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Graves only be men's works; and death, their gain!
1 Sen. His difcontents are unremoveably Coupled to nature.
2 Sen. Our hope in him is dead : let us return, And strain what other means is left unto us
In our dear peril.
1 Sen. It requires swift foot.
The Walls of Athens.
Enter two other Senators, with a Meffinger.
1 Sen. Thou haft painfully discovered; are his As full as thy report?
Mef. I have spoke the least : Befides, his expedition promifes Prefent approach.
Before the Walls of Athens.
Trumpets found. Enter Alcibiades, with his powers.
Sound a parley. The Senators appear upon the walls.
Our fufferance vainly: Now the time is flush 3,
2 Sen. We stand much hazard, if they bring not
And made us fpeak like friends :---this man was
From Alcibiades to Timon's cave,
1 Sen. Noble and young,
When thy first griefs were but a meer conceit,
2 Sen. So did we woo
1 Sen. These walls of ours
Were not erected by their hands, from whom
2 Sen. Nor are they living,
Who were the motives that you first went out;
By decimation, and a tithed death,
(If thy revenges hunger for that food,
Which nature loaths) take thou the destin'd tenth ;
1 Sen. All have not offended;
For thofe that were, it is not fquare 7, to take, On thofe that are, revenges: crimes, like lands, 50 Are not inherited. Then, dear countryman, Bring in thy ranks, but leave without thy rage: Spare thy Athenian cradle, and those kin, Which, in the blufter of thy wrath, must fall
4 The mar
* Dr. Warburton obferves, that dear, in the language of that time, fignified dread, and is so used by Shakspeare in numberlefs places. Mr. Steevens fays, that dear may in this inftance fignify immediate and that it is an enforcing epithet with not always a distinct meaning. 2 Arms across. 3 A bird is flush when his feathers are grown, and he can leave the neft. Flush means mature. row was fuppofed to be the original of ftrength. The image is from a camel kneeling to take up his load, who rifes immediately when he finds he has as much laid on as he can bear. rages. The meaning is, "Shame in excefs (i. e. extremity of shame) that they wanted cunning (i. c. that they were not wife enough not to banish you) hath broke their hearts." regular, not equitable.
5 Their refers to
7 i. e. not
With those that have offended: like a shepherd, Approach the fold, and cull the infected forth, But kill not altogether.
2 Sen. What thou wilt,
Thou rather shalt enforce it with thy smile, Than hew to't with tby sword.
1 Sen. Set but thy foot
Against our rampir'd gates, and they shall ope;
2 Sen. Throw thy glove,
Or any token of thine honour elfe,
That thou wilt use the wars as thy redress,
Alc. Then there's my glove;
Defcend, and open your uncharged ports 1:
Beth. 'Tis most nobly spoken.
Alc. Defcend, and keep your words.
i. e. unguarded gates.
Pafs by, and curfe thy fill; but pass, and stay not bere thy gait.
15 Thefe well exprefs in thee thy latter fpirits: Though thou abhor'dft in us our human griefs, Scorn'dft our brain's flow 2, and those our droplets which
From niggard nature fall, yet rich conceit 20 Taught thee to make vaft Neptune weep for aye On thy low grave.-On :-Faults forgiven.--Dead Is noble Timon; of whose memory Hereafter more.-Bring me into your city, And I will ufe the olive with my sword: 25 Make war breed peace; make peace ftint war;
Prefcribe to other, as each other's leach 3.Let our drums strike.
2 Our brain's flow is our tears.
3 i. e. physician.
Before the Capitol in Rome.
If ever Baffianus, Cæfar's fon,
The imperial feat, to virtue confecrate,
Ambitiously for rule and empery!
Know, that the people of Rome, for whom we
15 A fpecial party, have, by common voice,
Mr. Theobald fays, This is one of thofe plays which he always thought, with the better judges, ought not to be acknowledged in the lift of Shakspear's genuine pieces. Dr. Johnfon obferves, That all the editors and critics agree with Mr. Theobald in fuppofing this play fpurious, and that he fees "no reafon for differing from them; for the colour of the ftile is wholly different from that of the other plays, and there is an attempt at regular verfification, and artificial clofes, not always inelegant, yet feldom pleafing. The barbarity of the spectacles, and the general maffacre, which are here exhibited, can scarcely be conceived tolerable to any audience; yet we are told by Jonfon, that they were not only borne, but praised," Mr. Farmer and Mr. Steevens are alfo of the fame opinion with Dr, Johnson.
A nobler man, a braver warrior,
From weary wars against the barbarous Goths;
And now at last, laden with honour's spoils,
Baf. Marcus Andronicus, fo I do affy
And so I love and honour thee, and thine,
Lo, as the bark, that hath discharg'd her fraught,
From whence at firft the weigh'd her anchorage,
15 Here Goths have given me leave to fheath my
Tit. I give him you; the nobleft that survives,
A mother's tears in paffion for her fon :
Tit. Patient yourself, madam, and pardon me.
Capt. Romans, make way; The good AndroPatron of virtue, Rome's best champion, Successful in the battles that he fights, With honour and with fortune is return'd, From where he circumfcribed with his sword, And brought to yoke, the enemies of Rome. Sound drums and trumpets, and then enter Mutius and Marcus; after them, two men bearing coffin covered with black; then Quintus and Lucius. To this your fon is mark'd: and die he must, After them, Titus Andronicus; and then Tamora, To appeafe their groaning shadows that are gone. the queen of the Goths, Alarbus, Chiron, and DeLuc. Away with him! and make a fire straight; metrius, with Aaron the Moor, prisoners; Soldiers, And with our fwords, upon a pile of wood, and other attendants. They fet down the coffin, 60 Let's hew his limbs, 'till they be clean confum'd. and Titus fpeaks.
Tit.Hai!! Rome, victorious in thy mourning weeds.
Jupiter, to whom the Capitol was facred.
[Exeunt Mutius, Marcus, Quintus, and Lucius, with Alarbus.
2 It was fuppofed by the ancients, that the ghosts 3 This verb
of unburied people appeared to their friends and relations, to folicit the rites of funeral. is ufed by other dramatic writers.