Rome. A street.
Cornets. Enter CORIOLANUS, MENENIUS, all the Gentry, COMINIUS, TITUS LARTIUS, and other Senators
Tullus Aufidius then had made new head?
He had, my lord; and that it was which caused
Our swifter composition.
So then the Volsces stand but as at first,
5Ready, when time shall prompt them, to make road.
They are worn, lord consul, so,
That we shall hardly in our ages see
Their banners wave again.
10Saw you Aufidius?
On safe-guard he came to me; and did curse
Against the Volsces, for they had so vilely
Yielded the town: he is retired to Antium.
Spoke he of me?
15He did, my lord.
How often he had met you, sword to sword;
That of all things upon the earth he hated
Your person most, that he would pawn his fortunes
20To hopeless restitution, so he might
Be call’d your vanquisher.