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Flav. Thou art a cobler, art thou?
2 Cit. Truly, sir, all that I live by is, with the awl: I meddle with no tradesman's matters, nor women's matters, but with awl. I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are in great danger, I re-cover them. As proper men as ever trod upon neats-leather, have gone upon my handywork.
Flav. But wherefore art not in thy shop to-day? Why dost thou lead these men about the streets?
2 Cit. Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work. But, indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Cæsar, and to rejoice in his triumph. Mar. Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings
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TOST, r te cme; CALPETESIA, PORTIA,
Dacom Cic . Bartos, Cassits, and Casca, 4 0 Cmt ing; among them a Sooth
Calphurnia,le Here. Et lord.
Cex. Send roe Erectir in Antonius' way,
Casr, mr lord.
I shall remember:
[Musick. Soosh. Cesar. Ces. Ha! Who calls? Casca. Bid every noise be still :-Peace yet again.
* This person was not Decins, but Decimus Brutus. The poet (as Voltaire has done since) confounds the characters of Marcus and Decimus. Decimus Bretos was the most cherished by Cæsar of all his friends, while Marcus kept aloof, and declined so large a share of his favours and honours, as the other had constantly accepted.
Cæs. Who is it in the press, that calls on me?
Sooth. Beware the ides of March.
! What man is that! Bru, A soothsayer, bids you beware the ides of
March. Ces. Set him before me, let me see his face. :? Cas. Fellow, come from the throng: Look upon
Cæsar. Cæs. What say'st thou to me now? Speak once
again. Sooth. Beware the ides of March. Cus. He is a dreamer; let us leave him ;-pass.
Sennet.4 Exeunt all but Bru. and Cas. Cas. Will you go see the order of the course? Bru. Not i. Cas. I pray you, do.
Bru. I am not gamesome: I do lack some part
Cas. Brutus, I do observe you now of late:
* Sennet.] I have been informed that sennet is derived from senneste, an antiquated French tune formerly used in the army; but the Dictionaries which I have consulted exhibit no such word. It may be a corruption from sonata, Ital. STEEVENS.
5- strange a hand-] Strange, is alien, unfamiliar, such as might become a stranger.
Of late, with passions of some difference,
Bru. No, Cassius: for the eye sees not itself, But by reflection, by some other things.
Cas. 'Tis just:
Cas. Therefore, good Brutus, be prepar'd to hear:
o passions of some difference,] With a fluctuation of discordant opinions and desires.
i- your passion ;] i. e. the nature of the feelings from which you are now suffering.