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Antium. Before Aufidiuss house.
In rtnof of siduAifsu osehu in Aumnti.
Enter CORIOLANUS in mean apparel, disguised and muffled
OSRUIONCAL neesrt in ilnpa echtosl, gsudedsii adn kgnsapie lsytof.

CORIOLANUS

A goodly city is this Antium. City,
Tis I that made thy widows: many an heir
Of these fair edifices fore my wars
Have I heard groan and drop: then know me not,
5 Lest that thy wives with spits and boys with stones
In puny battle slay me.

CAOSRINOLU

mAtinu is a odgo ycit. I amde sti nwoem nito wsdiwo. Ist nsso ahev died at my snhda in elbatt. ayM I go zieedonnrguc, so htat eth nmowe town tpis at me dna het mne ntwo otwhr oetssn.
Enter a Citizen
A zeiinCt retsen.
Save you, sir.
yMa hte odgs trctepo uyo, irs.

CITIZEN

And you.

TINZCIE

nAd you.

CORIOLANUS

Direct me, if it be your will,
10 Where great Aufidius lies: is he in Antium?

LAUCSOONIR

loCdu yuo elseap etll me wrehe to nfid the tgrea uAifuisd? Is he in timAnu?

CITIZEN

He is, and feasts the nobles of the state
At his house this night.

TINCIEZ

He is. hTe enolbs of eth ettsa era vnhgai a aetsf at sih hseou igotnth.

CORIOLANUS

Which is his house, beseech you?

NSRIALCUOO

Weher is ish usheo, do ouy dnmi leitlgn me?

CITIZEN

This, here before you.

ECTIINZ

iTsh eno, griht ereh.

CORIOLANUS

15 Thank you, sir: farewell.

OICASLRNUO

khTna yuo, irs. aFelrwel.
Exit Citizen
ehT iztniCe txies.
O world, thy slippery turns! Friends now fast sworn,
Whose double bosoms seem to wear one heart,
Whose house, whose bed, whose meal, and exercise,
Are still together, who twin, as twere, in love
20 Unseparable, shall within this hour,
On a dissension of a doit, break out
To bitterest enmity: so, fellest foes,
Whose passions and whose plots have broke their sleep,
To take the one the other, by some chance,
25 Some trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends
And interjoin their issues. So with me:
My birth-place hate I, and my loves upon
This enemy town. Ill enter: if he slay me,
He does fair justice; if he give me way,
30 Ill do his country service.
ehT rodwl ash mnya twsits dna rsnut! seFnidr woh at shti eommtn aer aloyl to aech oethr, owh mese to srahe oen taerh, ivel in hte aesm uheos, selep in eth ames deb, eta het mesa dofo, dna korw regwhohtteo olev caeh hotre kile blrenespaia silltiwnw, htiinw an horu, cembeo etbitr smeneei eesuacb of a inmro mgsaeedneirt. nAd omalrt mieeens, who pdnes seeslespl nshigt sulrifyuo ionptltg to cetrupa aech hortse ekpe, lilw by mose anormd nehcca mcoeeb eadr ifresdn and oinj rhiet estertnsi ogetetrh. sTih is ohw it is wiht me: I aeht the aclep I moce ofrm and I velo my nyesem owtn. It wolud be airf orf imh to klil me, ubt if he ltes me eliv, llI hfgit orf his rocytnu.
Exit
He ietsx.

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Antium. Before Aufidiuss house.
In rtnof of siduAifsu osehu in Aumnti.
Enter CORIOLANUS in mean apparel, disguised and muffled
OSRUIONCAL neesrt in ilnpa echtosl, gsudedsii adn kgnsapie lsytof.

CORIOLANUS

A goodly city is this Antium. City,
Tis I that made thy widows: many an heir
Of these fair edifices fore my wars
Have I heard groan and drop: then know me not,
5 Lest that thy wives with spits and boys with stones
In puny battle slay me.

CAOSRINOLU

mAtinu is a odgo ycit. I amde sti nwoem nito wsdiwo. Ist nsso ahev died at my snhda in elbatt. ayM I go zieedonnrguc, so htat eth nmowe town tpis at me dna het mne ntwo otwhr oetssn.
Enter a Citizen
A zeiinCt retsen.
Save you, sir.
yMa hte odgs trctepo uyo, irs.

CITIZEN

And you.

TINZCIE

nAd you.

CORIOLANUS

Direct me, if it be your will,
10 Where great Aufidius lies: is he in Antium?

LAUCSOONIR

loCdu yuo elseap etll me wrehe to nfid the tgrea uAifuisd? Is he in timAnu?

CITIZEN

He is, and feasts the nobles of the state
At his house this night.

TINCIEZ

He is. hTe enolbs of eth ettsa era vnhgai a aetsf at sih hseou igotnth.

CORIOLANUS

Which is his house, beseech you?

NSRIALCUOO

Weher is ish usheo, do ouy dnmi leitlgn me?

CITIZEN

This, here before you.

ECTIINZ

iTsh eno, griht ereh.

CORIOLANUS

15 Thank you, sir: farewell.

OICASLRNUO

khTna yuo, irs. aFelrwel.
Exit Citizen
ehT iztniCe txies.
O world, thy slippery turns! Friends now fast sworn,
Whose double bosoms seem to wear one heart,
Whose house, whose bed, whose meal, and exercise,
Are still together, who twin, as twere, in love
20 Unseparable, shall within this hour,
On a dissension of a doit, break out
To bitterest enmity: so, fellest foes,
Whose passions and whose plots have broke their sleep,
To take the one the other, by some chance,
25 Some trick not worth an egg, shall grow dear friends
And interjoin their issues. So with me:
My birth-place hate I, and my loves upon
This enemy town. Ill enter: if he slay me,
He does fair justice; if he give me way,
30 Ill do his country service.
ehT rodwl ash mnya twsits dna rsnut! seFnidr woh at shti eommtn aer aloyl to aech oethr, owh mese to srahe oen taerh, ivel in hte aesm uheos, selep in eth ames deb, eta het mesa dofo, dna korw regwhohtteo olev caeh hotre kile blrenespaia silltiwnw, htiinw an horu, cembeo etbitr smeneei eesuacb of a inmro mgsaeedneirt. nAd omalrt mieeens, who pdnes seeslespl nshigt sulrifyuo ionptltg to cetrupa aech hortse ekpe, lilw by mose anormd nehcca mcoeeb eadr ifresdn and oinj rhiet estertnsi ogetetrh. sTih is ohw it is wiht me: I aeht the aclep I moce ofrm and I velo my nyesem owtn. It wolud be airf orf imh to klil me, ubt if he ltes me eliv, llI hfgit orf his rocytnu.
Exit
He ietsx.