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Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a noble Roman, hated by the
common People. Titus Lartius, 2 Generals against the Volscians, and Cominius,
Friends to Coriolanus.
Volumnia, Mother to Coriolanus.
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.
CO RIO L AN U S..
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.
All. Speak, speak.
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