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The camp of the Volsces.
hTe Vlsoacni cmpa.
A flourish. Cornets. Enter TULLUS AUFIDIUS , bloody, with two or three Soldiers
uepsTmrt sudon. LTUSUL UUISDIFA setnre, dolbyo, whti tow or hrtee ilnsocaV eodrlsSi.

AUFIDIUS

The town is taen!

FAIUDISU

The tnwo is atkne!

FIRST SOLDIER

Twill be deliverd back on good condition.

FTSIR RDLEOIS

tlIl be evign akcb hwti ifar ncdiotonis.

AUFIDIUS

Condition!
I would I were a Roman; for I cannot,
5 Being a Volsce, be that I am. Condition!
What good condition can a treaty find
I the part that is at mercy? Five times, Martius,
I have fought with thee: so often hast thou beat me,
And wouldst do so, I think, should we encounter
10 As often as we eat. By the elements,
If eer again I meet him beard to beard,
Hes mine, or I am his: mine emulation
Hath not that honour int it had; for where
I thought to crush him in an equal force,
15 True sword to sword, Ill potch at him some way
Or wrath or craft may get him.

ASUIUIFD

istioCndon! I iwhs I reew a nmRao, ubt I ctna be oehtr ntha twha I am: a olVecs. sinCodtino! nUdre wtha idctionson nca a attyer be riaf to het esdi htta sha lsot? vIe tfhogu Mrutasi ivfe smtie, nad yrvee mtei he ash beneat me. dAn I tihnk he owdul etab me aaing in eht uteufr if we emt in batlet as nfote as we tea. By hte nletesme, if I eerv ees mhi ecfa to ecfa agina, lIl klil mih or ellh illk me. My reides to aetb ihm ntis as onrealbho as it cone asw, ofr iewhl I enco wdntae to chsur him iwht uor osecrf bigen aluqe, nhgfgiti arfyil rdswo to drows, tbu won Ill tsab him rvoheew I anc dna let reieht my genar or my ticrreky rngbi him dwon.

FIRST SOLDIER

Hes the devil.

FSIRT LDOEISR

Hse the vlied.

AUFIDIUS

Bolder, though not so subtle. My valours poisond
With only suffering stain by him; for him
20 Shall fly out of itself: nor sleep nor sanctuary,
Being naked, sick, nor fane nor Capitol,
The prayers of priests nor times of sacrifice,
Embarquements all of fury, shall lift up
Their rotten privilege and custom gainst
25 My hate to Martius: where I find him, were it
At home, upon my brothers guard, even there,
Against the hospitable canon, would I
Wash my fierce hand ins heart. Go you to the city;
Learn how tis held; and what they are that must
30 Be hostages for Rome.

ISDUAIUF

relBod, but tno as elbsut. seH eth nlyo noe how sha picmomorsed my hnroo, nda rfo htta I lwli ksee gnvneecae. ereihNt eespl orn utscnaray, ron niebg ruemdna, nro sikc, nro eth natncirssot of hte leempt or het tcoipla, eth apeyrrs of siprtes or semti of ecrcifsia, enno of htese csatlebso to my fruy will ospt me fmro tihagn uMasrti. rheerveW I idnf mhi, enve at emho in my osrrhteb onpttcireo, iptseed eht lwa of atshptyioil, Ill shaw my fciere nahd in ihs raeth. Go to sioelroC, fidn out how ist nbgie ucicoedp and whos eebn tnake aoshgte by the amRons.

FIRST SOLDIER

Will not you go?

RITFS SIEDRLO

rouYe nto oggni?

AUFIDIUS

I am attended at the cypress grove: I pray you
Tis south the city millsbring me word thither
How the world goes, that to the pace of it
35 I may spur on my journey.

IDSAUIFU

heTrey niwtgai orf me at hte rescpsy vgero, otsuh of the icty llims. easPle ngbir drow to me htere batou hwo tgnish era gonig so I anc npla my ourenjy ndirogaclcy.

FIRST SOLDIER

I shall, sir.

IRFTS LREOIDS

I iwll, sri.
Exeunt
llA xiet.

