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Flourish. Enter the Tribunes and Senators aloft And Flourish. Enter the tribunes and senators aloft; and Tit I.i.1.1
then enter Saturninus and his Followers at one then enter below Saturninus and his followers at one Tit I.i.1.2
doore, and Bassianus and his Followers at the other, door, and Bassianus and his followers at the other, Tit I.i.1.3
with Drum & Colours.with drums and colours Tit I.i.1.4
Saturninus.SATURNINUS 
NOble Patricians, Patrons of my right,Noble patricians, patrons of my right,colours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearersTit I.i.1
patron (n.)supporter, advocate
Defend the iustice of my Cause with Armes.Defend the justice of my cause with arms. Tit I.i.2
And Countrey-men, my louing Followers,And, countrymen, my loving followers, Tit I.i.3
Pleade my Successiue Title with your Swords.Plead my successive title with your swords.successive (adj.)
old form: Successiue
hereditary, lineal, by right of succession
Tit I.i.4
I was the first borne Sonne, that was the lastI am his first-born son that was the last Tit I.i.5
That wore the Imperiall Diadem of Rome:That wore the imperial diadem of Rome;diadem (n.)crown, sovereign powerTit I.i.6
Then let my Fathers Honours liue in me,Then let my father's honours live in me,honour (n.)fame, renown, gloryTit I.i.7
Nor wrong mine Age with this indignitie.Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.age (n.)seniority, status as elder brotherTit I.i.8
Bassianus. BASSIANUS 
Romaines, Friends, Followers, / Fauourers of my Right:Romans, friends, followers, favourers of my right, Tit I.i.9
If euer Bassianus, Casars Sonne,If ever Bassianus, Caesar's son, Tit I.i.10
Were gracious in the eyes of Royall Rome,Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome,gracious (adj.)in favour, enjoying grace, esteemedTit I.i.11
Keepe then this passage to the Capitoll:Keep then this passage to the Capitol,Capitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of governmentTit I.i.12
keep (v.)
old form: Keepe
guard, watch, tend
And suffer not Dishonour to approachAnd suffer not dishonour to approach Tit I.i.13
Th'Imperiall Seate to Vertue: consecrateThe Imperial seat, to virtue consecrate,virtue (n.)
old form: Vertue
quality, accomplishment, ability
Tit I.i.14
To Iustice, Continence, and Nobility:To justice, continence, and nobility;continence (n.)self-restraint, self-control, abstemiousnessTit I.i.15
But let Desert in pure Election shine;But let desert in pure election shine,desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, rightTit I.i.16
And Romanes, fight for Freedome in your Choice.And, Romans, fight for freedom in your choice. Tit I.i.17
Enter Marcus Andronicus aloft with the Crowne.Enter Marcus Andronicus aloft with the crown Tit I.i.18

MARCUS 
Princes, that striue by Factions, and by Friends,Princes that strive by factions and by friends Tit I.i.18
Ambitiously for Rule and Empery:Ambitiously for rule and empery,empery (n.)absolute dominion, sovereigntyTit I.i.19
Know, that the people of Rome for whom we standKnow that the people of Rome, for whom we standstand (v.)act as, be, hold good asTit I.i.20
A speciall Party, haue by Common voyceA special party, have by common voicevoice (n.)
old form: voyce
vote, official support
Tit I.i.21
In Election for the Romane Emperie,In election for the Roman emperyelection (n.)choice, preferenceTit I.i.22
Chosen Andronicus, Sur-named Pious,Chosen Andronicus, surnamed Pius Tit I.i.23
For many good and great deserts to Rome.For many good and great deserts to Rome.desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious actionTit I.i.24
A Nobler man, a brauer Warriour,A nobler man, a braver warrior, Tit I.i.25
Liues not this day within the City Walles.Lives not this day within the city walls. Tit I.i.26
He by the Senate is accited homeHe by the senate is accited homeaccite (v.)cite, summon, callTit I.i.27
From weary Warres against the barbarous Gothes,From weary wars against the barbarous Goths,Goths (n.)warlike Germanic tribe from C Europe, 3rd--5th-cTit I.i.28
That with his Sonnes (a terror to our Foes)That with his sons, a terror to our foes, Tit I.i.29
Hath yoak'd a Nation strong, train'd vp in Armes.Hath yoked a nation strong, trained up in arms.yoke (v.)
old form: yoak'd
conquer, tame, bring under subjection
Tit I.i.30
Ten yeares are spent, since first he vndertookeTen years are spent since first he undertook Tit I.i.31
This Cause of Rome, and chasticed with ArmesThis cause of Rome, and chastised with arms Tit I.i.32
Our Enemies pride. Fiue times he hath return'dOur enemies' pride. Five times he hath returned Tit I.i.33
Bleeding to Rome, bearing his Valiant SonnesBleeding to Rome, bearing his valiant sons Tit I.i.34
In Coffins from the Field.In coffins from the field, and at this dayfield (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatTit I.i.35
To the monument of the Andronici Tit I.i.36
Done sacrifice of expiation,expiation (n.)purification, atonementTit I.i.37
And slain the noblest prisoner of the Goths. Tit I.i.38
And now at last, laden with Honours Spoyles,And now at last, laden with honour's spoils, Tit I.i.39
Returnes the good Andronicus to Rome,Returns the good Andronicus to Rome, Tit I.i.40
Renowned Titus, flourishing in Armes.Renowned Titus, flourishing in arms.flourish (v.)thrive, prosper, display triumphTit I.i.41
Let vs intreat, by Honour of his Name,Let us entreat, by honour of his name Tit I.i.42
Whom (worthily) you would haue now succeede,Whom worthily you would have now succeed, Tit I.i.43
And in the Capitoll and Senates right,And in the Capitol and senate's right Tit I.i.44
Whom you pretend to Honour and Adore,Whom you pretend to honour and adore,pretend (v.)claim, avow, professTit I.i.45
That you withdraw you, and abate your Strength,That you withdraw you and abate your strength,abate (v.)lessen, lower, diminishTit I.i.46
Dismisse your Followers, and as Suters should,Dismiss your followers, and, as suitors should, Tit I.i.47
Pleade your Deserts in Peace and Humblenesse.Plead your deserts in peace and humbleness.desert, desart (n.)cause, deserving, warrantTit I.i.48
Saturnine. SATURNINUS 
How fayre the Tribune speakes, / To calme my thoughts.How fair the tribune speaks to calm my thoughts. Tit I.i.49
Bassia. BASSIANUS 
Marcus Andronicus, so I do affieMarcus Andronicus, so I do affyaffy (v.)
old form: affie
have faith, place trust
Tit I.i.50
In thy vprightnesse and Integrity:In thy uprightness and integrity, Tit I.i.51
And so I Loue and Honor thee, and thine,And so I love and honour thee and thine, Tit I.i.52
Thy Noble Brother Titus, and his Sonnes,Thy noble brother Titus and his sons, Tit I.i.53
And Her (to whom my thoughts are humbled all)And her to whom my thoughts are humbled all, Tit I.i.54
Gracious Lauinia, Romes rich Ornament,Gracious Lavinia, Rome's rich ornament, Tit I.i.55
That I will heere dismisse my louing Friends:That I will here dismiss my loving friends Tit I.i.56
And to my Fortunes, and the Peoples Fauour,And to my fortune's and the people's favour Tit I.i.57
Commit my Cause in ballance to be weigh'd.Commit my cause in balance to be weighed. Tit I.i.58
Exit Souldiours.Exeunt his soldiers; his other followers remain Tit I.i.58
Saturnine. SATURNINUS 
Friends, that haue beene / Thus forward in my Right,Friends that have been thus forward in my right, Tit I.i.59
I thanke you all, and heere Dismisse you all,I thank you all and here dismiss you all, Tit I.i.60
And to the Loue and Fauour of my Countrey,And to the love and favour of my country Tit I.i.61
Commit my Selfe, my Person, and the Cause:Commit myself, my person, and the cause. Tit I.i.62
Exeunt his soldiers; his other followers remain Tit I.i.62
(To the tribunes and senators above) Tit I.i.63
Rome, be as iust and gracious vnto me,Rome, be as just and gracious unto me Tit I.i.63
As I am confident and kinde to thee.As I am confident and kind to thee.confident (adj.)trusting, trustful, ready to confideTit I.i.64
kind (adj.)
