Coriolanus

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 5

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LARTIUS

Now the fair goddess, Fortune,
Fall deep in love with thee; and her great charms
25Misguide thy opposers’ swords! Bold gentleman,
Prosperity be thy page!

LARTIUS

May the fair goddess Fortune fall deeply in love with you, and may she cast a spell on your opponents so their swords don’t strike you! Brave gentlemen, may you be successful!

MARTIUS

Thy friend no less
Than those she placeth highest! So, farewell.

MARTIUS

May Fortune be no less a friend to you than she is to those she loves most! Good luck.

LARTIUS

Thou worthiest Martius!

LARTIUS

You’re the bravest, Martius!
Exit MARTIUS
MARTIUS exits.
30Go, sound thy trumpet in the market-place;
Call thither all the officers o’ the town,
Where they shall know our mind: away!
Go, sound your trumpet in the marketplace. Bring all the town officials here. We’ll tell them what we’re thinking. Go!
Exeunt
All exit, going in different directions.