JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

PERSONS REPRESENTED JULIUS CAESAR OCTAVIUS CAESAR, Triumvir after his death. MARCUS ANTONIUS, " " " M. AEMIL. LEPIDUS " " " CICERO, PUBLIUS, POPILIUS LENA, Senators. MARCUS BRUTUS, Conspirator against Caesar. CASSIUS, " " " CASCA, " " " TREBONIUS, " " " LIGARIUS, " " " DECIUS BRUTUS, " " " METELLUS CIMBER, " " " CINNA, " " " FLAVIUS, tribune MARULLUS, tribune ARTEMIDORUS, a Sophist of Cnidos. A Soothsayer CINNA, a poet. Another Poet. LUCILIUS, TITINIUS, MESSALA, young CATO, and VOLUMNIUS, Friends to Brutus and Cassius. VARRO, CLITUS, CLAUDIUS, STRATO, LUCIUS, DARDANIUS, Servants to Brutus PINDARUS, Servant to Cassius The Ghost of Caesar Senators, Citizens, Soldiers, Commoners, Messengers, and Servants CALPURNIA, wife to Caesar PORTIA, wife to Brutus SCENE: Rome, the conspirators' camp near Sardis, and the plains of Philippi.

ACT I. SCENE I. Rome. A street. [Enter Flavius, Marullus, and a Throng of Citizens.] FLAVIUS. Hence! home, you idle creatures, get you home! Is this a holiday? What! know you not, Being mechanical, you ought not walk

Upon a laboring day without the sign Of your profession?--Speak, what trade art you? FIRST CITIZEN. Why, sir, a carpenter. MARULLUS. Where is the leather apron and the ruler? What dost you with the best apparel on?-You, sir; what trade are you? SECOND CITIZEN. Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. MARULLUS. But what trade art thou? Answer me directly. SECOND CITIZEN. A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience, which is indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles. MARULLUS. What trade, thou knave? Thou naughty knave, what trade? SECOND CITIZEN. Nay, I beseech you, sir, be not out with me; yet, if you be out, sir, I can mend you. MARULLUS. What means’s you by that? Mend me, thou saucy fellow! SECOND CITIZEN. Why, sir, cobble you. FLAVIUS. Thou art a cobbler, art thou? SECOND CITIZEN. Truly, Sir, all that I live by is with the awl; I meddle with no tradesman's matters, nor women's matters, but with awl. I am indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are in Great danger, I re-cover them. As proper men as ever trod upon Neat’s-leather has gone upon my handiwork. FLAVIUS. But wherefore art not in thy shop today? Why dost thou lead these men about the streets? SECOND CITIZEN. Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes to get myself into more Work. But indeed, sir, we make holiday to see Caesar and to Rejoice in his triumph. MARULLUS.

Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home? What tributaries follow him to Rome? To grace in captive bonds his chariot wheels? You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft Have you climb’s up to walls and battlements, To towers and windows, yea, to chimney tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day with patient expectation To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome. And when you saw his chariot but appear, Have you not made a universal shout? That Tiber trembled underneath her banks To hear the replication of your sounds Made in her concave shores? And do you now put on your best attire? And do you now cull out a holiday? And do you now strew flowers in his way That comes in triumph over Pompey's blood? Be gone! Run to your houses; fall upon your knees, Pray to the gods to intermit the plague That needs must light on this ingratitude. FLAVIUS. Go, go, good countrymen, and, for this fault, Assemble all the poor men of your sort, Draw them to Tiber banks, and weep your tears Into the channel, till the lowest stream Do kiss the most exalted shores of all. [Exeunt CITIZENS.] See whether their basest metal is not moved; They vanish tongue-tied in their guiltiness. Go you down that way towards the Capitol; This way wills I. Disrobe the images, If you do find them deck’s with ceremonies. MARULLUS. May we do so? You know it is the feast of Lupe cal. FLAVIUS. It is no matter; let no images Be hung with Caesar's trophies. I'll about And drive away the vulgar from the streets; So do you too, where you perceive them thick. These growing feathers pluck’s from Caesar's wing Will make him fly an ordinary pitch, Who else would soar above the view of men? And keep us all in servile fearfulness. [Exeunt.]

SCENE II. The same. A public place. [Enter, in procession, with music, Caesar; Antonym, for the Course; Calumnies, Portia, Deices, Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Casco; a great crowd following, among them a Soothsayer.] CAESAR. Calpurnia,-CASCA. Peace, ho! Caesar speaks. [Music ceases.] CAESAR. Calpurnia,-CALPURNIA. Here, my lord. CAESAR. Stand you directly in Antonius' way, When he doth run his course.--Antonius,-ANTONY. Caesar, my lord? CAESAR. Forget not in your speed, Antonius, To touch Calpurnia; for our elders say, The barren, touched in this holy chase, Shake off their sterile curse. ANTONY. I shall remember. When Caesar says, "Do this," it is performed. CAESAR. Set on; and leave no ceremony out. [Music.] SOOTHSAYER. Caesar! CAESAR. Ha! Who calls? CASCA. Bid every noise be still. --Peace yet again! [Music ceases.] CAESAR.

Fellow. Brutus. as I was wont to have: You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand Over your friend that loves you. Be not deceived: if I have veils my look. Cassius. look upon Caesar. What man is that? BRUTUS. I do lack some part Of that quick spirit that is in Antonym. CASSIUS. [Sonnet. Cassius. Beware the Ides of March. Exeunt all but BRUTUS and CASSIUS. shriller than all the music. He is a dreamer. come from the throng. CASSIUS. Beware the Ides of March. let me see his face. CASSIUS. I turn the trouble of my countenance . SOOTHSAYER. CAESAR. Pass. Caesar is turn’s to hear. I do observe you now of late: I have not from your eyes that gentleness And show of love. Will you go see the order of the course? BRUTUS. What say’s thou to me now? Speak once again. A soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March. do. let us leave him. CAESAR. BRUTUS. I pray you. Let me not hinder. Set him before me. CAESAR. SOOTHSAYER. your desires.Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue. BRUTUS. I'll leave you. Cry "Caesar"! Speak.] CASSIUS. CAESAR. Not I. I am not gamesome.

Therefore.] BRUTUS. Cassius. . To the entire rout. in banqueting.Merely upon myself. I have much mistaken your passion. if you know That I do fawn on men. Cassius. good Brutus. [Flourish and shout. That you might see your shadow. By means whereof this breast of mine hath buried Thoughts of great value. That you have no such mirrors as will turn Your hidden worthiness into your eye. Tell me. No. And groaning underneath this age's yoke. Brutus. for the eye sees not itself But by reflection. gentle Brutus. And be not jealous on me. good Brutus. Into what dangers would you lead me. CASSIUS. I. Will modestly discover to you That of yourself. What means this shouting? I do fear the people Choose Caesar for their king. worthy cogitations. I have heard Where many of the best respect in Rome. -Except immortal Caesar!-. then hold me dangerous. Forgets the shows of love to other men. Were I a common laugher. Vexed I am Of late with passions of some difference. Than that poor Brutus. And since you know you cannot see yourself So well as by reflection. and hug them hard And after scandal them. Brutus. by some other thing. Have wish’s that noble Brutus had his eyes. CASSIUS. or did use To stale with ordinary oaths my love To every new protester. BRUTUS. Cassius? That you would have me seek into myself For that which is not in me? CASSIUS. But let not therefore my good friends be grieved-Among which number. your glass. can you see your face? BRUTUS. which you yet know not of. Then. Which give some soil perhaps to my behaviors. be you one-Nor construe any further my neglect. be prepared to hear. or if you know That I profess myself.speaking of Brutus. 'Tis just: And it is very much lamented. Conceptions only proper to myself. with himself at war.

it cried. Brutus. I plunged in. And bade him follow: so indeed he did. throwing it aside And stemming it with hearts of controversy. and we did buffet it With lusty sinews. I was born free as Caesar. Accoutered as I was. A man of such a feeble temper should . CASSIUS. And that it eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his luster. and we can both Endure the winter's cold as well as he: For once. so were you: We both have fed as well. But ere we could arrive the point proposed. I would not. And when the fit was on him I did mark How he did shake: 'tis true.CASSIUS. "Help me. do you fear it? Then must I think you would not have it so? BRUTUS. yet I love him well." As a sick girl. Alas. I had. honor is the subject of my story. Titanium. Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Enchases bear. But wherefore do you hold me here so long? What is it that you would impart to me? If it be aught toward the general good. so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar: and this man Is now become a god. now Leap in with me into this angry flood And swim to yonder point?" Upon the word. Cassius. it doth amaze me. He had a fever when he was in Spain. "Dearest you Cassius. Caesar cried. upon a raw and gusty day. as Aeneas. I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this life. --Ye gods. Cassius. For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death. our great ancestor. "Give me some drink. and write his speeches in their books. and must bend his body. as life not is as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. Set honor in one eye and death I' the other And I will look on both indifferently. Caesar said to me. and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him. The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores. If Caesar carelessly but nod on him. As well as I do know your outward favor. Ay. and Cassius is A wretched creature. but for my single self. Well. I did hear him groan: Ay. or I sink! I. I know that virtue to be in you. this god did shake: His coward lips did from their color fly. The torrent roars.

that we are underlings. Flourish. Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed That he is grown so great? Age. dear Brutus. it is as heavy. What you have said. [Shout. man.] BRUTUS. it doth become the mouth as well. But in ourselves.So get the start of the majestic world. That you do love me. conjure with them. chew upon this: Brutus had rather be a villager Than to repute himself a son of Rome Under these hard conditions as this time Is like to lie upon us. and room enough. CASSIUS. And bear the palm alone. I will with patience hear. Why. Sound them. Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault. When there is in it but one only man. and of these times. Another general shout! I do believe that these applauses are For some new honors that is heaps on Caesar. he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus. and find a time Both meet to hear and answer such high things. O. you and I have heard our fathers say There was a Brutus once that would have brooks The' eternal devil to keep his state in Rome. What you would work me to. As easily as a king! BRUTUS. what you have to say. CASSIUS. Weigh them. . "Brutus" will start a spirit as soon as "Caesar. is not in our stars. thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods! When went there by an age since the great flood. Till then. Be any further moved. for this present. I will consider. I am nothing jealous. so with love I might entreat you. I shall recount hereafter. "Brutus" and "Caesar": what should be in that "Caesar"? Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together. I have some aim: How I have thought of this. yours is as fair a name. I would not. my noble friend. thou art shamed! Rome. till now. that talk’s of Rome? That her wide walls encompassed but one man? Now is it Rome indeed. in the names of all the gods at once. But it was famed with more than with one man? When could they say." Now. and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves.

He is a noble Roman and well given. CAESAR. Antonym. I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. after his sour fashion. Fear him not. CASSIUS. Caesar? CAESAR. The angry spot doth glow on Caesar's brow. --But. and Cicero Looks with such ferret and such fiery eyes As we have seen him in the Capitol. Let me have men about me that are fat. Would he were fatter! But I fear him not: Yet. tell you What hath proceeded worthy note today? [Re-enter Caesar and his Train. I rather tell thee what are to be fears . if my name were liable to fear. And he will. Antonio’s. Cassius. Casco will tell us what the matter is. CASSIUS. CAESAR. and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays. As they pass by. and smiles in such a sort As if he muck’s he and scorn’s his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing. As thou dost. pluck Casco by the sleeve. He is a great observer. BRUTUS. He reads much. Being crosses in conference by some senators. -ANTONY. and such as sleep o' nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. And therefore are they very dangerous.] BRUTUS. and Caesar is returning. he's not dangerous. Caesar. Sleek-headed men. look you. I will do so. The games are done. And all the rest look like a chidden train: Calpurnia's cheek is pale.I am glad that my weak words Have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus. He thinks too much: such men are dangerous. he hears no music: Seldom he smiles. Such men as he be never at heart's ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves. ANTONY.