old form: kinde
loving, affectionate, fond
Open the Gates, and let me in.Open the gates and let me in. Tit I.i.65
Bassia. BASSIANUS 
Tribunes, and me, a poore Competitor.Tribunes, and me, a poor competitor.competitor (n.)fellow-candidateTit I.i.66
Flourish. They go vp into the Senat house.Flourish. They go up into the senate house. Tit I.i.67.1
Enter a Captaine.Enter a Captain Tit I.i.67.2
Cap. CAPTAIN 
Romanes make way: the good Andronicus,Romans, make way. The good Andronicus, Tit I.i.67
Patron of Vertue, Romes best Champion,Patron of virtue, Rome's best champion,champion (n.)warrior, fighter, man of valourTit I.i.68
patron (n.)defender, protector, lord and master
Successefull in the Battailes that he fights,Successful in the battles that he fights, Tit I.i.69
With Honour and with Fortune is return'd,With honour and with fortune is returned Tit I.i.70
From whence he circumscribed with his Sword,From where he circumscribed with his swordcircumscribe (v.)confine, fence in, hem inTit I.i.71
And brought to yoke the Enemies of Rome.And brought to yoke the enemies of Rome.yoke (n.)servitude, state of subjectionTit I.i.72
Sound Drummes and Trumpets. And then enter two of TitusSound drums and trumpets. Then enter two of Titus's Tit I.i.73.1
Sonnes; After them, two men bearing a sons, Martius and Mutius, then two men bearing a Tit I.i.73.2
Coffin couered with blacke, then two other Sonnes. Coffin covered with black, then two other sons, Lucius Tit I.i.73.3
After them, Titus Andronicus, and then and Quintus, then Titus Andronicus, and then Tit I.i.73.4
Tamora the Queene of Gothes, & her two Sonnes Tamora, the Queen of Goths, and her three sons, Tit I.i.73.5
Chiron and Demetrius, with Aaron the Moore, Alarbus, Chiron and Demetrius, with Aaron the Moor, Tit I.i.73.6
and others, as many as can bee: They set downe the Coffin, and others as many as can be. Then set down the coffin, Tit I.i.73.7
and Titus speakes.and Titus speaks Tit I.i.73.8
Andronicus. TITUS 
Haile Rome: / Victorious in thy Mourning Weedes:Hail, Rome, victorious in thy mourning weeds!weed (n.)
old form: Weedes
(plural) garments, dress, clothes
Tit I.i.73
Loe as the Barke that hath discharg'd his fraught,Lo, as the bark that hath discharged his freightbark, barque (n.)
old form: Barke
ship, vessel
Tit I.i.74
fraught (n.)freight, cargo, goods
Returnes with precious lading to the Bay,Returns with precious lading to the baylading (n.)cargo, freight, merchandiseTit I.i.75
From whence at first she wegih'd her Anchorage:From whence at first she weighed her anchorage,anchorageanchor, anchorsTit I.i.76
Commeth Andronicus bound with Lawrell bowes,Cometh Andronicus, bound with laurel boughs,boughs (n.)
old form: bowes
leaves, foliage
Tit I.i.77
laurel (adj.)
old form: Lawrell
of the bay tree [as a symbol of victory]
To resalute his Country with his teares,To re-salute his country with his tears, Tit I.i.78
Teares of true ioy for his returne to Rome,Tears of true joy for his return to Rome. Tit I.i.79
Thou great defender of this Capitoll,Thou great defender of this Capitol, Tit I.i.80
Stand gracious to the Rites that we intend.Stand gracious to the rites that we intend.gracious (adj.)showing favour, displaying benevolenceTit I.i.81
Romaines, of fiue and twenty Valiant Sonnes,Romans, of five-and-twenty valiant sons, Tit I.i.82
Halfe of the number that King Priam had,Half of the number that King Priam had,Priam (n.)[pron: 'priyam] king of Troy, husband of Hecuba; killed by Pyrrhus during the sack of TroyTit I.i.83
Behold the poore remaines aliue and dead!Behold the poor remains alive and dead. Tit I.i.84
These that Suruiue, let Rome reward with Loue:These that survive, let Rome reward with love; Tit I.i.85
These that I bring vnto their latest home,These that I bring unto their latest home, Tit I.i.86
With buriall amongst their Auncestors.With burial amongst their ancestors. Tit I.i.87
Heere Gothes haue giuen me leaue to sheath my Sword:Here Goths have given me leave to sheathe my sword. Tit I.i.88
Titus vnkinde, and carelesse of thine owne,Titus, unkind and careless of thine own,careless (adj.)
old form: carelesse
negligent, improvident, neglectful
Tit I.i.89
unkind (adj.)
old form: vnkinde
lacking in family affection, with no respect for kinship
Why suffer'st thou thy Sonnes vnburied yet,Why suffer'st thou thy sons unburied yetsuffer (v.)
old form: suffer'st
allow, permit, let
Tit I.i.90
To houer on the dreadfull shore of Stix?To hover on the dreadful shore of Styx?Styx (n.)the principal mythological river of the underworldTit I.i.91
Make way to lay them by their Bretheren.Make way to lay them by their brethren. Tit I.i.92
They open the Tombe.They open the tombwont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit ofTit I.i.93
There greete in silence as the dead are wont,There greet in silence as the dead are wont, Tit I.i.93
And sleepe in peace, slaine in your Countries warres:And sleep in peace, slain in your country's wars. Tit I.i.94
O sacred receptacle of my ioyes,O sacred receptacle of my joys,receptacle (n.)repository, storehouse, receiving-chamberTit I.i.95
Sweet Cell of vertue and Noblitie,Sweet cell of virtue and nobility, Tit I.i.96
How many Sonnes of mine hast thou in store,How many sons hast thou of mine in store Tit I.i.97
That thou wilt neuer render to me more?That thou wilt never render to me more! Tit I.i.98
Luc. LUCIUS 
Giue vs the proudest prisoner of the Gothes,Give us the proudest prisoner of the Goths, Tit I.i.99
That we may hew his limbes, and on a pileThat we may hew his limbs and on a pile Tit I.i.100
Ad manus fratrum, sacrifice his flesh:Ad manes fratrum sacrifice his fleshad manes...
old form: manus
to the shades of brothers
Tit I.i.101
Before this earthly prison of their bones,Before this earthy prison of their bones,earthy (adj.)
old form: earthly
of the earth, made of clay
Tit I.i.102
That so the shadowes be not vnappeas'd,That so the shadows be not unappeased,shadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
Tit I.i.103
Nor we disturb'd with prodigies on earth.Nor we disturbed with prodigies on earth.prodigy (n.)omen, portent, signTit I.i.104
Tit. TITUS 
I giue him you, the Noblest that Suruiues,I give him you, the noblest that survives, Tit I.i.105
The eldest Son of this distressed Queene.The eldest son of this distressed queen. Tit I.i.106
Tam. TAMORA  
(kneeling) Tit I.i.107
Stay Romaine Bretheren, gracious Conqueror,Stay, Roman brethren! Gracious conqueror, Tit I.i.107
Victorious Titus, rue the teares I shed,Victorious Titus, rue the tears I shed,rue (v.)pity, grieve for, feel forTit I.i.108
A Mothers teares in passion for her sonne:A mother's tears in passion for her son;passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep griefTit I.i.109
And if thy Sonnes were euer deere to thee,And if thy sons were ever dear to thee, Tit I.i.110
Oh thinke my sonnes to be as deere to mee.O, think my son to be as dear to me. Tit I.i.111
Sufficeth not, that we are brought to RomeSufficeth not that we are brought to Romesuffice (v.)satisfy, content, be enough [for]Tit I.i.112
To beautifie thy Triumphs, and returneTo beautify thy triumphs, and returntriumph (n.)triumphal procession into RomeTit I.i.113
Captiue to thee, and to thy Romaine yoake,Captive to thee and to thy Roman yoke,yoke (n.)
old form: yoake
servitude, state of subjection
Tit I.i.114
But must my Sonnes be slaughtred in the streetes,But must my sons be slaughtered in the streets Tit I.i.115
For Valiant doings in their Countries cause?For valiant doings in their country's cause? Tit I.i.116
O! If to fight for King and Common-weale,O, if to fight for king and commonwealcommonweal, commonwealth (n.)
old form: Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
Tit I.i.117
Were piety in thine, it is in these:Were piety in thine, it is in these. Tit I.i.118
Andronicus, staine not thy Tombe with blood.Andronicus, stain not thy tomb with blood. Tit I.i.119
Wilt thou draw neere the nature of the Gods?Wilt thou draw near the nature of the gods? Tit I.i.120
Draw neere them then in being mercifull.Draw near them then in being merciful; Tit I.i.121
Sweet mercy is Nobilities true badge,Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. Tit I.i.122
Thrice Noble Titus, spare my first borne sonne.Thrice-noble Titus, spare my first-born son.thrice-noble (adj.)
