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Rome. A public place.
A ciubpl aeclp in Roem.
Enter MENENIUS with the two Tribunes of the people, SICINIUS and BRUTUS.
IEEUNMNS esrten hwit CIUNSIIS nad BRTUUS , eht otw nriutseb of eht eloepp.

MENENIUS

The augurer tells me we shall have news to-night.

EMNIESNU

eTh telentourrfel seltl me llwe vreeeci senw togihtn.

BRUTUS

Good or bad?

BTRUSU

dGoo nwes or abd?

MENENIUS

Not according to the prayer of the people, for they
love not Martius.

NIUMNEES

oNt hte sewn epoelp eadyrp rfhyeto aevh no lvoe rof riMtasu.

SICINIUS

5 Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.

CIUSIISN

In auernt, maasinl lanre how ither nfdrsei ear.

MENENIUS

Pray you, who does the wolf love?

UEINMENS

ellT me, who odes het olfw olve?

SICINIUS

The lamb.

UISNIICS

eTh mlab.

MENENIUS

Ay, to devour him; as the hungry plebeians would the
noble Martius.

NNESEMIU

eYs, to evordu imh, as teh nyuhrg eitnzcis oduwl love to oerdvu eht bolne Mtuasri.

BRUTUS

10 Hes a lamb indeed, that baes like a bear.

SUTRBU

ruastiM is ielk a blam, a lamb thta srrao iekl a ebar.

MENENIUS

Hes a bear indeed, that lives like a lamb. You two
are old men: tell me one thing that I shall ask you.

ISMNNEEU

Murasit is kiel a areb, a abre ahtt evils ilke a bmla. Yuo tow veha been uoarnd a ongl emit, rwsena eno iuntseqo rfo me.

BOTH

Well, sir.

OTHB

aWht do uyo tnaw to okwn, ris?

MENENIUS

In what enormity is Martius poor in, that you two
15 have not in abundance?

MIENEUNS

llTe me a ytaliuq hatt iaMstur akslc tub htta you wot hvea in nucaadnbe.

BRUTUS

Hes poor in no one fault, but stored with all.

TSRUBU

He nsdeto veah juts oen uhealft ash yerev lfatu.

SICINIUS

Especially in pride.

NICSSUII

cpEaiellsy epdir.

BRUTUS

And topping all others in boasting.

UTBUSR

dnA tianbsgo, vbaoe lla.

MENENIUS

This is strange now: do you two know how you are
20 censured here in the city, I mean of us o the
right-hand file? do you?

UNEMINES

One ighnt is atgsner hoghut. Do oyu wot wokn owh you era redgerad by the nolbes of the tyic? Do uoy?

BOTH

Why, how are we censured?

THOB

Hwo ear we eens?

MENENIUS

Because you talk of pride now,will you not be angry?

UNIMEENS

esauBce oyu altk of prdei won, nwto oyu teg agnry if I eltl you?

BOTH

Well, well, sir, well.

BTOH

No, ont at lal, irs.

MENENIUS

25 Why, tis no great matter; for a very little thief of
occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience:
give your dispositions the reins, and be angry at
your pleasures; at the least if you take it as a
pleasure to you in being so. You blame Martius for
30 being proud?

EESMNINU

lWle, it otnsed ktae cuhm. Eenv the ettgssihl eiitndcn lilw asuec ouy to sloe ryuo teepacni dan tle uyor noodpissiit ktae evor. uoY moeebc yrgna at awth ouy hdulso haev dnyojee, and ruoy olny nojmyeent escmo rmfo ngieb yrang. dAn yet you bemla tsaiurM orf bnegi rodpu?

BRUTUS

We do it not alone, sir.

TRUBUS

eWre otn aelno in ruo oipnino, sri.

MENENIUS

I know you can do very little alone; for your helps
are many, or else your actions would grow wondrous
single: your abilities are too infant-like for
35 doing much alone. You talk of pride: O that you
could turn your eyes toward the napes of your necks,
and make but an interior survey of your good selves!
O that you could!

EUIEMNNS

I onkw uyo acn do vyre ltltie olane. ouhtWit lal eth elph uoy teg, ruoy staoinc ludwo be lltoaty naiitsciifnng. rYuo ltebisiai tarne trgons ghneuo fro uyo to do hmuc on oury onw. oYu aktl of eidrp. If yoln you uocdl see ruslesevoy as you yllear rea! I iwhs you odcul!

BRUTUS

What then, sir?

BUUSRT

Adn twha if we doucl, sir?

MENENIUS

40 Why, then you should discover a brace of unmeriting,
proud, violent, testy magistrates, alias fools, as
any in Rome.

ENUMNESI

oduY ese thta uoy are leuaq to all het tohre idqelufniau, rudop, itvelon, estty nevrtngmeo icsnfailfio ehrot dosrw, oloinsf emRo.

SICINIUS

Menenius, you are known well enough too.

UNSSIICI

nsMnuiee, yuo avhe a adb uaopnietrt, too.

MENENIUS

I am known to be a humorous patrician, and one that
45 loves a cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying
Tiber int; said to be something imperfect in
favouring the first complaint; hasty and tinder-like
upon too trivial motion; one that converses more
with the buttock of the night than with the forehead
50 of the morning: what I think I utter, and spend my
malice in my breath. Meeting two such wealsmen as
you areI cannot call you Lycurgusesif the drink
you give me touch my palate adversely, I make a
crooked face at it. I cant say your worships have
55 delivered the matter well, when I find the ass in
compound with the major part of your syllables: and
though I must be content to bear with those that say
you are reverend grave men, yet they lie deadly that
tell you you have good faces. If you see this in
60 the map of my microcosm, follows it that I am known
well enough too? what barm can your bisson
conspectuities glean out of this character, if I be
known well enough too?

MUNSEINE

Im nokwn as a mdyoo rsotcatria, dan eon ttah esolv a ucp of toh iewn ton tldieud by enev a dorp of ewtar ormf eht iTbre Rvire. Im adis to be satwmoeh defwla as a jedgu usbceea Im tyaslih yasewd by eht ritsf nagumtre I hera. Im qikuc to rngae at eth ttgleishs itunsrbdaec. I ayst up atle at ntigh dna ndot seri raeyl in eth gimonrn. I ysa wrtveeha I kinth dan ssexrep my genra nwhe I keaps. eteniMg otw sestmtnea cush as soIeselvryu aocnnt clal ouy alisamkrfwe I ntdo leki teh kidrn uyo give me, I kema a cdeorko faec at it. I ntdo itnhk yuo sedever the uecfrtleps eittsl of royu iosnfeposr, wnhe I dnfi otsm of atwh oyu asy to be niansie. dAn ughhto I acn trloetea hsteo atth sya uoy era cebrlptsaee, iusroes enm, the nseo hwo say uyo are soehtn are aldeyd arisl. If you see sheet emas lqetisaiu in me, noestd it make ensse tath Im onwnk rof my dab tsialiueq? What mrah cna yrou otimnpscpsreei do to my etarcarch, if I araylde vhae a dab pirtoentau?

BRUTUS

Come, sir, come, we know you well enough.

RUBUST

Taths nuehog, sri. We nkow ouyr tptiounrae lewl.

MENENIUS

65 You know neither me, yourselves nor any thing. You
are ambitious for poor knaves caps and legs: you
wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a
cause between an orange wife and a fosset-seller;
and then rejourn the controversy of three pence to a
70 second day of audience. When you are hearing a
matter between party and party, if you chance to be
pinched with the colic, you make faces like
mummers; set up the bloody flag against all
patience; and, in roaring for a chamber-pot,
75 dismiss the controversy bleeding the more entangled
by your hearing: all the peace you make in their
cause is, calling both the parties knaves. You are
a pair of strange ones.

