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There is tears, for his love; joy, for his fortune;
glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy; nur his offences enforced, for which he suffer'd death.
Enter AXTONY, and Others, with Caesar's body. Here comes his body, mourned by Mark Antony, who, though he had no hand in his death, shall receive wealth; as which of you shall not? With this !
depart; that, as I slew my best lover for the goods Ant. Thy heart is big, get thee apart and weep! it shall please my country io necd my death.
4 Sha 1
Or shall we on, and not depend on you?
Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine,
Brü. Or else were this a savage spectacle: No Rome of safety for Octavius yet;
Ilie hence, and tell him so! Yet, stay a while!
Thou shalt not back, till I have borne this corse You should be satisfied.
Into the market-place: there shall I try, Ant. That's all I seek :
In my oration, how the people take And am moreover suitor, that I may
The cruel issue of these bloody men; Produce his body to the market-place;
According to the which thou shalt discourse And in the pulpit, as becomes a'friend,
To young Octavius of the state of things.
Lend me your hand! [Exeunt with Caesar's body.
SCENE II. - The same. The Forum
Cit. We will be satisfied! let us be satistied!
friends! Bru. By your pardon!
Cassius, go you into the other street, I will myself into the pulpit first,
And part the numbers. And show the reason of our Caesar's death:
Those, that will hear me speak, let them stay here; What Antony shall speak, I will protest
Those, that will follow Cassius, go with him; He speaks by leave and by permission;
And public reasons shall be rendered And that we are contented, Caesar shall
Of Caesar's death. Have all true rites, and lawful ceremonies.
1 Cit. I will hear Brutus speak. It shall advantage more, than do us wrong. 2 Cit. I will hear Cassius; and compare their reasons, Cas. I kuow not what may fall; I like it not.
When severally we hear them rendered. Bru. Mark Antony, here, take you Caesar's body.
[Exit Cassius, with some of the Citizens. You shall not in your funeral speech blame us,
into the rostrum. But speak all good you can devise of Caesar; 3 Cit. The noble Brutus is ascended : Silence! And say, you do’t by our permission;
Bru. Be patient till the last ! Llse shall you not have any hand at all
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my About his funeral: and you shall speak In the same pulpit whereto I am going,
cause; and be silent, that you may hear : believe me
for mine honour; and have respect to mine honour, Aster my speech is ended.
that you may believe: censure me in Ant. Be it so;
and awake your senses, that you may the better I do desire no more.
judge. If there be any in this assembiy, any dear Bru. Prepare the body then, and follow us ! (Exeunt all but Antony. Caesar was no less than his.*'sf then that friend
friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Ant. O pardon me, thou piece of bleeding earth, demand, why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man,
answer,—not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved 'That ever lived in the tide of times.
Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living,
die all slaves; than that Caesar were Woe to the hand, that shed this costly blood ! free men? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he Over thy wounds now do I prophecy, Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips, honour him: bat, as he was ambitious
, I slew hisz
was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I
honour, for his valour; and death, for his ambition, Shall cumber all the parts of Italy:
Who is here so base, that would be a bondman? If Blood and destruction shall be so in use,
any, speak; for him have I otlended. Who is here And dreadful objects so familiar,
so rude, that would not be a Roman? Ifany, speak; That mothers shall but smile, when they behold
for him have I oilended. Who is here so vile
will not love his country? It'any, speak; for his
Cit. None, Brutus, none! (Several speaking
Bru. Then none have I offended. I have done e
more to Caesar, than you should do to Brutus
, The Cry Havock, and let slip the dogs of war;
question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol
Enter a Servant.
Cit. Live, Brutús, live! live!
aod dead, to lire all
a place in the conimos
1 Cit. Bring him with triumph home unto his house. 4 Cit. Mark'd ye his words? He would not take 2 Cit. Give him a statue with his ancestors.
the crown; 3 Cit. Let him be Caesar.
