Coriolanus

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 3

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Exeunt CORIOLANUS, COMINIUS, MENENIUS, Senators, and Patricians
CORIOLANUS, COMINIUS, MENENIUS, Senators, and the Noblemen exit.

AEDILE

The people’s enemy is gone, is gone!

AEDILE

The people’s enemy is gone. He is gone!

CITIZENS

Our enemy is banish’d! he is gone! Hoo! hoo!

CITIZENS

Our enemy is banished! He is gone! Hoo, hoo!
Shouting, and throwing up their caps
They shout and throw up their caps.

SICINIUS

165Go, see him out at gates, and follow him,
As he hath followed you, with all despite;
Give him deserved vexation. Let a guard
Attend us through the city.

SICINIUS

Go, see him go out the gates, and look at him with contempt, as he looked at you.
Torment him—he deserves it. Let a parade follow us through the city.

CITIZENS

Come, come; let’s see him out at gates; come.
170The gods preserve our noble tribunes! Come.

CITIZENS

Come, come. Let’s see him go out the gates. Come. May the gods protect our noble tribunes! Come.
Exeunt
All exit.