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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Tragedy of Coriolanus</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  Corioli. The Senate-house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Rome. A room in Marcius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before Corioli.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V.  Corioli. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.7">6. SCENE VI.  Near the camp of Cominius.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.8">7. SCENE VII.  The gates of Corioli.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.9">8. SCENE VIII.  A field of battle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.10">9. SCENE IX.  The Roman camp.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.11">10. SCENE X.  The camp of the Volsces.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE  II.  The same. The Capitol.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in CORIOLANUS'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. Before a gate of the city.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A  street near the gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  A highway between Rome and Antium.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  Antium. Before Aufidius's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A hall in Aufidius's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII.  A camp, at a small distance from Rome.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Entrance of the Volscian camp before Rome. Two Sentinels on guard.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  The tent of Coriolanus.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A street near the gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.7">6. SCENE VI.  Antium. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">CAIUS MARCIUS, Afterwards CAIUS MARCIUS CORIOLANUS.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">TITUS LARTIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">COMINIUS</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">generals against the Volscians.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MENENIUS AGRIPPA, friend to Coriolanus. </span>
            </p>
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               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">SICINIUS VELUTUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">JUNIUS BRUTUS</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">tribunes of the people.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Young MARCUS, son to Coriolanus.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Roman Herald. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">TULLUS AUFIDIUS, general of the Volscians. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Lieutenant to Aufidius. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Conspirators with Aufidius.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Citizen of Antium.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Two Volscian Guards.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">VOLUMNIA, mother to Coriolanus.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">VIRGILIA, wife to Coriolanus.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">VALERIA, friend to Virgilia.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Gentlewoman, attending on Virgilia. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Roman and Volscian Senators, Patricians, Aediles, Lictors, Soldiers, Citizens, Messengers, Servants to Aufidius, and other Attendants.</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Rome and the neighbourhood; Corioli and the neighbourhood; Antium.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  Corioli. The Senate-house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Rome. A room in Marcius' house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before Corioli.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V.  Corioli. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.7">6. SCENE VI.  Near the camp of Cominius.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.8">7. SCENE VII.  The gates of Corioli.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.9">8. SCENE VIII.  A field of battle.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.10">9. SCENE IX.  The Roman camp.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.11">10. SCENE X.  The camp of the Volsces.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a company of mutinous Citizens, with staves,
clubs, and other weapons</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Before we proceed any further, hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You are all resolved rather to die than to famish?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Resolved. resolved.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">First, you know Caius Marcius is chief enemy to the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">We know't, we know't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us kill him, and we'll have corn at our own price.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't a verdict?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">No more talking on't; let it be done: away, away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">One word, good citizens.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians good.</div>
                     <div class="line">What authority surfeits on would relieve us: if they</div>
                     <div class="line">would yield us but the superfluity, while it were</div>
                     <div class="line">wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely;</div>
                     <div class="line">but they think we are too dear: the leanness that</div>
                     <div class="line">afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an</div>
                     <div class="line">inventory to particularise their abundance; our</div>
                     <div class="line">sufferance is a gain to them Let us revenge this with</div>
                     <div class="line">our pikes, ere we become rakes: for the gods know I</div>
                     <div class="line">speak this in hunger for bread, not in thirst for revenge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Would you proceed especially against Caius Marcius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Against him first: he's a very dog to the commonalty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Consider you what services he has done for his country?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well; and could be content to give him good</div>
                     <div class="line">report fort, but that he pays himself with being proud.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but speak not maliciously.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">I say unto you, what he hath done famously, he did</div>
                     <div class="line">it to that end: though soft-conscienced men can be</div>
                     <div class="line">content to say it was for his country he did it to</div>
                     <div class="line">please his mother and to be partly proud; which he</div>
                     <div class="line">is, even till the altitude of his virtue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">What he cannot help in his nature, you account a</div>
                     <div class="line">vice in him. You must in no way say he is covetous.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">If I must not, I need not be barren of accusations;</div>
                     <div class="line">he hath faults, with surplus, to tire in repetition.</div>
                     <p>Shouts within</p>
                     <div class="line">What shouts are these? The other side o' the city</div>
                     <div class="line">is risen: why stay we prating here? to the Capitol!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Soft! who comes here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MENENIUS AGRIPPA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy Menenius Agrippa; one that hath always loved</div>
                     <div class="line">the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He's one honest enough: would all the rest were so!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What work's, my countrymen, in hand? where go you</div>
                     <div class="line">With bats and clubs? The matter? speak, I pray you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Our business is not unknown to the senate; they have</div>
                     <div class="line">had inkling this fortnight what we intend to do,</div>
                     <div class="line">which now we'll show 'em in deeds. They say poor</div>
                     <div class="line">suitors have strong breaths: they shall know we</div>
                     <div class="line">have strong arms too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbours,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you undo yourselves?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot, sir, we are undone already.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell you, friends, most charitable care</div>
                     <div class="line">Have the patricians of you. For your wants,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your suffering in this dearth, you may as well</div>
                     <div class="line">Strike at the heaven with your staves as lift them</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the Roman state, whose course will on</div>
                     <div class="line">The way it takes, cracking ten thousand curbs</div>
                     <div class="line">Of more strong link asunder than can ever</div>
                     <div class="line">Appear in your impediment. For the dearth,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods, not the patricians, make it, and</div>
                     <div class="line">Your knees to them, not arms, must help. Alack,</div>
                     <div class="line">You are transported by calamity</div>
                     <div class="line">Thither where more attends you, and you slander</div>
                     <div class="line">The helms o' the state, who care for you like fathers,</div>
                     <div class="line">When you curse them as enemies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Care for us! True, indeed! They ne'er cared for us</div>
                     <div class="line">yet: suffer us to famish, and their store-houses</div>
                     <div class="line">crammed with grain; make edicts for usury, to</div>
                     <div class="line">support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act</div>
                     <div class="line">established against the rich, and provide more</div>
                     <div class="line">piercing statutes daily, to chain up and restrain</div>
                     <div class="line">the poor. If the wars eat us not up, they will; and</div>
                     <div class="line">there's all the love they bear us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Either you must</div>
                     <div class="line">Confess yourselves wondrous malicious,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or be accused of folly. I shall tell you</div>
                     <div class="line">A pretty tale: it may be you have heard it;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, since it serves my purpose, I will venture</div>
                     <div class="line">To stale 't a little more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I'll hear it, sir: yet you must not think to</div>
                     <div class="line">fob off our disgrace with a tale: but, an 't please</div>
                     <div class="line">you, deliver.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There was a time when all the body's members</div>
                     <div class="line">Rebell'd against the belly, thus accused it:</div>
                     <div class="line">That only like a gulf it did remain</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the midst o' the body, idle and unactive,</div>
                     <div class="line">Still cupboarding the viand, never bearing</div>
                     <div class="line">Like labour with the rest, where the other instruments</div>
                     <div class="line">Did see and hear, devise, instruct, walk, feel,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, mutually participate, did minister</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto the appetite and affection common</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the whole body. The belly answer'd--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir, what answer made the belly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I shall tell you. With a kind of smile,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which ne'er came from the lungs, but even thus--</div>
                     <div class="line">For, look you, I may make the belly smile</div>
                     <div class="line">As well as speak--it tauntingly replied</div>
                     <div class="line">To the discontented members, the mutinous parts</div>
                     <div class="line">That envied his receipt; even so most fitly</div>
                     <div class="line">As you malign our senators for that</div>
                     <div class="line">They are not such as you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Your belly's answer? What!</div>
                     <div class="line">The kingly-crowned head, the vigilant eye,</div>
                     <div class="line">The counsellor heart, the arm our soldier,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our steed the leg, the tongue our trumpeter.</div>
                     <div class="line">With other muniments and petty helps</div>
                     <div class="line">In this our fabric, if that they--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What then?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Fore me, this fellow speaks! What then? what then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Should by the cormorant belly be restrain'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is the sink o' the body,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, what then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">The former agents, if they did complain,</div>
                     <div class="line">What could the belly answer?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will tell you</div>
                     <div class="line">If you'll bestow a small--of what you have little--</div>
                     <div class="line">Patience awhile, you'll hear the belly's answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Ye're long about it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Note me this, good friend;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your most grave belly was deliberate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not rash like his accusers, and thus answer'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">'True is it, my incorporate friends,' quoth he,</div>
                     <div class="line">'That I receive the general food at first,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which you do live upon; and fit it is,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because I am the store-house and the shop</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the whole body: but, if you do remember,</div>
                     <div class="line">I send it through the rivers of your blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even to the court, the heart, to the seat o' the brain;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, through the cranks and offices of man,</div>
                     <div class="line">The strongest nerves and small inferior veins</div>
                     <div class="line">From me receive that natural competency</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereby they live: and though that all at once,</div>
                     <div class="line">You, my good friends,'--this says the belly, mark me,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; well, well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Though all at once cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">See what I do deliver out to each,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet I can make my audit up, that all</div>
                     <div class="line">From me do back receive the flour of all,</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave me but the bran.' What say you to't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">It was an answer: how apply you this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The senators of Rome are this good belly,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you the mutinous members; for examine</div>
                     <div class="line">Their counsels and their cares, digest things rightly</div>
                     <div class="line">Touching the weal o' the common, you shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">No public benefit which you receive</div>
                     <div class="line">But it proceeds or comes from them to you</div>
                     <div class="line">And no way from yourselves. What do you think,</div>
                     <div class="line">You, the great toe of this assembly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">I the great toe! why the great toe?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For that, being one o' the lowest, basest, poorest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this most wise rebellion, thou go'st foremost:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou rascal, that art worst in blood to run,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lead'st first to win some vantage.</div>
                     <div class="line">But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs:</div>
                     <div class="line">Rome and her rats are at the point of battle;</div>
                     <div class="line">The one side must have bale.</div>
                     <p>Enter CAIUS MARCIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Hail, noble Marcius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks. What's the matter, you dissentious rogues,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make yourselves scabs?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We have ever your good word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He that will give good words to thee will flatter</div>
                     <div class="line">Beneath abhorring. What would you have, you curs,</div>
                     <div class="line">That like nor peace nor war? the one affrights you,</div>
                     <div class="line">The other makes you proud. He that trusts to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where he should find you lions, finds you hares;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where foxes, geese: you are no surer, no,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than is the coal of fire upon the ice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or hailstone in the sun. Your virtue is</div>
                     <div class="line">To make him worthy whose offence subdues him</div>
                     <div class="line">And curse that justice did it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who deserves greatness</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserves your hate; and your affections are</div>
                     <div class="line">A sick man's appetite, who desires most that</div>
                     <div class="line">Which would increase his evil. He that depends</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon your favours swims with fins of lead</div>
                     <div class="line">And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye! Trust Ye?</div>
                     <div class="line">With every minute you do change a mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">And call him noble that was now your hate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Him vile that was your garland. What's the matter,</div>
                     <div class="line">That in these several places of the city</div>
                     <div class="line">You cry against the noble senate, who,</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the gods, keep you in awe, which else</div>
                     <div class="line">Would feed on one another? What's their seeking?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For corn at their own rates; whereof, they say,</div>
                     <div class="line">The city is well stored.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang 'em! They say!</div>
                     <div class="line">They'll sit by the fire, and presume to know</div>
                     <div class="line">What's done i' the Capitol; who's like to rise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who thrives and who declines; side factions</div>
                     <div class="line">and give out</div>
                     <div class="line">Conjectural marriages; making parties strong</div>
                     <div class="line">And feebling such as stand not in their liking</div>
                     <div class="line">Below their cobbled shoes. They say there's</div>
                     <div class="line">grain enough!</div>
                     <div class="line">Would the nobility lay aside their ruth,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let me use my sword, I'll make a quarry</div>
                     <div class="line">With thousands of these quarter'd slaves, as high</div>
                     <div class="line">As I could pick my lance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, these are almost thoroughly persuaded;</div>
                     <div class="line">For though abundantly they lack discretion,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet are they passing cowardly. But, I beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">What says the other troop?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They are dissolved: hang 'em!</div>
                     <div class="line">They said they were an-hungry; sigh'd forth proverbs,</div>
                     <div class="line">That hunger broke stone walls, that dogs must eat,</div>
                     <div class="line">That meat was made for mouths, that the gods sent not</div>
                     <div class="line">Corn for the rich men only: with these shreds</div>
                     <div class="line">They vented their complainings; which being answer'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And a petition granted them, a strange one--</div>
                     <div class="line">To break the heart of generosity,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make bold power look pale--they threw their caps</div>
                     <div class="line">As they would hang them on the horns o' the moon,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shouting their emulation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is granted them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Five tribunes to defend their vulgar wisdoms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of their own choice: one's Junius Brutus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sicinius Velutus, and I know not--'Sdeath!</div>
                     <div class="line">The rabble should have first unroof'd the city,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere so prevail'd with me: it will in time</div>
                     <div class="line">Win upon power and throw forth greater themes</div>
                     <div class="line">For insurrection's arguing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, get you home, you fragments!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Messenger, hastily</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's Caius Marcius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here: what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">The news is, sir, the Volsces are in arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad on 't: then we shall ha' means to vent</div>
                     <div class="line">Our musty superfluity. See, our best elders.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter COMINIUS, TITUS LARTIUS, and other Senators;
JUNIUS BRUTUS and SICINIUS VELUTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius, 'tis true that you have lately told us;</div>
                     <div class="line">The Volsces are in arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They have a leader,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tullus Aufidius, that will put you to 't.</div>
                     <div class="line">I sin in envying his nobility,</div>
                     <div class="line">And were I any thing but what I am,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would wish me only he.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have fought together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Were half to half the world by the ears and he.</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my party, I'ld revolt to make</div>
                     <div class="line">Only my wars with him: he is a lion</div>
                     <div class="line">That I am proud to hunt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, worthy Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Attend upon Cominius to these wars.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is your former promise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, it is;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I am constant. Titus Lartius, thou</div>
                     <div class="line">Shalt see me once more strike at Tullus' face.</div>
                     <div class="line">What, art thou stiff? stand'st out?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, Caius Marcius;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll lean upon one crutch and fight with t'other,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere stay behind this business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, true-bred!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Your company to the Capitol; where, I know,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our greatest friends attend us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To COMINIUS</span>                Lead you on.</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To MARCIUS</span>  Follow Cominius; we must follow you;</div>
                     <div class="line">Right worthy you priority.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble Marcius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To the Citizens</span>  Hence to your homes; be gone!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, let them follow:</div>
                     <div class="line">The Volsces have much corn; take these rats thither</div>
                     <div class="line">To gnaw their garners. Worshipful mutiners,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your valour puts well forth: pray, follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Citizens steal away. Exeunt all but SICINIUS
and BRUTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Was ever man so proud as is this Marcius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He has no equal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">When we were chosen tribunes for the people,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark'd you his lip and eyes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay. but his taunts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Be-mock the modest moon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The present wars devour him: he is grown</div>
                     <div class="line">Too proud to be so valiant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Such a nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he treads on at noon: but I do wonder</div>
                     <div class="line">His insolence can brook to be commanded</div>
                     <div class="line">Under Cominius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fame, at the which he aims,</div>
                     <div class="line">In whom already he's well graced, can not</div>
                     <div class="line">Better be held nor more attain'd than by</div>
                     <div class="line">A place below the first: for what miscarries</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall be the general's fault, though he perform</div>
                     <div class="line">To the utmost of a man, and giddy censure</div>
                     <div class="line">Will then cry out of Marcius 'O if he</div>
                     <div class="line">Had borne the business!'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, if things go well,</div>
                     <div class="line">Opinion that so sticks on Marcius shall</div>
                     <div class="line">Of his demerits rob Cominius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come:</div>
                     <div class="line">Half all Cominius' honours are to Marcius.</div>
                     <div class="line">Though Marcius earned them not, and all his faults</div>
                     <div class="line">To Marcius shall be honours, though indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">In aught he merit not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's hence, and hear</div>
                     <div class="line">How the dispatch is made, and in what fashion,</div>
                     <div class="line">More than his singularity, he goes</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon this present action.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lets along.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Corioli. The Senate-house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TULLUS AUFIDIUS and certain Senators</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">So, your opinion is, Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">That they of Rome are entered in our counsels</div>
                     <div class="line">And know how we proceed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not yours?</div>
                     <div class="line">What ever have been thought on in this state,</div>
                     <div class="line">That could be brought to bodily act ere Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">Had circumvention? 'Tis not four days gone</div>
                     <div class="line">Since I heard thence; these are the words: I think</div>
                     <div class="line">I have the letter here; yes, here it is.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">'They have press'd a power, but it is not known</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether for east or west: the dearth is great;</div>
                     <div class="line">The people mutinous; and it is rumour'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cominius, Marcius your old enemy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is of Rome worse hated than of you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And Titus Lartius, a most valiant Roman,</div>
                     <div class="line">These three lead on this preparation</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither 'tis bent: most likely 'tis for you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Consider of it.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Our army's in the field</div>
                     <div class="line">We never yet made doubt but Rome was ready</div>
                     <div class="line">To answer us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor did you think it folly</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep your great pretences veil'd till when</div>
                     <div class="line">They needs must show themselves; which</div>
                     <div class="line">in the hatching,</div>
                     <div class="line">It seem'd, appear'd to Rome. By the discovery.</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall be shorten'd in our aim, which was</div>
                     <div class="line">To take in many towns ere almost Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">Should know we were afoot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take your commission; hie you to your bands:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us alone to guard Corioli:</div>
                     <div class="line">If they set down before 's, for the remove</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring your army; but, I think, you'll find</div>
                     <div class="line">They've not prepared for us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, doubt not that;</div>
                     <div class="line">I speak from certainties. Nay, more,</div>
                     <div class="line">Some parcels of their power are forth already,</div>
                     <div class="line">And only hitherward. I leave your honours.</div>
                     <div class="line">If we and Caius Marcius chance to meet,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis sworn between us we shall ever strike</div>
                     <div class="line">Till one can do no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods assist you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And keep your honours safe!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  Rome. A room in Marcius' house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter VOLUMNIA and VIRGILIA they set them down
on two low stools, and sew</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, daughter, sing; or express yourself in a</div>
                     <div class="line">more comfortable sort: if my son were my husband, I</div>
                     <div class="line">should freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he</div>
                     <div class="line">won honour than in the embracements of his bed where</div>
                     <div class="line">he would show most love. When yet he was but</div>
                     <div class="line">tender-bodied and the only son of my womb, when</div>
                     <div class="line">youth with comeliness plucked all gaze his way, when</div>
                     <div class="line">for a day of kings' entreaties a mother should not</div>
                     <div class="line">sell him an hour from her beholding, I, considering</div>
                     <div class="line">how honour would become such a person. that it was</div>
                     <div class="line">no better than picture-like to hang by the wall, if</div>
                     <div class="line">renown made it not stir, was pleased to let him seek</div>
                     <div class="line">danger where he was like to find fame. To a cruel</div>
                     <div class="line">war I sent him; from whence he returned, his brows</div>
                     <div class="line">bound with oak. I tell thee, daughter, I sprang not</div>
                     <div class="line">more in joy at first hearing he was a man-child</div>
                     <div class="line">than now in first seeing he had proved himself a</div>
                     <div class="line">man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">But had he died in the business, madam; how then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Then his good report should have been my son; I</div>
                     <div class="line">therein would have found issue. Hear me profess</div>
                     <div class="line">sincerely: had I a dozen sons, each in my love</div>
                     <div class="line">alike and none less dear than thine and my good</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius, I had rather had eleven die nobly for their</div>
                     <div class="line">country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Gentlewoman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Gentlewoman</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, the Lady Valeria is come to visit you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Beseech you, give me leave to retire myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, you shall not.</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks I hear hither your husband's drum,</div>
                     <div class="line">See him pluck Aufidius down by the hair,</div>
                     <div class="line">As children from a bear, the Volsces shunning him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks I see him stamp thus, and call thus:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Come on, you cowards! you were got in fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though you were born in Rome:' his bloody brow</div>
                     <div class="line">With his mail'd hand then wiping, forth he goes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like to a harvest-man that's task'd to mow</div>
                     <div class="line">Or all or lose his hire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">His bloody brow! O Jupiter, no blood!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, you fool! it more becomes a man</div>
                     <div class="line">Than gilt his trophy: the breasts of Hecuba,</div>
                     <div class="line">When she did suckle Hector, look'd not lovelier</div>
                     <div class="line">Than Hector's forehead when it spit forth blood</div>
                     <div class="line">At Grecian sword, contemning. Tell Valeria,</div>
                     <div class="line">We are fit to bid her welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Gentlewoman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Heavens bless my lord from fell Aufidius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll beat Aufidius 'head below his knee</div>
                     <div class="line">And tread upon his neck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter VALERIA, with an Usher and Gentlewoman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My ladies both, good day to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad to see your ladyship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">How do you both? you are manifest house-keepers.</div>
                     <div class="line">What are you sewing here? A fine spot, in good</div>
                     <div class="line">faith. How does your little son?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your ladyship; well, good madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He had rather see the swords, and hear a drum, than</div>
                     <div class="line">look upon his school-master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O' my word, the father's son: I'll swear,'tis a</div>
                     <div class="line">very pretty boy. O' my troth, I looked upon him o'</div>
                     <div class="line">Wednesday half an hour together: has such a</div>
                     <div class="line">confirmed countenance. I saw him run after a gilded</div>
                     <div class="line">butterfly: and when he caught it, he let it go</div>
                     <div class="line">again; and after it again; and over and over he</div>
                     <div class="line">comes, and again; catched it again; or whether his</div>
                     <div class="line">fall enraged him, or how 'twas, he did so set his</div>
                     <div class="line">teeth and tear it; O, I warrant it, how he mammocked</div>
                     <div class="line">it!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">One on 's father's moods.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, la, 'tis a noble child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">A crack, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, lay aside your stitchery; I must have you play</div>
                     <div class="line">the idle husewife with me this afternoon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, good madam; I will not out of doors.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Not out of doors!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">She shall, she shall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, no, by your patience; I'll not over the</div>
                     <div class="line">threshold till my lord return from the wars.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, you confine yourself most unreasonably: come,</div>
                     <div class="line">you must go visit the good lady that lies in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I will wish her speedy strength, and visit her with</div>
                     <div class="line">my prayers; but I cannot go thither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I pray you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not to save labour, nor that I want love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You would be another Penelope: yet, they say, all</div>
                     <div class="line">the yarn she spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill</div>
                     <div class="line">Ithaca full of moths. Come; I would your cambric</div>
                     <div class="line">were sensible as your finger, that you might leave</div>
                     <div class="line">pricking it for pity. Come, you shall go with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, good madam, pardon me; indeed, I will not forth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">In truth, la, go with me; and I'll tell you</div>
