Julius Caesar

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Flourish.Flourish JC III.i.1.1
Enter Casar, Brutus, Cassius, Caska, Decius, Metellus, Enter Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Casca, Decius, Metellus, JC III.i.1.2
Trebonius, Cynna, Antony, Lepidus, Trebonius, Cinna, Antony, Lepidus, Popilius, JC III.i.1.3
Artimedorus, Publius, and the Soothsayer.Artemidorus, Publius, and the Soothsayer JC III.i.1.4
The Ides of March are come.(to the Soothsayer) The ides of March are come.ides (n.)
[Roman calendar] half-way point in a month
JC III.i.1
I Casar, but not gone.Ay, Caesar, but not gone. JC III.i.2
Haile Casar: Read this Scedule.Hail, Caesar! Read this schedule.schedule (n.)

old form: Scedule
document, paper, scroll
JC III.i.3
Deci. DECIUS  
Trebonius doth desire you to ore-readTrebonius doth desire you to o'erread,overread, over-read (v.)

old form: ore-read
read over, read through
JC III.i.4
(At your best leysure) this his humble suite.At your best leisure, this his humble suit.suit (n.)

old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
JC III.i.5
O Casar, reade mine first: for mine's a suiteO Caesar, read mine first; for mine's a suit JC III.i.6
That touches Casar neerer. Read it great Casar.That touches Caesar nearer. Read it, great Caesar.touch (v.)
refer to, treat of, deal with
JC III.i.7
What touches vs our selfe, shall be last seru'd.What touches us ourself shall be last served. JC III.i.8
Delay not Casar, read it instantly.Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly. JC III.i.9
What, is the fellow mad?What, is the fellow mad? JC III.i.10.1
Sirra, giue place.Sirrah, give place.place (n.)
way, room
JC III.i.10.2
Cassi. CASSIUS  
What, vrge you your Petitions in the street?What, urge you your petitions in the street? JC III.i.11
Come to the Capitoll.Come to the Capitol.Capitol (n.)
geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of government
JC III.i.12
Caesar enters the Capitol, the rest following JC III.i.13
I wish your enterprize to day may thriue.I wish your enterprise today may thrive. JC III.i.13
Cassi. CASSIUS  
What enterprize Popillius?What enterprise, Popilius? JC III.i.14.1
Fare you well.Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
JC III.i.14.2
He goes to speak to Caesar JC III.i.15
What said Popillius Lena?What said Popilius Lena? JC III.i.15
Cassi. CASSIUS  
He wisht to day our enterprize might thriue:He wished today our enterprise might thrive. JC III.i.16
I feare our purpose is discouered.I fear our purpose is discovered.discover (v.)

old form: discouered
expose, uncover, give away
JC III.i.17
purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Looke how he makes to Casar: marke him.Look how he makes to Caesar: mark him.make to (v.)
move towards, go in the direction of
JC III.i.18
mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Caska be sodaine, for we feare preuention.Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention.sudden (adj.)

old form: sodaine
swift, rapid, prompt
JC III.i.19
prevention (n.)

old form: preuention
forestalling action, preventive measure
Brutus what shall be done? If this be knowne,Brutus, what shall be done? If this be known, JC III.i.20
Cassius or Casar neuer shall turne backe,Cassius or Caesar never shall turn back,turn back (v.)

old form: turne backe
go back, return alive
JC III.i.21
For I will slay my selfe.For I will slay myself. JC III.i.22.1
Cassius be constant:Cassius, be constant: JC III.i.22.2
Popillius Lena speakes not of our purposes,Popilius Lena speaks not of our purposes;purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
JC III.i.23
For looke he smiles, and Casar doth not change.For look, he smiles, and Caesar doth not change.change (v.)
change countenance, turn pale
JC III.i.24
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Trebonius knowes his time: for look you BrutusTrebonius knows his time; for look you, Brutus, JC III.i.25
He drawes Mark Antony out of the way.He draws Mark Antony out of the way. JC III.i.26
Exeunt Antony and Trebonius JC III.i.26
Where is Metellus Cimber, let him go,Where is Metellus Cimber? Let him go, JC III.i.27
And presently preferre his suite to Casar.And presently prefer his suit to Caesar.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
JC III.i.28
prefer (v.)

old form: preferre
promote, advance, recommend
suit (n.)

old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
He is addrest: presse neere, and second him.He is addressed. Press near and second him.address (v.)