old form: Thrice Noble
most noble
Tit I.i.123
Tit. TITUS 
Patient your selfe Madam, and pardon me.Patient yourself, madam, and pardon me.patient (v.)be patient, calm, quietenTit I.i.124
These are the Brethren, whom you Gothes beheldThese are their brethren whom your Goths beheld Tit I.i.125
Aliue and dead, and for their Bretheren slaine,Alive and dead, and for their brethren slain Tit I.i.126
Religiously they aske a sacrifice:Religiously they ask a sacrifice.religiously (adv.)in accord with religious beliefTit I.i.127
To this your sonne is markt, and die he must,To this your son is marked, and die he must Tit I.i.128
T'appease their groaning shadowes that are gone.T' appease their groaning shadows that are gone.shadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
Tit I.i.129
Luc. LUCIUS 
Away with him, and make a fire straight,Away with him, and make a fire straight,straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceTit I.i.130
And with our Swords vpon a pile of wood,And with our swords upon a pile of wood Tit I.i.131
Let's hew his limbes till they be cleane consum'd.Let's hew his limbs till they be clean consumed.clean (adv.)
old form: cleane
totally, absolutely, utterly
Tit I.i.132
Exit Sonnes with Alarbus.Exeunt Titus's sons with Alarbus Tit I.i.132
Tamo. TAMORA  
(rising) Tit I.i.133
O cruell irreligious piety.O cruel, irreligious piety. Tit I.i.133
Chi. CHIRON 
Was euer Scythia halfe so barbarous?Was never Scythia half so barbarous. Tit I.i.134
Dem. DEMETRIUS 
Oppose me Scythia to ambitious Rome,Oppose not Scythia to ambitious Rome.oppose (v.)compare, draw a parallel betweenTit I.i.135
resolved (adj.)
old form: resolu'd
determined, settled, decided
Alarbus goes to rest, and we suruiue,Alarbus goes to rest and we survive Tit I.i.136
To tremble vnder Titus threatning lookes,To tremble under Titus' threat'ning look. Tit I.i.137
Then Madam stand resolu'd, but hope withall,Then, madam, stand resolved; but hope withal Tit I.i.138
The selfe same Gods that arm'd the Queene of TroyThe selfsame gods that armed the Queen of TroyTroy (n.)ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, IlionTit I.i.139
With opportunitie of sharpe reuengeWith opportunity of sharp revengesharp (adj.)
old form: sharpe
severe, harsh, merciless
Tit I.i.140
Vpon the Thracian Tyrant in his Tent,Upon the Thracian tyrant in his tentThracian (adj.)[pron: 'thraysian] of Thrace; region of ancient NE Greece associated with the worship of DionysusTit I.i.141
May fauour Tamora the Queene of Gothes,May favour Tamora, the Queen of Goths –  Tit I.i.142
(When Gothes were Gothes, and Tamora was Queene)When Goths were Goths, and Tamora was queen –  Tit I.i.143
To quit the bloody wrongs vpon her foes.To quit these bloody wrongs upon her foes.quit (v.)avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]Tit I.i.144
Enter the Sonnes of Andronicus againe.Enter the sons of Andronicus, with their swords bloody Tit I.i.145
Luci. LUCIUS 
See Lord and Father, how we haue perform'dSee, lord and father, how we have performed Tit I.i.145
Our Romaine rightes, Alarbus limbs are lopt,Our Roman rites. Alarbus' limbs are lopped, Tit I.i.146
And intrals feede the sacrifising fire,And entrails feed the sacrificing fire,sacrificing (adj.)
old form: sacrifising
sacrificial
Tit I.i.147
Whose smoke like incense doth perfume the skie.Whose smoke like incense doth perfume the sky. Tit I.i.148
Remaineth nought but to interre our Brethren,Remaineth naught but to inter our brethren, Tit I.i.149
And with low'd Larums welcome them to Rome.And with loud 'larums welcome them to Rome.alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)
old form: Larums
tumult, uproar, hubbub
Tit I.i.150
Tit. TITUS 
Let it be so, and let AndronicusLet it be so, and let Andronicus Tit I.i.151
Make this his latest farewell to their soules.Make this his latest farewell to their souls. Tit I.i.152
Flourish. Then Sound Trumpets, and lay the Coffins in the Tombe.Sound trumpets, and lay the coffin in the tomb Tit I.i.153
In peace and Honour rest you heere my Sonnes,In peace and honour rest you here, my sons; Tit I.i.153
Romes readiest Champions, repose you heere in rest,Rome's readiest champions, repose you here in rest,ready (adj.)eager, willing, ready to actTit I.i.154
Secure from worldly chaunces and mishaps:Secure from worldly chances and mishaps. Tit I.i.155
Heere lurks no Treason, heere no enuie swels,Here lurks no treason, here no envy swells, Tit I.i.156
Heere grow no damned grudges, heere are no stormes,Here grow no damned drugs, here are no storms,drug (n.)poisonous plantTit I.i.157
No noyse, but silence and Eternall sleepe,No noise, but silence and eternal sleep. Tit I.i.158
Enter Lauinia.Enter Lavinia Tit I.i.159
In peace and Honour rest you heere my Sonnes.In peace and honour rest you here, my sons. Tit I.i.159
Laui. LAVINIA 
In peace and Honour, liue Lord Titus long,In peace and honour live Lord Titus long; Tit I.i.160
My Noble Lord and Father, liue in Fame:My noble lord and father, live in fame. Tit I.i.161
Loe at this Tombe my tributarie teares,Lo, at this tomb my tributary tearstributary (adj.)
old form: tributarie
paying a tribute, contributory
Tit I.i.162
I render for my Bretherens Obsequies:I render for my brethren's obsequies,obsequy (n.)funeral rite, burial ceremonyTit I.i.163
And at thy feete I kneele, with teares of ioy(Kneeling) And at thy feet I kneel with tears of joy Tit I.i.164
Shed on the earth for thy returne to Rome.Shed on this earth for thy return to Rome. Tit I.i.165
O blesse me heere with thy victorious hand,O bless me here with thy victorious hand, Tit I.i.166
Whose Fortune Romes best Citizens applau'd.Whose fortunes Rome's best citizens applaud. Tit I.i.167
Ti. TITUS 
Kind Rome, / That hast thus louingly reseru'dKind Rome, that hast thus lovingly reservedreserve (v.)
old form: reseru'd
preserve, retain, keep
Tit I.i.168
The Cordiall of mine age to glad my hart,The cordial of mine age to glad my heart.age (n.)mature years, old ageTit I.i.169
cordial (n.)
