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Though laft, not least in love, yours, good Tre-You shall not in your funeral speech blame us, bonius.

Bur speak all good you can devise of Cæfar ;
Gentlemen, all,--alas! what Thall I say? | And say, you do 't by our permission ;
My credit now stands on such slippery ground, Elfe shall you not have any hand at all
That one of two bad ways you must conceit me, About his funeral : And you shall speak
Either a coward, or a flatterer.

In the famne pulpit whereto I am going,
That I did love thee, Cæfar, O, 'tis true : After my speech is ended.
If then thy spirit look upon us now,

Ant. Be it so ;
Shall it not grieve thee, dearer thun thy death, I do defire no more.
To fee thy Antony making his peace,

Bru. Prepare the body then, and follow us. Shaking the bloody fingers of thy fues,

[Exeunt Conspiraty. Most noble ! in the prefence of thy corfe?

Manci Antony. Had I as many eyes as thou haft wounds,

Ant. 0, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earts Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! It would become me better, than to close

Thou art the ruins of the noblest man, In terms of friendship with thine enemies. | That ever lived in the tide 2 of times. Pardon me, Julius !--Here wast thou bay'd, brave Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! hart;

Oer thy wounds now do I prophesy,— Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters ftand, Whili, ke dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lps, Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy lethel. To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue;O world! thou waft the forest to this hirt; A curse shall light upon the linhuf men; And, tliis, indeed, world, the heart of thee. Dometick fury, and fierce civil ftrife, How like a deer, ftrucken by many princes, Shall cumber all the parts of Italy : Doft thou here lie?

Blood and deftruction shall be so in uie, Caf. Mark Antony,

And dreadful objects fo familiar, Ant. Pardon me, Caus Cailius :

That mothers shall but smile, when they behold The enemies of Cætar shall say this ;

Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war; Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty.

All pity choak'd with custom of fell deeds : Caf. I blame you not for praising Cæfar so; And Cæsar's spirit, ranging for revenge, But what compact mean you to have with us? With Ate by his side, come hot from hell, Will you be prick'd in number of our friends; Shall in these confines, with a monarch's voice, Or shall we on, and not depend on you? [indeed, Cry, Havock 4, and let flip the doos of war;

sint. Therefore I took your hands; but was, That this foul deed shall smell above the earth Sway'd from the point, by looking down on Cæfar. With carrion men, groaning for burial. Friends am I with you all, and love you all;

Enter a Servant.
Upon this hope, that you shall give me reasons, You serve Oétavius Cefar, do you not ?
Why, and wherein, Cæfar was dangerous.

Serv. I do, Mark Antony.
Bru. Or elle were this a favage spectacle : | Ant. Cæsar did write for him, to come to Rome
Our reasons are so full of good regard,

| Sev. He did receive his letters, and is coming : That were you, Antony, the son of Cæfar, And bid me say to you hy word of mouth, You should be fatisticd.

o Cæfar!-

[Seeing the bar Ant. That's all I feck:

Ant. Thy heart is big: get thee apart and we And am moreover suitur, that I may

Patricn, I ice, is catching ; for mae eyes, Produce his body to the market-place;

Seeing those beads of forrow stand in thene, And in the pulpit, as buiomes a friend,

Legan to water. Is thy master coming Speak in the order of his funeral.

1 Serv. He lies tv-night within feven lages of Bru. You ihall, Mark Antony.


buth clan's Cal. Brutus, a word with you.--

Ant. Poft back with speci', and tell him . You know not wiat youdo; Dunot confent, ??? Here is a niourning Rome, a dl. ngerous Rcme, That Anteny iperk in his funcil:

No Rome of fafety for Céiavjis yet ; Know you lww much the purple may be mov'd Hie hence, and tell him fo. Yet, fiay a while; By that which he will utter?

