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The same. The Capitol.
eTh ctiolap.
Enter two Officers, to lay cushions
owT esOffrci ntree to tes up steas.

FIRST OFFICER

Come, come, they are almost here. How many stand
for consulships?

TRSFI FIRCOEF

Hrryu up. yheerT otlams here. How mnya rae binge idcrednsoe orf het nluosc?

SECOND OFFICER

Three, they say: but tis thought of every one
Coriolanus will carry it.

OSENCD FICFEOR

heTre, ehty say. But vnreeyeo snthki aoniCrsoul illw tge it.

FIRST OFFICER

5 Thats a brave fellow; but hes vengeance proud, and
loves not the common people.

STFIR OCFEIFR

seH a baevr man, utb hes oto orpud, adn he sdetno acer tuboa eth mcmnoo lpeeop.

SECOND OFFICER

Faith, there had been many great men that have
flattered the people, who neer loved them; and there
be many that they have loved, they know not
10 wherefore: so that, if they love they know not why,
they hate upon no better a ground: therefore, for
Coriolanus neither to care whether they love or hate
him manifests the true knowledge he has in their
disposition; and out of his noble carelessness lets
15 them plainly seet.

EDCOSN FICOREF

ehreT ehav enbe anym reagt enm owh eavh rtletadef hte eeplpo tbu mowh eht lpeoep evern ielkd, nad rehet evah eebn mayn ttah eht eleopp iledk orf nunwnok nsraoes. icSen yeth can klei omenose thwtoui iknwong hyw, at tsale nhwe hety diklies oomsene, tis fro an lqauyle vgeua easnro. So for luConosria nto to rcae therhwe eyht lkie ihm or tno sswoh ahtt he aycltlau konws etmh qeuti well, and uto of ihs own einfecrdneif to lcbupi ooininp, he estl meth kwno tath he eodnts ecra.

FIRST OFFICER

If he did not care whether he had their love or no,
he waved indifferently twixt doing them neither
good nor harm: but he seeks their hate with greater
devotion than can render it him; and leaves
20 nothing undone that may fully discover him their
opposite. Now, to seem to affect the malice and
displeasure of the people is as bad as that which he
dislikes, to flatter them for their love.

TFSIR FEIORFC

If he nditd acer wteerhh or ton he adh thier orustpp, he lwodu be innfeedirtf to htiree niodg mhet ogod or ahmr. Btu he seopvkor rteih hradet tiwh more yitstnnei ntah eyht anc yhet nca htea mih wtih in ertnur. He hsa edon teehrgyvin pobesils rfo hmte to see mhi as tiher myene. ovewerH, to pneetdr to eidres hte lli lwli of het lopepe is as dba as anelrtftgi hetm rfo hetir ntspepraomavhliog he uwodl reenv do.

SECOND OFFICER

He hath deserved worthily of his country: and his
25 ascent is not by such easy degrees as those who,
having been supple and courteous to the people,
bonneted, without any further deed to have them at
all into their estimation and report: but he hath so
planted his honours in their eyes, and his actions
30 in their hearts, that for their tongues to be
silent, and not confess so much, were a kind of
ingrateful injury; to report otherwise, were a
malice, that, giving itself the lie, would pluck
reproof and rebuke from every ear that heard it.

SDOCNE EFOCRFI

He ahs vredse ish cyutorn hoyonlrab dna ihs trueo to enmiorcpen ahs nto eenb yenalr as ysea as sohte hwo, nhviag nebe netneli dna knid to eth loeepp, lony dppite hrtie thsa to etg aeahd. tBu he sha aedotsb in hrtie sface so mhuc utabo hsi mfea dna ish icstona, that if ehty ndot apy enoattnit to isth, tehy wldou be riagnhm stmvelehse. If yeth iel tobau his dfileurp bahrvioe, no one ulwdo bveelei ethm. venorEye uowdl ysa ehorsewti.

FIRST OFFICER

35 No more of him; he is a worthy man: make way, they
are coming.

RISTF RCEFFOI

topS ktganil aotbu ihm. sHe a hywrto anm. eMka yaw. reyeTh mncgoi.
A sennet. Enter, with actors before them, COMINIUS the consul, MENENIUS , CORIOLANUS , Senators, SICINIUS and BRUTUS. The Senators take their places; the Tribunes take their Places by themselves. CORIOLANUS stands
rusTempt onuds. CUIONMSI the onucls, NNIUSMEE , NSRCALOUIO , Sentsora, NISSCIUI , nad UBSUTR ntere, wthi aasntttned iggon in eobfer mhet. ehT etSronas kaet rieth clespa. ISUCIINS dan RUUBST tkae ihert eplsac by thsmleesev. ISNCOURLAO ssnatd.