                     <div class="line">excellent news of your husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, good madam, there can be none yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Verily, I do not jest with you; there came news from</div>
                     <div class="line">him last night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, madam?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">In earnest, it's true; I heard a senator speak it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus it is: the Volsces have an army forth; against</div>
                     <div class="line">whom Cominius the general is gone, with one part of</div>
                     <div class="line">our Roman power: your lord and Titus Lartius are set</div>
                     <div class="line">down before their city Corioli; they nothing doubt</div>
                     <div class="line">prevailing and to make it brief wars. This is true,</div>
                     <div class="line">on mine honour; and so, I pray, go with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me excuse, good madam; I will obey you in every</div>
                     <div class="line">thing hereafter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Let her alone, lady: as she is now, she will but</div>
                     <div class="line">disease our better mirth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">In troth, I think she would. Fare you well, then.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, good sweet lady. Prithee, Virgilia, turn thy</div>
                     <div class="line">solemness out o' door. and go along with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, at a word, madam; indeed, I must not. I wish</div>
                     <div class="line">you much mirth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, then, farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  Before Corioli.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, with drum and colours, MARCIUS, TITUS
LARTIUS, Captains and Soldiers. To them a
Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yonder comes news. A wager they have met.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My horse to yours, no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Agreed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, has our general met the enemy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">They lie in view; but have not spoke as yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So, the good horse is mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll buy him of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll nor sell nor give him: lend you him I will</div>
                     <div class="line">For half a hundred years. Summon the town.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How far off lie these armies?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Within this mile and half.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Then shall we hear their 'larum, and they ours.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Mars, I prithee, make us quick in work,</div>
                     <div class="line">That we with smoking swords may march from hence,</div>
                     <div class="line">To help our fielded friends! Come, blow thy blast.</div>
                     <p>They sound a parley. Enter two Senators with others
on the walls</p>
                     <div class="line">Tutus Aufidius, is he within your walls?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">No, nor a man that fears you less than he,</div>
                     <div class="line">That's lesser than a little.</div>
                     <p>Drums afar off</p>
                     <div class="line">Hark! our drums</div>
                     <div class="line">Are bringing forth our youth. We'll break our walls,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather than they shall pound us up: our gates,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which yet seem shut, we, have but pinn'd with rushes;</div>
                     <div class="line">They'll open of themselves.</div>
                     <p>Alarum afar off</p>
                     <div class="line">Hark you. far off!</div>
                     <div class="line">There is Aufidius; list, what work he makes</div>
                     <div class="line">Amongst your cloven army.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, they are at it!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Their noise be our instruction. Ladders, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter the army of the Volsces</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They fear us not, but issue forth their city.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now put your shields before your hearts, and fight</div>
                     <div class="line">With hearts more proof than shields. Advance,</div>
                     <div class="line">brave Titus:</div>
                     <div class="line">They do disdain us much beyond our thoughts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which makes me sweat with wrath. Come on, my fellows:</div>
                     <div class="line">He that retires I'll take him for a Volsce,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he shall feel mine edge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Alarum. The Romans are beat back to their
trenches. Re-enter MARCIUS cursing</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">All the contagion of the south light on you,</div>
                     <div class="line">You shames of Rome! you herd of--Boils and plagues</div>
                     <div class="line">Plaster you o'er, that you may be abhorr'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Further than seen and one infect another</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the wind a mile! You souls of geese,</div>
                     <div class="line">That bear the shapes of men, how have you run</div>
                     <div class="line">From slaves that apes would beat! Pluto and hell!</div>
                     <div class="line">All hurt behind; backs red, and faces pale</div>
                     <div class="line">With flight and agued fear! Mend and charge home,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, by the fires of heaven, I'll leave the foe</div>
                     <div class="line">And make my wars on you: look to't: come on;</div>
                     <div class="line">If you'll stand fast, we'll beat them to their wives,</div>
                     <div class="line">As they us to our trenches followed.</div>
                     <p>Another alarum. The Volsces fly, and MARCIUS
follows them to the gates</p>
                     <div class="line">So, now the gates are ope: now prove good seconds:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis for the followers fortune widens them,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not for the fliers: mark me, and do the like.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enters the gates</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">Fool-hardiness; not I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>MARCIUS is shut in</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">See, they have shut him in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">To the pot, I warrant him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Alarum continues</p>
               <p>Re-enter TITUS LARTIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is become of Marcius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Slain, sir, doubtless.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">Following the fliers at the very heels,</div>
                     <div class="line">With them he enters; who, upon the sudden,</div>
                     <div class="line">Clapp'd to their gates: he is himself alone,</div>
                     <div class="line">To answer all the city.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O noble fellow!</div>
                     <div class="line">Who sensibly outdares his senseless sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, when it bows, stands up. Thou art left, Marcius:</div>
                     <div class="line">A carbuncle entire, as big as thou art,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were not so rich a jewel. Thou wast a soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">Even to Cato's wish, not fierce and terrible</div>
                     <div class="line">Only in strokes; but, with thy grim looks and</div>
                     <div class="line">The thunder-like percussion of thy sounds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou madst thine enemies shake, as if the world</div>
                     <div class="line">Were feverous and did tremble.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter MARCIUS, bleeding, assaulted by the enemy</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O,'tis Marcius!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's fetch him off, or make remain alike.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They fight, and all enter the city</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  Corioli. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter certain Romans, with spoils</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">This will I carry to Rome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">And I this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">A murrain on't! I took this for silver.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Alarum continues still afar off</p>
               <p>Enter MARCIUS and TITUS LARTIUS with a trumpet</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">See here these movers that do prize their hours</div>
                     <div class="line">At a crack'd drachm! Cushions, leaden spoons,</div>
                     <div class="line">Irons of a doit, doublets that hangmen would</div>
                     <div class="line">Bury with those that wore them, these base slaves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere yet the fight be done, pack up: down with them!</div>
                     <div class="line">And hark, what noise the general makes! To him!</div>
                     <div class="line">There is the man of my soul's hate, Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Piercing our Romans: then, valiant Titus, take</div>
                     <div class="line">Convenient numbers to make good the city;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst I, with those that have the spirit, will haste</div>
                     <div class="line">To help Cominius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy sir, thou bleed'st;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy exercise hath been too violent for</div>
                     <div class="line">A second course of fight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, praise me not;</div>
                     <div class="line">My work hath yet not warm'd me: fare you well:</div>
                     <div class="line">The blood I drop is rather physical</div>
                     <div class="line">Than dangerous to me: to Aufidius thus</div>
                     <div class="line">I will appear, and fight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now the fair goddess, Fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fall deep in love with thee; and her great charms</div>
                     <div class="line">Misguide thy opposers' swords! Bold gentleman,</div>
                     <div class="line">Prosperity be thy page!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy friend no less</div>
                     <div class="line">Than those she placeth highest! So, farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou worthiest Marcius!</div>
                     <p>Exit MARCIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Go, sound thy trumpet in the market-place;</div>
                     <div class="line">Call thither all the officers o' the town,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where they shall know our mind: away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  Near the camp of Cominius.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter COMINIUS, as it were in retire,
with soldiers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Breathe you, my friends: well fought;</div>
                     <div class="line">we are come off</div>
                     <div class="line">Like Romans, neither foolish in our stands,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor cowardly in retire: believe me, sirs,</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall be charged again. Whiles we have struck,</div>
                     <div class="line">By interims and conveying gusts we have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">The charges of our friends. Ye Roman gods!</div>
                     <div class="line">Lead their successes as we wish our own,</div>
                     <div class="line">That both our powers, with smiling</div>
                     <div class="line">fronts encountering,</div>
                     <div class="line">May give you thankful sacrifice.</div>
                     <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
                     <div class="line">Thy news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">The citizens of Corioli have issued,</div>
                     <div class="line">And given to Lartius and to Marcius battle:</div>
                     <div class="line">I saw our party to their trenches driven,</div>
                     <div class="line">And then I came away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Though thou speak'st truth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks thou speak'st not well.</div>
                     <div class="line">How long is't since?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Above an hour, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not a mile; briefly we heard their drums:</div>
                     <div class="line">How couldst thou in a mile confound an hour,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bring thy news so late?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Spies of the Volsces</div>
                     <div class="line">Held me in chase, that I was forced to wheel</div>
                     <div class="line">Three or four miles about, else had I, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Half an hour since brought my report.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's yonder,</div>
                     <div class="line">That does appear as he were flay'd? O gods</div>
                     <div class="line">He has the stamp of Marcius; and I have</div>
                     <div class="line">Before-time seen him thus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>                 Come I too late?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The shepherd knows not thunder from a tabour</div>
                     <div class="line">More than I know the sound of Marcius' tongue</div>
                     <div class="line">From every meaner man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MARCIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come I too late?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, if you come not in the blood of others,</div>
                     <div class="line">But mantled in your own.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let me clip ye</div>
                     <div class="line">In arms as sound as when I woo'd, in heart</div>
                     <div class="line">As merry as when our nuptial day was done,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tapers burn'd to bedward!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Flower of warriors,</div>
                     <div class="line">How is it with Titus Lartius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">As with a man busied about decrees:</div>
                     <div class="line">Condemning some to death, and some to exile;</div>
                     <div class="line">Ransoming him, or pitying, threatening the other;</div>
                     <div class="line">Holding Corioli in the name of Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even like a fawning greyhound in the leash,</div>
                     <div class="line">To let him slip at will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is that slave</div>
                     <div class="line">Which told me they had beat you to your trenches?</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is he? call him hither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him alone;</div>
                     <div class="line">He did inform the truth: but for our gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">The common file--a plague! tribunes for them!--</div>
                     <div class="line">The mouse ne'er shunn'd the cat as they did budge</div>
                     <div class="line">From rascals worse than they.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But how prevail'd you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Will the time serve to tell? I do not think.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is the enemy? are you lords o' the field?</div>
                     <div class="line">If not, why cease you till you are so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have at disadvantage fought and did</div>
                     <div class="line">Retire to win our purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How lies their battle? know you on which side</div>
                     <div class="line">They have placed their men of trust?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">As I guess, Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their bands i' the vaward are the Antiates,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of their best trust; o'er them Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their very heart of hope.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">By all the battles wherein we have fought,</div>
                     <div class="line">By the blood we have shed together, by the vows</div>
                     <div class="line">We have made to endure friends, that you directly</div>
                     <div class="line">Set me against Aufidius and his Antiates;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that you not delay the present, but,</div>
                     <div class="line">Filling the air with swords advanced and darts,</div>
                     <div class="line">We prove this very hour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Though I could wish</div>
                     <div class="line">You were conducted to a gentle bath</div>
                     <div class="line">And balms applied to, you, yet dare I never</div>
                     <div class="line">Deny your asking: take your choice of those</div>
                     <div class="line">That best can aid your action.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Those are they</div>
                     <div class="line">That most are willing. If any such be here--</div>
                     <div class="line">As it were sin to doubt--that love this painting</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein you see me smear'd; if any fear</div>
                     <div class="line">Lesser his person than an ill report;</div>
                     <div class="line">If any think brave death outweighs bad life</div>
                     <div class="line">And that his country's dearer than himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him alone, or so many so minded,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wave thus, to express his disposition,</div>
                     <div class="line">And follow Marcius.</div>
                     <p>They all shout and wave their swords, take him up in
their arms, and cast up their caps</p>
                     <div class="line">O, me alone! make you a sword of me?</div>
                     <div class="line">If these shows be not outward, which of you</div>
                     <div class="line">But is four Volsces? none of you but is</div>
                     <div class="line">Able to bear against the great Aufidius</div>
                     <div class="line">A shield as hard as his. A certain number,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though thanks to all, must I select</div>
                     <div class="line">from all: the rest</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall bear the business in some other fight,</div>
                     <div class="line">As cause will be obey'd. Please you to march;</div>
                     <div class="line">And four shall quickly draw out my command,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which men are best inclined.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">March on, my fellows:</div>
                     <div class="line">Make good this ostentation, and you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">Divide in all with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VII.  The gates of Corioli.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>TITUS LARTIUS, having set a guard upon
Corioli, going with drum and trumpet toward
COMINIUS and CAIUS MARCIUS, enters with
Lieutenant, other Soldiers, and a Scout</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So, let the ports be guarded: keep your duties,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I have set them down. If I do send, dispatch</div>
                     <div class="line">Those centuries to our aid: the rest will serve</div>
                     <div class="line">For a short holding: if we lose the field,</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot keep the town.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lieutenant</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear not our care, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hence, and shut your gates upon's.</div>
                     <div class="line">Our guider, come; to the Roman camp conduct us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.9">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>8. SCENE VIII.  A field of battle.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Alarum as in battle. Enter, from opposite sides,
MARCIUS and AUFIDIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll fight with none but thee; for I do hate thee</div>
                     <div class="line">Worse than a promise-breaker.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We hate alike:</div>
                     <div class="line">Not Afric owns a serpent I abhor</div>
                     <div class="line">More than thy fame and envy. Fix thy foot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the first budger die the other's slave,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the gods doom him after!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If I fly, Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Holloa me like a hare.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Within these three hours, Tullus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Alone I fought in your Corioli walls,</div>
                     <div class="line">And made what work I pleased: 'tis not my blood</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein thou seest me mask'd; for thy revenge</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrench up thy power to the highest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Wert thou the Hector</div>
                     <div class="line">That was the whip of your bragg'd progeny,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shouldst not scape me here.</div>
                     <p>They fight, and certain Volsces come to the aid of
AUFIDIUS. MARCIUS fights till they be driven in
breathless</p>
                     <div class="line">Officious, and not valiant, you have shamed me</div>
                     <div class="line">In your condemned seconds.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.10">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>9. SCENE IX.  The Roman camp.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish. Alarum. A retreat is sounded. Flourish.
Enter, from one side, COMINIUS with the Romans; from
the other side, MARCIUS, with his arm in a scarf</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If I should tell thee o'er this thy day's work,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'ldst not believe thy deeds: but I'll report it</div>
                     <div class="line">Where senators shall mingle tears with smiles,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where great patricians shall attend and shrug,</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the end admire, where ladies shall be frighted,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, gladly quaked, hear more; where the</div>
                     <div class="line">dull tribunes,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, with the fusty plebeians, hate thine honours,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall say against their hearts 'We thank the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Our Rome hath such a soldier.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet camest thou to a morsel of this feast,</div>
                     <div class="line">Having fully dined before.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TITUS LARTIUS, with his power,
from the pursuit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O general,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the steed, we the caparison:</div>
                     <div class="line">Hadst thou beheld--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray now, no more: my mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who has a charter to extol her blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">When she does praise me grieves me. I have done</div>
                     <div class="line">As you have done; that's what I can; induced</div>
                     <div class="line">As you have been; that's for my country:</div>
                     <div class="line">He that has but effected his good will</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath overta'en mine act.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not be</div>
                     <div class="line">The grave of your deserving; Rome must know</div>
                     <div class="line">The value of her own: 'twere a concealment</div>
                     <div class="line">Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement,</div>
                     <div class="line">To hide your doings; and to silence that,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, to the spire and top of praises vouch'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would seem but modest: therefore, I beseech you</div>
                     <div class="line">In sign of what you are, not to reward</div>
                     <div class="line">What you have done--before our army hear me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have some wounds upon me, and they smart</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear themselves remember'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Should they not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Well might they fester 'gainst ingratitude,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tent themselves with death. Of all the horses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof we have ta'en good and good store, of all</div>
                     <div class="line">The treasure in this field achieved and city,</div>
                     <div class="line">We render you the tenth, to be ta'en forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before the common distribution, at</div>
                     <div class="line">Your only choice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, general;</div>
                     <div class="line">But cannot make my heart consent to take</div>
                     <div class="line">A bribe to pay my sword: I do refuse it;</div>
                     <div class="line">And stand upon my common part with those</div>
                     <div class="line">That have beheld the doing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A long flourish. They all cry 'Marcius! Marcius!'
cast up their caps and lances: COMINIUS and LARTIUS
stand bare</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">May these same instruments, which you profane,</div>
                     <div class="line">Never sound more! when drums and trumpets shall</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the field prove flatterers, let courts and cities be</div>
                     <div class="line">Made all of false-faced soothing!</div>
                     <div class="line">When steel grows soft as the parasite's silk,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him be made a coverture for the wars!</div>
                     <div class="line">No more, I say! For that I have not wash'd</div>
                     <div class="line">My nose that bled, or foil'd some debile wretch.--</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, without note, here's many else have done,--</div>
                     <div class="line">You shout me forth</div>
                     <div class="line">In acclamations hyperbolical;</div>
                     <div class="line">As if I loved my little should be dieted</div>
                     <div class="line">In praises sauced with lies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Too modest are you;</div>
                     <div class="line">More cruel to your good report than grateful</div>
                     <div class="line">To us that give you truly: by your patience,</div>
                     <div class="line">If 'gainst yourself you be incensed, we'll put you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like one that means his proper harm, in manacles,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then reason safely with you. Therefore, be it known,</div>
                     <div class="line">As to us, to all the world, that Caius Marcius</div>
                     <div class="line">Wears this war's garland: in token of the which,</div>
                     <div class="line">My noble steed, known to the camp, I give him,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all his trim belonging; and from this time,</div>
                     <div class="line">For what he did before Corioli, call him,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all the applause and clamour of the host,</div>
                     <div class="line">CAIUS MARCIUS CORIOLANUS! Bear</div>
                     <div class="line">The addition nobly ever!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish. Trumpets sound, and drums</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Caius Marcius Coriolanus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will go wash;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when my face is fair, you shall perceive</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether I blush or no: howbeit, I thank you.</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean to stride your steed, and at all times</div>
                     <div class="line">To undercrest your good addition</div>
                     <div class="line">To the fairness of my power.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So, to our tent;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, ere we do repose us, we will write</div>
                     <div class="line">To Rome of our success. You, Titus Lartius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must to Corioli back: send us to Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">The best, with whom we may articulate,</div>
                     <div class="line">For their own good and ours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods begin to mock me. I, that now</div>
                     <div class="line">Refused most princely gifts, am bound to beg</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my lord general.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Take't; 'tis yours. What is't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I sometime lay here in Corioli</div>
                     <div class="line">At a poor man's house; he used me kindly:</div>
                     <div class="line">He cried to me; I saw him prisoner;</div>
                     <div class="line">But then Aufidius was within my view,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wrath o'erwhelm'd my pity: I request you</div>
                     <div class="line">To give my poor host freedom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, well begg'd!</div>
                     <div class="line">Were he the butcher of my son, he should</div>
                     <div class="line">Be free as is the wind. Deliver him, Titus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius, his name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By Jupiter! forgot.</div>
                     <div class="line">I am weary; yea, my memory is tired.</div>
                     <div class="line">Have we no wine here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go we to our tent:</div>
                     <div class="line">The blood upon your visage dries; 'tis time</div>
                     <div class="line">It should be look'd to: come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.11">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>10. SCENE X.  The camp of the Volsces.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>A flourish. Cornets. Enter TULLUS AUFIDIUS,
bloody, with two or three Soldiers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The town is ta'en!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twill be deliver'd back on good condition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Condition!</div>
                     <div class="line">I would I were a Roman; for I cannot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being a Volsce, be that I am. Condition!</div>
                     <div class="line">What good condition can a treaty find</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the part that is at mercy? Five times, Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have fought with thee: so often hast thou beat me,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wouldst do so, I think, should we encounter</div>
                     <div class="line">As often as we eat. By the elements,</div>
                     <div class="line">If e'er again I meet him beard to beard,</div>
                     <div class="line">He's mine, or I am his: mine emulation</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath not that honour in't it had; for where</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought to crush him in an equal force,</div>
                     <div class="line">True sword to sword, I'll potch at him some way</div>
                     <div class="line">Or wrath or craft may get him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">He's the devil.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Bolder, though not so subtle. My valour's poison'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With only suffering stain by him; for him</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall fly out of itself: nor sleep nor sanctuary,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being naked, sick, nor fane nor Capitol,</div>
                     <div class="line">The prayers of priests nor times of sacrifice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Embarquements all of fury, shall lift up</div>
                     <div class="line">Their rotten privilege and custom 'gainst</div>
                     <div class="line">My hate to Marcius: where I find him, were it</div>
                     <div class="line">At home, upon my brother's guard, even there,</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the hospitable canon, would I</div>
                     <div class="line">Wash my fierce hand in's heart. Go you to the city;</div>
                     <div class="line">Learn how 'tis held; and what they are that must</div>
                     <div class="line">Be hostages for Rome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not you go?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am attended at the cypress grove: I pray you--</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis south the city mills--bring me word thither</div>
                     <div class="line">How the world goes, that to the pace of it</div>
                     <div class="line">I may spur on my journey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE  II.  The same. The Capitol.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MENENIUS with the two Tribunes of the people,
SICINIUS and BRUTUS.</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The augurer tells me we shall have news to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good or bad?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not according to the prayer of the people, for they</div>
                     <div class="line">love not Marcius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, who does the wolf love?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The lamb.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, to devour him; as the hungry plebeians would the</div>
                     <div class="line">noble Marcius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's a lamb indeed, that baes like a bear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's a bear indeed, that lives like a lamb. You two</div>
                     <div class="line">are old men: tell me one thing that I shall ask you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">In what enormity is Marcius poor in, that you two</div>
                     <div class="line">have not in abundance?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's poor in no one fault, but stored with all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Especially in pride.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And topping all others in boasting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is strange now: do you two know how you are</div>
                     <div class="line">censured here in the city, I mean of us o' the</div>
                     <div class="line">right-hand file? do you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, how are we censured?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Because you talk of pride now,--will you not be angry?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well, sir, well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'tis no great matter; for a very little thief of</div>
                     <div class="line">occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience:</div>
                     <div class="line">give your dispositions the reins, and be angry at</div>
                     <div class="line">your pleasures; at the least if you take it as a</div>
                     <div class="line">pleasure to you in being so. You blame Marcius for</div>
                     <div class="line">being proud?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We do it not alone, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you can do very little alone; for your helps</div>
                     <div class="line">are many, or else your actions would grow wondrous</div>
                     <div class="line">single: your abilities are too infant-like for</div>
                     <div class="line">doing much alone. You talk of pride: O that you</div>
                     <div class="line">could turn your eyes toward the napes of your necks,</div>
                     <div class="line">and make but an interior survey of your good selves!</div>
                     <div class="line">O that you could!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What then, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then you should discover a brace of unmeriting,</div>
                     <div class="line">proud, violent, testy magistrates, alias fools, as</div>
                     <div class="line">any in Rome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Menenius, you are known well enough too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am known to be a humorous patrician, and one that</div>
                     <div class="line">loves a cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying</div>
                     <div class="line">Tiber in't; said to be something imperfect in</div>
                     <div class="line">favouring the first complaint; hasty and tinder-like</div>
                     <div class="line">upon too trivial motion; one that converses more</div>
                     <div class="line">with the buttock of the night than with the forehead</div>
                     <div class="line">of the morning: what I think I utter, and spend my</div>
                     <div class="line">malice in my breath. Meeting two such wealsmen as</div>
                     <div class="line">you are--I cannot call you Lycurguses--if the drink</div>
                     <div class="line">you give me touch my palate adversely, I make a</div>
                     <div class="line">crooked face at it. I can't say your worships have</div>
                     <div class="line">delivered the matter well, when I find the ass in</div>
                     <div class="line">compound with the major part of your syllables: and</div>
                     <div class="line">though I must be content to bear with those that say</div>
