Coriolanus
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Enter Coriolanus, Volumnia, Virgilia, Menenius, Enter Coriolanus, Volumnia, Virgilia, Menenius, Cor IV.i.1.1
Cominius, with the yong Nobility of Rome.Cominius, with the young Nobility of Rome Cor IV.i.1.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Come leaue your teares: a brief farwel: the beastCome, leave your tears. A brief farewell. The beast Cor IV.i.1
With many heads butts me away. Nay Mother,With many heads butts me away. Nay, mother, Cor IV.i.2
Where is your ancient Courage? You were vs'dWhere is your ancient courage? You were usedancient, aunchient (adj.)long-established, long-standingCor IV.i.3
To say, Extreamities was the trier of spirits,To say extremities was the trier of spirits;extremity (n.)
old form: Extreamities
extreme urgency, absolute necessity, crisis
Cor IV.i.4
That common chances. Common men could beare,That common chances common men could bear; Cor IV.i.5
That when the Sea was calme, all Boats alikeThat when the sea was calm all boats alike Cor IV.i.6
Shew'd Mastership in floating. Fortunes blowes,Showed mastership in floating; fortune's blows Cor IV.i.7
When most strooke home, being gentle wounded, crauesWhen most struck home, being gentle wounded cravesgentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleCor IV.i.8
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
crave (v.)
old form: craues
beg, entreat, request
A Noble cunning. You were vs'd to load meA noble cunning. You were used to load mecunning (n.)skill, ability, expertiseCor IV.i.9
With Precepts that would make inuincibleWith precepts that would make invincible Cor IV.i.10
The heart that conn'd them.The heart that conned them.con (v.)
old form: conn'd
learn by heart, commit to memory
Cor IV.i.11
Virg. VIRGILIA 
Oh heauens! O heauens!O heavens! O heavens! Cor IV.i.12.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Nay, I prythee woman.Nay, I prithee, woman –  Cor IV.i.12.2
Vol. VOLUMNIA 
Now the Red Pestilence strike al Trades in Rome,Now the red pestilence strike all trades in Rome, Cor IV.i.13
And Occupations perish.And occupations perish!occupation (n.)handicraft, trade, employmentCor IV.i.14.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
What, what, what:What, what, what! Cor IV.i.14.2
I shall be lou'd when I am lack'd. Nay Mother,I shall be loved when I am lacked. Nay, mother,lack (v.)
old form: lack'd
miss, be no longer here
Cor IV.i.15
Resume that Spirit, when you were wont to say,Resume that spirit when you were wont to say, Cor IV.i.16
If you had beene the Wife of Hercules,If you had been the wife of Hercules,Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievementsCor IV.i.17
Six of his Labours youl'd haue done, and sau'dSix of his labours you'd have done, and saved Cor IV.i.18
Your Husband so much swet. Cominius,Your husband so much sweat. Cominius, Cor IV.i.19
Droope not, Adieu: Farewell my Wife, my Mother,Droop not. Adieu. Farewell, my wife, my mother. Cor IV.i.20
Ile do well yet. Thou old and true Menenius,I'll do well yet. Thou old and true Menenius, Cor IV.i.21
Thy teares are salter then a yonger mans,Thy tears are salter than a younger man's Cor IV.i.22
And venomous to thine eyes. My (sometime) Generall,And venomous to thine eyes. My sometime general,sometime (adj.)former, previousCor IV.i.23
venomous (adj.)harmful, injurious, hurtful
I haue seene the Sterne, and thou hast oft beheldI have seen thee stern, and thou hast oft beheldoft (adv.)oftenCor IV.i.24
Heart-hardning spectacles. Tell these sad women,Heart-hardening spectacles. Tell these sad womensad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyCor IV.i.25
'Tis fond to waile ineuitable strokes,'Tis fond to wail inevitable strokes,stroke (n.)blow, attack, assaultCor IV.i.26
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
As 'tis to laugh at 'em. My Mother, you wot wellAs 'tis to laugh at 'em. My mother, you wot well Cor IV.i.27
My hazards still haue beene your solace, andMy hazards still have been your solace, andstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCor IV.i.28
Beleeu't not lightly, though I go aloneBelieve't not lightly – though I go alone,lightly (adv.)slightly, in small degreeCor IV.i.29
Like to a lonely Dragon, that his FenneLike to a lonely dragon that his fenlike to / unto (conj./prep.)similar to, comparable withCor IV.i.30
fen (n.)
