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CORIOLANUS going into banishment, taking leave of

his family. “ Cor. Come, leave your tears; a brief farewell :-the

beast With many heads butts me away.- Nay, mother, Where is your ancient courage ?

Act IV. S. 1.


66 Cor.

CORIOLANUS goes to the house of AUFIDIUS.

If, Tullus,
Not yet thou know'st me, and seeing me, dost not
Think me for the man I am, necessity
Commands me name myself.

What is thy name?
Cor. A name unmusical to Volscian ears,
And harsh in sound to thine.
My name is Caius Marcius, who hath done
To thee particularly, and to all the Volsces,
Great hurt and mischief; thereto witness may
My surname, Coriolanus: .....
......... only that name remains ;
The cruelty and envy of the people,
Permitted by our dastard nobles, who
Have all forsook me, hath devour'd the rest;
And suffer'd me by the voice of slaves to be
Whoop'd out of Rome.

O, Marcius, Marcius !
Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart
A root of ancient envy.

1 SERV. What an arm he has ! he turned me about with his finger and thumb, as one would set up a top.”

Act IV. S. 5.



CORIOLANUS being appointed General of the Volscian

Forces, the Romans send and entreat peace in vain. MENENIUS is then persuaded to go, in hopes that his ancient friendship with CORIOLANUS may prevail.

66 Cor. Away!
MEN. How! Away?

Cor. Wife, mother, child, I know not. My affairs
Are servanted to others; though I owe
My revenge properly, my remission lies
In Volscian breasts. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . Yet, for I loved thee,
Take this along; I writ it for thy sake,
And would have sent it.”

Act V. S. 2.

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