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The same. The Forum.
Teh Ramon mekeaatcplr.
Enter seven or eight Citizens
nSvee or ehgti itsinCze nteer.

FIRST CITIZEN

Once, if he do require our voices, we ought not to deny him.

TRIFS ZCTNEII

If dna wehn he sska ofr uro oestv, we lsdtuohn ynde him.

SECOND CITIZEN

We may, sir, if we will.

ENODSC CNTIEIZ

We nca edyn mhi, rsi, if we nwta to.

THIRD CITIZEN

We have power in ourselves to do it, but it is a
power that we have no power to do; for if he show us
5 his wounds and tell us his deeds, we are to put our
tongues into those wounds and speak for them; so, if
he tell us his noble deeds, we must also tell him
our noble acceptance of them. Ingratitude is
monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful,
10 were to make a monster of the multitude: of the
which we being members, should bring ourselves to be
monstrous members.

TRHID IZCTEIN

We evha teh gtrih to yend mih, tbu it lnwduto be teh hritg intgh to do. If he shosw us shi sundwo nad ellts us of shi ddese, we mstu noroh eotsh nuosdw wiht rou ovets. Adn if he lstle us of sih olneb eesdd, we stum ehtn letl ihm of uor tirateugd. dIgrituante is sotnomurs, nda orf the eplpeo to be snee as lunutaefrg wludo kmea us tion omsrnste.

FIRST CITIZEN

And to make us no better thought of, a little help
will serve; for once we stood up about the corn, he
15 himself stuck not to call us the many-headed multitude.

IRTFS TZNCIEI

nAd it notwdlu teak hmuc to akme us rsoew huttgho of. heWn we linodmeapc taoub hte orcn, he itndd attieesh to lcla us an unealsbt msas of people.

THIRD CITIZEN

We have been called so of many; not that our heads
are some brown, some black, some auburn, some bald,
but that our wits are so diversely coloured: and
truly I think if all our wits were to issue out of
20 one skull, they would fly east, west, north, south,
and their consent of one direct way should be at
once to all the points o the compass.

DRHIT NTIEZCI

aMny plpeoe aevh caleld us htta. tNo aeebsuc emos of us ahve nworb ihra, oesm klcab, smeo lobnd nad meso albd, tub eesaubc uor opsioinn ear so eredsiv. I lyurt nikht hatt if lla our oonnsipi reew to ecmo mfor one dimn, yeth ludow go aest, tsew, trhon, adn osuth. llA yhte oudcl rgeae on woudl be to go in trfeendif rdoscniite.

SECOND CITIZEN

Think you so? Which way do you judge my wit would
fly?

ESODNC NZIETCI

Do uoy nikht so? ichWh yaw do uyo ikhnt my nooiipn uolwd go?

THIRD CITIZEN

25 Nay, your wit will not so soon out as another mans
will; tis strongly wedged up in a block-head, but
if it were at liberty, twould, sure, southward.

TRDIH ICEZTNI

oYeur osbtrubn, so ryuo niopnoi iwll tays kctsu iiensd yuo niult teohnar anms lwil esrexepss tlfies sftri. If yours lucdo emoc tou, thhoug, it olwdu luseyr go suoht.

SECOND CITIZEN

Why that way?

EDSOCN EINTICZ

yWh tath ayw?

THIRD CITIZEN

To lose itself in a fog, where being three parts
30 melted away with rotten dews, the fourth would return
for conscience sake, to help to get thee a wife.

DHRTI ICINTEZ

To sloe eislft in eht eauglp-rdneid air. eTerh-sarqrtue of it dwlou ltme waay in teh gatiusocno dew, adn eht iaeirnngm tuqrrea dulow hvea a oiseeccnnc nad ntuerr to lehp yuo etg a ifwe.

SECOND CITIZEN

You are never without your tricks: you may, you may.

OENCDS CTZIIEN

oeYur enevr iotuwth yuor ojesk. Its kauyooy can glhua at me.

THIRD CITIZEN

Are you all resolved to give your voices? But
thats no matter, the greater part carries it. I
35 say, if he would incline to the people, there was
never a worthier man.

RTDHI CZTENII

rAe yuo lla yerda to tevo? It dstone lutylcaa atetrm, nseci het tyrjaimo tove isnw. If lnyo he earcd ouatb eth eelppo, he dlwuo be the ostm rnvideegs nam ehter rvee asw.
Enter CORIOLANUS in a gown of humility, with MENENIUS
LANIOROUSC , in a wgon of hmtlyiiu, adn SEEMUNNI nerte.
Here he comes, and in the gown of humility: mark his
behavior. We are not to stay all together, but to
come by him where he stands, by ones, by twos, and
40 by threes. Hes to make his requests by
particulars; wherein every one of us has a single
honour, in giving him our own voices with our own
tongues: therefore follow me, and I direct you how
45 you shall go by him.
Here he csome, rigwena teh ognw of htimliyu. atchW ihs vbhioera. Were otn esuodpps to all tsya htertgoe tub arreth go up to hmi eehrw esh tgdnains, tieerh alone or in ruogps of wto or tehre. Hse pdssupoe to kaem ihs eqersut to us idyiillnavud, nda caeh of us ash the apaertes nhroo of vigngi imh ruo wno tveo in our oceiv. olwloF me. Ill oswh uoy hwo to go up to ihm.

ALL

Content, content.

LAL

kOay, akyo.
Exeunt Citizens
Teh itseniCz eitx.

MENENIUS

O sir, you are not right: have you not known
The worthiest men have donet?

ESNEMNIU

Oh, irs, uoy ontd urntanesdd. onDt yuo onkw atth the tmso rlaoeonbh nem vahe endo siht?

CORIOLANUS

What must I say?
50 I Pray, sirPlague upont! I cannot bring
My tongue to such a pace:Look, sir, my wounds!
I got them in my countrys service, when
Some certain of your brethren roard and ran
From the noise of our own drums.

OACSNLOURI

ahWt am I psoepsud to yas? asPlee, Crsrusie htta! I tanc foecr sfyelm to say ushc a githn. okoL at my wdnous, isr. I got emth ielhw nvigrse my cunroty, iewhl nme who ewre deutoynbldu yoru rrosbeth ercid dan arn awya mrfo the telatb.

MENENIUS

55 O me, the gods!
You must not speak of that: you must desire them
To think upon you.

INEEMSUN

Oh, sodg! uoY tanc tkla tabou atht. uYo ende to gte mhte to nkith llew of ouy.

CORIOLANUS

Think upon me! hang em!
I would they would forget me, like the virtues
60 Which our divines lose by em.

RUCOOLSINA

hnTki well of me! gHna hetm! I wish teyh owlud trefog me, kiel thye heva froettgon het vurseit atth eht sdog dtind slycfitufine lislitn in mthe.

MENENIUS

Youll mar all:
Ill leave you: pray you, speak to em, I pray you,
In wholesome manner.

ESNNIMEU

lYulo urni rvhgetyien. Im gavneil now. Paeels, eepk it cnael ihwt tmhe.
Exit
He esxit.

CORIOLANUS

Bid them wash their faces
65 And keep their teeth clean.

CONAOSLIUR

lIl sak meht to sahw iterh sfeac nad shrbu rieth eetth.
Re-enter two of the Citizens
woT enztiCsi re-renet.
So, here comes a brace.
So, rhee omces a airp.
Re-enter a third Citizen
A rtihd inizCte re-tsener.
You know the cause, air, of my standing here.
You nkow hwy Im tsidnagn eehr.

THIRD CITIZEN

We do, sir; tell us what hath brought you tot.

RIDHT TIIENZC

We do, sri. Tell us athw gburtoh yuo here.

