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Enter a Company of Mutinous Citizens, with Staues,Enter a company of mutinous Citizens, with staves, Cor I.i.1.1
Clubs, and other weapons.clubs, and other weapons Cor I.i.1.2
1. Citizen.FIRST CITIZEN 
BEfore we proceed any further, heare me Before we proceed any further, hear me Cor I.i.1
speake.speak. Cor I.i.2
All. ALL 
Speake, speake.Speak, speak. Cor I.i.3
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
You are all resolu'd rather to dy then to You are all resolved rather to die than to Cor I.i.4
famish?famish? Cor I.i.5
All. ALL 
Resolu'd, resolu'd.Resolved, resolved. Cor I.i.6
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
First you know, Caius Martius is chiefe First, you know Caius Martius is chief Cor I.i.7
enemy to the people.enemy to the people? Cor I.i.8
All. ALL 
We know't, we know't.We know't, we know't. Cor I.i.9
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Let vs kill him, and wee'l haue Corne at Let us kill him, and we'll have corn at Cor I.i.10
our own price. Is't a Verdict?our own price. Is't a verdict?verdict (n.)unanimous decision, agreed judgementCor I.i.11
All. ALL 
No more talking on't; Let it be done, away, awayNo more talking on't. Let it be done. Away, away! Cor I.i.12
2. Cit. SECOND CITIZEN 
One word, good Citizens.One word, good citizens. Cor I.i.13
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
We are accounted poore Citizens, the Patricians We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians Cor I.i.14
good: what Authority surfets one, would releeuegood. What authority surfeits on would relieveauthority (n.)those in authority, the ruling classCor I.i.15
surfeit (v.)
old form: surfets
feed to excess, overindulge, glut
good (adj.)rich, wealthy, substantial
vs. If they would yeelde vs but the superfluitie while itus. If they would yield us but the superfluity while it Cor I.i.16
were wholsome, wee might guesse they releeued vs were wholesome, we might guess they relieved uswholesome (adj.)
old form: wholsome
good, nutritious, fit to eat
Cor I.i.17
guess (v.)
old form: guesse
assume, surmise, suppose
humanely: But they thinke we are too deere, the leannessehumanely. But they think we are too dear. The leannessdear (adj.)
old form: deere
expensive, costly
Cor I.i.18
humanely (adv.)out of fellow feeling, as fellow human beings
that afflicts vs, the obiect of our misery, is as an inuentory that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an inventoryinventory (n.)detailed list, itemizationCor I.i.19
object (n.)
old form: obiect
spectacle, sight, object of attention
to particularize their abundance, our sufferance is ato particularise their abundance. Our sufferance is asufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardshipCor I.i.20
particularize (v.)give details of, itemize
gaine to them. Let vs reuenge this with our Pikes, ere we gain to them. Let us revenge this with our pikes, ere wepike (n.)pitchfork, hayforkCor I.i.21
become Rakes. For the Gods know, I speake this in hunger become rakes. For the gods know I speak this in hunger Cor I.i.22
for Bread, not in thirst for Reuenge.for bread, not in thirst for revenge. Cor I.i.23
2. Cit. SECOND CITIZEN 
Would you proceede especially against Would you proceed especially against Cor I.i.24
Caius Martius.Caius Martius? Cor I.i.25
All. FIRST CITIZEN 
Against him first: He's a very dog to the Against him first. He's a very dog to thedog (n.)ruthless enemy, merciless beastCor I.i.26
Commonalty. commonalty.commonalty (n.)common people, communityCor I.i.27
2. Cit. SECOND CITIZEN 
Consider you what Seruices he ha's Consider you what services he has Cor I.i.28
done for his Country?done for his country? Cor I.i.29
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Very well, and could bee content to giue Very well, and could be content to give Cor I.i.30
him good report for't, but that hee payes himselfe with beeing him good report for't, but that he pays himself with beingcontent (adj.)agreeable, willing, readyCor I.i.31
proud.proud. Cor I.i.32
All. SECOND CITIZEN 
Nay, but speak not maliciously.Nay, but speak not maliciously. Cor I.i.33
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
I say vnto you, what he hath done I say unto you, what he hath done Cor I.i.34
Famouslie, he did it to that end: though soft conscienc'd famously he did it to that end. Though soft-consciencedfamously (adv.)
old form: Famouslie
gloriously, with renown
Cor I.i.35
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
soft-conscienced (adj.)
old form: soft conscienc'd
soft-headed, easy-going, lacking real convictions
men can be content to say it was for his Countrey, he did men can be content to say it was for his country, he didcontent (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mindCor I.i.36
it to please his Mother, and to be partly proud, which he it to please his mother and to be partly proud, which he Cor I.i.37
is, euen to the altitude of his vertue.is, even to the altitude of his virtue.virtue (n.)
