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Ant. Will you be patient? Will you stay a while ? I have o'ershot myself, to tell you of it. I fear, I wrong the honourable men, Whose daggers have stabb’d Cæsar : I do fear it.
4 Cit. They were traitors : Honourable men! Cit. The will ! the testament !
2 Cit. They were villains, murderers : The will! read the will !
Ant. You will compel me then to read the will ? Then make a ring about the corpse of Cæsar, And let me show you him that made the will. Shall I descend ? And will you give me leave?
Cit. Come down. 2 Cit. Descend. (He comes down from the Pulpit. 3 Cit. You shall have leave. 4 Cit. A ring;
stand round. 1 Cit. Stand from the hearse, stand from the body. 2 Cit. Room for Antony ;-most noble Antony. Ant. Nay, press not so upon me; stand far off. Cit. Stand back ! room! bear back !
Ant. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle : I remember The first time ever Cæsar put it on; 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent; That day he overcame the Nervii :Look! in this place, ran Cassius' dagger through : See, what a rent the envious Casca made : Through this, the well beloved Brutus stabb'd; And, as he pluck'd his cursed steel away, Mark how the blood of Cæsar follow'd it ; As rushing out of doors, to be resolv'd If Brutus so unkindly knock'd, or no;
For Brutus, as you know, was Cæsar's angel :
but behold Our Cæsar's vesture wounded? Look you here, Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with traitors.
i Cit. O piteous spectacle !
2 Cit. We will be revenged: revenge; about, seek,-burn,-fire,-kill,--slay !-let not a traitorlive.
Ant. Stay, countrymen.
2 Cit. We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die with him. Ant. Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir
3 Was successful. 4 Impression.
To such a sudden flood of mutiny.
And bid them speak for me : But were I Brutus,
every wound of Cæsar, that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.
Cit. We'll mutiny.
Cit. Most true;—the wil);-let's stay, and hear the
2 Cit. Most noble Cæsar !-we'll revenge his death.
Ant. Moreover, he hath left you all his walks,
i Cit. Never, never :-Come, away, away :
2 Cit. Go, fetch fire.
[Exeunt Citizens, with the Body. Ant. Now let it work : Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt!-How now, fellow?
Enter a Servant.
6 Greek coin,
He comes upon a wish. Fortune is merry,
Serv. I heard him say, Brutus and Cassius
Ant. Belike, they had some notice of the people, How I had moy'd them. Bring me to Octavius.
The same. A street.
Enter CINNA, the Poet. Cin.. I dreamt to-night, that I did feast with Cæsar, And things unluckily charge my fantasy : I have no will to wander forth of doors, Yet something leads me forth.
i Cit. What is your name?
Cin. What is my 'name? Whither am I going? Where do I dwell ? Am I a married man, or a bachelor ? Then to answer every man directly, and briefly, wisely, and truly. Wisely I say, I am a bachelor.
2 Cit. That's as much as to say, they are fools that