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I pray you daughter sing, or expresse your selfeI pray you, daughter, sing, or express yourselfCor I.iii.1
in a more comfortable sort: If my Sonne were my Husband,in a more comfortable sort. If my son were my husband,Cor I.iii.2
I should freelier reioyce in that absence wherein he wonneI should freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he wonCor I.iii.3
Honor, then in the embracements of his Bed, where hehonour than in the embracements of his bed where heCor I.iii.4
would shew most loue. When yet hee was but tender-bodied,would show most love. When yet he was but tender-bodiedCor I.iii.5
and the onely Sonne of my womb; when youth withand the only son of my womb, when youth withCor I.iii.6
comelinesse pluck'd all gaze his way; when for a day ofcomeliness plucked all gaze his way, when for a day ofCor I.iii.7
Kings entreaties, a Mother should not sel him an hourekings' entreaties a mother should not sell him an hourCor I.iii.8
from her beholding; I considering how Honour wouldfrom her beholding, I, considering how honour wouldCor I.iii.9
become such a person, that it was no better then Picture-likebecome such a person – that it was no better then picture-likeCor I.iii.10
to hang by th' wall, if renowne made it not stirre,to hang by th' wall, if renown made it not stir – Cor I.iii.11
was pleas'd to let him seeke danger, where he was like to was pleased to let him seek danger where he was like toCor I.iii.12
finde fame: To a cruell Warre I sent him, from whence hefind fame. To a cruel war I sent him; from whence heCor I.iii.13
return'd, his browes bound with Oake. I tell thee Daughter,returned his brows bound with oak. I tell thee, daughter,Cor I.iii.14
I sprang not more in ioy at first hearing he was a Man-child,I sprang not more in joy at first hearing he was a man-childCor I.iii.15
then now in first seeing he had proued himselfe athan now in first seeing he had proved himself aCor I.iii.16
man.man.Cor I.iii.17
Then his good report should haue beene myThen his good report should have been myCor I.iii.20
Sonne, I therein would haue found issue. Heare me professe son; I therein would have found issue. Hear me professCor I.iii.21
sincerely, had I a dozen sons each in my loue alike, andsincerely, had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, andCor I.iii.22
none lesse deere then thine, and my good Martius, I hadnone less dear than thine and my good Martius, I hadCor I.iii.23
rather had eleuen dye Nobly for their Countrey, then onerather had eleven die nobly for their country than oneCor I.iii.24
voluptuously surfet out of Action.voluptuously surfeit out of action.Cor I.iii.25
Indeed you shall not:Indeed you shall not.Cor I.iii.29
Me thinkes, I heare hither your Husbands Drumme:Methinks I hear hither your husband's drum;Cor I.iii.30
See him plucke Auffidius downe by th' haire:See him pluck Aufidius down by th' hair;Cor I.iii.31
(As children from a Beare) the Volces shunning him:As children from a bear, the Volsces shunning him.Cor I.iii.32
Me thinkes I see him stampe thus, and call thus,Methinks I see him stamp thus, and call thus:Cor I.iii.33
Come on you Cowards, you were got in feare‘ Come on, you cowards! You were got in fear,Cor I.iii.34
Though you were borne in Rome; his bloody browThough you were born in Rome.’ His bloody browCor I.iii.35
With his mail'd hand, then wiping, forth he goesWith his mailed hand then wiping, forth he goes,Cor I.iii.36
Like to a Haruest man, that task'd to moweLike to a harvest-man that's tasked to mowCor I.iii.37
Or all, or loose his hyre.Or all or lose his hire.Cor I.iii.38
Away you Foole; it more becomes a manAway, you fool! It more becomes a manCor I.iii.40
