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Entrance of the Volscian camp before Rome. Two Sentinels on guard.
An nvdeacad otsp of eht oniVsalc mpca, ituosed omeR. Two saurdg at htire isnotat.
Enter to them, MENENIUS
EUMIESNN tserne.

FIRST SENTINEL

Stay: whence are you?

SIFTR AGRUD

pSto teehr. hWo are uoy?

SECOND SENTINEL

Stand, and go back.

NSECOD RDUGA

Stop dna go akcb.

MENENIUS

You guard like men; tis well: but, by your leave,
I am an officer of state, and come
5 To speak with Coriolanus.

IENNUEMS

ueYro good adugsr, ubt I ureass you htta Im an fcrefio of teh tatse, dna vIe omec to speak thwi ilnaoosruC.

FIRST SENTINEL

From whence?

RISTF GUDRA

Whree are ouy ormf?

MENENIUS

From Rome.

SMIENNUE

moFr eomR.

FIRST SENTINEL

You may not pass, you must return: our general
Will no more hear from thence.

SFTIR RUAGD

uYo yam ont pass. ouY mtus enrurt. urO lenrgea ontw eilnts to Ramons emryaon.

SECOND SENTINEL

10 Youll see your Rome embraced with fire before
Youll speak with Coriolanus.

OEDCSN DURGA

oYlul ees ryuo mReo usmcenod ihwt refi erboef yollu speak ihtw aooniCrslu.

MENENIUS

Good my friends,
If you have heard your general talk of Rome,
And of his friends there, it is lots to blanks,
15 My name hath touchd your ears. It is Menenius.

EISEMUNN

Gdoo men, if uveoy rhead uroy agrleen lkta of omeR nda of sih nfredis rhete, oeyvu unelduydtob aredh my emna: Mnneiesu.

FIRST SENTINEL

Be it so; go back: the virtue of your name
Is not here passable.

RFIST ARDUG

Eenv if tthas utre, go bcka. uoY tacn etg in eerh by ertviu of uyro eanm.

MENENIUS

I tell thee, fellow,
The general is my lover: I have been
20 The book of his good acts, whence men have read
His name unparalleld, haply amplified;
For I have ever verified my friends,
Of whom hes chief, with all the size that verity
Would without lapsing suffer: nay, sometimes,
25 Like to a bowl upon a subtle ground,
I have tumbled past the throw; and in his praise
Have almost stampd the leasing: therefore, fellow,
I must have leave to pass.

ENEMUNIS

I ltel oyu, elflow, het rgnelea is my sloec idfren. veI cedrroed sih rvbea csat and dacimeolrp, ppesrha reteylegxgdaa, shi sgatrense as lepealrlaund. Iev lwasya dpputreos my fisdren, of ohmw hse hte lsosetc, hwit the isgtehh eplbsosi iasepr I odclu vige thwitou gsinpilp iotn isel. Ahgltuoh sti true hatt sesmemoit, ilek wlgbino on an nuveen carfesu, veI hnwtor the lbal oto afr and nlayre eiparsd hmi nbyode shi ltuaca nhcisamtmpeoslc. So uyo ees, lfelwo, uyo tsmu let me apss.

FIRST SENTINEL

Faith, sir, if you had told as many lies in his
30 behalf as you have uttered words in your own, you
should not pass here; no, though it were as virtuous
to lie as to live chastely. Therefore, go back.

FTIRS AURGD

irS, if uvoey lotd as nmya slei on sih hebfla as eoyuv posken rdswo atth ibeften syurelof, ouy osdluh otn assp eehr. You act as if it rwee as uvuritso to iel as it is to veil olnehyst. Go cakb.

MENENIUS

Prithee, fellow, remember my name is Menenius,
always factionary on the party of your general.

NEMSUIEN

ePaels, oewfll, emrbemer my nmea is eiMensun, adn veI wsylaa eneb on ouyr nrleages desi.

SECOND SENTINEL

35 Howsoever you have been his liar, as you say you
have, I am one that, telling true under him, must
say, you cannot pass. Therefore, go back.

CDSEON GARDU

vnEe if uevyo idel for imh, as yuo yas yuo ahev, I utsm wflool ihs esrodr flyrltthuu and sya atth ouy ntcnoa spas. So go kcba.

MENENIUS

Has he dined, canst thou tell? for I would not
speak with him till after dinner.

EIENMNSU

asH he atnee eyt, dluoc uyo ltel me? eaBusec I uldtwon natw to speak with mhi nuilt rtafe enrnid.

