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The Tragedie of Coriolanus. Sicin. He's a Disease that must be cut away. Mene. Oh he's a Limbe, that ha's but a Disease Mortall, to cut it off: to cure it, easie. What ha's he done to Rome, that's worthy death?
[1930]
Killing our Enemies, the blood he hath lost (Which I dare vouch, is more then that he hath By many an Ounce) he dropp'd it for his Country: And what is left, to loose it by his Countrey, Were to vs all that doo't, and suffer it
[1935]
A brand to th'end a'th World.
Sicin.

This is cleane kamme.

Brut. Meerely awry: When he did loue his Country, it honour'd him. Menen. The seruice of the foote
[1940]
Being once gangren'd, is not then respected For what before it was.
Bru. Wee'l heare no more: Pursue him to his house, and plucke him thence, Least his infection being of catching nature,
[1945]
Spred further.
Menen. One word more, one word: This Tiger‑footed‑rage, when it shall find The harme of vnskan'd swiftnesse, will (too late) Tye Leaden pounds too's heeles. Proceed by Processe,
[1950]
Least parties (as he is belou'd) breake out, And sacke great Rome with Romanes.
Brut.

If it were so?

Sicin. What do ye talke? Haue we not had a taste of his Obedience?
[1955]
Our Ediles smot: our selues resisted: come.
Mene. Consider this: He ha's bin bred i'th'Warres Since a could draw a Sword, and is ill‑school'd In boulted Language: Meale and Bran together He throwes without distinction. Giue me leaue,
[1960]
Ile go to him, and vndertake to bring him in peace, Where he shall answer by a lawfull Forme (In peace) to his vtmost perill.
1. Sen. Noble Tribunes, It is the humane way: the other course
[1965]
Will proue to bloody: and the end of it, Vnknowne to the Beginning.
Sic. Noble Menenius, be you then as the peoples officer: Masters, lay downe your Weapons. Bru.

Go not home.

Sic.
[1970]
Meet on the Market place: wee'l attend you there: Where if you bring not Martius, wee'l proceede In our first way.
Menen. Ile bring him to you. Let me desire your company: he must come,
[1975]
Or what is worst will follow.
Sena.

Pray you let's to him.

Exeunt Omnes.
[Act 3, Scene 2] Enter Coriolanus with Nobles. Corio. Let them pull all about mine eares, present me Death on the Wheele, or at wilde Horses heeles, Or pile ten hilles on the Tarpeian Rocke,
[1980]
That the precipitation might downe stretch Below the beame of sight; yet will I still Be thus to them.
Enter Volumnia. Noble.

You do the Nobler.

Corio. I muse my Mother
[1985]
Do's not approue me further, who was wont To call them Wollen Vassailes, things created To buy and sell with Groats, to shew bare heads In Congregations, to yawne, be still, and wonder, When one but of my ordinance stood vp

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[1990]
To speake of Peace, or Warre. I talke of you, Why did you wish me milder? Would you haue me False to my Nature? Rather say, I play The man I am.
Volum. Oh sir, sir, sir,
[1995]
I would haue had you put your power well on Before you had worne it out.
Corio.

Let go.

Vol. You might haue beene enough the man you are, With striuing lesse to be so: Lesser had bin
[2000]
The things of your dispositions, if You had not shew'd them how ye were dispos'd Ere they lack'd power to crosse you.
Corio.

Let them hang.

Volum.

I, and burne too.

Enter Menenius with the Senators. Men.
[2005]

Come, come, you haue bin too rough, somthing

too rough: you must returne, and mend it.

Sen. There's no remedy, Vnlesse by not so doing, our good Citie Cleaue in the midd'st, and perish. Volum.
[2010]
Pray be counsail'd; I haue a heart as little apt as yours, But yet a braine, that leades my vse of Anger To better vantage.
Mene. Well said, Noble woman:
[2015]
Before he should thus stoope to'th'heart, but that The violent fit a'th'time craues it as Physicke For the whole State; I would put mine Armour on, Which I can scarsely beare.
Corio.

What must I do?

Mene.
[2020]

Returne to th'Tribunes.

Corio.

Well, what then? what then?

Mene.

Repent, what you haue spoke.

Corio. For them, I cannot do it to the Gods, Must I then doo't to them? Volum.
[2025]
You are too absolute, Though therein you can neuer be too Noble, But when extremities speake. I haue heard you say, Honor and Policy, like vnseuer'd Friends, I'th'Warre do grow together: Grant that, and tell me
[2030]
In Peace, what each of them by th'other loose, That they combine not there?
Corio.

