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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.
let me see his face. Cry "Caesar"! Speak. I turn the trouble of my countenance . CAESAR. I do observe you now of late: I have not from your eyes that gentleness And show of love.] CASSIUS. [Sonnet. Fellow. CAESAR. CASSIUS. Set him before me. CAESAR. Brutus. CASSIUS. BRUTUS. What say’s thou to me now? Speak once again. I do lack some part Of that quick spirit that is in Antonym. Cassius. What man is that? BRUTUS. Beware the Ides of March. Cassius. SOOTHSAYER. SOOTHSAYER. as I was wont to have: You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand Over your friend that loves you. CASSIUS. Beware the Ides of March. CAESAR. He is a dreamer. come from the throng. I'll leave you. look upon Caesar. BRUTUS. shriller than all the music. let us leave him. your desires. Be not deceived: if I have veils my look. Pass. Caesar is turn’s to hear. I pray you. I am not gamesome. Will you go see the order of the course? BRUTUS. do.Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue. A soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March. Exeunt all but BRUTUS and CASSIUS. Not I. Let me not hinder.
good Brutus. which you yet know not of. What means this shouting? I do fear the people Choose Caesar for their king. [Flourish and shout. And be not jealous on me. Cassius. gentle Brutus. Vexed I am Of late with passions of some difference. by some other thing. Cassius? That you would have me seek into myself For that which is not in me? CASSIUS. Tell me. That you might see your shadow. your glass. then hold me dangerous. worthy cogitations.Merely upon myself. Brutus. By means whereof this breast of mine hath buried Thoughts of great value. if you know That I do fawn on men. be you one-Nor construe any further my neglect. be prepared to hear. Then. No. 'Tis just: And it is very much lamented. or did use To stale with ordinary oaths my love To every new protester. Were I a common laugher. CASSIUS. -Except immortal Caesar!-. I have much mistaken your passion.speaking of Brutus. Conceptions only proper to myself. can you see your face? BRUTUS. I. Cassius. Into what dangers would you lead me. and hug them hard And after scandal them. Will modestly discover to you That of yourself.] BRUTUS. Therefore. I have heard Where many of the best respect in Rome. Have wish’s that noble Brutus had his eyes. for the eye sees not itself But by reflection. And groaning underneath this age's yoke. or if you know That I profess myself. in banqueting. BRUTUS. Brutus. good Brutus. That you have no such mirrors as will turn Your hidden worthiness into your eye. Which give some soil perhaps to my behaviors. Than that poor Brutus. But let not therefore my good friends be grieved-Among which number. . Forgets the shows of love to other men. CASSIUS. with himself at war. To the entire rout. And since you know you cannot see yourself So well as by reflection.
but for my single self. I know that virtue to be in you. and we can both Endure the winter's cold as well as he: For once. A man of such a feeble temper should . Accoutered as I was. upon a raw and gusty day. CASSIUS. it doth amaze me. as life not is as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. do you fear it? Then must I think you would not have it so? BRUTUS. and write his speeches in their books. Caesar cried. it cried. Titanium. Cassius. Brutus. I plunged in. our great ancestor. But ere we could arrive the point proposed. now Leap in with me into this angry flood And swim to yonder point?" Upon the word. As well as I do know your outward favor. 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. Alas. throwing it aside And stemming it with hearts of controversy. and must bend his body. Set honor in one eye and death I' the other And I will look on both indifferently. I was born free as Caesar. so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar: and this man Is now become a god. I would not. For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death. yet I love him well. "Help me. honor is the subject of my story. Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Enchases bear. and Cassius is A wretched creature. Caesar said to me. "Give me some drink. And when the fit was on him I did mark How he did shake: 'tis true. And that it eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his luster. Ay. And bade him follow: so indeed he did. and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him.CASSIUS. or I sink! I. this god did shake: His coward lips did from their color fly. The torrent roars. so were you: We both have fed as well. I did hear him groan: Ay. Well. If Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain. The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores. as Aeneas. I had. and we did buffet it With lusty sinews. "Dearest you Cassius. Cassius. --Ye gods. I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this life." As a sick girl.
I will consider. it is as heavy. my noble friend.So get the start of the majestic world. conjure with them. Weigh them. till now. I am nothing jealous. Another general shout! I do believe that these applauses are For some new honors that is heaps on Caesar. I have some aim: How I have thought of this. As easily as a king! BRUTUS. 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. CASSIUS. he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus. O.] BRUTUS. and room enough. so with love I might entreat you. What you have said. "Brutus" will start a spirit as soon as "Caesar. dear Brutus. I would not. thou art shamed! Rome. CASSIUS. in the names of all the gods at once. Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed That he is grown so great? Age. That you do love me. and find a time Both meet to hear and answer such high things. Flourish. I will with patience hear. . what you have to say. that talk’s of Rome? That her wide walls encompassed but one man? Now is it Rome indeed. But it was famed with more than with one man? When could they say. But in ourselves. for this present. "Brutus" and "Caesar": what should be in that "Caesar"? Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together. Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault. And bear the palm alone. it doth become the mouth as well." Now. What you would work me to. Till then. and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves. [Shout. Why. man. and of these times. When there is in it but one only man. Sound them. thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods! When went there by an age since the great flood. 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. is not in our stars. yours is as fair a name. Be any further moved. I shall recount hereafter. that we are underlings.
CASSIUS. Let me have men about me that are fat. I rather tell thee what are to be fears . Caesar? CAESAR. Would he were fatter! But I fear him not: Yet. Being crosses in conference by some senators. He reads much. As thou dost. and Cicero Looks with such ferret and such fiery eyes As we have seen him in the Capitol. and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays. He is a great observer. I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. He is a noble Roman and well given. And therefore are they very dangerous. BRUTUS. Cassius. after his sour fashion. He thinks too much: such men are dangerous. And he will. 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. Such men as he be never at heart's ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves. The games are done. CASSIUS. he's not dangerous. Caesar. The angry spot doth glow on Caesar's brow. As they pass by. ANTONY. Fear him not. CAESAR. and Caesar is returning. Antonio’s. he hears no music: Seldom he smiles. -ANTONY. Antonym. --But. if my name were liable to fear.I am glad that my weak words Have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus. Sleek-headed men. And all the rest look like a chidden train: Calpurnia's cheek is pale. and such as sleep o' nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.] BRUTUS. look you. CAESAR. pluck Casco by the sleeve. tell you What hath proceeded worthy note today? [Re-enter Caesar and his Train. Casco will tell us what the matter is. I will do so.
every time gentler Than other. They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for? CASCA. and being offer’s him. marry. He put it by with the back of his hand. for that too. for this ear is deaf. Ay. Why. [Exeunt Caesar and his Train. CASSIUS. Ay. for always I am Caesar. Why. Tell us the manner of it. Antonym. and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors Shouted. Why. CASCA. and he put it by thrice. were you not? BRUTUS. you were with him. gentle Casco. Casco. I did not mark it. would you speak with me? BRUTUS. thus. CASSIUS. BRUTUS.] CASCA. BRUTUS. CASCA. for that too. That Caesar looks so sad. Come on my right hand. wasn’t. Who offer’s him the crown? CASCA. and then the People fell a-shouting. Was the crown offer’s he thrice? CASCA. You pull’s me by the cloak. Why.Than what I fear. there was a crown offer’s he. What was the second noise for? CASCA. as tell the manner of it: it was Mere foolery. Why. CASCA. Casco stays. I can as well be a hang. I should not then ask Casco what had chanced. BRUTUS. tell us what hath chanced today. And tell me truly what thou thing’s of him. I saw Mark Antonym offer him a .
CASSIUS. thus sad away? CASCA. . He fell down in the market place. before he fell down. did Caesar swoon? CASCA. Three or four wenches where I stood cried. Caesar hath it not. Then he Offered it to him again: then he put it by again: but. CASSIUS. and I. --yet 'twas not a crown neither. as they use to do The players in the theatre. after that he came. Good soul!" and forgave him with all their hearts. and claps Their chop hands. and Uttered such a deal of stinking breath because Caesar refused The crown. he was very loath to lay his fingers off it. BRUTUS. --and. for he swooned and Fell down at it: and for mine own part. when he perceived the common Herd was glad he refused the crown. What. he said. and offered them his throat to cut: an I had been a Man of any occupation. BRUTUS. to my thinking. 'Tis0 very like: he hath the falling-sickness. he pluck’s me open his Doublet. CASSIUS. to my Thinking. and foam’s at mouth. I would I might go to hell among the rogues: --and so he fell. and was Speechless. but I am sure Caesar fell Down. they would have done no less. And then He offered it the third time. he desired their worships to think it was his Infirmity. BRUTUS. If the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him. But. but you. According as he pleased and displeased them. as I told you. soft! I pray you.Crown. And honest Casco. we have the falling-sickness. I am no true man. I know not what you mean by that. he would fain have had it. What said he when he came unto himself? CASCA. the rabblement shouted. if he had done or said Any thing amiss. When he came to himself again. Marry. if I would not have taken him at a word. that it had almost choked Caesar. And. and Still. 'twas one of these Coronets. and threw up their sweaty night-caps. No. he put it the third time by. Ay. for all That. But there's No heed to be taken of them: if Caesar had stab’s there Mothers. "Alas. I durst not laugh for Fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air. CASCA. he put it by once: but. as he refused it.
if you please to speak with me. an I tell you that. if could remember it. CASSIUS. if I were alive. CASSIUS. farewell both. but for mine own part. Ay.] BRUTUS. CASSIUS. I'll ne'er look you I' the face Again: but those that understood him smiled at one another and Shook their heads. [Exit CASCA. he spoke Greek. I will expect you. Come home to me. are put to silence. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit. CASCA.Did Cicero say any thing? CASCA. CASSIUS. However he puts on this tardy form. To what effect? CASCA. BRUTUS. Will you sup with me tonight. I Could tell you more news too: Modulus and Flavius. Nay. . And so it is. and I will wait for you. for pulling Scarf’s off Caesar's images. I am promised forth. it was Greek to me. Casco? CASCA. There was more foolery yet. if you will. Good. Which gives men stomach to digest his words With better appetite. or. What a blunt fellow is this grown to be! He was quick mettle when he went to school. Fare you well. Ay. and your dinner worth The eating. So is he now in execution Of any bold or noble enterprise. I will come home to you. No. Do so. and your mind hold. Will you dine with me tomorrow? CASCA. For this time I will leave you: Tomorrow.
For we will shake him. For who so firm that cannot be seduced? Caesar doth bear me hard.] Well. I see. thou art noble. . when all the sway of earth Shakes like a thing unfirm? O Cicero.-Against the Capitol I met a lion. From that it is disposed: therefore 'tis meet Those noble minds keep ever with their likes.-[Exit Brutus. Besides. If I were Brutus now and he were Cassius. I have seen tempests. CASCA. and I have seen Th' ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam. wherein obscurely Caesar's ambition shall be glanced at: And after this let Caesar seat him sure. but he loves Brutus. I will this night. Or else the world too saucy with the gods. when the scolding winds Have rived the knotty oaks. Writings all tending to the great opinion That Rome holds of his name. and why stare you so? CASCA. from opposite sides. The same. To be exalted with the threatening clouds: But never till tonight. Either there is a civil strife in heaven. Enter.--I ha' not since put up my sword.] CICERO. A Street. He should not humor me. in at his windows throw.I will do so: till then. Good even. Incenses them to send destruction. and CICERO.] SCENE III. Brutus. Why. Are not you moved. In several hands. As if they came from several citizens. or worse days endure. [Thunder and lightning. which did flame and burn Like twenty torches join'd. Did I go through a tempest dropping fire. Casca: brought you Caesar home? Why are you breathless. Thy honorable metal may be wrought. [Exit. think of the world. yet. with his sword drawn. saw you anything more wonderful? CASCA. A common slave--you'd know him well by sight-Held up his left hand. CICERO. and yet his hand Not sensible of fire remain'd unscorch'd. never till now.