                     <div class="line">you are reverend grave men, yet they lie deadly that</div>
                     <div class="line">tell you you have good faces. If you see this in</div>
                     <div class="line">the map of my microcosm, follows it that I am known</div>
                     <div class="line">well enough too? what barm can your bisson</div>
                     <div class="line">conspectuities glean out of this character, if I be</div>
                     <div class="line">known well enough too?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, come, we know you well enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You know neither me, yourselves nor any thing. You</div>
                     <div class="line">are ambitious for poor knaves' caps and legs: you</div>
                     <div class="line">wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a</div>
                     <div class="line">cause between an orange wife and a fosset-seller;</div>
                     <div class="line">and then rejourn the controversy of three pence to a</div>
                     <div class="line">second day of audience. When you are hearing a</div>
                     <div class="line">matter between party and party, if you chance to be</div>
                     <div class="line">pinched with the colic, you make faces like</div>
                     <div class="line">mummers; set up the bloody flag against all</div>
                     <div class="line">patience; and, in roaring for a chamber-pot,</div>
                     <div class="line">dismiss the controversy bleeding the more entangled</div>
                     <div class="line">by your hearing: all the peace you make in their</div>
                     <div class="line">cause is, calling both the parties knaves. You are</div>
                     <div class="line">a pair of strange ones.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, you are well understood to be a</div>
                     <div class="line">perfecter giber for the table than a necessary</div>
                     <div class="line">bencher in the Capitol.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Our very priests must become mockers, if they shall</div>
                     <div class="line">encounter such ridiculous subjects as you are. When</div>
                     <div class="line">you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worth the</div>
                     <div class="line">wagging of your beards; and your beards deserve not</div>
                     <div class="line">so honourable a grave as to stuff a botcher's</div>
                     <div class="line">cushion, or to be entombed in an ass's pack-</div>
                     <div class="line">saddle. Yet you must be saying, Marcius is proud;</div>
                     <div class="line">who in a cheap estimation, is worth predecessors</div>
                     <div class="line">since Deucalion, though peradventure some of the</div>
                     <div class="line">best of 'em were hereditary hangmen. God-den to</div>
                     <div class="line">your worships: more of your conversation would</div>
                     <div class="line">infect my brain, being the herdsmen of the beastly</div>
                     <div class="line">plebeians: I will be bold to take my leave of you.</div>
                     <p>BRUTUS and SICINIUS go aside</p>
                     <p>Enter VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, and VALERIA</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, my as fair as noble ladies,--and the moon,</div>
                     <div class="line">were she earthly, no nobler,--whither do you follow</div>
                     <div class="line">your eyes so fast?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Honourable Menenius, my boy Marcius approaches; for</div>
                     <div class="line">the love of Juno, let's go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! Marcius coming home!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, worthy Menenius; and with most prosperous</div>
                     <div class="line">approbation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Take my cap, Jupiter, and I thank thee. Hoo!</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius coming home!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay,'tis true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, here's a letter from him: the state hath</div>
                     <div class="line">another, his wife another; and, I think, there's one</div>
                     <div class="line">at home for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will make my very house reel tonight: a letter for</div>
                     <div class="line">me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, certain, there's a letter for you; I saw't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A letter for me! it gives me an estate of seven</div>
                     <div class="line">years' health; in which time I will make a lip at</div>
                     <div class="line">the physician: the most sovereign prescription in</div>
                     <div class="line">Galen is but empiricutic, and, to this preservative,</div>
                     <div class="line">of no better report than a horse-drench. Is he</div>
                     <div class="line">not wounded? he was wont to come home wounded.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, no, no, no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, he is wounded; I thank the gods for't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So do I too, if it be not too much: brings a'</div>
                     <div class="line">victory in his pocket? the wounds become him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">On's brows: Menenius, he comes the third time home</div>
                     <div class="line">with the oaken garland.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Titus Lartius writes, they fought together, but</div>
                     <div class="line">Aufidius got off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And 'twas time for him too, I'll warrant him that:</div>
                     <div class="line">an he had stayed by him, I would not have been so</div>
                     <div class="line">fidiused for all the chests in Corioli, and the gold</div>
                     <div class="line">that's in them. Is the senate possessed of this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Good ladies, let's go. Yes, yes, yes; the senate</div>
                     <div class="line">has letters from the general, wherein he gives my</div>
                     <div class="line">son the whole name of the war: he hath in this</div>
                     <div class="line">action outdone his former deeds doubly</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VALERIA</div>
                     <div class="line">In troth, there's wondrous things spoke of him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Wondrous! ay, I warrant you, and not without his</div>
                     <div class="line">true purchasing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods grant them true!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">True! pow, wow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">True! I'll be sworn they are true.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is he wounded?</div>
                     <p>To the Tribunes</p>
                     <div class="line">God save your good worships! Marcius is coming</div>
                     <div class="line">home: he has more cause to be proud. Where is he wounded?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the shoulder and i' the left arm there will be</div>
                     <div class="line">large cicatrices to show the people, when he shall</div>
                     <div class="line">stand for his place. He received in the repulse of</div>
                     <div class="line">Tarquin seven hurts i' the body.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">One i' the neck, and two i' the thigh,--there's</div>
                     <div class="line">nine that I know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He had, before this last expedition, twenty-five</div>
                     <div class="line">wounds upon him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now it's twenty-seven: every gash was an enemy's grave.</div>
                     <p>A shout and flourish</p>
                     <div class="line">Hark! the trumpets.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">These are the ushers of Marcius: before him he</div>
                     <div class="line">carries noise, and behind him he leaves tears:</div>
                     <div class="line">Death, that dark spirit, in 's nervy arm doth lie;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, being advanced, declines, and then men die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A sennet. Trumpets sound. Enter COMINIUS the
general, and TITUS LARTIUS; between them, CORIOLANUS,
crowned with an oaken garland; with Captains and
Soldiers, and a Herald</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Herald</div>
                     <div class="line">Know, Rome, that all alone Marcius did fight</div>
                     <div class="line">Within Corioli gates: where he hath won,</div>
                     <div class="line">With fame, a name to Caius Marcius; these</div>
                     <div class="line">In honour follows Coriolanus.</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No more of this; it does offend my heart:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray now, no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, sir, your mother!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O,</div>
                     <div class="line">You have, I know, petition'd all the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">For my prosperity!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Kneels</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, my good soldier, up;</div>
                     <div class="line">My gentle Marcius, worthy Caius, and</div>
                     <div class="line">By deed-achieving honour newly named,--</div>
                     <div class="line">What is it?--Coriolanus must I call thee?--</div>
                     <div class="line">But O, thy wife!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My gracious silence, hail!</div>
                     <div class="line">Wouldst thou have laugh'd had I come coffin'd home,</div>
                     <div class="line">That weep'st to see me triumph? Ay, my dear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such eyes the widows in Corioli wear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And mothers that lack sons.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, the gods crown thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And live you yet?</div>
                     <p>To VALERIA</p>
                     <div class="line">O my sweet lady, pardon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not where to turn: O, welcome home:</div>
                     <div class="line">And welcome, general: and ye're welcome all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A hundred thousand welcomes. I could weep</div>
                     <div class="line">And I could laugh, I am light and heavy. Welcome.</div>
                     <div class="line">A curse begin at very root on's heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">That is not glad to see thee! You are three</div>
                     <div class="line">That Rome should dote on: yet, by the faith of men,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have some old crab-trees here</div>
                     <div class="line">at home that will not</div>
                     <div class="line">Be grafted to your relish. Yet welcome, warriors:</div>
                     <div class="line">We call a nettle but a nettle and</div>
                     <div class="line">The faults of fools but folly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ever right.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Menenius ever, ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Herald</div>
                     <div class="line">Give way there, and go on!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To VOLUMNIA and VIRGILIA</span>  Your hand, and yours:</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere in our own house I do shade my head,</div>
                     <div class="line">The good patricians must be visited;</div>
                     <div class="line">From whom I have received not only greetings,</div>
                     <div class="line">But with them change of honours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have lived</div>
                     <div class="line">To see inherited my very wishes</div>
                     <div class="line">And the buildings of my fancy: only</div>
                     <div class="line">There's one thing wanting, which I doubt not but</div>
                     <div class="line">Our Rome will cast upon thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Know, good mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather be their servant in my way,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than sway with them in theirs.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">On, to the Capitol!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish. Cornets. Exeunt in state, as before.
BRUTUS and SICINIUS come forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">All tongues speak of him, and the bleared sights</div>
                     <div class="line">Are spectacled to see him: your prattling nurse</div>
                     <div class="line">Into a rapture lets her baby cry</div>
                     <div class="line">While she chats him: the kitchen malkin pins</div>
                     <div class="line">Her richest lockram 'bout her reechy neck,</div>
                     <div class="line">Clambering the walls to eye him: stalls, bulks, windows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are smother'd up, leads fill'd, and ridges horsed</div>
                     <div class="line">With variable complexions, all agreeing</div>
                     <div class="line">In earnestness to see him: seld-shown flamens</div>
                     <div class="line">Do press among the popular throngs and puff</div>
                     <div class="line">To win a vulgar station: or veil'd dames</div>
                     <div class="line">Commit the war of white and damask in</div>
                     <div class="line">Their nicely-gawded cheeks to the wanton spoil</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Phoebus' burning kisses: such a pother</div>
                     <div class="line">As if that whatsoever god who leads him</div>
                     <div class="line">Were slily crept into his human powers</div>
                     <div class="line">And gave him graceful posture.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">On the sudden,</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant him consul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Then our office may,</div>
                     <div class="line">During his power, go sleep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He cannot temperately transport his honours</div>
                     <div class="line">From where he should begin and end, but will</div>
                     <div class="line">Lose those he hath won.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">In that there's comfort.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubt not</div>
                     <div class="line">The commoners, for whom we stand, but they</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon their ancient malice will forget</div>
                     <div class="line">With the least cause these his new honours, which</div>
                     <div class="line">That he will give them make I as little question</div>
                     <div class="line">As he is proud to do't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I heard him swear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were he to stand for consul, never would he</div>
                     <div class="line">Appear i' the market-place nor on him put</div>
                     <div class="line">The napless vesture of humility;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor showing, as the manner is, his wounds</div>
                     <div class="line">To the people, beg their stinking breaths.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis right.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It was his word: O, he would miss it rather</div>
                     <div class="line">Than carry it but by the suit of the gentry to him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the desire of the nobles.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I wish no better</div>
                     <div class="line">Than have him hold that purpose and to put it</div>
                     <div class="line">In execution.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis most like he will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be to him then as our good wills,</div>
                     <div class="line">A sure destruction.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So it must fall out</div>
                     <div class="line">To him or our authorities. For an end,</div>
                     <div class="line">We must suggest the people in what hatred</div>
                     <div class="line">He still hath held them; that to's power he would</div>
                     <div class="line">Have made them mules, silenced their pleaders and</div>
                     <div class="line">Dispropertied their freedoms, holding them,</div>
                     <div class="line">In human action and capacity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of no more soul nor fitness for the world</div>
                     <div class="line">Than camels in the war, who have their provand</div>
                     <div class="line">Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows</div>
                     <div class="line">For sinking under them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This, as you say, suggested</div>
                     <div class="line">At some time when his soaring insolence</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall touch the people--which time shall not want,</div>
                     <div class="line">If he be put upon 't; and that's as easy</div>
                     <div class="line">As to set dogs on sheep--will be his fire</div>
                     <div class="line">To kindle their dry stubble; and their blaze</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall darken him for ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">You are sent for to the Capitol. 'Tis thought</div>
                     <div class="line">That Marcius shall be consul:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have seen the dumb men throng to see him and</div>
                     <div class="line">The blind to bear him speak: matrons flung gloves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ladies and maids their scarfs and handkerchers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon him as he pass'd: the nobles bended,</div>
                     <div class="line">As to Jove's statue, and the commons made</div>
                     <div class="line">A shower and thunder with their caps and shouts:</div>
                     <div class="line">I never saw the like.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's to the Capitol;</div>
                     <div class="line">And carry with us ears and eyes for the time,</div>
                     <div class="line">But hearts for the event.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE  II.  The same. The Capitol.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Officers, to lay cushions</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, they are almost here. How many stand</div>
                     <div class="line">for consulships?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">Three, they say: but 'tis thought of every one</div>
                     <div class="line">Coriolanus will carry it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">That's a brave fellow; but he's vengeance proud, and</div>
                     <div class="line">loves not the common people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, there had been many great men that have</div>
                     <div class="line">flattered the people, who ne'er loved them; and there</div>
                     <div class="line">be many that they have loved, they know not</div>
                     <div class="line">wherefore: so that, if they love they know not why,</div>
                     <div class="line">they hate upon no better a ground: therefore, for</div>
                     <div class="line">Coriolanus neither to care whether they love or hate</div>
                     <div class="line">him manifests the true knowledge he has in their</div>
                     <div class="line">disposition; and out of his noble carelessness lets</div>
                     <div class="line">them plainly see't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">If he did not care whether he had their love or no,</div>
                     <div class="line">he waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither</div>
                     <div class="line">good nor harm: but he seeks their hate with greater</div>
                     <div class="line">devotion than can render it him; and leaves</div>
                     <div class="line">nothing undone that may fully discover him their</div>
                     <div class="line">opposite. Now, to seem to affect the malice and</div>
                     <div class="line">displeasure of the people is as bad as that which he</div>
                     <div class="line">dislikes, to flatter them for their love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath deserved worthily of his country: and his</div>
                     <div class="line">ascent is not by such easy degrees as those who,</div>
                     <div class="line">having been supple and courteous to the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">bonneted, without any further deed to have them at</div>
                     <div class="line">an into their estimation and report: but he hath so</div>
                     <div class="line">planted his honours in their eyes, and his actions</div>
                     <div class="line">in their hearts, that for their tongues to be</div>
                     <div class="line">silent, and not confess so much, were a kind of</div>
                     <div class="line">ingrateful injury; to report otherwise, were a</div>
                     <div class="line">malice, that, giving itself the lie, would pluck</div>
                     <div class="line">reproof and rebuke from every ear that heard it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">No more of him; he is a worthy man: make way, they</div>
                     <div class="line">are coming.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A sennet. Enter, with actors before them, COMINIUS
the consul, MENENIUS, CORIOLANUS, Senators,
SICINIUS and BRUTUS. The Senators take their
places; the Tribunes take their Places by
themselves. CORIOLANUS stands</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Having determined of the Volsces and</div>
                     <div class="line">To send for Titus Lartius, it remains,</div>
                     <div class="line">As the main point of this our after-meeting,</div>
                     <div class="line">To gratify his noble service that</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath thus stood for his country: therefore,</div>
                     <div class="line">please you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most reverend and grave elders, to desire</div>
                     <div class="line">The present consul, and last general</div>
                     <div class="line">In our well-found successes, to report</div>
                     <div class="line">A little of that worthy work perform'd</div>
                     <div class="line">By Caius Marcius Coriolanus, whom</div>
                     <div class="line">We met here both to thank and to remember</div>
                     <div class="line">With honours like himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, good Cominius:</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave nothing out for length, and make us think</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather our state's defective for requital</div>
                     <div class="line">Than we to stretch it out.</div>
                     <p>To the Tribunes</p>
                     <div class="line">Masters o' the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">We do request your kindest ears, and after,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your loving motion toward the common body,</div>
                     <div class="line">To yield what passes here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We are convented</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a pleasing treaty, and have hearts</div>
                     <div class="line">Inclinable to honour and advance</div>
                     <div class="line">The theme of our assembly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Which the rather</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall be blest to do, if he remember</div>
                     <div class="line">A kinder value of the people than</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath hereto prized them at.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That's off, that's off;</div>
                     <div class="line">I would you rather had been silent. Please you</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear Cominius speak?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Most willingly;</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet my caution was more pertinent</div>
                     <div class="line">Than the rebuke you give it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He loves your people</div>
                     <div class="line">But tie him not to be their bedfellow.</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy Cominius, speak.</div>
                     <p>CORIOLANUS offers to go away</p>
                     <div class="line">Nay, keep your place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit, Coriolanus; never shame to hear</div>
                     <div class="line">What you have nobly done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your horror's pardon:</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather have my wounds to heal again</div>
                     <div class="line">Than hear say how I got them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I hope</div>
                     <div class="line">My words disbench'd you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, sir: yet oft,</div>
                     <div class="line">When blows have made me stay, I fled from words.</div>
                     <div class="line">You soothed not, therefore hurt not: but</div>
                     <div class="line">your people,</div>
                     <div class="line">I love them as they weigh.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray now, sit down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather have one scratch my head i' the sun</div>
                     <div class="line">When the alarum were struck than idly sit</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear my nothings monster'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Masters of the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your multiplying spawn how can he flatter--</div>
                     <div class="line">That's thousand to one good one--when you now see</div>
                     <div class="line">He had rather venture all his limbs for honour</div>
                     <div class="line">Than one on's ears to hear it? Proceed, Cominius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall lack voice: the deeds of Coriolanus</div>
                     <div class="line">Should not be utter'd feebly. It is held</div>
                     <div class="line">That valour is the chiefest virtue, and</div>
                     <div class="line">Most dignifies the haver: if it be,</div>
                     <div class="line">The man I speak of cannot in the world</div>
                     <div class="line">Be singly counterpoised. At sixteen years,</div>
                     <div class="line">When Tarquin made a head for Rome, he fought</div>
                     <div class="line">Beyond the mark of others: our then dictator,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom with all praise I point at, saw him fight,</div>
                     <div class="line">When with his Amazonian chin he drove</div>
                     <div class="line">The bristled lips before him: be bestrid</div>
                     <div class="line">An o'er-press'd Roman and i' the consul's view</div>
                     <div class="line">Slew three opposers: Tarquin's self he met,</div>
                     <div class="line">And struck him on his knee: in that day's feats,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he might act the woman in the scene,</div>
                     <div class="line">He proved best man i' the field, and for his meed</div>
                     <div class="line">Was brow-bound with the oak. His pupil age</div>
                     <div class="line">Man-enter'd thus, he waxed like a sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the brunt of seventeen battles since</div>
                     <div class="line">He lurch'd all swords of the garland. For this last,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before and in Corioli, let me say,</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot speak him home: he stopp'd the fliers;</div>
                     <div class="line">And by his rare example made the coward</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn terror into sport: as weeds before</div>
                     <div class="line">A vessel under sail, so men obey'd</div>
                     <div class="line">And fell below his stem: his sword, death's stamp,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where it did mark, it took; from face to foot</div>
                     <div class="line">He was a thing of blood, whose every motion</div>
                     <div class="line">Was timed with dying cries: alone he enter'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The mortal gate of the city, which he painted</div>
                     <div class="line">With shunless destiny; aidless came off,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with a sudden reinforcement struck</div>
                     <div class="line">Corioli like a planet: now all's his:</div>
                     <div class="line">When, by and by, the din of war gan pierce</div>
                     <div class="line">His ready sense; then straight his doubled spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">Re-quicken'd what in flesh was fatigate,</div>
                     <div class="line">And to the battle came he; where he did</div>
                     <div class="line">Run reeking o'er the lives of men, as if</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere a perpetual spoil: and till we call'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Both field and city ours, he never stood</div>
                     <div class="line">To ease his breast with panting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">He cannot but with measure fit the honours</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we devise him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Our spoils he kick'd at,</div>
                     <div class="line">And look'd upon things precious as they were</div>
                     <div class="line">The common muck of the world: he covets less</div>
                     <div class="line">Than misery itself would give; rewards</div>
                     <div class="line">His deeds with doing them, and is content</div>
                     <div class="line">To spend the time to end it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's right noble:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him be call'd for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Call Coriolanus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Officer</div>
                     <div class="line">He doth appear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter CORIOLANUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The senate, Coriolanus, are well pleased</div>
                     <div class="line">To make thee consul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do owe them still</div>
                     <div class="line">My life and services.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It then remains</div>
                     <div class="line">That you do speak to the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me o'erleap that custom, for I cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">Put on the gown, stand naked and entreat them,</div>
                     <div class="line">For my wounds' sake, to give their suffrage: please you</div>
                     <div class="line">That I may pass this doing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, the people</div>
                     <div class="line">Must have their voices; neither will they bate</div>
                     <div class="line">One jot of ceremony.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Put them not to't:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, go fit you to the custom and</div>
                     <div class="line">Take to you, as your predecessors have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your honour with your form.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is apart</div>
                     <div class="line">That I shall blush in acting, and might well</div>
                     <div class="line">Be taken from the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark you that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To brag unto them, thus I did, and thus;</div>
                     <div class="line">Show them the unaching scars which I should hide,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if I had received them for the hire</div>
                     <div class="line">Of their breath only!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not stand upon't.</div>
                     <div class="line">We recommend to you, tribunes of the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our purpose to them: and to our noble consul</div>
                     <div class="line">Wish we all joy and honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senators</div>
                     <div class="line">To Coriolanus come all joy and honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish of cornets. Exeunt all but SICINIUS
and BRUTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You see how he intends to use the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">May they perceive's intent! He will require them,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if he did contemn what he requested</div>
                     <div class="line">Should be in them to give.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, we'll inform them</div>
                     <div class="line">Of our proceedings here: on the marketplace,</div>
                     <div class="line">I know, they do attend us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter seven or eight Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Once, if he do require our voices, we ought not to deny him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We may, sir, if we will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We have power in ourselves to do it, but it is a</div>
                     <div class="line">power that we have no power to do; for if he show us</div>
                     <div class="line">his wounds and tell us his deeds, we are to put our</div>
                     <div class="line">tongues into those wounds and speak for them; so, if</div>
                     <div class="line">he tell us his noble deeds, we must also tell him</div>
                     <div class="line">our noble acceptance of them. Ingratitude is</div>
                     <div class="line">monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful,</div>
                     <div class="line">were to make a monster of the multitude: of the</div>
                     <div class="line">which we being members, should bring ourselves to be</div>
                     <div class="line">monstrous members.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">And to make us no better thought of, a little help</div>
                     <div class="line">will serve; for once we stood up about the corn, he</div>
                     <div class="line">himself stuck not to call us the many-headed multitude.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We have been called so of many; not that our heads</div>
                     <div class="line">are some brown, some black, some auburn, some bald,</div>
                     <div class="line">but that our wits are so diversely coloured: and</div>
                     <div class="line">truly I think if all our wits were to issue out of</div>
                     <div class="line">one skull, they would fly east, west, north, south,</div>
                     <div class="line">and their consent of one direct way should be at</div>
                     <div class="line">once to all the points o' the compass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Think you so? Which way do you judge my wit would</div>
                     <div class="line">fly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, your wit will not so soon out as another man's</div>
                     <div class="line">will;'tis strongly wedged up in a block-head, but</div>
                     <div class="line">if it were at liberty, 'twould, sure, southward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Why that way?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">To lose itself in a fog, where being three parts</div>
                     <div class="line">melted away with rotten dews, the fourth would return</div>
                     <div class="line">for conscience sake, to help to get thee a wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You are never without your tricks: you may, you may.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you all resolved to give your voices? But</div>
                     <div class="line">that's no matter, the greater part carries it. I</div>
                     <div class="line">say, if he would incline to the people, there was</div>
                     <div class="line">never a worthier man.</div>
                     <p>Enter CORIOLANUS in a gown of humility, with MENENIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Here he comes, and in the gown of humility: mark his</div>
                     <div class="line">behavior. We are not to stay all together, but to</div>
                     <div class="line">come by him where he stands, by ones, by twos, and</div>
                     <div class="line">by threes. He's to make his requests by</div>
                     <div class="line">particulars; wherein every one of us has a single</div>
                     <div class="line">honour, in giving him our own voices with our own</div>
                     <div class="line">tongues: therefore follow me, and I direct you how</div>
                     <div class="line">you shall go by him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Content, content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O sir, you are not right: have you not known</div>
                     <div class="line">The worthiest men have done't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What must I say?</div>
                     <div class="line">'I Pray, sir'--Plague upon't! I cannot bring</div>
                     <div class="line">My tongue to such a pace:--'Look, sir, my wounds!</div>
                     <div class="line">I got them in my country's service, when</div>
                     <div class="line">Some certain of your brethren roar'd and ran</div>
                     <div class="line">From the noise of our own drums.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O me, the gods!</div>
                     <div class="line">You must not speak of that: you must desire them</div>
                     <div class="line">To think upon you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Think upon me! hang 'em!</div>
                     <div class="line">I would they would forget me, like the virtues</div>
                     <div class="line">Which our divines lose by 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll mar all:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll leave you: pray you, speak to 'em, I pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">In wholesome manner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid them wash their faces</div>
                     <div class="line">And keep their teeth clean.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter two of the Citizens</p>
                     <div class="line">So, here comes a brace.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter a third Citizen</p>