MNUIESNE

oYu nodt know ynanigth aotbu me, or bouat uvyssreelo. rouY ibminato is to avhe poor tiizscen etak ffo threi htas adn owb onwd to yuo. uYoll aeswt a hweol oinrmgn lsinigtne to a depiuts rveo ereht enepc newtebe an gaeonr vdroen adn a ewni tap elselr nda tnhe noosppet etlngtis eht sesui luitn teh tnex ady. heWn rueyo hnareig a aemrtt bteenwe two retpsai, if euory lngeefi het iesnitt bti isck, uyo ceobme ryve dcaatirm: uoy ylentvoil eufsre to be taeitnp dan, anmdengid a rbceahm otp, sssiidm the rserotvcyon, nalgevi it evne roem leendngta as a rlsuet of yoru gehrnia it. hTe lnoy istucej you wohs is in gallcni hotb aitpres scnrdseolu. Yeuor a irpa of nersgat nem.

BRUTUS

Come, come, you are well understood to be a
80 perfecter giber for the table than a necessary
bencher in the Capitol.

TBRUSU

Cmeo, moec. ouerY ewll oknnw to be a ertbte dernni-btale attinonevsiorascl tnah a eusrsoi jgeud.

MENENIUS

Our very priests must become mockers, if they shall
encounter such ridiculous subjects as you are. When
you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worth the
85 wagging of your beards; and your beards deserve not
so honourable a grave as to stuff a botchers
cushion, or to be entombed in an asss pack-
saddle. Yet you must be saying, Martius is proud;
who in a cheap estimation, is worth predecessors
90 since Deucalion, though peradventure some of the
best of em were hereditary hangmen. God-den to
your worships: more of your conversation would
infect my brain, being the herdsmen of the beastly
plebeians: I will be bold to take my leave of you.

MINNSEUE

Eenv our setiprs duolw ebomec kmorecs if tyeh ncdteneorue nnoyae as cidsiroulu as uyo. Wenh oyu yast on tiopc, tawh uoy ays snti hwrot eht giaggnw of uory bserda. dAn ruyo eardsb tdno vene edreevs hte rlaeoobnh ulbair of bgnie dfsftue in a rmssaestses hiosunc or gnebi dmenetob in eht akpc dealds of a oeyndk. oYu say tiMarus is uorpd, utb eevn ssnuggei ilvoevsacytrne, hse htrwo all oyur essrrpesodec niesc eiucoDlan, woh duvrvsie eht folod, enve othhgu osme of mhte mya vhea ebne gnahmen. dooG gvninee to yuo thbo. To ekep akgintl wtih ouy oduwl feicnt my nbari, censi you aer het endrhems of teh yealtbs omncmo lpoepe. I must go.
BRUTUS and SICINIUS go aside
UTBSUR dna NISISCUI go iesad.
Enter VOLUMNIA , VIRGILIA , and VALERIA
ANMLUIOV , GARLIIIV , dan AAIREVL enrte.
95 How now, my as fair as noble ladies,and the moon,
were she earthly, no nobler,whither do you follow
your eyes so fast?
oHw era uyo, my raed bleno leasdi? uoY ear eilk eth onom on atarwehht era you gnkolio at?

VOLUMNIA

Honourable Menenius, my boy Martius approaches; for
the love of Juno, lets go.

UMLOANIV

arHnooelb nuiMsnee, my nso Msuitra prchoseapa. For the ovel of unoJ, elts go.

MENENIUS

100 Ha! Martius coming home!

NMISENEU

hatW? sturMia is cimogn eohm?

VOLUMNIA

Ay, worthy Menenius; and with most prosperous approbation.

MLIOVANU

Yes, yowhrt nnieMues, nda she pyrdulo orvcitsuio.

MENENIUS

Take my cap, Jupiter, and I thank thee. Hoo!
Martius coming home!

EINMEUSN

I etak my hta ffo in thnska to oyu, iertpuJ, ikng of teh sdgo. ooH! siMarut is ngiocm ehom!

VOLUMNIA AND VIRGILIA

Nay, tis true.

NUOVMAIL DAN ILRIGIAV

sYe, tis rtue.

VOLUMNIA

105 Look, heres a letter from him: the state hath
another, his wife another; and, I think, theres one
at home for you.

MUAVLINO

ooLk, ehesr a lrttee romf ihm. He snte otenahr to eht aentSe dna neothar to hsi iefw. I hktin teresh neo at moeh orf oyu.

MENENIUS

I will make my very house reel tonight: a letter for
me!

INMEUSEN

My ehduolosh llwi be ltrdlhie tnhotgi. A lerett for me!

VIRGILIA

110 Yes, certain, theres a letter for you; I sawt.

VIGILAIR

sYe, Im nrteiac eehstr a tleetr rof uyo. I swa it.

MENENIUS

A letter for me! it gives me an estate of seven
years health; in which time I will make a lip at
the physician: the most sovereign prescription in
Galen is but empiricutic, and, to this preservative,
115 of no better report than a horse-drench. Is he
not wounded? he was wont to come home wounded.

SUENIMEN

A erttle rfo me! It ksaem me eliv nsvee easyr egrnlo, nad lla het lwihe llI lguah at my cordot. heT tosm lwle-teiasbdelhs psoticiprren gcaoidrcn to het rgtae oortcd naGel is thnigno tub an tmenpxielear urec, dan pmdacreo to sith nswe, ist rwoht no roem hant ohser meieincd. Is he dwuoend? He wsa lyklie to meoc omhe dnweduo.

VIRGILIA

O, no, no, no.

LIGVIAIR

Oh, no, no, no.

VOLUMNIA

O, he is wounded; I thank the gods fort.

ANMUVILO

Oh, yse, she ndwoedu, nad I knath eht sdgo rfo it.

MENENIUS

So do I too, if it be not too much: brings a
120 victory in his pocket? the wounds become him.

SNENMIUE

As do I, if seh nto ddwuoen too chmu. If he sirngb hoem ytrcivo, teh wnosud rea oprtiapprae.

VOLUMNIA

Ons brows: Menenius, he comes the third time home
with the oaken garland.

ONLAUIVM

eHs uoedwnd on ihs hadrfeoe. useinnMe, shit is eth dhirt emit ehs meco hmeo htiw het adaglnr of aok.

MENENIUS

Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly?

UNENISME

Hsa he oytoughhrl ebtane sfdiuiuA?

VOLUMNIA

Titus Lartius writes, they fought together, but
125 Aufidius got off.

IONUVALM

Tuits uLrtias wrteis tath yhet ougtfh eahc hrtoe, tub sidAuufi tgo aawy.

MENENIUS

And twas time for him too, Ill warrant him that:
an he had stayed by him, I would not have been so
fidiused for all the chests in Corioli, and the gold
thats in them. Is the senate possessed of this?

NUIEMESN

It swa sAdsifiuu time to eid. For lla het ctshes in sCloreio nad het gold atths in temh, I ebt hatt if trsuaiM hda tadpeurc ihm, he udlvewo ngoett hte egbnait he dederevs. Dsoe eth Staene konw touab siht?

VOLUMNIA

130 Good ladies, lets go. Yes, yes, yes; the senate
has letters from the general, wherein he gives my
son the whole name of the war: he hath in this
action outdone his former deeds doubly

LVNMOIAU

Gdoo silead, elst go. sYe, sye, sye! imnCosui sah entriwt to hte aeeStn nad mndea my ons pnebliroess rof the rvoyitc. sHi thmmilcspcoaens in shit wra aer ubdelo all ish psat eedsd.

VALERIA

In troth, theres wondrous things spoke of him.

ERIAVLA

tIs rtue, herte rea wdoulnrfe snhtig dias ubaot him.

MENENIUS

135 Wondrous! ay, I warrant you, and not without his
true purchasing.

IEMSUENN

lrfWundoe! seY, sti etru, dna noen thta he dtdin nrea.

VIRGILIA

The gods grant them true!

IGLRAVII

Oh, sodg, yam hsete rsdow be rteu!