old form: addrest
prepare, make ready, poise to act
JC III.i.29
Cin. CINNA  
Caska, you are the first that reares your hand.Casca, you are the first that rears your hand. JC III.i.30
Are we all ready? What is now amisse,Are we all ready? What is now amiss JC III.i.31
That Casar and his Senate must redresse?That Caesar and his senate must redress? JC III.i.32
(kneeling) JC III.i.33.1
Most high, most mighty, and most puisant CasarMost high, most mighty, and most puissant Caesar,puissant (adj.)
powerful, mighty, strong
JC III.i.33
Metellus Cymber throwes before thy SeateMetellus Cimber throws before thy seat JC III.i.34
An humble heart.An humble heart –  JC III.i.35.1
I must preuent thee Cymber:I must prevent thee, Cimber;prevent (v.)
forestall, anticipate
JC III.i.35.2
These couchings, and these lowly courtesiesThese couchings, and these lowly courtesiescourtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
JC III.i.36
couching (n.)
bowing, prostration, stooping
Might fire the blood of ordinary men,Might fire the blood of ordinary men, JC III.i.37
And turne pre-Ordinance, and first DecreeAnd turn pre-ordinance and first decreepre-ordinance (n.)
pre-ordained law, previously established ordinance
JC III.i.38
Into the lane of Children. Be not fond,Into the law of children. Be not fond,fond (adj.)
foolish, stupid, mad
JC III.i.39
To thinke that Casar beares such Rebell bloodTo think that Caesar bears such rebel bloodrebel (adj.)

old form: Rebell
rebellious, uncontrollable, recalcitrant
JC III.i.40
blood (n.)
passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
That will be thaw'd from the true qualityThat will be thawed from the true quality JC III.i.41
With that which melteth Fooles, I meane sweet words,With that which melteth fools – I mean sweet words, JC III.i.42
Low-crooked-curtsies, and base Spaniell fawning:Low-crooked curtsies and base spaniel fawning.spaniel (adj.)

old form: Spaniell
obsequious, slavish, submissive
JC III.i.43
low-crooked (adj.)
low-bending, profound
base (adj.)
low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
Thy Brother by decree is banished:Thy brother by decree is banished: JC III.i.44
If thou doest bend, and pray, and fawne for him,If thou dost bend and pray and fawn for him, JC III.i.45
I spurne thee like a Curre out of my way:I spurn thee like a cur out of my way.spurn (v.)

old form: spurne
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
JC III.i.46
Know, Casar doth not wrong, nor without causeKnow, Caesar doth not wrong, nor without cause JC III.i.47
Will he be satisfied.Will he be satisfied. JC III.i.48
Is there no voyce more worthy then my owne,Is there no voice more worthy than my own, JC III.i.49
To sound more sweetly in great Casars eare,To sound more sweetly in great Caesar's ear JC III.i.50
For the repealing of my banish'd Brother?For the repealing of my banished brother?repealing (n.)
recall, return from banishment
JC III.i.51
I kisse thy hand, but not in flattery Casar:I kiss thy hand, but not in flattery, Caesar, JC III.i.52
Desiring thee, that Publius Cymber mayDesiring thee that Publius Cimber may JC III.i.53
Haue an immediate freedome of repeale.Have an immediate freedom of repeal.repeal (n.)

old form: repeale
recall, return from banishment
JC III.i.54
freedom (n.)

old form: freedome
concession, privilege, permission
What Brutus?What, Brutus? JC III.i.55.1
Cassi. CASSIUS  
(kneeling) JC III.i.55
Pardon Casar: Casar pardon:Pardon, Caesar; Caesar, pardon; JC III.i.55.2
As lowe as to thy foote doth Cassius fall,As low as to thy foot doth Cassius fall, JC III.i.56
To begge infranchisement for Publius Cymber.To beg enfranchisement for Publius Cimber.enfranchisement (n.)freedom, liberation, releaseJC III.i.57
I could be well mou'd, if I were as you,I could be well moved, if I were as you; JC III.i.58
If I could pray to mooue, Prayers would mooue me:If I could pray to move, prayers would move me; JC III.i.59
But I am constant as the Northerne Starre,But I am constant as the northern star,northern star (n.)pole-starJC III.i.60
constant (adj.)
unmoving, unchanging, fixed
Of whose true fixt, and resting quality,Of whose true-fixed and resting qualityresting (adj.)
stationary, unchanging, stable
JC III.i.61
true-fixed (adj.)

old form: true fixt
firmly established, immovable, unwavering
There is no fellow in the Firmament.There is no fellow in the firmament. JC III.i.62
The Skies are painted with vnnumbred sparkes,The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks,paint (v.)
adorn, beautify, enhance
JC III.i.63
unnumbered (adj.)

old form: vnnumbred
innumerable, countless, uncountable
They are all Fire, and euery one doth shine:They are all fire, and every one doth shine; JC III.i.64
But, there's but one in all doth hold his place.But there's but one in all doth hold his place.place (n.)
precedence, proper place
JC III.i.65
So, in the World; 'Tis furnish'd well with Men,So in the world: 'tis furnished well with men,furnish (v.)

old form: furnish'd
provide, supply, possess
JC III.i.66
And Men are Flesh and Blood, and apprehensiue;And men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive;apprehensive (adj.)