old form: Fenne
marshland, swamp
Makes fear'd, and talk'd of more then seene: your SonneMakes feared and talked of more than seen – your son Cor IV.i.31
Will or exceed the Common, or be caughtWill or exceed the common or be caughtcommon (n.)commonplace, ordinary, averageCor IV.i.32
With cautelous baits and practice.With cautelous baits and practise.practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigueCor IV.i.33.1
cautelous (adj.)crafty, deceitful, wily
Volum. VOLUMNIA 
My first sonne,My first son, Cor IV.i.33.2
Whether will thou go? Take good CominiusWhither wilt thou go? Take good Cominius Cor IV.i.34
With thee awhile: Determine on some courseWith thee awhile. Determine on some coursecourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingCor IV.i.35
More then a wilde exposture, to each chanceMore than a wild exposture to each chanceexposture (n.)exposure, laying openCor IV.i.36
wild (adj.)
old form: wilde
rash, reckless, careless
That start's i'th' way before thee.That starts i'th' way before thee. Cor IV.i.37.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
O the Gods!O the gods! Cor IV.i.37.2
Com. COMINIUS 
Ile follow thee a Moneth, deuise with theeI'll follow thee a month, devise with thee Cor IV.i.38
Where thou shalt rest, that thou may'st heare of vs,Where thou shalt rest, that thou mayst hear of us Cor IV.i.39
And we of thee. So if the time thrust forthAnd we of thee. So if the time thrust forth Cor IV.i.40
A cause for thy Repeale, we shall not sendA cause for thy repeal, we shall not sendrepeal (n.)
old form: Repeale
recall, return from banishment
Cor IV.i.41
cause (n.)occasion, circumstance
O're the vast world, to seeke a single man,O'er the vast world to seek a single man, Cor IV.i.42
And loose aduantage, which doth euer cooleAnd lose advantage, which doth ever cooladvantage (n.)
old form: aduantage
right moment, favourable opportunity
Cor IV.i.43
Ith' absence of the needer.I'th' absence of the needer. Cor IV.i.44.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Fare ye well:Fare ye well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]Cor IV.i.44.2
Thou hast yeares vpon thee, and thou art too fullThou hast years upon thee, and thou art too full Cor IV.i.45
Of the warres surfets, to go roue with oneOf the wars' surfeits to go rove with onesurfeit (n.)
old form: surfets
excess, over-indulgence
Cor IV.i.46
That's yet vnbruis'd: bring me but out at gate.That's yet unbruised. Bring me but out at gate. Cor IV.i.47
Come my sweet wife, my deerest Mother, andCome, my sweet wife, my dearest mother, and Cor IV.i.48
My Friends of Noble touch: when I am forth,My friends of noble touch; when I am forth,touch (n.)trait, quality, featureCor IV.i.49
Bid me farewell, and smile. I pray you come:Bid me farewell, and smile. I pray you come. Cor IV.i.50
While I remaine aboue the ground, you shallWhile I remain above the ground you shall Cor IV.i.51
Heare from me still, and neuer of me oughtHear from me still, and never of me aughtstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCor IV.i.52
aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
But what is like me formerly.But what is like me formerly. Cor IV.i.53.1
Menen. MENENIUS 
That's worthilyThat's worthily Cor IV.i.53.2
As any eare can heare. Come, let's not weepe,As any ear can hear. Come, let's not weep. Cor IV.i.54
If I could shake off but one seuen yeeresIf I could shake off but one seven years Cor IV.i.55
From these old armes and legges, by the good GodsFrom these old arms and legs, by the good gods, Cor IV.i.56
I'ld with thee, euery foot.I'd with thee every foot. Cor IV.i.57.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Giue me thy hand, come. Give me thy hand. Cor IV.i.57.2
Come. Cor IV.i.58
Exeunt Exeunt Cor IV.i.58
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