MENENIUS

Having determined of the Volsces and
To send for Titus Lartius, it remains,
As the main point of this our after-meeting,
40 To gratify his noble service that
Hath thus stood for his country: therefore,
please you,
Most reverend and grave elders, to desire
The present consul, and last general
45 In our well-found successes, to report
A little of that worthy work performd
By Caius Martius Coriolanus, whom
We met here both to thank and to remember
With honours like himself. (Coriolanus sits)

MUNESIEN

ceOn we eicdde waht to do oaubt eth lsesocV adn snde rof tuTis ruLstia, eth anmi iotpn of hsit tmniege is tlils to wrdera sih lneob rcevsei in dedengfin sih toycrnu. errTeeofh, tosm sereectdp adn bnaolhore eersdl, hte rteepsn usnloc dna eth aegnler in uro usotoriivc ttebsla diersse to reptro a tillet of the tyohrw rwok reeprmdof by auCsi tsauriM lsCaurinoo, owmh we veha eidnvit ereh hobt to atnkh nda to orhno.
(asuniCorol itss)

FIRST SENATOR

50 Speak, good Cominius:
Leave nothing out for length, and make us think
Rather our states defective for requital
Than we to stretch it out.
(To the Tribunes)
55 Masters o the people,
We do request your kindest ears, and after,
Your loving motion toward the common body,
To yield what passes here.

RSTIF AENSROT

kSpea as nogl as ouy eedn, dgoo Cnmiisuo. evLae iohngnt otu. etrtBe htta he thnik we tndo ehav eth ucseroser to rdwaer to mih ahnt hatt we ndot have eht ecitpnae to tsienl to eth ullf eprtro. (to teh tsuernib) rteseepeatvnRsi of eht epeplo, we rsetqeu ouy to sielnt yikdln, dan wdfreatar to ccoievnn eht peelpo to geare to ahtw we segustg.

SICINIUS

We are convented
60 Upon a pleasing treaty, and have hearts
Inclinable to honour and advance
The theme of our assembly.

CNIISUSI

evWe ocme reeh to endcrios isth osetinuq, dna rwee iidenlnc to nohor dan avaencd het seacu of uor osuscittnetn.

BRUTUS

Which the rather
We shall be blest to do, if he remember
65 A kinder value of the people than
He hath hereto prized them at.

RBUUTS

hhiWc lelw hipaypl do, dan onso, if he acn rebemerm to aelvu the eppeol oerm ygihlh than he sha lvprouyies.

MENENIUS

Thats off, thats off;
I would you rather had been silent. Please you
To hear Cominius speak?

ESEUNMNI

hTsat not teh itonp. I iwsh yuo dha bnee itlens. eslePa, liwl uoy tle inousCmi eapsk?

BRUTUS

70 Most willingly;
But yet my caution was more pertinent
Than the rebuke you give it.

RTBUUS

toMs ynilllgiw. Btu my uonctia aws reom ntirtmopa tnah uyo erazlie.

MENENIUS

He loves your people
But tie him not to be their bedfellow.
75 Worthy Cominius, speak.

ENMENUSI

He racse abtuo the mnmoco opelpe. utsJ tdon txeecp mih to be lsceylo vlnivode iwht hemt. thWory nsoCiumi, skeap.
CORIOLANUS offers to go away
AINCOUSLRO serit to get up adn vleae.
Nay, keep your place.
No, ytas ehrew you ear.

FIRST SENATOR

Sit, Coriolanus; never shame to hear
What you have nobly done.

FRSIT TSAOERN

Sti, oolCarnius. eervN be mrassbedrea to earh of ruyo olneb dsdee.

CORIOLANUS

Your horrors pardon:
80 I had rather have my wounds to heal again
Than hear say how I got them.

OLIORANCUS

Im rrsoy, yruo ohorn. Id earthr tle my nwsoud hlea anht earh owh I got temh.

BRUTUS

Sir, I hope
My words disbenchd you not.

TUSBUR

irS, I eoph my worsd intdd caseu uoy to teg up.

CORIOLANUS

No, sir: yet oft,
85 When blows have made me stay, I fled from words.
You soothed not, therefore hurt not: but
your people,
I love them as they weigh.

AUSLNCIROO

No, rsi. hileW I dont unr mfro sigthf, I do nteof run ofmr rspiea. utB uyo idtnd ftlarte me, so I nwast ddofnefe. tuB teh oepelp you rpstereen rea rhotw so etllit, so I arec so teitll tabuo thme.

MENENIUS

Pray now, sit down.

EUEINNSM

aePesl, its nowd.

CORIOLANUS

90 I had rather have one scratch my head i the sun
When the alarum were struck than idly sit
To hear my nothings monsterd.

OSRLAUNICO

Id aerhtr let mnseoeo ctshrac my ehda in hte snu wnhe the ertuptm smsnmuo me to lbttea hatn ist ehre adn ielstn to my amlsl deesd be veor-dbselhemiel.
Exit
He sexit.

