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Friendly together : so through Lud's town march :
And in the temple of great Jupiter

Ere bloody hands were wash'd, with such a peace. .

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Although the victor, we submit to Cæsar,
And to the Roman empire ; promising
To pay our wonted tribute, from the which
We were dissuaded by our wicked
Whom heavens, in justice, (both on her and hers,)
Have laid most heavy hand.

Sooth. The fingers of the powers above do tune
The harmony of this peace. The vision
Which I made known to Lucius, ere the stroke
Of this yet scarce-cold battle, at this instant
Is full accomplish'd : For the Roman eagle,
From south to west on wing soaring aloft,
Lessen’d herself, and in the beams o'the sun
So vanish'd : which foreshow'd our princely eagle,
The imperial Cæsar, should again unite
His favour with the radiant Cymbeline,
Which shines here in the west.

Laud we the gods ;
And let our crooked smokes climb to their nostrils
From our bless'd altars ! Publish we this peace
To all our subjects. Set we forward : Let
A Roman and a British ensign wave

Cym.

Our

Set on there :

peace we'll ratify; seal it with feasts.

- Never was a war did cease,

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A SONG,
SUNG BY GUIDERIUS AND ARVIRAGUS OVER FIDELE,

SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD

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BY MR. WILLIAM COLLINS.
To fair Fidele's grassy tomb;

Soft maids and village hinds shall bring
Each opening sweet, of earliest bloom,

And rifle all the breathing spring.

VOL. IX.

M

No wailing ghost shall dare appear

To vex with shrieks this quiet grove ; But shepherd lads assemble here,

And melting virgins own their love. No wither'd witch shall here be seen,

No goblins lead their nightly crew : The female fays shall haunt the green,

And dress thy grave with pearly dew. The red-breast oft at evening hours

Shall kindly lend his little aid,
With hoary moss, and gather'd flowers,

To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain,

In tempests shake the sylvan cell ; Or midst the chace on every plain,

The tender thought on thee shall dwell. Each lonely scene shall thee restore ;

For thee the tear be duly shed: Belov'd, till life could charm no more ;

And mourn'd till pity's self be dead.

TITUS ANDRONICUS.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

SATURNINUS, son to the late Emperor of Rome, and

afterwards declared Emperor himself. BASSIANUS, brother to Saturninus ; in love with

Lavinia,
TITUS ANDRONICUS, a noble . Roman, general

against the Goths.
MARCUS ÅNDRONICUS, tribune of the people ; and

brother to Titus.
LUCIUS,
QUINTUS,

sons to Titus Andronicus.
MARTIUS,
MUTIUS,
Young Lucius, a boy, son to Lucius.
PUBLIUS, son to Marcus the tribune.
ÆMILIUS, a noble Roman,
ALARBUS,
CHIRON, sons to Tamora.
DEMETRIUS,
AARON, a Moor, beloved by Tamora.
A Captain, Tribune, Messenger, and Clown ; Ro-

mans. Goths, and Romans.

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TAMORA, Queen of the Goths.
LAVINIA, daughter to Titus Andronicus.
A Nurse, and a black Child.

Kinsmen of Titus, Senators, Tribunes, Officers, Sol

diers, and Attendants.

Scene, Rome ; and the country near it.

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The Tomb of the Andronici appearing ; the Tribunes

and Senators aloft, as in the Senate. Enter, below,
SATURNINUS and his Followers, on one side ; and
BASSIANUS and his Followers, on the other; with
Drum and Colours.

Sat. Noble patricians, patrons of my right,
Defend the justice of my cause with arms;
And, countrymen, my loving followers,
my
successive title' with

your

swords :
I am his first-born son, that was the last
That ware the imperial diadem of Rome;

my

father's honours live in me, mine age with this indignity.

friends, followers, favourers of my right, If ever Bassianus, Cæsar's son, Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome, Keep then this passage to the Capitol ;

Plead

Then let
Nor

wrong
Bas. Romans,

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Ml. e. My title to the succession.

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