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there's no heed 1 to be taken of them; if Cæsar had stabbed their mothers, they would have done no less.
BRU. And after that, he came, thus sad, away?
CASCA. Nay, an I tell you that, I'll ne'er look you i' the face again: But those that understood him, smiled 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 silence. Fare you well. There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.
CAs. Will you sup with me to-night, Casca?
CASCA. Ay, if I be alive, and your mind hold, 4 and your dinner worth the eating.
CAS. Good; I will expect you.
[Exit CASCA. Bru. What a blunt fellow this is grown to be; He was quick mettle, when he went to school.
Cas. So is he now, in execution
BRU. And so it is. For this time I will leave you:
(Exit Brutus. Well, Brutus, thou art noble; yet; I see, Thy honourable metal may be wrought
1) No attention, no notice.
4) i. e. if you remain of the same 2) Ay, and nay, as often in our mind if yon do not change your poet instead of yes, and no.
mind. 3) Forth, properly forward; here, 5) i. e. induces me to respect what abroad, to another place; I am al- he says. ready engaged.
6) To your habitation.
From that it is dispos'd:1 Therefore 'tis meet
SCENE III. A Street.
drawn, and CICERO. Cic. Good even, Casca: Brought you Cæsar home? 5 Why are you breathless ? and why stare you so ?
CASCA. Are not you mov'd, when all the sway of earth Shakes, like a thing unfirm? 0 Cicero, I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds Have riv’d? the knotty oaks; and I have seen The ambitious ocean swell, and rage, and foam, To be exalted with the threat'ning clouds: 8 But never till to-night, never till now, Did I go through a tempest dropping fire. Either there is a civil strife in heaven; Or else the world, too saucy' with the gods, Incenses them to send destruction. 10
Cic. Why, saw you any thing more wonderful ?
CASCA. A common slave (you know him well by sight) Held up his left hand, which did flame, and burn
1) Dispos'd, i. e. disposed to. | 4) In the form of writing peculiar The metal or temper may be worked to different persons, various handinto qualities contrary to its original writing. constitution. Johnson.
5) Did you attend Cæsar home? 2) i.e. has an unfavourable opinion Johnson. of me. The same phrase occurs again 6) The whole weight of this globe. in the first scene of ActIII. Steevens.
7) To rive, to split, to cleave. 3) The meaning is this: Cæsar
8) i, e. to reach the clouds. loves Brutus, but if I were Brutus, his love should not humour, i. e. ca
9) Pert, insolent. jole me, should nut take hold of my 10) Compare Hamlet, Act I. sc. 2: affection, so as to forget my prin- A little ere the mightiest Cæsar fell, ciples. Johnson.
the graves stood tenantless, etc.
Like twenty torches join'd; and yet his hand,
Cic. Indeed, it is a strange-disposed time:
CASCA. He doth; for he did bid Antonius
Cic. Good night then, Casca: this disturbed sky
1) So in the old translation of Plu- | and that a lion should appear full of tarch: a slave of the soldiers fury, and yet attempt no violence, that did cast a marvellous burning augments the prodigy. flame out of his hand, insomuch as 3) Surly (súr-ly), gloomily morose, they that saw it, thought he had been in sour anger. burnt, but when the fire was out, it 4) Ghostlike, spectral. was found he had no hurt. Steevens. 5) The screech-owl, an owl that
2) The first and second edition hoots in the night, and whose voice read: glaz'd. Johnson conjectured is supposed to betoken danger or gaz'd, but Pope substituted glar'd, death. and this reading, which is certainly 6) Climate, a region or tract of right, has been adopted by all the land; country. Shakspeare speaking subsequent editors. To gaze, says of the same prodigies, says, in HamSteevens , is only to look steadfastly, let, Act I. sc. 2: Unto our climatures or with admiration. Glar'd has a sin- and countrymen. gular propriety, as it expresses the 7) Clean is altogether, entirely. – furious scintillation of a lion's eye:| From means contrary to.
Casca, by your voice.
CAS. Those, that have known the earth so full of faults.
CASCA. But wherefore did you so much tempt the heavens?
CAS. You are dull, Casca; and those sparks of life
would consider the true cause,
1) A stone fabulously supposed to to point thus: "Why old men fools, be discharged by thunder. So in and children calculate.” Cymbeline :
4) To calculate here signifies to “Fear no more the lightning-flash, “Nor the all dreaded thunder slone."
foretel or prophesy: for the custom
of fortelling fortunes by astrology It would be wrong therefore, as has (which was at that time much in been done, to suppose the word vogue) was performed by a long calthunder - storm, instead of thunder- culation. So, to calculate the nativity, stone.
is a technical term. 2) Why they deviate from quality 5) Deviate from the stated order and nature.
and laws of nature. 3) Some editors have been inclined 6) Warning to indicate or signify
Name to thee a man most like this dreadful night;
CASCA. 'Tis Cæsar that you mean: Is it not, Cassius?
Cas. Let it be who it is: for Romans now
CASCA. Indeed, they say, the senators to-morrow
Cas. I know where I will wear this dagger then:
CASCA. So can I:
some wonderful, some enormous / alone In thewes and bulk.” — Like to state.
their ancestors, i. e. like those of 1) One might expect, or I, but the their a. the poet makes this accusative case 4)i.e. will save him from servitude. depending on the preceding verb 5) To lack,' to be wanting, to be
without. 2) Grown prodigious, portentous. 6) Every slave. A bondman is a
3) Thewes is an obsolete word which man slave; a bondmaid, a woman means muscular strength, or nerves. slave. Other old authors use it in the mean 7) To annul, to annihilate or de- . ing of manners, qualities, dispositions. stroy. To cancel properly signifies to We find it in Hamlet, Act. I. sc. 3: cross a writing; to efface or oblite“Fornatore, crescent, does not grow rate in general.