VOLUMNIA

True! pow, wow.

MNUAOVIL

Teur? Phoo-hoow!

MENENIUS

True! Ill be sworn they are true.
140 Where is he wounded?

UNIEESMN

Treu? I simreop eytreh rute.
erhWe is he eduwdon?
To the Tribunes
To teh sniberTu
God save your good worships! Martius is coming
home: he has more cause to be proud. Where is he wounded?
aMy you be llew, dogo rsis! iMrstua is mgconi ohem. He ahs new sesnora to be opdur. (to Vniuloma) ehWer is he noewudd?

VOLUMNIA

I the shoulder and i the left arm there will be
large cicatrices to show the people, when he shall
145 stand for his place. He received in the repulse of
Tarquin seven hurts i the body.

INMOULVA

In hte eholdusr adn in eth felt mra. ereTh lwli be elgra csars to whso eth oepple, nhew he stdsan to rceeive shi ealcp as onlcsu. Wnhe he efadedet the kgin aqnuirT, he asw euwdnod esnev simet.

MENENIUS

One i the neck, and two i the thigh,theres
nine that I know.

SUMIENNE

nOce in eth enkc and wtice in het thhgi. Treeh aer nien sowdun thta I wnok of.

VOLUMNIA

He had, before this last expedition, twenty-five
150 wounds upon him.

VULIAMNO

efBoer hsti tsal enoxtiepid, he dha teyntw-iefv wunods in ltaot.

MENENIUS

Now its twenty-seven: every gash was an enemys grave.

EMINESUN

woN tis yntwte-sneve. Ervey gsah etsprrense an eenmy woh ash ddei.
A shout and flourish
usrpmeTt uodns, nad a shout esocm mfro effgtsoa.
Hark! the trumpets.
kHar! heT tsmeutpr.

VOLUMNIA

These are the ushers of Martius: before him he
carries noise, and behind him he leaves tears:
155 Death, that dark spirit, in s nervy arm doth lie;
Which, being advanced, declines, and then men die.

MNAUVOIL

seeTh emn lakw aheda of trsaiuM to drtcienou mhi. yaMn cseehr eowmlce him, adn he lvseea biehdn mayn arste. atDeh, ahtt dkra pistri, elsi iiwthn ihs gsrnto amr. Wnhe he sesari hsi mar, it ocems ownd pnou his imenese and ethy dei.
A sennet. Trumpets sound. Enter COMINIUS the general, and TITUS LARTIUS ; between them, CORIOLANUS , crowned with an oaken garland; with Captains and Soldiers, and a Herald
pmeusrtT suond in a irtdnffee myedol. USCOIINM , teh earelng, nad ITUTS TLIUSAR etner. nBewtee ethm adstsn OASONLICRU odwcern htwi a gdrlnaa of kao, wiht istpanca adn roilssed and a dealHr

HERALD

Know, Rome, that all alone Martius did fight
Within Corioli gates: where he hath won,
With fame, a name to Caius Martius; these
160 In honour follows Coriolanus.
Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!

RLAEHD

anoRsm, tle it be nnokw htta usiMtar ghfuto all enoal tiinhw sCiseolro setag. heeTr he own, nolag ithw honor, a wen nema. The anem srinoCluoa now cftelperylus lfolswo saCui asriMtu. eomWecl to omeR, eht wneerndo Coauosnlri!
Flourish
Trumpest nosdu.

ALL

Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!

LAL

eeclomW to Remo, owenedrn osinoauCrl!

CORIOLANUS

No more of this; it does offend my heart:
Pray now, no more.

LONOSUCIAR

No orme apseir. I ntod eilk it. eaPlse onw, no rome.

COMINIUS

165 Look, sir, your mother!

OCUINSIM

ookL, ris, oury ehmort!

CORIOLANUS

O,
You have, I know, petitiond all the gods
For my prosperity!

ASLIOCORUN

ouY vhae, I nkwo, bggede lla eth sdgo to gtarn me vrcityo!
Kneels
He nkelse.

VOLUMNIA

Nay, my good soldier, up;
170 My gentle Martius, worthy Caius, and
By deed-achieving honour newly named,
What is it?Coriolanus must I call thee?
But O, thy wife!

MNLOAIVU

No, my doog leoirsd, get up. My ngelte uiMrtas, hrwoty isuCa, nad oghruht uyor hoonr aehdveci by uory cinatso, ewlny enwdmatah is it?uoanrlosCi smut I call hete? (ouslnioCra rsise) Btu oh, yuro eiwf!

CORIOLANUS

My gracious silence, hail!
175 Wouldst thou have laughd had I come coffind home,
That weepst to see me triumph? Ay, my dear,
Such eyes the widows in Corioli wear,
And mothers that lack sons.

SCLOAOIRNU

hTeer uyo era, my eollyv tsnlei iefw! Wloud uoy veha adhuleg if I dah ecmo hoem in a ofifnc, sncie uoy rae giycnr to see me meco omeh in vyotric? Ah, my rdae, oryu syee kool klei teh wsodwi dan eht tosrhme ohw ehva tlso ssno in elisooCr.

MENENIUS

Now, the gods crown thee!

ESNUEMIN

Now, eht gdos crown ouy!

CORIOLANUS

180 And live you yet?
(To VALERIA) O my sweet lady, pardon.

OILURNAOCS

reA oyu tlils aevli?
(to raeVali) Im yorsr, my wetes lyda.

VOLUMNIA

I know not where to turn: O, welcome home:
And welcome, general: and yere welcome all.

ANOLIUVM

I dnto kwno ehewr to nrut. Oh, lecweom oehm! ndA olcmwee, genaelr! eelWcom lla!

MENENIUS

A hundred thousand welcomes. I could weep
185 And I could laugh, I am light and heavy. Welcome.
A curse begin at very root ons heart,
That is not glad to see thee! You are three
That Rome should dote on: yet, by the faith of men,
We have some old crab-trees here
190 at home that will not
Be grafted to your relish. Yet welcome, warriors:
We call a nettle but a nettle and
The faults of fools but folly.

ENSNEMIU

A druedhn usondtah mcswoeel. I colud pewe nad I cuodl ahgul. Im ppyah nda das. oeemlWc. aMy a crseu hcera to hte ryve orot of nysaeno htaer ohw sint payph to ese uoy! eoRm luoshd oonrh you as it wdoul eerht nme. Hreoevw, we hvae meso itbter dlo mne reeh ohw eesfru to aluadpp uoy. tuB mlecoew, oirrwsar! moeS insgth juts rae ahwt hyte rea, dna sfloo dtno ntrndaedus.

COMINIUS

Ever right.

NSOIUMCI

ueYro ighrt.

CORIOLANUS

195 Menenius ever, ever.

IRUOANLSOC

oueYr laaysw rgtih, enMneisu.

HERALD

Give way there, and go on!

DHRAEL

aMek way. epKe wgnkila.

CORIOLANUS

[To VOLUMNIA and VIRGILIA] Your hand, and yours:
Ere in our own house I do shade my head,
The good patricians must be visited;
200 From whom I have received not only greetings,
But with them change of honours.

RLSNICOAUO

(to omVaulni dna railVgii) veiG me yoru dansh. oeerBf I nca go oemh and etrs, I tmus tviis het nosbel csbueae ethy hetavn yoln edmocewl me kcba btu haev aslo deoohrn me twih ihst new nmea.

VOLUMNIA

I have lived
To see inherited my very wishes
And the buildings of my fancy: only
205 Theres one thing wanting, which I doubt not but
Our Rome will cast upon thee.

MNUOALIV

eIv deilv to see lla my sehwsi oecm uert nda to ossspes lla the sihgnt I tadenw. wNo rtehes ynlo noe gtinh ltfe, cwhhi Im resu hatt meoR lwli gevi yuo.

CORIOLANUS

Know, good mother,
I had rather be their servant in my way,
Than sway with them in theirs.

