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“Such childish humour from weak minds proceeds:
“Thy wretched wife mistook the matter so, “ To slay herself, that should have slain her foe
"Courageous Roman, do not steep thy heart “In such relenting dew of lamentations, “ But kneel with me, and help to bear thy part, “ To rouse our Roman gods with invocations, " That they will suffer these abominations, (Since Rome herself in them doth stand disgrac'd)
[chas'd. • By our strong arms from forth her fair streets
“ Now, by the Capitol that we adore, * And by this chaste blood so unjustly stain’d, “By heaven's fair sun, that breeds the fat earth's
store, • By all our country rights in Rome maintain'd, “ And by chaste Lucrece’ soul that late complain'd
“ Her wrongs to us, and by this bloody knife, “ We will revenge the death of this true wife.”
This said, he struck his hand upon his breast,
And that deep vow which Brutus made before,
58 allow] i. e. approve.
When they had sworn to this advised doom,
The Romans plausibly 59 did give consent
69 plausibly] i. e. with acclamations.