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Enter Martius, Titus Lartius, with Drumme and Enter Martius, Titus Lartius, with Drum and Cor I.iv.1.1
Colours, with Captaines and Souldiers, as before the City Colours, with Captains, and Soldiers, as before the citycolours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearersCor I.iv.1.2
Corialus: to them a Messenger.Corioles. To them a Messenger Cor I.iv.1.3
Martius. MARTIUS 
Yonder comes Newes: / A Wager they haue met.Yonder comes news. A wager they have met. Cor I.iv.1
Lar. LARTIUS 
My horse to yours, no.My horse to yours, no. Cor I.iv.2.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Tis done.'Tis done. Cor I.iv.2.2
Lart. LARTIUS 
Agreed.Agreed. Cor I.iv.2.3
Mar. MARTIUS 
Say, ha's our Generall met the Enemy?Say, has our general met the enemy?meet (v.)fight with, meet in battleCor I.iv.3
Mess. MESSENGER 
They lye in view, but haue not spoke as yet.They lie in view, but have not spoke as yet.speak (v.)encounter, fight, exchange blowsCor I.iv.4
Lart. LARTIUS 
So, the good Horse is mine.So, the good horse is mine. Cor I.iv.5.1
Mart. MARTIUS 
Ile buy him of you.I'll buy him of you. Cor I.iv.5.2
Lart. LARTIUS 
No, Ile nor sel, nor giue him: Lend you him I willNo, I'll nor sell nor give him. Lend you him I will Cor I.iv.6
For halfe a hundred yeares: Summon the Towne.For half a hundred years. (To the trumpeter) Summon the town.summon (v.)call to a meeting [to discuss terms]Cor I.iv.7
Mar. MARTIUS 
How farre off lie these Armies?How far off lie these armies? Cor I.iv.8.1
Mess. MESSENGER 
Within this mile and halfe.Within this mile and half. Cor I.iv.8.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
Then shall we heare their Larum, & they Ours.Then shall we hear their 'larum, and they ours.alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fightingCor I.iv.9
Now Mars, I prythee make vs quicke in worke,Now Mars, I prithee, make us quick in work,Mars (n.)Roman god of warCor I.iv.10
That we with smoaking swords may march from henceThat we with smoking swords may march from hencesmoking (adj.)
old form: smoaking
steaming hot, sending up spray
Cor I.iv.11
To helpe our fielded Friends. Come, blow thy blast.To help our fielded friends! Come, blow thy blast.fielded (adj.)in the battle-field, engaged in battleCor I.iv.12
They Sound a Parley:They sound a parleyparle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]Cor I.iv.13.1
Enter two Senators with others on the Walles of Enter two Senators, with others, on the walls of Cor I.iv.13.2
Corialus.Corioles Cor I.iv.13.3
Tullus Auffidious, is he within your Walles?Tullus Aufidius, is he within your walls? Cor I.iv.13
1. Senat. FIRST SENATOR 
No, nor a man that feares you lesse then he,No, nor a man that fears you less than he: Cor I.iv.14
That's lesser then a little: Drum a farre off. Hearke, our DrummesThat's lesser than a little. (Drum afar off) Hark! our drums Cor I.iv.15
Are bringing forth our youth: Wee'l breake our WallesAre bringing forth our youth. We'll break our walls Cor I.iv.16
Rather then they shall pound vs vp our Gates,Rather than they shall pound us up. Our gates,pound (v.)shut up, confine [as animals in a pound]Cor I.iv.17
Which yet seeme shut, we haue but pin'd with Rushes,Which yet seem shut, we have but pinned with rushes; Cor I.iv.18
They'le open of themselues. Alarum farre off. Harke you, farre offThey'll open of themselves. (Alarum far off) Hark you, far off! Cor I.iv.19
There is Auffidious. List what worke he makesThere is Aufidius. List what work he makeslist (v.)listen to, pay attention toCor I.iv.20
Among'st your clouen Army.Amongst your cloven army.cloven (adj.)
