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The Tragedie of Coriolanus.
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This Ladies Husband heere; this (do you see) Whom you haue banish'd, does exceed you all.
Bru.

Well, well, wee'l leaue you.

Sicin. Why stay we to be baited With one that wants her Wits. Exit Tribunes. Volum.
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Take my Prayers with you. I would the Gods had nothing else to do, But to confirme my Cursses. Could I meete 'em But once a day, it would vnclogge my heart Of what lyes heauy too't.
Mene.
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You haue told them home, And by my troth you haue cause: you'l Sup with me.
Volum. Angers my Meate: I suppe vpon my selfe, And so shall sterue with Feeding: Come, let's go, Leaue this faint‑puling, and lament as I do,
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In Anger, Iuno‑like: Come, come, come.
Exeunt Mene.

Fie, fie, fie.

Exit.
[Act 4, Scene 3] Enter a Roman, and a Volce. Rom.

I know you well sir, and you know mee: your

name I thinke is Adrian.

Volce.

It is so sir, truly I haue forgot you.

Rom.
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I am a Roman, and my Seruices are as you are,

against 'em. Know you me yet.

Volce.

Nicanor: no.

Rom.

The same sir.

Volce.

You had more Beard when I last saw you, but

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your Fauour is well appear'd by your Tongue. What's

the Newes in Rome: I haue a Note from the Volcean

state to finde you out there. You haue well saued mee a

dayes iourney.

Rom.

There hath beene in Rome straunge Insurrecti­

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ons: The people, against the Senatours, Patricians, and

Nobles.

Vol.

Hath bin; is it ended then? Our State thinks not

so, they are in a most warlike preparation, & hope to com

vpon them, in the heate of their diuision

Rom.
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The maine blaze of it is past, but a small thing

would make it flame againe. For the Nobles receyue so

to heart, the Banishment of that worthy Coriolanus, that

they are in a ripe aptnesse, to take al power from the peo­

ple, and to plucke from them their Tribunes for euer.

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This lyes glowing I can tell you, and is almost mature for

the violent breaking out.

Vol.

Coriolanus Banisht?

Rom.

Banish'd sir.

Vol.

You will be welcome with this intelligence Ni­ canor .

Rom.

The day serues well for them now. I haue heard

it saide, the fittest time to corrupt a mans Wife, is when

shee's falne out with her Husband. Your Noble Tullus Auffidius well will appeare well in these Warres, his great

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Opposer Coriolanus being now in no request of his coun­

trey.

Volce.

He cannot choose: I am most fortunate, thus

accidentally to encounter you. You haue ended my Bu­

sinesse, and I will merrily accompany you home.

Rom.
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I shall betweene this and Supper, tell you most

strange things from Rome: all tending to the good of

their Aduersaries. Haue you an Army ready say you?

Vol.

A most Royall one: The Centurions, and their

charges distinctly billetted already in th'entertainment,

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and to be on foot at an houres warning.

Rom.

I am ioyfull to heare of their readinesse, and am

the man I thinke, that shall set them in present Action. So

sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your Company.

Volce.

You take my part from me sir, I haue the most

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cause to be glad of yours.

Rom.
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Well, let vs go together.

Exeunt.
[Act 4, Scene 4] Enter Coriolanus in meane Apparrell, Dis­ guisd, and muffled. Corio. A goodly City is this Antium. Citty, 'Tis I that made thy Widdowes: Many an heyre Of these faire Edifices fore my Warres Haue I heard groane, and drop: Then know me not,
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Least that thy Wiues with Spits, and Boyes with stones In puny Battell slay me. Saue you sir.
Enter a Citizen. Cit.

And you.

Corio.

Direct me, if it be your will, where great Auf­ fidius lies: Is he in Antium?

Cit.
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He is, and Feasts the Nobles of the State, at his

house this night.

Corio.

Which is his house, beseech you?

Cit.

This heere before you.

Corio.

