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Julius Caesar: Act IV, Scene 2

Julius Caesar
Act IV, Scene 2

A camp near Sardis. Before Brutus’s tent.

  1. Drum. Enter Brutus, Lucilius, Lucius, and the army. Titinius
  2. and Pindarus meet them.

Brutus

1
  1. Stand ho!

Lucilius

2
  1. Give the word ho! And stand.

Brutus

3
  1. What now, Lucilius, is Cassius near?

Lucilius

4 - 5
  1. He is at hand, and Pindarus is come
  2. To do you salutation from his master.

Brutus

6 - 10
  1. He greets me well. Your master, Pindarus,
  2. In his own change, or by ill officers,
  3. Hath given me some worthy cause to wish
  4. Things done undone; but if he be at hand
  5. I shall be satisfied.

Pindarus

11 - 13
  1.                       I do not doubt
  2. But that my noble master will appear
  3. Such as he is, full of regard and honor.

Brutus

14 - 15
  1. He is not doubted. A word, Lucilius,
  2. How he receiv’d you; let me be resolv’d.

Lucilius

16 - 19
  1. With courtesy and with respect enough,
  2. But not with such familiar instances,
  3. Nor with such free and friendly conference,
  4. As he hath us’d of old.

Brutus

20 - 29
  1.                         Thou hast describ’d
  2. A hot friend cooling. Ever note, Lucilius,
  3. When love begins to sicken and decay
  4. It useth an enforced ceremony.
  5. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;
  6. But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
  7. Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;
  8. Low march within.
  9. But when they should endure the bloody spur,
  10. They fall their crests, and like deceitful jades
  11. Sink in the trial. Comes his army on?

Lucilius

30 - 32
  1. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter’d.
  2. The greater part, the horse in general,
  3. Are come with Cassius.
  1. Enter Cassius and his powers.

Brutus

33 - 34
  1. Hark, he is arriv’d.
  2. March gently on to meet him.

Cassius

35
  1. Stand ho!

Brutus

36
  1. Stand ho! Speak the word along.

First Soldier

37
  1. Stand!

Second Soldier

38
  1. Stand!

Third Soldier

39
  1. Stand!

Cassius

40
  1. Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.

Brutus

41 - 42
  1. Judge me, you gods! Wrong I mine enemies?
  2. And if not so, how should I wrong a brother?

Cassius

43 - 44
  1. Brutus, this sober form of yours hides wrongs,
  2. And when you do them

Brutus

45 - 51
  1.                       Cassius, be content,
  2. Speak your griefs softly; I do know you well.
  3. Before the eyes of both our armies here
  4. (Which should perceive nothing but love from us)
  5. Let us not wrangle. Bid them move away;
  6. Then in my tent, Cassius, enlarge your griefs,
  7. And I will give you audience.

Cassius

52 - 54
  1.                               Pindarus,
  2. Bid our commanders lead their charges off
  3. A little from this ground.

Brutus

55 - 57
  1. Lucius, do you the like, and let no man
  2. Come to our tent till we have done our conference.
  3. Let Lucilius and Titinius guard our door.
  1. Exeunt. Manent Brutus and Cassius, who withdraw into Brutus’
  2. tent, while Lucilius and Titinius mount guard without.
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