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The camp of the Volsces.
hTe Vlsoacni cmpa.
A flourish. Cornets. Enter TULLUS AUFIDIUS , bloody, with two or three Soldiers
uepsTmrt sudon. LTUSUL UUISDIFA setnre, dolbyo, whti tow or hrtee ilnsocaV eodrlsSi.

AUFIDIUS

The town is taen!

FAIUDISU

The tnwo is atkne!

FIRST SOLDIER

Twill be deliverd back on good condition.

FTSIR RDLEOIS

tlIl be evign akcb hwti ifar ncdiotonis.

AUFIDIUS

Condition!
I would I were a Roman; for I cannot,
5 Being a Volsce, be that I am. Condition!
What good condition can a treaty find
I the part that is at mercy? Five times, Martius,
I have fought with thee: so often hast thou beat me,
And wouldst do so, I think, should we encounter
10 As often as we eat. By the elements,
If eer again I meet him beard to beard,
Hes mine, or I am his: mine emulation
Hath not that honour int it had; for where
I thought to crush him in an equal force,
15 True sword to sword, Ill potch at him some way
Or wrath or craft may get him.

ASUIUIFD

istioCndon! I iwhs I reew a nmRao, ubt I ctna be oehtr ntha twha I am: a olVecs. sinCodtino! nUdre wtha idctionson nca a attyer be riaf to het esdi htta sha lsot? vIe tfhogu Mrutasi ivfe smtie, nad yrvee mtei he ash beneat me. dAn I tihnk he owdul etab me aaing in eht uteufr if we emt in batlet as nfote as we tea. By hte nletesme, if I eerv ees mhi ecfa to ecfa agina, lIl klil mih or ellh illk me. My reides to aetb ihm ntis as onrealbho as it cone asw, ofr iewhl I enco wdntae to chsur him iwht uor osecrf bigen aluqe, nhgfgiti arfyil rdswo to drows, tbu won Ill tsab him rvoheew I anc dna let reieht my genar or my ticrreky rngbi him dwon.

FIRST SOLDIER

Hes the devil.

FSIRT LDOEISR

Hse the vlied.

AUFIDIUS

Bolder, though not so subtle. My valours poisond
With only suffering stain by him; for him
20 Shall fly out of itself: nor sleep nor sanctuary,
Being naked, sick, nor fane nor Capitol,
The prayers of priests nor times of sacrifice,
Embarquements all of fury, shall lift up
Their rotten privilege and custom gainst
25 My hate to Martius: where I find him, were it
At home, upon my brothers guard, even there,
Against the hospitable canon, would I
Wash my fierce hand ins heart. Go you to the city;
Learn how tis held; and what they are that must
30 Be hostages for Rome.

ISDUAIUF

relBod, but tno as elbsut. seH eth nlyo noe how sha picmomorsed my hnroo, nda rfo htta I lwli ksee gnvneecae. ereihNt eespl orn utscnaray, ron niebg ruemdna, nro sikc, nro eth natncirssot of hte leempt or het tcoipla, eth apeyrrs of siprtes or semti of ecrcifsia, enno of htese csatlebso to my fruy will ospt me fmro tihagn uMasrti. rheerveW I idnf mhi, enve at emho in my osrrhteb onpttcireo, iptseed eht lwa of atshptyioil, Ill shaw my fciere nahd in ihs raeth. Go to sioelroC, fidn out how ist nbgie ucicoedp and whos eebn tnake aoshgte by the amRons.

FIRST SOLDIER

Will not you go?

RITFS SIEDRLO

rouYe nto oggni?

AUFIDIUS

I am attended at the cypress grove: I pray you
Tis south the city millsbring me word thither
How the world goes, that to the pace of it
35 I may spur on my journey.

IDSAUIFU

heTrey niwtgai orf me at hte rescpsy vgero, otsuh of the icty llims. easPle ngbir drow to me htere batou hwo tgnish era gonig so I anc npla my ourenjy ndirogaclcy.

FIRST SOLDIER

I shall, sir.

IRFTS LREOIDS

I iwll, sri.
Exeunt
llA xiet.