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With as big heart as thou. Do as thou list. Supplied with worthy men l plant love among us 1 Thy valiautness was mine, thou suck'dst it from Throng our large temples with the shows of peace, But owe. tby pride thyself.

(me ; | And not our streets with war ? Cor. Pray, be content:

1 Sen. Amen, amen! Mother, I am going to the market-place;

Men. A noble wish.
Chide me no more. I'll mountebank their loves,
Cog their hearts from them, and come bome be-

Re-enter ÆDILE, with CITIZENS.
lov'd

Sic. Draw near, ye people. of all the trades in Rome. Look, I am going : Æd. List to your tribunes : audience : Peace, Commend me to my wife. I'll return coilsul;

I say, Or never trust to what iny tongue can do

Cor. First, hear me speak. l'the way of pattery, further.

Both Tri. Well, say.-Peace, ho. Vol. Do your wili.

(Exit. Cor. Shall I be charg'd no further than this Com. Away, the tribunes do attend you ; arm

present ! yourself

Must all determine ? To answer mildly; for they are prepar'd

Sic. I do demand here, With accusations, as I hear, more strong

If you subinit you to the people's voices Than are upon you yet.

Allow their othcers, and are content Cor. The word is mildly : Pray yon, let us To suffer lawful censure for such faults Let them accuse me by invention, I

(go: As shall be prov'd upon you ? Will answer in mine honour.

Cor. I am content. Men. Ay, but mildly.

Men. Lo, citizens, he says, he is content : Cor. well, mildly be it then : mildly.

The warlike service he has done, consider ; Ereunt. Think on the wounds bis body bears, which show

Like graves i'the holy churchyard.
SCENE 111.-The same.-- The Forum. Cor. Scratches with briers.

Scars to move laughter only.
Enter SICINIUS and BRUTUS.

Men, Consider further,
Bru. In this point charge him home--that he That when he speaks not like a citizen,
affects

You fimd hinn like a soldier : Do not take Tyrannical power : if he evade is there,

His rongher accents for malicious sounds, Enforce him with his envy + to the people ; But, as I say, such as become a soldier, And that the spoil, got on the Antiates,

Rather than envy you. Was ne'er distributed.

Com. Well, well, no more.

Cor. What is the matter,
Enter an Ædile.

That being pass'd for consul with full voice, What, will be come!

I am so dishonour'd, that the very hour ad. He's coming,

You take it off again?
Bru. How accompanied ?

Sic. Answer to us.
Ad. With old Menenins, and those senators Cor. Say then : 'tis true, I ought so.
That always favour'd him.

Sic. We charge you, that you bave contriv'd to Sic. Have you a catalogue

take of all the voices that we have procur'd

From Rome all season'd + office, and to wind Set dowu by the poll?

Yourself into a power tyrannical; Æd. I have : 'tis ready, here.

For which, you are a traitor to the people. Sic. Have you collected them by tribcs?

Cor. How ! Traitor ? Ad. I have.

Men. Nay, temperately : Your promise. Sic. Assemble presently the people hither : Cor. The tires i'the lowest hell fold in the And when they hear me say, It shall be so

people! P'the right and strength o'the commons, be it | Call me their traitor.--Thon injurious tribnnel either

Within thine eyes sat twenty thousand deaths, For death, for fine, or banishment, then let them, In thy hands clutch'd t as many millions, in If I say fine, cry fine; if death, cry death; Thy lying tongue both numbers, I would say, Insisting on the old prerogative

Thou liest, unto thee, with voice as free And power i'the truth o'the cause.

As I do pray the gods. Ad. I shall inform them.

Sic. Mark you this, people ? Bru. And when such time they have begun to Cit. To the rock with bim! to the rock with cry,

him! Let them not cease, but with a din confus'd

Sic. Peace. Enforce the present execution

We need not put new matter to his charge : of what we chance to sentence.

What you have seen him do, and heard him speak, Ad. Very well.

Beating your officers, cursing yourselves, Sic. Make them be strong, and ready for this Opposing laws with strokes, and here defying

Those whose great power must try him ; even When we shall bap to give't them.

