Julius Caesar
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Enter Octauius, Antony, and their Army.Enter Octavius, Antony, and their army JC V.i.1
Octa. OCTAVIUS  
Now Antony, our hopes are answered,Now, Antony, our hopes are answered. JC V.i.1
You said the Enemy would not come downe,You said the enemy would not come down, JC V.i.2
But keepe the Hilles and vpper Regions:But keep the hills and upper regions. JC V.i.3
It proues not so: their battailes are at hand,It proves not so; their battles are at hand;prove (v.)
old form: proues
prove to be true, turn out to be the truth
JC V.i.4
battle (n.)
old form: battailes
army, fighting force, battalion
They meane to warne vs at Philippi heere:They mean to warn us at Philippi here,warn (v.)
old form: warne
challenge, confront, defy
JC V.i.5
Answering before we do demand of them.Answering before we do demand of them.answer (v.)respond, reactJC V.i.6
Ant. ANTONY  
Tut I am in their bosomes, and I knowTut, I am in their bosoms, and I knowbosom (n.)
old form: bosomes
inward thoughts, personal counsel
JC V.i.7
Wherefore they do it: They could be contentWherefore they do it. They could be contentcontent (adj.)agreeable, willing, readyJC V.i.8
To visit other places, and come downeTo visit other places, and come down JC V.i.9
With fearefull brauery: thinking by this faceWith fearful bravery, thinking by this faceface (n.)appearance, outward show, lookJC V.i.10
To fasten in our thoughts that they haue Courage;To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage;fasten (v.)fix the idea, establish, inculcateJC V.i.11
But 'tis not so.But 'tis not so. JC V.i.12.1
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger JC V.i.12
Mes. MESSENGER 
Prepare you Generals,Prepare you, Generals; JC V.i.12.2
The Enemy comes on in gallant shew:The enemy comes on in gallant show.gallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grandJC V.i.13
Their bloody signe of Battell is hung out,Their bloody sign of battle is hung out,sign (n.)
old form: signe
banner, standard, ensign
JC V.i.14
bloody (adj.)portending bloodshed; or: blood-red, scarlet
And something to be done immediately.And something to be done immediately. JC V.i.15
Ant. ANTONY  
Octauius, leade your Battaile softly onOctavius, lead your battle softly onsoftly (adv.)slowly, gentlyJC V.i.16
battle (n.)
old form: Battaile
army, fighting force, battalion
Vpon the left hand of the euen Field.Upon the left hand of the even field.even (adj.)
old form: euen
level, horizontal, flat
JC V.i.17
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Octa. OCTAVIUS 
Vpon the right hand I, keepe thou the left.Upon the right hand I. Keep thou the left. JC V.i.18
Ant. ANTONY  
Why do you crosse me in this exigent.Why do you cross me in this exigent?exigent (n.)time of necessity, critical momentJC V.i.19
cross (v.)
old form: crosse
contradict, challenge, go against
Octa. OCTAVIUS  
I do not crosse you: but I will do so. I do not cross you; but I will do so. JC V.i.20
March.March JC V.i.21.1
Drum.Drum JC V.i.21.2
Enter Brutus, Cassius, & their Army.Enter Brutus, Cassius, and their army; Lucilius, JC V.i.21.3
Titinius, Messala, and others JC V.i.21.4
Bru. BRUTUS  
They stand, and would haue parley.They stand, and would have parley.parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]JC V.i.21
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Stand fast Titinius, we must out and talke.Stand fast, Titinius; we must out and talk. JC V.i.22
Octa. OCTAVIUS 
Mark Antony, shall we giue signe of Battaile?Mark Antony, shall we give sign of battle? JC V.i.23
Ant. ANTONY 
No Casar, we will answer on their Charge.No, Caesar, we will answer on their charge.answer (v.)respond, reactJC V.i.24
Make forth, the Generals would haue some words.Make forth; the Generals would have some words.make forth (v.)advance, come forwardJC V.i.25
Oct. OCTAVIUS 
Stirre not vntill the Signall.Stir not until the signal. JC V.i.26
Bru. BRUTUS 
Words before blowes: is it so Countrymen?Words before blows: is it so, countrymen? JC V.i.27
Octa. OCTAVIUS 
Not that we loue words better, as you do.Not that we love words better, as you do. JC V.i.28
Bru. BRUTUS 
Good words are better then bad strokes Octauius.Good words are better than bad strokes, Octavius. JC V.i.29
An. ANTONY 
In your bad strokes Brutus, you giue good wordsIn your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words; JC V.i.30
Witnesse the hole you made in Casars heart,Witness the hole you made in Caesar's heart, JC V.i.31
Crying long liue, Haile Casar.Crying, ‘ Long live! Hail, Caesar!’ JC V.i.32.1
Cassi. CASSIUS 
Antony,Antony, JC V.i.32.2
The posture of your blowes are yet vnknowne;The posture of your blows are yet unknown;posture (n.)position, condition, natureJC V.i.33
But for your words, they rob the Hibla Bees,But for your words, they rob the Hybla bees,Hybla (n.)[pron: 'hiybla] town in Sicily, famed for the honey from its nearby hillsJC V.i.34
And leaue them Hony-lesse.And leave them honeyless. JC V.i.35.1
Ant. ANTONY 
Not stinglesse too.Not stingless too. JC V.i.35.2
Bru. BRUTUS 
O yes, and soundlesse too:O yes, and soundless too;soundless (adj.)