Thanke you sir, farewell.

Exit Citizen
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Oh World, thy slippery turnes! Friends now fast sworn, Whose double bosomes seemes to weare one heart, Whose Houres, whose Bed, whose Meale and Exercise Are still together: who Twin (as 'twere) in Loue, Vnseparable, shall within this houre,
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On a dissention of a Doit, breake out To bitterest Enmity: So fellest Foes, Whose Passions, and whose Plots haue broke their sleep To take the one the other, by some chance, Some tricke not worth an Egge, shall grow deere friends
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And inter‑ioyne their yssues. So with me, My Birth‑place haue I, and my loues vpon This Enemie Towne: Ile enter, if he slay me He does faire Iustice: if he giue me way, Ile do his Country Seruice. Exit.
[Act 4, Scene 5] Musicke playes. Enter a Seruingman. 1 Ser.
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Wine, Wine, Wine: What seruice is heere? I

thinke our Fellowes are asleepe.

Enter another Seruingman. 2 Ser.

Where's Cotus: my M. Master cals for him: Cotus.

Exit Enter Coriolanus. Corio. A goodly House: The Feast smels well: but I appeare not like a Guest. Enter the first Seruingman. 1 Ser.
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What would you haue Friend? whence are you? Here's no place for you: pray go to the doore?
Exit. Corio.

I haue deseru'd no better entertainment, in be­

ing Coriolanus.

Enter second Seruant. 2 Ser.

Whence are you sir? Ha's the Porter his eyes in

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his head, that he giues entrance to such Companions?

Pray get you out.

Corio.

Away.

2 Ser.

Away? Get you away.

Corio.

Now th'art troublesome.

2 Ser.
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Are you so braue: Ile haue you talkt with anon

Enter 3 Seruingman, the 1 meets him. 3

What Fellowes this?

1

A strange one as euer I look'd on: I cannot get him

out o'th'house: Prythee call my Master to him.

3

What haue you to do here fellow? Pray you auoid

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the house.

Corio.

Let me but stand, I will not hurt your Harth.

3

What are you?

Corio.

A Gentleman.

3

A maru'llous poore one.

Corio.
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True, so I am.

3

Pray you poore Gentleman, take vp some other sta­

tion,

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[Act 4, Scene 5] Musicke playes. Enter a Seruingman. 1 Ser.
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Wine, Wine, Wine: What seruice is heere? I

thinke our Fellowes are asleepe.

Enter another Seruingman. 2 Ser.

Where's Cotus: my M. Master cals for him: Cotus.

Exit Enter Coriolanus. Corio. A goodly House: The Feast smels well: but I appeare not like a Guest. Enter the first Seruingman. 1 Ser.
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What would you haue Friend? whence are you? Here's no place for you: pray go to the doore?
Exit. Corio.

I haue deseru'd no better entertainment, in be­

ing Coriolanus.

Enter second Seruant. 2 Ser.

Whence are you sir? Ha's the Porter his eyes in

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his head, that he giues entrance to such Companions?

Pray get you out.

Corio.

Away.

2 Ser.

Away? Get you away.

Corio.

Now th'art troublesome.

2 Ser.
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Are you so braue: Ile haue you talkt with anon

Enter 3 Seruingman, the 1 meets him. 3

What Fellowes this?

1

A strange one as euer I look'd on: I cannot get him

out o'th'house: Prythee call my Master to him.

3

What haue you to do here fellow? Pray you auoid

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the house.

Corio.

Let me but stand, I will not hurt your Harth.

3

What are you?

Corio.

A Gentleman.

3

A maru'llous poore one.

Corio.
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True, so I am.

3

Pray you poore Gentleman, take vp some other sta­

tion: Heere's no place for you, pray you auoid: Come.

Corio.

Follow your Function, go, and batten on colde

bits.

Pushes him away from him. 3
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What you will not? Prythee tell my Maister what

a strange Guest he ha's heere.