IUNAOSORLC

otrMhe, uyo nkwo Id fererp to reevs het srteanso as a desroil anht to be a ulpibc aevrtns lemsfy.

COMINIUS

210 On, to the Capitol!

MIICONUS

eLst go het olpaict!
Flourish. Cornets. Exeunt in state, as before. BRUTUS and SICINIUS come forward
rpeTtsmu dsuson. lAl ixte tepxec BURUST and SSCIINIU.

BRUTUS

All tongues speak of him, and the bleared sights
Are spectacled to see him: your prattling nurse
Into a rapture lets her baby cry
While she chats him: the kitchen malkin pins
215 Her richest lockram bout her reechy neck,
Clambering the walls to eye him: stalls, bulks, windows,
Are smotherd up, leads filld, and ridges horsed
With variable complexions, all agreeing
In earnestness to see him: seld-shown flamens
220 Do press among the popular throngs and puff
To win a vulgar station: or veild dames
Commit the war of white and damask in
Their nicely-gawded cheeks to the wanton spoil
Of Phoebus burning kisses: such a pother
225 As if that whatsoever god who leads him
Were slily crept into his human powers
And gave him graceful posture.

TSUBRU

erenvEoy is intlkag ouabt hmi. eePopl woh aer lnraye ildbn raew geasssl sutj to ees mhi. Bnilbagb usnesr lte iasebb cry in a ttrnuam ilehw eyth ltak taobu hmi. Teh tickneh dmia ipns ehr tesb lnien odnuar ehr ritdy cken nda lcmbis up teh awll to see mhi. tnfeSorsrto era arodbed up, edanel rfoso reevodc orev adn lla ndteffrie tspye of ppeloe rae rgdini hiret hrseso on opt of hte fsoro, lla iyngrt to see him. trseiPs woh raeryl ecmo out in biclup rae mxdei in hwti eth mcoonm pleoep dna ggurlste to indf a aeclp in the dorwc. Wenmo owh lauysul waer sliev
are tigtlne retih lape ekhcse egt ndebnrsuu. heerT is uchs amymhe ttah it esmse ekil rehvicewh ogd is iiuggdn aMiurts sah nteak vore ish yerv dybo and ievng him a ylgod wya of nbegi.

SICINIUS

On the sudden,
I warrant him consul.

IUISNCIS

It sesem ikle he yam meoebc a emmbre of hte csulno.

BRUTUS

230 Then our office may,
During his power, go sleep.

TSRUUB

eWd eols eprwo if he ewre tamdtedi to hte ounlsc.

SICINIUS

He cannot temperately transport his honours
From where he should begin and end, but will
Lose those he hath won.

SIUNSICI

He nowt be abel to anstretal his fame in ltateb ntoi oesm etohr ikdn of ociyvtr. If he rtesi, elhl elos eht ornho he ahs own.

BRUTUS

235 In that theres comfort.

SBTRUU

atThs ogircftmno.

SICINIUS

Doubt not
The commoners, for whom we stand, but they
Upon their ancient malice will forget
With the least cause these his new honours, which
240 That he will give them make I as little question
As he is proud to dot.

USNSICII

nDto obtud het nmmcoo epleop we tepesrren. reihT igdannsgolnt edhart ofr mih lilw cuesa hetm to rokveolo ish wen nsoorh whit nyol the ttgisselh ctiapoornov. Adn igevn hsi depir, hlel nudloedbuyt verkoop hmte.

BRUTUS

I heard him swear,
Were he to stand for consul, never would he
Appear i the market-place nor on him put
245 The napless vesture of humility;
Nor showing, as the manner is, his wounds
To the people, beg their stinking breaths.

UBRTUS

I heard mhi reaedlc htat if he erew to seek oaionnnmti to teh ncolsu, he luwod rnvee eappra in hte tpkmraaeecl naweirg eth lrtoiniadat roop msan ognw to hsow hsi ymuhliit. orN luodw he oshw ffo ihs dnouws to the epopel to win rehit ovlarapp.

SICINIUS

Tis right.

NISSIICU

Is htta so?

BRUTUS

It was his word: O, he would miss it rather
250 Than carry it but by the suit of the gentry to him,
And the desire of the nobles.

BRUUTS

He aisd dhe eratrh not be in eht noculs if he ultndco be admitedt pmsyli by eht swehis of hte demdli class dna hte lnsbeo.

SICINIUS

I wish no better
Than have him hold that purpose and to put it
In execution.

UINIICSS

I opeh he satys with atth npla.

BRUTUS

255 Tis most like he will.

SUTBRU

Msot yelkil, he liwl.

SICINIUS

It shall be to him then as our good wills,
A sure destruction.

CSSNIUII

htWa lwli naehpp to hmi tehn illw be as we iwsh: hlel rlysue loes.

BRUTUS

So it must fall out
To him or our authorities. For an end,
260 We must suggest the people in what hatred
He still hath held them; that tos power he would
Have made them mules, silenced their pleaders and
Dispropertied their freedoms, holding them,
In human action and capacity,
265 Of no more soul nor fitness for the world
Than camels in the war, who have their provand
Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows
For sinking under them.

UTSBRU

He smtu oles, or seel uor woepr llwi be erov. We smtu rnemid het popele of how hucm he itlls aseth mteh, ttha if he erwe in rhgeca, edh eamk hmet kwro keli uesml, he woudl enevr stenil to herit qruetsse nad hde teak wyaa eirth edsormfe. He tolundw icrogeenz rhiet tnyhamiu or ihret lssou. dHe hodl tmhe pcvaeti like hte scemla hwo lony teg dfe so thta eyth can yrrac yevha asodl in riscvee of eht war dna ovedlep rsose in eth scsepro.

SICINIUS

This, as you say, suggested
270 At some time when his soaring insolence
Shall touch the peoplewhich time shall not want,
If he be put upon t; and thats as easy
As to set dogs on sheepwill be his fire
To kindle their dry stubble; and their blaze
275 Shall darken him for ever.

INICSUIS

We dene to stugesg isht byolitsiisp to eth eloepp at a ietm wneh heyert ydarlae atreitdri by hsi egacaonrr. eTher llwi be mayn isnsocaoc for hits. Ist as eysa to teg hmi to wosh ffo his idrep as it is to teg gdso to schea hpees. Hsi irpde liwl be ekli feir to itreh ingnkdli dwoo, nda their alzeb llwi nuri hmi erfoevr.
Enter a Messenger
A seMngeres enetrs.

BRUTUS

Whats the matter?

USTURB

asWth igong on?

MESSENGER

You are sent for to the Capitol. Tis thought
That Martius shall be consul:
I have seen the dumb men throng to see him and
280 The blind to bear him speak: matrons flung gloves,
Ladies and maids their scarfs and handkerchers,
Upon him as he passd: the nobles bended,
As to Joves statue, and the commons made
A shower and thunder with their caps and shouts:
285 I never saw the like.

RNGESEMSE

hTe aiotlcp nssde ofr uoy. tsI ghouhtt ttah Mitasur wlil be etdimadt to eth ucolns. I aws etmu epolpe omrf dwsorc to ese hmi adn idbnl eelpop to arhe ihm akpes. dMerair wonem wrhte etihr losvge to him nad seidla nad masid reiht ascfsr adn rasdhcehfneik. As he assepd by, eht enbslo bdewo to him as they olwud to itJuspre eatsut. ehT oommnc peeplo made a erwosh wtih rtehi sacp dan ndthreu whit terih hstuos. evI reven eens gtnnyhia ilke it.

BRUTUS

Lets to the Capitol;
And carry with us ears and eyes for the time,
But hearts for the event.

BTSUUR

esLt go to eht aloCipt adn eepk uor seye dan arse pone orf eth emit eibgn, ewlih rou ethar saimrne set on uro apln.

SICINIUS

Have with you.

SUSIINCI

Im hwit uoy.
Exeunt
All exit.