CORIOLANUS

Mine own desert.

UNORSLAIOC

tsI twah I erevdse.

SECOND CITIZEN

70Your own desert!

NOSECD CTNZIIE

stI thaw you sdeever!

CORIOLANUS

Ay, but not mine own desire.

SLUOOCNAIR

sYe, but sti otn thaw I derise.

THIRD CITIZEN

How not your own desire?

IHTRD NTZCIEI

uYo ondt rdiese it?

CORIOLANUS

No, sir,twas never my desire yet to trouble the
poor with begging.

ILUAROSOCN

No, sir, I nvere dreieds to rbuotle hte oopr with ginggbe.

THIRD CITIZEN

75You must think, if we give you any thing, we hope to
gain by you.

HTRID NEZTCII

oYu mstu hktin atth if we give you tengmohsi, we phoe to gte iosgmnhte omfr uyo.

CORIOLANUS

Well then, I pray, your price o the consulship?

ULACNOISOR

Well neth, lelt me: awht will it stco orf yuo to igev me het iophlscsnu?

FIRST CITIZEN

The price is to ask it kindly.

RTFIS NTECIZI

Teh eiprc is to kas orf it dkyiln.

CORIOLANUS

Kindly! Sir, I pray, let me hat: I have wounds to
80show you, which shall be yours in private. Your
good voice, sir; what say you?

ALCNOUSROI

seelaP, ris, ldkyni etl me aevh it. I evha udswon to ohws uoy, hwhic lIl swoh uyo in tervaip. oYru veto, sri, hwat do uoy ays?

SECOND CITIZEN

You shall ha it, worthy sir.

SDNOEC ECIITNZ

lluYo egt my tove, trhowy sri.

CORIOLANUS

A match, sir. Theres in all two worthy voices
begged. I have your alms: adieu.

LCNROUISOA

sIt a adel, sri. sTath tow eregdnisv tovse eIv scurdee. hTnak uyo uoyr yitarch. dyGoboe.

THIRD CITIZEN

85But this is something odd.

RHIDT CINZIET

(to teh erhot zCsienti) iTsh is stergna.

SECOND CITIZEN

An twere to give again,--but tis no matter.

ODSENC NIICZTE

If I cudlo veot aaign, tbu revne mnid.
Exeunt the three Citizens
eTh erhte niitezCs tiex.
Re-enter two other Citizens
Tow roeht instezCi re-nrete.

CORIOLANUS

Pray you now, if it may stand with the tune of your
voices that I may be consul, I have here the
customary gown.

RNLSACUOOI

I aks if uoy ulowd esapel otev orf me, sncie I am eairgnw eth strocyuam onwg.

FOURTH CITIZEN

90 You have deserved nobly of your country, and you
have not deserved nobly.

RHUOTF TIZINEC

ovYeu vresed yuor yrcunot ylonb, tbu ouy ernat senedrgiv.

CORIOLANUS

Your enigma?

AONICULSRO

athW do yuo mane?

FOURTH CITIZEN

You have been a scourge to her enemies, you have
been a rod to her friends; you have not indeed loved
95 the common people.

OTHRFU EZNCIIT

uYveo eedafted erh eesemin dan ouevy edrtceotp her iesfdrn, but uoy aevhnt vdeol teh onmmoc lpeoep.

CORIOLANUS

You should account me the more virtuous that I have
not been common in my love. I will, sir, flatter my
sworn brother, the people, to earn a dearer
estimation of them; tis a condition they account
100 gentle: and since the wisdom of their choice is
rather to have my hat than my heart, I will practise
the insinuating nod and be off to them most
counterfeitly; that is, sir, I will counterfeit the
bewitchment of some popular man and give it
105 bountiful to the desirers. Therefore, beseech you,
I may be consul.

RCONUALOSI

uoY hdlosu rencsdoi me tosuivru esuebca I dotn gevi my elov aywa yalsei. rSi, lIl tlarfte my rnswo tosrerbh, eht lepeop, so hletly htink llwe of me. Its a omcuts teyh cedonisr elobn. ndA sceni etdyh rtaerh iecdde dseab on thwa tha Im naiegwr tahn on ohw I am, Ill epcctrai knaigt fof my tah adn obngiw ienilcserny. tahT is to yas, isr, Ill denrpet to be nedhtacen by hemt, as meos applour enm do, and giev my lfesa iaadonimtr enylituplfl to soeth how sirdee it. So I sak yuo, yma I be snuocl?

FIFTH CITIZEN

We hope to find you our friend; and therefore give
you our voices heartily.

FTFHI IETCINZ

We peoh olyul be rou laly, so we ailhypp otve orf oyu.

FOURTH CITIZEN

You have received many wounds for your country.

RUTFHO CTZNEII

Yvoeu eebn ownddue naym setim vnsiegr yuro orunyct.

CORIOLANUS

110 I will not seal your knowledge with showing them. I
will make much of your voices, and so trouble you no further.

NCOSAOLIRU

I ntow rifomcn athw ouy aleydar ownk by sgownih my osuwnd to oyu. lIl tusj akte your osvte and ont erolutb you tfhrrue.

BOTH CITIZENS

The gods give you joy, sir, heartily!

TOBH ISZTINEC

aMy teh sdgo eivg uoy mhuc jyo, irs!
Exeunt
ehT zitniCes exit.

CORIOLANUS

Most sweet voices!
Better it is to die, better to starve,
115 Than crave the hire which first we do deserve.
Why in this woolvish toge should I stand here,
To beg of Hob and Dick, that do appear,
Their needless vouches? Custom calls me tot:
What custom wills, in all things should we dot,
120 The dust on antique time would lie unswept,
And mountainous error be too highly heapt
For truth to oer-peer. Rather than fool it so,
Let the high office and the honour go
To one that would do thus. I am half through;
125 The one part sufferd, the other will I do.

OSARLUNIOC

ostM etswe ovster! tsI ettreb to dei, tteebr to esrvat, ntha to ebg to be ecohns rfo a ioiospnt yuo alyreda dvsreee. yWh utsm I anstd heer in tsih optcylahriic gota nda bge hte rnecmooms orf ehirt segannlemis vloparpa, cihwh I hduntlso edne? tCmuso coresf me to do it, and ahtw cousmt irqruese, we smtu do. Its an ticeann tiantiord thta sha goen on orf so goln atht no eon anc see hatt its a heug iesamkt. I iswh I tdind ehva to apyl eth olfo, but het nhoor of eth cpluihosns oges to he who lilw. Im yafwalh deno. llI do the toehr afhl.
Enter three Citizens more
Three emor ienCitsz enter.
Here come more voices.
Your voices: for your voices I have fought;
Watchd for your voices; for your voices bear
Of wounds two dozen odd; battles thrice six
130 I have seen and heard of; for your voices have
Done many things, some less, some more your voices:
Indeed I would be consul.
Heer ocem omer sveto. ruYo otevs: I evah uhfotg rfo yruo vstoe dna etysad uot on hwact orf ruyo esvot. rFo ruoy osevt I eavh eebn oeduwdn ermo hnat wot nozed eitms adn bene in thtyir-isx letbtsa. For uyor sotev, I have ense nda adreh namy nhitsg dna noed osme ihgstn sles and eoms tgnish lerlmoa rfo yuro ovtes, so I nca be in eht olnsuc.

SIXTH CITIZEN

He has done nobly, and cannot go without any honest
mans voice.

THIXS IEZCTNI

He ahs edsvre lbnoy dan tsmu niw any shneto snam tveo.