                     <div class="line">You know the cause, air, of my standing here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We do, sir; tell us what hath brought you to't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine own desert.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Your own desert!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but not mine own desire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">How not your own desire?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, sir,'twas never my desire yet to trouble the</div>
                     <div class="line">poor with begging.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You must think, if we give you any thing, we hope to</div>
                     <div class="line">gain by you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well then, I pray, your price o' the consulship?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">The price is to ask it kindly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Kindly! Sir, I pray, let me ha't: I have wounds to</div>
                     <div class="line">show you, which shall be yours in private. Your</div>
                     <div class="line">good voice, sir; what say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall ha' it, worthy sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A match, sir. There's in all two worthy voices</div>
                     <div class="line">begged. I have your alms: adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">But this is something odd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">An 'twere to give again,--but 'tis no matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt the three Citizens</p>
               <p>Re-enter two other Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you now, if it may stand with the tune of your</div>
                     <div class="line">voices that I may be consul, I have here the</div>
                     <div class="line">customary gown.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fourth Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You have deserved nobly of your country, and you</div>
                     <div class="line">have not deserved nobly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your enigma?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fourth Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You have been a scourge to her enemies, you have</div>
                     <div class="line">been a rod to her friends; you have not indeed loved</div>
                     <div class="line">the common people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You should account me the more virtuous that I have</div>
                     <div class="line">not been common in my love. I will, sir, flatter my</div>
                     <div class="line">sworn brother, the people, to earn a dearer</div>
                     <div class="line">estimation of them; 'tis a condition they account</div>
                     <div class="line">gentle: and since the wisdom of their choice is</div>
                     <div class="line">rather to have my hat than my heart, I will practise</div>
                     <div class="line">the insinuating nod and be off to them most</div>
                     <div class="line">counterfeitly; that is, sir, I will counterfeit the</div>
                     <div class="line">bewitchment of some popular man and give it</div>
                     <div class="line">bountiful to the desirers. Therefore, beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">I may be consul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fifth Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">We hope to find you our friend; and therefore give</div>
                     <div class="line">you our voices heartily.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fourth Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">You have received many wounds for your country.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not seal your knowledge with showing them. I</div>
                     <div class="line">will make much of your voices, and so trouble you no further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods give you joy, sir, heartily!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Most sweet voices!</div>
                     <div class="line">Better it is to die, better to starve,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than crave the hire which first we do deserve.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why in this woolvish toge should I stand here,</div>
                     <div class="line">To beg of Hob and Dick, that do appear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their needless vouches? Custom calls me to't:</div>
                     <div class="line">What custom wills, in all things should we do't,</div>
                     <div class="line">The dust on antique time would lie unswept,</div>
                     <div class="line">And mountainous error be too highly heapt</div>
                     <div class="line">For truth to o'er-peer. Rather than fool it so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let the high office and the honour go</div>
                     <div class="line">To one that would do thus. I am half through;</div>
                     <div class="line">The one part suffer'd, the other will I do.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter three Citizens more</p>
                     <div class="line">Here come more voices.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your voices: for your voices I have fought;</div>
                     <div class="line">Watch'd for your voices; for Your voices bear</div>
                     <div class="line">Of wounds two dozen odd; battles thrice six</div>
                     <div class="line">I have seen and heard of; for your voices have</div>
                     <div class="line">Done many things, some less, some more your voices:</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed I would be consul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Sixth Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He has done nobly, and cannot go without any honest</div>
                     <div class="line">man's voice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Seventh Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore let him be consul: the gods give him joy,</div>
                     <div class="line">and make him good friend to the people!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Amen, amen. God save thee, noble consul!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy voices!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter MENENIUS, with BRUTUS and SICINIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have stood your limitation; and the tribunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Endue you with the people's voice: remains</div>
                     <div class="line">That, in the official marks invested, you</div>
                     <div class="line">Anon do meet the senate.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this done?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The custom of request you have discharged:</div>
                     <div class="line">The people do admit you, and are summon'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To meet anon, upon your approbation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where? at the senate-house?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There, Coriolanus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">May I change these garments?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You may, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That I'll straight do; and, knowing myself again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Repair to the senate-house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll keep you company. Will you along?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We stay here for the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare you well.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt CORIOLANUS and MENENIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">He has it now, and by his looks methink</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis warm at 's heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">With a proud heart he wore his humble weeds.</div>
                     <div class="line">will you dismiss the people?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, my masters! have you chose this man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He has our voices, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We pray the gods he may deserve your loves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Amen, sir: to my poor unworthy notice,</div>
                     <div class="line">He mock'd us when he begg'd our voices.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Certainly</div>
                     <div class="line">He flouted us downright.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">No,'tis his kind of speech: he did not mock us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Not one amongst us, save yourself, but says</div>
                     <div class="line">He used us scornfully: he should have show'd us</div>
                     <div class="line">His marks of merit, wounds received for's country.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, so he did, I am sure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no; no man saw 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He said he had wounds, which he could show</div>
                     <div class="line">in private;</div>
                     <div class="line">And with his hat, thus waving it in scorn,</div>
                     <div class="line">'I would be consul,' says he: 'aged custom,</div>
                     <div class="line">But by your voices, will not so permit me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your voices therefore.' When we granted that,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here was 'I thank you for your voices: thank you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your most sweet voices: now you have left</div>
                     <div class="line">your voices,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have no further with you.' Was not this mockery?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why either were you ignorant to see't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, seeing it, of such childish friendliness</div>
                     <div class="line">To yield your voices?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Could you not have told him</div>
                     <div class="line">As you were lesson'd, when he had no power,</div>
                     <div class="line">But was a petty servant to the state,</div>
                     <div class="line">He was your enemy, ever spake against</div>
                     <div class="line">Your liberties and the charters that you bear</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the body of the weal; and now, arriving</div>
                     <div class="line">A place of potency and sway o' the state,</div>
                     <div class="line">If he should still malignantly remain</div>
                     <div class="line">Fast foe to the plebeii, your voices might</div>
                     <div class="line">Be curses to yourselves? You should have said</div>
                     <div class="line">That as his worthy deeds did claim no less</div>
                     <div class="line">Than what he stood for, so his gracious nature</div>
                     <div class="line">Would think upon you for your voices and</div>
                     <div class="line">Translate his malice towards you into love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Standing your friendly lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus to have said,</div>
                     <div class="line">As you were fore-advised, had touch'd his spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">And tried his inclination; from him pluck'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Either his gracious promise, which you might,</div>
                     <div class="line">As cause had call'd you up, have held him to</div>
                     <div class="line">Or else it would have gall'd his surly nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which easily endures not article</div>
                     <div class="line">Tying him to aught; so putting him to rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">You should have ta'en the advantage of his choler</div>
                     <div class="line">And pass'd him unelected.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you perceive</div>
                     <div class="line">He did solicit you in free contempt</div>
                     <div class="line">When he did need your loves, and do you think</div>
                     <div class="line">That his contempt shall not be bruising to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he hath power to crush? Why, had your bodies</div>
                     <div class="line">No heart among you? or had you tongues to cry</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the rectorship of judgment?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere now denied the asker? and now again</div>
                     <div class="line">Of him that did not ask, but mock, bestow</div>
                     <div class="line">Your sued-for tongues?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He's not confirm'd; we may deny him yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">And will deny him:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have five hundred voices of that sound.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">I twice five hundred and their friends to piece 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Get you hence instantly, and tell those friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">They have chose a consul that will from them take</div>
                     <div class="line">Their liberties; make them of no more voice</div>
                     <div class="line">Than dogs that are as often beat for barking</div>
                     <div class="line">As therefore kept to do so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them assemble,</div>
                     <div class="line">And on a safer judgment all revoke</div>
                     <div class="line">Your ignorant election; enforce his pride,</div>
                     <div class="line">And his old hate unto you; besides, forget not</div>
                     <div class="line">With what contempt he wore the humble weed,</div>
                     <div class="line">How in his suit he scorn'd you; but your loves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thinking upon his services, took from you</div>
                     <div class="line">The apprehension of his present portance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which most gibingly, ungravely, he did fashion</div>
                     <div class="line">After the inveterate hate he bears you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay</div>
                     <div class="line">A fault on us, your tribunes; that we laboured,</div>
                     <div class="line">No impediment between, but that you must</div>
                     <div class="line">Cast your election on him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, you chose him</div>
                     <div class="line">More after our commandment than as guided</div>
                     <div class="line">By your own true affections, and that your minds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Preoccupied with what you rather must do</div>
                     <div class="line">Than what you should, made you against the grain</div>
                     <div class="line">To voice him consul: lay the fault on us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, spare us not. Say we read lectures to you.</div>
                     <div class="line">How youngly he began to serve his country,</div>
                     <div class="line">How long continued, and what stock he springs of,</div>
                     <div class="line">The noble house o' the Marcians, from whence came</div>
                     <div class="line">That Ancus Marcius, Numa's daughter's son,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, after great Hostilius, here was king;</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the same house Publius and Quintus were,</div>
                     <div class="line">That our beat water brought by conduits hither;</div>
                     <div class="line">And  <span>Censorinus,</span>  nobly named so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Twice being  <span>by the people chosen</span>  censor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was his great ancestor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">One thus descended,</div>
                     <div class="line">That hath beside well in his person wrought</div>
                     <div class="line">To be set high in place, we did commend</div>
                     <div class="line">To your remembrances: but you have found,</div>
                     <div class="line">Scaling his present bearing with his past,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he's your fixed enemy, and revoke</div>
                     <div class="line">Your sudden approbation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, you ne'er had done't--</div>
                     <div class="line">Harp on that still--but by our putting on;</div>
                     <div class="line">And presently, when you have drawn your number,</div>
                     <div class="line">Repair to the Capitol.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">We will so: almost all</div>
                     <div class="line">Repent in their election.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them go on;</div>
                     <div class="line">This mutiny were better put in hazard,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than stay, past doubt, for greater:</div>
                     <div class="line">If, as his nature is, he fall in rage</div>
                     <div class="line">With their refusal, both observe and answer</div>
                     <div class="line">The vantage of his anger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To the Capitol, come:</div>
                     <div class="line">We will be there before the stream o' the people;</div>
                     <div class="line">And this shall seem, as partly 'tis, their own,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we have goaded onward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in CORIOLANUS'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Cornets. Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENIUS, all the
Gentry, COMINIUS, TITUS LARTIUS, and other Senators</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Tullus Aufidius then had made new head?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He had, my lord; and that it was which caused</div>
                     <div class="line">Our swifter composition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So then the Volsces stand but as at first,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ready, when time shall prompt them, to make road.</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon's again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They are worn, lord consul, so,</div>
                     <div class="line">That we shall hardly in our ages see</div>
                     <div class="line">Their banners wave again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Saw you Aufidius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">On safe-guard he came to me; and did curse</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the Volsces, for they had so vilely</div>
                     <div class="line">Yielded the town: he is retired to Antium.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Spoke he of me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He did, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How? what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How often he had met you, sword to sword;</div>
                     <div class="line">That of all things upon the earth he hated</div>
                     <div class="line">Your person most, that he would pawn his fortunes</div>
                     <div class="line">To hopeless restitution, so he might</div>
                     <div class="line">Be call'd your vanquisher.</div>
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               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">At Antium lives he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LARTIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">At Antium.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I wish I had a cause to seek him there,</div>
                     <div class="line">To oppose his hatred fully. Welcome home.</div>
                     <p>Enter SICINIUS and BRUTUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Behold, these are the tribunes of the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">The tongues o' the common mouth: I do despise them;</div>
                     <div class="line">For they do prank them in authority,</div>
                     <div class="line">Against all noble sufferance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pass no further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! what is that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It will be dangerous to go on: no further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What makes this change?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath he not pass'd the noble and the common?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Cominius, no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I had children's voices?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Tribunes, give way; he shall to the market-place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The people are incensed against him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Stop,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or all will fall in broil.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Are these your herd?</div>
                     <div class="line">Must these have voices, that can yield them now</div>
                     <div class="line">And straight disclaim their tongues? What are</div>
                     <div class="line">your offices?</div>
                     <div class="line">You being their mouths, why rule you not their teeth?</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you not set them on?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Be calm, be calm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a purposed thing, and grows by plot,</div>
                     <div class="line">To curb the will of the nobility:</div>
                     <div class="line">Suffer't, and live with such as cannot rule</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor ever will be ruled.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Call't not a plot:</div>
                     <div class="line">The people cry you mock'd them, and of late,</div>
                     <div class="line">When corn was given them gratis, you repined;</div>
                     <div class="line">Scandal'd the suppliants for the people, call'd them</div>
                     <div class="line">Time-pleasers, flatterers, foes to nobleness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this was known before.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to them all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you inform'd them sithence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! I inform them!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You are like to do such business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not unlike,</div>
                     <div class="line">Each way, to better yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then should I be consul? By yond clouds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me deserve so ill as you, and make me</div>
                     <div class="line">Your fellow tribune.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You show too much of that</div>
                     <div class="line">For which the people stir: if you will pass</div>
                     <div class="line">To where you are bound, you must inquire your way,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which you are out of, with a gentler spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or never be so noble as a consul,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor yoke with him for tribune.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's be calm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The people are abused; set on. This paltering</div>
                     <div class="line">Becomes not Rome, nor has Coriolanus</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserved this so dishonour'd rub, laid falsely</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the plain way of his merit.</div>
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               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell me of corn!</div>
                     <div class="line">This was my speech, and I will speak't again--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not now, not now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Not in this heat, sir, now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, as I live, I will. My nobler friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">I crave their pardons:</div>
                     <div class="line">For the mutable, rank-scented many, let them</div>
                     <div class="line">Regard me as I do not flatter, and</div>
                     <div class="line">Therein behold themselves: I say again,</div>
                     <div class="line">In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate</div>
                     <div class="line">The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we ourselves have plough'd for, sow'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">and scatter'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">By mingling them with us, the honour'd number,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who lack not virtue, no, nor power, but that</div>
                     <div class="line">Which they have given to beggars.</div>
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               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">No more words, we beseech you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! no more!</div>
                     <div class="line">As for my country I have shed my blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not fearing outward force, so shall my lungs</div>
                     <div class="line">Coin words till their decay against those measles,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we disdain should tatter us, yet sought</div>
                     <div class="line">The very way to catch them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You speak o' the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if you were a god to punish, not</div>
                     <div class="line">A man of their infirmity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere well</div>
                     <div class="line">We let the people know't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What, what? his choler?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Choler!</div>
                     <div class="line">Were I as patient as the midnight sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">By Jove, 'twould be my mind!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a mind</div>
                     <div class="line">That shall remain a poison where it is,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not poison any further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall remain!</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear you this Triton of the minnows? mark you</div>
                     <div class="line">His absolute 'shall'?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas from the canon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Shall'!</div>
                     <div class="line">O good but most unwise patricians! why,</div>
                     <div class="line">You grave but reckless senators, have you thus</div>
                     <div class="line">Given Hydra here to choose an officer,</div>
                     <div class="line">That with his peremptory 'shall,' being but</div>
                     <div class="line">The horn and noise o' the monster's, wants not spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">To say he'll turn your current in a ditch,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make your channel his? If he have power</div>
                     <div class="line">Then vail your ignorance; if none, awake</div>
                     <div class="line">Your dangerous lenity. If you are learn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be not as common fools; if you are not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them have cushions by you. You are plebeians,</div>
                     <div class="line">If they be senators: and they are no less,</div>
                     <div class="line">When, both your voices blended, the great'st taste</div>
                     <div class="line">Most palates theirs. They choose their magistrate,</div>
                     <div class="line">And such a one as he, who puts his 'shall,'</div>
                     <div class="line">His popular 'shall' against a graver bench</div>
                     <div class="line">Than ever frown in Greece. By Jove himself!</div>
                     <div class="line">It makes the consuls base: and my soul aches</div>
                     <div class="line">To know, when two authorities are up,</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither supreme, how soon confusion</div>
                     <div class="line">May enter 'twixt the gap of both and take</div>
                     <div class="line">The one by the other.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, on to the market-place.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Whoever gave that counsel, to give forth</div>
                     <div class="line">The corn o' the storehouse gratis, as 'twas used</div>
                     <div class="line">Sometime in Greece,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well, no more of that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Though there the people had more absolute power,</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, they nourish'd disobedience, fed</div>
                     <div class="line">The ruin of the state.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, shall the people give</div>
                     <div class="line">One that speaks thus their voice?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll give my reasons,</div>
                     <div class="line">More worthier than their voices. They know the corn</div>
                     <div class="line">Was not our recompense, resting well assured</div>
                     <div class="line">That ne'er did service for't: being press'd to the war,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even when the navel of the state was touch'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">They would not thread the gates. This kind of service</div>
                     <div class="line">Did not deserve corn gratis. Being i' the war</div>
                     <div class="line">Their mutinies and revolts, wherein they show'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Most valour, spoke not for them: the accusation</div>
                     <div class="line">Which they have often made against the senate,</div>
                     <div class="line">All cause unborn, could never be the motive</div>
                     <div class="line">Of our so frank donation. Well, what then?</div>
                     <div class="line">How shall this bisson multitude digest</div>
                     <div class="line">The senate's courtesy? Let deeds express</div>
                     <div class="line">What's like to be their words: 'we did request it;</div>
                     <div class="line">We are the greater poll, and in true fear</div>
                     <div class="line">They gave us our demands.' Thus we debase</div>
                     <div class="line">The nature of our seats and make the rabble</div>
                     <div class="line">Call our cares fears; which will in time</div>
                     <div class="line">Break ope the locks o' the senate and bring in</div>
                     <div class="line">The crows to peck the eagles.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Enough, with over-measure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, take more:</div>
                     <div class="line">What may be sworn by, both divine and human,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seal what I end withal! This double worship,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where one part does disdain with cause, the other</div>
                     <div class="line">Insult without all reason, where gentry, title, wisdom,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot conclude but by the yea and no</div>
                     <div class="line">Of general ignorance,--it must omit</div>
                     <div class="line">Real necessities, and give way the while</div>
                     <div class="line">To unstable slightness: purpose so barr'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">it follows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing is done to purpose. Therefore, beseech you,--</div>
                     <div class="line">You that will be less fearful than discreet,</div>
                     <div class="line">That love the fundamental part of state</div>
                     <div class="line">More than you doubt the change on't, that prefer</div>
                     <div class="line">A noble life before a long, and wish</div>
                     <div class="line">To jump a body with a dangerous physic</div>
                     <div class="line">That's sure of death without it, at once pluck out</div>
                     <div class="line">The multitudinous tongue; let them not lick</div>
                     <div class="line">The sweet which is their poison: your dishonour</div>
                     <div class="line">Mangles true judgment and bereaves the state</div>
                     <div class="line">Of that integrity which should become't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not having the power to do the good it would,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the in which doth control't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Has said enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Has spoken like a traitor, and shall answer</div>
                     <div class="line">As traitors do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wretch, despite o'erwhelm thee!</div>
                     <div class="line">What should the people do with these bald tribunes?</div>
                     <div class="line">On whom depending, their obedience fails</div>
                     <div class="line">To the greater bench: in a rebellion,</div>
                     <div class="line">When what's not meet, but what must be, was law,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then were they chosen: in a better hour,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let what is meet be said it must be meet,</div>
                     <div class="line">And throw their power i' the dust.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Manifest treason!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This a consul? no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The aediles, ho!</div>
                     <p>Enter an AEdile</p>
                     <div class="line">Let him be apprehended.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, call the people:</div>
                     <p>Exit AEdile</p>
                     <div class="line">in whose name myself</div>
                     <div class="line">Attach thee as a traitorous innovator,</div>
                     <div class="line">A foe to the public weal: obey, I charge thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">And follow to thine answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hence, old goat!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senators, &C</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll surety him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Aged sir, hands off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hence, rotten thing! or I shall shake thy bones</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of thy garments.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, ye citizens!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a rabble of Citizens (Plebeians), with
the AEdiles</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">On both sides more respect.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's he that would take from you all your power.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Seize him, AEdiles!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Down with him! down with him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senators, &C</div>
                     <div class="line">Weapons, weapons, weapons!</div>
                     <p>They all bustle about CORIOLANUS, crying</p>
                     <div class="line">'Tribunes!' 'Patricians!' 'Citizens!' 'What, ho!'</div>
                     <div class="line">'Sicinius!' 'Brutus!' 'Coriolanus!' 'Citizens!'</div>
                     <div class="line">'Peace, peace, peace!' 'Stay, hold, peace!'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is about to be? I am out of breath;</div>
                     <div class="line">Confusion's near; I cannot speak. You, tribunes</div>
                     <div class="line">To the people! Coriolanus, patience!</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak, good Sicinius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me, people; peace!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's hear our tribune: peace Speak, speak, speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You are at point to lose your liberties:</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius would have all from you; Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom late you have named for consul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie, fie!</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the way to kindle, not to quench.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">To unbuild the city and to lay all flat.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the city but the people?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">True,</div>
                     <div class="line">The people are the city.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By the consent of all, we were establish'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The people's magistrates.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">You so remain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And so are like to do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That is the way to lay the city flat;</div>
                     <div class="line">To bring the roof to the foundation,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bury all, which yet distinctly ranges,</div>
                     <div class="line">In heaps and piles of ruin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This deserves death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Or let us stand to our authority,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or let us lose it. We do here pronounce,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the part o' the people, in whose power</div>
                     <div class="line">We were elected theirs, Marcius is worthy</div>
                     <div class="line">Of present death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore lay hold of him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bear him to the rock Tarpeian, and from thence</div>
                     <div class="line">Into destruction cast him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">AEdiles, seize him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Yield, Marcius, yield!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me one word;</div>
                     <div class="line">Beseech you, tribunes, hear me but a word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, peace!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To BRUTUS</span>  Be that you seem, truly your</div>
                     <div class="line">country's friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And temperately proceed to what you would</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus violently redress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, those cold ways,</div>
                     <div class="line">That seem like prudent helps, are very poisonous</div>
                     <div class="line">Where the disease is violent. Lay hands upon him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bear him to the rock.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll die here.</div>