Thou ihalt pot back, 'till I have bcrne this certs Bru. By your pardon ;--

Into the market-place · there shall I try,
I will mytelt into the pul; it fixit,

inny oration, how the people take
And ihew the sexion of our Cuid's death: The cruel Tue of these bloody ren;
What Anti: jhu speak, I will protest According to the which, thou shalt difcourse
He speaks by love and by permillion; .

To young rius of the state of things.
And that we are contenidd, Czfar shall

Lend me your lud [Pxeurt, with Car's iedt. Have all true rices, and lawful ceremonies.

SCENE 11. It shall advant.comTc, than do us wrong.

I be 17m. Caf. Ih Ww what may fall; Ilket mot. Fit Brütus, and was, witb the Pleisti Bru. Mark Antuny, cie, take you Com'bus. ! ??b. We will be tatis fiul; let us be satisfied

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Bru. Then follow me, and give me audience, 2 Pleb. Peace ; filence! Brutus speaks. friends.

T'i Pleb. Peace, ho! Cassius, go you into the other street,

Bru. Gool countrymen, let me depart alone, Laxd part the numbers.

| And, for my fake, stay here with Antony : Those that will hear me speak, let them stay here ; De grace to Cxfar's corpfe, and grince his speech riofe that will follow Cailius, go with him ; Tending to Cefar's mories ; which Mark Antony lud publick reasons Thall be rendered

By our permiffion is allow'd to make. Df Cæsar's death.

1 do intreat you, not a man depart, i Pleb. I will hear Brutus speak. {reasons, Save I alone, till Airony have fpoke. [Fxit.

2. Pieb. I will hear Callius; and compare their i Pleby. Stos, ho! and let us hear Mark Antony. Vhen severally we hear them rendered. ! 3 Pleb. Let him go up into the public chair,

[Exit Cafius, with some of the Pkbians: We'll hear him :--Voble Antony, go up.

Brutus goes into the rolruin. 1 4:1. For Brutus fake, I am behol len to you. 3 Pleb. The noble Brutus is afcended : Silence! 4 Pleb. What does he fay of Brutus? Bru. Be patient 'till the lant,

3 17:b. He fays, for Brutus' fake, Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for He finds himself beholden to us all. Shere. may cause ; and be filent, that you may hear: be- 4 Picb. 'Twere belt he speak no harm of Brutus lieve me for mine honour ; and have respect to Plb. This Cælar was a tyrant. mine honour, that you may believe : cenfure me 3 Pleb. Nay, that's certain : in your wisdom; and awake your senses, that you We are bleft, that Rome is rul of him. may the better judge. If there be any in this all 2 Pleb. Peace; let us hear what Antony can say. sembly, any dear friend of Cæfar's, to him I say,1 Ant. You gentle Romans,-hit Brutus' love to Cæsar was no leis than buite If All. Peace, ho! let us hear him. [ears ; hen that friend demand, why Brutus rose gouinti dint. Frie:d, Romus, country men, lend me your Cæfar, this is my answer,---Not that I lor'd Cæfar I come to tury Cesar, not to praise him. lers, but that I lov'd Rome more. H.dd you ra. The evil, that men co, lives after them; clier Cæfar were living, and dye all flaves; than the good is oft interred with their bones; that Czfar were dead, to live all free men? As So let it be with Cefar! The noble Brutus Czar lov'd me, I wcep for him; as he was for- Hath told you, Crit was ambitious : tunat, I rejoice at it ; as he was valiant, 110- It it were fo, it was a grievous fault ; nour him : but, as he tiei ambitious, I flew hiin: And grierously hath Cufar anfuer'd it. There are tears, for his love ; joy, for his fortune; Here, under leave of Brutus, and the rest, honour, for his valour ; and death, for his ambi- (For Brutus is an honourable man ; tion. Who is here so base, that would he a bond- Su are they all, all honourable men) man ? If any, speak; for him have I ottended. Come I to speak in Cæfar's funeral. Who is here fo rude, that would not be a Roman: II yas my friend, fuidhifal and just to me : If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is But Brutus says, he was ambitious; here fo vile, that will not love his country: If And Brutus is an honourable man. any, speak; for him have I offended. I pause for He hath brought many captives home to Rome, a reply.

