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Than thou of them. Come all to ruin; let
Pray, be content;
Do your will. [Exit. Com. Away, the tribunes do attend you: arın
To answer mildly; for they are prepar'd
Cor. The word is, mildly:-Pray you, let us go:
Ay, but mildly.
Thy dangerous stoutness ;] This is obscure. Perhaps, she means:-Go, do thy worst; let me rather feel the utmost extremity that thy pride can bring upon us, than live thus in fear of thy dangerous obstinacy. JOHNSON.
owe -] i. e. own,
Enter Sicigius and BRUTUS.
Enter an Ædile,
. He's coming.
Have you a catalogue
I have; 'tis ready, here. -
I shall inform them. Bru. And when such time they have begun to 'cry,
Let them not cease, but with a din confus'd
Go about it.
[Exit Ædile. Put him to choler straight: He hath been us'd Ever to conquer, and to haye his worth Of contradiction :: Being once chaf'd, he cannot Be-rein'd again to temperance; then he speaks What's in his heart; and that is there, which looks With us to break his neck.?
Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENIUS, COMinius, Senators,
and Patricians. Sic. Well, here he comes. ? Men.. '
Calmly, I do beseech you. Cor. Ay, as an ostler, that for the poorest piece. Will bear the knave by the volume. -The honour'd
gods Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice Supplied with worthy men!'plant love ainong us!" Throng our large temples with the shows of peace, And not our streets with war! 1 Sen.
6 and to have his worth
Of contradiction :) He has been used to have his worth, or (as. we should now say) his pennyworth of contradiction ; his full quotą or proportion. I
-- which looks With us to break his neck.] The tribune seems to mean--The sentiments of Coriolanus's heart are our coadjutors, and look to have their share in promoting his destruction.
3 Will bear the knare by the volume.] i. e. would bear being called a knave as often as would fill out a volume, .
Re-enter Ædile, with Citizens..
Well, say.--Peace, ho.
I do demand,
I am content.
Scratches with briars,
: Consider further,
Well, well, no more.
Answer to us. Cor. Say then: 'tis true, I ought so. · Ratker than envy you.] Rather than import ill will to you. .
Sic. We charge you, that you have contrivd to
i take :
How! ! Nay; tempercell fold in t
Men. Nay; temperately: Your promise, · Cor. The fires i' the lowest hell fold in the people! Call me their traitor! Thou injurious tribune!Within thine eyes sat twenty thousand deaths, In thy hands clutch'd as many millions, in Thy lying tongue both numbers, I would say, Thou liest, unto thee, with a voice as free As I do pray the gods. Sic.
Mark you this, people ? Cit. To the rock with him; to the rock with him!
Sic. Peace. We need not put new matter to his charge: What you have seen him do, and heard him speak, Beating your officers, cursing yourselves, Opposing laws with strokes, and here defying Those whose great power must try him; even this, So criminal, and in such capital kind, Deserves the extremest death. Bru.
But since he hath Sery'd well for Rome, i : Cor.
What do you prate of service?
... You ? Men.
...... .. ii . Is this The promise that you made your mother? Com:
Know, I pray you,
I s eason'd office,] All office established and settled by time, and made familiar to the people by long use. .
2 caw clutch'ol -] i. e. grasp'd.