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Oct. Your brother too must die. Consent you, Le- But that my noble master will appear
Such as he is, full of regard, and honour.
Bru. He is not doubted.- A word, Lucilius !
How he receiv'd you, let me be resolv'd.
But not with such familiar instances, in the beach
Ant. He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him. Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath us'd of old.
Bru. Thou hast describ'd
A hot friend cooling. Ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an entorced ceremony.
(Exit Lepidus. There are no tricks in plain aud simple faith: Ant. This is a slight unmeritable man,
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand, Eens Meet to be sent on errands. Is it fit,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle: rasms The three-fold world divided, he should stand But, when they should endure the bloody spor, a.reads One of the three to share it?
They fall their crests, and, like deceitful jades, Oct. So you thought him;
Sink in the trial. Comes his army on? s are 2 (sAnd took his voice who should be prick'd to die, Luc. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarI straightIn our black sentence and proscription.
ter'd; Fortistic Ant. Octavius, I have more days than you: The greater part, the horse in general, ve users and though we lay these houours on this mau, Are come with Cassius,
(March within. Brates To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads, Bru. Hark, he is arrived !ozlates He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, March gently on to meet him. med To groan and sweat under the business,
Enter Cassius and Soldiers. ing mere Either led or driven, as we point the way:
Cas. Stand, ho! And having brought our treasure where we will, Bru. Stand, ho! speak the word along. use the * Then take we down his load, and turn him ott, Mithin. Stand ! that I Like to the empty ass, to shake his ears,
Hithin. Stand ! palettes And graze in commons.
Within, Stand ! forth of Oct. You may do your will;
Cas. Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.
Bru. Judge me, you gods! Wroug I mine enemics ?
Cas. Brutus, this sober form of yours hides wrongs;
And when you do them
Bru. Cassius, be content, 4022 , på His corporal motion govern'd by my spirit. Speak your griefs softly, -- I do know you well:And, in some taste, is Lepidus but so;
Before the eyes of both our armies here,
Let us not wrangle. Bid them move away:
Then in my tent, Cassius, enlarge your griefs,
Bid our commanders lead their charges off
A little from this ground.
Come to our tent, till we have done our conference. Our best friends made, and our best means stretch'd | Let Lucius and Titinius guard our door. [Exeunt. out;
SCENE III. – Within the tent of Brutes. LUCIL'S And let us presently go sit in council,
and Titistus at some distance from it.
Enter Brutus and Cassius.
Cus.That you have wrong'd me, dotn appear in this:
For taking bribes here of the Sardians;
(Exeunt. Because I knew the map, were slighted off.
Brr. You wrong'd yourself, to write in such a case. SCENE II. - Before Brutus' tent ,
Cas. In such a time as this, it is not meet
That every nice offence should bear his comment.
diers : Titinius and Pindarus, meeting them. Are much condemu'd to have an itching palin ;
To sell and mart your offices for gold,
You know, that you are Brntus that speak this,
Or, by the gods, this speech were else your last.
Bru, Remeniber March, the ides of March remember!
What villain touch'd his body, that did stab,
And not for justice? What, shall one of us,
C B C If Б C B C.
That struck the foremost man of all this world, Cas. I did not :- he was bat a fool,
That brought my answer back. — Brutus hath riy'd
Bru. I do not, till you practice them on me.
Cas. You love me not. Cas. Brutus, bay not me,
Bru. I do not like your faults. I'll not endure it: you forget yourself,
Cas. A friendly eye could never see such faults. To hedge me in; I am a soldier, I,
Bru. A flatterer's would not, though they do appear Older in practice, abler than yourself
As huge, as high Olympus. To make conditions.
Cas. Come, Antony, and young Octavins, come, Bru. Go to; you're not, Cassius!
Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius, Cas. I am.
For Cassius is aweary of the world : Bru. I say, you are not!
Hated by one he loves ; brav'd by his brother; Cas. Urge me no more, I shall forget myself ; Check'd like a bondman ; all his faults observ'd, Have miod upon your health, tempt me no further. Set in a note-book, learn’d and conn'd by rote, Bru. Away, slight man!
To cast into my teeth. O, I could weep Cas. Is't possible?
My spirit from mine eyes!— There is my dagger,
And here my naked breast; within, a heart
When thou didst hate him worst, thou lov'st him
Be angry when you will, it shall have scope;
Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark,
And straight is cold again. Bru. You say, you are a better soldier:
Cas. Hath Cassius liv'd Let it appear so; make your vaunting true, To be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus,, And it shall please me well: for mine own part, When grief, and blood ill-temper’d, vexeth him? I shall be glad to learn of noble men.