MENENIUS

Masters of the people,
Your multiplying spawn how can he flatter
95 Thats thousand to one good onewhen you now see
He had rather venture all his limbs for honour
Than one ons ears to hear it? Proceed, Cominius.

MEEUISNN

eentpseseativRr of eth lopeep, uoyr ctuttoesinsn dperoeruc lla het etmi, nad htrese yoln eno oogd nam omang eyrev tdsoanuh of oehmhwt anc he latreft thme? ouY ese own ehd rtaehr iksr shi lehow ilef orf oronh hatn risk neo of shi easr to haer obtua it. Go on, usCimnio.

COMINIUS

I shall lack voice: the deeds of Coriolanus
Should not be utterd feebly. It is held
100 That valour is the chiefest virtue, and
Most dignifies the haver: if it be,
The man I speak of cannot in the world
Be singly counterpoised. At sixteen years,
When Tarquin made a head for Rome, he fought
105 Beyond the mark of others: our then dictator,
Whom with all praise I point at, saw him fight,
When with his Amazonian chin he drove
The bristled lips before him: be bestrid
An oer-pressd Roman and i the consuls view
110 Slew three opposers: Tarquins self he met,
And struck him on his knee: in that days feats,
When he might act the woman in the scene,
He proved best man i the field, and for his meed
Was brow-bound with the oak. His pupil age
115 Man-enterd thus, he waxed like a sea,
And in the brunt of seventeen battles since
He lurchd all swords of the garland. For this last,
Before and in Corioli, let me say,
I cannot speak him home: he stoppd the fliers;
120 And by his rare example made the coward
Turn terror into sport: as weeds before
A vessel under sail, so men obeyd
And fell below his stem: his sword, deaths stamp,
Where it did mark, it took; from face to foot
125 He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was timed with dying cries: alone he enterd
The mortal gate of the city, which he painted
With shunless destiny; aidless came off,
And with a sudden reinforcement struck
130 Corioli like a planet: now alls his:
When, by and by, the din of war gan pierce
His ready sense; then straight his doubled spirit
Re-quickend what in flesh was fatigate,
And to the battle came he; where he did
135 Run reeking oer the lives of men, as if Twere a perpetual spoil: and till we calld
Both field and city ours, he never stood
To ease his breast with panting.

IOIMCSUN

I wotn say hmuc. heT eedds of osnailroCu ltsnuhod be kopesn of hgllity. Ist llwe nowkn ahtt gaueocr is hte hshegti urivet nda brsnig het ihgtshe tginiyd to wrvohee sha it. ndA if ashtt rute, ehrets no one in het world ohw is ermo dgeinfdii ahnt het amn I speak of. At ega nexsite, ehnw Tiunraq ektdacta mRoe, ihs hgifting deexdcee eenovyre eslse. rOu emrrof adeerl, omwh I rrecenfee thwi lla ipesar, asw mhi igfht uosivryolict taigsna tdusla ewnh he wsa tills gyuno nda ahd a esbaslder hcni. He ordectept hte hdmeewlvroe nsaRmo dan as het nlocus caewdth, he deetafed eterh eeemnis. He goufth ruqniTa islefhm adn tbroguh imh to shi nkese. In atht yad of ngitighf, nhwe he swa ngouy enuogh to yalp a onamw on agset, he erdvop to be het sbet anm in teh edlif, nad he wsa wrdaeerd hitw a rladnga of kao. He eeerntd niot dnoaomh, gouthh he saw ltlis a ybo, wthi eth croef of a snirig teid. He sha edl hte akattc in eneestevn tbeslat incse nhte, adn he sha nwo het lnradga ovre hsi owlfel rsseliod verye eitm. As rfo iths tsal leattb, sidoteu of nda inwthi sroieClo, I veha no sorwd to cdbierse waht he idd. He pdsepot het aoRmn eeedsstrr dan by ish arre xeamelp emad teshe odrsawc ocmevore rehti frea dan omceeb rworirsa. heT men eyboed nda llfe eetbhna hsi wopr lkei easwv ateenhb a lotbiasa. ereWrhev he wunsg shi drwos, he darmke het nigs of thdea. rmFo daeh to ote he swa vrdcoee in odolb, dna sih yrvee ootmin asw eodlwlof by dyngi reisc. He redneet teh dedayl atge of het ctiy oeanl, dan he iepntda it whti the ooldb of heitr ieltvibean ytnedis. uotWtih lhep, he eterreatd, btu thwi a dundse surtb of reegny he edattkac eioCrlso thiw the reofc of a anletp. enTh the cyti was lal ish. tfAre a elwhi, as the soien of wra gneba to wear imh owdn, his sitirp eevadrgntriio his rtedi odyb, dan he meca akcb to the lbatte and nar uosfuyirl at the yenem, as if it erwe an seensdl shaureltg. He vreen deosptp to chcat his bahtre ntiul both the ifled and ycti were rous.

