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Thou hast years upon thee; and thou art too full
unbruis'd : : bring me but out at gate.
Give me thy hand:Come.
Enter SICINIUS, BRUTUS, and an Ædile. Sic. Bid them all home; he's gone, and we'll no
Bru. Now we have shown our power,
Bid them home:
Stand in their ancient strength.
Dismiss them home.
[Exit Ædile. Enter VOLUMNIA, VIRGILIA, and MENENIUS. Here comes his mother. Sic.
Let's not meet her. Bru.
Why? Sic. They say, she's mad. Bru.
They have ta’en note of us : Keep on your way. Vol. O, you're well met: The hoarded plague
o'the gods Requite your love! Men.
Peace, peace; be not so loud. Vol. If that I could for weeping, you should hear,Nay, and you shall hear some. Will you be gone?
[To Brutus. Vir. You shall stay too: [T. Sıcın.] I would, I had the
power Το say so to my
Are you mankind ?
O blessed heavens ! Vol. More noble blows, than ever thou wise words; And for Rome's good.--I'll tell thee what;-Yetgo:Nay but thou shalt stay too :- I would my son
9 Mean cunning.
Were in Arabia, and thy tribe before him,
What then ?
What then? He'd make an end of thy posterity.
Vol. Bastards, and all.Good man, the wounds that he does bear for Rome!
Men. Come, come, peace.
Sic. I would he had continu'd to his country,
I would he had.
Pray, let us go
you go, hear this: As far as doth the Capitol exceed The meanest house in Rome : so far, my son, (This lady's husband here, this, do you see, Whom
have banish'd, does exceed you all. Bru. Well, well, we'll leave you. Sic.
Why stay we to be baited With one that wants her wits? Vol.
Take my prayers
you... I would the gods had nothing else to do,
[Exeunt Tribunes. But to confirm my curses ! Could I meet them But once a day, it would unclog my heart
Of what lies beavý to't.
You have told them home, And, by my troth, you have cause. You'll sup with me?
Vol. Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding. Come, let's go: Leave this faint puling, and lament as I do, In anger, Juno-like. Come, come, come. Men. Fye, fye, fye!
A Highway between Rome and Antium.
Enter a Roman and a Volce, meeting. Rom. I know you well, sir, and you know me: your name I think, is Adrian.
Vol. It is, so, sir : truly, I have forgot you.
Rom. I am a Roman; and my services are, as you are, against them: Know you me yet?
Vol. Nicanor ? No.
Vol. You had more beard, when I last saw you; but your favour' is well appeared by your tongue. What's the news in Rome? I have a note from the Volcian state, to find you out there : You have well saved me a day's journey.
Rom. There hath been in Rome strange insurrection: the people against the senators, patricians, and nobles.
Vol. Hath been ! Is it ended then? Our state thinks not so; they are in a most warlike preparation, and
hope to come upon them in the heat of their division.
Rom. The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again. For the nobles receive so to heart the banishment of that worthy Coriolanus, that they are in a ripe aptness, to take all power
from the people, and to pluck from them their tribunes for ever. This lies glowing, I can tell you, and is almost mature for the violent breaking out.
Vol. Coriolanus banished ?
Vol. You will be welcome with this intelligence, Nicanor.
Rom. The day serves well for them now. I have heard it said, the fittest time to corrupt a man's wife, is when's she's fallen out with her husband. Your noble Tullus Aufidius will appear well in these wars, his great opposer, Coriolanus, being now in no request of his country.
Vol. He cannot choose. I am most fortunate, thus accidentally to encounter you : You have ended my business, and I will merrily accompany you home.
Rom. I shall, between this and supper, tell you most strange things from Rome; all tending to the good of their adversaries. Have you an army ready, say you ?
Vol. A most royal one : the centurions, and their charges, distinctly billeted, already in the entertainment,
,2 and to be on foot at an hour's warning. Rom. I am joyful to hear of their readiness, and am the man, I think, that shall set them in present action. So, sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company.
2 In pay.