old form: clouen
broken apart, split in pieces
Cor I.iv.21.1
Mart. MARTIUS 
Oh they are at it.O, they are at it! Cor I.iv.21.2
Lart. LARTIUS 
Their noise be our instruction. Ladders hoa.Their noise be our instruction. Ladders, ho!instruction (n.)lesson, education, directionCor I.iv.22
Enter the Army of the Volces.Enter the army of the Volsces Cor I.iv.23
Mar. MARTIUS 
They feare vs not, but issue forth their Citie.They fear us not, but issue forth their city. Cor I.iv.23
Now put your Shields before your hearts, and fightNow put your shields before your hearts, and fight Cor I.iv.24
With hearts more proofe then Shields. / Aduance braue Titus,With hearts more proof than shields. Advance, brave Titus.proof (adj.)
old form: proofe
impenetrable, impervious, sound
Cor I.iv.25
brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
They do disdaine vs much beyond our Thoughts,They do disdain us much beyond our thoughts, Cor I.iv.26
which makes me sweat with wrath. Come on my fellowsWhich makes me sweat with wrath. Come on, my fellows. Cor I.iv.27
He that retires, Ile take him for a Volce,He that retires, I'll take him for a Volsce, Cor I.iv.28
And he shall feele mine edge.And he shall feel mine edge. Cor I.iv.29
Alarum, the Romans are beat back to their TrenchesAlarum. The Romans are beat back to their trenches. Cor I.iv.30.1
Enter Martius Cursing.Enter Martius, cursing Cor I.iv.30.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
All the contagion of the South, light on you,All the contagion of the south light on you,south (n.)south wind [believed to bring storms, and plague-carrying mists]Cor I.iv.30
contagion (n.)contagious quality, infecting influence
You Shames of Rome: you Heard of Byles and PlaguesYou shames of Rome! You herd of – Boils and plagues Cor I.iv.31
Plaister you o're, that you may be abhorr'dPlaster you o'er, that you may be abhorredabhor (v.)
old form: abhorr'd
loathe, abominate, regard with disgust
Cor I.iv.32
Farther then seene, and one infect anotherFurther than seen, and one infect another Cor I.iv.33
Against the Winde a mile: you soules of Geese,Against the wind a mile! You souls of geese Cor I.iv.34
That beare the shapes of men, how haue you runThat bear the shapes of men, how have you run Cor I.iv.35
From Slaues, that Apes would beate; Pluto and Hell,From slaves that apes would beat! Pluto and hell!Pluto (n.)one of the titles of the Greek god of the UnderworldCor I.iv.36
All hurt behinde, backes red, and faces paleAll hurt behind! Backs red, and faces pale Cor I.iv.37
With flight and agued feare, mend and charge home,With flight and agued fear! Mend and charge home,mend (v.)do better, pull oneself togetherCor I.iv.38
home (adv.)into the heart of the enemy, to the target
agued (adj.)shivering, shaking [as with a fever]
Or by the fires of heauen, Ile leaue the Foe,Or, by the fires of heaven, I'll leave the foe Cor I.iv.39
And make my Warres on you: Looke too't: Come on,And make my wars on you. Look to't. Come on! Cor I.iv.40
If you'l stand fast, wee'l beate them to their Wiues,If you'll stand fast, we'll beat them to their wives, Cor I.iv.41
As they vs to our Trenches followes.As they us to our trenches. Follow's! Cor I.iv.42
Another Alarum, and Martius followes Alarum. The Volsces fly, and Martius follows Cor I.iv.43.1
them to gates, and is shut in.them to the gates, and is shut in Cor I.iv.43.2
