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Enter Tullus Auffidius, with Attendants.Enter Tullus Aufidius, with Attendants Cor V.vi.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Go tell the Lords a'th' City, I am heere:Go tell the lords o'th' city I am here. Cor V.vi.1
Deliuer them this Paper: hauing read it,Deliver them this paper. Having read it, Cor V.vi.2
Bid them repayre to th' Market place, where IBid them repair to th' market-place, where I,repair (v.)
old form: repayre
come, go, make one's way
Cor V.vi.3
Euen in theirs, and in the Commons earesEven in theirs and in the commons' ears, Cor V.vi.4
Will vouch the truth of it. Him I accuse:Will vouch the truth of it. Him I accuse Cor V.vi.5
The City Ports by this hath enter'd, andThe city ports by this hath entered andport (n.)portal, entrance, gatewayCor V.vi.6
Intends t'appeare before the People, hopingIntends t' appear before the people, hoping Cor V.vi.7
To purge himselfe with words. Dispatch.To purge himself with words. Dispatch.dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quicklyCor V.vi.8
Exeunt Attendants Cor V.iii.8
Enter 3 or 4 Conspirators of Auffidius Faction.Enter three or four Conspirators of Aufidius's faction Cor V.vi.9
Most Welcome.Most welcome! Cor V.vi.9
1. Con. FIRST CONSPIRATOR 
How is it with our Generall?How is it with our general? Cor V.vi.10.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Euen so,Even so Cor V.vi.10.2
as with a man by his owne Almes impoyson'd,As with a man by his own alms empoisonedempoison (v.)
old form: impoyson'd
give poison, destroy by poison
Cor V.vi.11
and with his Charity slaine.And with his charity slain. Cor V.vi.12.1
2. Con. SECOND CONSPIRATOR 
Most Noble Sir,Most noble sir, Cor V.vi.12.2
If you do hold the same intent / WhereinIf you do hold the same intent whereinintent (n.)intention, purpose, aimCor V.vi.13
you wisht vs parties: Wee'l deliuer youYou wished us parties, we'll deliver youparty (n.)participant, accessory, supporterCor V.vi.14
Of your great danger.Of your great danger. Cor V.vi.15.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Sir, I cannot tell,Sir, I cannot tell. Cor V.vi.15.2
We must proceed as we do finde the People.We must proceed as we do find the people. Cor V.vi.16
3. Con. THIRD CONSPIRATOR 
The People will remaine vncertaine, whil'stThe people will remain uncertain whilst Cor V.vi.17
'Twixt you there's difference: but the fall of either'Twixt you there's difference. But the fall of eitherdifference (n.)quarrel, disagreement, disputeCor V.vi.18
Makes the Suruiuor heyre of all.Makes the survivor heir of all. Cor V.vi.19.1
Auf. IAUFIDIUS 
know it:I know it, Cor V.vi.19.2
And my pretext to strike at him, admitsAnd my pretext to strike at him admitsadmit (v.)permit, allow, grantCor V.vi.20
A good construction. I rais'd him, and I pawn'dA good construction. I raised him, and I pawnedconstruction (n.)interpretation, reading, explanationCor V.vi.21
Mine Honor for his truth: who being so heighten'd,Mine honour for his truth; who being so heightened,heightened (adj.)
old form: heighten'd
exalted, elevated, raised up
Cor V.vi.22
truth (n.)loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
He watered his new Plants with dewes of Flattery,He watered his new plants with dews of flattery, Cor V.vi.23
Seducing so my Friends: and to this end,Seducing so my friends. And, to this end Cor V.vi.24
He bow'd his Nature, neuer knowne before,He bowed his nature, never known beforebow (v.)
old form: bow'd
make to bend, cause to bend
Cor V.vi.25
But to be rough, vnswayable, and free.But to be rough, unswayable and free.free (adj.)frank, undisguised, openCor V.vi.26
3. Consp. THIRD CONSPIRATOR 
Sir, his stoutnesseSir, his stoutnessstoutness (n.)
old form: stoutnesse
obstinacy, stubbornness, intractability
Cor V.vi.27
When he did stand for Consull, which he lostWhen he did stand for consul, which he lost Cor V.vi.28
By lacke of stooping.By lack of stooping –  Cor V.vi.29.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
That I would haue spoke of:That I would have spoke of. Cor V.vi.29.2
Being banish'd for't, he came vnto my Harth,Being banished for't, he came unto my hearth, Cor V.vi.30
Presented to my knife his Throat: I tooke him,Presented to my knife his throat. I took him, Cor V.vi.31
Made him ioynt-seruant with me: Gaue him wayMade him joint-servant with me, gave him way Cor V.vi.32
In all his owne desires: Nay, let him chooseIn all his own desires; nay, let him choose Cor V.vi.33
Out of my Files, his proiects, to accomplishOut of my files, his projects to accomplish,file (n.)rank of soldiers, formationCor V.vi.34
My best and freshest men, seru'd his designementsMy best and freshest men; served his designmentsdesignment (n.)
