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Cap. Romans, make way: the good Andronicus,
Patron of virtue, Rome's best champion,
Successful in the battles that he fights,
With honour and with fortune is return’d,
From whence he circumscribed with his sword,
And brought to yoke the enemies of Rome.

Sound Drums and Trumpets, and then enter Mutius and Marcus : after them, two men bearing a coffin cover'a

with black; then Quintus and Lucius. After them, Titus Andronicus; and then Tamora, the Queen of Goths, Alarbus, Chiron, and Demetrius, with Aaron the Moor, prisoners ; soldiers, and other attendants. They set down the coffin, and Titus speaks.

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and that is more than what is hinted, or supposed, any where in the Play. But the truth is, return is not a Verb but a Subsantive; and relates to Titus and not to Tamara: The Regulation I have given the Text, I dare warrant, restores the Author's Intention.

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With opportunity of sharp revenge a
Upon the Thracian tyrant in her tent,
May favour Tamora, the Queen of Goths,
(When Goths were Goths, and Tamora was Queen)
To quit her bloody wrongs upon her foes.

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where she and the other Trojan Captive Women were kept: for . thither Hecuba by a Wile had decoy’d Polymn for, in order to perpetrate her Revenge. This we may learn from Eu R 1P In Es’s Hecuba; the only Author, that I can at present remember, from whom our Writer must have gleaned this Circumstance.

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