Why. for this ear is deaf. were you not? BRUTUS. I can as well be a hang. Ay. What was the second noise for? CASCA. I did not mark it. Casco stays. You pull’s me by the cloak. I saw Mark Antonym offer him a .Than what I fear. CASSIUS. [Exeunt Caesar and his Train. Come on my right hand. every time gentler Than other. That Caesar looks so sad. and being offer’s him. Antonym.] CASCA. And tell me truly what thou thing’s of him. Was the crown offer’s he thrice? CASCA. CASSIUS. for that too. They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for? CASCA. marry. as tell the manner of it: it was Mere foolery. there was a crown offer’s he. CASCA. Why. wasn’t. Why. Why. you were with him. BRUTUS. Who offer’s him the crown? CASCA. tell us what hath chanced today. gentle Casco. I should not then ask Casco what had chanced. and he put it by thrice. for that too. Why. BRUTUS. CASCA. thus. and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors Shouted. BRUTUS. He put it by with the back of his hand. Ay. Tell us the manner of it. and then the People fell a-shouting. Casco. CASCA. would you speak with me? BRUTUS. for always I am Caesar.

for he swooned and Fell down at it: and for mine own part.Crown. if I would not have taken him at a word. . he was very loath to lay his fingers off it. but you. and threw up their sweaty night-caps. "Alas. did Caesar swoon? CASCA. before he fell down. And honest Casco. BRUTUS. and Still. that it had almost choked Caesar. he put it by once: but. But. we have the falling-sickness. Ay. after that he came. he pluck’s me open his Doublet. CASSIUS. for all That. and claps Their chop hands. thus sad away? CASCA. But there's No heed to be taken of them: if Caesar had stab’s there Mothers. if he had done or said Any thing amiss. 'twas one of these Coronets. and Uttered such a deal of stinking breath because Caesar refused The crown. What. as they use to do The players in the theatre. I know not what you mean by that. BRUTUS. --yet 'twas not a crown neither. No. CASCA. to my Thinking. he put it the third time by. I durst not laugh for Fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air. I would I might go to hell among the rogues: --and so he fell. He fell down in the market place. Then he Offered it to him again: then he put it by again: but. he said. CASSIUS. he desired their worships to think it was his Infirmity. CASSIUS. Good soul!" and forgave him with all their hearts. he would fain have had it. but I am sure Caesar fell Down. when he perceived the common Herd was glad he refused the crown. they would have done no less. BRUTUS. Marry. 'Tis0 very like: he hath the falling-sickness. What said he when he came unto himself? CASCA. to my thinking. If the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him. I am no true man. as he refused it. and foam’s at mouth. and I. Caesar hath it not. and was Speechless. When he came to himself again. and offered them his throat to cut: an I had been a Man of any occupation. And. soft! I pray you. --and. According as he pleased and displeased them. as I told you. And then He offered it the third time. the rabblement shouted. Three or four wenches where I stood cried.

Nay. if could remember it. if I were alive. and your mind hold. Good. I am promised forth. CASCA. Fare you well. However he puts on this tardy form. Ay. CASSIUS. Do so.] BRUTUS. he spoke Greek. or. it was Greek to me. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. an I tell you that. This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit. So is he now in execution Of any bold or noble enterprise. Which gives men stomach to digest his words With better appetite. BRUTUS. Will you dine with me tomorrow? CASCA. What a blunt fellow is this grown to be! He was quick mettle when he went to school. Come home to me. and I will wait for you. I Could tell you more news too: Modulus and Flavius. CASSIUS. And so it is. For this time I will leave you: Tomorrow.Did Cicero say any thing? CASCA. CASSIUS. There was more foolery yet. if you please to speak with me. but for mine own part. To what effect? CASCA. [Exit CASCA. for pulling Scarf’s off Caesar's images. No. farewell both. I'll ne'er look you I' the face Again: but those that understood him smiled at one another and Shook their heads. and your dinner worth The eating. Will you sup with me tonight. Casco? CASCA. I will expect you. I will come home to you. if you will. . Ay. are put to silence.

Casca: brought you Caesar home? Why are you breathless. Incenses them to send destruction.--I ha' not since put up my sword. saw you anything more wonderful? CASCA. Are not you moved. CASCA. A common slave--you'd know him well by sight-Held up his left hand. From that it is disposed: therefore 'tis meet Those noble minds keep ever with their likes. Why. never till now. or worse days endure. Thy honorable metal may be wrought. think of the world.] CICERO. [Exit. thou art noble. when all the sway of earth Shakes like a thing unfirm? O Cicero. Good even. with his sword drawn. In several hands.] Well. I see. For we will shake him. yet. The same. He should not humor me. Either there is a civil strife in heaven. Or else the world too saucy with the gods. As if they came from several citizens. and I have seen Th' ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam. I will this night. and yet his hand Not sensible of fire remain'd unscorch'd. [Thunder and lightning.] SCENE III. To be exalted with the threatening clouds: But never till tonight. CICERO. in at his windows throw. but he loves Brutus. when the scolding winds Have rived the knotty oaks. If I were Brutus now and he were Cassius. which did flame and burn Like twenty torches join'd. wherein obscurely Caesar's ambition shall be glanced at: And after this let Caesar seat him sure. Brutus.-[Exit Brutus. Besides. Enter. . I have seen tempests.I will do so: till then. from opposite sides. For who so firm that cannot be seduced? Caesar doth bear me hard.-Against the Capitol I met a lion. and why stare you so? CASCA. Writings all tending to the great opinion That Rome holds of his name. A Street. and CICERO. Did I go through a tempest dropping fire.

Farewell. Without annoying me: and there were drawn Upon a heap a hundred ghastly women. CASCA. Howling and shrieking. and went surly by. A Roman. Your ear is good. Good then. For I believe they are portentous things Unto the climate that they point upon. CASCA. let not men say "These are their reasons. Cicero. . for he did bid Antonius Send word to you he would be there to-morrow. Cassius. Comes Caesar to the Capitol tomorrow? CASCA. what night is this! CASSIUS. by your voice.] [Enter Cassius.] CASSIUS. Casca: this disturbed sky Is not to walk in. But men may construe things after their fashion. walk up and down the streets. When these prodigies Do so conjointly meet. CASSIUS. Indeed. who swore they saw Men. all in fire. Submitting me unto the perilous night. Who's there? CASCA. Those that have known the earth so full of faults. He doth. [Exit Cicero. A very pleasing night to honest men. they are natural". CICERO. Transformed with their fear. Clean from the purpose of the things themselves. CICERO. For my part.Who glared upon me. I have walk'd about the streets. Who ever knew the heavens menace so? CASSIUS. it is a strange-disposed time. Casca. And yesterday the bird of night did sit Even at noonday upon the marketplace. CASCA.

Name to thee a man most like this dreadful night. as you see. That thunders. you tyrants do defeat: . CASSIUS. And he shall wear his crown by sea and land. lightens. yet prodigious grown. woe the while! our fathers' minds are dead. 'Tis Caesar that you mean. But wherefore did you so much tempt the Heavens? It is the part of men to fear and tremble. Casca. ye gods. Or else you use not. and roars. Why birds and beasts. and children calculate. Therein.--why. you make the weak most strong. fools. Casca.and those sparks of life That should be in a Roman you do want. Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius: Therein. CASCA. Why old men. Cassius? CASSIUS. Have bared my bosom to the thunder-stone. ye gods. A man no mightier than thyself or me In personal action. Their natures. You look pale and gaze.And. is it not.from quality and kind. as these strange eruptions are. CASCA. Now could I. And we are govern'd with our mothers' spirits. thus unbraced. To make them instruments of fear and warning Unto some monstrous state. When the most mighty gods by tokens send Such dreadful heralds to astonish us. and preformed faculties To monstrous quality. And fearful. Casca. You are dull. you shall find That Heaven hath infused them with these spirits. And put on fear and cast yourself in wonder. CASCA. To see the strange impatience of the Heavens: But if you would consider the true cause Why all these fires. In every place save here in Italy.-Why all these things change from their ordinance. As doth the lion in the Capitol. CASSIUS. But. Let it be who it is: for Romans now Have thews and limbs like to their ancestors. Indeed they say the senators to-morrow Mean to establish Caesar as a king. opens graves. And when the cross blue lightning seem'd to open The breast of heaven. I did present myself Even in the aim and very flash of it. I know where I will wear this dagger then. Our yoke and sufferance show us womanish. why all these gliding ghosts.

You speak to Casca. my hand: Be factious for redress of all these griefs. Where hast thou led me? I perhaps speak this Before a willing bondman: then I know My answer must be made. being weary of these worldly bars. And why should Caesar be a tyrant then? Poor man! I know he would not be a wolf. Most bloody. and what offal. and most terrible. for here comes one in haste. And I do know by this. That part of tyranny that I do bear I can shake off at pleasure. this fearful night. I have moved already Some certain of the noblest-minded Romans To undergo with me an enterprise Of honorable-dangerous consequence. But that he sees the Romans are but sheep: He were no lion. CASCA. CASSIUS. when it serves For the base matter to illuminate So vile a thing as Caesar! But.] CASCA. Casca. What rubbish. And I will set this foot of mine as far As who goes farthest. There is no stir or walking in the streets. they stay for me In Pompey's Porch: for now. 'Tis Cinna. CASSIUS. And dangers are to me indifferent. Never lacks power to dismiss itself. . nor walls of beaten brass. fiery. but I am arm'd. Stand close awhile. Those that with haste will make a mighty fire Begin it with weak straws: what trash is Rome. nor strong links of iron Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. Nor airless dungeon. O grief. CASSIUS. CASCA. and to such a man That is no fleering tell-tale. So can I: So every bondman in his own hand bears The power to cancel his captivity. I do know him by his gait. But life. [Thunders still. Now know you. were not Romans hinds. There's a bargain made. know all the world besides. And the complexion of the element Is favor'd like the work we have in hand. If I know this. Hold.Nor stony tower.

CASCA. I will hie And so bestow these papers as you bade me. CASSIUS. Casca. ere day. one incorporate To our attempts. His countenance.] Come. Repair to Pompey's Porch. like richest alchemy. you and I will yet. Am I not stay'd for? tell me. No. Good Cinna. and he's gone To seek you at your house. Where Brutus may but find it. . if you could but win The noble Brutus to our party. What a fearful night is this! There's two or three of us have seen strange sights.-[Exit Cinna. he sits high in all the people's hearts! And that which would appear offense in us. Well. CASSIUS. Will change to virtue and to worthiness. Cinna? CINNA. I am glad on't. That done. and the man entire.-[Enter Cinna. All but Metellus Cimber.] Cinna. yields him ours.-CASSIUS. Who's that? Metellus Cimber? CASSIUS. Is Decius Brutus and Trebonius there? CINNA. And look you lay it in the praetor's chair. set this up with wax Upon old Brutus' statue: all this done. it is Casca. To find out you. Am I not stay'd for. Be you content. Yes.He is a friend. See Brutus at his house: three parts of him Is ours already. O Cassius. You are. where haste you so? CINNA. and throw this In at his window. CASSIUS. where you shall find us. CINNA. Upon the next encounter. take this paper. O. repair to Pompey's theatre.

But.] ACT II. Give guess how near to day. Then. That at his will he may do danger with. Call'd you.-When. when he once attains the upmost round. Th' abuse of greatness is. I know no personal cause to spurn at him. there's the question: It is the bright day that brings forth the adder. Let us go. But 'tis a common proof. and our great need of him. Rome. lest he may. It must be by his death: and. when it disjoins Remorse from power. since the quarrel .] BRUTUS. when! Awake. [Enter Brutus. [Exeunt. Get me a taper in my study. and his worth. I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. [Exit. by the progress of the stars. and. my lord? BRUTUS. And that craves wary walking. to speak truth of Caesar. Whereto the climber-upward turns his face. and. Lucius: When it is lighted. Crown him?--that: And then. come and call me here. You have right well conceited.--Lucius. He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature. LUCIUS. SCENE I. for my part. Lucius! [Enter Lucius. my lord. For it is after midnight. Lucius. We will awake him. we put a sting in him. and be sure of him. ere day.] LUCIUS. BRUTUS'S orchard. I grant. And. Looks in the clouds. I say! What. scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may. I will. I say!-I would it were my fault to sleep so soundly.] BRUTUS. That lowliness is young ambition's ladder. He then unto the ladder turns his back. But for the general. Lucius. prevent. ho!-I cannot. What.Him.

] LUCIUS. LUCIUS. and bring me word. strike. Get you to bed again. redress!"--Am I entreated. Would run to these and these extremities: And therefore think him as a serpent's egg Which hatch'd.] . & c. Shall Rome. sir. sir. I know not. thou sleep'st: awake and see thyself. Speak. &c. it is not day. then. Is not tomorrow. strike. Look in the calendar.--that what he is. BRUTUS.] LUCIUS. sir. Sir." Thus must I piece it out: Shall Rome stand under one man's awe? What. redress--! Brutus. If the redress will follow. March is wasted fifteen days. The exhalations. I will. [Exit. The taper burneth in your closet. [Re-enter Lucius. Rome? My ancestors did from the streets of Rome The Tarquin drive. "Shall Rome. And kill him in the shell.Will bear no color for the thing he is. BRUTUS. boy. Searching the window for a flint I found This paper thus seal'd up.-"Speak. thou receivest Thy full petition at the hand of Brutus! [Re-enter Lucius. [Knocking within. thou sleep'st: awake!--" Such instigations have been often dropp'd Where I have took them up.] BRUTUS. Fashion it thus. as his kind grow mischievous.-[Opens the letter and reads. I make thee promise. would. when he was call'd a king. the Ides of March? LUCIUS.] "Brutus. whizzing in the air Give so much light that I may read by them. and I am sure It did not lie there when I went to bed. augmented. To speak and strike? O Rome.

and the state of man. Sir.] Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar I have not slept. all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream: The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council. When evils are most free? O. No.--O conspiracy. Like to a little kingdom. conspiracy. and Trebonius. BRUTUS. Do you know them? LUCIUS. Casca. Metellus Cimber.-[Exit Lucius. Decius. 'Tis good. suffers then The nature of an insurrection. there are more with him. And half their faces buried in their cloaks. by day Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none.BRUTUS. thy native semblance on. [Enter Cassius. No. I think we are too bold upon your rest: .-[Exit Lucius. their hats are pluck'd about their ears. then. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion. Let 'em enter. Hide it in smiles and affability: For if thou pass. Shamest thou to show thy dangerous brow by night. 'tis your brother Cassius at the door. [Re-enter Lucius]. somebody knocks. LUCIUS. BRUTUS. Not Erebus itself were dim enough To hide thee from prevention. sir. Is he alone? LUCIUS. BRUTUS. Cinna.] They are the faction. Who doth desire to see you. Go to the gate. sir. That by no means I may discover them By any mark of favor. CASSIUS.

sir. BRUTUS. Cinna. this. Give me your hands all over. BRUTUS. I have been up this hour. He is welcome hither. CASSIUS. every man of them. and the high East Stands. the Sun arises. Casca. and every one doth wish You had but that opinion of yourself Which every noble Roman bears of you. No. He is welcome too.Good morrow. do we trouble you? BRUTUS. awake all night. This is Trebonius. Here. Which is a great way growing on the South. as the Capitol. and no man here But honors you. pardon. CASSIUS. Brutus. and this. directly here. You shall confess that you are both deceived. as I point my sword. Weighing the youthful season of the year.] DECIUS. BRUTUS. This Decius Brutus. . Here lies the east: doth not the day break here? CASCA. one by one. it doth. O. This. and yon grey lines That fret the clouds are messengers of day. up higher toward the North He first presents his fire. BRUTUS. Know I these men that come along with you? CASSIUS. CASCA. Shall I entreat a word? [BRUTUS and CASSIUS whisper apart. Yes. CINNA. They are all welcome.-What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt your eyes and night? CASSIUS. Metellus Cimber. Some two months hence.