2

And I shall.

Exit second Seruingman. 3

Where dwel'st thou?

Corio.

Vnder the Canopy.

3
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Vnder the Canopy?

Corio.

I.

3

Where's that?

Corio.

I'th City of Kites and crowes.

3

I'th City of Kites and Crowes? What an Asse it is,

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then thou dwel'st with Dawes too?

Corio.

No, I serue not thy Master.

3

How sir? Do you meddle with my Master?

Corio.

I, tis an honester seruice, then to meddle with

thy Mistris: Thou prat'st, and prat'st, serue with thy tren­

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cher: Hence.

Beats him away Enter Auffidius with the Seruingman. Auf.

Where is this Fellow?

2

Here sir, I'de haue beaten him like a dogge, but for

disturbing the Lords within.

Auf. Whence com'st thou? What wouldst thou ? Thy name?
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Why speak'st not? Speake man: What's thy name?
Corio.

If Tullus not yet thou know'st me, and seeing

me, dost not thinke me for the man I am, necessitie com­

mands me name my selfe.

Auf.

What is thy name?

Corio.
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A name vnmusicall to the Volcians eares, And harsh in sound to thine.
Auf. Say, what's thy name? Thou hast a Grim apparance, and thy Face Beares a Command in't: Though thy Tackles torne,
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Thou shew'st a Noble Vessell: What's thy name?
Corio.

Prepare thy brow to frowne: knowst thou me yet?

Auf.

I know thee not? Thy Name?

Corio. My name is Caius Martius, who hath done To thee particularly, and to all the Volces
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Great hurt and Mischiefe: thereto witnesse may My Surname Coriolanus. The painfull Seruice, The extreme Dangers, and the droppes of Blood Shed for my thanklesse Country, are requitted: But with that Surname, a good memorie
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And witnesse of the Malice and Displeasure Which thou should'st beare me, only that name remains. The Cruelty and Enuy of the people, Permitted by our dastard Nobles, who Haue all forsooke me, hath deuour'd the rest:
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And suffer'd me by th'voyce of Slaues to be Hoop'd out of Rome. Now this extremity, Hath brought me to thy Harth, not out of Hope (Mistake me not) to saue my life: for if I had fear'd death, of all the Men i'th'World
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I would haue voided thee. But in meere spight To be full quit of those my Banishers, Stand I before thee heere: Then if thou hast A heart of wreake in thee, that wilt reuenge Thine owne particular wrongs, and stop those maimes
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Of shame seene through thy Country, speed thee straight And make my misery serue thy turne: So vse it, That my reuengefull Seruices may proue As Benefits to thee. For I will fight Against my Cankred Countrey, with the Spleene
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Of all the vnder Fiends. But if so be, Thou dar'st not this, and that to proue more Fortunes Th'art tyr'd, then in a word, I also am Longer to liue most wearie: and present My throat to thee, and to thy Ancient Malice:
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Which not to cut, would shew thee but a Foole, Since I haue euer followed thee with hate, Drawne Tunnes of Blood out of thy Countries brest, And cannot liue but to thy shame, vnlesse It be to do thee seruice.
Auf.
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Oh Martius, Martius; Each word thou hast spoke, hath weeded from my heart A roote of Ancient Enuy. If Iupiter Should from yond clowd speake diuine things, And say 'tis true; I'de not beleeue them more
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Then thee allͤNoble Martius. Let me twine Mine armes about that body, where against My grained Ash an hundred times hath broke, And scarr'd the Moone with splinters: heere I cleep The Anuile of my Sword, and do contest
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As hotly, and as Nobly with thy Loue, As euer in Ambitious strength, I did Contend against thy Valour. Know thou first, I lou'd the Maid I married: neuer man Sigh'd truer breath. But that I see thee heere
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Thou Noble thing, more dances my rapt heart, Then when I first my wedded Mistris saw Bestride my Threshold. Why, thou Mars I tell thee, We haue a Power on foote: and I had purpose Once more to hew thy Target from thy Brawne,
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Or loose mine Arme for't: Thou hast beate mee out Twelue seuerall times, and I haue nightly since Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thy selfe and me: We haue beene downe together in my sleepe, Vnbuckling Helmes, fisting each others Throat,
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And wak'd halfe dead with nothing. Worthy Martius, Had we no other quarrell else to Rome, but that Thou art thence Banish'd, we would muster all From twelue, to seuentie: and powring Warre Into the bowels of vngratefull Rome,
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Like a bold Flood o're‑beate. Oh come, go in, And take our Friendly Senators by'th'hands Who now are heere, taking their leaues of mee, Who am prepar'd against your Territories, Though not for Rome it selfe.
Corio.
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You blesse me Gods.

