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Triumvirs, after the Death of Julius Cæsar.
Conspirators against Julius Cæsar.
Tribunes and Enemies to Cæsar.
Friends to Brutus and Caflius.
Servants to Brutus.
Calphurnia, Wife to Cæsar.
Guards and Attendants.
SCENE, for the three first Alls, al Rome: after
wards, at an ine near Mutina; at Sardis; and Philippi.
Of this play there is no copy earlier than that of 1623. Folio.
A Street in Rome.
Enter Flavius, ' Marullus, and certain Commoners.
Car. Why, Sir, a carpenter.
Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy rule?
Cob. Truly, Sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobler. Mar. But what trade art thou? Answer me di.
rectly. Cob. A trade, Sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is indeed, Sir, a mender of bad foals.
· Murellus,] I have, upon the to this tribune, his right name, authority of Plutarcb, &c. given Marullus. THEOBALD.
Flav. What trade, thou knave ? thou naughty
knave, what trade? Cob. Nay, I beseech you, Sir, be not out with me; yet if you be out, Sir, I can mend you.
Mar. What mean'st thou by that? Mend me, thou faucy fellow?
Cob. Why, Sir, cobble you.
Cob. Truly, Sir, all, that I live by, is the awl. 1 meddle with no tradelman's matters, nor woman's matters; but with-all, I am, indeed, Sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when th-y are in great danger, I recover them. As proper men as ever trod upon neats-leather have gone upon my handy-work.
Flav. But wherefore art not in thy shop to-day ? Why dost thou lead these men about the streets ?
Cob. Truly, Sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work. But, indeed, Sir, we make holiday to see Cæfar, and to rejoice in his triumph. Mar. Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he
2 Mar. What mean'f thou by might properly enough reply to tha'?] As the Cabler, in the a saucy fentence disected to his preceding speech, replies to Fla- colleague, and to whom the wvius, not to Marulius; 'tis plain, speech was probably given, that I think, this speech must be given he might not stand too long unto Flavius. THEOBALD, employed upon the stage. I have replaced Marullus, who