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

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1 V / 1
  • Caesar, I shall.
  • Caesar, I shall.
  • OCTAVIUS. Come hither, Proculeius. Go and say,
    We purpose her no shame: give her what comforts
    The quality of her passion shall require,
    Lest, in her greatness, by some mortal stroke
    She do defeat us; for her life in Rome
    Would be eternal in our triumph: go,
    And with your speediest bring us what she says,
    And how you find of her.

    PROCULEIUS. Caesar, I shall.

2 V / 2
  • Caesar sends greeting to the Queen of Egypt;
    And bids thee study on what fai...
  • Caesar sends greeting to the Queen of Egypt;
    And bids thee study on what fair demands
    Thou mean'st to have him grant thee.
  • CLEOPATRA. My desolation does begin to make
    A better life. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar;
    Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave,
    A minister of her will: and it is great
    To do that thing that ends all other deeds;
    Which shackles accidents and bolts up change;
    Which sleeps, and never palates more the dug,
    The beggar's nurse and Caesar's.
    [Enter, to the gates of the monument, PROCULEIUS,]
    GALLUS and Soldiers]

    PROCULEIUS. Caesar sends greeting to the Queen of Egypt;
    And bids thee study on what fair demands
    Thou mean'st to have him grant thee.

3 V / 2
  • My name is Proculeius.
  • My name is Proculeius.
  • CLEOPATRA. What's thy name?

    PROCULEIUS. My name is Proculeius.

4 V / 2
  • Be of good cheer;
    You're fall'n into a princely hand, fear nothing:
    Make...
  • Be of good cheer;
    You're fall'n into a princely hand, fear nothing:
    Make your full reference freely to my lord,
    Who is so full of grace, that it flows over
    On all that need: let me report to him
    Your sweet dependency; and you shall find
    A conqueror that will pray in aid for kindness,
    Where he for grace is kneel'd to.
  • CLEOPATRA. Antony
    Did tell me of you, bade me trust you; but
    I do not greatly care to be deceived,
    That have no use for trusting. If your master
    Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him,
    That majesty, to keep decorum, must
    No less beg than a kingdom: if he please
    To give me conquer'd Egypt for my son,
    He gives me so much of mine own, as I
    Will kneel to him with thanks.

    PROCULEIUS. Be of good cheer;
    You're fall'n into a princely hand, fear nothing:
    Make your full reference freely to my lord,
    Who is so full of grace, that it flows over
    On all that need: let me report to him
    Your sweet dependency; and you shall find
    A conqueror that will pray in aid for kindness,
    Where he for grace is kneel'd to.

5 V / 2
  • This I'll report, dear lady.
    Have comfort, for I know your plight is pitied...
  • This I'll report, dear lady.
    Have comfort, for I know your plight is pitied
    Of him that caused it.
  • CLEOPATRA. Pray you, tell him
    I am his fortune's vassal, and I send him
    The greatness he has got. I hourly learn
    A doctrine of obedience; and would gladly
    Look him i' the face.

    PROCULEIUS. This I'll report, dear lady.
    Have comfort, for I know your plight is pitied
    Of him that caused it.

6 V / 2
  • Hold, worthy lady, hold:
    [Seizes and disarms her]
    Do not yourself such w...
  • Hold, worthy lady, hold:
    [Seizes and disarms her]
    Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this
    Relieved, but not betray'd.
  • CLEOPATRA. Quick, quick, good hands.

    PROCULEIUS. Hold, worthy lady, hold:
    [Seizes and disarms her]
    Do not yourself such wrong, who are in this
    Relieved, but not betray'd.

7 V / 2
  • Cleopatra,
    Do not abuse my master's bounty by
    The undoing of yourself: l...
  • Cleopatra,
    Do not abuse my master's bounty by
    The undoing of yourself: let the world see
    His nobleness well acted, which your death
    Will never let come forth.
  • CLEOPATRA. What, of death too,
    That rids our dogs of languish?

    PROCULEIUS. Cleopatra,
    Do not abuse my master's bounty by
    The undoing of yourself: let the world see
    His nobleness well acted, which your death
    Will never let come forth.

8 V / 2
  • O, temperance, lady!
  • O, temperance, lady!
  • CLEOPATRA. Where art thou, death?
    Come hither, come! come, come, and take a queen
    Worthy many babes and beggars!

    PROCULEIUS. O, temperance, lady!

9 V / 2
  • You do extend
    These thoughts of horror further than you shall
    Find cause...
  • You do extend
    These thoughts of horror further than you shall
    Find cause in Caesar.
  • CLEOPATRA. Sir, I will eat no meat, I'll not drink, sir;
    If idle talk will once be necessary,
    I'll not sleep neither: this mortal house I'll ruin,
    Do Caesar what he can. Know, sir, that I
    Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court;
    Nor once be chastised with the sober eye
    Of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me up
    And show me to the shouting varletry
    Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt
    Be gentle grave unto me! rather on Nilus' mud
    Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies
    Blow me into abhorring! rather make
    My country's high pyramides my gibbet,
    And hang me up in chains!

    PROCULEIUS. You do extend
    These thoughts of horror further than you shall
    Find cause in Caesar.

10 V / 2
  • So, Dolabella,
    It shall content me best: be gentle to her.
    [To CLEOPATRA...
  • So, Dolabella,
    It shall content me best: be gentle to her.
    [To CLEOPATRA]
    To Caesar I will speak what you shall please,
    If you'll employ me to him.
  • DOLABELLA. Proculeius,
    What thou hast done thy master Caesar knows,
    And he hath sent for thee: for the queen,
    I'll take her to my guard.

    PROCULEIUS. So, Dolabella,
    It shall content me best: be gentle to her.
    [To CLEOPATRA]
    To Caesar I will speak what you shall please,
    If you'll employ me to him.

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