“[AUFIDIUS and the CONSPIRATORS draw, and kill CORIOLANUS,who falls. AUFIDIUS stands on him.]
Lords. Hold, hold, hold, hold! AUFIDIUS. My noble masters, hear me speak. First Lord. O Tullus,— SECOND LORD. Thou hast done a deed whereat valour will weep.
THIRD LORD. Tread not upon him.—Masters all, be quiet; Put up your swords. AUFIDIUS. My lords, when you shall know,—as in this rage, Provok'd by him, you cannot,—the great danger Which this man's life did owe you, you'll rejoice”