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Oat. So you thought him;
And took his voice, who should be prickt to die
In our black sentence and proscription.

Ant. Ostavius, I have seen more days than you:
And though we lay these honours on this man,
To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads,
He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold,
To groan and sweat under the business,
* Either led or driven, as we o point the way;
And having brought our treasure where we will,
Then take we down his load, and turn him off,
Like to the empty ass, to shake his ears,
And
graze

in P commons. 08. You

may

do
But he's a try'd and valiant soldier.

Ant. So is my horse, Octavius, and for that,
I do appoint him store of provender :
It is a creature that I teach to fight,
To wind, to stop, to run dire&tly on,
His corporal motion govern'd by my spirit.
And in some taste, is Lepidus but fo;
He must be taught, and train'd, and bid go forth;
A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
On 9 abject orts, and imitations,
Which, out of use, and stald by other men,
Begin his fashion. Do not talk of him,

your will;

n Pi and all after, except C, Or for q This is T.'s emendation (followed Eitber:

by all after) all before read obječts, arts, 6. The three laft fo's and R. print for for abje&t orts. point.

For ftal'd the two first fo's read H. common for commons. falde; the 4th, fallid.

But

But as a property. And now, Odavius,
Liften great things. Brutus and Caffius
Are levying powers : we must ftraight make head;
Therefore let our alliance be combin'd,
Our best friends made,' and our best mcans stretch'd 'out;
And let us presently go fit in council,
How covert matters inay be best disclos’d,
And open perils furest answered,

Oa. Let us do fo; for we are at the stake,
And bay'd about with many cnçınjes;
And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear,
Millions of mischiefs,

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In the Camp near Sardis ; before Brutus's Teni.

Drum. Enter Brutus and Soldiers to theme Lucilius, and

his Soldiers marching, Titinius and Pindarus.
Bru. Stand, ha!
Lucil. Give the word, ho! and stand,
Bru. What now, Lucilius? is Caffius near

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Drum. Enter Brutus, Lucilius, and sbo $ .No description of the scene in the Army. Titinius and Pindarus meer tberg

So all after (except C.), bating that they

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Lucil. He is at hand, and Pindarus is come To do

you

salutation from his mafter
Bru. He greets me well. Your master, Pindarui,
In his own change, or by ill y officers,
Hath given me foine worthy cause to wish
Things done, undone; but if he be at hand,

' | Ihall be satisfied.

read soldiers for the army, and meeting for Lucilius conseys these orders to his offmeet.

cers, and bids chem give the word of In C. Lucilius, Titinius and Pind command to the foldier. By thus un. do not enter until Brutus has said Stand, derstanding the scene, it appears con. bo! and a direction is given that these filept with itself, the dignity of Brutus words should be spoken te bis (Brutus's) is kept up, and the subordination, of officers, entering. Then Lw. ilius (enter general to generalinimo, officers to their ing with his foldiers, and Pindarus and general, and comman soldiers to their Titinius) fays to his pasty, Give the officers, is painted in a very few, fimword, bo, and fand. By thus ordering ple, but expressive words. the scene, C. seems to understand that W Here C. directs (presenting Pindarutą Brutus and Lucilixs, with their several wwbo gives a better. But it is very frange bodies of soldiers, being upon their march that Caffius should send a letter when meet; and then each of them gives the he was at band, and just at the heels af Word of command to stand, or half, to the messenger. C's reason for giving their separate parties. Now this would this direction is, I suppose, because (Lx® have been proper enough had not Brutus cilius having presented Pindarus to Breg erected his tent. But the scene is before sus, as bringing a salutation from Caffius) Brutus's tent, and be muft have arrived, Pindarus makes no salutation by word of before he could have ere&ted it. There- mouth to Brutus, and therefore the salu. fore he and his soldiers bave done march- taţion must be contained in a letter, ing, have created the tent, and are ex. But I bould rather think that Sbakepeding the other companies at the place fpeare wrote a Bort speech for Pindarus, appointed. Here the scene opens; Ls in this placę, fach as, Caflius fends bealele faltius, being upon the march, and having to Brutus, which is loft. arrived where Brutus is, Brutus (as ge- » H. W. and C. cbarge for cbange. Heraliffimo of the forces) bids him fand; 1 7. proposes offices for officers,

Pin. I do not doubt
But that my noble master will appear
Such as he is, full of regard and honour.
Bru. He is not doubted.- A word, Lucilius;
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How he receiv'd you, let me be resolv’d.

Lucil. With courtesy, and with respect enough;
But not with such familiar instances,
Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath us'd of old.

Bru, Thou haft describ'd
A hot friend cooling: Ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to ficken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith ;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant shew and promise of their mettle;
But when they should endure the bloody (pur,
They fall their á crests, and like deceitful jades,
Sink in the trial. Comes his army on?

Lucil. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter'd;
The greater part, the horse in general,
Are come with Casius.

[ March within, Bru. Hark, he is arriv'd: March gently on to meet him.

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2 H. reads, Hear, a word, Lucilius • All but C. direct (Low Marcb will, &c.

in; and the fo's and R. place this direc, a So the ift f. and.C; the rest, creff tion in Brulus's last speech after the

word mettle.

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Enter

Cas

Enter Caffius and Soldiers,
Caf: Stand, hod!

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Bru. Stand, o ho! Speak the word along." :::
Within. Stand!
Within. Stand!
Within. Stand!
Caf. Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.
Bru. Judge me, you gods! wrong I mine enemies ?

!
And if not so, how should I wrong a brother?

Caf. Brutus, this sober form of yours hides wronge ;
And when you do them

Bru. Caffius, be content,
Speak your griefs foftly, I do know you well: i
Before the eyes of both our armies here,
Which should perceive nothing but love from us,
Let us not wrangle: Bid them move away,
Then in my tent, Cafius, enlarge your griefs, á 1:
And I will give you

audience.
Caf. Pindarus,
Bid our commanders lead their charges off
A little froin this ground.

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c In all editions but C. this entrance se c. omits bo ! and directs this speech is directed immediately after Lucilius's to be spoken to bis, that is to Brutus's latt speech.

soldiers'; but he tull be certainly wron: d Here C. directs [ro bis officers, ens here; for Brutus's soldiers cannot be in tering. Which is right enough, but not this place supposed marching, but Atando very necessary, as the reader cannot well ing; and therefore the word of com. miftake to whom the words ar spoken, mand, fand, is to them unacceffary and

abfurd.

Bru.

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