That this shall be. METELLUS. And every man hence to his idle bed. unto bad causes swear Such creatures as men doubt: but do not stain The even virtue of our enterprise. by no means. But what of Cicero? Shall we sound him? I think he will stand very strong with us. No. not an oath: if not the face of men. that have spoke the word. and to steel with valour The melting spirits of women. when every drop of blood That every Roman bears. Nor th' insuppressive mettle of our spirits. And will not palter? and what other oath Than honesty to honesty engaged. break off betimes. CINNA. CASCA. and nobly bears. and men cautelous. BRUTUS. But if these. As I am sure they do. To think that or our cause or our performance Did need an oath. BRUTUS. And buy men's voices to commend our deeds: It shall be said. or we will fall for it? Swear priests. O. What need we any spur but our own cause To prick us to redress? what other bond Than secret Romans. No. his judgment ruled our hands. So let high-sighted tyranny range on. the time's abuse-If these be motives weak. . For he will never follow any thing That other men begin. bear fire enough To kindle cowards. Let us not leave him out. countrymen. and such suffering souls That welcome wrongs. Till each man drop by lottery. Our youths and wildness shall no whit appear.CASSIUS. and cowards. The sufferance of our souls. And let us swear our resolution. O. name him not! let us not break with him. then. CASSIUS. If he do break the smallest particle Of any promise that hath pass'd from him. Is guilty of a several bastardy. let us have him! for his silver hairs Will purchase us a good opinion. Old feeble carrions. But all be buried in his gravity.

Caius Cassius. If he improve them. For he can do no more than Caesar's arm When Caesar's head is off. and envy afterwards. Decius. but not wrathfully. as subtle masters do. Which so appearing to the common eyes.CASSIUS. alas. Then leave him out. And for Mark Antony. Should outlive Caesar: we shall find of him A shrewd contriver. and you know his means. There is no fear in him. TREBONIUS. To cut the head off. for he is given To sports. Yet I do fear him. For he will live. Shall no man else be touch'd but only Caesar? CASSIUS. and then hack the limbs. DECIUS.--take thought and die for Caesar. well urged. let him not die.--I think it is not meet. all that he can do Is to himself. . Let Antony and Caesar fall together. and laugh at this hereafter. but not butchers. Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods. And that were much he should. This shall mark Our purpose necessary. Indeed. and not envious. he is not fit. For Antony is but a limb of Caesar. so well beloved of Caesar. Stir up their servants to an act of rage. to wildness. And let our hearts. may well stretch so far As to annoy us all: which to prevent. do not think of him: If he love Caesar. Caius. gentle friends. CASCA. Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds. And in the spirit of men there is no blood: O. We shall be call'd purgers. Alas. BRUTUS. We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar. CASSIUS. Caesar must bleed for it! And. good Cassius. Mark Antony. Like wrath in death. Let's kill him boldly. Let us be sacrificers. Our course will seem too bloody. For in th' ingrafted love he bears to Caesar-BRUTUS. and much company. that we then could come by Caesar's spirit. not murderers. And after seem to chide 'em. And not dismember Caesar! But. think not of him.

and I'll fashion him. Peace! count the clock. for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betray'd with trees. CASSIUS. And bears with glasses. good Metellus. TREBONIUS. We'll leave you. go along by him: He loves me well. Brutus. Now. The unaccustom'd terror of this night. Caius Ligarius doth bear Caesar hard.-- . BRUTUS.] BRUTUS.[Clock strikes. I can o'ersway him. and ceremonies. METELLUS. and men with flatterers: But when I tell him he hates flatterers. we will all of us be there to fetch him. of dreams. DECIUS. and fail not then. CASSIUS. and I have given him reason. It may be these apparent prodigies. 'Tis time to part. But it is doubtful yet Whether Caesar will come forth today or no. For I can give his humor the true bent. And the persuasion of his augurers May hold him from the Capitol to-day. For he is superstitious grown of late. Quite from the main opinion he held once Of fantasy. Lions with toils. being then most flattered. Nay. Let me work. Who rated him for speaking well of Pompey: I wonder none of you have thought of him. elephants with holes. CASSIUS. Be that the uttermost. Never fear that: if he be so resolved. The clock hath stricken three. By the eighth hour: is that the uttermost? CINNA. He says he does. CASSIUS. The morning comes upon 's. BRUTUS. And I will bring him to the Capitol. Send him but hither.

and walk'd about.And. He would embrace the means to come by it. Dear my lord. Which sometime hath his hour with every man. It will not let you eat. friends. Brutus. Brutus is wise.] PORTIA. You suddenly arose. [Enter Portia. But bear it as our Roman actors do. Musing and sighing. and show yourselves true Romans. Therefore thou sleep'st so sound. look fresh and merrily. good morrow to you every one. disperse yourselves. With untired spirits and formal constancy: And so.-[Exeunt all but Brutus.] Boy! Lucius!--Fast asleep? It is no matter. Which busy care draws in the brains of men. But. Make me acquainted with your cause of grief. You stared upon me with ungentle looks: I urged you further. and withal Hoping it was but an effect of humour. BRUTUS. were he not in health. when I ask'd you what the matter was. nor talk. and that is all. Stole from my bed: and yesternight. with an angry wafture of your hand. Nor for yours neither. . Let not our looks put on our purposes. PORTIA. Brutus. my lord! BRUTUS. with your arms across. then you scratch'd your head. Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber: Thou hast no figures nor no fantasies. BRUTUS. You've ungently. but all remember What you have said. Portia. yet you answer'd not. So I did. what mean you? wherefore rise you now? It is not for your health thus to commit Your weak condition to the raw-cold morning. nor sleep. Brutus. could it work so much upon your shape As it hath much prevail'd on your condition. Good gentlemen. And. I am not well in health. And too impatiently stamp'd with your foot: Yet I insisted. Gave sign for me to leave you. Fearing to strengthen that impatience Which seem'd too much enkindled. at supper. PORTIA. I should not know you. and. And.

BRUTUS. Brutus. Is Brutus sick? and is it physical To walk unbraced and suck up the humours Of the dank morning? What. Why. by the right and virtue of my place. for here have been Some six or seven. Is it excepted I should know no secrets That appertain to you? Am I yourself But. your half. comfort your bed. and what men to-night Have had resort to you. Why you are heavy. I grant I am a woman. And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs Of your good pleasure? If it be no more. and that great vow Which did incorporate and make us one. Portia is Brutus' harlot. I have made strong proof of my constancy. Kneel not. is Brutus sick. not his wife. You have some sick offense within your mind. PORTIA. BRUTUS. I ought to know of: and. who did hide their faces Even from darkness. in sort or limitation. yourself. upon my knees. PORTIA. but withal A woman well reputed. Which. if you were gentle Brutus. And will he steal out of his wholesome bed To dare the vile contagion of the night. As dear to me as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart. as it were. Within the bond of marriage. Good Portia. tell me. Cato's daughter. Being so father'd and so husbanded? Tell me your counsels. PORTIA. gentle Portia. You are my true and honorable wife. I charge you. go to bed. That you unfold to me.-To keep with you at meals. my Brutus. By all your vows of love. then should I know this secret. I should not need. Giving myself a voluntary wound Here in the thigh: can I bear that with patience And not my husband's secrets? . And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air To add unto his sickness? No. so I do.BRUTUS. I will not disclose 'em. but withal A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife: I grant I am a woman. If this were true. Think you I am no stronger than my sex. by my once commended beauty.

Such an exploit have I in hand. get the better of them. hark. Had you a healthful ear to hear of it. [Exit Portia. Caius Ligarius. brave Caius. By all the gods that Romans bow before. stand aside. A piece of work that will make sick men whole. Render me worthy of this noble wife! [Knocking within.--how? LIGARIUS. Leave me with haste. O.-Boy.] --Lucius. BRUTUS. I here discard my sickness. LIGARIUS. But are not some whole that we must make sick? . what a time have you chose out. BRUTUS.] LUCIUS. go in awhile. derived from honorable loins! Thou. LIGARIUS. if Brutus have in hand Any exploit worthy the name of honour.] Hark. Now bid me run. What's to do? BRUTUS. that Metellus spake of. one knocks: Portia.--Caius Ligarius. who's that knocks? [Re-enter Lucius with Ligarius. BRUTUS. O ye gods.BRUTUS. hast conjured up My mortified spirit. Soul of Rome! Brave son. All the charactery of my sad brows. Here is a sick man that would speak with you. Yea. like an exorcist. I am not sick. And I will strive with things impossible. And by and by thy bosom shall partake The secrets of my heart: All my engagements I will construe to thee. Vouchsafe good-morrow from a feeble tongue. To wear a kerchief! Would you were not sick! LIGARIUS. Ligarius.

CALPURNIA. What it is. SERVANT. And bring me their opinions of success. [Thunder and lightning. I never stood on ceremonies. my lord. when they shall see The face of Caesar. BRUTUS. . I shall unfold to thee. they are vanished. And with a heart new-fired I follow you. ho! They murder Caesar!"--Who's within? [Enter a Servant. Caesar. in his nightgown. To do I know not what: but it sufficeth That Brutus leads me on. A room in Caesar's palace. Caesar? Think you to walk forth? You shall not stir out of your house to-day. "Help. To whom it must be done. Yet now they fright me.] CALPURNIA. Set on your foot. [Exit. as we are going.] CAESAR. Caesar shall forth: the things that threaten me Ne'er look but on my back. Enter Caesar. Go bid the priests do present sacrifice.BRUTUS. There is one within.] [Enter Calpurnia. That must we also. CAESAR. Nor heaven nor earth have been at peace tonight: Thrice hath Calpurnia in her sleep cried out. LIGARIUS. I will. Follow me then. my Caius.] SCENE II. [Exeunt.] SERVANT. My lord? CAESAR. What mean you.

and yielded up their dead. O Caesar. It seems to me most strange that men should fear. The gods do this in shame of cowardice: Caesar should be a beast without a heart. Plucking the entrails of an offering forth. In ranks and squadrons and right form of war. Caesar shall not: danger knows full well That Caesar is more dangerous than he: We are two lions litter'd in one day. Will come when it will come. and not your own. CALPURNIA. Horses did neigh. And I do fear them! CAESAR. Fierce fiery warriors fight upon the clouds. a necessary end. The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. my lord. And I the elder and more terrible. for these predictions Are to the world in general as to Caesar. CAESAR. And Caesar shall go forth. CAESAR. and dying men did groan. Seeing that death. No.-[Re-enter Servant. They could not find a heart within the beast. The noise of battle hurtled in the air. there are no comets seen. The valiant never taste of death but once.Besides the things that we have heard and seen. .] What say the augurers? SERVANT. A lioness hath whelped in the streets. Cowards die many times before their deaths. And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets. When beggars die.these things are beyond all use. We'll send Mark Antony to the Senate-house. CALPURNIA. Your wisdom is consumed in confidence! Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear That keeps you in the house. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. And graves have yawn'd. Alas. Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol. What can be avoided Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods? Yet Caesar shall go forth. They would not have you to stir forth to-day. If he should stay at home today for fear. Recounts most horrid sights seen by the watch.

all hail! Good morrow. for your private satisfaction. To be afeard to tell grey-beards the truth?-Decius. Because I love you. DECIUS. The cause is in my will. CAESAR. CAESAR. and that great men shall press . Tell them so. Shall Caesar send a lie? Have I in conquest stretch'd mine arm so far. upon my knee. Say he is sick. Did run pure blood. worthy Caesar: I come to fetch you to the Senate-house. Which. Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck Reviving blood. Your statue spouting blood in many pipes. DECIUS. like a fountain with an hundred spouts. Mark Antony shall say I am not well.And he shall say you are not well to-day: Let me. and that I dare not. prevail in this. Cannot. and many lusty Romans Came smiling and did bathe their hands in it: And these does she apply for warnings and portents And evils imminent. But. let me know some cause. And. falser: I will not come to-day. CAESAR. go tell them Caesar will not come. Lest I be laugh'd at when I tell them so. Decius. is false.] Here's Decius Brutus. And tell them that I will not come to-day. Caesar. I will let you know: Calpurnia here. and on her knee Hath begg'd that I will stay at home to-day. for thy humor. In which so many smiling Romans bathed. my wife. I will stay at home. I will not come: That is enough to satisfy the Senate. And you are come in very happy time To bear my greeting to the Senators. Most mighty Caesar. he shall tell them so. This dream is all amiss interpreted: It was a vision fair and fortunate. CALPURNIA. stays me at home: She dreamt to-night she saw my statua. CAESAR. DECIUS. [Enter Decius.