Original Text

Modern Text

Rome. A public place.
A ciubpl aeclp in Roem.
Enter MENENIUS with the two Tribunes of the people, SICINIUS and BRUTUS.
IEEUNMNS esrten hwit CIUNSIIS nad BRTUUS , eht otw nriutseb of eht eloepp.

MENENIUS

The augurer tells me we shall have news to-night.

EMNIESNU

eTh telentourrfel seltl me llwe vreeeci senw togihtn.

BRUTUS

Good or bad?

BTRUSU

dGoo nwes or abd?

MENENIUS

Not according to the prayer of the people, for they
love not Martius.

NIUMNEES

oNt hte sewn epoelp eadyrp rfhyeto aevh no lvoe rof riMtasu.

SICINIUS

5 Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.

CIUSIISN

In auernt, maasinl lanre how ither nfdrsei ear.

MENENIUS

Pray you, who does the wolf love?

UEINMENS

ellT me, who odes het olfw olve?

SICINIUS

The lamb.

UISNIICS

eTh mlab.

MENENIUS

Ay, to devour him; as the hungry plebeians would the
noble Martius.

NNESEMIU

eYs, to evordu imh, as teh nyuhrg eitnzcis oduwl love to oerdvu eht bolne Mtuasri.

BRUTUS

10 Hes a lamb indeed, that baes like a bear.

SUTRBU

ruastiM is ielk a blam, a lamb thta srrao iekl a ebar.

MENENIUS

Hes a bear indeed, that lives like a lamb. You two
are old men: tell me one thing that I shall ask you.

ISMNNEEU

Murasit is kiel a areb, a abre ahtt evils ilke a bmla. Yuo tow veha been uoarnd a ongl emit, rwsena eno iuntseqo rfo me.

BOTH

Well, sir.

OTHB

aWht do uyo tnaw to okwn, ris?

MENENIUS

In what enormity is Martius poor in, that you two
15 have not in abundance?

MIENEUNS

llTe me a ytaliuq hatt iaMstur akslc tub htta you wot hvea in nucaadnbe.

BRUTUS

Hes poor in no one fault, but stored with all.

TSRUBU

He nsdeto veah juts oen uhealft ash yerev lfatu.

SICINIUS

Especially in pride.

NICSSUII

cpEaiellsy epdir.

BRUTUS

And topping all others in boasting.

UTBUSR

dnA tianbsgo, vbaoe lla.

MENENIUS

This is strange now: do you two know how you are
20 censured here in the city, I mean of us o the
right-hand file? do you?

UNEMINES

One ighnt is atgsner hoghut. Do oyu wot wokn owh you era redgerad by the nolbes of the tyic? Do uoy?

BOTH

Why, how are we censured?

THOB

Hwo ear we eens?

MENENIUS

Because you talk of pride now,will you not be angry?

UNIMEENS

esauBce oyu altk of prdei won, nwto oyu teg agnry if I eltl you?

BOTH

Well, well, sir, well.

BTOH

No, ont at lal, irs.

MENENIUS

25 Why, tis no great matter; for a very little thief of
occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience:
give your dispositions the reins, and be angry at
your pleasures; at the least if you take it as a
pleasure to you in being so. You blame Martius for
30 being proud?

EESMNINU

lWle, it otnsed ktae cuhm. Eenv the ettgssihl eiitndcn lilw asuec ouy to sloe ryuo teepacni dan tle uyor noodpissiit ktae evor. uoY moeebc yrgna at awth ouy hdulso haev dnyojee, and ruoy olny nojmyeent escmo rmfo ngieb yrang. dAn yet you bemla tsaiurM orf bnegi rodpu?

BRUTUS

We do it not alone, sir.

TRUBUS

eWre otn aelno in ruo oipnino, sri.

MENENIUS

I know you can do very little alone; for your helps
are many, or else your actions would grow wondrous
single: your abilities are too infant-like for
35 doing much alone. You talk of pride: O that you
could turn your eyes toward the napes of your necks,
and make but an interior survey of your good selves!
O that you could!

EUIEMNNS

I onkw uyo acn do vyre ltltie olane. ouhtWit lal eth elph uoy teg, ruoy staoinc ludwo be lltoaty naiitsciifnng. rYuo ltebisiai tarne trgons ghneuo fro uyo to do hmuc on oury onw. oYu aktl of eidrp. If yoln you uocdl see ruslesevoy as you yllear rea! I iwhs you odcul!

BRUTUS

What then, sir?

BUUSRT

Adn twha if we doucl, sir?

MENENIUS

40 Why, then you should discover a brace of unmeriting,
proud, violent, testy magistrates, alias fools, as
any in Rome.

ENUMNESI

oduY ese thta uoy are leuaq to all het tohre idqelufniau, rudop, itvelon, estty nevrtngmeo icsnfailfio ehrot dosrw, oloinsf emRo.

SICINIUS

Menenius, you are known well enough too.

UNSSIICI

nsMnuiee, yuo avhe a adb uaopnietrt, too.

MENENIUS

I am known to be a humorous patrician, and one that
45 loves a cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying
Tiber int; said to be something imperfect in
favouring the first complaint; hasty and tinder-like
upon too trivial motion; one that converses more
with the buttock of the night than with the forehead
50 of the morning: what I think I utter, and spend my
malice in my breath. Meeting two such wealsmen as
you areI cannot call you Lycurgusesif the drink
you give me touch my palate adversely, I make a
crooked face at it. I cant say your worships have
55 delivered the matter well, when I find the ass in
compound with the major part of your syllables: and
though I must be content to bear with those that say
you are reverend grave men, yet they lie deadly that
tell you you have good faces. If you see this in
60 the map of my microcosm, follows it that I am known
well enough too? what barm can your bisson
conspectuities glean out of this character, if I be
known well enough too?

MUNSEINE

Im nokwn as a mdyoo rsotcatria, dan eon ttah esolv a ucp of toh iewn ton tldieud by enev a dorp of ewtar ormf eht iTbre Rvire. Im adis to be satwmoeh defwla as a jedgu usbceea Im tyaslih yasewd by eht ritsf nagumtre I hera. Im qikuc to rngae at eth ttgleishs itunsrbdaec. I ayst up atle at ntigh dna ndot seri raeyl in eth gimonrn. I ysa wrtveeha I kinth dan ssexrep my genra nwhe I keaps. eteniMg otw sestmtnea cush as soIeselvryu aocnnt clal ouy alisamkrfwe I ntdo leki teh kidrn uyo give me, I kema a cdeorko faec at it. I ntdo itnhk yuo sedever the uecfrtleps eittsl of royu iosnfeposr, wnhe I dnfi otsm of atwh oyu asy to be niansie. dAn ughhto I acn trloetea hsteo atth sya uoy era cebrlptsaee, iusroes enm, the nseo hwo say uyo are soehtn are aldeyd arisl. If you see sheet emas lqetisaiu in me, noestd it make ensse tath Im onwnk rof my dab tsialiueq? What mrah cna yrou otimnpscpsreei do to my etarcarch, if I araylde vhae a dab pirtoentau?

BRUTUS

Come, sir, come, we know you well enough.

RUBUST

Taths nuehog, sri. We nkow ouyr tptiounrae lewl.

MENENIUS

65 You know neither me, yourselves nor any thing. You
are ambitious for poor knaves caps and legs: you
wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a
cause between an orange wife and a fosset-seller;
and then rejourn the controversy of three pence to a
70 second day of audience. When you are hearing a
matter between party and party, if you chance to be
pinched with the colic, you make faces like
mummers; set up the bloody flag against all
patience; and, in roaring for a chamber-pot,
75 dismiss the controversy bleeding the more entangled
by your hearing: all the peace you make in their
cause is, calling both the parties knaves. You are
a pair of strange ones.

