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triumvirs, after the death Marcus Antonius,
of Julius Cæsar.
conspirators against Julius Ligarius,
Cesar, Decius Brutus, Metellus Cinber, Cinna, Flavius and Marullus, tribunes. Artemidorus, a sophist of Cnidos. A Soothsayer. Cinna, a poet. Another Poet. Lucilius, Titinius, Messala, young Cato, and Vo
lumnius; friends to Brutus and Cassius. Varro, Clitus, Claudius, Strato, Lucius, Dardanius;
servants to Brutus. Pindarus, servant to Cassius.
Calphurnia, wife to Cæsar.
Senators, Citizens, Guards, Attendants, &c.
Scene, during a great part of the play, at Rome :
afterwards at Sardis; and near Philippi.
SCENE I. Rome. A street.
Enter Flavius, Marullus, and a rabble 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 labouring day, without the siga Of your profession ?-Speak, what trade art thou ?
1 Cit. Why, sir, a carpenter.
Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy rule? What dost thou with thy best apparel on? You, sir; wbat trade are you?
2 Cit. Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. Mar. But what trade art thou? Answer me di.
rectly. 2 Cit. A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soals.