Then gilt his Trophe. The brests of HecubaThan gilt his trophy. The breasts of Hecuba,Cor I.iii.41
When she did suckle Hector, look'd not louelierWhen she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelierCor I.iii.42
Then Hectors forhead, when it spit forth bloodThan Hector's forehead when it spit forth bloodCor I.iii.43
At Grecian sword. Contenning, tell ValeriaAt Grecian sword, contemning. Tell ValeriaCor I.iii.44
We are fit to bid her welcome. We are fit to bid her welcome.Cor I.iii.45
Hee'l beat Auffidius head below his knee,He'll beat Aufidius' head below his kneeCor I.iii.47
And treade vpon his necke.And tread upon his neck.Cor I.iii.48
Sweet Madam.Sweet madam!Cor I.iii.50
He had rather see the swords, and heare a Drum,He had rather see the swords and hear a drumCor I.iii.56
then looke vpon his Schoolmaster.than look upon his schoolmaster.Cor I.iii.57
One on's Fathers moods.One on's father's moods.Cor I.iii.67
She shall, she shall.She shall, she shall.Cor I.iii.74
Why I pray you.Why, I pray you?Cor I.iii.81
Let her alone Ladie, as she is now: / She willLet her alone, lady. As she is now, she willCor I.iii.105
but disease our better mirth.but disease our better mirth.Cor I.iii.106
Honorable Menenius, my Boy Martius Honourable Menenius, my boy MartiusCor II.i.95
approches: for the loue of Iuno let's goe.approaches. For the love of Juno, let's go.Cor II.i.96
I, worthy Menenius, and with most prosperousAy, worthy Menenius, and with most prosperousCor II.i.98
approbation.approbation.Cor II.i.99
Looke, here's a Letter from him, the State hathLook, here's a letter from him. The state hathCor II.i.103
another, his Wife another, and (I thinke) there's one at homeanother, his wife another, and I think there's one at homeCor II.i.104
for you.for you.Cor II.i.105
Oh, he is wounded, I thanke the Gods for't.O, he is wounded, I thank the gods for't.Cor II.i.116
On's Browes: Menenius, hee comes the thirdOn's brows, Menenius. He comes the thirdCor II.i.119
time home with the Oaken Garland.time home with the oaken garland.Cor II.i.120
Titus Lartius writes, they fought together,Titus Lartius writes they fought together,Cor II.i.122
but Auffidius got off.but Aufidius got off.Cor II.i.123
Good Ladies let's goe. Yes, yes, yes: TheGood ladies, let's go. Yes, yes, yes! TheCor II.i.128
Senate ha's Letters from the Generall, wherein hee giuesSenate has letters from the general, wherein he givesCor II.i.129
my Sonne the whole Name of the Warre: he hath in thismy son the whole name of the war. He hath in thisCor II.i.130
action out-done his former deeds doubly.action outdone his former deeds doubly.Cor II.i.131
True? pow waw.True? Pow waw!Cor II.i.136
Ith' Shoulder, and ith' left Arme: there will beI'th' shoulder and i'th' left arm. There will beCor II.i.141
large Cicatrices to shew the People, when hee shall standlarge cicatrices to show the people, when he shall standCor II.i.142
for his place: he receiued in the repulse of Tarquin for his place. He received in the repulse of TarquinCor II.i.143
seuen hurts ith' Body.seven hurts i'th' body.Cor II.i.144
Hee had, before this last Expedition, twentie fiueHe had before this last expedition twenty-fiveCor II.i.147
Wounds vpon him.wounds upon him.Cor II.i.148
These are the Vshers of Martius: / Before him,These are the ushers of Martius. Before himCor II.i.151
hee carryes Noyse; / And behinde him, hee leaues Teares:he carries noise, and behind him he leaves tears.Cor II.i.152
Death, that darke Spirit, in's neruie Arme doth lye,Death, that dark spirit, in's nervy arm doth lie,Cor II.i.153
Which being aduanc'd, declines, and then men dye.Which, being advanced, declines, and then men die.Cor II.i.154