old form: Cordiall
restorative, stimulant, tonic
glad (v.)gladden, brighten, cause to rejoice
Lauinia liue, out-liue thy Fathers dayes:Lavinia, live, outlive thy father's days Tit I.i.170
And Fames eternall date for vertues praise.And fame's eternal date for virtue's praise. Tit I.i.171
Lavinia rises Tit I.i.172
Marc. MARCUS  
(above) Tit I.i.172
Long liue Lord Titus, my beloued brother,Long live Lord Titus, my beloved brother, Tit I.i.172
Gracious Triumpher in the eyes of Rome.Gracious triumpher in the eyes of Rome!triumpher (n.)victor, conqueror, general [given a Roman procession of welcome]Tit I.i.173
Tit. TITUS 
Thankes Gentle Tribune, / Noble brother Marcus.Thanks, gentle tribune, noble brother Marcus.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleTit I.i.174
Mar. MARCUS 
And welcome Nephews from succesfull wars,And welcome, nephews, from successful wars, Tit I.i.175
You that suruiue and you that sleepe in Fame:You that survive, and you that sleep in fame. Tit I.i.176
Faire Lords your Fortunes are all alike in all,Fair lords, your fortunes are alike in all Tit I.i.177
That in your Countries seruice drew your Swords.That in your country's service drew your swords; Tit I.i.178
But safer Triumph is this Funerall Pompe,But safer triumph is this funeral pomp, Tit I.i.179
That hath aspir'd to Solons Happines,That hath aspired to Solon's happinessSolon (n.)[pron: 'sohlon] Athenian statesman, c.7th-c BCTit I.i.180
And Triumphs ouer chaunce in honours bed.And triumphs over chance in honour's bed. Tit I.i.181
Titus Andronicus,, thepeopleof Rome,Titus Andronicus, the people of Rome, Tit I.i.182
Whose friend in iustice thou hast euer bene,Whose friend in justice thou hast ever been, Tit I.i.183
Send thee by me their Tribune and their trust,Send thee by me, their tribune and their trust, Tit I.i.184
This Palliament of white and spotlesse Hue,This palliament of white and spotless hue,palliament (n.)robe, gown [of someone aspiring to Roman consulship]Tit I.i.185
And name thee in Election for the Empire,And name thee in election for the empireelection (n.)choice, preferenceTit I.i.186
empire (n.)emperor
With these our late deceased Emperours Sonnes:With these our late-deceased emperor's sons. Tit I.i.187
Be Candidatus then, and put it on,Be candidatus then and put it on, Tit I.i.188
And helpe to set a head on headlesse Rome.And help to set a head on headless Rome. Tit I.i.189
Tit. TITUS 
A better head her Glorious body fits,A better head her glorious body fits Tit I.i.190
Then his that shakes for age and feeblenesse:Than his that shakes for age and feebleness. Tit I.i.191
What should I d'on this Robe and trouble you,What should I don this robe and trouble you? Tit I.i.192
Be chosen with proclamations to day,Be chosen with proclamations today, Tit I.i.193
To morrow yeeld vp rule, resigne my life,Tomorrow yield up rule, resign my life, Tit I.i.194
And set abroad new businesse for you all.And set abroad new business for you all?set abroad (v.)set afoot, initiate, start upTit I.i.195
Rome I haue bene thy Souldier forty yeares,Rome, I have been thy soldier forty years, Tit I.i.196
And led my Countries strength successefully,And led my country's strength successfully, Tit I.i.197
And buried one and twenty Valiant Sonnes,And buried one-and-twenty valiant sons Tit I.i.198
Knighted in Field, slaine manfully in Armes,Knighted in field, slain manfully in arms,field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatTit I.i.199
In right and Seruice of their Noble Countrie:In right and service of their noble country.right (n.)just claim, rights, titleTit I.i.200
Giue me a staffe of Honour for mine age. Give me a staff of honour for mine age, Tit I.i.201
But not a Scepter to controule the world,But not a sceptre to control the world. Tit I.i.202
Vpright he held it Lords, that held it last.Upright he held it, lords, that held it last. Tit I.i.203
Mar. MARCUS 
Titus, thou shalt obtaine and aske the Emperie.Titus, thou shalt obtain and ask the empery.empery (n.)
old form: Emperie
absolute dominion, sovereignty
Tit I.i.204
Sat. SATURNINUS  
(above) Tit I.i.205
Proud and ambitious Tribune can'st thou tell?Proud and ambitious tribune, canst thou tell? Tit I.i.205
Titus. TITUS 
Patience Prince Saturninus.Patience, Prince Saturninus. Tit I.i.206.1
Sat. SATURNINUS 
Romaines do me right.Romans, do me right! Tit I.i.206.2
Patricians draw your Swords, and sheath them notPatricians, draw your swords and sheathe them not Tit I.i.207
Till Saturninus be Romes Emperour:Till Saturninus be Rome's emperor. Tit I.i.208
Andronicus would thou wert shipt to hell,Andronicus, would thou wert shipped to hell Tit I.i.209
Rather then rob me of the peoples harts.Rather than rob me of the people's hearts. Tit I.i.210
Luc. LUCIUS 
Proud Saturnine, interrupter of the goodProud Saturnine, interrupter of the good Tit I.i.211
That Noble minded Titus meanes to thee.That noble-minded Titus means to thee. Tit I.i.212
Tit. TITUS 
Content thee Prince, I will restore to theeContent thee, prince; I will restore to thee Tit I.i.213
The peoples harts, and weane them from themselues.The people's hearts, and wean them from themselves.wean (v.)
old form: weane
separate, detach, alienate
Tit I.i.214
Bass. BASSIANUS  
(above) Tit I.i.215
Andronicus, I do not flatter theeAndronicus, I do not flatter thee, Tit I.i.215
But Honour thee, and will doe till I die:But honour thee, and will do till I die. Tit I.i.216
My Faction if thou strengthen with thy Friend?My faction if thou strengthen with thy friends, Tit I.i.217
I will most thankefull be, and thankes to menI will most thankful be; and thanks to men Tit I.i.218
Of Noble mindes, is Honourable Meede.Of noble minds is honourable meed.meed (n.)
old form: Meede
reward, prize, recompense
Tit I.i.219
Tit. TITUS 
People of Rome, and Noble Tribunes heere,People of Rome and people's tribunes here, Tit I.i.220
I aske your voyces and your Suffrages,I ask your voices and your suffrages.suffrage (n.)vote, approval, consentTit I.i.221
voice (n.)
old form: voyces
vote, official support
Will you bestow them friendly on Andronicus?Will ye bestow them friendly on Andronicus?friendly (adv.)in a friendly wayTit I.i.222
Tribunes. TRIBUNES  
(above) Tit I.i.223
To gratifie the good Andronicus,To gratify the good Andronicus Tit I.i.223
And Gratulate his safe returne to Rome,And gratulate his safe return to Rome,gratulate (v.)greet, welcome, saluteTit I.i.224
The people will accept whom he admits.The people will accept whom he admits. Tit I.i.225
Tit. TITUS 
Tribunes I thanke you, and this sure I make,Tribunes, I thank you, and this suit I make,suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionTit I.i.226
That you Create your Emperours eldest sonne,That you create your emperor's eldest son, Tit I.i.227
Lord Saturnine, whose Vertues will I hope,Lord Saturnine, whose virtues will, I hope, Tit I.i.228
Reflect on Rome as Tytans Rayes on earth,Reflect on Rome as Titan's rays on earth,reflect (v.)shine, cast a bright lightTit I.i.229
Titan (n.)one of the titles of the Roman sun-god, Sol
And ripen Iustice in this Common-weale:And ripen justice in this commonweal.commonweal, commonwealth (n.)
old form: Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
Tit I.i.230
Then if you will elect by my aduise,Then if you will elect by my advice, Tit I.i.231
Crowne him, and say: Long liue our Emperour.Crown him and say, ‘ Long live our emperor!’ Tit I.i.232
Mar. An. MARCUS 
With Voyces and applause of euery sort,With voices and applause of every sort,applause (n.)acclamation, shout of approvalTit I.i.233
sort (n.)class, level, social rank
voice (n.)shout of acclamation, cry of applause
Patricians and Plebeans we CreatePatricians and plebeians, we create Tit I.i.234
Lord Saturninus Romes Great Emperour.Lord Saturninus Rome's great emperor, Tit I.i.235
And say, Long liue our Emperour Saturnine.And say, ‘ Long live our Emperor Saturnine!’ Tit I.i.236
A long Flourish till they come downe.A long flourish till Marcus, Saturninus, Bassianus, Tit I.i.237.1
tribunes and senators come down. Tit I.i.237.2
Marcus crowns Saturninus Tit I.i.237.3
Satu. SATURNINUS 
Titus Andronicus, for thy Fauours done,Titus Andronicus, for thy favours done Tit I.i.237
To vs in our Election this day,To us in our election this day Tit I.i.238
I giue thee thankes in part of thy Deserts,I give thee thanks in part of thy deserts,desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, rightTit I.i.239
And will with Deeds requite thy gentlenesse:And will with deeds requite thy gentleness.requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompenseTit I.i.240
gentleness (n.)
old form: gentlenesse
nobility, good breeding, courtesy
And for an Onset Titus to aduanceAnd for an onset, Titus, to advanceonset (n.)start, beginning, commencementTit I.i.241
Thy Name, and Honorable Familie,Thy name and honourable family, Tit I.i.242
Lauinia will I make my Empresse,Lavinia will I make my empress, Tit I.i.243
Romes Royall Mistris, Mistris of my hartRome's royal mistress, mistress of my heart, Tit I.i.244
And in the Sacred Pathan her espouse:And in the sacred Pantheon her espouse.espouse (v.)unite (in marriage), contractTit I.i.245
Tell me Andronicus doth this motion please thee?Tell me, Andronicus, doth this motion please thee?motion (n.)proposal, proposition, suggestion, offerTit I.i.246
Tit. TITUS 
It doth my worthy Lord, and in this match,It doth, my worthy lord, and in this match Tit I.i.247
I hold me Highly Honoured of your Grace,I hold me highly honoured of your grace, Tit I.i.248
And heere in sight of Rome, to Saturnine,And here in sight of Rome to Saturnine, Tit I.i.249
King and Commander of our Common-weale,King and commander of our commonweal,commonweal, commonwealth (n.)