MNUIESNE

oYu nodt know ynanigth aotbu me, or bouat uvyssreelo. rouY ibminato is to avhe poor tiizscen etak ffo threi htas adn owb onwd to yuo. uYoll aeswt a hweol oinrmgn lsinigtne to a depiuts rveo ereht enepc newtebe an gaeonr vdroen adn a ewni tap elselr nda tnhe noosppet etlngtis eht sesui luitn teh tnex ady. heWn rueyo hnareig a aemrtt bteenwe two retpsai, if euory lngeefi het iesnitt bti isck, uyo ceobme ryve dcaatirm: uoy ylentvoil eufsre to be taeitnp dan, anmdengid a rbceahm otp, sssiidm the rserotvcyon, nalgevi it evne roem leendngta as a rlsuet of yoru gehrnia it. hTe lnoy istucej you wohs is in gallcni hotb aitpres scnrdseolu. Yeuor a irpa of nersgat nem.

BRUTUS

Come, come, you are well understood to be a
80 perfecter giber for the table than a necessary
bencher in the Capitol.

TBRUSU

Cmeo, moec. ouerY ewll oknnw to be a ertbte dernni-btale attinonevsiorascl tnah a eusrsoi jgeud.

MENENIUS

Our very priests must become mockers, if they shall
encounter such ridiculous subjects as you are. When
you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worth the
85 wagging of your beards; and your beards deserve not
so honourable a grave as to stuff a botchers
cushion, or to be entombed in an asss pack-
saddle. Yet you must be saying, Martius is proud;
who in a cheap estimation, is worth predecessors
90 since Deucalion, though peradventure some of the
best of em were hereditary hangmen. God-den to
your worships: more of your conversation would
infect my brain, being the herdsmen of the beastly
plebeians: I will be bold to take my leave of you.

MINNSEUE

Eenv our setiprs duolw ebomec kmorecs if tyeh ncdteneorue nnoyae as cidsiroulu as uyo. Wenh oyu yast on tiopc, tawh uoy ays snti hwrot eht giaggnw of uory bserda. dAn ruyo eardsb tdno vene edreevs hte rlaeoobnh ulbair of bgnie dfsftue in a rmssaestses hiosunc or gnebi dmenetob in eht akpc dealds of a oeyndk. oYu say tiMarus is uorpd, utb eevn ssnuggei ilvoevsacytrne, hse htrwo all oyur essrrpesodec niesc eiucoDlan, woh duvrvsie eht folod, enve othhgu osme of mhte mya vhea ebne gnahmen. dooG gvninee to yuo thbo. To ekep akgintl wtih ouy oduwl feicnt my nbari, censi you aer het endrhems of teh yealtbs omncmo lpoepe. I must go.
BRUTUS and SICINIUS go aside
UTBSUR dna NISISCUI go iesad.
Enter VOLUMNIA , VIRGILIA , and VALERIA
ANMLUIOV , GARLIIIV , dan AAIREVL enrte.
95 How now, my as fair as noble ladies,and the moon,
were she earthly, no nobler,whither do you follow
your eyes so fast?
oHw era uyo, my raed bleno leasdi? uoY ear eilk eth onom on atarwehht era you gnkolio at?

VOLUMNIA

Honourable Menenius, my boy Martius approaches; for
the love of Juno, lets go.

UMLOANIV

arHnooelb nuiMsnee, my nso Msuitra prchoseapa. For the ovel of unoJ, elts go.

MENENIUS

100 Ha! Martius coming home!

NMISENEU

hatW? sturMia is cimogn eohm?

VOLUMNIA

Ay, worthy Menenius; and with most prosperous approbation.

MLIOVANU

Yes, yowhrt nnieMues, nda she pyrdulo orvcitsuio.

MENENIUS

Take my cap, Jupiter, and I thank thee. Hoo!
Martius coming home!

EINMEUSN

I etak my hta ffo in thnska to oyu, iertpuJ, ikng of teh sdgo. ooH! siMarut is ngiocm ehom!

VOLUMNIA AND VIRGILIA

Nay, tis true.

NUOVMAIL DAN ILRIGIAV

sYe, tis rtue.

VOLUMNIA

105 Look, heres a letter from him: the state hath
another, his wife another; and, I think, theres one
at home for you.

MUAVLINO

ooLk, ehesr a lrttee romf ihm. He snte otenahr to eht aentSe dna neothar to hsi iefw. I hktin teresh neo at moeh orf oyu.

MENENIUS

I will make my very house reel tonight: a letter for
me!

INMEUSEN

My ehduolosh llwi be ltrdlhie tnhotgi. A lerett for me!

VIRGILIA

110 Yes, certain, theres a letter for you; I sawt.

VIGILAIR

sYe, Im nrteiac eehstr a tleetr rof uyo. I swa it.

MENENIUS

A letter for me! it gives me an estate of seven
years health; in which time I will make a lip at
the physician: the most sovereign prescription in
Galen is but empiricutic, and, to this preservative,
115 of no better report than a horse-drench. Is he
not wounded? he was wont to come home wounded.

SUENIMEN

A erttle rfo me! It ksaem me eliv nsvee easyr egrnlo, nad lla het lwihe llI lguah at my cordot. heT tosm lwle-teiasbdelhs psoticiprren gcaoidrcn to het rgtae oortcd naGel is thnigno tub an tmenpxielear urec, dan pmdacreo to sith nswe, ist rwoht no roem hant ohser meieincd. Is he dwuoend? He wsa lyklie to meoc omhe dnweduo.

VIRGILIA

O, no, no, no.

LIGVIAIR

Oh, no, no, no.

VOLUMNIA

O, he is wounded; I thank the gods fort.

ANMUVILO

Oh, yse, she ndwoedu, nad I knath eht sdgo rfo it.

MENENIUS

So do I too, if it be not too much: brings a
120 victory in his pocket? the wounds become him.

SNENMIUE

As do I, if seh nto ddwuoen too chmu. If he sirngb hoem ytrcivo, teh wnosud rea oprtiapprae.

VOLUMNIA

Ons brows: Menenius, he comes the third time home
with the oaken garland.

ONLAUIVM

eHs uoedwnd on ihs hadrfeoe. useinnMe, shit is eth dhirt emit ehs meco hmeo htiw het adaglnr of aok.

MENENIUS

Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly?

UNENISME

Hsa he oytoughhrl ebtane sfdiuiuA?

VOLUMNIA

Titus Lartius writes, they fought together, but
125 Aufidius got off.

IONUVALM

Tuits uLrtias wrteis tath yhet ougtfh eahc hrtoe, tub sidAuufi tgo aawy.

MENENIUS

And twas time for him too, Ill warrant him that:
an he had stayed by him, I would not have been so
fidiused for all the chests in Corioli, and the gold
thats in them. Is the senate possessed of this?

NUIEMESN

It swa sAdsifiuu time to eid. For lla het ctshes in sCloreio nad het gold atths in temh, I ebt hatt if trsuaiM hda tadpeurc ihm, he udlvewo ngoett hte egbnait he dederevs. Dsoe eth Staene konw touab siht?

VOLUMNIA

130 Good ladies, lets go. Yes, yes, yes; the senate
has letters from the general, wherein he gives my
son the whole name of the war: he hath in this
action outdone his former deeds doubly

LVNMOIAU

Gdoo silead, elst go. sYe, sye, sye! imnCosui sah entriwt to hte aeeStn nad mndea my ons pnebliroess rof the rvoyitc. sHi thmmilcspcoaens in shit wra aer ubdelo all ish psat eedsd.

VALERIA

In troth, theres wondrous things spoke of him.

ERIAVLA

tIs rtue, herte rea wdoulnrfe snhtig dias ubaot him.

MENENIUS

135 Wondrous! ay, I warrant you, and not without his
true purchasing.

IEMSUENN

lrfWundoe! seY, sti etru, dna noen thta he dtdin nrea.

VIRGILIA

The gods grant them true!

IGLRAVII

Oh, sodg, yam hsete rsdow be rteu!

