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To scatter and difperfe the giddy Goths,
Tit. Long have I been forlorn, and all for thee:
But welcome, as you are. What fhall we do?
Tam. What would'ft thou have us do, Andronicus ?
And I am fent to be reveng'd on him.
Tam. Show me a thoufand, that have done thee wrong, And I will be revenged on them all.
Tit. Look round about the wicked streets of Rome;
Good Rapine, ftab him; he is a ravisher.-
Well may'st thou know her by thy own proportion,
I pray thee, do on them fome violent death,
Tam. Well haft thou leffon'd us; this shall we do. But would it please thee, good Andronicus,
To fend for Lucius, thy thrice valiant son,
Who leads towards Rome a band of warlike Goths,
Tit. Marcus, my brother!-'tis fad Titus calls.
Go, gentle Marcus, to thy nephew Lucius;
As he regards his aged father's life.
Mar. This will I do, and foon return again.
And take my ministers along with me.
Tit. Nay, nay, let Rape and Murder stay with me;
Or elfe I'll call my brother back again,
And cleave to no revenge but Lucius.
Tam. What fay you, boys? will you abide with him, Whiles I go tell my lord the emperor,
How I have govern'd our determin'd jest ?
Yield to his humour, fmooth and speak him fair, [Afide,
And tarry with him, till I come again.
Tit. I know them all, though they suppose me mad;
And will o'er-reach them in their own devices,
Dem. Madam, depart at pleasure, leave us here.
Tit. I know, thou doft; and, fweet Revenge, farewell. Chi. Tell us, old man, how fhall we be employ'd? Tit. Tut, I have work enough for you to do.— Publius, come hither, Caius, and Valentine!
Tit. Fye, Publius, fye! thou art too much deceiv'd ; The one is Murder, Rape is the other's name : And therefore bind them, gentle Publius; Caius, and Valentine, lay hands on them: Oft have you heard me with for such an hour, And now I find it: therefore bind them fure; And stop their mouths, if they begin to cry.
[Exit TITUS.-PUBLIUS, &c. lay hold on CHIRON and DEMETRIUS.
Chi. Villains, forbear; we are the emprefs' fons. Pub. And therefore do we what we are commanded.Stop close their mouths, let them not speak a word: Is he fure bound? look, that you bind them fast.
Re-enter TITUS ANDRONICUS, with LAVINIA; fhe bearing a bafon; and be a knife.
Tit. Come, come, Lavinia; look, thy foes are bound ;Sirs, ftop their mouths, let them not speak to me; But let them hear what fearful words I utter.O villains, Chiron and Demetrius !
Here stands the spring whom you have ftain'd with mud;
Two of her brothers were condemn'd to death:
Both her sweet hands, her tongue, and that, more dear
And make two pasties of your shameful heads;
[He cuts their throats.
Receive their blood; and, when that they are dead,
And in that palte let their vile heads be bak'd.
To make this banquet; which I wish may prove
More ftern and bloody than the Centaurs' feast.
[Exeunt, bearing the dead bodies.
The fame. A Pavilion, with tables, &c.
Enter LUCIUS, MARCUS, and Goths, with AARON,
Luc. Uncle Marcus, fince 'tis my father's mind, That I repair to Rome, I am content.
1 Goth. And ours with thine, befall what fortune will. Luc. Good uncle, take you in this barbarous Moor, This ravenous tiger, this accurfed devil;
Let him receive no fuftenance, fetter him,
Aar. Some devil whisper curfes in mine ear,
Luc. Away, inhuman dog! unhallow'd flave!— Sirs, help our uncle to convey him in.
[Exeunt Goths, with AARON. Flourish.
The trumpets fhow, the emperor is at hand.
Enter SATURNINUS and TAMORA, with Tribunes, Senators, and Others.
Sat. What, hath the firmament more funs than one?