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Is all the policy, strength, and defence,
Enter a troop of CITIZENS.
We have deserved it.
Cit. 'Faith, we hear fearful news.
1 Cit. For mine own part,
When I said, banish him, I said, 'twas pity. 2 Cit. And so did I.
3 Cit. And so did I; and, to say the truth, so did very many of us: That we did, we did for the best; and though we willingly consented to his banishment, yet it was against our will.
Com. You are goodly things, you voices!
Good work, you and your cry!*-Shall us to the Capitol?
Com. O, ay; what else? Exeunt COMINIUS and MENENIUS. Sic. Go, masters, get you home, be not dismay'd; These are a side, that would be glad to have This true, which they so seem to fear. Go home, And show no sign of fear.
1 Cit. The gods be good to us; come, masters, let's home. I ever said, we were i' the wrong, when we banish'd him.
2 Cit. So did we all. But come, let's home. [Exeunt CITIZENS. Bru. I do not like this news.
Sic. Nor I.
Bru. Let's to the Capitol :-Would, half my wealth Would buy this for a lie!
Sic. Pray, let us go.
SCENE VII.—A camp, at a small distance from Rome.
Auf. Do they still fly to the Roman?
Lieu. I do not know what witchtraft's in him; but
Auf. I cannot help it now;
Unless, by using means, I lame the foot
Lieu. Yet I wish, Sir
(I mean for your particular), you had not
Join'd in commission with him: but either
Auf. I understand thee well; and be thou sure,
Lieu. Sir, I beseech you, think you he'll carry Rome?
One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail;
SCENE I-Rome. A Public Place.
Enter MENENIUS, COMINIUS, SICINIUS, BRUTUS, and others.
Men. No, I'll not go you hear, what he hath said,
*The chair of civil authority.
+ Not all in their full extent.
But what o' that? Go, you that banish'd him,
Com. Yet one time he did call me by my name:
Men. Why, so; you have made good work:
Com. I minded him, how royal 'twas to pardon
Could he say less?
Com. I offer'd to awaken his regard
Men. For one poor grain
Or two? I am one of those; his mother, wife,
Sic. Nay, pray, be patient: If you refuse your aid
Men. No; I'll not meddle.
Bru. Only make trial what your love can do
Men. Well, and say that Marcius
Sic. Yet your good will
Must have that thanks from Rome, after the measure
Men. I'll undertake it:
I think, he'll hear me. Yet to bite his lip,
And hum at good Cominius, much unhearts me.
* Was unwilling.
† Harassed by exactions.
He was not taken well; he had not dined:
And then I'll set upon him.
Bru. You know the very road into his kindness, And cannot lose your way.
Men. Good faith, I'll prove him,
Speed how it will. I shall ere long have knowledge
Com. He'll never hear him.
Com. I tell you, he does sit in gold, his eye
Unless his noble mother, and his wife;
Who, as I hear, mean to solicit him
For mercy to his country. Therefore, let's hence,
SCENE II-An advanced Post of the Volcian Camp before
Enter to them, MENENIUS.
1 G. Stay: Whence are you? 2 G. Stand, and go back.
Men. You guard like men; 'tis well; But, by your leave, I am an officer of state, and come
To speak with Coriolanus.
1 G. From whence?
Men. From Rome.
1 G. You may not pass, you must return: our general Will no more hear from thence.
2 G. You'll see your Rome embraced with fire before You'll speak with Coriolanus.
Men. Good my friends,
If you have heard your general talk of Rome,
Men. I tell thee, fellow,
Thy general is my lover:† I have been
The book of his good acts, whence men have read
For I have ever verified my friends
(Of whom he's chief), with all the size that verity + Friend.
+ Done justice to.
Would without lasping suffer: nay, sometimes,
I have tumbled past the throw; and in his praise
1 G. 'Faith, Sir, if you had told as many lies in his behalf, as you have uttered words in your own, you should not pass here: no, though it were as virtuous to lie, as to live chastely. Therefore, go back.
Men. Pr'ythee, fellow, remember my name is Menenius, always factionary on the party of your general.
2 G. Howsoever you have been his liar (as you say, you have), I am one that, telling true under him, must say, you cannot pass. Therefore go back.
Men. Has he dined, canst thou tell? for I would not speak with him till after dinner.
1 G. You are a Roman, are you?
Men. I am as thy general is.
1 G. Then you should hate Rome, as he does. Can you, when you have pushed out your gates the very defender of them, and, in a violent popular ignorance, given your enemy your shield, think to front his revenges with the easy groans of old women, the virginal palms of your daughters, or with the palsied intercession of such a decayed dotant as you seem to be? Can you think to blow out the intended fire your city is ready to flame in, with such weak breath as this? No, you are deceived; therefore, back to Rome, and prepare for your execution: you are condemned, our general has sworn you out of reprieve and pardon.
Men. Sirrah, if thy captain knew I were here, he would use me with estimation.
2 G. Come, my captain knows you not.
Men. I mean, thy general.
1 G. My general cares not for you. Back, I say, go, lest I let forth your half pint of blood;-back,-that's the utmost of your having:-back.
Men. Nay, but fellow, fellow,
Enter CORIOLANUS and AUFIDIUS.
Cor. What's the matter?
Men. Now, you companion, + I'll say an errand for you; you shall know now that I am in estimation; you shall perceive that a Jack guardant cannot office me from my son Coriolanus: guess, but by my entertainment with him, if thou stand'st not i' the state of hanging, or of some death more long in spectatorship, and crueller in suffering; behold now presently, and swoon for what's to come upon thee.-The glorious gods sit in hourly synod about thy particular prosperity, and love thee no worse than thy old father Menenius does! O, my son! my son! thou art preparing fire for us; look thee, here's water to quench it. I was hardly moved to come to thee; but being assured, none but myself could move thee, I have been blown out of your gates with sighs; and conjure thee to pardon Rome, and thy petitionary countryThe good gods assuage thy wrath, and turn the dregs of it
t Jack in office.