Coriolanus

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 1

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SICINIUS

Besides, if things go well,
Opinion that so sticks on Martius shall
Of his demerits rob Cominius.

SICINIUS

Besides, if things go well, public opinion that favors Martius will steal praise away from Cominius.

BRUTUS

Come:
290Half all Cominius’ honours are to Martius.
Though Martius earned them not, and all his faults
To Martius shall be honours, though indeed
In aught he merit not.

BRUTUS

Indeed, half of all Cominius’s victories have been credited to Martius, though he didn’t win them. And whatever faults Cominius has are seen as Martius’s honors, though Martius really doesn’t have any merit.

SICINIUS

Let’s hence, and hear
295How the dispatch is made, and in what fashion,
More than his singularity, he goes
Upon this present action.

SICINIUS

Let’s go and hear what’s happening. Let’s see how, our feelings about his personality aside, he prepares for this battle.

BRUTUS

Lets along.

BRUTUS

Let’s go.
Exeunt
They exit.