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Cas. My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge. Fill, Lucius, till the wine o'erswell the cup; [Erit Lucius. I cannot drink too much of Brutus' love. Bru. Come in, good Casca. Come, Trebonius.
Enter CAscA and TREEoNIUs.
Now sit we close about this taper here,
Tre. Ev’n so great men great losses should endure.
Cas. I have as much of this in art as you, But yet my nature could not bear it so.
Bru. Well, to our work alive. What do you think
Of marching to Philippi, presently
Cas. I do not think it good.
Bru. Your reason
Cas. This it is:
Bru. Good reasons must of force give place to
The people, 'twixt Philippi and this ground,
Cas. Hear me, good brother.
Bru. Under your pardon.—You must note, beside, That we have try'd the utmost of our friends; Our legions are brimful, our cause is ripe; The enemy increaseth every day, We, at the height, are ready to decline. There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life, Is bound in shallows, and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat ; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Cas. Then, with your will, go on. We will along Ourselves, and meet them at Philippi.
Bru. The deep of night is crept upon our talk, And nature must obey necessity. There is no more to say. . Cas. No more;—Good night Early to-morrow will we rise and hence. Bru. Noble, noble, Cassius, Good night, and good repose. Cas. O my dear brother This was an ill beginning of the night: Never come such division 'tween our souls; Let it not, Brutus! Bru. Everything is well. Casca. Good night, Lord Brutus. Bru. Farewell, every one.— [Ereunt.
Where is thy instrument