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And you, the empress ! But we worldly men
[Exit Titus, from above.
Enter Tirus. Tit. Long have I been forlorn, and all for thee: Welcome, dread fury, to my woful house ;Rapine, and Murder, you are welcome too :How like the empress and her sons you are!, Well are you fitted, had you
a Moor :-
What shall we do? Tam. What would'st thou have us do, Andro
Dem. Show me a murderer, I'll deal with him.
Chi. Show me a villain, that hath done a rape. And 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.
let him, As he regards his aged father's life.
Mar. This will I do, and soon return again. [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; Or else I'll call my brother back again, And cleave to no revenge but Lucius. Tam. What say you, boys? will you abide with
him, Whiles I
lord the emperor, How I have govern'd our determin'd jest? Yield to his humour, smooth and speak him fair,
[.Aside. 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, 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.
Pub. What's your will ?
Know you these two ?
Th' empress’ sons, I take them, Chiron and Demetrius.
Tit. Fye, Publius fye! thou art too much deceiv'd;
RON and DEMETRIUS,
manded. 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
bearing 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 goodly summer with your winter mix’d.
[He cuts their Throats. Receive the blood : and, when that they are dead,