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(To break the heart of generosity," Ànd make bold power look pale,) they threw their
caps As they would hang them on the horns o'the moon, Shouting their emulation. Men,
What is granted them? Mar. Five tribunes, to defend their vulgar wis
This is strange.
Enter a Messenger.
Here: What's the matter?
vent Our musty superfluity:-See, our best elders. Enter COMINIUS, Titus LARTIUS, and other Senators; JUNIUS BRUTUS, and SICINIUS VELUTUS. 1 Sen. Marcius, 'tis true, that you have lately
in the heart of generosity,] To give the final blow to the nobles. Generosity is high birth.
8 Shouting their emulation.] Emulation, in the present instance, perhaps, signifies faction. Shouting their emulation, may mean, expressing the triumph of their faction by shouts. Emulation, in our author, is sometimes used in an unfavourable sense, and not to imply an honest contest for superior excellence. ģ For insurrection's arguing.] For insurgents to debate upon. VOL. VII.
The Volces are in arms.
They have a leader,
You have fought together. Mar. Were half to half the world by the ears,
Then, worthy Marcius, Attend upon Cominius to these wars.
Com. It is your former promise.
Sir, it is;
No, Caius Marcius;
O, true bred! I Sen. Your company to the Capitol; where, I
know, Our greatest friends attend us. Tit.
Noble Lartius! 1. Sen. Hence! To your homes, be
[To the Citizens. Mar.
Nay, let them follow: The Volces have mucli corn; take these rats thither,
· Right worthy you priority.) You being right worthy of precedence.
their garners:-Worshipful mutineers, Your valour puts well forth: pray, follow.
[Exeunt Senators, Com. Mar. Tit. and
Menen. Citizens steal away. Sic. Was ever man so proud as is this Marcius? Bru. He has no equal. Sic. When we were chosen tribunes for the peo
ple, Bru. Mark'd you his lip, and eyes? Sic.
Nay, but his taunts. Bru. Being mov’d, he will not spare to gird® the
gods. Sic. Be-mock the modest moon.
Bru. The present wars devour him: he is grown
Such a nature,
Fame, at the which he aims,-
Besides, if things go well, Opinion, that so sticks on Marcius, shall
? Your valeur puts well forth:] That is, You have in this mutiny shown fair blossoms of valour.
to gird-] To sneer, to gibe * The present wurs devour him: he is grown
Too proud to be so raliant.) He is grown too proud to be so raliant, may signify, his pride is such as not to deserve the accompanyment of so much valour.
Of his demerits rob Cominius,
Let's hence, and hear
Corioli. The Senate-House.
Enter TULLUS Aufidius, and certain Senators.
1 Sen. So, your opinion is, Aufidius,
Is it not yours?
enemy, (Who is of Rome worse hated than of you,)
5 Of his demerits rob Cominius.] Merits and Demerits had anciently the same meaning.
6 More than in singularity, &c.] After what fashion, beside that in which his own singularity of disposition invests him, he goes into the field,
And Titus Lartius, a most valiant Roman,
1 Sen. Our army's in the field:
think it folly, To keep your great pretences veild, till when They needs must show themselves; which in the
O, doubt not that;
The gods assist you! Auf. And keep your honours safe! 1 Sen.
Farewell. 2 Sen.
Farewell. All. Farewell.
? To take in many towns,] To take in is here, as in many other, places, to subdue.