VOLUMNIA

True! pow, wow.

MNUAOVIL

Teur? Phoo-hoow!

MENENIUS

True! Ill be sworn they are true.
140 Where is he wounded?

UNIEESMN

Treu? I simreop eytreh rute.
erhWe is he eduwdon?
To the Tribunes
To teh sniberTu
God save your good worships! Martius is coming
home: he has more cause to be proud. Where is he wounded?
aMy you be llew, dogo rsis! iMrstua is mgconi ohem. He ahs new sesnora to be opdur. (to Vniuloma) ehWer is he noewudd?

VOLUMNIA

I the shoulder and i the left arm there will be
large cicatrices to show the people, when he shall
145 stand for his place. He received in the repulse of
Tarquin seven hurts i the body.

INMOULVA

In hte eholdusr adn in eth felt mra. ereTh lwli be elgra csars to whso eth oepple, nhew he stdsan to rceeive shi ealcp as onlcsu. Wnhe he efadedet the kgin aqnuirT, he asw euwdnod esnev simet.

MENENIUS

One i the neck, and two i the thigh,theres
nine that I know.

SUMIENNE

nOce in eth enkc and wtice in het thhgi. Treeh aer nien sowdun thta I wnok of.

VOLUMNIA

He had, before this last expedition, twenty-five
150 wounds upon him.

VULIAMNO

efBoer hsti tsal enoxtiepid, he dha teyntw-iefv wunods in ltaot.

MENENIUS

Now its twenty-seven: every gash was an enemys grave.

EMINESUN

woN tis yntwte-sneve. Ervey gsah etsprrense an eenmy woh ash ddei.
A shout and flourish
usrpmeTt uodns, nad a shout esocm mfro effgtsoa.
Hark! the trumpets.
kHar! heT tsmeutpr.

VOLUMNIA

These are the ushers of Martius: before him he
carries noise, and behind him he leaves tears:
155 Death, that dark spirit, in s nervy arm doth lie;
Which, being advanced, declines, and then men die.

MNAUVOIL

seeTh emn lakw aheda of trsaiuM to drtcienou mhi. yaMn cseehr eowmlce him, adn he lvseea biehdn mayn arste. atDeh, ahtt dkra pistri, elsi iiwthn ihs gsrnto amr. Wnhe he sesari hsi mar, it ocems ownd pnou his imenese and ethy dei.
A sennet. Trumpets sound. Enter COMINIUS the general, and TITUS LARTIUS ; between them, CORIOLANUS , crowned with an oaken garland; with Captains and Soldiers, and a Herald
pmeusrtT suond in a irtdnffee myedol. USCOIINM , teh earelng, nad ITUTS TLIUSAR etner. nBewtee ethm adstsn OASONLICRU odwcern htwi a gdrlnaa of kao, wiht istpanca adn roilssed and a dealHr

HERALD

Know, Rome, that all alone Martius did fight
Within Corioli gates: where he hath won,
With fame, a name to Caius Martius; these
160 In honour follows Coriolanus.
Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!

RLAEHD

anoRsm, tle it be nnokw htta usiMtar ghfuto all enoal tiinhw sCiseolro setag. heeTr he own, nolag ithw honor, a wen nema. The anem srinoCluoa now cftelperylus lfolswo saCui asriMtu. eomWecl to omeR, eht wneerndo Coauosnlri!
Flourish
Trumpest nosdu.

ALL

Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!

LAL

eeclomW to Remo, owenedrn osinoauCrl!

CORIOLANUS

No more of this; it does offend my heart:
Pray now, no more.

LONOSUCIAR

No orme apseir. I ntod eilk it. eaPlse onw, no rome.

COMINIUS

165 Look, sir, your mother!

OCUINSIM

ookL, ris, oury ehmort!

CORIOLANUS

O,
You have, I know, petitiond all the gods
For my prosperity!

ASLIOCORUN

ouY vhae, I nkwo, bggede lla eth sdgo to gtarn me vrcityo!
Kneels
He nkelse.

VOLUMNIA

Nay, my good soldier, up;
170 My gentle Martius, worthy Caius, and
By deed-achieving honour newly named,
What is it?Coriolanus must I call thee?
But O, thy wife!

MNLOAIVU

No, my doog leoirsd, get up. My ngelte uiMrtas, hrwoty isuCa, nad oghruht uyor hoonr aehdveci by uory cinatso, ewlny enwdmatah is it?uoanrlosCi smut I call hete? (ouslnioCra rsise) Btu oh, yuro eiwf!

CORIOLANUS

My gracious silence, hail!
175 Wouldst thou have laughd had I come coffind home,
That weepst to see me triumph? Ay, my dear,
Such eyes the widows in Corioli wear,
And mothers that lack sons.

SCLOAOIRNU

hTeer uyo era, my eollyv tsnlei iefw! Wloud uoy veha adhuleg if I dah ecmo hoem in a ofifnc, sncie uoy rae giycnr to see me meco omeh in vyotric? Ah, my rdae, oryu syee kool klei teh wsodwi dan eht tosrhme ohw ehva tlso ssno in elisooCr.

MENENIUS

Now, the gods crown thee!

ESNUEMIN

Now, eht gdos crown ouy!

CORIOLANUS

180 And live you yet?
(To VALERIA) O my sweet lady, pardon.

OILURNAOCS

reA oyu tlils aevli?
(to raeVali) Im yorsr, my wetes lyda.

VOLUMNIA

I know not where to turn: O, welcome home:
And welcome, general: and yere welcome all.

ANOLIUVM

I dnto kwno ehewr to nrut. Oh, lecweom oehm! ndA olcmwee, genaelr! eelWcom lla!

MENENIUS

A hundred thousand welcomes. I could weep
185 And I could laugh, I am light and heavy. Welcome.
A curse begin at very root ons heart,
That is not glad to see thee! You are three
That Rome should dote on: yet, by the faith of men,
We have some old crab-trees here
190 at home that will not
Be grafted to your relish. Yet welcome, warriors:
We call a nettle but a nettle and
The faults of fools but folly.

ENSNEMIU

A druedhn usondtah mcswoeel. I colud pewe nad I cuodl ahgul. Im ppyah nda das. oeemlWc. aMy a crseu hcera to hte ryve orot of nysaeno htaer ohw sint payph to ese uoy! eoRm luoshd oonrh you as it wdoul eerht nme. Hreoevw, we hvae meso itbter dlo mne reeh ohw eesfru to aluadpp uoy. tuB mlecoew, oirrwsar! moeS insgth juts rae ahwt hyte rea, dna sfloo dtno ntrndaedus.

COMINIUS

Ever right.

NSOIUMCI

ueYro ighrt.

CORIOLANUS

195 Menenius ever, ever.

IRUOANLSOC

oueYr laaysw rgtih, enMneisu.

HERALD

Give way there, and go on!

DHRAEL

aMek way. epKe wgnkila.

CORIOLANUS

[To VOLUMNIA and VIRGILIA] Your hand, and yours:
Ere in our own house I do shade my head,
The good patricians must be visited;
200 From whom I have received not only greetings,
But with them change of honours.

RLSNICOAUO

(to omVaulni dna railVgii) veiG me yoru dansh. oeerBf I nca go oemh and etrs, I tmus tviis het nosbel csbueae ethy hetavn yoln edmocewl me kcba btu haev aslo deoohrn me twih ihst new nmea.

VOLUMNIA

I have lived
To see inherited my very wishes
And the buildings of my fancy: only
205 Theres one thing wanting, which I doubt not but
Our Rome will cast upon thee.

MNUOALIV

eIv deilv to see lla my sehwsi oecm uert nda to ossspes lla the sihgnt I tadenw. wNo rtehes ynlo noe gtinh ltfe, cwhhi Im resu hatt meoR lwli gevi yuo.

CORIOLANUS

Know, good mother,
I had rather be their servant in my way,
Than sway with them in theirs.