old form: designements
undertaking, enterprise, design
Cor V.vi.35
In mine owne person: holpe to reape the FameIn mine own person; holp to reap the fame Cor V.vi.36
Which he did end all his; and tooke some prideWhich he did end all his, and took some prideend (v.)[harvesting] gather in, bring inCor V.vi.37
To do my selfe this wrong: Till at the lastTo do myself this wrong. Till at the last Cor V.vi.38
I seem'd his Follower, not Partner; andI seemed his follower, not partner; and Cor V.vi.39
He wadg'd me with his Countenance, as ifHe waged me with his countenance as ifwage (v.)
old form: wadg'd
pay, recompense, reward
Cor V.vi.40
countenance (n.)favour, patronage, approval
I had bin Mercenary.I had been mercenary. Cor V.vi.41.1
1. Con. FIRST CONSPIRATOR 
So he did my Lord:So he did, my lord; Cor V.vi.41.2
The Army marueyl'd at it, and in the last,The army marvelled at it. And, in the last, Cor V.vi.42
When he had carried Rome, and that we look'dWhen we had carried Rome and that we lookedcarry (v.)secure, obtain, gainCor V.vi.43
For no lesse Spoile, then Glory.For no less spoil than glory –  Cor V.vi.44.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
There was it:There was it, Cor V.vi.44.2
For which my sinewes shall be stretcht vpon him,For which my sinews shall be stretched upon him.sinew (n.)
old form: sinewes
muscle
Cor V.vi.45
stretch (v.)
old form: stretcht
strain to the utmost, maximally exert
At a few drops of Womens rhewme, which areAt a few drops of women's rheum, which arerheum (n.)
old form: rhewme
tears
Cor V.vi.46
As cheape as Lies; he sold the Blood and LabourAs cheap as lies, he sold the blood and labour Cor V.vi.47
Of our great Action; therefore shall he dye,Of our great action. Therefore shall he die,action (n.)campaign, military action, strategyCor V.vi.48
And Ile renew me in his fall. But hearke.And I'll renew me in his fall. But hark! Cor V.vi.49
Drummes and Trumpets sounds, with greatshowts of the Drums and trumpets sound, with great shouts of the Cor V.vi.50.1
people.people Cor V.vi.50.2
1. Con. FIRST CONSPIRATOR 
Your Natiue Towne you enter'd like a Poste,Your native town you entered like a post,post (n.)
old form: Poste
express messenger, courier
Cor V.vi.50
And had no welcomes home, but he returnesAnd had no welcomes home; but he returns Cor V.vi.51
Splitting the Ayre with noyse.Splitting the air with noise. Cor V.vi.52.1
2. Con. SECOND CONSPIRATOR 
And patient Fooles,And patient fools, Cor V.vi.52.2
Whose children he hath slaine, their base throats teareWhose children he hath slain, their base throats tearbase (adj.)poor, wretched, of low qualityCor V.vi.53
With giuing him glory.With giving him glory. Cor V.vi.54.1
3. Con. THIRD CONSPIRATOR 
Therefore at your vantage,Therefore, at your vantage,vantage (n.)right moment, suitable opportunityCor V.vi.54.2
Ere he expresse himselfe, or moue the peopleEre he express himself or move the people Cor V.vi.55
With what he would say, let him feele your Sword:With what he would say, let him feel your sword, Cor V.vi.56
Which we will second, when he lies alongWhich we will second. When he lies along,second (v.)support, assist, reinforceCor V.vi.57
along (adv.)at full length, stretched out, prostrate
After your way. His Tale pronounc'd, shall buryAfter your way his tale pronounced shall burypronounce (v.)
old form: pronounc'd
tell, narrate, report
Cor V.vi.58
His Reasons, with his Body.His reasons with his body.reason (n.)account, version, explanationCor V.vi.59.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Say no more.Say no more. Cor V.vi.59.2
Heere come the Lords,Here come the Lords. Cor V.vi.60
Enter the Lords of the City.Enter the Lords of the city Cor V.vi.61
All Lords. ALL LORDS 
You are most welcome home.You are most welcome home. Cor V.vi.61.1
Auff. AUFIDIUS 
I haue not deseru'd it.I have not deserved it. Cor V.vi.61.2
But worthy Lords, haue you with heede perusedBut, worthy Lords, have you with heed perusedheed (n.)
