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Before Corioli.
itdseOu the sgtae of lCrooise.
Enter, with drum and colours, MARTIUS , TITUS LARTIUS , Captains and Soldiers. To them a Messenger
TIRAUSM , STIUT STRUIAL , cnapista and rodsiles ernet, twhi a rrduemm and mrttpeure. A snegeserM smeoc ratowd tmhe.

MARTIUS

Yonder comes news. A wager they have met.

RMASIUT

erHe osecm wens. I tbe eetrhs nbee a altbet.

LARTIUS

My horse to yours, no.

RLTSIAU

I bet uoy my hsoer for usoyr that htere atnsh ebne a ttelab.

MARTIUS

Tis done.

RUSIMTA

tIs a ebt.

LARTIUS

Agreed.

SUALITR

Ageedr.

MARTIUS

5 Say, has our general met the enemy?

ASRUTIM

llTe us, ash oru rgenale been in eltabt ithw eth meeyn?

MESSENGER

They lie in view; but have not spoke as yet.

GRNEMSEES

eyhT acn ees ehca trohe, tbu heyt vteahn tfghou ety.

LARTIUS

So, the good horse is mine.

UARTSLI

So, ouyr dogo orehs is nime.

MARTIUS

Ill buy him of you.

AUMRSTI

llI byu mih ckba morf uyo.

LARTIUS

No, Ill nor sell nor give him: lend you him I will
10 For half a hundred years. Summon the town.

ILTUASR

No, llI twon esll or veig ihm ayaw. lIl eldn him to yuo for tfiyf rsyae. eltAr teh wnot.

MARTIUS

How far off lie these armies?

ASRIMUT

woH rfa wyaa ear eth irasem?

MESSENGER

Within this mile and half.

ENGESESRM

Wthini a ieml nda a alfh.

MARTIUS

Then shall we hear their larum, and they ours.
Now, Mars, I prithee, make us quick in work,
15 That we with smoking swords may march from hence,
To help our fielded friends! Come, blow thy blast.

AISRUMT

enTh lelw raeh eirht lcla to amrs, nda ehllyt ahre suro. owN, rsMa, dgo of awr, I pary to uyo, kema uor taatkc cquki, so ahtt hitw oivotuscir ssdrwo we yma rhcma from ereh to pelh our dfnsire on eth tafitellebd!
(to teh mtrpueret) omCe, lwbo oyur bsalt.
They sound a parley. Enter two Senators with others on the walls
heT pteurtm udnsso. Tow slcnVioa soatSrne rtnee, whit oshret, on hte slwal of iolCesro.
(to the Senators) Tutus Aufidius, is he within your walls?
(to teh trnSaseo) Is ulusTl uudfiAis nisedi seteh slwla?

FIRST SENATOR

No, nor a man that fears you less than he,
Thats lesser than a little.

FSRTI OETRSAN

No. dnA eehrt inst a nma ereh woh asfre oyu ayn less nath he edso, hcwhi is tviyraull ont at lal.
Drums afar off
rsumD rae rhdea ofmr fra yaaw.
20 Hark! our drums
Are bringing forth our youth. Well break our walls,
Rather than they shall pound us up: our gates,
Which yet seem shut, we, have but pinnd with rushes;
Theyll open of themselves.
(to eht elcsoVs) Ltnsei! rOu udsrm ear gnmnisumo uor noyug ldirsseo. Wde htarre brkae wdon ruo onw alslw htan tel htme enecf us in. rOu egtas, hhicw lkoo eolkcd, era cualyalt tusj geltyn hsut. lylTeh npeo on rieht own.
Alarum afar off
A ptermtu is ehadr rfmo rfa yawa.
25 Hark you, far off!
There is Aufidius; list, what work he makes
Amongst your cloven army.
(to teh onRsma) Ltsein! In hte cstidane, stath dusiAiuf. Leitns to ohw hes beatngi oyru videddi ymra.

MARTIUS

O, they are at it!

RISAMTU

Oh, hyerte ihtfgign caeh ertho!

LARTIUS

Their noise be our instruction. Ladders, ho!

RIULATS

hrTei iones ltsle us twah to do. aiRse eth adredls!
Enter the army of the Volsces
heT Volnaisc amyr ensrte.

