|William Shakespeare (15641616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.|
|Act I. Scene VII.|
The Gates of Corioli.
TITUS LARTIUS, having set a guard upon CORIOLI, going with drum and trumpet towards COMINIUS and CAIUS MARCIUS, enters with a Lieutenant, a party of Soldiers, and a Scout.
| Lart. So; let the ports be guarded: keep your duties,|
|As I have set them down. If I do send, dispatch|
|Those centuries to our aid; the rest will serve|| 5|
|For a short holding: if we lose the field,|
|We cannot keep the town.|
| Lieu. Fear not our care, sir.|
| Lart. Hence, and shut your gates upon us.|
|Our guider, come; to the Roman camp conduct us. [Exeunt.|| 10|