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BRUTUS with the Conspirators. “ Decius. Shall no man else be touched but only Cæsar?

Cass. Decius, well urg'd: I think it is not meet, Mark Antony, so well belov'd of Cæsar, Should outlive Cæsar. · Bru. Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, To cut the head off, and then hack the limbs; For Antony is but a limb of Cæsar. . · · · · · - . . . .

. And, gentle friends, Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds.

And for Mark Antony, think not of him,
For he can do no more than Cæsar's arm,
When Cæsar's head is off.”

Act II. S. 1.


“ Por....... No, my Brutus !
You have some sick offence within your mind,
Which, by the right and virtue of my place
I ought to know of: and upon my knees
I charm you, by my once commended beauty, -
... . . . . . . .
That you unfold to me, yourself, your half,
Why you are heavy; and whạt men to-night
Have, had resort to you: for here have been
Some six or seven, who did hide their faces
Even from darkness.

Kneel not, gentle Portia.
Por. I should not need, if you were gentle Brutus.”

Act II. S. 1.



The Conspirators coming to fetch CÆSAR to the Capitol.-CALPHURNIA endeavouring to prevent his going “ CÆSAR. How foolish do your fears seem now, Cal

phurnia ? I am ashamed I did yield to them.- . Give me my robe, for I will go :

Good friends, go in, and taste some wine with me;
And we, like friends, will straightway go together.

Bru. That every like is not the same, O Cæsar,
The heart of Brutus yearns to think upon !"

Act II. S. 2.

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The death of CÆSAR.— The Conspirators join in re

questing the repeal of PUBLIUS CIMBER's banishment.

“ Cinna. O Cæsar! CÆSAR.

Hence! wilt thou lift up Olympus ? Dec. Great Cæsar ! — CÆSAR.

Doth not Brutus bootless kneel? Casca. Speak, hands, for me." (Stabs CÆSAR in the neck. The other Conspirators

then stab him, and at last BRUTUS. The senators and people retire in confusion.)

Act III. S. 1.

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