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And with the brands fire all the traitors' houses;
Take up the body.

2 Pleb. Go, fetch fire,
3 Pleb. Pluck down benches.
4. Pleb, Pluck down forms, windows, any thing.

[' Excunt Plebeians 4 with the bedyr Ant. Now let it work: Mischief, thou art a-foot, Take thou what course thou wilt.

: Enter W Servant. How now, fellow?

Ser. * Sir, Oétavius is already come to Romeo
Ant. Where is he?
Ser. He and Lepidús are at Cæfar's house.

Ant. And thither will I straight to visit him
He comes upon a wish. Fortune is merry,
And in this mood will give us any thing.

Ser. I heard y him lay, Brutus and Caffias: Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome.

Ant. Belike, they had some notice of the people, How I had mov'd thein. Bring me to Olavius.

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Cin. I dreamt to-night, that I did feast with Cæfar,
And things unlucky charge my fantasy:
I have no will to wander forth of doors,
Yet fomething leads me forth.

d Enter the Plebeians.
i Pleb. What is your name?
2 Pleb. Whither are you going?
3 Pleb. Where do you f dwell?
4 Pleb. Are you a married man, or a bachelor's
2 Pleb. Answer every man directly.
i Pleb. Ay, and briefly.
4 Pleb. Ay, and wisely.
3 Pleb. Ay, and truly, you were best.

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every man dire&ly, and briefly, wisely, and truly: Wisely I say, I ain a bachelor,

2 Pleb. That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry: You 'll bear me a bạng for that, I fear : Proceed directly,

Cin. Diretly, I am going to Cafar's funeral.
1 Plcb. As a friend, or an enemy?
Cin. As a friend.
2 Pleb. That matter is answer'd directly,
4 Pleb. For your dwelling-briefly.
Cin. Briefly, I dwell by the capitol.
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Pleb. Your name, frituly,
Cin. Truly, my name is Cinna.
? Pleb. Tear hiin to pieces, he's a conspirator,
Cin. I am Cina the poet, I am Cinna the poet,

4 Pleb, Tcar him for his bad verfes, tear him for his bad verses,

Cin. I am not Cinna the conspirator.

4 Pleb. It is no inatter, his name 's Cinna ; pluck ? but his name out of his heart, and turn him going;

3 Pleb. Tear him, tear him. Come, brands, ho! fire? brands ! to Brutus', 19 Caffius', burn all! some to Decius! house, and forne to Gasca's, fome to Ligarius': Away, go!

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Enter Antony, O&avius, and Lepidus.
HESE « many then shall die; their names are

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Lepe I do consent :
Oa. Prick him down, Antony.

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Lep. Upon condition' Publius shall not live, Who is your fister's son, Mark Antony.

Ant. He shall not live; look, with a spot I m damn himn.
But, Lepidus, go you to Cæfar's house;
Fetch the will hither, and we shall determine
How to cut off some charge in legacies.

Lep. What, shall I find
08. Or here, or at the capitol. [Exit Lepidus.

Ant. This is a night, unineritable inan,
Meet to be sent on errands: Is it fit,
The three-fold world divided, he should stand
One of the three to share it?

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07. Or herę, or at the capital. C.' makes it a Room in Astany's bouje at Wha! does Antony send Lepidus on a Rome. journey (not to say, voyage alfo) from an k Grey in his notes on Sbakespeare illand near Mutma or Bononia, to fetch conjectures maring for many. the will from Cæsar's house in Ronne, | Antony set down Cicero's name in and dire& him to come again to him to the list of the proscribed : Oavius inthis fame island, and if he did not meet listed on Antony's sacrificing Lucius, bis with him there, to return to the capitol uncle by tbe mclber's fide: And Lepidus at Rome? For this will be the import of gave up his own brother, L. Æmilius the above passage, according to T. H. and Paulus. As 'tis not uncommon to blun. 7. and Lepidus will appear to be a man der in proper names, I make no doubt weet to be sent on errands, with a witness. but in the room of Publius we should Besides, fuppofing this island to be the place Lucius, Antony's uncle by his moScene, Qilavius, should rather have said, sher's side: and then a trifling correcs Or bere, er at Rome; for the direction, tion sets right the other line. at the capitol, is too particular,' and not Lepidus. Upon condition Lucius fhall agreeable to the common forms of speech not live. on such an occafion; it is the same as You are his fifter's fon, Mark Antony. it, two friends being at Paris, one should Upton's Crit. Obf. cd. 2. p. 245. iay to the other, “ You will find me m The three fifít ta's, dan fos dann. cinder here (at Paris) or in Coca-fide.?

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