Coriolanus
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Enter Menenius, Cominius, Sicinius, Brutus, the Enter Menenius, Cominius, Sicinius and Brutus the Cor V.i.1.1
two Tribunes, with others.two Tribunes, with others Cor V.i.1.2
Menen. MENENIUS 
No, Ile not go: you heare what he hath saidNo, I'll not go. You hear what he hath said Cor V.i.1
Which was sometime his Generall: who loued himWhich was sometime his general, who loved himsometime (adv.)formerly, at one time, onceCor V.i.2
In a most deere particular. He call'd me Father:In a most dear particular. He called me father;particular (n.)intimacy, personal relationshipCor V.i.3
But what o'that? Go you that banish'd himBut what o'that? Go, you that banished him, Cor V.i.4
A Mile before his Tent, fall downe, and kneeA mile before his tent fall down, and kneeknee (v.)go on one's knees, kneelCor V.i.5
The way into his mercy: Nay, if he coy'dThe way into his mercy. Nay, if he coyedcoy (v.)
old form: coy'd
show reluctance, be loath
Cor V.i.6
To heare Cominius speake, Ile keepe at home.To hear Cominius speak, I'll keep at home. Cor V.i.7
Com. COMINIUS 
He would not seeme to know me.He would not seem to know me. Cor V.i.8.1
Menen. MENENIUS 
Do you heare?Do you hear? Cor V.i.8.2
Com. COMINIUS 
Yet one time he did call me by my name:Yet one time he did call me by my name. Cor V.i.9
I vrg'd our old acquaintance, and the dropsI urged our old acquaintance and the dropsurge (v.)
old form: vrg'd
bring forward, advocate, represent
Cor V.i.10
That we haue bled together. CoriolanusThat we have bled together. ‘ Coriolanus ’ Cor V.i.11
He would not answer too: Forbad all Names,He would not answer to; forbad all names;name (n.)title of rank, formal appellationCor V.i.12
He was a kinde of Nothing, Titlelesse,He was a kind of nothing, titleless, Cor V.i.13
Till he had forg'd himselfe a name a'th' fireTill he had forged himself a name i'th' fire Cor V.i.14
Of burning Rome.Of burning Rome. Cor V.i.15.1
Menen. MENENIUS 
Why so: you haue made good worke:Why, so! You have made good work. Cor V.i.15.2
A paire of Tribunes, that haue wrack'd for Rome,A pair of tribunes that have wracked for Romewrack (v.)
old form: wrack'd
work with disastrous result
Cor V.i.16
To make Coales cheape: A Noble memory.To make coals cheap – a noble memory!memory (n.)memorial, remembranceCor V.i.17
Com. COMINIUS 
I minded him, how Royall 'twas to pardonI minded him how royal 'twas to pardon Cor V.i.18
When it was lesse expected. He replyedWhen it was less expected. He replied, Cor V.i.19
It was a bare petition of a StateIt was a bare petition of a statebare (adj.)worthless, wretched; or: barefaced, shamelessCor V.i.20
To one whom they had punish'd.To one whom they had punished. Cor V.i.21
Menen. MENENIUS 
Very well, could he say lesse.Very well. Could he say less? Cor V.i.22
Com. COMINIUS 
I offered to awaken his regardI offered to awaken his regardoffer (v.)attempt, start, try, make a moveCor V.i.23
For's priuate Friends. His answer to me wasFor's private friends. His answer to me was, Cor V.i.24
He could not stay to picke them, in a pileHe could not stay to pick them in a pile Cor V.i.25
Of noysome musty Chaffe. He said, 'twas follyOf noisome musty chaff. He said 'twas folly, Cor V.i.26
For one poore graine or two, to leaue vnburntFor one poor grain or two, to leave unburnt Cor V.i.27
And still to nose th' offence.And still to nose th' offence.nose (v.)smellCor V.i.28
offence (n.)offensive matter, object of annoyance
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Menen. MENENIUS 
For one poore graine or two?For one poor grain or two! Cor V.i.29
I am one of those: his Mother, Wife, his Childe,I am one of those; his mother, wife, his child, Cor V.i.30
And this braue Fellow too: we are the Graines,And this brave fellow too – we are the grains.brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Cor V.i.31
You are the musty Chaffe, and you are smeltYou are the musty chaff, and you are smelt Cor V.i.32
Aboue the Moone. We must be burnt for you.Above the moon. We must be burnt for you. Cor V.i.33
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Nay, pray be patient: If you refuse your aydeNay, pray be patient. If you refuse your aid Cor V.i.34
In this so neuer-needed helpe, yet do notIn this so-never-needed help, yet do not Cor V.i.35
Vpbraid's with our distresse. But sure if youUpbraid's with our distress. But sure, if you Cor V.i.36
Would be your Countries Pleader, your good tongueWould be your country's pleader, your good tongue, Cor V.i.37
More then the instant Armie we can makeMore than the instant army we can make,instant (adj.)immediately raisable, quickly mobilizedCor V.i.38
Might stop our Countryman.Might stop our countryman. Cor V.i.39.1
Mene. MENENIUS 
No: Ile not meddle.No, I'll not meddle. Cor V.i.39.2
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Pray you go to him.Pray you, go to him. Cor V.i.40.1
Mene. MENENIUS 
What should I do?What should I do? Cor V.i.40.2
Bru. BRUTUS 
Onely make triall what your Loue can do,Only make trial what your love can do Cor V.i.41
For Rome, towards Martius.For Rome towards Martius. Cor V.i.42.1
Mene. MENENIUS 
Well, and say that Martius Well, and say that Martius Cor V.i.42.2
returne mee, / As Cominius is return'd,Return me, as Cominius is returned, Cor V.i.43
vnheard: what then?Unheard – what then? Cor V.i.44
But as a discontented Friend, greefe-shotBut as a discontented friend, grief-shotgrief-shot (adj.)
