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Enter Sicinius and Brutus.Enter Sicinius and Brutusaffect (v.)cultivate, aim at, seek outCor III.iii.1
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
Bru. BRUTUS 
In this point charge him home, that he affectsIn this point charge him home, that he affects Cor III.iii.1
Tyrannicall power: If he euade vs there,Tyrannical power. If he evade us there, Cor III.iii.2
Inforce him with his enuy to the people,Enforce him with his envy to the people,envy (n.)
old form: enuy
malice, ill-will, enmity
Cor III.iii.3
enforce (v.)
old form: Inforce
emphasize, urge, lay stress upon
And that the Spoile got on the AntiatsAnd that the spoil got on the AntiatesAntiates (n.)[pron: an'tiyateez] people from Antium (modern Anzio), S ItalyCor III.iii.4
spoil (n.)
old form: Spoile
plunder, booty
Was ne're distributed.Was ne'er distributed. Cor III.iii.5.1
Enter an Edile.Enter an Aedile Cor III.iii.5
What, will he come?What, will he come? Cor III.iii.5.2
Edile. AEDILE 
Hee's comming.He's coming. Cor III.iii.6.1
Bru. BRUTUS 
How accompanied?How accompanied? Cor III.iii.6.2
Edile. AEDILE 
With old Menenius, and those SenatorsWith old Menenius and those sentors Cor III.iii.7
That alwayes fauour'd him.That always favoured him. Cor III.iii.8.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Haue you a CatalogueHave you a catalogue Cor III.iii.8.2
Of all the Voices that we haue procur'd, Of all the voices that we have procured,voice (n.)
old form: Voices
vote, official support
Cor III.iii.9
set downe by'th Pole?Set down by th' poll?poll (n.)
old form: Pole
voting list, head-count
Cor III.iii.10.1
Edile. AEDILE 
I haue: 'tis ready.I have; 'tis ready. Cor III.iii.10.2
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Haue you collected them by Tribes?Have you collected them by tribes? Cor III.iii.11.1
Edile. AEDILE 
I haue.I have. Cor III.iii.11.2
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Assemble presently the people hither:Assemble presently the people hither.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceCor III.iii.12
And when they heare me say, it shall be so,And when they hear me say ‘ It shall be so Cor III.iii.13
I'th' right and strength a'th' Commons: be it eitherI'th' right and strength o'th' commons,’ be it either Cor III.iii.14
For death, for fine, or Banishment, then let themFor death, for fine, or banishment, then let them Cor III.iii.15
If I say Fine, cry Fine; if Death, cry Death,If I say ‘ Fine,’ cry ‘ Fine!’, if ‘ Death,’ cry ‘ Death.’ Cor III.iii.16
Insisting on the olde prerogatiueInsisting on the old prerogative Cor III.iii.17
And power i'th Truth a'th Cause.And power i'th' truth o'th' cause.power (n.)exercise of power, authoritative actionCor III.iii.18.1
Edile. AEDILE 
I shall informe them.I shall inform them. Cor III.iii.18.2
Bru. BRUTUS 
And when such time they haue begun to cry,And when such time they have begun to cry, Cor III.iii.19
Let them not cease, but with a dinne confus'dLet them not cease, but with a din confused Cor III.iii.20
Inforce the present ExecutionEnforce the present executionexecution (n.)action, performance, doingCor III.iii.21
Of what we chance to Sentence.Of what we chance to sentence. Cor III.iii.22.1
Edi. AEDILE 
Very well.Very well. Cor III.iii.22.2
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Make them be strong, and ready for this hintMake them be strong, and ready for this hint, Cor III.iii.23
When we shall hap to giu't them.When we shall hap to give't them. Cor III.iii.24.1
Bru. BRUTUS 
Go about it,Go about it. Cor III.iii.24.2
Exit Aedilehap (v.)happen, take place, come to passCor III.iii.24
Put him to Choller straite, he hath bene vs'dPut him to choler straight. He hath been usedcholer (n.)
old form: Choller
anger, rage, wrath
Cor III.iii.25
straight (adv.)