Therefore, 'tis ccrtain, he was not ambitious. 4 Cit. Caesar's better parts
1 Cit. If it be found so, some will dear abide it. Shall now be crown'd in Brutus.
2 Cit. Poor soul! his eyes are red as fire with 1 Cit. We'll bring him to his house with shouts and weeping clamours.
3 Cit. There's not a nobler man in Rome than Bru. My countrymen,
4 Cit. Now mark him, he begins again to speak. 2 Cit. Peace; silence! Brutus speaks.
Ani. But yesterday, the word of Caesar might 1 Cit. Peace, ho!
Have stood against the world: now lies he there,
O masters! if I were dispos’d to stir
Who, you all know, are honourable men:
I will not do them wrong; I rather choose
I found it in his closet, 'tis his will :
(Which, pardop me, I do not mean to read,)
And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds,
And dip their napkins in his sacred blood;
And, dying, mention it within their wills,
Bequcathing it, as a rich legacy,
Unto their issue.
4 Cit. We'll hear the will. Read it, Mark Antony! Ant. You gentle Romans,
Cit. The will, the will! we will hear Caesar's will! Cit. Peace, ho! let us hear him!
Ant. Have patience, gentle friends, I must not Ant. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your
It is not meet you know how Caesar lov'd you. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
You are not wood, you are not stones, but men;
And, being men, hearing the will of Caesar,
For if you should, 0, what would come of it!
4 Cit. Read the will! we will hear it, Antony! And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
You shall read us the will; Caesar's will!
Ant. Will you be patient? Will you stay a while ? (For Brutus is an honourable man;
I have o'ershot myself, to tell you of it.
I fear, I wrong the honourable men,
Whose daggers have stabb’d Caesar: I do fear it.
4 Cit. They were traitors: honourable men! But Brutus says, he was ambitious;.
Cit. The will! the testament!
2 Cit. They were villains, murderers! The will!
Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar,
Shall I descend? And will you give me leave?
Cit. Come down !
2 Cit. Descend ! (He comes down from the pulpit. You all did see, that on the Lupercal,
8 Cit. You shall have leave. I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
4 Cit. A ring! stand round ! Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition ? 1 Cit. Stand from the hearse, stand from the body! Yet Brutus says, he was ambitious;
2 Cit. Room for Antony; - most noble Antony ! And, sure, he is an honourable man.
Ant. Nay, press not so upon me; stand far off!
Cit. Stand back! room! bear back!
Ant. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
And, as he pluck'd his cursed steel away,
Mark how the blood of Caesar follow'd it;
As rushing out of doors, to be resolv'd
ist lorer jer fors
Cin, What is my name? Whither am I go Where do I dwell ? Am I a married mau, or a los briefly, wisely; and truly. Wisely I say, I am a bacheler.
2 Cit. That's as much as to say, they are fors Cit. Peace, ho! Hear Antony, most noble Antony !! Cin. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet!
4 Cit. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him fer 2 Cit. It is no matter, his name's Clona; plack
but his name out of his heart, and turn him going the will; - let's stay and hear 3 Cit. Tear him!tear him! Come, brands, hol fire
brands! To Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all! Some to Decius' house, and some to Casca's; some to Liga
The same. A room in Antone's house. ANTONY, OCTAVIUS, and LEPIDOS, seated at a table.
Ant. These many then shall die; their pames are
6 For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel: On this side Tyber; he hath left then ron,
Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar lov'd him! And to your heirs for ever; common pleasures,
To walk abroad, and recreate yourselve.
Here was a Caesar. When comes such wher?
1 Cit. Never, never! - Come, away, aur!
And with the brands fire the traitors' hous.
the body! Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell. 2 Cit. Go, fetch fire! ( 0, what a fall was there, my countrymen!
3 Cit. Pinck down benches! 1 Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
4 Cit. Pluck down forms, windows, any thing! Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us.
(Exeunt Citizens, with the best 0, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel Ant. Now let it work. Mischief, thou art dick i
The dint of pity: these are gracious drops. Take thou what course thou wilt! – How now, kier!
Enter a Servant.
Serv. He and Lepidus are at Caesar's house
. 2 Cit. O noble Caesar!
Ant. And thither will I straight to visit him; 8 Cit. O woeful day!
He comes upon a wish. Fortune is merry, 4 Cit. O traitors, villains!
And in this mood will give us any thing. 1 Cit. O most bloody sight!
