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2 Pleb. Whither are you going? 3 Pleb. Where do you dwell ?

Pleb. Are you a married män, or a bachelor ? 2 Pleb. Answer every man directly. i Pleb. Ay, and briefly. 4 Pleb. Ay, and wisely. 3 Pleb. Ay, and truly, you were best.

Cin. What is my name ? whither am I going? where do I dwell ? am I a married man, or a bachelor? Then to answer ever man directly and briefly, wisely and truly; wisely, I fay-I am a bachelor.

2 Pleb. “ That's as much as to say, they are fools “ that marry; you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear: " proceed directly.

Cin. Directly I am going to Cæsar's funeral,
i Pleb. As a friend, or an enemy?
Cin. As a friend,
2 Pleb. That matter is answer'd directly,
4 Pleb. For your dwelling; briefly.
Cin. Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.
3 Pleb. Your name, sir, truly,
Cin. Truly my name is Cinna.
i Pleb. Tear him to pieces, he's a conspirator.
Cin. I am Cinna the poet. I am Cinna the poet.

Pleb. " Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for « his bad verses,

Cin. I am not Cinna the conspirator.

4 Pleb. It is no matter, his name's Cinna ; pluck but his Dame out of his heart, and turn him going, 3 Pleb. Tear him, tear bim. Come, brands, ho,

fire-brands : To Brutus, to Cassius, buộn all. Some to Decius's house, And some to Casca's, fome to Ligarius : away, go.



Enter Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus. Ant. Hese many then shall die, their names are

T prick'd

oa. Your brother too muft die; consent you, Lepidus?

Lep. I do consent,
Oct. Prick him down, Antony,

Lep. Upon condition Publius fhall not live,
Who is your fister's son, Mark Antony.

Ant. He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him. But, Lepidus, go you to Cæsar's house ; Fetch the will hither, and we shall determine How to cut off some charge in legacies.

Lep. What ? fhall I find you here?
07. Or here, or at the Capitol. [Exit Lepidas,

Ant. This is a flight, unmeritable man,
Meet to be sent on errands: is it fit,
The threefold world divided, he should stand
One of the three to share it ?

Oct. So you thought him ;
And took his voice who should be prick'd to die,
In our black sentence and profcription.

Ant. Octavius, I have seen more days than you ;
And though we lay thele honours 'on this man,
To ease ourselves of divers fland'rous loads ;
He shall but bear them, as the ass bears gold,
To grone and sweat under the bufiness,
Or led or driven, as we point the way;
And, having brought our treasure where we will,
Then take-we-down his load, and turn him off,
Like to the empty afs, to shake his ears,

in commons,
Oct. You may do your will;
But he's a try'd and valiant soldier.

Ant. So is my horse, Octavius : and for that
I do appoint him store of provender.
It is a creature that I teach to fight,
To wind, to stop, to-run directly on ;
His corporal motion govern'd by my spirit.
And, in some taste is Lepidus but so ;
He must be taught, and train'd, and bid go forth;
A barren-spirited fellow, ore that feeds
On abject orts, and imitations :
Which, out of use, and Ital'd by other men,
Begin his fashion. Do not talk of him,
But as a property. And now, Octavius,
Listen great thinge Brutus and Callius

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Are levying powers; we must straight make head.
Therefore let our alliance be combin'd;
Our best friends made, and our best means Atretch'd out;
And let us presently go sit in council,
How covert matters may be belt disclos'd,
And open perils surest answered.

Oit. Let us do so ; for we are at the stike,
And bay'd about with many enemies :
And some that smile, have in their hearts, I fear,
Millions of mischiefs.

Before Brutus's tent, in the camp near Sardis.
Drum. Enter Brutus, Lucilius, and Soldier's : Titinius

and Pindarus meeting them.
Bru. Stand, ho'!
Luc. Give the word, hol and stand !
-Bru. What now, Lucilius? is Caflius near ?

Luc. He is at hand, and Pindarus is come
To do you salutation from his matter.

Bru. He greets me well. Your master, Pindarus, In his own charge, or by ill officers, Hath given me some worthy cause to with Things done, undone ; but if he be at hand, I shall be satisfied.

Pin. I do not doubt, But that


noble master will appear, Such as he is, full of regard and honour.

Bry. He is not doubted. A word, Lucilius
How he receiv'd you, let me be resolv'd.

Luc. With courtesy, and with respect enough ;
But not with such familiar instances,
Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath us'd of old..

Bru. Thou hast describ'd
A hot friend cooling ; ever notė, Lucilius,
When love begins to ficken and decay,
It useth an inforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith :
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant shew and promise of their metile ;


But when they should endure the bloody fpur,
They fall their crest, and, like deceitful jades,
Sink in the trial. Comes his army on ?

Luc. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter'd:
The greater part, the horse in general,
Are come with Caffius,

[Low March within.
Enter Caflius and Soldiers.
Bru. Hark, he is arriv'd;
March gently on to meet him.

Caf. Stand, ho!
Bru. Stand, ho! speak the'word along.
Within, Stand!
Within. Stand!
Within. Stand !
Caf Moft noble brother, you have done me wrong:

Bru. Judge me, you gods! wrong I mine enemies? And, if not so, bow should I wrong a brother?

Caf. Brutus, this fober form of your’s hides wrongs, And when you do them

Bru. Cassius, be content,
Speak your griefs foftly, I do know you well,
Before the eyes of both our armies here,
(Which should perceive nothing but love from us),
Iet us not wrangle. Bid them move away ;
Then in my tent, Caffius, enlarge your griefs,
And I will give you audience.

Caf. Pindarus,
Bid our commanders lead their charges off
A little from this ground.

Bru. Lucilius, do the like ; and let no man,
Come to our tent, till we have done our conference,
Let Lucius and Titinius guard the door. [Excunt.
SC. E N. E

Changes to the inside of Brutus's tent,

Re-enter Brutus and Cassius.
Caf. That you have wrongd me, doth appear in this,
You have condemn’d and noted Lucius Pella,
For taking bribes here of the Sardians;

[ber !

Wherein my letter (praying on his side,
Because I knew the man) was flighted of.

Bru. You wrong'd yourself to write in such a cafe.

Caf. In such a time as this, it is not meet
That ev'ry nice offence * should bear its comment.

Bru. Yet let me tell you, Caflius, you yourself
Are much condemn'd to have an itching paim,
To fell and mart your offices for gold,
To undefervers.

Caf. I an itching palm ?
You know, that you are Brutus that speak this,
Or, by the gods, this speech were else your lalt.

Bru. The name of Caffius honours this corruption, And chartisement doth therefore hide its head.

Caf. Chastisement !

Bru.“ Remember March, the ides of March remem" Did not great Julius bleed for justice sake? “ What villain touch'd his body, that did ftab, “ And not for justice ? What, shall one of us, " That struck the foremost man of all this world, " But for supporting robbers ; 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, and bay the moon, " Than such a Roman.

Caf. Brutus, bay not me,
I'll not endure it ; you forget yourself,
To hedge me in ; I am a soldier, I,
Older in practice, abler than yourself
To make conditions,

Bru. Go to ; you are not Caffius,
Caf. I am.
Bril. I say, you are not.

Caf. Urge me no more, I shall forget myself
Have mind upon your health-

-tempt me no farther. Bru. Away, flight man ! Caf. Is't posible ?

Bru. Hear me, for I will speak. Mut I give way and room to your rash choler ? “ Shall I be frighted when a inadman stares ? • lo e. small trifling offence.

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