old form: straite
straightaway, immediately, at once
Euer to conquer, and to haue his worthEver to conquer and to have his worthworth (n.)pennyworth, fillCor III.iii.26
Of contradiction. Being once chaft, he cannotOf contradiction. Being once chafed, he cannotcontradiction (n.)answering back, speaking in oppositionCor III.iii.27
Be rein'd againe to Temperance, then he speakesBe reined again to temperance, then he speaks Cor III.iii.28
What's in his heart, and that is there which lookesWhat's in his heart, and that is there which lookslook (v.)
old form: lookes
look likely, promise, tend
Cor III.iii.29
With vs to breake his necke.With us to break his neck. Cor III.iii.30.1
Enter Coriolanus, Menenius, and Cominius, with others.Enter Coriolanus, Menenius, and Cominius, with others Cor III.iii.30
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Well, heere he comes.Well, here he comes. Cor III.iii.30.2
Mene. MENENIUS 
Calmely, I do beseech you.Calmly, I do beseech you. Cor III.iii.31
Corio.CORIOLANUS 
I, as an Hostler, that fourth poorest peeceAy, as an hostler, that for th' poorest piecehostler (n.)ostler, stableman, groomCor III.iii.32
piece (n.)
old form: peece
coin, piece of money
Will beare the Knaue by'th Volume: / Th' honor'd GoddesWill bear the knave by th' volume. (Aloud) Th' honoured godsbear (v.), past forms bore, bornetolerate, endure, put up withCor III.iii.33
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
volume, by theto a great extent, a large number of times
Keepe Rome in safety, and the Chaires of IusticeKeep Rome in safety and the chairs of justice Cor III.iii.34
Supplied with worthy men, plant loue amongsSupplied with worthy men! Plant love among's! Cor III.iii.35
Through our large Temples with ye shewes of peaceThrong our large temples with the shows of peace,show (n.)
old form: shewes
spectacle, display, ceremony
Cor III.iii.36
And not our streets with Warre.And not our streets with war! Cor III.iii.37.1
1 Sen. FIRST SENATOR 
Amen, Amen.Amen, amen. Cor III.iii.37.2
Mene. MENENIUS 
A Noble wish.A noble wish. Cor III.iii.38
Enter the Edile with the Plebeians. Enter the Aedile, with the Plebeians Cor III.iii.39
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Draw neere ye people.Draw near, ye people. Cor III.iii.39
Edile. AEDILE 
List to your Tribunes. Audience: / Peace I say.List to your Tribunes. Audience! Peace, I say!audience (n.)hearing, attention, receptionCor III.iii.40
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
First heare me speake.First, hear me speak. Cor III.iii.41.1
Both Tri. BOTH TRIBUNES 
Well, say: Peace hoe.Well, say. Peace ho! Cor III.iii.41.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Shall I be charg'd no further then this present?Shall I be charged no further than this present?present (n.)present time, immediate moment, matter in handCor III.iii.42
Must all determine heere?Must all determine here?determine (v.)be decided, be concluded, make an endCor III.iii.43.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
I do demand,I do demand Cor III.iii.43.2
If you submit you to the peoples voices,If you submit you to the people's voices,voice (n.)vote, official supportCor III.iii.44
Allow their Officers, and are contentAllow their officers, and are contentcontent (adj.)agreeable, willing, readyCor III.iii.45
allow (v.)acknowledge, commend, receive [with praise]
To suffer lawfull Censure for such faultsTo suffer lawful censure for such faultscensure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticismCor III.iii.46
As shall be prou'd vpon you.As shall be proved upon you? Cor III.iii.47.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
I am Content.I am content. Cor III.iii.47.2
Mene. MENENIUS 
Lo Citizens, he sayes he is Content.Lo, citizens, he says he is content. Cor III.iii.48
The warlike Seruice he ha's done, consider: ThinkeThe warlike service he has done, consider. Think Cor III.iii.49
Vpon the wounds his body beares, which shewUpon the wounds his body bears, which show Cor III.iii.50
Like Graues i'th holy Church-yard.Like graves i'th' holy churchyard. Cor III.iii.51.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Scratches with Briars, Scratches with briers, Cor III.iii.51.2
scarres to moue / Laughter onely.Scars to move laughter only. Cor III.iii.52.1
Mene. MENENIUS 
Consider further:Consider further, Cor III.iii.52.2
That when he speakes not like a Citizen,That when he speaks not like a citizen, Cor III.iii.53
You finde him like a Soldier: do not takeYou find him like a soldier. Do not take Cor III.iii.54
His rougher Actions for malicious sounds:His rougher accents for malicious sounds, Cor III.iii.55
But as I say, such as become a Soldier,But, as I say, such as become a soldierbecome (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toCor III.iii.56
Rather then enuy you.Rather than envy you.envy, envy at (v.)