old form: heede
consideration, care, attention
Cor V.vi.62
What I haue written to you?What I have written to you? Cor V.vi.63.1
All. ALL 
We haue.We have. Cor V.vi.63.2
1. Lord. FIRST LORD 
And greeue to heare't:And grieve to hear't. Cor V.vi.63.3
What faults he made before the last, I thinkeWhat faults he made before the last, I thinkmake (v.)do, perform, carry outCor V.vi.64
Might haue found easie Fines: But there to endMight have found easy fines. But there to endeasy (adj.)
old form: easie
slight, petty, insignificant
Cor V.vi.65
fine (n.)punishment, penalty, retribution
Where he was to begin, and giue awayWhere he was to begin, and give away Cor V.vi.66
The benefit of our Leuies, answering vsThe benefit of our levies, answering uslevy (n.)
old form: Leuies
recruitment of soldiers, conscription of men
Cor V.vi.67
answer (v.)give in return, repay, requite
With our owne charge: making a Treatie, whereWith our own charge, making a treaty wherecharge (n.)expense, cost, outlayCor V.vi.68
There was a yeelding; this admits no excuse.There was a yielding – this admits no excuse. Cor V.vi.69
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
He approaches, you shall heare him.He approaches. You shall hear him. Cor V.vi.70
Enter Coriolanus marching with Drumme, and Colours. Enter Coriolanus, marching with drum and colours;colours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearersCor V.vi.71.1
TheCommoners being with him.the Commoners being with him Cor V.vi.71.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Haile Lords, I am return'd your Souldier:Hail, Lords! I am returned your soldier, Cor V.vi.71
No more infected with my Countries loueNo more infected with my country's loveinfect (v.)affect, influence, stirCor V.vi.72
Then when I parted hence: but still subsistingThan when I parted hence, but still subsistingstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCor V.vi.73
subsist (v.)continue, remain, stay
Vnder your great Command. You are to know,Under your great command. You are to know Cor V.vi.74
That prosperously I haue attempted, andThat prosperously I have attempted andattempt (v.)endeavour, venture, strive [for]Cor V.vi.75
With bloody passage led your Warres, euen toWith bloody passage led your wars even to Cor V.vi.76
The gates of Rome: Our spoiles we haue brought homeThe gates of Rome. Our spoils we have brought home Cor V.vi.77
Doth more then counterpoize a full third partDoth more than counterpoise a full third partcounterpoise (v.)
old form: counterpoize
equal, match, rival
Cor V.vi.78
The charges of the Action. We haue made peaceThe charges of the action. We have made peace Cor V.vi.79
With no lesse Honor to the AntiatesWith no less honour to the AntiatesAntiates (n.)[pron: an'tiyateez] people from Antium (modern Anzio), S ItalyCor V.vi.80
Then shame to th' Romaines. And we heere deliuerThan shame to th' Romans. And we here deliver, Cor V.vi.81
Subscrib'd by'th' Consuls, and Patricians,Subscribed by th' consuls and patricians, Cor V.vi.82
Together with the Seale a'th Senat, whatTogether with the seal o'th' Senate, what Cor V.vi.83
We haue compounded on.We have compounded on.compound (v.)agree, settleCor V.vi.84.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Read it not Noble Lords,Read it not, noble Lords; Cor V.vi.84.2
But tell the Traitor in the highest degreeBut tell the traitor in the highest degree Cor V.vi.85
He hath abus'd your Powers.He hath abused your powers. Cor V.vi.86
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Traitor? How now?Traitor? How now? Cor V.vi.87.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
I Traitor, Martius.Ay, traitor, Martius! Cor V.vi.87.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Martius?Martius! Cor V.vi.87.3
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
I Martius, Caius Martius: Do'st thou thinkeAy, Martius, Caius Martius! Dost thou think Cor V.vi.88
Ile grace thee with that Robbery, thy stolne nameI'll grace thee with that robbery, thy stolen name Cor V.vi.89
Coriolanus in Corioles?Coriolanus in Corioles? Cor V.vi.90
You Lords and Heads a'th' State, perfidiouslyYou lords and heads o'th' state, perfidiously Cor V.vi.91
He ha's betray'd your businesse, and giuen vpHe has betrayed your business and given up, Cor V.vi.92
For certaine drops of Salt, your City Rome:For certain drops of salt, your city Rome – salt (n.)salt tearsCor V.vi.93
I say your City to his Wife and Mother,I say your city – to his wife and mother, Cor V.vi.94
Breaking his Oath and Resolution, likeBreaking his oath and resolution like Cor V.vi.95
A twist of rotten Silke, neuer admittingA twist of rotten silk, never admittingtwist (n.)plaited thread, twined fibreCor V.vi.96
Counsaile a'th' warre: But at his Nurses tearesCounsel o'th' war. But at his nurse's tearscounsel (n.)