old form: apprehensiue
quick-learning, perceptive, ever alert
JC III.i.67
Yet in the number, I do know but OneYet in the number I do know but one JC III.i.68
That vnassayleable holds on his Ranke,That unassailable holds on his rank,rank (n.)

old form: Ranke
position, place
JC III.i.69
Vnshak'd of Motion: and that I am he,Unshaked of motion; and that I am he, JC III.i.70
Let me a little shew it, euen in this:Let me a little show it, even in this: JC III.i.71
That I was constant Cymber should be banish'd,That I was constant Cimber should be banished, JC III.i.72
And constant do remaine to keepe him so.And constant do remain to keep him so.constant (adj.)
settled, resolved, decided
JC III.i.73
Cinna. CINNA  
O Casar.O Caesar –  JC III.i.74.1
Hence: Wilt thou lift vp Olympus?Hence! Wilt thou lift up Olympus?Olympus (n.)
mountainous region of N Greece; the home of the gods
JC III.i.74.2
Decius. DECIUS 
Great Casar.Great Caesar –  JC III.i.75.1
Doth not Brutus bootlesse kneele?Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?bootless (adv.)
fruitlessly, uselessly, unsuccessfully, in vain
JC III.i.75.2
Cask. CASCA  
Speake hands for me.Speak hands for me! JC III.i.76
They stab Casar.They stab Caesar JC III.i.77
Et Tu Brute? ---Then fall Casar. Et tu, Brute? – Then fall Caesar!et tu...
and thou, Brutus?
JC III.i.77
DyesHe dies JC III.i.77
Cin. CINNA  
Liberty, Freedome; Tyranny is dead,Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead! JC III.i.78
Run hence, proclaime, cry it about the Streets.Run hence, proclaim, cry it about the streets. JC III.i.79
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Some to the common Pulpits, and cry outSome to the common pulpits, and cry out,pulpit (n.)
public speaking place, platform, rostrum
JC III.i.80
Liberty, Freedome, and Enfranchisement.‘ Liberty, freedom, and enfranchisement!’enfranchisement (n.)
freedom, liberation, release
JC III.i.81
People and Senators, be not affrighted:People and senators, be not affrighted. JC III.i.82
Fly not, stand still: Ambitions debt is paid.Fly not; stand still; ambition's debt is paid. JC III.i.83
Cask. CASCA  
Go to the Pulpit Brutus.Go to the pulpit, Brutus.pulpit (n.)
public speaking place, platform, rostrum
JC III.i.84.1
And Cassius too.And Cassius too. JC III.i.84.2
Where's Publius?Where's Publius? JC III.i.85
Cin. CINNA  
Heere, quite confounded with this mutiny.Here, quite confounded with this mutiny.mutiny (n.)
riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
JC III.i.86
confound (v.)
amaze, dumbfound, stun
Stand fast together, least some Friend of CasarsStand fast together, lest some friend of Caesar's JC III.i.87
Should chance---Should chance –  JC III.i.88
Talke not of standing. Publius good cheere,Talk not of standing. Publius, good cheer;stand (v.)
make a stand [against], fight, resist
JC III.i.89
There is no harme intended to your person,There is no harm intended to your person, JC III.i.90
Nor to no Roman else: so tell them Publius.Nor to no Roman else. So tell them, Publius. JC III.i.91
Cassi. CASSIUS  
And leaue vs Publius, least that the peopleAnd leave us, Publius, lest that the people, JC III.i.92
Rushing on vs, should do your Age some mischiefe.Rushing on us, should do your age some mischief.age (n.)
mature years, old age
JC III.i.93
Do so, and let no man abide this deede,Do so; and let no man abide this deedabide (v.)
pay the penalty for, suffer for, take the consequences of
JC III.i.94
But we the Doers.But we the doers. JC III.i.95
Enter Trebonius.Enter Trebonius JC III.i.96
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Where is Antony?Where is Antony? JC III.i.96.1
Fled to his House amaz'd:Fled to his house amazed.amazed (adj.)
dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
JC III.i.96.2
Men, Wiues, and Children, stare, cry out, and run,Men, wives, and children stare, cry out, and run, JC III.i.97
As it were Doomesday.As it were doomsday. JC III.i.98.1
Fates, we will know your pleasures:Fates, we will know your pleasures. JC III.i.98.2
That we shall dye we know, 'tis but the timeThat we shall die, we know; 'tis but the time JC III.i.99
And drawing dayes out, that men stand vpon.And drawing days out, that men stand upon.draw out (v.)
extend, prolong, protract
JC III.i.100
stand upon (v.)