old form: enuy
show malice [towards], hate, regard with ill will
Cor III.iii.57.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Well, well, no more.Well, well, no more. Cor III.iii.57.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
What is the matter,What is the matter Cor III.iii.58
That being past for Consull with full voyce:That being passed for consul with full voice,voice (n.)
old form: voyce
support, approval, good word
Cor III.iii.59
I am so dishonour'd, that the very houreI am so dishonoured that the very hour Cor III.iii.60
You take it off againe.You take it off again? Cor III.iii.61.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Answer to vs.Answer to us. Cor III.iii.61.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Say then: 'tis true, I ought soSay, then. 'Tis true, I ought so. Cor III.iii.62
Sicin. SICINIUS 
We charge you, that you haue contriu'd to takeWe charge you that you have contrived to take Cor III.iii.63
From Rome all season'd Office, and to windeFrom Rome all seasoned office and to windoffice (n.)role, position, place, functionCor III.iii.64
wind (v.)
old form: winde
insinuate, pursue a devious course
seasoned (adj.)
old form: season'd
established, settled, mature
Your selfe into a power tyrannicall,Yourself into a power tyrannical, Cor III.iii.65
For which you are a Traitor to the people.For which you are a traitor to the people. Cor III.iii.66
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
How? Traytor?How – traitor?temperately (adv.)steadily, calmly, moderatelyCor III.iii.67.1
Mene. MENENIUS 
Nay temperately: your promise.Nay, temperately! Your promise. Cor III.iii.67.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
The fires i'th' lowest hell. Fould in the people:The fires i'th' lowest hell fold in the people!fold in (v.)
old form: Fould
enfold, envelop, encompass
Cor III.iii.68
Call me their Traitor, thou iniurious Tribune.Call me their traitor, thou injurious Tribune!injurious (adj.)
old form: iniurious
insulting, slanderous, offensive
Cor III.iii.69
Within thine eyes sate twenty thousand deathsWithin thine eyes sat twenty thousand deaths, Cor III.iii.70
In thy hands clutcht: as many Millions inIn thy hand clutched as many millions, in Cor III.iii.71
Thy lying tongue, both numbers. I would sayThy lying tongue both numbers, I would say Cor III.iii.72
Thou lyest vnto thee, with a voice as free,‘ Thou liest ’ unto thee with a voice as freefree (adj.)frank, undisguised, openCor III.iii.73
As I do pray the Gods.As I do pray the gods.mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Cor III.iii.74.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Marke you this people?Mark you this, people? Cor III.iii.74.2
All. PLEBEIANS 
To'th' Rocke, to'th' Rocke with him.To th' rock, to th' rock with him! Cor III.iii.75.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Peace:Peace! Cor III.iii.75.2
We neede not put new matter to his charge:We need not put new matter to his charge.matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substanceCor III.iii.76
What you haue seene him do, and heard him speake:What you have seen him do and heard him speak, Cor III.iii.77
Beating your Officers, cursing your selues,Beating your officers, cursing yourselves, Cor III.iii.78
Opposing Lawes with stroakes, and heere defyingOpposing laws with strokes, and here defyingstroke (n.)
old form: stroakes
blow, attack, assault
Cor III.iii.79
Those whose great power must try him. Euen this Those whose great power must try him – even this,power (n.)authority, governmentCor III.iii.80
so criminall, and in such capitall kindeSo criminal and in such capital kind,capital (adj.)