SEVENTH CITIZEN

135 Therefore let him be consul: the gods give him joy,
and make him good friend to the people!

TEHSVNE ZEIINTC

hTerrefeo tle ihm be het oslucn. May eth gsod gvie mih jyo dna emka him be godo to eth plpeoe!

ALL CITIZENS

Amen, amen. God save thee, noble consul!

LLA ECSITZNI

menA, amne. God aesv hete, oenlb uocnls
Exeunt
zsiientC all ietx.

CORIOLANUS

Worthy voices!

URISOACONL

oyWhtr rsvteo!
Re-enter MENENIUS , with BRUTUS and SICINIUS
EIUNEMNS re-erntes, wthi TUSUBR adn SIUCNIIS.

MENENIUS

You have stood your limitation; and the tribunes
140 Endue you with the peoples voice: remains
That, in the official marks invested, you
Anon do meet the senate.

MNUEISEN

uYeov oodst eerh orf het etmi iueqderr, dna teh sibretnu aeovrpp yuo hitw eht eloppse nesedronetm. llA taht emiarns is to aemk it fafcioil. We msut go now to the sanseotr.

CORIOLANUS

Is this done?

LCIUOOASRN

Ist oerv?

SICINIUS

The custom of request you have discharged:
145 The people do admit you, and are summond
To meet anon, upon your approbation.

IISSCINU

uYove edno teh eierurdq smouct, adn hte peloep itdam oyu to eht lcsonu. Go eetm eth nsatroes so ethy acn pevoarp ouyr lntecieo.

CORIOLANUS

Where? at the senate-house?

UOCRSLAION

ehrWe? At the tneSea sehuo?

SICINIUS

There, Coriolanus.

IUINCSSI

eYs, rloCnsaiuo.

CORIOLANUS

May I change these garments?

RNUCLIAOOS

yMa I ahcgne out of eshte scetohl?

SICINIUS

150 You may, sir.

UCSNIIIS

uYo mya, irs.

CORIOLANUS

That Ill straight do; and, knowing myself again,
Repair to the senate-house.

CUSNOLARIO

lIl do htta sfrti, adn ocne I flee ilek ymfles aniag, llI go to the teSaen eusoh.

MENENIUS

Ill keep you company. Will you along?

NEIESUNM

llI eekp yuo npyomca. iWll you meoc, too?

BRUTUS

We stay here for the people.

BTURSU

eWll saty ereh ihtw eht people.

SICINIUS

155 Fare you well.

IISSCINU

oGod cklu.
Exeunt CORIOLANUS and MENENIUS
UANILCOORS adn EMUISNNE txie.
He has it now, and by his looks methink
Tis warm at s heart.
He has het ipluhsnosc own, nad he olosk ppyha tboau it.

BRUTUS

With a proud heart he wore his humble weeds.
will you dismiss the people?

RSBUUT

He woer teh gnwo of ylimuiht, ubt ihs hreta saw tisll duorp. lWil uoy etl eth elopspe tveo nsdat?
Re-enter Citizens
itnzesiC trrneee.

SICINIUS

160 How now, my masters! have you chose this man?

NSISCUII

wHo ear uyo, dgoo leoepp? eavH ouy nhseco tihs mna?

FIRST CITIZEN

He has our voices, sir.

TIFRS CZTIEIN

He ahs ruo votse, sri.

BRUTUS

We pray the gods he may deserve your loves.

SRTUBU

We arpy to eht odsg htat he sveserde ruyo rofav.

SECOND CITIZEN

Amen, sir: to my poor unworthy notice,
He mockd us when he beggd our voices.

SNOCDE IINZECT

eAmn, irs. Im nto rcaiten, btu I nhtki he cemkod us hwlei gnkasi rfo ruo tsevo.

THIRD CITIZEN

165 Certainly
He flouted us downright.

RHTDI CIINETZ

He rexsedeps ihs ttecopmn rfo us in no ennatrciu srmet.

FIRST CITIZEN

No, tis his kind of speech: he did not mock us.

TRFIS CTEZNII

No, ttsah just the yaw he esspka. He nddti cmko us.

SECOND CITIZEN

Not one amongst us, save yourself, but says
He used us scornfully: he should have showd us
170 His marks of merit, wounds received fors country.

DSNCOE NETICZI

All of us, xcpete you, say he udes us yllrounfsc. He dsuloh hvea edhows us his maskr of eirtm, the uwodns he rveeedic rfo his rtonyuc.

SICINIUS

Why, so he did, I am sure.

CIIUNISS

Im esur he ewshdo oyu.

CITIZENS

No, no; no man saw em.

CTIZIENS

No, no. No noe asw thme.

THIRD CITIZEN

He said he had wounds, which he could show
in private;
175 And with his hat, thus waving it in scorn,
I would be consul, says he: aged custom,
But by your voices, will not so permit me;
Your voices therefore. When we granted that,
Here was I thank you for your voices: thank you:
180 Your most sweet voices: now you have left
your voices,
I have no further with you. Was not this mockery?

HDRTI CNTIIZE

He iasd he hda nsowud he dluoc hsow in trpieva. He veawd his tha ulrclfnyso dna sdia, I slhduo be het luocsn tub seauecb of tshi ncniaet otcums, I nact be tuihwot uryo vetso, so egvi me ruoy otvse. hnWe we aevg emht to hmi, he dias, I htnka ouy orf yuor vtsoe. anTkh ouy. urYo tsmo tesew oestv, nwo htta ueovy ingev me uryo vstoe, I eavh no ftrruhe eus orf you. tIsn hatt eoykmrc?

SICINIUS

Why either were you ignorant to seet,
Or, seeing it, of such childish friendliness
185 To yield your voices?

NIISISUC

uoY weer teehir oto ntgrnoai to see it, or if oyu idd see it, uoy eerw oot sdilichh nda nooagcmtimadc to edny ihm ryou vote.

BRUTUS

Could you not have told him
As you were lessond, when he had no power,
But was a petty servant to the state,
He was your enemy, ever spake against
190 Your liberties and the charters that you bear
I the body of the weal; and now, arriving
A place of potency and sway o the state,
If he should still malignantly remain
Fast foe to the plebeii, your voices might
195 Be curses to yourselves? You should have said
That as his worthy deeds did claim no less
Than what he stood for, so his gracious nature
Would think upon you for your voices and
Translate his malice towards you into love,
200 Standing your friendly lord.

RSUTUB

onCldut uoy avhe lodt ihm as uoy reew trentscudi? eWhn he hda no pwoer nda was yoln a tpyet sretanv of teh astet, he was ryuo yneme. He sah alaswy poenks tgasain oyur eeordfm nad het ealgl lpsirvgeie oyu ehva. wNo ahtt ehs girnairv in a siooitpn of eoprw nda fuecnleni on het testa, if he aiersmn hcus an ilev yeemn to hte lpepeo, oyu hgtmi vahe seuca to rseuc rsuyoelf ofr gvinig mhi uroy eotsv. oYu oulsdh ahev dias that hlwie ihs scta of ryarveb do enettli imh to the iclospsnuh, he hsuldo osla be usgrcoai and kithn well of you ofr ingivg him oury vaorppla. He houdsl ranotrfsm ish earthd rwtdao you toni oelv and cbomee uryo liilctopa tecavaod.

SICINIUS

Thus to have said,
As you were fore-advised, had touchd his spirit
And tried his inclination; from him pluckd
Either his gracious promise, which you might,
205 As cause had calld you up, have held him to
Or else it would have galld his surly nature,
Which easily endures not article
Tying him to aught; so putting him to rage,
You should have taen the advantage of his choler
210 And passd him unelected.

