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Feast at my house, and he shall feast with them.
MARC. This will I do, and soon return again. (Exit.
Tam. Now will I hence about thy business, And take my ministers along with me. Tit. Nay, nay, let Rape and Murder stay with
me; Or else I'll call my brother back again, And cleave to no revenge but Lucius. TAM. [Aside to her sons) What say you, boys ? will
you bide with him, Whiles I
lord the emperor
me mad; And will o'er-reach them in their own devices: A pair of cursed hell-hounds and their dam.
DEM. Madam, depart at pleasure; leave us here.
Tam. Farewell, Andronicus: Revenge now goes To lay a complot to betray thy foes. Tit. I know thou dost; and, sweet Revenge, farewell.
[Exit Tamora. Chi. Tell us, old man, how shall we be employ'd ?
Tit. Tut, I have work enough for you to do. Publius, come hither, Caius, and Valentine !
139 govern'd] managed.
Enter PUBLIUS and others
PUB. What is your will ?
[Publius, &c. lay hold on Chiron and Demetrius. CHI. Villains, forbear! we are the empress' sons.
PUB. And therefore do we what we are commanded. Stop close their mouths, let them not speak a word. Is he sure bound ? look that you bind them fast.
Re-enter Titus, with LAVINIA; he bearing a knife, and she a basin
Tit. Come, come, Lavinia; look, thy foes are bound. Sirs, stop their mouths, let them not speak to me; But let them hear what fearful words I utter. O villains, Chiron and Demetrius ! Here stands the spring whom you have stain'd with
mud, This goodly summer with your winter mix'd. You kill'd her husband, and for that vile fault
167 Trr. Come, come) Pope here makes a new scenic division (Scene v).
Two of her brothers were condemn’d to death,
[He cuts their throats. Receive the blood: and when that they are dead, Let me go grind their bones to powder small, 189 a coffin) a term technically applied in culinary matters to the raised
crust of a pie. 192 increase] offspring. 195–196 Philomel ... Progne) For the story, see II, iii, 43, supra, and note.
And with this hateful liquor temper it;
[Exeunt, bearing the dead bodies.
SCENE III - COURT OF TITUS'S HOUSE
A BANQUET SET OUT
Enter Lucius, MARCUS, and Goths, with AARON, prisoner Luc. Uncle Marcus, since it is my father's mind That I repair to Rome, I am content. FIRST Goth. And ours with thine, befall what for
tune will. Luc. Good uncle, take you in this barbarous Moor, This ravenous tiger, this accursed devil; Let him receive no sustenance, fetter him, Till he be brought unto the empress' face, For testimony of her foul proceedings: 202 officious) helpful. 204 the Centaurs' feast] Ovid (Metamorphoses, xii, 210 seq.) tells with much
revolting detail the struggle between the Centaurs and the Lapithæ, which took place at the marriage feast of Perithous and Hippodameia, after one of the Centaurs has tried to violate the bride. There is a
reference to the battle with the Centaurs in Mids. N. Dr., V, i, 44. SCENE III) Pope makes no new scenic division here. 3 ours with thine] our mind agrees with thine.
And see the ambush of our friends be strong;
AAR. Some devil whisper curses in mine ear,
Luc. Away, inhuman dog! unhallow'd slave! Sirs, help our uncle to convey him in,
(Exeunt Goths, with Aaron. Flourish within. The trumpets show the emperor is at hand.
Enter SATURNINUS and TAMORA, with ÆMILITS, Tribunes,
Senators, and others
Sat. What, hath the firmament moe suns than one ?
[Hautboys sound. The Company sit down at table.
13 The venomous ... heart] Cf. 1 Hen. VI, III, i, 26: “From envious
malice of thy swelling heart.” 17 Sat. What, hath] Pope makes a new scenic division here (Scene vi). 19 break the parle] begin the parley (of peace). Cf. 1 Hen. VI, I, iï, 81:
"break our minds,” and M. Wives, III, iv, 22: “Break [i. e., open] their talk." Others interpret, with less authority, "break off this angry discussion.”