                     <p>Drawing his sword</p>
                     <div class="line">There's some among you have beheld me fighting:</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, try upon yourselves what you have seen me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Down with that sword! Tribunes, withdraw awhile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay hands upon him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Help Marcius, help,</div>
                     <div class="line">You that be noble; help him, young and old!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Down with him, down with him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>In this mutiny, the Tribunes, the AEdiles, and the
People, are beat in</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, get you to your house; be gone, away!</div>
                     <div class="line">All will be naught else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Get you gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand fast;</div>
                     <div class="line">We have as many friends as enemies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sham it be put to that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods forbid!</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, noble friend, home to thy house;</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave us to cure this cause.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For 'tis a sore upon us,</div>
                     <div class="line">You cannot tent yourself: be gone, beseech you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, along with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would they were barbarians--as they are,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though in Rome litter'd--not Romans--as they are not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though calved i' the porch o' the Capitol--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Be gone;</div>
                     <div class="line">Put not your worthy rage into your tongue;</div>
                     <div class="line">One time will owe another.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">On fair ground</div>
                     <div class="line">I could beat forty of them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I could myself</div>
                     <div class="line">Take up a brace o' the best of them; yea, the</div>
                     <div class="line">two tribunes:</div>
                     <div class="line">But now 'tis odds beyond arithmetic;</div>
                     <div class="line">And manhood is call'd foolery, when it stands</div>
                     <div class="line">Against a falling fabric. Will you hence,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before the tag return? whose rage doth rend</div>
                     <div class="line">Like interrupted waters and o'erbear</div>
                     <div class="line">What they are used to bear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, be gone:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll try whether my old wit be in request</div>
                     <div class="line">With those that have but little: this must be patch'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With cloth of any colour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, come away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt CORIOLANUS, COMINIUS, and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">A Patrician</div>
                     <div class="line">This man has marr'd his fortune.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">His nature is too noble for the world:</div>
                     <div class="line">He would not flatter Neptune for his trident,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or Jove for's power to thunder. His heart's his mouth:</div>
                     <div class="line">What his breast forges, that his tongue must vent;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, being angry, does forget that ever</div>
                     <div class="line">He heard the name of death.</div>
                     <p>A noise within</p>
                     <div class="line">Here's goodly work!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Patrician</div>
                     <div class="line">I would they were abed!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would they were in Tiber! What the vengeance!</div>
                     <div class="line">Could he not speak 'em fair?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter BRUTUS and SICINIUS, with the rabble</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is this viper</div>
                     <div class="line">That would depopulate the city and</div>
                     <div class="line">Be every man himself?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You worthy tribunes,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian rock</div>
                     <div class="line">With rigorous hands: he hath resisted law,</div>
                     <div class="line">And therefore law shall scorn him further trial</div>
                     <div class="line">Than the severity of the public power</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he so sets at nought.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall well know</div>
                     <div class="line">The noble tribunes are the people's mouths,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we their hands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall, sure on't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, sir,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not cry havoc, where you should but hunt</div>
                     <div class="line">With modest warrant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, how comes't that you</div>
                     <div class="line">Have holp to make this rescue?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me speak:</div>
                     <div class="line">As I do know the consul's worthiness,</div>
                     <div class="line">So can I name his faults,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Consul! what consul?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The consul Coriolanus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He consul!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">No, no, no, no, no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If, by the tribunes' leave, and yours, good people,</div>
                     <div class="line">I may be heard, I would crave a word or two;</div>
                     <div class="line">The which shall turn you to no further harm</div>
                     <div class="line">Than so much loss of time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak briefly then;</div>
                     <div class="line">For we are peremptory to dispatch</div>
                     <div class="line">This viperous traitor: to eject him hence</div>
                     <div class="line">Were but one danger, and to keep him here</div>
                     <div class="line">Our certain death: therefore it is decreed</div>
                     <div class="line">He dies to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now the good gods forbid</div>
                     <div class="line">That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude</div>
                     <div class="line">Towards her deserved children is enroll'd</div>
                     <div class="line">In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam</div>
                     <div class="line">Should now eat up her own!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's a disease that must be cut away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, he's a limb that has but a disease;</div>
                     <div class="line">Mortal, to cut it off; to cure it, easy.</div>
                     <div class="line">What has he done to Rome that's worthy death?</div>
                     <div class="line">Killing our enemies, the blood he hath lost--</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, I dare vouch, is more than that he hath,</div>
                     <div class="line">By many an ounce--he dropp'd it for his country;</div>
                     <div class="line">And what is left, to lose it by his country,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were to us all, that do't and suffer it,</div>
                     <div class="line">A brand to the end o' the world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is clean kam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Merely awry: when he did love his country,</div>
                     <div class="line">It honour'd him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The service of the foot</div>
                     <div class="line">Being once gangrened, is not then respected</div>
                     <div class="line">For what before it was.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll hear no more.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pursue him to his house, and pluck him thence:</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest his infection, being of catching nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Spread further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">One word more, one word.</div>
                     <div class="line">This tiger-footed rage, when it shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">The harm of unscann'd swiftness, will too late</div>
                     <div class="line">Tie leaden pounds to's heels. Proceed by process;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest parties, as he is beloved, break out,</div>
                     <div class="line">And sack great Rome with Romans.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If it were so,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What do ye talk?</div>
                     <div class="line">Have we not had a taste of his obedience?</div>
                     <div class="line">Our aediles smote? ourselves resisted? Come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Consider this: he has been bred i' the wars</div>
                     <div class="line">Since he could draw a sword, and is ill school'd</div>
                     <div class="line">In bolted language; meal and bran together</div>
                     <div class="line">He throws without distinction. Give me leave,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll go to him, and undertake to bring him</div>
                     <div class="line">Where he shall answer, by a lawful form,</div>
                     <div class="line">In peace, to his utmost peril.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble tribunes,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the humane way: the other course</div>
                     <div class="line">Will prove too bloody, and the end of it</div>
                     <div class="line">Unknown to the beginning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble Menenius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be you then as the people's officer.</div>
                     <div class="line">Masters, lay down your weapons.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go not home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Meet on the market-place. We'll attend you there:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where, if you bring not Marcius, we'll proceed</div>
                     <div class="line">In our first way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll bring him to you.</div>
                     <p>To the Senators</p>
                     <div class="line">Let me desire your company: he must come,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or what is worst will follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, let's to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A room in CORIOLANUS'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS with Patricians</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them puff all about mine ears, present me</div>
                     <div class="line">Death on the wheel or at wild horses' heels,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or pile ten hills on the Tarpeian rock,</div>
                     <div class="line">That the precipitation might down stretch</div>
                     <div class="line">Below the beam of sight, yet will I still</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thus to them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">A Patrician</div>
                     <div class="line">You do the nobler.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I muse my mother</div>
                     <div class="line">Does not approve me further, who was wont</div>
                     <div class="line">To call them woollen vassals, things created</div>
                     <div class="line">To buy and sell with groats, to show bare heads</div>
                     <div class="line">In congregations, to yawn, be still and wonder,</div>
                     <div class="line">When one but of my ordinance stood up</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak of peace or war.</div>
                     <p>Enter VOLUMNIA</p>
                     <div class="line">I talk of you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Why did you wish me milder? would you have me</div>
                     <div class="line">False to my nature? Rather say I play</div>
                     <div class="line">The man I am.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, sir, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would have had you put your power well on,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you had worn it out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You might have been enough the man you are,</div>
                     <div class="line">With striving less to be so; lesser had been</div>
                     <div class="line">The thwartings of your dispositions, if</div>
                     <div class="line">You had not show'd them how ye were disposed</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere they lack'd power to cross you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them hang.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">A Patrician</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and burn too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MENENIUS and Senators</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, you have been too rough, something</div>
                     <div class="line">too rough;</div>
                     <div class="line">You must return and mend it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">There's no remedy;</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless, by not so doing, our good city</div>
                     <div class="line">Cleave in the midst, and perish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, be counsell'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a heart as little apt as yours,</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet a brain that leads my use of anger</div>
                     <div class="line">To better vantage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well said, noble woman?</div>
                     <div class="line">Before he should thus stoop to the herd, but that</div>
                     <div class="line">The violent fit o' the time craves it as physic</div>
                     <div class="line">For the whole state, I would put mine armour on,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I can scarcely bear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What must I do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Return to the tribunes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, what then? what then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Repent what you have spoke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For them! I cannot do it to the gods;</div>
                     <div class="line">Must I then do't to them?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You are too absolute;</div>
                     <div class="line">Though therein you can never be too noble,</div>
                     <div class="line">But when extremities speak. I have heard you say,</div>
                     <div class="line">Honour and policy, like unsever'd friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the war do grow together: grant that, and tell me,</div>
                     <div class="line">In peace what each of them by the other lose,</div>
                     <div class="line">That they combine not there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Tush, tush!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A good demand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be honour in your wars to seem</div>
                     <div class="line">The same you are not, which, for your best ends,</div>
                     <div class="line">You adopt your policy, how is it less or worse,</div>
                     <div class="line">That it shall hold companionship in peace</div>
                     <div class="line">With honour, as in war, since that to both</div>
                     <div class="line">It stands in like request?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why force you this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Because that now it lies you on to speak</div>
                     <div class="line">To the people; not by your own instruction,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor by the matter which your heart prompts you,</div>
                     <div class="line">But with such words that are but rooted in</div>
                     <div class="line">Your tongue, though but bastards and syllables</div>
                     <div class="line">Of no allowance to your bosom's truth.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, this no more dishonours you at all</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to take in a town with gentle words,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which else would put you to your fortune and</div>
                     <div class="line">The hazard of much blood.</div>
                     <div class="line">I would dissemble with my nature where</div>
                     <div class="line">My fortunes and my friends at stake required</div>
                     <div class="line">I should do so in honour: I am in this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your wife, your son, these senators, the nobles;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you will rather show our general louts</div>
                     <div class="line">How you can frown than spend a fawn upon 'em,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the inheritance of their loves and safeguard</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what that want might ruin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble lady!</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, go with us; speak fair: you may salve so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not what is dangerous present, but the loss</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what is past.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee now, my son,</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to them, with this bonnet in thy hand;</div>
                     <div class="line">And thus far having stretch'd it--here be with them--</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy knee bussing the stones--for in such business</div>
                     <div class="line">Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant</div>
                     <div class="line">More learned than the ears--waving thy head,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which often, thus, correcting thy stout heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now humble as the ripest mulberry</div>
                     <div class="line">That will not hold the handling: or say to them,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art their soldier, and being bred in broils</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast not the soft way which, thou dost confess,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were fit for thee to use as they to claim,</div>
                     <div class="line">In asking their good loves, but thou wilt frame</div>
                     <div class="line">Thyself, forsooth, hereafter theirs, so far</div>
                     <div class="line">As thou hast power and person.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This but done,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even as she speaks, why, their hearts were yours;</div>
                     <div class="line">For they have pardons, being ask'd, as free</div>
                     <div class="line">As words to little purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee now,</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, and be ruled: although I know thou hadst rather</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow thine enemy in a fiery gulf</div>
                     <div class="line">Than flatter him in a bower. Here is Cominius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter COMINIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have been i' the market-place; and, sir,'tis fit</div>
                     <div class="line">You make strong party, or defend yourself</div>
                     <div class="line">By calmness or by absence: all's in anger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Only fair speech.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I think 'twill serve, if he</div>
                     <div class="line">Can thereto frame his spirit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He must, and will</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee now, say you will, and go about it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Must I go show them my unbarbed sconce?</div>
                     <div class="line">Must I with base tongue give my noble heart</div>
                     <div class="line">A lie that it must bear? Well, I will do't:</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet, were there but this single plot to lose,</div>
                     <div class="line">This mould of Marcius, they to dust should grind it</div>
                     <div class="line">And throw't against the wind. To the market-place!</div>
                     <div class="line">You have put me now to such a part which never</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall discharge to the life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, we'll prompt you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee now, sweet son, as thou hast said</div>
                     <div class="line">My praises made thee first a soldier, so,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have my praise for this, perform a part</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast not done before.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I must do't:</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, my disposition, and possess me</div>
                     <div class="line">Some harlot's spirit! my throat of war be turn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which quired with my drum, into a pipe</div>
                     <div class="line">Small as an eunuch, or the virgin voice</div>
                     <div class="line">That babies lulls asleep! the smiles of knaves</div>
                     <div class="line">Tent in my cheeks, and schoolboys' tears take up</div>
                     <div class="line">The glasses of my sight! a beggar's tongue</div>
                     <div class="line">Make motion through my lips, and my arm'd knees,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who bow'd but in my stirrup, bend like his</div>
                     <div class="line">That hath received an alms! I will not do't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest I surcease to honour mine own truth</div>
                     <div class="line">And by my body's action teach my mind</div>
                     <div class="line">A most inherent baseness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">At thy choice, then:</div>
                     <div class="line">To beg of thee, it is my more dishonour</div>
                     <div class="line">Than thou of them. Come all to ruin; let</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy mother rather feel thy pride than fear</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy dangerous stoutness, for I mock at death</div>
                     <div class="line">With as big heart as thou. Do as thou list</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy valiantness was mine, thou suck'dst it from me,</div>
                     <div class="line">But owe thy pride thyself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, be content:</div>
                     <div class="line">Mother, I am going to the market-place;</div>
                     <div class="line">Chide me no more. I'll mountebank their loves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cog their hearts from them, and come home beloved</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all the trades in Rome. Look, I am going:</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me to my wife. I'll return consul;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or never trust to what my tongue can do</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the way of flattery further.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Do your will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! the tribunes do attend you: arm yourself</div>
                     <div class="line">To answer mildly; for they are prepared</div>
                     <div class="line">With accusations, as I hear, more strong</div>
                     <div class="line">Than are upon you yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The word is 'mildly.' Pray you, let us go:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them accuse me by invention, I</div>
                     <div class="line">Will answer in mine honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but mildly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, mildly be it then. Mildly!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SICINIUS and BRUTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">In this point charge him home, that he affects</div>
                     <div class="line">Tyrannical power: if he evade us there,</div>
                     <div class="line">Enforce him with his envy to the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that the spoil got on the Antiates</div>
                     <div class="line">Was ne'er distributed.</div>
                     <p>Enter an AEdile</p>
                     <div class="line">What, will he come?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">He's coming.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How accompanied?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">With old Menenius, and those senators</div>
                     <div class="line">That always favour'd him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you a catalogue</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all the voices that we have procured</div>
                     <div class="line">Set down by the poll?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">I have; 'tis ready.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you collected them by tribes?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">I have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Assemble presently the people hither;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when they bear me say 'It shall be so</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the right and strength o' the commons,' be it either</div>
                     <div class="line">For death, for fine, or banishment, then let them</div>
                     <div class="line">If I say fine, cry 'Fine;' if death, cry 'Death.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Insisting on the old prerogative</div>
                     <div class="line">And power i' the truth o' the cause.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall inform them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And when such time they have begun to cry,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them not cease, but with a din confused</div>
                     <div class="line">Enforce the present execution</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what we chance to sentence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Make them be strong and ready for this hint,</div>
                     <div class="line">When we shall hap to give 't them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go about it.</div>
                     <p>Exit AEdile</p>
                     <div class="line">Put him to choler straight: he hath been used</div>
                     <div class="line">Ever to conquer, and to have his worth</div>
                     <div class="line">Of contradiction: being once chafed, he cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">Be rein'd again to temperance; then he speaks</div>
                     <div class="line">What's in his heart; and that is there which looks</div>
                     <div class="line">With us to break his neck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, here he comes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENIUS, and COMINIUS,
with Senators and Patricians</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Calmly, I do beseech you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, as an ostler, that for the poorest piece</div>
                     <div class="line">Will bear the knave by the volume. The honour'd gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice</div>
                     <div class="line">Supplied with worthy men! plant love among 's!</div>
                     <div class="line">Throng our large temples with the shows of peace,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not our streets with war!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Amen, amen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A noble wish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter AEdile, with Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Draw near, ye people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">List to your tribunes. Audience: peace, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">First, hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both Tribunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, say. Peace, ho!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I be charged no further than this present?</div>
                     <div class="line">Must all determine here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do demand,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you submit you to the people's voices,</div>
                     <div class="line">Allow their officers and are content</div>
                     <div class="line">To suffer lawful censure for such faults</div>
                     <div class="line">As shall be proved upon you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lo, citizens, he says he is content:</div>
                     <div class="line">The warlike service he has done, consider; think</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the wounds his body bears, which show</div>
                     <div class="line">Like graves i' the holy churchyard.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Scratches with briers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Scars to move laughter only.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Consider further,</div>
                     <div class="line">That when he speaks not like a citizen,</div>
                     <div class="line">You find him like a soldier: do not take</div>
                     <div class="line">His rougher accents for malicious sounds,</div>
                     <div class="line">But, as I say, such as become a soldier,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather than envy you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well, no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the matter</div>
                     <div class="line">That being pass'd for consul with full voice,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am so dishonour'd that the very hour</div>
                     <div class="line">You take it off again?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Answer to us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, then: 'tis true, I ought so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We charge you, that you have contrived to take</div>
                     <div class="line">From Rome all season'd office and to wind</div>
                     <div class="line">Yourself into a power tyrannical;</div>
                     <div class="line">For which you are a traitor to the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! traitor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, temperately; your promise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The fires i' the lowest hell fold-in the people!</div>
                     <div class="line">Call me their traitor! Thou injurious tribune!</div>
                     <div class="line">Within thine eyes sat twenty thousand deaths,</div>
                     <div class="line">In thy hand clutch'd as many millions, in</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy lying tongue both numbers, I would say</div>
                     <div class="line">'Thou liest' unto thee with a voice as free</div>
                     <div class="line">As I do pray the gods.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark you this, people?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">To the rock, to the rock with him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace!</div>
                     <div class="line">We need not put new matter to his charge:</div>
                     <div class="line">What you have seen him do and heard him speak,</div>
                     <div class="line">Beating your officers, cursing yourselves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Opposing laws with strokes and here defying</div>
                     <div class="line">Those whose great power must try him; even this,</div>
                     <div class="line">So criminal and in such capital kind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserves the extremest death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But since he hath</div>
                     <div class="line">Served well for Rome,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What do you prate of service?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I talk of that, that know it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this the promise that you made your mother?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Know, I pray you,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know no further:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them pronounce the steep Tarpeian death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Vagabond exile, raying, pent to linger</div>
                     <div class="line">But with a grain a day, I would not buy</div>
                     <div class="line">Their mercy at the price of one fair word;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor cheque my courage for what they can give,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have't with saying 'Good morrow.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For that he has,</div>
                     <div class="line">As much as in him lies, from time to time</div>
                     <div class="line">Envied against the people, seeking means</div>
                     <div class="line">To pluck away their power, as now at last</div>
                     <div class="line">Given hostile strokes, and that not in the presence</div>
                     <div class="line">Of dreaded justice, but on the ministers</div>
                     <div class="line">That do distribute it; in the name o' the people</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the power of us the tribunes, we,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even from this instant, banish him our city,</div>
                     <div class="line">In peril of precipitation</div>
                     <div class="line">From off the rock Tarpeian never more</div>
                     <div class="line">To enter our Rome gates: i' the people's name,</div>
                     <div class="line">I say it shall be so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be so, it shall be so; let him away:</div>
                     <div class="line">He's banish'd, and it shall be so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me, my masters, and my common friends,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's sentenced; no more hearing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me speak:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have been consul, and can show for Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">Her enemies' marks upon me. I do love</div>
                     <div class="line">My country's good with a respect more tender,</div>
                     <div class="line">More holy and profound, than mine own life,</div>
                     <div class="line">My dear wife's estimate, her womb's increase,</div>
                     <div class="line">And treasure of my loins; then if I would</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak that,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We know your drift: speak what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There's no more to be said, but he is banish'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">As enemy to the people and his country:</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be so, it shall be so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate</div>
                     <div class="line">As reek o' the rotten fens, whose loves I prize</div>
                     <div class="line">As the dead carcasses of unburied men</div>
                     <div class="line">That do corrupt my air, I banish you;</div>
                     <div class="line">And here remain with your uncertainty!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let every feeble rumour shake your hearts!</div>
                     <div class="line">Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fan you into despair! Have the power still</div>
                     <div class="line">To banish your defenders; till at length</div>
                     <div class="line">Your ignorance, which finds not till it feels,</div>
                     <div class="line">Making not reservation of yourselves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Still your own foes, deliver you as most</div>
                     <div class="line">Abated captives to some nation</div>
                     <div class="line">That won you without blows! Despising,</div>
                     <div class="line">For you, the city, thus I turn my back:</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a world elsewhere.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt CORIOLANUS, COMINIUS, MENENIUS, Senators,
and Patricians</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">The people's enemy is gone, is gone!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Shouting, and throwing up their caps</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, see him out at gates, and follow him,</div>
                     <div class="line">As he hath followed you, with all despite;</div>
                     <div class="line">Give him deserved vexation. Let a guard</div>
                     <div class="line">Attend us through the city.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come; let's see him out at gates; come.</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods preserve our noble tribunes! Come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. Before a gate of the city.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A  street near the gate.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  A highway between Rome and Antium.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  Antium. Before Aufidius's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A hall in Aufidius's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII.  A camp, at a small distance from Rome.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Rome. Before a gate of the city.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS, VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, MENENIUS,
COMINIUS, with the young Nobility of Rome</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, leave your tears: a brief farewell: the beast</div>
                     <div class="line">With many heads butts me away. Nay, mother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is your ancient courage? you were used</div>
                     <div class="line">To say extremity was the trier of spirits;</div>
                     <div class="line">That common chances common men could bear;</div>
                     <div class="line">That when the sea was calm all boats alike</div>
                     <div class="line">Show'd mastership in floating; fortune's blows,</div>
                     <div class="line">When most struck home, being gentle wounded, craves</div>
                     <div class="line">A noble cunning: you were used to load me</div>