Those that have known the earth so full of faults. CICERO. CASCA. for he did bid Antonius Send word to you he would be there to-morrow. let not men say "These are their reasons. Cicero. Clean from the purpose of the things themselves. Casca: this disturbed sky Is not to walk in. CICERO. all in fire. Who's there? CASCA. Comes Caesar to the Capitol tomorrow? CASCA.Who glared upon me. by your voice. Who ever knew the heavens menace so? CASSIUS. CASCA. Your ear is good. CASSIUS. And yesterday the bird of night did sit Even at noonday upon the marketplace. Transformed with their fear. Cassius. walk up and down the streets. they are natural".] [Enter Cassius. . CASCA. For my part. it is a strange-disposed time. Without annoying me: and there were drawn Upon a heap a hundred ghastly women. Good then. He doth. who swore they saw Men. what night is this! CASSIUS. Submitting me unto the perilous night. Farewell. A Roman. But men may construe things after their fashion.] CASSIUS. A very pleasing night to honest men. I have walk'd about the streets. For I believe they are portentous things Unto the climate that they point upon. Casca. [Exit Cicero. Howling and shrieking. When these prodigies Do so conjointly meet. and went surly by. Indeed.
ye gods. fools. CASSIUS. Casca. opens graves. But.--why. Casca. To make them instruments of fear and warning Unto some monstrous state. Why old men. and roars. Therein. yet prodigious grown. As doth the lion in the Capitol. And put on fear and cast yourself in wonder. I know where I will wear this dagger then. And he shall wear his crown by sea and land. Our yoke and sufferance show us womanish. woe the while! our fathers' minds are dead. And we are govern'd with our mothers' spirits. Cassius? CASSIUS. you shall find That Heaven hath infused them with these spirits. is it not. Name to thee a man most like this dreadful night. Now could I. Indeed they say the senators to-morrow Mean to establish Caesar as a king. you make the weak most strong. You are dull. 'Tis Caesar that you mean. But wherefore did you so much tempt the Heavens? It is the part of men to fear and tremble. I did present myself Even in the aim and very flash of it. In every place save here in Italy. Casca. A man no mightier than thyself or me In personal action.from quality and kind. CASCA. and children calculate. why all these gliding ghosts. To see the strange impatience of the Heavens: But if you would consider the true cause Why all these fires. That thunders.and those sparks of life That should be in a Roman you do want. as these strange eruptions are. Their natures. lightens. And when the cross blue lightning seem'd to open The breast of heaven. Why birds and beasts. Or else you use not. thus unbraced. You look pale and gaze. CASSIUS. When the most mighty gods by tokens send Such dreadful heralds to astonish us. Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius: Therein. Have bared my bosom to the thunder-stone. CASCA. and preformed faculties To monstrous quality. Let it be who it is: for Romans now Have thews and limbs like to their ancestors.And. And fearful. you tyrants do defeat: . CASCA. ye gods. as you see.-Why all these things change from their ordinance.
Casca. know all the world besides. There is no stir or walking in the streets. this fearful night. 'Tis Cinna. I have moved already Some certain of the noblest-minded Romans To undergo with me an enterprise Of honorable-dangerous consequence. Hold. And I do know by this. for here comes one in haste. nor strong links of iron Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. Those that with haste will make a mighty fire Begin it with weak straws: what trash is Rome. What rubbish. CASCA. Now know you. That part of tyranny that I do bear I can shake off at pleasure. Where hast thou led me? I perhaps speak this Before a willing bondman: then I know My answer must be made. my hand: Be factious for redress of all these griefs. CASCA. fiery. So can I: So every bondman in his own hand bears The power to cancel his captivity. Never lacks power to dismiss itself. I do know him by his gait. But that he sees the Romans are but sheep: He were no lion. O grief. If I know this. they stay for me In Pompey's Porch: for now. . You speak to Casca. But life. nor walls of beaten brass. Most bloody. [Thunders still. Stand close awhile. when it serves For the base matter to illuminate So vile a thing as Caesar! But.Nor stony tower. being weary of these worldly bars. There's a bargain made. were not Romans hinds. and what offal. and most terrible. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. And dangers are to me indifferent. And why should Caesar be a tyrant then? Poor man! I know he would not be a wolf. CASSIUS. And the complexion of the element Is favor'd like the work we have in hand.] CASCA. but I am arm'd. and to such a man That is no fleering tell-tale. Nor airless dungeon. And I will set this foot of mine as far As who goes farthest.
What a fearful night is this! There's two or three of us have seen strange sights. I will hie And so bestow these papers as you bade me.-[Enter Cinna. Will change to virtue and to worthiness. See Brutus at his house: three parts of him Is ours already. ere day. That done. set this up with wax Upon old Brutus' statue: all this done. Repair to Pompey's Porch.] Cinna. CASCA. CINNA.] Come. O Cassius. yields him ours. like richest alchemy. And look you lay it in the praetor's chair. Upon the next encounter. if you could but win The noble Brutus to our party. Cinna? CINNA. repair to Pompey's theatre. where you shall find us.He is a friend. and the man entire. Casca. . Who's that? Metellus Cimber? CASSIUS. CASSIUS. and he's gone To seek you at your house. CASSIUS. where haste you so? CINNA. No. All but Metellus Cimber. one incorporate To our attempts. You are. Where Brutus may but find it. I am glad on't. Am I not stay'd for. you and I will yet. Yes. take this paper. Be you content. and throw this In at his window. Is Decius Brutus and Trebonius there? CINNA. O. His countenance.-[Exit Cinna. Well.-CASSIUS. To find out you. Good Cinna. Am I not stay'd for? tell me. CASSIUS. he sits high in all the people's hearts! And that which would appear offense in us. it is Casca.
when he once attains the upmost round.] BRUTUS. and our great need of him. ere day. SCENE I. and be sure of him. He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature. ho!-I cannot. when it disjoins Remorse from power. Looks in the clouds. Rome.Him. And. since the quarrel . I know no personal cause to spurn at him. lest he may. I grant. my lord. Th' abuse of greatness is. It must be by his death: and. He then unto the ladder turns his back. Call'd you. Lucius: When it is lighted. come and call me here. I will. [Enter Brutus. for my part.] ACT II.--Lucius.] BRUTUS. prevent. to speak truth of Caesar. my lord? BRUTUS. scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may. [Exit. Let us go. That at his will he may do danger with. and. That lowliness is young ambition's ladder. Lucius. BRUTUS'S orchard. by the progress of the stars. But. I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. there's the question: It is the bright day that brings forth the adder. Lucius. Get me a taper in my study. What. LUCIUS. [Exeunt. when! Awake. Whereto the climber-upward turns his face. Lucius! [Enter Lucius.-When. But 'tis a common proof. Then. For it is after midnight. We will awake him. Give guess how near to day. And that craves wary walking. and his worth. Crown him?--that: And then. I say!-I would it were my fault to sleep so soundly. I say! What. we put a sting in him. and.] LUCIUS. You have right well conceited. But for the general.
If the redress will follow. LUCIUS. augmented. Get you to bed again.] "Brutus. And kill him in the shell. boy. Shall Rome. The taper burneth in your closet.-[Opens the letter and reads. it is not day.] LUCIUS. Searching the window for a flint I found This paper thus seal'd up. [Knocking within. as his kind grow mischievous. Sir. redress!"--Am I entreated. thou sleep'st: awake!--" Such instigations have been often dropp'd Where I have took them up. thou sleep'st: awake and see thyself.] BRUTUS. March is wasted fifteen days. I will. Rome? My ancestors did from the streets of Rome The Tarquin drive. sir.Will bear no color for the thing he is. BRUTUS. "Shall Rome.--that what he is. when he was call'd a king. To speak and strike? O Rome.] LUCIUS. thou receivest Thy full petition at the hand of Brutus! [Re-enter Lucius. Is not tomorrow. then.] . strike. I know not. Speak. Would run to these and these extremities: And therefore think him as a serpent's egg Which hatch'd. whizzing in the air Give so much light that I may read by them. [Exit. and bring me word. &c. would. sir. [Re-enter Lucius. BRUTUS. The exhalations. redress--! Brutus.-"Speak. strike. and I am sure It did not lie there when I went to bed. sir. & c." Thus must I piece it out: Shall Rome stand under one man's awe? What. Look in the calendar. the Ides of March? LUCIUS. Fashion it thus. I make thee promise.
Is he alone? LUCIUS. somebody knocks. That by no means I may discover them By any mark of favor. BRUTUS. Shamest thou to show thy dangerous brow by night. Decius. Not Erebus itself were dim enough To hide thee from prevention. [Enter Cassius. and the state of man.-[Exit Lucius. Like to a little kingdom.--O conspiracy. LUCIUS. [Re-enter Lucius]. all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream: The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council. Who doth desire to see you. Let 'em enter. thy native semblance on. BRUTUS. Casca.-[Exit Lucius. CASSIUS. sir. When evils are most free? O.BRUTUS. Go to the gate. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion. there are more with him. 'tis your brother Cassius at the door. No. conspiracy. No. and Trebonius. And half their faces buried in their cloaks.] Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar I have not slept. sir. Do you know them? LUCIUS. 'Tis good. then. by day Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none. BRUTUS. their hats are pluck'd about their ears. Sir. suffers then The nature of an insurrection.] They are the faction. Cinna. Metellus Cimber. Hide it in smiles and affability: For if thou pass. I think we are too bold upon your rest: .
and the high East Stands. Brutus. as I point my sword. every man of them. pardon. awake all night. This is Trebonius. Casca. Give me your hands all over. Know I these men that come along with you? CASSIUS. do we trouble you? BRUTUS. You shall confess that you are both deceived. Metellus Cimber. one by one. sir. I have been up this hour. up higher toward the North He first presents his fire. Which is a great way growing on the South. This Decius Brutus. this. Yes. He is welcome too. and no man here But honors you. He is welcome hither.] DECIUS. Here. Some two months hence. They are all welcome. BRUTUS. directly here. the Sun arises. and yon grey lines That fret the clouds are messengers of day. Weighing the youthful season of the year. This. No. BRUTUS. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. . O.Good morrow. it doth. CASCA. and this. as the Capitol. BRUTUS. Cinna.-What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt your eyes and night? CASSIUS. Shall I entreat a word? [BRUTUS and CASSIUS whisper apart. CINNA. and every one doth wish You had but that opinion of yourself Which every noble Roman bears of you. BRUTUS. Here lies the east: doth not the day break here? CASCA.
Old feeble carrions. To think that or our cause or our performance Did need an oath. or we will fall for it? Swear priests. BRUTUS. So let high-sighted tyranny range on. No. No. when every drop of blood That every Roman bears. countrymen. . Nor th' insuppressive mettle of our spirits. For he will never follow any thing That other men begin. break off betimes. his judgment ruled our hands. But all be buried in his gravity. not an oath: if not the face of men. METELLUS. and cowards. As I am sure they do. by no means. let us have him! for his silver hairs Will purchase us a good opinion. O. Till each man drop by lottery. If he do break the smallest particle Of any promise that hath pass'd from him. CASCA. and such suffering souls That welcome wrongs. What need we any spur but our own cause To prick us to redress? what other bond Than secret Romans. then. and to steel with valour The melting spirits of women.CASSIUS. and men cautelous. And will not palter? and what other oath Than honesty to honesty engaged. O. Is guilty of a several bastardy. And buy men's voices to commend our deeds: It shall be said. unto bad causes swear Such creatures as men doubt: but do not stain The even virtue of our enterprise. And every man hence to his idle bed. CINNA. But if these. CASSIUS. name him not! let us not break with him. and nobly bears. That this shall be. The sufferance of our souls. that have spoke the word. Let us not leave him out. And let us swear our resolution. bear fire enough To kindle cowards. BRUTUS. the time's abuse-If these be motives weak. But what of Cicero? Shall we sound him? I think he will stand very strong with us. Our youths and wildness shall no whit appear.