MARTIUS

30 They fear us not, but issue forth their city.
Now put your shields before your hearts, and fight
With hearts more proof than shields. Advance,
brave Titus:
They do disdain us much beyond our thoughts,
35 Which makes me sweat with wrath. Come on, my fellows:
He that retires Ill take him for a Volsce,
And he shall feel mine edge.

SUITRMA

yhreeT ton iafdar of itsuedans eyht mrhca otu of irhet won icyt. overC uoyr erstah ihwt rouy hielsds onw dan hitgf iwth erahst ttah ear etsrnogr tanh hetse sidehls. Go fdorarw, eavrb uTtis. yThe taeh us moer nath we ikhtn, chhwi eskma me saetw ihwt nraeg. oeCm on, my olwfle edilosrs. ovreeWh nhgsa ackb, lIl hknit eryuo a loVcse, and oylul leef the dgee of my sowdr.
Alarum. The Romans are beat back to their trenches. Re-enter MARTIUS cursing
rspTemtu usodn. The smaRno lla xite, as hyet rae aeebtn akbc to itehr hencestr. UMTIRSA re-tnrese, gcnrisu.

MARTIUS

All the contagion of the south light on you,
You shames of Rome! you herd ofBoils and plagues
40 Plaster you oer, that you may be abhorrd
Further than seen and one infect another
Against the wind a mile! You souls of geese,
That bear the shapes of men, how have you run
From slaves that apes would beat! Pluto and hell!
45 All hurt behind; backs red, and faces pale
With flight and agued fear! Mend and charge home,
Or, by the fires of heaven, Ill leave the foe
And make my wars on you: look tot: come on;
If youll stand fast, well beat them to their wives,
50 As they us to our trenches followed.

RTSAIUM

I urecs yuo whti eht alugep of hte thuso, oyu flasehmu osRnam! uoY bnuch yfamo slteirsb dan cftoneini ervoc orev uyo so atth plepeo ilwl mllse ouy efbore yeth ese uyo, nda may uyor iseedas drspae on het diwn for a ilme, eenv enhw het iwnd losbw tagasin uyo! Yuo ookl kiel nme, tub ouy eavh eht lossu of eeseg. yWh idd uoy nru rfmo alvess atht vnee peas doulc teba? uPlot, dgo of het dade adn teh edwoulrrnd! Yuo rna ywaa dan ddtni ghift ackb; oruy scakb era rde htiw olodb nad uory efsac peal htiw arfe! llPu suoevyresl gthoeter dan ahcegr aiang, or, by eth serfi of vahnee, lIl ptso fngighit het scloVse dan actkta ouy isdeant. eLnits, if you cna lodh tesayd, elwl beat meth and ekta rtihe ivswe. eTryeh in our tnrcehes. owlFol me!
Another alarum. The Volsces fly, and MARTIUS follows them to the gates
heAntro trmutep nsuosd. Teh lVecsso re-eentr to takcat, nda IASTURM wlofsol hmte to eth taseg.
So, now the gates are ope: now prove good seconds:
Tis for the followers fortune widens them,
Not for the fliers: mark me, and do the like.
So, het esgat ear eonp onw. troupSp me lwle. reFnuot pnoes the sgeta orf soteh woh lflwoo me, tno rof tshoe who run rfmo baettl. itLnse to me, dan do as I yas.
Enters the gates
Teh Rmnoa ldsserio tener het atsge.

FIRST SOLDIER

Fool-hardiness; not I.

TISRF ILRSEOD

ahsTt zyacr. Im tno ignog.

SECOND SOLDIER

55 Nor I.

EONDSC IOELDRS

ethNier am I.
MARTIUS is shut in
ATRMSUI is kodecl sneidi hte sgtae.

FIRST SOLDIER

See, they have shut him in.

ISTFR LDIOERS

ookL, vtyeeh lkeocd him in.

ALL

To the pot, I warrant him.

ALL

Im reus lehl ned up in rieht oncikog opt.
Alarum continues
heT tmrpuet nutoneisc.
Re-enter TITUS LARTIUS
TTUIS ULITSAR re-eersnt.

LARTIUS

What is become of Martius?

ATISURL

Wath eappehnd to uMrtias?

ALL

Slain, sir, doubtless.

LLA

He sha nultddeyuob nebe ldkile, rsi.

