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Triumvirs, after i ve Death of Julius Cæfar.
Tribunes and Enemies to Cæfar.
Friends to Brutus and Caffius.
Servants to Brutus.
Calphurnia; Wife to Cæsar.
Guards and Attendantsi
SCENE, for the three first Aits, at Rome: afterwards,
Isle near Mutina ; at Sardis; and Philippi.
Erler Flavius, (1) Marullus, and certain Commaners.
#ENCE; home, you idle creatures, get you
Is this a holiday? what! know you not, *
Being mechanical, you ought not walk
Upon a labouring day, without the sign Of your profession? speak, what trade art thou ?
Car. Why, Sir, a carpenter.
Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy rule?
What trade are you?
Mar. But what trade art thou ? answer me diretly.
Cob. A trade, Sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, Sir, a mender of bad soals.
(1) Murellus. ] I have upon the Authority of Pluiarcb, &c. given to this Tribune, his right Name, Marullus,
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.
Cob. Why, Sir, cobble you.
Cob. Truly, Sir, all that I live by, is the awl : I meddle with no tradesman's matters, nor woman's matters ; but with-all, I am, indeed, Sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they 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 doft thou lead these men about the streets ?
Cob. Truly, Sir, to wear out their fhoes, to get my-
you hard hearts ! you cruel men of Rome!
climb'd up to walls and battlements,
(2) Mar. What means thou by that?] As the Cobler in the preceding Speech, replies to Flavius, not to Marullus ; 'tis plain, I think, this Speech muß be given to Flavius,