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Act 1. Scene VII

SCENE VII. The gates of Corioli.

TITUS LARTIUS, having set a guard upon Corioli, going with drum and trumpet toward COMINIUS and CAIUS MARCIUS, enters with Lieutenant, other Soldiers, and a Scout
LARTIUS
So, let the ports be guarded: keep your duties,
As I have set them down. If I do send, dispatch
Those centuries to our aid: the rest will serve
For a short holding: if we lose the field,
We cannot keep the town.

Lieutenant
Fear not our care, sir.

LARTIUS
Hence, and shut your gates upon's.
Our guider, come; to the Roman camp conduct us.

Exeunt

William Shakespeare