TREBONIUS. he is not fit. For he can do no more than Caesar's arm When Caesar's head is off.--I think it is not meet. And that were much he should. CASSIUS. We shall be call'd purgers. And for Mark Antony. This shall mark Our purpose necessary. Like wrath in death. and then hack the limbs. well urged. Caius Cassius. Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds. Yet I do fear him. and envy afterwards. For in th' ingrafted love he bears to Caesar-BRUTUS. that we then could come by Caesar's spirit. And let our hearts. There is no fear in him. Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods. and much company. but not wrathfully. good Cassius. If he improve them. CASCA. Let's kill him boldly. may well stretch so far As to annoy us all: which to prevent. not murderers.CASSIUS. Mark Antony. alas. For Antony is but a limb of Caesar.--take thought and die for Caesar. so well beloved of Caesar. gentle friends. . let him not die. And in the spirit of men there is no blood: O. and laugh at this hereafter. Caius. as subtle masters do. Caesar must bleed for it! And. Then leave him out. but not butchers. Shall no man else be touch'd but only Caesar? CASSIUS. And after seem to chide 'em. Decius. Alas. for he is given To sports. and you know his means. BRUTUS. do not think of him: If he love Caesar. to wildness. To cut the head off. Stir up their servants to an act of rage. think not of him. Indeed. And not dismember Caesar! But. and not envious. Should outlive Caesar: we shall find of him A shrewd contriver. Let us be sacrificers. For he will live. We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar. Which so appearing to the common eyes. Let Antony and Caesar fall together. DECIUS. Our course will seem too bloody. all that he can do Is to himself.
-- . elephants with holes. 'Tis time to part. For he is superstitious grown of late. TREBONIUS. we will all of us be there to fetch him. DECIUS. and I'll fashion him. BRUTUS. The morning comes upon 's.] BRUTUS. It may be these apparent prodigies. The clock hath stricken three. and ceremonies. CASSIUS. We'll leave you. By the eighth hour: is that the uttermost? CINNA. and I have given him reason. CASSIUS. But it is doubtful yet Whether Caesar will come forth today or no. and men with flatterers: But when I tell him he hates flatterers. METELLUS. Send him but hither. Caius Ligarius doth bear Caesar hard. and fail not then. Now. He says he does. Who rated him for speaking well of Pompey: I wonder none of you have thought of him. go along by him: He loves me well. for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betray'd with trees. Never fear that: if he be so resolved. And I will bring him to the Capitol. CASSIUS. Peace! count the clock. Be that the uttermost.[Clock strikes. Lions with toils. The unaccustom'd terror of this night. good Metellus. Let me work. For I can give his humor the true bent. I can o'ersway him. And bears with glasses. BRUTUS. CASSIUS. Nay. Quite from the main opinion he held once Of fantasy. Brutus. of dreams. And the persuasion of his augurers May hold him from the Capitol to-day. being then most flattered.
and withal Hoping it was but an effect of humour. But.] PORTIA. nor sleep. But bear it as our Roman actors do. You suddenly arose. could it work so much upon your shape As it hath much prevail'd on your condition. Which busy care draws in the brains of men. were he not in health. with an angry wafture of your hand. disperse yourselves. You've ungently. I am not well in health. Musing and sighing. Brutus.] Boy! Lucius!--Fast asleep? It is no matter. with your arms across. when I ask'd you what the matter was. Brutus. You stared upon me with ungentle looks: I urged you further. friends. And. my lord! BRUTUS. Make me acquainted with your cause of grief. PORTIA. and. [Enter Portia. nor talk. but all remember What you have said. and show yourselves true Romans. Gave sign for me to leave you. He would embrace the means to come by it. yet you answer'd not.And. I should not know you. BRUTUS. Dear my lord. So I did.-[Exeunt all but Brutus. . at supper. good morrow to you every one. And. PORTIA. Stole from my bed: and yesternight. Therefore thou sleep'st so sound. And too impatiently stamp'd with your foot: Yet I insisted. Nor for yours neither. Fearing to strengthen that impatience Which seem'd too much enkindled. then you scratch'd your head. and walk'd about. Brutus is wise. It will not let you eat. look fresh and merrily. Let not our looks put on our purposes. Brutus. Portia. Good gentlemen. Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber: Thou hast no figures nor no fantasies. and that is all. what mean you? wherefore rise you now? It is not for your health thus to commit Your weak condition to the raw-cold morning. Which sometime hath his hour with every man. With untired spirits and formal constancy: And so. BRUTUS.
PORTIA. is Brutus sick. Cato's daughter. I should not need. Think you I am no stronger than my sex. Kneel not. Why you are heavy. I charge you. by the right and virtue of my place. so I do. by my once commended beauty. in sort or limitation. and that great vow Which did incorporate and make us one. your half. I grant I am a woman. As dear to me as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart. Portia is Brutus' harlot. who did hide their faces Even from darkness. Brutus. PORTIA. I ought to know of: and. PORTIA. my Brutus. Which. If this were true. I will not disclose 'em. for here have been Some six or seven. but withal A woman well reputed. That you unfold to me. yourself. go to bed. tell me. And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air To add unto his sickness? No. By all your vows of love. Is it excepted I should know no secrets That appertain to you? Am I yourself But. comfort your bed. gentle Portia. Why. Good Portia. Giving myself a voluntary wound Here in the thigh: can I bear that with patience And not my husband's secrets? . I have made strong proof of my constancy. You are my true and honorable wife. then should I know this secret. but withal A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife: I grant I am a woman. if you were gentle Brutus. Being so father'd and so husbanded? Tell me your counsels. BRUTUS. not his wife. and what men to-night Have had resort to you. Within the bond of marriage. BRUTUS. upon my knees. And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs Of your good pleasure? If it be no more. You have some sick offense within your mind. as it were. And will he steal out of his wholesome bed To dare the vile contagion of the night. Is Brutus sick? and is it physical To walk unbraced and suck up the humours Of the dank morning? What.BRUTUS.-To keep with you at meals.
hast conjured up My mortified spirit. I here discard my sickness. All the charactery of my sad brows. Here is a sick man that would speak with you. Vouchsafe good-morrow from a feeble tongue.--how? LIGARIUS. that Metellus spake of. A piece of work that will make sick men whole. Had you a healthful ear to hear of it.-Boy. get the better of them. O ye gods.BRUTUS. stand aside. Ligarius. Such an exploit have I in hand. What's to do? BRUTUS. brave Caius.] LUCIUS. O. BRUTUS. Caius Ligarius. what a time have you chose out. But are not some whole that we must make sick? . hark. LIGARIUS. Render me worthy of this noble wife! [Knocking within. [Exit Portia. go in awhile. LIGARIUS. Yea. BRUTUS. who's that knocks? [Re-enter Lucius with Ligarius. Leave me with haste. And I will strive with things impossible. one knocks: Portia.] Hark. By all the gods that Romans bow before. BRUTUS. I am not sick. And by and by thy bosom shall partake The secrets of my heart: All my engagements I will construe to thee. like an exorcist. To wear a kerchief! Would you were not sick! LIGARIUS. if Brutus have in hand Any exploit worthy the name of honour. Soul of Rome! Brave son.] --Lucius. Now bid me run.--Caius Ligarius. derived from honorable loins! Thou.
"Help. my Caius. LIGARIUS. [Thunder and lightning. What mean you. And bring me their opinions of success.BRUTUS. Yet now they fright me. To whom it must be done. My lord? CAESAR. I will. Caesar. as we are going. Set on your foot.] [Enter Calpurnia. in his nightgown. CAESAR. I never stood on ceremonies. .] SERVANT. SERVANT. That must we also. To do I know not what: but it sufficeth That Brutus leads me on. [Exeunt. And with a heart new-fired I follow you.] CALPURNIA. CALPURNIA. I shall unfold to thee. when they shall see The face of Caesar. Go bid the priests do present sacrifice. BRUTUS. [Exit. they are vanished. Enter Caesar. There is one within. Follow me then. Nor heaven nor earth have been at peace tonight: Thrice hath Calpurnia in her sleep cried out. my lord. ho! They murder Caesar!"--Who's within? [Enter a Servant. What it is.] CAESAR. A room in Caesar's palace. Caesar shall forth: the things that threaten me Ne'er look but on my back. Caesar? Think you to walk forth? You shall not stir out of your house to-day.] SCENE II.
Cowards die many times before their deaths. And I do fear them! CAESAR. No. It seems to me most strange that men should fear.-[Re-enter Servant. They would not have you to stir forth to-day. CAESAR. my lord. The valiant never taste of death but once. And I the elder and more terrible. They could not find a heart within the beast. Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol. O Caesar. Will come when it will come. . A lioness hath whelped in the streets. for these predictions Are to the world in general as to Caesar. and yielded up their dead. Caesar shall not: danger knows full well That Caesar is more dangerous than he: We are two lions litter'd in one day. The gods do this in shame of cowardice: Caesar should be a beast without a heart.Besides the things that we have heard and seen. Recounts most horrid sights seen by the watch. We'll send Mark Antony to the Senate-house. Horses did neigh. If he should stay at home today for fear. Plucking the entrails of an offering forth. CALPURNIA. What can be avoided Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods? Yet Caesar shall go forth. And graves have yawn'd. When beggars die. Alas.] What say the augurers? SERVANT. and dying men did groan. Seeing that death. Fierce fiery warriors fight upon the clouds. And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets. Your wisdom is consumed in confidence! Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear That keeps you in the house. CALPURNIA. a necessary end. and not your own. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. In ranks and squadrons and right form of war. The noise of battle hurtled in the air. CAESAR. And Caesar shall go forth. there are no comets seen. The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.these things are beyond all use.
go tell them Caesar will not come. for thy humor. is false. Lest I be laugh'd at when I tell them so. But. Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck Reviving blood. he shall tell them so. 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. I will not come: That is enough to satisfy the Senate. DECIUS. I will stay at home. DECIUS. Because I love you. all hail! Good morrow. Caesar. CAESAR. Which. [Enter Decius. And tell them that I will not come to-day. This dream is all amiss interpreted: It was a vision fair and fortunate. Did run pure blood. falser: I will not come to-day. and that great men shall press . and on her knee Hath begg'd that I will stay at home to-day. CAESAR. And. prevail in this.And he shall say you are not well to-day: Let me. let me know some cause. CALPURNIA. Mark Antony shall say I am not well. Cannot. and that I dare not. worthy Caesar: I come to fetch you to the Senate-house. Decius. I will let you know: Calpurnia here. Most mighty Caesar. upon my knee. Shall Caesar send a lie? Have I in conquest stretch'd mine arm so far. And you are come in very happy time To bear my greeting to the Senators. In which so many smiling Romans bathed. Your statue spouting blood in many pipes. CAESAR. To be afeard to tell grey-beards the truth?-Decius. Say he is sick. stays me at home: She dreamt to-night she saw my statua. like a fountain with an hundred spouts. CAESAR. The cause is in my will. Tell them so. for your private satisfaction. my wife. DECIUS.] Here's Decius Brutus.
