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Drury Lane, 1818. Arch St., Phil., 1847. Brutus...
Mr. C. Pitt. Titus
Marsh. Sextus Tarquin
T. Johnstone. Claudius.
J. Dupn. Collatinus
Henry Flavius Corunna.
“ Thompson. First Plebeian..
W. Wood. Second Plebeian..
H. Davis. Third Plebeian
Colladine. Fourth Plebeian
" Antony Fifth Plebeian..
Miss Wood. Tarquinia.
W. West. Mrs. Russell. Lucretia
Robinson Miss J. Hill. Lavinia..
and black sandals. Second dress : Crimson shirt, Roman cuirass, and lambara.
toga, white shirt, and black sandals. TITUS.-White shirt, scarlet mantle trimmed with black velvet, flesh dress com
plete, black sandals, and white ribbon for the head. SEXTUS TARQUIN.--Roman cairass and lambarakins' of gold, helmet, while
shirt, red sandals, flesh dress complete, and scarlet mantle. ARUNS. --Buff and silver Roman cuirass, white shirt, red sandals, scarlet mantle,
and flesh dress complete. CLAUDIUS.-Blue and silver Roman cuirass, white shirt, flesh dress complete, red
sandals, and scarlet mantle. COLLATINUS.-Roman scarlet and buff cuirass and lambarakins, red sandals,
crimson mantle, and flesh dress complete. Second dress : toga, cream-coloured. VALERIUS.-White shirt, cream-coloured toga, russet sandals, and flesh dress
complete. LUCRETIUS.--Ibid. HORATIUS.-White shirt, crimson mantle, russet sandals, and flesh dress com
plete. CELIUS.-Brown shirt, sandals, and flesh dress complete. FLAVIUS CORUNNA.-Green shirt, Roman cuirass, sandals, and flesh dress
piece, russet sandals, and flesh dress complete.
white ribbon. PRIESTESS.-All white. VESTAL.-White train dress, with chemesette boddice, and white ribbon through
the hair. LAVINIA.--White train dress trimmed with blue, blue toga, and white ribbon
through the hair.
SCENE I.-A Street in Rome.
Enter VALERIUS and LUCRETIUS, R.
Val. High in her regal chariot, Tullia came-
Luc. And Heaven's avenging lightnings were withheld
Val. Junius, didst say? Oh! tyranny long since
Then on his travels, 'scaped the tyrant's sword,
done, If we are men, and faithful to our country. [Exeunt, L.
Scene II.-- The Camp before Ardea. Enter CLAUDIUS and Aruns, laughing, L. S. E. Aruns. There is no doctor for the spleen like Lucius. What precious scenes of folly did he act When, lately, through the glorious scenes of Greece, He went with us to Delphi ! But, behold, Where, full of business, his wise worship comes.
Enter Lucius JUNIUS, L. Claud. Whither so fast, good Junius, tell us whither? Luc. To Rome, to Rome—the queen demands my prer
The state needs aid, and I am called to court. [They laugh.
Aruns. Why, Junius, travel has improved thy wit :
Luc. Do I so, my lord ? I'm always glad when you and I agree; You have just such a wit as I should choose. Would I could purchase such ! though it might split My head, as confined air does-water bubbles ! Claud. How say you? Purchase? Prithee, what
would'st give ? Luc. What would I give ?-ten acres of my
land. Aruns. Thy land! Where lies it?
Luc. Ask the king, my cousin :
hands. Claud. Who told thee so ? Luc. The king himself. Now twenty years are past,
Or more,- since he sent for me from my farm. • Kinsman,' said he, with a kind, gracious smile, • For the black crime of treason which was charged • Against thy father and thy elder brother, • Their lives have paid : for thee, as I love mercy, Live and be happy : simple is thy mind'Aruns. True, kinsman, truemi'faith, 'tis wondrous sim
ple. Luc. And that simplicity will be a pledge • That thou wilt never plot against thy sovereign.'
Claud. Indeed, for that I'll be your bondsman, Junius Luc. Live in my house, companion of my children. • As for thy land, to ease thee of all care, • I'll take it for thy use; all that I ask • Of thee, is gratitude.'
Aruns. And art thou not
Luc. Am I not? Never, by the holy gods,
the debt I owe him. But stay-stay1 brought a message to you from the king. Aruns. Thank the gods, then, for thy good memory.
fool ! Luc. The King, your father, sends for you to council, Where he debates how best to conquer Ardea. Shall I before, and tell him ye are coming ?
Claud. Ay, or behind, or with us, or stay here As thy wits prompt—as suits thy lofty pleasure.
Eceunt Aruns and Claudius, laughing, R. Luc. (Alone.) Yet, 'tis not that which ruffles me-the
(And sweet, I must confess, would be the draught!)
of Tullia. Enter Tullia, preceded by GUARDS, BANNER BEARERS, LADIES, and followed by VALERIUS. She
appears perturbed, and speaks apart. Tul. ( Apart.] Why should the steady mind to shadowe
yield? And yet
this vision shakes my frame with horror!
Your chariot-wheels o'er your dead father's body,