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Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy · Lethe.
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 fag.
Ant. Therefore I took your hands; but was indeed
Bru. Or else were this a fayage spectacle ;
Ant. That's all I seek:
R.'s octavo, Sing d for Sign'd. but preserved in the margin. i So the fo's, R. W. J. and C; the I The fo's and R. bart for beart, reft, dearb for Letbe.
m The firß f. Aroken ; C. Atropken. * The following lines of this speech Po's duodecimo, T. W. and 7. sbis are omitted by P, and H. in their text, were for were sbis.
And in the pulpit, as becomes a friend,
Bru. You shall; Mark Antony.
Caf. Brutus, a word with your You know not what you do: Do not confent, Alide. 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 pardon(17.5": 1,
T I will myself into the pulpit first,
76.0 And shew the reason of our Cæfar's death?kibi What Antony shall speak, I will protest ....!! He speaks by leave and by permission ; And that we are contentedy Cafar shall ! 27,9T Have all e trgerites and lawful ceremonies, m.io! It shall advantage'more, than do us wrong wiv i mesn't
Caf. I know not what may fall; ! like it not. ;?
Bru. Mark Antony, here, take you Cæfar's body.
Ant. Be it fo;
o This direction, not in fo's and C. 9 So the fo's, T, W. Jo aad ; R. Ý P. and all after, except C. due for reads, Else you fhall nat, &c, P. and H.
Yuve fall mot elfe, &c.
Bru. Prepare the body then, and follow us:
[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 ftrife, Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and deftruction shall be so in use, And dreadful objects fo familiar, That mothers shall but smile, when they behold Their infants quarter'd e with the hands of wars All pity choak’d with custom of fell deeds; And Cæfar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Atè by his fide, 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,
* Here begins the fourth scene in P. u 9. tells us that a learned corresponH. W. and J.
dent has informed him, that, in the mili*'s For limbs H. reads kind; w. line. tary operations of old times, bavock was 7. thinks it should be lives, orlýmes, the word by which declaration was made, khat is, these bloodbounds of men. that no quarter shoủld bè given.
• P.T. H. and W. by for wirb.
With carrion men, groaning for burial.
Enter » O&avius's Servant.
Ser. I do, Mark Antony.
Ser. He did receive his letters, and is coming :
[' Seeing the body.
Ser. He lies to-night within seven leagues of Rome.
Ant. Poft back with speed, and tell hin what hath chanc'd.
[Exeunt with the body.
The fo's, Odavio's for Ostavius's. * C. to for for. y This direction first given by R. 2 The first f. frem for for.
2 P. beds for beads.
b First and' 2d fo's, course; 3d wad 4th, coarfe.
. The fo's omit wirb sbe body.
•S CE N E III.
e 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.
part the numbers.
1 Pleb. I will hear Brutus speak.
2 Pleb. I will hear Caffius, and compare their reasons, When feyerally 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 the pulpit, for he says, Tben follow me, B. 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
1 Here the fo's and R. direct, Enter in tħe pulpit.' Brotus, and goes into tbe pulpit ; and Cas. 8 R.'s duodecimo, my for me. hus, witb tbe Plebeians ; C. Enter a h C. tbem for 'em. ibrong of citizens, tumultuously; Brutus i No direction in the fo's. end Caffius; the rest, Enter Brutus, and * This latter part is omitted here by mounts ebe roftra. Caffius, witb tbe Pleo all but C. being improperly inserted by beians. But Brutus has not yet mováted them before.