ANTONY. Caesar was ne'er so much your enemy As that same ague which hath made you lean. it were a mock Apt to be render'd. Brutus. .] See! Antony. Publius. Besides.-What. DECIUS. relics. How foolish do your fears seem now. And reason to my love is liable. when you have heard what I can say. Calpurnia! I am ashamed I did yield to them. Casca. I thank you for your pains and courtesy. that revels long o'nights.For tinctures. Welcome. CAESAR." If Caesar hide himself. Casca. So to most noble Caesar.--Caius Ligarius. Caesar is afraid"? Pardon me. Antony.-What is't o'clock? BRUTUS. Brutus. CAESAR. When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams. stains. for my dear dear love To your proceeding bids me tell you this. CAESAR. Good morrow. Give me my robe. Caesar. Caesar. Their minds may change. [Enter Antony. for I will go. And this way have you well expounded it. and Cinna. Ligarius. Trebonius. are you stirr'd so early too?-Good morrow. shall they not whisper "Lo.--Good morrow. 'tis strucken eight. PUBLIUS. CAESAR. for someone to say "Break up the Senate till another time. Metellus. If you shall send them word you will not come. This by Calpurnia's dream is signified.] And look where Publius is come to fetch me. [Enter Publius. I have. Caesar. And know it now: The Senate have concluded To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar. Is notwithstanding up. and cognizance.

-If thou read this. If not. Trebonius! I have an hour's talk in store for you: Remember that you call on me to-day. that I may remember you. mark well Metellus Cimber. and taste some wine with me. O Caesar. thou mayest live. will straightway go together.] SCENE III. and it is bent against Caesar. My heart laments that virtue cannot live Out of the teeth of emulation. [Enter Portia and Lucius. Decius Brutus loves thee not.] and so near will I be.] That every like is not the same. And as a suitor will I give him this. like friends. I pr'ythee. reading paper. The heart of Brutus yearns to think upon! [Exeunt.-Now. go in. look about you: security gives way to conspiracy. [Aside. That your best friends shall wish I had been further. Bid them prepare within: I am to blame to be thus waited for." Here will I stand till Caesar pass along. have an eye to Cinna. Caesar. Cinna. I will. take heed of Cassius. Another part of the same street. before the house of Brutus. thou hast wrong'd Caius Ligarius.CAESAR. There is but one mind in all these men. [Exit. [Enter Artemidorus. come not near Casca. BRUTUS. but get thee gone. Be near me. CAESAR. trust not Trebonius. A street near the Capitol. boy. And we. TREBONIUS. [Aside. Stay not to answer me. .--what. run to the Senate-house.] ARTEMIDORUS. Artemidorus. If thou be'st not immortal.] PORTIA.] SCENE IV. O Caesar. the Fates with traitors do contrive. Good friends. The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover.--now. Metellus. beware of Brutus. "Caesar.

About the ninth hour. and nothing else? And so return to you. PORTIA. Madam. be strong upon my side! Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and tongue! I have a man's mind. not yet: I go to take my stand . PORTIA. good lady. Ere I can tell thee what thou shouldst do there.] O constancy. like a fray. And the wind brings it from the Capitol. Sooth. and nothing else? PORTIA. Pr'ythee. I hear none. fellow: Which way hast thou been? ARTEMIDORUS. Is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol? ARTEMIDORUS. How hard it is for women to keep counsel!-Art thou here yet? LUCIUS. if thy lord look well. Madam. PORTIA. For he went sickly forth: and take good note What Caesar doth. To know my errand. I would have had thee there. boy! what noise is that? LUCIUS.-[Aside. What is't o'clock? ARTEMIDORUS. [Enter Artemidorus.Why dost thou stay? LUCIUS. madam. what should I do? Run to the Capitol. bring me word. but a woman's might. Yes. PORTIA. listen well: I heard a bustling rumour. lady. LUCIUS. madam. what suitors press to him. Come hither. Hark. I hear nothing. boy. madam. and here again.] PORTIA. At mine own house.

and others.--[Aside. lady: if it will please Caesar To be so good to Caesar as to hear me. Lepidus. the boy heard me. common suitors. Of Senators. [Exit.--O. The Ides of March are come. That I have. Publius.] CAESAR. And bring me word what he doth say to thee. [A crowd of people in the street leading to the Capitol. much that I fear may chance.To see him pass on to the Capitol. Cinna. Flourish. Will crowd a feeble man almost to death: I'll get me to a place more void. .--Brutus hath a suit That Caesar will not grant. Say I am merry: come to me again. SCENE I. how weak a thing The heart of woman is!--O Brutus. Metellus. Antony. [Exeunt. Rome. Why. I shall beseech him to befriend himself. Cassius. The heavens speed thee in thine enterprise!-Sure.] ACT III. Decius. and commend me to my lord. Trebonius. I grow faint. ARTEMIDORUS. know'st thou any harm's intended towards him? ARTEMIDORUS. Brutus. SOOTHSAYER. Casca. hast thou not? ARTEMIDORUS. the Senate sitting.] PORTIA.--Here the street is narrow: The throng that follows Caesar at the heels. Thou hast some suit to Caesar. Before the Capitol. Caesar. Caesar! read this schedule. PORTIA. PORTIA. and there Speak to great Caesar as he comes along. I must go in. Ay. Enter Caesar. Popilius.-Run. Good morrow to you. but not gone. of Praetors. among them Artemidorus and the Soothsayer. None that I know will be. Hail. Lucius.] Ah me.

What said Popilius Lena? CASSIUS. BRUTUS. Popilius? POPILIUS. give place. CASSIUS. Caesar. the rest following. All the Senators rise. be sudden. What enterprise. BRUTUS. is the fellow mad? PUBLIUS. . ARTEMIDORUS. Sirrah. read it instantly. At your best leisure. be constant: Popilius Lena speaks not of our purposes. urge you your petitions in the street? Come to the Capitol. for we fear prevention. ARTEMIDORUS. CAESAR. [Caesar enters the Capitol. Trebonius doth desire you to o'er-read. what shall be done? If this be known. CASSIUS.-Brutus. CASSIUS. What.] POPILIUS. great Caesar. For I will slay myself. Look. read mine first. I wish your enterprise to-day may thrive. CAESAR. I fear our purpose is discovered. What. this his humble suit. What touches us ourself shall be last served. Delay not. Advances to Caesar. He wish'd to-day our enterprise might thrive. Casca.DECIUS. O Caesar. Cassius or Caesar never shall turn back. Fare you well. Cassius. BRUTUS. for mine's a suit That touches Caesar nearer: read it. how he makes to Caesar: mark him.

Is there no voice more worthy than my own. And turn pre-ordinance and first decree Into the law of children. look you. and base spaniel-fawning. CINNA. I mean. Trebonius knows his time. thou dost me wrong. Caesar. [Exeunt Antony and Trebonius. he smiles.] CAESAR. Brutus. METELLUS. CASCA. sweet words. for. you are the first that rears your hand. most mighty. To think that Caesar bears such rebel blood That will be thaw'd from the true quality With that which melteth fools. METELLUS. Most high. and pray. I must prevent thee. These couchings and these lowly courtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men. .] DECIUS. Caesar and the Senators take their seats. And presently prefer his suit to Caesar. and most puissant Caesar. He draws Mark Antony out of the way. CAESAR. look. Are we all ready? CAESAR. Casca. Thy brother by decree is banished: If thou dost bend.For. What is now amiss That Caesar and his Senate must redress? METELLUS. CASSIUS. I spurn thee like a cur out of my way. Caesar did never wrong but with just cause. and Caesar doth not change. [Kneeling. BRUTUS. Where is Metellus Cimber? Let him go. Low-crooked curtsies. and fawn for him. Metellus Cimber throws before thy seat An humble heart. press near and second him. Cimber. Be not fond. He is address'd. Nor without cause will he be satisfied.

Let me a little show it.] CAESAR. Hence! wilt thou lift up Olympus? DECIUS. CAESAR. and at last by Marcus Brutus. He is then stabbed by several other Conspirators. Caesar. 'tis furnish'd well with men. Yet in the number I do know but one That unassailable holds on his rank. Et tu. Unshaked of motion: and that I am he. but not in flattery. and apprehensive. Brutus? CASSIUS. Speak. To beg enfranchisement for Publius Cimber. I could be well moved. If I could pray to move. Caesar! . hands. Doth not Brutus bootless kneel? CASCA. Great Caesar. And men are flesh and blood. even in this. pardon: As low as to thy foot doth Cassius fall.-That I was constant Cimber should be banish'd.To sound more sweetly in great Caesar's ear For the repealing of my banish'd brother? BRUTUS. O Caesar. But there's but one in all doth hold his place: So in the world. What. I kiss thy hand. And constant do remain to keep him so. prayers would move me: But I am constant as the northern star.-CAESAR. Brute?-. Caesar catches hold of his arm. Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. The skies are painted with unnumber'd sparks. Caesar. for me! [Casca stabs Caesar in the neck. CAESAR.-CAESAR. Pardon. Desiring thee that Publius Cimber may Have an immediate freedom of repeal. and every one doth shine.Then fall. CINNA. if I were as you. Caesar. They are all fire.

wives. Men. Go to the pulpit. Publius. and children stare. BRUTUS. CASCA. BRUTUS. METELLUS. As it were doomsday. Nor to no Roman else: so tell them. Fled to his house amazed. Here. DECIUS. People and Senators.] CASSIUS. And leave us. we know.[Dies.--and let no man abide this deed But we the doers. Where's Antony? TREBONIUS. cry it about the streets. Fly not. Some to the common pulpits and cry out. [Re-enter Trebonius. Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!-Run hence. freedom. and run.] CINNA. Do so. Talk not of standing. Fates. proclaim. And Cassius too. The Senators and People retire in confusion. stand still. ambition's debt is paid. and enfranchisement!" BRUTUS. should do your age some mischief. lest that the people Rushing on us. we will know your pleasures: That we shall die. Brutus. cry out. Stand fast together. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. Where's Publius? CINNA. lest some friend of Caesar's Should chance-BRUTUS. quite confounded with this mutiny. good cheer! There is no harm intended to your person.--Publius. BRUTUS. be not affrighted. "Liberty. Publius. 'tis but the time .

So oft as that shall be. Grant that. and liberty!" CASSIUS.] A friend of Antony's. honour'd him. And waving our red weapons o'er our heads. every man away: Brutus shall lead. That now on Pompey's basis lies along No worthier than the dust! CASSIUS. And. DECIUS. who comes here? [Enter a Servant. BRUTUS. Soft. and loved him. And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood Up to the elbows. Thus did Mark Antony bid me fall down. that have abridged His time of fearing death. Ay. SERVANT. CASCA. bold. Why. being prostrate. So often shall the knot of us be call'd The men that gave their country liberty. If Brutus will vouchsafe that Antony May safely come to him. Brutus. even to the market-place. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport. What. he that cuts off twenty years of life Cuts off so many years of fearing death. and be resolved . Stoop then. and we will grace his heels With the most boldest and best hearts of Rome. that men stand upon. and honest. did my master bid me kneel. Say I fear'd Caesar. and loving. and wash. stoop. and then is death a benefit: So are we Caesar's friends. Thus. freedom. Let's all cry. shall we forth? CASSIUS. BRUTUS. Romans. royal. and besmear our swords: Then walk we forth. "Peace. thus he bade me say: Brutus is noble. Say I love Brutus and I honor him. valiant. Caesar was mighty. wise.--Stoop.And drawing days out. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o'er In States unborn and accents yet unknown! BRUTUS.

triumphs. O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests. glories. Shrunk to this little measure? Fare thee well. CASSIUS. spoils. nor no instrument Of half that worth as those your swords.] Welcome. Live a thousand years. and by you cut off. Who else must be let blood. Depart untouch'd. I do beseech ye. whilst your purpled hands do reek and smoke. As. ANTONY. by my honour. SERVANT. [Exit. Fulfill your pleasure.] BRUTUS. BRUTUS. but will follow The fortunes and affairs of noble Brutus Thorough the hazards of this untrod state With all true faith.How Caesar hath deserved to lie in death. there is no hour so fit As Caesar's death-hour. O Antony. gentlemen. BRUTUS. So says my master Antony.-[Re-enter Antony. if you bear me hard. and my misgiving still Falls shrewdly to the purpose. Mark Antony shall not love Caesar dead So well as Brutus living. I wish we may: but yet have I a mind That fears him much. BRUTUS. Now. so please him come unto this place. I'll fetch him presently. by our hands and this our present act . no means of death. I never thought him worse.-I know not. As here by Caesar. Mark Antony. Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman. what you intend. He shall be satisfied and. who else is rank: If I myself. But here comes Antony. Tell him. beg not your death of us! Though now we must appear bloody and cruel. I shall not find myself so apt to die: No place will please me so. I know that we shall have him well to friend. made rich With the most noble blood of all this world. The choice and master spirits of this age.

