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Ope his doublet, and offer'd them his throat to cut; 'an I had been a man of any occupation, if I would not have taken him at a word, I would I might go to hell among the rogues; and so he fell. When he came to himself again, he said, If he had done or said any thing amiss, he desir'd their worships to think it was his infirinity. Three or four wenches, whę I stood, cry'd, Alas, good soul! and forgave
him with all their hearts : But there's no lieed to be taken of them; if Cæsar had stabb’d their mothers, they would have done no less.
Bru. And after that, he came thus fad away?
Casc. Nay, ° an I tell you that, I 'll ne'er look you i'th face again. But those that understood him simild at one another; and shook their heads; but for mine own part, it was Greek to me. I could tell you more news too: Marullus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs off Cæsar's images, are put to filence. Fare you well. There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.
Caf. Will you sup with me to-night, Casca?
i The fo's and R. and; P, and H. if n The ad and 3d fo's, fablid for for an.
fabbid. i H. Li, for er
o The fo's and R. and; P. and H. if
Casc. Ay, if I be alive, and your mind hold, and your dinner P worth the eating.
Caf. Good; I will expect you.
(Exit. Bru. What a blunt fellow is this grown to be! He was quick mettle when he went to school.
Caf. So is he now, in execution
Bru. And so it is. For this time I will leave you':
P All but the fo's and C. insert be before worib.
. So the firt f. T. W. 7. and C; the telt, appetites.
+ C. infarts Caffius after yoxo
• The three lalt fo's, T. H. . and C. mrial.
P. and all after but H. and Co what for ibar.
• First f. it is for id,
If I were Brutus now, and he were Caffius,
Thunder and Lightning. Enter, ' from opposite Sides, Cicero,
and Casca, 2 with bis sword drawn .
Cic. Good even, Casca; brought you Cæfar home? Why are you breathless, and why ftare you so?
Casc. Are not you mov’d, when all the fway of earth Shakes like a thing unfirm: O Cicero,
* If I were Brutus now, and be were mont and Fletcber, Vol. IV. p. 179. exCatfius, ,
plains this passage differently ; viz. Wero He foould no: humour me.-) This lin Brutus's case, and as much loved by (says W.) is a reflexion on Brutus's Cæsar, He [vix. Cæsar) with all bis for ingratitude ; which concludes, as is vours, should not bumour me out of my usual on such occasions, in an encomium principles. on his own better conditions. If I were * H. reads, Cæfar fhould not love me, Brutus, (says he) and Brutus, Caffius, for, He fould not bumour me. be pould not cajole me as I do bim. To y from opposite sides, put in by C. bumour fignifies here to turn and wind 2 with bis sword drawn, first added bim, by inflaming his paftions. W.
by R. Put Mr. Srward in his notes on Beau- • T, W. and ), adà, mrering bim.
I have seen tempests, when the (colding winds
Eic, Why, saw you any thing inore wonderful?
Casc. A cominon Nave (you know him well by figiit)
And there were drawn
Hooting and shrieking. When these prodigies
b The fo's, Tempef-dropping-fore. be gaz'd. ¢ C. bave for ba'
• The 2d and 3d fo's, furely for furly & The fo's and R.': octavo, glaz'd; So 7. and C; the three fist fo's * on y hich reading I. fupposeş it might bouring, the sift, touring,
Fór I believe, they are portentous things
Cic. Indeed, it is a strange-disposed time :
Cafe. He doth; for he did bid & Antonio
Cic. Good night then, Casca; this disturbed fky
Caf. Who's there?
Caf. Those that have known the earth so full of faults.
SP. and all after, except C. Anceninha