All. ALL
Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus.Welcome to Rome, renowned Coriolanus!Cor II.i.160
Nay, my good Souldier, vp:Nay, my good soldier, up,Cor II.i.164.2
My gentle Martius, worthy Caius, / AndMy gentle Martius, worthy Caius, andCor II.i.165
by deed-atchieuing Honor newly nam'd,By deed-achieving honour newly named – Cor II.i.166
What is it (Coriolanus) must I call thee?What is it? – Coriolanus must I call thee? – Cor II.i.167
But oh, thy Wife.But, O, thy wife!Cor II.i.168.1
I know not where to turne. / Oh welcome home:I know not where to turn. O, welcome home.Cor II.i.174
and welcome Generall, / And y'are welcome all.And welcome, general, and y'are welcome all.Cor II.i.175
I haue liued,I have livedCor II.i.190.2
To see inherited my very Wishes,To see inherited my very wishesCor II.i.191
And the Buildings of my Fancie: / OnelyAnd the buildings of my fancy. OnlyCor II.i.192
there's one thing wanting, / Which (I doubt not) butThere's one thing wanting, which I doubt not butCor II.i.193
our Rome / Will cast vpon thee.Our Rome will cast upon thee.Cor II.i.194.1
Oh sir, sir, sir,O, sir, sir, sir,Cor III.ii.16.2
I would haue had you put your power well onI would have had you put your power well onCor III.ii.17
Before you had worne it out.Before you had worn it out.Cor III.ii.18.1
You might haue beene enough the man you are,You might have been enough the man you areCor III.ii.19
With striuing lesse to be so: Lesser had binWith striving less to be so. Lesser had beenCor III.ii.20
The things of your dispositions, ifThe crossings of your dispositions, ifCor III.ii.21
You had not shew'd them how ye were dispos'dYou had not showed them how ye were disposedCor III.ii.22
Ere they lack'd power to crosse you.Ere they lacked power to cross you.Cor III.ii.23.1
I, and burne too.Ay, and burn too!Cor III.ii.24
Pray be counsail'd;Pray be counselled.Cor III.ii.28.2
I haue a heart as little apt as yours,I have a heart as little apt as yours,Cor III.ii.29
But yet a braine, that leades my vse of AngerBut yet a brain that leads my use of angerCor III.ii.30
To better vantage.To better vantage.Cor III.ii.31.1
You are too absolute,You are too absolute,Cor III.ii.39.2
Though therein you can neuer be too Noble,Though therein you can never be too noble.Cor III.ii.40
But when extremities speake. I haue heard you say,But when extremities speak, I have heard you say,Cor III.ii.41
Honor and Policy, like vnseuer'd Friends,Honour and policy, like unsevered friends,Cor III.ii.42
I'th' Warre do grow together: Grant that, and tell meI'th' war do grow together. Grant that, and tell meCor III.ii.43
In Peace, what each of them by th' other loose,In peace what each of them by th' other loseCor III.ii.44
That they combine not there?That they combine not there.Cor III.ii.45.1
If it be Honor in your Warres, to seemeIf it be honour in your wars to seemCor III.ii.46
The same you are not, which for your best endsThe same you are not, which for your best endsCor III.ii.47
You adopt your policy: How is it lesse or worseYou adopt your policy, how is it less or worseCor III.ii.48
That it shall hold Companionship in PeaceThat it shall hold companionship in peaceCor III.ii.49
With Honour, as in Warre; since that to bothWith honour as in war, since that to bothCor III.ii.50
It stands in like request.It stands in like request?Cor III.ii.51.1
Because, that / Now it lyes you on to speakeBecause that now it lies you on to speakCor III.ii.52
to th' people: / Not by your owne instruction,To th' people, not by your own instruction,Cor III.ii.53
nor by'th' matter / Which your heart prompts you,Nor by th' matter which your heart prompts you,Cor III.ii.54