-How like a deer strucken by many princes. To you our swords have leaden points. indeed.-O world. not least in love. good thoughts. yet see you but our hands And this the bleeding business they have done: Our hearts you see not.-Now. Decius Brutus. and our hearts Of brothers' temper. Either a coward or a flatterer.-Most noble!--in the presence of thy corse? Had I as many eyes as thou hast wounds. Only be patient till we have appeased The multitude. will I shake with you. That one of two bad ways you must conceit me. and reverence. Dost thou here lie! CASSIUS. Caesar. Have thus proceeded. Cinna. It would become me better than to close In terms of friendship with thine enemies. Our arms in strength of amity. CASSIUS. ANTONY. Caius Cassius. Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood. And this.--now yours.-Next. I doubt not of your wisdom. thou wast the forest to this hart. Metellus.-Though last. Here didst thou fall. O world. yours. Shaking the bloody fingers of thy foes. Marcus Brutus. yours. And then we will deliver you the cause Why I. do receive you in With all kind love. Julius! Here wast thou bay'd. . yours. Shall it not grieve thee dearer than thy death To see thy Antony making his peace. 'tis true: If then thy spirit look upon us now. and here thy hunters stand. Mark Antony. and crimson'd in thy death. O. For your part. that did love Caesar when I struck him. And pity to the general wrong of Rome-As fire drives out fire. what shall I say? My credit now stands on such slippery ground. the heart of thee. so pity pity-Hath done this deed on Caesar. beside themselves with fear. Sign'd in thy spoil. do I take your hand.-ANTONY.-Yours. good Trebonius. Pardon me.You see we do. Let each man render me his bloody hand: First. they are pitiful. BRUTUS.-That I did love thee. brave hart. Your voice shall be as strong as any man's In the disposing of new dignities.--and. my valiant Casca. Gentlemen all--alas. Mark Antony.

Then. That's all I seek: And am moreover suitor that I may Produce his body to the market-place. You shall not in your funeral speech blame us. And in the pulpit. [Aside to Brutus. Therefore I took your hands. I like it not. I blame you not for praising Caesar so. Upon this hope. Mark Antony. [Aside to Cassius. take you Caesar's body.] By your pardon: I will myself into the pulpit first. You shall. Or shall we on. BRUTUS. but was indeed Sway'd from the point. You should be satisfied. do not consent That Antony speak in his funeral: Know you how much the people may be moved By that which he will utter? BRUTUS. and not depend on you? ANTONY. It shall advantage more than do us wrong. But what compact mean you to have with us? Will you be prick'd in number of our friends. Mark Antony. ANTONY. BRUTUS. And that we are contented Caesar shall Have all true rights and lawful ceremonies. BRUTUS. here. a word with you. CASSIUS. Antony. and love you all. as becomes a friend. it is cold modesty. by looking down on Caesar. [Aside to Brutus.] You know not what you do. in a friend. Friends am I with you all. that you shall give me reasons Why and wherein Caesar was dangerous. . And show the reason of our Caesar's death: What Antony shall speak.Pardon me. Speak in the order of his funeral. Caius Cassius: The enemies of Caesar shall say this.] I know not what may fall. Or else were this a savage spectacle: Our reasons are so full of good regard That were you. CASSIUS. the son of Caesar. I will protest He speaks by leave and by permission. CASSIUS. Brutus.

pardon me. SERVANT. thou bleeding piece of earth. After my speech is ended. And bid me say to you by word of mouth.] O Caesar!-ANTONY. Else shall you not have any hand at all About his funeral: and you shall speak In the same pulpit whereto I am going. I do. Caesar did write for him to come to Rome. Be it so. [Exeunt all but Antony. That mothers shall but smile when they behold Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war.-[Seeing the body.-Which. You serve Octavius Caesar. ranging for revenge. Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy. and is coming. That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Mark Antony. . All pity choked with custom of fell deeds: And Caesar's spirit. And dreadful objects so familiar.-A curse shall light upon the limbs of men.] ANTONY. ANTONY. groaning for burial. then. like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue. Blood and destruction shall be so in use. I do desire no more. Prepare the body. Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war. ANTONY.-[Enter a Servant]. BRUTUS. That this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men. do you not? SERVANT.But speak all good you can devise of Caesar. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy. With Ate' by his side come hot from Hell. and follow us. He did receive his letters. And say you do't by our permission. O.

Hie hence. with some of the Citizens. how the people take The cruel issue of these bloody men. And public reasons shall be rendered Of Caesar's death. is catching.] THIRD CITIZEN. . and tell him what hath chanced.] CITIZENS. Brutus goes into the rostrum. go you into the other street And part the numbers. and compare their reasons. FIRST CITIZEN.Thy heart is big. In my oration. BRUTUS. I will hear Brutus speak. Then follow me. Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine. [Enter Brutus and Cassius. ANTONY. Those that will follow Cassius. No Rome of safety for Octavius yet. He lies tonight within seven leagues of Rome.-Cassius. let us be satisfied. a dangerous Rome. Here is a mourning Rome. friends. Passion. I see. The same. I will hear Cassius.-Those that will hear me speak. According to the which thou shalt discourse To young Octavius of the state of things. Post back with speed. with a throng of Citizens. let 'em stay here. Lend me your hand. We will be satisfied. The Forum. Be patient till the last. Is thy master coming? SERVANT. Thou shalt not back till I have borne this corse Into the market-place: there shall I try. [Exeunt with Caesar's body. Began to water. go with him. Yet stay awhile. When severally we hear them rendered.] SCENE II. and tell him so. get thee apart and weep. SECOND CITIZEN. for mine eyes. [Exit Cassius. and give me audience. The noble Brutus is ascended: silence! BRUTUS.

joy for his fortune. honour for his valour. BRUTUS. If there be any in this assembly. Brutus! live. as he was ambitious. live! FIRST CITIZEN. I have the same dagger for myself. The question of his death is enroll'd in the Capitol. wherein he was worthy. any dear friend of Caesar's. this is my answer. to him I say that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. and death for his ambition. with Caesar's body. but. Caesar's better parts Shall be crown'd in Brutus. and die all slaves. and lovers! Hear me for my cause. CITIZENS. CITIZENS. as which of you shall not? With this I depart-. Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any. mourned by Mark Antony. I pause for a reply. I rejoice at it. THIRD CITIZEN. for him have I offended.] Here comes his body. that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom. . and be silent. none. that you may the better judge. FOURTH CITIZEN. than that Caesar were dead. as he was valiant. when it shall please my country to need my death. and awake your senses. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar.that.. though he had no hand in his death. speak. I honour him. [Enter Antony and others. I weep for him. who. Let him be Caesar. Then none have I offended. as he was fortunate. as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome. for him have I offended. speak.--Not that I loved Caesar less. Brutus. but that I loved Rome more.Romans. Bring him with triumph home unto his house. There is tears for his love. his glory not extenuated. Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any. nor his offenses enforced. None. and have respect to mine honor. a place in the commonwealth. to live all freemen? As Caesar loved me. FIRST CITIZEN. for him have I offended. Had you rather Caesar were living. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any. countrymen. Give him a statue with his ancestors. that you may hear: believe me for mine honour. Live. SECOND CITIZEN. speak. I slew him. for which he suffered death. shall receive the benefit of his dying. I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus.

We'll hear him. Peace! silence! Brutus speaks.-- . ANTONY. and grace his speech Tending to Caesar's glory. BRUTUS. FOURTH CITIZEN. stay here with Antony: Do grace to Caesar's corpse. This Caesar was a tyrant. 'Twere best he speak no harm of Brutus here. And.We'll bring him to his house with shouts and clamours. Peace. go up. [Goes up. for my sake. You gentle Romans. Let him go up into the public chair. THIRD CITIZEN. Save I alone. He finds himself beholding to us all. Good countrymen. till Antony have spoke. not a man depart. ho! BRUTUS. I do entreat you. ho! and let us hear Mark Antony. which Mark Antony. that's certain: We are blest that Rome is rid of him. for Brutus' sake. For Brutus' sake. ANTONY.--Noble Antony. is allow'd to make. let me depart alone. Nay. What does he say of Brutus? THIRD CITIZEN. Peace! let us hear what Antony can say. Stay. FIRST CITIZEN.-SECOND CITIZEN. [Exit. I am beholding to you. THIRD CITIZEN. FIRST CITIZEN.] FOURTH CITIZEN. By our permission. My countrymen.] FIRST CITIZEN. He says. SECOND CITIZEN.

CITIZENS. Peace, ho! let us hear him. ANTONY. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones: So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault; And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,-For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honorable men,-Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome, Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once,--not without cause: What cause withholds you, then, to mourn for him?-O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason!--Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me. FIRST CITIZEN. Methinks there is much reason in his sayings. SECOND CITIZEN. If thou consider rightly of the matter, Caesar has had great wrong. THIRD CITIZEN. Has he not, masters? I fear there will a worse come in his place. FOURTH CITIZEN. Mark'd ye his words? He would not take the crown; Therefore 'tis certain he was not ambitious.

FIRST CITIZEN. If it be found so, some will dear abide it. SECOND CITIZEN. Poor soul! his eyes are red as fire with weeping. THIRD CITIZEN. There's not a nobler man in Rome than Antony. FOURTH CITIZEN. Now mark him; he begins again to speak. ANTONY. But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world: now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence. O masters, if I were disposed to stir Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, I should do Brutus wrong and Cassius wrong, Who, you all know, are honourable men: I will not do them wrong; I rather choose To wrong the dead, to wrong myself, and you, Than I will wrong such honourable men. But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar,-I found it in his closet,--'tis his will: Let but the commons hear this testament,-Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read,-And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it as a rich legacy Unto their issue. FOURTH CITIZEN. We'll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony. CITIZENS. The will, the will! We will hear Caesar's will. ANTONY. Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it; It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you. You are not wood, you are not stones, but men; And, being men, hearing the will of Caesar, It will inflame you, it will make you mad. 'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs; For if you should, O, what would come of it! FOURTH CITIZEN. Read the will! we'll hear it, Antony; You shall read us the will,--Caesar's will! ANTONY. Will you be patient? will you stay awhile? I have o'ershot myself to tell you of it:

I fear I wrong the honorable men Whose daggers have stabb'd Caesar; I do fear it. FOURTH CITIZEN. They were traitors: honourable men! CITIZENS. The will! The testament! SECOND CITIZEN. They were villains, murderers. The will! read the will! ANTONY. You will compel me, then, to read the will? Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar, And let me show you him that made the will. Shall I descend? and will you give me leave? CITIZENS. Come down. SECOND CITIZEN. Descend. [He comes down.] THIRD CITIZEN. You shall have leave. FOURTH CITIZEN. A ring! stand round. FIRST CITIZEN. Stand from the hearse, stand from the body. SECOND CITIZEN. Room for Antony!--most noble Antony! ANTONY. Nay, press not so upon me; stand far' off. CITIZENS. Stand back; room! bear back. ANTONY. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle: I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on; 'Twas on a Summer's evening, in his tent, That day he overcame the Nervii. Look, in this place ran Cassius' dagger through: See what a rent the envious Casca made: Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb'd; And as he pluck'd his cursed steel away, Mark how the blood of Caesar follow'd it,-As rushing out of doors, to be resolved

If Brutus so unkindly knock'd, or no; For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel: Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him! This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors' arms, Quite vanquish'd him: then burst his mighty heart; And, in his mantle muffling up his face, Even at the base of Pompey's statua, Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell. O, what a fall was there, my countrymen! Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us. O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel The dint of pity: these are gracious drops. Kind souls, what, weep you when you but behold Our Caesar's vesture wounded? Look you here, Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with traitors. FIRST CITIZEN. O piteous spectacle! SECOND CITIZEN. O noble Caesar! THIRD CITIZEN. O woeful day! FOURTH CITIZEN. O traitors, villains! FIRST CITIZEN. O most bloody sight! SECOND CITIZEN. We will be revenged. CITIZENS. Revenge,--about,--seek,--burn,--fire,--kill,--slay,--let not a traitor live! ANTONY. Stay, countrymen. FIRST CITIZEN. Peace there! hear the noble Antony. SECOND CITIZEN. We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die with him. ANTONY. Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up To such a sudden flood of mutiny. They that have done this deed are honourable: What private griefs they have, alas, I know not, That made them do it; they're wise and honourable,

there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits. And Brutus Antony. That love my friend. ANTONY. nor worth. Action. with reasons answer you. O. THIRD CITIZEN. CITIZENS. a plain blunt man. friends. you go to do you know not what. To every Roman citizen he gives. nor utterance. FIRST CITIZEN. you know not. Why. as Brutus is. Most noble Caesar!--we'll revenge his death. Yet hear me. CITIZENS. Hear me with patience. To stir men's blood: I only speak right on. most noble Antony! ANTONY. THIRD CITIZEN. We'll mutiny. friends. that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny. the will!--let's stay. seventy-five drachmas. Show you sweet Caesar's wounds. as you know me all. nor the power of speech. then! come. no doubt. and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him: For I have neither wit. yet hear me speak. I come not. poor dumb mouths. ANTONY. We'll burn the house of Brutus. I must tell you then: You have forgot the will I told you of. . SECOND CITIZEN. Peace. Wherein hath Caesar thus deserved your loves? Alas. To every several man. and put a tongue In every wound of Caesar.And will. countrymen. CITIZENS. and hear the will. And bid them speak for me: but were I Brutus. royal Caesar! ANTONY. Away. to steal away your hearts: I am no orator. ho! hear Antony. seek the conspirators. But. Most true. Here is the will. I tell you that which you yourselves do know. and under Caesar's seal. nor words. CITIZENS.