                     <div class="line">With precepts that would make invincible</div>
                     <div class="line">The heart that conn'd them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavens! O heavens!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay! prithee, woman,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Now the red pestilence strike all trades in Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">And occupations perish!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What, what, what!</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall be loved when I am lack'd. Nay, mother.</div>
                     <div class="line">Resume that spirit, when you were wont to say,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you had been the wife of Hercules,</div>
                     <div class="line">Six of his labours you'ld have done, and saved</div>
                     <div class="line">Your husband so much sweat. Cominius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Droop not; adieu. Farewell, my wife, my mother:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do well yet. Thou old and true Menenius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy tears are salter than a younger man's,</div>
                     <div class="line">And venomous to thine eyes. My sometime general,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have seen thee stem, and thou hast oft beheld</div>
                     <div class="line">Heart-hardening spectacles; tell these sad women</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis fond to wail inevitable strokes,</div>
                     <div class="line">As 'tis to laugh at 'em. My mother, you wot well</div>
                     <div class="line">My hazards still have been your solace: and</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe't not lightly--though I go alone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like to a lonely dragon, that his fen</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes fear'd and talk'd of more than seen--your son</div>
                     <div class="line">Will or exceed the common or be caught</div>
                     <div class="line">With cautelous baits and practise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My first son.</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither wilt thou go? Take good Cominius</div>
                     <div class="line">With thee awhile: determine on some course,</div>
                     <div class="line">More than a wild exposture to each chance</div>
                     <div class="line">That starts i' the way before thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O the gods!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll follow thee a month, devise with thee</div>
                     <div class="line">Where thou shalt rest, that thou mayst hear of us</div>
                     <div class="line">And we of thee: so if the time thrust forth</div>
                     <div class="line">A cause for thy repeal, we shall not send</div>
                     <div class="line">O'er the vast world to seek a single man,</div>
                     <div class="line">And lose advantage, which doth ever cool</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the absence of the needer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare ye well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast years upon thee; and thou art too full</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the wars' surfeits, to go rove with one</div>
                     <div class="line">That's yet unbruised: bring me but out at gate.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, my sweet wife, my dearest mother, and</div>
                     <div class="line">My friends of noble touch, when I am forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid me farewell, and smile. I pray you, come.</div>
                     <div class="line">While I remain above the ground, you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear from me still, and never of me aught</div>
                     <div class="line">But what is like me formerly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That's worthily</div>
                     <div class="line">As any ear can hear. Come, let's not weep.</div>
                     <div class="line">If I could shake off but one seven years</div>
                     <div class="line">From these old arms and legs, by the good gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld with thee every foot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me thy hand: Come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  The same. A  street near the gate.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SICINIUS, BRUTUS, and an AEdile</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid them all home; he's gone, and we'll no further.</div>
                     <div class="line">The nobility are vex'd, whom we see have sided</div>
                     <div class="line">In his behalf.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now we have shown our power,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us seem humbler after it is done</div>
                     <div class="line">Than when it was a-doing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid them home:</div>
                     <div class="line">Say their great enemy is gone, and they</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand in their ancient strength.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dismiss them home.</div>
                     <p>Exit AEdile</p>
                     <div class="line">Here comes his mother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's not meet her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They say she's mad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They have ta'en note of us: keep on your way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, and MENENIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, ye're well met: the hoarded plague o' the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">Requite your love!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, peace; be not so loud.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">If that I could for weeping, you should hear,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, and you shall hear some.</div>
                     <p>To BRUTUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Will you be gone?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To SICINIUS</span>  You shall stay too: I would I had the power</div>
                     <div class="line">To say so to my husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you mankind?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, fool; is that a shame? Note but this fool.</div>
                     <div class="line">Was not a man my father? Hadst thou foxship</div>
                     <div class="line">To banish him that struck more blows for Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">Than thou hast spoken words?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O blessed heavens!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">More noble blows than ever thou wise words;</div>
                     <div class="line">And for Rome's good. I'll tell thee what; yet go:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but thou shalt stay too: I would my son</div>
                     <div class="line">Were in Arabia, and thy tribe before him,</div>
                     <div class="line">His good sword in his hand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What then!</div>
                     <div class="line">He'ld make an end of thy posterity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Bastards and all.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good man, the wounds that he does bear for Rome!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would he had continued to his country</div>
                     <div class="line">As he began, and not unknit himself</div>
                     <div class="line">The noble knot he made.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would he had.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">'I would he had'! 'Twas you incensed the rabble:</div>
                     <div class="line">Cats, that can judge as fitly of his worth</div>
                     <div class="line">As I can of those mysteries which heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not have earth to know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, let us go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, pray, sir, get you gone:</div>
                     <div class="line">You have done a brave deed. Ere you go, hear this:--</div>
                     <div class="line">As far as doth the Capitol exceed</div>
                     <div class="line">The meanest house in Rome, so far my son--</div>
                     <div class="line">This lady's husband here, this, do you see--</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom you have banish'd, does exceed you all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well, we'll leave you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why stay we to be baited</div>
                     <div class="line">With one that wants her wits?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Take my prayers with you.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt Tribunes</p>
                     <div class="line">I would the gods had nothing else to do</div>
                     <div class="line">But to confirm my curses! Could I meet 'em</div>
                     <div class="line">But once a-day, it would unclog my heart</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what lies heavy to't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have told them home;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, by my troth, you have cause. You'll sup with me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so shall starve with feeding. Come, let's go:</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave this faint puling and lament as I do,</div>
                     <div class="line">In anger, Juno-like. Come, come, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie, fie!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A highway between Rome and Antium.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Roman and a Volsce, meeting</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you well, sir, and you know</div>
                     <div class="line">me: your name, I think, is Adrian.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">It is so, sir: truly, I have forgot you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">I am a Roman; and my services are,</div>
                     <div class="line">as you are, against 'em: know you me yet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">Nicanor? no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">The same, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">You had more beard when I last saw you; but your</div>
                     <div class="line">favour is well approved by your tongue. What's the</div>
                     <div class="line">news in Rome? I have a note from the Volscian state,</div>
                     <div class="line">to find you out there: you have well saved me a</div>
                     <div class="line">day's journey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">There hath been in Rome strange insurrections; the</div>
                     <div class="line">people against the senators, patricians, and nobles.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath been! is it ended, then? Our state thinks not</div>
                     <div class="line">so: they are in a most warlike preparation, and</div>
                     <div class="line">hope to come upon them in the heat of their division.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing</div>
                     <div class="line">would make it flame again: for the nobles receive</div>
                     <div class="line">so to heart the banishment of that worthy</div>
                     <div class="line">Coriolanus, that they are in a ripe aptness to take</div>
                     <div class="line">all power from the people and to pluck from them</div>
                     <div class="line">their tribunes for ever. This lies glowing, I can</div>
                     <div class="line">tell you, and is almost mature for the violent</div>
                     <div class="line">breaking out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">Coriolanus banished!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">Banished, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">You will be welcome with this intelligence, Nicanor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">The day serves well for them now. I have heard it</div>
                     <div class="line">said, the fittest time to corrupt a man's wife is</div>
                     <div class="line">when she's fallen out with her husband. Your noble</div>
                     <div class="line">Tullus Aufidius will appear well in these wars, his</div>
                     <div class="line">great opposer, Coriolanus, being now in no request</div>
                     <div class="line">of his country.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">He cannot choose. I am most fortunate, thus</div>
                     <div class="line">accidentally to encounter you: you have ended my</div>
                     <div class="line">business, and I will merrily accompany you home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall, between this and supper, tell you most</div>
                     <div class="line">strange things from Rome; all tending to the good of</div>
                     <div class="line">their adversaries. Have you an army ready, say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">A most royal one; the centurions and their charges,</div>
                     <div class="line">distinctly billeted, already in the entertainment,</div>
                     <div class="line">and to be on foot at an hour's warning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">I am joyful to hear of their readiness, and am the</div>
                     <div class="line">man, I think, that shall set them in present action.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Volsce</div>
                     <div class="line">You take my part from me, sir; I have the most cause</div>
                     <div class="line">to be glad of yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Roman</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, let us go together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  Antium. Before Aufidius's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS in mean apparel, disguised
and muffled</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A goodly city is this Antium. City,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis I that made thy widows: many an heir</div>
                     <div class="line">Of these fair edifices 'fore my wars</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I heard groan and drop: then know me not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest that thy wives with spits and boys with stones</div>
                     <div class="line">In puny battle slay me.</div>
                     <p>Enter a Citizen</p>
                     <div class="line">Save you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">And you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Direct me, if it be your will,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where great Aufidius lies: is he in Antium?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">He is, and feasts the nobles of the state</div>
                     <div class="line">At his house this night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is his house, beseech you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">This, here before you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thank you, sir: farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exit Citizen</p>
                     <div class="line">O world, thy slippery turns! Friends now fast sworn,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose double bosoms seem to wear one heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose house, whose bed, whose meal, and exercise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are still together, who twin, as 'twere, in love</div>
                     <div class="line">Unseparable, shall within this hour,</div>
                     <div class="line">On a dissension of a doit, break out</div>
                     <div class="line">To bitterest enmity: so, fellest foes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose passions and whose plots have broke their sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">To take the one the other, by some chance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Some trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends</div>
                     <div class="line">And interjoin their issues. So with me:</div>
                     <div class="line">My birth-place hate I, and my love's upon</div>
                     <div class="line">This enemy town. I'll enter: if he slay me,</div>
                     <div class="line">He does fair justice; if he give me way,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll do his country service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  The same. A hall in Aufidius's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Music within. Enter a Servingman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Wine, wine, wine! What service</div>
                     <div class="line">is here! I think our fellows are asleep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter a second Servingman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's Cotus? my master calls</div>
                     <div class="line">for him. Cotus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A goodly house: the feast smells well; but I</div>
                     <div class="line">Appear not like a guest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter the first Servingman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What would you have, friend? whence are you?</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's no place for you: pray, go to the door.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have deserved no better entertainment,</div>
                     <div class="line">In being Coriolanus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter second Servingman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Whence are you, sir? Has the porter his eyes in his</div>
                     <div class="line">head; that he gives entrance to such companions?</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, get you out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! get you away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now thou'rt troublesome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you so brave? I'll have you talked with anon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a third Servingman. The first meets him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What fellow's this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">A strange one as ever I looked on: I cannot get him</div>
                     <div class="line">out of the house: prithee, call my master to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Retires</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What have you to do here, fellow? Pray you, avoid</div>
                     <div class="line">the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me but stand; I will not hurt your hearth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A gentleman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">A marvellous poor one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">True, so I am.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, poor gentleman, take up some other</div>
                     <div class="line">station; here's no place for you; pray you, avoid: come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow your function, go, and batten on cold bits.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Pushes him away</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What, you will not? Prithee, tell my master what a</div>
                     <div class="line">strange guest he has here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">And I shall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Where dwellest thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the canopy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Under the canopy!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the city of kites and crows.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">I' the city of kites and crows! What an ass it is!</div>
                     <div class="line">Then thou dwellest with daws too?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I serve not thy master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">How, sir! do you meddle with my master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay; 'tis an honester service than to meddle with thy</div>
                     <div class="line">mistress. Thou pratest, and pratest; serve with thy</div>
                     <div class="line">trencher, hence!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Beats him away. Exit third Servingman</p>
               <p>Enter AUFIDIUS with the second Servingman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is this fellow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, sir: I'ld have beaten him like a dog, but for</div>
                     <div class="line">disturbing the lords within.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Retires</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Whence comest thou? what wouldst thou? thy name?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why speak'st not? speak, man: what's thy name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If, Tullus,</div>
                     <p>Unmuffling</p>
                     <div class="line">Not yet thou knowest me, and, seeing me, dost not</div>
                     <div class="line">Think me for the man I am, necessity</div>
                     <div class="line">Commands me name myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is thy name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A name unmusical to the Volscians' ears,</div>
                     <div class="line">And harsh in sound to thine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, what's thy name?</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast a grim appearance, and thy face</div>
                     <div class="line">Bears a command in't; though thy tackle's torn.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou show'st a noble vessel: what's thy name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Prepare thy brow to frown: know'st</div>
                     <div class="line">thou me yet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know thee not: thy name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My name is Caius Marcius, who hath done</div>
                     <div class="line">To thee particularly and to all the Volsces</div>
                     <div class="line">Great hurt and mischief; thereto witness may</div>
                     <div class="line">My surname, Coriolanus: the painful service,</div>
                     <div class="line">The extreme dangers and the drops of blood</div>
                     <div class="line">Shed for my thankless country are requited</div>
                     <div class="line">But with that surname; a good memory,</div>
                     <div class="line">And witness of the malice and displeasure</div>
                     <div class="line">Which thou shouldst bear me: only that name remains;</div>
                     <div class="line">The cruelty and envy of the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">Permitted by our dastard nobles, who</div>
                     <div class="line">Have all forsook me, hath devour'd the rest;</div>
                     <div class="line">And suffer'd me by the voice of slaves to be</div>
                     <div class="line">Whoop'd out of Rome. Now this extremity</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath brought me to thy hearth; not out of hope--</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistake me not--to save my life, for if</div>
                     <div class="line">I had fear'd death, of all the men i' the world</div>
                     <div class="line">I would have 'voided thee, but in mere spite,</div>
                     <div class="line">To be full quit of those my banishers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand I before thee here. Then if thou hast</div>
                     <div class="line">A heart of wreak in thee, that wilt revenge</div>
                     <div class="line">Thine own particular wrongs and stop those maims</div>
                     <div class="line">Of shame seen through thy country, speed</div>
                     <div class="line">thee straight,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make my misery serve thy turn: so use it</div>
                     <div class="line">That my revengeful services may prove</div>
                     <div class="line">As benefits to thee, for I will fight</div>
                     <div class="line">Against my canker'd country with the spleen</div>
                     <div class="line">Of all the under fiends. But if so be</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou darest not this and that to prove more fortunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'rt tired, then, in a word, I also am</div>
                     <div class="line">Longer to live most weary, and present</div>
                     <div class="line">My throat to thee and to thy ancient malice;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which not to cut would show thee but a fool,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since I have ever follow'd thee with hate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Drawn tuns of blood out of thy country's breast,</div>
                     <div class="line">And cannot live but to thy shame, unless</div>
                     <div class="line">It be to do thee service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O Marcius, Marcius!</div>
                     <div class="line">Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart</div>
                     <div class="line">A root of ancient envy. If Jupiter</div>
                     <div class="line">Should from yond cloud speak divine things,</div>
                     <div class="line">And say 'Tis true,' I'ld not believe them more</div>
                     <div class="line">Than thee, all noble Marcius. Let me twine</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine arms about that body, where against</div>
                     <div class="line">My grained ash an hundred times hath broke</div>
                     <div class="line">And scarr'd the moon with splinters: here I clip</div>
                     <div class="line">The anvil of my sword, and do contest</div>
                     <div class="line">As hotly and as nobly with thy love</div>
                     <div class="line">As ever in ambitious strength I did</div>
                     <div class="line">Contend against thy valour. Know thou first,</div>
                     <div class="line">I loved the maid I married; never man</div>
                     <div class="line">Sigh'd truer breath; but that I see thee here,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou noble thing! more dances my rapt heart</div>
                     <div class="line">Than when I first my wedded mistress saw</div>
                     <div class="line">Bestride my threshold. Why, thou Mars! I tell thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have a power on foot; and I had purpose</div>
                     <div class="line">Once more to hew thy target from thy brawn,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or lose mine arm fort: thou hast beat me out</div>
                     <div class="line">Twelve several times, and I have nightly since</div>
                     <div class="line">Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me;</div>
                     <div class="line">We have been down together in my sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat,</div>
                     <div class="line">And waked half dead with nothing. Worthy Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had we no quarrel else to Rome, but that</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art thence banish'd, we would muster all</div>
                     <div class="line">From twelve to seventy, and pouring war</div>
                     <div class="line">Into the bowels of ungrateful Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a bold flood o'er-bear. O, come, go in,</div>
                     <div class="line">And take our friendly senators by the hands;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who now are here, taking their leaves of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who am prepared against your territories,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though not for Rome itself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You bless me, gods!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, most absolute sir, if thou wilt have</div>
                     <div class="line">The leading of thine own revenges, take</div>
                     <div class="line">The one half of my commission; and set down--</div>
                     <div class="line">As best thou art experienced, since thou know'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy country's strength and weakness,--thine own ways;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether to knock against the gates of Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or rudely visit them in parts remote,</div>
                     <div class="line">To fright them, ere destroy. But come in:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me commend thee first to those that shall</div>
                     <div class="line">Say yea to thy desires. A thousand welcomes!</div>
                     <div class="line">And more a friend than e'er an enemy;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet, Marcius, that was much. Your hand: most welcome!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt CORIOLANUS and AUFIDIUS. The two
Servingmen come forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's a strange alteration!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">By my hand, I had thought to have strucken him with</div>
                     <div class="line">a cudgel; and yet my mind gave me his clothes made a</div>
                     <div class="line">false report of him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What an arm he has! he turned me about with his</div>
                     <div class="line">finger and his thumb, as one would set up a top.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I knew by his face that there was something in</div>
                     <div class="line">him: he had, sir, a kind of face, methought,--I</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot tell how to term it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">He had so; looking as it were--would I were hanged,</div>
                     <div class="line">but I thought there was more in him than I could think.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">So did I, I'll be sworn: he is simply the rarest</div>
                     <div class="line">man i' the world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">I think he is: but a greater soldier than he you wot on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, my master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, it's no matter for that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Worth six on him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, not so neither: but I take him to be the</div>
                     <div class="line">greater soldier.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, look you, one cannot tell how to say that:</div>
                     <div class="line">for the defence of a town, our general is excellent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and for an assault too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter third Servingman</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">O slaves, I can tell you news,-- news, you rascals!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">What, what, what? let's partake.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not be a Roman, of all nations; I had as</div>
                     <div class="line">lieve be a condemned man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore? wherefore?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, here's he that was wont to thwack our general,</div>
                     <div class="line">Caius Marcius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why do you say 'thwack our general '?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not say 'thwack our general;' but he was always</div>
                     <div class="line">good enough for him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, we are fellows and friends: he was ever too</div>
                     <div class="line">hard for him; I have heard him say so himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">He was too hard for him directly, to say the troth</div>
                     <div class="line">on't: before Corioli he scotched him and notched</div>
                     <div class="line">him like a carbon ado.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">An he had been cannibally given, he might have</div>
                     <div class="line">broiled and eaten him too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">But, more of thy news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, he is so made on here within, as if he were son</div>
                     <div class="line">and heir to Mars; set at upper end o' the table; no</div>
                     <div class="line">question asked him by any of the senators, but they</div>
                     <div class="line">stand bald before him: our general himself makes a</div>
                     <div class="line">mistress of him: sanctifies himself with's hand and</div>
                     <div class="line">turns up the white o' the eye to his discourse. But</div>
                     <div class="line">the bottom of the news is that our general is cut i'</div>
                     <div class="line">the middle and but one half of what he was</div>
                     <div class="line">yesterday; for the other has half, by the entreaty</div>
                     <div class="line">and grant of the whole table. He'll go, he says,</div>
                     <div class="line">and sowl the porter of Rome gates by the ears: he</div>
                     <div class="line">will mow all down before him, and leave his passage polled.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">And he's as like to do't as any man I can imagine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Do't! he will do't; for, look you, sir, he has as</div>
                     <div class="line">many friends as enemies; which friends, sir, as it</div>
                     <div class="line">were, durst not, look you, sir, show themselves, as</div>
                     <div class="line">we term it, his friends whilst he's in directitude.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Directitude! what's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">But when they shall see, sir, his crest up again,</div>
                     <div class="line">and the man in blood, they will out of their</div>
                     <div class="line">burrows, like conies after rain, and revel all with</div>
                     <div class="line">him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">But when goes this forward?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow; to-day; presently; you shall have the</div>
                     <div class="line">drum struck up this afternoon: 'tis, as it were, a</div>
                     <div class="line">parcel of their feast, and to be executed ere they</div>
                     <div class="line">wipe their lips.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then we shall have a stirring world again.</div>
                     <div class="line">This peace is nothing, but to rust iron, increase</div>
                     <div class="line">tailors, and breed ballad-makers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me have war, say I; it exceeds peace as far as</div>
                     <div class="line">day does night; it's spritely, waking, audible, and</div>
                     <div class="line">full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy;</div>
                     <div class="line">mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible; a getter of more</div>
                     <div class="line">bastard children than war's a destroyer of men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis so: and as war, in some sort, may be said to</div>
                     <div class="line">be a ravisher, so it cannot be denied but peace is a</div>
                     <div class="line">great maker of cuckolds.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and it makes men hate one another.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servingman</div>
                     <div class="line">Reason; because they then less need one another.</div>
                     <div class="line">The wars for my money. I hope to see Romans as cheap</div>
                     <div class="line">as Volscians. They are rising, they are rising.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">In, in, in, in!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  Rome. A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SICINIUS and BRUTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We hear not of him, neither need we fear him;</div>
                     <div class="line">His remedies are tame i' the present peace</div>
                     <div class="line">And quietness of the people, which before</div>
                     <div class="line">Were in wild hurry. Here do we make his friends</div>
                     <div class="line">Blush that the world goes well, who rather had,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though they themselves did suffer by't, behold</div>
                     <div class="line">Dissentious numbers pestering streets than see</div>
                     <div class="line">Our tradesmen with in their shops and going</div>
                     <div class="line">About their functions friendly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We stood to't in good time.</div>
                     <p>Enter MENENIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Is this Menenius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis he,'tis he: O, he is grown most kind of late.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both Tribunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail to you both!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your Coriolanus</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not much miss'd, but with his friends:</div>
                     <div class="line">The commonwealth doth stand, and so would do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were he more angry at it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">All's well; and might have been much better, if</div>
                     <div class="line">He could have temporized.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is he, hear you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I hear nothing: his mother and his wife</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear nothing from him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter three or four Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods preserve you both!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">God-den, our neighbours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">God-den to you all, god-den to you all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">Ourselves, our wives, and children, on our knees,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are bound to pray for you both.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Live, and thrive!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, kind neighbours: we wish'd Coriolanus</div>
                     <div class="line">Had loved you as we did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Now the gods keep you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both Tribunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a happier and more comely time</div>
                     <div class="line">Than when these fellows ran about the streets,</div>
                     <div class="line">Crying confusion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Caius Marcius was</div>
                     <div class="line">A worthy officer i' the war; but insolent,</div>
                     <div class="line">O'ercome with pride, ambitious past all thinking,</div>
                     <div class="line">Self-loving,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And affecting one sole throne,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without assistance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I think not so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We should by this, to all our lamentation,</div>