but with such words / That are but roated inBut with such words that are but roted inCor III.ii.55
your Tongue; / Though but Bastards, and SyllablesYour tongue, though but bastards and syllablesCor III.ii.56
Of no allowance, to your bosomes truth.Of no allowance to your bosom's truth.Cor III.ii.57
Now, this no more dishonors you at all,Now this no more dishonours you at allCor III.ii.58
Then to take in a Towne with gentle words,Than to take in a town with gentle words,Cor III.ii.59
Which else would put you to your fortune, andWhich else would put you to your fortune andCor III.ii.60
The hazard of much blood.The hazard of much blood.Cor III.ii.61
I would dissemble with my Nature, whereI would dissemble with my nature whereCor III.ii.62
My Fortunes and my Friends at stake, requir'dMy fortunes and my friends at stake requiredCor III.ii.63
I should do so in Honor. I am in thisI should do so in honour. I am in thisCor III.ii.64
Your Wife, your Sonne: These Senators, the Nobles,Your wife, your son, these Senators, the nobles;Cor III.ii.65
And you, will rather shew our generall Lowts,And you will rather show our general loutsCor III.ii.66
How you can frowne, then spend a fawne vpon 'em,How you can frown, than spend a fawn upon 'emCor III.ii.67
For the inheritance of their loues, and safegardFor the inheritance of their loves and safeguardCor III.ii.68
Of what that want might ruine.Of what that want might ruin.Cor III.ii.69.1
I pry thee now, my Sonne,I prithee now, my son,Cor III.ii.72.2
Goe to them, with this Bonnet in thy hand,Go to them with this bonnet in thy hand;Cor III.ii.73
And thus farre hauing stretcht it (here be with them)And thus far having stretched it – here be with them – Cor III.ii.74
Thy Knee bussing the stones: for in such businesseThy knee bussing the stones – for in such businessCor III.ii.75
Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th' ignorantAction is eloquence, and the eyes of th' ignorantCor III.ii.76
More learned then the eares, wauing thy head,More learned than the ears – waving thy head,Cor III.ii.77
Which often thus correcting thy stout heart,Which often thus correcting thy stout heart,Cor III.ii.78
Now humble as the ripest Mulberry,Now humble as the ripest mulberryCor III.ii.79
That will not hold the handling: or say to them,That will not hold the handling, say to themCor III.ii.80
Thou art their Souldier, and being bred in broyles,Thou art their soldier, and being bred in broilsCor III.ii.81
Hast not the soft way, which thou do'st confesseHast not the soft way which, thou dost confess,Cor III.ii.82
Were fit for thee to vse, as they to clayme,Were fit for thee to use as they to claim,Cor III.ii.83
In asking their good loues, but thou wilt frameIn asking their good loves; but thou wilt frameCor III.ii.84
Thy selfe (forsooth) hereafter theirs so farre,Thyself, forsooth, hereafter theirs, so farCor III.ii.85
As thou hast power and person.As thou hast power and person.Cor III.ii.86.1
Prythee now,Prithee now,Cor III.ii.89.2
Goe, and be rul'd: although I know thou hadst ratherGo, and be ruled; although I know thou hadst ratherCor III.ii.90
Follow thine Enemie in a fierie Gulfe,Follow thine enemy in a fiery gulfCor III.ii.91
Then flatter him in a Bower. Than flatter him in a bower.Cor III.ii.92.1
Here is Cominius.Here is Cominius.Cor III.ii.92.2
He must, and will:He must, and will.Cor III.ii.97.2
Prythee now say you will, and goe about it.Prithee now, say you will, and go about it.Cor III.ii.98
I prythee now sweet Son, as thou hast saidI prithee now, sweet son, as thou hast saidCor III.ii.107
My praises made thee first a Souldier; soMy praises made thee first a soldier, so,Cor III.ii.108