Bru. When I spoke that, I was ill-temper'd too. Cas. You wrong me every way, you wrong me, Cas. Do you confess so much? Give me your Brutus!
Bru. And my heart too. I said, an elder soldier, not a better :
Cas. O Brutus!
Bru. What's the matter?
Cas. Have you not love enough to bear with me, Cas. When Caesar liv'd, he durst not thus have When that rash humour, which my mother gave me,
Makes me forgetful?
When you are over-earnest with your Brntus,
He'll think your mother chides, and leave you so.
Poet. [Within.] Let me go in to see the generals;
There is some grudge between them, 'tis not meet
Luc. [Within.] You shall not come to them.
Poet. [Within.] Nothing but death shall stay me. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats;
Cas. How now? What's the matter?
Poet. For shame, you generals; what do you mean?
Love, and be friends, as two such men shonld be;
Cas. Ha, ha! how vilely doth this eynic rhyme!
Bru. Get you henee, sirrah! saucy fellow, hence!
Cas. Bear with him, Brutus; 'tis his fashion.
What should the wars do with these jigging fools?
Enter Lucilius and TITINIUS.
Bru. Lucilius and Titinius, bid the commanders
Prepare to lodge their companies to-night.
Cas. And come yourselves and bring Messala with yes,
Immediately to us.
Bru. Lucius, a bowl of wine.
[Noise with it.
[ Exeunt Lucilius and Titinius.
Cas. I did not think, you could have been so angry., So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,
Bru. Good reasons must, of force, give place to
The people, 'twixt Philippi and this ground,
Do stand but in a forc'd affection ;
| The enemy, marching along by them,
By them shall make a fuller number up,
Come on refresh'd, new-added, and encourag'd;
From which advantage shall we cut him ofl,
Cas. Hear me, good brother!
with this she fell distract, Bru. Under your pardon! - You must note beside, And, her attendants absent, swallow'd fire.
That we have try'd the utmost of our friends,
Our legions are brim-full, our cause is ripe:
The enemy increaseth every day;
We, at the height, are ready to decline.
There is a tide in the atlairs of men,
Omitted, all the voyage of their lile
Cas. My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge:- On such a full sea are we now afloat;
Cas. Then, with your will, go on;
Bru. The deep of night is crept upon our talk,
And nature must obey necessity;
Which we will niggarà with a little rest.
There is no more to say ?
Cas. No more. Good night!
Early to-morrow will we rise,and hence!
Brú. Lucius, my gown! (Exit Lucius.] Farewell,
Good night, Titinius! - Noble, noble Cassius,
Cas. O my dear brother!
Never come such division 'tween our souls !
Let it not, Brutus !
Cas. Good night, my lord!
Bru. Good night, good brother!
Tit. et Mes. Good night, lord Brutus!
Bru. Farewell, every one!
[Exeunt Cas. Tit. and Mes. Had you your letters from your wife, my lord ?
Re-enter Lucius, with the gown.
Give me the gown. Where is thy iustrument?
Bru. What, thou speak'st drowsily?
Poor kouve, I blame thee not; thou art o'erwatch'd.
I'll have them sleep on cushions in my tent.
Luc. Varro, and Claudius!
Enter Varro and CLAUDIUS.
On business to my brother Cassius.
Var. So please you, we will stand, and watch your
It may be, I shall otherwise bethink me.
Look, Lucius, here's the book I sought for so;
[ Serv. lie down. Cas. I do not think it good.
Luc. I was sure, your lordship did not give it me. Bru. Your reason?
Bru. Bear with me, good boy, I am much forgetful. Cas. This it is :
Canst thou hold up thy heavy eyes awhile, "Tis better, that the enemy seek us :
And touch thy instrument a strain or two?
Bru Luci LE
Ca ME ca This
And Com Ти Go 15 TI At F
Luc. Ay, my lord, an it please you.
Wherefore they do it: they conld be content
To visit other places; and come down
To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage;
Enter a Messenger.
Mess. Prepare you, generals !
Their bloody sign of battle is hung ont,
That plays thee music?— Gentle knave, good night! Oct. Upon the right hand I, keep thon the left.
me see!- Is not the leaf turn'd down, Lucilius, Titinius, Messala, and Others. Where I left reading? Here it is, I think.
Bru. They stand, and would have parley.
[ He sits down. Cas. Stand fast, Titinius! we must out and talk. Enter the Ghost of CAESAR.
