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* Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy Lethe.
* world, thou wast 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 So,

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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 iné 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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h R.'s octavo, Singed for Sigrid. but preserved in the margin.

i So the fo's, R. W. J. and C; the 1 The fo's and R. bart for beari. reft, carb for Lebe.

m The firft f. Aroken ; C. Atropken. * The following lines of this speech P.'s duodecimo, 1. W. and 7. rbis are omitted by P, and H. in their text, were for were ibis.

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

Bru. You shall; Marle Arltony...

Caf. Brutus, a word with you! You know not what you do: Do not confent, Afide. 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 pardonesia

T I will myself into the pulpit firft;

Th. And shew the reason of our Cæfar's death :*

.. What Antony shall speak, I will protest

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

Bru. Mark Antony, here, take you Cefar's body. You shall not in your funeral speech blame'us, But speak all good you can devise of Cæfar; vifioi11. And say, you do ’t by our permiffion: JT 911. "T 9 Elfe shall you not have

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Bru. Prepare the body then, and follow us: 3:18; 13.77

[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 strife, Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and destruction shall be so in use, And dreadful objects fo familiar, That mothers shall but finile, when they behold Their infants quarter'd e with the hands of wars All pity choak’d with custom of fell deeds; And Cæsar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Atè by his side, 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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dent has informed him, that, in the mili*** For limbs H. reads kind; w. line. tary operations of old times, bavock was 3. thinks it should be lives, orlýmis, the word by which declaration was made, that is, these bloodboinki of men. that no quarter should be given.

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With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Enter w 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 coining :
And bid me say to you by word of mouth,
O Cæfar!

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

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

Ant. Poft back with speed, and tell him what hath chanc'd,
Here is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome,
No Rome of safety for OEtavius yet;
Hie hence, and tell him so. Yet stay a while;
Thou shalt not back, till I have born this corse

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Into the market place : There hall 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 OEtavius of the state of things.
Lend me your hand.

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S CE N E III.

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.
Casius, go you into the other street,
And part the numbers.
Those that will hear 5 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 severally we hear them rendered,

[' Exit Caffius with some of the Plebeians.

* Brutus goes into the Pulpit.

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In R. and C. this is Scene 2 ; in P. the pulpit, for he says, Tben follow me, H. W. and J. Sc. 5.

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

Here the fo's and R. direct, Enter in tậe pulpit.' Brotus, and goes into tbe pulpii ; and Cas. 8 R.'s duodecimo, my for me. fus, with the Plebeions ; C. Enter a h C, ebem for 'em. brang of citizens, tumultuously; Brutus i No direction in the fo's. end Caffius; the rest, Enter Brutus, and k This latter part is omitted here by mounts Ebe roftre. Caffius, wieb tbe Pleo all but C. being improperly inserted by beians. But Brutus has not yet mounted them before.

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