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BRUTUS Be patient till the last. Romans, countrymen, and lovers!

hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better ud!e. "f there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of #aesar$s, to him " say, that Brutus$ love to #aesar was no less than his. "f then that friend demand why Brutus rose a!ainst #aesar, this is my answer: %%&ot that " loved #aesar less, but that " loved Rome more. 'ad you rather #aesar were livin! and die all slaves, than that #aesar were dead, to live all free men( )s #aesar loved me, " weep for him* as he was fortunate, " re oice at it* as he was valiant, " honour him: but, as he was ambitious, " slew him. There is tears for his love* oy for his fortune* honour for his valour* and death for his ambition. +ho is here so base that would be a bondman( "f any, speak* for him have " offended. +ho is here so rude that would not be a Roman( "f any, speak* for him have " offended. +ho is here so vile that will not love his country( "f any, speak* for him have " offended. " pause for a reply. All None, Brutus, none. BRUTUS Then none have " offended. " have done no more to #aesar than you shall do to Brutus. The ,uestion of his death is enrolled in the #apitol* his !lory not e-tenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences enforced, for which he suffered death. Enter ANTONY and others, with CAESAR's body 'ere comes his body, mourned by .ark )ntony: who, thou!h he had no hand in his death, shall receive the benefit of his dyin!, a place in the #ommonwealth* as which of you shall not( +ith this " depart, %% that, as " slew my best lover for the !ood of Rome, " have the same da!!er for myself, when it shall please my country to need my death. All Live, Brutus live, live !irst Citi"en Brin# hi$ with triu$%h ho$e unto his house. Se&ond Citi"en 'ive hi$ a statue with his an&estors. Third Citi"en Let hi$ be Caesar. !ourth Citi"en Caesar's better %arts Shall be &rown'd in Brutus. !irst Citi"en (e'll brin# hi$ to his house (ith shouts and &la$ours. BRUTUS .y countrymen, %% Se&ond Citi"en )ea&e, silen&e Brutus s%ea*s. !irst Citi"en )ea&e, ho BRUTUS /ood countrymen, let me depart alone, )nd, for my sake, stay here with )ntony: 0o !race to #aesar$s corpse, and !race his speech tendin! to #aesar$s !lories* which .ark )ntony, by our permission, is allow$d to make. " do entreat you, not a man depart, Save " alone, till )ntony have spoke.