JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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