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Coriolanus

Act IV, Scene 7

A camp, at a small distance from Rome.
 
[Enter AUFIDIUS and his Lieutenant]
 
AUFIDIUS
       T   T    T      ,    2       ,      oo
      Do they still | fly to the | Roman?|
 
LIEUTENANT
       2    ,      ,           T     T     T         ,
      I do not | know what | witchcraft's in | him: but
            ,         ,     ,    2        T   .  T    T
      Your sol|diers use | him as the | grace afore meat,
              ,        ,       ,             ,         ,
      Their talk | at ta|ble, and | their thanks | at end,
           ,         ,         ,         ,       ,
      And you | are dar|kened in | this ac|tion sir,
            ,         ,
      Eene^by | your own.
 
AUFIDIUS
                             ,        ,        ,
                          I can|not help | it now,
          ,       ,        ,         ,          ,
      Unless | by u|sing means | I lame | the foot
          ,        ,         ,          ,           ,     2   ->
      Of our | design.| He bears | himself | more proud||lier,
      ,    3  3    ,         ,         ,           ,
      E|ven to my pe|rson, than | I thought | he would
             ,        ,        ,           ,         ,      2->
      When first | I did | embrace | him. Yet | his na||ture
            ,      ,    ,                   ,        ,
      In that's | no change/ling, and | I must | excuse
            ,       ,     ,
      What can|not be | amen|ded.
 
LIEUTENANT
                                   ,        ,        2->
                                  Yet | I wish || sir
           ,          ,        ,   2     ,         ,
      (I mean | for your | parti|cular) you | had not
         ,            ,         ,          ,     ,              ,
      Joined in | commis|sion with | him; but | either | have borne
           ,   ,    2       ,          ,        ,           ,         ,
      The ac|tion of your|self, or | else to | him, had | left it | solely. (hex with prev)
 
AUFIDIUS
         ,      ,            ,         ,          ,
      I un|derstand | thee well,| and be | thou sure
        ,    2          ,          2    ,      T   T    T
      When he shall | come to | his account,| he knows not
        ,   2        ,       ,              ,          ,
      What I can | urge a|gainst him,| although | it seems
           ,         ,        2    ,     ,      ,
      And so | he thinks,| and is no | less ap|parent
        2     ,       ,        2     ,      ,            ,
      To the vul|gar eye,| that he bears | all things^|fairly:
            ,            ,      ,       2     ,          ,
      And shows | good* hus|bandry | for the Vol|scian state,
         T     Tx     T          ,        ,          ,
      Fights dragon-like,| and does | achieve | as soon
           ,          ,      ,              ,        ,
      As draw | his sword:| yet he | hath left | undone
        ,                  ,           ,        ,        ,
      That which | shall break | his neck,| or ha|zard mine,
           ,         ,        ,        ,     oo
      Whenere | we come | to our | account.|
 
LIEUTENANT
       ,    2     ,           ,                ,       ,
      Sir, I be|seech you,| think you | he'll car|ry Rome?
 
AUFIDIUS
            ,        ,         ,     ,              ,
      All* pla|ces yield | to him | ere he | sits^down,
       ,           ,    ,        ,         ,
      And the | nobi|lity | of Rome | are his:
           ,     ,       2    ,         ,         ,
      The se|nators | and patri|cians love | him too:
           ,                ,  ,          ,           ,      ->
      The tri|bunes* are / no sol|diers: and | their peo||ple
        ,      2     ,     ,    2     ,         ,
      Will | be as rash | in the re|peal, as | hasty
        2   ,           ,         ,            ,        ,
      To expel | him thence.| I think | he'll be | to Rome
          ,        ,       ,         ,             x
      As is | the os|prey to | the fish,| who takes it
          ,         ,       ,         ,         ,
      By sov|ereignty | of na|ture. First | he was
         ,      ,        ,          ,      2       ,
      A no|ble ser|vant to | them, but | he could not
       ,   2       ,       ,       ,               ,
      Carry his | honors | even:| whether |'twas pride,
        ,             ,      ,       ,        ,
      Which out | of dai|ly for|tune e|ver taints
           ,      ,     ,     2      ,         ,
      The hap|py man;| whether *de|fect of | judgment,
           ,     ,    2     ,            ,       ,
      To fail | in the dis|posing | of those | chances
             ,         ,     ,        ,         ,
      Which he | was lord | of: or | whether | nature,
       ,    2     ,             ,      ,           ,
      Not to be | other | than one | thing, not | moving
          2      ,      2      ,        ,        ,         ,
      From the cask | to the cush|ion, but | comman|ding peace
      ,          2      ,       ,     ,         ,
      Even | with the same | auste|rity | and garb,
          ,         ,           ,         ,         ,
      As he | controlled | the war.| But one | of these
        ,            ,       ,         ,         ,
      (As he | hath spi|ces of | them all)| not all,
                ,   ,          ,           ,           ,
      For I / dare so | far* free | him, made | him feared,
          ,             ,  ,          ,      3   3     x
      So ha|ted, and / so ba|nished: but | he has a merit
              x      ,        ,  2        ,        ,
      To choke it | in the | utterance.| So our | virtues
       ,          2   ,      ,       ,         ,
      Lie in | the inter|preta|tion of | the time,
            x      ,         ,      ,       ,   2
      And power,| unto | itself | most com|mendable,
            ,        ,       ,     ,      2    ,
      Hath not | a tomb | so^e|vident | as a chair
        2   ,          ,          ,
      To extol | what it | hath done.  \\
       T    T     T      T   T    T          ,          ,
      One fire drives | out one fire;| one^nail,| one^nail;
        T     T    T      ,           T      T     T            ,
      Rights by rights | falter,| strengths by strengths | do fail. (hex with prev)
        ,           ,          ,       ,         ,
      Come let's^|away:| when Cai|us Rome | is thine,
          2       ,         ,           ,       ,           ,
      Thou art poorst | of all;| then short|ly art | thou mine.
 
[Exeunt]

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