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See here, in bloody lines I have set down;
Tam. Titus, I am come to talk with thee.
Tit. No; not a word: How can I grace my talk,
Tam. Know thou, sad man, I am not Tamora;
dreadful name, Revenge, which makes the foul offender quake. Tit. Art thou Revenge? and art thou sent to
me, To be a torment to mine enemies?
Tam. I am ; therefore come down, and welcome
Tit. Do me some service, ere I come to thee.
Provide thee proper palfries, black as jet,
downfal in the sea. And day by day I'll do this heavy task, So thou destroy Rapine and Murder there.
Tam. These are my ministers, and come with, Tit. Are they thy ministers? what are they
call'd ? Tam. Rapine, and Murder ; therefore called so, 'Cause they take vengeance of such kind of men. Tit. Good heaven, how like the empress' sons
they are ! And you,
the empress ! But we worldly men Have miserable, mad, mistaking eyes. O sweet Revenge, now do I come to thee: And, if one arm's embracement will content thee, I will embrace thee in it by and by.
[Exit Titus, from above. Tam. This closing with him fits his lunacy: Whate'er I forge, to feed his brain-sick fits, Do you uphold and maintain in your speeches. For now he firmly takes me for Revenge; And, being credulous in this mad thought, I'll make him send for Lucius, his son; And, whilst I at a banquet hold him sure, I'll find some cunning practice out of hand, To scatter and disperse the giddy Goths, Or, at the least, make them his enemies. See, here he comes, and I must ply my theme.
such a devil ?
What shall we do?
nicus ? 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 have 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 :
Andronicus to this device ?
Go, gentle Marcus, to thy nephew Lucius ;
you abide with him,
lord the emperor,
Tit. I know them all, though they suppose me
Whiles I go
And will o'er-reach them in their own devices.
Dem. Madam, depart at pleasure, leave us here.
Tam. Farewell, Andronicus: Revenge now goes To lay a complot to betray. thy foes.
[Exit TAMOŘA. Tit. I know, thou dost; and, sweet Revenge,
farewell. 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,
these two ? Pubi
Th' empress' sons,
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. [Exit TITUS. — PUBLIUS, &c. lay hold on Chi
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.