No Fear Act 2 Scene 1
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VIRGILIA

O, no, no, no.

VIRGILIA

Oh, no, no, no.

VOLUMNIA

O, he is wounded; I thank the gods for’t.

VOLUMNIA

Oh, yes, he’s wounded, and I thank the gods for it.

MENENIUS

So do I too, if it be not too much: brings a’
120victory in his pocket? the wounds become him.

MENENIUS

As do I, if he’s not wounded too much. If he brings home victory, the wounds are appropriate.

VOLUMNIA

On’s brows: Menenius, he comes the third time home
with the oaken garland.

VOLUMNIA

He’s wounded on his forehead. Menenius, this is the third time he’s come home with the garland of oak.

MENENIUS

Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly?

MENENIUS

Has he thoroughly beaten Aufidius?

VOLUMNIA

Titus Lartius writes, they fought together, but
125Aufidius got off.

VOLUMNIA

Titus Lartius writes that they fought each other, but Aufidius got away.

MENENIUS

And ’twas time for him too, I’ll warrant him that:
an he had stayed by him, I would not have been so
fidiused for all the chests in Corioli, and the gold
that’s in them. Is the senate possessed of this?

MENENIUS

It was Aufidius’s time to die. For all the chests in Corioles and the gold that’s in them, I bet that if Martius had captured him, he would’ve gotten the beating he deserved. Does the Senate know about this?

VOLUMNIA

130Good ladies, let’s go. Yes, yes, yes; the senate
has letters from the general, wherein he gives my
son the whole name of the war: he hath in this
action outdone his former deeds doubly

VOLUMNIA

Good ladies, let’s go. Yes, yes, yes! Cominius has written to the Senate and named my son responsible for the victory. His accomplishments in this war are double all his past deeds.

VALERIA

In troth, there’s wondrous things spoke of him.

VALERIA

It’s true, there are wonderful things said about him.

MENENIUS

135Wondrous! ay, I warrant you, and not without his
true purchasing.

MENENIUS

Wonderful! Yes, it’s true, and none that he didn’t earn.

VIRGILIA

The gods grant them true!

VIRGILIA

Oh, gods, may these words be true!

VOLUMNIA

True! pow, wow.

VOLUMNIA

True? Pooh-whoo!

MENENIUS

True! I’ll be sworn they are true.
140Where is he wounded?

MENENIUS

True? I promise they’re true.
Where is he wounded?