Whose ranfoms did the general coffers fill : !!!. None, Bratus, none.

Did this in Cæfar feem ambitious ? Bru. Then none have I offended. I have done When that the poor have cry'd, Cæfar hath wept: no more to Cæfar, than you Thall do to Brutus. Ambition ihonld be made of Iterner fturf: The question of his death is enroll'd in the C-pi- Set Brutus says, he was ambitious; tol: his glory not extenuared, wherein he was wor- And Brutus is an honourable man. thy ; nor his offences enforc'd, for which he suf- You all did see, that, on the Lupercal, fered death.

i thrice presented him a kingly crowil, Enter Mark Antony, &c. with Confar's body. Which he did et rice refuse. Was this ambition ? Here conies his body, mourn'd by Mark Antony : Yet Brutus favs, he was ambitions ; wh., though he had no hand in lois death, fhill re- And, fure, he is an honourable man. ceive the benefit of his dying, a place in the com- I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,

Konwealth ; As which of you shall not ? With But here I am to speak what I do know. this I depart ; That, as I few my best lover for You all dici lose him once, not without cause ; the good of Rome, I have the fame dasser for my-What caule with-huids you then to mourn for telf, when it shall please iny country to need my

him death

10 judgement, thou art fled to brutith beasts, All. Live, Brutus, live! live! [house. And men have lost their reafon !-Bear wiih me : i Pleb. Bring him with triumph home unto his My het is in the coffin there with Cæsar, 2 Plib. Give him a ftatue with his ancestors. And I must paute 'till it come back to me. 3 Pleb. Let him be Calar.

i Plıb. Methinks, there is much reason in his 4 Pleb. Cælar's better parts

savings. SIX!! be crowned in Brutus.

2. Pilb. if thou consider rightly of the matter, i Pleb. We'll bring him to his house with shouts Cair bas band great wrong. and clamours.

31 leb. Has he, matters ? B1%. My countrymen,-

(1 fear, there will a worie come in his place.


4 Pleb.

4 Pleb. Mark'd ye his words ? He would not You all do know this mantle : I remember take the crown;

! The first time ever Cæsar put it on; Therefore, 'tis certain, lie was not ambitious. 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent ;

1 Pleb. If it be found so, fome will dear abide it. That day he overcame the Nervii : 2 Pleb. Poor soul! his eyes are red as fire with Look! in this place, ran Caffius' dagger through: weeping

[Antony. See, what a rent the envious Casca made : 3 Pleb. There's not a nobler man in Rome, than Through this, the well-beloved Brutus stabbid; 4 Pleb. Now mark him, he begins again to speak. And, as he pluck'd his cursed steel away,

Ant. But yesterday the word of Cæsar might Mark how the blood of Cæsar follow'd it ;
Have stood against the world ; now lies he there, As rushing out of doors, to be resolv'd
And none so poor to do him reverence,

If Brutus so unkindly knock'd, or no ;
O masters! if I were dispos'd to stir

For Brutus, as you know, was Cæsar's angel: Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, Judge, O you gods, how dearly Cæsar loved him! I should do Brutus wrong, and Culius wrong, This was the most unkindest cut of all : Who, you all know, are honourable men : For when the noble Cæsar saw him stab, I will not do them wrong ; I rather choose Ingratitude, more strong than traitors' arms, To wrong the dead, to wrong myself, and you, Quite vanquish'd him : then burst his mighty heart; Than I will wrong such honourable men. And, in his mantle muffing up his face, But here's a parchment, with the seal of Cæsar, | Even at the base of Pompey's Itatue, I found it in his closet, 'tis his will:

Which all the while ran blood, great Cæsar fell. Let but the commons hear this testament,

o, what a fall was there, my countrymen ! (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, And they would go and kiss dead Cæsar's wounds, Whilst bloody treason fourith'd over us. And dip their napkins ? in his sacred blood; O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,

The dint of pity 2 : these are gracious drops. And, dying, mention it within their wills, Kind souls, what, weep you, when you but beto Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy,

Our Cæsar's vesture wounded ? Look you here! Unto their issue.