old form: vertue
courage, valour, bravery
Cor I.i.38
2. Cit. SECOND CITIZEN 
What he cannot helpe in his Nature, you What he cannot help in his nature, you Cor I.i.39
account a Vice in him: You must in no way say he is account a vice in him. You must in no way say he is Cor I.i.40
couetous. covetous. Cor I.i.41
1. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
If I must not, I neede not be barren of If I must not, I need not be barren of Cor I.i.42
Accusations he hath faults (with surplus) to tyre in accusations. He hath faults, with surplus, to tire inrepetition (n.)recital, narration, relatingCor I.i.43
repetition.repetition. Cor I.i.44
Showts within. Shouts within Cor I.i.45
What showts are these? The other side a'th City is risen:What shouts are these? The other side o'th' city is risen. Cor I.i.45
why stay we prating heere? To th' Capitoll.Why stay we prating here? To th' Capitol!Capitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of governmentCor I.i.46
All. ALL 
Come, come.Come, come. Cor I.i.47
1 Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Soft, who comes heere?Soft, who comes here?soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietCor I.i.48
Enter Menenius Agrippa.Enter Menenius Agrippa Cor I.i.49
2 Cit. SECOND CITIZEN 
Worthy Menenius Agrippa, one that Worthy Menenius Agrippa, one that Cor I.i.49
hath alwayes lou'd the people.hath always loved the people. Cor I.i.50
1 Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
He's one honest enough, wold al the He's one honest enough. Would all the Cor I.i.51
rest wer so.rest were so! Cor I.i.52
Men. MENENIUS 
What work's my Countrimen in hand? / Where go you What work's, my countrymen, in hand? Where go you Cor I.i.53
with Bats and Clubs? The matter / Speake I pray you.With bats and clubs? The matter? Speak, I pray you.bat (n.)cudgel, staff, stickCor I.i.54
matter (n.)reason, cause, ground
2 Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Our busines is not vnknowne to th' Our business is not unknown to th'  Cor I.i.55
Senat, they haue had inkling this fortnight what we Senate. They have had inkling this fortnight what we Cor I.i.56
intend to do, wt now wee'l shew em in deeds:they intend to do, which now we'll show'em in deeds. They Cor I.i.57
say poore Suters haue strong breaths, they shal know say poor suitors have strong breaths. They shall knowsuitor (n.)
old form: Suters
petitioner, supplicant, entreater
Cor I.i.58
we haue strong arms too.we have strong arms too. Cor I.i.59
Menen. MENENIUS 
Why Masters, my good Friends, mine honest Neighbours, Why, masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbours, Cor I.i.60
will you vndo your selues?Will you undo yourselves? Cor I.i.61
2 Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
We cannot Sir, we are vndone already.We cannot, sir, we are undone already.undo (v.)
old form: vndo
ruin, destroy, wipe out
Cor I.i.62
undone (adj.)
old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
Men. MENENIUS 
I tell you Friends, most charitable careI tell you, friends, most charitable care Cor I.i.63
Haue the Patricians of you for your wants.Have the patricians of you. For your wants, Cor I.i.64
Your suffering in this dearth, you may as wellYour suffering in this dearth, you may as welldearth (n.)scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famineCor I.i.65
Strike at the Heauen with your staues, as lift themStrike at the heaven with your staves as lift them Cor I.i.66
Against the Roman State, whose course will onAgainst the Roman state, whose course will oncourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingCor I.i.67
The way it takes: cracking ten thousand CurbesThe way it takes, cracking ten thousand curbscurb (n.)controlling chain or strap passed under a horse's jaw; check, restraintCor I.i.68
Of more strong linke assunder, then can euerOf more strong link asunder than can ever Cor I.i.69
Appeare in your impediment. For the Dearth,Appear in your impediment. For the dearth,dearth (n.)scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famineCor I.i.70
impediment (n.)obstruction, hindrance, obstacle
The Gods, not the Patricians make it, andThe gods, not the patricians, make it, and Cor I.i.71
Your knees to them (not armes) must helpe. Alacke,Your knees to them, not arms, must help. Alack, Cor I.i.72
You are transported by CalamityYou are transported by calamitytransport (v.)carry off, move alongCor I.i.73
Thether, where more attends you, and you slanderThither where more attends you, and you slander Cor I.i.74
The Helmes o'th State; who care for you like Fathers,The helms o'th' state, who care for you like fathers,helm (n.)
