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Coriolanus

Act V, Scene 1

Rome. A public place.
 
[Enter MENENIUS, COMINIUS, SICINIUS, BRUTUS, and others]
 
MENENIUS
       ,              ,         ,          ,          ,
      No, I'll | not go:| you hear | what he | hath said
             ,           ,         ,    2    ,      ,
      Which^was | *sometime | his gen|eral; who | loved him
        2    ,      ,       ,  2           ,         ,       ->
      In a most | dear par|ticular.| He called | me fa||ther:
       ,                ,    ,    ,          ,      2
      But | what of / that? Go | you that | banished him;
          ,        ,          ,      T    T    .    T
      A mile | before | his tent,| fall down, and^knee
           ,     ,  2       ,       ,             ,
      The way | into his | mercy:| nay, if | he coyed
           ,       ,   2    ,            ,         ,
      To hear | Comin|ius speak,| I'll keep | at home.
 
COMINIUS
           ,           ,         ,
      He would | not seem | to know | me.
 
MENENIUS
                                           ,         ,
                                          Do | you hear?
 
COMINIUS
       T   T    T      2      ,        ,        ,
      Yet one time | he did call | me by | my name:
          ,          ,        ,           ,          ,
      I urged | our old | acquain|tance, and | the drops
            ,          ,       ,         x    ,     2->
      That we | have bled | toge|ther. Cori|ola||nus
           ,          ,       ,       ,          ,
      He would | not an|swer to:| forbad | all^names,
       ,           ,        ,         ,      ,
      He was | a kind | of no|thing, ti|tleless,
        ,              ,          ,        ,      2      ,
      Till he | had forged | himself | a name | in the fire
          ,         ,
      Of bur|ning Rome.
 
MENENIUS
                             ,      2       ,            ,
                        Why so:| you have made | good* work:
          ,        ,    ,                  ,            ,
      A pair | of tri|bunes that | have wracked | for Rome,
       .   T    T     T        ,      ,    ,
      To make coals cheap:| a no|ble me|mory.
 
COMINIUS
         ,       ,         ,        ,        ,      ->
      I min|ded him,| how roy|al 'twas | to par||don
        ,      2      ,       ,        ,       ,
      When | it was less | expec|ted: he | replied
       ,           ,       ,       ,       ,
      It was | a bare | peti|tion of | a state
          ,           ,         ,
      To one | whom they | had pun|ished.  \\
 
MENENIUS
       ,       T     T    T   ___    __
      Very | well, could he | say | less.
 
COMINIUS
         ,        ,     ,      ,        ,
      I of|fered to | awa|ken his | regard
         2     ,           ,          ,       ,       ,
      For his pri|vate friends:| his an|swer to | me was
           ,           ,         ,           ,       ,
      He could | not stay | to pick | them, in | a pile
          ,        ,       ,          ,           ,     2->
      Of noi|some mus|ty chaff.| He said,| 'twas fol||ly
           ,            ,         ,         ,         ,
      For one | poor* grain | or two,| to leave | unburnt,
            ,          ,       2    ,
      And still | to nose | the offense.
 
MENENIUS
           ,            ,         ,
      For one | poor* grain | or two?  (tri with prev)
       2    ,         ,          ,         ,          ,
      I am one | of those:| his mo|ther, wife,| his child,
            ,           ,       ,     ,              ,
      And this | brave^fel|low too,| we are | the grains,
       ,             ,       ,          ,          ,
      You are | the mus|ty chaff,| and you | are smelt
         ,          ,         ,         ,          ,
      Above | the moon.| We must | be burnt | for you.
 
SICINIUS
       T     T   .  T         ,      2    ,          ,
      Nay, pray be pat|ient: if | you refuse | your aid
       ,     2      ,      ,         ,             ,
      In this so | never-|needed | help, yet^|do* not
             x           ,         ,           ,        ,
      Upbraid us | with our | distress.| But sure | if you
             ,          ,          ,                ,     ,
      Would be | your coun|try's plea|der, your / good tongue
        ,              ,        ,     ,         ,
      More than | the in|stant ar|my we | can make
              ,          ,     2
      Might stop | our coun|tryman*.
 