old form: vpon
make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
Why he that cuts off twenty yeares of life,Why, he that cuts off twenty years of life JC III.i.101
Cuts off so many yeares of fearing death.Cuts off so many years of fearing death. JC III.i.102
Grant that, and then is Death a Benefit:Grant that, and then is death a benefit: JC III.i.103
So are we Casars Friends, that haue abridg'dSo are we Caesar's friends, that have abridgedabridge (v.)

old form: abridg'd
shorten, cut short
JC III.i.104
His time of fearing death. Stoope Romans, stoope,His time of fearing death. Stoop, Romans, stoop, JC III.i.105
And let vs bathe our hands in Casars bloodAnd let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood JC III.i.106
Vp to the Elbowes, and besmeare our Swords:Up to the elbows, and besmear our swords:besmear (v.)

old form: besmeare
smear over, bedaub
JC III.i.107
Then walke we forth, euen to the Market place,Then walk we forth, even to the market-place, JC III.i.108
And wauing our red Weapons o're our heads,And waving our red weapons o'er our heads, JC III.i.109
Let's all cry Peace, Freedome, and Liberty.Let's all cry, ‘ Peace, freedom, and liberty!’ JC III.i.110
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Stoop then, and wash. How many Ages henceStoop then, and wash. How many ages hence JC III.i.111
Shall this our lofty Scene be acted ouer,Shall this our lofty scene be acted over, JC III.i.112
In State vnborne, and Accents yet vnknowne?In states unborn, and accents yet unknown!accent (n.)
language, tongue
JC III.i.113
How many times shall Casar bleed in sport,How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport,sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
JC III.i.114
That now on Pompeyes Basis lye along,That now on Pompey's basis lies along,basis (n.)
JC III.i.115
along (adv.)
at full length, stretched out, prostrate
No worthier then the dust?No worthier than the dust! JC III.i.116.1
So oft as that shall be,So oft as that shall be,oft (adv.)
JC III.i.116.2
So often shall the knot of vs be call'd,So often shall the knot of us be calledknot (n.)
company, band, assembly
JC III.i.117
The Men that gaue their Country liberty.The men that gave their country liberty. JC III.i.118
What, shall we forth?What, shall we forth? JC III.i.119.1
I, euery man away.Ay, every man away. JC III.i.119.2
Brutus shall leade, and we will grace his heelesBrutus shall lead, and we will grace his heelsgrace (v.)
favour, add merit to, do honour to
JC III.i.120
With the most boldest, and best hearts of Rome.With the most boldest and best hearts of Rome. JC III.i.121
Enter a Seruant.Enter a Servant JC III.i.122.1
Soft, who comes heere? A friend of Antonies.Soft, who comes here? A friend of Antony's.soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
JC III.i.122
(kneeling) JC III.i.123
Thus Brutus did my Master bid me kneele;Thus, Brutus, did my master bid me kneel; JC III.i.123
Thus did Mark Antony bid me fall downe,Thus did Mark Antony bid me fall down; JC III.i.124
And being prostrate, thus he bad me say:And, being prostrate, thus he bade me say:bid (v.), past form bade
command, order, enjoin, tell
JC III.i.125
Brutus is Noble, Wise, Valiant, and Honest;Brutus is noble, wise, valiant, and honest;honest (adj.)
honourable, respectable, upright
JC III.i.126
Casar was Mighty, Bold, Royall, and Louing:Caesar was mighty, bold, royal, and loving:royal (adj.)

old form: Royall
generous, munificent, bountiful
JC III.i.127
Say, I loue Brutus, and I honour him;Say I love Brutus, and I honour him; JC III.i.128
Say, I fear'd Casar, honour'd him, and lou'd him.Say I feared Caesar, honoured him, and loved him. JC III.i.129
If Brutus will vouchsafe, that AntonyIf Brutus will vouchsafe that Antonyvouchsafe (v.)
allow, permit, grant
JC III.i.130
May safely come to him, and be resolu'dMay safely come to him, and be resolved JC III.i.131
How Casar hath deseru'd to lye in death,How Caesar hath deserved to lie in death, JC III.i.132
Mark Antony, shall not loue Casar deadMark Antony shall not love Caesar dead JC III.i.133
So well as Brutus liuing; but will followSo well as Brutus living; but will follow JC III.i.134
The Fortunes and Affayres of Noble Brutus,The fortunes and affairs of noble Brutus JC III.i.135
Thorough the hazards of this vntrod State,Thorough the hazards of this untrod state,state (n.)
condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
JC III.i.136
thorough (prep.)
untrod (adj.)