Take up the body. Never. Octavius is already come to Rome. thou art afoot. any thing. away! We'll burn his body in the holy place. fellow? SERVANT. Now let it work.] ANTONY. Fortune is merry. [Exeunt Citizens.Peace.--Come. To walk abroad. And to your heirs forever.--Mischief. away. And in this mood will give us any thing. How I had moved them. he hath left you all his walks. Where is he? SERVANT. SECOND CITIZEN. Pluck down benches. and new-planted orchards. . ANTONY. fetch fire. Pluck down forms. never. And with the brands fire the traitors' houses. ANTONY. And thither will I straight to visit him: He comes upon a wish. On this side Tiber: he hath left them you. and recreate yourselves. Moreover. ho! ANTONY. He and Lepidus are at Caesar's house. THIRD CITIZEN. Bring me to Octavius. windows. with the body. common pleasures. I heard 'em say Brutus and Cassius Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome. ANTONY. Belike they had some notice of the people. Take thou what course thou wilt!-[Enter a Servant. SERVANT. Here was a Caesar! when comes such another? FIRST CITIZEN. Sir. FOURTH CITIZEN. His private arbors.] How now. Go.

That's as much as to say they are fools that marry. Are you a married man or a bachelor? SECOND CITIZEN. FIRST CITIZEN. Ay. Wisely I say I am a bachelor. The same. directly.] FIRST CITIZEN.] CINNA. As a friend. CINNA. and truly. FIRST CITIZEN. and briefly. A street. [Enter Cinna. I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar. What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I dwell? Am I a married man or a bachelor? Then. Directly. FOURTH CITIZEN. Whither are you going? THIRD CITIZEN. THIRD CITIZEN. to answer every man directly and briefly. or an enemy? . you were best. Ay. the poet. I fear. [Enter Citizens. Proceed. Where do you dwell? FOURTH CITIZEN. Ay. wisely and truly. Yet something leads me forth. I am going to Caesar's funeral. you'll bear me a bang for that. CINNA. What is your name? SECOND CITIZEN.[Exeunt. and wisely.] SCENE III. SECOND CITIZEN. Answer every man directly. And things unluckily charge my fantasy: I have no will to wander forth of doors.

Some to Decius' house. and Lepidus. SECOND CITIZEN. I am Cinna the poet. ho! firebrands. brands. go! [Exeunt. burn all.CINNA. FIRST CITIZEN. FOURTH CITIZEN. Your name. Tear him to pieces! he's a conspirator. SCENE I. CINNA. my name is Cinna. To Brutus'. pluck but his name out of his heart. CINNA. It is no matter. Tear him for his bad verses. . truly.] ANTONY.] ACT IV. their names are prick'd. Briefly. tear him for his bad verses. his name's Cinna. seated at a table. These many then shall die. Your brother too must die: consent you. Tear him. to Cassius'. I am not Cinna the conspirator. FOURTH CITIZEN. CINNA. For your dwelling. Truly. A room in Antony's house. As a friend. sir. THIRD CITIZEN. I am Cinna the poet. THIRD CITIZEN. and turn him going. [Antony. OCTAVIUS. FOURTH CITIZEN. and some to Casca's.--briefly. Octavius. CINNA. tear him! Come. some to Ligarius': away. Rome. I dwell by the Capitol. That matter is answered directly. Lepidus? LEPIDUS.

and for that I do appoint him store of provender: It is a creature that I teach to fight. . Prick him down. to stop. shall I find you here? OCTAVIUS.I do consent. To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads. Meet to be sent on errands: is it fit. But he's a tried and valiant soldier. he should stand One of the three to share it? OCTAVIUS. I have seen more days than you: And. This is a slight unmeritable man. and we shall determine How to cut off some charge in legacies. to shake his ears And graze in commons. He shall not live. In our black sentence and proscription. as we point the way. So is my horse. [Exit Lepidus. Fetch the will hither. Either led or driven. Who is your sister's son. His corporal motion govern'd by my spirit. Or here. So you thought him. look. To groan and sweat under the business.] ANTONY. OCTAVIUS. And having brought our treasure where we will. with a spot I damn him. Antony. --Upon condition Publius shall not live. ANTONY. And took his voice who should be prick'd to die. to run directly on. Mark Antony. But. Lepidus. You may do your will. ANTONY. Octavius. He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold. ANTONY. Octavius.-OCTAVIUS. The three-fold world divided. What. though we lay these honors on this man. LEPIDUS. Like to the empty ass. LEPIDUS. or at the Capitol. Then take we down his load and turn him off. To wind. go you to Caesar's house.

What now. and Pindarus is come To do you salutation from his master. is Lepidus but so. Before Brutus' tent. And let us presently go sit in council. ho! LUCILIUS. Brutus and Cassius Are levying powers: we must straight make head.And. and train'd. in the camp near Sardis. Hath given me some worthy cause to wish Things done. Begin his fashion: do not talk of him But as a property.--Your master. Lucilius. OCTAVIUS. ho! and stand. And now.] BRUTUS.] BRUTUS. Therefore let our alliance be combined. . out of use and staled by other men. Pindarus meeting them. Lucilius! is Cassius near? LUCILIUS. Titinius. I fear. [Drum. He must be taught. undone: but. or by ill officers. And open perils surest answered. Enter Brutus. And bay'd about with many enemies. and bid go forth: A barren-spirited fellow. [Pindarus gives a letter to Brutus. our means stretch'd. in some taste.] SCENE II. How covert matters may be best disclosed. Lucius at some distance. And some that smile have in their hearts. I shall be satisfied. one that feeds On objects. Pindarus. PINDARUS. full of regard and honour. Octavius. Stand. Which. He greets me well. [Exeunt. Let us do so: for we are at the stake. Listen great things. if he be at hand. He is at hand. and Soldiers. Give the word. arts. I do not doubt But that my noble master will appear Such as he is. Our best friends made. Millions of mischiefs. and imitations. BRUTUS. In his own change.

when they should endure the bloody spur. Lucilius. Stand. But.BRUTUS. FIRST SOLDIER. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith. BRUTUS. Hark! he is arrived. Judge me. Stand. Stand! CASSIUS. Stand! THIRD SOLDIER. With courtesy and with respect enough. Make gallant show and promise of their mettle. like deceitful jades Sink in the trial. and. He is not doubted. ho! Speak the word along. like horses hot at hand. When love begins to sicken and decay. Thou hast described A hot friend cooling: ever note.--A word. Most noble brother. As he hath used of old. BRUTUS. Comes his army on? LUCILIUS. They fall their crests. the Horse in general. Are come with Cassius. March gently on to meet him. [Enter Cassius and Soldiers. They meant his night in Sard is to be quarter'd: The greater part. let me be resolved. you gods! wrong I mine enemies? .] CASSIUS.] BRUTUS. ho! BRUTUS. But not with such familiar instances. Stand! SECOND SOLDIER. But hollow men. Nor with such free and friendly conference. you have done me wrong. Lucilius: How he received you. [March within. LUCILIUS. It useth an enforced ceremony.

BRUTUS. I do know you well. . [Enter Brutus and Cassius.-Lucius and Titinius. do you the like. praying on his side Because I knew the man. CASSIUS. That you have wrong'd me doth appear in this: You have condemn'd and noted Lucius Pella For taking bribes here of the Sardians. Which should perceive nothing but love from us. Cassius. guard our door. To sell and mart your offices for gold To undeservers. Whereas my letters. within the tent of Brutus. You wrong'd yourself to write in such a case. Before the eyes of both our armies here. Let us not wrangle. this sober form of yours hides wrongs. In such a time as this it is not meet That every nice offense should bear his comment. you yourself Are much condemn'd to have an itching palm. And when you do them-BRUTUS. Cassius. be content. how should I wrong a brother? CASSIUS. Bid our commanders lead their charges off A little from this ground. were slighted off. Lucilius. Let me tell you. BRUTUS.And. BRUTUS. bid them move away. if not so. Brutus. And I will give you audience. Speak your griefs softly. Then in my tent. Pindarus. Cassius. [Exeunt.] SCENE III. CASSIUS. I an itching palm! You know that you are Brutus that speak this. and let no man Come to our tent till we have done our conference. enlarge your griefs. CASSIUS.] CASSIUS.

the Ides of March remember: Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake? What villain touch'd his body. you are not. bay not me. Go to. Hear me. BRUTUS. I am. I say you are not. and bay the moon. That struck the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers. To hedge me in. Away. for I will speak. abler than yourself To make conditions. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. Is't possible? BRUTUS. that did stab. ay. Chastisement! BRUTUS. And not for justice? What! shall one of us. Must I give way and room to your rash choler? Shall I be frighted when a madman stares? CASSIUS. this speech were else your last.Or. I shall forget myself.--shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather be a dog. O gods. slight man! CASSIUS. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. I am a soldier. CASSIUS. Remember March. Cassius. The name of Cassius honors this corruption. tempt me no farther. CASSIUS. Have mind upon your health. Than such a Roman. I'll not endure it: you forget yourself. ye gods! must I endure all this? . by the gods. Brutus. BRUTUS. Older in practice. And chastisement doth therefore hide his head. Urge me no more.

I durst not? BRUTUS. I'll use you for my mirth. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. BRUTUS. I did send to you . CASSIUS. All this? ay. I shall be glad to learn of abler men. Go show your slaves how choleric you are. That they pass by me as the idle wind Which I respect not. Is it come to this? BRUTUS. What. I may do that I shall be sorry for. You wrong me every way. an elder soldier. When Caesar lived. he durst not thus have moved me. for my laughter. peace! you durst not so have tempted him. durst not tempt him? BRUTUS. from this day forth. I said. CASSIUS. No. There is no terror. Do not presume too much upon my love. BRUTUS. You shall digest the venom of your spleen. more: fret till your proud heart break. You have done that you should be sorry for. You say you are a better soldier: Let it appear so. If you did. you wrong me. For your life you durst not. Must I budge? Must I observe you? Must I stand and crouch Under your testy humour? By the gods. make your vaunting true. not a better: Did I say "better"? BRUTUS. for. in your threats. Peace. And make your bondmen tremble. And it shall please me well: for mine own part. I care not. CASSIUS. Brutus. Cassius. For I am arm'd so strong in honesty. Though it do split you. yea.BRUTUS. CASSIUS. When you are waspish.

Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius. CASSIUS. than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection:--I did send To you for gold to pay my legions. And drop my blood for drachmas. Hated by one he loves. CASSIUS. For Cassius is a-weary of the world. all his faults observed. A friendly eye could never see such faults. BRUTUS. though they do appear As huge as high Olympus. a heart Dearer than Plutus' mine. To cast into my teeth. And here my naked breast. braved by his brother. Be ready. Dash him to pieces! CASSIUS. Which you denied me: was that done like Cassius? Should I have answer'd Caius Cassius so? When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous To lock such rascal counters from his friends. I denied you not. Antony and young Octavius. richer than gold: If that thou be'st a Roman. that denied thee gold. O. But Brutus makes mine greater than they are. BRUTUS. I had rather coin my heart. A flatterer's would not. I could weep My spirit from mine eyes!--There is my dagger. CASSIUS. till you practise them on me. learn'd and conn'd by rote. come. BRUTUS. I do not. gods. Brutus hath rived my heart: A friend should bear his friend's infirmities. take it forth. Set in a note-book. Come. I. for I know. . You love me not. which you denied me. BRUTUS.For certain sums of gold. Check'd like a bondman. I do not like your faults. will give my heart: Strike as thou didst at Caesar.-For I can raise no money by vile means: By Heaven. I did not. within. He was but a fool That brought my answer back. CASSIUS. You did. with all your thunderbolts.