[tony. Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with tractors 4 Pleb. We'll hear the will: Read it, Mark An- i Pleb. Opiteous spectacle ! All. The will, the will; we will hear Cæsar's will.! 2 Pleb. O noble Cæsar ! Ant. Have patience, gentle friends, I must not 3 Pleb. O woeful day !, read it;

4 Pleb. O traitors, villains ! It is not meet you know how Cæsar lov'd you. i Pleb. O most bloody fight! You are not wood, you are not stones, but men ; ! 2 Pleb. We will bereveng'd: Revenge: About, And, being men, hearing the will of Cæfar, Seek, burn,---fire,-kill,--Nay let nor a triIt will inflame you, it will make you mad :

tor live. Tis good you know not that you are his heirs; Ant. Stay, countrymen. For if you should, 0, what would come of it. i Pleb. Peace there :-Hear the noble Anter.

4 Pleb. Read the will; we will hear it, Antony; 2 Pleb. We'll hear him, we'll follow him, wel You shall read us the will; Cæsar's will. die with him.

Ant. Will you be patient? Will you stay a while: Ant. Good friends, sweet friends, let me not for I have o'er-shot myself, to tell you of it !

you up I fear, I wrong the honourable men,

To such a sudden flood of mutiny. Whose daggers have stabb'd Cæsar : I do fear it. They, that have done this deed, are honourable;

4 Pleb. They were traitors : Honourable men ! What private griefs they have, alas, I know mot, All. The will ! the testament !

| That made them do it; they are wise, and honou. 2 Pleb. They were villains, murderers : The And will, no doubt, with reasons answer you. (akte, will! read the will !

I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts; Ant. You will compel methen to read the will? I am no orator, as Brutus is : Then make a ring about the corpse of Cæfar, But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, And let me shew you him that made the will. | That love my friend ; and that they know full se Shall I descend? And will you give me leave ? That gave me public leave to speak of him. All. Come down.

For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, 2 Pleb. Descend. (He comes down from tbe pulpit. Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speecbg 3 Pleb. You shall have leave.

To stir men's blood: I only speak right on; 4 Pleb. A ring; stand round.

I tell you that, which you yourselves do know; i Pleb. Stand from the hearse, stand from the body. Shew you sweet Cæsar's wounds, poor, poor 2 Pleb. Room for Antony ;-most noble Antony.

dumb mouths ! Ant. Nay, press not so upon me; stand far off. And bid them speak for me: But were I Brutus All. Stand back ! room! bear back!

And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony Ant. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. Would ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongue

lj. e. their handkerchiefs. Napery was the ancient term for all kinds of ļinen. pression of pity:

2j. e. the in:

In every wound of Cæfar, that should move Ant. Belike, they had some notice of the people, The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.

How I had mov'd them. Bring me to Octavius. All. We'll mutiny.

[Excunt. i Pleb. We'll burn the house of Brutus. 3 Pleb. Away then, come, seek the conspirators.

S CE N E III. Ant. Yet hear me, countrymen ; yet hear me

A Strest. speak.

Stony. Enter Cinna the Poet, and after him, the Plebeians. All. Peace, ho! Hear Antony, most noble An- Cin. I dreamt to night, that I did feast with Ant. Why, friends, you go to do you know not And things unluckily charge my fantasy: [Cæsar, what :

I have no will to wander forth of doors,
W herein hath Cæfar thus deferv'd your loves ? | Yet something leads me forth.
Alas, you know not :-I must tell you then : i Pleb. What is your name?
You have forgot the will I told you of.

2 Pleb. Whither are you going ?
All. Most true ;-the will ;---let's stay, and - 3 Pleb. Where do you dwell ?
hear the will.

