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Enter Menenius and Sicinius.Enter Menenius and SiciniusCapitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of governmentCor V.iv.1
coign (n.)
old form: Coin
corner of a building, quoin
Mene. MENENIUS 
See you yon'd Coin a'th Capitol, yon'dSee you yond coign o'th' Capitol, yond Cor V.iv.1
corner stone?cornerstone? Cor V.iv.2
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Why what of that?Why, what of that? Cor V.iv.3
Mene.MENENIUS 
If it be possible for you to displace it withIf it be possible for you to displace it with Cor V.iv.4
your little finger, there is some hope the Ladies of Rome,your little finger, there is some hope the ladies of Rome, Cor V.iv.5
especially his Mother, may preuaile with him. But I say,especially his mother, may prevail with him. But I say Cor V.iv.6
there is no hope in't, our throats are sentenc'd, and staythere is no hope in't, our throats are sentenced and stay stay on / upon (v.)
old form: vppon
wait for, await
Cor V.iv.7
vppon execution.upon execution. Cor V.iv.8
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Is't possible, that so short a time can alter theIs't possible that so short a time can alter the Cor V.iv.9
condition of a man.condition of a man?condition (n.)disposition, temper, mood, characterCor V.iv.10
Mene. MENENIUS 
There is differency between a Grub & aThere is differency between a grub and adifferency (n.)difference, dissimilarityCor V.iv.11
Butterfly, yet your Butterfly was a Grub: this Martius, isbutterfly, yet your butterfly was a grub. This Martius is Cor V.iv.12
growne from Man to Dragon: He has wings, hee's moregrown from man to dragon. He has wings; he's more Cor V.iv.13
then a creeping thing.than a creeping thing. Cor V.iv.14
Sicin. SICINIUS 
He lou'd his Mother deerely.He loved his mother dearly. Cor V.iv.15
Mene. MENENIUS 
So did he mee: and he no more remembers hisSo did he me; and he no more remembers his Cor V.iv.16
Mother now, then an eight yeare old horse. The tartnessemother now than an eight-year-old horse. The tartness Cor V.iv.17
of his face, sowres ripe Grapes. When he walks, he mouesof his face sours ripe grapes. When he walks, he moves Cor V.iv.18
like an Engine, and the ground shrinkes before his Treading.like an engine, and the ground shrinks before his treading.engine (n.)weapon, instrument of warfareCor V.iv.19
He is able to pierce a Corslet with his eye: Talkes likeHe is able to pierce a corslet with his eye, talks likecorslet (n.)piece of armour protecting the torsoCor V.iv.20
a knell, and his hum is a Battery. He sits in his State, asa knell, and his hum is a battery. He sits in his state asbattery (n.)assault, bombardment, blitzCor V.iv.21
state (n.)
old form: State
throne, chair of state
hum (v.)say ‘hum’ [as a sign of displeasure, dissatisfaction, impatience, etc]
knell (n.)death-knell, omen of death
Alexander (n.)Alexander the Great; Macedonian king in 4th-c BC, known for his extensive empire
a thing made for Alexander. What he bids bee done, isa thing made for Alexander. What he bids be done is Cor V.iv.22
finisht with his bidding. He wants nothing of a God butfinished with his bidding. He wants nothing of a god but Cor V.iv.23
Eternity, and a Heauen to Throne in.eternity and a heaven to throne in. Cor V.iv.24
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Yes, mercy, if you report him truly.Yes, mercy, if you report him truly.report (v.)give an account [of], describe in wordsCor V.iv.25
Mene. MENENIUS 
I paint him in the Character. Mark what mercyI paint him in the character. Mark what mercycharacter (n.)personality sketch, personal descriptionCor V.iv.26
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
his Mother shall bring from him: There is no morehis mother shall bring from him. There is no more Cor V.iv.27
mercy in him, then there is milke in a male-Tyger, thatmercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger. That Cor V.iv.28
shall our poore City finde: and all this is long of you.shall our poor city find. And all this is 'long of you.along / 'long of (prep.)on account ofCor V.iv.29
Sicin. SICINIUS 
The Gods be good vnto vs.The gods be good unto us! Cor V.iv.30
Mene. MENENIUS 
No, in such a case the Gods will not bee goodNo, in such a case the gods will not be good Cor V.iv.31
vnto vs. When we banish'd him, we respected not them:unto us. When we banished him we respected not them; Cor V.iv.32
and he returning to breake our necks, they respect not vs.and, he returning to break our necks, they respect not us. Cor V.iv.33
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger Cor V.iv.34
Mes. MESSENGER 
Sir, if you'ld saue your life, flye to your House,Sir, if you'd save your life, fly to your house. Cor V.iv.34
The Plebeians haue got your Fellow Tribune,The plebeians have got your fellow Tribune Cor V.iv.35
And hale him vp and downe; all swearing, ifAnd hale him up and down, all swearing ifhale (v.)drag, pull, haulCor V.iv.36
The Romane Ladies bring not comfort home,The Roman ladies bring not comfort home Cor V.iv.37
They'l giue him death by Inches.They'll give him death by inches. Cor V.iv.38.1
Enter another Messenger.Enter another Messengerinches, byvery gradually, bit by bit, by small degreesCor V.iv.38
Sicin. SICINIUS 
What's the Newes?What's the news? Cor V.iv.38.2
Mess. SECOND MESSENGER 
Good Newes, good newes, the Ladies haue preuayl'd,Good news, good news! The ladies have prevailed, Cor V.iv.39
The Volcians are dislodg'd, and Martius gone:The Volscians are dislodged and Martius gone.dislodge (v.)