old form: Helmes
helmsman, guide, pilot
Cor I.i.75
When you curse them, as Enemies.When you curse them as enemies. Cor I.i.76
2 Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Care for vs? True indeed, they nere Care for us? True indeed! They ne'er Cor I.i.77
car'd for vs yet. Suffer vs to famish, and their Store-houses cared for us yet. Suffer us to famish, and their storehouses Cor I.i.78
cramm'd with Graine: Make Edicts for Vsurie, to crammed with grain; make edicts for usury, to Cor I.i.79
support Vsurers; repeale daily any wholsome Act established support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act establishedwholesome (adj.)
old form: wholsome
reasonable, sensible, rational
Cor I.i.80
against the rich, and prouide more piercing established against the rich, and provide more piercingpiercing (adj.)oppressive, severe, distressingCor I.i.81
Statutes daily, to chaine vp and restraine the poore. If the statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor. If thestatute (n.)law, decree, regulationCor I.i.82
Warres eate vs not vppe, they will; and there's all the loue they wars eat us not up, they will; and there's all the love they Cor I.i.83
beare vs.bear us. Cor I.i.84
Menen. MENENIUS 
Either you mustEither you must Cor I.i.85
Confesse your selues wondrous Malicious,Confess yourselves wondrous malicious, Cor I.i.86
Or be accus'd of Folly. I shall tell youOr be accused of folly. I shall tell you Cor I.i.87
A pretty Tale, it may be you haue heard it,A pretty tale. It may be you have heard it,pretty (adj.)nice, proper, aptCor I.i.88
But since it serues my purpose, I will ventureBut, since it serves my purpose, I will venture Cor I.i.89
To scale't a little more.To stale't a little more.stale (v.)make stale, wear outCor I.i.90
2 Citizen. FIRST CITIZEN 
Well, Ile heare it Sir: yet you must not Well, I'll hear it, sir. Yet you must not Cor I.i.91
thinke / To fobbe off our disgrace with a tale: / But and'tplease think to fob off our disgrace with a tale. But, an't pleasefob off (v.)
old form: fobbe
put off with a trick, get rid of, dispose of
Cor I.i.92
disgrace (n.)misfortune, calamity, injury
you deliuer.you, deliver.deliver (v.)
old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Cor I.i.93
Men. MENENIUS 
There was a time, when all the bodies membersThere was a time when all the body's members Cor I.i.94
Rebell'd against the Belly; thus accus'd it:Rebelled against the belly, thus accused it: Cor I.i.95
That onely like a Gulfe it did remaineThat only like a gulf it did remaingulf (n.)
old form: Gulfe
abyss, chasm, pit
Cor I.i.96
I'th midd'st a th' body, idle and vnactiue,I'th' midst o'th' body, idle and unactive,unactive (adj.)
old form: vnactiue
inactive, slothful, sluggish
Cor I.i.97
Still cubbording the Viand, neuer bearingStill cupboarding the viand, never bearingcupboard (v.)
old form: cubbording
stow away, keep in, hoard
Cor I.i.98
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
viand (n.)(usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
Like labour with the rest, where th' other InstrumentsLike labour with the rest, where th' other instrumentsinstrument (n.)organ, faculty, functioning partCor I.i.99
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
Did see, and heare, deuise, instruct, walke, feele,Did see and hear, devise, instruct, walk, feel,devise (v.)
old form: deuise
ponder, deliberate, think
Cor I.i.100
And mutually participate, did ministerAnd, mutually participate, did minister Cor I.i.101
Vnto the appetite; and affection commonUnto the appetite and affection commonaffection (n.)fancy, inclination, desireCor I.i.102
Of the whole body, the Belly answer'd.Of the whole body. The belly answered –  Cor I.i.103
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Well sir, what answer made the Belly.Well, sir, what answer made the belly? Cor I.i.104
Men. MENENIUS 
Sir, I shall tell you with a kinde of Smile,Sir, I shall tell you. With a kind of smile, Cor I.i.105
Which ne're came from the Lungs, but euen thus:Which ne'er came from the lungs, but even thus –  Cor I.i.106
For looke you I may make the belly Smile,For look you, I may make the belly smile Cor I.i.107
As well as speake, it taintingly replyedAs well as speak – it tauntingly repliedtaintingly (adv.)[probable error for] tauntinglyCor I.i.108
To'th' discontented Members, the mutinous partsTo th' discontented members, the mutinous parts Cor I.i.109
That enuied his receite: euen so most fitly,That envied his receipt; even so most fitlyfitly (adv.)justly, fittingly, aptlyCor I.i.110
receipt (n.)
