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[Scene III.]

Enter a Roman, and a Volce.

I know you well ſir, and you know mee: your
name I thinke is Adrian.

It is ſo ſir, truly I haue forgot you.

I am a Roman, and my Seruices are as you are,
againſt'em. Know you me yet.

Nicanor: no.

The ſame ſir.

You had more Beard when I laſt ſaw you, but
your Fauour is well appear'd by your Tongue. What's
the Newes in Rome: I haue a Note from the Volcean
ſtate to finde you out there. You haue well ſaued mee a
dayes iourney.

There hath beene in Rome ſtraunge Inſurrecti-
ons: The people, againſt the Senatours, Patricians, and

Hath bin; is it ended then? Our State thinks not
ſo, they are in a moſt warlike preparation, & hope to com
vpon them, in the heate of their diuiſion

The maine blaze of it is paſt, but a ſmall thing
would make it flame againe. For the Nobles receyue ſo
to heart, the Baniſhment of that worthy Coriolanus, that
they are in a ripe aptneſſe, to take al power from the peo-
ple, and to plucke from them their Tribunes for euer.
This lyes glowing I can tell you, and is almoſt mature for
the violent breaking out.

Coriolanus Baniſht?

Baniſh'd ſir.

You will be welcome with this intelligence Ni-

The day ſerues well for them now. I haue heard
it ſaide, the fitteſt time to corrupt a mans Wife, is when
ſhee's falne out with her Husband. Your Noble Tullus
Auffidius well appeare well in theſe Warres, his great
Oppoſer Coriolanus being now in no requeſt of his coun-

He cannot chooſe: I am moſt fortunate, thus
accidentally to encounter you. You haue ended my Bu-
ſineſſe, and I will merrily accompany you home.

I ſhall betweene this and Supper, tell you moſt
ſtrange things from Rome: all tending to the good of
their Aduerſaries. Haue you an Army ready ſay you?

A moſt Royall one: The Centurions, and their
charges diſtinctly billetted already in th'entertainment,
and to be on foot at an houres warning.

I am ioyfull to heare of their readineſſe, and am
the man I thinke, that ſhall ſet them in preſent Action. So
ſir, heartily well met, and moſt glad of your Company.

You take my part from me ſir, I haue the moſt
cauſe to be glad of yours.

Well, let vs go together. Exeunt.

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