To haue my praise for this, performe a partTo have my praise for this, perform a partCor III.ii.109
Thou hast not done before.Thou hast not done before.Cor III.ii.110.1
At thy choice then:At thy choice, then.Cor III.ii.123.2
To begge of thee, it is my more dis-honor,To beg of thee, it is my more dishonourCor III.ii.124
Then thou of them. Come all to ruine, letThan thou of them. Come all to ruin. LetCor III.ii.125
Thy Mother rather feele thy Pride, then feareThy mother rather feel thy pride than fearCor III.ii.126
Thy dangerous Stoutnesse: for I mocke at deathThy dangerous stoutness, for I mock at deathCor III.ii.127
With as bigge heart as thou. Do as thou list,With as big heart as thou. Do as thou list.Cor III.ii.128
Thy Valiantnesse was mine, thou suck'st it from me:Thy valiantness was mine, thou suck'dst it from me,Cor III.ii.129
But owe thy Pride thy selfe.But owe thy pride thyself.Cor III.ii.130.1
Do your will. Do your will.Cor III.ii.137.2
Now the Red Pestilence strike al Trades in Rome,Now the red pestilence strike all trades in Rome,Cor IV.i.13
And Occupations perish.And occupations perish!Cor IV.i.14.1
My first sonne,My first son,Cor IV.i.33.2
Whether will thou go? Take good CominiusWhither wilt thou go? Take good CominiusCor IV.i.34
With thee awhile: Determine on some courseWith thee awhile. Determine on some courseCor IV.i.35
More then a wilde exposture, to each chanceMore than a wild exposture to each chanceCor IV.i.36
That start's i'th' way before thee.That starts i'th' way before thee.Cor IV.i.37.1
Oh y'are well met: / Th'hoorded plague a'th' Gods O, y'are well met. Th' hoarded plague o'th' godsCor IV.ii.11
requit your loue.Requite your love!Cor IV.ii.12.1
If that I could for weeping, you should heare,If that I could for weeping, you should hear – Cor IV.ii.13
Nay, and you shall heare some. Will you be gone?Nay, and you shall hear some. (To Brutus) Will you be gone?Cor IV.ii.14
I foole, is that a shame. Note but this Foole,Ay, fool, is that a shame? Note but this, fool:Cor IV.ii.17
Was not a man my Father? Had'st thou FoxshipWas not a man my father? Hadst thou foxshipCor IV.ii.18
To banish him that strooke more blowes for RomeTo banish him that struck more blows for RomeCor IV.ii.19
Then thou hast spoken words.Than thou hast spoken words?Cor IV.ii.20.1
Moe Noble blowes, then euer yu wise words.More noble blows than ever thou wise words,Cor IV.ii.21
And for Romes good, Ile tell thee what: yet goe:And for Rome's good. I'll tell thee what – yet go.Cor IV.ii.22
Nay but thou shalt stay too: I would my SonneNay, but thou shalt stay too. I would my sonCor IV.ii.23
Were in Arabia, and thy Tribe before him,Were in Arabia, and thy tribe before him,Cor IV.ii.24
His good Sword in his hand.His good sword in his hand.Cor IV.ii.25.1
Bastards, and all.Bastards and all.Cor IV.ii.27
Good man, the Wounds that he does beare for Rome!Good man, the wounds that he does bear for Rome!Cor IV.ii.28
I would he had? Twas you incenst the rable.‘ I would he had!’ 'Twas you incensed the rabble – Cor IV.ii.33
Cats, that can iudge as fitly of his worth,Cats that can judge as fitly of his worthCor IV.ii.34
As I can of those Mysteries which heauenAs I can of those mysteries which heavenCor IV.ii.35
Will not haue earth to know.Will not have earth to know.Cor IV.ii.36.1
Now pray sir get you gone.Now, pray, sir, get you gone.Cor IV.ii.37
You haue done a braue deede: Ere you go, heare this:You have done a brave deed. Ere you go, hear this:Cor IV.ii.38
As farre as doth the Capitoll exceedeAs far as doth the Capitol exceedCor IV.ii.39
The meanest house in Rome; so farre my SonneThe meanest house in Rome, so far my son – Cor IV.ii.40
