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Oat. So you thought him;
And took his voice, who should be prickt to die
In our black sentence and proscription.

Ant. Oétavius, I have seen more days than you:
And though we lay these honours on this man,
To ease ourselves of divers Nanderous loads,
He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold,
To groan and sweat under the business,
* Either led or driven, as we o point the way;
And having brought our treasure where we will,
Then take we down his load, and turn him off,
Like to the empty ass, to shake his ears,

in P commons.
Ox. You may do your will;
But he 's a try'd and valiant soldier.

Ant. So is my horse, Octavius, and for that,
I do appoint him ftore of provender :
It is a creature that I teach to fight,
To wind, to stop, to run directly on,
His corporal motion govern’d by my spirit.
And in some taste, is Lepidus but fo;
He must be taught, and train'd, and bid go forth;
A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
On 9 abject orts, and imitations,
Which, out of use, and stal’d by other men,
Begin his fashion. Do not talk of him,

m P. and all after, except C, Or for ? This is T.'s emendation (followed Eirber:

by all after) all before read objects, arts, o' The three laft fo's and R. print for for abject orts. point.

For ftal'd'the two firft fo's read I i. common for commons.

fal'de; the 4th, fald.


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But as a property. And now, Dagvius,
Liften great things. Brutus and Caffius
Are levying powers : We must ftraight make head;
Therefore let our alliance be combin'd,
Our best friends made, and our best means stretch'd out;
And let us presently go fit in council,
How covert matters inay be best disclos’d,
And open perils surest answered,

Oa. Let us do so; for we are at the stake,
And bay'd about with many enemies ;
And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear,
Millions of mischiefs,


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In the Camp near Sardis ; before Brutus's Teni.

Drym. Enter Brutus and Soldiers to thene Lucilius, enda

his Soldiers starching, Titinius and Pindarus.

Bru. Stand, ho!
Lucil. Give the word, ho! and stand,
Bru. Whạt now, Lucilius & is Caffius near 2


• The first f. J. and C. omit and & Ç. omits drum. The fo's directa

Drum. Enter Brutus, Lucilius, and the 4 No delcription of the scene in the Army. Ticinius and Pindarus mus iben,

So all after (except C.), bating that they


Lucil. He is at hand, and Pindarus is come
To do you falutation from his mafter ".

Bru. He greets me well. Your master, Pindarus,
In his own * change, or by ill y officers,
Hath given me foune worthy cause to wish
Things done, undone; but if he be at hand,
| Thall be satisfied

read foldiers for the army, and meeting for Lucilius conveys these orders to his offmeet.

cers, and bids ehem give the word of In C. Lucilius, Titinius and Pindarus command to the foldien. By thus une do not enter until Brutus has said Stand, derstanding the feene, it appears con. ho! and a direction is given that these fiftept with itself, the dignity of Brutus words should be spoken to bis (Bruluo's) is kept up, and the subopdination, of officers, entering. Then Ixilius (enter. general to generalifimo, officers to their ing with his foldiers, and Pindarus and general, and common soldiers 10 their Ticinius) says to his party, Give ibe officers, is painted in a very few, fim. word, bo, and fand. By thus ordering ple, but expresive words. the scene, C. feetas to understand that w Here C. directs (presenting Pindarut, Brutus and Lucilius, with their feveral wbo gives a letter. But it is very frange bodies of soldiers, being upon their march that Caffius should send a letter when mect; and then each of them gives the he was at band, and just at the hçels af Word of command to ftand, or half, to the messenger. C's reason for giving their separate parties. Now this would this direction is, I suppose, because ( Love have been proper enough had not Brutus cilius having presented Pindarus to Brry erected his tent. But the scene is before tus, as bringing a salutation from Caffius) Brutui's tent, and he must have arrived, Pindarus makes no salutation by word of before he could have erected it. There- mouth to Brutus, and therefore the falso fore he and his soldiers have donc marcb- tation must be contained in a letter. ing, have crected the tent, and are ex. But I fould rather think that Sbake peaing the other companies at the place speare wrote a fort speech for Pindarus, appointed. Here the scene opens ; Lx. in this place, such as, Callius fends bealek faltius, being upon the march, and having to Brutus, which is lok. arrived where Brutus is, Brutus (as ge * H, W. and C. cbarge for change. neraliffimo of the forces) bide him pand; 1 7. proposes offices for officers,

Pin, I do not doubt
But that my noble mafter will appear
Such as he is, full of regard and honour.

Bru. He is not doubted. —? A word, Lucilius;
How he receiv'd you, let me be resolv’d.

Lucil. With courtesy, and with respect enough;
But not with such familiar instances,
Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath us'd of old,

Bru. Thou hast describ'd
A hot friend cooling: Ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to ficken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith ;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant shew and promise of their mettle;
But when they should endure the bloody (pur,
They fall their crests, and like deceitful jades,
Sink in the trial. Comes his army on?

Lucil. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter'd;
The greater part, the horse in general,
Are come with Caffius.

[ March within, Bru. Hark, he is arriv'd: March gently on to meet him.

2 H. reads, Hear, a word, Lucilius . All but C. direct (Low March qirbo &c.

in; and the fo's and R. place this direc. a So the sft f. and.C; the rest, crefi tion in Brulus's last speech after the for crefs.

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Enter Caffius and Soldiers, Caf: Stand, ho! Bru. Stand, ho! Speak the word along. Within. Stand! Within. Stand! Within. Stand! Caf. Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.

Bru. Judge me, you gods! wrong I mine enemies? And if not so, how should I wrong`a brother?

Caf. Brutus, this fober form of yours hides wrongs;
And when you do them-

Bru. Caffius, be content,
Speak your griefs foftly, I do know you well:
Before the eyes of both our armies here,
Which should perceive nothing but love from us,
Let us not wrangle: Bid them move aways..!
Then in my tent, Cafius, enlarge your griefs, :I:
And I will give you audience.

Caf. Pindarus,
Bid our commanders lead their charges off
A little from this ground.

€ In all editions but C. this entrance e C. omits bé! and direas this speech is directed immediately after Lucilius's to be spoken to bis, that is to Brutus's last speech

Soldiers'; but he mut be certainly wrong " . Here C. directs (to bis officers, en: here; for Brutus's soldiers cannot be in Tering. Which is right enough, but not this place supposed marching, but Aando very necessary, as the reader cannot well ing; and therefore the word of com. miftake to whom the words are fpoken, mand, fand, is to them unneceffary and



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