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And, would you represent our queen aright,
cus? Dem. Show me a murderer, I'll deal with him.
Chi. Show me a villain, that hath done a rape, Aud I am sent to be reveng'd on him. Tam. Show me a thousand, that hath done thee
wrong, And I will be revenged on them all. Tit. Look round about the wicked streets of
Rome; And when thou find'st a man that's like thyself, Good Murder, stab him; he's a murderer. Go thou with him: and when it is thy hap, To find another that is like to thee, Good Rapine, stab him; he is a ravisher.Go thou with them; and in the emperor's court There is a queen, attended by a Moor; Well may'st thou know her by thy own proportion, For up and down she doth resemble thee; I pray thee, do on them some violent death, They have been violent to me and mine
Tam. Well hast thou lesson'd us; this shall we do. But would it please thee, good Andronicus, To send for Lucius, thy thrice valiant son, Who leads towards Rome a band of warlike Goths, And bid him come and banquet at thy house: When he is here, even at thy solemn feast, I will bring in the empress, and her sons, The emperor himself, and all thy foes; And at thy mercy shall they stoop and kneel, And on them shalt thou ease thy angry heart. What says Andronicus to this device?
Tit. Marcus, my brother !'tis sad Titus calls.
Thou shalt inquire him out among the Goths :
(Erit. Tam. Now will I hence about thy business, And take my ministers along with me.
Tit. Nay, nay, let Rape and Murder stay with me;
(Asido. And tarry with him, till I come again. Tit. I know them all, though they suppose me
mad; And will o'er reach them in their own devices, A pair of cursed hell-hounds, and their dam.
(Aside. Dem. Madam, depart at pleasure, leave us here.
Tam. Farewell, Andronicus : Revenge now goes To lay a complot to betray thy foes. (Exit Tamora. Tit. I know, thou dost; and, sweet Revenge, fare
well. Chi. Tell us, old man, how shall we be employ'd?
Tit. Tut, I have work enough for you to do.Publius, come hither, Caius, and Valentine !
Enter Publius, and others.
Know you these two?
Th' empress sons, I take them, Chiron and Demetrius. Tit. Fye, Publius, fye! thou art too much de
ceiv'd; The one is Murder, Rape is the other's name: And therefore bind them, gentle Publius: Caius, and Valentine, lay hands on them: Oft have you heard me wish for such an hour, And now I find it; therefore bind them sure; And stop their mouths, if they begin to cry. [Erit Titus. Publius, &c. lay hold on Chiron
and Demetrius. Chi. Villains, forbear; we are the empress' sous. Pub. And therefore do we what we are command
ed. Stop close their mouths, let them not speak a word: Is he sure bound ? look, that you bind them fast.
Re-enter Titus Andronicus, with Lavinia ; she bean
ing a bason, and he a knife. Tit. Come, come, Lavinia; look, thy foes are
bound; Sirs, stop their mouths, let them not speak to me; But let them hear what fearful words I utter. O villains, Chiron and Demetrius! Here stands the spring whom you have stain'd with
This one hand yet is left to cut your throats;
. (He cuts their throats.
[Exeunt, bearing the dead bodies.
• Crast of a raised pye.
The same. A pavilion, with tables, &c.
Enter Lucius, Marcus, and Goths, with Aaron,
prisoner. Luc. Uncle Marcus, since 'tis my father's mind, That I repair to Rome, I am content. 1 Goth. And ours, with thine, befall what fortune
will. Luc. Good uncle, take you in this barbarous
Aar. Some devil whisper curses in mine ear,
Luc. Away, inbuman dog! unhallow'd slave ! Sirs, help our uncle to convey him iv.
(Exeunt Goths, with Aaron. Flourish. The trumpets show, the emperor is at hand.
Enter Saturninus and Tamora, with Tribunes, Se
nators, and others. Sat. What, hath the firmament more suns than
one? Luc. What boots* it thee, to call thyself a sun? 1 Mar. Rome's emperor, and nephew, break t the
• Advantage benefit.
+ 6. c. Begin the parley,