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I have collated it with the tragedy as it stands in the edition of Shakspeare, 1793 : and the following remarks, and various readings, are here affigned to their proper places. TODD.
The ingenious and accurate Mr. Todd has moft obligingly collated this tragedy (49. 1600) with that in 8vo. 1793. Moft of his collations &c. will be found at the bottom of the following pages. STBEYENS.
Saturninus, Son to the late Emperor of Rome, and
afterwards declared Emperor himself. Bassianus, Brother to Saturninus ; in love with Lai
vinia. Titus Andronicus, a noble Roman, General against
the Goths. Marcus Andronicus, Tribune of the People ; and
Brother to Titus.
Sons to Titus Andronicus.
Tamora, Queen of the Goths.
Kinsmen of Titus, Senators, Tribunes, Officers,
Soldiers, and Attendants.
SCENE, Rome; and the Country near it.
ACT I. SCENE I.
Rome. Before the Capitol.
The Tomb of the Andronici appearing; the Tri
bunes and Senators aloft, as in the Senate. Enter, below, SATURNINUS and his Followers, on one fde; and BASSIANUS and his Followers, on
; the other; with Drum and Colours.
Sat. Noble patricians, patrons of my right,
my right, If ever Bassianus, Cæsar's son, Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome,
successive title] i.e. my title to the succession.
Malone, Thus also Raleigh : « The empire being elective, and not fuc
๕ sljive, the emperors, in being, made profit of their own times."
Keep then this paffage to the Capitol ;
Enter MARCUS ANDRONICUS, aloft, with the
Mar. Princes--that strive by factions, and by
And in the Capitol and senate's right,
your deserts in peace and humbleness. Sat. How fair the tribune speaks to calm my
thoughts ! Bas. Marcus Andronicus, so I do affy. In thy uprightness and integrity, And so I love and honour thee and thine, Thy nobler brother Titus, and his sons, And her, to whom my thoughts are humbled all, Gracious Lavinia, Rome's rich ornament, That I will here dismiss my loving friends ; And to my fortunes, and the people's favour, Commit my cause in balance to be weigh’d.
Exeunt the Followers of BASSIANUS. Sat. Friends, that have been thus forward in
my right, I thank you all, and here dismiss
you And to the love and favour of my country Commit myself, my person, and the cause.
[Exeunt the Followers of SATURNINUS. Rome, be as just and gracious unto me, As I am confident and kind to thee. Open the gates, and let me in. Bas. Tribunes! and me, a poor competitor. [Sat. and Bas. go into the Capitol, and exeunt
with Senators, MARCUS, &c.