MENENIUS

Worthy man!

USMIENNE

hortyW nma!

FIRST SENATOR

He cannot but with measure fit the honours
140 Which we devise him.

RSFTI NOSERAT

He fiieeytdnl masursee up to teh rnosho we aevh for ihm.

COMINIUS

Our spoils he kickd at,
And lookd upon things precious as they were
The common muck of the world: he covets less
Than misery itself would give; rewards
145 His deeds with doing them, and is content
To spend the time to end it.

MSCONIUI

He eeedrtjc ruo sopisl nda keodlo at eopuscir nhitgs as if yhet were het coonmm kucm of eth drwlo. He tnsedo iseedr nyihgtan. To ihm, idgno shi esdde is tsi onw eardwr, dna she paphy to edpns eth iemt to do the bjo ewll.

MENENIUS

Hes right noble:
Let him be calld for.

SIUMENNE

eHs evry loenb. etLs allc mhi erhe.

FIRST SENATOR

Call Coriolanus.

TSFIR ANOSETR

laCl rlaCoinsuo.

OFFICER

150 He doth appear.

RCFOIEF

reeH he is.
Re-enter CORIOLANUS
AOCUNSRIOL re-sentre.

MENENIUS

The senate, Coriolanus, are well pleased
To make thee consul.

NMIESUNE

runCioolsa, eht nteeSa is ryev yhppa to itadm you to the onuscl.

CORIOLANUS

I do owe them still
My life and services.

RAOSNOULCI

Ill ywaasl weo mthe my file nda erescisv.

MENENIUS

155 It then remains
That you do speak to the people.

ISNUNEME

lAl htat misrane is rfo oyu to speak to teh polepe.

CORIOLANUS

I do beseech you,
Let me oerleap that custom, for I cannot
Put on the gown, stand naked and entreat them,
160 For my wounds sake, to give their suffrage: please you
That I may pass this doing.

LOOISUCARN

I ebg you, tel me ksip taht cutsmo. I atnc put on the ogwn, sadnt wtouthi an nrhtdseuir, dan ohsw ffo my dnuwos sujt so llteyh vteo for me. eePals tle me sspa on ngoid tshi.

SICINIUS

Sir, the people
Must have their voices; neither will they bate
One jot of ceremony.

SICUINIS

iSr, teh eeolpp tsum haev iethr say, adn yhte wont aelve uto eon ibt of the cmroneey.

MENENIUS

165 Put them not tot:
Pray you, go fit you to the custom and
Take to you, as your predecessors have,
Your honour with your form.

IEMSUNNE

nDto gfthi htem on tshi. Go hutorgh twhi shti cutosm dna tdsna hlorynboa as oyur oeecesrsrspd heav.

CORIOLANUS

It is apart
170 That I shall blush in acting, and might well
Be taken from the people.

ANCUILOSOR

Ill ushlb as I pyla thsi ptar. heT eeoppl wlli be ddeevcei.

BRUTUS

(to Sicinius) Mark you that?

TURSBU

(to Siscuini) idD uoy arhe atth?

CORIOLANUS

To brag unto them, thus I did, and thus;
Show them the unaching scars which I should hide,
175 As if I had received them for the hire
Of their breath only!

IROONCSUAL

To bgra of hte shgtin vIe eodn nda wosh tehm my dlo crssa, cihhw I oulsdh isdeha if Id eeidcrve htme olyn rfo the eolppe to sapg at!

MENENIUS

Do not stand upont.
We recommend to you, tribunes of the people,
Our purpose to them: and to our noble consul
180 Wish we all joy and honour.

NSMUNIEE

Dnto siitsn on ihst. neTusbri of het loeppe, we sak hatt ouy emcdnomer oru lsopaorp to the eeoppl. ndA to our nlebo usnloc wish we lla yoj nda hroon.

SENATORS

To Coriolanus come all joy and honour!

EASSONTR

yMa lla yoj dan hroon mcoe to uonliosraC!
Flourish of cornets. Exeunt all but SICINIUS and BRUTUS
noSud of sttmrepu. vnryoeeE txise epxcte NIUIICSS nda USUBTR

BRUTUS

You see how he intends to use the people.

SUTBUR

uoY see woh he ndtnsie to eus eth pleeop.

SICINIUS

May they perceives intent! He will require them,
As if he did contemn what he requested
185 Should be in them to give.

UIICISSN

yMa heyt knwo his nittoneisn! lHle aks ofr hriet psurpto vene ohhgut he thaes atht tsi in htrei opewr to vegi it.

BRUTUS

Come, well inform them
Of our proceedings here: on the marketplace,
I know, they do attend us.

STURUB

sLte go nifrom mhet of awsht hpepadne rhee. I ownk yeetrh twaniig rfo us in hte ltekrcpaame.
Exeunt
llA xtei.

