peace Speak, speak, speak.

4 III / 1
  • True,
    The people are the city.
  • True,
    The people are the city.
  • Sicinius Velutus. What is the city but the people?

    Citizens. True,
    The people are the city.

5 III / 1
  • You so remain.
  • You so remain.
  • Junius Brutus. By the consent of all, we were establish'd
    The people's magistrates.

    Citizens. You so remain.

6 III / 1
  • Yield, CORIOLANUS, yield!
  • Yield, CORIOLANUS, yield!
  • Junius Brutus. AEdiles, seize him!

    Citizens. Yield, CORIOLANUS, yield!

7 III / 1
  • Down with him, down with him!
    [In this mutiny, the Tribunes, the AEdiles, an...
  • Down with him, down with him!
    [In this mutiny, the Tribunes, the AEdiles, and the]
    People, are beat in]
  • Cominius. Help CORIOLANUS, help,
    You that be noble; help him, young and old!

    Citizens. Down with him, down with him!
    [In this mutiny, the Tribunes, the AEdiles, and the]
    People, are beat in]

8 III / 1
  • He shall, sure on't.
  • He shall, sure on't.
  • First Citizen. He shall well know
    The noble tribunes are the people's mouths,
    And we their hands.

    Citizens. He shall, sure on't.

9 III / 1
  • No, no, no, no, no.
  • No, no, no, no, no.
  • Junius Brutus. He consul!

    Citizens. No, no, no, no, no.

10 III / 3
  • To the rock, to the rock with him!
  • To the rock, to the rock with him!
  • Sicinius Velutus. Mark you this, people?

    Citizens. To the rock, to the rock with him!

11 III / 3
  • It shall be so, it shall be so; let him away:
    He's banish'd, and it shall be...
  • It shall be so, it shall be so; let him away:
    He's banish'd, and it shall be so.
  • Sicinius Velutus. 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.

    Citizens. It shall be so, it shall be so; let him away:
    He's banish'd, and it shall be so.

12 III / 3
  • It shall be so, it shall be so.
  • It shall be so, it shall be so.
  • Junius Brutus. There's no more to be said, but he is banish'd,
    As enemy to the people and his country:
    It shall be so.

    Citizens. It shall be so, it shall be so.

13 III / 3
  • Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo!
  • Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo!
  • Aedile. The people's enemy is gone, is gone!

    Citizens. Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo!

14 III / 3
  • Come, come; let's see him out at gates; come.
    The gods preserve our noble tr...
  • Come, come; let's see him out at gates; come.
    The gods preserve our noble tribunes! Come.
  • Sicinius Velutus. 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.

    Citizens. Come, come; let's see him out at gates; come.
    The gods preserve our noble tribunes! Come.

15 IV / 6
  • The gods preserve you both!
  • The gods preserve you both!
  • Menenius Agrippa. Nay, I hear nothing: his mother and his wife
    Hear nothing from him.

    Citizens. The gods preserve you both!

16 IV / 6
  • Now the gods keep you!
  • Now the gods keep you!
  • Junius Brutus. Farewell, kind neighbours: we wish'd Coriolanus
    Had loved you as we did.

    Citizens. Now the gods keep you!

17 IV / 6
  • Faith, we hear fearful news.
  • Faith, we hear fearful news.
  • Menenius Agrippa. Here come the clusters.
    And is Aufidius with him? You are they
    That made the air unwholesome, when you cast
    Your stinking greasy caps in hooting at
    Coriolanus' exile. Now he's coming;
    And not a hair upon a soldier's head
    Which will not prove a whip: as many coxcombs
    As you threw caps up will he tumble down,
    And pay you for your voices. 'Tis no matter;
    if he could burn us all into one coal,
    We have deserved it.

    Citizens. Faith, we hear fearful news.

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