old form: receite
what is received, acquisition, gain
As you maligne our Senators, for thatAs you malign our senators for that Cor I.i.111
They are not such as you.They are not such as you. Cor I.i.112.1
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Your Bellies answer: WhatYour belly's answer – What! Cor I.i.112.2
The Kingly crown'd head, the vigilant eye,The kingly crownéd head, the vigilant eye, Cor I.i.113
The Counsailor Heart, the Arme our Souldier,The counsellor heart, the arm our soldier, Cor I.i.114
Our Steed the Legge, the Tongue our Trumpeter,Our steed the leg, the tongue our trumpeter, Cor I.i.115
With other Muniments and petty helpesWith other muniments and petty helpsmuniment (n.)support, furnishing, provisionCor I.i.116
In this our Fabricke, if that they---In this our fabric, if that they –  Cor I.i.117.1
Men. MENENIUS 
What then? What then? Cor I.i.117.2
Fore me, this Fellow speakes. / What then? What then?'Fore me, this fellow speaks! What then? what then? Cor I.i.118
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Should by the Cormorant belly be restrain'd,Should by the cormorant belly be restrainedcormorant (adj.)greedy, insatiable, all-devouringCor I.i.119
Who is the sinke a th' body.Who is the sink o'th' body – sink (n.)
old form: sinke
cesspool, waste pit, sewer
Cor I.i.120.1
Men. MENENIUS 
Well, what then?Well, what then? Cor I.i.120.2
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
The former Agents, if they did complaine,The former agents, if they did complain, Cor I.i.121
What could the Belly answer?What could the belly answer? Cor I.i.122.1
Men. MENENIUS 
I will tell you,I will tell you. Cor I.i.122.2
If you'l bestow a small (of what you haue little)If you'll bestow a small – of what you have little – bestow (v.)give, provide, grantCor I.i.123
Patience awhile; you'st heare the Bellies answer.Patience awhile, you'st hear the belly's answer. Cor I.i.124
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
Y'are long about it.Y'are long about it. Cor I.i.125.1
Men. MENENIUS 
Note me this good Friend;Note me this, good friend –  Cor I.i.125.2
Your most graue Belly was deliberate,Your most grave belly was deliberate, Cor I.i.126
Not rash like his Accusers, and thus answered.Not rash like his accusers, and thus answered. Cor I.i.127
True is it my Incorporate Friends (quoth he)‘ True is it, my incorporate friends,’ quoth he,incorporate (adj.)united in one body, combined in one entityCor I.i.128
quoth (v.)said
That I receiue the generall Food at first‘ That I receive the general food at first Cor I.i.129
Which you do liue vpon: and fit it is,Which you do live upon; and fit it is,fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriateCor I.i.130
Because I am the Store-house, and the ShopBecause I am the storehouse and the shopshop (n.)workshop, workroomCor I.i.131
Of the whole Body. But, if you do remember,Of the whole body. But, if you do remember, Cor I.i.132
I send it through the Riuers of your bloodI send it through the rivers of your blood Cor I.i.133
Euen to the Court, the Heart, to th' seate o'th' Braine,Even to the court, the heart, to th' seat o'th' brain;seat (n.)
old form: seate
throne
Cor I.i.134
And through the Crankes and Offices of man,And, through the cranks and offices of man,crank (n.)
old form: Crankes
winding passage, meandering duct
Cor I.i.135
office (n.)(plural) servants' quarters, service rooms
The strongest Nerues, and small inferiour VeinesThe strongest nerves and small inferior veinsnerve (n.)
old form: Nerues
sinew, ligament, muscle
Cor I.i.136
From me receiue that naturall competencieFrom me receive that natural competencycompetency (n.)
old form: competencie
means of life, sufficiency
Cor I.i.137
Whereby they liue. And though that all at onceWhereby they live. And though that all at once ’ –  Cor I.i.138
(You my good Friends, this sayes the Belly) marke me.You, my good friends, this says the belly, mark me – mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Cor I.i.139
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
I sir, well, well.Ay, sir, well, well. Cor I.i.140.1
Men. MENENIUS 
Though all at once, cannot‘ Though all at once cannot Cor I.i.140.2
See what I do deliuer out to each,See what I do deliver out to each, Cor I.i.141
Yet I can make my Awdit vp, that allYet I can make my audit up, that all Cor I.i.142
From me do backe receiue the Flowre of all,From me do back receive the flour of all,flour (n.)
old form: Flowre
fine essence, best part
Cor I.i.143
And leaue me but the Bran. What say you too't?And leave me but the bran.’ What say you to't? Cor I.i.144
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
It was an answer, how apply you this?It was an answer. How apply you this? Cor I.i.145
Men. MENENIUS 
The Senators of Rome, are this good Belly,The senators of Rome are this good belly, Cor I.i.146
And you the mutinous Members: For examineAnd you the mutinous members. For examine Cor I.i.147
Their Counsailes, and their Cares; disgest things rightly,Their counsels and their cares, digest things rightlydigest, disgest (v.)understand, interpret, comprehendCor I.i.148
counsel (n.)opinion, judgement
Touching the Weale a'th Common, you shall findeTouching the weal o'th' common, you shall findweal
old form: Weale
welfare, well-being, prosperity
Cor I.i.149
common (n.)