old form: soundlesse
noiseless, without sound
JC V.i.36
For you haue stolne their buzzing Antony,For you have stolen their buzzing, Antony, JC V.i.37
And very wisely threat before you sting.And very wisely threat before you sting.threat (v.)threatenJC V.i.38
Ant. ANTONY  
Villains: you did not so, when your vile daggersVillains! You did not so, when your vile daggers JC V.i.39
Hackt one another in the sides of Casar:Hacked one another in the sides of Caesar: JC V.i.40
You shew'd your teethes like Apes, / And fawn'd like Hounds,You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds, JC V.i.41
And bow'd like Bondmen, kissing Casars feete;And bowed like bondmen, kissing Caesar's feet;bondman (n.)bondsman, serf, slaveJC V.i.42
Whil'st damned Caska, like a Curre, behindeWhilst damned Casca, like a cur, behind JC V.i.43
Strooke Casar on the necke. O you Flatterers.Struck Caesar on the neck. O you flatterers! JC V.i.44
Cassi CASSIUS  
Flatterers? Now Brutus thanke your selfe,Flatterers? Now, Brutus, thank yourself: JC V.i.45
This tongue had not offended so to day,This tongue had not offended so today, JC V.i.46
If Cassius might haue rul'd.If Cassius might have ruled. JC V.i.47
Octa. OCTAVIUS  
Come, come, the cause. If arguing make vs swet,Come, come, the cause. If arguing make us sweat,cause (n.)affair, business, subjectJC V.i.48
The proofe of it will turne to redder drops:The proof of it will turn to redder drops.proof (n.)
old form: proofe
test, trial
JC V.i.49
Looke, Look, JC V.i.50
I draw a Sword against Conspirators,I draw a sword against conspirators. JC V.i.51
When thinke you that the Sword goes vp againe?When think you that the sword goes up again?go up (v.)
old form: vp
be sheathed, be put away
JC V.i.52
Neuer till Casars three and thirtie woundsNever till Caesar's three and thirty wounds JC V.i.53
Be well aueng'd; or till another CasarBe well avenged; or till another Caesar JC V.i.54
Haue added slaughter to the Sword of Traitors.Have added slaughter to the sword of traitors. JC V.i.55
Brut. BRUTUS  
Casar, thou canst not dye by Traitors hands,Caesar, thou canst not die by traitors' hands, JC V.i.56
Vnlesse thou bring'st them with thee.Unless thou bring'st them with thee. JC V.i.57.1
Octa. OCTAVIUS 
So I hope:So I hope. JC V.i.57.2
I was not borne to dye on Brutus Sword.I was not born to die on Brutus' sword. JC V.i.58
Bru. BRUTUS  
O if thou wer't the Noblest of thy Straine,O, if thou wert the noblest of thy strain,strain (n.)
old form: Straine
quality, character, disposition
JC V.i.59
Yong-man, thou could'st not dye more honourable.Young man, thou couldst not die more honourable. JC V.i.60
Cassi. CASSIUS  
A peeuish School-boy, worthles of such HonorA peevish schoolboy, worthless of such honour,peevish (adj.)
old form: peeuish
silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
JC V.i.61
worthless (adj.)
