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Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy · Lethe.
* world, thou waft the forest to this hart;
And this indeed, O world, the heart of thee.-
How like a deer, * ftricken by many princes,
Doft thou here lye!

Caf. Mark Antony, -

Ant. Pardon me, Caius Caffius ; The enemies of Cæfar shall say, this; Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty.

Caf. I blame you not for praising Cafar fag.
But what compact mean you to have with us?
Will you be prick'd in number of our friends ;
Or fhall we on, and not depend on you?

Ant. Therefore I took your hands; but was indeed
Sway'd from the point, by looking down on Cæfar.
Friends am I with you all, and love you all;
Upon this hope, that you shall give ine reasons,
Why and wherein Cæfar was dangerous,

Bru. Or else were this a fayage spectacle ;
Our reasons are so full of good regard,
That were you, Antony, the son of Cæfar,
You should be satisfied.

Ant. That's all I seek:
And am moreover suitor, that I may
Produce his body to the market-place,

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m The firß f. Aroken ; C. Atropken. * The following lines of this speech Po's duodecimo, T. W. and 7. sbis are omitted by P, and H. in their text, were for were sbis.

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And in the pulpit, as becomes a friend,
Speak in the order of his funéral.

Bru. You shall; Mark Antony.

Caf. Brutus, a word with your You know not what you do: Do not confent, Alide. That Antony speak in his funeral : Know you how much the people may be mov'd By that which he will utter? Bru. By your pardon(17.5": 1,

T I will myself into the pulpit first,

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Caf. I know not what may fall; ! like it not. ;?

Bru. Mark Antony, here, take you Cæfar's body.
You shall not in your funeral speech-blame 'us' =>
But speak all good you can devise of Cæfar; vs cursous
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Ant. Be it fo;
I do defire no more.

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Bru. Prepare the body then, and follow us:

[Exeunt all but Antony. ' Ant. O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times, Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy, (Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips, To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue) A curse shall, light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury, and fierce civil ftrife, Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and deftruction shall be so in use, And dreadful objects fo familiar, That mothers shall but smile, when they behold Their infants quarter'd e with the hands of wars All pity choak’d with custom of fell deeds; And Cæfar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Atè by his fide, come hot from hell, Shall in these confines, with a monarch's voice, Cry " havock, and let flip the dogs of war; That this foul deed shall smell above the earth,

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With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Enter » O&avius's Servant.
You serve Ostavius Cæfar, do you not?

Ser. I do, Mark Antony.
Ant. Cæfar did write * for him to come to Rome.

Ser. He did receive his letters, and is coming :
And bid me say to you by word of inoạth, -
O Cæfar! -

[' Seeing the body.
Ant. Thy heart is big; get thee apart, and weep.
Paffion, I see, is catching; ? for mine eyes,
Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine,
Begin to water. Is thy master coining ?

Ser. He lies to-night within seven leagues of Rome.

Ant. Poft back with speed, and tell hin what hath chanc'd.
Here is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome,
No Rome of safety for Olavius yet;
Hie hence, and tell him so. Yet stay a while;
Thou shalt not back, till I have born this corse
Into the market place : There shall I try,
In my oration, how the people take
The cruel issue of these bloody men;
According to the which, thou shalt discourse
To young Octavius of the state of things.
Lend me your hand.

[Exeunt with the body.

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SCENE

•S CE N E III.

e The Forum

'Enter Brutus, Caffius, and the Plebeians,

Pleb. We will be satisfied ; let us be satisfied.

Bru. Then follow me, and give me audience, friends.
Caffius, go you into the other street,
And

part the numbers.
Those that will hear & me speak, let b'em stay here;
Those that will follow Caffius, go with him;
And public reasons shall be rendered
Of Cæsar's death.

1 Pleb. I will hear Brutus speak.

2 Pleb. I will hear Caffius, and compare their reasons, When feyerally we hear them rendered,

[* Exit Caffius with some of the Plebeians.

* Brutus goes into the Pulpit.

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and give the audience, friends; he would • The scene first described by R. not have said follow me if he had been

1 Here the fo's and R. direct, Enter in tħe pulpit.' Brotus, and goes into tbe pulpit ; and Cas. 8 R.'s duodecimo, my for me. hus, witb tbe Plebeians ; C. Enter a h C. tbem for 'em. ibrong of citizens, tumultuously; Brutus i No direction in the fo's. end Caffius; the rest, Enter Brutus, and * This latter part is omitted here by mounts ebe roftra. Caffius, witb tbe Pleo all but C. being improperly inserted by beians. But Brutus has not yet mováted them before.

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