old form: Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
Tit I.i.250
The Wide-worlds Emperour, do I Consecrate,The wide world's emperor, do I consecrate Tit I.i.251
My Sword, my Chariot, and my Prisonerss,My sword, my chariot, and my prisoners, Tit I.i.252
Presents well Worthy Romes Imperiall Lord:Presents well worthy Rome's imperious lord.imperious, emperious (adj.)imperial, majestic, sovereignTit I.i.253
Receiue them then, the Tribute that I owe,Receive them then, the tribute that I owe, Tit I.i.254
Mine Honours Ensignes humbled at my feete.Mine honour's ensigns humbled at thy feet.ensign (n.)
old form: Ensignes
symbol, token, emblem
Tit I.i.255
Satu. SATURNINUS 
Thankes Noble Titus, Father of my life,Thanks, noble Titus, father of my life. Tit I.i.256
How proud I am of thee, and of thy giftsHow proud I am of thee and of thy gifts Tit I.i.257
Rome shall record, and when I do forgetRome shall record, and when I do forget Tit I.i.258
The least of these vnspeakable Deserts,The least of these unspeakable deserts,desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, rightTit I.i.259
unspeakable (adj.)
old form: vnspeakable
indescribable, inexpressible, beyond description
Romans forget your Fealtie to me.Romans, forget your fealty to me.fealty (n.)
old form: Fealtie
[feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
Tit I.i.260
Tit. TITUS  

(to Tamora) Tit I.i.261
Now Madam are your prisoner to an Emperour,Now, madam, are you prisoner to an emperor, Tit I.i.261
To him that for you Honour and your State,To him that for your honour and your statestate (n.)status, rank, positionTit I.i.262
Will vse you Nobly and your followers.Will use you nobly and your followers.use (v.)
old form: vse
treat, deal with, manage
Tit I.i.263
Satu. SATURNINUS  
(aside)hue (n.)appearance, complexionTit I.i.264
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
trust mebelieve me
A goodly Lady, trust me of the HueA goodly lady, trust me, of the hue Tit I.i.264
That I would choose, were I to choose a new:That I would choose were I to choose anew. Tit I.i.265
(To Tamora)countenance (n.)expression, look, faceTit I.i.266
Cleere vp Faire Queene that cloudy countenance,Clear up, fair queen, that cloudy countenance; Tit I.i.266
Though chance of warre / Hath wrought this change of cheere,Though chance of war hath wrought this change of cheer,cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
face, look, expression
Tit I.i.267
Thou com'st not to be made a scorne in Rome:Thou com'st not to be made a scorn in Rome. Tit I.i.268
Princely shall be thy vsage euery way.Princely shall be thy usage every way.usage (n.)
old form: vsage
treatment, handling, conduct
Tit I.i.269
Rest on my word, and let not discontentRest on my word, and let not discontent Tit I.i.270
Daunt all your hopes: Madam he comforts you,Daunt all your hopes. Madam, he comforts you Tit I.i.271
Can make your Greater then the Queene of Gothes?Can make you greater than the Queen of Goths. Tit I.i.272
Lauinia you are not displeas'd with this?Lavinia, you are not displeased with this? Tit I.i.273
Lau. LAVINIA 
Not I my Lord, sith true Nobilitie,Not I, my lord, sith true nobility Tit I.i.274
Warrants these words in Princely curtesie.Warrants these words in princely courtesy.warrant (v.)act as a pledge for, give an assurance aboutTit I.i.275
Sat. SATURNINUS 
Thankes sweete Lauinia, Romans let vs goe:Thanks, sweet Lavinia. Romans, let us go. Tit I.i.276
Ransomlesse heere we set our Prisoners free,Ransomless here we set our prisoners free; Tit I.i.277
Proclaime our Honors Lords with Trumpe and Drum.Proclaim our honours, lords, with trump and drum.trump (n.)
old form: Trumpe
trumpet
Tit I.i.278
Flourish Tit I.i.279
Bass. BASSIANUS  
(seizing Lavinia) Tit I.i.279
Lord Titus by your leaue, this Maid is mine.Lord Titus, by your leave, this maid is mine. Tit I.i.279
Tit. TITUS 
How sir? Are you in earnest then my Lord?How, sir? Are you in earnest then, my lord? Tit I.i.280
Bass. BASSIANUS 
I Noble Titus, and resolu'd withall,Ay, noble Titus, and resolved withalresolve (v.)
old form: resolu'd
decide, make up one's mind
Tit I.i.281
To doe my selfe this reason, and this right.To do myself this reason and this right.reason (n.)reasonable treatment, justified course of actionTit I.i.282
Marc. MARCUS 
Suum cuiquam, is our Romane Iustice,Suum cuique is our Roman justice;suum...to each his ownTit I.i.283
This Prince in Iustice ceazeth but his owne.This prince in justice seizeth but his own. Tit I.i.284
Luc. LUCIUS 
And that he will and shall, if Lucius liue.And that he will and shall, if Lucius live. Tit I.i.285
Exeunt Tamora, Demetrius, Chiron and attendants Tit I.i.285
Tit. TITUS 
Traytors auant, where is the Emperours Guarde?Traitors, avaunt! Where is the Emperor's guard?avaunt (int.)
old form: auant
begone, go away, be off
Tit I.i.286
Treason my Lord, Lauinia is surpris'd.Treason, my lord! Lavinia is surprised.surprise (v.)
old form: surpris'd
take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
Tit I.i.287
Sat. SATURNINUS 
Surpris'd, by whom?Surprised? By whom? Tit I.i.288.1
Bass. BASSIANUS 
By him that iustly mayBy him that justly may Tit I.i.288.2
Beare his Betroth'd, from all the world away.Bear his betrothed from all the world away. Tit I.i.289
Exeunt Bassianus and Marcus with Lavinia Tit I.i.289
Muti. MUTIUS 
Brothers helpe to conuey her hence away,Brothers, help to convey her hence away, Tit I.i.290
And with my Sword Ile keepe this doore safe.And with my sword I'll keep this door safe. Tit I.i.291
Exeunt Quintus and Martius at one door Tit I.i.291
Tit. TITUS  
(to Saturninus) Tit I.i.292
Follow my Lord, and Ile soone bring her backe.Follow, my lord, and I'll soon bring her back. Tit I.i.292
Exit Saturninus at the other door Tit I.i.292
Mut. MUTIUS 
My Lord you passe not heere.My lord, you pass not here. Tit I.i.293.1
Tit. TITUS 
What villaine Boy, What, villain boy, Tit I.i.293.2
bar'st me my way in Rome?Barr'st me my way in Rome? Tit I.i.294.1
He attacks Mutius Tit I.i.294
Mut.MUTIUS 
Helpe Lucius helpe. Help, Lucius, help. Tit I.i.294.2
He kils him.Titus kills him Tit I.i.294
Luc. LUCIUS 
My Lord you are vniust, and more then so,My lord, you are unjust, and more than so, Tit I.i.295
In wrongfull quarrell, you haue slaine your son.In wrongful quarrel you have slain your son. Tit I.i.296
Tit. TITUS 
Nor thou, nor he are any sonnes of mine,Nor thou, nor he, are any sons of mine; Tit I.i.297
My sonnes would neuer so dishonour me.My sons would never so dishonour me. Tit I.i.298
Traytor restore Lauinia to the Emperour.Traitor, restore Lavinia to the Emperor. Tit I.i.299
Luc. LUCIUS 
Dead if you will, but not to be his wife,Dead, if you will, but not to be his wife Tit I.i.300
That is anothers lawfull promist Loue.That is another's lawful promised love. Tit I.i.301
Exit Tit I.i.301
Enter aloft the Emperour with Tamora and her Enter aloft the Emperor with Tamora and her two Tit I.i.302.1
two sonnes, and Aaron the Moore.sons, and Aaron the Moor Tit I.i.302.2
Empe. SATURNINUS 
No Titus, no, the Emperour needs her not,No, Titus, no, the Emperor needs her not, Tit I.i.302
Nor her, nor thee, nor any of thy stocke:Nor her, nor thee, nor any of thy stock. Tit I.i.303
Ile trust by Leisure him that mocks me once.I'll trust by leisure him that mocks me once,leisure, byonly after careful consideration, but slowlyTit I.i.304
Thee neuer: nor thy Trayterous haughty sonnes,Thee never, nor thy traitorous haughty sons, Tit I.i.305
Confederates all, thus to dishonour me.Confederates all thus to dishonour me. Tit I.i.306
Was none in Rome to make a staleWas none in Rome to make a stalestale (n.)dupe, sap, laughing-stockTit I.i.307
But Saturnine? Full well AndronicusBut Saturnine? Full well, Andronicus, Tit I.i.308
Agree these Deeds, with that proud bragge of thine,Agree these deeds with that proud brag of thine, Tit I.i.309
That said'st, I beg'd the Empire at thy hands.That saidst I begged the empire at thy hands. Tit I.i.310
Tit. TITUS 
O monstrous, what reproachfull words are these?O monstrous! What reproachful words are these? Tit I.i.311
Sat. SATURNINUS 
But goe thy wayes, goe giue that changing peece,But go thy ways, go give that changing piecechanging (adj.)fickle, inconstant, faithlessTit I.i.312
piece (n.)