old form: vntrod
unprecedented, untraversed
With all true Faith. So sayes my Master Antony.With all true faith. So says my master Antony. JC III.i.137
Thy Master is a Wise and Valiant Romane,Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman; JC III.i.138
I neuer thought him worse:I never thought him worse. JC III.i.139
Tell him, so please him come vnto this placeTell him, so please him come unto this place, JC III.i.140
He shall be satisfied: and by my HonorHe shall be satisfied; and, by my honour, JC III.i.141
Depart vntouch'd.Depart untouched. JC III.i.142.1
Ile fetch him presently. I'll fetch him presently.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
JC III.i.142.2
Exit Seruant.Exit Servant JC III.i.143.1
I know that we shall haue him well to Friend.I know that we shall have him well to friend.to (prep.)
JC III.i.143
Cassi. CASSIUS  
I wish we may: But yet haue I a mindeI wish we may: but yet have I a mindmind (n.)

old form: minde
feeling, presentiment, misgiving
JC III.i.144
That feares him much: and my misgiuing stillThat fears him much; and my misgiving stillstill (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
JC III.i.145
Falles shrewdly to the purpose.Falls shrewdly to the purpose.purpose (n.)
point at issue, matter in hand
JC III.i.146
fall (v.)

old form: Falles
work out, happen, turn out
shrewdly (adv.)
seriously, mightily, very much
Enter Antony.Enter Antony JC III.i.147
But heere comes Antony: / Welcome Mark Antony.But here comes Antony. Welcome, Mark Antony. JC III.i.147
O mighty Casar! Dost thou lye so lowe?O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? JC III.i.148
Are all thy Conquests, Glories, Triumphes, Spoiles,Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils JC III.i.149
Shrunke to this little Measure? Fare thee well.Shrunk to this little measure? Fare thee well.measure (n.)
extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
JC III.i.150
fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
I know not Gentlemen what you intend,I know not, gentlemen, what you intend, JC III.i.151
Who else must be let blood, who else is ranke:Who else must be let blood, who else is rank:rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
foul, festering, diseased
JC III.i.152
let blood
slaughter, kill, massacre
If I my selfe, there is no houre so fitIf I myself, there is no hour so fit JC III.i.153
As Casars deaths houre; nor no InstrumentAs Caesar's death's hour; nor no instrument JC III.i.154
Of halfe that worth, as those your Swords; made richOf half that worth as those your swords, made rich JC III.i.155
With the most Noble blood of all this World.With the most noble blood of all this world. JC III.i.156
I do beseech yee, if you beare me hard,I do beseech ye, if you bear me hard,bear hard

old form: beare
bear ill will towards, feel resentment against
JC III.i.157
Now, whil'st your purpled hands do reeke and smoake,Now, whilst your purpled hands do reek and smoke,purpled (adj.)
reddened with blood, bloodstained
JC III.i.158
reek (v.)

old form: reeke
steam, smoke, give off vapour
Fulfill your pleasure. Liue a thousand yeeres,Fulfil your pleasure. Live a thousand years, JC III.i.159
I shall not finde my selfe so apt to dye.I shall not find myself so apt to die;apt (adj.)
fit, ready, prepared
JC III.i.160
No place will please me so, no meane of death,No place will please me so, no mean of death,mean (n.)

old form: meane
means, way, method
JC III.i.161
As heere by Casar, and by you cut off,As here by Caesar, and by you cut off, JC III.i.162
The Choice and Master Spirits of this Age.The choice and master spirits of this age.choice (adj.)
chosen, specially worthy, excellent
JC III.i.163
O Antony! Begge not your death of vs:O Antony, beg not your death of us. JC III.i.164
Though now we must appeare bloody and cruell,Though now we must appear bloody and cruel, JC III.i.165
As by our hands, and this our present ActeAs by our hands and this our present act JC III.i.166
You see we do: Yet see you but our hands,You see we do, yet see you but our hands JC III.i.167
And this, the bleeding businesse they haue done:And this the bleeding business they have done.bleeding (adj.)
bloody, blood-soaked, bloodstained
JC III.i.168
Our hearts you see not, they are pittifull:Our hearts you see not; they are pitiful;pitiful (adj.)

old form: pittifull
compassionate, merciful, tender
JC III.i.169
And pitty to the generall wrong of Rome,And pity to the general wrong of Rome –  JC III.i.170
As fire driues out fire, so pitty, pittyAs fire drives out fire, so pity, pity –  JC III.i.171
Hath done this deed on Casar. For your part,Hath done this deed on Caesar. For your part, JC III.i.172
To you, our Swords haue leaden points Marke Antony:To you our swords have leaden points, Mark Antony;leaden (adj.)
heavy, dull, spiritless
JC III.i.173
Our Armes in strength of malice, and our HeartsOur arms in strength of malice, and our hearts JC III.i.174
Of Brothers temper, do receiue you in,Of brothers' temper, do receive you intemper (n.)
frame of mind, temperament, disposition
JC III.i.175
With all kinde loue, good thoughts, and reuerence.With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence. JC III.i.176
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Your voyce shall be as strong as any mans,Your voice shall be as strong as any man's JC III.i.177
In the disposing of new Dignities.In the disposing of new dignities.dignity (n.)
official position, high office, rule
JC III.i.178
Onely be patient, till we haue appeas'dOnly be patient till we have appeased JC III.i.179
The Multitude, beside themselues with feare,The multitude, beside themselves with fear, JC III.i.180
And then, we will deliuer you the cause,And then we will deliver you the causedeliver (v.)