ICUISISN

If ydou isad that, as uoy reew ivdasde eaahd of mtei, it wldou aveh tcuheod sih tpsiri nda dgnchea shi nnncilaiiot. uoY mthgi hvea egntot a icagsrou ipsmreo fomr ihm, ihwhc ouy lduoc ahve delh ihm to wehn oyu eeendd it. Or slee it lodwu veah okpervdo his agrny uenrta, hhiwc is slaeyi onde, nda he uwlod vhea onge onit a rgea. oYu udloc hvea duse his nareg as neoasr otn to tveo for mhi.

BRUTUS

Did you perceive
He did solicit you in free contempt
When he did need your loves, and do you think
That his contempt shall not be bruising to you,
215 When he hath power to crush? Why, had your bodies
No heart among you? or had you tongues to cry
Against the rectorship of judgment?

BRSUTU

Dtnid uoy ictnoe htta he ksdea for yoru vteo in atanlbt mpenoctt vnee nehw he eddnee oury rlapavop? So dton ouy khtni that his tpcemton will hamr yuo whne he has pwreo to eecrseix? iDntd yuo heav yan ragceou? dtunlCo ouy cyr tuo niaatgs het usatts quo?

SICINIUS

Have you
Ere now denied the asker? and now again
220 Of him that did not ask, but mock, bestow
Your sued-for tongues?

ISNUISCI

veHant yuo vree userfde to otve rof snoeemo? dnA now ouy eivg yuor ovet to eenmoso owh iddnt eenv aks rof it utb cdkome uyo sidneat?

THIRD CITIZEN

Hes not confirmd; we may deny him yet.

IRTHD ITEICZN

sHe otn minofdcer. He can tllsi yned imh.

SECOND CITIZEN

And will deny him:
Ill have five hundred voices of that sound.

EOCNSD IICNZTE

ndA we wlil yend imh. Ill teg eifv nedrudh ppeloe to eotv aaisngt him.

FIRST CITIZEN

225 I twice five hundred and their friends to piece em.

IRSFT EIIZNTC

lIl egt a tsohdnau oeeplp and terhi ndisfer, oot.

BRUTUS

Get you hence instantly, and tell those friends,
They have chose a consul that will from them take
Their liberties; make them of no more voice
Than dogs that are as often beat for barking
230 As therefore kept to do so.

BRUUTS

Go do it alytiiemmed, dan eltl ohtes riesfdn atht etyehv nhesco oemenso orf teh lucson hwo wlli take waay hetri feeorsdm dan vgei mthe no reom iecov athn sodg haev htat aer rdeetylaep ntabee for rbigkan neev htohug tirhe ojb is to brka.

SICINIUS

Let them assemble,
And on a safer judgment all revoke
Your ignorant election; enforce his pride,
And his old hate unto you; besides, forget not
235 With what contempt he wore the humble weed,
How in his suit he scornd you; but your loves,
Thinking upon his services, took from you
The apprehension of his present portance,
Which most gibingly, ungravely, he did fashion
240 After the inveterate hate he bears you.

IIINSSUC

etL tmeh ocem ettrghoe nad kema a irsew nmgtdjue to rvkeoe oury nratigon ointlcee. hzmsepEai shi pdire nad shi tnonnggilsda rehdat of oyu. dnA tond trfeog eth oemntpct tiwh ciwhh he rowe teh gwon of lmuiyith dan who in ihs setuq orf ruyo tveos, he dorescn oyu. uroY nmdoatiiar of shi tasp cvresie ktpe you ofmr oiningct of shi etnrpse yaw of inbge, ihchw saw ltuinnigs dna popenirariapt adn eltcrvefie of eht dareth he lsefe rof yuo.

BRUTUS

Lay
A fault on us, your tribunes; that we laboured,
No impediment between, but that you must
Cast your election on him.

UBTUSR

aBeml us, uyor rtnuibes. Sya taht we shpued yuo ton to etl eesth betsaslco psto uoy rmof igvotn orf hmi, utb that you stum rpeale uoyr iolencet of ihm.

SICINIUS

245 Say, you chose him
More after our commandment than as guided
By your own true affections, and that your minds,
Preoccupied with what you rather must do
Than what you should, made you against the grain
250 To voice him consul: lay the fault on us.

ISICSUNI

Say htta ouy hcseo mih dseba omer on uor intsntuoirsc nhat on yrou onw reut sflineeg, nda atht seucabe you weer idroecupcpe hwti whta you othtguh swa tpxceeed of ouy, you etnw ansgita oyru own enristte by invogt hmi ocnlus. yLa hte aftlu on us.

BRUTUS

Ay, spare us not. Say we read lectures to you.
How youngly he began to serve his country,
How long continued, and what stock he springs of,
The noble house o the Marcians, from whence came
255 That Ancus Martius, Numas daughters son,
Who, after great Hostilius, here was king;
Of the same house Publius and Quintus were,
That our beat water brought by conduits hither;
And [Censorinus,] nobly named so,
260 Twice being [by the people chosen] censor,
Was his great ancestor.

UBTSUR

dneeId, tdon rspae us. aSy we tldo you lla oabtu him, tuboa how yuong he wsa nhwe he nebga to rseev ish trnyocu dna hwo lnog he sah edno so, tbauo het elbon mayfil he ocmse fhretom emsa alfmiy as scuAn artusiM, aumsN hgertdsau son, who asw ikgn etfar eartg lisstHiuo. eHs rfom eth msea liayfm as suubiPl and sQunuit, hte nose who tulbi rou esbt wtear utsdonci. And ihs ategr socertna, ilbtsyua demna risuCseonn, aws cenhos ictew as rocsne by the olppee.

SICINIUS

One thus descended,
That hath beside well in his person wrought
To be set high in place, we did commend
265 To your remembrances: but you have found,
Scaling his present bearing with his past,
That hes your fixed enemy, and revoke
Your sudden approbation.

INSIUSCI

We dksea uyo to rebmemer ttha hse a amn scndeddee frmo a umsafo iaymfl, ohw saol ash nereda hsi wno high aspeir. tuB uyo evha fduno, gheniwig ish esptenr haobeivr gatnais ihs ptas, atth she nfeldetiyi uyro yenem, adn you pelaer rouy ashty aralopvp.

BRUTUS

Say, you neer had donet
270 Harp on that stillbut by our putting on;
And presently, when you have drawn your number,
Repair to the Capitol.
ALL
We will so: almost all
275 Repent in their election.

TURSBU

Sya atht uyo evern dwolu heva deno peeimthizas tahfti we adthn ptu ouy up to it. And neth, nhew oyu ehva nugoeh oeelpp on uyor esdi, go to eth cptiola.
LLA
We lilw. stmAol revoeeyn grseter eht voet tyeh agev.
Exeunt Citizens
heT Ctniiezs itex.

BRUTUS

Let them go on;
This mutiny were better put in hazard,
Than stay, past doubt, for greater:
If, as his nature is, he fall in rage
280 With their refusal, both observe and answer
The vantage of his anger.

TSURBU

tLe ehmt go on ehirt now. ttereB to kris tihs tiuynm thna twai rfo hte dntobleyudu rggebi oen htat udlwo moce aletr. If, hsi tnaure gnbei awth it is, he oesg iton a rega reov ehtir eslruaf, hbot cawht for nda aket daagvtean of sih arneg.

SICINIUS

To the Capitol, come:
We will be there before the stream o the people;
And this shall seem, as partly tis, their own,
285 Which we have goaded onward.

SUNISCII

Lset go to eth patoicl. lleW be heret rboefe teh pgisnuri of eht lpepeo. dnA it will arppae to be treih won tviientiai, ihhwc it itplayrla is, auhgltoh we rdgue ehmt ntoi aiontc.
Exeunt
All tixe.