                     <div class="line">If he had gone forth consul, found it so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods have well prevented it, and Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">Sits safe and still without him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter an AEdile</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AEdile</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy tribunes,</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a slave, whom we have put in prison,</div>
                     <div class="line">Reports, the Volsces with two several powers</div>
                     <div class="line">Are enter'd in the Roman territories,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with the deepest malice of the war</div>
                     <div class="line">Destroy what lies before 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, hearing of our Marcius' banishment,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thrusts forth his horns again into the world;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which were inshell'd when Marcius stood for Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">And durst not once peep out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, what talk you</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Marcius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go see this rumourer whipp'd. It cannot be</div>
                     <div class="line">The Volsces dare break with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot be!</div>
                     <div class="line">We have record that very well it can,</div>
                     <div class="line">And three examples of the like have been</div>
                     <div class="line">Within my age. But reason with the fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you punish him, where he heard this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest you shall chance to whip your information</div>
                     <div class="line">And beat the messenger who bids beware</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what is to be dreaded.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell not me:</div>
                     <div class="line">I know this cannot be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not possible.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">The nobles in great earnestness are going</div>
                     <div class="line">All to the senate-house: some news is come</div>
                     <div class="line">That turns their countenances.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis this slave;--</div>
                     <div class="line">Go whip him, 'fore the people's eyes:--his raising;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing but his report.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, worthy sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">The slave's report is seconded; and more,</div>
                     <div class="line">More fearful, is deliver'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What more fearful?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">It is spoke freely out of many mouths--</div>
                     <div class="line">How probable I do not know--that Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Join'd with Aufidius, leads a power 'gainst Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">And vows revenge as spacious as between</div>
                     <div class="line">The young'st and oldest thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is most likely!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Raised only, that the weaker sort may wish</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Marcius home again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The very trick on't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is unlikely:</div>
                     <div class="line">He and Aufidius can no more atone</div>
                     <div class="line">Than violentest contrariety.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a second Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">You are sent for to the senate:</div>
                     <div class="line">A fearful army, led by Caius Marcius</div>
                     <div class="line">Associated with Aufidius, rages</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon our territories; and have already</div>
                     <div class="line">O'erborne their way, consumed with fire, and took</div>
                     <div class="line">What lay before them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter COMINIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, you have made good work!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What news? what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have holp to ravish your own daughters and</div>
                     <div class="line">To melt the city leads upon your pates,</div>
                     <div class="line">To see your wives dishonour'd to your noses,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the news? what's the news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your temples burned in their cement, and</div>
                     <div class="line">Your franchises, whereon you stood, confined</div>
                     <div class="line">Into an auger's bore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray now, your news?</div>
                     <div class="line">You have made fair work, I fear me.--Pray, your news?--</div>
                     <div class="line">If Marcius should be join'd with Volscians,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If!</div>
                     <div class="line">He is their god: he leads them like a thing</div>
                     <div class="line">Made by some other deity than nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">That shapes man better; and they follow him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Against us brats, with no less confidence</div>
                     <div class="line">Than boys pursuing summer butterflies,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or butchers killing flies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have made good work,</div>
                     <div class="line">You and your apron-men; you that stood so up much</div>
                     <div class="line">on the voice of occupation and</div>
                     <div class="line">The breath of garlic-eaters!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He will shake</div>
                     <div class="line">Your Rome about your ears.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">As Hercules</div>
                     <div class="line">Did shake down mellow fruit.</div>
                     <div class="line">You have made fair work!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But is this true, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay; and you'll look pale</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you find it other. All the regions</div>
                     <div class="line">Do smilingly revolt; and who resist</div>
                     <div class="line">Are mock'd for valiant ignorance,</div>
                     <div class="line">And perish constant fools. Who is't can blame him?</div>
                     <div class="line">Your enemies and his find something in him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We are all undone, unless</div>
                     <div class="line">The noble man have mercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Who shall ask it?</div>
                     <div class="line">The tribunes cannot do't for shame; the people</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserve such pity of him as the wolf</div>
                     <div class="line">Does of the shepherds: for his best friends, if they</div>
                     <div class="line">Should say 'Be good to Rome,' they charged him even</div>
                     <div class="line">As those should do that had deserved his hate,</div>
                     <div class="line">And therein show'd like enemies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis true:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he were putting to my house the brand</div>
                     <div class="line">That should consume it, I have not the face</div>
                     <div class="line">To say 'Beseech you, cease.' You have made fair hands,</div>
                     <div class="line">You and your crafts! you have crafted fair!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have brought</div>
                     <div class="line">A trembling upon Rome, such as was never</div>
                     <div class="line">So incapable of help.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both Tribunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Say not we brought it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! Was it we? we loved him but, like beasts</div>
                     <div class="line">And cowardly nobles, gave way unto your clusters,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who did hoot him out o' the city.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But I fear</div>
                     <div class="line">They'll roar him in again. Tullus Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">The second name of men, obeys his points</div>
                     <div class="line">As if he were his officer: desperation</div>
                     <div class="line">Is all the policy, strength and defence,</div>
                     <div class="line">That Rome can make against them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a troop of Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here come the clusters.</div>
                     <div class="line">And is Aufidius with him? You are they</div>
                     <div class="line">That made the air unwholesome, when you cast</div>
                     <div class="line">Your stinking greasy caps in hooting at</div>
                     <div class="line">Coriolanus' exile. Now he's coming;</div>
                     <div class="line">And not a hair upon a soldier's head</div>
                     <div class="line">Which will not prove a whip: as many coxcombs</div>
                     <div class="line">As you threw caps up will he tumble down,</div>
                     <div class="line">And pay you for your voices. 'Tis no matter;</div>
                     <div class="line">if he could burn us all into one coal,</div>
                     <div class="line">We have deserved it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, we hear fearful news.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">For mine own part,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I said, banish him, I said 'twas pity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">And so did I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">And so did I; and, to say the truth, so did very</div>
                     <div class="line">many of us: that we did, we did for the best; and</div>
                     <div class="line">though we willingly consented to his banishment, yet</div>
                     <div class="line">it was against our will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ye re goodly things, you voices!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have made</div>
                     <div class="line">Good work, you and your cry! Shall's to the Capitol?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, ay, what else?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt COMINIUS and MENENIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, masters, get you home; be not dismay'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">These are a side that would be glad to have</div>
                     <div class="line">This true which they so seem to fear. Go home,</div>
                     <div class="line">And show no sign of fear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods be good to us! Come, masters, let's home.</div>
                     <div class="line">I ever said we were i' the wrong when we banished</div>
                     <div class="line">him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Citizen</div>
                     <div class="line">So did we all. But, come, let's home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Citizens</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not like this news.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's to the Capitol. Would half my wealth</div>
                     <div class="line">Would buy this for a lie!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, let us go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VII.  A camp, at a small distance from Rome.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter AUFIDIUS and his Lieutenant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do they still fly to the Roman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lieutenant</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not know what witchcraft's in him, but</div>
                     <div class="line">Your soldiers use him as the grace 'fore meat,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their talk at table, and their thanks at end;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you are darken'd in this action, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even by your own.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot help it now,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless, by using means, I lame the foot</div>
                     <div class="line">Of our design. He bears himself more proudlier,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even to my person, than I thought he would</div>
                     <div class="line">When first I did embrace him: yet his nature</div>
                     <div class="line">In that's no changeling; and I must excuse</div>
                     <div class="line">What cannot be amended.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lieutenant</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet I wish, sir,--</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean for your particular,--you had not</div>
                     <div class="line">Join'd in commission with him; but either</div>
                     <div class="line">Had borne the action of yourself, or else</div>
                     <div class="line">To him had left it solely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I understand thee well; and be thou sure,</div>
                     <div class="line">when he shall come to his account, he knows not</div>
                     <div class="line">What I can urge against him. Although it seems,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so he thinks, and is no less apparent</div>
                     <div class="line">To the vulgar eye, that he bears all things fairly.</div>
                     <div class="line">And shows good husbandry for the Volscian state,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fights dragon-like, and does achieve as soon</div>
                     <div class="line">As draw his sword; yet he hath left undone</div>
                     <div class="line">That which shall break his neck or hazard mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whene'er we come to our account.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lieutenant</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I beseech you, think you he'll carry Rome?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">All places yield to him ere he sits down;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the nobility of Rome are his:</div>
                     <div class="line">The senators and patricians love him too:</div>
                     <div class="line">The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people</div>
                     <div class="line">Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty</div>
                     <div class="line">To expel him thence. I think he'll be to Rome</div>
                     <div class="line">As is the osprey to the fish, who takes it</div>
                     <div class="line">By sovereignty of nature. First he was</div>
                     <div class="line">A noble servant to them; but he could not</div>
                     <div class="line">Carry his honours even: whether 'twas pride,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which out of daily fortune ever taints</div>
                     <div class="line">The happy man; whether defect of judgment,</div>
                     <div class="line">To fail in the disposing of those chances</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he was lord of; or whether nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to be other than one thing, not moving</div>
                     <div class="line">From the casque to the cushion, but commanding peace</div>
                     <div class="line">Even with the same austerity and garb</div>
                     <div class="line">As he controll'd the war; but one of these--</div>
                     <div class="line">As he hath spices of them all, not all,</div>
                     <div class="line">For I dare so far free him--made him fear'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">So hated, and so banish'd: but he has a merit,</div>
                     <div class="line">To choke it in the utterance. So our virtues</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie in the interpretation of the time:</div>
                     <div class="line">And power, unto itself most commendable,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath not a tomb so evident as a chair</div>
                     <div class="line">To extol what it hath done.</div>
                     <div class="line">One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail;</div>
                     <div class="line">Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, let's away. When, Caius, Rome is thine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art poor'st of all; then shortly art thou mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Entrance of the Volscian camp before Rome. Two Sentinels on guard.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  The tent of Coriolanus.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A street near the gate.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.7">6. SCENE VI.  Antium. A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MENENIUS, COMINIUS, SICINIUS, BRUTUS,
and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll not go: you hear what he hath said</div>
                     <div class="line">Which was sometime his general; who loved him</div>
                     <div class="line">In a most dear particular. He call'd me father:</div>
                     <div class="line">But what o' that? Go, you that banish'd him;</div>
                     <div class="line">A mile before his tent fall down, and knee</div>
                     <div class="line">The way into his mercy: nay, if he coy'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To hear Cominius speak, I'll keep at home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He would not seem to know me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you hear?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet one time he did call me by my name:</div>
                     <div class="line">I urged our old acquaintance, and the drops</div>
                     <div class="line">That we have bled together. Coriolanus</div>
                     <div class="line">He would not answer to: forbad all names;</div>
                     <div class="line">He was a kind of nothing, titleless,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till he had forged himself a name o' the fire</div>
                     <div class="line">Of burning Rome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, so: you have made good work!</div>
                     <div class="line">A pair of tribunes that have rack'd for Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make coals cheap,--a noble memory!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I minded him how royal 'twas to pardon</div>
                     <div class="line">When it was less expected: he replied,</div>
                     <div class="line">It was a bare petition of a state</div>
                     <div class="line">To one whom they had punish'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Could he say less?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I offer'd to awaken his regard</div>
                     <div class="line">For's private friends: his answer to me was,</div>
                     <div class="line">He could not stay to pick them in a pile</div>
                     <div class="line">Of noisome musty chaff: he said 'twas folly,</div>
                     <div class="line">For one poor grain or two, to leave unburnt,</div>
                     <div class="line">And still to nose the offence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">For one poor grain or two!</div>
                     <div class="line">I am one of those; his mother, wife, his child,</div>
                     <div class="line">And this brave fellow too, we are the grains:</div>
                     <div class="line">You are the musty chaff; and you are smelt</div>
                     <div class="line">Above the moon: we must be burnt for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, pray, be patient: if you refuse your aid</div>
                     <div class="line">In this so never-needed help, yet do not</div>
                     <div class="line">Upbraid's with our distress. But, sure, if you</div>
                     <div class="line">Would be your country's pleader, your good tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">More than the instant army we can make,</div>
                     <div class="line">Might stop our countryman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll not meddle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, go to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What should I do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Only make trial what your love can do</div>
                     <div class="line">For Rome, towards Marcius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, and say that Marcius</div>
                     <div class="line">Return me, as Cominius is return'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unheard; what then?</div>
                     <div class="line">But as a discontented friend, grief-shot</div>
                     <div class="line">With his unkindness? say't be so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet your good will</div>
                     <div class="line">must have that thanks from Rome, after the measure</div>
                     <div class="line">As you intended well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll undertake 't:</div>
                     <div class="line">I think he'll hear me. Yet, to bite his lip</div>
                     <div class="line">And hum at good Cominius, much unhearts me.</div>
                     <div class="line">He was not taken well; he had not dined:</div>
                     <div class="line">The veins unfill'd, our blood is cold, and then</div>
                     <div class="line">We pout upon the morning, are unapt</div>
                     <div class="line">To give or to forgive; but when we have stuff'd</div>
                     <div class="line">These and these conveyances of our blood</div>
                     <div class="line">With wine and feeding, we have suppler souls</div>
                     <div class="line">Than in our priest-like fasts: therefore I'll watch him</div>
                     <div class="line">Till he be dieted to my request,</div>
                     <div class="line">And then I'll set upon him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BRUTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the very road into his kindness,</div>
                     <div class="line">And cannot lose your way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good faith, I'll prove him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Speed how it will. I shall ere long have knowledge</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my success.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll never hear him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">COMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell you, he does sit in gold, his eye</div>
                     <div class="line">Red as 'twould burn Rome; and his injury</div>
                     <div class="line">The gaoler to his pity. I kneel'd before him;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas very faintly he said 'Rise;' dismiss'd me</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus, with his speechless hand: what he would do,</div>
                     <div class="line">He sent in writing after me; what he would not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bound with an oath to yield to his conditions:</div>
                     <div class="line">So that all hope is vain.</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless his noble mother, and his wife;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, as I hear, mean to solicit him</div>
                     <div class="line">For mercy to his country. Therefore, let's hence,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with our fair entreaties haste them on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Entrance of the Volscian camp before Rome. Two Sentinels on guard.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter to them, MENENIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay: whence are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand, and go back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You guard like men; 'tis well: but, by your leave,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am an officer of state, and come</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak with Coriolanus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">From whence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">From Rome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">You may not pass, you must return: our general</div>
                     <div class="line">Will no more hear from thence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll see your Rome embraced with fire before</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll speak with Coriolanus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you have heard your general talk of Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">And of his friends there, it is lots to blanks,</div>
                     <div class="line">My name hath touch'd your ears it is Menenius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Be it so; go back: the virtue of your name</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not here passable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell thee, fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">The general is my lover: I have been</div>
                     <div class="line">The book of his good acts, whence men have read</div>
                     <div class="line">His name unparallel'd, haply amplified;</div>
                     <div class="line">For I have ever verified my friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of whom he's chief, with all the size that verity</div>
                     <div class="line">Would without lapsing suffer: nay, sometimes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like to a bowl upon a subtle ground,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have tumbled past the throw; and in his praise</div>
                     <div class="line">Have almost stamp'd the leasing: therefore, fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">I must have leave to pass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, sir, if you had told as many lies in his</div>
                     <div class="line">behalf as you have uttered words in your own, you</div>
                     <div class="line">should not pass here; no, though it were as virtuous</div>
                     <div class="line">to lie as to live chastely. Therefore, go back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, fellow, remember my name is Menenius,</div>
                     <div class="line">always factionary on the party of your general.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Howsoever you have been his liar, as you say you</div>
                     <div class="line">have, I am one that, telling true under him, must</div>
                     <div class="line">say, you cannot pass. Therefore, go back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Has he dined, canst thou tell? for I would not</div>
                     <div class="line">speak with him till after dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">You are a Roman, are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am, as thy general is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Then you should hate Rome, as he does. Can you,</div>
                     <div class="line">when you have pushed out your gates the very</div>
                     <div class="line">defender of them, and, in a violent popular</div>
                     <div class="line">ignorance, given your enemy your shield, think to</div>
                     <div class="line">front his revenges with the easy groans of old</div>
                     <div class="line">women, the virginal palms of your daughters, or with</div>
                     <div class="line">the palsied intercession of such a decayed dotant as</div>
                     <div class="line">you seem to be? Can you think to blow out the</div>
                     <div class="line">intended fire your city is ready to flame in, with</div>
                     <div class="line">such weak breath as this? No, you are deceived;</div>
                     <div class="line">therefore, back to Rome, and prepare for your</div>
                     <div class="line">execution: you are condemned, our general has sworn</div>
                     <div class="line">you out of reprieve and pardon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, if thy captain knew I were here, he would</div>
                     <div class="line">use me with estimation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, my captain knows you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I mean, thy general.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">My general cares not for you. Back, I say, go; lest</div>
                     <div class="line">I let forth your half-pint of blood; back,--that's</div>
                     <div class="line">the utmost of your having: back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but, fellow, fellow,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS and AUFIDIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, you companion, I'll say an errand for you:</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall know now that I am in estimation; you shall</div>
                     <div class="line">perceive that a Jack guardant cannot office me from</div>
                     <div class="line">my son Coriolanus: guess, but by my entertainment</div>
                     <div class="line">with him, if thou standest not i' the state of</div>
                     <div class="line">hanging, or of some death more long in</div>
                     <div class="line">spectatorship, and crueller in suffering; behold now</div>
                     <div class="line">presently, and swoon for what's to come upon thee.</div>
                     <p>To CORIOLANUS</p>
                     <div class="line">The glorious gods sit in hourly synod about thy</div>
                     <div class="line">particular prosperity, and love thee no worse than</div>
                     <div class="line">thy old father Menenius does! O my son, my son!</div>
                     <div class="line">thou art preparing fire for us; look thee, here's</div>
                     <div class="line">water to quench it. I was hardly moved to come to</div>
                     <div class="line">thee; but being assured none but myself could move</div>
                     <div class="line">thee, I have been blown out of your gates with</div>
                     <div class="line">sighs; and conjure thee to pardon Rome, and thy</div>
                     <div class="line">petitionary countrymen. The good gods assuage thy</div>
                     <div class="line">wrath, and turn the dregs of it upon this varlet</div>
                     <div class="line">here,--this, who, like a block, hath denied my</div>
                     <div class="line">access to thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Wife, mother, child, I know not. My affairs</div>
                     <div class="line">Are servanted to others: though I owe</div>
                     <div class="line">My revenge properly, my remission lies</div>
                     <div class="line">In Volscian breasts. That we have been familiar,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ingrate forgetfulness shall poison, rather</div>
                     <div class="line">Than pity note how much. Therefore, be gone.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine ears against your suits are stronger than</div>
                     <div class="line">Your gates against my force. Yet, for I loved thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take this along; I writ it for thy sake</div>
                     <p>Gives a letter</p>
                     <div class="line">And would have rent it. Another word, Menenius,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not hear thee speak. This man, Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was my beloved in Rome: yet thou behold'st!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You keep a constant temper.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt CORIOLANUS and AUFIDIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, is your name Menenius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis a spell, you see, of much power: you know the</div>
                     <div class="line">way home again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you hear how we are shent for keeping your</div>
                     <div class="line">greatness back?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">What cause, do you think, I have to swoon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I neither care for the world nor your general: for</div>
                     <div class="line">such things as you, I can scarce think there's any,</div>
                     <div class="line">ye're so slight. He that hath a will to die by</div>
                     <div class="line">himself fears it not from another: let your general</div>
                     <div class="line">do his worst. For you, be that you are, long; and</div>
                     <div class="line">your misery increase with your age! I say to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">as I was said to, Away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">A noble fellow, I warrant him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">The worthy fellow is our general: he's the rock, the</div>
                     <div class="line">oak not to be wind-shaken.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  The tent of Coriolanus.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS, AUFIDIUS, and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We will before the walls of Rome tomorrow</div>
                     <div class="line">Set down our host. My partner in this action,</div>
                     <div class="line">You must report to the Volscian lords, how plainly</div>
                     <div class="line">I have borne this business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Only their ends</div>
                     <div class="line">You have respected; stopp'd your ears against</div>
                     <div class="line">The general suit of Rome; never admitted</div>
                     <div class="line">A private whisper, no, not with such friends</div>
                     <div class="line">That thought them sure of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This last old man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom with a crack'd heart I have sent to Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">Loved me above the measure of a father;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, godded me, indeed. Their latest refuge</div>
                     <div class="line">Was to send him; for whose old love I have,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though I show'd sourly to him, once more offer'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The first conditions, which they did refuse</div>
                     <div class="line">And cannot now accept; to grace him only</div>
                     <div class="line">That thought he could do more, a very little</div>
                     <div class="line">I have yielded to: fresh embassies and suits,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor from the state nor private friends, hereafter</div>
                     <div class="line">Will I lend ear to. Ha! what shout is this?</div>
                     <p>Shout within</p>
                     <div class="line">Shall I be tempted to infringe my vow</div>
                     <div class="line">In the same time 'tis made? I will not.</div>
                     <p>Enter in mourning habits, VIRGILIA, VOLUMNIA,
leading young MARCIUS, VALERIA, and Attendants</p>
                     <div class="line">My wife comes foremost; then the honour'd mould</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein this trunk was framed, and in her hand</div>
                     <div class="line">The grandchild to her blood. But, out, affection!</div>
                     <div class="line">All bond and privilege of nature, break!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it be virtuous to be obstinate.</div>
                     <div class="line">What is that curt'sy worth? or those doves' eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which can make gods forsworn? I melt, and am not</div>
                     <div class="line">Of stronger earth than others. My mother bows;</div>
                     <div class="line">As if Olympus to a molehill should</div>
                     <div class="line">In supplication nod: and my young boy</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath an aspect of intercession, which</div>
                     <div class="line">Great nature cries 'Deny not.' let the Volsces</div>
                     <div class="line">Plough Rome and harrow Italy: I'll never</div>
                     <div class="line">Be such a gosling to obey instinct, but stand,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if a man were author of himself</div>
                     <div class="line">And knew no other kin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord and husband!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">These eyes are not the same I wore in Rome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The sorrow that delivers us thus changed</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes you think so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a dull actor now,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have forgot my part, and I am out,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even to a full disgrace. Best of my flesh,</div>
                     <div class="line">Forgive my tyranny; but do not say</div>
                     <div class="line">For that 'Forgive our Romans.' O, a kiss</div>
                     <div class="line">Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge!</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss</div>
                     <div class="line">I carried from thee, dear; and my true lip</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath virgin'd it e'er since. You gods! I prate,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the most noble mother of the world</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave unsaluted: sink, my knee, i' the earth;</div>
                     <p>Kneels</p>
                     <div class="line">Of thy deep duty more impression show</div>
                     <div class="line">Than that of common sons.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, stand up blest!</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst, with no softer cushion than the flint,</div>
                     <div class="line">I kneel before thee; and unproperly</div>
                     <div class="line">Show duty, as mistaken all this while</div>
                     <div class="line">Between the child and parent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Kneels</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What is this?</div>
                     <div class="line">Your knees to me? to your corrected son?</div>
                     <div class="line">Then let the pebbles on the hungry beach</div>
                     <div class="line">Fillip the stars; then let the mutinous winds</div>
                     <div class="line">Strike the proud cedars 'gainst the fiery sun;</div>
                     <div class="line">Murdering impossibility, to make</div>
                     <div class="line">What cannot be, slight work.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art my warrior;</div>
