Document: All > Shakespeare > Tragedies > Coriolanus > Act I, scene VII
[TITUS LARTIUS, having set a guard upon
Corioli, going with drum and trumpet toward
COMINIUS and CAIUS MARCIUS, enters with
Lieutenant, other Soldiers, and a Scout]
LARTIUS: So, let the ports be guarded: keep your duties,
As I have set them down. If I do send, dispatch
Those centuries to our aid: the rest will serve
For a short holding: if we lose the field,
We cannot keep the town.
Lieutenant: Fear not our care, sir.
LARTIUS: Hence, and shut your gates upon's.
Our guider, come; to the Roman camp conduct us.