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not only the ship, but even the whole crew, were redeemed and restored to freedom. • 51. Francisco and his fon, after a quick passage, arrived in their own country, where they lived beloved and respected, and endeavored to convince every one they knew, how great were the vicissitudes of fortune, and that God never fuffers humanity and generosity to go unrewarded, here or hereafter.


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you have wrong'd me doth appear in this, You have condemn'd and noted Lucius Pella, For taking bribes here of the Sardians ; Wherein my letter (praying on his side, Because I knew the man) was slighted of.

Brutus. You wrong'd yourself to write in such a case:

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

Bru. Yet let me tell you, Caffius, you yourself
Are much condemn'd to have an itching palm,
To sell and mart your offices for gold,
To undeseryers.

Caf. I an itching palm !
You know that you are Brutus that fpeak this;
Or, be assured, this fpeech were else your last.

Bru. The name of Caffius honors this corruption,
And chastisement doth therefore hide its head.

Caf. Chastisement !

Bru. Remember March, the ides of March.remember ; Did not great Julius bleed for justice fake? What villain touch'd his body, that did ftab, And not for justice? What, shall one of us, That truck the foremost man of all this world, But for supporting robbers ; shall we now Contaminate our fingers with these bribes ? And sell the mighty meed of our large honors For so much crash as may be grasped thus ?

I had

I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Than fuch a Roman.

Caf. Brutus, bay not me,
I'll not endure it ; you forget youself,
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.
Bru. 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, slight man !
Caf. Is it possible ?

Bru. Hear me, for I will speak.
Must I give way and room to your rashi choler?
Shall I be frighted when a madman ftares?

Cas: Must I endure all this?
Bru. All this ! aye, more. Fret till your proud heart

Go tell your slaves how choleric you are,
And make your bondmen tremble.

Must I budge?
Must I observe you ? Mut I stand and crouch
Under your testy humor? Be affured,
You shall digest the venom of your fpleen,
Though it do split you ; for, from this day forthy
l'H ufe you for my mirth, yea for my laughter,
When you are wafpish.

Caf. Is it come to this?

Brú. You fay you are a better foldier :
Let it appear fo; make your vaunting true,
And it shall please me well. For my own parts'
I shall be glad to learn of poble men.
wrong me every way; you wrong me,.

Brutus ;
I said an elder foldier, not a better ::
Did I say better?

Bru. If you did, I care not
Caf. When Cesar liv'd, he durst not thus have mor'd

Caf. You


Bru. Peace, peace, you durft not so have tempted him. Caf. I durit not

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Bru. No,
Caf. What, durst not tempt him!
Bru. For


durst not.
Caf. Do not presume too much upon my love ;

may do what I shall be sorry for.

Bru. You have done what you should be sorry for.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your

threats ;
For I am arm'd fo strong in honesty,
That they pass by me, as the idle wind,
Which I respect not.

I did send to you
For certain sums of gold, which you deny'd me ;
For I can raise no money by vile means.

I had rather coin my heart,
And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring
From the hard hand of peasants their vile trash,
By any indirection. I did fend
To you for gold to pay my legions,
Which you deny'd me ; was that done like Caffius ?
Should I have anfwered Cajus Caffius fo ?
When Marcus Brutus grows fo covetous,
To lock fuch rascal counters from his friends,
Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts,
Dash him to pieces.

Caf. I deny'd you not.
Bru. You did.

Caf. I did not ; he was but a fool
That brought my answer back. Brutus hath riv'd my heart ;
A friend thould bcar a friend's infirmities;
But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.

Bru, I do not. Still you practise them on me.
Caf. You love me not.
Bru. I do not like


faults. Cas. A friendly eye could never see such faults..

Bru. A flatterer's would not, though they do
Appear as huge as high Olympus.

Cali Come, Anthony, and young O&avius, come!
Revenge yourselves alone on Callius;
For Cassius is a-weary of the world ;
Hated by one he loves ; brav'd by his brother ;
Check'd by a bondman; all his faults observ'd ;
Set in a notebook, learn'd and conn'd by rote

To cast into my teeth. O I could weep
My spirit from my eyes ! There is my dagger,
And here 'my naked breast! within, a heart
Dearer than Plutus' mine, richer than gold !
If that thou need'st a Roman's, take it forth.
I, that deny'd thee gold, will give my heart :
Strike as thou didnt at Cesar; for I kæow,
When thou didst hate him worst, thou loy’dst him better
Than ever thou lov'dit Caffius.

Bru. Sheathe your dagger ;
Be angry


you will, it hall have fcope ;
Do what you will, difhonor fhall be humor.
Oh Caffius, you are yoked with a lamb,
That carries anger, as the fint bears fire ;
Which, much enforced, shows a hasty spark,
And straight is cold again.

Caf. Hath Caffius liv'd
To be bat mirth and laughter to his Brutus,
When grief and blood ill-temper'd vexeth him ?

Bru. When I fpoke that, I was ill-tempered too.
Caf. Do you confefs so much ? give me your hand.
Bru. And my heart too.
Caf. O Brutus !
Bru, What's the matter?
Caf. Have you not love enough to bear with me,
When that ralh humor wbich my mother gave me,
Makes me forgetful ?

Bru. Yes, Cassius, and from henceforth,
When you are over-earnest with your Brutus,
He'll think your mother chides, and leave





You afk, Athenians, “What reat advantage have we derived from the fpeeches of Demosthenes ? He rises when he thinks proper; he deafens us with his harangucs; he declaims against the degeneracy of present

mes ;

times; he tells us of the virtues of our ancestors ; be trans. ports us by his airy extravagance; he puffs up our yanity; and then sits down."

2. But, could these my speeches once gain an effectual influence upon your minds, so great would be the advan. tages conferred upon my country, that, were I to attempt to fpeak them, they would appear to many as visionary. "Yet till I must allume the merit of doing some service, by accustoming you to hear falutary truths. . 3. And if your counsellors be solicitous for any point of moment to their country, let them first cure your ears ; for they are diftenpered ; and this, from the inveterate habit of liftening to falsehoods, to every thing, rather thae your real interests.

4. There is no man who dares openly and boldly to declare, in what case our constitution is fubverted. But I shall declare it. When you, Athenians, become a helpless rabble, without conduct, without property, without arms, without order, without: unanimity; when neither your general, nor any other perfon, hath.the least respect for your decrees; when no man dares to inform you of this your condition, to urge the necessary reformation, much less to exert his effort to effect it ; then is your conftitu. tion subverted. And this is now the case.

5. But, O my fellow citizens ! a language of a different nature hath poured in upon us ; false, and highly dangerous to the State. Such is that affertion, that in your tribunals is your great fecurity; that your right of fuffrage is the real bulwark of the constitution. That these tribu. nals are our common resource in all private contests, I. acknowledge.

6. But it is by arms we are to fubdue, our enemies by arms we are to defend our State. It is not by our sle. crees that we can conquer. To those, on the contrary, who fight our battles with fuccess, to these we owe the power of decreeing, of transacting all our affairs, without control or danger. In arnis, thea, let us be terrible ; in our judicial transactions, humane.

7. If it be observed, that these sentiments are more ele. vated than might be expected from my character, the observation, I confess, is just, Whatever is faid about a state


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