JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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