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Enter Cominius as it were in retire, with soldiers.Enter Cominius, as it were in retire, with Soldierscome off (v.)leave the field of combat, disengageCor I.vi.1
breathe (v.)
old form: Breath
catch breath, pause, rest
retire (n.)retreat, withdrawal
Com. COMINIUS 
Breath you my friends, wel fought, we are come off,Breathe you, my friends. Well fought! We are come off Cor I.vi.1
Like Romans, neither foolish in our stands,Like Romans, neither foolish in our stands Cor I.vi.2
Nor Cowardly in retyre: Beleeue me Sirs,Nor cowardly in retire. Believe me, sirs,retire (n.)retreat, withdrawalCor I.vi.3
We shall be charg'd againe. Whiles we haue strookeWe shall be charged again. Whiles we have struck,strike (v.)
old form: strooke
fight, engage in fighting
Cor I.vi.4
By Interims and conueying gusts, we haue heardBy interims and conveying gusts we have heardinterims, byat intervals, from time to timeCor I.vi.5
gust (n.)rush of wind
The Charges of our Friends. The Roman Gods,The charges of our friends. The Roman gods Cor I.vi.6
Leade their successes, as we wish our owne,Lead their successes as we wish our own,success (n.)fortune, destinyCor I.vi.7
That both our powers, with smiling Fronts encountring,That both our powers, with smiling fronts encountering,power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyCor I.vi.8
May giue you thankfull Sacrifice.May give you thankful sacrifice! Cor I.vi.9.1
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger Cor I.vi.9
Thy Newes?Thy news? Cor I.vi.9.2
Mess. MESSENGER 
The Cittizens of Corioles haue yssued,The citizens of Corioles have issuedissue (v.)
old form: yssued
come forth, sally out
Cor I.vi.10
And giuen to Lartius and to Martius Battaile:And given to Lartius and to Martius battle. Cor I.vi.11
I saw our party to their Trenches driuen,I saw our party to their trenches driven, Cor I.vi.12
And then I came away.And then I came away. Cor I.vi.13.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Though thou speakest truth,Though thou speak'st truth, Cor I.vi.13.2
Me thinkes thou speak'st not well. How long is't since?Methinks thou speak'st not well. How long is't since?methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Cor I.vi.14
Mes. MESSENGER 
Aboue an houre, my Lord.Above an hour, my lord. Cor I.vi.15
Com. COMINIUS 
'Tis not a mile: briefely we heard their drummes.'Tis not a mile; briefly we heard their drums.briefly (adv.)
old form: briefely
a little while ago, a short time past
Cor I.vi.16
How could'st thou in a mile confound an houre,How couldst thou in a mile confound an hour,confound (v.)[of time] waste, consume, squanderCor I.vi.17
And bring thy Newes so late?And bring thy news so late? Cor I.vi.18.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Spies of the VolcesSpies of the Volsces Cor I.vi.18.2
Held me in chace, that I was forc'd to wheeleHeld me in chase, that I was forced to wheel Cor I.vi.19
Three or foure miles about, else had I sirThree or four miles about, else had I, sir, Cor I.vi.20
Halfe an houre since brought my report.Half an hour since brought my report. Cor I.vi.21.1
Enter Martius.Enter Martius Cor I.v.21
Com. COMINIUS 
Whose yonder,Who's yonder Cor I.vi.21.2
That doe's appeare as he were Flead? O Gods,That does appear as he were flayed? O gods! Cor I.vi.22
He has the stampe of Martius, and I haueHe has the stamp of Martius, and I havestamp (n.)
old form: stampe
impression, mark, imprint
Cor I.vi.23
Before time seene him thus.Before-time seen him thus.before-time (adv.)
old form: Before time
formerly, previously, earlier
Cor I.vi.24.1
Mar. MARTIUS  
(shouts) Cor I.i.24
Come I too late? Come I too late? Cor I.vi.24.2
Com. COMINIUS 
The Shepherd knowes not Thunder frõ a Taber,The shepherd knows not thunder from a tabortabor (n.)
