Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / Coriolanus. / ACT V. SCENE III. / Coriolanus, Aufidius, Vergilia, Volumnia, Young Marcius, Valeria, and Attendants; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by G. Hamilton; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 83; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Vol. __________Say, my request's unjust / And spurn me back: But if it be not so, / Thou art not honest; and the gods will plague thee, / That thou restrain'st from me the duty, which / To a mother's part belongs.—He turns away. / Down ladies; let us shame him with our knees. / To his surname Coriolanus 'longs mere pride; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Than pity to our prayers.—Down: An end; / This is the last:--So we will home to Rome, / And die among our neighbours.—Nay, behold us: / This boy, that cannot tell what he would have, / But kneels, and holds up hands for fellowship. / Does reason our petition with more strength / [last line faded and illegible]; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by J. Caldwell
Lilla Willey, Thefford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.
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