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Into the market-place: there shall I try,
Enter BRUTUS and Cassius, and a throng
of Citizens. Citizens. We will be satisfied ; let us be satisfied. Bru. Then follow me, and give me audience,
First Cit. I will hear Brutus speak.
When severally we hear them rendered. [Exit Cassius, with some of the Citizens.
Brutus goes into the pulpit. Third Cit. The noble Brutus is ascended: silence!
Bru. Be patient till the last. Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear : believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure
me in 294. issue, deed (the 'issue' 13. lovers, friends. of their minds).
16. censure, judge.
your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Cæsar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Cæsar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus against Cæsar, this is my answer: not that I loved Cæsar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Cæsar were living and die all slaves, than that Cæsar were dead, to live all freemen? As Cæsar loved me, I weep for him ; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him ; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love ; joy for his fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his ambition. Who is here so base that would be a bondman ? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak; for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.
All. None, Brutus, none.
Bru. Then none have I offended. I have done no more to Cæsar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences enforced, for which he suffered death.
Enter ANTONY and others, with CÆSAR's body. Here comes his body, mourned by Mark Antony : who, though he had no hand in his death, shall receive the benefit of his dying, a place in the commonwealth ; as which of you shall not? With this I depart,—that, as I slew my best lover for 41. enrollet, recorded. 43. enforced, exaggerated.
the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, when it shall please my country to need
All. Live, Brutus! live, live!
Cæsar's better parts
We'll bring him to his house
Peace, ho ! Bru. Good countrymen, let me depart alone, And, for my sake, stay here with Antony : Do grace to Cæsar's corpse, and grace his speech Tending to Cæsar's glories; which Mark Antony, By our permission, is allow'd to make. I do entreat you, not a man depart, Save I alone, till Antony have spoke. [Exit. First Cit. Stay, hol and let us hear Mark
Noble Antony, go up.
[Goes into the pulpit.
He says, for Brutus' sake, He finds himself beholding to us all. Fourth Cit. 'Twere best he speak no harm of
68. the public chair, what Forum. North calls 'the pulpit for crations,' i.e. the rostra in the 70. beholding, obliged.
First Cit. This Cæsar was a tyrant.
Nay, that's certain :
Peace, ho! let us hear him.
85. answer'd, atoned for. 100. on the Lupercal, on the feast of the Lupercal.
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
Has he, masters ?
not take the crown; Therefore 'tis certain he was not ambitious. First Cit. If it be found so, some will dear
abide it. Sec. Cit. Poor soul! his eyes are red as fire
with weeping. Third Cit. There's not a nobler man in Rome