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Chi. Show me a villain, that has done a rape, And I am sent to be reveng'd on him.
Tam. Show me a thousand, that hath done thee wrong, And I will be revenged on them all.
Tit. Look round about the wicked streets of Rome;
Well may'st thou know her by thy own proportion,
pray thee, do on them some violent death,
They have been violent to me and mine.
Tam. Well hast thou lesson'd us; this shall we do.
Who leads towards Rome a band of warlike Goths,
Tit. Marcus, my brother!-'tis sad Titus calls.
Go, gentle Marcus, to thy nephew Lucius ;
Mar. This will I do, and soon return again.
And take my ministers along with me.
Tit. Nay, nay, let Rape and Murder stay with me ;
Or else I'll call my brother back again,
And cleave to no revenge but Lucius.
Tam. What say you, boys? will you abide with him, Whiles I go tell my lord the emperor,
How I have govern'd our determin'd jest?
Yield to his humour, smooth and speak him fair, [Aside. And tarry with him, till I come again.
Tit. I know them all, though they suppose me mad; And will o'er-reach them in their own devices, A pair of cursed hell-hounds, and their dam. Dem. Madam, depart at pleasure, leave us here. Tam. Farewell, Andronicus; Revenge now goes To lay a complot to betray thy foes.
Tit. I know, thou dost; and, sweet Revenge, farewell. Chi. Tell us, old man, how shall we be employ'd ? Tit. Tut, I have work enough for you to do.Publius, come hither, Caius, and Valentine!
Enter PUBLIUS, and Others.
Pub. What's your will?
Tit. Know you these two?
Pub. Th' empress' sons,
I take them, Chiron and Demetrius.
Tit. Fye, Publius, fye! thou art too much deceiv'd ; The one is Murder, Rape is the other's name : And therefore bind them, gentle Publius; Caius, and Valentine, lay hands on them : Oft have you heard me wish for such an hour, And now I find it; therefore bind them sure; And stop their mouths, if they begin to cry. [Exit TITUS.
-PUBLIUS, &c. lay hold on CHIRON and DEMETRIUS.
Chi. Villains, forbear; we are the empress' sons. Pub. And therefore do we what we are commanded.Stop close their mouths, let them not speak a word: Is he sure bound? look, that you bind them fast.
Re-enter TITUS ANDRONICUS, with LAVINIA; she bearing a Basin, and he a Knife.
Tit. Come, come, Lavinia; look, thy foes are bound; -Sirs, stop their mouths, let them not speak to me ; But let them hear what fearful words I utter.
O villains, Chiron and Demetrius !
Here stands the spring whom you have stain'd with mud ; This goodly summer with your winter mix'd.
You kill'd her husband; and, for that vile fault,
Both her sweet hands, her tongue, and that, more dear
[He cuts their throats.
To make this banquet; which I wish may prove
[Exeunt, bearing the dead bodies. SCENE III.
A Pavilion, with Tables, &c. Enter LUCIUS, MARCUS, and Goths, with AARON, Prisoner. Luc. Uncle Marcus, since 'tis my father's mind, That I repair to Rome, I am content.
 A coffin is the term of art for the cavity of a raised pye. JOHNSON.
1 Goth. And ours, with thine, befall what fortune will.
And see the ambush of our friends be strong :
Aar. Some devil whisper curses in mine ear,
Luc. Away, inhuman dog! unhallow'd. slave !Sirs, help our uncle to convey him in.
[Exeunt Goths, with AARON. Flourish. The trumpets show, the emperor is at hand.
Enter SATURNINUS and TAMORA, with Tribunes, Senators, and others.
Sat. What, hath the firmament more suns than one? Luc. What boots it thee, to call thyself a sun?
Mar. Rome's emperor, and nephew, break the parle ;" These quarrels must be quietly debated.
The feast is ready, which the careful Titus
Hath ordain'd to an honourable end,
For peace, for love, for league, and good to Rome: Please you, therefore, draw nigh, and take your places. Sat. Marcus, we will.
[Hautboys sound. The Company sit down at Table. Enter TITUS, dressed like a Cook, LAVINIA veiled, young LUCIUS, and others. TITUS places the dishes on the Table.
Tit. Welcome, my gracious lord;-welcome, dread queen ;
Welcome, ye warlike Goths ;-welcome, Lucius ;—
-My lord the emperor, resolve me this;
To slay his daughter with his own right hand,
Tit. Your reason, mighty lord!
Sat. Because the girl should not survive her shame,
[He kills LAVINIA.
And, with thy shame, thy father's sorrow die!
Tit. Kill'd her, for whom my tears have made me blind. am as woful as Virginius was :
And have a thousand times more cause than he
To do this outrage ;-and it is now done.
Sat. What, was she ravish'd? tell, who did the deed.
Tit. Will't please you eat? will't please your highness
Tam. Why hast thou slain thine only daughter thus?
Tit. Why, there they are both, baked in that pye ;
Sat. Die, frantic wretch, for this accursed deed.
[Killing TITUS. Luc. Can the son's eye behold his father bleed? There's meed for meed, death for a deadly deed. [Kills SATURNINUS. A great tumult. The People in confusion disperse. MARCUS, LUCIUS, and their Partizans ascend the steps before TITUS's house.
Mar. You sad-fac'd men, people and sons of Rome,
By uproar sever'd, like a flight of fowl
Scatter'd by winds and high tempestuous gusts,
O, let me teach you how to knit again
This scatter'd corn into one mutual sheaf,