Continue reading with a SparkNotes PLUS trial

Original Text

Modern Text

A camp, at a small distance from Rome.
A pmca, at a lsmal intdcesa rfmo eRom.
Enter AUFIDIUS and his LIEUTENANT
IUDUFSIA dna ish nLiertetneetuan.

AUFIDIUS

Do they still fly to the Roman?

UDSIIFUA

Do ehyt ltsli ebyo eht oaRmn?

LIEUTENANT

I do not know what witchcrafts in him, but
Your soldiers use him as the grace fore meat,
Their talk at table, and their thanks at end;
5 And you are darkend in this action, sir,
Even by your own.

LTNEUETANI

I otnd nowk whta pslel he sha thme ruden, utb rouy lioessdr yrap to mhi feeorb igetan, tlak tboua hmi uooruhttgh ierht leam, nda hknat ihm at the edn. nAd yuo are nbegi dlooreoevk, sir, by your won men.

AUFIDIUS

I cannot help it now,
Unless, by using means, I lame the foot
Of our design. He bears himself more proudlier,
10 Even to my person, than I thought he would
When first I did embrace him: yet his nature
In thats no changeling; and I must excuse
What cannot be amended.

IFASIUUD

I ctan hepl atth won, otn uthwtio gnsiikr oru npal. He ecasrir hslemfi oerm dyroupl, eevn in ortnf of me, htna I guhhtot he ldowu when I iceeddd to injo wthi imh. utB satht slawya eenb sih traune, and I avhe to uxscee twah antc be egacndh.

LIEUTENANT

Yet I wish, sir,
15 I mean for your particular,you had not
Joind in commission with him; but either
Had borne the action of yourself, or else
To him had left it solely.

NTTEELAINU

eYt I hswi, irsI nema rof ouy psatenrolthyal oyu tanhd dhsaer rouy mocdman wtih ihm. I iwsh thiree ahtt oyu ahd eneb eht cmoaenrmd lyerfsuo, or lees hatt yuo had niveg hmi the elos ancmmod.

AUFIDIUS

I understand thee well; and be thou sure,
20 when he shall come to his account, he knows not
What I can urge against him. Although it seems,
And so he thinks, and is no less apparent
To the vulgar eye, that he bears all things fairly.
And shows good husbandry for the Volscian state,
25 Fights dragon-like, and does achieve as soon
As draw his sword; yet he hath left undone
That which shall break his neck or hazard mine,
Wheneer we come to our account.

FAUDISIU

I etdransndu. eRst radessu thta he tums reasnw ofr atwh ehs ndeo, dna he todnes wnko hawt I nca cuecsa mhi of. Whlei to eht kndae eey it emsse, adn he sinhkt, htat hes givnbhea flyari dna ahtt hes anikgt doog reca of the cVilnosa sttea by tnigfhig lkie a dgoanr and gineahvci oictvyr as noos as he rwsda sih swdro, esethr sniohmegt he sha deflai to do ahtt lliw bkera ihs eckn or riks inme, wehneerv we omce to rou tnirciceilonoa.

LIEUTENANT

Sir, I beseech you, think you hell carry Rome?

LATTENNUEI

Sri, I beg uoy, do you itkhn llhe crqeuno moRe?

AUFIDIUS

30 All places yield to him ere he sits down;
And the nobility of Rome are his:
The senators and patricians love him too:
The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people
Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty
35 To expel him thence. I think hell be to Rome
As is the osprey to the fish, who takes it
By sovereignty of nature. First he was
A noble servant to them; but he could not
Carry his honours even: whether twas pride,
40 Which out of daily fortune ever taints
The happy man; whether defect of judgment,
To fail in the disposing of those chances
Which he was lord of; or whether nature,
Not to be other than one thing, not moving
45 From the casque to the cushion, but commanding peace
Even with the same austerity and garb
As he controlld the war; but one of these
As he hath spices of them all, not all,
For I dare so far free himmade him feard,
50 So hated, and so banishd: but he has a merit,
To choke it in the utterance. So our virtues
Lie in the interpretation of the time:
And power, unto itself most commendable,
Hath not a tomb so evident as a chair
55 To extol what it hath done.
One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail;
Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail.
Come, lets away. When, Caius, Rome is thine,
Thou art poorst of all; then shortly art thou mine.