So criminal, and in such capital kind, (this, Bru. Go about it.

[Erit ÆDILE. | Deserves the extremest death. Put him to choler straight : He hath been us'd | Bru. But since be batb Ever to conquer, and to have bis worth

Serv'd well for Rome,
of contradiction : Being once chaf'd, he cannot 1. Cor. What! do you prate of service 1
Be rein'd again to temperance; then he speaks Bru. I talk of that, that know it.
What's in his heart; and that is there, which looks
With us to break his neck.

Men. Is this

The promise that you made your mother ?
Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENIUS, COMINIUS,

Com. Know,
SENATORS, and PATRICIANS.

I pray you,
Src. Well, here he comes.

Cor. I'll know no further : Men. Calmly, I do beseecb you.

Let them pronounce the steep Tarpeian death Cor. Ay, as an ostler, that for the poorest Vagabond exile, playing ; pent to linger piece

But with a grain a day ; I would not buy Will bear the knave t by the volume.-The ho. Their mercy at the price of one fair word, nour'd gods

Nor check my courage for what they can give Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice To hav't with saying, Good morrow.

Sic. For that he has • Own.

+ Accuse him of his barred. # Will bear being called a kuave.

• Injure. of long standing. Grasped.

(As much as in him lies) from time to time A noble cunning: you were us'd to load me . Envied against the people, seeking means

With precepts, that would make kuvincible
To pluck away their power : as now at last The heart that conn'd them.
Given hostile strokes, and that not in the presence Vir. O heavens! O heavens !
of dreaded justice, but on the ministers

Cor. Nay, I pr'ythee, woman,
That do distribute it-In the name o'the people, Vol. Now the red pestilence strike all trades
And in the power of us the tribunes, we,

in Rome, Even from this instant, banish him our city ; And occupations perish! In peril of precipitation

Cor. What, what, what! From off the rock Tarpeian, never more

I shall be lov'd when I am lack'd. Nay, mother, To enter our Rome gates : l'the people's name, Resume that spirit, when you were wont tu say, I say it shall be so.

If you had been the wife of Hercules, Cit. It shall be so,

Sis of his labours you'd have done, and sav'd It shall be so ; let hun away : he's banish'd ; Your husband so much sweat.-Cominius, And so it shall be.

Droop not; adien :--Farewell, my wife ! my mo Com. Hear me, my masters, and my common

ther! friends

I'll do well yet.-Thou old and true Menenius, Sic. He's sentenc'd: no more hearing

Thy tears are salter than a younger man's, Com. Let me speak :

And venomous to thine eyes.-My someti ne I have been consul, and can show from Rome,

general, Her enemies' marks upon me. I do love I have seen thee stern, and thou hast oft bebeld My country's good, with a respect more tender, Heart-hard’ning spectacles : tell these sad women, More holy, and profound, than mine own life, 'Tis fond. to wail inevitable strokes, well, My dear wife's estimate, t her womb's increase, As 'tis to laugh at them.--My mother, you wot And treasure of my loins ; tben if I would My hazards still have been your solace : and Speak that

Believe't not lightly, (though I go alone, Sic. We know your drift: Speak what ?

Like to a lonely dragon, that his fen Bru. There's no more to be said, but he is Makes fear'd) and talk'd of more than seen your banish'd,

son As enemy to the people and his country : Will, or exceed the common, or be caught It shall be so.

With cautelous + baits and practice. Cit. It shall be so, it shall be so.

Vol. My first ; son, Cor. You common cry t of curs ! whose breath Whither wilt thou go? Take good Cominius I hate

With thee a while : Determine on some course, As reok 3 o'the rotten fens, whose love I prize

More than a wild exposture 9 to each chance, As the dead carcasses of unburied men

That starts i'the way before thee. That do corrupt my air, I banish you;

Cor. O the gods i And here remain with your uncertainty !

