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Enter a Roman, and a Volce.Enter a Roman and a Volsce Cor IV.iii.1
Rom. ROMAN 
I know you well sir, and you know mee: yourI know you well, sir, and you know me. Your Cor IV.iii.1
name I thinke is Adrian.name, I think, is Adrian. Cor IV.iii.2
Volce. VOLSCE 
It is so sir, truly I haue forgot you.It is so, sir. Truly, I have forgot you. Cor IV.iii.3
Rom. ROMAN 
I am a Roman, and my Seruices are as you are,I am a Roman; and my services are, as you are, Cor IV.iii.4
against 'em. Know you me yet.against 'em. Know you me yet? Cor IV.iii.5
Volce. VOLSCE 
Nicanor: no.Nicanor, no? Cor IV.iii.6
Rom. ROMAN 
The same sir.The same, sir. Cor IV.iii.7
Volce. VOLSCE 
You had more Beard when I last saw you, but yourYou had more beard when I last saw you, but your Cor IV.iii.8
Fauour is well appear'd by your Tongue. What's the Newesfavour is well approved by your tongue. What's the newsapprove (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiateCor IV.iii.9
appear (v.)be plain, become apparent
favour (n.)
old form: Fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
in Rome: I haue a Note from the Volcean state to findein Rome? I have a note from the Volscian state to findstate (n.)government, ruling body, administrationCor IV.iii.10
you out there. You haue well saued mee a dayes iourney.you out there. You have well saved me a day's journey. Cor IV.iii.11
Rom. ROMAN 
There hath beene in Rome straunge Insurrections:There hath been in Rome strange insurrections: Cor IV.iii.12
The people, against the Senatours, Patricians, and Nobles.the people against the senators, patricians, and nobles. Cor IV.iii.13
Vol. VOLSCE 
Hath bin; is it ended then? Our State thinks notHath been? Is it ended then? Our state thinks not Cor IV.iii.14
so, they are in a most warlike preparation, & hope toso. They are in a most warlike preparation, and hope to Cor IV.iii.15
com vpon them, in the heate of their diuisioncome upon them in the heat of their division. Cor IV.iii.16
Rom. ROMAN 
The maine blaze of it is past, but a small thingThe main blaze of it is past, but a small thing Cor IV.iii.17
would make it flame againe. For the Nobles receyue so towould make it flame again. For the nobles receive so to Cor IV.iii.18
heart, the Banishment of that worthy Coriolanus, thatheart the banishment of that worthy Coriolanus that Cor IV.iii.19
they are in a ripe aptnesse, to take al power from thethey are in a ripe aptness to take all power from theripe (adj.)ready, inclined, well-disposedCor IV.iii.20
people, and to plucke from them their Tribunes for euer.people and to pluck from them their tribunes for ever. Cor IV.iii.21
This lyes glowing I can tell you, and is almost matureThis lies glowing, I can tell you, and is almost maturemature (adj.)ready, ripe, setCor IV.iii.22
for the violent breaking out.for the violent breaking out. Cor IV.iii.23
Vol. VOLSCE 
Coriolanus Banisht?Coriolanus banished? Cor IV.iii.24
Rom. ROMAN 
Banish'd sir.Banished, sir. Cor IV.iii.25
Vol. VOLSCE 
You will be welcome with this intelligence You will be welcome with this intelligence, Cor IV.iii.26
Nicanor. Nicanor. Cor IV.iii.27
Rom. ROMAN 
The day serues well for them now. I haue heard it The day serves well for them now. I have heard it Cor IV.iii.28
saide, the fittest time to corrupt a mans Wife, is when shee'ssaid the fittest time to corrupt a man's wife is when she's Cor IV.iii.29
falne out with her Husband. Your Noble Tullus Auffidius fallen out with her husband. Your noble Tullus Aufidius Cor IV.iii.30
well appeare well in these Warres, his great Opposer Coriolanus will appear well in these wars, his great opposer, Coriolanus, Cor IV.iii.31
being now in no request of his countrey. being now in no request of his country. Cor IV.iii.32
Volce. VOLSCE 
He cannot choose: I am most fortunate, thusHe cannot choose. I am most fortunate thuschoose, cannothave no alternative, cannot do otherwiseCor IV.iii.33
accidentally to encounter you. You haue ended my Businesse,accidentally to encounter you. You have ended my business, Cor IV.iii.34
and I will merrily accompany you home.and I will merrily accompany you home. Cor IV.iii.35
Rom. ROMAN 
I shall betweene this and Supper, tell you mostI shall between this and supper tell you most Cor IV.iii.36
strange things from Rome: all tending to the good ofstrange things from Rome, all tending to the good of Cor IV.iii.37
their Aduersaries. Haue you an Army ready say you?their adversaries. Have you an army ready, say you? Cor IV.iii.38
Vol. VOLSCE 
A most Royall one: The Centurions, and theirA most royal one. The centurions and their Cor IV.iii.39
charges distinctly billetted already in th' entertainment,charges distinctly billeted, already in th' entertainment,distinctly (adv.)individually, separately, personallyCor IV.iii.40
billet (v.)enrol, enter in a list
charge (n.)company, command
entertainment (n.)payroll, service, employment
and to be on foot at an houres warning.and to be on foot at an hour's warning. Cor IV.iii.41
Rom. ROMAN 
I am ioyfull to heare of their readinesse, and am theI am joyful to hear of their readiness, and am the Cor IV.iii.42
man I thinke, that shall set them in present Action. Soman, I think, that shall set them in present action. So, Cor IV.iii.43
sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your Company.sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company. Cor IV.iii.44
Volce. VOLSCE 
You take my part from me sir, I haue the mostYou take my part from me, sir. I have the most Cor IV.iii.45
cause to be glad of yours.cause to be glad of yours. Cor IV.iii.46
Rom. ROMAN 
Well, let vs go together. Well, let us go together. Cor IV.iii.47
Exeunt. Exeunt Cor IV.iii.47
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