.-What. Trebonius. Caesar. Publius. Caesar. I thank you for your pains and courtesy. This by Calpurnia's dream is signified. Ligarius. And this way have you well expounded it. Casca. Good morrow. Give me my robe. Is notwithstanding up. CAESAR. PUBLIUS. And reason to my love is liable. [Enter Antony. Welcome. Brutus. Caesar was ne'er so much your enemy As that same ague which hath made you lean. shall they not whisper "Lo. stains. are you stirr'd so early too?-Good morrow. it were a mock Apt to be render'd. and cognizance. I have. Casca. When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams. and Cinna. Besides. If you shall send them word you will not come. ANTONY. Caesar is afraid"? Pardon me. Calpurnia! I am ashamed I did yield to them. And know it now: The Senate have concluded To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar. [Enter Publius.-What is't o'clock? BRUTUS.] See! Antony.--Good morrow. Caesar." If Caesar hide himself. 'tis strucken eight.For tinctures.--Caius Ligarius. for my dear dear love To your proceeding bids me tell you this. relics. CAESAR. CAESAR. Metellus. How foolish do your fears seem now. DECIUS. Antony.] And look where Publius is come to fetch me. for I will go. Brutus. when you have heard what I can say. Their minds may change. So to most noble Caesar. for someone to say "Break up the Senate till another time. CAESAR. that revels long o'nights.
and it is bent against Caesar. [Exit. There is but one mind in all these men. like friends. And as a suitor will I give him this. before the house of Brutus. [Aside.] and so near will I be.] SCENE III. Another part of the same street. boy. My heart laments that virtue cannot live Out of the teeth of emulation. Be near me. have an eye to Cinna. thou mayest live. O Caesar. CAESAR. [Enter Portia and Lucius. I pr'ythee. O Caesar. Caesar." Here will I stand till Caesar pass along. TREBONIUS.-If thou read this. . BRUTUS.--what. trust not Trebonius.] That every like is not the same. that I may remember you. Bid them prepare within: I am to blame to be thus waited for. Trebonius! I have an hour's talk in store for you: Remember that you call on me to-day. "Caesar. Artemidorus. run to the Senate-house. And we. Decius Brutus loves thee not. A street near the Capitol.] SCENE IV. I will. mark well Metellus Cimber. reading paper. Stay not to answer me. but get thee gone. and taste some wine with me. take heed of Cassius. Metellus. come not near Casca. beware of Brutus. go in.CAESAR. The heart of Brutus yearns to think upon! [Exeunt. If thou be'st not immortal.--now.] ARTEMIDORUS. will straightway go together. Good friends.-Now.] PORTIA. Cinna. The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover. thou hast wrong'd Caius Ligarius. That your best friends shall wish I had been further. look about you: security gives way to conspiracy. If not. the Fates with traitors do contrive. [Enter Artemidorus. [Aside.
boy! what noise is that? LUCIUS. fellow: Which way hast thou been? ARTEMIDORUS. I hear nothing. PORTIA. like a fray. Yes. be strong upon my side! Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and tongue! I have a man's mind. About the ninth hour. Sooth. if thy lord look well. Ere I can tell thee what thou shouldst do there. what should I do? Run to the Capitol. listen well: I heard a bustling rumour. madam. but a woman's might. what suitors press to him. PORTIA. Hark. boy. Come hither. LUCIUS. bring me word. PORTIA. and nothing else? PORTIA. good lady. I would have had thee there. lady. madam. And the wind brings it from the Capitol. madam. Is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol? ARTEMIDORUS.Why dost thou stay? LUCIUS. To know my errand. Pr'ythee. and nothing else? And so return to you. and here again. Madam. What is't o'clock? ARTEMIDORUS.-[Aside.] O constancy.] PORTIA. Madam. not yet: I go to take my stand . At mine own house. [Enter Artemidorus. How hard it is for women to keep counsel!-Art thou here yet? LUCIUS. PORTIA. I hear none. For he went sickly forth: and take good note What Caesar doth.
Before the Capitol. Rome. Why. how weak a thing The heart of woman is!--O Brutus.--O. lady: if it will please Caesar To be so good to Caesar as to hear me.--[Aside. Lucius. Flourish.--Here the street is narrow: The throng that follows Caesar at the heels. Say I am merry: come to me again. Caesar! read this schedule. SCENE I. Of Senators. Decius. Trebonius. I must go in. Enter Caesar. Popilius.] ACT III. and others. Antony. common suitors. The heavens speed thee in thine enterprise!-Sure. PORTIA. . Thou hast some suit to Caesar.-Run. Metellus. Good morrow to you. PORTIA. Hail.] CAESAR.] Ah me. ARTEMIDORUS.] PORTIA. Brutus. but not gone. None that I know will be. much that I fear may chance. SOOTHSAYER. That I have.--Brutus hath a suit That Caesar will not grant. Cinna. [A crowd of people in the street leading to the Capitol. Caesar. the Senate sitting. and there Speak to great Caesar as he comes along. Ay. know'st thou any harm's intended towards him? ARTEMIDORUS. Lepidus. among them Artemidorus and the Soothsayer. Will crowd a feeble man almost to death: I'll get me to a place more void. Publius. And bring me word what he doth say to thee. [Exeunt. The Ides of March are come. and commend me to my lord. the boy heard me. [Exit.To see him pass on to the Capitol. I grow faint. Casca. I shall beseech him to befriend himself. Cassius. hast thou not? ARTEMIDORUS. of Praetors.
be constant: Popilius Lena speaks not of our purposes. ARTEMIDORUS. be sudden. What. Sirrah. He wish'd to-day our enterprise might thrive. CASSIUS. . Cassius or Caesar never shall turn back. At your best leisure. for mine's a suit That touches Caesar nearer: read it. this his humble suit. urge you your petitions in the street? Come to the Capitol. All the Senators rise. What enterprise. read mine first. I wish your enterprise to-day may thrive.-Brutus. CAESAR. BRUTUS. CAESAR. is the fellow mad? PUBLIUS. what shall be done? If this be known. BRUTUS. Fare you well. Delay not. for we fear prevention. What said Popilius Lena? CASSIUS. how he makes to Caesar: mark him. Trebonius doth desire you to o'er-read. Look. BRUTUS. Advances to Caesar. give place. What touches us ourself shall be last served.] POPILIUS. ARTEMIDORUS. the rest following. O Caesar. What. [Caesar enters the Capitol. I fear our purpose is discovered. CASSIUS. Cassius. great Caesar. Casca. For I will slay myself. Popilius? POPILIUS. CASSIUS.DECIUS. Caesar. read it instantly.
Where is Metellus Cimber? Let him go. Thy brother by decree is banished: If thou dost bend. I spurn thee like a cur out of my way. Are we all ready? CAESAR. Low-crooked curtsies. Most high. CASSIUS. look you. CINNA. What is now amiss That Caesar and his Senate must redress? METELLUS. He is address'd. for. CASCA. Nor without cause will he be satisfied. And presently prefer his suit to Caesar. and fawn for him. I must prevent thee. Casca. and most puissant Caesar. . These couchings and these lowly courtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men. [Exeunt Antony and Trebonius. Caesar did never wrong but with just cause. METELLUS. and base spaniel-fawning. To think that Caesar bears such rebel blood That will be thaw'd from the true quality With that which melteth fools. Trebonius knows his time. Metellus Cimber throws before thy seat An humble heart. BRUTUS. and Caesar doth not change. He draws Mark Antony out of the way. CAESAR. And turn pre-ordinance and first decree Into the law of children. you are the first that rears your hand. [Kneeling.] CAESAR. I mean. Be not fond.] DECIUS. press near and second him. he smiles. thou dost me wrong. Caesar and the Senators take their seats. sweet words. look. and pray. Brutus. Caesar.For. Is there no voice more worthy than my own. most mighty. METELLUS. Cimber.
If I could pray to move. CAESAR. But there's but one in all doth hold his place: So in the world. I kiss thy hand.-CAESAR. O Caesar. Caesar! .-CAESAR. Yet in the number I do know but one That unassailable holds on his rank.To sound more sweetly in great Caesar's ear For the repealing of my banish'd brother? BRUTUS. Caesar. Desiring thee that Publius Cimber may Have an immediate freedom of repeal. Speak. Caesar. Hence! wilt thou lift up Olympus? DECIUS. hands. for me! [Casca stabs Caesar in the neck. 'tis furnish'd well with men. pardon: As low as to thy foot doth Cassius fall. And men are flesh and blood. They are all fire. I could be well moved. but not in flattery. even in this.Then fall. prayers would move me: But I am constant as the northern star. Brutus? CASSIUS. And constant do remain to keep him so. Et tu. Pardon. Unshaked of motion: and that I am he. The skies are painted with unnumber'd sparks. if I were as you. Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. and at last by Marcus Brutus. and every one doth shine. CAESAR.] CAESAR. Caesar. He is then stabbed by several other Conspirators. Caesar catches hold of his arm. To beg enfranchisement for Publius Cimber. Brute?-. Doth not Brutus bootless kneel? CASCA.-That I was constant Cimber should be banish'd. Great Caesar. What. CINNA. Let me a little show it. and apprehensive.
Where's Antony? TREBONIUS. and enfranchisement!" BRUTUS. Where's Publius? CINNA. good cheer! There is no harm intended to your person. be not affrighted. we will know your pleasures: That we shall die. 'tis but the time .--and let no man abide this deed But we the doers. quite confounded with this mutiny. and children stare. Talk not of standing. lest some friend of Caesar's Should chance-BRUTUS. Fled to his house amazed. And leave us.] CINNA. METELLUS. cry out. CASSIUS. lest that the people Rushing on us. BRUTUS. Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!-Run hence. Men. [Re-enter Trebonius. People and Senators. Brutus. should do your age some mischief. Go to the pulpit. Some to the common pulpits and cry out. proclaim. cry it about the streets.[Dies. ambition's debt is paid. we know. "Liberty. As it were doomsday.] CASSIUS. freedom. Do so. Publius. DECIUS. Nor to no Roman else: so tell them. Here. Stand fast together. BRUTUS. And Cassius too. CASSIUS. and run. Publius.--Publius. BRUTUS. CASCA. stand still. Fly not. Fates. The Senators and People retire in confusion. wives.
and be resolved . that men stand upon. and loving. Soft. What. he that cuts off twenty years of life Cuts off so many years of fearing death. that have abridged His time of fearing death. Let's all cry. Ay. and besmear our swords: Then walk we forth. did my master bid me kneel. every man away: Brutus shall lead.] A friend of Antony's. freedom. Say I love Brutus and I honor him.And drawing days out. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport. BRUTUS. and honest. Why. bold. Caesar was mighty. Brutus. CASCA. BRUTUS. So oft as that shall be. Thus did Mark Antony bid me fall down. Stoop then. and liberty!" CASSIUS. and wash. valiant. wise. DECIUS. And. Thus. stoop. And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood Up to the elbows. being prostrate. Say I fear'd Caesar. SERVANT. and we will grace his heels With the most boldest and best hearts of Rome. royal. even to the market-place. and loved him. "Peace. shall we forth? CASSIUS. thus he bade me say: Brutus is noble. That now on Pompey's basis lies along No worthier than the dust! CASSIUS. And waving our red weapons o'er our heads. If Brutus will vouchsafe that Antony May safely come to him. Romans.--Stoop. who comes here? [Enter a Servant. and then is death a benefit: So are we Caesar's friends. honour'd him. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o'er In States unborn and accents yet unknown! BRUTUS. So often shall the knot of us be call'd The men that gave their country liberty. Grant that.
Fulfill your pleasure. [Exit. there is no hour so fit As Caesar's death-hour. whilst your purpled hands do reek and smoke. I wish we may: but yet have I a mind That fears him much. BRUTUS. so please him come unto this place. Depart untouch'd. Now. Tell him. He shall be satisfied and. I know that we shall have him well to friend. CASSIUS. and my misgiving still Falls shrewdly to the purpose.] BRUTUS. no means of death. gentlemen. made rich With the most noble blood of all this world. As. O Antony. by my honour. Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman. triumphs. But here comes Antony. Shrunk to this little measure? Fare thee well. nor no instrument Of half that worth as those your swords. by our hands and this our present act . beg not your death of us! Though now we must appear bloody and cruel. if you bear me hard. ANTONY. So says my master Antony. I'll fetch him presently.-[Re-enter Antony. who else is rank: If I myself. BRUTUS. Mark Antony shall not love Caesar dead So well as Brutus living. what you intend. O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests.] Welcome. BRUTUS. and by you cut off. Who else must be let blood.-I know not. but will follow The fortunes and affairs of noble Brutus Thorough the hazards of this untrod state With all true faith. SERVANT. I never thought him worse. glories. Live a thousand years. Mark Antony. I do beseech ye. As here by Caesar. The choice and master spirits of this age. I shall not find myself so apt to die: No place will please me so. spoils.How Caesar hath deserved to lie in death.