old form: Taber
type of small drum, especially used in revelling
Cor I.vi.25
More then I know the sound of Martius TongueMore than I know the sound of Martius' tongue Cor I.vi.26
From euery meaner man.From every meaner man.mean (adj.)of low rank, inferior in position, less importantCor I.vi.27.1
Martius. MARTIUS 
Come I too late?Come I too late? Cor I.vi.27.2
Com. COMINIUS 
I, if you come not in the blood of others,Ay, if you come not in the blood of others, Cor I.vi.28
But mantled in your owne.But mantled in your own.clip (v.)embrace, clasp, hugCor I.vi.29.1
Mart. MARTIUS 
Oh! let me clip yeO, let me clip ye Cor I.vi.29.2
In Armes as sound, as when I woo'd in heart;In arms as sound as when I wooed, in heart Cor I.vi.30
As merry, as when our Nuptiall day was done,As merry as when our nuptial day was done, Cor I.vi.31
And Tapers burnt to Bedward.And tapers burned to bedward!bedward, toshowing the way towards bedCor I.vi.32.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Flower of Warriors,Flower of warriors, Cor I.vi.32.2
how is't with Titus Lartius?How is't with Titus Lartius? Cor I.vi.33
Mar. MARTIUS 
As with a man busied about Decrees:As with a man busied about decrees: Cor I.vi.34
Condemning some to death, and some to exile,Condemning some to death and some to exile, Cor I.vi.35
Ransoming him, or pittying, threatning th' other;Ransoming him or pitying, threatening th' other; Cor I.vi.36
Holding Corioles in the name of Rome,Holding Corioles in the name of Rome Cor I.vi.37
Euen like a fawning Grey-hound in the Leash,Even like a fawning greyhound in the leash, Cor I.vi.38
To let him slip at will.To let him slip at will.slip, letlet go, allow to leave, unleashCor I.vi.39.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Where is that SlaueWhere is that slave Cor I.vi.39.2
Which told me they had beate you to your Trenches?Which told me they had beat you to your trenches? Cor I.vi.40
Where is he? Call him hither.Where is he? Call him hither. Cor I.vi.41.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Let him alone,Let him alone. Cor I.vi.41.2
He did informe the truth: but for our Gentlemen,He did inform the truth – but for our gentlemen.inform (v.)
old form: informe
report, relate, tell
Cor I.vi.42
The common file, (a plague-Tribunes for them)The common file – a plague! Tribunes for them! – file (n.)rank of soldiers, formationCor I.vi.43
The Mouse ne're shunn'd the Cat, as they did budgeThe mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budgebudge, bodge (v.)flinch, shrink, move awayCor I.vi.44
From Rascals worse then they.From rascals worse than they. Cor I.vi.45.1
Com. COMINIUS 
But how preuail'd you?But how prevailed you? Cor I.vi.45.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
Will the time serue to tell, I do not thinke:Will the time serve to tell? I do not think. Cor I.vi.46
Where is the enemy? Are you Lords a'th Field?Where is the enemy? Are you lords o'th' field?field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatCor I.vi.47
If not, why cease you till you are so?If not, why cease you till you are so? Cor I.vi.48.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Martius,Martius, Cor I.vi.48.2
we haue at disaduantage fought, / And didWe have at disadvantage fought, and did Cor I.vi.49
retyre to win our purpose.Retire to win our purpose.retire (v.)
old form: retyre
retreat, pull back, withdraw
Cor I.vi.50
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
Mar. MARTIUS 
How lies their Battell? Know you on wt sideHow lies their battle? Know you on which sidebattle (n.)
