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