And pity to the general wrong of Rome-As fire drives out fire. do receive you in With all kind love. my valiant Casca. Mark Antony. O. O world. and here thy hunters stand. Cinna. That one of two bad ways you must conceit me. Marcus Brutus. It would become me better than to close In terms of friendship with thine enemies. Our arms in strength of amity. that did love Caesar when I struck him.-Next.-Though last. Decius Brutus. Mark Antony. yours. they are pitiful. BRUTUS. Here didst thou fall. beside themselves with fear. and crimson'd in thy death.-O world. indeed. Metellus. .--and. good thoughts. I doubt not of your wisdom. Only be patient till we have appeased The multitude.-That I did love thee. the heart of thee. and our hearts Of brothers' temper. what shall I say? My credit now stands on such slippery ground. Shall it not grieve thee dearer than thy death To see thy Antony making his peace. good Trebonius. Sign'd in thy spoil. so pity pity-Hath done this deed on Caesar. Let each man render me his bloody hand: First. Pardon me.-Yours. and reverence.You see we do. And then we will deliver you the cause Why I. yet see you but our hands And this the bleeding business they have done: Our hearts you see not. CASSIUS. brave hart. Dost thou here lie! CASSIUS.--now yours. And this. Gentlemen all--alas.-ANTONY. Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood. Shaking the bloody fingers of thy foes.-Most noble!--in the presence of thy corse? Had I as many eyes as thou hast wounds. yours. To you our swords have leaden points.-How like a deer strucken by many princes. ANTONY. Caius Cassius. Have thus proceeded. Julius! Here wast thou bay'd. Caesar. Your voice shall be as strong as any man's In the disposing of new dignities. Either a coward or a flatterer. thou wast the forest to this hart.-Now. do I take your hand. 'tis true: If then thy spirit look upon us now. For your part. yours. will I shake with you. not least in love.
And in the pulpit. You shall not in your funeral speech blame us. CASSIUS. Therefore I took your hands. I will protest He speaks by leave and by permission. as becomes a friend. BRUTUS. [Aside to Cassius. Or else were this a savage spectacle: Our reasons are so full of good regard That were you. and not depend on you? ANTONY. It shall advantage more than do us wrong.] You know not what you do. but was indeed Sway'd from the point. . a word with you. I like it not. CASSIUS. Then. You should be satisfied. in a friend. the son of Caesar. Speak in the order of his funeral. Friends am I with you all. And that we are contented Caesar shall Have all true rights and lawful ceremonies. 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. that you shall give me reasons Why and wherein Caesar was dangerous. it is cold modesty. BRUTUS. Upon this hope. Mark Antony. [Aside to Brutus. CASSIUS.Pardon me. Antony.] By your pardon: I will myself into the pulpit first. Or shall we on. I blame you not for praising Caesar so. Brutus. BRUTUS. here. Mark Antony. That's all I seek: And am moreover suitor that I may Produce his body to the market-place. You shall. take you Caesar's body. and love you all. [Aside to Brutus. And show the reason of our Caesar's death: What Antony shall speak. But what compact mean you to have with us? Will you be prick'd in number of our friends. Caius Cassius: The enemies of Caesar shall say this. ANTONY.] I know not what may fall. by looking down on Caesar.
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men. then. You serve Octavius Caesar. BRUTUS. thou bleeding piece of earth. .-A curse shall light upon the limbs of men. And bid me say to you by word of mouth. Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war.But speak all good you can devise of Caesar. like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy.] ANTONY. That mothers shall but smile when they behold Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war. Blood and destruction shall be so in use. and follow us. After my speech is ended. Prepare the body. pardon me. ANTONY. and is coming. I do desire no more. SERVANT. Else shall you not have any hand at all About his funeral: and you shall speak In the same pulpit whereto I am going. Be it so. do you not? SERVANT. Caesar did write for him to come to Rome. ANTONY. And dreadful objects so familiar. 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. And say you do't by our permission. groaning for burial. O. With Ate' by his side come hot from Hell. I do. Mark Antony. ranging for revenge.] O Caesar!-ANTONY. All pity choked with custom of fell deeds: And Caesar's spirit.-[Enter a Servant].-Which.-[Seeing the body. He did receive his letters. [Exeunt all but Antony. Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy.
The same. Is thy master coming? SERVANT.Thy heart is big. Thou shalt not back till I have borne this corse Into the market-place: there shall I try. Then follow me. In my oration. get thee apart and weep. Be patient till the last. Began to water. Yet stay awhile. I will hear Cassius. Hie hence. and give me audience. a dangerous Rome. Those that will follow Cassius. ANTONY. . And public reasons shall be rendered Of Caesar's death. go with him. He lies tonight within seven leagues of Rome. Passion. SECOND CITIZEN. how the people take The cruel issue of these bloody men. I see. Lend me your hand. let us be satisfied. Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine. go you into the other street And part the numbers. and tell him so. The Forum. I will hear Brutus speak. [Enter Brutus and Cassius. and tell him what hath chanced. BRUTUS.-Those that will hear me speak. [Exit Cassius.-Cassius. When severally we hear them rendered. The noble Brutus is ascended: silence! BRUTUS. with some of the Citizens. Post back with speed. for mine eyes. Brutus goes into the rostrum. and compare their reasons. [Exeunt with Caesar's body. According to the which thou shalt discourse To young Octavius of the state of things. with a throng of Citizens. FIRST CITIZEN.] CITIZENS. is catching. let 'em stay here.] SCENE II. friends. Here is a mourning Rome. We will be satisfied. No Rome of safety for Octavius yet.] THIRD CITIZEN.
Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any. countrymen. for him have I offended.. THIRD CITIZEN. nor his offenses enforced. any dear friend of Caesar's. Let him be Caesar. this is my answer. and be silent. CITIZENS. SECOND CITIZEN. and death for his ambition. that you may hear: believe me for mine honour. FOURTH CITIZEN. [Enter Antony and others. with Caesar's body.Romans. I pause for a reply. that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom. I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. I honour him. though he had no hand in his death. BRUTUS. Bring him with triumph home unto his house. FIRST CITIZEN. None. for which he suffered death. I weep for him. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any. live! FIRST CITIZEN. but that I loved Rome more. . I have the same dagger for myself. as he was ambitious.] Here comes his body. The question of his death is enroll'd in the Capitol. Caesar's better parts Shall be crown'd in Brutus. shall receive the benefit of his dying. and have respect to mine honor. and lovers! Hear me for my cause. Give him a statue with his ancestors. There is tears for his love. as he was fortunate. as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome. and die all slaves. honour for his valour. and awake your senses. to him I say that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. to live all freemen? As Caesar loved me. CITIZENS. his glory not extenuated. Brutus. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar.--Not that I loved Caesar less. Had you rather Caesar were living. joy for his fortune. that you may the better judge. speak. mourned by Mark Antony. speak.that. Live. speak. I slew him. for him have I offended. but. I rejoice at it. for him have I offended. a place in the commonwealth. Brutus! live. as he was valiant. none. as which of you shall not? With this I depart-. If there be any in this assembly. Then none have I offended. Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any. wherein he was worthy. when it shall please my country to need my death. who. than that Caesar were dead.
He says.We'll bring him to his house with shouts and clamours. till Antony have spoke. go up. BRUTUS.-SECOND CITIZEN. let me depart alone. I do entreat you. We'll hear him.] FOURTH CITIZEN. ho! BRUTUS.-- . By our permission. You gentle Romans. Peace! let us hear what Antony can say. For Brutus' sake. I am beholding to you. He finds himself beholding to us all.] FIRST CITIZEN. This Caesar was a tyrant. not a man depart. My countrymen. Save I alone. FIRST CITIZEN. ho! and let us hear Mark Antony. SECOND CITIZEN. Nay. which Mark Antony. And. and grace his speech Tending to Caesar's glory. [Exit. THIRD CITIZEN. FOURTH CITIZEN. FIRST CITIZEN.--Noble Antony. for Brutus' sake. What does he say of Brutus? THIRD CITIZEN. Peace. is allow'd to make. Good countrymen. Peace! silence! Brutus speaks. 'Twere best he speak no harm of Brutus here. stay here with Antony: Do grace to Caesar's corpse. ANTONY. [Goes up. for my sake. Let him go up into the public chair. that's certain: We are blest that Rome is rid of him. ANTONY. Stay. THIRD 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,
I must tell you then: You have forgot the will I told you of. THIRD CITIZEN. Peace. We'll mutiny. Hear me with patience. you go to do you know not what. and hear the will. nor utterance. Away. the will!--let's stay. nor the power of speech. But. FIRST CITIZEN. Action. nor worth. We'll burn the house of Brutus. To stir men's blood: I only speak right on. with reasons answer you. That love my friend.And will. seek the conspirators. a plain blunt man. Show you sweet Caesar's wounds. ANTONY. to steal away your hearts: I am no orator. poor dumb mouths. And bid them speak for me: but were I Brutus. And Brutus Antony. Most true. ANTONY. To every Roman citizen he gives. O. To every several man. Most noble Caesar!--we'll revenge his death. royal Caesar! ANTONY. CITIZENS. CITIZENS. and put a tongue In every wound of Caesar. and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him: For I have neither wit. yet hear me speak. friends. as you know me all. Yet hear me. as Brutus is. I tell you that which you yourselves do know. that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny. SECOND CITIZEN. and under Caesar's seal. you know not. ho! hear Antony. Why. Wherein hath Caesar thus deserved your loves? Alas. countrymen. CITIZENS. no doubt. THIRD CITIZEN. seventy-five drachmas. . I come not. there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits. then! come. CITIZENS. nor words. friends. Here is the will. most noble Antony! ANTONY.
How I had moved them. fellow? SERVANT. SECOND CITIZEN. SERVANT. On this side Tiber: he hath left them you. Moreover. And in this mood will give us any thing. Take thou what course thou wilt!-[Enter a Servant. fetch fire. FOURTH CITIZEN. Take up the body. Octavius is already come to Rome. Fortune is merry. Go. Never. and recreate yourselves. Now let it work.--Mischief. To walk abroad. ANTONY. And to your heirs forever.] How now.Peace. Bring me to Octavius. His private arbors. any thing. He and Lepidus are at Caesar's house. Where is he? SERVANT. thou art afoot. ANTONY. common pleasures. [Exeunt Citizens. And with the brands fire the traitors' houses. ho! ANTONY. ANTONY. and new-planted orchards. . away! We'll burn his body in the holy place. never. with the body.] ANTONY. Sir. away.--Come. Pluck down benches. I heard 'em say Brutus and Cassius Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome. And thither will I straight to visit him: He comes upon a wish. Pluck down forms. windows. THIRD CITIZEN. Here was a Caesar! when comes such another? FIRST CITIZEN. he hath left you all his walks. Belike they had some notice of the people.
Directly. Are you a married man or a bachelor? SECOND CITIZEN. you'll bear me a bang for that. you were best. The same. A street. That's as much as to say they are fools that marry. Whither are you going? THIRD CITIZEN.] FIRST CITIZEN. Proceed. Ay. As a friend. Ay. SECOND CITIZEN. What is your name? SECOND CITIZEN. CINNA. directly. FIRST CITIZEN. or an enemy? .] SCENE III. [Enter Citizens.[Exeunt. Where do you dwell? FOURTH CITIZEN. I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar. Wisely I say I am a bachelor. Answer every man directly. I fear. Ay. FIRST CITIZEN. FOURTH CITIZEN. to answer every man directly and briefly. wisely and truly. And things unluckily charge my fantasy: I have no will to wander forth of doors. and wisely. I am going to Caesar's funeral. the poet. What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I dwell? Am I a married man or a bachelor? Then. Yet something leads me forth.] CINNA. THIRD CITIZEN. CINNA. [Enter Cinna. and truly. and briefly.