Tush, tush.

Mene.

A good demand.

Volum. If it be Honor in your Warres, to seeme
[2035]
The same you are not, which for your best ends You adopt your policy: How is it lesse or worse That it shall hold Companionship in Peace With Honour, as in Warre; since that to both It stands in like request
Corio.
[2040]

Why force you this?

Volum. Because, that Now it lyes you on to speake to th'people: Not by your owne instruction, nor by'th'matter Which your heart prompts you, but with such words
[2045]
That are but roated in your Tongue; Though but Bastards, and Syllables Of no allowance, to your bosomes truth. Now, this no more dishonors you at all, Then to take in a Towne with gentle words,
[2050]
Which else would put you to your fortune, and The hazard of much blood. I would dissemble with my Nature, where My Fortunes and my Friends at stake, requir'd I should do so in Honor. I am in this bb3 Your

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[Act 3, Scene 2] Enter Coriolanus with Nobles. Corio. Let them pull all about mine eares, present me Death on the Wheele, or at wilde Horses heeles, Or pile ten hilles on the Tarpeian Rocke,
[1980]
That the precipitation might downe stretch Below the beame of sight; yet will I still Be thus to them.
Enter Volumnia. Noble.

You do the Nobler.

Corio. I muse my Mother
[1985]
Do's not approue me further, who was wont To call them Wollen Vassailes, things created To buy and sell with Groats, to shew bare heads In Congregations, to yawne, be still, and wonder, When one but of my ordinance stood vp
[1990]
To speake of Peace, or Warre. I talke of you, Why did you wish me milder? Would you haue me False to my Nature? Rather say, I play The man I am.
Volum. Oh sir, sir, sir,
[1995]
I would haue had you put your power well on Before you had worne it out.
Corio.

Let go.

Vol. You might haue beene enough the man you are, With striuing lesse to be so: Lesser had bin
[2000]
The things of your dispositions, if You had not shew'd them how ye were dispos'd Ere they lack'd power to crosse you.
Corio.

Let them hang.

Volum.

I, and burne too.

Enter Menenius with the Senators. Men.
[2005]

Come, come, you haue bin too rough, somthing

too rough: you must returne, and mend it.

Sen. There's no remedy, Vnlesse by not so doing, our good Citie Cleaue in the midd'st, and perish. Volum.
[2010]
Pray be counsail'd; I haue a heart as little apt as yours, But yet a braine, that leades my vse of Anger To better vantage.
Mene. Well said, Noble woman:
[2015]
Before he should thus stoope to'th'heart, but that The violent fit a'th'time craues it as Physicke For the whole State; I would put mine Armour on, Which I can scarsely beare.
Corio.

What must I do?

Mene.
[2020]

Returne to th'Tribunes.

Corio.

Well, what then? what then?

Mene.

Repent, what you haue spoke.

Corio. For them, I cannot do it to the Gods, Must I then doo't to them? Volum.
[2025]
You are too absolute, Though therein you can neuer be too Noble, But when extremities speake. I haue heard you say, Honor and Policy, like vnseuer'd Friends, I'th'Warre do grow together: Grant that, and tell me
[2030]
In Peace, what each of them by th'other loose, That they combine not there?
Corio.

Tush, tush.

Mene.

A good demand.

Volum. If it be Honor in your Warres, to seeme
[2035]
The same you are not, which for your best ends You adopt your policy: How is it lesse or worse That it shall hold Companionship in Peace With Honour, as in Warre; since that to both It stands in like request
Corio.
[2040]

Why force you this?