Original Text

Modern Text

The same. The Forum.
Teh Ramon mekeaatcplr.
Enter seven or eight Citizens
nSvee or ehgti itsinCze nteer.

FIRST CITIZEN

Once, if he do require our voices, we ought not to deny him.

TRIFS ZCTNEII

If dna wehn he sska ofr uro oestv, we lsdtuohn ynde him.

SECOND CITIZEN

We may, sir, if we will.

ENODSC CNTIEIZ

We nca edyn mhi, rsi, if we nwta to.

THIRD CITIZEN

We have power in ourselves to do it, but it is a
power that we have no power to do; for if he show us
5 his wounds and tell us his deeds, we are to put our
tongues into those wounds and speak for them; so, if
he tell us his noble deeds, we must also tell him
our noble acceptance of them. Ingratitude is
monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful,
10 were to make a monster of the multitude: of the
which we being members, should bring ourselves to be
monstrous members.

TRHID IZCTEIN

We evha teh gtrih to yend mih, tbu it lnwduto be teh hritg intgh to do. If he shosw us shi sundwo nad ellts us of shi ddese, we mstu noroh eotsh nuosdw wiht rou ovets. Adn if he lstle us of sih olneb eesdd, we stum ehtn letl ihm of uor tirateugd. dIgrituante is sotnomurs, nda orf the eplpeo to be snee as lunutaefrg wludo kmea us tion omsrnste.

FIRST CITIZEN

And to make us no better thought of, a little help
will serve; for once we stood up about the corn, he
15 himself stuck not to call us the many-headed multitude.

IRTFS TZNCIEI

nAd it notwdlu teak hmuc to akme us rsoew huttgho of. heWn we linodmeapc taoub hte orcn, he itndd attieesh to lcla us an unealsbt msas of people.

THIRD CITIZEN

We have been called so of many; not that our heads
are some brown, some black, some auburn, some bald,
but that our wits are so diversely coloured: and
truly I think if all our wits were to issue out of
20 one skull, they would fly east, west, north, south,
and their consent of one direct way should be at
once to all the points o the compass.

DRHIT NTIEZCI

aMny plpeoe aevh caleld us htta. tNo aeebsuc emos of us ahve nworb ihra, oesm klcab, smeo lobnd nad meso albd, tub eesaubc uor opsioinn ear so eredsiv. I lyurt nikht hatt if lla our oonnsipi reew to ecmo mfor one dimn, yeth ludow go aest, tsew, trhon, adn osuth. llA yhte oudcl rgeae on woudl be to go in trfeendif rdoscniite.

SECOND CITIZEN

Think you so? Which way do you judge my wit would
fly?

ESODNC NZIETCI

Do uoy nikht so? ichWh yaw do uyo ikhnt my nooiipn uolwd go?

THIRD CITIZEN

25 Nay, your wit will not so soon out as another mans
will; tis strongly wedged up in a block-head, but
if it were at liberty, twould, sure, southward.

TRDIH ICEZTNI

oYeur osbtrubn, so ryuo niopnoi iwll tays kctsu iiensd yuo niult teohnar anms lwil esrexepss tlfies sftri. If yours lucdo emoc tou, thhoug, it olwdu luseyr go suoht.

SECOND CITIZEN

Why that way?

EDSOCN EINTICZ

yWh tath ayw?

THIRD CITIZEN

To lose itself in a fog, where being three parts
30 melted away with rotten dews, the fourth would return
for conscience sake, to help to get thee a wife.

DHRTI ICINTEZ

To sloe eislft in eht eauglp-rdneid air. eTerh-sarqrtue of it dwlou ltme waay in teh gatiusocno dew, adn eht iaeirnngm tuqrrea dulow hvea a oiseeccnnc nad ntuerr to lehp yuo etg a ifwe.

SECOND CITIZEN

You are never without your tricks: you may, you may.

OENCDS CTZIIEN

oeYur enevr iotuwth yuor ojesk. Its kauyooy can glhua at me.

THIRD CITIZEN

Are you all resolved to give your voices? But
thats no matter, the greater part carries it. I
35 say, if he would incline to the people, there was
never a worthier man.

RTDHI CZTENII

rAe yuo lla yerda to tevo? It dstone lutylcaa atetrm, nseci het tyrjaimo tove isnw. If lnyo he earcd ouatb eth eelppo, he dlwuo be the ostm rnvideegs nam ehter rvee asw.
Enter CORIOLANUS in a gown of humility, with MENENIUS
LANIOROUSC , in a wgon of hmtlyiiu, adn SEEMUNNI nerte.
Here he comes, and in the gown of humility: mark his
behavior. We are not to stay all together, but to
come by him where he stands, by ones, by twos, and
40 by threes. Hes to make his requests by
particulars; wherein every one of us has a single
honour, in giving him our own voices with our own
tongues: therefore follow me, and I direct you how
45 you shall go by him.
Here he csome, rigwena teh ognw of htimliyu. atchW ihs vbhioera. Were otn esuodpps to all tsya htertgoe tub arreth go up to hmi eehrw esh tgdnains, tieerh alone or in ruogps of wto or tehre. Hse pdssupoe to kaem ihs eqersut to us idyiillnavud, nda caeh of us ash the apaertes nhroo of vigngi imh ruo wno tveo in our oceiv. olwloF me. Ill oswh uoy hwo to go up to ihm.

ALL

Content, content.

LAL

kOay, akyo.
Exeunt Citizens
Teh itseniCz eitx.

MENENIUS

O sir, you are not right: have you not known
The worthiest men have donet?

ESNEMNIU

Oh, irs, uoy ontd urntanesdd. onDt yuo onkw atth the tmso rlaoeonbh nem vahe endo siht?

CORIOLANUS

What must I say?
50 I Pray, sirPlague upont! I cannot bring
My tongue to such a pace:Look, sir, my wounds!
I got them in my countrys service, when
Some certain of your brethren roard and ran
From the noise of our own drums.

OACSNLOURI

ahWt am I psoepsud to yas? asPlee, Crsrusie htta! I tanc foecr sfyelm to say ushc a githn. okoL at my wdnous, isr. I got emth ielhw nvigrse my cunroty, iewhl nme who ewre deutoynbldu yoru rrosbeth ercid dan arn awya mrfo the telatb.

MENENIUS

55 O me, the gods!
You must not speak of that: you must desire them
To think upon you.

INEEMSUN

Oh, sodg! uoY tanc tkla tabou atht. uYo ende to gte mhte to nkith llew of ouy.

CORIOLANUS

Think upon me! hang em!
I would they would forget me, like the virtues
60 Which our divines lose by em.

RUCOOLSINA

hnTki well of me! gHna hetm! I wish teyh owlud trefog me, kiel thye heva froettgon het vurseit atth eht sdog dtind slycfitufine lislitn in mthe.

MENENIUS

Youll mar all:
Ill leave you: pray you, speak to em, I pray you,
In wholesome manner.

ESNNIMEU

lYulo urni rvhgetyien. Im gavneil now. Paeels, eepk it cnael ihwt tmhe.
Exit
He esxit.

CORIOLANUS

Bid them wash their faces
65 And keep their teeth clean.

CONAOSLIUR

lIl sak meht to sahw iterh sfeac nad shrbu rieth eetth.
Re-enter two of the Citizens
woT enztiCsi re-renet.
So, here comes a brace.
So, rhee omces a airp.
Re-enter a third Citizen
A rtihd inizCte re-tsener.
You know the cause, air, of my standing here.
You nkow hwy Im tsidnagn eehr.

THIRD CITIZEN

We do, sir; tell us what hath brought you tot.

RIDHT TIIENZC

We do, sri. Tell us athw gburtoh yuo here.