Auf. Therefore most absolute Sir, if thou wilt haue The leading of thine owne Reuenges, take Th'one halfe of my Commission, and set downe As best thou art experienc'd, since thou know'st
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Thy Countries strength and weaknesse, thine own waies Whether to knocke against the Gates of Rome, Or rudely visit them in parts remote, To fright them, ere destroy. But come in, Let me commend thee first, to those that shall
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Say yea to thy desires. A thousand welcomes, And more a Friend, then ere an Enemie, Yet Martius that was much. Your hand: most welcome.
Exeunt Enter two of the Seruingmen. 1

Heere's a strange alteration?

2

By my hand, I had thoght to haue stroken him with

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a Cudgell, and yet my minde gaue me, his cloathes made

a false report of him.

1

What an Arme he has, he turn'd me about with his

finger and his thumbe, as one would set vp a Top.

2

Nay, I knew by his face that there was some‑thing

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in him. He had sir, a kinde of face me thought, I cannot tell how to tearme it.

1

He had so, looking as it were, would I were hang'd

but I thought there was more in him, then I could think.

2

So did I, Ile be sworne: He is simply the rarest man

i'th'world.

1
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I thinke he is: but a greater soldier then he,

You wot one.

2

Who my Master?

1

Nay, it's no matter for that.

2

Worth six on him.

1
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Nay not so neither: but I take him to be the greater

Souldiour.

2

Fai h looke you, one cannot tell how to say that: for

the Defence of a Towne, our Generall is excellent.

1

I, and for an assault too.

Enter the third Seruingman. 3
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Oh Slaues, I can tell you Newes, News you Rascals

Both.

What, what, what? Let's partake.

3

I would not be a Roman of all Nations; I had as

liue be a condemn'd man.

Both.

Wherefore? Wherefore?

3
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Why here's he that was wont to thwacke our Ge­

nerall, Caius Martius.

1

Why do you say, thwacke our Generall?

3

I do not say thwacke our Generall, but he was al­

wayes good enough for him

2
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Come we are fellowes and friends: he was euer too

hard for him, I haue heard him say so himselfe.

1

He was too hard for him directly, to say the Troth

on't before Corioles, he scotcht him, and notcht him like a

Carbinado.

2
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And hee had bin Cannibally giuen, hee might haue

boyld and eaten him too.

1

But more of thy Newes.

3

Why he is so made on heere within, as if hee were

Son and Heire to Mars, set at vpper end o'th'Table: No

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question askt him by any of the Senators, but they stand

bald before him. Our Generall himselfe makes a Mistris

of him, Sanctifies himselfe with's hand, and turnes vp the

white o'th'eye to his Discourse. But the bottome of the

Newes is, our Generall is cut i'th'middle, & but one halfe

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of what he was yesterday. For the other ha's halfe, by

the intreaty and graunt of the whole Table. Hee'l go he

sayes, and sole the Porter of Rome Gates by th'eares. He

will mowe all downe before him, and leaue his passage

poul'd.

2
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And he's as like to do't, as any man I can imagine.

