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

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1 II / 2
  • If it might please you, to enforce no further
    The griefs between ye: to forg...
  • If it might please you, to enforce no further
    The griefs between ye: to forget them quite
    Were to remember that the present need
    Speaks to atone you.
  • LEPIDUS. 'Tis noble spoken.

    MECAENAS. If it might please you, to enforce no further
    The griefs between ye: to forget them quite
    Were to remember that the present need
    Speaks to atone you.

2 II / 2
  • Welcome from Egypt, sir.
  • Welcome from Egypt, sir.
  • LEPIDUS. Noble Antony,
    Not sickness should detain me.
    [Flourish. Exeunt OCTAVIUS CAESAR, MARK ANTONY,]
    and LEPIDUS]

    MECAENAS. Welcome from Egypt, sir.

3 II / 2
  • We have cause to be glad that matters are so well
    digested. You stayed well...
  • We have cause to be glad that matters are so well
    digested. You stayed well by 't in Egypt.
  • AGRIPPA. Good Enobarbus!

    MECAENAS. We have cause to be glad that matters are so well
    digested. You stayed well by 't in Egypt.

4 II / 2
  • Eight wild-boars roasted whole at a breakfast, and
    but twelve persons there;...
  • Eight wild-boars roasted whole at a breakfast, and
    but twelve persons there; is this true?
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Ay, sir; we did sleep day out of countenance, and
    made the night light with drinking.

    MECAENAS. Eight wild-boars roasted whole at a breakfast, and
    but twelve persons there; is this true?

5 II / 2
  • She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to
    her.
  • She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to
    her.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. This was but as a fly by an eagle: we had much more
    monstrous matter of feast, which worthily deserved noting.

    MECAENAS. She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to
    her.

6 II / 2
  • Now Antony must leave her utterly.
  • Now Antony must leave her utterly.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. I saw her once
    Hop forty paces through the public street;
    And having lost her breath, she spoke, and panted,
    That she did make defect perfection,
    And, breathless, power breathe forth.

    MECAENAS. Now Antony must leave her utterly.

7 II / 2
  • If beauty, wisdom, modesty, can settle
    The heart of Antony, Octavia is
    A...
  • If beauty, wisdom, modesty, can settle
    The heart of Antony, Octavia is
    A blessed lottery to him.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. Never; he will not:
    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety: other women cloy
    The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry
    Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
    Become themselves in her: that the holy priests
    Bless her when she is riggish.

    MECAENAS. If beauty, wisdom, modesty, can settle
    The heart of Antony, Octavia is
    A blessed lottery to him.

8 II / 4
  • We shall,
    As I conceive the journey, be at the Mount
    Before you, Lepidus...
  • We shall,
    As I conceive the journey, be at the Mount
    Before you, Lepidus.
  • LEPIDUS. Till I shall see you in your soldier's dress,
    Which will become you both, farewell.

    MECAENAS. We shall,
    As I conceive the journey, be at the Mount
    Before you, Lepidus.

9 II / 4
  • [with Agrippa] Sir, good success!
  • [with Agrippa] Sir, good success!
  • LEPIDUS. Your way is shorter;
    My purposes do draw me much about:
    You'll win two days upon me.

    MECAENAS. [with Agrippa] Sir, good success!

10 III / 6
  • This in the public eye?
  • This in the public eye?
  • OCTAVIUS. Contemning Rome, he has done all this, and more,
    In Alexandria: here's the manner of 't:
    I' the market-place, on a tribunal silver'd,
    Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold
    Were publicly enthroned: at the feet sat
    Caesarion, whom they call my father's son,
    And all the unlawful issue that their lust
    Since then hath made between them. Unto her
    He gave the stablishment of Egypt; made her
    Of lower Syria, Cyprus, Lydia,
    Absolute queen.

    MECAENAS. This in the public eye?

11 III / 6
  • Let Rome be thus Inform'd.
  • Let Rome be thus Inform'd.
  • OCTAVIUS. I' the common show-place, where they exercise.
    His sons he there proclaim'd the kings of kings:
    Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia.
    He gave to Alexander; to Ptolemy he assign'd
    Syria, Cilicia, and Phoenicia: she
    In the habiliments of the goddess Isis
    That day appear'd; and oft before gave audience,
    As 'tis reported, so.

    MECAENAS. Let Rome be thus Inform'd.

12 III / 6
  • He'll never yield to that.
  • He'll never yield to that.
  • OCTAVIUS. 'Tis done already, and the messenger gone.
    I have told him, Lepidus was grown too cruel;
    That he his high authority abused,
    And did deserve his change: for what I have conquer'd,
    I grant him part; but then, in his Armenia,
    And other of his conquer'd kingdoms, I
    Demand the like.

    MECAENAS. He'll never yield to that.

13 III / 6
  • Welcome, dear madam.
    Each heart in Rome does love and pity you:
    Only the...
  • Welcome, dear madam.
    Each heart in Rome does love and pity you:
    Only the adulterous Antony, most large
    In his abominations, turns you off;
    And gives his potent regiment to a trull,
    That noises it against us.
  • AGRIPPA. Welcome, lady.

    MECAENAS. Welcome, dear madam.
    Each heart in Rome does love and pity you:
    Only the adulterous Antony, most large
    In his abominations, turns you off;
    And gives his potent regiment to a trull,
    That noises it against us.

14 IV / 1
  • Caesar must think,
    When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted
    Even to...
  • Caesar must think,
    When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted
    Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now
    Make boot of his distraction: never anger
    Made good guard for itself.
  • OCTAVIUS. He calls me boy; and chides, as he had power
    To beat me out of Egypt; my messenger
    He hath whipp'd with rods; dares me to personal combat,
    Caesar to Antony: let the old ruffian know
    I have many other ways to die; meantime
    Laugh at his challenge.

    MECAENAS. Caesar must think,
    When one so great begins to rage, he's hunted
    Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now
    Make boot of his distraction: never anger
    Made good guard for itself.

15 V / 1
  • His taints and honours
    Waged equal with him.
  • His taints and honours
    Waged equal with him.
  • AGRIPPA. And strange it is,
    That nature must compel us to lament
    Our most persisted deeds.

    MECAENAS. His taints and honours
    Waged equal with him.

16 V / 1
  • When such a spacious mirror's set before him,
    He needs must see himself.
  • When such a spacious mirror's set before him,
    He needs must see himself.
  • AGRIPPA. A rarer spirit never
    Did steer humanity: but you, gods, will give us
    Some faults to make us men. Caesar is touch'd.

    MECAENAS. When such a spacious mirror's set before him,
    He needs must see himself.

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