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* Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy Lethe.
Caf. Mark Antony,
Ant. Pardon me, Caius Caffius;
Ant. Therefore I took your hands; but was indeed
Bru. Or else" were this a fayage spectacle ;
Ant. That's all I seek :
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,
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
! He speaks by leave and by permission ;
Dr. And thắt we are contented, Cæfar shall ! 27:9 T Have all e trgerites and lawful deremonies, mo...i It shall advantage'more, than do us wrong.avi i ...?
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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Ant. Be it fo;
• This direction not in fo's and C. 4 So the fo's, T.W.. and C; 4. Ý P. and all after, except C. due for reads, Else you shall not, &c, P. and H.
Yuit fall not elfe, sc.
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,
H. W. and J.
* Here begins the fourth scene in P. u 9. tells us that a learned correspon
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.
* P.T. H. and W. by for witb.
With carrion men, groaning for burial.
Enter w O&avius's Servant.
Ser. I do, Mark Antony.
Ser. He did receive his letters, and is coining :
[' Seeing the body.
Ser. He lies to-night within seven leagues of Rome.
Ant. Poft back with speed, and tell him what hath chanc'd,
[Exeunt with the body.
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.
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.
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.