old form: Common
state, people, community
touch (v.)affect, concern, regard, relate to
No publique benefit which you receiueNo public benefit which you receive Cor I.i.150
But it proceeds, or comes from them to you,But it proceeds or comes from them to you, Cor I.i.151
And no way from your selues. What do you thinke?And no way from yourselves. What do you think, Cor I.i.152
You, the great Toe of this Assembly?You, the great toe of this assembly? Cor I.i.153
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
I the great Toe? Why the great Toe?I the great toe? Why the great toe? Cor I.i.154
Men. MENENIUS 
For that being one o'th lowest, basest, poorestFor that being one o'th' lowest, basest, poorestbase (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rankCor I.i.155
Of this most wise Rebellion, thou goest formost:Of this most wise rebellion, thou goest foremost. Cor I.i.156
Thou Rascall, that art worst in blood to run,Thou rascal, that art worst in blood to run,blood, in[hunting] full of life, in fine conditionCor I.i.157
rascal (n.)
old form: Rascall
young or inferior deer in a herd; one of the common herd
rascal (n.)
old form: Rascall
worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
Lead'st first to win some vantage.Lead'st first to win some vantage.vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiorityCor I.i.158
But make you ready your stiffe bats and clubs,But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs.bat (n.)cudgel, staff, stickCor I.i.159
stiff (adj.)
old form: stiffe
stout, strong, tough
Rome, and her Rats, are at the point of battell,Rome and her rats are at the point of battle; Cor I.i.160
The one side must haue baile.The one side must have bale. Cor I.i.161.1
Enter Caius Martius.Enter Caius Martiusbale (n.)
old form: baile
sorrow, pain, misfortune
Cor I.i.161
Hayle, Noble Martius.Hail, noble Martius! Cor I.i.161.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
Thanks. What's the matter you dissentious roguesThanks. What's the matter, you dissentious rogues,dissentious (adj.)quarrelsome, argumentative, fractiousCor I.i.162
That rubbing the poore Itch of your Opinion,That, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion Cor I.i.163
Make your selues Scabs.Make yourselves scabs? Cor I.i.164.1
2. Cit. FIRST CITIZEN 
We haue euer your good word.We have ever your good word. Cor I.i.164.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
He that will giue good words to thee, wil flatterHe that will give good words to thee will flatter Cor I.i.165
Beneath abhorring. What would you haue, you Curres,Beneath abhorring. What would you have, you curs,abhorring (n.)abhorrence, disgust, loathingCor I.i.166
That like nor Peace, nor Warre? The one affrights you,That like nor peace nor war? The one affrights you,affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scareCor I.i.167
The other makes you proud. He that trusts to you,The other makes you proud. He that trusts to you,proud (adj.)high-spirited, high-mettledCor I.i.168
Where he should finde you Lyons, findes you Hares:Where he should find you lions, finds you hares; Cor I.i.169
Where Foxes, Geese you are: No surer, no,Where foxes, geese. You are no surer, no,sure (adj.)loyal, trustworthy, steadfastCor I.i.170
Then is the coale of fire vpon the Ice,Than is the coal of fire upon the ice, Cor I.i.171
Or Hailstone in the Sun. Your Vertue is,Or hailstone in the sun. Your virtue isvirtue (n.)
old form: Vertue
quality, accomplishment, ability
Cor I.i.172
To make him worthy, whose offence subdues him,To make him worthy whose offence subdues himsubdue (v.)control, overcomeCor I.i.173
And curse that Iustice did it. Who deserues Greatnes,And curse that justice did it. Who deserves greatness Cor I.i.174
Deserues your Hate: and your Affections areDeserves your hate; and your affections areaffection (n.)fancy, inclination, desireCor I.i.175
A sickmans Appetite; who desires most thatA sick man's appetite, who desires most that Cor I.i.176
Which would encrease his euill. He that dependsWhich would increase his evil. He that dependsevil (n.)
old form: euill
malady, illness, disease
Cor I.i.177
Vpon your fauours, swimmes with finnes of Leade,Upon your favours swims with fins of lead Cor I.i.178
And hewes downe Oakes, with rushes. Hang ye: trust ye?And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye! Trust Ye? Cor I.i.179
With euery Minute you do change a Minde,With every minute you do change a mind Cor I.i.180
And call him Noble, that was now your Hate:And call him noble that was now your hate, Cor I.i.181
Him vilde, that was your Garland. What's the matter,Him vile that was your garland. What's the mattergarland (n.)pride, glory, heroCor I.i.182
That in these seuerall places of the Citie,That in these several places of the cityseveral (adj.)
