Antium. A public place.
Enter TULLUS AUFIDIUS, with Attendants
Go tell the lords o’ the city I am here:
Deliver them this paper: having read it,
Bid them repair to the market-place; where I,
Even in theirs and in the commons’ ears,
5Will vouch the truth of it. Him I accuse
The city ports by this hath enter’d and
Intends to appear before the people, hoping
To purge herself with words: dispatch.
Enter three or four Conspirators of AUFIDIUS’ faction
10How is it with our general?
As with a man by his own alms empoison’d,
And with his charity slain.
Most noble sir,
15If you do hold the same intent wherein
You wish’d us parties, we’ll deliver you
Of your great danger.
Sir, I cannot tell:
We must proceed as we do find the people.