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

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1 III / 12
  • Caesar, I go.
  • Caesar, I go.
  • OCTAVIUS. Bring him through the bands.
    [Exit EUPHRONIUS]
    [To THYREUS] To try eloquence, now 'tis time: dispatch;]
    From Antony win Cleopatra: promise,
    And in our name, what she requires; add more,
    From thine invention, offers: women are not
    In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure
    The ne'er touch'd vestal: try thy cunning, Thyreus;
    Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we
    Will answer as a law.

    THYREUS. Caesar, I go.

2 III / 12
  • Caesar, I shall.
  • Caesar, I shall.
  • OCTAVIUS. Observe how Antony becomes his flaw,
    And what thou think'st his very action speaks
    In every power that moves.

    THYREUS. Caesar, I shall.

3 III / 13
  • Hear it apart.
  • Hear it apart.
  • CLEOPATRA. Caesar's will?

    THYREUS. Hear it apart.

4 III / 13
  • So, haply, are they friends to Antony.
  • So, haply, are they friends to Antony.
  • CLEOPATRA. None but friends: say boldly.

    THYREUS. So, haply, are they friends to Antony.

5 III / 13
  • So.
    Thus then, thou most renown'd: Caesar entreats,
    Not to consider in w...
  • So.
    Thus then, thou most renown'd: Caesar entreats,
    Not to consider in what case thou stand'st,
    Further than he is Caesar.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. He needs as many, sir, as Caesar has;
    Or needs not us. If Caesar please, our master
    Will leap to be his friend: for us, you know,
    Whose he is we are, and that is, Caesar's.

    THYREUS. So.
    Thus then, thou most renown'd: Caesar entreats,
    Not to consider in what case thou stand'st,
    Further than he is Caesar.

6 III / 13
  • He knows that you embrace not Antony
    As you did love, but as you fear'd him....
  • He knows that you embrace not Antony
    As you did love, but as you fear'd him.
  • CLEOPATRA. Go on: right royal.

    THYREUS. He knows that you embrace not Antony
    As you did love, but as you fear'd him.

7 III / 13
  • The scars upon your honour, therefore, he
    Does pity, as constrained blemishe...
  • The scars upon your honour, therefore, he
    Does pity, as constrained blemishes,
    Not as deserved.
  • CLEOPATRA. O!

    THYREUS. The scars upon your honour, therefore, he
    Does pity, as constrained blemishes,
    Not as deserved.

8 III / 13
  • Shall I say to Caesar
    What you require of him? for he partly begs
    To be...
  • Shall I say to Caesar
    What you require of him? for he partly begs
    To be desired to give. It much would please him,
    That of his fortunes you should make a staff
    To lean upon: but it would warm his spirits,
    To hear from me you had left Antony,
    And put yourself under his shrowd,
    The universal landlord.
  • DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS. [Aside] To be sure of that,
    I will ask Antony. Sir, sir, thou art so leaky,
    That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for
    Thy dearest quit thee.

    THYREUS. Shall I say to Caesar
    What you require of him? for he partly begs
    To be desired to give. It much would please him,
    That of his fortunes you should make a staff
    To lean upon: but it would warm his spirits,
    To hear from me you had left Antony,
    And put yourself under his shrowd,
    The universal landlord.

9 III / 13
  • My name is Thyreus.
  • My name is Thyreus.
  • CLEOPATRA. What's your name?

    THYREUS. My name is Thyreus.

10 III / 13
  • 'Tis your noblest course.
    Wisdom and fortune combating together,
    If that...
  • 'Tis your noblest course.
    Wisdom and fortune combating together,
    If that the former dare but what it can,
    No chance may shake it. Give me grace to lay
    My duty on your hand.
  • CLEOPATRA. Most kind messenger,
    Say to great Caesar this: in deputation
    I kiss his conquering hand: tell him, I am prompt
    To lay my crown at 's feet, and there to kneel:
    Tell him from his all-obeying breath I hear
    The doom of Egypt.

    THYREUS. 'Tis your noblest course.
    Wisdom and fortune combating together,
    If that the former dare but what it can,
    No chance may shake it. Give me grace to lay
    My duty on your hand.

11 III / 13
  • One that but performs
    The bidding of the fullest man, and worthiest
    To h...
  • One that but performs
    The bidding of the fullest man, and worthiest
    To have command obey'd.
  • ANTONY. Favours, by Jove that thunders!
    What art thou, fellow?

    THYREUS. One that but performs
    The bidding of the fullest man, and worthiest
    To have command obey'd.

12 III / 13
  • Mark Antony!
  • Mark Antony!
  • ANTONY. Moon and stars!
    Whip him. Were't twenty of the greatest tributaries
    That do acknowledge Caesar, should I find them
    So saucy with the hand of she here,--what's her name,
    Since she was Cleopatra? Whip him, fellows,
    Till, like a boy, you see him cringe his face,
    And whine aloud for mercy: take him hence.

    THYREUS. Mark Antony!

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