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Ser. They would not have you to ftir forth to-day.
Cal. Alas, my Lord,
Caf. Mark Antony Thall say, I am not well;
Dec. Cæfar, all hail! good morrow, worthy Cæfar ;
Caf. And you are come in very happy time,
Gal. Say, he is fick.
Geef. Shall Cæsar send a lye ?
Dec. Most mighty Cæfar, let me know some cause,
Cæf. The cause is in my will, I will not come ;That is enough to satisfy the senate.
to day for fear,
But for your private fatisfaction,
Dec. This dream is all amiss interpreted.
For tinctures, stains, relies, and cognisance,
Gf. And this way have you well expounded it.
Dec. I have, when you have heard what I can say.. And know it now, the fenate have concluded To give this day a crown to mighty Cæsar, 11 you
thall send them word you will not come, Their minds may change, Besides, it were a mock: Apt to be render'd, for some one to say, Break up the senate till another time, When Cælar's wife malt meet with better dreams. If Cæfar: hide himlell, thall they not whispere. Lo, Cæfar is afraid ! Pardon me, Cæfar ;
dear, dear love To your proceeding to bids me tell you.this ; And reason to my love is liable.
Cæf. How foolish do your fears feem now, CalphurI ain ashamed I did yield to them.
(nia ? Give me my robe, for I will go.
• Sone lines seem to be wanting between this and the subsequent
to procceding, for advancement, establishmento.
SCE NE VI.
Cinna, and Publius.
Pub, Good morrow, Cæsar.
Cel. Welcome, Publius.
Bru. Cæfar, 'tis strucken eight.
Ant. So to Most Noble Cæfar.
Cæf, Bid them prepare within.
call on me to day; Be near me, that I may remember you.'
Treb. Cæsar, I will ;-and.fo near will i be, [Afide, . That
your best friends shall wish I had been further. Cæf. Good friends, go in, and taste fome wine with me; And we, like friends, will ftraigbtway go together. Bru. That every like is not the same, o Cæsar,
[ Afide. The heart of Brutus yearns to think upon! [Exeunt.".
SCENE VI. Changes to a street near the Capitol..
Enter Artemidorus, reading a paper.“ Cæfar, beware of Brutus ; take heed of Cafius; come not near Cafca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not 7 rebonius; mark well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou haft wrong'd Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Cæfar. If thou beef
not immortal, look about thee : security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee!
Thy lover, ARTEMIDORUS). Here will I stand til} Cæfar pass along, And as a suitor will give him this.
heart laments, that virtue cannot live,
Enter. Portia and Lucius.
Luc. To know my errand, Madam.
Pori I would have had thee there, and here againy, Ere. I can tell thee what thou should'It do tbere. O Constancy, be strong upon my lide, Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and tongue;, I have a man's mind, but a woman's might, How hard it is for women to keep counsel! Art thou here yet?
Luc. Madam, what should I do?: Run to the Capitol, and nothing else? And so return to you, and nothing else?
Por. Yes, bring me word, boy, if thy Lord look well,, For, he went fickly forth; and take good nore, What Cælar doth, what suitors press to him. Hask, boy!, what noise is that?
Luc. I hear none, Madam.
Por. Prythee, lillen well.
To see hiin pafs on to the Capitol.
Por. Thou hart some suit to Cæfar, halt thou not?
Art, That I have, Lady, if it will please. Cæfar To be so good to Cæsar, as to hear me: llhall belcech him to defend himself, Por. Why, koow'st thou any harm intended tow'rds
Por. I mult go in-aye me! how weak a thing
-0, I grow faint.
Metellus, Trebonius, Cinna, Antony, Lepidus, Arte. midorus, Popilius, Publius, and the Soothsayer.
*HE ides of March are come.
Sooth. Ay, Cæsar, but not gone.
Dec. Trebonius doth desire you to o'er-read,
Art, O Cæsar, read mine first; for mine's a suit. That touches Cæsar nearer, Read it, great Cæsar,
Cæf. What touches us ourself, shall be last fery'd.