old form: capitall
worthy of the death penalty, punishable by death
Cor III.iii.81
Deserues th' extreamest death.Deserves th' extremest death. Cor III.iii.82.1
Bru. BRUTUS 
But since he hath But since he hath Cor III.iii.82.2
seru'd well for Rome.Served well for Rome – prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blatherCor III.iii.83.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
What do you prate of Seruice.What do you prate of service? Cor III.iii.83.2
Brut. BRUTUS 
I talke of that, that know it.I talk of that that know it. Cor III.iii.84
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
You?You! Cor III.iii.85
Mene. MENENIUS 
Is this the promise that you made your mother.Is this the promise that you made your mother? Cor III.iii.86
Com. COMINIUS 
Know, I pray you.Know, I pray you –  Cor III.iii.87.1
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
Ile know no further:I'll know no further. Cor III.iii.87.2
Let them pronounce the steepe Tarpeian death,Let them pronounce the steep Tarpeian death,Tarpeian rock[pron: tahr'payan] rock in Rome, from which criminals were thrown to their deathsCor III.iii.88
Vagabond exile, Fleaing, pent to lingerVagabond exile, flaying, pent to lingerpent (adj.)imprisoned, closely confinedCor III.iii.89
But with a graine a day, I would not buyBut with a grain a day, I would not buy Cor III.iii.90
Their mercie, at the price of one faire word,Their mercy at the price of one fair word, Cor III.iii.91
Nor checke my Courage for what they can giue,Nor check my courage for what they can give,courage (n.)spirit, disposition, natureCor III.iii.92
To haue't with saying, Good morrow.To have't with saying ‘ Good morrow.’morrow (n.)morningCor III.iii.93.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
For that he ha'sFor that he has –  Cor III.iii.93.2
(As much as in him lies) from time to timeAs much as in him lies – from time to time Cor III.iii.94
Enui'd against the people; seeking meanesEnvied against the people, seeking meansenvy, envy at (v.)
old form: Enui'd
show malice [towards], hate, regard with ill will
Cor III.iii.95
To plucke away their power: as now at last,To pluck away their power, as now at last Cor III.iii.96
Giuen Hostile strokes, and that not in the presenceGiven hostile strokes, and that not in the presencestroke (n.)blow, attack, assaultCor III.iii.97
Of dreaded Iustice, but on the MinistersOf dreaded justice, but on the ministers Cor III.iii.98
That doth distribute it. In the name a'th' people,That do distribute it – in the name o'th' people Cor III.iii.99
And in the power of vs the Tribunes, weeAnd in the power of us the Tribunes, we,power (n.)exercise of power, authoritative actionCor III.iii.100
(Eu'n from this instant) banish him our CitieEven from this instant, banish him our city, Cor III.iii.101
In perill of precipitationIn peril of precipitationprecipitation (n.)throwing headlong, hurling downCor III.iii.102
From off the Rocke Tarpeian, neuer moreFrom off the rock Tarpeian, never more Cor III.iii.103
To enter our Rome gates. I'th' Peoples name,To enter our Rome gates. I'th' people's name, Cor III.iii.104
I say it shall bee so.I say it shall be so. Cor III.iii.105
All. PLEBEIANS 
It shall be so, it shall be so: let him away:It shall be so, it shall be so! Let him away! Cor III.iii.106
Hee's banish'd, and it shall be so.He's banished, and it shall be so. Cor III.iii.107
Com. COMINIUS 
Heare me my Masters, and my common friends.Hear me, my masters and my common friends –  Cor III.iii.108
Sicin. SICINIUS 
He's sentenc'd: No more hearing.He's sentenced. No more hearing. Cor III.iii.109.1
Com. COMINIUS 
Let me speake:Let me speak. Cor III.iii.109.2
I haue bene Consull, and can shew from RomeI have been Consul, and can show for Rome Cor III.iii.110
Her Enemies markes vpon me. I do loueHer enemies' marks upon me. I do love Cor III.iii.111
My Countries good, with a respect more tender,My country's good with a respect more tender, Cor III.iii.112
More holy, and profound, then mine owne life,More holy and profound, than mine own life, Cor III.iii.113
My deere Wiues estimate, her wombes encrease,My dear wife's estimate, her womb's increaseestimate (n.)reputation, honour, respectabilityCor III.iii.114
increase (n.)
