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l'th' right and strength o'th' commons, be it either
I shall inform them.
Very well. Sic. Make them be strong, and ready for this hint, When we shall hap to give't them. Bru.
Go about it.
[Exit Ædile. Put him to choler straight: He hath been us'd Ever to conquer, and to have his worth Of contradiction: Being once chafod, he cannot Be rein'd again to temperance; then he speaks What's in his heart; and that is there, which looks With us to break his neck. Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENICS, COMinius, Senators,
and Patricians. Sic. Well, here he comes. Men.
Calmly, I do beseech you. Cor. Ay, as an ostler, that for the poorest piece Will bear the knave by th' volume. –Th' honour'd
gods Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice Supplied with worthy men! plant love among us! Throng our large temples with the shows of peace, And not our streets with war! 1 Sen.
Amen, amen! Men. A noble wish.
· His full quota or proportion. ? Would bear being called a knave as often as would fill out a volume.
Re-enter Ædile, with Citizens. Sic. Draw near, ye people. Æd. List to your tribunes; audience: Peace, I say. Cor. First, hear me speak. Both Tri.
Well, say.—Peace, ho.
I do demand,
I am content.
he is content:
Scratches with briars,
Well, well, no more.
hour You take it off again? Sic.
Answer to us. Cor. Say then: 'tis true, I ought so. Sic. We charge you,
have contriv'd to take From Rome all season'd' office, and to wind
· Rather than spoken out of ill-will to you.
season'd, i.e. established. (Cor. 71]
Yourself into a power tyrannical;
Cor. How! Traitor ?
Nay; temperately: Your promise.
Mark you this, people? Cit. To the rock with him ; to the rock with him! Sic.
But since he hath
What do you prate of service?
I'll know no further:
for what they can give,
For that he has (As much as in him lies) from time to time
Envied against the people, seeking means
it shall be so.
It shall be so, It shall be let him
: he's banish’d, And so it shall be. Com. Hear me, my masters, and my common
friends; Sic. He's sentenc'd: no more hearing, Com.
Let me speak,
I do love
We know your drift: Speak what?
It shall be so, it shall be so. Cor. You common cry3 of curs! whose breath I As reek o'th' rotten fens, whose loves I prize [hate As the dead carcasses of unburied men That do corrupt my air, I banish you ; And here remain with your uncertainty ! Let every feeble rumour shake
hearts ! Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes, Fan you into despair! Have the power still
? not, not only.
us, as well as. [Cor. 73]
cry, troop, pack,
To banish your defenders; till, at length,
[Exeunt CORIOLANUS, Cominius, MENENIUS,
Senators, and Patricians. Ad. The people's enemy is gone, is gone! Cit. Our enemy's banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo!
The People shout, and throw up their caps. Sic. Go, see him out at gates, and follow him, As he hath follow'd you, with all despite; Give him deserv'd vexation. Let a guard Attend us through the city.
Cit. Come, come, let us see him out at gates; come:The gods preserve our noble tribunes ! Come.
SCENE I.-Before the gates of Rome. Enter CORIOLANUS, VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, MENENTUS,
COMINIUS, and several young Patricians. Cor. Come, leave your tears; a brief farewell:
the beast With many
heads butts me away.--Nay, mother, Where is
courage? you were us'd