3

Doo't? he will doo't: for look you sir, he has as ma­

ny Friends as Enemies: which Friends sir as it were, durst

not (looke you sir) shew themselues (as we terme it) his

Friends, whilest he's in Directitude.

1
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Directitude? What's that?

3

But when they shall see sir, his Crest vp againe, and

the man in blood, they will out of their Burroughes (like

Conies after Raine) and reuell all with him.

1

But when goes this forward:

3
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To morrow, to day, presently, you shall haue the

Drum strooke vp this afternoone: 'Tis as it were a parcel

of their Feast, and to be executed ere they wipe their lips.

2

Why then wee shall haue a stirring World againe:

This peace is nothing, but to rust Iron, encrease Taylors,

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and breed Ballad‑makers.

1

Let me haue Warre say I, it exceeds peace as farre

as day do's night: It's sprightly walking, audible, and full

of Vent. Peace, is a very Apoplexy, Lethargie, mull'd,

deafe, sleepe, insensible, a getter of more bastard Chil­

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dren, then warres a destroyer of men.

2

'Tis so, and as warres in some sort may be saide to

be a Rauisher, so it cannot be denied, but peace is a great

maker of Cuckolds.

1

I, and it makes men hate one another.

3
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Reason, because they then lesse neede one another:

The Warres for my money. I hope to see Romanes as

cheape as Volcians. They are rising, they are rising.

Both.

In, in, in, in.