old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
JC III.i.181
Why I, that did loue Casar when I strooke him,Why I, that did love Caesar when I struck him, JC III.i.182
Haue thus proceeded.Have thus proceeded. JC III.i.183.1
I doubt not of your Wisedome:I doubt not of your wisdom. JC III.i.183.2
Let each man render me his bloody hand.Let each man render me his bloody hand. JC III.i.184
First Marcus Brutus will I shake with you;First, Marcus Brutus, will I shake with you; JC III.i.185
Next Caius Cassius do I take your hand;Next, Caius Cassius, do I take your hand; JC III.i.186
Now Decius Brutus yours; now yours Metellus;Now, Decius Brutus, yours; now yours, Metellus; JC III.i.187
Yours Cinna; and my valiant Caska, yours;Yours, Cinna; and, my valiant Casca, yours; JC III.i.188
Though last, not least in loue, yours good Trebonius.Though last, not least in love, yours, good Trebonius. JC III.i.189
Gentlemen all: Alas, what shall I say,Gentlemen all – alas, what shall I say? JC III.i.190
My credit now stands on such slippery ground,My credit now stands on such slippery ground,credit (n.)
credibility, believing, belief
JC III.i.191
That one of two bad wayes you must conceit me,That one of two bad ways you must conceit me,conceit (v.)
conceive an idea [of], think, imagine
JC III.i.192
Either a Coward, or a Flatterer.Either a coward, or a flatterer. JC III.i.193
That I did loue thee Casar, O 'tis true:That I did love thee, Caesar, O, 'tis true! JC III.i.194
If then thy Spirit looke vpon vs now,If then thy spirit look upon us now, JC III.i.195
Shall it not greeue thee deerer then thy death,Shall it not grieve thee dearer than thy death,dear (adv.)

old form: deerer
sorely, keenly, bitterly
JC III.i.196
To see thy Antony making his peace,To see thy Antony making his peace, JC III.i.197
Shaking the bloody fingers of thy Foes?Shaking the bloody fingers of thy foes, JC III.i.198
Most Noble, in the presence of thy Coarse,Most noble, in the presence of thy corse?corse (n.)

old form: Coarse
corpse, dead body
JC III.i.199
Had I as many eyes, as thou hast wounds,Had I as many eyes as thou hast wounds, JC III.i.200
Weeping as fast as they streame forth thy blood,Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood, JC III.i.201
It would become me better, then to closeIt would become me better than to closeclose (v.)
agree, come to terms, compromise
JC III.i.202
become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
In tearmes of Friendship with thine enemies.In terms of friendship with thine enemies. JC III.i.203
Pardon me Iulius, heere was't thou bay'd braue Hart,Pardon me, Julius! Here wast thou bayed, brave hart;brave (adj.)

old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
JC III.i.204
bay (v.)

old form: bay'd
bring to bay, drive to a last stand
Heere did'st thou fall, and heere thy Hunters standHere didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand, JC III.i.205
Sign'd in thy Spoyle, and Crimson'd in thy Lethee.Signed in thy spoil, and crimsoned in thy lethe.spoil (n.)

old form: Spoyle
slaughter, destruction, ruination
JC III.i.206
sign (v.)

old form: Sign'd
mark distinctively, bear a signature
lethe (n.)

old form: Lethee
[pron: 'leethee] death, oblivion, life-blood
O World! thou wast the Forrest to this Hart,O world, thou wast the forest to this hart; JC III.i.207
And this indeed, O World, the Hart of thee.And this indeed, O world, the heart of thee. JC III.i.208
How like a Deere, stroken by many Princes,How like a deer, strucken by many princes, JC III.i.209
Dost thou heere lye?Dost thou here lie! JC III.i.210
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Mark Antony.Mark Antony –  JC III.i.211.1
Pardon me Caius Cassius:Pardon me, Caius Cassius; JC III.i.211.2
The Enemies of Casar, shall say this:The enemies of Caesar shall say this; JC III.i.212
Then, in a Friend, it is cold Modestie.Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty.modesty (n.)

old form: Modestie
moderation, restraint, discipline
JC III.i.213
cold (adj.)
calm, cool, deliberate
Cassi. CASSIUS  
I blame you not for praising Casar so,I blame you not for praising Caesar so; JC III.i.214
But what compact meane you to haue with vs?But what compact mean you to have with us?compact (n.)
agreement, contract, covenant
JC III.i.215
Will you be prick'd in number of our Friends,Will you be pricked in number of our friends,prick down, prick (v.)

