Before we proceed any further, hear me speak
Before we proceed any further, hear me speak.
You are all resolved rather to die than to famish?
I speak this in hunger for
bread, not in thirst for revenge
First, you know Caius Martius is chief
enemy to the people.
We know ’t, we know ’t!
Let us kill him, and we’ll have corn at
our own price. Is ’t a verdict?
No more talking on ’t; let it be done. Away, away!
One word, good citizens.
We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians
goodEllipsis. What authority surfeits on would relieve us.
If they would yield us but the superfluity
while it were wholesome, we might guess they
reliev'd us humanely; but they think we are too
dear. The leanness that afflicts us, the object of our
misery, is as an inventory to particularize their
abundance; our sufferance is a gain to them. Let
us revenge this with our pikes, ere we become
rakes; for the gods know I speak this in hunger for
bread, not in thirst for revengeAlliosis.