The Tragedie of Coriolanus (Paperback)

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Roman general Coriolanus makes his name defeating an enemy army and defending Rome. The Senate nominates him as consul but he cannot win the people's vote, so he is banished from Rome and allies with his old enemy. He comes to attack Rome, his mother persuades him not to, and his new-found ally kills him for the betrayal.Citizen. Before we proceed any further, heare me speakeAll. Speake, speake1.Cit. You are all resolu'd rather to dy then to famish? All. Resolu'd, resolu'd 1.Cit. First you know, Caius Martius is chiefe enemy to the peopleAll. We know't, we know't1.Cit. Let vs kill him, and wee'l haue Corne at our own price. Is't a Verdict? All. No more talking on't; Let it be done, away, away 2.Cit. One word, good Citizens 1.Cit. We are accounted poore Citizens, the Patricians good: what Authority surfets one, would releeue vs. If they would yeelde vs but the superfluitie while it were wholsome, wee might guesse they releeued vs humanely: But they thinke we are too deere, the leannesse that afflicts vs, the obiect of our misery, is as an inuentory to particularize their abundance, our sufferance is a gaine to them. Let vs reuenge this with our Pikes, ere we become Rakes. For the Gods know, I speake this in hunger for Bread, not in thirst for Reuenge2.Cit. Would you proceede especially against Caius MartiusAll. Against him first: He's a very dog to the Commonalty2.Cit. Consider you what Seruices he ha's done for his Country? 1.Cit. Very well, and could bee content to giue him good report for't, but that hee payes himselfe with beeing proudAll. Nay, but speak not maliciously1.Cit. I say vnto you, what he hath done Famouslie, he did it to that end: though soft conscienc'd men can be content to say it was for his Countrey, he did it to please his Mother, and to be partly proud, which he is, euen to the altitude of his vertue2.Cit. What he cannot helpe in his Nature, you account a Vice in him: You must in no way say he is couetous 1.Cit. If I must not, I neede not be barren of Accusations he hath faults (with surplus) to tyre in repetition. Showts within.What showts are these? The other side a'th City is risen: why stay we prating heere? To th' CapitollAll. Come, come1 Cit. Soft, who comes heere? Enter Menenius Agrippa. 2 Cit. Worthy Menenius Agrippa, one that hath alwayes lou'd the people1 Cit. He's one honest enough, wold al the rest wer soMen. What work's my Countrimen in hand? Where go you with Bats and Clubs? The matter Speake I pray you 2 Cit. Our busines is not vnknowne to th' Senat, they haue had inkling this fortnight what we intend to do, w now wee'l shew em in deeds: they say poore Suters haue strong breaths, they shal know we haue strong arms tooMenen. Why Masters, my good Friends, mine honest Neighbours, will you vndo your selues? 2 Cit. We cannot Sir, we are vndone already Men. I tell you Friends, most charitable care Haue the Patricians of you for your wants.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798582287841
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: December 21st, 2020
Pages: 126
Language: English