Oct. Mark Antony, shall we give sign of battic? How ill this taper burns ! -Ha! who comes here? Ant. No, Caesar, we will answer on their charge. I think, it is the weakness of mine eyes,
Make forth, the generals would have some words. That shapes this moustrous apparition.
Oct. Stir not until the signal. It comes upon me. — Art thou any thing?
Bru. Words before blows: is it so, countrymen?
That mak'st my blood cold, and my hair to stare? Bru. Good words are better, than bad strokes,
Ant. In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good Bru. Why com’st thou ?
words: Ghost. To tell thee, thou shalt see me at Philippi. Witness the hole you made in Caesar's heart
, Bru. Well;
Crying, Long live! hail, Caesar!
Bru. Why, I will see thee at Philippi then. - But for your words, they rob the Hybla bees,
And leave them honeyless.
For you have stol’n their buzzing, Antony,
And, very wisely, threat before you sting. Bru. He thinks, he still is at his instrument. Ant. Villains, did not
vile daggers Lucius, awake!
Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar: Luc. My lord!
You show'd your teeth like apes, and fawn'd like Bru. Didst thou dream, Lucias, that thou so hounds, cry'dst out ?
And bow'd like bondmen, kissing Caesar's feet;
Cas. Flatterers ! - Now, Brutus, thank yourself:
This tongue had not offended so to-day,
Oct. Come, come, the cause. If arguing make us Var. My lord.
sweat, Clau. My lord.
The proof of it will turn to redder drops.
I draw a sword against conspirators ;
When think you that the sword goes up again?Var. No, my lord, I saw nothing.
Never, till Caesar's three and twenty wounds
Be well aveng'd; or till another Caesar
Bru. Caesar, thou can’st not die by traitors,
Unless thou bring'st them with thee.
I was not born to die on Brutus' sword.
Bru. O, if thon wert the noblest of thy strain,
Young man, thou could'st not die more honourable. Enter Octavius, Antony, and their army.
Cas. A peevish schoolboy, worthless of such honour, Oct. Now, Antony, our hopes are answered:
Join'd with a masker and a reveller.
Oct. Come, Antony ; away! -
Defiance, traitors, hurl we in your teeth:
If Answering before we do demand of them.
dare fight to-day, come to the field ; Ant. Tut, I am in their bosoms, and I know
If not, when you have stomachs.
(Exeunt Octavius, Antony, and their army.
Cas. Why now, blow, wind; swell, billow; and Unto the legions on the other side: [Loud alarum.
Let them set on at once; for I perceive
But cold demeanour in Octavius' wing,
And sudden push gives them the overthrow.
Ride, ride, Messala, let them all come down![Exeunt.
[Brutus and Lucilius converse apart. SCENE III. — The same. Another part of the field. Cas. Messala,
Alarum. Enter Cassius and TITINUS.
Cas. O, look, Titinius, look, the villains fly!
Myself have to mine own turn'd enemy:
This ensign here of mine was turning back;
Tit. O Cassius, Brutus gave the word too early:
Who, having some advantage on Octavius,
Took it too eagerly; his soldiers fell to spoil,
Whilst we by Antony are all enclos’d.
Pin. Fly further off, my lord, fly further off!
Mark Antony is in your tents, my lord!
Are those my tents, where I perceive the fire ?
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. Co, 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. Cas. Now, most noble Brutus,
This day I breathed first: time is come round, The gods to-day stand friendly; that we may, And where I did begin, there 5 shall eud; Lovers in peace, lead on our days to age!
My life is run his compass.
Sirrah, what news? But, since the affairs of men rest still uncertain, Pin. [Above.] 0 my
Cas. What news?
Pin. Titinius is
last time we shall speak together ; Enclosed round about with horsemen, that
Make to him on the spur; yet he spurs on. Bru. Even by the rule of that philosophy, Now they are almost on him; now, Titinius! By which I did blame Cato for the death
Now some 'light:-0, he 'lights too :- he's ta'en ; Which he did give himself. - I know not how, and, hark !
[Shout. But I do find it cowardly and vile,
They shout for joy.
Cas. Come down, behold no more. —
o, coward that I am, to live so long,
Come hither, sirrah!
Iu Parthia did I take thee prisoner;
And then I swore thee, saving of thy life,
Stand not to answer. Here, take thou the hilts;
And, when my face is cover'd, as 'tis now,
Guide thou the sword. - Caesar, thou art reveng'd,
Durst I have done my will. O Cassius !
Re-enter TITINIUS, with Messala.
Mes. It is but change, Titinius; for Octavius
Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power,
(Exeunt. Tit. These tidings will well comfort Cassins.
Tit. All disconsolate,