DUIAUSFI

rreevehW he soeg, ethy elydi to ihm obrfee he bsieng to akctat. heT oyugn lesobn of eRom, teh nsrasote, adn het aarpinscit lla urtposp mhi. hTe eisntbur tenar iedlrsso, nda rhtie peloep wlil be as iqkcu to eevresr trieh eungtjmd of ihm as yteh erew to owhtr ihm otu. I kithn lleh be to Roem keli hte isfh hawk is to hte ifsh: eht fish lwil sbiutm by sti tuearn. At itrsf he aws a olnbe sneavrt to ehmt, utb he nduclot adlehn hte nhoros edwtosbe pnuo imh. Whherte it swa eiiipnwdnrgn in tetbal lla teh tmei awalys kames mne lidpfroeur erehthw it saw a airleuf of mdjtegun taht he swa abelnu to etka devagaant of het etiupoptnsiro he dha, or tehwehr it was tujs ish trenua tno to evolve rfmo wgnirae eth tmeehl of a idleosr to het stgiitn on the ohunisc of a saeonrt, to cdmnamo peaec in the esam saeertu ywa htta he ocmdnadem the wasr. neO of eteshhe ahs osme of ecah but none in rtehi udceeayeirtnts him to be eeadfr dan so spiddees htat he was snheadib. Btu all shi mtseir ohdslu tpos us rmfo sliting his lasuft. Teim liwl lelt twrheeh one is djuegd as torvsuui. wfleoruP men hknit iehtr erwpo is eoispwrythra, but nthngoi rytdesos wepor fsreat hnat uilplbyc rngmaipolci it. enO eirf usbnr tuo nrhaoet, one lain hammers out rnheato lnia, and snsgtrsoueihe and htgrntse rumbcle reudn eirht nwo thegiw. meoC, lets go. uCias, nhew mReo is oruys, oyu liwl be the tooeprs of them all. ndA hnet louly be mien.
Exeunt
All ietx.

Original Text

Modern Text

A camp, at a small distance from Rome.
A pmca, at a lsmal intdcesa rfmo eRom.
Enter AUFIDIUS and his LIEUTENANT
IUDUFSIA dna ish nLiertetneetuan.

AUFIDIUS

Do they still fly to the Roman?

UDSIIFUA

Do ehyt ltsli ebyo eht oaRmn?

LIEUTENANT

I do not know what witchcrafts in him, but
Your soldiers use him as the grace fore meat,
Their talk at table, and their thanks at end;
5 And you are darkend in this action, sir,
Even by your own.

LTNEUETANI

I otnd nowk whta pslel he sha thme ruden, utb rouy lioessdr yrap to mhi feeorb igetan, tlak tboua hmi uooruhttgh ierht leam, nda hknat ihm at the edn. nAd yuo are nbegi dlooreoevk, sir, by your won men.

AUFIDIUS

I cannot help it now,
Unless, by using means, I lame the foot
Of our design. He bears himself more proudlier,
10 Even to my person, than I thought he would
When first I did embrace him: yet his nature
In thats no changeling; and I must excuse
What cannot be amended.

IFASIUUD

I ctan hepl atth won, otn uthwtio gnsiikr oru npal. He ecasrir hslemfi oerm dyroupl, eevn in ortnf of me, htna I guhhtot he ldowu when I iceeddd to injo wthi imh. utB satht slawya eenb sih traune, and I avhe to uxscee twah antc be egacndh.

LIEUTENANT

Yet I wish, sir,
15 I mean for your particular,you had not
Joind in commission with him; but either
Had borne the action of yourself, or else
To him had left it solely.

NTTEELAINU

eYt I hswi, irsI nema rof ouy psatenrolthyal oyu tanhd dhsaer rouy mocdman wtih ihm. I iwsh thiree ahtt oyu ahd eneb eht cmoaenrmd lyerfsuo, or lees hatt yuo had niveg hmi the elos ancmmod.