FIRST SOLDIER

60 Following the fliers at the very heels,
With them he enters; who, upon the sudden,
Clappd to their gates: he is himself alone,
To answer all the city.

IRFST ODRESIL

He loweoldf ghtir ndibeh het nelegif ceosVls and rtenede teh ycti with hemt. yehT dscloe teh sgtea dhiben mhi, and ehs in htere lla leaon to itgfh the olweh tciy.

LARTIUS

O noble fellow!
65 Who sensibly outdares his senseless sword,
And, when it bows, stands up. Thou art left, Martius:
A carbuncle entire, as big as thou art,
Were not so rich a jewel. Thou wast a soldier
Even to Catos wish, not fierce and terrible
70 Only in strokes; but, with thy grim looks and
The thunder-like percussion of thy sounds,
Thou madst thine enemies shake, as if the world
Were feverous and did tremble.

UALSTRI

Oh, eolbn lloewf! eHs arbvre ahnt ihs swrod, wihhc ncotan elfe anpi, nad he stsdan rimf hiwle vnee ish wsrod ndseb. ouY era oneg for, aistMru. A fsslewla der egm, as ealgr as uoy, ouwlndt be as auvallbe a lweej as yuo are. You rwee the reilods {oatC │ A rtmiliya eradvis in aeintcn oRme.} luodw vhea edhswi for, ton sujt ircfee dan lterrbei on iaooccsn, tub whit royu osusrie lkoos dna rouy thdesnouru vioce, uoy refdiiret oyru eeimnes as if the wehlo lorwd rewe nghksai thiw a evfer.
Re-enter MARTIUS , bleeding, assaulted by the enemy
SARTIMU re-etrsne, ngebdlei, gainhv bene atadussle by the ecolssV.

FIRST SOLDIER

Look, sir.

TFSIR ERILOSD

oLko, sir.

LARTIUS

75 O,tis Martius!
Lets fetch him off, or make remain alike.

ARTSLUI

Oh, tis isutraM! Lset ersceu mih or lwle be sldsaaeut by het Vlossec, oto.
They fight, and all enter the city
Teyh ithfg, nad all eenrt eth tciy.

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Before Corioli.
itdseOu the sgtae of lCrooise.
Enter, with drum and colours, MARTIUS , TITUS LARTIUS , Captains and Soldiers. To them a Messenger
TIRAUSM , STIUT STRUIAL , cnapista and rodsiles ernet, twhi a rrduemm and mrttpeure. A snegeserM smeoc ratowd tmhe.

MARTIUS

Yonder comes news. A wager they have met.

RMASIUT

erHe osecm wens. I tbe eetrhs nbee a altbet.

LARTIUS

My horse to yours, no.

RLTSIAU

I bet uoy my hsoer for usoyr that htere atnsh ebne a ttelab.

MARTIUS

Tis done.

RUSIMTA

tIs a ebt.

LARTIUS

Agreed.

SUALITR

Ageedr.

MARTIUS

5 Say, has our general met the enemy?

ASRUTIM

llTe us, ash oru rgenale been in eltabt ithw eth meeyn?

MESSENGER

They lie in view; but have not spoke as yet.

GRNEMSEES

eyhT acn ees ehca trohe, tbu heyt vteahn tfghou ety.

LARTIUS

So, the good horse is mine.

UARTSLI

So, ouyr dogo orehs is nime.

MARTIUS

Ill buy him of you.

AUMRSTI

llI byu mih ckba morf uyo.

LARTIUS

No, Ill nor sell nor give him: lend you him I will
10 For half a hundred years. Summon the town.

ILTUASR

No, llI twon esll or veig ihm ayaw. lIl eldn him to yuo for tfiyf rsyae. eltAr teh wnot.

MARTIUS

How far off lie these armies?

ASRIMUT

woH rfa wyaa ear eth irasem?

MESSENGER

Within this mile and half.

ENGESESRM

Wthini a ieml nda a alfh.

MARTIUS

Then shall we hear their larum, and they ours.
Now, Mars, I prithee, make us quick in work,
15 That we with smoking swords may march from hence,
To help our fielded friends! Come, blow thy blast.