old form: worthles
unworthy, contemptible, ignoble
Ioyn'd with a Masker, and a Reueller.Joined with a masquer and a reveller. JC V.i.62
Ant. ANTONY  
Old Cassius still.Old Cassius, still! still (adj.)silent, quietJC V.i.63.1
Octa. OCTAVIUS 
Come Antony: away:Come, Antony; away! JC V.i.63.2
Defiance Traitors, hurle we in your teeth.Defiance, traitors, hurl we in your teeth. JC V.i.64
If you dare fight to day, come to the Field;If you dare fight today, come to the field;field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatJC V.i.65
If not, when you haue stomackes.If not, when you have stomachs.stomach (n.)
old form: stomackes
wish, inclination, desire
JC V.i.66
Exit Octauius, Antony, and Army Exeunt Octavius, Antony, and army JC V.i.67.1
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Why now blow winde, swell Billow, / And swimme Barke:Why now, blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark!bark, barque (n.)ship, vesselJC V.i.67
swim (v.)float, sail
The Storme is vp, and all is on the hazard.The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.hazard (n.)[gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]JC V.i.68
Bru. BRUTUS  
Ho Lucillius, hearke, a word with you.Ho, Lucilius, hark, a word with you. JC V.i.69.1
Luc. LUCILIUS 
My Lord.My lord? JC V.i.69.2
Lucillius and Messala stand forth.Lucilius stands forth, and talks with Brutus apart JC V.i.70
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Messala.Messala. JC V.i.70.1
Messa. MESSALA 
What sayes my Generall?What says my General? JC V.i.70.2
Messala stands forth JC V.i.1
Cassi. CASSIUS 
Messala, Messala, JC V.i.70.3
this is my Birth-day: as this very dayThis is my birthday; as this very day JC V.i.71
Was Cassius borne. Giue me thy hand Messala:Was Cassius born. Give me thy hand, Messala: JC V.i.72
Be thou my witnesse, that against my willBe thou my witness that against my will –  JC V.i.73
(As Pompey was) am I compell'd to setAs Pompey was – am I compelled to setset (v.)rate, stake, gambleJC V.i.74
Pompey the Great (n.)Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
Vpon one Battell all our Liberties.Upon one battle all our liberties. JC V.i.75
You know, that I held Epicurus strong,You know that I held Epicurus strong,Epicurus (n.)[pron: epi'kyoorus] Greek philosopher, 4th-c BCJC V.i.76
And his Opinion: Now I change my minde,And his opinion; now I change my mind, JC V.i.77
And partly credit things that do presage.And partly credit things that do presage.presage (v.)predict, forecastJC V.i.78
Comming from Sardis, on our former EnsigneComing from Sardis, on our former ensignensign (n.)
old form: Ensigne
standard, banner, flag
JC V.i.79
former (adj.)forward, advance, foremost
Sardis (n.)[pron: 'sahrdis] capital of Lydia, Asia Minor; once the political centre
Two mighty Eagles fell, and there they pearch'd,Two mighty eagles fell, and there they perched, JC V.i.80
Gorging and feeding from our Soldiers hands,Gorging and feeding from our soldiers' hands, JC V.i.81
Who to Philippi heere consorted vs:Who to Philippi here consorted us.consort (v.)accompany, attend, go withJC V.i.82
This Morning are they fled away, and gone,This morning are they fled away and gone, JC V.i.83
And in their steeds, do Rauens, Crowes, and KitesAnd in their steads do ravens, crows, and kiteskite (n.)bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]JC V.i.84
Fly ore our heads, and downward looke on vsFly o'er our heads and downward look on us, JC V.i.85
As we were sickely prey; their shadowes seemeAs we were sickly prey; their shadows seemsickly (adj.)
old form: sickely
weak, feeble, dying
JC V.i.86
A Canopy most fatall, vnder whichA canopy most fatal, under whichfatal (adj.)