Com. l'll follow thee a month, devise with thee Let every feeble rumour shake your hearts ! Where thou shalt rest, that thou may'st hear of Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes,

us, Fan you into despair! Have the power still And we of thee : so, if the time thrust forth To banish your defenders ; till, at length,

A cause for thy repeal, we shall not send Your ignorance (which finds not till it feels,)

O'er the vast world, to seek a single man; Making not reservation of yourselves,

And lose advantage, wbich doth ever cool (Still your own foes,) deliver you, as most

I'the absence of the needer. Abated | captives, to some nation

Cor. Fare ye well : That won you without blows ! Despising.

Thou hast years upon thee ; and thou art too For you, the city, thus I turn my back :

of the wars' surfeits, to go rove with one There is a world elsewhere.

That's yet unbruis'd : bring me but ont at gate.Ereunt CORIOLANUS, COMINIUS, MENENTUS, Come, my sweet wife, my dearest mother, and

SENATORS, and PATRICIANS, My friends of noble touch, | when I am forth, Ed. The people's enemy is gone, is gone! Bid me farewell, and smile. I pray you, come. Cit. Our enemy's banish'al he is gone! Hoo!

While I remain above the ground, you shall hoo!

Hear from me still ; and never of me aught [The people shout and throw up their Caps. But what is

But what is like me formerly. Sic. Go, see hiin out at gates, and follow him!

Men. That's worthily As he hath follow'd you, with all despite :

As any ear can hear.-Come, let's not weep.-Give him deserv'd vexation. Let a guard

If I could shake off but one seven years Attend is through the city.

From these old arms and legs, by the good gods, Cit. Come, comne, let us see him out at gates ; Pd with thee every foot. come :

Cor. Give me thy band : The gods preserve our noble tribunes !-Come.

Come.

(Exeunt. (Ereunt. SCENE II.7he same.-A Street near the

Gate. ACT iv. SCENE 1.-The same. Before a Gate of the Enter SICINIUS, BRUTOS, and an ÆDILE. City.

Sic. Bid them all home: he's gove, and we'll

no farther. Enter CORIOLANUS, VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, I The nobility are vex'd, who, we see, have sided MENENTUS, COMINIUS, and several young in his behalf. PATRICIANS.

Bru. Now we have shown our power, Cor. Come, leave your tears; a brief farewell : Let us seem bumbler after it is done, -the beast I

Than when it was a doing. With many heads butts me away.--Nay, mother, Sic. Bid them home : Where is your ancient courage t you were us'd Say their great enemy is gone, a id they To say, extremity was the trier of spirits ; Stand in their ancient strength. That common chances coipmon men could bear; Bru, Dismiss them home. (Exit Æpile. That, when the sea was calm, all boats alike Show'd mastership in floating : fortune's blows,

Enter VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, and MENENTUS When most struck home, being gentle wounded, Here comes his mother. craves

Sic. Let's not meet her.

• For.. t Value. Pack. Vapour.

I Subdued.' The government of the people. I

• Foolish... Insidious. Nohloete Exposure.

True metal.

Bru. Why?

you : but your favour is well appeared by your Sic. They say, she's mad.

tongue. What's the news in Rome? I have a Bru. They bave ta'en note of us :

note from the Volscian state, to find you out there : Keep on your way.

You have well saved me a day's journey. Vol. Oh! you're well met: The hoarded plague Rom. There hath been in Rome strange insuro'the gods

rection: the people against the senators, patri. Requite your love!

cians, and nobles. Men. Peace, peace : be not so loud.

Vol. Hath been! Is it ended then ? Our state Vol. If that I could for weeping, you should thinks not so; they are in a most warlike prehear,

paration, and hope to come upon them in the heat Nay, and you shall bear sonie.-Will you be gone? ( of their division.

TO BRUTUS. Rom. The main blaze of it is past, but a small Vir. You shall stay too ; (To Sicin.) I would thing would make it flame again. For the nobles I had the power

receive so to heart the banishment of that worTo say so to my husband.

thy Coriolanus, that they are in a ripe aptness Sic. Are you mankind ?

to take all power from the people, and to pluck Vol. Ay, fool; is that a shame 1-Note but this from them their tribunes for ever. This lies fool.

glowing I can tell yon, and is almost mature for Was not a inan my father? Hadst thou foxship the violent breaking out. To banish him that struck more blows for Rome, Vol. Coriolamus banished ? Than thou hast spoken words?