old form: dislodg'd
withdraw, retreat, pull back
Cor V.iv.40
A merrier day did neuer yet greet Rome,A merrier day did never yet greet Rome, Cor V.iv.41
No, not th' expulsion of the Tarquins.No, not th' expulsion of the Tarquins.TarquinTarquinius Superbus, seventh king of Rome, 6th-c BCCor V.iv.42.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Friend,Friend, Cor V.iv.42.2
art thou certaine this is true? / Is't most certaine.Art thou certain this is true? Is't most certain? Cor V.iv.43
Mes. SECOND MESSENGER 
As certaine as I know the Sun is fire:As certain as I know the sun is fire. Cor V.iv.44
Where haue you lurk'd that you make doubt of it:Where have you lurked that you make doubt of it? Cor V.iv.45
Ne're through an Arch so hurried the blowne Tide,Ne'er through an arch so hurried the blown tideblown (adj.)
old form: blowne
swollen; or: wind-driven
Cor V.iv.46
As the recomforted through th' gates. Why harke you:As the recomforted through th' gates. Why, hark you! Cor V.iv.47
Trumpets, Hoboyes, Drums beate, altogether.Trumpets, hautboys, drums beat, all togetherpsaltery (n.)type of plucked stringed instrumentCor V.iv.48
sackbut (n.)
old form: Sack-buts
type of bass trumpet, with a trombone-like slide
The Trumpets, Sack-buts, Psalteries, and Fifes,The trumpets, sackbuts, psalteries, and fifes, Cor V.iv.48
Tabors, and Symboles, and the showting Romans,Tabors and cymbals and the shouting Romanstabor (n.)type of small drum, especially used in revellingCor V.iv.49
Make the Sunne dance. Hearke you.Make the sun dance. Hark you! Cor V.iv.50.1
A shout withinA shout within Cor V.iv.50
Mene. MENENIUS 
This is good Newes:This is good news. Cor V.iv.50.2
I will go meete the Ladies. This Volumnia,I will go meet the ladies. This Volumnia Cor V.iv.51
Is worth of Consuls, Senators, Patricians,Is worth of consuls, senators, patricians, Cor V.iv.52
A City full: Of Tribunes such as you,A city full; of tribunes such as you, Cor V.iv.53
A Sea and Land full: you haue pray'd well to day:A sea and land full. You have prayed well today. Cor V.iv.54
This Morning, for ten thousand of your throates,This morning for ten thousand of your throats Cor V.iv.55
I'de not haue giuen a doit. Harke, how they ioy.I'd not have given a doit. Hark, how they joy!doit (n.)[small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifleCor V.iv.56
Sound still with the Shouts.Sound still with the shoutsstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCor V.iv.57
Sicin. SICINIUS 
First, the Gods blesse you for your tydings: / Next,First, the gods bless you for your tidings; next, Cor V.iv.57
accept my thankefulnesse.Accept my thankfulness. Cor V.iv.58
Mess. SECOND MESSENGER 
Sir, we haue all great cause to giue great thanks.Sir, we have all great cause to give great thanks. Cor V.iv.59
Sicin. SICINIUS 
They are neere the City.They are near the city? Cor V.iv.60
Mes. SECOND MESSENGER 
Almost at point to enter.Almost at point to enter. Cor V.iv.61
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Wee'l meet them, and helpe the ioy. We'll meet them, and help the joy. Cor V.iv.62
Exeunt. Exeunt Cor V.iv.62
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