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From all the united cantons of the Volscians,
Enter an OFFICER.
Ha! why this haste You look alarm'd.
One of exalted port, his visage hid,
Has plac'd himself beneath the statue of
The mighty Mars, and there majestic stands
In solemn silence. -
off. My lord, I could not speak; I felt appall’d, As if the presence of some god had struck me. Auf Come, dastard, let me find this man of terrors.
CoRIOLANUs discovered, as described above.
Enter TULLUs AUFIDIUs.
Auf Illustrious stranger, for thy high demeanour Bespeaks thee such,--who art thou? what is thy name * Cor. A name unmusical to the Volscians' ears, And harsh in sound to thine.—Know'st thou me yet? Auf Thy face Bears a command in't ; though thy tackle's torn, Thou show'st a noble vessel.-What's thy name * Cor. My name is Caius Marcius, who hath done To thee particularly, and to all the Volscians, Great hurt and mischief; thereto witness may My surname, Coriolanus. The cruelty and envy of the people, Permitted by our dastard nobles, have Whoop'd me out of Rome. Now, this extremity Hath brought me to thy hearth. Then, if thou hast A heart of wreak in thee, that will revenge Thine own particular wrongs, and stop those maims Of shame seen through thy country, speed thee straight, And make my misery serve thy turn; so use it, That my revengeful services may prove As benefits to thee; for I will fight