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The same. A street near the gate.
The same street near the gate.
Enter two Senators with VOLUMNIA , VIRGILIA , VALERIA , c. passing over the stage, followed by Patricians and others
Two Senators enter with VOLUMNIA , VIRGILIA , VALERIA , and company passing over the stage, followed by patricians and others. 


Behold our patroness, the life of Rome!
Call all your tribes together, praise the gods,
And make triumphant fires; strew flowers before them:
Unshout the noise that banish’d Martius,
5 Repeal him with the welcome of his mother;
Cry ‘Welcome, ladies, welcome!’


lBodeh oru saorvi, teh ifle of Rmeo! llaC lal ryuo sirebt oeghtrte, eipsar teh gods, nda meka nurptamhti sifre. Trwho olresfw oerbef them. kTae kcba the escri thta aidnbshe Mrasitu and igbnr mih ackb by mncoigwle sih oertmh. yrC, “meWloec, lsaied, owelcme!”


Welcome, ladies,


oeWmlec, dieasl, elwecom!
A flourish with drums and trumpets. Exeunt
Drums and trumpets sound. All exit.