SECOND CITIZEN. FOURTH CITIZEN. my name is Cinna. Lepidus? LEPIDUS. FOURTH CITIZEN. and some to Casca's. burn all. . That matter is answered directly. These many then shall die. CINNA. Rome. Briefly.] ANTONY. go! [Exeunt. and Lepidus. As a friend. to Cassius'. pluck but his name out of his heart. THIRD CITIZEN. Your name. Truly. tear him! Come. THIRD CITIZEN. sir.] ACT IV. For your dwelling. SCENE I. FOURTH CITIZEN. CINNA. CINNA. I am not Cinna the conspirator. ho! firebrands. To Brutus'. I am Cinna the poet. Your brother too must die: consent you. their names are prick'd. CINNA. It is no matter. OCTAVIUS. truly. Some to Decius' house. his name's Cinna. and turn him going. seated at a table. Tear him. [Antony. A room in Antony's house. tear him for his bad verses.--briefly. I am Cinna the poet. some to Ligarius': away. Octavius. I dwell by the Capitol. FIRST CITIZEN.CINNA. Tear him to pieces! he's a conspirator. Tear him for his bad verses. brands.
and for that I do appoint him store of provender: It is a creature that I teach to fight. The three-fold world divided. Octavius. . To groan and sweat under the business. Like to the empty ass. He shall not live. To wind. Prick him down. Either led or driven. to shake his ears And graze in commons. And having brought our treasure where we will. Or here.I do consent. go you to Caesar's house. Who is your sister's son. Lepidus. LEPIDUS. Then take we down his load and turn him off. --Upon condition Publius shall not live. Octavius. and we shall determine How to cut off some charge in legacies. This is a slight unmeritable man. I have seen more days than you: And. he should stand One of the three to share it? OCTAVIUS. His corporal motion govern'd by my spirit. So you thought him. Mark Antony. as we point the way. But he's a tried and valiant soldier. Meet to be sent on errands: is it fit. He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold. look. Antony. or at the Capitol. to run directly on. And took his voice who should be prick'd to die. But. to stop. ANTONY. though we lay these honors on this man. Fetch the will hither. So is my horse. ANTONY. To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads.] ANTONY. with a spot I damn him. You may do your will. ANTONY. OCTAVIUS. LEPIDUS.-OCTAVIUS. [Exit Lepidus. In our black sentence and proscription. shall I find you here? OCTAVIUS. What.
Lucilius! is Cassius near? LUCILIUS. and Soldiers. And open perils surest answered. Pindarus meeting them. our means stretch'd. in the camp near Sardis. Stand. He greets me well. What now. one that feeds On objects. Lucilius. Our best friends made. BRUTUS. Therefore let our alliance be combined. Brutus and Cassius Are levying powers: we must straight make head. Which. Enter Brutus.] BRUTUS. And now. Give the word. Pindarus. Octavius.] BRUTUS. and imitations. Hath given me some worthy cause to wish Things done. [Drum. and Pindarus is come To do you salutation from his master.And. He is at hand. OCTAVIUS. Listen great things. He must be taught.] SCENE II. . And bay'd about with many enemies. How covert matters may be best disclosed. [Pindarus gives a letter to Brutus. I shall be satisfied. In his own change. I do not doubt But that my noble master will appear Such as he is. Lucius at some distance. Before Brutus' tent. full of regard and honour. ho! LUCILIUS. and train'd. [Exeunt. Millions of mischiefs. And let us presently go sit in council.--Your master. Begin his fashion: do not talk of him But as a property. And some that smile have in their hearts. and bid go forth: A barren-spirited fellow. PINDARUS. in some taste. Let us do so: for we are at the stake. if he be at hand. undone: but. out of use and staled by other men. arts. is Lepidus but so. or by ill officers. I fear. ho! and stand. Titinius.
when they should endure the bloody spur.--A word. They fall their crests. Comes his army on? LUCILIUS. ho! BRUTUS. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith. Stand! SECOND SOLDIER. Hark! he is arrived. But not with such familiar instances. you gods! wrong I mine enemies? . you have done me wrong. When love begins to sicken and decay. LUCILIUS. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. like deceitful jades Sink in the trial. Stand. FIRST SOLDIER. and. Stand. Most noble brother. As he hath used of old. He is not doubted. ho! Speak the word along. Lucilius. They meant his night in Sard is to be quarter'd: The greater part. like horses hot at hand.BRUTUS. March gently on to meet him.] CASSIUS.] BRUTUS. Nor with such free and friendly conference. Thou hast described A hot friend cooling: ever note. Stand! CASSIUS. With courtesy and with respect enough. But. It useth an enforced ceremony. Are come with Cassius. Stand! THIRD SOLDIER. But hollow men. Make gallant show and promise of their mettle. Judge me. let me be resolved. [March within. the Horse in general. Lucilius: How he received you. [Enter Cassius and Soldiers.
guard our door. within the tent of Brutus. Pindarus. Bid our commanders lead their charges off A little from this ground. Then in my tent. To sell and mart your offices for gold To undeservers. And when you do them-BRUTUS. [Enter Brutus and Cassius. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. bid them move away.-Lucius and Titinius. Before the eyes of both our armies here. CASSIUS. Cassius. BRUTUS. this sober form of yours hides wrongs. Cassius. . Whereas my letters. Which should perceive nothing but love from us. do you the like. Lucilius. [Exeunt. And I will give you audience. and let no man Come to our tent till we have done our conference.] CASSIUS. praying on his side Because I knew the man.] SCENE III. In such a time as this it is not meet That every nice offense should bear his comment. CASSIUS. I do know you well. Let us not wrangle. You wrong'd yourself to write in such a case. were slighted off. Cassius. Brutus. I an itching palm! You know that you are Brutus that speak this. how should I wrong a brother? CASSIUS. Let me tell you. you yourself Are much condemn'd to have an itching palm. 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. CASSIUS. Speak your griefs softly. be content. if not so.And. enlarge your griefs.
Brutus. Chastisement! BRUTUS. To hedge me in. That struck the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers. that did stab. bay not me. Urge me no more. I'll not endure it: you forget yourself. tempt me no farther. BRUTUS. CASSIUS.--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. Than such a Roman. CASSIUS. And chastisement doth therefore hide his head. And not for justice? What! shall one of us. Cassius. you are not. Go to. ay. ye gods! must I endure all this? . by the gods.Or. Older in practice. Remember March. and bay the moon. I am. CASSIUS. abler than yourself To make conditions. BRUTUS. Is't possible? BRUTUS. Have mind upon your health. the Ides of March remember: Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake? What villain touch'd his body. CASSIUS. Hear me. Away. for I will speak. this speech were else your last. I say you are not. O gods. I am a soldier. BRUTUS. The name of Cassius honors this corruption. slight man! CASSIUS. BRUTUS. I shall forget myself. Must I give way and room to your rash choler? Shall I be frighted when a madman stares? CASSIUS.
I may do that I shall be sorry for. And make your bondmen tremble. make your vaunting true. Is it come to this? BRUTUS. I said. I durst not? BRUTUS. Brutus. All this? ay. yea. Cassius.BRUTUS. CASSIUS. BRUTUS. for. For I am arm'd so strong in honesty. I shall be glad to learn of abler men. When you are waspish. CASSIUS. Go show your slaves how choleric you are. you wrong me. You wrong me every way. You say you are a better soldier: Let it appear so. I care not. not a better: Did I say "better"? BRUTUS. more: fret till your proud heart break. What. And it shall please me well: for mine own part. There is no terror. If you did. an elder soldier. Do not presume too much upon my love. for my laughter. he durst not thus have moved me. That they pass by me as the idle wind Which I respect not. I'll use you for my mirth. CASSIUS. from this day forth. BRUTUS. peace! you durst not so have tempted him. durst not tempt him? BRUTUS. You shall digest the venom of your spleen. You have done that you should be sorry for. Must I budge? Must I observe you? Must I stand and crouch Under your testy humour? By the gods. in your threats. For your life you durst not. CASSIUS. No. When Caesar lived. Though it do split you. CASSIUS. CASSIUS. I did send to you . Peace.
richer than gold: If that thou be'st a Roman. 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. Set in a note-book. all his faults observed. CASSIUS. that denied thee gold. though they do appear As huge as high Olympus. And here my naked breast. A friendly eye could never see such faults. learn'd and conn'd by rote. braved by his brother. I do not like your faults. Brutus hath rived my heart: A friend should bear his friend's infirmities. Dash him to pieces! CASSIUS. within. with all your thunderbolts. will give my heart: Strike as thou didst at Caesar. I could weep My spirit from mine eyes!--There is my dagger. I denied you not. CASSIUS. . take it forth. a heart Dearer than Plutus' mine. For Cassius is a-weary of the world. Check'd like a bondman. BRUTUS. Be ready. You love me not.For certain sums of gold. I do not. till you practise them on me. Come. Antony and young Octavius. A flatterer's would not. BRUTUS. CASSIUS. But Brutus makes mine greater than they are. I. You did. O. And drop my blood for drachmas. He was but a fool That brought my answer back. To cast into my teeth. for I know. Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius. I had rather coin my heart.-For I can raise no money by vile means: By Heaven. CASSIUS. come. 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. Hated by one he loves. I did not. which you denied me. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. gods.
I was ill-temper'd too. 'tis not meet They be alone. CASSIUS. [Noise within. What's the matter? CASSIUS. Cassius. O Brutus. When you are over-earnest with your Brutus. [Within.] Let me go in to see the generals: There is some grudge between 'em. Hath Cassius lived To be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus. Do what you will. BRUTUS. When that rash humor which my mother gave me Makes me forgetful? BRUTUS. CASSIUS. and Titinius.] You shall not come to them. And straight is cold again. CASSIUS. Who. Sheathe your dagger: Be angry when you will. --Have not you love enough to bear with me.] Nothing but death shall stay me. And my heart too. O Cassius. [Enter Poet.] POET.-BRUTUS. LUCILIUS. [Within.When thou didst hate him worst. He'll think your mother chides. it shall have scope. vexeth him? BRUTUS. and blood ill-temper'd. much enforced. and leave you so. When I spoke that. When grief. BRUTUS. [Within. and from henceforth. dishonor shall be humour. Do you confess so much? Give me your hand. thou lovedst him better Than ever thou lovedst Cassius. POET. Yes. you are yoked with a lamb That carries anger as the flint bears fire. followed by Lucilius. shows a hasty spark.] .
Get you hence. a bowl of wine! [Exit Lucius. Brutus. CASSIUS. than ye. If you give place to accidental evils. BRUTUS.CASSIUS. Portia is dead. I'll know his humor when he knows his time: What should the wars do with these jigging fools?-Companion. I am sick of many griefs. and be friends. be gone! [Exit Poet. CASSIUS. And come yourselves and bring Messala with you Immediately to us. Bear with him. O Cassius. BRUTUS. No man bears sorrow better. ha! How vilely doth this cynic rhyme! BRUTUS. [Exeunt Lucilius and Titinius. sirrah. CASSIUS. How now! What's the matter? POET. bid the commanders Prepare to lodge their companies tonight. I did not think you could have been so angry.] CASSIUS. Ha. hence! CASSIUS.] BRUTUS.] BRUTUS. 'tis his fashion. . away. saucy fellow. Of your philosophy you make no use. I'm sure. BRUTUS. you generals! what do you mean? Love. For shame. hence! CASSIUS. as two such men should be. Lucilius and Titinius. For I have seen more years. Away. Lucius.
with wine and a taper. Speak no more of her. Titinius!-[Exit Lucius.-In this I bury all unkindness. Even so. her attendants absent. CASSIUS. Come in. Portia. Lucius. And died so? BRUTUS.--for with her death That tidings came. [Drinks. And grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony Have made themselves so strong.-Now sit we close about this taper here. good Messala. with Messala. when I cross'd you so?-O insupportable and touching loss!-Upon what sickness? BRUTUS. Ha! Portia! BRUTUS. Impatient of my absence. Fill. CASSIUS. swallow'd fire. art thou gone? . CASSIUS.] [Re-enter Titinius.--with this she fell distract.] BRUTUS. My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge. Cassius. CASSIUS. And. And call in question our necessities.] CASSIUS. till the wine o'erswell the cup. How 'scaped I killing. I cannot drink too much of Brutus' love.] Welcome.--Give me a bowl of wine. O ye immortal gods! [Re-enter Lucius. She is dead.] BRUTUS.CASSIUS. [Drinks.
