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Bru. But is this true, sir?
Ay; and you'll look pale Before you find it other.
All the regions
Men. We are all undone, unless
Who shall ask it?
'Tis true : If he were putting to my house the brand That should consume it, I have not the face Το
you, cease.-- You have made fair hands, your Crafts !
have crafted fair! Com.
You have brought
Say not, we brought it.
But, I fear
3 Do smilingly revolt ;] To revolt smilingły is to revolt with signs of pleasure, or with marks of contempt.
Is all the policy, strength, and defence,
Enter a Troop of Citizens. Men.
Here comes the clusters. And is Aufidius with him?--You are they That made the air unwholesome, when you cast Your stinking, greasy caps, in hooting at Coriolanus' exile. Now he's coming ; And not a hair upon a soldier's head, Which will not prove a whip; as many coxcombs, As you threw caps up, will he tumble down, And pay you for your voices. "Tis no matter; If he could burn us all into one coal, We have deserv'd it.
Cit. 'Faith, we hear fearful news. 1 Cit.
For mine own part, When I said, banish him, I said, 'twas pity.
2 Cit. And so did I.
3 Cit. And so did I; and, to say the truth, so did very many of us: That we did, we did for the best: and though we willingly consented to his banishment, yet it was against our will.
Com. You are goodly things, you voices !
You have made Good work, you and your cry!--Shall us to the
[Exeunt Com. and MEN.
and your cry!) Alluding to a pack of hounds. So, in Hamlet, a company of players are contemptuously called a cry of players.
i Cit. The gods be good to us! Come, masters, let's home. I ever said, we were i’the wrong, when we banished him. 2 Cit. So did we all. But come, let's home.
[Exeunt Citizens. Bru. I do not like this news, Sic. Nor I. Bru. Let's to the Capitol :—'Would, half my
wealth Would buy this for a lie! Siç.
Pray, let us go
A Camp; at a small distance from Rome.
Enter ĄUFIDIUS, and his Lieutenant. Auf. Do they still fly to the Roman?
Lieu. I do not know what witchcraft's in him; but
I cannot help it now;
Yet I wish, sir, (I mean,
your particular,) you had not Join'd in commission with him : but hither Had borne the action of yourself, or else To him had left it solely.
Auf. I understand thee well; and be thou sure,
When he shall come to his account, he knows not
First he was A noble servant to them ; but he could not Carry his honours even: whether 'twas pride, Which out of daily fortune ever taints The happy man ; whether defect of judgment, To fail in the disposing of those chances Which he was lord of; or whether nature, Not to be other than one thing, not moving From the casque to the cushion, but commanding
5 As is the osprey -) Osprey, a kind of eagle, ossifraga.
whether 'trvas pride,
The happy man; whether, &c.] Aufidius assigns three pro, bable reasons of the miscarriage of Coriolanus; pride, which easily follows an uninterrupted train of success; unskiltulness to regulate the consequences of his own victories; a stubborn uniformity of nature, which could not make, the proper transition from the casque or helmet to the cushion or chair of civil authority; but acted with the same despotism in peace as in war.
Even with the same austerity and garb
fail. Come, let's away. When, Caius, Rome is thine, Thou art poor'st of all; then shortly art thou mine.
SCENE I. Rome. A public place.
Enter MENENIUS, COMINIUS, SICINIUS, BRUTUS,
and Others. Men. No, I'll not go: you hear, what he hath said, Which was sometime his general; who lov'd him In a most dear particular. He call’d me, father : But what o'that? Go, you that banish'd him, A mile before his tent fall down, and kneel The way into his mercy : Nay, if he coy'do
* As he hath spices of them all, not all,] i. e. not all complete, not all in their full extent.
he has a merit, To choke it in the utterance.] He has a merit, for no other purpose than to destroy it by boasting it.
9 - coy'd-) i. e. condescended unwillingly, with reserve.