old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
Cor I.i.183
You cry against the Noble Senate, whoYou cry against the noble Senate, who, Cor I.i.184
(Vnder the Gods) keepe you in awe, which elseUnder the gods, keep you in awe, which else Cor I.i.185
Would feede on one another? What's their seeking?Would feed on one another? What's their seeking?seeking (n.)suit, petitionCor I.i.186
Men. MENENIUS 
For Corne at their owne rates, wherof they sayFor corn at their own rates, whereof they say Cor I.i.187
The Citie is well stor'd.The city is well stored. Cor I.i.188.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Hang 'em: They say?Hang 'em! They say? Cor I.i.188.2
They'l sit by th' fire, and presume to knowThey'll sit by th' fire and presume to know Cor I.i.189
What's done i'th Capitoll: Who's like to rise,What's done i'th' Capitol, who's like to rise, Cor I.i.190
Who thriues, & who declines: Side factions, & giue outWho thrives and who declines; side factions and give outdecline (v.)fall, descend, come downCor I.i.191
side (v.)take sides with, join
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
Coniecturall Marriages, making parties strong,Conjectural marriages, making parties strong Cor I.i.192
And feebling such as stand not in their liking,And feebling such as stand not in their likingfeeble (v.)make feeble, weakenCor I.i.193
Below their cobled Shooes. They say ther's grain enough?Below their cobbled shoes. They say there's grain enough!cobbled (adj.)
old form: cobled
roughly mended, patched, botched
Cor I.i.194
Would the Nobility lay aside their ruth,Would the nobility lay aside their ruthruth (n.)pity, compassion, sympathyCor I.i.195
And let me vse my Sword, I'de make a QuarrieAnd let me use my sword, I'd make a quarryquarry (n.)
old form: Quarrie
[in hunting] heap of dead, pile of bodies
Cor I.i.196
With thousands of these quarter'd slaues, as highWith thousands of these quartered slaves as highquartered (adj.)
old form: quarter'd
cut into four pieces
Cor I.i.197
As I could picke my Lance.As I could pick my lance.pick (v.)
old form: picke
throw, pitch, hurl
Cor I.i.198
Menen. MENENIUS 
Nay these are almost thoroughly perswaded:Nay, these are almost thoroughly persuaded, Cor I.i.199
For though abundantly they lacke discretionFor though abundantly they lack discretion, Cor I.i.200
Yet are they passing Cowardly. But I beseech you,Yet are they passing cowardly. But, I beseech you,passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyCor I.i.201
What sayes the other Troope?What says the other troop?dissolve (v.)
old form: dissolu'd
separate, part, break up
Cor I.i.202.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
They are dissolu'd: Hang em;They are dissolved. Hang 'em! Cor I.i.202.2
They said they were an hungry, sigh'd forth ProuerbesThey said they were an-hungry, sighed forth proverbs – an-hungry (adj.)
old form: an hungry
hungry
Cor I.i.203
That Hunger-broke stone wals: that dogges must eateThat hunger broke stone walls, that dogs must eat, Cor I.i.204
That meate was made for mouths. That the gods sent notThat meat was made for mouths, that the gods sent not Cor I.i.205
Corne for the Richmen onely: With these shredsCorn for the rich men only. With these shreds Cor I.i.206
They vented their Complainings, which being answer'dThey vented their complainings; which being answered,complaining (n.)grievance, complaint, gripeCor I.i.207
vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaim
And a petition granted them, a strange one,And a petition granted them – a strange one, Cor I.i.208
To breake the heart of generosity,To break the heart of generositygenerosity (n.)nobility, aristocracyCor I.i.209
And make bold power looke pale, they threw their capsAnd make bold power look pale – they threw their capspower (n.)authority, governmentCor I.i.210
As they would hang them on the hornes a'th Moone,As they would hang them on the horns o'th' moon, Cor I.i.211
Shooting their Emulation.Shouting their emulation.emulation (n.)triumph, success, accomplishmentCor I.i.212.1
Menen. MENENIUS 
What is graunted them?What is granted them? Cor I.i.212.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
Fiue Tribunes to defend their vulgar wisdomsFive tribunes to defend their vulgar wisdoms, Cor I.i.213
Of their owne choice. One's Iunius Brutus,Of their own choice. One's Junius Brutus, one Cor I.i.214
Sicinius Velutus, and I know not. Sdeath,Sicinius Velutus, and I know not.'Sdeath! Cor I.i.215
The rabble should haue first vnroo'st the CityThe rabble should have first unroofed the city Cor I.i.216
Ere so preuayl'd with me; it will in timeEre so prevailed with me. It will in time Cor I.i.217
Win vpon power, and throw forth greater TheamesWin upon power and throw forth greater themestheme (n.)