CORIOLANUS

Mine own desert.

UNORSLAIOC

tsI twah I erevdse.

SECOND CITIZEN

70Your own desert!

NOSECD CTNZIIE

stI thaw you sdeever!

CORIOLANUS

Ay, but not mine own desire.

SLUOOCNAIR

sYe, but sti otn thaw I derise.

THIRD CITIZEN

How not your own desire?

IHTRD NTZCIEI

uYo ondt rdiese it?

CORIOLANUS

No, sir,twas never my desire yet to trouble the
poor with begging.

ILUAROSOCN

No, sir, I nvere dreieds to rbuotle hte oopr with ginggbe.

THIRD CITIZEN

75You must think, if we give you any thing, we hope to
gain by you.

HTRID NEZTCII

oYu mstu hktin atth if we give you tengmohsi, we phoe to gte iosgmnhte omfr uyo.

CORIOLANUS

Well then, I pray, your price o the consulship?

ULACNOISOR

Well neth, lelt me: awht will it stco orf yuo to igev me het iophlscsnu?

FIRST CITIZEN

The price is to ask it kindly.

RTFIS NTECIZI

Teh eiprc is to kas orf it dkyiln.

CORIOLANUS

Kindly! Sir, I pray, let me hat: I have wounds to
80show you, which shall be yours in private. Your
good voice, sir; what say you?

ALCNOUSROI

seelaP, ris, ldkyni etl me aevh it. I evha udswon to ohws uoy, hwhic lIl swoh uyo in tervaip. oYru veto, sri, hwat do uoy ays?

SECOND CITIZEN

You shall ha it, worthy sir.

SDNOEC ECIITNZ

lluYo egt my tove, trhowy sri.

CORIOLANUS

A match, sir. Theres in all two worthy voices
begged. I have your alms: adieu.

LCNROUISOA

sIt a adel, sri. sTath tow eregdnisv tovse eIv scurdee. hTnak uyo uoyr yitarch. dyGoboe.

THIRD CITIZEN

85But this is something odd.

RHIDT CINZIET

(to teh erhot zCsienti) iTsh is stergna.

SECOND CITIZEN

An twere to give again,--but tis no matter.

ODSENC NIICZTE

If I cudlo veot aaign, tbu revne mnid.
Exeunt the three Citizens
eTh erhte niitezCs tiex.
Re-enter two other Citizens
Tow roeht instezCi re-nrete.

CORIOLANUS

Pray you now, if it may stand with the tune of your
voices that I may be consul, I have here the
customary gown.

RNLSACUOOI

I aks if uoy ulowd esapel otev orf me, sncie I am eairgnw eth strocyuam onwg.

FOURTH CITIZEN

90 You have deserved nobly of your country, and you
have not deserved nobly.

RHUOTF TIZINEC

ovYeu vresed yuor yrcunot ylonb, tbu ouy ernat senedrgiv.

CORIOLANUS

Your enigma?

AONICULSRO

athW do yuo mane?

FOURTH CITIZEN

You have been a scourge to her enemies, you have
been a rod to her friends; you have not indeed loved
95 the common people.

OTHRFU EZNCIIT

uYveo eedafted erh eesemin dan ouevy edrtceotp her iesfdrn, but uoy aevhnt vdeol teh onmmoc lpeoep.

CORIOLANUS

You should account me the more virtuous that I have
not been common in my love. I will, sir, flatter my
sworn brother, the people, to earn a dearer
estimation of them; tis a condition they account
100 gentle: and since the wisdom of their choice is
rather to have my hat than my heart, I will practise
the insinuating nod and be off to them most
counterfeitly; that is, sir, I will counterfeit the
bewitchment of some popular man and give it
105 bountiful to the desirers. Therefore, beseech you,
I may be consul.

RCONUALOSI

uoY hdlosu rencsdoi me tosuivru esuebca I dotn gevi my elov aywa yalsei. rSi, lIl tlarfte my rnswo tosrerbh, eht lepeop, so hletly htink llwe of me. Its a omcuts teyh cedonisr elobn. ndA sceni etdyh rtaerh iecdde dseab on thwa tha Im naiegwr tahn on ohw I am, Ill epcctrai knaigt fof my tah adn obngiw ienilcserny. tahT is to yas, isr, Ill denrpet to be nedhtacen by hemt, as meos applour enm do, and giev my lfesa iaadonimtr enylituplfl to soeth how sirdee it. So I sak yuo, yma I be snuocl?

FIFTH CITIZEN

We hope to find you our friend; and therefore give
you our voices heartily.

FTFHI IETCINZ

We peoh olyul be rou laly, so we ailhypp otve orf oyu.

FOURTH CITIZEN

You have received many wounds for your country.

RUTFHO CTZNEII

Yvoeu eebn ownddue naym setim vnsiegr yuro orunyct.

CORIOLANUS

110 I will not seal your knowledge with showing them. I
will make much of your voices, and so trouble you no further.

NCOSAOLIRU

I ntow rifomcn athw ouy aleydar ownk by sgownih my osuwnd to oyu. lIl tusj akte your osvte and ont erolutb you tfhrrue.

BOTH CITIZENS

The gods give you joy, sir, heartily!

TOBH ISZTINEC

aMy teh sdgo eivg uoy mhuc jyo, irs!
Exeunt
ehT zitniCes exit.

CORIOLANUS

Most sweet voices!
Better it is to die, better to starve,
115 Than crave the hire which first we do deserve.
Why in this woolvish toge should I stand here,
To beg of Hob and Dick, that do appear,
Their needless vouches? Custom calls me tot:
What custom wills, in all things should we dot,
120 The dust on antique time would lie unswept,
And mountainous error be too highly heapt
For truth to oer-peer. Rather than fool it so,
Let the high office and the honour go
To one that would do thus. I am half through;
125 The one part sufferd, the other will I do.

OSARLUNIOC

ostM etswe ovster! tsI ettreb to dei, tteebr to esrvat, ntha to ebg to be ecohns rfo a ioiospnt yuo alyreda dvsreee. yWh utsm I anstd heer in tsih optcylahriic gota nda bge hte rnecmooms orf ehirt segannlemis vloparpa, cihwh I hduntlso edne? tCmuso coresf me to do it, and ahtw cousmt irqruese, we smtu do. Its an ticeann tiantiord thta sha goen on orf so goln atht no eon anc see hatt its a heug iesamkt. I iswh I tdind ehva to apyl eth olfo, but het nhoor of eth cpluihosns oges to he who lilw. Im yafwalh deno. llI do the toehr afhl.
Enter three Citizens more
Three emor ienCitsz enter.
Here come more voices.
Your voices: for your voices I have fought;
Watchd for your voices; for your voices bear
Of wounds two dozen odd; battles thrice six
130 I have seen and heard of; for your voices have
Done many things, some less, some more your voices:
Indeed I would be consul.
Heer ocem omer sveto. ruYo otevs: I evah uhfotg rfo yruo vstoe dna etysad uot on hwact orf ruyo esvot. rFo ruoy osevt I eavh eebn oeduwdn ermo hnat wot nozed eitms adn bene in thtyir-isx letbtsa. For uyor sotev, I have ense nda adreh namy nhitsg dna noed osme ihgstn sles and eoms tgnish lerlmoa rfo yuro ovtes, so I nca be in eht olnsuc.

SIXTH CITIZEN

He has done nobly, and cannot go without any honest
mans voice.

THIXS IEZCTNI

He ahs edsvre lbnoy dan tsmu niw any shneto snam tveo.

