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Is all the policy, strength, and defence,
.:: Enter a Troop of Citizens,
Cit.' 'Faith, we hear fearful news,
For mine own part, When I said, banish him, I said, 'twas pity.
2 Cit. And so did I. , 3 Cit. And so did I; and, to say the truth, so did very many of us: That we did, we did for the best: and though we willingly consented to his banishment, yet it was against our will.. .
Com. You are goodly things, you voices!
You have made Good work, you and your cry! --Shall us to the
Capitol ? '
. [Exeunt Com. and Men.
4 you and your cry!] Alluding to a pack of hounds. So, in Hamlet, a company of players are contemptuously called a cry of players.
i Cit. The gods be good to us! Come, masters, let's home. I ever said, we were i’the wrong, when we banished him. 2 Cit. So did we all. But come, let's home..
wealth: Would buy this for a lie! Sie.
Pray, let us go
Enter Aufidius, and his Lieutenant.
Lieu. I do not know what witchcraft's in him; but
Auf. .. . I cannot help it now;
Yet I wish, sir,
Auf. I understand thee well; and be thou sure,
When he shall come to his account, he knows not
. . . peace
? As is the osprey -] Osprey, a kind of eagle, ossifraga:
The happy man; whether, &c.] Aufidius assigns three probable reasons of the miscarriage of Coriolanus; pride, which easily follows an uninterrupted train of success; unskilfulness to regulate the consequences of his own victories; a stubborn uniformity of nature, which could not make the proper transition from the casque or helmet to the cushion or chair of civil authority ; but acted with the same despotism in peace as in war...'
Even with the same austerity and garb
fail. ? Come, let's away. When, Caius, Rome is thine, Thou art poor’st of all; then shortly art thou mine,
ACT V. SCENE I. Rome. A publick Place, Enter MENENIUS, COMINIUS, Sicinius, Brutus,
and Others. Men. No, I'll not go: you hear, what he hath said, Which was sometime his general; who lov'd him In a most dear particular. He call’d me, father: But what o'that? Go, you that banish’d him, A mile before his tent fall down, and kneel The way into his mercy: Nay, if he coy’do
.? As he hath spices of them all, not all,] i. e. not all complete, not all in their full extent. S he has a merit,
To choke it in the utterance.) He has a merit, for no other purpose than to destroy it by boasting it.
9- coy'd ~] i.e. condescended unwillingly, with reserve,
To hear Cominius speak, I'll keep at home.
Com. He would not seem to know me..
Do you hear?
. Men. Why, so; you have made good work; A pair of tribunes that have rack'd' for Rome, To make coals cheap: A noble memory! . **Com. I minded him, how royal 'twas to pa When it was less expected: He replied, It was a bare petition of a state . .
. To one whom they had punish’d. Men..
Very well: . Could he say less?
Com. I offer'd to awaken his regard For his private friends: His answer to me was, He could not stay to pick them in a pile'. Of noisome, musty chaff: He said, 'twas folly, For one poor grain or two, to leave unburnt,-And still to nose the offence. . · Men. . ii For one poor grain Or two? I am one of those; his mother, wife, His child, and this brave fellow too, we are the
grains: You are the musty chaff; and you are sinelt i Above the moon: We must be burnt for you.
· Sic. Nay, pray, be patient: If you refuse your aid In this so never-heeded help, yet do not Upbraid us with our distress. But, sure, if you
· 1 - that have rack'd -] To rack means to harass by exte actions.
memory !for memorial.