old form: Theames
subject, subject-matter, topic of discourse
Cor I.i.218
win upon (v.)
old form: vpon
prevail over, overcome
power (n.)authority, government
For Insurrections arguing.For insurrection's arguing. Cor I.i.219.1
Menen. MENENIUS 
This is strange.This is strange. Cor I.i.219.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
Go get you home you Fragments.Go get you home, you fragments. Cor I.i.220
Enter a Messenger hastily.Enter a Messenger, hastily Cor I.i.221
Mess. MESSENGER 
Where's Caius Martius?Where's Caius Martius? Cor I.i.221.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Heere: what's the matter?Here. What's the matter? Cor I.i.221.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
The newes is sir, the Volcies are in Armes.The news is, sir, the Volsces are in arms. Cor I.i.222
Mar. MARTIUS 
I am glad on't, then we shall ha meanes to ventI am glad on't. Then we shall ha' means to ventvent (v.)get rid of, cast outCor I.i.223
Our mustie superfluity. See our best Elders.Our musty superfluity. See, our best elders. Cor I.i.224
Enter Sicinius Velutus, Annius Brutus Enter Cominius, Titus Lartius, with other Senators; Cor I.i.225.1
Cominius, Titus Lartius, with other Senatours.Junius Brutus and Sicinius Velutus Cor I.i.225.2
1. Sen. FIRST SENATOR 
Martius 'tis true, that you haue lately told vs,Martius, 'tis true that you have lately told us: Cor I.i.225
The Volces are in Armes.The Volsces are in arms. Cor I.i.226.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
They haue a Leader,They have a leader, Cor I.i.226.2
Tullus Auffidius that will put you too't:Tullus Aufidius, that will put you to't.to it, to't
old form: too't
to the test, to death
Cor I.i.227
I sinne in enuying his Nobility:I sin in envying his nobility, Cor I.i.228
And were I any thing but what I am,And were I anything but what I am, Cor I.i.229
I would wish me onely he.I would wish me only he.together (adv.)against each otherCor I.i.230.1
Com. COMINIUS 
You haue fought together?You have fought together. Cor I.i.230.2
Mar. MARTIUS 
Were halfe to halfe the world by th' eares, & heWere half to half the world by th' ears and heears, by the
old form: eares
at odds, fighting like beasts
Cor I.i.231
vpon my partie, I'de reuolt to makeUpon my party, I'd revolt, to makeparty (n.)
old form: partie
side, faction, camp
Cor I.i.232
Onely my warres with him. He is a LionOnly my wars with him. He is a lion Cor I.i.233
That I am proud to hunt.That I am proud to hunt. Cor I.i.234.1
1. Sen. FIRST SENATOR 
Then worthy Martius,Then, worthy Martius, Cor I.i.234.2
Attend vpon Cominius to these Warres.Attend upon Cominius to these wars.attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Cor I.i.235
Com. COMINIUS 
It is your former promise.It is your former promise. Cor I.i.236.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Sir it is,Sir, it is, Cor I.i.236.2
And I am constant: Titus Lucius, thouAnd I am constant. Titus Lartius, thouconstant (adj.)faithful, steadfast, trueCor I.i.237
Shalt see me once more strike at Tullus face.Shalt see me once more strike at Tullus' face. Cor I.i.238
What art thou stiffe? Stand'st out?What, art thou stiff? Stand'st out?stiff (adj.)
old form: stiffe
disabled, incapacitated, unable to join in
Cor I.i.239.1
stand out (v.)
old form: Stand'st
not take part, not be involved
Tit. LARTIUS 
No Caius Martius,No, Caius Martius, Cor I.i.239.2
Ile leane vpon one Crutch, and fight with tother,I'll lean upon one crutch and fight with t'other Cor I.i.240
Ere stay behinde this Businesse.Ere stay behind this business. Cor I.i.241.1
Men. MENENIUS 
Oh true-bred.O, true bred! Cor I.i.241.2
Sen. FIRST SENATOR 
Your Company to'th' Capitoll, where I knowYour company to th' Capitol, where I know Cor I.i.242
Our greatest Friends attend vs.Our greatest friends attend us. Cor I.i.243.1
Tit.Lartius  
(to Cominius)attend (v.)await, wait for, expectCor I.i.243
Lead you on: Lead you on. Cor I.i.243.2
Follow Cominius, we must followe you, (to Martius) Follow Cominius. We must follow you. Cor I.i.244
right worthy you Priority.Right worthy you priority. Cor I.i.245.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Noble Martius.Noble Martius! Cor I.i.245.2
Sen. FIRST SENATOR  
(to the Citizens) Cor I.i.246
Hence to your homes, be gone.Hence to your homes; be gone! Cor I.i.246.1
Mar. MARTIUS 
Nay let them follow,Nay, let them follow. Cor I.i.246.2
The Volces haue much Corne: take these Rats thither,The Volsces have much corn. Take these rats thither Cor I.i.247
To gnaw their Garners. Worshipfull Mutiners,To gnaw their garners. (Citizens steal away) Worshipful mutineers, Cor I.i.248
Your valour puts well forth: Pray follow. Your valour puts well forth. Pray follow.put forth (v.)make a show, come forward, promiseCor I.i.249
Exeunt. Citizens steale away. Manet Sicin. &Brutus.Exeunt Patricians. Sicicnius and Brutus stay behindgarner (n.)granary, corn storehouseCor I.i.248
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Was euer man so proud as is this Martius?Was ever man so proud as is this Martius? Cor I.i.250
Bru. BRUTUS 
He has no equall.He has no equal. Cor I.i.251
Sicin. SICINIUS 
When we were chosen Tribunes for the people.When we were chosen tribunes for the people –  Cor I.i.252
Bru. BRUTUS 
Mark'd you his lip and eyes.Marked you his lip and eyes?mark (v.)
