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BEfore we proceed any further, heare me Before we proceed any further, hear meCor I.i.1
speake.speak.Cor I.i.2
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Speake, speake.Speak, speak.Cor I.i.3
You are all resolu'd rather to dy then to You are all resolved rather to die than toCor I.i.4
famish?famish?Cor I.i.5
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Resolu'd, resolu'd.Resolved, resolved.Cor I.i.6
First you know, Caius Martius is chiefe First, you know Caius Martius is chiefCor I.i.7
enemy to the people.enemy to the people?Cor I.i.8
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We know't, we know't.We know't, we know't.Cor I.i.9
Let vs kill him, and wee'l haue Corne at Let us kill him, and we'll have corn atCor I.i.10
our own price. Is't a Verdict?our own price. Is't a verdict?Cor I.i.11
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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
We are accounted poore Citizens, the Patricians We are accounted poor citizens, the patriciansCor I.i.14
good: what Authority surfets one, would releeuegood. What authority surfeits on would relieveCor I.i.15
vs. If they would yeelde vs but the superfluitie while itus. If they would yield us but the superfluity while itCor I.i.16
were wholsome, wee might guesse they releeued vs were wholesome, we might guess they relieved usCor I.i.17
humanely: But they thinke we are too deere, the leannessehumanely. But they think we are too dear. The leannessCor I.i.18
that afflicts vs, the obiect of our misery, is as an inuentory that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an inventoryCor I.i.19
to particularize their abundance, our sufferance is ato particularise their abundance. Our sufferance is aCor I.i.20
gaine to them. Let vs reuenge this with our Pikes, ere we gain to them. Let us revenge this with our pikes, ere weCor I.i.21
become Rakes. For the Gods know, I speake this in hunger become rakes. For the gods know I speak this in hungerCor I.i.22
for Bread, not in thirst for Reuenge.for bread, not in thirst for revenge.Cor I.i.23
Against him first: He's a very dog to the Against him first. He's a very dog to theCor I.i.26
Commonalty. commonalty.Cor I.i.27
Very well, and could bee content to giue Very well, and could be content to giveCor 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 beingCor I.i.31
proud.proud.Cor I.i.32
I say vnto you, what he hath done I say unto you, what he hath doneCor I.i.34
Famouslie, he did it to that end: though soft conscienc'd famously he did it to that end. Though soft-consciencedCor I.i.35
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 didCor 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 heCor I.i.37
is, euen to the altitude of his vertue.is, even to the altitude of his virtue.Cor I.i.38
If I must not, I neede not be barren of If I must not, I need not be barren ofCor I.i.42
Accusations he hath faults (with surplus) to tyre in accusations. He hath faults, with surplus, to tire inCor I.i.43
repetition.repetition.Cor I.i.44
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!Cor I.i.46
Come, come.Come, come.Cor I.i.47
Soft, who comes heere?Soft, who comes here?Cor I.i.48
He's one honest enough, wold al the He's one honest enough. Would all theCor I.i.51
rest wer so.rest were so!Cor I.i.52
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 weCor 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. TheyCor I.i.57
say poore Suters haue strong breaths, they shal know say poor suitors have strong breaths. They shall knowCor I.i.58
we haue strong arms too.we have strong arms too.Cor I.i.59
We cannot Sir, we are vndone already.We cannot, sir, we are undone already.Cor I.i.62
Care for vs? True indeed, they nere Care for us? True indeed! They ne'erCor 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 storehousesCor I.i.78
cramm'd with Graine: Make Edicts for Vsurie, to crammed with grain; make edicts for usury, toCor I.i.79
support Vsurers; repeale daily any wholsome Act established support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act establishedCor I.i.80
against the rich, and prouide more piercing established against the rich, and provide more piercingCor I.i.81
Statutes daily, to chaine vp and restraine the poore. If the statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor. If theCor 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 theyCor I.i.83
beare vs.bear us.Cor I.i.84
Well, Ile heare it Sir: yet you must not Well, I'll hear it, sir. Yet you must notCor 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 pleaseCor I.i.92
you deliuer.you, deliver.Cor I.i.93
Well sir, what answer made the Belly.Well, sir, what answer made the belly?Cor I.i.104
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 helpsCor I.i.116
