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Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus :
do find him, ' or alive, or dead, He will be found like Brutus, like himself,
Ant. This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,
Another Part of the Field.
Enter Brutus, Dardanius, Clitus, Strato, "and Volumnius.
Bru. Come, poor remains of friends, rest on this rock,
Cli. Statilius shew'd the torch-light; but, my lord, He came not back; he is or ta’en, or Nain.
Bru. Sit thee down, Clitus : Slaying is the word;
Cli, What I, my lord? No not for all the world.
y W. omits or.
The three last fo's omit word,
• This scene 8 in P. H. W. and 9.?
c No description of scene in the fo's or R. à This direction first given by R.
Cli. I 'll rather kill myself.
Cli. Now is that noble vessel full of grief,
Bru. Come hither, good Volumnius, lift a word,
Bru. Why, this, Volumnius :
Vol. Not so, my lord.
Bru. Nay, I am sure it is, Volumnius. Thou seeft the world, Volumnius, how it goes; Our enemies have beat us to the pit: [low alarums It is more worthy to leap in ourselves, Than tarry till they push us. Good Volumnius, Thou know'st that we two went to school together; Even for that our love of old, I prythee, Hold thou my · sword's hilt, * whilft I'run on it. Vol. That 's not an office for a friend, my Yord.
e No direction here before C.
1 The ift and 2d fo's, sword bilet for P. and all after omit Sball.
sword's bile. & P. and all after except C. omit losv. k The two laft fo's, and all after ex.
h C. pray ibee for pr’yrbee; it is pre cept Co wbile for wbit. fbee in the fo's and R.
Cli. Fly, fly, my lord; there is no tarrying here.
Bru. Farewel to you—and you and you, VolumniusStrato, thou hast been all this while asleep; y Farewel to thee too, Strato - Countrymen, My heart doth joy, that yet ? in all iny life, I found no man, but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this a losing day, More than Oilavius, and Mark Antony, By this vile conqueft, shall attain unto. So, fare you well at once; for Brutus' tongtie Hath almost ended his life's history: Night hangs upon mine eyes, my bones would reft, That have but labour'd to attain this hour.
Alarums. Cry within, Fly, fly, fly! Cli. Fly, my lord, fly.
Bru. Hence; I will follow [ Exeunt Cli. Dati and Vol. I pr’ythee, Strato, stay thou by thy lord : Thou art a fellow of a good refpe&t ; Thy life hath had some sinatch of honour in it: Hold then my sword, and turn away thy face, While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?
Stra. Give me your hand first: Fare you well, my lord,
Bru. Farewel, good Strato -- Cæfar, now be ftill; I kill'd not thee with half so good a will,
[' runs on his swords and diese
y All before T. read, Farewel to tbee, Sunto, &e.
2 The three lait fo's omit in · The fo's, loofing for lsfing, 1 The fo's, lives for life'so
c After fellow P. and all after add Ebre
This direction fick given by C. c P. and all after except C. in'c for in it. The fo's direct only, dies.
Alarums. Retreat. Enter O&tavius, Antony, and their Ar
my, Lucillius, and Meffala. 081. What man is that? Mef. My master's man. Strato, where is thy master?
Stra. Free from the bondage you are in, Messala;
Lucil. So Brutus should be found. I thank thee, Brutus, That thou haft prov'd Lucilius' saying true.
Oa. All that serv'd Brutus, I will entertain them,
Stra. Ay, if Meffala will prefer me to you.
Mes. Olavius, 'then take him to follow thee,
Ant. This was the noblest Roman of them all :
& C. omits good.
sead lord for master. So the ift f. and C; the 2d f. omits i H. reads sake bim sben for eben late after; the 3d and all the other editions bim.