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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
 
Titus Andronicus
 
Act II. Scene II.
 
A Forest.
 
Horns and cry of hounds heard.Enter TITUS ANDRONICUS, with Hunters, &c.; MARCUS, LUCIUS, QUINTUS, and MARTIUS.
  Tit.  The hunt is up, the morn is bright and grey,
The fields are fragrant and the woods are green.
Uncouple here and let us make a bay,        5
And wake the emperor and his lovely bride,
And rouse the prince and ring a hunter’s peal,
That all the court may echo with the noise.
Sons, let it be your charge, as it is ours,
To attend the emperor’s person carefully:        10
I have been troubled in my sleep this night,
But dawning day new comfort hath inspir’d.  [A cry of hounds, and horns winded in a peal.
 
Enter SATURNINUS, TAMORA, BASSIANUS, LAVINIA, DEMETRIUS, CHIRON, and Attendants.
Many good morrows to your majesty;
Madam, to you as many and as good;        15
I promised your Grace a hunter’s peal.
  Sat.  And you have rung it lustily, my lord;
Somewhat too early for new-married ladies.
  Bas.  Lavinia, how say you?
  Lav.        I say, no;        20
I have been broad awake two hours and more.
  Sat.  Come on, then; horse and chariots let us have,
And to our sport.—[To TAMORA.]  Madam, now shall ye see
Our Roman hunting
  Mar.        I have dogs, my lord,        25
Will rouse the proudest panther in the chase,
And climb the highest promontory top.
  Tit.  And I have horse will follow where the game
Makes way, and run like swallows o’er the plain.
  Dem.  [Aside.]  Chiron, we hunt not, we, with horse nor hound,        30
But hope to pluck a dainty doe to ground.  [Exeunt.
 
 
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