In this our Fabricke, if that they---In this our fabric, if that they – Cor I.i.117.1
Should by the Cormorant belly be restrain'd,Should by the cormorant belly be restrainedCor I.i.119
Who is the sinke a th' body.Who is the sink o'th' body – Cor I.i.120.1
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
Y'are long about it.Y'are long about it.Cor I.i.125.1
I sir, well, well.Ay, sir, well, well.Cor I.i.140.1
It was an answer, how apply you this?It was an answer. How apply you this?Cor I.i.145
I the great Toe? Why the great Toe?I the great toe? Why the great toe?Cor I.i.154
We haue euer your good word.We have ever your good word.Cor I.i.164.2
Once if he do require our voyces, weeOnce, if he do require our voices, weCor II.iii.1
ought not to deny him.ought not to deny him.Cor II.iii.2
And to make vs no better thought of aAnd to make us no better thought of aCor II.iii.13
little helpe will serue: for once we stood vp about thelittle help will serve; for once we stood up about theCor II.iii.14
Corne, he himselfe stucke not to call vs the many-headedcorn, he himself stuck not to call us the many-headedCor II.iii.15
Multitude. multitude.Cor II.iii.16
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Content, content.Content, content.Cor II.iii.46
The price is, to aske it kindly.The price is to ask it kindly.Cor II.iii.73
He ha's our Voyces, Sir.He has our voices, sir.Cor II.iii.155
No, 'tis his kind of speech, he did not mock vs.No,'tis his kind of speech – he did not mock us.Cor II.iii.160
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No, no: no man saw 'em.No, no! No man saw 'em.Cor II.iii.164.2
I twice fiue hundred, & their friends, to piece 'em.I twice five hundred and their friends to piece 'em.Cor II.iii.211
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We will so: almost allWe will so. Almost allCor II.iii.253.2
repent in their election.Repent in their election.Cor II.iii.254.1
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Downe with him, downe with him.Down with him, down with him!Cor III.i.183
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Tribunes, Patricians, Citizens: what ho:Tribunes! Patricians! Citizens! What ho!Cor III.i.185
Sicinius, Brutus, Coriolanus, Citizens.Sicinius! Brutus! Coriolanus! Citizens!Cor III.i.186
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Let's here our Tribune: peace, speake, speake, speake.Let's hear our Tribune. Peace! Speak, speak, speak.Cor III.i.192
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True, True,Cor III.i.198.2
the People are the Citie.The people are the city.Cor III.i.199
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You so remaine.You so remain.Cor III.i.201.2
All Ple. PLEBEIANS
Yeeld Martius, yeeld.Yield, Martius, yield.Cor III.i.214.1
PLEBEIANS
Downe with him, downe with him. Down with him, down with him!Cor III.i.228
He shall well knowHe shall well knowCor III.i.269.2
the Noble Tribunes are / The peoples mouths,The noble Tribunes are the people's mouths,Cor III.i.270
and we their hands.And we their hands.Cor III.i.271.1
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He shall sure ont.He shall, sure on't.Cor III.i.271.2
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No, no, no, no, no.No, no, no, no, no.Cor III.i.279
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To'th' Rocke, to'th' Rocke with him.To th' rock, to th' rock with him!Cor III.iii.75.1
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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
All. PLEBEIANS
It shall be so, it shall be so.It shall be so, it shall be so!Cor III.iii.119.2
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Our enemy is banish'd, he is gone: Hoo, oo.Our enemy is banished, he is gone! Hoo-oo!Cor III.iii.137
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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
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The Gods preserue you both.The gods preserve you both!Cor IV.vi.20.1
Our selues, our wiues, and children, on our knees,Ourselves, our wives and children, on our kneesCor IV.vi.22
Are bound to pray for you both.Are bound to pray for you both.Cor IV.vi.23.1
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Now the Gods keepe you.Now the gods keep you!Cor IV.vi.25.2
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Faith, we heare fearfull Newes.Faith, we hear fearful news.Cor IV.vi.141.1
For mine owne part,For mine own part,Cor IV.vi.141.2
When I said banish him, I said 'twas pitty.When I said banish him, I said 'twas pity.Cor IV.vi.142
The Gods bee good to vs: Come MastersThe gods be good to us! Come, masters,Cor IV.vi.156
let's home, I euer said we were i'th wrong, when weLet's home. I ever said we were i'th' wrong when weCor IV.vi.157
banish'd him.banished him.Cor IV.vi.158
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