This Ladies Husband heere; this (do you see)This lady's husband here, this, do you see? – Cor IV.ii.41
Whom you haue banish'd, does exceed you all.Whom you have banished does exceed you all.Cor IV.ii.42
Take my Prayers with you.Take my prayers with you.Cor IV.ii.44.2
I would the Gods had nothing else to do,I would the gods had nothing else to doCor IV.ii.45
But to confirme my Cursses. Could I meete 'emBut to confirm my curses. Could I meet 'emCor IV.ii.46
But once a day, it would vnclogge my heartBut once a day, it would unclog my heartCor IV.ii.47
Of what lyes heauy too't.Of what lies heavy to't.Cor IV.ii.48.1
Angers my Meate: I suppe vpon my selfe,Anger's my meat. I sup upon myself,Cor IV.ii.50
And so shall sterue with Feeding: Come, let's go,And so shall starve with feeding. (To Virgilia) Come, let's go.Cor IV.ii.51
Leaue this faint-puling, and lament as I do,Leave this faint puling and lament as I do,Cor IV.ii.52
In Anger, Iuno-like: Come, come, come. In anger, Juno-like. Come, come, come.Cor IV.ii.53
Oh stand vp blest!O, stand up blest!Cor V.iii.52.2
Whil'st with no softer Cushion then the FlintWhilst with no softer cushion than the flintCor V.iii.53
I kneele before thee, and vnproperlyI kneel before thee, and unproperlyCor V.iii.54
Shew duty as mistaken, all this while,Show duty as mistaken all this whileCor V.iii.55
Betweene the Childe, and Parent.Between the child and parent.Cor V.iii.56.1
Thou art my Warriour, Thou art my warrior;Cor V.iii.62.2
I hope to frame thee / Do you know this Lady?I holp to frame thee. Do you know this lady?Cor V.iii.63
This is a poore Epitome of yours,This is a poor epitome of yours,Cor V.iii.68
Which by th' interpretation of full time,Which by th' interpretation of full timeCor V.iii.69
May shew like all your selfe.May show like all yourself.Cor V.iii.70.1
Your knee, Sirrah.Your knee, sirrah.Cor V.iii.75.2
Euen he, your wife, this Ladie, and my selfe,Even he, your wife, this lady, and myselfCor V.iii.77
Are Sutors to you.Are suitors to you.Cor V.iii.78.1
Oh no more, no more:O, no more, no more!Cor V.iii.86.2
You haue said you will not grant vs any thing:You have said you will not grant us any thing – Cor V.iii.87
For we haue nothing else to aske, but thatFor we have nothing else to ask but thatCor V.iii.88
Which you deny already: yet we will aske,Which you deny already. Yet we will ask,Cor V.iii.89
That if you faile in our request, the blameThat, if you fail in our request, the blameCor V.iii.90
May hang vpon your hardnesse, therefore heare vs.May hang upon your hardness. Therefore hear us.Cor V.iii.91
Should we be silent & not speak, our RaimentShould we be silent and not speak, our raimentCor V.iii.94
And state of Bodies would bewray what lifeAnd state of bodies would bewray what lifeCor V.iii.95
We haue led since thy Exile. Thinke with thy selfe,We have led since thy exile. Think with thyselfCor V.iii.96
How more vnfortunate then all liuing womenHow more unfortunate than all living womenCor V.iii.97
Are we come hither; since that thy sight, which shouldAre we come hither; since that thy sight, which shouldCor V.iii.98
Make our eies flow with ioy, harts dance with comforts,Make our eyes flow with joy, hearts dance with comforts,Cor V.iii.99
Constraines them weepe, and shake with feare & sorow,Constrains them weep and shake with fear and sorrow,Cor V.iii.100
Making the Mother, wife, and Childe to see,Making the mother, wife, and child to seeCor V.iii.101
The Sonne, the Husband, and the Father tearingThe son, the husband, and the father tearingCor V.iii.102
His Countries Bowels out; and to poore weHis country's bowels out. And to poor weCor V.iii.103
Thine enmities most capitall: Thou barr'st vsThine enmity's most capital. Thou barr'st usCor V.iii.104