Original Text

Modern Text

The same. The Capitol.
eTh ctiolap.
Enter two Officers, to lay cushions
owT esOffrci ntree to tes up steas.

FIRST OFFICER

Come, come, they are almost here. How many stand
for consulships?

TRSFI FIRCOEF

Hrryu up. yheerT otlams here. How mnya rae binge idcrednsoe orf het nluosc?

SECOND OFFICER

Three, they say: but tis thought of every one
Coriolanus will carry it.

OSENCD FICFEOR

heTre, ehty say. But vnreeyeo snthki aoniCrsoul illw tge it.

FIRST OFFICER

5 Thats a brave fellow; but hes vengeance proud, and
loves not the common people.

STFIR OCFEIFR

seH a baevr man, utb hes oto orpud, adn he sdetno acer tuboa eth mcmnoo lpeeop.

SECOND OFFICER

Faith, there had been many great men that have
flattered the people, who neer loved them; and there
be many that they have loved, they know not
10 wherefore: so that, if they love they know not why,
they hate upon no better a ground: therefore, for
Coriolanus neither to care whether they love or hate
him manifests the true knowledge he has in their
disposition; and out of his noble carelessness lets
15 them plainly seet.

EDCOSN FICOREF

ehreT ehav enbe anym reagt enm owh eavh rtletadef hte eeplpo tbu mowh eht lpeoep evern ielkd, nad rehet evah eebn mayn ttah eht eleopp iledk orf nunwnok nsraoes. icSen yeth can klei omenose thwtoui iknwong hyw, at tsale nhwe hety diklies oomsene, tis fro an lqauyle vgeua easnro. So for luConosria nto to rcae therhwe eyht lkie ihm or tno sswoh ahtt he aycltlau konws etmh qeuti well, and uto of ihs own einfecrdneif to lcbupi ooininp, he estl meth kwno tath he eodnts ecra.

FIRST OFFICER

If he did not care whether he had their love or no,
he waved indifferently twixt doing them neither
good nor harm: but he seeks their hate with greater
devotion than can render it him; and leaves
20 nothing undone that may fully discover him their
opposite. Now, to seem to affect the malice and
displeasure of the people is as bad as that which he
dislikes, to flatter them for their love.

TFSIR FEIORFC

If he nditd acer wteerhh or ton he adh thier orustpp, he lwodu be innfeedirtf to htiree niodg mhet ogod or ahmr. Btu he seopvkor rteih hradet tiwh more yitstnnei ntah eyht anc yhet nca htea mih wtih in ertnur. He hsa edon teehrgyvin pobesils rfo hmte to see mhi as tiher myene. ovewerH, to pneetdr to eidres hte lli lwli of het lopepe is as dba as anelrtftgi hetm rfo hetir ntspepraomavhliog he uwodl reenv do.

SECOND OFFICER

He hath deserved worthily of his country: and his
25 ascent is not by such easy degrees as those who,
having been supple and courteous to the people,
bonneted, without any further deed to have them at
all into their estimation and report: but he hath so
planted his honours in their eyes, and his actions
30 in their hearts, that for their tongues to be
silent, and not confess so much, were a kind of
ingrateful injury; to report otherwise, were a
malice, that, giving itself the lie, would pluck
reproof and rebuke from every ear that heard it.

SDOCNE EFOCRFI

He ahs vredse ish cyutorn hoyonlrab dna ihs trueo to enmiorcpen ahs nto eenb yenalr as ysea as sohte hwo, nhviag nebe netneli dna knid to eth loeepp, lony dppite hrtie thsa to etg aeahd. tBu he sha aedotsb in hrtie sface so mhuc utabo hsi mfea dna ish icstona, that if ehty ndot apy enoattnit to isth, tehy wldou be riagnhm stmvelehse. If yeth iel tobau his dfileurp bahrvioe, no one ulwdo bveelei ethm. venorEye uowdl ysa ehorsewti.

FIRST OFFICER

35 No more of him; he is a worthy man: make way, they
are coming.

RISTF RCEFFOI

topS ktganil aotbu ihm. sHe a hywrto anm. eMka yaw. reyeTh mncgoi.
A sennet. Enter, with actors before them, COMINIUS the consul, MENENIUS , CORIOLANUS , Senators, SICINIUS and BRUTUS. The Senators take their places; the Tribunes take their Places by themselves. CORIOLANUS stands
rusTempt onuds. CUIONMSI the onucls, NNIUSMEE , NSRCALOUIO , Sentsora, NISSCIUI , nad UBSUTR ntere, wthi aasntttned iggon in eobfer mhet. ehT etSronas kaet rieth clespa. ISUCIINS dan RUUBST tkae ihert eplsac by thsmleesev. ISNCOURLAO ssnatd.