MESSALA. . MESSALA. tell me true. I have here received letters. Now. Why ask you? hear you aught of her in yours? MESSALA. BRUTUS. There in our letters do not well agree: Mine speak of seventy Senators that died By their proscriptions. I pray you.-Had you your letters from your wife. Cicero one! MESSALA. and by strange manner.-Messala. methinks. MESSALA. That by proscription and bills of outlawry Octavius. BRUTUS. my lord. No. is strange. With what addition? MESSALA. Bending their expedition toward Philippi. as you are a Roman.BRUTUS. Antony. Messala. Cicero being one. BRUTUS. and Lepidus Have put to death an hundred Senators. Myself have letters of the selfsame tenour. That. That young Octavius and Mark Antony Come down upon us with a mighty power. Messala. Nothing. And by that order of proscription. my lord? BRUTUS. Then like a Roman bear the truth I tell: For certain she is dead. No. BRUTUS. Cicero is dead. No more. Nor nothing in your letters writ of her? BRUTUS. CASSIUS. MESSALA.
Are full of rest. leads on to fortune.BRUTUS. whilst we. lying still. Portia. marching along by them. Messala: With meditating that she must die once. Your reason? CASSIUS. Under your pardon. There is a tide in the affairs of men Which. CASSIUS. For they have grudged us contribution: The enemy. If at Philippi we do face him there.: So shall he waste his means. Our legions are brim-full. Doing himself offense. Well. all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. MESSALA. These people at our back. BRUTUS. and nimbleness. We must die. CASSIUS. Good reasons must. On such a full sea are we now afloat. What do you think Of marching to Philippi presently? CASSIUS. But yet my nature could not bear it so. our cause is ripe: The enemy increaseth every day. Even so great men great losses should endure. I have the patience to endure it now. Omitted. farewell. of force. This it is: 'Tis better that the enemy seek us. BRUTUS. defense. You must note besides. are ready to decline. Why. give place to better. weary his soldiers. to our work alive. at the height. . I have as much of this in art as you. BRUTUS. And we must take the current when it serves. taken at the flood. We. good brother. and encouraged. Hear me. The people 'twixt Philippi and this ground Do stand but in a forced affection. By them shall make a fuller number up. new-added. BRUTUS. I do not think it good. From which advantage shall we cut him off. Come on refresh'd. That we have tried the utmost of our friends.
Here in the tent. good Messala:-Good night. CASSIUS. with the gown. BRUTUS. with your will. And nature must obey necessity. The deep of night is crept upon our talk. CASSIUS. go on: We'll along ourselves.] Give me the gown. Every thing is well. Farewell. BRUTUS.--Farewell now. I'll have them sleep on cushions in my tent. BRUTUS. Which we will niggard with a little rest. . thou speak'st drowsily: Poor knave. thou art o'er-watch'd. noble Cassius. Then. TITINIUS. Never come such division 'tween our souls! Let it not. What. Where is thy instrument? LUCIUS. Brutus. I blame thee not. and hence. Lucius!--My gown. MESSALA. and Messala.] [Re-enter Lucius. good brother. and meet them at Philippi. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. BRUTUS. There is no more to say? CASSIUS. Titinius:--noble. O my dear brother! This was an ill beginning of the night. Lord Brutus. and good repose. Titinius.-[Exeunt Cassius. No more. everyone. Good night. CASSIUS. my lord.Or lose our ventures. Good night. Good night. Good night: Early to-morrow will we rise. Good night. Call Claudius and some other of my men.
BRUTUS. I have slept. It is my duty. BRUTUS. good boy. Lucius. Varro and Claudius! [Enter Varro and Claudius. I would not have it so.-[Lucius plays and sings till he falls asleep.] .] VARRO. It does. and thou shalt sleep again. good sirs: It may be I shall otherwise bethink me. we will stand and watch your pleasure. BRUTUS. I put it in the pocket of my gown. So please you. my boy: I trouble thee too much. Bear with me. I know young bloods look for a time of rest.] LUCIUS. LUCIUS. my lord. I should not urge thy duty past thy might. but thou art willing.LUCIUS.-Look. And touch thy instrument a strain or two? LUCIUS. I pray you. lie in my tent and sleep. I will not hold thee long: if I do live. my lord. Calls my lord? BRUTUS. BRUTUS. Canst thou hold up thy heavy eyes awhile. sirs. I am much forgetful. I will be good to thee. BRUTUS. I was sure your lordship did not give it me. LUCIUS. Ay. It may be I shall raise you by-and-by On business to my brother Cassius. sir. VARRO. here's the book I sought for so. an't please you. [Servants lie down. lie down. already. It was well done.
good night. BRUTUS. awake! LUCIUS. [Enter the Ghost of Caesar. I will not do thee so much wrong to wake thee: If thou dost nod. Brutus. I'll take it from thee. at Philippi. BRUTUS. [Ghost vanishes. To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi. and. The strings. that thou so criedst out? . Lay'st thou thy leaden mace upon my boy.--Art thou any thing? Art thou some god. I would hold more talk with thee. Well.--O murderous Slumber. I think. my lord.-Lucius.-Let me see. Didst thou dream. Why. My lord? BRUTUS. some angel. GHOST.] How ill this taper burns! Ha! who comes here? I think it is the weakness of mine eyes That shapes this monstrous apparition. then. are false. Thy evil spirit. thou vanishest: Ill spirit.This is a sleepy tune. awake!--Claudius! LUCIUS.] Now I have taken heart. BRUTUS. let me see. then I shall see thee again? GHOST. He thinks he still is at his instrument. thou breakst thy instrument. I will see thee at Philippi. That plays thee music?--Gentle knave. or some devil.-Boy! Lucius!--Varro! Claudius! Sirs. good boy. That makest my blood cold and my hair to stare? Speak to me what thou art. Ay. good night. Why comest thou? GHOST. It comes upon me. BRUTUS. Lucius. is not the leaf turn'd down Where I left reading? Here it is.
awake! VARRO.] ACT V. Did we. Ay: saw you any thing? VARRO. My lord. It shall be done. Sleep again. my lord. Now. my lord. The plains of Philippi. My lord? CLAUDIUS. Lucius. in your sleep? VARRO. Nor I.] Fellow thou. my lord.LUCIUS. VARRO. our hopes are answered. But keep the hills and upper regions: . Why did you so cry out. Go and commend me to my brother Cassius. No. CLAUDIUS. BRUTUS. You said the enemy would not come down. BRUTUS. Nothing. SCENE I. my lord. that thou didst: didst thou see any thing? LUCIUS.--Sirrah Claudius!-[To Varro. my lord? BRUTUS. sirs. Antony. Antony. [Exeunt.] OCTAVIUS. and their Army. Yes. And we will follow. BRUTUS. [Enter Octavius. I saw nothing. CLAUDIUS. My lord? BRUTUS. I do not know that I did cry. Bid him set on his powers betimes before. CLAUDIUS.
[Enter a Messenger. Their bloody sign of battle is hung out. Answering before we do demand of them. Caesar. And something to be done immediately. CASSIUS. No. OCTAVIUS. and come down With fearful bravery. and their Army. countrymen? OCTAVIUS. They stand. OCTAVIUS. Make forth. Cassius. Why do you cross me in this exigent? OCTAVIUS. Stir not until the signal. lead your battle softly on. and would have parley.] BRUTUS. Enter Brutus. Octavius. and Others.It proves not so. Tut. . and I know Wherefore they do it: they could be content To visit other places. Titinius. I do not cross you. but I will do so. generals: The enemy comes on in gallant show. ANTONY. Words before blows: is it so. keep thou the left. ANTONY. [March. shall we give sign of battle? ANTONY. we will answer on their charge. Lucilius. Titinius: we must out and talk. BRUTUS. Upon the right hand I. Mark Antony. Drum. thinking by this face To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage. Messala. ANTONY. Stand fast. But 'tis not so. the generals would have some words. their battles are at hand: They mean to warn us at Philippi here. OCTAVIUS. Upon the left hand of the even field. Prepare you. I am in their bosoms.] MESSENGER.
Flatterers!--Now. BRUTUS. Antony. behind Struck Caesar on the neck. O flatterers! CASSIUS. Come. Caesar!" CASSIUS. as you do. ANTONY. the cause: if arguing makes us sweat. Look. BRUTUS. Octavius. Whilst damned Casca. till Caesar's three and thirty wounds Be well avenged. The proof of it will turn to redder drops. Brutus. and fawn'd like hounds. thou canst not die by traitors' hands. For you have stol'n their buzzing. come. Good words are better than bad strokes.Not that we love words better. And bow'd like bondmen. BRUTUS. Villains. And leave them honeyless. Unless thou bring'st them with thee. And very wisely threat before you sting. and soundless too. Crying. ANTONY. OCTAVIUS. yes. If Cassius might have ruled. "Long live! Hail. OCTAVIUS. . like a cur. kissing Caesar's feet. Caesar. In your bad strokes.-I draw a sword against conspirators: When think you that the sword goes up again? Never. Antony. O. ANTONY. Brutus. But for your words. you did not so when your vile daggers Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar: You show'd your teeth like apes. The posture of your blows are yet unknown. or till another Caesar Have added slaughter to the sword of traitors. BRUTUS. I was not born to die on Brutus' sword. thank yourself: This tongue had not offended so to-day. you give good words: Witness the hole you made in Caesar's heart. So I hope. they rob the Hybla bees. Not stingless too.
LUCILIUS. A peevish school boy. hurl we in your teeth: If you dare fight today. and swim bark! The storm is up.] CASSIUS. and kites Fly o'er our heads and downward look on us. Why. You know that I held Epicurus strong. Ho. as this very day Was Cassius born. crows. Antony. now. Young man. a word with you. away!-Defiance. on our former ensign Two mighty eagles fell. This is my birth-day. when you have stomachs. Who to Philippi here consorted us: This morning are they fled away and gone. As Pompey was.-MESSALA. My lord? [Brutus and Lucilius talk apart. thou couldst not die more honourably. BRUTUS. under which Our army lies. traitors. CASSIUS. and their Army. ready to give up the ghost. Lucilius! Hark. Old Cassius still! OCTAVIUS. swell billow. blow wind. Messala. Messala. What says my General? CASSIUS. Coming from Sardis. If not. and all is on the hazard. Give me thy hand. And his opinion: now I change my mind. Join'd with a masker and a reveller! ANTONY. . worthless of such honour. if thou wert the noblest of thy strain. am I compell'd to set Upon one battle all our liberties. [Exeunt Octavius. And in their steads do ravens. and there they perch'd. As we were sickly prey: their shadows seem A canopy most fatal.O.] CASSIUS. Antony. Messala: Be thou my witness that against my will. Come. Gorging and feeding from our soldiers' hands. And partly credit things that do presage. come to the field.
CASSIUS. That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome. then this parting was well made. If not. Now. we'll smile indeed. Why then. If not. most noble Brutus. You are contented to be led in triumph Thorough the streets of Rome? BRUTUS. I but believe it partly. But this same day Must end that work the Ides of March begun. farewell. and resolved To meet all perils very constantly. Believe not so. since th' affairs of men rest still incertain. CASSIUS.--arming myself with patience To stay the providence of some high powers That govern us below. But I do find it cowardly and vile. BRUTUS. No. Let's reason with the worst that may befall. BRUTUS. And whether we shall meet again I know not. Brutus! If we do meet again.--I know not how. if we lose this battle. Even by the rule of that philosophy By which I did blame Cato for the death Which he did give himself. lead on. why. lead on our days to age! But. so to prevent The time of life. Therefore our everlasting farewell take: For ever. we shall smile. Then. For ever and for ever farewell. that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come! . Even so. no: think not. He bears too great a mind. CASSIUS. Lucilius. For I am fresh of spirit. CASSIUS. The gods to-day stand friendly. Cassius. and for ever. Lovers in peace.MESSALA. thou noble Roman. O. then is this The very last time we shall speak together: What are you then determined to do? BRUTUS. Cassius! If we do meet again. If we do lose this battle. 'tis true this parting was well made. For fear of what might fall. why. that we may.
