'so putting him to rage,
You should have ta'en th' advantage of his choler,
And pass'd him unelected.'
(ll. 196-7)

However the result of the election has yet to be decided and the Tribunes make this their new target. They plan to arrive at the Capitol before the citizens, 'And this shall seem, as partly 'tis, their own, / Which we have goaded onward.' (ll.260-1) The methods or craft of the Tribunes are devious and underhanded, but this is the harsh reality of the political world of Rome.

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