old form: prick'd
mark (down), put on a list, record in writing
JC III.i.216
Or shall we on, and not depend on you?Or shall we on, and not depend on you? JC III.i.217
Therefore I tooke your hands, but was indeedTherefore I took your hands, but was indeed JC III.i.218
Sway'd from the point, by looking downe on Casar.Swayed from the point by looking down on Caesar. JC III.i.219
Friends am I with you all, and loue you all,Friends am I with you all, and love you all, JC III.i.220
Vpon this hope, that you shall giue me Reasons,Upon this hope, that you shall give me reasons JC III.i.221
Why, and wherein, Casar was dangerous.Why, and wherein, Caesar was dangerous. JC III.i.222
Or else were this a sauage Spectacle:Or else were this a savage spectacle. JC III.i.223
Our Reasons are so full of good regard,Our reasons are so full of good regard,regard (n.)
consideration, respect, factor
JC III.i.224
That were you Antony, the Sonne of Casar,That were you, Antony, the son of Caesar, JC III.i.225
You should be satisfied.You should be satisfied. JC III.i.226.1
That's all I seeke,That's all I seek, JC III.i.226.2
And am moreouer sutor, that I mayAnd am moreover suitor that I may JC III.i.227
Produce his body to the Market-place,Produce his body to the market-place, JC III.i.228
And in the Pulpit as becomes a Friend,And in the pulpit, as becomes a friend,pulpit (n.)
public speaking place, platform, rostrum
JC III.i.229
become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
Speake in the Order of his Funerall.Speak in the order of his funeral.order (n.)
arrangement, disposition, direction
JC III.i.230
You shall Marke Antony.You shall, Mark Antony. JC III.i.231.1
Brutus, a word with you:Brutus, a word with you. JC III.i.231.2
You know not what you do; Do not consent(aside to Brutus) You know not what you do; do not consent JC III.i.232
That Antony speake in his Funerall:That Antony speak in his funeral. JC III.i.233
Know you how much the people may be mou'dKnow you how much the people may be moved JC III.i.234
By that which he will vtter.By that which he will utter? JC III.i.235.1
(aside to Cassius) JC III.i.235
By your pardon: By your pardon: JC III.i.235.2
I will my selfe into the Pulpit first,I will myself into the pulpit first, JC III.i.236
And shew the reason of our Casars death.And show the reason of our Caesar's death. JC III.i.237
What Antony shall speake, I will protestWhat Antony shall speak, I will protestprotest (v.)
make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaim
JC III.i.238
He speakes by leaue, and by permission:He speaks by leave and by permission; JC III.i.239
And that we are contented Casar shallAnd that we are contented Caesar shall JC III.i.240
Haue all true Rites, and lawfull Ceremonies,Have all true rites and lawful ceremonies,true (adj.)
legitimate, rightful, honourable
JC III.i.241
It shall aduantage more, then do vs wrong.It shall advantage more than do us wrong.advantage (v.)

old form: aduantage
benefit, help, aid
JC III.i.242
Cassi. CASSIUS  
(aside to Brutus) JC III.i.243.1
I know not what may fall, I like it not.I know not what may fall; I like it not.fall (v.)
work out, happen, turn out
JC III.i.243
Mark Antony, heere take you Casars body:Mark Antony, here take you Caesar's body. JC III.i.244
You shall not in your Funerall speech blame vs,You shall not in your funeral speech blame us, JC III.i.245
But speake all good you can deuise of Casar,But speak all good you can devise of Caesar, JC III.i.246
And say you doo't by our permission:And say you do't by our permission; JC III.i.247
Else shall you not haue any hand at allElse shall you not have any hand at all JC III.i.248
About his Funerall. And you shall speakeAbout his funeral. And you shall speak JC III.i.249
In the same Pulpit whereto I am going,In the same pulpit whereto I am going, JC III.i.250
After my speech is ended.After my speech is ended. JC III.i.251.1
Be it so:Be it so; JC III.i.251.2
I do desire no more.I do desire no more. JC III.i.252
Prepare the body then, and follow vs. Prepare the body, then, and follow us. JC III.i.253
Exeunt.Exeunt JC III.i.253
Manet Antony.Antony remains JC III.i.254
O pardon me, thou bleeding peece of Earth:O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, JC III.i.254
That I am meeke and gentle with these Butchers.That I am meek and gentle with these butchers.gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
JC III.i.255
Thou art the Ruines of the Noblest manThou art the ruins of the noblest man JC III.i.256
That euer liued in the Tide of Times.That ever lived in the tide of times.time (n.)
past time, history
JC III.i.257
tide (n.)
course, stream, passage
Woe to the hand that shed this costly Blood.Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! JC III.i.258
Ouer thy wounds, now do I Prophesie,Over thy wounds now do I prophesy –  JC III.i.259
(Which like dumbe mouthes do ope their Ruby lips,Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips,ope (v.)
JC III.i.260
To begge the voyce and vtterance of my Tongue)To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue –  JC III.i.261
A Curse shall light vpon the limbes of men;A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; JC III.i.262
Domesticke Fury, and fierce Ciuill strife,Domestic fury and fierce civil strifedomestic (adj.)