old form: Mark'd
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Cor I.i.253.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Nay, but his taunts.Nay, but his taunts. Cor I.i.253.2
Bru. BRUTUS 
Being mou'd, he will not spare to gird the Gods.Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.move (v.)
old form: mou'd
move to anger, provoke, exasperate
Cor I.i.254
spare (v.)omit, avoid, refrain [from]
gird (v.)mock, taunt, laugh [at]
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Bemocke the modest Moone.Bemock the modest moon.bemock (v.)
old form: Bemocke
mock at, taunt, flout
Cor I.i.255
Bru. BRUTUS 
The present Warres deuoure him, he is growneThe present wars devour him; he is grown Cor I.i.256
Too proud to be so valiant.Too proud to be so valiant. Cor I.i.257.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Such a Nature, Such a nature, Cor I.i.257.2
tickled with good successe, disdaines the shadow Tickled with good success, disdains the shadowtickle (v.)flatter, gratify, pleaseCor I.i.258
success (n.)
old form: successe
result, outcome, issue
which he treads on at noone, but I do wonder, Which he treads on at noon. But I do wonder Cor I.i.259
his insolence can brooke to be commanded His insolence can brook to be commandedbrook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
Cor I.i.260
command (v.)entrust, authorize, delegate
vnder Cominius?Under Cominius. Cor I.i.261.1
Bru. BRUTUS 
Fame, at the which he aymes,Fame, at the which he aims –  Cor I.i.261.2
In whom already he's well grac'd, cannotIn whom already he's well graced – cannot Cor I.i.262
Better be held, nor more attain'd then byBetter be held nor more attained than by Cor I.i.263
A place below the first: for what miscarriesA place below the first; for what miscarriesmiscarry (v.)go wrong, fail, be unsuccessfulCor I.i.264
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
Shall be the Generals fault, though he performeShall be the general's fault, though he perform Cor I.i.265
To th' vtmost of a man, and giddy censureTo th' utmost of a man, and giddy censurecensure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticismCor I.i.266
giddy (adj.)frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
Will then cry out of Martius: Oh, if heWill then cry out of Martius, ‘ O, if he Cor I.i.267
Had borne the businesse.Had borne the business!’ Cor I.i.268.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Besides, if things go well,Besides, if things go well, Cor I.i.268.2
Opinion that so stickes on Martius, shallOpinion that so sticks on Martius, shallopinion (n.)public opinion, popular judgementCor I.i.269
stick (v.)
old form: stickes
be placed, be fixed
Of his demerits rob Cominius.Of his demerits rob Cominius.demerit (n.)(plural) merits, deserts, deservingCor I.i.270.1
Bru. BRUTUS 
Come: Come. Cor I.i.270.2
halfe all Cominius Honors are to MartiusHalf all Cominius' honours are to Martius, Cor I.i.271
Though Martius earn'd them not: and all his faultsThough Martius earned them not; and all his faults Cor I.i.272
To Martius shall be Honors, though indeedTo Martius shall be honours, though indeed Cor I.i.273
In ought he merit not.In aught he merit not.dispatch, despatch (n.)settlement of business, sorting out of affairsCor I.i.274.1
aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Let's hence, and heareLet's hence and hear Cor I.i.274.2
How the dispatch is made, and in what fashionHow the dispatch is made, and in what fashion, Cor I.i.275
More then his singularity, he goesMore than his singularity, he goessingularity (n.)individuality, distinctiveness, personal qualitiesCor I.i.276
Vpon this present Action.Upon this present action. Cor I.i.277.1
Bru. BRUTUS 
Let's along. Let's along. Cor I.i.277.2
Exeunt Exeunt Cor I.i.277
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