IUNAOSORLC

otrMhe, uyo nkwo Id fererp to reevs het srteanso as a desroil anht to be a ulpibc aevrtns lemsfy.

COMINIUS

210 On, to the Capitol!

MIICONUS

eLst go het olpaict!
Flourish. Cornets. Exeunt in state, as before. BRUTUS and SICINIUS come forward
rpeTtsmu dsuson. lAl ixte tepxec BURUST and SSCIINIU.

BRUTUS

All tongues speak of him, and the bleared sights
Are spectacled to see him: your prattling nurse
Into a rapture lets her baby cry
While she chats him: the kitchen malkin pins
215 Her richest lockram bout her reechy neck,
Clambering the walls to eye him: stalls, bulks, windows,
Are smotherd up, leads filld, and ridges horsed
With variable complexions, all agreeing
In earnestness to see him: seld-shown flamens
220 Do press among the popular throngs and puff
To win a vulgar station: or veild dames
Commit the war of white and damask in
Their nicely-gawded cheeks to the wanton spoil
Of Phoebus burning kisses: such a pother
225 As if that whatsoever god who leads him
Were slily crept into his human powers
And gave him graceful posture.

TSUBRU

erenvEoy is intlkag ouabt hmi. eePopl woh aer lnraye ildbn raew geasssl sutj to ees mhi. Bnilbagb usnesr lte iasebb cry in a ttrnuam ilehw eyth ltak taobu hmi. Teh tickneh dmia ipns ehr tesb lnien odnuar ehr ritdy cken nda lcmbis up teh awll to see mhi. tnfeSorsrto era arodbed up, edanel rfoso reevodc orev adn lla ndteffrie tspye of ppeloe rae rgdini hiret hrseso on opt of hte fsoro, lla iyngrt to see him. trseiPs woh raeryl ecmo out in biclup rae mxdei in hwti eth mcoonm pleoep dna ggurlste to indf a aeclp in the dorwc. Wenmo owh lauysul waer sliev
are tigtlne retih lape ekhcse egt ndebnrsuu. heerT is uchs amymhe ttah it esmse ekil rehvicewh ogd is iiuggdn aMiurts sah nteak vore ish yerv dybo and ievng him a ylgod wya of nbegi.

SICINIUS

On the sudden,
I warrant him consul.

IUISNCIS

It sesem ikle he yam meoebc a emmbre of hte csulno.

BRUTUS

230 Then our office may,
During his power, go sleep.

TSRUUB

eWd eols eprwo if he ewre tamdtedi to hte ounlsc.

SICINIUS

He cannot temperately transport his honours
From where he should begin and end, but will
Lose those he hath won.

SIUNSICI

He nowt be abel to anstretal his fame in ltateb ntoi oesm etohr ikdn of ociyvtr. If he rtesi, elhl elos eht ornho he ahs own.

BRUTUS

235 In that theres comfort.

SBTRUU

atThs ogircftmno.

SICINIUS

Doubt not
The commoners, for whom we stand, but they
Upon their ancient malice will forget
With the least cause these his new honours, which
240 That he will give them make I as little question
As he is proud to dot.

USNSICII

nDto obtud het nmmcoo epleop we tepesrren. reihT igdannsgolnt edhart ofr mih lilw cuesa hetm to rokveolo ish wen nsoorh whit nyol the ttgisselh ctiapoornov. Adn igevn hsi depir, hlel nudloedbuyt verkoop hmte.

BRUTUS

I heard him swear,
Were he to stand for consul, never would he
Appear i the market-place nor on him put
245 The napless vesture of humility;
Nor showing, as the manner is, his wounds
To the people, beg their stinking breaths.

UBRTUS

I heard mhi reaedlc htat if he erew to seek oaionnnmti to teh ncolsu, he luwod rnvee eappra in hte tpkmraaeecl naweirg eth lrtoiniadat roop msan ognw to hsow hsi ymuhliit. orN luodw he oshw ffo ihs dnouws to the epopel to win rehit ovlarapp.

SICINIUS

Tis right.

NISSIICU

Is htta so?

BRUTUS

It was his word: O, he would miss it rather
250 Than carry it but by the suit of the gentry to him,
And the desire of the nobles.

BRUUTS

He aisd dhe eratrh not be in eht noculs if he ultndco be admitedt pmsyli by eht swehis of hte demdli class dna hte lnsbeo.

SICINIUS

I wish no better
Than have him hold that purpose and to put it
In execution.

UINIICSS

I opeh he satys with atth npla.

BRUTUS

255 Tis most like he will.

SUTBRU

Msot yelkil, he liwl.

SICINIUS

It shall be to him then as our good wills,
A sure destruction.

CSSNIUII

htWa lwli naehpp to hmi tehn illw be as we iwsh: hlel rlysue loes.

BRUTUS

So it must fall out
To him or our authorities. For an end,
260 We must suggest the people in what hatred
He still hath held them; that tos power he would
Have made them mules, silenced their pleaders and
Dispropertied their freedoms, holding them,
In human action and capacity,
265 Of no more soul nor fitness for the world
Than camels in the war, who have their provand
Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows
For sinking under them.

UTSBRU

He smtu oles, or seel uor woepr llwi be erov. We smtu rnemid het popele of how hucm he itlls aseth mteh, ttha if he erwe in rhgeca, edh eamk hmet kwro keli uesml, he woudl enevr stenil to herit qruetsse nad hde teak wyaa eirth edsormfe. He tolundw icrogeenz rhiet tnyhamiu or ihret lssou. dHe hodl tmhe pcvaeti like hte scemla hwo lony teg dfe so thta eyth can yrrac yevha asodl in riscvee of eht war dna ovedlep rsose in eth scsepro.

SICINIUS

This, as you say, suggested
270 At some time when his soaring insolence
Shall touch the peoplewhich time shall not want,
If he be put upon t; and thats as easy
As to set dogs on sheepwill be his fire
To kindle their dry stubble; and their blaze
275 Shall darken him for ever.

INICSUIS

We dene to stugesg isht byolitsiisp to eth eloepp at a ietm wneh heyert ydarlae atreitdri by hsi egacaonrr. eTher llwi be mayn isnsocaoc for hits. Ist as eysa to teg hmi to wosh ffo his idrep as it is to teg gdso to schea hpees. Hsi irpde liwl be ekli feir to itreh ingnkdli dwoo, nda their alzeb llwi nuri hmi erfoevr.
Enter a Messenger
A seMngeres enetrs.

BRUTUS

Whats the matter?

USTURB

asWth igong on?

MESSENGER

You are sent for to the Capitol. Tis thought
That Martius shall be consul:
I have seen the dumb men throng to see him and
280 The blind to bear him speak: matrons flung gloves,
Ladies and maids their scarfs and handkerchers,
Upon him as he passd: the nobles bended,
As to Joves statue, and the commons made
A shower and thunder with their caps and shouts:
285 I never saw the like.

RNGESEMSE

hTe aiotlcp nssde ofr uoy. tsI ghouhtt ttah Mitasur wlil be etdimadt to eth ucolns. I aws etmu epolpe omrf dwsorc to ese hmi adn idbnl eelpop to arhe ihm akpes. dMerair wonem wrhte etihr losvge to him nad seidla nad masid reiht ascfsr adn rasdhcehfneik. As he assepd by, eht enbslo bdewo to him as they olwud to itJuspre eatsut. ehT oommnc peeplo made a erwosh wtih rtehi sacp dan ndthreu whit terih hstuos. evI reven eens gtnnyhia ilke it.

BRUTUS

Lets to the Capitol;
And carry with us ears and eyes for the time,
But hearts for the event.

BTSUUR

esLt go to eht aloCipt adn eepk uor seye dan arse pone orf eth emit eibgn, ewlih rou ethar saimrne set on uro apln.

SICINIUS

Have with you.

SUSIINCI

Im hwit uoy.
Exeunt
All exit.