Our prayers to the Gods, which is a comfortOur prayers to the gods, which is a comfortCor V.iii.105
That all but we enioy. For how can we?That all but we enjoy. For how can we,Cor V.iii.106
Alas! how can we, for our Country pray?Alas, how can we for our country pray,Cor V.iii.107
Whereto we are bound, together with thy victory:Whereto we are bound, together with thy victory,Cor V.iii.108
Whereto we are bound: Alacke, or we must looseWhereto we are bound? Alack, or we must loseCor V.iii.109
The Countrie our deere Nurse, or else thy personThe country, our dear nurse, or else thy person,Cor V.iii.110
Our comfort in the Country. We must findeOur comfort in the country. We must findCor V.iii.111
An euident Calamity, though we hadAn evident calamity, though we hadCor V.iii.112
Our wish, which side should win. For either thouOur wish, which side should win. For either thouCor V.iii.113
Must as a Forraine Recreant be ledMust, as a foreign recreant be ledCor V.iii.114
With Manacles through our streets, or elseWith manacles through our streets, or elseCor V.iii.115
Triumphantly treade on thy Countries ruine,Triumphantly tread on thy country's ruin,Cor V.iii.116
And beare the Palme, for hauing brauely shedAnd bear the palm for having bravely shedCor V.iii.117
Thy Wife and Childrens blood: For my selfe, Sonne,Thy wife and children's blood. For myself, son,Cor V.iii.118
I purpose not to waite on Fortune, tillI purpose not to wait on fortune tillCor V.iii.119
These warres determine: If I cannot perswade thee,These wars determine. If I cannot persuade theeCor V.iii.120
Rather to shew a Noble grace to both parts,Rather to show a noble grace to both partsCor V.iii.121
Then seeke the end of one; thou shalt no soonerThan seek the end of one, thou shalt no soonerCor V.iii.122
March to assault thy Country, then to treadeMarch to assault thy country than to tread – Cor V.iii.123
(Trust too't, thou shalt not) on thy Mothers wombeTrust to't, thou shalt not – on thy mother's wombCor V.iii.124
That brought thee to this world.That brought thee to this world.Cor V.iii.125.1
Nay, go not from vs thus:Nay, go not from us thus.Cor V.iii.131.2
If it were so, that our request did tendIf it were so that our request did tendCor V.iii.132
To saue the Romanes, thereby to destroyTo save the Romans, thereby to destroyCor V.iii.133
The Volces whom you serue, you might condemne vsThe Volsces whom you serve, you might condemn usCor V.iii.134
As poysonous of your Honour. No, our suiteAs poisonous of your honour. No, our suitCor V.iii.135
Is that you reconcile them: While the VolcesIs that you reconcile them, while the VolscesCor V.iii.136
May say, this mercy we haue shew'd: the Romanes,May say ‘ This mercy we have showed,’ the RomansCor V.iii.137
This we receiu'd, and each in either side‘ This we received,’ and each in either sideCor V.iii.138
Giue the All-haile to thee, and cry be BlestGive the all-hail to thee and cry ‘ Be blestCor V.iii.139
For making vp this peace. Thou know'st (great Sonne)For making up this peace!’ Thou know'st, great son,Cor V.iii.140
The end of Warres vncertaine: but this certaine,The end of war's uncertain; but this certain,Cor V.iii.141
That if thou conquer Rome, the benefitThat, if thou conquer Rome, the benefitCor V.iii.142
Which thou shalt thereby reape, is such a nameWhich thou shalt thereby reap is such a nameCor V.iii.143
Whose repetition will be dogg'd with Curses:Whose repetition will be dogged with curses,Cor V.iii.144
Whose Chronicle thus writ, The man was Noble,Whose chronicle thus writ: ‘ The man was noble,Cor V.iii.145
But with his last Attempt, he wip'd it out:But with his last attempt he wiped it out,Cor V.iii.146