old form: Domesticke
internal, to do with home affairs, local
JC III.i.263
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy:Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;cumber (v.)
distress, trouble, burden
JC III.i.264
Blood and destruction shall be so in vse,Blood and destruction shall be so in useuse (n.)

old form: vse
usual practice, habit, custom
JC III.i.265
And dreadfull Obiects so familiar,And dreadful objects so familiar, JC III.i.266
That Mothers shall but smile, when they beholdThat mothers shall but smile when they behold JC III.i.267
Their Infants quartered with the hands of Warre:Their infants quartered with the hands of war,quarter (v.)
cut to pieces, hack, mutilate
JC III.i.268
All pitty choak'd with custome of fell deeds,All pity choked with custom of fell deeds;fell (adj.)
cruel, fierce, savage
JC III.i.269
custom (n.)

old form: custome
habit, usual practice, customary use
And Casars Spirit ranging for Reuenge,And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,range (v.)
wander freely, roam, rove
JC III.i.270
With Ate by his side, come hot from Hell,With Ate by his side, come hot from hell,Ate (n.)
[pron: 'ahtee] Greek goddess of discord and vengeance
JC III.i.271
Shall in these Confines, with a Monarkes voyce,Shall in these confines with a monarch's voiceconfine (n.)
territory, region, domain
JC III.i.272
Cry hauocke, and let slip the Dogges of Warre,Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war,slip, let
let go, allow to leave, unleash
JC III.i.273
havoc (n.)

old form: hauocke
[in fighting and hunting: calling for] total slaughter, general devastation
That this foule deede, shall smell aboue the earthThat this foul deed shall smell above the earth JC III.i.274
With Carrion men, groaning for Buriall.With carrion men, groaning for burial.carrion (adj.)
lean as carrion, skeleton-like; or: putrefying
JC III.i.275
Enter Octauio's Seruant.Enter Octavius's Servant JC III.i.276
You serue Octauius Casar, do you not?You serve Octavius Caesar, do you not? JC III.i.276
I do Marke Antony.I do, Mark Antony. JC III.i.277
Casar did write for him to come to Rome.Caesar did write for him to come to Rome. JC III.i.278
He did receiue his Letters, and is comming,He did receive his letters, and is coming, JC III.i.279
And bid me say to you by word of mouth---And bid me say to you by word of mouth –  JC III.i.280
O Casar!O Caesar! JC III.i.281
Thy heart is bigge: get thee a-part and weepe:Thy heart is big; get thee apart and weep.big (adj.)

old form: bigge
pregnant [with], swollen
JC III.i.282
Passion I see is catching from mine eyes,Passion, I see, is catching, for mine eyes,passion (n.)
suffering, torment, deep grief
JC III.i.283
Seeing those Beads of sorrow stand in thine,Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine,bead (n.)
drop of liquid, tear-drop
JC III.i.284
Began to water. Is thy Master comming?Began to water. Is thy master coming? JC III.i.285
He lies to night within seuen Leagues of Rome.He lies tonight within seven leagues of Rome.lie (v.)
live, dwell, reside, lodge
JC III.i.286
Post backe with speede, / And tell him what hath chanc'd:Post back with speed, and tell him what hath chanced.chance (v.)

old form: chanc'd
happen [to], transpire, come about
JC III.i.287
post (v.)
hasten, speed, ride fast
Heere is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome,Here is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome, JC III.i.288
No Rome of safety for Octauius yet,No Rome of safety for Octavius yet. JC III.i.289
Hie hence, and tell him so. Yet stay a-while,Hie hence, and tell him so. Yet stay awhile;hie (v.)
hasten, hurry, speed
JC III.i.290
Thou shalt not backe, till I haue borne this courseThou shalt not back till I have borne this corsecorse (n.)

old form: course
corpse, dead body
JC III.i.291
Into the Market place: There shall I tryInto the market-place; there shall I try,try (v.)
prove, ascertain, find out
JC III.i.292
In my Oration, how the People takeIn my oration, how the people take JC III.i.293
The cruell issue of these bloody men,The cruel issue of these bloody men;issue (n.)
action, deed, proceeding
JC III.i.294
According to the which, thou shalt discourseAccording to the which, thou shalt discoursediscourse (v.)
relate, talk about, recount
JC III.i.295
To yong Octauius, of the state of things.To young Octavius of the state of things. JC III.i.296
Lend me your hand. Lend me your hand. JC III.i.297
ExeuntExeunt JC III.i.297
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