old form: Battell
battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
Cor I.vi.51
They haue plac'd their men of trust?They have placed their men of trust? Cor I.vi.52.1
Com. COMINIUS 
As I guesse Martius,As I guess, Martius, Cor I.vi.52.2
Their Bands i'th Vaward are the AntientsTheir bands i'th' vaward are the Antiates,Antiates (n.)[pron: an'tiyateez] people from Antium (modern Anzio), S ItalyCor I.vi.53
band (n.)body of men, troop
vaward (n.)[military] vanguard, foremost division
Of their best trust: O're them Auffidious,Of their best trust; o'er them Aufidius, Cor I.vi.54
Their very heart of Hope.Their very heart of hope.heart (n.)spirit, soul, essenceCor I.vi.55.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
I do beseech you,I do beseech you Cor I.vi.55.2
By all the Battailes wherein we haue fought,By all the battles wherein we have fought, Cor I.vi.56
By th' Blood we haue shed together, / By th' VowesBy th' blood we have shed together, by th' vows Cor I.vi.57
we haue made / To endure Friends, that you directly We have made to endure friends, that you directly Cor I.vi.58
set me / Against Affidious, and his Antiats,Set me against Aufidius and his Antiates, Cor I.vi.59
And that you not delay the present (butAnd that you not delay the present, but,present (n.)present time, immediate moment, matter in handCor I.vi.60
Filling the aire with Swords aduanc'd) and Darts,Filling the air with swords advanced and darts,dart (n.)arrow; or: light spearCor I.vi.61
advanced (adj.)
old form: aduanc'd
raised up, held high, uplifted
We proue this very houre.We prove this very hour.prove (v.)
old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
Cor I.vi.62.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Though I could wish,Though I could wish Cor I.vi.62.2
You were conducted to a gentle Bath,You were conducted to a gentle bathgentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindCor I.vi.63
And Balmes applyed to you, yet dare I neuerAnd balms applied to you, yet dare I never Cor I.vi.64
Deny your asking, take your choice of thoseDeny your asking. Take your choice of those Cor I.vi.65
That best can ayde your action.That best can aid your action. Cor I.vi.66.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Those are theyThose are they Cor I.vi.66.2
That most are willing; if any such be heere,That most are willing. If any such be here –  Cor I.vi.67
(As it were sinne to doubt) that loue this paintingAs it were sin to doubt – that love this painting Cor I.vi.68
Wherein you see me smear'd, if any feareWherein you see me smeared; if any fear Cor I.vi.69
Lessen his person, then an ill report:Lesser his person than an ill report;ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableCor I.vi.70
If any thinke, braue death out-weighes bad life,If any think brave death outweighs bad lifebrave (adj.)
old form: braue
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
Cor I.vi.71
And that his Countries deerer then himselfe,And that his country's dearer than himself; Cor I.vi.72
Let him alone: Or so many so minded,Let him alone, or so many so minded, Cor I.vi.73
Waue thus to expresse his disposition,Wave thus to express his disposition,disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mindCor I.vi.74
And follow Martius.And follow Martius. Cor I.vi.75
They all shout and waue their swords, take him vp in They all shout and wave their swords, take him up in Cor I.vi.76.1
theirArmes, and cast vp their Caps.their arms, and cast up their caps Cor I.vi.76.2
Oh me alone, make you a sword of me:O'me alone, make you a sword of me. Cor I.vi.76
If these shewes be not outward, which of youIf these shows be not outward, which of yououtward (adj.)external, surface, superficialCor I.vi.77
But is foure Volces? None of you, but isBut is four Volsces? None of you but is Cor I.vi.78
Able to beare against the great AuffidiousAble to bear against the great Aufidius Cor I.vi.79
A Shield, as hard as his. A certaine numberA shield as hard as his. A certain number, Cor I.vi.80
(Though thankes to all) must I select from all: / The rest Though thanks to all, must I select from all. The rest Cor I.vi.81
shall beare the businesse in some other fightShall bear the business in some other fight, Cor I.vi.82
(As cause will be obey'd:) please you to March,As cause will be obeyed. Please you to march;cause (n.)occasion, circumstanceCor I.vi.83
And foure shall quickly draw out my Command,And I shall quickly draw out my command,draw out (v.)choose, select, findCor I.vi.84
command (n.)troop, body of men, force
Which men are best inclin'd.Which men are best inclined. Cor I.vi.85.1
Com. COMINIUS 
March on my Fellowes:March on, my fellows. Cor I.vi.85.2
Make good this ostentation, and you shallMake good this ostentation, and you shallostentation (n.)public show, display, exhibitionCor I.vi.86
Diuide in all, with vs. Divide in all with us.divide (v.)
old form: Diuide
share, participate, have a portion
Cor I.vi.87
Exeunt Exeunt Cor I.vi.87
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