old form: peece
creature, individual, person, woman
To him that flourisht for her with his Sword:To him that flourished for her with his sword.flourish with (v.)
old form: flourisht
wave, brandish, shake about
Tit I.i.313
A Valliant sonne in-law thou shalt enioy:A valiant son-in-law thou shalt enjoy, Tit I.i.314
One, fit to bandy with thy lawlesse Sonnes,One fit to bandy with thy lawless sons,bandy (v.)band together, make a league, fightTit I.i.315
To ruffle in the Common-wealth of Rome.To ruffle in the commonwealth of Rome.ruffle (v.)make trouble, cause a disturbanceTit I.i.316
Tit. TITUS 
These words are Razors to my wounded hart.These words are razors to my wounded heart. Tit I.i.317
Sat. SATURNINUS 
And therefore louely Tamora Queene of Gothes,And therefore, lovely Tamora, Queen of Goths, Tit I.i.318
That like the stately Thebe mong'st her NimphsThat like the stately Phoebe 'mongst her nymphsPhoebe (n.)one of the titles of the Roman goddess of the MoonTit I.i.319
Dost ouer-shine the Gallant'st Dames of Rome,Dost overshine the gallant'st dames of Rome,gallant (adj.)
old form: Gallant'st
fine, splendid, grand
Tit I.i.320
If thou be pleas'd with this my sodaine choyse,If thou be pleased with this my sudden choice, Tit I.i.321
Behold I choose thee Tamora for my Bride,Behold, I choose thee, Tamora, for my bride, Tit I.i.322
And will Create thee Empresse of Rome.And will create thee Empress of Rome. Tit I.i.323
Speake Queene of Goths dost thou applau'd my choyse?Speak, Queen of Goths, dost thou applaud my choice? Tit I.i.324
And heere I sweare by all the Romaine Gods,And here I swear by all the Roman gods, Tit I.i.325
Sith Priest and Holy-water are so neere,Sith priest and holy water are so near, Tit I.i.326
And Tapers burne so bright, and euery thingAnd tapers burn so bright, and everythingtaper (n.)candleTit I.i.327
In readines for Hymeneus stand,In readiness for Hymenaeus stand,Hymenaeus (n.)[pron: hiymen'eeus] alternative name for HymenTit I.i.328
I will not resalute the streets of Rome,I will not re-salute the streets of Romere-salute (v.)
old form: resalute
approach again, greet once more
Tit I.i.329
Or clime my Pallace, till from forth this place,Or climb my palace, till from forth this place Tit I.i.330
I leade espous'd my Bride along with me,I lead espoused my bride along with me.espouse (v.)
old form: espous'd
unite (in marriage), contract
Tit I.i.331
Tamo. TAMORA 
And heere in sight of heauen to Rome I sweare,And here in sight of heaven to Rome I swear, Tit I.i.332
If Saturnine aduance the Queen of Gothes,If Saturnine advance the Queen of Goths,advance (v.)
old form: aduance
raise, lift up, upraise
Tit I.i.333
Shee will a Hand-maid be to his desires,She will a handmaid be to his desires, Tit I.i.334
A louing Nurse, a Mother to his youth.A loving nurse, a mother to his youth. Tit I.i.335
Satur. SATURNINUS 
Ascend Faire Qeene, / Panthean Lords, accompanyAscend, fair queen, Pantheon. Lords, accompany Tit I.i.336
Your Noble Emperour and his louely Bride,Your noble Emperor and his lovely bride, Tit I.i.337
Sent by the heauens for Prince Saturnine,Sent by the heavens for Prince Saturnine, Tit I.i.338
Whose wisedome hath her Fortune Conquered,Whose wisdom hath her fortune conquered. Tit I.i.339
There shall we Consummate our Spousall rites.There shall we consummate our spousal rites.consummate (v.)accomplish, complete, bring to a conclusionTit I.i.340
spousal (adj.)
old form: Spousall
marriage, nuptial, matrimonial
Exeunt omnes.Exeunt all but Titus Tit I.i.340
Tit. TITUS 
I am not bid to waite vpon this Bride:I am not bid to wait upon this bride.bid (v.), past form badeinvite, ask, enticeTit I.i.341
Titus when wer't thou wont to walke alone,Titus, when wert thou wont to walk alone,wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit ofTit I.i.342
Dishonoured thus and Challenged of wrongs?Dishonoured thus, and challenged of wrongs?challenge (v.)accuse, charge, denounceTit I.i.343
Enter Marcus and Titus Sonnes.Enter Marcus and Titus's sons, Lucius, Quintus, and Tit I.i.344.1
Martius Tit I.i.344.2
Mar MARCUS 
O Titus see! O see what thou hast done!O Titus, see! O see what thou hast done: Tit I.i.344
In a bad quarrell, slaine a Vertuous sonne.In a bad quarrel slain a virtuous son. Tit I.i.345
Tit. TITUS 
No foolish Tribune, no: No sonne of mine,No, foolish tribune, no. No son of mine, Tit I.i.346
Nor thou, nor these Confedrates in the deed,Nor thou, nor these, confederates in the deed Tit I.i.347
That hath dishonoured all our Family,That hath dishonoured all our family, Tit I.i.348
Vnworthy brother, and vnworthy Sonnes.Unworthy brother, and unworthy sons. Tit I.i.349
Luci. LUCIUS 
But let vs giue him buriall as becomes:But let us give him burial as becomes;become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toTit I.i.350
Giue Mutius buriall with our Bretheren.Give Mutius burial with our brethren. Tit I.i.351
Tit. TITUS 
Traytors away, he rest's not in this Tombe:Traitors, away! He rests not in this tomb. Tit I.i.352
This Monument fiue hundreth yeares hath stood,This monument five hundred years hath stood, Tit I.i.353
Which I haue Sumptuously re-edified:Which I have sumptuously re-edified.re-edify (v.)rebuild, restoreTit I.i.354
Heere none but Souldiers, and Romes Seruitors,Here none but soldiers and Rome's servitorsservitor (n.)
old form: Seruitors
servant
Tit I.i.355
Repose in Fame: None basely slaine in braules,Repose in fame; none basely slain in brawls. Tit I.i.356
Bury him where you can, he comes not heere.Bury him where you can, he comes not here. Tit I.i.357
Mar. MARCUS 
My Lord this is impiety in you,My lord, this is impiety in you. Tit I.i.358
My Nephew Mutius deeds do plead for him,My nephew Mutius' deeds do plead for him; Tit I.i.359
He must be buried with his bretheren.He must be buried with his brethren. Tit I.i.360
Titus two Sonnes speakes.MARTIUS and QUINTUS 
And shall, or him we will accompany.And shall, or him we will accompany. Tit I.i.361
Ti. TITUS 
And shall! What villaine was it spake that word?‘ And shall ’? What villain was it spake that word? Tit I.i.362
Titus sonne speakes.MARTIUS 
He that would vouch'd it in any place but heere.He that would vouch it in any place but here.vouch (v.)
old form: vouch'd
make good, uphold, support
Tit I.i.363
Tit. TITUS 
What would you bury him in my despight?What, would you bury him in my despite?despite, in
old form: despight
in spite of [one], as opposed to [one]
Tit I.i.364
Mar. MARCUS 
No Noble Titus, but intreat of thee,No, noble Titus, but entreat of thee Tit I.i.365
To pardon Mutius, and to bury him.To pardon Mutius and to bury him. Tit I.i.366
Tit. TITUS 
Marcus, Euen thou hast stroke vpon my Crest,Marcus, even thou hast struck upon my crest,crest (n.)[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-pieceTit I.i.367
And with these Boyes mine Honour thou hast wounded,And with these boys mine honour thou hast wounded. Tit I.i.368
My foes I doe repute you euery one.My foes I do repute you every one,repute (v.)consider, think, reckonTit I.i.369
So trouble me no more, but get you gone.So trouble me no more, but get you gone. Tit I.i.370
1.Sonne. QUINTUS 
He is not himselfe, let vs withdraw.He is not with himself; let us withdraw. Tit I.i.371
2.Sonne. MARTIUS 
Not I tell Mutius bones be buried.Not I, till Mutius' bones be buried. Tit I.i.372
The Brother and the sonnes kneele.The brother and the sons kneel Tit I.i.373
Mar. MARCUS 
Brother, for in that name doth nature plea'd.Brother, for in that name doth nature plead –  Tit I.i.373
2.Sonne. MARTIUS 
Father, and in that name doth nature speake.Father, and in that name doth nature speak –  Tit I.i.374
Tit. TITUS 
Speake thou no more if all the rest will speede.Speak thou no more, if all the rest will speed.speed (v.)