[Within.] Nothing but death shall stay me. When that rash humor which my mother gave me Makes me forgetful? BRUTUS.-BRUTUS.] . Do what you will. BRUTUS. Sheathe your dagger: Be angry when you will. BRUTUS. thou lovedst him better Than ever thou lovedst Cassius. LUCILIUS. and from henceforth. He'll think your mother chides.] POET. [Enter Poet. What's the matter? CASSIUS. and Titinius. [Noise within. --Have not you love enough to bear with me. and blood ill-temper'd. it shall have scope. CASSIUS. When I spoke that. CASSIUS.] You shall not come to them. dishonor shall be humour. and leave you so. Who. O Cassius. When you are over-earnest with your Brutus. vexeth him? BRUTUS. POET. shows a hasty spark. [Within.When thou didst hate him worst. [Within. CASSIUS. Hath Cassius lived To be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus. And my heart too. O Brutus.] Let me go in to see the generals: There is some grudge between 'em. Do you confess so much? Give me your hand. Yes. And straight is cold again. 'tis not meet They be alone. I was ill-temper'd too. Cassius. much enforced. When grief. followed by Lucilius. you are yoked with a lamb That carries anger as the flint bears fire.

be gone! [Exit Poet. [Exeunt Lucilius and Titinius. CASSIUS. away. For shame. as two such men should be. sirrah. and be friends. And come yourselves and bring Messala with you Immediately to us. I did not think you could have been so angry.] BRUTUS.] CASSIUS.CASSIUS. I'm sure. Lucilius and Titinius. CASSIUS. Lucius. If you give place to accidental evils. hence! CASSIUS. O Cassius. Ha. No man bears sorrow better. Portia is dead. saucy fellow. I'll know his humor when he knows his time: What should the wars do with these jigging fools?-Companion. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. CASSIUS. Brutus. BRUTUS. . ha! How vilely doth this cynic rhyme! BRUTUS. How now! What's the matter? POET. hence! CASSIUS. 'tis his fashion. Of your philosophy you make no use. bid the commanders Prepare to lodge their companies tonight. than ye. I am sick of many griefs. Get you hence.] BRUTUS. Away. you generals! what do you mean? Love. Bear with him. For I have seen more years. a bowl of wine! [Exit Lucius.

[Drinks. Even so. Impatient of my absence.--Give me a bowl of wine.-In this I bury all unkindness. till the wine o'erswell the cup. I cannot drink too much of Brutus' love. She is dead. CASSIUS. Speak no more of her.CASSIUS.] Welcome. CASSIUS. Titinius!-[Exit Lucius. CASSIUS.--for with her death That tidings came. CASSIUS. good Messala.] CASSIUS.] [Re-enter Titinius. My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge. And call in question our necessities.] BRUTUS. Fill. [Drinks. How 'scaped I killing.--with this she fell distract. Cassius. O ye immortal gods! [Re-enter Lucius. Come in. swallow'd fire. Portia. Lucius. with wine and a taper. with Messala. when I cross'd you so?-O insupportable and touching loss!-Upon what sickness? BRUTUS.] BRUTUS. art thou gone? . Ha! Portia! BRUTUS. And.-Now sit we close about this taper here. her attendants absent. And grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony Have made themselves so strong. And died so? BRUTUS.

my lord. There in our letters do not well agree: Mine speak of seventy Senators that died By their proscriptions. is strange. No. Cicero is dead. BRUTUS. That young Octavius and Mark Antony Come down upon us with a mighty power. And by that order of proscription. and by strange manner.BRUTUS.-Had you your letters from your wife. MESSALA. MESSALA. I have here received letters. Cicero one! MESSALA. . Messala. as you are a Roman. That. tell me true. No.-Messala. and Lepidus Have put to death an hundred Senators. CASSIUS. MESSALA. my lord? BRUTUS. I pray you. Myself have letters of the selfsame tenour. Nothing. With what addition? MESSALA. BRUTUS. MESSALA. Now. Antony. methinks. Bending their expedition toward Philippi. No more. Why ask you? hear you aught of her in yours? MESSALA. BRUTUS. Then like a Roman bear the truth I tell: For certain she is dead. That by proscription and bills of outlawry Octavius. Nor nothing in your letters writ of her? BRUTUS. BRUTUS. Cicero being one. Messala.

By them shall make a fuller number up. BRUTUS. On such a full sea are we now afloat. of force. From which advantage shall we cut him off. Even so great men great losses should endure. What do you think Of marching to Philippi presently? CASSIUS. If at Philippi we do face him there. I have as much of this in art as you. . Omitted. BRUTUS. Under your pardon. Good reasons must. BRUTUS. Well. are ready to decline. These people at our back. Portia. taken at the flood. You must note besides. Come on refresh'd. whilst we. weary his soldiers. MESSALA. CASSIUS. Are full of rest. marching along by them. We. farewell. There is a tide in the affairs of men Which. CASSIUS. all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. That we have tried the utmost of our friends. our cause is ripe: The enemy increaseth every day.BRUTUS. Messala: With meditating that she must die once. to our work alive. give place to better. good brother. The people 'twixt Philippi and this ground Do stand but in a forced affection. I do not think it good. Doing himself offense. leads on to fortune. lying still. We must die. Your reason? CASSIUS. BRUTUS. Our legions are brim-full. new-added. And we must take the current when it serves. Hear me. But yet my nature could not bear it so. Why. This it is: 'Tis better that the enemy seek us. and encouraged. and nimbleness. defense. For they have grudged us contribution: The enemy. at the height. I have the patience to endure it now.: So shall he waste his means.

go on: We'll along ourselves. TITINIUS. Here in the tent. CASSIUS. good brother. Lord Brutus. The deep of night is crept upon our talk. BRUTUS.] [Re-enter Lucius. MESSALA.-[Exeunt Cassius. with the gown. CASSIUS. Call Claudius and some other of my men. Every thing is well. Lucius!--My gown. BRUTUS. What. There is no more to say? CASSIUS. . and Messala. Brutus. I blame thee not. BRUTUS.Or lose our ventures. Titinius:--noble. Where is thy instrument? LUCIUS. noble Cassius. and hence. thou art o'er-watch'd. O my dear brother! This was an ill beginning of the night. Farewell. and meet them at Philippi. thou speak'st drowsily: Poor knave. with your will. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. Good night. BRUTUS.--Farewell now. Never come such division 'tween our souls! Let it not. Which we will niggard with a little rest.] Give me the gown. Then. CASSIUS. And nature must obey necessity. and good repose. I'll have them sleep on cushions in my tent. good Messala:-Good night. Good night. No more. Titinius. Good night. Good night. my lord. Good night: Early to-morrow will we rise. everyone.

Canst thou hold up thy heavy eyes awhile. sir. Varro and Claudius! [Enter Varro and Claudius. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. It was well done. I will not hold thee long: if I do live. here's the book I sought for so. I put it in the pocket of my gown. Lucius. my lord. I know young bloods look for a time of rest. So please you. good sirs: It may be I shall otherwise bethink me. I am much forgetful. VARRO. my lord.] VARRO. and thou shalt sleep again. already.-Look. BRUTUS. I pray you. lie down. Bear with me. lie in my tent and sleep. we will stand and watch your pleasure. I should not urge thy duty past thy might. LUCIUS. And touch thy instrument a strain or two? LUCIUS. BRUTUS. It may be I shall raise you by-and-by On business to my brother Cassius. It is my duty. sirs. but thou art willing. Calls my lord? BRUTUS.] . an't please you. It does.LUCIUS. LUCIUS. Ay. I would not have it so. BRUTUS. [Servants lie down. I have slept.-[Lucius plays and sings till he falls asleep. my boy: I trouble thee too much. good boy.] LUCIUS. I will be good to thee. I was sure your lordship did not give it me.

Lay'st thou thy leaden mace upon my boy. That makest my blood cold and my hair to stare? Speak to me what thou art. at Philippi. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. That plays thee music?--Gentle knave.--O murderous Slumber. are false. some angel. I would hold more talk with thee. I think. Ay.] Now I have taken heart. awake!--Claudius! LUCIUS. and. Lucius. or some devil. The strings. my lord.--Art thou any thing? Art thou some god. [Ghost vanishes. I will see thee at Philippi. I'll take it from thee. BRUTUS. Didst thou dream.] How ill this taper burns! Ha! who comes here? I think it is the weakness of mine eyes That shapes this monstrous apparition. BRUTUS. that thou so criedst out? . Thy evil spirit. good night. then I shall see thee again? GHOST. thou breakst thy instrument.This is a sleepy tune. It comes upon me.-Boy! Lucius!--Varro! Claudius! Sirs. My lord? BRUTUS. Well. good night. Why comest thou? GHOST. I will not do thee so much wrong to wake thee: If thou dost nod. Brutus. Why. thou vanishest: Ill spirit. is not the leaf turn'd down Where I left reading? Here it is. [Enter the Ghost of Caesar. good boy. To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi. then. He thinks he still is at his instrument. GHOST. awake! LUCIUS.-Lucius. let me see.-Let me see.

It shall be done. Why did you so cry out. Yes. I saw nothing. VARRO. Go and commend me to my brother Cassius. No. awake! VARRO.LUCIUS. [Enter Octavius. Bid him set on his powers betimes before. Ay: saw you any thing? VARRO. sirs. My lord. BRUTUS. Nothing. my lord. Antony. Lucius. in your sleep? VARRO. Sleep again. BRUTUS. SCENE I. CLAUDIUS. And we will follow.] Fellow thou. CLAUDIUS. [Exeunt.] ACT V. My lord? CLAUDIUS. and their Army. BRUTUS. You said the enemy would not come down.--Sirrah Claudius!-[To Varro. My lord? BRUTUS. our hopes are answered. Did we. my lord.] OCTAVIUS. my lord. I do not know that I did cry. CLAUDIUS. Now. that thou didst: didst thou see any thing? LUCIUS. my lord? BRUTUS. Antony. But keep the hills and upper regions: . The plains of Philippi. Nor I. my lord.

Prepare you. and come down With fearful bravery. ANTONY. ANTONY. lead your battle softly on. No. OCTAVIUS. I am in their bosoms.] BRUTUS.It proves not so. Titinius: we must out and talk. Words before blows: is it so. the generals would have some words. and I know Wherefore they do it: they could be content To visit other places. BRUTUS. Messala. Enter Brutus. but I will do so. [Enter a Messenger. Upon the left hand of the even field. countrymen? OCTAVIUS. ANTONY. generals: The enemy comes on in gallant show. Stir not until the signal. Mark Antony. Caesar. Make forth. And something to be done immediately. . we will answer on their charge. their battles are at hand: They mean to warn us at Philippi here. I do not cross you. Lucilius. Drum. thinking by this face To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage. OCTAVIUS.] MESSENGER. keep thou the left. and their Army. Stand fast. Answering before we do demand of them. and Others. [March. Why do you cross me in this exigent? OCTAVIUS. Cassius. Octavius. CASSIUS. and would have parley. Their bloody sign of battle is hung out. But 'tis not so. Tut. Upon the right hand I. They stand. Titinius. OCTAVIUS. shall we give sign of battle? ANTONY.

ANTONY. Crying. BRUTUS. Look. Villains. BRUTUS. ANTONY. OCTAVIUS. kissing Caesar's feet. you did not so when your vile daggers Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar: You show'd your teeth like apes. thank yourself: This tongue had not offended so to-day. Antony. the cause: if arguing makes us sweat. Unless thou bring'st them with thee. And bow'd like bondmen. Good words are better than bad strokes. Caesar. . So I hope. thou canst not die by traitors' hands. ANTONY. "Long live! Hail. OCTAVIUS. behind Struck Caesar on the neck. Octavius. come. Whilst damned Casca. The posture of your blows are yet unknown. Brutus. Caesar!" CASSIUS. BRUTUS.-I draw a sword against conspirators: When think you that the sword goes up again? Never. The proof of it will turn to redder drops. or till another Caesar Have added slaughter to the sword of traitors. till Caesar's three and thirty wounds Be well avenged. as you do. Not stingless too. yes. Come.Not that we love words better. But for your words. I was not born to die on Brutus' sword. they rob the Hybla bees. And very wisely threat before you sting. For you have stol'n their buzzing. you give good words: Witness the hole you made in Caesar's heart. like a cur. and soundless too. Flatterers!--Now. And leave them honeyless. Brutus. In your bad strokes. and fawn'd like hounds. O flatterers! CASSIUS. BRUTUS. If Cassius might have ruled. O. Antony.

thou couldst not die more honourably. Why. BRUTUS. As we were sickly prey: their shadows seem A canopy most fatal.O.] CASSIUS. This is my birth-day. Join'd with a masker and a reveller! ANTONY. And in their steads do ravens. swell billow. Messala: Be thou my witness that against my will. . My lord? [Brutus and Lucilius talk apart. and kites Fly o'er our heads and downward look on us. am I compell'd to set Upon one battle all our liberties. Who to Philippi here consorted us: This morning are they fled away and gone. and swim bark! The storm is up. now. As Pompey was. Come. if thou wert the noblest of thy strain. Antony. Lucilius! Hark. when you have stomachs. CASSIUS. Ho. ready to give up the ghost. [Exeunt Octavius. traitors. Gorging and feeding from our soldiers' hands. and there they perch'd. And partly credit things that do presage. as this very day Was Cassius born. come to the field. LUCILIUS. Messala. If not. A peevish school boy. And his opinion: now I change my mind. under which Our army lies. and all is on the hazard. worthless of such honour. Young man. on our former ensign Two mighty eagles fell. crows. Give me thy hand. Coming from Sardis. blow wind. Antony. Old Cassius still! OCTAVIUS. Messala. hurl we in your teeth: If you dare fight today. and their Army. away!-Defiance.] CASSIUS. You know that I held Epicurus strong.-MESSALA. a word with you. What says my General? CASSIUS.