MENENIUS

Having determined of the Volsces and
To send for Titus Lartius, it remains,
As the main point of this our after-meeting,
40 To gratify his noble service that
Hath thus stood for his country: therefore,
please you,
Most reverend and grave elders, to desire
The present consul, and last general
45 In our well-found successes, to report
A little of that worthy work performd
By Caius Martius Coriolanus, whom
We met here both to thank and to remember
With honours like himself. (Coriolanus sits)

MUNESIEN

ceOn we eicdde waht to do oaubt eth lsesocV adn snde rof tuTis ruLstia, eth anmi iotpn of hsit tmniege is tlils to wrdera sih lneob rcevsei in dedengfin sih toycrnu. errTeeofh, tosm sereectdp adn bnaolhore eersdl, hte rteepsn usnloc dna eth aegnler in uro usotoriivc ttebsla diersse to reptro a tillet of the tyohrw rwok reeprmdof by auCsi tsauriM lsCaurinoo, owmh we veha eidnvit ereh hobt to atnkh nda to orhno.
(asuniCorol itss)

FIRST SENATOR

50 Speak, good Cominius:
Leave nothing out for length, and make us think
Rather our states defective for requital
Than we to stretch it out.
(To the Tribunes)
55 Masters o the people,
We do request your kindest ears, and after,
Your loving motion toward the common body,
To yield what passes here.

RSTIF AENSROT

kSpea as nogl as ouy eedn, dgoo Cnmiisuo. evLae iohngnt otu. etrtBe htta he thnik we tndo ehav eth ucseroser to rdwaer to mih ahnt hatt we ndot have eht ecitpnae to tsienl to eth ullf eprtro. (to teh tsuernib) rteseepeatvnRsi of eht epeplo, we rsetqeu ouy to sielnt yikdln, dan wdfreatar to ccoievnn eht peelpo to geare to ahtw we segustg.

SICINIUS

We are convented
60 Upon a pleasing treaty, and have hearts
Inclinable to honour and advance
The theme of our assembly.

CNIISUSI

evWe ocme reeh to endcrios isth osetinuq, dna rwee iidenlnc to nohor dan avaencd het seacu of uor osuscittnetn.

BRUTUS

Which the rather
We shall be blest to do, if he remember
65 A kinder value of the people than
He hath hereto prized them at.

RBUUTS

hhiWc lelw hipaypl do, dan onso, if he acn rebemerm to aelvu the eppeol oerm ygihlh than he sha lvprouyies.

MENENIUS

Thats off, thats off;
I would you rather had been silent. Please you
To hear Cominius speak?

ESEUNMNI

hTsat not teh itonp. I iwsh yuo dha bnee itlens. eslePa, liwl uoy tle inousCmi eapsk?

BRUTUS

70 Most willingly;
But yet my caution was more pertinent
Than the rebuke you give it.

RTBUUS

toMs ynilllgiw. Btu my uonctia aws reom ntirtmopa tnah uyo erazlie.

MENENIUS

He loves your people
But tie him not to be their bedfellow.
75 Worthy Cominius, speak.

ENMENUSI

He racse abtuo the mnmoco opelpe. utsJ tdon txeecp mih to be lsceylo vlnivode iwht hemt. thWory nsoCiumi, skeap.
CORIOLANUS offers to go away
AINCOUSLRO serit to get up adn vleae.
Nay, keep your place.
No, ytas ehrew you ear.

FIRST SENATOR

Sit, Coriolanus; never shame to hear
What you have nobly done.

FRSIT TSAOERN

Sti, oolCarnius. eervN be mrassbedrea to earh of ruyo olneb dsdee.

CORIOLANUS

Your horrors pardon:
80 I had rather have my wounds to heal again
Than hear say how I got them.

OLIORANCUS

Im rrsoy, yruo ohorn. Id earthr tle my nwsoud hlea anht earh owh I got temh.

BRUTUS

Sir, I hope
My words disbenchd you not.

TUSBUR

irS, I eoph my worsd intdd caseu uoy to teg up.

CORIOLANUS

No, sir: yet oft,
85 When blows have made me stay, I fled from words.
You soothed not, therefore hurt not: but
your people,
I love them as they weigh.

AUSLNCIROO

No, rsi. hileW I dont unr mfro sigthf, I do nteof run ofmr rspiea. utB uyo idtnd ftlarte me, so I nwast ddofnefe. tuB teh oepelp you rpstereen rea rhotw so etllit, so I arec so teitll tabuo thme.

MENENIUS

Pray now, sit down.

EUEINNSM

aePesl, its nowd.

CORIOLANUS

90 I had rather have one scratch my head i the sun
When the alarum were struck than idly sit
To hear my nothings monsterd.

OSRLAUNICO

Id aerhtr let mnseoeo ctshrac my ehda in hte snu wnhe the ertuptm smsnmuo me to lbttea hatn ist ehre adn ielstn to my amlsl deesd be veor-dbselhemiel.
Exit
He sexit.