4 Pleb. Are you a married man, or a bachelor ? Ant. Here is the will, and under Cæsar's seal. 2 Pleb. Answer every man directly. To every Roman citizen he gives,

i Pleb. Ay, and briefly. To every several man, seventy-five drachmas". 4. Pleb. Ay, and wisely.

2 Pleb. Most noble Cæfar !-We'll revenge his 3 Pleb. Ay, and truly, you were best. 3 Pleb. O royal Cæsar !

[death. Cin. What is my name Whither am I going? Ant. Hear me with patience.

Where do I dwell ? Am I a married man, or a All. Peace, ho!

bachelor? Then to answer every mian directly, and Ant. Moreover, he hath left you all bis walks, briefly, wisely, and truly. Wisely I say, I am a . His private arbours, and new planted orchards, - bachelor. On this fide Tiber ; he hath left them you,

2 Pleb. That's as much as to say, they are fools And to your heirs for ever ; common pleasures, that marry :-You'll hear me a bang for that, I To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves. fear. Proceed ; directly. Here was a Cæfar: When comes such another ? Cin. Directly, I am going to Cæsar's funeral.

i Pleb. Never, never :--Come, away, away : i Pleb. As a friend, or an enemy We'll burn his body in the holy place,

Cin. As a friend.
And with the brands fire the traitors' houses. 2 Pleb. That matter is answer'd directly.
Take up the body. .

4 Pleb. For your dwelling, briefly. 2 Pleb. Go, fetch fire.

Cin. Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. 3 Pl_b. Pluck down benches.

3 Pleb. Your name, fir, truly. 4 Pleb. Pluck down forms, windows, any thing. Cin. Truly, my name is Cinna.

[Exeunt Plebeians, with the body. i Pleb. Tear hiin to pieces, he's a conspirator. Ans. Now let it work: Mischief, thou art afoot, Cin. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Take thou what course thou wilt !- How now, 4 Pleb. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him fellow

for his bad verses. Enter a Servant.

Cin. I am not Cinna the conspirator. Serv. Sir, Octavius is already come to Rome. 4 Pleb. It is no matter, his name's Cinna ; Ant. Where is he?

pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him Serv. He and Lepidus are at Cæsar's house. going.

Ant. And thither will I straight to visit him : 1 3 Pleb. Tear him, tear him. Come, brands, He comes upon a wish. Fortune is merry, Tho! firebrands. To Drutus' and to Caffius', buru And in this mood will give us any thing.

all. Some to Decius' house, and some tu Casca's; Serv. I heard him fay, Brutus and Caffius some to Ligarius': away; go.

[Exeuria Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome. /

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Lep. I do consent.
On a small Isand near Matina 2.

Oila. Prick him down, Antony.
Enter Antony, Oétavius, and Lepidus.

Lep. Upon condicion Publius 3 shall not live, Au. THESE many then shall die; their names Who is your fifter's son, Mark Antony. Thim. are prick'd.

(Lepidus i Ant. He shall not live; look, with a spot I dam.. 4 Oetu. Your brother too muft die; Consent you, But, Lepidus, go you to Cælar's house ;

1 A drachma was a Greek coin of the value of seven-pence farthing. . 2 A small island in the liitle river Rhenus near Bononia, according to Hanmer. 3 Lucius, not Publius, was the perfon mcar, who was uncle by the mosher's side to Mark Antony. 4 i. e. condemn him.



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Fetch the will hither, and we fall determine But that my noble master will appear
I low to cut off fome charge in legacies. . Such as he is, full of regard, and honour.
Lep. W at, trall I fmd you here?

1. Bru. He is not doubted. --A word, Lucilius; Ota. Or here, or at the Capitol (Exit Lepidus. How he receiv'd you, let me be resolvd. rint. This is a Night unmeritable mar,

Luc. With courtety, and with respect enoug Meet to be sent on errands : Is it fit,

But not with such familiar instances,
The three-foll world dividex!, he should stand Nor with such free and friendly conference,
One of the three to thare it?