If not. why. and for ever. lead on.--I know not how. 'tis true this parting was well made. No. Cassius! If we do meet again. He bears too great a mind. If not. And whether we shall meet again I know not. we'll smile indeed. For I am fresh of spirit. CASSIUS. that we may. Brutus! If we do meet again. Let's reason with the worst that may befall. and resolved To meet all perils very constantly. we shall smile. so to prevent The time of life. Cassius.--arming myself with patience To stay the providence of some high powers That govern us below. that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come! . CASSIUS.MESSALA. then this parting was well made. Therefore our everlasting farewell take: For ever. no: think not. why. CASSIUS. lead on our days to age! But. I but believe it partly. Lovers in peace. For ever and for ever farewell. most noble Brutus. For fear of what might fall. The gods to-day stand friendly. If we do lose this battle. if we lose this battle. That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome. BRUTUS. since th' affairs of men rest still incertain. But I do find it cowardly and vile. Even by the rule of that philosophy By which I did blame Cato for the death Which he did give himself. You are contented to be led in triumph Thorough the streets of Rome? BRUTUS. Believe not so. Then. Now. then is this The very last time we shall speak together: What are you then determined to do? BRUTUS. Why then. CASSIUS. Even so. BRUTUS. O. thou noble Roman. But this same day Must end that work the Ides of March begun. Lucilius. farewell.

for I perceive But cold demeanor in Octavius' wing. Brutus gave the word too early. ride. having some advantage on Octavius. my lord. [Alarum. look. O Cassius. ho! away! [Exeunt. Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed. my lord: Fly. TITINIUS. I slew the coward. therefore. Titinius. O. Another part of the field. if thou lovest me. Messala. and give these bills Unto the legions on the other side: Let them set on at once. Mount thou my horse and hide thy spurs in him.] PINDARUS. my lord.] CASSIUS. CASSIUS.] BRUTUS. noble Cassius. Are those my tents where I perceive the fire? TITINIUS. . [Enter Pindarus. And then the end is known. Who.--Come. look. And sudden push gives them the overthrow. fly far' off. [Alarum. fly further off. The field of battle. and did take it from him. Ride. Mark Antony is in your tents. Messala: let them all come down.--Look. Ride. the villains fly! Myself have to mine own turn'd enemy: This ensign here of mine was turning back. Enter Brutus and Messala. The same. They are. Titinius. ride. Titinius.] SCENE II. [Exeunt. Fly further off.] SCENE III. look. ride.But it sufficeth that the day will end. CASSIUS. Took it too eagerly: his soldiers fell to spoil. This hill is far enough. Enter Cassius and Titinius.

Now they are almost on him.-Now. Thou shouldst attempt it. Come down. keep thine oath. that make to him on the spur: Yet he spurs on. TITINIUS.] Come hither.] and. even with a thought. [Shout. That ran through Caesar's bowels. And tell me what thou notest about the field.] This day I breathed first: time is come round. and with this good sword. CASSIUS. Even with the sword that kill'd thee. [Dies. sirrah: In Parthia did I take thee prisoner. [Above. coward that I am. yet would not so have been. there shall I end.] PINDARUS. behold no more.--Sirrah. My life is run his compass. search this bosom. thou art revenged. [Exit. take thou the hilts. What news? PINDARUS. I am free.--Caesar. that I may rest assured Whether yond troops are friend or enemy.] O my lord! CASSIUS. . he 'lights too: He's ta'en. Pindarus. [Above.-[Pindarus goes up. Titinius!--Now some 'light. Now be a freeman.] Titinius is enclosed round about With horsemen. Stand not to answer: here. I will be here again. So. That whatsoever I did bid thee do. Go. To see my best friend ta'en before my face! [Pindarus descends. saving of thy life.Till he have brought thee up to yonder troops And here again. get higher on that hill: My sight was ever thick: regard Titinius. And when my face is cover'd. Guide thou the sword. O. to live so long.] CASSIUS. And then I swore thee.-O. what news? PINDARUS. Come now. hark! they shout for joy. as 'tis now. And where I did begin.

Where did you leave him? TITINIUS. But kill'st the mother that engender'd thee! TITINIUS. So in his red blood Cassius' day is set. on this hill. this was he. dews.Durst I have done my will. The sun of Rome is set! Our day is gone.--O Cassius! Far from this country Pindarus shall run. With Pindarus his bondman.] [Re-enter Titinius with Messala. Titinius. TITINIUS. for Octavius Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power. As in thy red rays thou dost sink to night. Is not that he? TITINIUS. O my heart! MESSALA. What. Seek him. MESSALA. These tidings would well comfort Cassius. [Exit.--O setting Sun. But Cassius is no more. MESSALA. Clouds. Is not that he that lies upon the ground? TITINIUS. It is but change. He lies not like the living. Pindarus? MESSALA. and dangers come. Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. O hateful Error. Titinius. thrusting it. soon conceived. whilst I go to meet The noble Brutus. Pindarus! where art thou. Thou never comest unto a happy birth. All disconsolate.] MESSALA. our deeds are done! Mistrust of my success hath done this deed. No. Messala. MESSALA. Melancholy's child! Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men The things that are not? O Error. . thrusting this report Into his ears: I may say. As Cassius' legions are by Antony. Where never Roman shall take note of him.

Messala. and Lucilius.] Why didst thou send me forth. TITINIUS. brave Cassius? Did I not meet thy friends? And did not they Put on my brows this wreath of victory. Cassius. thou art mighty yet! Thy spirit walks abroad. Brave Titinius! Look whether he have not crown'd dead Cassius! BRUTUS. Volumnius. And see how I regarded Caius Cassius. BRUTUS. I owe more tears To this dead man than you shall see me pay. CATO. fare thee well! It is impossible that ever Rome Should breed thy fellow. with Brutus.-I shall find time. Titinius' face is upward. hold thee.-- . BRUTUS. Lo. And bid me give it thee? Didst thou not hear their shouts? Alas. And I will seek for Pindarus the while. yonder. take this garland on thy brow. gods: this is a Roman's part: Come.-[Exit Messala. He is slain.--Brutus.] CATO. Re-enter Messala. Hie you. [Low alarums. young Cato. and find Titinius' heart. Thy Brutus bid me give it thee. and Titinius mourning it.--Friends. thou hast misconstrued every thing! But. Cassius' sword. and turns our swords In our own proper entrails.-By your leave. I shall find time.] BRUTUS. Where. Strato. come apace. Are yet two Romans living such as these?-The last of all the Romans. and I Will do his bidding. where. Messala. O Julius Caesar. doth his body lie? MESSALA.] [Alarum.For piercing steel and darts envenomed Shall be as welcome to the ears of Brutus As tidings of this sight. [Dies.

FIRST SOLDIER. and my country's friend.] BRUTUS. Room. What bastard doth not? Who will go with me? I will proclaim my name about the field:-I am the son of Marcus Cato. and Romans. and be honour'd in his death.] Kill Brutus. come. fighting. [Offering money.-Labeo and Flavius. [Exeunt. O young and noble Cato. know me for Brutus! [Exit. Another part of the field. or thou diest. A noble prisoner! SECOND SOLDIER. Yet.] LUCILIUS. Cato is overpowered.] BRUTUS. and to Thassos send his body: His funerals shall not be in our camp. Brutus. We must not. and Others. FIRST SOLDIER. ho! [Charges the enemy. O. LUCILIUS. being Cato's son. I am the son of Marcus Cato. then Brutus. my country's friend. now thou diest as bravely as Titinius. Marcus Brutus. . FIRST SOLDIER. yet ere night We shall try fortune in a second fight. and falls. Brutus is ta'en. charging the enemy. countrymen. young Cato. young Cato. [Alarum.-And come. And I am Brutus. Soldiers of both armies. ho! A foe to tyrants. I. set our battles on:-'Tis three o'clock.Come therefore. Lucilius. And mayst be honour'd.] SCENE IV. Yield. yet hold up your heads! CATO. art thou down? Why. Lest it discomfort us.--Lucilius. Only I yield to die: There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight. ho! Tell Antony. Enter.--let us to the field.

[Whispering. Here comes the General. but. BRUTUS. Strato.] Brutus is ta'en. Clitus: slaying is the word. Clitus. CLITUS. CLITUS. rest on this rock. And see whether Brutus be alive or dead. He will be found like Brutus. Go on. Come.-[Enter Antony. He came not back: he is or ta'en or slain.] BRUTUS. Statilius show'd the torch-light. I'll rather kill myself. Another part of the field. my lord. my lord. like himself. Brutus is ta'en. Brutus is safe enough: I dare assure thee that no enemy Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus: The gods defend him from so great a shame! When you do find him. Dardanius. Clitus. And bring us word unto Octavius' tent How everything is chanced. I. my lord? No. Hark thee. poor remains of friends. Peace then! no words. Safe. ANTONY. Sit thee down. Antony. Keep this man safe. and Volumnius. . I assure you. What. [Exeunt.I'll tell the news. It is a deed in fashion. This is not Brutus. or alive or dead.] CLITUS. BRUTUS. [Enter Brutus. Where is he? LUCILIUS. not for all the world. A prize no less in worth. friend.] SCENE V. but. I had rather have Such men my friends than enemies. ANTONY. Give him all kindness.

Dardanius. And this last night here in Philippi fields: I know my hour is come. O Clitus! CLITUS. he meditates. Not so. Shall I do such a deed? CLITUS. VOLUMNIUS. at Sardis once. Good Volumnius. this. whilst I run on it.] DARDANIUS. Clitus. Come hither. Hold thou my sword-hilts. That's not an office for a friend. Thou seest the world. That it runs over even at his eyes. Volumnius. [Whispers him. O Dardanius! DARDANIUS. Thou know'st that we two went to school together. Even for that our love of old. Hark thee. What says my lord? BRUTUS.BRUTUS. CLITUS. list a word. Now is that noble vessel full of grief. BRUTUS. Our enemies have beat us to the pit: [Low alarums. VOLUMNIUS. good Volumnius. how it goes. Volumnius. VOLUMNIUS. Volumnius: The ghost of Caesar hath appear'd to me Two several times by night. Look. my lord. my lord. Why. To kill him.] It is more worthy to leap in ourselves Than tarry till they push us. . BRUTUS. Nay I am sure it is. What ill request did Brutus make to thee? DARDANIUS. I pr'ythee.

my sword. Wilt thou. for Brutus' tongue Hath almost ended his life's history: Night hangs upon mine eyes. BRUTUS. and Army. Messala: The conquerors can but make a fire of him. Lucilius. then. my lord. "Fly. Free from the bondage you are in. [Alarums. Farewell. BRUTUS. Cry within. My master's man. Enter Octavius. fly! BRUTUS. good Strato. and Volumnius. So. Thy life hath had some smack of honor in it: Hold. Dardanius.--Strato. I shall have glory by this losing day.] [Alarum.-Strato. my bones would rest That have but labour'd to attain this hour. fly. where is thy master? STRATO.--Countrymen.--and you. Hence! I will follow.] CLITUS. that yet in all my life I found no man but he was true to me. and turn away thy face. now be still: I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.--Caesar. Strato? STRATO.] I pr'ythee. Fly. Volumnius. Strato. Farewell to you. Fly. stay thou by thy lord: Thou art a fellow of a good respect.--and you. my lord! there is no tarrying here. . Give me your hand first: fare you well. fly. thou hast been all this while asleep. my lord. and dies. [He runs on his sword. My heart doth joy. More than Octavius and Mark Antony By this vile conquest shall attain unto.[Alarums still.] OCTAVIUS. fare you well at once. Strato. fly!"] CLITUS.-[Exeunt Clitus. Messala. While I do run upon it. What man is that? MESSALA. Retreat. Farewell to thee too. Antony.

then take him to follow thee. and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world. Most like a soldier. MESSALA. MESSALA. Did that they did in envy of great Caesar. Strato? STRATO.-Fellow. and he did run on it. He only. made one of them. His life was gentle. And no man else hath honour by his death.] THE END End of Project Gutenberg Etext of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare PG has multiple editions of William Shakespeare's Complete Works . [Exeunt.-So. wilt thou bestow thy time with me? STRATO. ANTONY. call the field to rest. I will entertain them. Brutus. in a general-honest thought And common good to all. if Messala will prefer me to you. According to his virtue let us use him With all respect and rites of burial. So Brutus should be found. save only he. To part the glories of this happy day. Ay. Within my tent his bones to-night shall lie. This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators. order'd honorably. I held the sword. Octavius. All that served Brutus. "This was a man!" OCTAVIUS. LUCILIUS. OCTAVIUS. Do so.For Brutus only overcame himself.--I thank thee. That thou hast proved Lucilius' saying true. OCTAVIUS. How died my master. good Messala. and let's away. That did the latest service to my master.

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