Volum. Because, that Now it lyes you on to speake to th'people: Not by your owne instruction, nor by'th'matter Which your heart prompts you, but with such words
[2045]
That are but roated in your Tongue; Though but Bastards, and Syllables Of no allowance, to your bosomes truth. Now, this no more dishonors you at all, Then to take in a Towne with gentle words,
[2050]
Which else would put you to your fortune, and The hazard of much blood. I would dissemble with my Nature, where My Fortunes and my Friends at stake, requir'd I should do so in Honor. I am in this
[2055]
Your Wife, your Sonne: These Senators, the Nobles, And you, will rather shew our generall Lowts, How you can frowne, then spend a fawne vpon 'em, For the inheritance of their loues, and safeguard Of what that want might ruine.
Menen.
[2060]
Noble Lady, Come goe with vs, speake faire: you may salue so, Not what is dangerous present, but the losse Of what is past.
Volum. I prythee now, my Sonne,
[2065]
Goe to them, with this Bonnet in thy hand, And thus farre hauing stretcht it (here be with them) Thy Knee bussing the stones: for in such businesse Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th'ignorant More learned then the eares, wauing thy head,
[2070]
Which often thus correcting thy stout heart, Now humble as the ripest Mulberry, That will not hold the handling: or say to them, Thou art their Souldier, and being bred in broyles, Hast not the soft way, which thou do'st confesse
[2075]
Were fit for thee to vse, as they to clayme, In asking their good loues, but thou wilt frame Thy selfe (forsooth) hereafter theirs so farre, As thou hast power and person.
Menen. This but done,
[2080]
Euen as she speakes, why their hearts were yours: For they haue Pardons, being ask'd, as free, As words to little purpose.
Volum. Prythee now, Goe, and be rul'd: although I know thou hadst rather
[2085]
Follow thine Enemie in a fierie Gulfe, Then flatter him in a Bower.
Enter Cominius.

Here is Cominius.

Com. I haue beene i'th'Market place: and Sir 'tis fit You make strong partie, or defend your selfe By calmenesse, or by absence: all's in anger. Menen.
[2090]

Onely faire speech.

Com.

I thinke 'twill serue, if he can thereto frame his

spirit.

Volum. He must, and will: Prythee now say you will, and goe about it. Corio.
[2095]
Must I goe shew them my vnbarb'd Sconce? Must I with my base Tongue giue to my Noble Heart A Lye, that it must beare well? I will doo't: Yet were there but this single Plot, to loose This Mould of Martius, they to dust should grinde it,
[2100]
And throw't against the Winde. Toth' Market place: You haue put me now to such a part, which neuer I shall discharge toth' Life.
Com.

Come, come, wee'le prompt you.

Volum. I prythee now sweet Son, as thou hast said
[2105]
My praises made thee first a Souldier; so To haue my praise for this, performe a part Thou hast not done before.
Corio. Well, I must doo't: Away my disposition, and possesse me
[2110]
Some Harlots spirit: My throat of Warre be turn'd, Which quier'd with my Drumme into a Pipe, Small as an Eunuch, or the Virgin voyce That Babies lull a‑sleepe: The smiles of Knaues Tent in my cheekes, and Schoole‑boyes Teares take vp
[2115]
The Glasses of my sight: A Beggars Tongue Make motion through my Lips, and my Arm'd knees Who bow'd but in my Stirrop, bend like his That hath receiu'd an Almes. I will not doo't, Least I surcease to honor mine owne truth,
[2120]
And by my Bodies action, teach my Minde A most inherent Basenesse
Volum. At thy choice then: To begge of thee, it is my more dis‑honor, Then thou of them. Come all to ruine, let
[2125]
Thy Mother rather feele thy Pride, then feare Thy dangerous Stoutnesse: for I mocke at death With as bigge heart as thou. Do as thou list, Thy Valiantnesse was mine, thou suck'st it from me: But owe thy Pride thy selfe.
Corio.
[2130]
Pray be content: Mother, I am going to the Market place: Chide me no more. Ile Mountebanke their Loues, Cogge their Hearts from them, and come home belou'd Of all the Trades in Rome. Looke, I am going:
[2135]
Commend me to my Wife, Ile returne Consull, Or neuer trust to what my Tongue can do I'th way of Flattery further.
Volum.

Do your will.

Exit Volumnia Com. Away, the Tribunes do attend you: arm your self
[2140]
To answer mildely: for they are prepar'd With Accusations, as I heare more strong Then are vpon you yet.
Corio. The word is, Mildely. Pray you let vs go, Let them accuse me by inuention: I
[2145]
Will answer in mine Honor.
Menen.

I, but mildely.

Corio.

Well mildely be it then, Mildely.

Exeunt.
 