As he hath us'd of old.. . O&a. So you thought him;

By Thou haft describ'd
And took his voice who should be prick'd to die, A hot friend cooling : Ever note, Lucilius,
In our black sentence and profcription.

When love begins to ficken and decay,
Ant. Octavius, I have seen more days than yoy : It useth an enforced ceremony.
And though we lay these honours on this man, There are no tricks in plain and simple faith:
To ease ourselves of divers Aanderous loads, But hollow men, like horses hot at hund,
He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, Make gallant shew and promise of their mettle ;
To groan and sweat under the busineis,

But when they ikould endure the bloody (pur, Either led or driver, as we point the way ; : : They fall their creits, and, like deceitful jade, And fiaving brought our treasure where we will, sink in the trial. Comes his al my on? Then take we down bis load, and turn him oft, Luc. They mean this night in Sardis to be Like to the enpty ass, to fake his ears,

quarter'il; And graze in commons.

The greater pari, the liorie in general, Goia. You may do vour will;

Are come with Carlius.

Clarcó ute in But he's a try's and valiapt foklier,

Bit. Hark, he is arrivdient. So is my horse, Octavius; and, for that, Niarcha genily on to meet bini. I do appoint him store of provender.

Enter Carins, and Soldiers. It is a creature that I te ich to fight,

Caí. Stand, ho! To wind, to itop, to run directly on ;

El. Stand, ho! Speak the word along. His corporal motion govern d by my ipuit.

17bin. Stand. And, in fome taste, is Lepidus but to;

Vi vibin. Stand. He must be taught, and train'', and wil go forth : 1 1 itbin. Stud. A buren-spirited fellow ; one that feeds

Caf. Moft noble brother, you have done re On objects, arts, ad imitations ;


mn' Which, out of use, and stal'd by other men, Biu. Judge me, you gods! Wrong I mine ees. Begin his fathion : Do not talk of hint,

And, if not so, how should I wrong a brother : But as a property. And now, Octavius,

Cuf. Brutus, this fober form of yours hiss Liften great things. Brutus and Caifius And when you do them

L 100g, Are levyins powers : we must straight make head : Bru. Carlius, be content, Therefore let our alliance he combin'd, Tout; Speak your griefs foftly I do know you wellOur best friends made, and our best means stretch'd Before the eyes of both our armies here, And let us prefently go fit in council,

Which fhould perceive nothing but love from How covert matters may be bett disclos'd, Let us not wrangle : Bid them move away ; And open perils fureft answered.

Then in my tent, Caliius, enlarge your griefs,
Ofta. Let us do so: for we are at the fike, And I will give you audience.
And bay'd about with many cuemies ;

Caj. Pindar us,
And fome, that smile, hare in their hearts, I fear, Bid our commanders lead their charges off
Millions of mischief.

LLA? 3:6, A little from this ground.

| Bru, Luciliu., do you the like; and let po me SCENE II.

Come to our tent, 'till we have done our confera. Before Brutus' Tent, in t's Camp near Sirdis. Let Lucius and Titinius guas ! our door. [Excl. Dium. Enter Bstus, Lucidies, and Soldie's : Liti

SCEN E III. nius and l'ind.22.66 29c:in ile. Bru. Stand, ho!

The inside of Brutus' Tent. Luc. Give the word, ho! and stand.

Enter Brutus, and Cassius. By it. What row, Lucilius? is Caftus near Cx. That you have wrongd me, doth apper Luc. He is at hand; and Pindrus is come

in this : To do you hlutition from his matter.

You have condemnd and noted Lucius Pella,
Byx Hegreets me well.-- your master, Findarus, For taking bribes here of the Sardians ;
In his own change, or by ill uthcers,

Wherein), my lccter, praying on his fide,
Hith given me some worthy cause to with Because I knew the man, was flighted off.
Things done, undone : but, if he be at hand, Bru. You wrong'd yourself, to write in fuch a cade.
I shall be satisfied.

Cal. In fuch a time as this, it is not meet Pin. I do not doubt,

!That every nice i offence thould bear his commeri.

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