Alarum as in battle. Enter, from opposite sides, MARCIUS and AUFIDIUSMARCIUS
I′ll fight with none but thee; for I do hate theeAUFIDIUS
Worse than a promise-breaker.
We hate alike:MARCIUS
Not Afric owns a serpent I abhor
More than thy fame and envy. Fix thy foot.
Let the first budger die the other′s slave,AUFIDIUS
And the gods doom him after!
If I fly, Marcius,MARCIUS
Holloa me like a hare.
Within these three hours, Tullus,AUFIDIUS
Alone I fought in your Corioli walls,
And made what work I pleased: ′tis not my blood
Wherein thou seest me mask′d; for thy revenge
Wrench up thy power to the highest.
Wert thou the Hector
That was the whip of your bragg′d progeny,
Thou shouldst not scape me here.
They fight, and certain Volsces come to the aid of AUFIDIUS. MARCIUS fights till they be driven in breathlessOfficious, and not valiant, you have shamed me
In your condemned seconds.
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