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Monologues for Men

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Condition? Five times, Martius,

I have fought with thee; so often hast thou beat me;

And wouldst do so, I think, should we encounter

As often as we eat. By th’ elements,

If e’er again I meet him beard to beard,

He’s mine, or I am his. Mine emulation

Hath not that honor in’t it had; for where

I thought to crush him in an equal force,

True sword to sword, I’ll potch at him some way,

Or wrath or craft may get him.

Bolder, though not so subtle. My valor’s poison’d

With only suff’ring stain by him; for him

Shall fly out of itself. Nor sleep nor sanctuary,

Being naked, sick, nor fane nor Capitol,

The prayers of priests nor times of sacrifice,

Embarquements all of fury, shall lift up

Their rotten privilege and custom ’gainst

My hate to Martius. Where I find him, were it

At home, upon my brother’s guard, even there,

Against the hospitable canon, would I

Wash my fierce hand in ’s heart.

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