Exeunt
 

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   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
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   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2562">Where's that?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2563">I'th City of Kites and crowes.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2564">I'th City of Kites and Crowes? What an Asse it is,
      <lb n="2565"/>then thou dwel'st with Dawes too?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2566">No, I serue not thy Master.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2567">How sir? Do you meddle with my Master?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2568">I, tis an honester seruice, then to meddle with
      <lb n="2569"/>thy Mistris: Thou prat'st, and prat'st, serue with thy tren­
      <lb n="2570"/>cher: Hence.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="business">Beats him away</stage>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Auffidius with the Seruingman.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <p n="2571">Where is this Fellow?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2572">Here sir, I'de haue beaten him like a dogge, but for
      <lb n="2573"/>disturbing the Lords within.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <l n="2574">Whence com'st thou? What wouldst<choice>
            <abbr>yͧ</abbr>
            <expan>thou</expan>
         </choice>? Thy name?</l>
      <l n="2575">Why speak'st not? Speake man: What's thy name?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2576">If<hi rend="italic">Tullus</hi>not yet thou know'st me, and seeing
      <lb n="2577"/>me, dost not thinke me for the man I am, necessitie com­
      <lb n="2578"/>mands me name my selfe.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <p n="2579">What is thy name?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <l n="2580">A name vnmusicall to the Volcians eares,</l>
      <l n="2581">And harsh in sound to thine.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <l n="2582">Say, what's thy name?</l>
      <l n="2583">Thou hast a Grim apparance, and thy Face</l>
      <l n="2584">Beares a Command in't: Though thy Tackles torne,</l>
      <l n="2585">Thou shew'st a Noble Vessell: What's thy name?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2586">Prepare thy brow to frowne: knowst<choice>
            <abbr>yͧ</abbr>
            <expan>thou</expan>
         </choice>me yet?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <p n="2587">I know thee not? Thy Name?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <l n="2588">My name is<hi rend="italic">Caius Martius</hi>, who hath done</l>
      <l n="2589">To thee particularly, and to all the Volces</l>
      <l n="2590">Great hurt and Mischiefe: thereto witnesse may</l>
      <l n="2591">My Surname<hi rend="italic">Coriolanus</hi>. The painfull Seruice,</l>
      <l n="2592">The extreme Dangers, and the droppes of Blood</l>
      <l n="2593">Shed for my thanklesse Country, are requitted:</l>
      <l n="2594">But with that Surname, a good memorie</l>
      <l n="2595">And witnesse of the Malice and Displeasure</l>
      <l n="2596">Which thou should'st beare me, only that name remains.</l>
      <l n="2597">The Cruelty and Enuy of the people,</l>
      <l n="2598">Permitted by our dastard Nobles, who</l>
      <l n="2599">Haue all forsooke me, hath deuour'd the rest:</l>
      <l n="2600">And suffer'd me by th'voyce of Slaues to be</l>
      <l n="2601">Hoop'd out of Rome. Now this extremity,</l>
      <l n="2602">Hath brought me to thy Harth, not out of Hope</l>
      <l n="2603">(Mistake me not) to saue my life: for if</l>
      <l n="2604">I had fear'd death, of all the Men i'th'World</l>
      <l n="2605">I would haue voided thee. But in meere spight</l>
      <l n="2606">To be full quit of those my Banishers,</l>
      <l n="2607">Stand I before thee heere: Then if thou hast</l>
      <l n="2608">A heart of wreake in thee, that wilt reuenge</l>
      <l n="2609">Thine owne particular wrongs, and stop those maimes</l>
      <l n="2610">Of shame seene through thy Country, speed thee straight</l>
      <l n="2611">And make my misery serue thy turne: So vse it,</l>
      <l n="2612">That my reuengefull Seruices may proue</l>
      <l n="2613">As Benefits to thee. For I will fight</l>
      <l n="2614">Against my Cankred Countrey, with the Spleene</l>
      <l n="2615">Of all the vnder Fiends. But if so be,</l>
      <l n="2616">Thou dar'st not this, and that to proue more Fortunes</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="2617">Th'art tyr'd, then in a word, I also am</l>
      <l n="2618">Longer to liue most wearie: and present</l>
      <l n="2619">My throat to thee, and to thy Ancient Malice:</l>
      <l n="2620">Which not to cut, would shew thee but a Foole,</l>
      <l n="2621">Since I haue euer followed thee with hate,</l>
      <l n="2622">Drawne Tunnes of Blood out of thy Countries brest,</l>
      <l n="2623">And cannot liue but to thy shame, vnlesse</l>
      <l n="2624">It be to do thee seruice.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <l n="2625">Oh<hi rend="italic">Martius</hi>,<hi rend="italic">Martius</hi>;</l>
      <l n="2626">Each word thou hast spoke, hath weeded from my heart</l>
      <l n="2627">A roote of Ancient Enuy. If Iupiter</l>