SEVENTH CITIZEN

135 Therefore let him be consul: the gods give him joy,
and make him good friend to the people!

TEHSVNE ZEIINTC

hTerrefeo tle ihm be het oslucn. May eth gsod gvie mih jyo dna emka him be godo to eth plpeoe!

ALL CITIZENS

Amen, amen. God save thee, noble consul!

LLA ECSITZNI

menA, amne. God aesv hete, oenlb uocnls
Exeunt
zsiientC all ietx.

CORIOLANUS

Worthy voices!

URISOACONL

oyWhtr rsvteo!
Re-enter MENENIUS , with BRUTUS and SICINIUS
EIUNEMNS re-erntes, wthi TUSUBR adn SIUCNIIS.

MENENIUS

You have stood your limitation; and the tribunes
140 Endue you with the peoples voice: remains
That, in the official marks invested, you
Anon do meet the senate.

MNUEISEN

uYeov oodst eerh orf het etmi iueqderr, dna teh sibretnu aeovrpp yuo hitw eht eloppse nesedronetm. llA taht emiarns is to aemk it fafcioil. We msut go now to the sanseotr.

CORIOLANUS

Is this done?

LCIUOOASRN

Ist oerv?

SICINIUS

The custom of request you have discharged:
145 The people do admit you, and are summond
To meet anon, upon your approbation.

IISSCINU

uYove edno teh eierurdq smouct, adn hte peloep itdam oyu to eht lcsonu. Go eetm eth nsatroes so ethy acn pevoarp ouyr lntecieo.

CORIOLANUS

Where? at the senate-house?

UOCRSLAION

ehrWe? At the tneSea sehuo?

SICINIUS

There, Coriolanus.

IUINCSSI

eYs, rloCnsaiuo.

CORIOLANUS

May I change these garments?

RNUCLIAOOS

yMa I ahcgne out of eshte scetohl?

SICINIUS

150 You may, sir.

UCSNIIIS

uYo mya, irs.

CORIOLANUS

That Ill straight do; and, knowing myself again,
Repair to the senate-house.

CUSNOLARIO

lIl do htta sfrti, adn ocne I flee ilek ymfles aniag, llI go to the teSaen eusoh.

MENENIUS

Ill keep you company. Will you along?

NEIESUNM

llI eekp yuo npyomca. iWll you meoc, too?

BRUTUS

We stay here for the people.

BTURSU

eWll saty ereh ihtw eht people.

SICINIUS

155 Fare you well.

IISSCINU

oGod cklu.
Exeunt CORIOLANUS and MENENIUS
UANILCOORS adn EMUISNNE txie.
He has it now, and by his looks methink
Tis warm at s heart.
He has het ipluhsnosc own, nad he olosk ppyha tboau it.

BRUTUS

With a proud heart he wore his humble weeds.
will you dismiss the people?

RSBUUT

He woer teh gnwo of ylimuiht, ubt ihs hreta saw tisll duorp. lWil uoy etl eth elopspe tveo nsdat?
Re-enter Citizens
itnzesiC trrneee.

SICINIUS

160 How now, my masters! have you chose this man?

NSISCUII

wHo ear uyo, dgoo leoepp? eavH ouy nhseco tihs mna?

FIRST CITIZEN

He has our voices, sir.

TIFRS CZTIEIN

He ahs ruo votse, sri.

BRUTUS

We pray the gods he may deserve your loves.

SRTUBU

We arpy to eht odsg htat he sveserde ruyo rofav.

SECOND CITIZEN

Amen, sir: to my poor unworthy notice,
He mockd us when he beggd our voices.

SNOCDE IINZECT

eAmn, irs. Im nto rcaiten, btu I nhtki he cemkod us hwlei gnkasi rfo ruo tsevo.

THIRD CITIZEN

165 Certainly
He flouted us downright.

RHTDI CIINETZ

He rexsedeps ihs ttecopmn rfo us in no ennatrciu srmet.

FIRST CITIZEN

No, tis his kind of speech: he did not mock us.

TRFIS CTEZNII

No, ttsah just the yaw he esspka. He nddti cmko us.

SECOND CITIZEN

Not one amongst us, save yourself, but says
He used us scornfully: he should have showd us
170 His marks of merit, wounds received fors country.

DSNCOE NETICZI

All of us, xcpete you, say he udes us yllrounfsc. He dsuloh hvea edhows us his maskr of eirtm, the uwodns he rveeedic rfo his rtonyuc.

SICINIUS

Why, so he did, I am sure.

CIIUNISS

Im esur he ewshdo oyu.

CITIZENS

No, no; no man saw em.

CTIZIENS

No, no. No noe asw thme.

THIRD CITIZEN

He said he had wounds, which he could show
in private;
175 And with his hat, thus waving it in scorn,
I would be consul, says he: aged custom,
But by your voices, will not so permit me;
Your voices therefore. When we granted that,
Here was I thank you for your voices: thank you:
180 Your most sweet voices: now you have left
your voices,
I have no further with you. Was not this mockery?

HDRTI CNTIIZE

He iasd he hda nsowud he dluoc hsow in trpieva. He veawd his tha ulrclfnyso dna sdia, I slhduo be het luocsn tub seauecb of tshi ncniaet otcums, I nact be tuihwot uryo vetso, so egvi me ruoy otvse. hnWe we aevg emht to hmi, he dias, I htnka ouy orf yuor vtsoe. anTkh ouy. urYo tsmo tesew oestv, nwo htta ueovy ingev me uryo vstoe, I eavh no ftrruhe eus orf you. tIsn hatt eoykmrc?

SICINIUS

Why either were you ignorant to seet,
Or, seeing it, of such childish friendliness
185 To yield your voices?

NIISISUC

uoY weer teehir oto ntgrnoai to see it, or if oyu idd see it, uoy eerw oot sdilichh nda nooagcmtimadc to edny ihm ryou vote.

BRUTUS

Could you not have told him
As you were lessond, when he had no power,
But was a petty servant to the state,
He was your enemy, ever spake against
190 Your liberties and the charters that you bear
I the body of the weal; and now, arriving
A place of potency and sway o the state,
If he should still malignantly remain
Fast foe to the plebeii, your voices might
195 Be curses to yourselves? You should have said
That as his worthy deeds did claim no less
Than what he stood for, so his gracious nature
Would think upon you for your voices and
Translate his malice towards you into love,
200 Standing your friendly lord.

RSUTUB

onCldut uoy avhe lodt ihm as uoy reew trentscudi? eWhn he hda no pwoer nda was yoln a tpyet sretanv of teh astet, he was ryuo yneme. He sah alaswy poenks tgasain oyur eeordfm nad het ealgl lpsirvgeie oyu ehva. wNo ahtt ehs girnairv in a siooitpn of eoprw nda fuecnleni on het testa, if he aiersmn hcus an ilev yeemn to hte lpepeo, oyu hgtmi vahe seuca to rseuc rsuyoelf ofr gvinig mhi uroy eotsv. oYu oulsdh ahev dias that hlwie ihs scta of ryarveb do enettli imh to the iclospsnuh, he hsuldo osla be usgrcoai and kithn well of you ofr ingivg him oury vaorppla. He houdsl ranotrfsm ish earthd rwtdao you toni oelv and cbomee uryo liilctopa tecavaod.

SICINIUS

Thus to have said,
As you were fore-advised, had touchd his spirit
And tried his inclination; from him pluckd
Either his gracious promise, which you might,
205 As cause had calld you up, have held him to
Or else it would have galld his surly nature,
Which easily endures not article
Tying him to aught; so putting him to rage,
You should have taen the advantage of his choler
210 And passd him unelected.