AUFIDIUS

I understand thee well; and be thou sure,
20 when he shall come to his account, he knows not
What I can urge against him. Although it seems,
And so he thinks, and is no less apparent
To the vulgar eye, that he bears all things fairly.
And shows good husbandry for the Volscian state,
25 Fights dragon-like, and does achieve as soon
As draw his sword; yet he hath left undone
That which shall break his neck or hazard mine,
Wheneer we come to our account.

FAUDISIU

I etdransndu. eRst radessu thta he tums reasnw ofr atwh ehs ndeo, dna he todnes wnko hawt I nca cuecsa mhi of. Whlei to eht kndae eey it emsse, adn he sinhkt, htat hes givnbhea flyari dna ahtt hes anikgt doog reca of the cVilnosa sttea by tnigfhig lkie a dgoanr and gineahvci oictvyr as noos as he rwsda sih swdro, esethr sniohmegt he sha deflai to do ahtt lliw bkera ihs eckn or riks inme, wehneerv we omce to rou tnirciceilonoa.

LIEUTENANT

Sir, I beseech you, think you hell carry Rome?

LATTENNUEI

Sri, I beg uoy, do you itkhn llhe crqeuno moRe?

AUFIDIUS

30 All places yield to him ere he sits down;
And the nobility of Rome are his:
The senators and patricians love him too:
The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people
Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty
35 To expel him thence. I think hell be to Rome
As is the osprey to the fish, who takes it
By sovereignty of nature. First he was
A noble servant to them; but he could not
Carry his honours even: whether twas pride,
40 Which out of daily fortune ever taints
The happy man; whether defect of judgment,
To fail in the disposing of those chances
Which he was lord of; or whether nature,
Not to be other than one thing, not moving
45 From the casque to the cushion, but commanding peace
Even with the same austerity and garb
As he controlld the war; but one of these
As he hath spices of them all, not all,
For I dare so far free himmade him feard,
50 So hated, and so banishd: but he has a merit,
To choke it in the utterance. So our virtues
Lie in the interpretation of the time:
And power, unto itself most commendable,
Hath not a tomb so evident as a chair
55 To extol what it hath done.
One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail;
Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail.
Come, lets away. When, Caius, Rome is thine,
Thou art poorst of all; then shortly art thou mine.

DUIAUSFI

rreevehW he soeg, ethy elydi to ihm obrfee he bsieng to akctat. heT oyugn lesobn of eRom, teh nsrasote, adn het aarpinscit lla urtposp mhi. hTe eisntbur tenar iedlrsso, nda rhtie peloep wlil be as iqkcu to eevresr trieh eungtjmd of ihm as yteh erew to owhtr ihm otu. I kithn lleh be to Roem keli hte isfh hawk is to hte ifsh: eht fish lwil sbiutm by sti tuearn. At itrsf he aws a olnbe sneavrt to ehmt, utb he nduclot adlehn hte nhoros edwtosbe pnuo imh. Whherte it swa eiiipnwdnrgn in tetbal lla teh tmei awalys kames mne lidpfroeur erehthw it saw a airleuf of mdjtegun taht he swa abelnu to etka devagaant of het etiupoptnsiro he dha, or tehwehr it was tujs ish trenua tno to evolve rfmo wgnirae eth tmeehl of a idleosr to het stgiitn on the ohunisc of a saeonrt, to cdmnamo peaec in the esam saeertu ywa htta he ocmdnadem the wasr. neO of eteshhe ahs osme of ecah but none in rtehi udceeayeirtnts him to be eeadfr dan so spiddees htat he was snheadib. Btu all shi mtseir ohdslu tpos us rmfo sliting his lasuft. Teim liwl lelt twrheeh one is djuegd as torvsuui. wfleoruP men hknit iehtr erwpo is eoispwrythra, but nthngoi rytdesos wepor fsreat hnat uilplbyc rngmaipolci it. enO eirf usbnr tuo nrhaoet, one lain hammers out rnheato lnia, and snsgtrsoueihe and htgrntse rumbcle reudn eirht nwo thegiw. meoC, lets go. uCias, nhew mReo is oruys, oyu liwl be the tooeprs of them all. ndA hnet louly be mien.
Exeunt
All ietx.