      <l n="2628">Should from yond clowd speake diuine things,</l>
      <l n="2629">And say 'tis true; I'de not beleeue them more</l>
      <l n="2630">Then thee allͤNoble<hi rend="italic">Martius</hi>. Let me twine</l>
      <l n="2631">Mine armes about that body, where against</l>
      <l n="2632">My grained Ash an hundred times hath broke,</l>
      <l n="2633">And scarr'd the Moone with splinters: heere I cleep</l>
      <l n="2634">The Anuile of my Sword, and do contest</l>
      <l n="2635">As hotly, and as Nobly with thy Loue,</l>
      <l n="2636">As euer in Ambitious strength, I did</l>
      <l n="2637">Contend against thy Valour. Know thou first,</l>
      <l n="2638">I lou'd the Maid I married: neuer man</l>
      <l n="2639">Sigh'd truer breath. But that I see thee heere</l>
      <l n="2640">Thou Noble thing, more dances my rapt heart,</l>
      <l n="2641">Then when I first my wedded Mistris saw</l>
      <l n="2642">Bestride my Threshold. Why, thou Mars I tell thee,</l>
      <l n="2643">We haue a Power on foote: and I had purpose</l>
      <l n="2644">Once more to hew thy Target from thy Brawne,</l>
      <l n="2645">Or loose mine Arme for't: Thou hast beate mee out</l>
      <l n="2646">Twelue seuerall times, and I haue nightly since</l>
      <l n="2647">Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thy selfe and me:</l>
      <l n="2648">We haue beene downe together in my sleepe,</l>
      <l n="2649">Vnbuckling Helmes, fisting each others Throat,</l>
      <l n="2650">And wak'd halfe dead with nothing. Worthy<hi rend="italic">Martius</hi>,</l>
      <l n="2651">Had we no other quarrell else to Rome, but that</l>
      <l n="2652">Thou art thence Banish'd, we would muster all</l>
      <l n="2653">From twelue, to seuentie: and powring Warre</l>
      <l n="2654">Into the bowels of vngratefull Rome,</l>
      <l n="2655">Like a bold Flood o're‑beate. Oh come, go in,</l>
      <l n="2656">And take our Friendly Senators by'th'hands</l>
      <l n="2657">Who now are heere, taking their leaues of mee,</l>
      <l n="2658">Who am prepar'd against your Territories,</l>
      <l n="2659">Though not for Rome it selfe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-cor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Corio.</speaker>
      <p n="2660">You blesse me Gods.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-auf">
      <speaker rend="italic">Auf.</speaker>
      <l n="2661">Therefore most absolute Sir, if thou wilt haue</l>
      <l n="2662">The leading of thine owne Reuenges, take</l>
      <l n="2663">Th'one halfe of my Commission, and set downe</l>
      <l n="2664">As best thou art experienc'd, since thou know'st</l>
      <l n="2665">Thy Countries strength and weaknesse, thine own waies</l>
      <l n="2666">Whether to knocke against the Gates of Rome,</l>
      <l n="2667">Or rudely visit them in parts remote,</l>
      <l n="2668">To fright them, ere destroy. But come in,</l>
      <l n="2669">Let me commend thee first, to those that shall</l>
      <l n="2670">Say yea to thy desires. A thousand welcomes,</l>
      <l n="2671">And more a Friend, then ere an Enemie,</l>
      <l n="2672">Yet<hi rend="italic">Martius</hi>that was much. Your hand: most welcome.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt</stage>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter two of the Seruingmen.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2673">Heere's a strange alteration?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2674">By my hand, I had thoght to haue stroken him with
      <lb n="2675"/>a Cudgell, and yet my minde gaue me, his cloathes made
      <lb n="2676"/>a false report of him.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2677">What an Arme he has, he turn'd me about with his
      <lb n="2678"/>finger and his thumbe, as one would set vp a Top.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2679">Nay, I knew by his face that there was some‑thing
      <lb n="2680"/>in him. He had sir, a kinde of face me thought, I cannot<pb facs="FFimg:axc0641-0.jpg" n="23"/>
         <cb n="1"/>tell how to tearme it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2681">He had so, looking as it were, would I were hang'd
      <lb n="2682"/>but I thought there was more in him, then I could think.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2683">So did I, Ile be sworne: He is simply the rarest man
      <lb n="2684"/>i'th'world.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2685">I thinke he is: but a greater soldier then he,
      <lb n="2686"/>You wot one.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2687">Who my Master?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2688">Nay, it's no matter for that.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2689">Worth six on him.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2690">Nay not so neither: but I take him to be the greater
      <lb n="2691"/>Souldiour.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2692">Fai<gap extent="1"
              unit="chars"
              reason="illegible"
              agent="partiallyInkedType"
              resp="#LMC"/>h looke you, one cannot tell how to say that: for