And sudden push gives them the overthrow. The same. Mark Antony is in your tents. my lord: Fly. Another part of the field. having some advantage on Octavius.] BRUTUS.] PINDARUS. Enter Brutus and Messala. O. CASSIUS. for I perceive But cold demeanor in Octavius' wing. Ride. my lord. fly further off. ride. O Cassius. Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed. CASSIUS. noble Cassius. look. look.--Come. ride. Titinius. fly far' off. Are those my tents where I perceive the fire? TITINIUS. if thou lovest me. Titinius. [Alarum. [Alarum. Brutus gave the word too early. This hill is far enough. ho! away! [Exeunt.But it sufficeth that the day will end. [Exeunt. The field of battle. look. TITINIUS. therefore. Messala: let them all come down. the villains fly! Myself have to mine own turn'd enemy: This ensign here of mine was turning back. . Mount thou my horse and hide thy spurs in him. Messala. I slew the coward. Enter Cassius and Titinius.] SCENE III. Who. Fly further off.] SCENE II.--Look. and give these bills Unto the legions on the other side: Let them set on at once. Titinius. ride. my lord. Ride.] CASSIUS. And then the end is known. [Enter Pindarus. They are. and did take it from him. Took it too eagerly: his soldiers fell to spoil.
[Shout.] PINDARUS.--Caesar. sirrah: In Parthia did I take thee prisoner.] CASSIUS. that I may rest assured Whether yond troops are friend or enemy.] O my lord! CASSIUS.--Sirrah. [Dies.Till he have brought thee up to yonder troops And here again. That whatsoever I did bid thee do. Even with the sword that kill'd thee.] This day I breathed first: time is come round. and with this good sword. coward that I am. [Above. Thou shouldst attempt it. as 'tis now. Come down. TITINIUS. Pindarus. Go. there shall I end. Now be a freeman.] and. to live so long. get higher on that hill: My sight was ever thick: regard Titinius. And then I swore thee. even with a thought.-O. My life is run his compass. saving of thy life.-[Pindarus goes up. And where I did begin.] Come hither. So.] Titinius is enclosed round about With horsemen.-Now. I am free. Guide thou the sword. keep thine oath. And tell me what thou notest about the field. search this bosom. Titinius!--Now some 'light. I will be here again. And when my face is cover'd. yet would not so have been. that make to him on the spur: Yet he spurs on. thou art revenged. Stand not to answer: here. behold no more. That ran through Caesar's bowels. what news? PINDARUS. O. Now they are almost on him. To see my best friend ta'en before my face! [Pindarus descends. take thou the hilts. he 'lights too: He's ta'en. [Exit. Come now. . hark! they shout for joy. CASSIUS. [Above. What news? PINDARUS.
thrusting this report Into his ears: I may say. But kill'st the mother that engender'd thee! TITINIUS. MESSALA. No. Titinius. Seek him. on this hill. Is not that he that lies upon the ground? TITINIUS. Titinius. this was he. Where never Roman shall take note of him. Pindarus? MESSALA. With Pindarus his bondman. for Octavius Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power. our deeds are done! Mistrust of my success hath done this deed.] [Re-enter Titinius with Messala.--O setting Sun. thrusting it. TITINIUS. Is not that he? TITINIUS. The sun of Rome is set! Our day is gone.Durst I have done my will. dews. Messala. As Cassius' legions are by Antony. As in thy red rays thou dost sink to night. It is but change. Pindarus! where art thou.--O Cassius! Far from this country Pindarus shall run. Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. O hateful Error. MESSALA. [Exit. and dangers come. What. Thou never comest unto a happy birth.] MESSALA. All disconsolate. Clouds. whilst I go to meet The noble Brutus. O my heart! MESSALA. But Cassius is no more. MESSALA. . Melancholy's child! Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men The things that are not? O Error. These tidings would well comfort Cassius. So in his red blood Cassius' day is set. soon conceived. Where did you leave him? TITINIUS. He lies not like the living.
with Brutus. thou art mighty yet! Thy spirit walks abroad.] Why didst thou send me forth. take this garland on thy brow. hold thee. And see how I regarded Caius Cassius. brave Cassius? Did I not meet thy friends? And did not they Put on my brows this wreath of victory. Hie you. Messala.--Friends. Titinius' face is upward.For piercing steel and darts envenomed Shall be as welcome to the ears of Brutus As tidings of this sight. and Lucilius.] [Alarum. thou hast misconstrued every thing! But. He is slain. CATO. Brave Titinius! Look whether he have not crown'd dead Cassius! BRUTUS. doth his body lie? MESSALA. Where. and turns our swords In our own proper entrails. And I will seek for Pindarus the while. Strato. I owe more tears To this dead man than you shall see me pay. and Titinius mourning it. Thy Brutus bid me give it thee. come apace. and I Will do his bidding. Volumnius.-I shall find time. and find Titinius' heart. I shall find time. [Dies. Cassius. young Cato. Re-enter Messala.-By your leave.-[Exit Messala. TITINIUS. Cassius' sword. gods: this is a Roman's part: Come. And bid me give it thee? Didst thou not hear their shouts? Alas. fare thee well! It is impossible that ever Rome Should breed thy fellow. yonder. O Julius Caesar.--Brutus.-- .] BRUTUS. Messala. [Low alarums. where. BRUTUS.] CATO. BRUTUS. Are yet two Romans living such as these?-The last of all the Romans. Lo.
--let us to the field. ho! A foe to tyrants. Marcus Brutus. And I am Brutus. young Cato. and Romans. FIRST SOLDIER. know me for Brutus! [Exit. We must not. and be honour'd in his death. now thou diest as bravely as Titinius. and my country's friend. yet hold up your heads! CATO.] LUCILIUS. Another part of the field. come. set our battles on:-'Tis three o'clock. Brutus is ta'en. ho! Tell Antony. [Exeunt. charging the enemy. [Alarum. And mayst be honour'd. and to Thassos send his body: His funerals shall not be in our camp. LUCILIUS. then Brutus.] SCENE IV. What bastard doth not? Who will go with me? I will proclaim my name about the field:-I am the son of Marcus Cato.] BRUTUS. O young and noble Cato. countrymen. [Offering money. A noble prisoner! SECOND SOLDIER.-And come. FIRST SOLDIER. my country's friend. I. Brutus. ho! [Charges the enemy. being Cato's son. Enter.-Labeo and Flavius. Soldiers of both armies. and Others. Yet. Lest it discomfort us. Cato is overpowered. . fighting. Lucilius. art thou down? Why. Yield.Come therefore. I am the son of Marcus Cato. yet ere night We shall try fortune in a second fight. Room.] Kill Brutus. Only I yield to die: There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight.] BRUTUS. or thou diest. O. and falls. FIRST SOLDIER. young Cato.--Lucilius.
Dardanius. but. I had rather have Such men my friends than enemies. This is not Brutus.-[Enter Antony. And see whether Brutus be alive or dead. my lord. I'll rather kill myself. I. Clitus: slaying is the word. Hark thee. [Exeunt. ANTONY. Statilius show'd the torch-light. . Sit thee down. A prize no less in worth. What. rest on this rock. poor remains of friends. ANTONY. [Enter Brutus.] BRUTUS. Keep this man safe. Antony. Go on. CLITUS. Where is he? LUCILIUS. and Volumnius. Another part of the field. like himself. [Whispering. It is a deed in fashion. Come. Brutus is ta'en. but. my lord? No. Safe.] CLITUS.] Brutus is ta'en. BRUTUS. Clitus. BRUTUS. Here comes the General. Strato. or alive or dead. not for all the world. friend. my lord. Peace then! no words. Clitus. And bring us word unto Octavius' tent How everything is chanced. Give him all kindness. I assure you. 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. CLITUS.I'll tell the news.] SCENE V. He came not back: he is or ta'en or slain. He will be found like Brutus.
Volumnius. And this last night here in Philippi fields: I know my hour is come. this. Good Volumnius. Thou know'st that we two went to school together. Come hither. VOLUMNIUS. Hark thee. VOLUMNIUS.] It is more worthy to leap in ourselves Than tarry till they push us. What ill request did Brutus make to thee? DARDANIUS. list a word. VOLUMNIUS. Now is that noble vessel full of grief. That it runs over even at his eyes. whilst I run on it.] DARDANIUS. What says my lord? BRUTUS. Volumnius: The ghost of Caesar hath appear'd to me Two several times by night. Dardanius. Our enemies have beat us to the pit: [Low alarums. That's not an office for a friend. Volumnius. good Volumnius. how it goes. [Whispers him. CLITUS. my lord. Shall I do such a deed? CLITUS. at Sardis once. Thou seest the world. . I pr'ythee. Nay I am sure it is. he meditates.BRUTUS. Clitus. To kill him. my lord. Why. BRUTUS. Even for that our love of old. Look. Hold thou my sword-hilts. O Dardanius! DARDANIUS. O Clitus! CLITUS. BRUTUS. Not so.
Fly.] [Alarum. Fly.] OCTAVIUS. now be still: I kill'd not thee with half so good a will. "Fly. Strato. What man is that? MESSALA. So. BRUTUS. Cry within.--Countrymen. More than Octavius and Mark Antony By this vile conquest shall attain unto. Hence! I will follow. Messala.-Strato. and Army.--and you. for Brutus' tongue Hath almost ended his life's history: Night hangs upon mine eyes.--and you. Volumnius. fly!"] CLITUS. stay thou by thy lord: Thou art a fellow of a good respect. Strato? STRATO. My master's man. where is thy master? STRATO. Give me your hand first: fare you well. my lord. Farewell to thee too. my lord! there is no tarrying here. [He runs on his sword. BRUTUS. Messala: The conquerors can but make a fire of him. Lucilius. Enter Octavius. then.--Strato. fly! BRUTUS. Dardanius. my lord.[Alarums still. Farewell to you.-[Exeunt Clitus. and Volumnius. While I do run upon it. Antony. My heart doth joy.--Caesar. Free from the bondage you are in. Thy life hath had some smack of honor in it: Hold. my bones would rest That have but labour'd to attain this hour. thou hast been all this while asleep. fly.] CLITUS. and dies. and turn away thy face. . [Alarums. I shall have glory by this losing day.] I pr'ythee. Wilt thou. good Strato. fly. Strato. that yet in all my life I found no man but he was true to me. Retreat. Farewell. my sword. fare you well at once.
call the field to rest.For Brutus only overcame himself. He only. if Messala will prefer me to you. To part the glories of this happy day. That thou hast proved Lucilius' saying true. save only he. His life was gentle. and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world. "This was a man!" OCTAVIUS. OCTAVIUS. This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators. good Messala. MESSALA. order'd honorably. LUCILIUS. Did that they did in envy of great Caesar. According to his virtue let us use him With all respect and rites of burial. Do so. All that served Brutus.--I thank thee.] THE END End of Project Gutenberg Etext of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare PG has multiple editions of William Shakespeare's Complete Works . and he did run on it. Octavius. Strato? STRATO. MESSALA. and let's away. OCTAVIUS. How died my master. Brutus. ANTONY. made one of them. Ay. So Brutus should be found. And no man else hath honour by his death. Most like a soldier.-So. [Exeunt. That did the latest service to my master.-Fellow. I will entertain them. Within my tent his bones to-night shall lie. I held the sword. in a general-honest thought And common good to all. then take him to follow thee. wilt thou bestow thy time with me? STRATO.
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