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Dramatis Personæ.


Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a noble Roman, hated by the

common People. Titus Lartius, 2 Generals against the Volscians, and Cominius,

Friends to Coriolanus.
Menenius Agrippa, Friend to Coriolanus.
Sicinius Velatus, | Tribunes of the People, and enemies to

Tullus Aufidius, General of the Volscians,
Lieutenant to Aufidius.
Young Marcius, Son to Coriolanus.
Conspirators with Aufidius.

Volumnia, Mother to Coriolanus.
Virgilia, Wife to Coriolanus.
Valeria, Friend to Virgilia.

Roman and Volscian Senators, Ædiles, Lictors, Soldiers, Common People, Servants to Aufidius, and other


The SCENE is partly in Rome ; and partly in

the Territories of the Volfcians, and Antiates.


A C T I.

SCE N E, A Street in Rome..

Bnter a company of mutinous Citizens with staves, clubs go

and other weapons.


E CIT 12 E N.
Efore we proceed any further, hear me fpeak.-

All. Speak, speak.
i Cit. You are all resoly'd rather to die, than to

All. Resolv’d, resolv'd.

i Cit. First, you know,. Caius Marcius is the chief enemy to the people. All. We know't, we know'i.

Cit. Let us kill him, and we'll have corn at our awn price. Is't a verdict ?

All. No more talking on't, lét 't be done; away, away. 2 Cit. One word, good Citizens.

i Cit. We are accounted poor Citizens; the Patria cians, good : what authority surfeits 'on, would relieve us : if they would yield us but the fùperfluity, while it were wholesome, we might guess, they relieved us humanely: but they think, we are too dear; the leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an



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