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wrote, as I have corre&ted the Text ; and then the Meaning will be
plainly this. “Perhaps, you may have heard my Tale already,
* but for all that, I’ll venture to make it more foale and familiar
“ to you, by telling it over again.” . And nothing is more com"
mon than the Verb in this Sense, with our three Capital Drama-
tic Poets. -
(2) Sir, I shall tell you with a kind of Smile, -
Which ne'er came from the Lungs,) Thus all the Editors, most
foupidly, hitherto; as if Menenius were to smile in telling his Story,
tho' the Lines, which immediately follow, make it evident that the
Belly was meant to smile, *

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- Yet I can make my audit up, that all

From me do back receive the flow’r of all,
And leave me but the bran. What say you to't
2 Cit. It was an answer ; how apply you this 2.
Men. The Senators of Rome are this good belly,
And you the mutinous members ; for examine
Their counsels, and their cares ; digest things rightly, ,
Touching the weal o'th’ common; you shall find,
No publick benefit, which you receive,
But it proceeds, or comes, from them to you,
And no way from yourselves. What do you think?
- You,

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