old form: greefe-shot
grief-stricken, inconsolable
Cor V.i.45
With his vnkindnesse. Say't be so?With his unkindness? Say't be so? Cor V.i.46.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Yet your good willYet your good will Cor V.i.46.2
Must haue that thankes from Rome, after the measureMust have that thanks from Rome after the measuremeasure (n.)extent, size, amount, quantity, massCor V.i.47
As you intended well.As you intended well. Cor V.i.48.1
Mene. MENENIUS 
Ile vndertak't:I'll undertake't; Cor V.i.48.2
I thinke hee'l heare me. Yet to bite his lip,I think he'll hear me. Yet to bite his liplip, bite one'smake an angry facial gestureCor V.i.49
And humme at good Cominius, much vnhearts mee.And hum at good Cominius much unhearts me.hum (v.)
old form: humme
say ‘hum’ [as a sign of displeasure, dissatisfaction, impatience, etc]
Cor V.i.50
unheart (v.)
old form: vnhearts
dishearten, discourage, dispirit
He was not taken well, he had not din'd,He was not taken well; he had not dined.take (v.)encounter, approach, tackleCor V.i.51
The Veines vnfill'd, our blood is cold, and thenThe veins unfilled, our blood is cold, and then Cor V.i.52
We powt vpon the Morning, are vnaptWe pout upon the morning, are unaptunapt (adj.)
old form: vnapt
not inclined, unwilling, not prone
Cor V.i.53
To giue or to forgiue; but when we haue stufftTo give or to forgive, but when we have stuffed Cor V.i.54
These Pipes, and these Conueyances of our bloodThese pipes and these conveyances of our bloodconveyance (n.)
old form: Conueyances
channel, conduit, medium
Cor V.i.55
With Wine and Feeding, we haue suppler SoulesWith wine and feeding, we have suppler souls Cor V.i.56
Then in our Priest-like Fasts: therefore Ile watch himThan in our priest-like fasts. Therefore I'll watch him Cor V.i.57
Till he be dieted to my request,Till he be dieted to my request,diet (v.)feed to a satisfactory level, condition by feedingCor V.i.58
And then Ile set vpon him.And then I'll set upon him. Cor V.i.59
Bru. BRUTUS 
You know the very rode into his kindnesse,You know the very road into his kindness Cor V.i.60
And cannot lose your way.And cannot lose your way.prove (v.)
old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
Cor V.i.61.1
Mene.MENENIUS 
Good faith Ile proue him,Good faith, I'll prove him, Cor V.i.61.2
Speed how it will. I shall ere long, haue knowledgeSpeed how it will. I shall ere long have knowledgespeed (v.)survive, succeed, prosperCor V.i.62
Of my successe. Of my success. Cor V.i.63.1
Exit. Exitsuccess (n.)
old form: successe
result, outcome, issue
Cor V.i.63
Com. COMINIUS 
Hee'l neuer heare him.He'll never hear him. Cor V.i.63.2
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Not.Not? Cor V.i.63.3
Com. COMINIUS 
I tell you, he doe's sit in Gold, his eyeI tell you he does sit in gold, his eyegold (n.)golden state, object made of goldCor V.i.64
Red as 'twould burne Rome: and his IniuryRed as 'twould burn Rome, and his injuryinjury (n.)
old form: Iniury
grievance, wrong, complaint
Cor V.i.65
The Gaoler to his pitty. I kneel'd before him,The gaoler to his pity. I kneeled before him; Cor V.i.66
'Twas very faintly he said Rise: dismist me'Twas very faintly he said ‘ Rise,’ dismissed mefaintly (adv.)timidly, half-heartedly, without convictionCor V.i.67
Thus with his speechlesse hand. What he would doThus with his speechless hand. What he would do Cor V.i.68
He sent in writing after me: what he would not,He sent in writing after me, what he would not, Cor V.i.69
Bound with an Oath to yeeld to his conditions:Bound with an oath to yield to his conditions. Cor V.i.70
So that all hope is vaine,So that all hope is vain Cor V.i.71
vnlesse his Noble Mother, / And his Wife,Unless his noble mother and his wife, Cor V.i.72
who (as I heare) meane to solicite himWho, as I hear, mean to solicit himsolicit (v.)
old form: solicite
urge, move, incite, prevail upon
Cor V.i.73
For mercy to his Countrey: therefore let's hence,For mercy to his country. Therefore let's hence, Cor V.i.74
And with our faire intreaties hast them on. And with our fair entreaties haste them on. Cor V.i.75
Exeunt Exeunt Cor V.i.75
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