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      <l n="2083">Prythee now,</l>
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      <l n="2087">I haue beene i'th'Market place: and Sir 'tis fit</l>
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      <l n="2089">By calmenesse, or by absence: all's in anger.</l>
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      <speaker rend="italic">Menen.</speaker>
      <p n="2090">Onely faire speech.</p>
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      <speaker rend="italic">Com.</speaker>
      <p n="2091">I thinke 'twill serue, if he can thereto frame his
      <lb n="2092"/>spirit.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-vlm">
      <speaker rend="italic">Volum.</speaker>
      <l n="2093">He must, and will:</l>
      <l n="2094">Prythee now say you will, and goe about it.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <l n="2095">Must I goe shew them my vnbarb'd Sconce?</l>
      <l n="2096">Must I with my base Tongue giue to my Noble Heart</l>
      <l n="2097">A Lye, that it must beare well? I will doo't:</l>
      <l n="2098">Yet were there but this single Plot, to loose</l>
      <l n="2099">This Mould of Martius, they to dust should grinde it,</l>
      <l n="2100">And throw't against the Winde. Toth' Market place:</l>
      <l n="2101">You haue put me now to such a part, which neuer</l>
      <l n="2102">I shall discharge toth' Life.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-com">
      <speaker rend="italic">Com.</speaker>
      <p n="2103">Come, come, wee'le prompt you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-vlm">
      <speaker rend="italic">Volum.</speaker>
      <l n="2104">I prythee now sweet Son, as thou hast said</l>
      <l n="2105">My praises made thee first a Souldier; so</l>
      <l n="2106">To haue my praise for this, performe a part</l>
      <l n="2107">Thou hast not done before.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <l n="2108">Well, I must doo't:</l>
      <l n="2109">Away my disposition, and possesse me</l>
      <l n="2110">Some Harlots spirit: My throat of Warre be turn'd,</l>
      <l n="2111">Which quier'd with my Drumme into a Pipe,</l>
      <l n="2112">Small as an Eunuch, or the Virgin voyce</l>
      <l n="2113">That Babies lull a‑sleepe: The smiles of Knaues</l>
      <l n="2114">Tent in my cheekes, and Schoole‑boyes Teares take vp</l>
      <l n="2115">The Glasses of my sight: A Beggars Tongue</l>
      <l n="2116">Make motion through my Lips, and my Arm'd knees</l>
      <l n="2117">Who bow'd but in my Stirrop, bend like his</l>
      <l n="2118">That hath receiu'd an Almes. I will not doo't,</l>
      <l n="2119">Least I surcease to honor mine owne truth,</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="2120">And by my Bodies action, teach my Minde</l>
      <l n="2121">A most inherent Basenesse</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-vlm">
      <speaker rend="italic">Volum.</speaker>
      <l n="2122">At thy choice then:</l>
      <l n="2123">To begge of thee, it is my more dis‑honor,</l>
      <l n="2124">Then thou of them. Come all to ruine, let</l>
      <l n="2125">Thy Mother rather feele thy Pride, then feare</l>
      <l n="2126">Thy dangerous Stoutnesse: for I mocke at death</l>
      <l n="2127">With as bigge heart as thou. Do as thou list,</l>
      <l n="2128">Thy Valiantnesse was mine, thou suck'st it from me:</l>
      <l n="2129">But owe thy Pride thy selfe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <l n="2130">Pray be content:</l>
      <l n="2131">Mother, I am going to the Market place:</l>
      <l n="2132">Chide me no more. Ile Mountebanke their Loues,</l>
      <l n="2133">Cogge their Hearts from them, and come home belou'd</l>
      <l n="2134">Of all the Trades in Rome. Looke, I am going:</l>
      <l n="2135">Commend me to my Wife, Ile returne Consull,</l>
      <l n="2136">Or neuer trust to what my Tongue can do</l>
      <l n="2137">I'th way of Flattery further.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-vlm">
      <speaker rend="italic">Volum.</speaker>
      <p n="2138">Do your will.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit Volumnia</stage>
   <sp who="#F-cor-com">
      <speaker rend="italic">Com.</speaker>
      <l n="2139">Away, the Tribunes do attend you: arm your self</l>
      <l n="2140">To answer mildely: for they are prepar'd</l>
      <l n="2141">With Accusations, as I heare more strong</l>
      <l n="2142">Then are vpon you yet.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <l n="2143">The word is, Mildely. Pray you let vs go,</l>
      <l n="2144">Let them accuse me by inuention: I</l>
      <l n="2145">Will answer in mine Honor.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-men">
      <speaker rend="italic">Menen.</speaker>
      <p n="2146">I, but mildely.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2147">Well mildely be it then, Mildely.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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