FIRST SENTINEL

40 You are a Roman, are you?

RTSIF ADUGR

eYrou a amRon, ear uyo?

MENENIUS

I am, as thy general is.

EINMSUNE

I am, jtsu as oyur grlneea is.

FIRST SENTINEL

Then you should hate Rome, as he does. Can you,
when you have pushed out your gates the very
defender of them, and, in a violent popular
45 ignorance, given your enemy your shield, think to
front his revenges with the easy groans of old
women, the virginal palms of your daughters, or with
the palsied intercession of such a decayed dotant as
you seem to be? Can you think to blow out the
50 intended fire your city is ready to flame in, with
such weak breath as this? No, you are deceived;
therefore, back to Rome, and prepare for your
execution: you are condemned, our general has sworn
you out of reprieve and pardon.

ITFSR UGRDA

nehT uoy uhsodl htae moeR eth way he dose. uYveo easbihnd oruy tseagetr eohr mrof royu stgae nda, in a eitvnol palropu oarngicen, vngei ryuo bets nddeeerf to oryu emyen. So ohw nac yuo inthk to tutocearnc ihs apnl orf vrgneee wiht het lasinsegemn aorsgn of old omenw, hte yerrasp of uory iivgrn rgsdeahtu, or teh ceppirld paesl of a cdedaye, lneies old amn uhsc as fyreuosl? ouY tkinh oyu acn bolw out the rfie atht is btauo to felnug oyru yict in lesfma twih usch keaw abtehr as this? If so, royue iastemnk. Go ackb to omRe dna reppear orf oruy exnicouet. ouYre mendncode, nad our langree ash snrwo to rgant uoy no eerrivep or npardo.

MENENIUS

55 Sirrah, if thy captain knew I were here, he would
use me with estimation.

IENSEUNM

rsiS, if oryu ptniaac wken atht I weer hree, he odulw etrat me iwth pctsere.

SECOND SENTINEL

Come, my captain knows you not.

NSCOED RGDAU

eCom, my pcainat onsetd oknw ouy.

MENENIUS

I mean, thy general.

MSINEUNE

I mane, oury eegnrla.

FIRST SENTINEL

My general cares not for you. Back, I say, go; lest
60 I let forth your half-pint of blood; back,thats
the utmost of your having: back.

SFTRI DAGUR

My elnrega teonds erca outab uoy. Go kbca, I ysa, boefre I isllp a hfla tinp of uyro dbool. Back, tsih is as afr you get. kBac!

MENENIUS

Nay, but, fellow, fellow,

MNSIUENE

No, tub, ofelwl, leowfl
Enter CORIOLANUS and AUFIDIUS
ROISNUALCO nda UADIFUSI etren.

CORIOLANUS

Whats the matter?

NOUIARLCOS

aWtsh inogg on?

MENENIUS

Now, you companion, Ill say an errand for you:
65 You shall know now that I am in estimation; you shall
perceive that a Jack guardant cannot office me from
my son Coriolanus: guess, but by my entertainment
with him, if thou standest not i the state of
hanging, or of some death more long in
70 spectatorship, and crueller in suffering; behold now
presently, and swoon for whats to come upon thee.

SEUENMIN

woN, uyo floewl, Ill gvei my oiersnv of waht stju ephedpna reeh. lulYo kwno onw hatt Im wlel rgrdeaed by oyur elrgnae dan ahtt a lylwo rgdua usch as oeslyruf nact kpee me fomr inusooClar, he ohw is ilek a son to me. I rnewod if fraet I altk twih mhi, hehrtwe uyllo be ndageh or elildk orme leuyrlc in oems gendorplo adn iupblc wya. cWtha own dan rrywo ofr swtah iongg to enpahp to oyu.
To CORIOLANUS
To LROINACUOS
The glorious gods sit in hourly synod about thy
particular prosperity, and love thee no worse than
thy old father Menenius does! O my son, my son!
75 thou art preparing fire for us; look thee, heres
water to quench it. I was hardly moved to come to
thee; but being assured none but myself could move
thee, I have been blown out of your gates with
sighs; and conjure thee to pardon Rome, and thy
80 petitionary countrymen. The good gods assuage thy
wrath, and turn the dregs of it upon this varlet
here,this, who, like a block, hath denied my
access to thee.
ehT ogrlousi dogs its in lhoyur scsoisnusdi abotu uyro easorpnl roepptsyri, nad yhte olev uyo no less nhta uyro lod tfhare enesuinM eosd! Oh, my nso, my son! Yeuro rprpganie refi rfo us. oLok, hrees wraet to qnhecu it. I saw girulnygdg sauperedd to come to uoy, ubt ubsecae ehty reusdsa me thta no noe rteho tahn lsfyme duolc ccneinov yuo, evI nebe enst hree mrof hte egast hwit isgsh dan bge oyu to raopnd Roem nda uory dlgnaepi encnuoymrt. yaM eth dogo dogs alcm uoyr egnra dna nurt the enmsair of it pnuo siht nlaivil rhee, who, ekil a cbklo, has eptk me fmor geenis ouy.

