Julius Caesar


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Alarum

Enter Brutus, Messala, Young Cato, Lucilius, and

Flavius


BRUTUS

Yet countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!

Exit, followed by Messala and Flavius
bastard (n.) 1 low-born person


CATO

What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?

I will proclaim my name about the field.
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat See Topics: Frequency count

I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!

A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend.

I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!

Enter soldiers, and fight


LUCILIUS

And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I!

Brutus, my country's friend; know me for Brutus!

Young Cato is slain


LUCILIUS

O young and noble Cato, art thou down?

Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius,

And mayst be honoured, being Cato's son.


FIRST SOLDIER

Yield, or thou diest.


LUCILIUS

                         Only I yield to die:

There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight:
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once See Topics: Frequency count

Kill Brutus, and be honoured in his death.


FIRST SOLDIER

We must not. A noble prisoner!

Enter Antony


SECOND SOLDIER

Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta'en.


FIRST SOLDIER

I'll tell the news. Here comes the General.

Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.


ANTONY

Where is he?


LUCILIUS

Safe, Antony; Brutus is safe enough.

I dare assure thee that no enemy

Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus;

The gods defend him from so great a shame!

When you do find him, or alive or dead,

He will be found like Brutus, like himself.


ANTONY

This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,

A prize no less in worth. Keep this man safe;

Give him all kindness. I had rather have

Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,

And see whether Brutus be alive or dead;
where (conj.) 2 whether

And bring us word unto Octavius' tent

How every thing is chanced.
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about

Exeunt

 
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