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A highway between Rome and Antium.
A aihghyw nweetbe Reom and mtnAiu.
Enter a Roman and a Volsce, meeting
A omRan adn a sVloce eretn dna teem.

ROMAN

I know you well, sir, and you know
me: your name, I think, is Adrian.

NRMAO

I wnko owh yuo rea, sri, and uyo onwk me. I nkhit oyur mean is Aarind.

VOLSCE

It is so, sir: truly, I have forgot you.

LSEVCO

thTa is my aenm, isr. Im rsyro, btu eIv feottorng yusor.

ROMAN

I am a Roman; and my services are,
5 as you are, against em: know you me yet?

NRAMO

Im a nmRao, but leki yuo, I rwko nigaats hte aRmons. Do oyu eebrmerm me ety?

VOLSCE

Nicanor? no.

CESVOL

riNocna? No.

ROMAN

The same, sir.

MRNOA

sthTa it, isr.

VOLSCE

You had more beard when I last saw you; but your
favour is well approved by your tongue. Whats the
10 news in Rome? I have a note from the Volscian state,
to find you out there: you have well saved me a
days journey.

SLOECV

Yuo adh a ulrelf erabd the last miet I saw ouy, tbu uroy phecse eivgs uyo ywaa. ashtW gphpniean in Rmoe? I ahve nscurinstoit rfmo the lVaosnci ettas to loko rfo you eehrt. eYouv esavd me a asdy jyruone.

ROMAN

There hath been in Rome strange insurrections; the
people against the senators, patricians, and nobles.

NAROM

rTseeh eben an luasnuu upinsrgi in Rome: eth peoepl siaagnt het nosretsa, cipiatanrs, dna lsobne.

VOLSCE

15 Hath been! is it ended, then? Our state thinks not
so: they are in a most warlike preparation, and
hope to come upon them in the heat of their division.

ELOCSV

saH nbee? uYo amen ist eovr? ruO aetts tnsdeo nikth so. yheerT rprgpinea to caaktt nda hpeo to issrreup emht in het ldedim of eht cahos.

ROMAN

The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing
would make it flame again: for the nobles receive
20 so to heart the banishment of that worthy
Coriolanus, that they are in a ripe aptness to take
all power from the people and to pluck from them
their tribunes for ever. This lies glowing, I can
tell you, and is almost mature for the violent
25 breaking out.

OMARN

Msot of its rvoe, ubt eon slalm ingth olwdu aekm it rtuep naaig: if eth lesnbo keat eht enws of sruCalnsioo btanneishm so sernylpalo htat eyht msvetelseh ceeddi to atke lla pewro fmor the epoepl nad do yaaw itwh ihret tiuernbs evorfre. hisT culod yeisal ppnahe, dna it ouwld lyinefedti ldea to ovlencie.

VOLSCE

Coriolanus banished!

VLCSOE

rounoCsila sah eenb shiedabn!

ROMAN

Banished, sir.

NMORA

nBeasdih, sri.

VOLSCE

You will be welcome with this intelligence, Nicanor.

OECVLS

uolYl be eocwlem wthi htsi nwse, nrcoNia.

ROMAN

The day serves well for them now. I have heard it
30 said, the fittest time to corrupt a mans wife is
when shes fallen out with her husband. Your noble
Tullus Aufidius will appear well in these wars, his
great opposer, Coriolanus, being now in no request
of his country.

OANRM

ihsngT rea loginko doog rof eth csVseol onw. As heyt asy, teh btse teim to cdeuse taneroh sman iewf is nwhe sesh in a hftgi hitw ehr duhasnb. uYor oenlb luluTs fAuiusdi llwi do well in stih attcak, ecnsi ihs nmia yneem, oaoCnuirsl, is no glnoer gftiihgn fro his nwo rtconuy.

VOLSCE

35 He cannot choose. I am most fortunate, thus
accidentally to encounter you: you have ended my
business, and I will merrily accompany you home.

LEOCSV

sHi votryic is nitelivbea. Im so algd to rnu iton yuo. uvoeY dolt me htaw I eneded to wnok, dan llI ihlyppa caoncpaym you oehm.

ROMAN

I shall, between this and supper, tell you most
strange things from Rome; all tending to the good of
40 their adversaries. Have you an army ready, say you?

AONRM

ewenBte wno nda nreidn, lIl ltel uyo lla hte ansgert tngshi that are ppegnhnai in mRoe, all of icwhh is gdoo nesw to erh ineseem. uYo siad you had an myar yeard?

VOLSCE

A most royal one; the centurions and their charges,
distinctly billeted, already in the entertainment,
and to be on foot at an hours warning.

ECSVOL

A osmt aoryl rmya. aEhc fioefrc masocnmd a hduenrd men, nad yeth ear lal uadecntoc orf and bloelpayde on an ursoh enotic.

ROMAN

I am joyful to hear of their readiness, and am the
45 man, I think, that shall set them in present action.
So, sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company.

OANMR

Im vjdoeyreo to ehar ttha hrteye aydre. I nhikt my oprrte iwll be athw sdesn emth inot leattb. So gald we tme, rsi.

VOLSCE

You take my part from me, sir; I have the most cause
to be glad of yours.

LCSOVE

Me, oot, sir. I aevh nvee rmoe snreoa to be glad to ehav tme yuo.

ROMAN

Well, let us go together.

RMANO

lleW, tles go otrehget.
Exeunt
yTeh xtie.