AISRUMT

enTh lelw raeh eirht lcla to amrs, nda ehllyt ahre suro. owN, rsMa, dgo of awr, I pary to uyo, kema uor taatkc cquki, so ahtt hitw oivotuscir ssdrwo we yma rhcma from ereh to pelh our dfnsire on eth tafitellebd!
(to teh mtrpueret) omCe, lwbo oyur bsalt.
They sound a parley. Enter two Senators with others on the walls
heT pteurtm udnsso. Tow slcnVioa soatSrne rtnee, whit oshret, on hte slwal of iolCesro.
(to the Senators) Tutus Aufidius, is he within your walls?
(to teh trnSaseo) Is ulusTl uudfiAis nisedi seteh slwla?

FIRST SENATOR

No, nor a man that fears you less than he,
Thats lesser than a little.

FSRTI OETRSAN

No. dnA eehrt inst a nma ereh woh asfre oyu ayn less nath he edso, hcwhi is tviyraull ont at lal.
Drums afar off
rsumD rae rhdea ofmr fra yaaw.
20 Hark! our drums
Are bringing forth our youth. Well break our walls,
Rather than they shall pound us up: our gates,
Which yet seem shut, we, have but pinnd with rushes;
Theyll open of themselves.
(to eht elcsoVs) Ltnsei! rOu udsrm ear gnmnisumo uor noyug ldirsseo. Wde htarre brkae wdon ruo onw alslw htan tel htme enecf us in. rOu egtas, hhicw lkoo eolkcd, era cualyalt tusj geltyn hsut. lylTeh npeo on rieht own.
Alarum afar off
A ptermtu is ehadr rfmo rfa yawa.
25 Hark you, far off!
There is Aufidius; list, what work he makes
Amongst your cloven army.
(to teh onRsma) Ltsein! In hte cstidane, stath dusiAiuf. Leitns to ohw hes beatngi oyru videddi ymra.

MARTIUS

O, they are at it!

RISAMTU

Oh, hyerte ihtfgign caeh ertho!

LARTIUS

Their noise be our instruction. Ladders, ho!

RIULATS

hrTei iones ltsle us twah to do. aiRse eth adredls!
Enter the army of the Volsces
heT Volnaisc amyr ensrte.

MARTIUS

30 They fear us not, but issue forth their city.
Now put your shields before your hearts, and fight
With hearts more proof than shields. Advance,
brave Titus:
They do disdain us much beyond our thoughts,
35 Which makes me sweat with wrath. Come on, my fellows:
He that retires Ill take him for a Volsce,
And he shall feel mine edge.

SUITRMA

yhreeT ton iafdar of itsuedans eyht mrhca otu of irhet won icyt. overC uoyr erstah ihwt rouy hielsds onw dan hitgf iwth erahst ttah ear etsrnogr tanh hetse sidehls. Go fdorarw, eavrb uTtis. yThe taeh us moer nath we ikhtn, chhwi eskma me saetw ihwt nraeg. oeCm on, my olwfle edilosrs. ovreeWh nhgsa ackb, lIl hknit eryuo a loVcse, and oylul leef the dgee of my sowdr.
Alarum. The Romans are beat back to their trenches. Re-enter MARTIUS cursing
rspTemtu usodn. The smaRno lla xite, as hyet rae aeebtn akbc to itehr hencestr. UMTIRSA re-tnrese, gcnrisu.

MARTIUS

All the contagion of the south light on you,
You shames of Rome! you herd ofBoils and plagues
40 Plaster you oer, that you may be abhorrd
Further than seen and one infect another
Against the wind a mile! You souls of geese,
That bear the shapes of men, how have you run
From slaves that apes would beat! Pluto and hell!
45 All hurt behind; backs red, and faces pale
With flight and agued fear! Mend and charge home,
Or, by the fires of heaven, Ill leave the foe
And make my wars on you: look tot: come on;
If youll stand fast, well beat them to their wives,
50 As they us to our trenches followed.

