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The Same. Another Part of the Field.
Alarum. Enter Cassius and TITINIUS.
Tit. O Cassius ! Brutus gave the word too early;
Cas. This bill is far enough. Look, look, Titinius; Are those my tents where I perceive the fire ?
Tit. They are, my lord. Cas.
Titinius, if thou lov'st me, Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurs in him, Till he have brought thee up to yonder troops, And here again; that I may rest assur'd, Whether yond troops are friend or enemy. Tit. I will be here again, even with a thought.
[Exit. Cas. Go, Pindarus, get higher on that hill : My sight was ever thick; regard Titinius, And tell me what thou not'st about the field.
[Exit PINDARUS. This day I breathed first: time is come round, And where I did begin, there shall I end; My life is run his compass.—Sirrah, what news?
Pin. [Above.] O my lord !
Pin. Titinius is enclosed round about
Come down; behold no more.0, coward that I am, to live so long, To see my best friend ta’en before my face!
Pin. So, I am free; yet would not so have been,
as 'tis nort' reveng ; Dies.
Re-enter TITINIUS, with MESSALA.
Tit. These tidings will well comfort Cassius.
All disconsolate, With Pindarus, his bondman, on this hill.
Mes. Is not that he, that lies upon the ground?
No, this was he, Messala,
Mes. Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. O hateful error, melancholy's child ! Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men The things that are not ? O error! soon conceivd, Thou never com’st unto a happy birth, But kill'st the mother that engender'd thee.
Tit. What, Pindarus! Where art thou, Pindarus ? Mes. Seek him, Titinius, whilst I go to meet The noble Brutus, thrusting this report Into his ears : I may say, thrusting it; For piercing steel, and darts en venomed, Shall be as welcome to the ears of Brutus, As tidings of this sight. Tit.
Hie you, Messala, And I will seek for Pindarus the while.
Will do his bidding.–Brutus, come apace,
Alarum. Re-enter MESSALA, with BRUTUS, young Cato,
STRATO, VOLUMNIUS, and LUCILIUS.
He is slain.
[Low Alarums. Cato.
Brave Titinius! Look, wbe'r? he have not crown’d dead Cassius !
Bru. Are yet two Romans living such as these ?The last of all the Romans, fare thee well ! It is impossible that ever Rome Should breed thy fellow.–Friends, I owe more tears To this dead man, than you shall see me pay.I shall find time, Cassius, I shall find time. Come, therefore, and to Thassos send his body: His funerals shall not be in our camp, Lest it discomfort us.—Lucilius, come;And come, young Cato; let us to the field.Labeo, and Flavius, set our battles on :'Tis three o'clock; and, Romans, yet ere night We shall try fortune in a second fight. [Exeunt. SCENE IV.
* Look, WHE'R-] Printed where in the old copies, as on p. 9 of this Vol. See note 4. It occurs again in the next scene.
Another Part of the Field.
nts, and 48 Cato š the fiela
Alarum. Enter, fighting, Soldiers of both Armics; then
BRUTUS, Cato, Lucilius, and Others. Bru. Yet, countrymen, O! yet hold up your heads. Cato. What bastard doth not? Who will go with
me ? I will proclaim my name about the field.I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho ! A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend; I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho! [Charges the Enemy.
Bru. And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I; Brutus, my country's friend: know me for Brutus.
[Exit, charging the Enemy. Cato is overpowered,
1 Sold. Yield, or thou diest.
Only I yield to die: There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight.
[Offering Money. Kill Brutus, and be honour'd in his death.
1 Sold. We must not.A noble prisoner ! 2 Sold. Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta’en. 1 Sold. I'll tell the news : – Here comes the
Enter ANTONY. Brutus is ta’en, Brutus is ta’en, my lord.
Ant. Where is he?
Luc. Safe, Antony; Brutus is safe enough.