Scene II.A Forest.
Horns and cry of hounds heard. Enter TITUS
ANDRONICUS, with Hunters, &c.;
MARCUS, LUCIUS, QUINTUS, and
Tit. The hunt is up, the mom is bright and
The fields are fragrant and the woods are green.
Uncouple here and let us make a bay,
And wake the emperor and his lovely bride,
And rouse the prince and ring a hunter's peal,
That all the court may echo with the noise.
Sons, let it be your charge, as it is ours,
To attend the emperor's person carefully:
I have been troubled in my sleep this night,
But dawning day new comfort hath inspir'd.
[A cryofhounds, and horns winded
in a peal.
Enter SATURNINUS, TAMORA,
CHIRON, and Attendants.
Many good morrows to your majesty;
Madam, to you as many and as good;
I promised your Grace a hunter's peal.
Sat. And you have rung it lustily, my lord;
Somewhat too early for new-married ladies.
Bas. Lavinia, how say you?
Lav. I say, no;
I have been broad awake two hours and more.
Sat. Come on, then; horse and chariots let
And to our sport.[To TAMORA.] Madam,
now shall ye see
Our Roman hunting.
Mar. I have dogs, my lord,
Will rouse the proudest panther in the chase,
And climb the highest promontory top.
Tit. And I have horse will follow where the
Makes way, and run like swallows o'er the plain.
Dem. [Aside.] Chiron, we hunt not, we, with
horse nor hound,
But hope to pluck a dainty doe to ground.