Destroy'd his Country, and his name remainesDestroyed his country, and his name remainsCor V.iii.147
To th' insuing Age, abhorr'd. Speake to me Son:To the ensuing age abhorred.’ Speak to me, son.Cor V.iii.148
Thou hast affected the fiue straines of Honor,Thou hast affected the fine strains of honour,Cor V.iii.149
To imitate the graces of the Gods.To imitate the graces of the gods,Cor V.iii.150
To teare with Thunder the wide Cheekes a'th' Ayre,To tear with thunder the wide cheeks o'th' air,Cor V.iii.151
And yet to change thy Sulphure with a BoultAnd yet to charge thy sulphur with a boltCor V.iii.152
That should but riue an Oake. Why do'st not speake?That should but rive an oak. Why dost not speak?Cor V.iii.153
Think'st thou it Honourable for a NoblemanThink'st thou it honourable for a noblemanCor V.iii.154
Still to remember wrongs? Daughter, speake you:Still to remember wrongs? Daughter, speak you:Cor V.iii.155
He cares not for your weeping. Speake thou Boy,He cares not for your weeping. Speak thou, boy.Cor V.iii.156
Perhaps thy childishnesse will moue him morePerhaps thy childishness will move him moreCor V.iii.157
Then can our Reasons. There's no man in the worldThan can our reasons. There's no man in the worldCor V.iii.158
More bound to's Mother, yet heere he let's me prateMore bound to's mother, yet here he lets me prateCor V.iii.159
Like one i'th' Stockes. Thou hast neuer in thy life,Like one i'th' stocks. Thou hast never in thy lifeCor V.iii.160
Shew'd thy deere Mother any curtesie,Showed thy dear mother any courtesy,Cor V.iii.161
When she (poore Hen) fond of no second brood,When she, poor hen, fond of no second brood,Cor V.iii.162
Ha's clock'd thee to the Warres: and safelie homeHas clucked thee to the wars, and safely home,Cor V.iii.163
Loden with Honor. Say my Request's vniust,Loaden with honour. Say my request's unjust,Cor V.iii.164
And spurne me backe: But, if it be not soAnd spurn me back. But if it be not so,Cor V.iii.165
Thou art not honest, and the Gods will plague theeThou art not honest, and the gods will plague theeCor V.iii.166
That thou restrain'st from me the Duty, whichThat thou restrain'st from me the duty whichCor V.iii.167
To a Mothers part belongs. He turnes away:To a mother's part belongs. He turns away.Cor V.iii.168
Down Ladies: let vs shame him with him with our kneesDown ladies! Let us shame him with our knees.Cor V.iii.169
To his sur-name Coriolanus longs more prideTo his surname Coriolanus 'longs more prideCor V.iii.170
Then pitty to our Prayers. Downe: an end,Than pity to our prayers. Down! An end;Cor V.iii.171
This is the last. So, we will home to Rome,This is the last. So, we will home to Rome,Cor V.iii.172
And dye among our Neighbours: Nay, behold's,And die among our neighbours. Nay, behold 's!Cor V.iii.173
This Boy that cannot tell what he would haue,This boy, that cannot tell what he would haveCor V.iii.174
But kneeles, and holds vp hands for fellowship,But kneels and holds up hands for fellowship,Cor V.iii.175
Doe's reason our Petition with more strengthDoes reason our petition with more strengthCor V.iii.176
Then thou hast to deny't. Come, let vs go:Than thou hast to deny't. Come, let us go.Cor V.iii.177
This Fellow had a Volcean to his Mother:This fellow had a Volscian to his mother;Cor V.iii.178
His Wife is in Corioles, and his ChildeHis wife is in Corioles, and his childCor V.iii.179
Like him by chance: yet giue vs our dispatch:Like him by chance. Yet give us our dispatch.Cor V.iii.180
I am husht vntill our City be afire, I am hushed until our city be afire,Cor V.iii.181
& then Ile speak a litleAnd then I'll speak a little.Cor V.iii.182
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