old form: speede
meet with success, prosper, flourish
Tit I.i.375
Mar. MARCUS 
Renowned Titus more then halfe my soule.Renowned Titus, more than half my soul –  Tit I.i.376
Luc. LUCIUS 
Deare Father, soule and substance of vs all.Dear father, soul and substance of us all –  Tit I.i.377
Mar. MARCUS 
Suffer thy brother Marcus to interreSuffer thy brother Marcus to inter Tit I.i.378
His Noble Nephew heere in vertues nest,His noble nephew here in virtue's nest, Tit I.i.379
That died in Honour and Lauinia's cause.That died in honour and Lavinia's cause. Tit I.i.380
Thou art a Romaine, be not barbarous:Thou art a Roman, be not barbarous. Tit I.i.381
The Greekes vpon aduise did bury AiaxThe Greeks upon advice did bury AjaxAjax (n.)[pron: 'ayjaks, OP also a'jayks] son of Telemon, king of Salamis (also called Ajax Telemonius); fought against Troy; proverbial for his size and strengthTit I.i.382
advice (n.)
old form: aduise
consideration, reflection, deliberation
That slew himselfe: And Laertes sonne,That slew himself, and wise Laertes' sonLaertes (n.)[pron: lay'erteez] father of UlyssesTit I.i.383
Did graciously plead for his Funerals:Did graciously plead for his funerals. Tit I.i.384
Let not young Mutius then that was thy ioy,Let not young Mutius then, that was thy joy, Tit I.i.385
Be bar'd his entrance heere.Be barred his entrance here. Tit I.i.386.1
Tit. TITUS 
Rise Marcus, rise,Rise, Marcus, rise. Tit I.i.386.2
They rise Tit I.i.387
The dismall'st day is this that ere I saw,The dismall'st day is this that e'er I saw, Tit I.i.387
To be dishonored by my Sonnes in Rome:To be dishonoured by my sons in Rome. Tit I.i.388
Well, bury him, and bury me the next.Well, bury him, and bury me the next. Tit I.i.389
They put him in the Tombe.They put Mutius in the tomb Tit I.i.390
Luc. LUCIUS 
There lie thy bones sweet Mutius with thy friendsThere lie thy bones, sweet Mutius, with thy friends, Tit I.i.390
Till we with Trophees do adorne thy Tombe. Till we with trophies do adorn thy tomb.trophy (n.)
old form: Trophees
token of victory, evidence of valour
Tit I.i.391
ALL  
They all kneele and say. (kneeling) Tit I.i.392
No man shed teares for Noble Mutius,No man shed tears for noble Mutius; Tit I.i.392
He liues in Fame, that di'd in vertues cause.He lives in fame, that died in virtue's cause. Tit I.i.393
They rise Tit I.i.393
Exit.Exeunt all but Marcus and Titus Tit I.i.393
Mar. MARCUS 
My Lord to step out of these sudden dumps,My lord, to step out of these dreary dumps,dump (n.)(plural) low spirits, feeling of melancholyTit I.i.394
How comes it that the subtile Queene of Gothes,How comes it that the subtle Queen of Gothssubtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wilyTit I.i.395
Is of a sodaine thus aduanc'd in Rome?Is of a sudden thus advanced in Rome?advance (v.)
old form: aduanc'd
raise, lift up, upraise
Tit I.i.396
sudden, of / on / upon a / the
old form: sodaine
suddenly
Ti. TITUS 
I know not Marcus: but I know it is,I know not, Marcus, but I know it is. Tit I.i.397
(Whether by deuise or no) the heauens can tell,Whether by device or no, the heavens can tell.device (n.)
old form: deuise
plot, stratagem, trick
Tit I.i.398
Is she not then beholding to the man,Is she not then beholden to the manbeholden (adj.)indebted, under an obligationTit I.i.399
That brought her for this high good turne so farre?That brought her for this high good turn so far? Tit I.i.400
MARCUS 
Yes, and will Nobly him remunerate.Yes, and will nobly him remunerate. Tit I.i.401
Flourish.Flourish. Tit I.i.402.1
Enter the Emperor, Tamora, and her two sons, with the Enter the Emperor, Tamora and her two sons, with the Tit I.i.402.2
Moore at one doore. Enter at the other doore Bassianus Moor, at one door. Enter at the other door Bassianus Tit I.i.402.3
and Lauinia with others.and Lavinia, with Lucius, Quintus and Martius Tit I.i.402.4
Sat. SATURNINUS 
So Bassianus, you haue plaid your prize,So, Bassianus, you have played your prize.play one's prize
old form: plaid
[fencing] win a game, succeed in a bout
Tit I.i.402
God giue you ioy sir of your Gallant Bride.God give you joy, sir, of your gallant bride.gallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grandTit I.i.403
Bass. BASSIANUS 
And you of yours my Lord: I say no more,And you of yours, my lord. I say no more, Tit I.i.404
Nor wish no lesse, and so I take my leaue.Nor wish no less, and so I take my leave. Tit I.i.405
Sat. SATURNINUS 
Traytor, if Rome haue law, or we haue power,Traitor, if Rome have law or we have power,power (n.)authority, governmentTit I.i.406
Thou and thy Faction shall repent this Rape.Thou and thy faction shall repent this rape.rape (n.)abduction, violent seizureTit I.i.407
Bass. BASSIANUS 
Rape call you it my Lord, to cease my owne,‘ Rape ’ call you it, my lord, to seize my own, Tit I.i.408
My true betrothed Loue, and now my wife?My true-betrothed love, and now my wife? Tit I.i.409
But let the lawes of Rome determine all,But let the laws of Rome determine all; Tit I.i.410
Meanewhile I am possest of that is mine.Meanwhile I am possessed of that is mine. Tit I.i.411
Sat. SATURNINUS 
'Tis good sir: you are very short with vs,'Tis good, sir. You are very short with us,good, 'tisvery wellTit I.i.412
But if we liue, weele be as sharpe with you.But if we live, we'll be as sharp with you. Tit I.i.413
Bass. BASSIANUS 
My Lord, what I haue done as best I may,My lord, what I have done, as best I may Tit I.i.414
Answere I must, and shall do with my life,Answer I must, and shall do with my life.answer (v.)
old form: Answere
suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
Tit I.i.415
Onely thus much I giue your Grace to know,Only thus much I give your grace to know: Tit I.i.416
By all the duties that I owe to Rome,By all the duties that I owe to Rome, Tit I.i.417
This Noble Gentleman Lord Titus heere,This noble gentleman, Lord Titus here, Tit I.i.418
Is in opinion and in honour wrong'd,Is in opinion and in honour wronged,opinion (n.)reputation, character, honourTit I.i.419
That in the rescue of Lauinia,That in the rescue of Lavinia Tit I.i.420
With his owne hand did slay his youngest Son,With his own hand did slay his youngest son Tit I.i.421
In zeale to you, and highly mou'd to wrath.In zeal to you, and highly moved to wrath Tit I.i.422
To be controul'd in that he frankly gaue:To be controlled in that he frankly gave.control (v.)
old form: controul'd
curb, restrain, hold back
Tit I.i.423
frankly (adv.)freely, unconditionally, unreservedly
Receiue him then to fauour Saturnine,Receive him then to favour, Saturnine, Tit I.i.424
That hath expre'st himselfe in all his deeds,That hath expressed himself in all his deeds Tit I.i.425
A Father and a friend to thee, and Rome.A father and a friend to thee and Rome. Tit I.i.426
Tit. TITUS 
Prince Bassianus leaue to plead my Deeds,Prince Bassianus, leave to plead my deeds.leave (v.)
old form: leaue
cease, stop, give up
Tit I.i.427
'Tis thou, and those, that haue dishonoured me,'Tis thou and those that have dishonoured me. Tit I.i.428
Rome and the righteous heauens be my iudge,(Kneeling) Rome and the righteous heavens be my judge, Tit I.i.429
How I haue lou'd and Honour'd Saturnine.How I have loved and honoured Saturnine. Tit I.i.430
Tam. TAMORA 
My worthy Lord if euer Tamora,My worthy lord, if ever Tamora Tit I.i.431
Were gracious in those Princely eyes of thine,Were gracious in those princely eyes of thine, Tit I.i.432
Then heare me speake indifferently for all:Then hear me speak indifferently for all,indifferently (adv.)impartially, equally, alikeTit I.i.433
And at my sute (sweet) pardon what is past.And at my suit, sweet, pardon what is past.suit (n.)