Rom. Bavished, Sir. Sic. O blessed heavens!

Vol. You will be welcoine with this intelliVol. More noble blows, than ever thou wise / gence, Nicanor. words;

Rom. The day serves well for them now. I And for Rome's good. I'll tell thee what have heard it said, the fittest time to corrupt a Yet go :

man's wife, is when she's fallen out with her Nay but thou shalt stay too : would my son busband. Your noble Tullus Aufidius will apWere in Arabia, and thy tribe before him, pear well in these wars, his great opposer, CoHis good sword in his hand.

riolanus, being now in no request of his counSic. What then ?

try. Vir, What then 1

Vol. He cannot choose. I am most fortunate He'd make an end of thy posterity.

thus accidentally to euconuter you: You have Vol. Bastards, and all.

ended my business, and I will merrily accomGood man, the wounds that he does bear for pany you home. Rome!

Rom. I shall, between this and supper, tell Men. Come, come, peace.

you most strange things from Rome; all tendSic. I would he had contian'd to his country ing to the good of their adversaries. Have you As he began ; and not unknit himself

an army ready, say you? The noble knot he made.

Vol. A most royal one : the centurions and Bru. I would he had.

their charges distinctly billeted, already in the Vol. I would he bad ! 'Twas you incens'd the entertainment, t and to be on foot at an hour's rabble :

warning. Cats, that can judge as fitly of his worth,

Rom. I am joyful to hear of their readiness, As I can of those mysteries which heaven

and am the man, I think, that shall set the in will not have earth to know.

in present action. So, Sir, heartily well met, and Bru. Pray, let us go.

most glad of your company. Vol. Now pray, Sir, get you gone :

Vol. You take my part from me, Sir; I have You have done a brave deed. Ere you go, hear the most cause to be glad of yours. this :

Rom. Well, let us go together. (Ereunt.
As far as doth the Capitol exceed
The meanest house in Rome, so far my son, SCENE IV.-Antium.--Before Aufidius's
(This lady's husband here, tbis, do you see,

House.
Whom you have banish'd, does exceed you all.
Bru. Well, well, we'll leave you.

Enter CORIOLANUS, in mean apparel, die Sic. Why stay we to be baited

guised and mured. With one that wants her wits ?

Cor. A goodly city is this Antium: City, Vol. Take my prayers with you.

'Tis I that made thy widows : many an heir I would the gods had nothing else to do,

of these fair edifices 'fore my wars

(Ereunt TRIBUNES. Have I heard groan, and drop : then know me not But to confirm my curses ! Could I meet them Lest that thy wives with spits, and boys with stones, But once a day, it would unclog my heart or what lies heavy to't.

Enter a Citizen. Men. You have told them home,

in puny battle slay me.-Save you, Sir. Aud by my troth, you bave cause. You'll sup Cit. And you." with me?

Cor. Direct me, if it be your will, Vol. Anger's my meat: I sup upon myself, Where great Aufidius lies : Is he in Antium? And so sball starve with feeding.- Come let's go : Cit. He is, and feasts the nobles of the state Leave this faint puling, and lament as I do, At his house this night. In anger, Juno-like. Come, come, come.

Cor. Which is his house, 'beseech you? Men. Fie, fie, fie!

(Exeunt. Cit. This, here, before you.

Cor. Tbank you, Sir : farewell. SCENE III.-A highway between Rome and

Erit CITIZEN. Antium.

O world thy slippery turns! Friends now fast

Sworu, Enter a Roman and a VOLSCE, meeting.

Whose double bosoms seem to wear one heart, Rom. I know you well, Sir, and you know me : Whose hours, whose bed, whose meal, and exeryour name, I think, is Adrian.

cise, Vol. It is so, Sir : truly, I have forgot you. Are still together, who twin, as 'twere, in love

Rom. I am a Roman; and my services are, Unseparable, shall within this honr, as you are, against them: Know you me yet? On a dissention of a doit,. break out Vol. Nicanor ? No.

