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So thou wilt send thy gentle heart before,
Throw thy glove,
any token of thine honour else,
Alcib. Then there's my glove; Descend, and open your uncharged ports: Those enemies of Timon's, and mine own, Whom you yourselves shall set out for reproof, Fall, and no more: and,-to atone your fears With my more noble meaning,—not a man Shall pass his quarter, or offend the stream Of regular justice in your city's bounds, But shall be remedied, to your publick laws At heaviest answer.
The Senators descend, and open the gates.
Sol. My noble general, Timon is dead;
Alcib. [Reads.] Here lies a wretched corse, of wretched soul bereft:
Seek not my name: A plague consume you wicked caitiff's left.
Here lie I Timon; who, alive, all living men did hate: Pass by, and curse thy fill; but pass, and stay not here thy gait.
These well express in thee thy latter spirits: Though thou abhorr'dst in us our human griefs, Scorn'dst our brain's flow, and those our droplets which
From niggard nature fall, yet rich conceit
Make war breed peace; make peace stint war; make each
Prescribe to other, as each other's leech.-
FROM THE TEXT OF
MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.
Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a noble Roman.
Menenius Agrippa, friend to Coriolanus.
Young Marcius, Son to Coriolanus.
A Roman Herald.
}Generals against the Volscians.
}Tribunes of the People.
Tullus Aufidius, General of the Volscians.
Lieutenant to Aufidius.
Volumnia, Mother to Coriolanus.
Roman and Volscian Senators, Patricians, Ediles, Lictors, Soldiers, Citizens, Messengers, Servants to Aufidius, and other Attendants.
SCENE, partly in Rome; and partly in the Territories of the Volscians and Antiates.