old form: sute
formal request, entreaty, petition
Tit I.i.434
Satu. SATURNINUS 
What Madam, be dishonoured openly,What, madam, be dishonoured openly, Tit I.i.435
And basely put it vp without reuenge?And basely put it up without revenge?put up (v.)
old form: vp
submit to, put up with
Tit I.i.436
Tam. TAMORA 
Not so my Lord, / The Gods of Rome for-fend,Not so, my lord. The gods of Rome forfendforfend (v.)
old form: for-fend
forbid
Tit I.i.437
I should be Authour to dishonour you.I should be author to dishonour you.author (n.)
old form: Authour
creator, originator, instigator
Tit I.i.438
But on mine honour dare, I vndertakeBut on mine honour dare I undertakeundertake (v.)
old form: vndertake
ensure, guarantee, vouch for
Tit I.i.439
For good Lord Titus innocence in all:For good Lord Titus' innocence in all, Tit I.i.440
Whose fury not dissembled speakes his griefes:Whose fury not dissembled speaks his griefs.dissembled (adj.)concealed, pretended, feignedTit I.i.441
Then at my sute looke graciously on him,Then at my suit look graciously on him;suit (n.)
old form: sute
formal request, entreaty, petition
Tit I.i.442
Loose not so noble a friend on vaine suppose,Lose not so noble a friend on vain suppose,suppose (n.)supposition, belief, impressionTit I.i.443
vain (adj.)
old form: vaine
worthless, idle, useless, empty
Nor with sowre lookes afflict his gentle heart.Nor with sour looks afflict his gentle heart.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleTit I.i.444
(Aside to Saturninus) Tit I.i.445
My Lord, be rul'd by me, be wonne at last,My lord, be ruled by me, be won at last, Tit I.i.445
Dissemble all your griefes and discontents,Dissemble all your griefs and discontents.dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance toTit I.i.446
discontent (n.)discontented thought, feeling of dissatisfaction
You are but newly planted in your Throne,You are but newly planted in your throne. Tit I.i.447
Least then the people, and Patricians too,Lest then the people, and patricians too, Tit I.i.448
Vpon a iust suruey take Titus part,Upon a just survey take Titus' part Tit I.i.449
And so supplant vs for ingratitude,And so supplant you for ingratitude, Tit I.i.450
Which Rome reputes to be a hainous sinne.Which Rome reputes to be a heinous sin,repute (v.)consider, think, reckonTit I.i.451
Yeeld at intreats, and then let me alone:Yield at entreats, and then let me alone:alone, let [one]leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]Tit I.i.452
entreat, intreat (n.)entreaty, supplication, plea
Ile finde a day to massacre them all,I'll find a day to massacre them all, Tit I.i.453
And race their faction, and their familie,And raze their faction and their family,raze, raze out
old form: race
erase, obliterate, wipe out
Tit I.i.454
The cruell Father, and his trayt'rous sonnes,The cruel father and his traitorous sons Tit I.i.455
To whom I sued for my deare sonnes life.To whom I sued for my dear son's life, Tit I.i.456
And make them know what 'tis to let a Queene.And make them know what 'tis to let a queen Tit I.i.457
Kneele in the streetes, and beg for grace in vaine.Kneel in the streets and beg for grace in vain. Tit I.i.458
Come, come, sweet Emperour, (come Andronicus)(To all) Come, come, sweet Emperor; come, Andronicus. Tit I.i.459
Take vp this good old man, and cheere the heart,Take up this good old man, and cheer the hearttake up (v.)
old form: vp
raise up, let rise
Tit I.i.460
That dies in tempest of thy angry frowne.That dies in tempest of thy angry frown. Tit I.i.461
King. SATURNINUS 
Rise Titus, rise, / My Empresse hath preuail'd.Rise, Titus, rise; my Empress hath prevailed. Tit I.i.462
Titus. TITUS  
(rising) Tit I.i.463
I thanke your Maiestie, / And her my Lord.I thank your majesty and her, my lord. Tit I.i.463
These words, these lookes, / Infuse new life in me.These words, these looks, infuse new life in me. Tit I.i.464
Tamo. TAMORA 
Titus, I am incorparate in Rome,Titus, I am incorporate in Rome,incorporate (adj.)
old form: incorparate
united in one body, combined in one entity
Tit I.i.465
A Roman now adopted happily.A Roman now adopted happily, Tit I.i.466
And must aduise the Emperour for his good,And must advise the Emperor for his good. Tit I.i.467
This day all quarrels die Andronicus.This day all quarrels die, Andronicus; Tit I.i.468
And let it be mine honour good my Lord,(To Saturnine) And let it be mine honour, good my lord, Tit I.i.469
That I haue reconcil'd your friends and you.That I have reconciled your friends and you. Tit I.i.470
For you Prince Bassianus, I haue pastFor you, Prince Bassianus, I have passed Tit I.i.471
My word and promise to the Emperour,My word and promise to the Emperor Tit I.i.472
That you will be more milde and tractable.That you will be more mild and tractable. Tit I.i.473
And feare not Lords: / And you Lauinia,And fear not, lords, and you, Lavinia: Tit I.i.474
By my aduise all humbled on your knees,By my advice, all humbled on your knees, Tit I.i.475
You shall aske pardon of his Maiestie.You shall ask pardon of his majesty. Tit I.i.476
Bassianus, Lavinia, Lucius, Quintus, and Martius Tit I.i.477.1
kneel Tit I.i.477.2
Son. LUCIUS 
We doe, And vow to heauen, and to his Highnes,We do, and vow to heaven and to his highness Tit I.i.477
That what we did, was mildly, as we might,That what we did was mildly as we might, Tit I.i.478
Tendring our sisters honour and our owne.Tend'ring our sister's honour and our own.tender (v.)
old form: Tendring
feel concern for, hold dear, care for
Tit I.i.479
Mar. MARCUS  
(kneeling) Tit I.i.480
That on mine honour heere I do protest.That on mine honour here I do protest. Tit I.i.480
King. SATURNINUS 
Away and talke not, trouble vs no more.Away, and talk not, trouble us no more. Tit I.i.481
Tamora. TAMORA 
Nay, nay, / Sweet Emperour, we must all be friends,Nay, nay, sweet Emperor, we must all be friends. Tit I.i.482
The Tribune and his Nephews kneele for grace,The tribune and his nephews kneel for grace; Tit I.i.483
I will not be denied, sweethart looke back.I will not be denied; sweetheart, look back. Tit I.i.484
King. SATURNINUS 
Marcus, / For thy sake and thy brothers heere,Marcus, for thy sake, and thy brother's here, Tit I.i.485
And at my louely Tamora's intreats,And at my lovely Tamora's entreats,entreat, intreat (n.)entreaty, supplication, pleaTit I.i.486
I doe remit these young mens haynous faults.I do remit these young men's heinous faults. Tit I.i.487
Stand vp: Stand up. (They rise) Tit I.i.488
Lauinia, though you left me like a churle,Lavinia, though you left me like a churl,churl (n.)
old form: churle
peasant, serf, rustic
Tit I.i.489
I found a friend, and sure as death I sware,I found a friend, and sure as death I sworefriend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitorTit I.i.490
I would not part a Batchellour from the Priest.I would not part a bachelor from the priest. Tit I.i.491
Come, if the Emperours Court can feast two Brides,Come, if the Emperor's court can feast two brides, Tit I.i.492
You are my guest Lauinia, and your friends:You are my guest, Lavinia, and your friends. Tit I.i.493
This day shall be a Loue-day Tamora.This day shall be a love-day, Tamora.love-day (n.)
old form: Loue-day
day for settling disputes
Tit I.i.494
Tit. TITUS 
To morrow and it please your Maiestie,Tomorrow, an it please your majestyand, an (conj.)if, whetherTit I.i.495
To hunt the Panther and the Hart with me,To hunt the panther and the hart with me, Tit I.i.496
With horne and Hound, Weele giue your Grace Bon iour.With horn and hound we'll give your grace bonjour. Tit I.i.497
Satur. SATURNINUS 
Be it so Titus, and Gramercy to. Be it so, Titus, and gramercy too.gramercy, gramercies (int.)great thanksTit I.i.498
Sound trumpets Tit I.i.498
Exeunt.Exeunt all but Aaron Tit I.i.498
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