To bitterest enmity : So, fellest foes, Rom. The same, Sir.

Whose passions and whose plots have broke thei Vol. You had more beard, when I last saw

sleep

• Mean oubning

I • Countenance.

In pay.

A small ccia

To take the one the other, by some chance,

2 Serv. Here, Sir: I'd have beaten bio like a Some trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear dog, but for disturbing the lords within. friends,

Auf. Whence comest thout what wouldest And interjoin their issues. So with me:

thou ? Thy name? My birth place hate I, and my love's upon Why speak'st not? Speak, man: What's tay This enemy town. I'll enter: if he slay me,

name ? He does fair justice, if he give me way,

Cor. If, Tullus,

[Unmufling. I'll do his country service.

[Erit. Not yet thou know'st me, and seeing me, dost not

Think me for the man I am, necessity
SCENE V.-The same.- A hall in AUFIDIUS's Commands me name myself.
House.

Auf. What is thy name?

(SERVANTS retire. Music within. Enter a Servant.

Cor. A name unmusical to the Volscians' ears, 1 Serr. Wine, wine, wine! What service is And harsh in sound to thine. here! I think our fellows are asleep. (Erit. Auf. Say, what's thy name?

Thou hast a grim appearance, and thy face
Enter another SERVANT.

Bears a commaud in't : though thy tackle's torn, 2 Ser. Where's Cotus ! my master calls for Thou show'st a noble vessel. What's thy name? bim. Cotus!

Cor. Prepare thy brow to frown : Know'st

thou me yet? Enter CORIULANUS.

Auf. I know thee not :-Thy name? Cor. A goodly house : The feast smells well : 1 Cor. My name is Caius Marcius, who hath but I

done Appear not like a guest.

To thee particularly, and to all the Volsces,

Great burt and mischief; thereto witness may Re-enter the first SERVANT.

My surname, Coriolanus : The painful service, 1 Serv. What would you have, friend? Whence The extreme dangers, and the drops of blood are you? Here's no place for you: Pray, go to Shed for my tbankless country, are requited the door.

But with that surname; a good memory," Cor. I have deserv'd no better entertainment And witness of the malice and displeasture In being Coriolanus.*

Which thou should'st bear me : only that name

remains : Re-enter second SERVANT.

The cruelty and envy of the people, 2 Sery. Whence are you, Sir ? Has the porter | Permitted by our dastard nobles, who his eyes in his head, that be gives entrance to Have all forsook me, hath devour'd the rest ; such companions ? f Pray, get you out.

And suffer'd me by the voice of slaves to be Cor. Away !

Whoop'd out of Rome. Now, this extremity 2 Serv. Away ? Get you away.'

Hath brought me to thy hearth ; not out of hope, Cor. Now thou art troublesome.

Mistake me not, to save my life ; for if 2 Serv. Are you so brave? I'll have you talked I had fear'd death, of all the men i'the world with anon.

I would have 'voided thee: but in mere spite,

To be full quit of those my banishers, Enter a third SERVANT. The first meets him. Stand I before thee here. Then if thou hast 3 Serv. What fellow's this?

A heart of wreak in thee, that will revenge 1 Serv. A strange one as ever I looked on : 1 Thine own particular wrongs, and stop those cannot get him out o'the house : Pr'ythee, call

maims 1 my master to him.

of shaine seen through thy country, speed thee 3 Serv. What have you to do here, fellow?

straight, Pray you, avoid the house

And make my misery serve thy turn : so use it, Cor. Let me but stand : I will not hurt your That my revengeful services may prove hearth,

As benefits to thee ; for I will fight & Sery. What are you?

Against my canker'd country with the spleen Cor. A gentleman.

of all the under 6 fiends. But if so be 3 Serv. A marvellous poor one.

Thou dar'st not this, and that to prove more forCor. True, so I am.

tunes 3 Serv. Pray you, poor gentleman, take up Thou art tir'd, then, in a word, I also am some other station; here's no place for you ; pray | Longer to live most weary, and present you, avoid : come.

