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Sat. Rise, Titus, rise; my emperess hath prevailid.
Tit. I thank your majesty, and her, my lord. These words, these looks, infuse new life in me.
Tam. Titus, I am incorporate in Rome, A Roman now adopted happily, And must advise the emperor for his good. This day all quarrels die, Andronicus; 470 And let it be mine honour, good my lord, That I have reconcil'd your friends and you. For you, prince Bassianus, I have past My word and promise to the emperor, That you
will be more mild and tractable.And fear not, lords,-and you, Lavinia;By my advice, all humbled on your knees, You shall asķ pardon of his majesty. Luc. We do ;. and vow to heaven, and to his high
ness, That what we did, was mildly, as we might, 480 Tend'ring our sister's honour, and our own,
Mar. That on mine honour here I do protest.
Sat. Marcus, for thy sake, and thy brother's here, And at my lovely Tamora's entreats, I do remit these young men's heinous faults.
490 Lavinia, though you left me like a churl,
I found a friend; and sure as death I swore,
Tit. To-morrow, an it please your majesty,
Sat. Be it so, Titus, and gramercy too. [Exeunt.
Before the Palace. Enter AARON alone.
And mount her pitch; whom thou in triumph long
Enter Chiron, and Demetrius, braving. Dem. Chiron, thy years want wit, thy wit wants
edge, And manners, to intrude where I am grac'd ; And may, for aught thou know'st, affected be.
Chi. Demetrius, thou dost over.ween in all; And so in this, to bear me down with braves.
30 'Tis not the difference of a year, or two, Makes me less gracious, or thee more fortunate : I am as able, and as fit, as thou, To serve, and to deserve my mistress' grace ; And that my sword upon
thee shall approve, And plead my passions for Lavinia's love.
Aar. Clubs, clubs ! These lovers will not keep
Dem. Why, boy, although our mother, unadvis'd, Gave you a dancing rapier by your side,
Are you so desperate grown, to threat your friends ? Go to; have your lath glu'd within your sheath, 'Till
you know better how to handle it. Chi. Mean while, sir, with the little skill I have, Full well shalt thou perceive how much I dare.
Dem. Ay, boy, grow ye so brave i [They draw.
Aar. Why, how now, lords?
Chi. Not I; 'till I have sheath'd My rapier in his bosom, and, withal, Thrust these teproachful speeches down his throat, That he hath breath'd in my dishonour here.
Dem. For that I am prepar'd and full resolvid, Foul-spoken coward! that thunder'st with thy tongue, And with thy weapon nothing dar'st perform. 61
Aar. Away, I say.-
Without controlment, justice, or revenge ? 70 Young lords, beware!-an should the emperess know This discord's ground, the musick would not please.
Chi. I care not, I, knew she and all the world; I love Lavinia more than all the world. Dem. Youngling, learn thou to make some meaner
choice : Lavinia is thine elder brother's hope.
Aar. Why, are ye mad ? or know ye not, in Rome How furious and impatient they be, And cannot brook competitors in love? I tell you, lords, you do but plot your deaths 80 By this device.
Chi. Aaron, a thousand deaths would I propose, To achieve her I do love.
Aar. To achieve her!--How ?
Dem. Why mak'st thou it so strange?
Aar. Ay, and as good as Saturninus, may. [ Aside. Dem. Then why should he despair, that knows to
court it With words, fair looks, and liberality ? What, hast thou not full often struck a doe,