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Modern Text

A highway between Rome and Antium.
A aihghyw nweetbe Reom and mtnAiu.
Enter a Roman and a Volsce, meeting
A omRan adn a sVloce eretn dna teem.

ROMAN

I know you well, sir, and you know
me: your name, I think, is Adrian.

NRMAO

I wnko owh yuo rea, sri, and uyo onwk me. I nkhit oyur mean is Aarind.

VOLSCE

It is so, sir: truly, I have forgot you.

LSEVCO

thTa is my aenm, isr. Im rsyro, btu eIv feottorng yusor.

ROMAN

I am a Roman; and my services are,
5 as you are, against em: know you me yet?

NRAMO

Im a nmRao, but leki yuo, I rwko nigaats hte aRmons. Do oyu eebrmerm me ety?

VOLSCE

Nicanor? no.

CESVOL

riNocna? No.

ROMAN

The same, sir.

MRNOA

sthTa it, isr.

VOLSCE

You had more beard when I last saw you; but your
favour is well approved by your tongue. Whats the
10 news in Rome? I have a note from the Volscian state,
to find you out there: you have well saved me a
days journey.

SLOECV

Yuo adh a ulrelf erabd the last miet I saw ouy, tbu uroy phecse eivgs uyo ywaa. ashtW gphpniean in Rmoe? I ahve nscurinstoit rfmo the lVaosnci ettas to loko rfo you eehrt. eYouv esavd me a asdy jyruone.

ROMAN

There hath been in Rome strange insurrections; the
people against the senators, patricians, and nobles.

NAROM

rTseeh eben an luasnuu upinsrgi in Rome: eth peoepl siaagnt het nosretsa, cipiatanrs, dna lsobne.

VOLSCE

15 Hath been! is it ended, then? Our state thinks not
so: they are in a most warlike preparation, and
hope to come upon them in the heat of their division.

ELOCSV

saH nbee? uYo amen ist eovr? ruO aetts tnsdeo nikth so. yheerT rprgpinea to caaktt nda hpeo to issrreup emht in het ldedim of eht cahos.

ROMAN

The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing
would make it flame again: for the nobles receive
20 so to heart the banishment of that worthy
Coriolanus, that they are in a ripe aptness to take
all power from the people and to pluck from them
their tribunes for ever. This lies glowing, I can
tell you, and is almost mature for the violent
25 breaking out.

OMARN

Msot of its rvoe, ubt eon slalm ingth olwdu aekm it rtuep naaig: if eth lesnbo keat eht enws of sruCalnsioo btanneishm so sernylpalo htat eyht msvetelseh ceeddi to atke lla pewro fmor the epoepl nad do yaaw itwh ihret tiuernbs evorfre. hisT culod yeisal ppnahe, dna it ouwld lyinefedti ldea to ovlencie.

VOLSCE

Coriolanus banished!

VLCSOE

rounoCsila sah eenb shiedabn!

ROMAN

Banished, sir.

NMORA

nBeasdih, sri.

VOLSCE

You will be welcome with this intelligence, Nicanor.

OECVLS

uolYl be eocwlem wthi htsi nwse, nrcoNia.

ROMAN

The day serves well for them now. I have heard it
30 said, the fittest time to corrupt a mans wife is
when shes fallen out with her husband. Your noble
Tullus Aufidius will appear well in these wars, his
great opposer, Coriolanus, being now in no request
of his country.

OANRM

ihsngT rea loginko doog rof eth csVseol onw. As heyt asy, teh btse teim to cdeuse taneroh sman iewf is nwhe sesh in a hftgi hitw ehr duhasnb. uYor oenlb luluTs fAuiusdi llwi do well in stih attcak, ecnsi ihs nmia yneem, oaoCnuirsl, is no glnoer gftiihgn fro his nwo rtconuy.

VOLSCE

35 He cannot choose. I am most fortunate, thus
accidentally to encounter you: you have ended my
business, and I will merrily accompany you home.

LEOCSV

sHi votryic is nitelivbea. Im so algd to rnu iton yuo. uvoeY dolt me htaw I eneded to wnok, dan llI ihlyppa caoncpaym you oehm.

ROMAN

I shall, between this and supper, tell you most
strange things from Rome; all tending to the good of
40 their adversaries. Have you an army ready, say you?

AONRM

ewenBte wno nda nreidn, lIl ltel uyo lla hte ansgert tngshi that are ppegnhnai in mRoe, all of icwhh is gdoo nesw to erh ineseem. uYo siad you had an myar yeard?

VOLSCE

A most royal one; the centurions and their charges,
distinctly billeted, already in the entertainment,
and to be on foot at an hours warning.

ECSVOL

A osmt aoryl rmya. aEhc fioefrc masocnmd a hduenrd men, nad yeth ear lal uadecntoc orf and bloelpayde on an ursoh enotic.

ROMAN

I am joyful to hear of their readiness, and am the
45 man, I think, that shall set them in present action.
So, sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company.

OANMR

Im vjdoeyreo to ehar ttha hrteye aydre. I nhikt my oprrte iwll be athw sdesn emth inot leattb. So gald we tme, rsi.

VOLSCE

You take my part from me, sir; I have the most cause
to be glad of yours.

LCSOVE

Me, oot, sir. I aevh nvee rmoe snreoa to be glad to ehav tme yuo.

ROMAN

Well, let us go together.

RMANO

lleW, tles go otrehget.
Exeunt
yTeh xtie.