My throat to thee, and to thy ancient malice, Cor. Follow your function, go!

Which, not to cut, would show thee but a fool ; And battent on cold bits. [Pushes him away. Since I have ever follow'd thee with hate,

3 Serv. What, will you not ? Pr'ythee tell my Drawn tuns of blood out of thy country's breast; master what a strange guest he has here.

And cannot live but to thy shame, unless

[Exit. It be to do thee service. 2 Serr. And I shall.

Auf. O Marcius, Marcius, 3 Sere. Where dwellest thion?

Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from Cor. Under the canopy.

my heart 2 Sery. Under the canopy

A root of ancient envy. If Jupiter

(say, Cor. Ay.

Should from yon cloud speak divine things, and 3 Serv. Where's that?

'Tis true, I'd not believe them more than thee, Cor. I'the city of kites and crows.

All noble Marcius.-Oh ! let me twine 3 Serv. l'the city of kites and crows f-What Mine arms about that body, where against ad ass it is !_Tben thou dwellest with daws too? My grained ash an hundred times hath broke, Cor. No, I serve uot thy master.

And scar'd the moon with splinters! Here I 3 Serv. How, Sir! do you meddle with my

clip 9 master?

The anvil of my sword; and do contest, Cor. Ay; 'tis an honester service than to As botly and as nobly with thy love, meddle with thy mistress :

As ever in ambitious strength I did Tbou prat'st, and prat'st ; serve with thy trencher, I Contend against thy valour. Know thou first, hence ! (Beats him away. I lov'd the maid I married ; never man

Sigh'd truer breath ; but that I see thee here, Enter AUFIDIUS and the second SERVANT. Thou noble thing I more dances my rapt heart, Auf. Where is this fellow?

Than when I first iny wedded mistress saw

Wounde.

• Having derived that name from Corioli.

Fellows Feed.

• Memorial. Resentment.

Infernal. Embraec.

Bestride my threshold. Why, thon Mars! I tell 2 Serv. Au he had been cannibally given he thee

might bave broiled and eateu him too. We have a power on foot; and I had purpose I Serv. But inore of thy news? Once more to hew thy target froin thy brawn, 3 Serv. Why, ke is so made on here within, Or lose mine arm fort: Thou hast beat me ont + as if he were son and heir to Mars : set at up Twelve several times, and I have nightly since per end o'the table : no question asked him by Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me; any of the senators, but they stand bald before We have been down together in my sleep

him: Our general himself makes a mistress of Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat, him ; sanctities blinself with's hand, and turns And wak'd half dead with nothing. Worthy up the white o'the eye to his discourse. But the Marcins,

bottom of the news is, our general is cut i'the Had we no quarrel else to Rome, but that middle, and but one half of what he was yesterThou art thence banish'd, we would muster all day; for the other was half, by the entreaty, and From twelve to seventy ; 1 and, pouring war grant of the whole table. He'll go, be says, and Into the bowels of ungrateful Roine,

sowle* the porter of Rome gates by the ears : Like a bold food o'er-beat. O come, go ill, He will mow down all before hiin, and leave bis And take our friendly senators by the hands; passage polled. Who now are here, taking their leaves of me, 2 Seri. And he's as like to do't as any man Who am prepar'd against your territories,

I can imagine. Though not for Rome itself.

3 Sery. Do't? he will do't: For, look you, Cor. You bless me, gods!

Sir, he has as many friends as enemies : which Auf. Therefore, most absolute Sir, if thon friends, Sir, (as it were,) durst not look you, wilt have

Sir,) show themselves (as we term it,) his friends, The leading of thine own revenges, take

whilst he's in directitude. The one half of my commission ; and set down 1 Serv. Directitude ? wbat's that ? As best thou art experienc'd, since thou know'st 3 Serv. But when they shall see, Sir, bis crest Thy country's strength and weakness,-thine up again, and the pian in blood, i they will out own ways:

of their burrows, like conies after raill, and revel Whether to knock against the gates of Rome, all with him. Or rudely visit them in parts remote,

I Serv. But when goes this forward ? To fright them, ere destroy. But coine in :