old form: fatall
ominous, full of foreboding, doom-laden
JC V.i.87
Our Army lies, ready to giue vp the Ghost.Our army lies, ready to give up the ghost. JC V.i.88
Messa. MESSALA  
Beleeue not so.Believe not so. JC V.i.89.1
Cassi. CASSIUS 
I but beleeue it partly,I but believe it partly,partly (adv.)slightly, in some measure, a littleJC V.i.89.2
For I am fresh of spirit, and resolu'dFor I am fresh of spirit, and resolved JC V.i.90
To meete all perils, very constantly.To meet all perils very constantly.constantly (adv.)resolutely, steadfastly, steadilyJC V.i.91
Bru. BRUTUS 
Euen so Lucillius.Even so, Lucilius. JC V.i.92.1
Brutus rejoins Cassius JC V.i.92
Cassi. CASSIUS 
Now most Noble Brutus,Now, most noble Brutus, JC V.i.92.2
The Gods to day stand friendly, that we mayThe gods today stand friendly, that we may,stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay putJC V.i.93
Louers in peace, leade on our dayes to age.Lovers in peace, lead on our days to age!lover (n.)
old form: Louers
companion, comrade, dear friend
JC V.i.94
But since the affayres of men rests still incertaine,But since the affairs of men rest still incertain,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyJC V.i.95
incertain (adj.)
old form: incertaine
uncertain, doubtful, dubious
Let's reason with the worst that may befall.Let's reason with the worst that may befall.reason (v.)argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]JC V.i.96
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn out
If we do lose this Battaile, then is thisIf we do lose this battle, then is this JC V.i.97
The very last time we shall speake together:The very last time we shall speak together; JC V.i.98
What are you then determined to do?What are you then determined to do? JC V.i.99
Bru. BRUTUS  
Euen by the rule of that Philosophy,Even by the rule of that philosophyrule (n.)principle, order, regulationJC V.i.100
By which I did blame Cato, for the deathBy which I did blame Cato for the deathCato the Younger[pron: 'kaytoh] 1st-c BC Roman politician, and opponent of CaesarJC V.i.101
Which he did giue himselfe, I know not how:Which he did give himself – I know not how, JC V.i.102
But I do finde it Cowardly, and vile,But I do find it cowardly and vile, JC V.i.103
For feare of what might fall, so to preuentFor fear of what might fall, so to preventprevent (v.)
old form: preuent
forestall, anticipate
JC V.i.104
fall (v.)happen, occur, come to pass
The time of life, arming my selfe with patience,The time of life – arming myself with patiencetime (n.)allotted limit, prescribed termJC V.i.105
To stay the prouidence of some high Powers,To stay the providence of some high powerspower (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinityJC V.i.106
providence (n.)
old form: prouidence
direction, fate, destiny
stay (v.)wait (for), await
That gouerne vs below.That govern us below. JC V.i.107.1
Cassi. CASSIUS 
Then, if we loose this Battaile,Then, if we lose this battle, JC V.i.107.2
You are contented to be led in TriumphYou are contented to be led in triumphtriumph (n.)triumphal procession into RomeJC V.i.108
Thorow the streets of Rome.Thorough the streets of Rome? JC V.i.109
Bru. BRUTUS  
No Cassius, no: / Thinke not thou Noble Romane,No, Cassius, no; think not, thou noble Roman, JC V.i.110
That euer Brutus will go bound to Rome,That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome; JC V.i.111
He beares too great a minde. But this same dayHe bears too great a mind. But this same day JC V.i.112
Must end that worke, the Ides of March begun.Must end that work the ides of March begun;ides (n.)[Roman calendar] half-way point in a monthJC V.i.113
And whether we shall meete againe, I know not:And whether we shall meet again I know not. JC V.i.114
Therefore our euerlasting farewell take:Therefore our everlasting farewell take: JC V.i.115
For euer, and for euer, farewell Cassius,For ever, and for ever, farewell, Cassius. JC V.i.116
If we do meete againe, why we shall smile;If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; JC V.i.117
If not, why then this parting was well made.If not, why then this parting was well made. JC V.i.118
Cassi. CASSIUS  
For euer, and for euer, farewell Brutus:For ever, and for ever, farewell, Brutus. JC V.i.119
If we do meete againe, wee'l smile indeede;If we do meet again, we'll smile indeed; JC V.i.120
If not, 'tis true, this parting was well made.If not, 'tis true this parting was well made. JC V.i.121
Bru. BRUTUS  
Why then leade on. O that a man might knowWhy then, lead on. O, that a man might know JC V.i.122
The end of this dayes businesse, ere it come:The end of this day's business ere it come! JC V.i.123
But it sufficeth, that the day will end,But it sufficeth that the day will end, JC V.i.124
And then the end is knowne. Come ho, away. And then the end is known. Come, ho! Away! JC V.i.125
Exeunt.Exeunt JC V.i.125
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