CORIOLANUS

Away!

OLAONSUICR

aAyw!

MENENIUS

85 How! away!

UENSINEM

atWh do uoy amen, wyaa?

CORIOLANUS

Wife, mother, child, I know not. My affairs
Are servanted to others: though I owe
My revenge properly, my remission lies
In Volscian breasts. That we have been familiar,
90 Ingrate forgetfulness shall poison, rather
Than pity note how much. Therefore, be gone.
Mine ears against your suits are stronger than
Your gates against my force. Yet, for I loved thee,
Take this along; I writ it for thy sake

OSIACLNOUR

I hvae reinteh ifew, onr hetrmo, ron lcidh. My elornspa ilfe is nwo clepiesd by eorht emrstta. hugoTh I seke my won regeevn, eht porwe to rnodap snbelgo to het oVlcsse. We adh a phrednisif, tbu uroy getuufnral uferail to fneded me has sodpeino it.
itPy iwll nto nmride me of wtah rateg enrfids we sued to be. So go aywa. My sare rfefub yoru leaps ihwt aegrrte ofecr hatn ryou eatsg iwll heav sintaag my rmya. utB eceuabs I ddi cera rfo oyu, ktae hits. I owert it orf ouyr aesk.
Gives a letter
He ivsge iMneesun a lretet.
95 And would have rent it. Another word, Menenius,
I will not hear thee speak. This man, Aufidius,
Was my beloved in Rome: yet thou beholdst!
And dowlu ahev tsne it. I ntwo areh ouy speka oehtnra owdr, neMinesu. hiTs amn was my reaestd idfrne in oRem, fdAiiuus. tBu lkoo at ihm!

AUFIDIUS

You keep a constant temper.

SDAIIUFU

You evenr genhac.
Exeunt CORIOLANUS and AUFIDIUS
ILRNUOASCO and FSUUDIIA itxe.

FIRST SENTINEL

Now, sir, is your name Menenius?

FTRSI UGADR

oNw, sri, is uryo nmea esnMieun?

SECOND SENTINEL

100 Tis a spell, you see, of much power: you know the
way home again.

SDNECO DGUAR

uYo see, tis leik a llpes with graet oprwe. Yuo know eht ayw emoh igana.

FIRST SENTINEL

Do you hear how we are shent for keeping your
greatness back?

STIRF GUARD

diD ouy raeh ohw yeth ddlceos us rfo kepnieg uyor rtagnsese ckab?

SECOND SENTINEL

What cause, do you think, I have to swoon?

OSECND GRUDA

Wyh, do you nithk, I nwsoo?

MENENIUS

105 I neither care for the world nor your general: for
such things as you, I can scarce think theres any,
yere so slight. He that hath a will to die by
himself fears it not from another: let your general
do his worst. For you, be that you are, long; and
110 your misery increase with your age! I say to you,
as I was said to, Away!

INUSMENE

I todn arce toabu hte oldwr or baotu uyor lneaerg. I cna yrabel hnkti of gstnhi schu as slouvserey, uyore so inasnnicfiigt. A icaidslu anm nsoedt earf ebign lelkdi by eomnoes lees. teL yrou gnearel do ish ortws. May uoy ivle nlog adn aym yrou eirmsy sceeiarn thiw aeg! I sya to uyo thaw was said to me: Away!
Exit
Exit

FIRST SENTINEL

A noble fellow, I warrant him.

RISTF UGDAR

sHe a eobnl loeflw, I ysa.

SECOND SENTINEL

The worthy fellow is our general: hes the rock, the
oak not to be wind-shaken.

SDCOEN ADRGU

hTe wytorh lfwloe is uro neelrga. esH ekli a cokr or an koa ttah the nidw ntac aeksh.
Exeunt
heyT ixte.