So, now the gates are ope: now proue good Seconds,So, now the gates are ope. Now prove good seconds.ope (v.)openCor I.iv.43
second (n.)supporter, helper, champion
'Tis for the followers Fortune, widens them,'Tis for the followers fortune widens them, Cor I.iv.44
Not for the flyers: Marke me, and do the like.Not for the fliers. Mark me, and do the like.mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Cor I.iv.45
like, thethe same
Enter the Gati.He enters the gates Cor I.iv.46
1. Sol. FIRST SOLDIER 
Foole-hardinesse, not I.Fool-hardiness, not I. Cor I.iv.46
2. Sol. SECOND SOLDIER 
Nor I.Nor I. Cor I.iv.47
1. Sol. FIRST SOLDIER 
See they haue shut him in. See, they have shut him in. Cor I.iv.48
All. ALL 
To th' pot I warrant him. To th' pot, I warrant him.pot (n.)stew-pot, cooking-potCor I.iv.49
Alarum continues Alarum continues Cor I.iv.50.1
Enter Titus LartiusEnter Titus Lartius Cor I.iv.50.2
Tit. LARTIUS 
What is become of Martius?What is become of Martius? Cor I.iv.50.1
All. ALL 
Slaine (Sir) doubtlesse.Slain, sir, doubtless. Cor I.iv.50.2
1. Sol. FIRST SOLDIER 
Following the Flyers at the very heeles,Following the fliers at the very heels, Cor I.iv.51
With them he enters: who vpon the sodaineWith them he enters, who upon the suddensudden, of / on / upon a / the
old form: vpon, sodaine
suddenly
Cor I.iv.52
Clapt to their Gates, he is himselfe alone,Clapped to their gates. He is himself alone,clap to (v.)
old form: Clapt
shut tight, slam shut
Cor I.iv.53
To answer all the City.To answer all the city.answer (v.)cope with, face, encounterCor I.iv.54.1
Lar. LARTIUS 
Oh Noble Fellow!O noble fellow! Cor I.iv.54.2
Who sensibly out-dares his sencelesse Sword,Who sensibly outdares his senseless sword,outdare (v.)
old form: out-dares
exceed in daring, dare more than
Cor I.iv.55
senseless (adj.)
old form: sencelesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
sensibly (adv.)as a feeling person, with a sensitive body
And when it bowes, stand'st vp: Thou art left Martius,And when it bows stand'st up. Thou art lost, Martius. Cor I.iv.56
A Carbuncle intire: as big as thou artA carbuncle entire, as big as thou art,carbuncle (n.)fiery red precious stoneCor I.iv.57
Weare not so rich a Iewell. Thou was't a SouldierWere not so rich a jewel. Thou wast a soldier Cor I.iv.58
Euen to Calues wish, not fierce and terribleEven to Cato's wish, not fierce and terribleeven, e'en (adv.)
old form: Euen
quite, fully, simply
Cor I.iv.59
Cato the Elder[pron: 'kaytoh] 2nd-c BC Roman politician
Onely in strokes, but with thy grim lookes, andOnly in strokes, but with thy grim looks and Cor I.iv.60
The Thunder-like percussion of thy soundsThe thunder-like percussion of thy sounds Cor I.iv.61
Thou mad'st thine enemies shake, as if the WorldThou mad'st thine enemies shake, as if the world Cor I.iv.62
Were Feauorous, and did tremble.Were feverous and did tremble. Cor I.iv.63.1
Enter Martius bleeding, assaulted by the Enemy.Enter Martius, bleeding, assaulted by the enemy Cor I.iv.63
1. Sol. FIRST SOLDIER 
Looke Sir.Look, sir. Cor I.iv.63.2
Lar. LARTIUS 
O 'tis Martius.O,'tis Martius! Cor I.iv.63.3
Let's fetch him off, or make remaine alike.Let's fetch him off, or make remain alike.remain (n.)remainder, restCor I.iv.64
fetch off (v.)
old form: remaine
rescue, get back, retrieve
They fight, and all enter the City.They fight, and all enter the city Cor I.iv.64
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