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Casca. Against the Capitol I met a lion,
I say with Mr. Steevens glar'd is certainly the right word. Mr. Malone's phlegmatic note well deserv'd to be perstringed in the manner Mr. Steevens has done it in his second note on this passage in the edition of 1793.
Mr. M. Mason is right.
I think we may read either is favour'd, or in favours.
opens the Letter, and reads.
Brutus, thou sleep'st; awake, and see thyself.
The &c. is neither in Theobald's edition, in Johnson's and Steevens's of 1785, nor in Malone's, in all of which, after the word Rome, there is a break-which I think is right. There is no note to inform us why the &c. was inserted in the edition of 1793.
Bru. O, name him not; let us not break with him;
Then leave him out.
Tacitus says of Laco that he was-
I incline to think that we should read consort, with Theobald; the passages quoted do not appear to me to make against it.
Bru. Leave me with haste.
Enter Lucius and Ligarius.
I think we should read, Lucius, who's that that knocks?
Dec. Pardon me, Cæsar; for my dear, dear love
To your proceeding bids me tell you this;
I doubt whether this is rightly explained by Dr. Johnson.
I think with Mr. Tyrwhitt, that Artemidorus, and not the soothsayer, should enter here. Theobald has made this correction.
And turn pre-ordinance, and first decree,
I incline to think that Dr. Johnson's correction is right.
Cas. So, in the world; 'Tis furnish'd well with men,
And men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive;
I believe rank is right.
Dec. Great Cæsar,
Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?
agree with Mr. Steevens.
How many ages hence,
States is certainly right, and is rightly explained by Mr. Steevens.
Ant. I know not, gentlemen, what you intend,
I agree with Mr. Steevens that Dr. Johnson's explanation of rank is the true one.
Ant. Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,-
I think limbs is right, and is rightly explained by Mr. Steevens.
Bru. Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hea my cause; and be silent, that you may hear, &c. I heartily agree with Mr. Steevens.
Ant. For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,
The reading of the second folio, wit, is certainly right; I am surprised that any one should doubt it, and still more astonished at the question at the end of Mr. Malone's note.
Bru. I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Brutus, bay not me,
I'll not endure it.
I think Mr. Steevens has clearly shown that bay is the right word.
I am a soldier, I,
I doubt whether Dr. Johnson has rightly explained this expression. I rather think it means to make terms with the enemy.
Bru. By heaven, I had rather coin my heart,
Mr. Holt White is certainly right.
Sir William Blackstone is right.
Cas. But, since the affairs of men rest still uncertain,
The very last time we shall speak together:
For fear of what might fall, so to prevent
I believe Monk Mason and Ritson are right.
Bru. The last of all the Romans, fare thee well!
It is impossible, that ever Rome
I agree with Mr. Steevens.