old form: Counsaile
advice, guidance, direction
Cor V.vi.97
He whin'd and roar'd away your Victory,He whined and roared away your victory, Cor V.vi.98
That Pages blush'd at him, and men of heartThat pages blushed at him and men of heartheart (n.)courage, spirit, valourCor V.vi.99
Look'd wond'ring each at others.Looked wondering each at others. Cor V.vi.100.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Hear'st thou Mars?Hear'st thou, Mars?Mars (n.)Roman god of warCor V.vi.100.2
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Name not the God, thou boy of Teares.Name not the god, thou boy of tears!boy (n.)fellow, rogue, wretchCor V.vi.101.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Ha?Ha? Cor V.vi.101.2
Aufid. AUFIDIUS 
No more.No more. Cor V.vi.102
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Measurelesse Lyar, thou hast made my heartMeasureless liar, thou hast made my heart Cor V.vi.103
Too great for what containes it. Boy? Oh Slaue,Too great for what contains it. ‘ Boy!’ O slave! Cor V.vi.104
Pardon me Lords, 'tis the first time that euerPardon me, Lords, 'tis the first time that ever Cor V.vi.105
I was forc'd to scoul'd. Your iudgments my graue LordsI was forced to scold. Your judgements, my grave Lords, Cor V.vi.106
Must giue this Curre the Lye: and his owne Notion,Must give this cur the lie; and his own notion – notion (n.)understanding, awareness, intellectCor V.vi.107
Who weares my stripes imprest vpon him, thatWho wears my stripes impressed upon him, that Cor V.vi.108
Must beare my beating to his Graue, shall ioyneMust bear my beating to his grave – shall join Cor V.vi.109
To thrust the Lye vnto him.To thrust the lie unto him. Cor V.vi.110
1 Lord. FIRST LORD 
Peace both, and heare me speake.Peace, both, and hear me speak. Cor V.vi.111
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Cut me to peeces Volces men and Lads,Cut me to pieces, Volsces. Men and lads, Cor V.vi.112
Staine all your edges on me. Boy, false Hound:Stain all your edges on me. ‘Boy'! False hound!edge (n.)sword, weaponCor V.vi.113
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
If you haue writ your Annales true, 'tis there,If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there Cor V.vi.114
That like an Eagle in a Doue-coat, IThat, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Cor V.vi.115
Flatter'd your Volcians in Corioles.Fluttered your Volscians in Corioles. Cor V.vi.116
Alone I did it, Boy.Alone I did it. ‘ Boy!’ Cor V.vi.117.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Why Noble Lords,Why, noble Lords, Cor V.vi.117.2
Will you be put in minde of his blinde Fortune,Will you be put in mind of his blind fortune,fortune (n.)lucky chance, good luckCor V.vi.118
blind (adj.)
old form: blinde
sheer, utter, downright
Which was your shame, by this vnholy Braggart?Which was your shame, by this unholy braggart, Cor V.vi.119
'Fore your owne eyes, and eares?'Fore your own eyes and ears? Cor V.vi.120.1
All Consp. ALL CONSPIRATORS 
Let him dye for't.Let him die for't. Cor V.vi.120.2
All People. ALL THE PEOPLE 
Teare him to peeces, do it presently: Tear him to pieces! – Do it presently!presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceCor V.vi.121
He kill'd my Sonne, my daughter, he kill'd my – He killed my son! – My daughter! – He killed my Cor V.vi.122
Cosine Marcus, he kill'd my Father.cousin Marcus! – He killed my father! Cor V.vi.123
2 Lord.SECOND LORD 
Peace hoe: no outrage, peace:Peace, ho! No outrage. Peace! Cor V.vi.124
The man is Noble, and his Fame folds inThe man is noble and his fame folds in Cor V.vi.125
This Orbe o'th'earth: His last offences to vsThis orb o'th' earth. His last offences to us Cor V.vi.126
Shall haue Iudicious hearing. Stand Auffidius,Shall have judicious hearing. Stand, Aufidius,stand (v.)stop, haltCor V.vi.127
judicious (adj.)