Serv. I heard him say, Brutas aud Cassius 2 Cit. We will be revenged: revenge! about, – Are rid like madmen through the gates of home
, seek, – burn, – fire, – kill, — slay!- let not a trai Ant. Belike, they had some notice of the peow, tor live!
How I had mov’d them. Bring me to Octavias! Putz Ant. Stay, countrymen!
SCENE I. - The same. A street. 1 Cit. Peace there! – Hear the noble Antony!
"Enter Cixxa, the poet. 2 Cit. We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die Cin. I dreamt to-night, that I did feast with Caesar, with him!
And things unluckily charge my fantasy:
Yet something leads me forth.
1 lit. Ay, and briefly.
4 Cit. Ay, and wisely.
1 Cit. As a friend, or an enemy?
4 Cit. For your dwelling, – briefly!
Cin. Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.
3 Cit. Your name, sir, truly !
his bad verses !
Cit. I am not Cinna the conspirator.
rius': away, go!
А ст IV.
your loves ?
Oct. Your brother too must die. Consent you, Le-Bat that my noble master will appear
Such as he is, full of regard, and honour.
Bru. He is not cwabted.- A word, Lucilius !
How he receiv'd you, let me be resolv'd.
But not with such familiar instances,
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, is, viding Oct. Or here, or at
It useth an enforced ceremony. LETA 15 The Capitol.
(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,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle: 267. The three-fold world divided, he should stand But, when they should endure the bloody sprr, a. read 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? are st (* And took his voice who should be prick'd to die, Luc. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarIn our black sentence and proscription.
ter'd; Frosti" Ant. Octavius, I have seen more days than you : The greater part, the horse in general, vens e And though we lay these houours on this mau, Are come with Cassius,
(March within. Bitti To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads, Bru. Hark, he is arrived !-oughts. He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, March gently on to meet him. et To groan and sweat under the business,
Enter Cassius and Soldiers.
Cas. Stand, ho!
Within. Stand ! that I Like to the empty ass, to shake his cars,
Within. Stand ! remis Avd graze in commons.
IV ithin, Stand ! organet Oct. You may do your will;
Cas. Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.
Bru. Judge me, you gods! Wrong I mine enemies ?
Cus. Brutus, this sober form of yours hides wrongs;
And when you do them
Bru. Cassius, be content, 232,4* 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: were bei On objects, arts, and imitations ;
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. (E.reunt. out;
SCENE III. -- I'ithin the tent of Britis. Lucius And let us presently go sit in council,
and Tiristus 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.
Bru. You wrong'd yourself, to write in such a case.
That every nice offence should bear his comment.
diers : Titixius and PINDARUS, meeting them. Are much condemu'd to have an itching palı ;
To sell and mart your offices for gold,
You know, that you are Brutus that speak this,
Or, by the gods, this speech were else your last.
Bru. Remember March, the ides of March remember!
What villain touch'd his body, that did stab,
And not for justice ? What, shall one of us,
Poet. For shame, you generals; what do you mean? Love, and be friends, as two sich men should 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.
Bru. I'll know his humour, when he knows his time What should the wars do with these jigging fools?
Bru. Lucilius and Titinius, bid the commanders
Cas. And come yourselves,andbring Messala with yel, 620
That struck the foremost man of all this world,
Cas, I did not :- he was but a fool,
That brought my answer back. — Brutus hath rir'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,
Cus. A friendly eye could never see such fanlts. 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 Octarias, 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 pote-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.
Cas. Hath Cassius liv'd
When grief, and blood ill-temper’d, veseth 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 hand. Brutus!
Bru. And my heart too. I said, an elder soldier, not a better :
Cas. O Brutus ! Did I say, better?
Bru. What's the matter? Bru. If you did, I care not.
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 Bratus,
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 Cas. Do not presume too much upon my love; They be alone. I may do that I shall be sorry for.
Luc. [Within.) You shall not come to them. Bru. You have done that, you shonld be sorry for.
Poet. [Within.] Nothing but death shall stay me. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats;
Cas. How now? What's the matter?
Enter Lucilius and Titinius.
Prepare to lodge their companies to-night.
Immediately to us.
Bru. Lucius, a bowl of wine.
[ Exeunt Lucilius and Tizinius.