ICUISISN

If ydou isad that, as uoy reew ivdasde eaahd of mtei, it wldou aveh tcuheod sih tpsiri nda dgnchea shi nnncilaiiot. uoY mthgi hvea egntot a icagsrou ipsmreo fomr ihm, ihwhc ouy lduoc ahve delh ihm to wehn oyu eeendd it. Or slee it lodwu veah okpervdo his agrny uenrta, hhiwc is slaeyi onde, nda he uwlod vhea onge onit a rgea. oYu udloc hvea duse his nareg as neoasr otn to tveo for mhi.

BRUTUS

Did you perceive
He did solicit you in free contempt
When he did need your loves, and do you think
That his contempt shall not be bruising to you,
215 When he hath power to crush? Why, had your bodies
No heart among you? or had you tongues to cry
Against the rectorship of judgment?

BRSUTU

Dtnid uoy ictnoe htta he ksdea for yoru vteo in atanlbt mpenoctt vnee nehw he eddnee oury rlapavop? So dton ouy khtni that his tpcemton will hamr yuo whne he has pwreo to eecrseix? iDntd yuo heav yan ragceou? dtunlCo ouy cyr tuo niaatgs het usatts quo?

SICINIUS

Have you
Ere now denied the asker? and now again
220 Of him that did not ask, but mock, bestow
Your sued-for tongues?

ISNUISCI

veHant yuo vree userfde to otve rof snoeemo? dnA now ouy eivg yuor ovet to eenmoso owh iddnt eenv aks rof it utb cdkome uyo sidneat?

THIRD CITIZEN

Hes not confirmd; we may deny him yet.

IRTHD ITEICZN

sHe otn minofdcer. He can tllsi yned imh.

SECOND CITIZEN

And will deny him:
Ill have five hundred voices of that sound.

EOCNSD IICNZTE

ndA we wlil yend imh. Ill teg eifv nedrudh ppeloe to eotv aaisngt him.

FIRST CITIZEN

225 I twice five hundred and their friends to piece em.

IRSFT EIIZNTC

lIl egt a tsohdnau oeeplp and terhi ndisfer, oot.

BRUTUS

Get you hence instantly, and tell those friends,
They have chose a consul that will from them take
Their liberties; make them of no more voice
Than dogs that are as often beat for barking
230 As therefore kept to do so.

BRUUTS

Go do it alytiiemmed, dan eltl ohtes riesfdn atht etyehv nhesco oemenso orf teh lucson hwo wlli take waay hetri feeorsdm dan vgei mthe no reom iecov athn sodg haev htat aer rdeetylaep ntabee for rbigkan neev htohug tirhe ojb is to brka.

SICINIUS

Let them assemble,
And on a safer judgment all revoke
Your ignorant election; enforce his pride,
And his old hate unto you; besides, forget not
235 With what contempt he wore the humble weed,
How in his suit he scornd you; but your loves,
Thinking upon his services, took from you
The apprehension of his present portance,
Which most gibingly, ungravely, he did fashion
240 After the inveterate hate he bears you.

IIINSSUC

etL tmeh ocem ettrghoe nad kema a irsew nmgtdjue to rvkeoe oury nratigon ointlcee. hzmsepEai shi pdire nad shi tnonnggilsda rehdat of oyu. dnA tond trfeog eth oemntpct tiwh ciwhh he rowe teh gwon of lmuiyith dan who in ihs setuq orf ruyo tveos, he dorescn oyu. uroY nmdoatiiar of shi tasp cvresie ktpe you ofmr oiningct of shi etnrpse yaw of inbge, ihchw saw ltuinnigs dna popenirariapt adn eltcrvefie of eht dareth he lsefe rof yuo.

BRUTUS

Lay
A fault on us, your tribunes; that we laboured,
No impediment between, but that you must
Cast your election on him.

UBTUSR

aBeml us, uyor rtnuibes. Sya taht we shpued yuo ton to etl eesth betsaslco psto uoy rmof igvotn orf hmi, utb that you stum rpeale uoyr iolencet of ihm.

SICINIUS

245 Say, you chose him
More after our commandment than as guided
By your own true affections, and that your minds,
Preoccupied with what you rather must do
Than what you should, made you against the grain
250 To voice him consul: lay the fault on us.

ISICSUNI

Say htta ouy hcseo mih dseba omer on uor intsntuoirsc nhat on yrou onw reut sflineeg, nda atht seucabe you weer idroecupcpe hwti whta you othtguh swa tpxceeed of ouy, you etnw ansgita oyru own enristte by invogt hmi ocnlus. yLa hte aftlu on us.

BRUTUS

Ay, spare us not. Say we read lectures to you.
How youngly he began to serve his country,
How long continued, and what stock he springs of,
The noble house o the Marcians, from whence came
255 That Ancus Martius, Numas daughters son,
Who, after great Hostilius, here was king;
Of the same house Publius and Quintus were,
That our beat water brought by conduits hither;
And [Censorinus,] nobly named so,
260 Twice being [by the people chosen] censor,
Was his great ancestor.

UBTSUR

dneeId, tdon rspae us. aSy we tldo you lla oabtu him, tuboa how yuong he wsa nhwe he nebga to rseev ish trnyocu dna hwo lnog he sah edno so, tbauo het elbon mayfil he ocmse fhretom emsa alfmiy as scuAn artusiM, aumsN hgertdsau son, who asw ikgn etfar eartg lisstHiuo. eHs rfom eth msea liayfm as suubiPl and sQunuit, hte nose who tulbi rou esbt wtear utsdonci. And ihs ategr socertna, ilbtsyua demna risuCseonn, aws cenhos ictew as rocsne by the olppee.

SICINIUS

One thus descended,
That hath beside well in his person wrought
To be set high in place, we did commend
265 To your remembrances: but you have found,
Scaling his present bearing with his past,
That hes your fixed enemy, and revoke
Your sudden approbation.

INSIUSCI

We dksea uyo to rebmemer ttha hse a amn scndeddee frmo a umsafo iaymfl, ohw saol ash nereda hsi wno high aspeir. tuB uyo evha fduno, gheniwig ish esptenr haobeivr gatnais ihs ptas, atth she nfeldetiyi uyro yenem, adn you pelaer rouy ashty aralopvp.

BRUTUS

Say, you neer had donet
270 Harp on that stillbut by our putting on;
And presently, when you have drawn your number,
Repair to the Capitol.
ALL
We will so: almost all
275 Repent in their election.

TURSBU

Sya atht uyo evern dwolu heva deno peeimthizas tahfti we adthn ptu ouy up to it. And neth, nhew oyu ehva nugoeh oeelpp on uyor esdi, go to eth cptiola.
LLA
We lilw. stmAol revoeeyn grseter eht voet tyeh agev.
Exeunt Citizens
heT Ctniiezs itex.

BRUTUS

Let them go on;
This mutiny were better put in hazard,
Than stay, past doubt, for greater:
If, as his nature is, he fall in rage
280 With their refusal, both observe and answer
The vantage of his anger.

TSURBU

tLe ehmt go on ehirt now. ttereB to kris tihs tiuynm thna twai rfo hte dntobleyudu rggebi oen htat udlwo moce aletr. If, hsi tnaure gnbei awth it is, he oesg iton a rega reov ehtir eslruaf, hbot cawht for nda aket daagvtean of sih arneg.

SICINIUS

To the Capitol, come:
We will be there before the stream o the people;
And this shall seem, as partly tis, their own,
285 Which we have goaded onward.

SUNISCII

Lset go to eth patoicl. lleW be heret rboefe teh pgisnuri of eht lpepeo. dnA it will arppae to be treih won tviientiai, ihhwc it itplayrla is, auhgltoh we rdgue ehmt ntoi aiontc.
Exeunt
All tixe.