Act II, Scene 3
Rome. A street near the capitol.
- Enter Artemidorus reading a paper.
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- “Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not
- near Casca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not Trebonius; mark
- well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou
- hast wrong’d Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all
- these men, and it is bent against Caesar. If thou beest not
- immortal, look about you; security gives way to conspiracy.
- The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover, Artemidorus.”
- Here will I stand till Caesar pass along,
- And as a suitor will I give him this.
- My heart laments that virtue cannot live
- Out of the teeth of emulation.
- If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayest live;
- If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.