                     <div class="line">I holp to frame thee. Do you know this lady?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The noble sister of Publicola,</div>
                     <div class="line">The moon of Rome, chaste as the icicle</div>
                     <div class="line">That's curdied by the frost from purest snow</div>
                     <div class="line">And hangs on Dian's temple: dear Valeria!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a poor epitome of yours,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which by the interpretation of full time</div>
                     <div class="line">May show like all yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The god of soldiers,</div>
                     <div class="line">With the consent of supreme Jove, inform</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy thoughts with nobleness; that thou mayst prove</div>
                     <div class="line">To shame unvulnerable, and stick i' the wars</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a great sea-mark, standing every flaw,</div>
                     <div class="line">And saving those that eye thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Your knee, sirrah.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That's my brave boy!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Even he, your wife, this lady, and myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are suitors to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, peace:</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, if you'ld ask, remember this before:</div>
                     <div class="line">The thing I have forsworn to grant may never</div>
                     <div class="line">Be held by you denials. Do not bid me</div>
                     <div class="line">Dismiss my soldiers, or capitulate</div>
                     <div class="line">Again with Rome's mechanics: tell me not</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein I seem unnatural: desire not</div>
                     <div class="line">To ally my rages and revenges with</div>
                     <div class="line">Your colder reasons.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, no more, no more!</div>
                     <div class="line">You have said you will not grant us any thing;</div>
                     <div class="line">For we have nothing else to ask, but that</div>
                     <div class="line">Which you deny already: yet we will ask;</div>
                     <div class="line">That, if you fail in our request, the blame</div>
                     <div class="line">May hang upon your hardness: therefore hear us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Aufidius, and you Volsces, mark; for we'll</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear nought from Rome in private. Your request?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Should we be silent and not speak, our raiment</div>
                     <div class="line">And state of bodies would bewray what life</div>
                     <div class="line">We have led since thy exile. Think with thyself</div>
                     <div class="line">How more unfortunate than all living women</div>
                     <div class="line">Are we come hither: since that thy sight,</div>
                     <div class="line">which should</div>
                     <div class="line">Make our eyes flow with joy, hearts dance</div>
                     <div class="line">with comforts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Constrains them weep and shake with fear and sorrow;</div>
                     <div class="line">Making the mother, wife and child to see</div>
                     <div class="line">The son, the husband and the father tearing</div>
                     <div class="line">His country's bowels out. And to poor we</div>
                     <div class="line">Thine enmity's most capital: thou barr'st us</div>
                     <div class="line">Our prayers to the gods, which is a comfort</div>
                     <div class="line">That all but we enjoy; for how can we,</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, how can we for our country pray.</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereto we are bound, together with thy victory,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereto we are bound? alack, or we must lose</div>
                     <div class="line">The country, our dear nurse, or else thy person,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our comfort in the country. We must find</div>
                     <div class="line">An evident calamity, though we had</div>
                     <div class="line">Our wish, which side should win: for either thou</div>
                     <div class="line">Must, as a foreign recreant, be led</div>
                     <div class="line">With manacles thorough our streets, or else</div>
                     <div class="line">triumphantly tread on thy country's ruin,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bear the palm for having bravely shed</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy wife and children's blood. For myself, son,</div>
                     <div class="line">I purpose not to wait on fortune till</div>
                     <div class="line">These wars determine: if I cannot persuade thee</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather to show a noble grace to both parts</div>
                     <div class="line">Than seek the end of one, thou shalt no sooner</div>
                     <div class="line">March to assault thy country than to tread--</div>
                     <div class="line">Trust to't, thou shalt not--on thy mother's womb,</div>
                     <div class="line">That brought thee to this world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VIRGILIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">That brought you forth this boy, to keep your name</div>
                     <div class="line">Living to time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Young MARCIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A' shall not tread on me;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll run away till I am bigger, but then I'll fight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not of a woman's tenderness to be,</div>
                     <div class="line">Requires nor child nor woman's face to see.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sat too long.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Rising</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VOLUMNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, go not from us thus.</div>
                     <div class="line">If it were so that our request did tend</div>
                     <div class="line">To save the Romans, thereby to destroy</div>
                     <div class="line">The Volsces whom you serve, you might condemn us,</div>
                     <div class="line">As poisonous of your honour: no; our suit</div>
                     <div class="line">Is that you reconcile them: while the Volsces</div>
                     <div class="line">May say 'This mercy we have show'd;' the Romans,</div>
                     <div class="line">'This we received;' and each in either side</div>
                     <div class="line">Give the all-hail to thee and cry 'Be blest</div>
                     <div class="line">For making up this peace!' Thou know'st, great son,</div>
                     <div class="line">The end of war's uncertain, but this certain,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, if thou conquer Rome, the benefit</div>
                     <div class="line">Which thou shalt thereby reap is such a name,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose repetition will be dogg'd with curses;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose chronicle thus writ: 'The man was noble,</div>
                     <div class="line">But with his last attempt he wiped it out;</div>
                     <div class="line">Destroy'd his country, and his name remains</div>
                     <div class="line">To the ensuing age abhorr'd.' Speak to me, son:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast affected the fine strains of honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">To imitate the graces of the gods;</div>
                     <div class="line">To tear with thunder the wide cheeks o' the air,</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet to charge thy sulphur with a bolt</div>
                     <div class="line">That should but rive an oak. Why dost not speak?</div>
                     <div class="line">Think'st thou it honourable for a noble man</div>
                     <div class="line">Still to remember wrongs? Daughter, speak you:</div>
                     <div class="line">He cares not for your weeping. Speak thou, boy:</div>
                     <div class="line">Perhaps thy childishness will move him more</div>
                     <div class="line">Than can our reasons. There's no man in the world</div>
                     <div class="line">More bound to 's mother; yet here he lets me prate</div>
                     <div class="line">Like one i' the stocks. Thou hast never in thy life</div>
                     <div class="line">Show'd thy dear mother any courtesy,</div>
                     <div class="line">When she, poor hen, fond of no second brood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Has cluck'd thee to the wars and safely home,</div>
                     <div class="line">Loaden with honour. Say my request's unjust,</div>
                     <div class="line">And spurn me back: but if it be not so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art not honest; and the gods will plague thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou restrain'st from me the duty which</div>
                     <div class="line">To a mother's part belongs. He turns away:</div>
                     <div class="line">Down, ladies; let us shame him with our knees.</div>
                     <div class="line">To his surname Coriolanus 'longs more pride</div>
                     <div class="line">Than pity to our prayers. Down: an end;</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the last: so we will home to Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">And die among our neighbours. Nay, behold 's:</div>
                     <div class="line">This boy, that cannot tell what he would have</div>
                     <div class="line">But kneels and holds up bands for fellowship,</div>
                     <div class="line">Does reason our petition with more strength</div>
                     <div class="line">Than thou hast to deny 't. Come, let us go:</div>
                     <div class="line">This fellow had a Volscian to his mother;</div>
                     <div class="line">His wife is in Corioli and his child</div>
                     <div class="line">Like him by chance. Yet give us our dispatch:</div>
                     <div class="line">I am hush'd until our city be a-fire,</div>
                     <div class="line">And then I'll speak a little.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>He holds her by the hand, silent</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O mother, mother!</div>
                     <div class="line">What have you done? Behold, the heavens do ope,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods look down, and this unnatural scene</div>
                     <div class="line">They laugh at. O my mother, mother! O!</div>
                     <div class="line">You have won a happy victory to Rome;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, for your son,--believe it, O, believe it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most dangerously you have with him prevail'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">If not most mortal to him. But, let it come.</div>
                     <div class="line">Aufidius, though I cannot make true wars,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll frame convenient peace. Now, good Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were you in my stead, would you have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">A mother less? or granted less, Aufidius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I was moved withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I dare be sworn you were:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, sir, it is no little thing to make</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine eyes to sweat compassion. But, good sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">What peace you'll make, advise me: for my part,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll not to Rome, I'll back with you; and pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand to me in this cause. O mother! wife!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  I am glad thou hast set thy mercy and</div>
                     <div class="line">thy honour</div>
                     <div class="line">At difference in thee: out of that I'll work</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself a former fortune.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Ladies make signs to CORIOLANUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, by and by;</div>
                     <p>To VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, &c</p>
                     <div class="line">But we will drink together; and you shall bear</div>
                     <div class="line">A better witness back than words, which we,</div>
                     <div class="line">On like conditions, will have counter-seal'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, enter with us. Ladies, you deserve</div>
                     <div class="line">To have a temple built you: all the swords</div>
                     <div class="line">In Italy, and her confederate arms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Could not have made this peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  Rome. A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MENENIUS and SICINIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">See you yond coign o' the Capitol, yond</div>
                     <div class="line">corner-stone?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what of that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be possible for you to displace it with your</div>
                     <div class="line">little finger, there is some hope the ladies of</div>
                     <div class="line">Rome, especially his mother, may prevail with him.</div>
                     <div class="line">But I say there is no hope in't: our throats are</div>
                     <div class="line">sentenced and stay upon execution.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't possible that so short a time can alter the</div>
                     <div class="line">condition of a man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There is differency between a grub and a butterfly;</div>
                     <div class="line">yet your butterfly was a grub. This Marcius is grown</div>
                     <div class="line">from man to dragon: he has wings; he's more than a</div>
                     <div class="line">creeping thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He loved his mother dearly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So did he me: and he no more remembers his mother</div>
                     <div class="line">now than an eight-year-old horse. The tartness</div>
                     <div class="line">of his face sours ripe grapes: when he walks, he</div>
                     <div class="line">moves like an engine, and the ground shrinks before</div>
                     <div class="line">his treading: he is able to pierce a corslet with</div>
                     <div class="line">his eye; talks like a knell, and his hum is a</div>
                     <div class="line">battery. He sits in his state, as a thing made for</div>
                     <div class="line">Alexander. What he bids be done is finished with</div>
                     <div class="line">his bidding. He wants nothing of a god but eternity</div>
                     <div class="line">and a heaven to throne in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, mercy, if you report him truly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I paint him in the character. Mark what mercy his</div>
                     <div class="line">mother shall bring from him: there is no more mercy</div>
                     <div class="line">in him than there is milk in a male tiger; that</div>
                     <div class="line">shall our poor city find: and all this is long of</div>
                     <div class="line">you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods be good unto us!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, in such a case the gods will not be good unto</div>
                     <div class="line">us. When we banished him, we respected not them;</div>
                     <div class="line">and, he returning to break our necks, they respect not us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, if you'ld save your life, fly to your house:</div>
                     <div class="line">The plebeians have got your fellow-tribune</div>
                     <div class="line">And hale him up and down, all swearing, if</div>
                     <div class="line">The Roman ladies bring not comfort home,</div>
                     <div class="line">They'll give him death by inches.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a second Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What's the news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Good news, good news; the ladies have prevail'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">The Volscians are dislodged, and Marcius gone:</div>
                     <div class="line">A merrier day did never yet greet Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not the expulsion of the Tarquins.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">Art thou certain this is true? is it most certain?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">As certain as I know the sun is fire:</div>
                     <div class="line">Where have you lurk'd, that you make doubt of it?</div>
                     <div class="line">Ne'er through an arch so hurried the blown tide,</div>
                     <div class="line">As the recomforted through the gates. Why, hark you!</div>
                     <p>Trumpets; hautboys; drums beat; all together</p>
                     <div class="line">The trumpets, sackbuts, psalteries and fifes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tabours and cymbals and the shouting Romans,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make the sun dance. Hark you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A shout within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MENENIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is good news:</div>
                     <div class="line">I will go meet the ladies. This Volumnia</div>
                     <div class="line">Is worth of consuls, senators, patricians,</div>
                     <div class="line">A city full; of tribunes, such as you,</div>
                     <div class="line">A sea and land full. You have pray'd well to-day:</div>
                     <div class="line">This morning for ten thousand of your throats</div>
                     <div class="line">I'd not have given a doit. Hark, how they joy!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Music still, with shouts</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">First, the gods bless you for your tidings; next,</div>
                     <div class="line">Accept my thankfulness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, we have all</div>
                     <div class="line">Great cause to give great thanks.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They are near the city?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Almost at point to enter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SICINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We will meet them,</div>
                     <div class="line">And help the joy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  The same. A street near the gate.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Senators with VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA,
VALERIA, &c. passing over the stage,
followed by Patricians and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold our patroness, the life of Rome!</div>
                     <div class="line">Call all your tribes together, praise the gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make triumphant fires; strew flowers before them:</div>
                     <div class="line">Unshout the noise that banish'd Marcius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Repeal him with the welcome of his mother;</div>
                     <div class="line">Cry 'Welcome, ladies, welcome!'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, ladies, Welcome!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A flourish with drums and trumpets. Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  Antium. A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TULLUS AUFIDIUS, with Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go tell the lords o' the city I am here:</div>
                     <div class="line">Deliver them this paper: having read it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid them repair to the market place; where I,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in theirs and in the commons' ears,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will vouch the truth of it. Him I accuse</div>
                     <div class="line">The city ports by this hath enter'd and</div>
                     <div class="line">Intends to appear before the people, hoping</div>
                     <div class="line">To purge herself with words: dispatch.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt Attendants</p>
                     <p>Enter three or four Conspirators of AUFIDIUS' faction</p>
                     <div class="line">Most welcome!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">How is it with our general?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Even so</div>
                     <div class="line">As with a man by his own alms empoison'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with his charity slain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">Most noble sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you do hold the same intent wherein</div>
                     <div class="line">You wish'd us parties, we'll deliver you</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your great danger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I cannot tell:</div>
                     <div class="line">We must proceed as we do find the people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">The people will remain uncertain whilst</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twixt you there's difference; but the fall of either</div>
                     <div class="line">Makes the survivor heir of all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know it;</div>
                     <div class="line">And my pretext to strike at him admits</div>
                     <div class="line">A good construction. I raised him, and I pawn'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine honour for his truth: who being so heighten'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">He water'd his new plants with dews of flattery,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seducing so my friends; and, to this end,</div>
                     <div class="line">He bow'd his nature, never known before</div>
                     <div class="line">But to be rough, unswayable and free.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, his stoutness</div>
                     <div class="line">When he did stand for consul, which he lost</div>
                     <div class="line">By lack of stooping,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That I would have spoke of:</div>
                     <div class="line">Being banish'd for't, he came unto my hearth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Presented to my knife his throat: I took him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Made him joint-servant with me; gave him way</div>
                     <div class="line">In all his own desires; nay, let him choose</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of my files, his projects to accomplish,</div>
                     <div class="line">My best and freshest men; served his designments</div>
                     <div class="line">In mine own person; holp to reap the fame</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he did end all his; and took some pride</div>
                     <div class="line">To do myself this wrong: till, at the last,</div>
                     <div class="line">I seem'd his follower, not partner, and</div>
                     <div class="line">He waged me with his countenance, as if</div>
                     <div class="line">I had been mercenary.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">So he did, my lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">The army marvell'd at it, and, in the last,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he had carried Rome and that we look'd</div>
                     <div class="line">For no less spoil than glory,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There was it:</div>
                     <div class="line">For which my sinews shall be stretch'd upon him.</div>
                     <div class="line">At a few drops of women's rheum, which are</div>
                     <div class="line">As cheap as lies, he sold the blood and labour</div>
                     <div class="line">Of our great action: therefore shall he die,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I'll renew me in his fall. But, hark!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Drums and trumpets sound, with great shouts of
the People</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">Your native town you enter'd like a post,</div>
                     <div class="line">And had no welcomes home: but he returns,</div>
                     <div class="line">Splitting the air with noise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">And patient fools,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose children he hath slain, their base throats tear</div>
                     <div class="line">With giving him glory.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Conspirator</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, at your vantage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere he express himself, or move the people</div>
                     <div class="line">With what he would say, let him feel your sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which we will second. When he lies along,</div>
                     <div class="line">After your way his tale pronounced shall bury</div>
                     <div class="line">His reasons with his body.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say no more:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here come the lords.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter the Lords of the city</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All The Lords</div>
                     <div class="line">You are most welcome home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have not deserved it.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, worthy lords, have you with heed perused</div>
                     <div class="line">What I have written to you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lords</div>
                     <div class="line">We have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">And grieve to hear't.</div>
                     <div class="line">What faults he made before the last, I think</div>
                     <div class="line">Might have found easy fines: but there to end</div>
                     <div class="line">Where he was to begin and give away</div>
                     <div class="line">The benefit of our levies, answering us</div>
                     <div class="line">With our own charge, making a treaty where</div>
                     <div class="line">There was a yielding,--this admits no excuse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He approaches: you shall hear him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CORIOLANUS, marching with drum and
colours; commoners being with him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, lords! I am return'd your soldier,</div>
                     <div class="line">No more infected with my country's love</div>
                     <div class="line">Than when I parted hence, but still subsisting</div>
                     <div class="line">Under your great command. You are to know</div>
                     <div class="line">That prosperously I have attempted and</div>
                     <div class="line">With bloody passage led your wars even to</div>
                     <div class="line">The gates of Rome. Our spoils we have brought home</div>
                     <div class="line">Do more than counterpoise a full third part</div>
                     <div class="line">The charges of the action. We have made peace</div>
                     <div class="line">With no less honour to the Antiates</div>
                     <div class="line">Than shame to the Romans: and we here deliver,</div>
                     <div class="line">Subscribed by the consuls and patricians,</div>
                     <div class="line">Together with the seal o' the senate, what</div>
                     <div class="line">We have compounded on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Read it not, noble lords;</div>
                     <div class="line">But tell the traitor, in the high'st degree</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath abused your powers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Traitor! how now!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, traitor, Marcius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, Marcius, Caius Marcius: dost thou think</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll grace thee with that robbery, thy stol'n name</div>
                     <div class="line">Coriolanus in Corioli?</div>
                     <div class="line">You lords and heads o' the state, perfidiously</div>
                     <div class="line">He has betray'd your business, and given up,</div>
                     <div class="line">For certain drops of salt, your city Rome,</div>
                     <div class="line">I say 'your city,' to his wife and mother;</div>
                     <div class="line">Breaking his oath and resolution like</div>
                     <div class="line">A twist of rotten silk, never admitting</div>
                     <div class="line">Counsel o' the war, but at his nurse's tears</div>
                     <div class="line">He whined and roar'd away your victory,</div>
                     <div class="line">That pages blush'd at him and men of heart</div>
                     <div class="line">Look'd wondering each at other.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear'st thou, Mars?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Name not the god, thou boy of tears!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Measureless liar, thou hast made my heart</div>
                     <div class="line">Too great for what contains it. Boy! O slave!</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon me, lords, 'tis the first time that ever</div>
                     <div class="line">I was forced to scold. Your judgments, my grave lords,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must give this cur the lie: and his own notion--</div>
                     <div class="line">Who wears my stripes impress'd upon him; that</div>
                     <div class="line">Must bear my beating to his grave--shall join</div>
                     <div class="line">To thrust the lie unto him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, both, and hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Cut me to pieces, Volsces; men and lads,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stain all your edges on me. Boy! false hound!</div>
                     <div class="line">If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I</div>
                     <div class="line">Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli:</div>
                     <div class="line">Alone I did it. Boy!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, noble lords,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you be put in mind of his blind fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which was your shame, by this unholy braggart,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Fore your own eyes and ears?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Conspirators</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him die for't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All The People</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tear him to pieces.' 'Do it presently.' 'He kill'd</div>
                     <div class="line">my son.' 'My daughter.' 'He killed my cousin</div>
                     <div class="line">Marcus.' 'He killed my father.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, ho! no outrage: peace!</div>
                     <div class="line">The man is noble and his fame folds-in</div>
                     <div class="line">This orb o' the earth. His last offences to us</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall have judicious hearing. Stand, Aufidius,</div>
                     <div class="line">And trouble not the peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CORIOLANUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O that I had him,</div>
                     <div class="line">With six Aufidiuses, or more, his tribe,</div>
                     <div class="line">To use my lawful sword!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Insolent villain!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Conspirators</div>
                     <div class="line">Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Conspirators draw, and kill CORIOLANUS:
AUFIDIUS stands on his body</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lords</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold, hold, hold, hold!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My noble masters, hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">O Tullus,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Tread not upon him. Masters all, be quiet;</div>
                     <div class="line">Put up your swords.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lords, when you shall know--as in this rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Provoked by him, you cannot--the great danger</div>
                     <div class="line">Which this man's life did owe you, you'll rejoice</div>
                     <div class="line">That he is thus cut off. Please it your honours</div>
                     <div class="line">To call me to your senate, I'll deliver</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself your loyal servant, or endure</div>
                     <div class="line">Your heaviest censure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Bear from hence his body;</div>
                     <div class="line">And mourn you for him: let him be regarded</div>
                     <div class="line">As the most noble corse that ever herald</div>
                     <div class="line">Did follow to his urn.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">His own impatience</div>
                     <div class="line">Takes from Aufidius a great part of blame.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's make the best of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">AUFIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My rage is gone;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I am struck with sorrow. Take him up.</div>
                     <div class="line">Help, three o' the chiefest soldiers; I'll be one.</div>
                     <div class="line">Beat thou the drum, that it speak mournfully:</div>
                     <div class="line">Trail your steel pikes. Though in this city he</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath widow'd and unchilded many a one,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which to this hour bewail the injury,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet he shall have a noble memory. Assist.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt, bearing the body of CORIOLANUS. A dead
march sounded</p>
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            <h1>The Tragedy of Coriolanus</h1>
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         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  Corioli. The Senate-house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Rome. A room in Marcius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before Corioli.</a>
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                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V.  Corioli. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.7">6. SCENE VI.  Near the camp of Cominius.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.8">7. SCENE VII.  The gates of Corioli.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.9">8. SCENE VIII.  A field of battle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.10">9. SCENE IX.  The Roman camp.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.11">10. SCENE X.  The camp of the Volsces.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE  II.  The same. The Capitol.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in CORIOLANUS'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. The Forum.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. Before a gate of the city.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A  street near the gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  A highway between Rome and Antium.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  Antium. Before Aufidius's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A hall in Aufidius's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.8">7. SCENE VII.  A camp, at a small distance from Rome.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Entrance of the Volscian camp before Rome. Two Sentinels on guard.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  The tent of Coriolanus.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Rome. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A street near the gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.7">6. SCENE VI.  Antium. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div class="content">
            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">CAIUS MARCIUS, Afterwards CAIUS MARCIUS CORIOLANUS.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">TITUS LARTIUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">COMINIUS</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">generals against the Volscians.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MENENIUS AGRIPPA, friend to Coriolanus. </span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">SICINIUS VELUTUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">JUNIUS BRUTUS</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">tribunes of the people.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Young MARCUS, son to Coriolanus.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Roman Herald. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">TULLUS AUFIDIUS, general of the Volscians. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Lieutenant to Aufidius. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Conspirators with Aufidius.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Citizen of Antium.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Two Volscian Guards.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">VOLUMNIA, mother to Coriolanus.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">VIRGILIA, wife to Coriolanus.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">VALERIA, friend to Virgilia.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Gentlewoman, attending on Virgilia. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Roman and Volscian Senators, Patricians, Aediles, Lictors, Soldiers, Citizens, Messengers, Servants to Aufidius, and other Attendants.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE  Rome and the neighbourhood; Corioli and the neighbourhood; Antium.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  Corioli. The Senate-house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Rome. A room in Marcius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before Corioli.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.6">5. SCENE V.  Corioli. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.7">6. SCENE VI.  Near the camp of Cominius.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.8">7. SCENE VII.  The gates of Corioli.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.9">8. SCENE VIII.  A field of battle.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.10">9. SCENE IX.  The Roman camp.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.11">10. SCENE X.  The camp of the Volsces.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Rome. A street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">