old form: Iudicious
judicial, according to the law
And trouble not the peace.And trouble not the peace. Cor V.vi.128.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
O that I had him,O that I had him, Cor V.vi.128.2
with six Auffidiusses, or more: / His Tribe,With six Aufidiuses or more – his tribe, Cor V.vi.129
to vse my lawfull Sword.To use my lawful sword! Cor V.vi.130.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
Insolent Villaine.Insolent villain! Cor V.vi.130.2
All Consp. ALL CONSPIRATORS 
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill him.Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill him! Cor V.vi.131
Draw both the Conspirators, and kils Martius, The Conspirators draw their swords, and kill Martius, Cor V.vi.132.1
who falles, who falls Cor V.vi.132.2
Auffidius stands on him.Aufidius stands on him Cor V.vi.132.3
Lords. LORDS 
Hold, hold, hold, hold.Hold, hold, hold, hold! Cor V.vi.132
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
My Noble Masters, heare me speake.My noble masters, hear me speak. Cor V.vi.133.1
1. Lord. FIRST LORD 
O Tullus.O Tullus! Cor V.vi.133.2
2. Lord. SECOND LORD 
Thou hast done a deed, whereat / Valour will weepe.Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep. Cor V.vi.134
3. Lord. THIRD LORD 
Tread not vpon him Masters, all be quiet,Tread not upon him. Masters all, be quiet. Cor V.vi.135
Put vp your Swords.Put up your swords. Cor V.vi.136
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
My Lords, / When you shall know (as in this RageMy lords, when you shall know – as in this rage Cor V.vi.137
Prouok'd by him, you cannot) the great dangerProvoked by him you cannot – the great danger Cor V.vi.138
Which this mans life did owe you, you'l reioyceWhich this man's life did owe you, you'll rejoiceowe (v.)have in store for, hold towardsCor V.vi.139
That he is thus cut off. Please it your HonoursThat he is thus cut off. Please it your honours Cor V.vi.140
To call me to your Senate, Ile deliuerTo call me to your Senate, I'll deliverdeliver (v.)
old form: deliuer
present, show, display
Cor V.vi.141
My selfe your loyall Seruant, or endureMyself your loyal servant, or endure Cor V.vi.142
Your heauiest Censure.Your heaviest censure.heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weightyCor V.vi.143.1
censure (n.)judgement, sentencing
1. Lord. FIRST LORD 
Beare from hence his body,Bear from hence his body, Cor V.vi.143.2
And mourne you for him. Let him be regardedAnd mourn you for him. Let him be regardedregard (v.)esteem, repute, respectCor V.vi.144
As the most Noble Coarse, that euer HeraldAs the most noble corse that ever heraldcorse (n.)
old form: Coarse
corpse, dead body
Cor V.vi.145
Did follow to his Vrne.Did follow to his urn. Cor V.vi.146.1
2. Lord. SECOND LORD 
His owne impatience,His own impatienceimpatience (n.)anger, rage, furyCor V.vi.146.2
Takes from Auffidius a great part of blame:Takes from Aufidius a great part of blame. Cor V.vi.147
Let's make the Best of it.Let's make the best of it. Cor V.vi.148.1
Auf. AUFIDIUS 
My Rage is gone,My rage is gone, Cor V.vi.148.2
And I am strucke with sorrow. Take him vp:And I am struck with sorrow. Take him up. Cor V.vi.149
Helpe three a'th' cheefest Souldiers, Ile be one.Help three o'th' chiefest soldiers; I'll be one. Cor V.vi.150
Beate thou the Drumme that it speake mournfully:Beat thou the drum, that it speak mournfully. Cor V.vi.151
Traile your steele Pikes. Though in this City heeTrail your steel pikes. Though in this city hepike, pick (n.)weapon with a long handle ending in a spearheadCor V.vi.152
Hath widdowed and vnchilded many a one,Hath widowed and unchilded many a one,unchild (v.)
old form: vnchilded
make childless, deprive of children
Cor V.vi.153
Which to this houre bewaile the Iniury,Which to this hour bewail the injury, Cor V.vi.154
Yet he shall haue a Noble Memory.Yet he shall have a noble memory.memory (n.)memorial, remembranceCor V.vi.155
Assist.Assist.assist (v.)accompany, attend, escortCor V.vi.156
Exeunt bearing the Body of Martius. Exeunt, bearing the body of Martius. Cor V.vi.156.1
A dead March / Sounded.A dead march sounded Cor V.vi.156.2
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