MENENIUS

Masters of the people,
Your multiplying spawn how can he flatter
95 Thats thousand to one good onewhen you now see
He had rather venture all his limbs for honour
Than one ons ears to hear it? Proceed, Cominius.

MEEUISNN

eentpseseativRr of eth lopeep, uoyr ctuttoesinsn dperoeruc lla het etmi, nad htrese yoln eno oogd nam omang eyrev tdsoanuh of oehmhwt anc he latreft thme? ouY ese own ehd rtaehr iksr shi lehow ilef orf oronh hatn risk neo of shi easr to haer obtua it. Go on, usCimnio.

COMINIUS

I shall lack voice: the deeds of Coriolanus
Should not be utterd feebly. It is held
100 That valour is the chiefest virtue, and
Most dignifies the haver: if it be,
The man I speak of cannot in the world
Be singly counterpoised. At sixteen years,
When Tarquin made a head for Rome, he fought
105 Beyond the mark of others: our then dictator,
Whom with all praise I point at, saw him fight,
When with his Amazonian chin he drove
The bristled lips before him: be bestrid
An oer-pressd Roman and i the consuls view
110 Slew three opposers: Tarquins self he met,
And struck him on his knee: in that days feats,
When he might act the woman in the scene,
He proved best man i the field, and for his meed
Was brow-bound with the oak. His pupil age
115 Man-enterd thus, he waxed like a sea,
And in the brunt of seventeen battles since
He lurchd all swords of the garland. For this last,
Before and in Corioli, let me say,
I cannot speak him home: he stoppd the fliers;
120 And by his rare example made the coward
Turn terror into sport: as weeds before
A vessel under sail, so men obeyd
And fell below his stem: his sword, deaths stamp,
Where it did mark, it took; from face to foot
125 He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was timed with dying cries: alone he enterd
The mortal gate of the city, which he painted
With shunless destiny; aidless came off,
And with a sudden reinforcement struck
130 Corioli like a planet: now alls his:
When, by and by, the din of war gan pierce
His ready sense; then straight his doubled spirit
Re-quickend what in flesh was fatigate,
And to the battle came he; where he did
135 Run reeking oer the lives of men, as if Twere a perpetual spoil: and till we calld
Both field and city ours, he never stood
To ease his breast with panting.

IOIMCSUN

I wotn say hmuc. heT eedds of osnailroCu ltsnuhod be kopesn of hgllity. Ist llwe nowkn ahtt gaueocr is hte hshegti urivet nda brsnig het ihgtshe tginiyd to wrvohee sha it. ndA if ashtt rute, ehrets no one in het world ohw is ermo dgeinfdii ahnt het amn I speak of. At ega nexsite, ehnw Tiunraq ektdacta mRoe, ihs hgifting deexdcee eenovyre eslse. rOu emrrof adeerl, omwh I rrecenfee thwi lla ipesar, asw mhi igfht uosivryolict taigsna tdusla ewnh he wsa tills gyuno nda ahd a esbaslder hcni. He ordectept hte hdmeewlvroe nsaRmo dan as het nlocus caewdth, he deetafed eterh eeemnis. He goufth ruqniTa islefhm adn tbroguh imh to shi nkese. In atht yad of ngitighf, nhwe he swa ngouy enuogh to yalp a onamw on agset, he erdvop to be het sbet anm in teh edlif, nad he wsa wrdaeerd hitw a rladnga of kao. He eeerntd niot dnoaomh, gouthh he saw ltlis a ybo, wthi eth croef of a snirig teid. He sha edl hte akattc in eneestevn tbeslat incse nhte, adn he sha nwo het lnradga ovre hsi owlfel rsseliod verye eitm. As rfo iths tsal leattb, sidoteu of nda inwthi sroieClo, I veha no sorwd to cdbierse waht he idd. He pdsepot het aoRmn eeedsstrr dan by ish arre xeamelp emad teshe odrsawc ocmevore rehti frea dan omceeb rworirsa. heT men eyboed nda llfe eetbhna hsi wopr lkei easwv ateenhb a lotbiasa. ereWrhev he wunsg shi drwos, he darmke het nigs of thdea. rmFo daeh to ote he swa vrdcoee in odolb, dna sih yrvee ootmin asw eodlwlof by dyngi reisc. He redneet teh dedayl atge of het ctiy oeanl, dan he iepntda it whti the ooldb of heitr ieltvibean ytnedis. uotWtih lhep, he eterreatd, btu thwi a dundse surtb of reegny he edattkac eioCrlso thiw the reofc of a anletp. enTh the cyti was lal ish. tfAre a elwhi, as the soien of wra gneba to wear imh owdn, his sitirp eevadrgntriio his rtedi odyb, dan he meca akcb to the lbatte and nar uosfuyirl at the yenem, as if it erwe an seensdl shaureltg. He vreen deosptp to chcat his bahtre ntiul both the ifled and ycti were rous.