3 Serv. To-morrow; to-day; presently. You Let me commend thee first to those, that shall shall have the drum struck up this afternoon : Say yea to thy desires. A thousand welcomes ! 'tis, as it were, a parcel of their feast, and to And more a friend than e'er an enemy;

be executed ere they wipe their lips. Yet, Marcins, that was much. Your hand! Most 2 Serv. Wby then we shall have a stirring welcome!

world again. This peace is nothing, but to [Ereunt CORIOLANUS and AUPIDIUS. rust iron, increase tailors, and breed balladI Serv. (Adrancing.) Here's a strange altera-inakers. tion !

1 Serv. Let me have war, say I: it exceeds 2 Sery. By my hand. I had thought to have peace, as far as day does night ; it's spritely, struckeu him with a cudgel; and yet my mind waking, andible, and full of vent. Peace is gave me, his clothes made a false report of him. a very apoplexy, lethargy: mulled, I deaf, sleepy,

1 Serv. What an arm he has ! He turned me insensible: a getter of more bastard children, about with his tinger and bis thumb, as one would than war's a destroyer of men. set up a top.

2 Serv, 'Tis so: and as wars, in some sort, 2 Serv. Nay, I knew by his face that there may be said to be a ravisher, so it cannot be de was something in him: He had, Sir, a kind of nied but peace is a great maker of cuckolds. face, methought, I cannot tell how to term it. I Serv. Ay, and it makes men bate one an. 1 Serv. He had so: looking as it were,

other. 'Would I were hanged, but I thought there was 3 Serv. Reason ; because they tben less need more in him than I could think.

one another. The wars for my money. I hope 2 Serv. So did I, I'll be sworn : He is simply to see Romans as cheap as Volsciaus. They are the rarest man i'the world.

rising, they are rising. 1 Serv. I think he is : but a greater soldier ! All. 1o, in, in, in.

(Exeunt. than he, you wot 5 one. 2 Serv. Whomy master ?

SCENE VI.--Rome.-A Public place. Serv. Nay, it's no matter for that. Serv. Worth six of him.

Enter SICINTUS and BRUTUS. 1 Serv. Nay, not so neither ; but I take him S ic. We hear not of bim, neither need we fear to be the greater soldier.

him: 2 Serv.'Faith, look you, one cannot tell how | His remedies are tame i'the present peace to say that for the defence of a towu, our ge- I And quietness o'the people, which before veral is excellent.

Were in wild hurry. Here do we make his friends 1 Serv. Ay, and for an assault too.

Blush, that the world goes well; who rather had, Re-enter third SERVANT.

Thongh they themselves did suffer by't, behold 3 Serv. 0 slaves, I can tell you news : Dews,

Dissentious numbers pestering streets, than see you rascals.

Our tradesmen singing in their shops, and going 1. 2. Serv. What, what, what ? let's partake. About their functions friendly. 3 Serv. I would not be a Roman, of all na

Enter MENENIUS. tions : 1 had as lieve be a condemned mau. 1. 2. Serv. Wherefore? wherefore ?

Bru. We stood to't in good time. Is this 3 Serr, Why, here's he that was wont to

Menenius? thwack our general,--Caius Marcins.

Sic. 'Tis he, 'tis he : Oh! he is grown most 1 Serv. Why do you say thwack our general ? 1 of late.--Hail, Sir

(kind 3 Sero. I do not say, thwack our general ; but

Men. Hail to you both 1 he was always good enough for him.

Sic. Your Coriolanus, Sir, is not much miss'd,

de. But with his friends; the common-wealth doth 2 Serv. Come, we are fellows and friends : 1 he was ever too hard for him ; I have heard him

stand; say so himself.

And so would do, were he more angry at it. i Serv. He was too hard for him directly, to

Men. All's well ; and might have been much say the truth on't : before Corioli, he scotcbed

better, if nim and notched him like a carbonado.ll

He could have temporiz'd. • Arm. Full. Years of age. $ know. • Pull. t Cut clear, Vigour. Part. Nicat cut across to be broiled.

I Rumour.

9 Softened.

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