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Brutus, my Lord.Brutus, my lord!JC II.i.233.2
Nor for yours neither. Y'haue vngently BrutusNor for yours neither. Y' have ungently, Brutus,JC II.i.237
Stole from my bed: and yesternight at SupperStole from my bed; and yesternight at supperJC II.i.238
You sodainly arose, and walk'd about,You suddenly arose and walked about,JC II.i.239
Musing, and sighing, with your armes a-crosse:Musing and sighing, with your arms across;JC II.i.240
And when I ask'd you what the matter was,And when I asked you what the matter was,JC II.i.241
You star'd vpon me, with vngentle lookes.You stared upon me with ungentle looks.JC II.i.242
I vrg'd you further, then you scratch'd your head,I urged you further; then you scratched your head,JC II.i.243
And too impatiently stampt with your foote:And too impatiently stamped with your foot;JC II.i.244
Yet I insisted, yet you answer'd not,Yet I insisted, yet you answered not,JC II.i.245
But with an angry wafter of your handBut with an angry wafture of your handJC II.i.246
Gaue signe for me to leaue you: So I did,Gave sign for me to leave you. So I did,JC II.i.247
Fearing to strengthen that impatienceFearing to strengthen that impatienceJC II.i.248
Which seem'd too much inkindled; and withall,Which seemed too much enkindled, and withalJC II.i.249
Hoping it was but an effect of Humor,Hoping it was but an effect of humour,JC II.i.250
Which sometime hath his houre with euery man.Which sometime hath his hour with every man.JC II.i.251
It will not let you eate, nor talke, nor sleepe;It will not let you eat, nor talk, nor sleep;JC II.i.252
And could it worke so much vpon your shape,And could it work so much upon your shape,JC II.i.253
As it hath much preuayl'd on your Condltion,As it hath much prevailed on your condition,JC II.i.254
I should not know you Brutus. Deare my Lord,I should not know you Brutus. Dear my lord,JC II.i.255
Make me acquainted with your cause of greefe.Make me acquainted with your cause of grief.JC II.i.256
Brutus is wise, and were he not in health,Brutus is wise, and were he not in health,JC II.i.258
He would embrace the meanes to come by it.He would embrace the means to come by it.JC II.i.259
Is Brutus sicke? And is it PhysicallIs Brutus sick? And is it physicalJC II.i.261
To walke vnbraced, and sucke vp the humoursTo walk unbraced and suck up the humoursJC II.i.262
Of the danke Morning? What, is Brutus sicke?Of the dank morning? What, is Brutus sick?JC II.i.263
And will he steale out of his wholsome bedAnd will he steal out of his wholesome bedJC II.i.264
To dare the vile contagion of the Night?To dare the vile contagion of the night,JC II.i.265
And tempt the Rhewmy, and vnpurged Ayre,And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air,JC II.i.266
To adde vnto hit sicknesse? No my Brutus,To add unto his sickness? No, my Brutus;JC II.i.267
You haue some sicke Offence within your minde,You have some sick offence within your mind,JC II.i.268
Which by the Right and Vertue of my placeWhich, by the right and virtue of my place,JC II.i.269
I ought to know of: And vpon my knees,I ought to know of; and, upon my knees,JC II.i.270
I charme you, by my once commended Beauty,I charm you, by my once commended beauty,JC II.i.271
By all your vowes of Loue, and that great VowBy all your vows of love, and that great vowJC II.i.272
Which did incorporate and make vs one,Which did incorporate and make us one,JC II.i.273
That you vnfold to me, your selfe; your halfeThat you unfold to me, your self, your half,JC II.i.274
Why you are heauy: and what men to nightWhy you are heavy, and what men tonightJC II.i.275
Haue had resort to you: for heere haue beeneHave had resort to you; for here have beenJC II.i.276
Some sixe or seuen, who did hide their facesSome six or seven, who did hide their facesJC II.i.277
Euen from darknesse.Even from darkness.JC II.i.278.1
I should not neede, if you were gentle Brutus.I should not need, if you were gentle Brutus.JC II.i.279
Within the Bond of Marriage, tell me Brutus,Within the bond of marriage, tell me, Brutus,JC II.i.280
Is it excepted, I should know no SecretsIs it excepted I should know no secretsJC II.i.281
That appertaine to you? Am I your Selfe,That appertain to you? Am I your selfJC II.i.282
But as it were in sort, or limitation?But, as it were, in sort or limitation,JC II.i.283
To keepe with you at Meales, comfort your Bed,To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,JC II.i.284
And talke to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the SuburbsAnd talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbsJC II.i.285
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,JC II.i.286
Portia is Brutus Harlot, not his Wife.Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife.JC II.i.287
If this were true, then should I know this secret.If this were true, then should I know this secret.JC II.i.291
I graunt I am a Woman; but withall,I grant I am a woman; but withalJC II.i.292
A Woman that Lord Brutus tooke to Wife:A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife;JC II.i.293
I graunt I am a Woman; but withall,I grant I am a woman; but withalJC II.i.294
A Woman well reputed: Cato's Daughter.A woman well reputed, Cato's daughter.JC II.i.295
Thinke you, I am no stronger then my SexThink you I am no stronger than my sex,JC II.i.296
Being so Father'd, and so Husbanded?Being so fathered, and so husbanded?JC II.i.297
Tell me your Counsels, I will not disclose 'em:Tell me your counsels, I will not disclose 'em.JC II.i.298
I haue made strong proofe of my Constancie,I have made strong proof of my constancy,JC II.i.299
Giuing my selfe a voluntary woundGiving myself a voluntary woundJC II.i.300
Heere, in the Thigh: Can I beare that with patience,Here, in the thigh; can I bear that with patience,JC II.i.301
And not my Husbands Secrets?And not my husband's secrets?JC II.i.302.1
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
I would haue had thee there and heere agenI would have had thee there and here againJC 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;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
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 noteJC II.iv.14
What Casar doth, what Sutors presse to him.What Caesar doth, what suitors press to him.JC II.iv.15
Hearke Boy, what noyse is that?Hark, boy, what noise is that?JC II.iv.16
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,JC II.iv.18
And the winde brings it from the Capitoll.And the wind brings it from the Capitol.JC II.iv.19
Come hither Fellow, which way hast thou bin?Come hither fellow. Which way hast thou been?JC II.iv.21
What is't a clocke?What is't o'clock?JC II.iv.23.1
Is Casar yet gone to the Capitoll?Is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol?JC II.iv.24
Thou hast some suite to Casar, hast thou not?Thou hast some suit to Caesar, hast thou not?JC II.iv.27
Why know'st thou any harme's intended towards him?Why, know'st thou any harm's intended towards him?JC II.iv.31
I must go in: / Aye me! How weake a thingI must go in. Ay me, how weak a thingJC 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 suitJC 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;JC II.iv.44
Say I am merry; Come to me againe,Say I am merry; come to me again,JC 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
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