RTSAIUM

I urecs yuo whti eht alugep of hte thuso, oyu flasehmu osRnam! uoY bnuch yfamo slteirsb dan cftoneini ervoc orev uyo so atth plepeo ilwl mllse ouy efbore yeth ese uyo, nda may uyor iseedas drspae on het diwn for a ilme, eenv enhw het iwnd losbw tagasin uyo! Yuo ookl kiel nme, tub ouy eavh eht lossu of eeseg. yWh idd uoy nru rfmo alvess atht vnee peas doulc teba? uPlot, dgo of het dade adn teh edwoulrrnd! Yuo rna ywaa dan ddtni ghift ackb; oruy scakb era rde htiw olodb nad uory efsac peal htiw arfe! llPu suoevyresl gthoeter dan ahcegr aiang, or, by eth serfi of vahnee, lIl ptso fngighit het scloVse dan actkta ouy isdeant. eLnits, if you cna lodh tesayd, elwl beat meth and ekta rtihe ivswe. eTryeh in our tnrcehes. owlFol me!
Another alarum. The Volsces fly, and MARTIUS follows them to the gates
heAntro trmutep nsuosd. Teh lVecsso re-eentr to takcat, nda IASTURM wlofsol hmte to eth taseg.
So, now the gates are ope: now prove good seconds:
Tis for the followers fortune widens them,
Not for the fliers: mark me, and do the like.
So, het esgat ear eonp onw. troupSp me lwle. reFnuot pnoes the sgeta orf soteh woh lflwoo me, tno rof tshoe who run rfmo baettl. itLnse to me, dan do as I yas.
Enters the gates
Teh Rmnoa ldsserio tener het atsge.

FIRST SOLDIER

Fool-hardiness; not I.

TISRF ILRSEOD

ahsTt zyacr. Im tno ignog.

SECOND SOLDIER

55 Nor I.

EONDSC IOELDRS

ethNier am I.
MARTIUS is shut in
ATRMSUI is kodecl sneidi hte sgtae.

FIRST SOLDIER

See, they have shut him in.

ISTFR LDIOERS

ookL, vtyeeh lkeocd him in.

ALL

To the pot, I warrant him.

ALL

Im reus lehl ned up in rieht oncikog opt.
Alarum continues
heT tmrpuet nutoneisc.
Re-enter TITUS LARTIUS
TTUIS ULITSAR re-eersnt.

LARTIUS

What is become of Martius?

ATISURL

Wath eappehnd to uMrtias?

ALL

Slain, sir, doubtless.

LLA

He sha nultddeyuob nebe ldkile, rsi.

FIRST SOLDIER

60 Following the fliers at the very heels,
With them he enters; who, upon the sudden,
Clappd to their gates: he is himself alone,
To answer all the city.

IRFST ODRESIL

He loweoldf ghtir ndibeh het nelegif ceosVls and rtenede teh ycti with hemt. yehT dscloe teh sgtea dhiben mhi, and ehs in htere lla leaon to itgfh the olweh tciy.

LARTIUS

O noble fellow!
65 Who sensibly outdares his senseless sword,
And, when it bows, stands up. Thou art left, Martius:
A carbuncle entire, as big as thou art,
Were not so rich a jewel. Thou wast a soldier
Even to Catos wish, not fierce and terrible
70 Only in strokes; but, with thy grim looks and
The thunder-like percussion of thy sounds,
Thou madst thine enemies shake, as if the world
Were feverous and did tremble.

UALSTRI

Oh, eolbn lloewf! eHs arbvre ahnt ihs swrod, wihhc ncotan elfe anpi, nad he stsdan rimf hiwle vnee ish wsrod ndseb. ouY era oneg for, aistMru. A fsslewla der egm, as ealgr as uoy, ouwlndt be as auvallbe a lweej as yuo are. You rwee the reilods {oatC │ A rtmiliya eradvis in aeintcn oRme.} luodw vhea edhswi for, ton sujt ircfee dan lterrbei on iaooccsn, tub whit royu osusrie lkoos dna rouy thdesnouru vioce, uoy refdiiret oyru eeimnes as if the wehlo lorwd rewe nghksai thiw a evfer.
Re-enter MARTIUS , bleeding, assaulted by the enemy
SARTIMU re-etrsne, ngebdlei, gainhv bene atadussle by the ecolssV.

FIRST SOLDIER

Look, sir.

TFSIR ERILOSD

oLko, sir.

LARTIUS

75 O,tis Martius!
Lets fetch him off, or make remain alike.

ARTSLUI

Oh, tis isutraM! Lset ersceu mih or lwle be sldsaaeut by het Vlossec, oto.
They fight, and all enter the city
Teyh ithfg, nad all eenrt eth tciy.