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No publick benefit, which you receive,
2 Cit. I the great toe! wly, the great toe?
poorest, Of this most wise Rebellion, thou goeft foremost : Thou rascal, that art worft in blood to run, Lead'ft firit, to win some vantage. But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs, Rome and her rats are at the point of battle: (3) The one side must have bale.
Enter Caius Marcius, Hail, noble Marcius! Mar. Thanks. What's the matter, you dissentious
rogues, That, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion, Make your selves scabs ?
2 Cit. We have ever your good word. Mar. He, that will give good words to thee, will
flatter Beneath abhorring. What would you have, ye Curs, That like nor peace, nor war. The one affrights
you, The other makes you proud. He that trusts to you, Where he should find
hares : Where foxes, geese: You are no surer, no, Than is the coal of fire upon the ice,
you lions, finds
(3) The one Side must have Bail.] It must be the vanquifht Side, sure, that could want it; and who were likely to be their Bail? But it is endless to question with Negligence and Stupidity. The Poet, undoubtedly, wrote, as I have reftord;
The one Side mujt have Bale. i. e. Sorrow, Misfortune, must have the worst of it, be discomfited. I have restor'd this Word in some other Passages of our Author ; where the Editors seem'd not to be aware of any such Word in our Language.
Or hailstone in the Sun. Your virtue is,
fay, The City is well stor'd.
Mar. Hang 'em : they say ! They'll fit by th' fire, and presume to know What's done i'th' Capitol ; who's like to rise ; Who thrives, and who declines: side factions, and give
Men. Nay, these are almost thoroughly persuaded :
Mar. They are diffolv'd; hang 'em, They said they were an hungry, figh'd forth Proverbs ; That hunger broke stone walls that dogs muß eat,
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 answer'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'th' Moon, Shouting their emulation,
Men. What is granted them?
Mar. Five Tribunes to defend their vulgar wisdoms,
Men. This is strange.
Enter a Mesenger.
Mar. I'm glad on't, then we shall have means to vent
Titus Lartius, with other Senators, i Sen. Marcius, 'tis true, that you have lately told
Mar. They have a Leader,
Com. You have fought together?
Mar. Were half to half the world by th' ears, and he Upon my Party, I'd revolt, to make
Only my wars with him. He is a lion,
i Sen. Then, worthy Marcius, Attend
Cominius to these wars.
Mar, Sir, it is ;
Tit. No, Caius Marcius,
Men. O true-bred !
i Sen. Your company to th' Capitol; where, I know, Our greatest Friends attend us.
Tit. Lead you on;
Com. Noble Lartius!
(To the Citizens.
[Exeunt. [Citizens steal away. Manent Sicinius and Brutus. sic. Was ever man so proud, as is this Marcius?, Bro. He has no equal. Sic. When we were chosen Tribunes for the People-Bru. Mark'd you his lip and eyes? Sic. Nay, but his taunts. Bru. Being mov'd, he will not spare to gird the
Bru. The present Wars devour him ; he is grown Too proud, to be so valiant.
Sic. Such a nature,
His insolence can brook to be commanded
Bru. Fame, at the which he aims,
Sic. Besides, if things go well,
Sic. Let's hence, and hear
O, your opinion is, Aufidius,
Auf. Is it not yours? What ever hath been thought on in this State, That could be brought to bodily act, ere Rome Had circumvention ? 'tis not four days gone, Since I heard thence -- these are the words - I think, I have the letter here ; yes
here it is ; They have prest a Power, but it is not known
[Reading " Whether for Eaft or Weft ; the Dearth is great,
i Sen. :