old form: encrease
offspring, descendants, procreation
And treasure of my Loynes: then if I wouldAnd treasure of my loins. Then if I would Cor III.iii.115
Speake that.Speak that –  Cor III.iii.116.1
Sicin. SICINIUS 
We know your drift. Speake what?We know your drift. Speak what? Cor III.iii.116.2
Bru. BRUTUS 
There's no more to be said, but he is banish'dThere's no more to be said, but he is banished Cor III.iii.117
As Enemy to the people, and his Countrey.As enemy to the people and his country. Cor III.iii.118
It shall bee so.It shall be so. Cor III.iii.119.1
All. PLEBEIANS 
It shall be so, it shall be so.It shall be so, it shall be so! Cor III.iii.119.2
Corio. CORIOLANUS 
You common cry of Curs, whose breath I hate,You common cry of curs, whose breath I hatecry (n.)company, pack [as of hounds]Cor III.iii.120
As reeke a'th' rotten Fennes: whose Loues I prize,As reek o'th' rotten fens, whose loves I prizereek (n.)
old form: reeke
foggy vapour, steam, fume, smoke
Cor III.iii.121
As the dead Carkasses of vnburied men,As the dead carcasses of unburied men Cor III.iii.122
That do corrupt my Ayre: I banish you,That do corrupt my air – I banish you. Cor III.iii.123
And heere remaine with your vncertaintie.And here remain with your uncertainty! Cor III.iii.124
Let euery feeble Rumor shake your hearts:Let every feeble rumour shake your hearts; Cor III.iii.125
Your Enemies, with nodding of their PlumesYour enemies, with nodding of their plumes, Cor III.iii.126
Fan you into dispaire: Haue the power stillFan you into despair! Have the power stillstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCor III.iii.127
To banish your Defenders, till at lengthTo banish your defenders, till at length Cor III.iii.128
Your ignorance (which findes not till it feeles,Your ignorance – which finds not till it feels,ignorance (n.)negligence, obtuseness, lack of understandingCor III.iii.129
find (v.)
old form: findes
discover, perceive, discern
feel (v.)
old form: feeles
experience, live through [something]
Making but reseruation of your selues,Making but reservation of yourselvesreservation (n.)
old form: reseruation
keeping back, leaving aside
Cor III.iii.130
Still your owne Foes) deliuer youStill your own foes – deliver you Cor III.iii.131
As most abated Captiues, to some NationAs most abated captives to some nationabated (adj.)humbled, abject, subduedCor III.iii.132
That wonne you without blowes, despisingThat won you without blows! Despising Cor III.iii.133
For you the City. Thus I turne my backe;For you the city, thus I turn my back. Cor III.iii.134
There is a world elsewhere.There is a world elsewhere. Cor III.iii.135
Exeunt Coriolanus, Cominius, with Cumalijs. Exeunt Coriolanus, Cor III.iii.135
Cominius, Menenius, with the other Patricians Cor III.iii.136
Edile. AEDILE 
The peoples Enemy is gone, is gone.The people's enemy is gone, is gone! Cor III.iii.136
All. PLEBEIANS 
Our enemy is banish'd, he is gone: Hoo, oo.Our enemy is banished, he is gone! Hoo-oo! Cor III.iii.137
They all shout, and throw vp their Caps.They all shout, and throw up their caps Cor III.iii.138
Sicin. SICINIUS 
Go see him out at Gates, and follow himGo see him out at gates, and follow him Cor III.iii.138
As he hath follow'd you, with all despightAs he hath followed you, with all despite;despite (n.)
old form: despight
contempt, scorn, disdain
Cor III.iii.139
Giue him deseru'd vexation. Let a guardGive him deserved vexation. Let a guardvexation (n.)torment, affliction, mortificationCor III.iii.140
Attend vs through the City.Attend us through the city.attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go withCor III.iii.141
All. PLEBEIANS 
Come, come, lets see him out at gates, come:Come, come, let's see him out at gates, come! Cor III.iii.142
The Gods preserue our Noble Tribunes, come. The gods preserve our noble Tribunes! Come! Cor III.iii.143
Exeunt. Exeunt Cor III.iii.143
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