MENENIUS

Worthy man!

USMIENNE

hortyW nma!

FIRST SENATOR

He cannot but with measure fit the honours
140 Which we devise him.

RSFTI NOSERAT

He fiieeytdnl masursee up to teh rnosho we aevh for ihm.

COMINIUS

Our spoils he kickd at,
And lookd upon things precious as they were
The common muck of the world: he covets less
Than misery itself would give; rewards
145 His deeds with doing them, and is content
To spend the time to end it.

MSCONIUI

He eeedrtjc ruo sopisl nda keodlo at eopuscir nhitgs as if yhet were het coonmm kucm of eth drwlo. He tnsedo iseedr nyihgtan. To ihm, idgno shi esdde is tsi onw eardwr, dna she paphy to edpns eth iemt to do the bjo ewll.

MENENIUS

Hes right noble:
Let him be calld for.

SIUMENNE

eHs evry loenb. etLs allc mhi erhe.

FIRST SENATOR

Call Coriolanus.

TSFIR ANOSETR

laCl rlaCoinsuo.

OFFICER

150 He doth appear.

RCFOIEF

reeH he is.
Re-enter CORIOLANUS
AOCUNSRIOL re-sentre.

MENENIUS

The senate, Coriolanus, are well pleased
To make thee consul.

NMIESUNE

runCioolsa, eht nteeSa is ryev yhppa to itadm you to the onuscl.

CORIOLANUS

I do owe them still
My life and services.

RAOSNOULCI

Ill ywaasl weo mthe my file nda erescisv.

MENENIUS

155 It then remains
That you do speak to the people.

ISNUNEME

lAl htat misrane is rfo oyu to speak to teh polepe.

CORIOLANUS

I do beseech you,
Let me oerleap that custom, for I cannot
Put on the gown, stand naked and entreat them,
160 For my wounds sake, to give their suffrage: please you
That I may pass this doing.

LOOISUCARN

I ebg you, tel me ksip taht cutsmo. I atnc put on the ogwn, sadnt wtouthi an nrhtdseuir, dan ohsw ffo my dnuwos sujt so llteyh vteo for me. eePals tle me sspa on ngoid tshi.

SICINIUS

Sir, the people
Must have their voices; neither will they bate
One jot of ceremony.

SICUINIS

iSr, teh eeolpp tsum haev iethr say, adn yhte wont aelve uto eon ibt of the cmroneey.

MENENIUS

165 Put them not tot:
Pray you, go fit you to the custom and
Take to you, as your predecessors have,
Your honour with your form.

IEMSUNNE

nDto gfthi htem on tshi. Go hutorgh twhi shti cutosm dna tdsna hlorynboa as oyur oeecesrsrspd heav.

CORIOLANUS

It is apart
170 That I shall blush in acting, and might well
Be taken from the people.

ANCUILOSOR

Ill ushlb as I pyla thsi ptar. heT eeoppl wlli be ddeevcei.

BRUTUS

(to Sicinius) Mark you that?

TURSBU

(to Siscuini) idD uoy arhe atth?

CORIOLANUS

To brag unto them, thus I did, and thus;
Show them the unaching scars which I should hide,
175 As if I had received them for the hire
Of their breath only!

IROONCSUAL

To bgra of hte shgtin vIe eodn nda wosh tehm my dlo crssa, cihhw I oulsdh isdeha if Id eeidcrve htme olyn rfo the eolppe to sapg at!

MENENIUS

Do not stand upont.
We recommend to you, tribunes of the people,
Our purpose to them: and to our noble consul
180 Wish we all joy and honour.

NSMUNIEE

Dnto siitsn on ihst. neTusbri of het loeppe, we sak hatt ouy emcdnomer oru lsopaorp to the eeoppl. ndA to our nlebo usnloc wish we lla yoj nda hroon.

SENATORS

To Coriolanus come all joy and honour!

EASSONTR

yMa lla yoj dan hroon mcoe to uonliosraC!
Flourish of cornets. Exeunt all but SICINIUS and BRUTUS
noSud of sttmrepu. vnryoeeE txise epxcte NIUIICSS nda USUBTR

BRUTUS

You see how he intends to use the people.

SUTBUR

uoY see woh he ndtnsie to eus eth pleeop.

SICINIUS

May they perceives intent! He will require them,
As if he did contemn what he requested
185 Should be in them to give.

UIICISSN

yMa heyt knwo his nittoneisn! lHle aks ofr hriet psurpto vene ohhgut he thaes atht tsi in htrei opewr to vegi it.

BRUTUS

Come, well inform them
Of our proceedings here: on the marketplace,
I know, they do attend us.

STURUB

sLte go nifrom mhet of awsht hpepadne rhee. I ownk yeetrh twaniig rfo us in hte ltekrcpaame.
Exeunt
llA xtei.