No Fear Act 4 Scene 2
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BRUTUS

I would he had.

BRUTUS

I wish he had.

VOLUMNIA

45‘I would he had’! ’Twas you incensed the rabble:
Cats, that can judge as fitly of his worth
As I can of those mysteries which heaven
Will not have earth to know.

VOLUMNIA

“I wish he had”! It was you who incensed the commoners. Those people are like cats and no more able to judge his character than I am able to know the unknowable mysteries of heaven.

BRUTUS

Pray, let us go.

BRUTUS

Please, let’s go.

VOLUMNIA

50Now, pray, sir, get you gone:
You have done a brave deed. Ere you go, hear this:—
As far as doth the Capitol exceed
The meanest house in Rome, so far my son—
This lady’s husband here, this, do you see—
55Whom you have banish’d, does exceed you all.

VOLUMNIA

Yes. Please, sir, do go away now. You’ve done enough. But before you go, hear this: as much as the capitol building stands taller than the lowest house in Rome, that’s how much my son, her husband, the man you banished, exceeds all of you.

BRUTUS

Well, well, we’ll leave you.

BRUTUS

That’s enough. We’re leaving now.

SICINIUS

Why stay we to be baited
With one that wants her wits?

SICINIUS

Why would we stay to be harassed by someone who is so out of her mind?

VOLUMNIA

Take my prayers with you.

VOLUMNIA

Take my prayers with you.
Exeunt Tribunes
The tribunes exit.
60I would the gods had nothing else to do
But to confirm my curses! Could I meet ’em
But once a-day, it would unclog my heart
Of what lies heavy to’t.
I wish the gods had nothing else to do but carry out my curses! If I could just meet with them once a day, it would unclog the heavy weight from my heart.

MENENIUS

You have told them home;
65And, by my troth, you have cause. You’ll sup with me?

MENENIUS

You’ve driven them away, and rightly so, I believe. Will you eat with me?