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WORKS

OF
M' William Shakespear.

VOLUME the EIGHTH,

CONTAINING,
TITUS ANDRONICUS.
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA,
CYMBELINE.

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29 JUN 1073

T I TUS ANDRONICUS

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DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

SATURNINUS, Son to tbe late Emperor of Rome, and af

terwards declar'd Emperor himself. BASSIANUS, Brother to Saturninus, in love with Lavinia. TITUS ANDRONICUS, a Noble Roman, General againf

the Goths. MARCUS ANDRONICUS, Tribune of tbe People, and Brom

ther to Titus. MARCUS, 2 QUINTUS,

Şons to Titys Andronicus.
Lucrys,
MUTIUS,
Young LUCIUS, a Boy, Son to Lucius.
PUBLIUS, Son to Marcus Andronicus the Tribune,
ALARBUS, 2
CHIRON," S Sons to Tamora. -
DEMETRIUS, S
AARON, a Moor, belov'd by Tamora.
ÆMILIUS, a Roman.

TAMORA, Queen of tbe Goths, and afterwards ́ married 10

Saturninus. LAVINIA, Daugbter to Titus Andronicus. . , . ., A Nurse with a black-a-moor Child. Senators, Judges, Officers, Soldiers, and oeber Actendants.

SCENE Rome, and the Country near it.

TITUS

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ACT I, SCENE 1. .

ROME. Enter the Tribunes and Senators alof:, as in the Senate,

Enter Saturninus and his followers at one door, and Baffianus and bis followers at ibe olber, with drum and colours,

PRENOBLE Patricians, patrons of my right,

Defend the justice of my cause with arms :
And countrymen my loving followers,
Plead my successive title with your swords,

I am the first-born son of him that last
Wore the imperial diadem of Rome;
Then let my father's honours live in me,
Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.

Baf. Romans, friends, foll’wers, favourers of my right ;
If eyer Baffianus, Cæsar's son,
Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome,
Keep then this passage to the Capitol ;
And suffer not dishonour to approach
Th' imperial seat, to virtue consecrate,
To justice, continence, and nobility :

• This is one of the Plays which ought not to be look'd upon to be of Shakespear's compositionBy giving it the credit of a few of his lines inserted here and there he got the discredit of wriung the whole

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