Julius Caesar
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Enter Portia and Lucius.Enter Portia and Lucius JC II.iv.1
Por. PORTIA  
I prythee Boy, run to the Senate-house,I prithee, boy, run to the Senate House. JC II.iv.1
Stay not to answer me, but get thee gone.Stay not to answer me, but get thee gone. JC II.iv.2
Why doest thou stay?Why dost thou stay? JC II.iv.3.1
Luc. LUCIUS 
To know my errand Madam.To know my errand, madam. JC II.iv.3.2
Por. PORTIA  
I would haue had thee there and heere agenI would have had thee there and here again JC II.iv.4
Ere I can tell thee what thou should'st do there:Ere I can tell thee what thou shouldst do there. JC II.iv.5
O Constancie, be strong vpon my side,O constancy, be strong upon my side;constancy (n.)
old form: Constancie
fortitude, self-control, steadfastness
JC II.iv.6
Set a huge Mountaine 'tweene my Heart and Tongue:Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and tongue! JC II.iv.7
I haue a mans minde, but a womans might:I have a man's mind, but a woman's might. JC II.iv.8
How hard it is for women to keepe counsell.How hard it is for women to keep counsel! JC II.iv.9
Art thou heere yet?Art thou here yet? JC II.iv.10.1
Luc. LUCIUS  
Madam, what should I do?Madam, what should I do? JC II.iv.10.2
Run to the Capitoll, and nothing else?Run to the Capitol and nothing else?Capitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of governmentJC II.iv.11
And so returne to you, and nothing else?And so return to you, and nothing else? JC II.iv.12
Por. PORTIA  
Yes, bring me word Boy, if thy Lord look well,Yes, bring me word, boy, if thy lord look well, JC II.iv.13
For he went sickly forth: and take good noteFor he went sickly forth; and take good note JC II.iv.14
What Casar doth, what Sutors presse to him.What Caesar doth, what suitors press to him.press (v.)
old form: presse
push forward, thrust, come / go boldly
JC II.iv.15
suitor (n.)
old form: Sutors
petitioner, supplicant, entreater
Hearke Boy, what noyse is that?Hark, boy, what noise is that? JC II.iv.16
Luc. LUCIUS  
I heare none Madam.I hear none, madam. JC II.iv.17.1
Por. PORTIA  
Prythee listen well:Prithee, listen well; JC II.iv.17.2
I heard a bussling Rumor like a Fray,I heard a bustling rumour like a fray,bustling (adj.)
old form: bussling
confused, agitated, excited
JC II.iv.18
rumour (n.)tumult, din, confusion
And the winde brings it from the Capitoll.And the wind brings it from the Capitol. JC II.iv.19
Luc. LUCIUS  
Sooth Madam, I heare nothing.Sooth, madam, I hear nothing.sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]JC II.iv.20
Enter the Soothsayer.Enter the Soothsayer JC II.iv.21
Por. PORTIA  
Come hither Fellow, which way hast thou bin?Come hither fellow. Which way hast thou been? JC II.iv.21
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER  
At mine owne house, good Lady.At mine own house, good lady. JC II.iv.22
Por. PORTIA  
What is't a clocke?What is't o'clock? JC II.iv.23.1
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER 
About the ninth houre Lady.About the ninth hour, lady. JC II.iv.23.2
Por. PORTIA  
Is Casar yet gone to the Capitoll?Is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol? JC II.iv.24
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER  
Madam not yet, I go to take my stand,Madam, not yet; I go to take my stand, JC II.iv.25
To see him passe on to the Capitoll.To see him pass on to the Capitol. JC II.iv.26
Por. PORTIA  
Thou hast some suite to Casar, hast thou not?Thou hast some suit to Caesar, hast thou not?suit (n.)
old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
JC II.iv.27
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER  
That I haue Lady, if it will please CasarThat I have, lady, if it will please Caesar JC II.iv.28
To be so good to Casar, as to heare me:To be so good to Caesar as to hear me: JC II.iv.29
I shall beseech him to befriend himselfe.I shall beseech him to befriend himself. JC II.iv.30
Por. PORTIA  
Why know'st thou any harme's intended towards him?Why, know'st thou any harm's intended towards him? JC II.iv.31
Sooth. SOOTHSAYER  
None that I know will be, / Much that I feare may chance:None that I know will be, much that I fear may chance. JC II.iv.32
Good morrow to you: heere the street is narrow:Good morrow to you. Here the street is narrow; JC II.iv.33
The throng that followes Casar at the heeles,The throng that follows Caesar at the heels, JC II.iv.34
Of Senators, of Praetors, common Sutors,Of senators, of praetors, common suitors,praetor (n.)annually elected chief magistrateJC II.iv.35
suitor (n.)
old form: Sutors
petitioner, supplicant, entreater
Will crowd a feeble man (almost) to death:Will crowd a feeble man almost to death; JC II.iv.36
Ile get me to a place more voyd, and thereI'll get me to a place more void, and therevoid (adj.)
old form: voyd
uncrowded, unfrequented, roomy
JC II.iv.37
Speake to great Casar as he comes along. Speak to great Caesar as he comes along. JC II.iv.38
ExitExit JC II.iv.38
Por. PORTIA  
I must go in: / Aye me! How weake a thingI must go in. Ay me, how weak a thing JC II.iv.39
The heart of woman is? O Brutus,The heart of woman is! O Brutus, JC II.iv.40
The Heauens speede thee in thine enterprize.The heavens speed thee in thine enterprise! JC II.iv.41
Sure the Boy heard me: Brutus hath a suite(aside) Sure, the boy heard me. (to Lucius) Brutus hath a suitsuit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionJC II.iv.42
That Casar will not grant. O, I grow faint:That Caesar will not grant. (aside) O, I grow faint. JC II.iv.43
Run Lucius, and commend me to my Lord,Run, Lucius, and commend me to my lord;commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsJC II.iv.44
Say I am merry; Come to me againe,Say I am merry; come to me again,merry (adj.)in good spirits, wellJC II.iv.45
And bring me word what he doth say to thee. And bring me word what he doth say to thee. JC II.iv.46
ExeuntExeunt JC II.iv.46
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