MENENIUS
                                      ,         ,     ,
                                     No,| I'll not | meddle.
 
SICINIUS
        ,         ,
      Pray you | go to | him.
 
MENENIUS
                                ,       T   T  T
                              What | should I do?
 
BRUTUS
       ,       T    Tx    T           ,         ,
      Only | make trial what | your love | can do,
            ,        ,      ,
      For Rome,| towards | Martius.  \\
 
MENENIUS
        ,          ,          ,            ,
      Well, and | say that | Martius | return | me,
      <- ,       ,   2   ,        ,         ,            ,
        As || Comin|ius is | returned,| unheard:| what then?
       ,    2     ,      ,          T      T     T
      But as a | discon|tented | friend, grief-shot
        ,     2     ,           x         ,
      With his un|kindness.| Say it be | so?  ??
 
SICINIUS
                                                       2        ,
                                             Yet | your good* will  ??
             ,            ,            ,     ,   2       ,
      Must^have | that thanks | from Rome,| after the | measure
          ,       ,        ,
      As you | inten|ded well.
 
MENENIUS
                                     ,        x
                               I'll un|dertake it:
          ,             ,         ,         ,         ,
      I think | he'll hear | me. Yet | to bite | his lip,
           ,         ,       ,   2     ,         ,        ->
      And hum | at good | Comin|ius, much | unhearts || me.
       ,      2     ,       ,        ,          ,
      He | was not ta|ken well,| he had | not dined,
            ,          ,           ,          ,          ,
      The veins | unfilled,| our blood | is cold,| and then
           ,      ,         ,         ,       ,
      We pout | upon | the mor|ning, are | unapt
           ,             ,   ,          ,      2        ,
      To give | or to / forgive;| but when | we have stuffed
              ,           ,         ,     ,      2      ,
      These^pipes,| and these | convey|ances | of our blood
             ,         ,         ,         ,         ,
      With wine | and fee|ding, we | have sup|pler souls
       ,     2         T     T    T       ,      2         ,
      Than in our | priest-like fasts:| therefore I'll | watch him
        ,           ,   ,        ,       ,
      Till he | be di|eted | to my | request,
            ,          ,      ,
      And then | I'll set | upon | him.  \\
 
BRUTUS
            ,         ,      ,     ,  2        ,
      You know | the ve|ry road | into his | kindness,
           ,        ,          ,
      And can|not lose | your way.
 
MENENIUS
                                         ,            ,         ->
                                  Good faith | I'll prove || him,
        ,        2     ,        ,           ,           ,        2->
      Speed | how it will.| I shall | ere long,| have know||ledge
          ,        ,
      Of my | success.
 
[Exit]
 
COMINIUS
                              ,       ,
                       He'll ne|ver hear | him.
 
SICINIUS
                                                 ,
                                                Not.
 
COMINIUS
          ,          ,         ,         ,         ,
      I tell | you, he | does sit | in gold,| his eye
       ,                ,      ,              ,    ,
      Red as |'twould burn | Rome; and | his in|jury
           ,   ,    2       ,          ,            x
      The jai|ler to his | pity.| I kneeled | before him,
             ,      ,       ,          ,          ,        ->
      'Twas ve|ry faint|ly he | said^rise:| dismissed || me
        ,        2      ,           ,      ,              ,
      Thus | with his speech|less hand.| What he | would do,
           ,        ,        ,    2      ,      2       ,
      He sent | in wri|ting af|ter me: what | he would not,
        ,       2       ,         ,         ,       ,
      Bound with an | oath to | yield to | his con|ditions:
        2      ,      ,         ,        ,         ,       ,
      So that all | hope is | vain, un|less his | noble | mother,
                  ,    ,             ,     ,      2   ,      ,
      And his / wife, who |(as I / hear) mean | to soli|cit him  (hex with prev)
           ,   ,   2        ,         ,                 ,
      For mer|cy to his | country:| therefore | let's^hence,
       ,               ,        ,         ,           ,
      And with | our fair | entrea|ties haste | them on.
 
[Exeunt]

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