      <lb n="2693"/>the Defence of a Towne, our Generall is excellent.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2694">I, and for an assault too.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter the third Seruingman.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2695">Oh Slaues, I can tell you Newes, News you Rascals</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1 #F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">Both.</speaker>
      <p n="2696">What, what, what? Let's partake.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2697">I would not be a Roman of all Nations; I had as
      <lb n="2698"/>liue be a condemn'd man.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1 #F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">Both.</speaker>
      <p n="2699">Wherefore? Wherefore?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2700">Why here's he that was wont to thwacke our Ge­
      <lb n="2701"/>nerall,<hi rend="italic">Caius Martius</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2702">Why do you say, thwacke our Generall?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2703">I do not say thwacke our Generall, but he was al­
      <lb n="2704"/>wayes good enough for him</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2705">Come we are fellowes and friends: he was euer too
      <lb n="2706"/>hard for him, I haue heard him say so himselfe.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2707">He was too hard for him directly, to say the Troth
      <lb n="2708"/>on't before<hi rend="italic">Corioles</hi>, he scotcht him, and notcht him like a
      <lb n="2709"/>Carbinado.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2710">And hee had bin Cannibally giuen, hee might haue
      <lb n="2711"/>boyld and eaten him too.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2712">But more of thy Newes.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2713">Why he is so made on heere within, as if hee were
      <lb n="2714"/>Son and Heire to Mars, set at vpper end o'th'Table: No
      <lb n="2715"/>question askt him by any of the Senators, but they stand
      <lb n="2716"/>bald before him. Our Generall himselfe makes a Mistris
      <lb n="2717"/>of him, Sanctifies himselfe with's hand, and turnes vp the
      <lb n="2718"/>white o'th'eye to his Discourse. But the bottome of the
      <lb n="2719"/>Newes is, our Generall is cut i'th'middle, &amp; but one halfe
      <lb n="2720"/>of what he was yesterday. For the other ha's halfe, by
      <lb n="2721"/>the intreaty and graunt of the whole Table. Hee'l go he
      <lb n="2722"/>sayes, and sole the Porter of Rome Gates by th'eares. He
      <lb n="2723"/>will mowe all downe before him, and leaue his passage
      <lb n="2724"/>poul'd.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2725">And he's as like to do't, as any man I can imagine.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2726">Doo't? he will doo't: for look you sir, he has as ma­
      <lb n="2727"/>ny Friends as Enemies: which Friends sir as it were, durst
      <lb n="2728"/>not (looke you sir) shew themselues (as we terme it) his
      <lb n="2729"/>Friends, whilest he's in Directitude.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2730">Directitude? What's that?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2731">But when they shall see sir, his Crest vp againe, and
      <lb n="2732"/>the man in blood, they will out of their Burroughes (like
      <lb n="2733"/>Conies after Raine) and reuell all with him.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2734">But when goes this forward:</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2735">To morrow, to day, presently, you shall haue the
      <lb n="2736"/>Drum strooke vp this afternoone: 'Tis as it were a parcel
      <lb n="2737"/>of their Feast, and to be executed ere they wipe their lips.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2738">Why then wee shall haue a stirring World againe:
      <lb n="2739"/>This peace is nothing, but to rust Iron, encrease Taylors,
      <lb n="2740"/>and breed Ballad‑makers.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2741">Let me haue Warre say I, it exceeds peace as farre
      <lb n="2742"/>as day do's night: It's sprightly walking, audible, and full
      <lb n="2743"/>of Vent. Peace, is a very Apoplexy, Lethargie, mull'd,
      <lb n="2744"/>deafe, sleepe, insensible, a getter of more bastard Chil­<cb n="2"/>
         
      <lb n="2745"/>dren, then warres a destroyer of men.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">2</speaker>
      <p n="2746">'Tis so, and as warres in some sort may be saide to
      <lb n="2747"/>be a Rauisher, so it cannot be denied, but peace is a great
      <lb n="2748"/>maker of Cuckolds.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1">
      <speaker rend="italic">1</speaker>
      <p n="2749">I, and it makes men hate one another.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.3">
      <speaker rend="italic">3</speaker>
      <p n="2750">Reason, because they then lesse neede one another:
      <lb n="2751"/>The Warres for my money. I hope to see Romanes as
      <lb n="2752"/>cheape as Volcians. They are rising, they are rising.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-cor-srv.1 #F-cor-srv.2">
      <speaker rend="italic">Both.</speaker>
      <p n="2753">In, in, in, in.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt</stage>
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