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Than is the coal of fire upon the ice,
ye? With every minute you do change a mind; And call him noble, that was now your hate, Him vile, that was your garland. What's the mat. ter,
190 That in these several places of the city You cry against the noble senate, who, Under the gods, keep you in awe, which else Would feed on one another -What's their seeking ? Men. For corn at their own rates; whereof, they
say, The city is well stor'd.
Mar. Hang 'em! They say ? They'll sit by the fire, and presume to know What's done i'the Capitol : who's like to rise, Who thrives, and who declines: side factions, and
give out Conjectural marriages; making parties strong, And feebling such, as stand not in their liking,
Below their cobled shoes. They say, there's grain
Men. Nay, these are almost thoroughly persuaded ;
the other troop? Mar. They are dissolv'd: Hang 'em! They said, they were an-hungry; sigh'd forth pro
verbs; That, hunger broke stone walls; that, dogs must
That, meat was made for mouths; that, the gods
sent not Corn for the rich men only :-With these shreds They vented their complainings; which being an.
swer'd, And a petition granted them, a strange one (To break the heart of generosity, And make bold power look pale), they threw their
caps As they would hang them on the horns o' the moon, Shouting their emulation.
Men. What is granted them ?
Sicinius Velütus, and I know not L's death!
Enter a Messenger.
Senators; JUNIUS BRUTUS, and SICINIUS VE.
told us ;
The Volsces are in arms.
Com. You have fought together.
Upon my party, I'd revolt, to make
2 50 Attend
Cominius to these wars.
Mar. Sir, it is ;
Tit. No, Caius Marcius ;
260 1 Sen. Your company to the Capitol'; where, I
Tit. Lead you on :-
Com. Noble Lartius I
[To the Citizens.
Citizens steal away. Manent SICINIUS, aud BRUTUS.
Sic. Was ever man so proud as is this Marcius?
gods. Sic. Be-mock the modest moon.
Bru. The present wars devour him! he is grown Too proud to be so valiant.
280 Sic. Such a nature, Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow Which he treads on at noon : But I do wonder, His insolence can brook to be commanded Under Cominius.
Bru. Fame, at the which he aims In whom already he is well grac'd-cannot Better be held, nor more attain'd, than by A place below the first : for what miscarries Shall be the general's fault, though he perform 290 To the utmost of a man ; and giddy censure Will then cry out on Marcius, 0, if he Had borne the business!
Sic. Besides, if things go well, Opinion, that so sticks on Marcius, shall Of his demerits rob Cominius.